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World J Gastrointest Pathophysiol. Nov 15, 2014; 5(4): 496-513
Published online Nov 15, 2014. doi: 10.4291/wjgp.v5.i4.496
Zinc and gastrointestinal disease
Sonja Skrovanek, Katherine DiGuilio, Robert Bailey, William Huntington, Ryan Urbas, Barani Mayilvaganan, Giancarlo Mercogliano, James M Mullin
Sonja Skrovanek, Katherine DiGuilio, James M Mullin, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA 19096, United States
Robert Bailey, Barani Mayilvaganan, Giancarlo Mercogliano, James M Mullin, Division of Gastroenterology, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA 19096, United States
William Huntington, Ryan Urbas, The Department of Medicine, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA 19096, United States
Author contributions: All authors contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: James M Mullin, PhD, Director of Research, Division of Gastroenterology, Lankenau Medical Center, 100 Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096, United States. mullinj@mlhs.org
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Received: May 28, 2014
Revised: September 18, 2014
Accepted: October 1, 2014
Published online: November 15, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: This is an overview of the role that both zinc deficiency and zinc supplementation can play in the etiology and therapy of a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases.