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Team TFS
Team TFS
1) Department of Analytical Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281–S12, BE-9000 Ghent, Belgium, 2) ALS Scandinavia AB, Aurorum 10, SE-977 75 Lulea, Swede, 3) CRPG/CNRS, BP 20, 54501, Vandoeuvre-Nancy, France
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (2012), V27, pp1327-1334, 10.1039/c2ja30070b
Isotopic analysis of the metabolically relevant transition metals Cu, Fe and Zn in human blood from vegetarians and omnivores using multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry
Lana Van Heghe (1), Emma Engstrom (2), Ilia Rodushkin (2), Christophe Cloquet (3) and Frank Vanhaecke (1)
Multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) was used for the isotopic analysis of Cu, Fe and Zn, isolated from human whole blood. For Fe, the by now well-known difference in isotopic composition between blood from male and female individuals was confirmed. The isotopic composition of Zn in whole blood was assessed to be governed by the diet as a significant difference could be established between blood from vegetarians and from omnivores, respectively. For the isotopic composition of Cu, interpretation of the results is more challenging, as neither gender, nor diet seems to have a significant influence, but the combined influence of both factors may show an effect.
  • Neptune
  • Cu, Zn, Fe isotopes
  • Human blooad
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