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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547667/metalloproteomics-approach-to-analyze-mercury-in-breast-milk-and-hair-samples-of-lactating-women-in-communities-of-the-amazon-basin-brazil
#1
M R Cerbino, José Cavalcante Souza Vieira, C P Braga, G Oliveira, I F Padilha, T M Silva, L F Zara, N J Silva, P M Padilha
Mercury is a potentially toxic element that is present in the environment of the Brazilian Amazon and is responsible for adverse health effects in humans. This study sought to assess possible protein biomarkers of mercury exposure in breast milk samples from lactating women in the Madeira and Negro Rivers in the Brazilian Amazon. The mercury content of hair samples of lactating women was determined, and the proteome of breast milk samples was obtained using two-dimensional electrophoresis after protein precipitation with acetone...
May 25, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540570/magnesium-supplementation-and-the-effects-on-wound-healing-and-metabolic-status-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#2
Reza Razzaghi, Farangis Pidar, Mansooreh Momen-Heravi, Fereshteh Bahmani, Hossein Akbari, Zatollah Asemi
Hypomagnesemia is associated with the development of neuropathy and abnormal platelet activity, both of which are risk factors for diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of magnesium administration on wound healing and metabolic status in subjects with DFU. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was performed among 70 subjects with grade 3 DFU. Subjects were randomly divided into two groups (35 subjects each group) to receive either 250 mg magnesium oxide supplements or placebo daily for 12 weeks...
May 24, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534100/dose-dependent-differential-effects-of-in-vivo-exposure-of-cadmium-on-myometrial-activity-in-rats-involvement-of-vdcc-and-ca-2-mimicking-pathways
#3
Vivek K Saroj, Udayraj P Nakade, Abhishek Sharma, Soumen Choudhury, Sunil W Hajare, Satish K Garg
Present study was undertaken to study the effect of 28-days exposure of female adult rats to cadmium (Cd) in drinking water @ 3, 10 and 30 parts per million (ppm) on myometrial responsiveness to different spasmogens and unravel the possible mechanism of alterations in myometrial activity. Cadmium and Ca(2+) levels in blood and uterus were measured by atomic absorption spectroscopy while isometric tension in myometrial strips was measured using data acquisition system-based physiograph. Dose-dependent increase in levels of cadmium was observed in both blood and uterus while calcium was increased only in the uterus as compared to those in control...
May 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534099/effects-of-intermittent-and-continuous-magnetic-fields-on-trace-element-levels-in-guinea-pigs
#4
Onur Erdem, Cemal Akay, Sule Coşkun Cevher, Ayse Gulnihal Canseven, Ahmet Aydın, Nesrin Seyhan
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can affect living cells due to biochemical changes, followed by changes in levels of trace elements in serum and different organs. This study focuses on the effect of whole body exposure to EMF, presented everywhere in our environment, and on the levels of trace elements in serum, femur, brain, kidney, and liver tissues. The analyses performed on 29 guinea pigs were divided into five groups. Guinea pigs were exposed to a magnetic field of 50 Hz of 1.5 mT. Groups A and B were exposed to the magnetic field for a period of 4 h/day continuously (4 h/day) for 4 and 7 days, respectively...
May 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534098/effect-of-the-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-and-thiamine-for-the-management-of-diabetes-in-alloxan-induced-mice-a-stereological-and-biochemical-study
#5
Abdolrahman Amiri, Rahmat Allah Fatahian Dehkordi, Mohamad Saeed Heidarnejad, Mohsen Jafarian Dehkordi
This research was carried out to evaluate the antidiabetic effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) and thiamine following experimental diabetes. Fifty-six 6-week-old female mice were used and divided into seven groups of eight animals. Diabetes was induced in fasted mice by using intraperitoneal (IP) injection of alloxan (180 mg/kg). Groups included (I) non-diabetic control, (II) thiamine (30 mg/l, IP), (III) alloxan-induced diabetic mice, (IV) diabetes + ZnO NPs (0.1 mg/kg IP), (V) diabetes + ZnO NPs (0...
