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Susan J Zunino et al.
The British journal of nutrition, 112(3), 369-380 (2014-05-17)
Obese individuals are at an increased risk of developing CVD, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and bacterial and viral infections when compared with the normal-weight population. In a 9-week randomised, double-blind, cross-over study, twenty-four obese subjects aged between 20 and 60
Christoph Janiak et al.
Chimia, 67(6), 419-424 (2013-08-16)
Porous coordination polymers (PCPs)/metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are inorganic-organic hybrid materials with a permanent three-dimensional porous metal-ligand network. PCPs or MOFs are inorganic-organic analogs of zeolites in terms of porosity and reversible guest exchange properties. Microporous water-stable PCPs with high water
Dönem Avci et al.
Molecular cell, 56(5), 630-640 (2014-12-03)
Proteolysis by aspartyl intramembrane proteases such as presenilin and signal peptide peptidase (SPP) underlies many cellular processes in health and disease. Saccharomyces cerevisiae encodes a homolog that we named yeast presenilin fold 1 (Ypf1), which we verify to be an
Stefanie Grabrucker et al.
Brain : a journal of neurology, 137(Pt 1), 137-152 (2013-11-28)
Proteins of the ProSAP/Shank family act as major organizing scaffolding elements within the postsynaptic density of excitatory synapses. Deletions, mutations or the downregulation of these molecules has been linked to autism spectrum disorders, the related Phelan McDermid Syndrome or Alzheimer's
K Ryan Wessells et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 144(12), 2050-2058 (2014-11-21)
Biomarkers of iron [plasma ferritin (pF)], vitamin A [retinol binding protein (RBP)], and zinc status [plasma zinc (pZn)] are affected by the acute phase response, independent of micronutrient status. The objective of these analyses was to assess how asymptomatic malaria
L Eugene Arnold et al.
Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 15(4), 619-627 (2005-09-30)
The aim of this study was to review the published evidence for a role of zinc nutrition in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A computer literature search was supplemented by the authors' knowledge. Numerous controlled studies report cross-sectional evidence of lower zinc
Cristiane Cominetti et al.
Obesity surgery, 16(4), 448-453 (2006-04-13)
Previous researchers have found that the nutritional zinc status in obese and diabetic subjects is altered: low zinc concentrations in plasma and erythrocytes with high urinary zinc excretion were observed. This study assessed the influence of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Karine Cavalcanti Mauricio de Sena et al.
Biological trace element research, 105(1-3), 1-9 (2005-07-22)
The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of oral zinc supplementation in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) on metabolic control and zinc blood concentrations. The sample consisted of 20 patients with T1DM and a control group
M L Selley et al.
Neurobiology of aging, 23(3), 383-388 (2002-04-18)
There is evidence that increased blood concentrations of homocysteine may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. (E)-4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE) is a neurotoxic product of lipid peroxidation that is increased in the ventricular fluid and brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Jun-Hui Choi et al.
Journal of bioscience and bioengineering, 118(4), 372-377 (2014-04-22)
A thrombolytic protease named kitamase possessing anticoagulant property was purified from edible and medicinal plant Aster yomena (Kitam.) Honda. Kitamase showed a molecular weight of 50 kDa by SDS-PAGE and displayed a strong fibrin zymogram lysis band corresponding to the similar
Osamu Oikawa et al.
Clinical and experimental nephrology, 11(4), 304-308 (2007-12-19)
Complications associated with atherosclerosis in dialysis patients are attracting attention. Fetuin-A, a circulating calcium-regulatory glycoprotein that inhibits vascular calcification, is associated with inflammation and outcome in dialysis patients. In this study, the relation between serum fetuin-A concentration and biochemical parameters
Sonia Melino et al.
The FEBS journal, 281(3), 657-672 (2013-11-14)
Natural antimicrobial peptides represent a primordial mechanism of immunity in both vertebrate and nonvertebrate organisms. Among them, histatins belong to a family of human salivary metal-binding peptides displaying potent antibacterial, antifungal and wound-healing activities. These properties, along with the ability
M E Kuyumcu et al.
