Minerals - basic functions

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Minerals - basic functions
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2011-02-16 20:45:31
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List of 7 most important minerals & basic functions
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  1. Calcium (Ca+2)
    • -Blood Clotting
    • -Bone/Teeth as Ca5(PO4)3(OH) = hydroxyapatite
    • -Endocrine
    • -Excitable cell function (neurons)
    • -Enzyme activity (some)
  2. Phosphorus (P)
    • -Bone/Teeth
    • -pH (H2PO4-/HPO4-2)
    • -Nucleotides
    • -Enzyme activity/metabolic intermediates
  3. Na+/K+/Cl-
    • -Ionic/pH balance
    • -Excitable cell function (neurons)
  4. Mg+2
    • -Bone
    • -Excitable cell function
    • -NTP reactions
  5. Fe
    • -Heme proteins (hemo/myoglobins, cytochromes)
    • -Non-heme proteins (Fe-S prot of ETC)
  6. S
    • -Amino Acids (cys, met)
    • -Vitamins (thiamine & biotin)
    • -Co-A
    • -Connective tissue glycoproteins
  7. Iodine
    THYROID HORMONES!!

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