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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738620/proteins-in-microbial-synthesis-of-selenium-nanoparticles
#1
Anna V Tugarova, Alexander A Kamnev
Biogenic formation of nano-sized particles composed of various materials (in particular, selenium) by live microorganisms is widespread in nature. This phenomenon has been increasingly attracting the attention of researchers over the last decade not only owing to a range of diverse applications of such nanoparticles (NPs) in nanobiotechnology, but also because of the specificity of methodologies and mechanisms of NPs formation related to "green synthesis". In this mini-review, recent data are discussed on the multifaceted role of proteins in the processes of microbial reduction of selenium oxyanions and the formation of Se NPs...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736622/nutrition-and-osteoporosis-prevention-for-the-orthopaedic-surgeon-a-wholefoods-approach
#2
Jennette Higgs, Emma Derbyshire, Kathryn Styles
Osteoporosis is a prevalent and debilitating condition with no signs of subsiding. Rising numbers of people consuming nutrient-poor diets coupled with ageing populations and sedentary lifestyles appear to be the main drivers behind this.While the nutrients calcium and vitamin D have received most attention, there is growing evidence that wholefoods and other micronutrients have roles to play in primary and potentially secondary osteoporosis prevention.Until recently, calcium and vitamin D were regarded as the main nutrients essential to bone health but now there are emerging roles for iron, copper and selenium, among others...
June 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735963/selenium-accelerates-chicken-dendritic-cells-differentiation-and-affects-selenoproteins-expression
#3
Zhepeng Sun, Ci Liu, Tingru Pan, Haidong Yao, Shu Li
Selenium (Se) promotes immune cell differentiation and improves immune response. Antigen-presenting cells such as dendritic cells (DCs) play an important role in immune system, however, the impact of Se on DCs is still unclear. In this study, we successfully induced and cultured chicken DCs from peripheral blood mononuclear cells by incubating mononuclear cells with 50 ng/mL recombinant chicken granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor and 10 ng/mL recombinant chicken interleukin-4 for total 9 days...
July 20, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735578/age-related-differences-of-semen-quality-seminal-plasma-and-spermatozoa-antioxidative-and-oxidative-stress-variables-in-bulls-during-cold-and-warm-periods-of-the-year
#4
S Vince, I Žura Žaja, M Samardžija, I Majić Balić, M Vilić, D Đuričić, H Valpotić, F Marković, S Milinković-Tur
The aims of this study were to determine the presence and quantities of antioxidative status and oxidative stress (OS) variables in the seminal plasma and spermatozoa of bulls of varying age during cold and warm periods of the year, and to establish the correlation of these variables with semen quality parameters. The study was conducted on two groups each comprising nine Simmental bulls: one group contained younger animals (aged 2 to 4 years) and the second older animals (aged 5 to 10 years). Semen samples were collected using an artificial vagina for biochemical analysis...
July 24, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734787/selenium-deficiency-induced-thioredoxin-suppression-and-thioredoxin-knock-down-disbalanced-insulin-responsiveness-in-chicken-cardiomyocytes-through-pi3k-akt-pathway-inhibition
#5
Jie Yang, Sattar Hamid, Jingzeng Cai, Qi Liu, Shiwen Xu, Ziwei Zhang
Thioredoxin (Txn) system is the most crucial antioxidant defense mechanism in cell consisting of Txn, thioredoxin reductase (TR) and Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate (NADPH). Perturbations in Txn system may compromise cell survival through oxidative stress induction. Metabolic activity of insulin plays important roles in fulfilling the stable and persistent demands of heart through glucose metabolism. However, the roles of Txn and Txn system in insulin modulated cardiac energy metabolism have been less reported...
July 19, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733012/ultrasound-promoted-copper-catalyzed-synthesis-of-bis-arylselanyl-chrysin-derivatives-with-boosted-antioxidant-and-anticancer-activities
#6
Sergio F Fonseca, Nathalia B Padilha, Samuel Thurow, Juliano A Roehrs, Lucielli Savegnago, Maurice N de Souza, Mariana G Fronza, Tiago Collares, Julieti Buss, Fabiana K Seixas, Diego Alves, Eder J Lenardão
Herein we report the use of ultrasonic irradiation (US) in the synthesis of six new semi-synthetic selenium-containing chrysin derivatives by a simple and effective methodology utilizing CuI as catalyst, in good to excellent yields (60-89%). It was observed that US accelerates the reaction compared to conventional heating with excellent selectivity for diselenylated products. Compounds were tested for their antioxidant and anticancer activities in vitro and it was observed that the presence of selenium in the A-ring of chrysin enhanced both antioxidant and anticancer properties...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731683/synthesis-and-optical-properties-of-cu6e6-snph-2-pph2et-6-e-s-se-te-cluster-molecules
#7
Andreas Eichhöfer, Michael Kühn, Sergei Lebedkin, Max Kehry, Manfred M Kappes, Florian Weigend
A homologous series of three copper-tin-chalcogenide cluster molecules [Cu6E6(SnPh)2(PPh2Et)6] (E = S, Se, Te) was synthesized by reactions of CuO(O)CCH3 and PhSnCl3 with E(SiMe3)2 in the presence of PPh2Et. The cluster cage structures are similar, with slight differences in the bridging modes of the respective chalcogenide ligands E. The onset of the optical absorption displays a significant decrease of ca. 1.1 eV on going from sulfur to tellurium. The differences in bonding and electronic excitations can be rationalized by DFT and TDDFT calculations...
