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Copper imbalance

Fang Dai, Cui-Hong Yuan, Yuan Ji, Yu-Ting Du, Xia-Zhen Bao, Ling-Xi Wu, Xiao-Ling Jin, Bo Zhou
Altered redox status including higher levels of copper in cancer cells than in normal cells inspired many researchers to develop copper ionophores targeting this status. We have recently found that flavon-3-ol (3-HF) works as a potent Cu(II) ionophore by virtue of its keto-enol moiety. To further emphasize the significance of this moiety for developing Cu(II) ionophores, we herein designed a β-diketo analog of piperlongumine, PL-I, characterized by the presence of high proportion of the keto-enol form in dimethylsulfoxide and chloroform, and identified its keto-enol structure by NMR and theoretical calculations...
March 16, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Lucie Sauzéat, Anne Laurençon, Vincent Balter
Ageing is accompanied by important chemical deregulations resulting in bodily metal imbalances. The way and extent to which these deregulations are associated with ageing processes are however poorly understood and their use as potential biomarkers of ageing has not been investigated. In this study, we report whole-body elementary concentrations and copper and zinc isotopic compositions of Caenorhabditis elegans in ageing wild type (i.e. 'normal'-lived) and mutant (i.e. short and long-lived) strains. We show that the strains are characterized by different levels of mutation-related variations such as in phosphorus and magnesium as well as in zinc isotopic composition...
March 14, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
L De Riccardis, A Buccolieri, M Muci, E Pitotti, F De Robertis, G Trianni, D Manno, M Maffia
Although many studies have been carried out in order to understand the implication of copper (Cu) in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), the exact role that this metal plays in the disease is not still clear. Because of the lack of information in this subject, the present study compared the serum and cerebrospinal (CSF) levels of copper in MS patients in respect to a control group, matched for age and sex, finding a significant increase of metal concentrations, in both biological fluids of MS subjects...
March 7, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
N I Tsiskarishvili, A Katsitadze, N V Tsiskarishvili, I Charischarishvili
Vitiligo is a multifactorial disease in which, in each specific case of its manifestation, different mechanisms of its pathogenesis and different levels of melanin formation in the skin can be involved. Skin is one of the most metabolically active organs. Carrying out a number of vital functions (barrier, protective, respiratory, excretory, metabolic, immune, etc.), it needs microelementss. Of the 92 naturally occurring chemical elements, 81 are found in the human body. Lack of the vital elements, leads to the emergence of diseases, which are based on deficiency, excess or imbalance of micro- and macroelements in the body...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
Wan-Ju Kung, Ching-Tang Shih, Chien-Hung Lee, Ching-Chiang Lin
As the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decreases, it can cause imbalance in some divalent elements. These imbalances can cause increased oxidative stress in patients with renal impairment. The aim of present study was to investigate the changes of these divalent elements with CKD progression. One hundred and ninety-four patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKD) were divided into five stages, stage 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4, and were recruited into this study. The divalent elements, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, as well as iron, zinc, and copper were determined in clinical chemistry analyzer...
December 28, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
Noushin Mohammadifard, Karin H Humphries, Carolyn Gotay, Guillermo Mena-Sánchez, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Andrew Ignaszewski, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
Minerals play a major role in regulating cardiovascular function. Imbalances in electrolyte minerals are frequent and potentially hazardous occurrences that may lead to the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Transition metals, such as iron, zinc, copper and selenium, play a major role in cell metabolism. However, there is controversy over the effects of dietary and supplemental intake of these metals on cardiovascular risk factors and events. Since their pro-oxidant or antioxidant functions can have different effects on cardiovascular health...
December 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Yu Wang, Hongjing Zhao, Yizhi Shao, Juanjuan Liu, Jinglun Li, Mingwei Xing
Excessive amount of copper (Cu) and inorganic arsenic (iAs) coexists in drinking water in many regions, this is associated with high risk of nephropathy, defined as chronic structural and functional disorders of the kidney. However, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. In this study, a total of 72 day-old Hy-line chickens were exposed to 300 mg/kg copper sulphate or/and 30 mg/kg arsenic trioxide for 12 weeks. Indicators of oxidative stress, inflammation and heat shock proteins (HSPs) production were analyzed in kidney...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Ivana Jankovská, Vladislav Sloup, Jiřina Száková, Jan Magdálek, Stanislava Nechybová, Pavla Peřinková, Iva Langrová
This study evaluated the effects of a hyperaccumulator plant (Arabidopsis halleri), containing surplus of cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) and being an admixture to the rat feed, on concentrations of copper (Cu), iron (Fe), and manganese (Mn) in the tissues of experimental rats infected/uninfected with the tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta). Male Wistar rats were divided into three groups (00, P0, and PT); the P0 and PT animals were fed a standard mixture for rats (ST-1) supplemented with the plant A. halleri at a weekly Zn and Cd dosage of 123 and 1 mg, respectively...
