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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819948/the-role-of-selenium-in-thyroid-gland-pathophysiology
#1
Michał Stuss, Marta Michalska-Kasiczak, Ewa Sewerynek
It is now assumed that proper functioning of the thyroid gland (TG), beside iodine, requires also a number of elements, including selenium, iron, zinc, copper, and calcium. In many cases, only an adequate supply of one of these microelements (e.g. iodine) may reveal symptoms resulting from deficits of other microelements (e.g. iron or selenium). Selenium is accounted to the trace elements of key importance for homeostasis of the human system, in particular, for the proper functioning of the immune system and the TG...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817774/efficient-concentration-of-indium-iii-from-aqueous-solution-using-layered-silicates
#2
Natthawut Homhuan, Sareeya Bureekaew, Makoto Ogawa
A synthetic layered alkali silicate, magadiite, and a natural montmorillite were found to concentrate indium(III) ion from aqueous solution by ion exchange reactions. The adsorption was examined by the reaction between silicates and aqueous solution of indium(III) chloride of different concentration at room temperature for 10 min. The adsorption isotherms were H type, indicating strong interactions between the silicates and indium(III) ion. The maximum adsorbed indium(III) amount for magadiite was quite high, ca...
August 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817665/concentrations-of-trace-elements-in-human-milk-comparisons-among-women-in-argentina-namibia-poland-and-the-united-states
#3
Laura D Klein, Alicia A Breakey, Brooke Scelza, Claudia Valeggia, Grazyna Jasienska, Katie Hinde
Human milk contains essential micronutrients for growth and development during early life. Environmental pollutants, such as potentially toxic metals, can also be transferred to the infant through human milk. These elements have been well-studied, but changing diets and environments and advances in laboratory technology require re-examining these elements in a variety of settings. The aim of this study was to characterize the concentrations of essential and toxic metals in human milk from four diverse populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815235/growth-kinetics-and-mechanisms-of-multinary-copper-based-metal-sulfide-nanocrystals
#4
Keqiang Chen, Jing Zhou, Wen Chen, Qiaohui Zhong, Tingqiang Yang, Xue Yang, Chunyu Deng, Yueli Liu
Multinary copper-based metal sulfide (Cu-M-S) nanocrystals (NCs) usually have high absorption coefficients and near-optimum direct band gaps, which have been considered as novel photo-absorption materials for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSCs) and hole-transport materials for perovskite solar cells (PSCs). However, the formation and phase transformation mechanisms of Cu-M-S NCs during the solution-based preparing approaches are complicated. Herein, Cu-M-S NCs, including Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS), Cu2SnS3 (CTS), CuInS2 (CIS), and CuSbS2 (CAS), have been synthesized through solution-based hot-injection methods...
August 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812245/association-of-elements-with-schizophrenia-and-intervention-of-selenium-supplements
#5
Zhe Li, Yumei Liu, Xia Li, Wen Ju, Guanrui Wu, Xiaomei Yang, Xiaofeng Fu, Xibao Gao
The purpose of this study is to explore more trace elements (zinc, potassium, copper, iron, boron, manganese, selenium, chromium and cadmium elements) in addition to calcium, magnesium, lead and arsenic in the sera of patients with schizophrenia and the general population in China and to determine the effect of selenium on schizophrenia patients. Participants were collected from the Pingyin County Mental Health Hospital and Pingyin County. A t test was used to analyse the differences between schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects, and element content differences in gender...
