Dietary zinc mediates inflammation and protects against wasting and metabolic derangement caused by sustained cigarette smoke exposure in mice
Carol J Lang, Michelle Hansen, Eugene Roscioli, Jessica Jones, Chiara Murgia, Margaret Leigh Ackland, Peter Zalewski, Gary Anderson, Richard Ruffin
Biometals | SPRINGER | Published : 2011
The authors are grateful to Dr Peter Coyle for advice and equipment pertaining to atomic adsorption for zinc measurements and to staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Animal house. Prof Leigh Ackland from Deakin University is gratefully acknowledged for her gift of the sheep anti-mouse ZIP1 antibody. Rhys Hamon is thanked for his involvement in optimising and performing the ZIP1 westerns. Sook Ching Lee and Mary Leong are thanked for technical assistance early in the project. This research is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation. Dr Lang was the grateful recipient of an Australian Lung Foundation/Boehringer Ingelheim Chronic Airflow Limitation Research Fellowship and currently holds a NHMRC Australian Biomedical (Peter Doherty) Training Fellowship.