February 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Olga Vilorievna Kvan, Irina Aleksandrovna Gavrish, Svyatoslav Valeryevich Lebedev, Anastasia Mickhailovna Korotkova, Elena Petrovna Miroshnikova, Victoria Alekseevna Serdaeva, Artem Vladimirovich Bykov, Natalia Olegovna Davydova
For the purpose of safe modulation of the intestinal microflora, probiotics have been increasingly used in recent years. In the present work, the effect of the probiotic sporobacterin (Bacillus subtilis 534) (I group) and soybean-bifidum (Bifidobacterium longum) (II group) on male rats of the Wistar line was evaluated. In assessing nonspecific immunity in vitro, there was an increase in the level of baseline level in the first and second groups (by 8.3 and 12.2% more control). The influence of probiotic preparations on the intestinal normoflora was assessed using PCR...
November 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Yong Li, Qian Jiao, Huamin Xu, Xixun Du, Limin Shi, Fengju Jia, Hong Jiang
Biometal dyshomeostasis and toxic metal accumulation are common features in many neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease. The neurotoxic effects of metal imbalance are generally associated with reduced enzymatic activities, elevated protein aggregation and oxidative stress in the central nervous system, in which a cascade of events lead to cell death and neurodegeneration. Although the links between biometal imbalance and neurodegenerative disorders remain elusive, a major class of endogenous proteins involved in metal transport has been receiving increasing attention over recent decades...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Yu Xia, Li Liu, Qi Bai, Qilai Long, Jiajun Wang, Wei Xi, Jiejie Xu, Jianming Guo
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) features a Von Hippel-Lindau mutation, associated with a hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) imbalance. Copper transporter 1 (CTR1) may also promote tumor progression through the modulation of the HIF pathway by copper. Therefore, the present study explored the prognostic effect of tumor CTR1 expression in patients with ccRCC. A total of 293 patients with ccRCC that underwent nephrectomy were retrospectively enrolled. CTR1 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry, and its association with clinicopathological features and prognosis were evaluated...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
Syed Haris Omar, Philip G Kerr, Christopher J Scott, Adam S Hamlin, Hassan K Obied
Plant biophenols have been shown to be effective in the modulation of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology resulting from free radical-induced oxidative stress and imbalance of the redox chemistry of transition metal ions (e.g., iron and copper). On the basis of earlier reported pharmacological activities, olive biophenols would also be expected to have anti-Alzheimer's activity. In the present study, the antioxidant activity of individual olive biophenols (viz. caffeic acid, hydroxytyrosol, oleuropein, verbascoside, quercetin, rutin and luteolin) were evaluated using superoxide radical scavenging activity (SOR), hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂) scavenging activity, and ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) assays...
October 29, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Maurya Khushboo, Meesala Krishna Murthy, Maibam Sunita Devi, Sanasam Sanjeev, Kalibulla Syed Ibrahim, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar, Vikas Kumar Roy, Guruswami Gurusubramanian
Copper is a persistent toxic and bio-accumulative heavy metal of global concern. Continuous exposure of copper compounds of different origin is the most common form of copper poisoning and in turn adversely altering testis morphology and function and affecting sperm quality. L-carnitine has a vital role in the spermatogenesis, physiology of sperm, sperm production and quality. This study was designed to examine whether the detrimental effects of long-term copper consumption on sperm quality and testis function of Wistar albino rat could be prevented by L-carnitine therapy...
November 4, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Qing-Shan Liu, Hai-Lun Jiang, Yu Wang, Lin-Lin Wang, Jun-Xia Zhang, Cheng-Hui He, Shuai Shao, Tian-Tai Zhang, Jian-Guo Xing, Rui Liu
AIMS: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an incurable neurodegenerative disorder characterized by global cognitive impairment that involves accumulation of amyloid-beta peptides (Aβ) in the brain. Herbal approaches can be used as alternative medicines to slow the progression of AD. This study aimed to determine the beneficial effects and potential underlying mechanisms of total flavonoid extract from Dracoephalum moldavica L. (TFDM) for attenuating Alzheimer-related deficits induced by Aβ...