August 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808954/heavy-metal-pollutants-in-selected-organs-of-african-giant-rats-from-three-agro-ecological-zones-of-nigeria-evidence-for-their-role-as-an-environmental-specimen-bank
#6
Ifukibot Levi Usende, Benjamin O Emikpe, James Olukayode Olopade
An assessment of the concentration of heavy metals in the liver, brain, kidney, bone, and lungs of African giant rats (AGRs) from three agro-ecological zones of Nigeria having different industrial activities was carried out using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Twenty adult AGRs from cities in mangrove/freshwater swamp, rainforest, and woodland/tall grass savanna agro-ecological zones of Nigeria were used for this study. AGRs were euthanized, carefully dissected, and the brains, liver, lungs, bone, and kidneys were harvested, digested, and analyzed for concentrations of vanadium (V), lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), zinc (Zn), selenium (Se), copper (Cu), and iron (Fe)...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805705/changes-of-bone-related-minerals-during-denosumab-administration-in-post-menopausal-osteoporotic-patients
#7
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/28803025/the-effect-of-nano-tio2-photocatalysis-on-the-antioxidant-activities-of-cu-zn-sod-at-physiological-ph
#8
Wen Zheng, Hai-Feng Zou, Shao-Wu Lv, Yan-Hong Lin, Min Wang, Fei Yan, Ye Sheng, Yan-Hua Song, Jie Chen, Ke-Yan Zheng
Security issues of nanoparticles on biological toxicity and potential environmental risk have attracted more and more attention with the rapid development and wide applications of nanotechnology. In this work, we explored the effect and probable mechanism of nano-TiO2 on antioxidant activity of copper, zinc superoxide dismutase (Cu, Zn-SOD) under natural light and mixed light at physiological pH. Nano-TiO2 was prepared by sol-hydrothermal method, and then characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Transmission electron micrographs (TEM)...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802572/effect-of-cadmium-on-uptake-of-iron-zinc-and-copper-and-mrna-expression-of-metallothioneins-in-hepg2-cells-in-vitro
#9
Sabine Sampels, Hana Kocour Kroupova, Pavla Linhartova
The intake of cadmium contaminated fish was mimicked by incubating human hepatoblastoma cells (Cell line HepG2) with a combination of different levels of cadmium (0-5μM) plus the n-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid, which are typical for fish. Uptake of cadmium, iron, copper and zinc was measured by ICP-MS. In addition mRNA expression of two metallothioneins (mt1 g and mt1 m) was evaluated by real-time PCR. The obtained data shows that the presence of cadmium increases the uptake of iron and zinc into the HepG2 cells while the uptake of copper remains unaffected...
August 10, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801773/growth-performance-mineral-digestibility-and-blood-characteristics-of-ostriches-receiving-drinking-water-supplemented-with-varying-levels-of-chelated-trace-mineral-complex
#10
Hossein Seyfori, Hossein Ali Ghasemi, Iman Hajkhodadadi, Mohammad Hassan Nazaran, Maryam Hafizi
The effects of water supplementation of chelated trace minerals (CTM, which is named Bonzaplex designed with chelate compounds technology) on growth performance, apparent total tract digestibility (ATTD) of minerals, and some blood metabolites, TM, and antioxidant enzyme values in African ostriches were investigated from 8 to 12 months of age. A total of 20 8-month-old ostriches (five birds in five replicate pens) was randomly allocated into one of the following four treatments: (1) control (basal diet + tap water), (2) low CTM (basal diet +100 mg/bird/day CTM powder in tap water), (3) medium CTM (basal diet +1 g/bird/day CTM powder in tap water), and (4) high CTM (basal diet +2 g/bird/day CTM powder in tap water)...
August 11, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801722/effect-of-disturbances-of-zinc-and-copper-on-the-physical-and-mental-health-status-of-patients-with-alcohol-dependence
#11
M Ordak, E Bulska, K Jablonka-Salach, A Luciuk, M Maj-Żurawska, H Matsumoto, T Nasierowski, M Wojnar, J Matras, E Muszynska, M Bujalska-Zadrozny
The concentrations of copper and zinc in the tissues of alcohol-addicted people can significantly correlate with the variables describing their mental state. Studies on the homeostasis of zinc in alcohol-dependent patients have often been characterized by low hypozincemia detection. This may be caused by a low content of zinc in blood serum (1%) compared to the average zinc level in the body. Unfortunately, most authors have identified extracellular zinc in their studies. In the available literature, data on the level of copper in patients suffering from alcohol dependence are inconsistent...
