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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116533/effect-of-probiotics-on-the-basis-of-bacillus-subtilis-and-bifidobacterium-longum-on-the-biochemical-parameters-of-the-animal-organism
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114205/biometal-dyshomeostasis-and-toxic-metal-accumulations-in-the-development-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113209/prognostic-value-of-copper-transporter-1-expression-in-patients-with-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109370/olive-olea-europaea-l-biophenols-a-nutriceutical-against-oxidative-stress-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103113/testicular-toxicity-and-sperm-quality-following-copper-exposure-in-wistar-albino-rats-ameliorative-potentials-of-l-carnitine
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100755/total-flavonoid-extract-from-dracoephalum-moldavica-l-attenuates-%C3%AE-amyloid-induced-toxicity-through-anti-amyloidogenesic-and-neurotrophic-pathways
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035754/regulation-of-autophagy-factors-by-oxidative-stress-and-cardiac-enzymes-imbalance-during-arsenic-or-and-copper-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-gallus-gallus
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957766/the-inflammatory-responses-in-cu-mediated-elemental-imbalance-is-associated-with-mitochondrial-fission-and-intrinsic-apoptosis-in-gallus-gallus-heart
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884887/impaired-antioxidant-enzyme-functions-with-increased-lipid-peroxidation-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874699/metal-concentrations-and-distributions-in-the-human-olfactory-bulb-in-parkinson-s-disease
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865234/impact-of-seminal-plasma-trace-elements-on-human-sperm-motility-parameters
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860760/copper-nanoparticle-induced-ovarian-injury-follicular-atresia-apoptosis-and-gene-expression-alterations-in-female-rats
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831293/3-hydroxykynurenine-and-3-hydroxyanthranilic-acid-enhance-the-toxicity-induced-by-copper-in-rat-astrocyte-culture
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Daniela Ramírez-Ortega, Alelí Ramiro-Salazar, Dinora González-Esquivel, Camilo Ríos, Benjamín Pineda, Verónica Pérez de la Cruz
Copper is an integral component of various enzymes, necessary for mitochondrial respiration and other biological functions. Excess copper is related with neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer and is able to modify cellular redox environment, influencing its functions, signaling, and catabolic pathways. Tryptophan degradation through kynurenine pathway produces some metabolites with redox properties as 3-hydroxykynurenine (3-HK) and 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid (3-HANA). The imbalance in their production is related with some neuropathologies, where the common factors are oxidative stress, inflammation, and cell death...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744684/the-chemistry-and-toxicity-of-discharge-waters-from-copper-mine-tailing-impoundment-in-the-valley-of-the-apuseni-mountains-in-romania
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Piotr Rzymski, Piotr Klimaszyk, Włodzimierz Marszelewski, Dariusz Borowiak, Mirosław Mleczek, Kamil Nowiński, Bożena Pius, Przemysław Niedzielski, Barbara Poniedziałek
Copper mining generates large quantities of waste, tailings, and acid outflows causing long-term environmental impacts and potential threats to human health. Valea Şesei is the largest tailing impoundment in Romania, created by flooding the valley (known as Valea Şesei) of the Metalliferous Mountains (a division of the Apuseni Mountains) with copper mining waste. The present study (i) estimated the total volume of tailings in this area; (ii) screened the concentration of 65 elements (rare earth and platinum group elements, alkali metals and alkali earth metals, transition and post-transition metals and metalloids) and cyanide concentrations in wastewater samples collected from tailing impoundment; (iii) evaluated the toxicity of these water samples using five in vitro bioassays employing human cells isolated from healthy donors and a short-term (1 h) exposure model...
September 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671162/study-of-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-their-correlation-with-disease-severity-in-north-indian-population-cohort
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Jyoti Bajpai, Ved Prakash, Surya Kant, Ajay Kumar Verma, Anand Srivastava, Darshan K Bajaj, M K Ahmad, Avinash Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Oxidant-antioxidant imbalance forms a prime component in pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Studies of oxidative stress markers in South Asians were sparse. METHODS: One hundred and eighty COPD patients and eighty healthy nonsmokers were enrolled in the study. Serum malondialdehyde (MDA) and iron levels were estimated for oxidative stress. Three antioxidant markers evaluated-catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and serum copper...
