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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565716/whey-protein-supplementation-improves-nutritional-status-glutathione-levels-and-immune-function-in-cancer-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Akkarach Bumrungpert, Patcharanee Pavadhgul, Pornpimon Nunthanawanich, Anchalee Sirikanchanarod, Araya Adulbhan
Clinical side effects from medical therapy play an important role in causing malnutrition among cancer patients. Whey protein isolates (WPIs) have the potential to improve the nutritional status of cancer patients. The present study determined the effects of whey protein supplementation on nutritional status, glutathione (GSH) levels, immunity, and inflammatory markers in cancer patients in Thailand. A total of 42 cancer patients (41-63 years old) who received intravenous chemotherapy were randomized in a double-blind controlled trial at the National Cancer Institute in Thailand...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523134/effects-of-herbal-nutraceuticals-and-or-zinc-against-haemonchus-contortus-in-lambs-experimentally-infected
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Zora Váradyová, Dominika Mravčáková, Michal Babják, Magdalena Bryszak, Ľubomíra Grešáková, Klaudia Čobanová, Svetlana Kišidayová, Iveta Plachá, Alžbeta Königová, Adam Cieslak, Sylwester Slusarczyk, Lukasz Pecio, Mariusz Kowalczyk, Marián Várady
BACKGROUND: The gastrointestinal parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus is a pathogenic organism resistant to several anthelmintics. This study assessed the efficacy of a medicinal herbal mixture (Herbmix) and organic zinc, as an essential trace element for the proper functioning of both unspecific and specific immune defensive mechanisms, against experimental infections with H. contortus in lambs. All lambs were infected orally with approximately 5000 third-stage larvae of a strain of H...
March 9, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518559/effect-of-%C3%AE-1-3-glucan-binding-protein-based-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-supplemented-diet-on-immune-response-and-disease-resistance-in-oreochromis-mossambicus-against-aeromonas-hydrophila
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Mahalingam Anjugam, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Arokiadhas Iswarya, Narayanan Gobi, Mani Divya, Merlin P Thangaraj, Preetham Elumalai
Recently, several immunostimulants such as β-glucan, microbial and plant products have been used as dietary supplements to combat disease outbreaks in aquaculture. The present study investigates the potential of Portunus pelagicus β-1, 3 glucan binding protein based zinc oxide nanoparticles (Ppβ-GBP-ZnO NPs) supplemented diet on growth, immune response and disease resistance in Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. The immune-related protein β-GBP was purified from the haemolymph of P. pelagicus using Sephadex G-100 affinity column chromatography...
March 5, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514007/supplementation-of-grape-seed-and-skin-extract-to-orlistat-therapy-prevents-high-fat-diet-induced-murine-spleen-lipotoxicity
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Takwa Bedhiafi, Kamel Charradi, Mouna Ben Azaiz, Mohamed Mahmoudi, Issam Msakni, Khawla Jebari, Ammar Bouziani, Ferid Limam, Ezzedine Aouani
Spleen is the largest lymphoid organ and obesity is related to an elevated risk of immunity dysfunction and the mechanism whereby fat adversely affects the spleen is poorly understood. This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of grape seed and skin extract (GSSE) and orlistat (Xenical, Xe) on high fat diet (HFD)-induced spleen lipotoxicity. Obese rats were treated either with GSSE (4 g/kg bw) or Xe (2 mg/kg bw) or GSSE + Xe and monitored for weight loss during 3 months. Animals were then sacrificed and their spleen used for the evaluation of lipotoxicity-induced oxidative stress and inflammation as well as the putative protection afforded by GSSE and Xe treatment...