August 12, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799141/trace-element-and-vitamin-concentrations-in-paediatric-dialysis-patients
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Triona Joyce, Frances Court Brown, Dean Wallace, Christopher J D Reid, Manish D Sinha
BACKGROUND: There are few recent data regarding blood micronutrient concentrations and supplementation in children on maintenance dialysis. We investigated micronutrient concentrations following dialysis commencement. METHODS: Retrospective review, including all children on maintenance dialysis (peritoneal dialysis, PD; intermittent haemodialysis, IHD), for nutritional blood concentrations measured over the first 12 months. Patients received pyridoxine and Dialyvit® daily with planned 3-monthly micronutrient concentration monitoring including selenium, manganese, copper, zinc, folate and vitamins A, D, B12 and E...
August 10, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798479/real-time-and-tunable-substrate-for-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-by-synthesis-of-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-via-electrolysis
#13
Behzad Sardari, Meriç Özcan
Here we show the capability of copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles formed on copper (Cu) electrodes by the electrolysis as a real time active substrate for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). We have experimentally found that using just the ultra pure water as the electrolyte and the Cu electrodes, ions are extracted from the copper anode form copper oxide nanoparticles on the anode surface in matter of minutes. Average particle size on the anode reaches to 100 nm in ninety seconds and grows to about 300 nm in five minutes...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797543/heavy-metal-bioaccumulation-in-mangrove-ecosystem-at-the-coral-triangle-ecoregion-southeast-sulawesi-indonesia
#14
Kangkuso Analuddin, Sahadev Sharma, Jamili, Andi Septiana, Idin Sahidin, Usman Rianse, Kazuo Nadaoka
This study aimed to determine the role of mangroves as a biofilter of heavy metals. The concentrations of heavy metals, namely copper, mercury, cadmium, zinc, and lead, in the mangroves Rhizophora apiculata, Ceriops tagal, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Lumnitzera racemosa, Xylocarpus granatum, Sonneratia alba, and Bruguiera parviflora at RAWN Park were determined using a Flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer. High concentrations of Cu (83.85μgg(-1)) and Hg (0.52μgg(-1)) were found in the tissues of L. racemosa, while high concentrations of Cd (10...
August 7, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797287/is-a-high-serum-copper-concentration-a-risk-factor-for-implantation-failure
#15
Hidehiko Matsubayashi, Kotaro Kitaya, Kohei Yamaguchi, Rie Nishiyama, Yukiko Takaya, Tomomoto Ishikawa
BACKGROUND: Copper-containing contraceptive devices may deposit copper ions in the endometrium, resulting in implantation failure. The deposition of copper ions in many organs has been reported in patients with untreated Wilson's disease. Since these patients sometimes exhibit subfertility and/or early pregnancy loss, copper ions were also considered to accumulate in the uterine endometrium. Wilson's disease patients treated with zinc successfully delivered babies because zinc interfered with the absorption of copper from the gastrointestinal tract...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796823/assessment-of-photocatalytic-potentiality-and-determination-of-ecotoxicity-using-plant-model-for-better-environmental-applicability-of-synthesized-copper-copper-oxide-and-copper-doped-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles
#16
Debadrito Das, Animesh Kumar Datta, Divya Vishambhar Kumbhakar, Bapi Ghosh, Ankita Pramanik, Sudha Gupta, Aninda Mandal
NPS SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND AZO-DYE DEGRADATION: A facile cost effective wet chemical method of synthesis is proposed for Cu-NPs, CuO-NPs and Cu-doped ZnO-NPs. The nanomaterials are opto-physically characterized for nano standard quality. Cu-doped ZnO-NPs based catalytic system is found to possess most efficient photocatalytic activity in degradation of two organic azo-dyes namely methyl red (MR) and malachite green (MG) that are released as industrial effluents in eco-environment intercollegium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796288/a-novel-topical-agent-in-the-treatment-of-seborrheic-keratoses-a-proof-of-concept-study-by-clinical-and-dermoscopic-evaluation
#17
Francesco Lacarrubba, Maria Rita Nasca, Anna Elisa Verzì, Giuseppe Micali
In this proof of concept study, 50 lesions from 15 patients with multiple seborrheic keratoses (SKs) were treated with a novel aqueous solution containing nitric acid, zinc and copper salts, and organic acids (acetic, lactic, and oxalic acid). Treatment consisted in the application of an amount of the solution sufficient to obtain a whitening/yellowish reaction. Application of the nitric-zinc solution was performed every other week until clinical and dermoscopic clearance or crust formation, for a maximum of 4 applications...
