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Mineral Elements and Active Ingredients in Root of Wild Paeonia lactiflora Growing at Duolun County, Inner Mongolia.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100093, China.

Roots of wild Paeonia lactiflora are often used as herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. In this study, the contents of potassium (K), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn) and the concentrations of three active ingredients such as paeoniflorin (PF), catechin (CA) and benzoic acid (BA) in roots of wild P. lactiflora collected from Duolun County of Inner Mongolia in China were evaluated. Read More

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Iodine Nutrition and Thyroid Function in Pregnant Women Exposed to Different Iodine Sources.

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Zheng Feei Ma

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Health and Environmental Sciences, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.

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Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Attenuate Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in the Liver of Diethylnitrosamine-Treated Mice.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

The catalytic activity of cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2NPs) is responsible for its application as an antitumor agent. This activity may be due to its ability to switch between III and IV oxidation states thereby conferring pro- and antioxidant properties. This study was designed to assess the hepatoprotective potential of CeO2NPs in male BALB/c mice administered diethylnitrosamine (DEN). Read More

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Effect of Urinary Iodine Concentration in Pregnant and Lactating Women, and in Their Infants Residing in Areas with Excessive Iodine in Drinking Water in Shanxi Province, China.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 14. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

Institute for Endemic Disease Prevention and Treatment of Shanxi Province, Linfen, Shanxi, China.

It is uncertain how many factors affect urinary iodine concentration. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of consumption of drinking water with high iodine concentration on urinary iodine concentration in pregnant and lactating women, and infants. We included 218 lactating women and their infants and 142 pregnant women in areas with suitable and high water iodine content. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12011-019-01716-4DOI Listing

Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Exposure on Human Health-a Review.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Department of Bromatology and Food Physiology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 13, 20-950, Lublin, Poland.

Recently, an increased interest in nanotechnology applications can be observed in various fields (medicine, materials science, pharmacy, environmental protection, agriculture etc.). Due to an increasing scope of applications, the exposure of humans to nanoparticles (NPs) is inevitable. Read More

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April 2019
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Oxidative Stress Parameters, Trace Elements, and Lipid Profile in Iranian Patients with Gaucher Disease.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences, Shahid Chamran Highway, Tehran, Iran.

Gaucher disease (GD) is most frequent disorder of glycolipid storage. The glucosylceramide accumulation might lead to oxidative stress and changes in lipid profile. Regarding the main role of trace elements in hematopoiesis and oxidative stress, this study was aimed to evaluate the zinc and copper levels, three oxidative stress parameters, and lipid profile in GD. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of Chromium and Carnitine Co-supplementation on Body Weight and Metabolic Profiles in Overweight and Obese Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Diseases, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, I.R., Iran.

The primary aim of our study was to determine the influence of taking chromium plus carnitine on insulin resistance, with a secondary objective of evaluating the influences on lipid profiles and weight loss in overweight subjects with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 54 overweight women were randomly assigned to receive either supplements (200 μg/day chromium picolinate plus 1000 mg/day carnitine) or placebo (27/each group). Chromium and carnitine co-supplementation decreased weight (- 3. Read More

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April 2019
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Sex-Specific Differences in Cognitive Abilities Associated with Childhood Cadmium and Manganese Exposures in School-Age Children: a Prospective Cohort Study.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

School of Public Health/Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety of Ministry of Education/Key Lab of Health Technology Assessment, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China, Fudan University, No. 130 Dong'an Road, Shanghai, 200032, China.

To examine sex-specific associations of neonatal and childhood exposure to eight trace elements with cognitive abilities of school-age children. The association between exposure and effects was assessed among 296 school-age children from a population-based birth cohort study, who had manganese (Mn), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb) exposure measured in cord blood and chromium (Cr), manganese, cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), arsenic (As), selenium (Se), cadmium, and lead exposure quantified in spot urine. Cognitive abilities were assessed using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Chinese Revised (WISC-CR). Read More

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Are There Differences in Hair Mineral Concentrations Between Metabolically Healthy and Unhealthy Obese Adults?

