Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Low Copper Levels May Lead to CMT, Iowa Study Suggests

Deficiency in copper, a key factor in several cellular functions, may play a role in Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, say researchers at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine. Their study, “SCO2 mutations cause early-onset axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease associated with cellular copper deficiency,” appeared in the journal Brain.