March 7, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493020/effects-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-on-the-egg-quality-immune-response-zinc-retention-and-blood-parameters-of-laying-hens-in-the-late-phase-of-production
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M Abedini, F Shariatmadari, M A Karimi Torshizi, H Ahmadi
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of dietary supplementation with zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) on the performance, egg quality, Zn retention, immunity responses, superoxide dismutase activity (SOD), egg malondialdehyde (MDA) content, and serum parameters in laying hens in the late phase of production. A total of 288 laying hens at 64 weeks of age were randomly assigned to 4 treatments with 6 replicates, and 12 birds within each group. Experimental diets included a corn-soybean meal-based diet (without Zn supplementation) and a basal diet supplemented with 80 mg/kg of Zn-oxide, ZnO-NPs, and Zn-methionine...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468611/influences-of-copper-zinc-loaded-montmorillonite-on-growth-performance-mineral-retention-intestinal-morphology-mucosa-antioxidant-capacity-and-cytokine-contents-in-weaned-piglets
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L F Jiao, Q H Zhang, H Wu, C C Wang, S T Cao, J Feng, C H Hu
The effects of copper/zinc-loaded montmorillonite (Cu/Zn-Mt) on growth performance, mineral retention, intestinal morphology, mucosa antioxidant capacity, and cytokine contents in weaned piglets were investigated in the present study. One hundred eight piglets weaned at 21 ± 1 days of age (Duroc × Landrace× Yorkshire; average initial weight of 6.36 kg) were allotted to three treatments for 2 weeks. The three treatments were as follows: (1) control group: basal diet; (2) Cu/Zn-Mt group: basal diet + 39 mg/kg Cu and 75 mg/kg Zn as Cu/Zn-Mt; (3) Cu + Zn + Mt group: basal diet + mixture of CuSO4 , ZnSO4 , and Mt (equal amount of Cu, Zn, and Mt to the Cu/Zn-Mt group)...
February 21, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439842/zinc-supplementation-plays-a-crucial-role-in-t-helper-9-differentiation-in-allogeneic-immune-reactions-and-non-activated-t-cells
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Martina Maywald, Fudi Wang, Lothar Rink
T helper (Th) 9 cells play a critical role in immune-mediated diseases, including allergic airway inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and cancer development. Thus, the promotion or suppression of Th9 cell differentiation, transcriptional control, and function is very important for a healthy immune system. Interestingly, T cell maturation, differentiation and function are highly dependent on the individuals' zinc status. This is especially seen in zinc deficient individuals as in the elderly population often suffering of autoimmunity and increased incidence of infections...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415484/effects-of-interactions-between-zno-nanoparticles-and-saccharides-on-biological-responses
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Mi-Ran Go, Jin Yu, Song-Hwa Bae, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Soo-Jin Choi
Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) are widely used as a Zn supplement, because Zn plays a role in many cellular and immune functions but public concern about their potentially undesirable effects on the human body is growing. When NPs are added in food matrices, interactions between NPs and food components occur, which can affect biological systems. In this study, interactions between ZnO NPs and saccharides were investigated by measuring changes in hydrodynamic radius, zeta potential and solubility and by quantifying amounts of adsorbed saccharides on NPs; acacia honey, sugar mixtures (containing equivalent amounts of fructose, glucose, sucrose and maltose) and monosaccharide solutions were used as model compounds...
February 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402502/influence-of-zinc-supplementation-on-immune-parameters-in-weaned-pigs
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Veronika Kloubert, Karoline Blaabjerg, Tina Sørensen Dalgaard, Hanne Damgaard Poulsen, Lothar Rink, Inga Wessels
Zinc is an essential trace element, highly important for a well functioning immune system. In case of zinc deficiency, proper immune functions are not ensured thus leading to various diseases. Weaning of pigs from the sow causes stress, increasing susceptibility to infections. Moreover, low feed intake during the first two weeks post-weaning, accompanied by low zinc intake, results in temporary zinc deficiency. Therefore, supporting the immune system by zinc supplementation might improve its function and thereby the pigs' health and well-being...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374929/-advances-in-the-research-of-zinc-deficiency-and-zinc-supplementation-treatment-in-patients-with-severe-burns
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X X Wang, M J Zhang, X B Li
Zinc is one of the essential trace elements in human body, which plays an important role in regulating acute inflammatory response, glucose metabolism, anti-oxidation, immune and gastrointestinal function of patients with severe burns. Patients with severe burns may suffer from zinc deficiency because of insufficient amount of zinc intake from the diet and a large amount of zinc lose through wounds and urine. Zinc deficiency may affect their wound healing process and prognosis. This article reviews the characteristics of zinc metabolism in patients with severe burns through dynamic monitoring the plasma and urinary concentration of zinc...