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Family Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, 06591, Republic of Korea.

Obesity is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, hypertension, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. However, obesity is not a homogenous state and not all subjects in an obese population are at an increased risk for metabolic abnormalities. Thus, obesity types can be subdivided into metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) and metabolically unhealthy obesity (MUO) according to metabolic status. Read More

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April 2019
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Preconcentration of Lead in Blood and Urine Samples Among Bladder Cancer Patients Using Mesoporous Strontium Titanate Nanoparticles.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Spectroscopy Department, Physics Division, National Research Center, Cairo, 12311, Egypt.

In this work, mesoporous strontium titanate nanoparticles (SrTiO NPs) were synthesized through a single-step combustion process and were characterized by FT-IR, XRD, SEM-EDX, and TEM. The effects of main parameters that may influence the extraction process (i.e. Read More

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Effects of Combined Exposure to Cadmium and High-Fat Diet on Bone Quality in Male Mice.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

School of Public Health, Medical College of Soochow University, 199 Ren'ai Road, Suzhou, 215123, Jiangsu, China.

This study investigated the effects of combined exposure to low-dose cadmium and high-fat diet on femoral bone quality in male mice. Eight-week-old male SPF C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into four groups: normal control group (Con), low-cadmium group (Cd), high-fat diet group (HFD), and high-fat diet plus low-dose cadmium group (HFD + Cd); the second and fourth groups were treated intraperitoneally with CdCl (1.0 mg/kg body weight) twice weekly for 20 weeks. Read More

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April 2019
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The Effects of Selenium Supplementation on Clinical Symptoms and Gene Expression Related to Inflammation and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Infertile Women Candidate for In Vitro Fertilization.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Diseases, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR, Iran.

This study was performed to determine the effects of selenium supplementation on clinical symptoms and gene expression related to inflammatory markers in infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who were candidate for in vitro fertilization (IVF). Thirty-six women candidate for IVF were recruited in this randomized double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. They (n = 18/group) were randomly assigned into intervention groups to take either 200 μg/day of selenium or placebo for 8 weeks. Read More

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April 2019
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ICP-MS Analysis of Trace Element Concentrations in Cow's Milk Samples from Supermarkets in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Devrim Saribal

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Biophysics, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.

Milk is a very important content of the human diet. The present study was performed to determine the concentrations of trace and toxic trace elements in 21 different milk samples in Turkish supermarkets. We aimed to evaluate the potential health risks of toxic elements to humans through ingestion. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of Dietary Different Levels of Nano, Organic and Inorganic Zinc Sources on Performance, Eggshell Quality, Bone Mechanical Parameters and Mineral Contents of the Tibia, Liver, Serum and Excreta in Laying Hens.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Selcuk University, 42130, Konya, Turkey.

This study was conducted to determine the effect of dietary zinc (Zn) sources and their levels on the performance, egg quality, tissue mineral concentrations and bone mechanical traits of laying hens. Two hundred seventy, 44-week-old, Super Nick white laying hens were randomly distributed to 15 experimental groups in a 3 (sources of Zn) × 5 (levels of Zn) factorial arrangement, using groups of 18 birds with 6 replicates. The 15 experimental diets consisted of three sources of Zn (zinc-oxide as an inorganic form, zinc-proteinate as an organic form and nano zinc-oxide powder as a nano form) and five different levels of Zn (20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 mg Zn/kg diet). Read More

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April 2019
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Status of Serum Copper, Magnesium, and Total Antioxidant Capacity in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

This study evaluates serum copper and magnesium and total antioxidant capacity levels in PCOS patients. In this regard, the probable association of copper and magnesium with total antioxidant capacity (TAC) was investigated. In total, 150 women (60 PCOS patients and 90 healthy subjects) participated in this case-control study. Read More

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April 2019
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Interactions Between Different Selenium Compounds and Essential Trace Elements Involved in the Antioxidant System of Laying Hens.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 30. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

