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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735383/brucellosis-causes-alteration-in-trace-elements-and-oxidative-stress-factors
#1
Naser Zanganeh, Ehsan Siahpoushi, Nejat Kheiripour, Sima Kazemi, Mohammad Taghi Goodarzi, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani
Brucellosis is regarded as one of the most common diseases among humans and livestock. In the present study, we aimed to assess the effect of this disease on the level of various cations including copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), and magnesium (Mg) as well as oxidative stress status in the serum of people suffering from brucellosis. The present case-study was carried out on 40 patients with brucellosis (case) and 20 healthy people (control). Blood specimens were taken from all the people and the level of essential trace elements and oxidative stress status were measured...
July 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734201/modification-of-chemical-properties-cu-fractionation-and-enzymatic-activities-in-an-acid-vineyard-soil-amended-with-winery-wastes-a-field-study
#2
Isabel Rodríguez-Salgado, Paula Pérez-Rodríguez, Antía Gómez-Armesto, Montserrat Díaz-Raviña, Juan Carlos Nóvoa-Muñoz, Manuel Arias-Estévez, David Fernández-Calviño
The effects of adding two winery wastes, perlite waste (PW) and bentonite waste (BW), to an acid vineyard soil were assessed using some chemical and biological soil properties in a field study that lasted 18 months. The addition of PW (up to 81 Mg ha(-1)) had neither significant nor permanent effects on soil characteristics such as the pH, organic matter content or nutrient concentrations, the amounts of copper or zinc, or the electrical conductivity. Moreover, no persistent negative effects were found on the enzymatic activities after PW application...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733937/sequential-extraction-as-novel-approach-to-compare-12-medicinal-plants-from-kenya-regarding-their-potential-to-release-chromium-manganese-copper-and-zinc
#3
R Mogwasi, S Zor, D K Kariuki, M Z Getenga, V Nischwitz
This study is focusing on a novel approach to screen a large number of medicinal plants from Kenya regarding their contents and availability of selected metals potentially relevant for treatment of diabetes patients. For this purpose, total levels of zinc, chromium, manganese, and copper were determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry as well as BCR sequential extraction to fractionate the elemental species in anti-diabetic medicinal plants collected from five natural locations in two sub counties in Nyamira County, Kenya...
July 21, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731302/lead-ii-binding-in-metallothioneins
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729697/identification-and-structural-characterization-of-lytu-a-unique-peptidoglycan-endopeptidase-from-the-lysostaphin-family
#5
Vytas Raulinaitis, Helena Tossavainen, Olli Aitio, Jarmo T Juuti, Keiichi Hiramatsu, Vesa Kontinen, Perttu Permi
We introduce LytU, a short member of the lysostaphin family of zinc-dependent pentaglycine endopeptidases. It is a potential antimicrobial agent for S. aureus infections and its gene transcription is highly upregulated upon antibiotic treatments along with other genes involved in cell wall synthesis. We found this enzyme to be responsible for the opening of the cell wall peptidoglycan layer during cell divisions in S. aureus. LytU is anchored in the plasma membrane with the active part residing in the periplasmic space...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728354/spatial-assessment-of-potential-ecological-risk-of-soil-heavy-metals-from-informal-e-waste-recycling-in-ghana
#6
Vincent Nartey Kyere, Klaus Greve, Sampson Atiemo, James Hawkins Ephraim
The rapidly increasing annual global volumes and the inherently valuable fractions of e-waste have created an avenue for individuals in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana to make a living by utilizing unconventional, uncontrolled, primitive and crude procedures to recycle and recover valuable metals from these wastes. The current form of recycling procedures releases hazardous fractions such as heavy metals into the soils posing a significant risk to ecology and human health. 132 soil samples based on 100 m grid intervals were collected using handheld GPS and analyzed for Cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) heavy metals...