October 31, 2017: Life Sciences
Siwen Li, Hongjing Zhao, Yu Wang, Yizhi Shao, Bangyi Wang, Yulong Wang, Mingwei Xing
Basal autophagy has an indispensable role in the functioning and maintenance of cardiac geometry under physiological conditions. Recently, increasing evidence has demonstrated that arsenic (As)/copper (Cu) play important roles in the autophagy of the heart. The current study was to evaluate whether oxidative damage by As or/and Cu was correlated with autophagy through the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (AKT)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in the heart of birds. Arsenic trioxide (30mg/kg) or/and cupric sulfate (300mg/kg) were administered in a basal diet to male Hy-line chickens (one-day-old) for 12 weeks...
October 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Siwen Li, Hongjing Zhao, Yu Wang, Yizhi Shao, Jinglun Li, Juanjuan Liu, Mingwei Xing
Copper (Cu) is an essential trace element for organism of function properly. Overexposure to Cu causes chronic cardiac impairment. The aim of this study was to investigate the change of 28-trace element, inflammatory response, the possible mitochondrial dynamics and apoptosis under Cu exposure in the heart of chickens. Cupric sulfate (CuSO4) (300 mg/kg) was administered in a basal diet to male Hy-line chickens (one-day-old) for 90 days. Results showed the concentrations of Cu in the Cu group were increased by 57...
September 21, 2017: Chemosphere
Aydan Caglayan, Doruk Cevdi Katlan, Zafer Selçuk Tuncer, Kunter Yüce, Hasan Berkan Sayal, Mehmet Coşkun Salman, Belma Kocer-Gumusel
We aimed to identify the possible role of oxidant-antioxidant status in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) by measuring (a) antioxidant enzyme (AOE) activities [total superoxide dismutase (SODtotal ), manganese-SOD (Mn-SOD), copper,zinc-SOD (Cu,Zn-SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx1)], (b) Mn-SOD protein expression, (c) lipid peroxidation markers [malondialdehyde (MDA), 8-epi-prostaglandin-F2α (8-epi-PGF2α)] and by evaluating the possible correlations between tumor biomarkers, reproductive hormone levels and all measured parameters, comprehensively...
September 8, 2017: IUBMB Life
Bronwen Gardner, Birger V Dieriks, Steve Cameron, Lakshini H S Mendis, Clinton Turner, Richard L M Faull, Maurice A Curtis
In Parkinson's disease (PD), the olfactory bulb is typically the first region in the body to accumulate alpha-synuclein aggregates. This pathology is linked to decreased olfactory ability, which becomes apparent before any motor symptoms occur, and may be due to a local metal imbalance. Metal concentrations were investigated in post-mortem olfactory bulbs and tracts from 17 human subjects. Iron (p < 0.05) and sodium (p < 0.01) concentrations were elevated in the PD olfactory bulb. Combining laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and immunohistochemistry, iron and copper were evident at very low levels in regions of alpha-synuclein aggregation...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
Mohammad Mostakhdem Hashemi, Nasser Behnampour, Mojgan Nejabat, Afsaneh Tabandeh, Behrouz Ghazi-Moghaddam, Hamid Reza Joshaghani
INTRODUCTION: Human seminal plasma contains a variety of macro and trace elements including magnesium(Mg), copper(Cu), zinc(Zn), and iron(Fe) that have essential roles in normal functioning of semen and its quality. The imbalance of these elements have been reported in several pathologic and male infertility disorders. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the levels of these elements in seminal plasma samples, their relationships with each other and their impact on sperm motility...
August 28, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
Jing Yang, Shifu Hu, Meng Rao, Lixia Hu, Hui Lei, Yanqing Wu, Yingying Wang, Dandan Ke, Wei Xia, Chang-Hong Zhu
Numerous studies have reported the accumulation of copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) in organs and the corresponding damage, although whether Cu NPs can be translocated to the ovaries and their ovarian toxicity are still unknown. In this study, three groups of female rats were injected with 3.12, 6.25, or 12.5 mg/kg Cu NPs for 14 consecutive days. The pathological changes, hormone levels, apoptosis and apoptotic proteins, oxidative stress, and gene expression characteristics in the ovaries were then investigated...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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