College of Animal Science and Technology, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, 410128, China.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the interactions between different selenium (Se) compounds including sodium selenite (SS), selenium-enriched yeast (SY), and nano-selenium (NS) and various essential trace elements involved in the antioxidant systems, and to evaluate the effects on laying performance and egg quality. A total of 288 21-week-old Hyline Sophie hens were allotted to four dietary treatments: (1) basal diet without Se supplementation; (2) basal diet supplemented with 0.3 mg/kg Se of SS; (3) basal diet supplemented with 0. Read More

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March 2019
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Role of Zinc in Zinc-α2-Glycoprotein Metabolism in Obesity: a Review of Literature.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 30. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Department of Nutrition, Federal University of Piaui, Campus Minister Petrônio Portela, Ininga, Teresina, Piaui, 64049-550, Brazil.

Excessive adipose tissue promotes the manifestation of endocrine disorders such as reduction of the secretion of zinc-α2-glycoprotein (ZAG), an adipokine with anti-inflammatory and lipid-mobilizing activity. The molecular structure of this adipokine includes binding sites for zinc, a trace element with important antioxidant and immunological proprieties that also participates in energy metabolism and stimulates the function of ZAG. The objective of this review is to highlight current data on the metabolism of ZAG in obesity and the role of zinc in this process. Read More

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Sodium Orthovanadate Changes Fatty Acid Composition and Increased Expression of Stearoyl-Coenzyme A Desaturase in THP-1 Macrophages.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Biochemistry and Medical Chemistry, Pomeranian Medical University, Powstańców Wlkp. 72 Av., 70-111, Szczecin, Poland.

Vanadium compounds are promising antidiabetic agents. In addition to regulating glucose metabolism, they also alter lipid metabolism. Due to the clear association between diabetes and atherosclerosis, the purpose of the present study was to assess the effect of sodium orthovanadate on the amount of individual fatty acids and the expression of stearoyl-coenzyme A desaturase (SCD or Δ-desaturase), Δ-desaturase, and Δ-desaturase in macrophages. Read More

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March 2019
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Animals in Iodine Deficiency or Sulfadimethoxine Models of Thyroid Damage Are Differently Affected by the Consumption of Brassica Sprouts.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Medical College, Jagiellonian University, Medyczna 9, 30-688, Kraków, Poland.

The study was primarily aimed at investigating the effect of brassica sprout consumption, namely rutabaga (Brassica napus L. var. napobrassica) sprouts (R) generally recognized as antithyroid agent due to its goitrogenic substance content, on hematological, biochemical, and immunological parameters in rats. Read More

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March 2019
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Synthesis and Biodistribution Study of Biocompatible Au Nanoparticles by use of Arabinoxylan as Reducing and Stabilizing Agent.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, 54590, Pakistan.

Radioactive gold-198 is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic agent. Gold in the form of nanoparticles possesses even more exciting properties. This work aimed at arabinoxylan-mediated synthesis and biodistribution study of radioactive gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Read More

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March 2019
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Effects of Futsal Demands on Serum and Salivary Levels of Trace Elements and Minerals Detected by Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Study Group of Tissue Regeneration, Adaptation and Repair. Center of Biological Sciences, State University of Londrina, Londrina, Brazil.

The aim of this study was to monitor the circulating and salivary ion concentrations by total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) in futsal players submitted to the futsal-specific intermittent shuttle protocol (FISP). TXRF may allow identification of changes in ion concentrations induced by physical efforts. Saliva and blood samples of 13 male futsal players were collected before (Pre) and after (Post) the FISP. Read More

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Principal Component Analysis of Time-Related Changes of Some Essential Mineral Contents of Canned Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) in Different Filling Media.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

University of Gastronomic Sciences, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 9, 12042, Bra, Cuneo, Italy.

The kinetic reaction for changes in some essential mineral contents (iron, zinc, calcium, sodium, and copper) of silver carp canned in sunflower oil, soybean oil, olive oil, and brine as filling media was assessed after a short- (1 year) and long-term storage (3, 5, and 7 years). The mineral nutrition value of cans was also determined to take into account the changes in estimated daily intake (EDI) of elements during storage and then clustered by principal component analysis (PCA). Results revealed that the reduction of trace elements in brine was higher than in other filling media due to formation of insoluble metal hydroxide. Read More

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March 2019
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Effect of Dietary Selenium Supplementation on Growth and Reproduction of Silkworm Bombyx mori L.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

School of Food and Biological Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, 230009, People's Republic of China.