May 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528475/effects-of-selenium-supplementation-on-gene-expression-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-patients-with-gestational-diabetes
#6
Mehri Jamilian, Mansooreh Samimi, Faraneh Afshar Ebrahimi, Esmat Aghadavod, Robabeh Mohammadbeigi, Maryam Rahimi, Zatollah Asemi
Selenium is known to exert multiple beneficial effects including anti-inflammatory actions. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of selenium supplementation on gene expression levels of inflammatory cytokines and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in women with gestational diabetes (GDM). This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was carried out among 40 subjects diagnosed with GDM aged 18-40 years old. Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups to receive either 200 μg/day selenium supplements (n = 20) or placebo (n = 20) for 6 weeks...
May 21, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516390/the-identity-of-chromium-malate
#7
Megan Smart, Silas Brown, Haley Tannehill, Molly Lockart, Michael K Bowman, John B Vincent
Recently, several studies on the effects of a compound named "chromium malate," with the proposed formula "Cr2malate3·xH2O" where x = 3.5 or 5, on the health of healthy and diabetic rats have appeared. However, the compound is poorly characterized, and knowing the identity of this material could be important in the interpretation of the previous and of future studies on the effects of this compound in animals. Consequently, the synthesis, characterization, and identity of this material were explored. A combination of spectroscopic, magnetic, and elemental analyses and mass spectral studies reveal that the compound is probably a polymer, not a discrete molecule, and does not have the composition previously reported...
May 18, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516389/microenvironmental-scenario-of-the-bone-marrow-of-inorganic-arsenic-exposed-experimental-mice
#8
Jacintha Archana Pereira, Sujata Law
Exposure to arsenic on a regular basis, mainly through drinking water, agricultural pesticide, and sometimes therapeutic dose, results in various diseases of different tissues including the bone marrow hematopoietic system. Hematopoiesis is a dynamic process by which bone marrow (BM) hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) generate a relatively constant pool of functionally mature blood cells by the support of microenvironmental components. The present study has been aimed to understand stem cell microenvironmental status during arsenic toxicity and the consequent reflection of dysregulation involving the hematopoietic machinery in experimental mice...
May 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516388/effects-of-different-selenium-sources-on-growth-performance-antioxidant-capacity-and-meat-quality-of-local-chinese-subei-chickens
#9
J L Li, L Zhang, Z Y Yang, Z Y Zhang, Y Jiang, F Gao, G H Zhou
Despite increasing evidence indicating the essential involvement of selenium (Se) on growth performance, antioxidant capacity, and meat quality of commercial broilers, the effects of different Se sources on local Chinese Subei chickens is unclear. A total of 360 50-day-old male chickens were individually weighed and randomly allocated to four treatment groups. Chickens in each of the four groups were fed diets supplemented with 0.3 mg Se/kg as sodium Se (SS), Se-enriched yeast (SY), selenomethionine (Met-Se), or nano red element Se (Nano-Se) for 40 days...
May 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512695/arsenic-induces-thioredoxin-1-and-apoptosis-in-human-liver-hhl-5-cells
#10
Yuanyuan Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yanhui Gao, Wei Zhang, Xiaohui Cui, Junqiu Liu, Yudan Wei
To further characterize the mechanisms underlying liver toxicity induced by arsenic, we examined in this study the effect of arsenic on thioredoxin (Trx) and the apoptotic signaling pathways in human liver HHL-5 cells. The cells were treated with 0, 2, 5, and 10 μM of sodium arsenite for 24 h, and the changes of Trx1 and thioredoxin reductase (TrxR1) as well as intracellular ROS and apoptosis were examined. A concentration-dependent increase in mRNA and protein levels of Trx1 and TrxR1 was observed in arsenic-treated cells...
