Using Selenium-enriched Mutated Probiotics as Enhancer for Fertility Parameters in Mice
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2024 Feb 7. doi: 10.1007/s12011-024-04067-x. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIncreasing fertility rates have become one of the factors that concern all people in the world. Therefore, the study aims to use two mutated strains of probiotics enriched with selenium (PSe40/60/1 and BSe50/20/1) to improve fertility. Thirty Swiss albino male mice were divided into three groups; control, LP + S was given Lactobacillus plantarum PSe40/60/1 plus selenium, and BL + S was given Bifidobacterium longum BSe50/20/1 plus selenium. Free testosterone, LH, and FSH were measured in serum by biochemical analysis. Testicular ...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - February 6, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Ahmed Mohamed Darwish Abdulrahman A Almehiza Abd El-Nasser Khattab Hafiza A Sharaf Ahmed M Naglah Mashooq A Bhat Amer Alhag Zen Atef Kalmouch Source Type: research

Selenium-Rich Black Soldier Fly Supplementation Enriches Serum Indexes and Egg Selenium Content in Laying Hens
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2024 Feb 5. doi: 10.1007/s12011-024-04078-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA certain amount of selenium (Se) is usually added to the diet of laying hens to improve the quality and nutritional value of eggs. The present study was carried out to investigate the effect of selenium-rich black soldier fly (BSF) supplementation in diets on laying production performance, egg quality, serum indexes, and egg selenium content of Hy-line variety brown laying hens. A total of 288 at 49-week-old healthy laying hens were divided into 3 treatment groups with 6 replicates per group and 16 hens per replicate using a si...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - February 5, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Yunting Zhang Changbao Li Yahao Zhou Zhentao Lu Aiyou Wen Xuezhuang Wu Source Type: research

The Impact of the High-Fructose Corn Syrup on Cardiac Damage via SIRT1/PGC1- α Pathway: Potential Ameliorative Effect of Selenium
This study investigates the potential protective effects of selenium (Se) supplementation against cardiac damage induced by HFCS. Thirty-two male Wistar albino rats were divided into four equal groups: control, CS (20%-HFCS), CS with Se (20%-HFCS, 0.3 mg/kg-Se), and Se (0.3 mg/kg-Se) only. After a 6-week period, heart and aorta tissues were collected for histopathological, immunohistochemical, biochemical, and genetic analyses. HFCS consumption led to severe cardiac pathologies, increased oxidative stress, and altered gene expressions associated with inflammation, apoptosis, and antioxidant defenses. In the CS group, prono...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - February 2, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: İlter İlhan Halil Asc ı Halil İbrahim Buyukbayram Orhan Berk Imeci Mehmet Abdulkadir Sevuk Zeki Erol Fatih Aksoy Adem Milletsever Source Type: research

Evaluation of Health Risks Attributed to Toxic Trace Elements and Selenium in Farmed Mediterranean Mussels from T ürkiye and Bulgaria
This study reveals potential health risks associated with selenium, cadmium, mercury, and lead resulting from the consumption of mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) cultured along the coasts of Türkiye and Bulgaria. The concentrations of Se and toxic trace metals were measured by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The detection limits (LOD) were 0.100, 0.015, 0.025, and 0.180 µg/kg for Se, Cd, Hg, and Pb, respectively. The mean Se concentrations were between 1.305 and 1.957 µg/g, and toxic metals were below the maximum limits. Due to Turkish and Bulgarian consumers' limited mollusk consumption, musse...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 31, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Hande Dogruyol Suhendan Mol Şafak Ulusoy Alexander Atanasoff Source Type: research

Biosorption and Bioprotective Potential of Levilactobacillus brevis in Mice Challenged by Lead-Induced Oxidative Stress
In conclusion, Levilactobacillus brevis A1 strain alone or in combination with the A6 strain could be a promising strategy to mitigate the oxidative stress symptoms in mice challenged by lead-induced toxicity.PMID:38285321 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-024-04080-0 (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 29, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Samaneh Davtalab Ehsan Karimi Mahboobeh Nakhaei Moghaddam Parisa Shokryazdan Mohammad Faseleh Jahromi Ehsan Oskoueian Source Type: research

Increased Expression of PHGDH Under High-Selenium Stress In Vivo
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2024 Jan 26. doi: 10.1007/s12011-024-04079-7. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to explore the glycolytic remodeling under high-selenium (Se) stress. Three groups of male C57BL/6J mice were fed on diets with different Se contents (0.03, 0.15, and 0.30 mg Se/kg). Glucose tolerance test (GTT) and insulin tolerance test (ITT) were measured at the third month. Mice were killed at the fourth month. Plasma, liver, and muscle tissues were fetched for biochemistry and Se analysis. The expressions of insulin signaling pathway (PI3K-AKT-mTOR), glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPX1), selenoprote...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 26, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Qin Wang Jianrong Wang Xue Zhang Yiqun Liu Feng Han Xuesong Xiang Yanbin Guo Zhen-Wu Huang Source Type: research