July 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731332/tuning-the-cavity-size-and-chirality-of-self-assembling-3d-dna-crystals
#8
Chad R Simmons, Fei Zhang, Tara MacCulloch, Nour Eddine Fahmi, Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Yan Liu, Nadrian C Seeman, Hao Yan
The foundational goal of structural DNA nanotechnology-the field that uses oligonucleotides as a molecular building block for the programmable self-assembly of nanostructured systems-was to use DNA to construct three-dimensional (3D) lattices for solving macromolecular structures. The programmable nature of DNA makes it an ideal system for rationally constructing self-assembled crystals, and immobilizing guest molecules in a repeating 3D array through their specific stereospatial interactions with the scaffold...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730081/effect-of-human-autologous-serum-and-fetal-bovine-serum-on-human-corneal-epithelial-cell-viability-migration-and-proliferation-in-vitro
#9
Ming-Feng Wu, Tanja Stachon, Berthold Seitz, Achim Langenbucher, Nóra Szentmáry
AIM: To analyze the concentration-dependent effects of autologous serum (AS) and fetal bovine serum (FBS) on human corneal epithelial cell (HCEC) viability, migration and proliferation. METHODS: AS was prepared from 13 patients with non-healing epithelial defects Dulbecco's modified eagle medium/Ham's F12 (DMEM/F12) with 5% FBS, 0.5% dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO), 10 ng/mL human epidermal growth factor, 1% insulin-transferrin-selenium, then were incubated in serum media: DMEM/F12 supplemented by 5%, 10%, 15% or 30% AS or FBS...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727057/effects-of-feeding-pregnant-beef-cows-selenium-enriched-alfalfa-hay-on-selenium-status-and-antibody-titers-in-their-newborn-calves
#10
L G Wallace, G Bobe, W R Vorachek, B P Dolan, C T Estill, G J Pirelli, J A Hall
In newborn dairy calves, it has been demonstrated that supranutritional maternal and colostral Se supplementation using Se yeast or sodium selenite, respectively, improves passive transfer of IgG. In beef cattle, agronomic biofortification with Se is a more practical alternative for Se supplementation, whereby the Se concentration of hay is increased through the use of Se-containing fertilizer amendments. It has been previously demonstrated that agronomic Se biofortification is an effective strategy to improve immunity and performance in Se-replete weaned beef calves...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726409/observation-of-steady-shear-induced-nematic-ordering-of-selenium-chain-moieties-in-arsenic-selenide-liquids
#11
Weidi Zhu, Galan Moore, Bruce G Aitken, Simon Clark, Sabyasachi Sen
Structural anisotropy induced by steady shear and its mechanistic relation with shear thinning are investigated in AsxSe1-x glasses (5≤x≤30) quenched from parent liquids subjected to shear rates ranging between 0 and 104 s1 using polarized Raman spectroscopy and two-dimensional x-ray diffraction. When taken together, the results demonstrate significant shear-induced partial alignment of -Se-Se-Se- chain moieties in the flow direction of the extruded fibers. This alignment is reminiscent of nematic liquid crystals where orientational order exists without positional order...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726110/supplementation-of-selenium-vitamin-e-chromium-and-betaine-above-recommended-levels-improves-lactating-performance-of-sows-over-summer
#12
Fan Liu, Jeremy James Cottrell, Cherie Louise Collins, David James Henman, Kirrily Sharon Beatrice O'Halloran, Frank Rowland Dunshea
Heat stress (HS) exacerbates the body weight loss of lactating sows and reduces litter weight gain. Selenium (Se), vitamin E (VE), chromium (Cr) and betaine have been shown to ameliorate symptoms of HS, and yeast nucleotides and mannan oligosaccharides have been reported to improve lactational performance and immune response in pigs. Therefore, a combination of these nutrients may improve lactational performance of sows in summer. The effects of two nutritionally enhanced diets on lactational performance of sows in summer were investigated in two experiments...
