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Trace minerals

Estelle Camizuli, Renaud Scheifler, Stéphane Garnier, Fabrice Monna, Rémi Losno, Claude Gourault, Gilles Hamm, Caroline Lachiche, Guillaume Delivet, Carmela Chateau, Paul Alibert
Throughout history, ancient human societies exploited mineral resources all over the world, even in areas that are now protected and considered to be relatively pristine. Here, we show that past mining still has an impact on wildlife in some French protected areas. We measured cadmium, copper, lead, and zinc concentrations in topsoils and wood mouse kidneys from sites located in the Cévennes and the Morvan. The maximum levels of metals in these topsoils are one or two orders of magnitude greater than their commonly reported mean values in European topsoils...
February 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
Wishal D Ramdas
PURPOSE: A common question of patients to their physician is what they can do themselves against glaucoma, except taking their daily medication. However, for ophthalmologists, it is often hard to give their patients an advice on their dietary intake. To help ophthalmologists in answering this question, an overview of the current scientific literature on the association of nutrients with glaucoma is presented. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic review was conducted in which articles published up to September 2017 were identified in PubMed and reference lists...
February 20, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
Christos Gougoulias, Andrew Meade, Liz J Shaw
An unresolved need in microbial ecology is methodology to enable quantitative analysis of in situ microbial substrate carbon use at the population level. Here, we evaluated if a novel combination of radiocarbon- labelled substrate tracing, Fluorescence in situ Hybridisation (FISH) and Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) to sort the FISH-targeted population for quantification of incorporated radioactivity (14 C-FISH-FACS) can address this need. Our test scenario used FISH probe PSE1284 targeting Pseudomonas spp...
February 19, 2018: Environmental Microbiology Reports
Rout George Kerry, Gyana Prakash Mahapatra, Sushmita Patra, Santi Lata Sahoo, Chinmay Pradhan, Bijaya Kumar Padhi, Jyoti Ranjan Rout
Minerals or trace elements in small amount are essential nutrients for every plant, but when the internal concentration exceeds the threshold, these essential elements do create phytotoxicity. Plant responses to elemental stresses are very common due to different anthropogenic activities; however it is a complex phenomenon with individual characteristics for various species. To cope up with the situation, a plant produces a group of strategies both in proteomic and genomic level to overcome it. Controlling the metal stress is known to activate a multigene response resulting in the changes in various proteins, which directly affects almost all biological processes in a living cell...
February 16, 2018: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
M Narasimhaiah, A Arunachalam, S Sellappan, V K Mayasula, P R Guvvala, S K Ghosh, V Chandra, J Ghosh, H Kumar
Trace minerals feeding had significant effects on sperm production and fertility with better absorption and proper utilization within the body for optimum reproductive function. Several studies have shown that more influenced trace elements in the diets of animals are copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn). Bucks showing deficiency of this mineral might affect the quality of semen production which in turn would affect the fertility. This experiment was thus designed to test the effects of organic Cu and Zn supplementation on antioxidants enzyme activities and sperm functional attributes in fresh semen of bucks...
February 15, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Marcos Maynar, Francisco Llerena, Ignacio Bartolomé, Javier Alves, María-Concepción Robles, Francisco-Javier Grijota, Diego Muñoz
Background: The aim of the present study was to determine changes in serum concentrations of trace elements Cooper (Cu), Chromiun (Cr), Manganesum (Mn), Nickel (Ni) and Selenium (Se) in high-level sportsmen. Methods: Eighty professional athletes of different metabolic modalities, were recruited before the start of their training period. Thirty one sedentary participants of the same geographic area constituted the control group. Cu, Cr, Mn, Ni and Se analysis was performed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
2018: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Jan Schönig, Guido Meinhold, Hilmar von Eynatten, Nils K Lünsdorf
Finding traces of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) metamorphism in the geological record has huge implications for unravelling Earth's geodynamic evolution, such as the onset of deep subduction. Usually, UHP rocks are identified by specific mineral inclusions like coesite and characteristic petrographic features resulting from its (partial) transformation to the lower-pressure polymorph quartz in thin sections of crystalline rocks. This approach relies on very small sample size and is thus limited to a few points within large regions...