January 20, 2018: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186856/zinc-as-a-gatekeeper-of-immune-function
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REVIEW
Inga Wessels, Martina Maywald, Lothar Rink
After the discovery of zinc deficiency in the 1960s, it soon became clear that zinc is essential for the function of the immune system. Zinc ions are involved in regulating intracellular signaling pathways in innate and adaptive immune cells. Zinc homeostasis is largely controlled via the expression and action of zinc "importers" (ZIP 1-14), zinc "exporters" (ZnT 1-10), and zinc-binding proteins. Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of zinc have long been documented, however, underlying mechanisms are still not entirely clear...
November 25, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166952/effects-of-dietary-live-yeast-supplementation-on-growth-performance-diarrhoea-severity-intestinal-permeability-and-immunological-parameters-of-weaned-piglets-challenged-with-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-k88
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Lianqiang Che, Qin Xu, Cheng Wu, Yuheng Luo, Xiaobo Huang, Bo Zhang, Eric Auclair, Tadele Kiros, Zhengfeng Fang, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Bin Feng, Jian Li, De Wu
This study aimed to investigate the effects of dietary live yeast (LY) supplementation on growth, intestinal permeability and immunological parameters of piglets challenged with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K88 (ETEC). Piglets weaned at 21 d were allocated into three treatments with six pens and six piglets per pen, receiving the control diet (CON), diets supplemented with antibiotics plus zinc oxide (ANT-ZnO) and LY (Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain CNCM I-4407), respectively, for a period of 2 weeks. On day 8, thirty-six piglets were selected as control without ETEC (CON), CON-ETEC, ANT-ZnO-ETEC and LY-ETEC groups challenged with ETEC until day 10 for sample collections...
December 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153154/a-100-year-review-from-ascorbic-acid-to-zinc-mineral-and-vitamin-nutrition-of-dairy-cows
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W P Weiss
Mineral and vitamin nutrition of dairy cows was studied before the first volume of the Journal of Dairy Science was published and is still actively researched today. The initial studies on mineral nutrition of dairy cows were simple balance experiments (although the methods available at the time for measuring minerals were anything but simple). Output of Ca and P in feces, urine, and milk was subtracted from intake of Ca and P, and if values were negative it was often assumed that cows were lacking in the particular mineral...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072367/reappraisal-of-metallothionein-clinical-implications-for-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Yongsoo Park, Jian Zhang, Lu Cai
Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS and RNS, respectively) are byproducts of cellular physiological processes of the metabolism of intermediary nutrients. Although physiological defense mechanisms readily convert these species into water or urea, an improper balance between their production and removal leads to oxidative stress (OS), which is harmful to cellular components. This OS may result in uncontrolled growth or, ultimately, cell death. In addition, ROS and RNS are closely related to the development of diabetes and its complications...
March 2018: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062223/enhancing-the-efficacy-of-areds-antioxidants-in-light-induced-retinal-degeneration
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Paul Wong, M Markey, C M Rapp, R M Darrow, A Ziesel, D T Organisciak
PURPOSE: Light-induced photoreceptor cell degeneration and disease progression in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) involve oxidative stress and visual cell loss, which can be prevented, or slowed, by antioxidants. Our goal was to test the protective efficacy of a traditional Age-related Eye Disease Study antioxidant formulation (AREDS) and AREDS combined with non-traditional antioxidants in a preclinical animal model of photooxidative retinal damage. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were reared in a low-intensity (20 lux) or high-intensity (200 lux) cyclic light environment for 6 weeks...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057818/chronic-high-dose-zinc-supplementation-induces-visceral-adipose-tissue-hypertrophy-without-altering-body-weight-in-mice
#16
Xiaohua Huang, Dandan Jiang, Yingguo Zhu, Zhengfeng Fang, Lianqiang Che, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Jian Li, Chao Huang, Yuanfeng Zou, Lixia Li, De Wu, Bin Feng
The trace element zinc plays an important role in human life. Zinc deficiency impairs growth, reproduction, metabolism and immunity in both human and animals. Thus, zinc supplementation is recommended in daily life. However, the effect of long-term chronic zinc supplementation on adipose homeostasis has not been well elucidated. In the current study, mice were supplemented with zinc sulfate in the drinking water for 20 weeks. The results suggested that chronic zinc supplementation impaired systemic glucose clearance after exogenous insulin or glucose challenges, as compared to the control mice...
