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What Molybdenum Can Do For You

Molybdenum is considered as the important metal hetero-atom actively present in the living organisms of certain enzymes. The nitrogen fixation of certain bacterial involves the release of nitrogenase enzyme which is considered as the terminal step for reducing the molecular nitrogen containing the presence of molybdenum actively with the substitution of the element iron.

During the year 2008, researchers have reported that the cause of hypothesis is due to the reduction of molybdenum in the oceans of the earth. This was considered as the limiting factor of the advancement of the eukaryotic life of the plants and animals as the eukaryotes and the fixation of nitrogen is not available and this was planned to acquire from the prokaryotic bacteria. The shortage of molybdenum formed basis for the lack of oxygen in the ocean of the earth. Oxygen is easily soluble in the seawater and it is considered as the primary mechanism for liquidating molybdenum for the minerals of the sea underneath.

Molybdenum forms the basis with different organic molecules like carbohydrates and amino acids and this helps in the transportation throughout the body of the human being as MoO42. The existence of molybdenum is available in randomly 20 enzymes in animals and includes aldehyde oxidase, sulfite oxidase, and xanthine oxidase. Some animals have the oxidation of xanthine to uric acid and the process is called as purine catabolism catalyzed by xanthine oxides having the presence of molybdenum enzyme. The xanthine oxidase acts proportionally to the quantity of molybdenum in the body. High concentration of molybdenum retracts the formula and acts as an inhibitor in the purine catabolism and various other processes.

The excessive application of molybdenum affects the process of protein synthesis, growth and metabolism. Molybdenum presents in the animals and plants catayse the reaction of oxygen in the small molecules for the regulation of nitrogen, carbon and sulphur cycles.

Normally, a 70kg human body consists of 9.3mg of molybdenum arising .00001% of the total body mass. Molybdenum prevails in greater concentrations in the kidney and liver and in lower concentration in the vertebrae. The existence of molybdenum is present in the tooth enamel of the human being and helps from the prevention of decaying. Molybdenum is present in port, beef liver and lamb to an extent of 1.5 parts per million. Important sources of food having molybdenum are green beans, sunflower seeds, eggs, lentils, wheat flour and cereal grain.

Average daily consumption of molybdenum is 0.3mg and consumption exceeding 0.4mg leads to oxidation. Deficiency of molybdenum arising to a level less than .05mg per day results in stunted growth, impaired reproduction and reduced appetite. Sodium tungsten is an inhibitor of molybdenum and dietary tungsten helps in the reduction of molybdenum in the tissues.

Molybdenum acts as a high corrosion resistance and for welding purposes. Excessive consumption of molybdenum leads to the uptake of copper, preventing plasma proteins and increases the amount of copper excreted in the urine. Ruminants consuming large amounts of molybdenum enzymes results in the stunted growth, anemia and diarrhea. These diseases can be prevented from the consumption of dietary food and injection. The capacity of the molybdenum can be used in extreme temperature for softening application involving extensive heat, manufacture of aircraft parts, industrial motors, electrical contacts and filaments.