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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348054/evaluation-of-sulfane-sulfur-bioeffects-via-a-mitochondria-targeting-selenium-containing-near-infrared-fluorescent-probe
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Min Gao, Rui Wang, Fabiao Yu, Lingxin Chen
As a crucial member in antioxidant regulatory systems, sulfane sulfur plays essential roles in cytoprotective mechanisms by directly eliminating ROS and altering ROS-mediated redox signaling. Despite the rising interests in sulfane sulfur, there only a few bio-compatible methods are available for its direct detection. Moreover, most of the existing methods cannot meet the requirements of real-time detection due to the reactive and labile chemical properties of sulfane sulfur. Therefore, we strive to clarify the mutual relationship between mitochondria sulfane sulfur and ROS under hypoxia stress...
January 11, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298985/selenium-implications-for-outcomes-in-extremely-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Rachael Tindell, Trent Tipple
Extremely preterm infants are at high risk for morbidities including bronchopulmonary dysplasia, intraventricular hemorrhage, and retinopathy of prematurity likely related to their exposure to reactive oxygen and nitrogen species early in life. Selenium is a trace mineral contributes to the proper function of multiple systems including immunity, redox regulation, and inflammation via the "selenoenzymes" glutathione peroxidase, thioredoxin reductase, and selenoprotein P. Given that selenium accretion via the placenta occurs primarily during the third trimester, preterm neonates are born selenium deficient...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278740/the-a-to-z-of-modulated-cell-patterning-by-mammalian-thioredoxin-reductases
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REVIEW
Markus Dagnell, Edward E Schmidt, Elias S J Arnér
Mammalian thioredoxin reductases (TrxRs) are selenocysteine-containing proteins (selenoproteins) that propel a large number of functions through reduction of several substrates including the active site disulfide of thioredoxins (Trxs). Well-known enzymatic systems that in turn are supported by Trxs and TrxRs include deoxyribonucleotide synthesis through ribonucleotide reductase, antioxidant defense through peroxiredoxins and methionine sulfoxide reductases, and redox modulation of a number of transcription factors...
December 23, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236516/trace-minerals-intake-risks-and-benefits-for-cardiovascular-health
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Noushin Mohammadifard, Karin H Humphries, Carolyn Gotay, Guillermo Mena-Sánchez, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Andrew Ignaszewski, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
Minerals play a major role in regulating cardiovascular function. Imbalances in electrolyte minerals are frequent and potentially hazardous occurrences that may lead to the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Transition metals, such as iron, zinc, copper and selenium, play a major role in cell metabolism. However, there is controversy over the effects of dietary and supplemental intake of these metals on cardiovascular risk factors and events. Since their pro-oxidant or antioxidant functions can have different effects on cardiovascular health...
December 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176034/selenium-preserves-keratinocyte-stemness-and-delays-senescence-by-maintaining-epidermal-adhesion
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Lara Jobeili, Patricia Rousselle, David Béal, Eric Blouin, Anne-Marie Roussel, Odile Damour, Walid Rachidi
Skin is constantly exposed to environmental factors such as pollutants, chemicals and ultra violet radiation (UV), which can induce premature skin aging and increase the risk of skin cancer. One strategy to reduce the effect of oxidative stress produced by environmental exposure is the application of antioxidant molecules. Among the endogenous antioxidants, selenoproteins play a key role in antioxidant defense and in maintaining a reduced cellular environment. Selenium, essential for the activity of selenoproteins, is a trace element that is not synthesized by organisms and must be supplied by diet or supplementation...
November 25, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173484/strontium-and-oxidative-stress-in-normal-pregnancy
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Clara Barneo-Caragol, Eduardo Martínez-Morillo, Susana Rodríguez-González, Paloma Lequerica-Fernández, Ignacio Vega-Naredo, Francisco V Álvarez Menéndez
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy brings about metabolic and oxidative changes that involve various trace elements and oxidative stress. Strontium (Sr) is a trace element scarcely studied in this context, although it has been suggested that it may play a role in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. The main aim of this study was to evaluate Sr concentrations and oxidative status in normal pregnancy. METHODS: The study population included non-pregnant women (n=31), healthy pregnant women in the first (n=50), second (n=51) and third (n=53) trimesters of gestation, and women in postpartum period (n=31)...
January 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173469/the-possible-protective-effects-of-vitamin-e-and-selenium-administration-in-oxidative-stress-caused-by-high-doses-of-glucocorticoid-administration-in-the-brain-of-rats
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Ebru Beytut, Seval Yilmaz, Mesut Aksakal, Seher Polat
Acute exposure to high doses of glucocorticoids (GCs) may potentially increase the basal levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by altering the defence capacity against oxidative damage. Also, antioxidants may affect the oxidative breakdown of tissues. Therefore, the aim of this work was to determine the effects of dietary intake vitamin E and selenium (Se) on lipid peroxidation (LPO) as thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and on the antioxidative defence mechanisms in the brain of rats treated with high doses of prednisolone...
