Vitiligo has many causes, such as immunity, tyrosinase, trace elements, emotion, viscera, and inheritance and etc. Among the trace elements, zinc is one of a necessary trace elements for vitiligo. Here are some introductions about the relation of vitiligo and zinc.
Zinc has extensive and important effect to living body. It is one of the necessary trace elements for cells growth and reproduction and some enzyme activities. Researchers have found that there are about 70 kinds of enzymes have relation with zinc. Among these enzymes, comparatively important enzymes are carbonic anhydrase, carboxypeptidase, lactate dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase, DNA polymerase, RNA polymerase. Zinc is the composition or activating agent for these enzymes. Then it will participate in proteins, especially nucleoprotein’s synthesis and fat and sugar metabolism.
Zinc has stability effect to biological membrane structure and function. Zinc also has important effect to maintain cell’s completeness and reactivity. It is very necessary to fibroblast proliferation, collagen synthesis and keratin synthesis, especially hard keratin one nail and hair. Zinc also affect body’ immune function and vitamin A’ s normal blood levels. Zinc deficiency will lead to developmental retardation, resistance rate decrease, slow wound healed speed, hair loss, abnormal skin keratinization and depigmentation. Therefore, it is helpful to supplement zinc under the guidance of doctors.
From the above introduction, we can see that zinc is an important trace element for vitiligo patients. It plays an assistant role in melanin metabolism. Vitiligo patients should come to professional vitiligo hospital to get treatment timely, lest delaying the optimal treatment time.
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