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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436761/androgen-and-estrogen-shifts-in-men-before-and-after-bariatric-surgery-and-links-to-vitamins-and-trace-elements
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Alberto Rosenblatt, Joel Faintuch, Ivan Cecconello
Androgens and estrogens play a key role regarding sexual life and reproduction. Along with hypotestosteronemia, obese men exhibit a 2-fold increase in estradiol concentration, adversely infl uencing these parameters. Estrogens and adipokines also infl uence bone metabolism, exerting a direct effect on vitamin D, calcium homeostasis and bone health. Bariatric procedures normalize some sex hormones, and may reverse several obesity-related conditions. Estrogens levels may remain elevated postoperatively, and despite its protective effect on the skeleton, bariatric patients are more prone to fractures when compared to the general population...
April 24, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435068/metal-metal-interaction-mediates-the-iron-induction-of-drosophila-mtnb
#2
Wenjia Qiang, Yunpeng Huang, Zhihui Wan, Bing Zhou
Metallothionein (MT) protein families are a class of small and universal proteins rich in cysteine residues. They are synthesized in response to heavy metal stresses to sequester the toxic ions by metal-thiolate bridges. Five MT family members, namely MtnA, MtnB, MtnC, MtnD and MtnE, have been discovered and identified in Drosophila. These five isoforms of MTs are regulated by metal responsive transcription factor dMTF-1 and play differentiated but overlapping roles in detoxification of metal ions. Previous researches have shown that Drosophila MtnB responds to copper (Cu), cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn)...
April 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412727/znf521-sustains-the-differentiation-block-in-mll-rearranged-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Giuseppe Germano, Giulia Morello, Sanja Aveic, Marica Pinazza, Sonia Minuzzo, Chiara Frasson, Luca Persano, Paolo Bonvini, Giampietro Viola, Silvia Bresolin, Claudia Tregnago, Maddalena Paganin, Martina Pigazzi, Stefano Indraccolo, Giuseppe Basso
Zinc finger protein 521 (ZNF521) is a multiple zinc finger transcription factor and a strong candidate as regulator of hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis. Recently, independent gene expression profile studies have evidenced a positive correlation between ZNF521 mRNA overexpression and MLL-rearranged acute myeloid leukemia (AML), leaving open the question on the role of ZNF521 in this subtype of leukemia. In this study, we sought to analyze the effect of ZNF521 depletion on MLL-rearranged AML cell lines and MLL-AF9 xenograft primary cells...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408092/the-relationship-between-serum-zinc-levels-cardiac-markers-and-the-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-by-zinc-quartiles
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Lei Huang, Tianming Teng, Jinyan Zhao, Bo Bian, Wei Yao, Xuefang Yu, Zhuoqun Wang, Zhelong Xu, Yuemin Sun
BACKGROUND: Zinc is one of the most important microelements in the body and zinc homeostasis plays a critical role in maintaining cellular structure and function. Zinc dyshomeostasis can lead to many diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. Our aim was to investigate whether there is a relationship between zinc and cardiac markers, and the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by zinc quartiles. METHODS: We enrolled a total of 529 patients and measured their serum zinc levels and cardiac markers...
March 12, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407375/h19-promotes-cholestatic-liver-fibrosis-by-preventing-zeb1-mediated-inhibition-of-epcam
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Yongfeng Song, Chune Liu, Xia Liu, Jocelyn Trottier, Michele Beaudoin, Li Zhang, Chad Pope, Guangyong Peng, Olivier Barbier, Xiaobo Zhong, Linheng Li, Li Wang
Based on our recent finding that disruption of bile acid (BA) homeostasis in mice results in the induction of hepatic lncRNA H19 expression, we sought to elucidate the role of H19 in cholestatic liver fibrosis. Hepatic overexpression of H19RNA augmented bile duct ligation (BDL)-induced liver fibrosis, which was accompanied by the elevation of serum ALT, AST, bilirubin, and BA levels. Multiple genes related to liver fibrosis, inflammation, and biliary hyperplasia were increased in H19-BDL vs Null-BDL mice, whereas genes in BA synthesis were decreased...
