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Why would low copper levels cause low ceruloplasmin levels?
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Dr. James Ball
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In brief: Stabilized by copper
In this case, the protein that becomes ceruloplasmin (called apoceruloplasmin) is more stable in the presence of copper.
So low copper levels will cause a faster degradation of the protein that otherwise becomes ceruloplasmin. Additionally, unlike some proteins, there is no increased production of ceruloplasmin when copper levels are low, .

In brief: Stabilized by copper
In this case, the protein that becomes ceruloplasmin (called apoceruloplasmin) is more stable in the presence of copper.
So low copper levels will cause a faster degradation of the protein that otherwise becomes ceruloplasmin. Additionally, unlike some proteins, there is no increased production of ceruloplasmin when copper levels are low, .
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