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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820536/atp7a-and-atp7b-regulate-copper-homeostasis-in-developing-male-germ-cells-in-mice
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Mateusz Ogórek, Małgorzata Lenartowicz, Rafał Starzyński, Aneta Jończy, Robert Staroń, Andrzej Doniec, Wojciech Krzeptowski, Aleksandra Bednarz, Olga Pierzchała, Paweł Lipiński, Zenon Rajfur, Zbigniew Baster, Patrycja Gibas-Tybur, Paweł Grzmil
The maintenance of copper homeostasis is critical for all cells. As learned from mice with disturbed copper metabolism, this trace element is also important for spermatogenesis. The experiments conducted in yeasts have demonstrated that appropriate copper level must be preserved to enable meiosis progression; however, increased copper level is toxic for cells. This study aims to analyze the expression profile of Atp7a and Atp7b and other genes encoding copper-related proteins during spermatogenesis in mice...
August 18, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818407/effects-of-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-and-copper-ions-to-zebrafish-danio-rerio-cells-embryos-and-fry
#2
Amalie Thit, Lars M Skjolding, Henriette Selck, Joachim Sturve
The use of engineered metal nanoparticles (NPs) is continuously increasing and so is the need for information regarding their toxicity. This study compares the toxicity of CuO NPs with ionic Cu in three zebrafish model systems; zebrafish hepatoma cell line (ZFL), fish embryo toxicity test (FET) and fry locomotion. In the ZFL tests, no significant cytotoxicity (cell death, decreased metabolic or cell membrane integrity) was detected for either treatment, though both significantly affected reactive oxygen species (ROS) production...
August 14, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817263/responses-of-periphyton-to-fe2o3-nanoparticles-a-physiological-and-ecological-basis-for-defending-nanotoxicity
#3
Jun Tang, Ningyuan Zhu, Yan Zhu, Junzhuo Liu, Chenxi Wu, Philip G Kerr, Yonghong Wu, Kwan Sing Paul Kwan-Sing Lam
The toxic effects of nanoparticles on individual organisms have been widely investigated, while few studies have investigated the effects of nanoparticles on ubiquitous multi-community microbial aggregates. Here, periphyton as a model of microbial aggregates, was employed to investigate the responses of microbial aggregates exposed continuously to Fe2O3 nanoparticles (5.0 mg L-1) for 30 days. The Fe2O3 nanoparticles enter the microbial cells of the periphyton and disperse in the cytoplasm. The exposure to Fe2O3 nanoparticles results in the chlorophyll (a, b and c) contents of periphyton increasing and the total antioxidant capacity decreasing...
August 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811697/role-of-iron-and-copper-in-the-pathogenesis-of-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Mohit Kumar Gangania, Jyoti Batra, Suman Kushwaha, Rachna Agarwal
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an old age disorder of basal ganglia which involves oligomerization of α-synuclein protein and formation of intercellular inclusions known as "Lewy bodies" in substantia nigra and caudate nuclei in brain which is progressive in nature. It is second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder characterized by tremor at rest, muscle rigidity, slowness of movement (bradykinesia, akinesia), and changes in posture (instability). Both excess and deficiency in levels of transition metals (especially iron, copper) can be detrimental to the central nervous system...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810615/detecting-serum-and-urine-metabolic-profile-changes-of-ccl4-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-at-12-weeks-based-on-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#5
Jiarong Gao, Xiu-Juan Qin, Hui Jiang, Jin-Feng Chen, Ting Wang, Ting Zhang, Shuang-Zhi Xu, Jun-Mei Song
Liver fibrosis is caused by liver injury induced by a number of chronic liver diseases, including schistosome infection, hepatitis infection, metabolic disease, alcoholism and cholestasis. The tissue damage occurring after injury or inflammation of the liver is a reversible lesion; however, liver fibrosis has become a worldwide problem and poses a threat to human health. The development of an effective drug for the prevention and treatment of liver fibrosis is ongoing and uses information from different occurrences of liver fibrosis...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805705/changes-of-bone-related-minerals-during-denosumab-administration-in-post-menopausal-osteoporotic-patients
#6
Takako Suzuki, Yukio Nakamura, Hiroyuki Kato
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study included 21 patients with primary osteoporosis who were treated with the anti-resorption drug, denosumab. To date, there has been no detailed report on the changes of bone-related minerals after anti-resorption drug therapy. METHODS: Twenty-one post-menopausal females were retrospectively enrolled. Serum zinc (Zn), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), grip strength, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were examined at one week and 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 months...
