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Dietary boron: progress in establishing essential roles in human physiology.

Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS) (2012-06-05)
Curtiss D Hunt
ABSTRACT

This review summarizes the progress made in establishing essential roles for boron in human physiology and assesses that progress in view of criteria for essentiality of elements. The evidence to date suggests that humans and at least some higher animals may use boron to support normal biological functions. These include roles in calcium metabolism, bone growth and maintenance, insulin metabolism, and completion of the life cycle. The biochemical mechanisms responsible for these effects are poorly understood but the nature of boron biochemistry suggests further characterization of the cell signaling molecules capable of complexing with boron. Such characterization may provide insights into the biochemical function(s) of boron in humans.

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Boron, crystalline, 1 cm, 99.7% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Boron, ≥95% (boron), amorphous powder
Sigma-Aldrich
Boron, crystalline, −60 mesh, 99% trace metals basis
Boron, microfoil, disks, 10mm, thinness 0.1μm, specific density 23.5μg/cm2, permanent mylar 3.5μm support, 99.6%
Boron, monofilament, 50m, diameter 0.1mm
Boron, monofilament, 10m, diameter 0.2mm
Boron, microfoil, disks, 25mm, thinness 0.1μm, specific density 23.5μg/cm2, permanent mylar 3.5μm support, 99.6%
Boron, monofilament, 10m, diameter 0.1mm
Boron, monofilament, 100m, diameter 0.1mm
Boron, monofilament, 5m, diameter 0.1mm
Boron, monofilament, 20m, diameter 0.1mm
Boron, monofilament, 200m, diameter 0.1mm
Boron, monofilament, 5m, diameter 0.2mm
Boron, monofilament, 20m, diameter 0.2mm
Boron, monofilament, 50m, diameter 0.2mm