Zinc

  • Function
    • Mineral essential for the activity of 100+ enzymes. Important in the formation of zinc fingers (transcription factor motif).
  • Deficiency
    • Delayed wound healing, suppressed immunity, hypogonadism, ↓ adult hair (axillary, facial, pubic), dysgeusia, anosmia, night blindness, acrodermatitis enteropathica (A). May predispose to alcoholic cirrhosis.

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