July 10, 2017: Environmental Health and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727945/micronutrient-alterations-during-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-adults-a-retrospective-study
#7
Amir Y Kamel, Nisha J Dave, Vivian M Zhao, Daniel P Griffith, Michael J Connor, Thomas R Ziegler
BACKGROUND: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is commonly used to provide renal replacement therapy in the intensive care unit. Limited published data suggest that CRRT may lead to depletion of water-soluble vitamins and trace elements. The goal of this study was to identify the incidence of trace element and vitamin deficiencies in critically ill patients during CRRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is based on a retrospective chart review of patients who were referred to Emory University Hospital's nutrition support services and had at least 1 serum micronutrient level measured during CRRT (thiamin, pyridoxine, ascorbic acid, folate, zinc, and copper) between April 1, 2009, and June 1, 2012...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726691/an-exploratory-study-of-the-effects-of-stormwater-pipeline-materials-on-transported-stormwater-quality
#8
Matthias Borris, Heléne Österlund, Jiri Marsalek, Maria Viklander
Implications of three sewer pipe materials (concrete, galvanized corrugated steel, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)) for stormwater quality were explored in laboratory experiments, in which three types of stormwater, SW1-SW3, were circulated in 0.5 m long sewer pipe sections. SW1 and SW2 represented synthetic rainwater, without and with fine street sediment added (CTSS = 150 mg/L), respectively, and SW3 was actual stormwater with the same sediment addition as SW2. Following 20-min runs, with an equivalent distance of 500 m travelled by water particles, a number of statistically significant changes in the stormwater chemistry were observed: (i) pH of all the simulated stormwaters increased in the concrete pipe (from 7...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719337/determination-of-some-heavy-metals-in-mastacembelus-mastacembelus-banks-solander-1794-in-terms-of-public-health
#9
M Eroğlu, M Düşükcan, Ö Canpolat, M Çalta, D Şen
In this study, the accumulation of some heavy metals in spiny eel (Mastacembelus mastacembelus Banks and Solander, 1794) living in Karakaya Dam Lake was determined and human health risk of this fish when consumed as food was examined. For this purpose, the amounts of copper (Cu), chromium (Cr), cadmium(Cd), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn) in water samples and in the muscle tissues of the fishes were determined. The amounts of heavy metals showed differences in the muscle tissues of Mastacembelus mastacembelus according to weight, length, sex and age groups of fish...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
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
#10
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/28718091/nutritional-and-micronutrient-care-of-bariatric-surgery-patients-current-evidence-update
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REVIEW
Michael A Via, Jeffrey I Mechanick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The continued success of bariatric surgery to treat obesity and obesity-associated metabolic conditions creates a need for a strong understanding of clinical nutrition both before and after these procedures. RECENT FINDINGS: Surgically induced alteration of gastrointestinal physiology can affect the nutrition of individuals, especially among those who have undergone malabsorptive procedures. While uncommon, a subset of patients may develop protein-calorie malnutrition...
July 17, 2017: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717650/removal-of-cu-zn-pb-and-cr-from-yangtze-estuary-using-the-phragmites-australis-artificial-floating-wetlands
#12
Xiaofeng Huang, Feng Zhao, Gao Yu, Chao Song, Zhi Geng, Ping Zhuang
Contamination of heavy metals would threaten the water and soil resources; phytoremediation can be potentially used to remediate metal contaminated sites. We constructed the Phragmites australis artificial floating wetlands outside the Qingcaosha Reservoir in the Yangtze Estuary. Water characteristic variables were measured in situ by using YSI Professional Pro Meter. Four heavy metals (copper, zinc, lead, and chromium) in both water and plant tissues were determined. Four heavy metals in estuary water were as follows: 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715787/micronutrients-during-pregnancy-and-child-psychomotor-development-opposite-effects-of-zinc-and-selenium
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Kinga Polanska, Wojciech Hanke, Anna Krol, Jolanta Gromadzinska, Renata Kuras, Beata Janasik, Wojciech Wasowicz, Fiorino Mirabella, Flavia Chiarotti, Gemma Calamandrei
Studies on the impact of micronutrient levels during different pregnancy periods on child psychomotor functions are limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between maternal plasma concentrations of selected micronutrients, such as: copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), selenium (Se), and child neuropsychological development. The study population consisted of 539 mother-child pairs from Polish Mother and Child Cohort (REPRO_PL). The micronutrient levels were measured in each trimester of pregnancy, at delivery and in the cord blood...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715175/airborne-nanoparticle-release-and-toxicological-risk-from-metal-oxide-coated-textiles-toward-a-multi-scale-safe-by-design-approach
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Paride Mantecca, Kaja Kasemets, Archana Deokar, Ilana Perelshtein, Aharon Gedanken, Yeon Kyoung Bahk, Baharh Kianfar, Jing Wang
Nano metal oxides have been proposed as alternatives to Silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) for antibacterial coatings. Here cotton and polyester-cotton fabrics were sonochemically coated with Zinc oxide (ZnO) ZnO and Copper oxide (CuO) CuO NPs. By varying the reaction solvent (water or ethanol), NPs with different sizes and shapes were synthesized. The cytotoxic and pro-inflammatory effects of studied NPs were investigated in vitro in human alveolar epithelial A549 and macrophage-like THP1 cells. To understand the potential respiratory impact of the NPs, the coated textiles were subjected to the abrasion tests and the released airborne particles were measured...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711828/thioglycolate-based-task-specific-ionic-liquids-metal-extraction-abilities-vs-acute-algal-toxicity
#15
Sonja Platzer, Raphlin Leyma, Sara Wolske, Wolfgang Kandioller, Esther Heid, Christian Schröder, Michael Schagerl, Regina Krachler, Franz Jirsa, Bernhard K Keppler
We studied the extraction behavior of two thioglycolate-based ionic liquids (ILs), for heavy metals from aqueous solutions; substances of interest were methyltrioctylammonium S-hexyl thioglycolate [N1888][C6SAc] and methyltrioctylphosphonium S-hexyl thioglycolate [P1888][C6SAc]. Theses ILs previously have shown very good extraction abilities towards cadmium and copper, therefore we investigated time-dependent metal removal experiments with aqueous solutions of cobalt(II), nickel(II) and zinc(II). The highest distribution ratio (RIL/Water) was determined for zinc (RIL/Water=2000)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710146/current-evidence-on-associations-of-nutritional-factors-with-ovarian-reserve-and-timing-of-menopause-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nazanin Moslehi, Parvin Mirmiran, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Fereidoun Azizi
Ovarian aging is thought to be influenced by environmental factors, including nutrition. The aim of this study was to systematically review current evidence on the associations between nutritional factors, ovarian reserve, and age at menopause. PubMed and Scopus were structurally searched until May 2016. Original studies, with either observational or interventional designs, that examined the associations of nutritional factors (serum or dietary nutrients, food groups, and/or dietary patterns) with different ovarian reserve markers and/or timing of menopause were considered eligible...