April 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401081/zinc-in-pancreatic-islet-biology-insulin-sensitivity-and-diabetes
#6
REVIEW
Wolfgang Maret
About 20 chemical elements are nutritionally essential for humans with defined molecular functions. Several essential and nonessential biometals are either functional nutrients with antidiabetic actions or can be diabetogenic. A key question remains whether changes in the metabolism of biometals and biominerals are a consequence of diabetes or are involved in its etiology. Exploration of the roles of zinc (Zn) in this regard is most revealing because 80 years of scientific discoveries link zinc and diabetes...
March 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395131/the-effects-of-zinc-supplementation-on-wound-healing-and-metabolic-status-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mansooreh Momen-Heravi, Elham Barahimi, Reza Razzaghi, Fereshteh Bahmani, Hamidreza Gilasi, Zatollah Asemi
This study was performed to determine the effects of zinc supplementation on wound healing and metabolic status in patients with diabetic foot ulcer. The current randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 60 patients (aged 40-85 years old) with grade 3 diabetic foot ulcer. Participants were randomly divided into two groups (30 participants in each group) to take either 220 mg zinc sulfate supplements containing 50 mg elemental zinc or placebo daily for 12 weeks. After the 12-week intervention, compared with the placebo, zinc supplementation was associated with significant reductions in ulcer length (-1...
April 10, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379181/from-lipid-homeostasis-to-differentiation-old-and-new-functions-of-the-zinc-cluster-proteins-ecm22-upc2-sut1-and-sut2
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Ifeoluwapo Matthew Joshua, Thomas Höfken
Zinc cluster proteins are a large family of transcriptional regulators with a wide range of biological functions. The zinc cluster proteins Ecm22, Upc2, Sut1 and Sut2 have initially been identified as regulators of sterol import in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. These proteins also control adaptations to anaerobic growth, sterol biosynthesis as well as filamentation and mating. Orthologs of these zinc cluster proteins have been identified in several species of Candida. Upc2 plays a critical role in antifungal resistance in these important human fungal pathogens...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370392/extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-field-induces-neural-differentiation-of-hbm-mscs-through-regulation-of-zn-metallothionein-3
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Anastasia Rosebud Aikins, Sung-Won Hong, Hyun-Jung Kim, Cheol-Ho Yoon, Joo-Hee Chung, MiJung Kim, Chan-Wha Kim
Extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field (ELFEMF) can stimulate neural differentiation in human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal cells (hBM-MSCs), and this provides an opportunity for research on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Metallothionein-3 (MT3), an isoform of the metal-binding proteins, metallothioneins, involved in maintaining intracellular zinc (Zn) homeostasis and the deregulation of zinc homeostasis, has separately been implicated in AD. Here, we investigated the effect of ELFEMF-induced neural differentiation of hBM-MSCs on Zn-MT3 homeostatic interaction...
March 29, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369485/regulation-of-mrna-stability-by-ccch-type-zinc-finger-proteins-in-immune-cells
#10
Kazuhiko Maeda, Shizuo Akira
Current studies using knockout mice have revealed that some Cys-Cys-Cys-His (CCCH)-type zinc-finger proteins, namely tristetraprolin (TTP), Roquin, and Regnase-1, play important roles in the immune system. These proteins are closely associated with the fate of their target RNAs in normal immune responses. However, the functions of many RNA-binding proteins have not been characterized precisely. To understand the molecular mechanisms of RNA metabolism in the immune system, investigation of TTP/Roquin/Regnase-1 might provide new knowledge...