European review for medical and pharmacological sciences, 17(11), 1467-1471 (2013-06-19)
Zinc is one of the most important elements for human body. Zinc deficiency can occur in any age, if it is seen in elderly its clinical results can be more harmful due to already diminished functions. Some studies showed zinc
T Takagi et al.
Journal of chromatography, 272(2), 279-285 (1983-02-11)
The levels of putrescine, cadaverine, spermidine and spermine in uremic plasma were determined with an automatic polyamine analyzer with a 7.5 X 0.2 cm I.D. cation-exchange column using a stepwise sodium chloride gradient. All four polyamines were higher in ten
Metals: setting a trap for copper.
Valeria Culotta
Nature chemical biology, 10(12), 986-987 (2014-10-27)
D Pawlak et al.
International urology and nephrology, 33(2), 399-404 (2002-07-03)
In patients that developed a chronic renal failure the augmentation in tryptophan degradation is reflected in the increase in plasma metabolites of kynurenine pathway. Hemodialysis is one of therapeutic approaches that significantly reduce all plasma kynurenine metabolites in uremic patients.
M K Sim et al.
Regulatory peptides, 111(1-3), 179-182 (2003-03-01)
The plasma levels of des-aspartate-angiotensin I (DAA-I) in three models of hypertensive rats and hypertensive subjects were determined and compared with their normotensive controls. The rationale for the study was based on our earlier findings showing that DAA-I is a
Laura M Lamberti et al.
Nutrients, 5(11), 4715-4740 (2013-11-29)
Evidence supporting the impact of therapeutic zinc supplementation on the duration and severity of diarrhea among children under five is largely derived from studies conducted in South Asia. China experiences a substantial portion of the global burden of diarrhea, but
Charley C Staats et al.
Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology, 3, 65-65 (2013-10-18)
Zinc is a ubiquitous metal in all life forms, as it is a structural component of the almost 10% of eukaryotic proteins, which are called zinc-binding proteins. In zinc-limiting conditions such as those found during infection, pathogenic fungi activate the
Georges Chreifi et al.
Biochemistry, 53(25), 4216-4223 (2014-05-14)
The nitric oxide synthase (NOS) dimer is stabilized by a Zn(2+) ion coordinated to four symmetry-related Cys residues exactly along the dimer 2-fold axis. Each of the two essential tetrahydrobiopterin (H4B) molecules in the dimer interacts directly with the heme
Wolfgang Maret
Metal ions in life sciences, 13, 389-414 (2014-01-29)
The vast knowledge of the physiologic functions of zinc in at least 3000 proteins and the recent recognition of fundamental regulatory functions of zinc(II) ions released from cells or within cells links this nutritionally essential metal ion to numerous diseases.
Helena Stecka et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 186(10), 6145-6155 (2014-05-30)
A simple and fast solid phase extraction procedure was developed to pre-concentrate traces of Cu and Zn prior to their determination in honey samples by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The sample preparation included dissolution of honey samples and the passage
Christian Fleck et al.
Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 336(1-2), 1-12 (2003-09-23)
NO synthesis is inhibited by the dimethylarginine (DMA) ADMA, which accumulates, similar to SDMA, in the plasma of patients suffering from chronic renal failure (CRF). ADMA and possibly SDMA contribute to hypertension and atherosclerosis in patients with chronic renal disease:
Johan Hattne et al.
Nature methods, 11(5), 545-548 (2014-03-19)
X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) sources enable the use of crystallography to solve three-dimensional macromolecular structures under native conditions and without radiation damage. Results to date, however, have been limited by the challenge of deriving accurate Bragg intensities from a heterogeneous
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)
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
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
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
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.
Ru Qiao et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(6), 4247-4251 (2013-07-19)
In this paper, we report a preparation of CuZn dendritic microstructures through a tunable template-free electrochemical approach. By simply tunning the applied depositing current, the morphology of the product can be well controlled. The growth mechanism of CuZn dendritic alloys
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