The effects of selenium (Se) on the growth and reproduction of the Lepidoptera insect, the silkworm, Bombyx mori L were investigated. Initially, the silkworms were divided into eight groups (150 larvae/group) on the basis of feeding with mulberry leaves saturated with different concentrations of Se (25, 50, 100, 125, 150, 175, and 200 μM) and control from the first day of the fourth instar larvae. After feeding, growth and reproductive performance of B. Read More

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March 2019
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Presence of Toxic Heavy Metals in Platelet-Rich Fibrin: a Pilot Study.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Geological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is widely used blood-derived biomaterial which is directly applied to the surgical wounds. Depending on its autologous origin, PRF is thought as a safe material. However, it is not known to what extent the blood-derived toxins can be found in the PRF by considering the systemic exposure rates of the individuals to the toxins. Read More

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March 2019
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The Impact of Maternal Overweight on Hair Essential Trace Element and Mineral Content in Pregnant Women and Their Children.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations and Behavioural Genetics, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia.

The aim of the present study was to investigate hair essential trace elements and mineral levels in 105 pregnant normal-weight (control) and 55 overweight and obese women in the third trimester of pregnancy, as well as in their children at the age of 9 months. The hair essential trace elements and mineral levels were assessed using inductively coupled plasma mass-spectrometry. Overweight pregnant women had significantly reduced Cr (- 24%; p = 0. Read More

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March 2019
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The Effects of Fluoride on the Gap-Junctional Intercellular Communication of Rats' Osteoblast.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Shanxi Key Laboratory of Environmental Veterinary Medicine, Shanxi Agricultural University, Jinzhong, Shanxi, China.

The gap junction protein plays an important role in the bone formation and alteration of these proteins leading to cause bone development. Aim to determine the effects of different concentration of fluoride on gap-junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) related genes and proteins in the rats' osteoblast cells. We treated the osteoblast cells with various concentrations (0, 0. Read More

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March 2019
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The Association Between Serum Magnesium and Premenstrual Syndrome: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Food Safety Research Center (SALT), Semnan University of Medical Sciences and Health Service, Semnan, Iran.

A number of studies have assessed the association between serum magnesium (Mg) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in different population, but the findings have been inconclusive. Herein, we systematically reviewed available observational studies to elucidate the overall relationship between Mg and PMS. PubMed, Cochrane's library, ScienceDirect, Scopus, Google Scholar, and ISI web of science databases were searched for all available literature until January 2019 for studies evaluating the association between Mg and PMS. Read More

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March 2019
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The Role of Selenium in Arsenic and Cadmium Toxicity: an Updated Review of Scientific Literature.

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Iwona Zwolak

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Laboratory of Oxidative Stress, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Konstantynów 1 J, 20-708, Lublin, Poland.

Arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd) are elements arousing major public health concerns associated with environmental pollution, high toxicity potential, and carcinogenic nature. However, selenium (Se) at low doses and incorporated into enzymes and proteins has antioxidant properties and protects animals and humans from the risk of various diseases. It also has an exceptionally narrow range between necessary and toxic concentrations, which is a well-known hindrance in its use as a dietary supplement. Read More

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March 2019
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Different Effects of Fluoride Exposure on the Three Major Bone Cell Types.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jilin University, 1163 Xinmin Street, Changchun, Jilin Province, 130021, People's Republic of China.

Fluoride accumulates and is toxic to bones. Clinical bone lesions occur in a phased manner, being less severe early in the natural course of skeletal fluorosis. Previous research rarely focused on osteocyte, osteoclast, and osteoblast at the same time, although these three types of cells are involved in the process of fluorosis. Read More

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March 2019
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Manilkara zapota (L.) P. Royen Leaf Extract Derived Silver Nanoparticles Induce Apoptosis in Human Colorectal Carcinoma Cells Without Affecting Human Lymphocytes or Erythrocytes.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Recombinant DNA Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology, University of Calicut, Malappuram, Kerala, 673635, India.

