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  • 1 Shizuoka University Radiochemistry Research Laboratory, Faculty of Science 836 Ohya 422 Shizuoka-shi Japan
  • | 2 Shizuoka University Department of Biology and Geosciences, Faculty of Science 836 Ohya 422 Shizuoka-shi Japan
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Abstract  

Six elements in several organs of mice fed with Zn deficient diet (Zn-def. mice) and those fed with control diet (control mice) were analyzed by INAA. Zinc concentrations in the organs of Zn-def. mice were not distinctly lower than those of control mice except for bone and pancreas. However, Ce content increased significantly in all organs of Zn-def. mice compared with control mice, indicating the partial substitution of Co with Zn in metal proteins or other materials for the Zn-def. mice.