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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099509/a-comparative-study-on-antioxidant-system-in-fish-hepatopancreas-and-intestine-affected-by-choline-deficiency-different-change-patterns-of-varied-antioxidant-enzyme-genes-and-nrf2-signaling-factors
#1
Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Wei-Dan Jiang, Jun Jiang, Juan Zhao, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Lin Feng
The liver and intestine are susceptible to the oxidative damage which could result in several diseases. Choline deficiency induced oxidative damage in rat liver cells. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the potential molecular mechanisms responsible for choline deficiency-induced oxidative damage. Juvenile Jian carp were fed diets differing in choline content [165 (deficient group), 310, 607, 896, 1167 and 1820 mg/kg diet] respectively for 65 days. Oxidative damage, antioxidant enzyme activities and related gene expressions in the hepatopancreas and intestine were measured...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099077/disease-complexity-in-a-declining-alaskan-muskox-ovibos-moschatus-population
#2
Josephine A Afema, Kimberlee B Beckmen, Stephen M Arthur, Kathy Burek Huntington, Jonna A K Mazet
The muskox ( Ovibos moschatus ) population inhabiting the eastern North Slope (ENS) of Alaska declined dramatically during 1999-2006, whereas populations in western Alaska (WA) were stable or increasing. To understand morbidity and mortality factors contributing to the decline, Alaska Department of Fish and Game conducted pathologic investigations of carcasses from 2005 until 2008. Additionally, archived sera from both ENS and WA muskoxen collected during 1984-1992, before the documented beginning of the ENS decline; sera collected during 2000, near the beginning of the decline; and contemporary sera (from live capture-release, adult females) collected during 2006, 2007, and 2008 were analyzed to determine whether prevalence of antibody to potential pathogens differed in the two areas or changed over time...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096460/occupancy-of-the-zinc-binding-site-by-transition-metals-decreases-the-substrate-affinity-of-the-human-dopamine-transporter-by-an-allosteric-mechanism
#3
Yang Li, Felix P Mayer, Peter S Hasenhuetl, Verena Burtscher, Klaus Schicker, Harald H Sitte, Michael Freissmuth, Walter Sandtner
The human dopamine transporter (DAT) has a tetrahedral Zn(2+)-binding site. Zn(2+)-binding sites are also recognized by other first row transition metals. Excessive accumulation of manganese or of copper can lead to Parkinsonism due to dopamine deficiency. Accordingly, we examined the effect of Mn(2+), Co(2+), Ni(2+) and Cu(2+)on transport-associated currents through DAT and DAT-H193K, a mutant with a disrupted Zn(2+)-binding site. All transition metals - but Mn(2+) - modulated the transport cycle of wild type DAT with affinities in the low µM range...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090480/copper-deficiency-mimicking-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#4
Guido D'Angelo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078576/feeding-problems-and-nutrient-intake-in-children-with-and-without-autism-a-comparative-study
#5
Prahbhjot Malhi, Lolam Venkatesh, Bhavneet Bharti, Pratibha Singhi
OBJECTIVE: To compare parent reported feeding difficulties and nutritional adequacy of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to an age and socio-economically matched group of typically developing children. METHODS: The scores on Children's Eating Behavior Inventory (CEBI), three-day food records, anthropometric measures and adequacy of micro- and macro- nutrients were compared for 63 children diagnosed with ASD and 50 typically developing children enrolled from the department of pediatrics of a tertiary care teaching hospital from North India...
January 12, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063516/massive-copper-and-selenium-losses-cause-life-threatening-deficiencies-during-prolonged-continuous-renal-replacement
#6
Nawfel Ben-Hamouda, Mélanie Charrière, Pierre Voirol, Mette M Berger
OBJECTIVE: Several trace elements are essential for immunity and wound healing, particularly after major burns. Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), which is used to treat renal failure, causes significant trace elements losses. The aim of the present review is to update the current literature and draw attention to this type of complication, as copper deficiency is rarely suspected and diagnosed in clinical conditions and may occur in chronic critically ill patients. METHODS: This is an emblematic case report and review of literature...
February 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061974/the-role-of-elements-in-anxiety
#7
K Młyniec, M Gaweł, U Doboszewska, G Starowicz, G Nowak
Elements (bioelements) are necessary factors required for the physiological function of organisms. They are critically involved in fundamental processes of life. Extra- and intracellular message and metabolic pathway factors as well as structural components include one or many elements in their functional structure. Recent years have seen an intensification in terms of knowledge gained about the roles of elements in anxiety disorders. In this chapter we present a review of the most important current data concerning the involvement of zinc, magnesium, copper, lithium, iron, and manganese, and their deficiency, in the pathophysiology and treatment of anxiety...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045644/pet-based-imaging-of-chemokine-receptor-2-in-experimental-and-disease-related-lung-inflammation
#8
Yongjian Liu, Sean P Gunsten, Deborah H Sultan, Hannah P Luehmann, Yongfeng Zhao, T Scott Blackwell, Zachary Bollermann-Nowlis, Jie-Hong Pan, Derek E Byers, Jeffrey J Atkinson, Daniel Kreisel, Michael J Holtzman, Robert J Gropler, Christophe Combadiere, Steven L Brody
Purpose To characterize a chemokine receptor type 2 (CCR2)-binding peptide adapted for use as a positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer for noninvasive detection of lung inflammation in a mouse model of lung injury and in human tissues from subjects with lung disease. Materials and Methods The study was approved by institutional animal and human studies committees. Informed consent was obtained from patients. A 7-amino acid CCR2 binding peptide (extracellular loop 1 inverso [ECL1i]) was conjugated to tetraazacyclododecane tetraacetic acid (DOTA) and labeled with copper 64 ((64)Cu) or fluorescent dye...