Plant-derived synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) has found wide biomedical applications including cancer cure. This report deals with biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (MZLAgNPs) employing leaf extracts of Manilkara zapota (L.) under optimized conditions. Read More

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March 2019
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Determination of Elements in Gymnema inodorum Lour by Particle Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE).

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Plasma and Beam Physics Research Facility, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand.

At present, Thailand uses medicinal plants to treat various diseases. Alternative medicine utilizes Gymnema inodorum Lour for antipyretic and anti-allergic purposes. There are also other research studies to treat diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, cataract, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, liver cancer, and stomach cancer. Read More

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March 2019
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Altered Mineral Metabolism and Disequilibrium Between Calcification Promoters and Inhibitors in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Institute of Biomedical Nutrition, Hung-Kuang University, Taichung, 433, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis (HD) are known to have abnormal blood concentrations of antioxidant minerals; concurrent oxidative stress can contribute to increased vascular calcification. This study aims to evaluate the associations between circulating antioxidant minerals and clinical biomarkers of vascular calcification in HD patients. Blood biochemical parameters, antioxidant minerals (selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), and magnesium (Mg)), and several promoters and inhibitors of calcification (matrix Gla protein (MGP), fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23), matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and -9), and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMP-1 and -2)) were determined in HD patients (n = 62) and age- and sex-matched healthy individuals (n = 30). Read More

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Determination of Reference Intervals of Ratios of Concentrations of Urinary Iodine to Creatinine and Thyroid Hormone Concentrations in Pregnant Women Consuming Adequate Iodine in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Key Laboratory of Etiology and Epidemiology, National Health and Family Planning Commission, Center for Endemic Disease Control, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150086, Heilongjiang, China.

The objectives of this study were to explore reference intervals of ratios of concentrations of urinary iodine to creatinine (UIC/UCr) in pregnant women, to determine specific reference intervals for thyroid hormone concentrations (FT, FT, TSH) in the first trimester of pregnancy, and provide a comprehensive evaluation of iodine nutritional status and thyroid function. Cross-sectional data analysis, including questionnaires and thyroid ultrasonograms, were used to exclude subjects who had a history of thyroid disease, a family history of thyroid disease, or thyroid morphological abnormalities. Tests of thyroid hormone were evaluated together with urinary iodine concentration (UIC), urinary creatinine concentration (UCr), and salt iodine concentration in pregnant women. Read More

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March 2019
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Oral Magnesium Supplementation Improved Lipid Profile but Increased Insulin Resistance in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy: a Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Food Security Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Low serum magnesium concentrations were associated with development of renal failure. We aimed to determine whether magnesium supplementation improves renal function, insulin resistance, and metabolic profiles in patients with diabetic nephropathy. A total of 80 hypomagnesemic patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and early-stage nephropathy were recruited. Read More

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March 2019
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Iron-Induced Apoptotic Cell Death and Autophagy Dysfunction in Human Neuroblastoma Cell Line SH-SY5Y.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Biotechnology, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal, NH 12, Haringhata, West Bengal, 741249, India.

Iron accumulation plays a major role in neuronal cell death which has severe effects on mental health like neurodegenerative disorders. The present work aims to explore the involvement of molecular pathways involved in iron-mediated neuronal cell death using Ferric Ammonium Citrate (FAC) as a source of iron to treat neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells. In this study, it was found that cytotoxicity induced by iron treatment is highly correlated with enhanced intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and loss of mitochondrial integrity. Read More

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March 2019
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Chromium(III) Glycinate Complex Supplementation Improves the Blood Glucose Level and Attenuates the Tissular Copper to Zinc Ratio in Rats with Mild Hyperglycaemia.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 2. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Department of Natural Science and Quality Assurance, Poznań University of Economics and Business, al. Niepodległości 10, 61-875, Poznan, Poland.

