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R Paniagua et al.
Nephron, 69(2), 147-150 (1995-01-01)
Patients with chronic renal failure often have low plasma zinc (Zn) levels. Some factors that may account for abnormal Zn metabolism in these patients are low dietary Zn intake, a specific Zn transport defect, or absence of intestinal Zn ligand....
Richa Marwari et al.
Journal of environmental biology, 33(5), 849-854 (2013-06-06)
In this study Sanganer town, Jaipur was selected as study area. The plants of Lycopersicon esculentum var. K 21(Tomato) treated with 20 and 30% textile wastewater were analyzed for metal accumulation, growth and biochemical parameters at per, peak and post...
M Zen Rahfiludin et al.
The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health, 44(5), 733-739 (2014-01-21)
Plasmodium vivax infection in humans can relapse and is associated with iron deficiency. The immune response plays an important role in preventing relapse. In this study we analyzed the effect of zinc and vitamin C supplementation on hemoglobin and hematocrit...
Nicola M Lowe et al.
Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, 53(10), 1110-1123 (2013-08-21)
Zinc was selected as a priority micronutrient for EURRECA, because there is significant heterogeneity in the Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) across Europe. In addition, the prevalence of inadequate zinc intakes was thought to be high among all population groups worldwide...
Yongmei Zhao et al.
Stroke, 45(4), 1139-1147 (2014-03-20)
Zinc has been reported to possess both neurotoxic and neuroprotective capabilities. The effects of elevated intracellular zinc accumulation following transient focal cerebral ischemia remain to be fully elucidated. Here, we investigated whether removing zinc with the membrane-permeable zinc chelator, N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylenediamine...
H I Fal'fushyns'ka et al.
Ukrains'kyi biokhimichnyi zhurnal (1999 ), 85(3), 52-61 (2013-08-14)
The effect of metal-nanocomposites (Me-NC) of cobalt and zinc (Co- and Zn-NC, correspondingly) synthecized on the basis of vinylpyrrolidone (PS) on the metal-accumulative proteins with antioxidant potential metallothioneins (MT) in crucian carp (Carassius auratus gibelio) was studied. Fish was subjected...
Manuela Mellone et al.
Journal of neurochemistry, 132(2), 159-168 (2014-10-17)
Zinc (Zn(2+) ) is believed to play a relevant role in the physiology and pathophysiology of the brain. Hence, Zn(2+) homeostasis is critical and involves different classes of molecules, including Zn(2+) transporters. The ubiquitous Zn(2+) transporter-1 (ZNT-1) is a transmembrane...
FPIN's clinical inquiries. Treatments for symptoms of the common cold.
Cat Livingston et al.
American family physician, 88(12), Online-Online (2013-12-25)
Ronny Lehneck et al.
The FEBS journal, 281(7), 1759-1772 (2014-02-11)
Carbonic anhydrases (CAs) are metalloenzymes catalyzing the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate (hydrogen carbonate) and protons. CAs have been identified in archaea, bacteria and eukaryotes and can be classified into five groups (α, β, γ, δ, ζ) that...
Marco Ranocchiari et al.
Chimia, 67(6), 397-402 (2013-08-16)
Structural features, synthesis, and reactivity of Zn-biphenyl metal-organic frameworks with MOF-5 topology are presented to show the chemical flexibility of such materials and to demonstrate the challenges that can be encountered and solved to avoid interpenetration. We introduce the synthesis...
Minal Mankad et al.
Biological trace element research, 110(2), 97-106 (2006-06-08)
This study was conducted to examine the relationship between the concentration of zinc and neutral alpha-glucosidase (NAG) with semen quality. Semen samples from 75 male partners of couples who were attending the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department were analyzed for semen...
Woon Ju Song et al.
Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6216), 1525-1528 (2014-12-20)
The generation of new enzymatic activities has mainly relied on repurposing the interiors of preexisting protein folds because of the challenge in designing functional, three-dimensional protein structures from first principles. Here we report an artificial metallo-β-lactamase, constructed via the self-assembly...
Shuichi Tsuruoka et al.
British journal of clinical pharmacology, 60(2), 204-207 (2005-07-27)
To compare the degree of taste disturbance by candesartan and valsartan. Candesartan cilexetil (4 mg day(-1)), valsartan (40 mg day(-1)), or vehicle was given to subjects (n = 8) for 13 days in a randomized, placebo-controlled, three-way crossover design with...
Melissa Shea-Budgell et al.
Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.), 231(5), 553-558 (2006-04-26)
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) triggers a global activation of inflammatory responses leading to liver injury in humans. Zinc pretreatment has been shown to prevent LPS-induced hepatic necrosis. In North America, suboptimal zinc status is more common than once realized. However, the effect...
Nhat M Pham et al.
Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN, 3(1), 85-90 (2007-11-30)
Protein-bound solutes are poorly cleared by peritoneal dialysis. We examined the hypothesis that plasma concentrations of bound solutes would therefore rise as residual renal function is lost. Clearances of urea indican and p-cresol sulfate were measured in peritoneal dialysis patients...
R Shukla et al.
The International journal of neuroscience, 116(12), 1391-1402 (2006-12-06)
Evidence from clinical and experimental studies supports the hypothesis of free radical-mediated damage of dopaminergic neurons in the pathology of Parkin's disease (PD). The present study was undertaken to evaluate the role of nitric oxide and oxidative stress in PD....
Impact of cadmium and zinc on root system of Lolium perenne and Trifolium repens.
T Lambrechts et al.
Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences, 78(1), 19-24 (2013-07-24)
Kazuko Nakashima-Kaneda et al.
International archives of allergy and immunology, 161 Suppl 2, 44-51 (2013-06-05)
Zinc (Zn) affects many aspects of immune function, including thymic development and the activities of immune cells. Zn is also involved in many steps of high-affinity IgE receptor (FcεRI)-induced mast cell (MC) activation, which is required for degranulation and cytokine...
Ida Beathe Overjordet et al.
The Science of the total environment, 502, 548-556 (2014-10-10)
Seasonal fluctuations in mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and selenium (Se) concentrations were studied in black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) from Kongsfjorden, Svalbard (79°57'N, 12°12'E). Element concentrations were determined in muscle and liver tissue in kittiwakes collected in...
E P Pasichna et al.
Ukrains'kyi biokhimichnyi zhurnal (1999 ), 85(5), 137-148 (2014-02-01)
It is known that inflammatory cytokines, which level is significantly increased in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as interferon-beta, which is used to treat autoimmune diseases, can inhibit cytochrome P450-dependent processes of detoxification and biotransformation. The uncontrolled...
Pietro Minuz et al.
Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979), 51(5), 1379-1385 (2008-04-02)
The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to investigate whether activation of the renin-angiotensin system in renovascular disease affects the cytochrome P450 omega/omega-1 hydroxylase (20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid [20-HETE]) and epoxygenase (epoxyeicosatrienoic acids [EETs]) pathways of arachidonic acid metabolism in vivo...
A viewpoint about the treatment of Wilson's disease.
Abdul Qayyum Rana et al.
The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 40(4), 612-614 (2013-06-22)
Tasuku Ito et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 447(1), 32-37 (2014-04-01)
Enzymes acting on β-linked arabinofuranosides have been unknown until recently, in spite of wide distribution of β-l-arabinofuranosyl oligosaccharides in plant cells. Recently, a β-l-arabinofuranosidase from the glycoside hydrolase family 127 (HypBA1) was discovered in the newly characterized degradation system of...
R K Sharma et al.
Journal of environmental biology, 35(4), 727-732 (2014-07-10)
The present study investigates the responses of Indian palak (Beta vulgaris L. cv. All Green H1) exposed to cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) at growth, biochemical and physiological levels. The results revealed that Cd and Zn accumulation was higher in...
Liangzhong Lim et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1848(1 Pt A), 1-7 (2014-10-14)
Mutations in superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) cause familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS), while wild-type SOD1 has been implicated in sporadic ALS (SALS). SOD1 mutants are now recognized to acquire one or more toxicities that include their association with mitochondrial and...
Sanjukta Subudhi et al.
Chemosphere, 113, 116-124 (2014-07-30)
A bioflocculant-producing bacterial isolate designated as 'TERI-IASST N' was isolated from activated sludge samples collected from an oil refinery. This isolate demonstrated maximum bioflocculation activity (74%) from glucose among 15 different bioflocculant-producing bacterial strains isolated from the sludge samples and...
E D Ehrenpreis et al.
Journal of clinical gastroenterology, 33(1), 36-40 (2001-06-22)
D-Xylose absorption testing is a simple, low-cost method of screening for small intestinal malabsorption. The optimum method to measure D-xylose absorption (serum vs. urine testing) is uncertain. We present a method of improving the accuracy of D-xylose testing. Fifty-one consecutive...
Giovanni Forte et al.
Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanita, 41(2), 189-195 (2005-10-26)
Twenty-six metals and the oxidative status in 71 patients affected by Parkinson's disease and 44 healthy individuals were compared in order to identify potential biomarkers of the disease. In the patients, the following significant imbalances were found (p < or...
A Abd El-Wahab et al.
Poultry science, 92(7), 1774-1782 (2013-06-19)
Foot pad dermatitis (FPD) is a widespread problem in poultry production and constitutes a welfare issue. The objective of this study was to test potentially prophylactic effects of higher biotin and Zn levels in the diet of broilers exposed to...
Jungsoo Kim et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(1), 4124-4124 (2014-11-21)
Cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), and iron (Fe) concentrations were measured in the prey and liver of grey heron (Ardea cinerea) and black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) chicks (24-26 days after hatching) at the Pyeongtaek colony, Korea...
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