January 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168872/organoselenium-compounds-as-mimics-of-selenoproteins-and-thiol-modifier-agents
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REVIEW
Nilda V Barbosa, Cristina W Nogueira, Pablo A Nogara, Andreza F de Bem, Michael Aschner, João B T Rocha
Selenium is an essential trace element for animals and its role in the chemistry of life relies on a unique functional group: the selenol (-SeH) group. The selenol group participates in critical redox reactions. The antioxidant enzymes glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) exemplify important selenoproteins. The selenol group shares several chemical properties with the thiol group (-SH), but it is much more reactive than the sulfur analogue. The substitution of S by Se has been exploited in organic synthesis for a long time, but in the last 4 decades the re-discovery of ebselen (2-phenyl-1,2-benzisoselenazol-3(2H)-one) and the demonstration that it has antioxidant and therapeutic properties has renovated interest in the field...
November 23, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148959/effect-of-measuring-%C3%AE-glutamyl-transpeptidase-and-using-smoflipid-in-a-parenteral-nutrition-infusion-in-a-patient-with-severe-malabsorption-and-overlapping-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-and-ulcerative-colitis
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Merin Kinikini
Studies discussing inflammation and oxidative stress state that these conditions are known contributors in the pathogenesis of cholestatic diseases and ulcerative colitis, and studies examining patients with liver disease have found decreased antioxidant status and significant elevation of lipid peroxides as compared with healthy subjects. One hypothesis in liver disease is that deficient antioxidant defense mechanisms may lead to excess oxygen free radical formation, which promotes deleterious processes in the liver...
November 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123393/antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-role-of-selenium-against-silver-nanoparticles
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Sabah Ansar, Saad M Alshehri, Manal Abudawood, Sherifa S Hamed, Tansir Ahamad
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have attracted the most interest in terms of their potential biomedical and industrial applications. However, these nanoparticles have shown their toxic behavior toward environment, living tissues, and organisms. Selenium (Se), an essential trace element, is necessary for various metabolic processes, including protection against oxidative stress and immune function. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of Se against AgNP-induced hepatic oxidative stress. AgNPs were synthesized and then prepared nanoparticles were characterized using various analytical techniques such as UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119175/protective-effect-of-selenium-supplementation-following-oxidative-stress-mediated-by-glucose-on-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Raquel González de Vega, Montserrat García, María Luisa Fernández-Sánchez, Héctor González-Iglesias, Alfredo Sanz-Medel
There are many conditions that affect the retina. However, diabetic retinopathy (RD) as a complication of Diabetes Mellitus continues to be the leading cause of blindness in working people globally. Diabetic retinopathy is an ocular complication of diabetes that is caused by the deterioration of the blood vessels that supply the retina, which has the consequence that the vision deteriorates irreversibly. The retina, and specifically the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is the only neural tissue that is exposed directly and frequently to light, which favors the oxidation of lipids that become extremely toxic to the cells of the retina...
November 9, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101747/cloning-intracellular-localization-and-expression-of-the-mammalian-selenocysteine-containing-protein-selenoi-seli-in-tumor-cell-lines
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E G Varlamova, M V Goltyaev, V I Novoselov, E E Fesenko
The intracellular localization of human selenoprotein SelI and the degree of expression of its gene in different human tumor cell lines were determined. It was found that the SelI protein is present in the nucleus, cytoplasm, and endoplasmic reticulum and is absent in the nucleolus. Since the oxidative stress caused by a sharp increase in the content of free radicals in the body is one of the causes of malignant transformation, the study of the role of the trace element selenium and selenocysteine-containing proteins as antioxidants in carcinogenesis is of great scientific interest...
September 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082812/impact-of-selenium-status-on-aroclor-1254-induced-dna-damage-in-sperm-and-different-tissues-of-rats
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Sevtap Aydin, Pinar Erkekoglu, Nurşen Başaran, Belma Kocer-Gumusel
Aroclor 1254 is a commercial mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which are widespread environmental pollutants. It is used as non-flammable heat transfer agent and plasticizer. Animal studies have reported that Aroclor 1254 exerted toxic effects in different organs and systems. Although the evidences are limited, it seems reasonable that Aroclor 1254 may have a potential for similar adverse effects in humans. Selenium (Se) is a trace element and an important component of cellular antioxidant defense...