August 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794411/dextran-catechin-inhibits-angiogenesis-by-disrupting-copper-homeostasis-in-endothelial-cells
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Eugene M H Yee, Miriam B Brandl, Eddy Pasquier, Giuseppe Cirillo, Kathleen Kimpton, Maria Kavallaris, Naresh Kumar, Orazio Vittorio
Formation of blood vessels, or angiogenesis, is crucial to cancer progression. Thus, inhibiting angiogenesis can limit the growth and spread of tumors. The natural polyphenol catechin has moderate anti-tumor activity and interacts with copper, which is essential for angiogenesis. Catechin is easily metabolized in the body and this limits its clinical application. We have recently shown that conjugation of catechin with dextran (Dextran-Catechin) improves its serum stability, and exhibits potent anti-tumor activity against neuroblastoma by targeting copper homeostasis...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791555/oxidative-damage-to-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-atcc-27833-and-staphylococcus-aureus-atcc-24213-induced-by-cuo-nps
#8
Ana Laura Ulloa-Ogaz, Hilda Amelia Piñón-Castillo, Laila Nayzzel Muñoz-Castellanos, Martha Samira Athie-García, María De Lourdes Ballinas-Casarrubias, José Guadalupe Murillo-Ramirez, Luis Ángel Flores-Ongay, Robert Duran, Erasmo Orrantia-Borunda
The cytotoxicity of nanoparticles (NPs) and their properties are important issues in nanotechnology research. Particularly, NPs affect the metabolism of microorganisms due to NP interactions with some biomolecules. In order to assess the mechanisms underlying NPs toxicity, we studied the damage caused by copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO-NPs) on Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 24213 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27833. Spherical CuO-NPs characterized by their diameter (13 ± 3 nm) were synthesized with a maximum of 254 nm...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781902/study-on-lesion-assessment-of-cerebello-thalamo-cortical-network-in-wilson-s-disease-with-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Anqin Wang, Hongli Wu, Chunsheng Xu, Lanfeng Tang, Jaeyoun Lee, Min Wang, Man Jiang, Chuanfu Li, Qi Lu, Chunyun Zhang
Wilson's disease (WD) is a genetic disorder of copper metabolism with pathological copper accumulation in the brain and any other tissues. This article aimed to assess lesions in cerebello-thalamo-cortical network with an advanced technique of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in WD. 35 WD patients and 30 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers were recruited to accept diffusion-weighted images with 15 gradient vectors and conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The DTI parameters, including fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusion (MD), were calculated by diffusion kurtosis estimator software...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768216/a-multi-omics-based-ecological-analysis-of-coastal-marine-sediments-from-gladstone-in-australia-s-central-queensland-and-heron-island-a-nearby-fringing-platform-reef
#10
D J Beale, J Crosswell, A V Karpe, W Ahmed, M Williams, P D Morrison, S Metcalfe, C Staley, M J Sadowsky, E A Palombo, A D L Steven
The impact of anthropogenic factors arising from point and non-point pollution sources at a multi commodity marine port and its surrounding ecosystems were studied using sediment samples collected from a number of onshore (Gladstone Harbour and Facing Island) and offshore (Heron Island and Fitzroy Reefs) sites in Australia's Central Queensland. Sediment samples were analyzed for trace metals, organic carbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), emerging chemicals of concern (ECC) and sterols. Similarly, the biological and biochemical interaction between the reef and its environment was analyzed by the multi-omic tools of next-generation sequencing characterization of the bacterial community and microbial community metabolic profiling...