May 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510033/the-antagonistic-effect-of-selenium-on-cadmium-induced-damage-and-mrna-levels-of-selenoprotein-genes-and-inflammatory-factors-in-chicken-kidney-tissue
#11
Xinyue Wang, Rongkun Bao, Jing Fu
Selenium (Se) is a necessary trace mineral in the diet of humans and animals. Cadmium (Cd) is a toxic heavy metal that can damage animal organs, especially the kidneys. Antagonistic interactions between Se and Cd have been reported in previous studies. However, little is known about the effects of Se against Cd toxicity and on the mRNA levels of 25 selenoprotein genes and inflammatory factors in chicken kidneys. In the current study, we fed chickens with a Se-treated, Cd-treated, or Se/Cd treated diet for 90 days...
May 16, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508190/assessment-of-the-zinc-and-copper-status-in-alpaca
#12
A Pechová, T Husáková, L Pavlata, M Holasová, K Hauptmanová
This study was performed with the aim of investigating the concentration of zinc and copper in the blood of healthy alpacas (Vicugna pacos) kept in central Europe and to compare the concentration of Zn and Cu in plasma and in whole blood. A further objective was to evaluate blood Zn and Cu in relation to different micromineral supplementation, age and sex groups of alpacas. A total of 299 alpacas (224 adults and 75 crias) from 18 farms were included in this study. The concentrations of copper and zinc in plasma/whole blood were measured by flame atomic absorption spectrometry...
May 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508189/the-contribution-of-superoxide-radical-to-cadmium-toxicity-in-e-coli
#13
Milini Thomas, Ludmil Benov
Numerous reports suggest the involvement of oxidative stress in cadmium toxicity, but the nature of the reactive species and the mechanism of Cd-induced oxidative damage are not clear. In this study, E. coli mutants were used to investigate mechanisms of Cd toxicity. Effects of Cd on metabolic activity, production of superoxide radical by the respiratory chain, and induction of enzymes controlled by the soxRS regulon were investigated. In E. coli, the soxRS regulon controls defense against O2·(-)and univalent oxidants...
May 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508188/trace-element-determination-and-cardioprotection-of-terminalia-pallida-fruit-ethanolic-extract-in-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarcted-rats-by-icp-ms
#14
Shaik Althaf Hussain, Mohammed Abdul Kareem, Shaik Nayab Rasool, Suliman Yousef Al Omar, Alwasel Saleh, Manal Abdulrahman Al-Fwuaires, Jayasimha Rayalu Daddam, Kodidhela Lakshmi Devi
The trace elements and minerals in Terminalia pallida fruit ethanolic extract (TpFE) were determined by the instrument inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), and the cardioprotection of TpFE against isoproterenol (ISO)-administered rats was studied. Rats were pretreated with TpFE (100, 300, and 500 mg/kg bw) for 30 days, with concurrent administration of ISO (85 mg/kg bw) for two consecutive days. The levels of trace elements and minerals in TpFE were below the permitted limits of World Health Organization standards...
May 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508187/associations-between-serum-zinc-levels-and-mental-health-findings-from-the-2010-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#15
Na-Rae Kim, Ko-Woon Kim, Ha-Na Kim, Sang-Wook Song
Mental health problems are a major public health issue worldwide, and zinc may be associated with psychiatric symptoms, but such associations have not been investigated extensively. This study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between serum zinc levels and mental health problems in Korean adults. We used data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey V-1, a cross-sectional survey of Korean civilians. Data from 1748 subjects were analyzed. Serum zinc levels did not differ significantly according to psychiatric symptoms including sleep duration, stress, depressed mood, suicidal ideation, and whether respondents sought psychiatric consultation...