July 19, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724185/myo-inositol-plus-selenium-supplementation-restores-euthyroid-state-in-hashimoto-s-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
#13
M Nordio, S Basciani
OBJECTIVE: Clinical evidence suggests that oral supplementation with myo-inositol (MI) and selenium (Se) is useful in the treatment of autoimmune thyroiditis. The purpose of this study was to highlight the positive response of Hashimoto's patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) treated with MI and Se (MI-Se) in restoring a normal thyroid function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 168 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) having Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels between 3 and 6 µIU/ml were randomized into 2 groups: one receiving MI-Se and the other one Se alone...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724183/physiological-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-picsi-outcomes-after-oral-pretreatment-and-semen-incubation-with-myo-inositol-in-oligoasthenoteratozoospermic-men-results-from-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
T Korosi, C Barta, K Rokob, T Torok
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of an oral pretreatment with a mix of myo-inositol (Myo-Ins), folic acid, vitamin E, L-carnitine, L-arginine and selenium (Folandrol, Exeltis, Hungary) and subsequent direct Myo-Ins incubation of spermatozoa before Physiological Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (PICSI) procedures in infertile couples due to oligoasthenoteratozoospermia with previous failed PICSI procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomized controlled trial at the Assisted Reproduction Unit of the Kaáli Institute (Győr, Hungary)...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724175/myo-inositol-and-selenium-reduce-the-risk-of-developing-overt-hypothyroidism-in-patients-with-autoimmune-thyroiditis
#15
S M Ferrari, P Fallahi, F Di Bari, R Vita, S Benvenga, A Antonelli
OBJECTIVE: The beneficial effects obtained by myo-inositol in association with seleno-methionine in patients affected by subclinical hypothyroidism have been recently demonstrated. Here, we evaluate the immune-modulating effect of myo-inositol in association with seleno-methionine in patients with euthyroid autoimmune thyroiditis (AT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one consecutive Caucasian patients with newly diagnosed euthyroid chronic AT were evaluated. All subjects were treated with myo-inositol in association with selenium (600 mg/83 mg) tablets, twice per day, for six months...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723638/se2mo10v3-a-heteropoly-compound-containing-selenium-inhibits-tumor-growth
#16
Hong-Ning Zhang, Wei-Li Feng, Chun-Na An, Wen-Guang Li
Selenium compounds have strong anti-tumor effects and are well-tolerated. We examined the anti-tumor effects of (NH4)2H15Se2VIMo10V3O52·2H2O (Se2Mo10V3), a heteropoly compound containing selenium. Se2Mo10V3 inhibited proliferation in K562 cells with a half-maximal inhibitory concentration of 78.72±2.82 mg/L after 48 h and 24.94±0.88 mg/L after 72 h. Typical apoptotic morphologies were also observed in K562 cells treated with Se2Mo10V3, as were increased intracellular levels of Ca2+, Mg2+, H+, and reactive oxygen species, and decreased mitochondrial membrane potential...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719015/bisphenol-a-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mice-testes-modulation-by-selenium
#17
S Kaur, M Saluja, M P Bansal
Spermatogenesis, a highly coordinated process, is prone to environmental insults which may lead to impaired spermatogenesis or, at worst, infertility. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known global environmental toxicant and a ubiquitous oestrogenic chemical. This study evaluated the role of selenium (0.5 ppm sodium selenite/kg diet) on spermatogenesis after BPA treatment in different groups of male BALB/c mice: control, selenium, BPA and selenium+BPA. Markers of oxidative stress and apoptosis were evaluated in testis after BPA treatment...
July 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718676/selenium-zinc-copper-cu-zn-ratio-and-total-antioxidant-status-in-the-serum-of-vitiligo-patients-treated-by-narrow-band-ultraviolet-b-phototherapy
#18
Marta Wacewicz, Katarzyna Socha, Jolanta Soroczyńska, Marek Niczyporuk, Piotr Aleksiejczuk, Jolanta Ostrowska, Maria H Borawska
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a chronic, depigmenting skin disorder, which pathogenesis is still unknown. Narrow band ultraviolet-B is now one of the most widely used treatment of vitiligo. It was suggested that trace elements may play a role in pathogenesis of vitiligo. PURPOSE: 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) in the serum of patients with vitiligo...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718286/functionalized-selenium-nanosystem-as-radiation-sensitizer-of-125i-seeds-for-precise-cancer-therapy
#19
Yahui Yang, Qiang Xie, Zhennan Zhao, Lizhen He, Leung Chan, Yingxiang Liu, Yongle Chen, Mingjun Bai, Tao Pan, Yanni Qu, Long Ling, Tianfeng Chen
Although radiotherapy has been extensively applied in cancer treatment, external beam radiation therapy is still difficult to avoid damage to adjacent normal tissues in the process of delivering a sufficient radiation dose to the tumor sites of patients. To overcome this limitation, chemoradiotherapy, as a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy of radioactive seed, has been proposed to decrease the damage for tumor surrounding tissues and enhance the radiosensitivity of solid tumors. In the study, we designed and synthesized folic acid-conjugated selenium nanoparticles (FA@SeNPs) as cancer-targeting agent, which could be synergistically enhanced by the radioactive 125I seeds to realize anticancer efficacy and inhibited colony formation ability...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717270/antioxidant-therapy-in-idiopathic-oligoasthenoteratozoospermia
#20
REVIEW
Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (iOAT) is commonly encountered during the evaluation of men with infertility. Antioxidants have been utilized empirically in the treatment of iOAT based on their ability to reverse oxidative stress (OS)-induced sperm dysfunction often encountered in this patient population. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE/PubMed, focusing on publications of antioxidant therapies for iOAT. The main objective of our review article was to report the rationale and available evidence supporting the use of antioxidants...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
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