The aim of the study was to evaluate the hypoglycaemic potential of supplementary Cr in the form of chromium(III) glycinate (CrGly) in the diabetic model of rats. The experiment was conducted on 40 male Wistar rats, of which 30 were made diabetic by injection of a single dose of streptozotocin (55 mg/kg b.m. Read More

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March 2019
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Disulfiram and Its Copper Chelate Attenuate Cisplatin-Induced Acute Nephrotoxicity in Rats Via Reduction of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Pharmacology, R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur, Dist. Dhule, Maharashtra, 425405, India.

The use of cisplatin (CP) in chemotherapy of resistant cancers is limited due to its dose-dependent nephrotoxicity. Disulfiram (DSF), the aversion therapy for alcoholism, has recently emerged as an anticancer and chemopreventive agent. Its anticancer activity is potentiated in the presence of copper. Read More

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March 2019
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Zhiqi Granules Decreased Lead Level but Increased Iron Level in Serum of Chinese Children with Moderately Elevated Blood Lead Levels.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Pediatrics, First Hospital of Jilin University, 71# Xinmin Street, Changchun, 130021, China.

To observe and compare the effects of healthy instruction and Zhiqi granules on lead, calcium, iron, and zinc levels in serum of children with moderately elevated blood lead levels (BLLs). At the same time, the possible mechanisms were discussed. A total of 60 eligible boys aged 4-6 years were selected and divided into two groups (the healthy instruction group and the Zhiqi group) randomly. Read More

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February 2019
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Trace Determination of Iron in Real Waters and Fruit Juice Samples Using Rapid Method: Optimized Dispersive Liquid-Liquid Microextraction with Synthesized Nontoxic Chelating Agent.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, 81746-73461, Iran.

The purpose of this research was to optimize a new method for preconcentration and determination of trace iron concentrations in aqueous solutions. For this purpose, a newly synthesized ligand, 3-(3-hydroxy-2-methyl-4-oxopyridin-1(4H)-yl) benzoic acid (3-OH-3-MOPBA), was used in the dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) method coupled with UV-vis spectroscopy. The experiments considering input variables of extractant volume, disperser volume, salt concentration, and pH were designed with the aid of central composite design (CCD). Read More

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February 2019
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Cadmium in Seminal Plasma of Fertile and Infertile Male Dromedary Camels.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 26. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Qassim University, P.O. Box 6622, Buraidah, 51452, Saudi Arabia.

The objective of this study was to investigate the cadmium (Cd) profile in seminal plasma of male dromedary camel with impotentia generandi (post-coital infertility, IG group, n = 14) in comparison with known fertile males (FERT group, n = 5). Andrological examination was carried out for all animals. Semen was collected with electroejaculation and examined for volume, concentration, motility, viability, and abnormality. Read More

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February 2019
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Selenium Deficiency Affects Uterine Smooth Muscle Contraction Through Regulation of the RhoA/ROCK Signalling Pathway in Mice.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, 430070, People's Republic of China.

Selenium (Se) is considered one of the essential micronutrients for humans and animals, and its effects on physiological functions are multifaceted. In the present study, we investigated the effects of Se deficiency on uterine smooth muscle contraction in mice by studying G protein Rho (RhoA)/Rho kinase (ROCK) signalling pathway-related molecules. The α-sma in smooth muscle tissue of mice was determined. Read More

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February 2019
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Selenium Mitigates Cadmium-Induced Adverse Effects on Trace Elements and Amino Acids Profiles in Chicken Pectoral Muscles.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shandong Agricultural University, 61 Daizong Street, Tai'an City, 271018, Shandong Province, China.

Cadmium (Cd), as one of the most toxic heavy metals, has become a widespread environmental contaminant and threats the food quality and safety. The protective effect of selenium (Se) on Cd-induced tissue lesion and cytotoxicity in chicken has been extensively reported. The objective of this study was to investigate the antagonistic effect of Se on Cd-induced damage of chicken pectoral muscles via analyzing the trace elements and amino acids profiles. Read More

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February 2019
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Trace Element Levels and Oxidant/Antioxidant Status in Patients with Alcohol Abuse.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Biophysics, Girne American University Medical School, Kyrenia, Cyprus.