May 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508186/effects-of-maternal-zinc-glycine-on-mortality-zinc-concentration-and-antioxidant-status-in-a-developing-embryo-and-1-day-old-chick
#16
Ling Zhang, Jiang-Shui Wang, Qian Wang, Kai-Xuan Li, Tian-Yu Guo, Xue Xiao, Yong-Xia Wang, Xiu-An Zhan
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of maternal zinc glycine (Zn-Gly) supplementation as an alternative for zinc sulfate (ZnSO4) on mortality, zinc (Zn) concentration, and antioxidant status in a developing embryo and 1-day-old chick. Six hundred 39-week-old broiler breeders were randomly assigned to 6 treatments, each treatment including 5 replicates with 20 birds each. Six treatments received a basal diet (control, 24 mg Zn/kg diet) or a basal diet supplemented with ZnSO4 (80 mg Zn/kg) or Zn-Gly (20, 40, 60, or 80 mg Zn/kg), respectively...
May 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500578/the-relationship-between-copper-iron-and-selenium-levels-and-alzheimer-disease
#17
Felipe Nathanael Coelho Vaz, Bárbara Luisa Fermino, Maria Vaitsa Loch Haskel, Jéssica Wouk, Guilherme Barroso Langoni de Freitas, Roberta Fabbri, Erik Montagna, João Batista Teixeira Rocha, Juliana Sartori Bonini
This study aimed to evaluate the concentrations of copper, iron, and selenium in elderly people with Alzheimer disease (AD), comparing the same parameters in a paired group of healthy people, in order to verify if the amount of these metals may influence the cognitive impairment progression. Patients' cognitive impairment was evaluated by Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR). The elementary quantification of erythrocytes was performed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry technique. The statistical analyses were carried out by SPSS software 20...
May 13, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500577/pectin-esterification-degree-in-the-bioavailability-of-non-heme-iron-in-women
#18
Angela Jaramillo, Paulina Molina, Lautaro Briones, Sebastián Flores, Manuel Olivares, Fernando Pizarro
Pectins are a type of soluble fiber present in natural and processed foods. Evidence regarding the effect of esterification degree of pectins on iron absorption in humans is scarce. In the present study, the effect of pectins with different degrees of esterification on non-heme iron absorption in women was evaluated. A controlled experimental study was conducted with block design, involving 13 apparently healthy, adult women. Each subject received 5 mg Fe (FeSO4) without pectin (control) or accompanied by 5 g citrus pectin, two with a low degree of esterification (27 and 36%), and one with a high degree of esterification (67 to 73%), each on different days...
May 12, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497348/evaluation-of-dietary-palygorskite-supplementation-on-growth-performance-mineral-accumulations-antioxidant-capacities-and-meat-quality-of-broilers-fed-lead-contaminated-diet
#19
Y F Cheng, Y P Chen, C Wen, W B Wang, A Q Wang, Y M Zhou
The objective of this study was to evaluate influence of dietary palygorskite (Pal) supplementation on growth performance, mineral accumulations in the tissues (livers, kidneys, and muscles), antioxidant capacities, and meat quality of broilers fed lead (Pb)-contaminated diet. One-hundred forty-four male broiler chicks were randomly divided into three treatment groups, receiving a corn-soybean meal basal diet (the control group), the basal diet contaminated with 10 mg/kg Pb (the Pb group), and the basal diet with 10-g/kg Pal supplementation and 10-mg/kg Pb contamination (the Pal/Pb group) from 1 to 42 days of age, respectively...
May 12, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497347/nano-copper-induces-apoptosis-in-pk-15-cells-via-a-mitochondria-mediated-pathway
#20
Hui Zhang, Zhenyu Chang, Khalid Mehmood, Rao Zahid Abbas, Fazul Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Xiaoxing Wu, Xinxin Tian, Xiaodan Yuan, Zhaoyang Li, Donghai Zhou
Nano-sized copper particles are widely used in various chemical, physical, and biological fields. However, earlier studies have shown that nano copper particles (40-100 μg/mL) can induce cell toxicity and apoptosis. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the role of nano copper in mitochondrion-mediated apoptosis in PK-15 cells. The cells were treated with different doses of nano copper (20, 40, 60, and 80 μg/mL) to determine the effects of apoptosis using acridine orange/ethidium bromide (AO/EB) fluorescence staining and a flow cytometry assay...
May 11, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
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