The influence of phytate and citrate on the gastrointestinal uptake of plutonium by rats

J. R. Cooper, John Harrison

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Abstract

The present work emphasises the importance of phytate as a complexing agent for plutonium in foodstuffs. It is shown that phytate even in the presence of citrate, another common naturally occurring complexing agent, will enhance the gastrointestinal absorption of plutonium by rats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-695
Number of pages3
JournalHealth Physics
Volume46
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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