October 30, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061379/comparative-effects-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-isoforms-on-redox-metabolism-in-thyroid-cells
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Romina Oglio, Lisa Thomasz, Leonardo Salvarredi, Guillermo Juvenal, Mario Pisarev
INTRODUCTION: Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) regulates thyroid function and growth. However, tumoral thyroid cells became resistant to this factor as they undifferentiated. Little is known about the effects of TGF-β isoforms. We compared the role of redox metabolism in the response to TGF-β isoforms between non tumoral and tumoral thyroid cells. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS: Differentiated rat thyroid cells (FRTL-5) and human thyroid follicular carcinoma cells (WRO) were treated with the three isoforms of TGF-β...
October 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057438/selected-trace-elements-concentrations-in-pregnancy-and-their-possible-role-literature-review
#15
Iwona Lewicka, Rafał Kocyłowski, Mariusz Grzesiak, Zuzanna Gaj, Przemysław Oszukowski, Joanna Suliburska
The aim of this study was to review the role of selected trace elements in pregnancy and fetal development. Citations related to the role of iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu) and selenium (Se) during pregnancy were searched in PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, using keywords and MeSH terms. Inadequate supply of trace elements can cause abnormalities of fetal development and predispose a child to disorders later on in life. Trace elements are the key elements of complex enzymes responsible for the modulation of the antioxidant defense system of the organism...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054422/selenoproteins-in-tumorigenesis-and-cancer-progression
#16
Sarah P Short, Christopher S Williams
Selenium is a micronutrient essential to human health and has long been associated with cancer prevention. Functionally, these effects are thought to be mediated by a class of selenium-containing proteins known as selenoproteins. Indeed, many selenoproteins have antioxidant activity which can attenuate cancer development by minimizing oxidative insult and resultant DNA damage. However, oxidative stress is increasingly being recognized for its "double-edged sword" effect in tumorigenesis, whereby it can mediate both negative and positive effects on tumor growth depending on the cellular context...
2017: Advances in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040815/the-role-of-folic-acid-and-selenium-against-oxidative-ethanol-damage-in-early-life-programming-a-review
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Mª Luisa Ojeda Murillo, Fatima Nogales Bueno, Mª Luisa Murillo Taravillo, Olimpia Carreras Sánchez
Several disorders in children, called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), occur as result of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and lactation. They appear, at least in part, to be related to the oxidative stress that this drug generates. Ethanol metabolism generates reactive oxygen species and causes a depletion of the antioxidant molecule glutathione (GSH) leading to oxidative stress and lipid and protein damage which are related to growth retardation and neurotoxicity, increasing the incidence of FASD...
October 17, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965599/selenium-protein-identification-and-profiling-by-mass-spectrometry-a-tool-to-assess-progression-of-cardiomyopathy-in-a-whale-model
#18
Colleen E Bryan, Gregory D Bossart, Steven J Christopher, W Clay Davis, Lisa E Kilpatrick, Wayne E McFee, Terrence X O'Brien
Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy is a leading cause of congestive heart failure and sudden cardiac death in humans and in some cases the etiology of cardiomyopathy can include the downstream effects of an essential element deficiency. Of all mammal species, pygmy sperm whales (Kogia breviceps) present the greatest known prevalence of cardiomyopathy with more than half of examined individuals indicating the presence of cardiomyopathy from gross and histo-pathology. Several factors such as genetics, infectious agents, contaminants, biotoxins, and inappropriate dietary intake (vitamins, selenium, mercury, and pro-oxidants), may contribute to the development of idiopathic cardiomyopathy in K...
December 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965564/concentration-of-selenium-zinc-copper-cu-zn-ratio-total-antioxidant-status-and-c-reactive-protein-in-the-serum-of-patients-with-psoriasis-treated-by-narrow-band-ultraviolet-b-phototherapy-a-case-control-study
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Marta Wacewicz, Katarzyna Socha, Jolanta Soroczyńska, Marek Niczyporuk, Piotr Aleksiejczuk, Jolanta Ostrowska, Maria H Borawska
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a common, an inflammatory skin disease. Trace elements may play an active role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the concentration of selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and Cu/Zn ratio as well as total antioxidant status (TAS) and c-reactive protein (CRP) in the serum of patients with psoriasis. METHODS: In this case-control study sixty patients with psoriasis and fifty-eight healthy people were examined...
December 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964863/identification-and-characterization-of-two-selenium-dependent-glutathione-peroxidase-1-isoforms-from-larimichthys-crocea
#20
Xiaoze Xie, Mengnan Chen, Aiyi Zhu
Glutathione peroxidases, a vital family of antioxidant enzymes in oxybiotic organisms, are involved in anti-pathogen immune response. In this study, two complete selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase 1 cDNAs (designated as LcGPx1a and LcGPx1b) were obtained from the large yellow croaker Larimichthys crocea by rapid amplification of cDNA ends. The full-length sequence of LcGPx1a was 917 bp with a 5'-untranslated region (UTR) of 52 bp, a 3'-UTR of 289 bp, and an open reading frame of 576 bp encoding 191 amino acid (aa) polypeptides...
September 28, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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