July 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708622/synthesis-of-zno-cuo-mcm-48-photocatalyst-for-the-degradation-of-organic-pollutions
#17
Yongzheng Duan, Yulian Shen
The photocatalytic properties of ZnO-CuO catalysts supported on siliceous MCM-48 (Mobil Composition of Matter No. 48) for the degradation of organic pollutions such as methylene blue and salicylic acid under UV light irradiation were investigated. These catalysts were prepared by impregnation of MCM-48 with a mixed aqueous solution of copper acetate and zinc acetate. X-ray diffraction, N2-physisorption, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and photoluminescence were used to characterize these samples...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706569/supercritical-antisolvent-precipitation-of-amorphous-copper-zinc-georgeite-and-acetate-precursors-for-the-preparation-of-ambient-pressure-water-gas-shift-copper-zinc-oxide-catalysts
#18
Paul J Smith, Simon A Kondrat, James H Carter, Philip A Chater, Jonathan K Bartley, Stuart H Taylor, Michael S Spencer, Graham J Hutchings
A series of copper-zinc acetate and zincian georgeite precursors have been produced by supercritical CO2 antisolvent (SAS) precipitation as precursors to Cu/ZnO catalysts for the water gas shift (WGS) reaction. The amorphous materials were prepared by varying the water/ethanol volumetric ratio in the initial metal acetate solutions. Water addition promoted georgeite formation at the expense of mixed metal acetates, which are formed in the absence of the water co-solvent. Optimum SAS precipitation occurs without water to give high surface areas, whereas high water content gives inferior surface areas and copper-zinc segregation...
May 10, 2017: ChemCatChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706224/postglacial-range-expansion-and-the-role-of-ecological-factors-in-driving-adaptive-evolution-of-musa-basjoo-var-formosana
#19
Jui-Hung Chen, Chun-Lin Huang, Yu-Long Lai, Chung-Te Chang, Pei-Chun Liao, Shih-Ying Hwang, Chih-Wen Sun
Genetic variation evolves during postglacial range expansion of a species and is important for adapting to varied environmental conditions. It is crucial for the future survival of a species. We investigate the nuclear DNA sequence variation to provide evidence of postglacial range expansion of Musa basjoo var. formosana, a wild banana species, and test for adaptive evolution of amplified fragment length polymorphic (AFLP) loci underlying local adaptation in association with environmental variables. Postglacial range expansion was suggested by phylogeographical analyses based on sequence variation of the second intron of copper zinc superoxide dismutase 2 gene...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704659/preheating-mitigates-cadmium-toxicity-in-zebrafish-livers-evidence-from-promoter-demethylation-gene-transcription-to-biochemical-levels
#20
Jia-Lang Zheng, Sai-Nan Guo, Shuang-Shuang Yuan, Hu Xia, Qing-Ling Zhu, Zhen-Ming Lv
The working hypothesis for this study was that moderate heat stress would alleviate the deleterious effects of subsequent cadmium (Cd) exposure on fish. Thus, zebrafish (Danio rerio) were subjected to water maintained at 26°C and 34°C for 4days, and then exposed to 0 or 200μg/L Cd for 1 week at 26°C. Multiple indicators were measured from livers of zebrafish at different levels, including DNA, RNA, protein and enzymatic activity associated with oxidative stress, inflammation and metal transport. The ameliorative effect of preheatinging on Cd toxicity was demonstrated...
June 26, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
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