October 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057661/the-effect-of-zinc-and-melatonin-supplementation-on-immunity-parameters-in-breast-cancer-induced-by-dmba-in-rats
#17
Saltuk Bugra Baltaci, Rasim Mogulkoc, Abdulkerim Kasim Baltaci, Ayca Emsen, Hasibe Artac
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the effects of zinc and melatonin supplements on the immunity parameters of female rats with breast cancer induced by DMBA. METHODS: Group 1; Control, Group 2; 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA), Group 3; DMBA + zinc, Group 4; DMBA + melatonin, Group 5; DMBA + zinc + melatonin. The rats' breast cancer was induced by DMBA 80 mg/kg. Groups 3-5 received daily 5 mg/kg doses of zinc, melatonin, and zinc + melatonin, respectively...
October 23, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053870/effects-of-hydroxychloride-and-sulfate-form-of-zinc-and-manganese-supplementation-on-superoxide-dismutase-activity-and-immune-responses-post-lipopolysaccharide-challenge-in-poultry-fed-marginally-lower-doses-of-zinc-and-manganese
#18
V Perez, R Shanmugasundaram, M Sifri, T M Parr, R K Selvaraj
Effects of hydroxychloride (OHCl) and sulfate form of zinc and manganese supplementation on immune responses of birds fed marginally lower levels of zinc and manganese during an experimental lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection were studied. In experiment I, 30-week-old layer birds were fed 50 mg/kg Zn+45 mg/kg Mn or 100 mg/kg Zn+90 mg/kg Mn in sulfate or OHCl form and injected with 0 or 500 μg/kg LPS in a 2 (50 mg Zn+45 mg Mn and 100 mg Zn+90 mg Mn) X 2 (sulfate and OHCl) X 2 (0 and 500 μg LPS) factorial setup of treatments for 10 weeks...
December 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053834/effect-of-feed-supplementation-with-zinc-glycine-chelate-and-zinc-sulfate-on-cytokine-and-immunoglobulin-gene-expression-profiles-in-chicken-intestinal-tissue
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L Jarosz, A Marek, Z Gradzki, M Kwiecien, B Zylinska, B Kaczmarek
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of inorganic and organic forms of Zn on the expression of cytokines (IL-2, TNF-α, IFN-γ, IL-12, IL-17, IL-4, IL-10, and TGF-β) and immunoglobulins (IgA and IgG) in the tissues of the small intestine (jejunum and ileum) of broiler chickens. In the experiment, 90 broiler chickens were divided into 4 experimental groups and a control group, with 18 birds each. The birds received Zn supplements in inorganic form with and without phytase (ZnSO4 and ZnSO4 + F), and in organic form with glycine, with and without phytase (Zn-Gly and Zn-Gly + F)...
December 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032059/is-the-adaptive-immune-response-in-murine-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-influenced-by-zinc-supplementation
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Cássia Mariana Bronzon da Costa, Marina Del Vecchio Filipin, Fabrícia Helena Santello, Luiz Miguel Pereira, Miriam Paula Alonso Toldo, José Clóvis do Prado Júnior, Ana Amélia Carraro Abrahão
Chagas disease afflicts 7 to 8 million people worldwide and congenital Chagas' disease usually leads to changes in the maternal environment, culminating in fetal adaptations. Several articles have described the importance of micronutrients on pregnancy, which is sensitive to infections. In Trypanosoma cruzi endemic regions, the Chagas disease is aggravated by the lack of micronutrients in an average diet, to which pregnant women are more susceptible. The aim of this study was to evaluate distinct T cells phenotypes and intracellular cytokines by flow cytometry in pregnant Wistar rats under zinc therapy during experimental Chagas' disease...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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