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November 1980

Molybdenum Metabolism-Reply

Author Affiliations

University College Hospital Gower Street London, WC1 England

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(11):1098. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130230075028

In Reply.—I am pleased that Dr Beemer and his colleagues have so promptly plugged the molybdenum gap in my review articles. With hind-sight I see it was a serious omission but in writing the review I was conscious that it was turning out very much longer than the editor had requested.

May I take this opportunity of making a correction. The molecular weight of ceruloplasmin has been revised downwards and is thought to be close to 134,000 daltons, and one molecule binds six atoms of copper.1,2