Alcohol abuse is a well-known cause of imbalance in trace element levels and oxidant/antioxidant status of individuals with long time consumption. However, the levels of these parameters in the patients on the early stages of alcohol dependence without liver damage differ on various studies. The aim of our study was to measure the levels of trace elements in the serum and oxidative/antioxidative system members in the red blood cells (RBC) of early-stage alcoholic individuals and compare with control subjects. Read More

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February 2019
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Effects of Excessive Iodine Intake on Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, and Blood Lipids in Adults.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 23. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Centre for Endemic Disease Control, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.

To understand the effects of excess iodine intake on blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood lipids in adults. We selected three villages from Shanxi Province to conduct cross-sectional survey: Maxi [median water iodine concentration (MWIC) 6.3 μg/L, median urinary iodine concentration (MUIC) 126. Read More

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February 2019
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Deficiency but Not Supplementation of Selenium Impairs the Hippocampal Long-Term Potentiation and Hippocampus-Dependent Learning.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Physiology Değartment of Medical School, University of Erciyes, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey.

Among the chemical factors that have been implicated in the etiology of dementia, recent concern has focused on both increased and decreased exposure to the metalloid selenium (Se). This report describes the molecular, behavioral, and electrophysiological analysis of rats that were fed with Se-free chow and Se-enriched tap water for 21 days. Three groups were produced, feeding them on a deficient diet with different Selenium content. Read More

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February 2019
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Comparative Serum Proteomic Analysis of the Effects of Sodium Selenate on a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Marine Biology, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology and Ecology, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, 518060, China.

Selenium (Se), as a nutritionally essential trace element, has been shown to decrease with age and is closely related to Alzheimer's disease (AD). To probe the effects of Se on AD pathology, two-dimensional fluorescence difference gel electrophoresis was applied to the serum samples collected from the wild-type (WT) mice and the triple transgenic (PS1M146V/AβPPSwe/TauP301L) AD mice (3xTg-AD), treated with or without sodium selenate in drinking water for 4 months beginning at 2 months of age. Proteomics results revealed 17 differentially expressed proteins between WT and 3xTg-AD mice. Read More

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February 2019
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Association of Serum Zinc and Vitamin A Levels with Severity of Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetic Patients: a Cross-Sectional Study.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common microvascular disorder which occurs in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients due to chronic hyperglycemia. Previous studies reported that serum zinc (Zn) and vitamin A levels were associated with certain diabetic microvascular complications. However, the relationship between Zn and vitamin A levels with the severity of DR in type 2 diabetic patients is not clear. Read More

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February 2019
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Health Risk Assessment of Potentially Toxic Trace and Elements in Vegetables Grown Under the Impact of Kajaran Mining Complex.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Ecological and Biological Sciences (DEB), Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Nutrition, Tuscia University, Largo dell'Università snc, 01100, Viterbo, Italy.

Mining industry is one of the priority sectors of Armenia's economy. However, mining complexes without treatment facilities, such as those in Armenia, have adverse environmental impact. Moreover, soil contamination can pose a potential risk to human health, particularly, through the consumption of food crops. Read More

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February 2019
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Biosynthesis of FeO@Ag Nanocomposite and Evaluation of Its Performance on Expression of norA and norB Efflux Pump Genes in Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Biology, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran.

At present, the universal health problem with Staphylococcus aureus is the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains due to the overuse of antibiotics. Drug extrusion through efflux pumps is one of the bacterial mechanisms to neutralize the bactericidal effect of antibiotics. The antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticle as well as FeO nanoparticle had been previously studied and widely described. Read More

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February 2019
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Correction to: Toxicity of Copper Oxide (CuO) Nanoparticles on Human Blood Lymphocytes.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 14155-6153, Tehran, Iran.

The original version of this article unfortunately contained mistakes. The name Hamid Degampanah is corrected to "Hamid Dezhampanah". Affiliation 1 is corrected to University of Guilan from Guilan University. Read More

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February 2019
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