July 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653724/probing-functional-roles-of-wilson-disease-protein-atp7b-copper-binding-domains-in-yeast
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Kumaravel Ponnandai Shanmugavel, Dina Petranovic, Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede
After Ctr1-mediated uptake into human cells, copper (Cu) ions are transported by the cytoplasmic Cu chaperone Atox1 to the Wilson disease protein (ATP7B) in the Golgi network. Cu transfer occurs via direct protein-protein interactions and leads to incorporation of Cu into Cu-dependent enzymes. ATP7B is a large multi-domain membrane-spanning protein which, in contrast to homologs, has six cytoplasmic metal-binding domains (MBDs). The reason for multiple MBDs is proposed to be indirect modulation of activity but mechanistic studies of full-length ATP7B are limited...
July 19, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623731/new-cu-ii-complexes-with-pyrazolyl-derived-schiff-base-ligands-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation
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Nádia Ribeiro, Somnath Roy, Nataliya Butenko, Isabel Cavaco, Teresa Pinheiro, Irina Alho, Fernanda Marques, Fernando Avecilla, João Costa Pessoa, Isabel Correia
Since the discovery of cisplatin there has been a continuous pursuit for new metallodrugs showing higher efficacies and lower side effects. In this work, new copper(II) complexes (C1-C6) of Schiff bases derived from pyrazolyl were developed. Through condensation of 5-methyl-1H-pyrazole-3-carbohydrazide with different aromatic aldehydes - pyridoxal, salicylaldehyde, 3-methoxy-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 3-ethoxy-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde and 2-hydroxynaphthene-1-carbaldehyde - a set of new pyrazole based "ONO" tridentate Schiff bases were obtained in moderate to good yields - L1-L6, as well as their Cu(II)-complexes...
September 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575311/pre-diagnostic-copper-and-zinc-biomarkers-and-colorectal-cancer-risk-in-the-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-and-nutrition-cohort
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Magdalena Stepien, Mazda Jenab, Heinz Freisling, Niels-Peter Becker, Magdalena Czuban, Anne Tjønneland, Anja Olsen, Kim Overvad, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Francesca Romana Mancini, Isabelle Savoye, Verena Katzke, Tilman Kühn, Heiner Boeing, Khalid Iqbal, Antonia Trichopoulou, Christina Bamia, Philippos Orfanos, Domenico Palli, Sabina Sieri, Rosario Tumino, Alessio Naccarati, Salvatore Panico, H B As Bueno-de-Mesquita, Petra H Peeters, Elisabete Weiderpass, Susana Merino, Paula Jakszyn, Maria-Jose Sanchez, Miren Dorronsoro, José María Huerta, Aurelio Barricarte, Stina Boden, Behany van Guelpen, Nick Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw, Kathryn E Bradbury, Amanda J Cross, Lutz Schomburg, David J Hughes
Adequate intake of copper and zinc, two essential micronutrients, are important for antioxidant functions. Their imbalance may have implications for development of diseases like colorectal cancer (CRC), where oxidative stress is thought to be etiologically involved. As evidence from prospective epidemiologic studies is lacking, we conducted a case-control study nested within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort to investigate the association between circulating levels of copper and zinc, and their calculated ratio, with risk of CRC development...
July 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487940/astragalus-polysaccharide-ameliorates-h2o2-induced-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cell-injury
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Ronghui Han, Futian Tang, Meili Lu, Chonghua Xu, Jin Hu, Meng Mei, Hongxin Wang
Endothelial dysfunction caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been implicated in numerous cardiovascular diseases. Astragalus polysaccharide (APS), an important bioactive component extracted from the Chinese herb Astragalus membranaceus, has been widely used for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of APS on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)‑induced human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) injury. Following treatment with 400 µM H2O2 for 24 h, cell viability was decreased and apoptosis was increased...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459846/gene-expression-patterns-in-the-progression-of-canine-copper-associated-chronic-hepatitis
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Karen Dirksen, Bart Spee, Louis C Penning, Ted S G A M van den Ingh, Iwan A Burgener, Adrian L Watson, Marian Groot Koerkamp, Jan Rothuizen, Frank G van Steenbeek, Hille Fieten
Copper is an essential trace element, but can become toxic when present in abundance. The severe effects of copper-metabolism imbalance are illustrated by the inherited disorders Wilson disease and Menkes disease. The Labrador retriever dog breed is a novel non-rodent model for copper-storage disorders carrying mutations in genes known to be involved in copper transport. Besides disease initiation and progression of copper accumulation, the molecular mechanisms and pathways involved in progression towards copper-associated chronic hepatitis still remain unclear...
2017: PloS One
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