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Table 2 Average concentration of copper in different brain areas

From: Copper signalling: causes and consequences

  Bonilla 1984 [77] Harrison et al. [78] Ramos et al., [81] Pal et al. [80]
FAAS AAS ICP-MS AAS
μg/g dry tissue μg/g dry tissue μg/g dry tissue μg/g wet tissue
Frontal pole 18.95    
Precentral gyrus 8.68    
Occipital pole 21.61    
Calcarine cortex 23.07    
Postcentral gyrus 18.83    
Supramarginal gyrus 16.45    
Uncus 16.30    
Cingulate gyrus 15.14   57  
Mammilay bodies 19.65    
Superior colliculus 15.38    
Inferior colliculus 17.92    
Olfactory tract 17.66    
Olfactory bulb 27.92    
Optic nerve 17.79    
Optic chiasm 7.06    
Caudate nucleus (head) 13.49 42 61  
Caudate nucleus (body) 18.46  
Caudate nucleus (tail) 23.12  
Putamen 14.62 44 62  
Globus pallidus 12.47 35 45  
Thalamus 8.75 21   
Frontal lobe, white matter 5.43 22 36  
Frontal lobe, gray matter 38  
Occipital lobe, white matter 8.88   55  
Parietal lobe, white matter 7.27   60  
Temporal lobe, white matter 11.12    
Red nucleus 10.41    
Substantia nigra 17.42    
Inferior olivary nucleus 12.00    
Superior olivary nucleus 17.46    
Pineal gland 17.81    
Cerebellum (vermal cortex, superior half) 10.92    
Cerebellum (vermal cortex, inferior half) 15.52    
Hippocampus   29 70  
Corpus callosum   14   
Cerebellum, gray matter   47 36 2.69
Cerebellum, white matter   22  
Frontal cortex    62  
Superior temporal gyrus    61  
Middle temporal gyrus    68  
Midbrain    38  
Pons    33  
Medulla    35  
Cortex     2.20
Striatum     2.18