March 27, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358335/copper-to-zinc-ratio-as-disease-biomarker-in-neonates-with-early-onset-congenital-infections
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Monika Wisniewska, Malte Cremer, Lennart Wiehe, Niels-Peter Becker, Eddy Rijntjes, Janine Martitz, Kostja Renko, Christoph Bührer, Lutz Schomburg
Copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) are essential trace elements for regular development. Acute infections alter their metabolism, while deficiencies increase infection risks. A prospective observational case-control study was conducted with infected (n = 21) and control (n = 23) term and preterm newborns. We analyzed trace element concentrations by X-ray fluorescence, and ceruloplasmin (CP) by Western blot. Median concentration of Cu at birth (day 1) was 522.8 [387.1-679.7] μg/L, and Zn was 1642.4 ± 438.1 μg/L. Cu and Zn correlated positively with gestational age in control newborns...
March 30, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347462/interactions-of-iron-with-manganese-zinc-chromium-and-selenium-as-related-to-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-iron-deficiency
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REVIEW
Geir Bjørklund, Jan Aaseth, Anatoly V Skalny, Joanna Suliburska, Margarita G Skalnaya, Alexandr A Nikonorov, Alexey A Tinkov
Iron (Fe) deficiency is considered as the most common nutritional deficiency. Iron deficiency is usually associated with low Fe intake, blood loss, diseases, poor absorption, gastrointestinal parasites, or increased physiological demands as in pregnancy. Nutritional Fe deficiency is usually treated with Fe tablets, sometimes with Fe-containing multimineral tablets. Trace element interactions may have a significant impact on Fe status. Existing data demonstrate a tight interaction between manganese (Mn) and Fe, especially in Fe-deficient state...
May 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344087/subacute-alcohol-and-or-disulfiram-intake-affects-bioelements-and-redox-status-in-rat-testes
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Ana Djuric, Aida Begic, Borko Gobeljic, Ana Pantelic, Goran Zebic, Ivana Stevanovic, Dragan Djurdjevic, Milica Ninkovic, Vera Prokic, Ivan Stanojevic, Danilo Vojvodic, Mirjana Djukic
The aim of the study was to investigate if alcohol and disulfiram (DSF) individually and in combination affect bioelements' and red-ox homeostasis in testes of the exposed rats. The animals were divided into groups according to the duration of treatments (21 and/or 42 days): C21/C42 groups (controls); OL21 and OL22-42 groups (0.5 mL olive oil intake); A1-21 groups (3 mL 20% ethanol intake); DSF1-21 groups (178.5 mg DSF/kg/day intake); and A21+DSF22-42 groups (the DSF ingestion followed previous 21 days' treatment with alcohol)...
March 24, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344072/osteopontin-metallothionein-i-ii-interactions-in-experimental-autoimmunune-encephalomyelitis
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Hrvoje Jakovac, Tanja Grubić Kezele, Sandra Šućurović, Biserka Mulac-Jeričević, Biserka Radošević-Stašić
Osteopontin (OPN), an extracellular matrix (ECM) glyco-phosphoprotein, plays an important role in autoimmune-mediated demyelinating diseases, including multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). As an integrin and CD44 binding protein it participates in bidirectional communication between the ECM and target cells and affects transduction pathways that maintain neuronal and immune cell homeostasis. Its biological activity is also heavily influenced by microenvironment, which stimulates the cleavage of OPN and changes its functions...
March 24, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334855/slc30a9-mutation-affecting-intracellular-zinc-homeostasis-causes-a-novel-cerebro-renal-syndrome
#15
Yonatan Perez, Zamir Shorer, Keren Liani-Leibson, Pauline Chabosseau, Rotem Kadir, Michael Volodarsky, Daniel Halperin, Shiran Barber-Zucker, Hanna Shalev, Ruth Schreiber, Libe Gradstein, Evgenia Gurevich, Raz Zarivach, Guy A Rutter, Daniel Landau, Ohad S Birk
A novel autosomal recessive cerebro-renal syndrome was identified in consanguineous Bedouin kindred: neurological deterioration was evident as of early age, progressing into severe intellectual disability, profound ataxia, camptocormia and oculomotor apraxia. Brain MRI was normal. Four of the six affected individuals also had early-onset nephropathy with features of tubulo-interstitial nephritis, hypertension and tendency for hyperkalemia, though none had rapid deterioration of renal function. Genome wide linkage analysis identified an ∼18 Mb disease-associated locus on chromosome 4 (maximal logarithm of odds score 4...