July 30, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760827/copper-homeostasis-networks-in-the-bacterium-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#11
Julia Quintana, Lorena Novoa-Aponte, José M Argüello
Bacterial copper (Cu(+)) homeostasis enables both precise metallation of diverse cuproproteins and control of variable metal levels. To this end, protein networks mobilize Cu(+) to cellular targets with remarkable specificity. However, the understanding of these processes is rather fragmented. Here, we use genome-wide transcriptomic analysis by RNA-Seq to characterize the response of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to external 0.5 mM CuSO4, a condition that did not generate pleiotropic effects. Pre-steady (5 min) and steady state (2 h) Cu(+) fluxes, resulted in distinct transcriptome landscapes...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760322/cytochrome-bd-and-gaseous-ligands-in-bacterial-physiology
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Elena Forte, Vitaliy B Borisov, João B Vicente, Alessandro Giuffrè
Cytochrome bd is a unique prokaryotic respiratory terminal oxidase that does not belong to the extensively investigated family of haem-copper oxidases (HCOs). The enzyme catalyses the four-electron reduction of O2 to 2H2O, using quinols as physiological reducing substrates. The reaction is electrogenic and cytochrome bd therefore sustains bacterial energy metabolism by contributing to maintain the transmembrane proton motive force required for ATP synthesis. As compared to HCOs, cytochrome bd displays several distinctive features in terms of (i) metal composition (it lacks Cu and harbours a d-type haem in addition to two haems b), (ii) overall three-dimensional structure, that only recently has been solved, and arrangement of the redox cofactors, (iii) lesser energetic efficiency (it is not a proton pump), (iv) higher O2 affinity, (v) higher resistance to inhibitors such as cyanide, nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and (vi) ability to efficiently metabolize potentially toxic reactive oxygen and nitrogen species like hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and peroxynitrite (ONOO(-))...
2017: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754376/characterization-of-mxr-activity-in-the-sea-anemone-bunodosoma-cangicum-exposed-to-copper
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Vanessa Abelaira Anjos, Juliana Zomer Sandrini, Cláudia Bueno Reis Martinez, Marta Marques Souza
Transmembrane proteins of the ABC family contribute to a multiple xenobiotic resistance (MXR) phenotype in cells, driving the extrusion of toxic substances. This phenotype promotes a high degree of protection against xenobiotics. The present study provides a better understanding of the MXR activity in the podal disk cells of Bunodosoma cangicum exposed to copper, and further establishes the relationship between protein activity (measured by accumulation of rhodamine-B) and bioaccumulation of copper in these cells...
July 25, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751535/how-to-use-tests-for-disorders-of-copper-metabolism
#14
Jane Armer, Christian De Goede
In paediatrics, one of our main aims in the diagnostic process is to identify any treatable conditions. The copper metabolism disorder Wilson's disease (WD) is one such condition that is caused by mutations in the ATP7B gene. Delay in treatment could result in irreversible disability or even death. Although liver disease is the most common presenting feature in children, some children may initially present with a subtle neurological presentation only. In patients presenting with dystonia, tremor, dysarthria or with a deterioration in school performance, there should be a high index of suspicion for WD...
July 27, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747869/effect-of-dietary-copper-addition-on-lipid-metabolism-in-rabbits
#15
Liu Lei, Sui Xiaoyi, Li Fuchang
The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of copper supplementation on lipid metabolism in rabbits. Our study showed dietary copper addition (5-45 mg/kg) increased body mass gain, but decreased fat and liver weights compared with those in the control group (P < 0.05). Copper (45 mg/kg) addition significantly increased the skeletal muscle weight, but inhibited cytoplasmic lipid accumulation in liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue (P < 0.05). Compared with the control group, dietary copper addition (45 mg/kg) significantly increased plasma triglyceride levels but decreased very low density lipoprotein levels (P < 0...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738142/metabolomics-reveals-cu-oh-2-nanopesticide-activated-antioxidative-pathways-and-decreased-beneficial-antioxidants-in-spinach-leaves
#16
Lijuan Zhao, Yuxiong Huang, Adeyemi S Adeleye, Arturo A Keller
While the use of nanopesticides in modern agriculture continues to increase, their effects on crop plants are still poorly understood. Here, 4-week-old spinach plants grown in an artificial medium were exposed via foliar spray to Cu(OH)2 nanopesticide (0.18 and 18 mg/plant) or Cu ions (0.15 and 15 mg/plant) for 7 days. A gas chromatography-time of flight-mass spectrometry metabolomics approach was applied to assess metabolic alterations induced by Cu(OH)2 nanopesticide in spinach leaves. Exposure to Cu(OH)2 nanopesticide and copper ions induced alterations in the metabolite profiles of spinach leaves...