February 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
Tonna A Anyasi, Afam I O Jideani, Godwin R A Mchau
Banana fruit (Musa spp) though rich in essential minerals, has also been implicated for the presence of phytochemicals which nonetheless beneficial, can also act as mineral inhibitors when in forms such as phenolic compounds, phytates and tannins. This study assayed the essential macro and trace minerals as well as phenolic compounds present in unripe banana flour (UBF) obtained from the pulp of four different cultivars. Unripe banana flour was processed by oven drying in a forced air oven dryer at 70°C upon pretreatment with ascorbic, citric and lactic acid...
February 2018: Food Research International
Irum Basheer, Irfan Zia Qureshi
BACKGROUND: Nigella sativa, or commonly called black cumin is a small herb of family Ranunculaceae is a well-known medicinal plant but its effects on tissue mineral concentrations of animal bodies is unknown. PURPOSE: To study the effect of oral administration of fixed oil of black cumin seeds on tissues mineral content using laboratory rats as experimental model. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental animals were exposed to two oral doses of seed oil (60 and 120 ml kg -1 body weight)...
January 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Arunachalam Arangasamy, Mayasula Venkata Krishnaiah, Narasimhaiah Manohar, Sellappan Selvaraju, Guvvala Pushpa Rani, Nira Manik Soren, Ippala Janardhan Reddy, Janivara Parameshwaraiah Ravindra
The current study focused on cryopreservation and assessment of characters of post-thaw semen of indigenous Osmanabadi bucks maintained with standard diet, supplemented with different concentrations of organic zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) or in combination, for a period of 180 days. The different doses of organic Zn and Cu were fed per kg DM basis, Zn groups (low: Zn20, medium: Zn40 and high: Zn60, Cu groups: (low: Cu12.5, medium: Cu25 and high: Cu37.5 and combination of Zn + Cu groups (low: Zn20 + Cu12.5, medium: Zn40 + Cu25 and high: Zn60 + Cu37...
February 7, 2018: Cryobiology
Huihui Du, Qiaoyun Huang, Ruijia Yang, Boqing Tie, Ming Lei
Microbe-associated aluminum (Al) hydroxides occur naturally in aquatic and geologic environments and they might play a crucial role in the sequestration of trace metals because these composite solids comprise both reactive mineral and organic surface, but how they do it still remains unknown. Here we replicate Al hydroxide organo-mineral composite formation in soil and sediments by synthesising composites using Pseudomonas putida cells, during coprecipitation with Al hydroxide. Morphological and ATR-FTIR analysis show closely attached nano-sized Al hydroxides on the bacterial surface...
January 29, 2018: Chemosphere
Chen Li, Noel W Solomons, Marilyn E Scott, Kristine G Koski
The possibility that either subclinical mastitis (SCM), an inflammatory condition of the breast, or elevations in breast milk proinflammatory cytokines alter breast milk mineral and trace element composition in humans has not been investigated. In this cross-sectional study, breast milk samples (n=108) were collected from Guatemalan Mam-Mayan mothers at one of three stages of lactation (transitional, early and established), and categorized as SCM (Na:K >0.6) or non-SCM (Na:K ≤0.6). Milk concentrations of 12 minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, rubidium, selenium, sodium, strontium, and zinc) and 4 proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α) were measured by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), Lachat analyzer or Luminex multiplex bead cytokine assay...
March 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Rebecca L Wilson, Tina Bianco-Miotto, Shalem Y Leemaqz, Luke E Grzeskowiak, Gustaaf A Dekker, Claire T Roberts
Maternal micronutrient deficiencies in pregnancy can have profound effects on fetal development and pregnancy outcome. Plasma trace minerals including copper, zinc, selenium and iron have been shown to be extremely important in supporting reproduction. We sought to determine whether there is an association between maternal trace mineral status in early pregnancy and pregnancy complications using a prospective cohort study of 1065 pregnant Australian women who were recruited as part of the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) study in Adelaide...
March 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Khursheed N Jeejeebhoy, Donald R Duerksen
All patients with significant gastrointestinal disease should be clinically assessed for protein calorie malnutrition by using the Subjective Global Assessment. Blood tests for anemia, electrolytes, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, ferritin, vitamin B 12 , and folate should be considered for assessment of major micronutrients. Where malabsorption or inflammatory bowel disease is diagnosed, bone mineral density using dual beam x-ray absorptiometry, 25-OH vitamin D levels, and measurement of other vitamins and trace elements should be considered...