April 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334004/the-mouse-genome-displays-highly-dynamic-populations-of-krab-zinc-finger-protein-genes-and-related-genetic-units
#16
Annamaria Kauzlaric, Gabriela Ecco, Marco Cassano, Julien Duc, Michael Imbeault, Didier Trono
KRAB-containing poly-zinc finger proteins (KZFPs) constitute the largest family of transcription factors encoded by mammalian genomes, and growing evidence indicates that they fulfill functions critical to both embryonic development and maintenance of adult homeostasis. KZFP genes underwent broad and independent waves of expansion in many higher vertebrates lineages, yet comprehensive studies of members harbored by a given species are scarce. Here we present a thorough analysis of KZFP genes and related units in the murine genome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326861/cutaneous-applied-nano-zno-reduce-the-ability-of-hair-follicle-stem-cells-to-differentiate
#17
Wei Ge, Yong Zhao, Fang-Nong Lai, Jing-Cai Liu, Yuan-Chao Sun, Jun-Jie Wang, Shun-Feng Cheng, Xi-Feng Zhang, Li-Lan Sun, Lan Li, Paul W Dyce, Wei Shen
The ability of metal oxide nanoparticles to penetrate the skin has aroused a great deal of interest during the past decade due to concerns over the safety of topically applied sunscreens that contain physical UV-resistant metal particles, such as nano-Zinc oxide (nZnO). Previous studies demonstrate that metal oxide nanoparticles accumulate in skin furrows and hair follicles following topical application while little is known about the consequence of these nanoparticles on skin homeostasis. The current investigation tested the effects of nZnO (0...
March 22, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303424/inherited-disorders-of-transition-metal-metabolism-an-update
#18
REVIEW
Peter T Clayton
Elements with a biological role include six trace transition metals: manganese, iron, cobalt, copper, zinc and molybdenum. Transition metals participate in group transfer reactions such as glycosylation and phosphorylation and those that can transfer an electron by alternating between two redox states such as iron (3+/2+) and copper (2+/1+) are also very important in biological redox reactions including the reduction of molecular oxygen and the transport of oxygen. However, these trace metals are also potentially toxic, generating reactive oxygen species through Fenton chemistry...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299743/computational-approaches-to-matrix-metalloprotease-drug-design
#19
Tanya Singh, B Jayaram, Olayiwola Adedotun Adekoya
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of zinc-containing enzymes required for homeostasis. These enzymes are an important class of drug targets as their over expression is associated with many disease states. Most of the inhibitors reported against this class of proteins have failed in clinical trials due to lack of specificity. In order to assist in drug design endeavors for MMP targets, a computationally tractable pathway is presented, comprising, (1) docking of small molecule inhibitors against the target MMPs, (2) derivation of quantum mechanical charges on the zinc ion in the active site and the amino acids coordinating with zinc including the inhibitor molecule, (3) molecular dynamics simulations on the docked ligand-MMP complexes, and (4) evaluation of binding affinities of the ligand-MMP complexes via an accurate scoring function for zinc containing metalloprotein-ligand complexes...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294049/in-silico-analysis-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-and-ligand-based-virtual-screening-for-identification-of-novel-ampk-activators
#20
Ammarah Ghaffar, Sidra Batool, Gohar Mushtaq, Muhammad Amjad Kamal
BACKGROUND: Adenosine-Monophosphate-Activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a conserved kinase that plays an important role in maintaining the homeostasis of cells. AMPK activation has a positive impact on treatment of diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancer as well. This observation led to the development of AMPK activators. Certain naturally occurring compounds have also been known to activate AMPK. METHOD: In this study, we retrieved the AMPK activators that includes chemical drugs, xenobiotics and natural compounds and analyzed their interactions with AMPK via docking studies...
March 9, 2017: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
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