July 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734952/potential-predictive-role-of-lipid-peroxidation-markers-for-type-2-diabetes-in-the-tunisian-population
#17
Houda Bouhajja, Faten Hadj Kacem, Rania Abdelhedi, Marwa Ncir, Jordan D Dimitrov, Rim Marrakchi, Kamel Jamoussi, Ahmed Rebai, Abdelfattah El Feki, Mohamed Abid, Hammadi Ayadi, Srini V Kaveri, Mouna Mnif-Feki, Noura Bougacha-Elleuch
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the potential clinical relevance of malondialdehyde (MDA) and autoantibodies to copper oxidized low-density lipoprotein (CuOx-LDL) in type 2 diabetes occurrence. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 69 normoglycemic subjects, 18 prediabetic patients and 108 type 2 diabetes patients. MDA concentration was assessed spectrophotometrically. Plasma IgG, IgA and IgM levels to CuOx-LDL were determined by ELISA. RESULTS: Plasma MDA levels were considerably higher in obese, prediabetic and type 2 diabetes subjects compared to controls...
July 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734589/phosphorus-and-cu-2-removal-by-periphytic-biofilm-stimulated-by-upconversion-phosphors-doped-with-pr-3-li
#18
Yan Zhu, Jianhong Zhang, Ningyuan Zhu, Jun Tang, Junzhuo Liu, Pengfei Sun, Yonghong Wu, Po Keung Wong
Upconversion phosphors (UCPs) can convert visible light into luminescence, such as UV, which can regulate the growth of microbes. Based on these fundamentals, the community composition of periphytic biofilms stimulated by UCPs doped with Pr(3+)-Li(+) was proposed to augment the removal of phosphorus (P) and copper (Cu). Results showed that the biofilms with community composition optimized by UCPs doped with Pr(3+)-Li(+) had high P and Cu(2+) removal rates. This was partly due to overall bacterial and algal abundance and biomass increases...
July 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732478/comparative-assessment-of-clinical-rating-scales-in-wilson-s-disease
#19
Hanna M Volpert, Jan Pfeiffenberger, Jan B Gröner, Wolfgang Stremmel, Daniel N Gotthardt, Mark Schäfer, Karl Heinz Weiss, Markus Weiler
BACKGROUND: Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism resulting in multifaceted neurological, hepatic, and psychiatric symptoms. The objective of the study was to comparatively assess two clinical rating scales for WD, the Unified Wilson's Disease Rating Scale (UWDRS) and the Global Assessment Scale for Wilson's disease (GAS for WD), and to test the feasibility of the patient reported part of the UWDRS neurological subscale (termed the "minimal UWDRS")...
July 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731302/lead-ii-binding-in-metallothioneins
#20
Daisy L Wong, Maureen E Merrifield-MacRae, Martin J Stillman
Heavy metal exposure has long been associated with metallothionein (MT) regulation and its functions. MT is a ubiquitous, cysteine-rich protein that is involved in homeostatic metal response for the essential metals zinc and copper, as well as detoxification of heavy metals; the most commonly proposed being cadmium. MT binds in vivo to a number of metals in addition to zinc, cadmium and copper, such as bismuth. In vitro, metallation with a wide range of metals (especially mercury, arsenic, and lead) has been reported using a variety of analytical methods...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
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