March 2018: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
Konrad Neugebauer, Martin R Broadley, Hamed A El-Serehy, Timothy S George, James W McNicol, Milton Ferreira de Moraes, Philip J White
The ionome is defined as the elemental composition of a subcellular structure, cell, tissue, organ or organism. The subset of the ionome comprising mineral nutrients is termed the functional ionome. A 'standard functional ionome' of leaves of an 'average' angiosperm, defined as the nutrient composition of leaves when growth is not limited by mineral nutrients, is presented and can be used to compare the effects of environment and genetics on plant nutrition. The leaf ionome of a plant is influenced by interactions between its environment and genetics...
February 7, 2018: Physiologia Plantarum
A Arangasamy, M Venkata Krishnaiah, N Manohar, S Selvaraju, P R Guvvala, N M Soren, I J Reddy, K S Roy, J P Ravindra
Attainment of puberty in animals is dependent on their age, body weight, nutritional status, genetic and environmental conditions. Nutritionally, organic minerals are suggested to improve semen production, sperm motility and male fertility. In this context, role of organic zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) in advancing male puberty and semen characters in Osmanabadi goats were studied. Forty one (n = 41) bucks (Aged 5 months) were divided into ten groups and the dietary treatments comprised of a control group (basal diet; without additional trace mineral supplementation) and nine treatment groups that received, in addition to the basal diet, various doses of trace minerals (mg) on per kg dry matter basis, organic Zn as low Zn20, medium Zn40 and high Zn60, organic Cu as low Cu12...
February 3, 2018: Theriogenology
Niloofar Karimian, Scott G Johnston, Edward D Burton
Acid sulfate soils (ASS) contain substantial quantities of iron sulfide minerals or the oxidation reaction products of these sulfidic minerals. Transformation of iron (Fe) and sulfur (S) bearing minerals is an important process in ASS wetlands with fluctuating redox conditions. A range of potentially toxic metals and metalloids can either be adsorbed on or incorporated into the structure of Fe and S bearing minerals. Therefore, transformation of these minerals as affected by dynamic redox conditions may regulate the mobility and bioavailability of associated metals/metalloids...
January 30, 2018: Chemosphere
Guillermo Alberto Mattioli, Diana Esther Rosa, Esteban Turic, Alejandro Enrique Relling, Esteban Galarza, Luis Emilio Fazzio
Cow-calf operations may be affected by trace mineral deficiencies, particularly copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) deficiency, which may decrease the calf daily weight gain and alter hematological parameters. We evaluated the effect of Cu and Zn supplementation on pre-weaning calves (n = 40; 92 ± 6 kg initial body weight) from the Salado River basin, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Calves were divided into four groups (n = 10 each) and subcutaneously administered 0.3 mg/kg Cu (Cu group), 1 mg/kg Zn (Zn group), Cu and Zn together (Cu + Zn group), and sterile saline solution (control group) every 40 days for 120 days...
February 5, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
Céline Pisapia, Frédéric Jamme, Ludovic Duponchel, Bénédicte Ménez
Finding traces of life or organic components of prebiotic interest in the rock record is an appealing goal for numerous fields in Earth and space sciences. However, this is often hampered by the scarceness and highly heterogeneous distribution of organic compounds within rocks. We assess here an innovative analytical strategy combining Synchrotron radiation-based Fourier-Transform Infrared microspectroscopy (S-FTIR) and multivariate analysis techniques to track and characterize organic compounds at the pore level in complex oceanic rocks...
February 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Fenghua Shen, Jing Liu, Yuchen Dong, Chenkai Gu
The effect of chlorine on arsenic (As) release dynamics during municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration in a fluidized bed was studied on the basis of an on-line analysis system. This system can continuously and quantitatively measure the concentrations of trace elements in flue gas. Chlorine addition increases obviously the concentration of arsenic in flue gas, indicating a promoting effect of chlorine on arsenic release during MSW incineration. Based on the temporal concentration of arsenic in flue gas, the overall kinetic parameters of arsenic release during MSW incineration were calculated...
February 2, 2018: Waste Management
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