January 3, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031261/copper-is-a-host-effector-mobilized-to-urine-during-urinary-tract-infection-to-impair-bacterial-colonization
#9
Amanda N Hyre, Kylie Kavanagh, Nancy D Kock, George L Donati, Sargurunathan Subashchandrabose
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a major global infectious disease affecting millions of people annually. Human urinary copper (Cu) content is elevated during UTI caused by uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC). UPEC upregulate the expression of Cu efflux genes during clinical UTI in patients as an adaptive response to host-derived Cu. Whether Cu is mobilized to urine as a host response to UTI and its role in protection against UTI remain unresolved. To address these questions, we tested the hypothesis that Cu is a host effector mobilized to urine during UTI to limit bacterial growth...
December 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004917/non-deprotonative-primary-and-secondary-amination-of-hetero-arylmetals
#10
Zhe Zhou, Zhiwei Ma, Nicole Erin Behnke, Hongyin Gao, László Kürti
Herein we disclose a novel method for the facile transfer of primary (-NH2) and secondary amino groups (-NHR) to heteroaryl- as well as arylcuprates at low temperature without the need for precious metal catalysts, ligands, excess reagents, protecting and/or directing groups. This one-pot transformation allows unprecedented functional group tolerance and it is well-suited for the amination of electron-rich, electron-deficient as well as structurally complex (hetero)arylmetals. In some of the cases, only catalytic amounts of a copper(I) salt is required...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001159/effect-of-cu-ii-on-in-vitro-glycation-of-human-serum-albumin-by-methylglyoxal-a-lc-ms-based-proteomic-approach
#11
Alejandra Sarahi Ramirez Segovia, Kazimierz Wrobel, Francisco Javier Acevedo Aguilar, Alma Rosa Corrales Escobosa, Katarzyna Wrobel
It has been reported that glycation of human serum albumin (HSA) changes its capability for copper binding whereas the increase of free copper might have an impact on protein glycation - a key process in diabetes progression. In this work, proteomic analysis of non-glycated HSA and HSA glycated with methylglyoxal (MGo) in the absence or in the presence of Cu(ii) (0.1; 1.0; 5.0 mg Cu L(-1)) has been undertaken. Trypsin hydrolysates were subjected to capillary HPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS and MS/MS. Raw data were analyzed using two proteomic platforms: MaxQuant () and ProteinScape (Bruker)...
December 21, 2016: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999390/comparative-study-on-trace-element-excretions-between-nonanuric-and-anuric-patients-undergoing-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis
#12
Siyun Xiang, Ying Yao, Yunan Wan, Wangqun Liang, Ruiwei Meng, Qiman Jin, Nannan Wu, Fangyi Xu, Chenjiang Ying, Xuezhi Zuo
Few studies have been reported on alterations of trace elements (TE) in peritoneal dialysis patients. Our objective was to investigate and assess the characteristics of daily TE excretions in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. This cross-sectional study included 61 CAPD patients (nonanuric/anuric: 45/16) and 11 healthy subjects in Wuhan, China between 2013 and 2014. The dialysate and urine of patients and urine of healthy subjects were collected. The concentrations of copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), selenium (Se), molybdenum (Mo), and arsenic (As) in dialysate and urine were determined using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS)...
December 20, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994896/proximal-limb-weakness-in-a-patient-with-celiac-disease-copper-deficiency-gluten-sensitivity-or-both-as-the-underlying-cause
#13
J David Avila, David Lacomis
Celiac disease has been associated with several neurologic disorders which may result from micronutrient deficiencies, coexisting autoimmune conditions, or gluten sensitivity. Copper deficiency can produce multiple neurologic manifestations. Myeloneuropathy is the most common neurologic syndrome and it is often irreversible, despite copper replacement. We report the case of a 55-year-old man who presented with progressive proximal limb weakness and weight loss in the setting of untreated celiac disease without gastrointestinal symptoms...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957776/health-and-mineral-nutrition-status-of-yaks-in-southern-mustang-nepal
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Hajime Kumagai, Mitsumi Nakajima, Hiroki Anzai, Takashi Sakai, Kazato Oishi, Hiroyuki Hirooka, Manoj Kumar Shah
Biochemical values and mineral concentrations in blood plasma were investigated to evaluate the statuses of health and mineral nutrition among yaks in Mustang District, Nepal. In total, 118 plasma samples of female yaks collected in April and September/October of 2013-2015 were offered. Seventy-four percent of yaks showed lower plasma total-cholesterol concentrations than the lowest limit of reference range (100 mg/dL) and the values in spring (83.41 mg/dL) were lower (P < 0.05) than those in autumn (95...