August 10, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795369/trace-element-and-heavy-metal-levels-in-colorectal-cancer-comparison-between-cancerous-and-non-cancerous-tissues
#18
Masoudreza Sohrabi, Ali Gholami, MohammadHossein Hosseini Azar, Mohammad Yaghoobi, Maryamosadat Mirasgari Shahi, Solmaz Shirmardi, Mehdi Nikkhah, Zahra Kohi, Delaram Salehpour, Mahmood Reza Khoonsari, Gholamrez Hemmasi, Farhad Zamani, Mahmoudreza Sohrabi, Hossein Ajdarkosh
Cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) have increased dramatically in Middle Eastern and other Asian countries. Many studies indicate an important role of environmental factors, including trace elements as an etiology of cancer. This study aims to assess the concentration of eight trace elements in cancerous and adjacent non-cancerous tissues in case of CRC. In a cross-sectional study, conducted between March 2015 and February 2016, zinc (Zn), chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), tin (Sn), copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), lead (Pb), and iron (Fe) levels were evaluated among patients suffering from CRC...
August 9, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792450/determination-of-zinc-cadmium-lead-copper-and-silver-using-a-carbon-paste-electrode-and-a-screen-printed-electrode-modified-with-chromium-iii-oxide
#19
Zuzana Koudelkova, Tomas Syrovy, Pavlina Ambrozova, Zdenek Moravec, Lubomir Kubac, David Hynek, Lukas Richtera, Vojtech Adam
In this study, the preparation and electrochemical application of a chromium(III) oxide modified carbon paste electrode (Cr-CPE) and a screen printed electrode (SPE), made from the same material and optimized for the simple, cheap and sensitive simultaneous determination of zinc, cadmium, lead, copper and the detection of silver ions, is described. The limits of detection and quantification were 25 and 80 µg·L(-1) for Zn(II), 3 and 10 µg·L(-1) for Cd(II), 3 and 10 µg·L(-1) for Pb(II), 3 and 10 µg·L(-1) for Cu(II), and 3 and 10 µg·L(-1) for Ag(I), respectively...
August 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791581/phytoextraction-of-potentially-toxic-elements-by-six-tree-species-growing-on-hazardous-mining-sludge
#20
Mirosław Mleczek, Piotr Goliński, Magdalena Krzesłowska, Monika Gąsecka, Zuzanna Magdziak, Paweł Rutkowski, Sylwia Budzyńska, Bogusława Waliszewska, Tomisław Kozubik, Zbigniew Karolewski, Przemysław Niedzielski
The aim of the study was to compare the phytoextraction abilities of six tree species (Acer platanoides L., Acer pseudoplatanus L., Betula pendula Roth, Quercus robur L., Tilia cordata Miller, Ulmus laevis Pall.), cultivated on mining sludge contaminated with arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), thallium (Tl), and zinc (Zn). All six tree species were able to survive on such an unpromising substrate. However, A. platanoides and T. cordata seedlings grown on the polluted substrate showed significantly lower biomass than control plants (55...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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