December 12, 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939631/ecotoxicological-effects-and-mechanism-of-cuo-nanoparticles-to-individual-organisms
#15
Jing Hou, Xiangxue Wang, Tasawar Hayat, Xiangke Wang
Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) are used extensively in a variety of applications such as antimicrobial agent, photo-catalyst and gas sensors. The expanding production and widespread utilization of CuO NPs may pose risks to individual organisms and ecosystem. Comprehensive understanding the CuO NPs-induced adverse effects and their underlying mechanism are of great importance to assess the environmental risk of CuO NPs and to expand their use safely. However, toxic effects of CuO NPs to individual organisms and the mechanism of their action are still deficient and ambiguities...
February 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936678/copper-ii-activation-of-nitrite-nitrosation-of-nucleophiles-and-generation-of-no-by-thiols
#16
Subrata Kundu, William Y Kim, Jeffery A Bertke, Timothy H Warren
Nitrite (NO2(-)) and nitroso compounds (E-NO, E = RS, RO, and R2N) in mammalian plasma and cells serve important roles in nitric oxide (NO) dependent as well as NO independent signaling. Employing an electron deficient β-diketiminato copper(II) nitrito complex [Cl2NNF6]Cu(κ(2)-O2N)·THF, thiols mediate reduction of nitrite to NO. In contrast to NO generation upon reaction of thiols at iron nitrite species, at copper this conversion proceeds through nucleophilic attack of thiol RSH on the bound nitrite in [Cu(II)](κ(2)-O2N) that leads to S-nitrosation to give the S-nitrosothiol RSNO and copper(II) hydroxide [Cu(II)]-OH...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918138/association-of-essential-trace-metals-in-maternal-hair-with-the-risk-of-neural-tube-defects-in-offspring
#17
Lailai Yan, Bin Wang, Zhenjiang Li, Yaqiong Liu, Wenhua Huo, Jingyu Wang, Zhiwen Li, Aiguo Ren
BACKGROUND: The relationship between essential trace metals (ETMs) and the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) is still unclear. One of the challenges is to evaluate the intake of ETMs of women during their early period of pregnancy. We proposed the hypothesis that an ETM deficiency in women during their early period of pregnancy is associated with an elevated risk of NTDs in offspring. METHODS: We recruited 191 women with NTD-affected pregnancies (case group) and 261 women who delivered healthy infants (control group)...
December 5, 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911810/in-vivo-bioluminescence-imaging-reveals-copper-deficiency-in-a-murine-model-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#18
Marie C Heffern, Hyo Min Park, Ho Yu Au-Yeung, Genevieve C Van de Bittner, Cheri M Ackerman, Andreas Stahl, Christopher J Chang
Copper is a required metal nutrient for life, but global or local alterations in its homeostasis are linked to diseases spanning genetic and metabolic disorders to cancer and neurodegeneration. Technologies that enable longitudinal in vivo monitoring of dynamic copper pools can help meet the need to study the complex interplay between copper status, health, and disease in the same living organism over time. Here, we present the synthesis, characterization, and in vivo imaging applications of Copper-Caged Luciferin-1 (CCL-1), a bioluminescent reporter for tissue-specific copper visualization in living animals...
December 13, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908400/low-hepatic-copper-content-and-pnpla3-polymorphism-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-without-metabolic-syndrome
#19
Albert Friedrich Stättermayer, Stefan Traussnigg, Elmar Aigner, Christian Kienbacher, Ursula Huber-Schönauer, Petra Steindl-Munda, Andreas Stadlmayr, Friedrich Wrba, Michael Trauner, Christian Datz, Peter Ferenci
INTRODUCTION: The pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is multifactorial including metabolic, genetic (e.g. PNPLA3 [patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 3 gene]), viral factors and drugs. Besides, there is evidence for a role of copper deficiency. Aim of the study was to evaluate the role of hepatic copper content, PNPLA3 in NAFLD patients with and without metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS: One-hundred seventy-four NAFLD patients, who underwent liver biopsy for diagnostic work-up, were studied...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908399/serum-copper-concentrations-in-hospitalized-newborns
#20
Ricardo González-Tarancón, Luisa Calvo-Ruata, Maite Aramendía, Carmen Ortega, Elena García-González, Luis Rello
BACKGROUND: Low serum Cu and ceruloplasmin (Cp) concentrations in newborns can be the first indication of a severe Cu deficient intake or, alternatively, of genetic diseases affecting Cu metabolism. However, Cu and Cp concentrations can also be influenced by other variables that render their quantitative results difficult to interpret. Therefore, it is necessary to identify these variables and stratify Cu and Cp concentrations according to these altering factors. METHODS: Serum Cu and Cp concentrations for 564 hospitalized newborns (0-12days of life) are stratified according to their age, prematurity (birth weight or gestational age), type of feeding and inflammatory state (assessed by the serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) level) to identify potential correlations...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
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