Cadmium Exposure Induces Apoptosis and Necrosis of Thyroid Cells via the Regulation of miR-494-3p/PTEN Axis
This study demonstrates the role of microRNAs in regulating Cd toxicity in pig thyroid tissue and provides evidence of Cd's negative effects. It further provides an assessment of the toxicological impact of Cd as an environmental endocrine disruptor (ED) that threatens public health and safety, which forms a basis for the development of Cd poisoning treatment therapies.PMID:38277120 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-024-04075-x (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 26, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Jinghua Zhao Huan Zeng Chen Guo Xue Qi Zijiang Yang Wei Wang Source Type: research

Transgenerational Effects of Maternal Zinc Deficiency on Zinc Transporters in Drosophila melanogaster
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2024 Jan 26. doi: 10.1007/s12011-024-04071-1. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMaternal nutrition, including the availability of micronutrients such as zinc, influences the health of the offspring. Using Drosophila melanogaster, we studied the impact of zinc deficiency on development and reproduction, as well as the effects of maternal zinc status on the offspring's expression of zinc transporters across F1 to F3 generations. Zinc deficiency was induced by adding N,N,N',N'-Tetrakis (2-pyridylmethyl)-ethylenediamine (TPEN) to the diet on which the eggs representing the F0 generation flies were laid. Then, ...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 26, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Kamaldeen Olalekan Sanusi Murtala Bello Abubakar Kasimu Ghandi Ibrahim Mustapha Umar Imam Source Type: research

Biogenic Selenium Nanoparticles Synthesized by L. brevis 23017 Enhance Aluminum Adjuvanticity and Make Up for its Disadvantage in Mice
In conclusion, L-SeNP has the potential to augment the immune response of aluminum adjuvant vaccines and compensate for their limitations in eliciting Th1 and mucosal immune responses.PMID:38273184 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-04042-y (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 25, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Zheng Zhang Xinqi De Weijiao Sun Runhang Liu Yifan Li Zaixing Yang Ning Liu Jingyi Wu Yaxin Miao Jiaqi Wang Fang Wang Junwei Ge Source Type: research

The Association Between Dietary Magnesium Intake with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Lung Function in US Population: a Cross-sectional Study
In this study, we explored the relationship between higher magnesium intake and higher FEV1 [β = 0.21 (95% CI 0.12, 0.30)] and FVC [β = 0.25 (95% CI 0.14, 0.36)] after accounting for all potential confounding factors. We demonstrated a relationship between increased magnesium intake and reduced odds of developing COPD [OR = 0.9993 (95% CI 0.9987, 1.0000)]. The results of stratified analyses further indicated that the relationship between magnesium intake and the risk of COPD is more pronounced in the 40-60 age group and males. The study demonstrated positive associations between the intake of dietary magnesium and both F...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 25, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Zhi-Feng Lin Hua-Wei Lin Wan-Zhe Liao Ze-Min Huang Xiao-Yue Liao Yi-Yao Wang Xu-Guang Guo Source Type: research

Dietary Dihydromyricetin Zinc Chelate Supplementation Improves the Intestinal Health of Magang Geese
In conclusion, DMY-Zn can reduce feed intake, increase the expression of intestinal barrier-related genes, help maintain the intestinal microflora balance, and increase the abundance of beneficial bacteria in the intestine to improve intestinal immunity.PMID:38263355 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-024-04065-z (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 23, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Renkai Wang Yanli Ren Hafiz Umer Javad Zhiqing Zhou Weiyin Jiang Xugang Shu Source Type: research

Effects of Organic Zinc on the Growth Performance of Weanling Pigs: A Meta-analysis
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2024 Jan 23. doi: 10.1007/s12011-024-04070-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSupplementation of feed with organic zinc (Zn) has long been discussed as an alternative to inorganic Zn in pigs, but its effects on growth performance are mixed. This meta-analysis was conducted to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the influence of organic Zn on the growth performance of weanling pigs, on the basis of average daily gain (ADG), average daily feed intake (ADFI), and feed to gain ratio (F/G). We screened the PubMed and Web of Science databases (published before December 31, 2022; limited to English) systemati...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 22, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Feifei Huang Qiwen Wang Zhonghang Wang Liangkang Lv Jie Feng Source Type: research

Exercise Alleviates Fluoride-Induced Learning and Memory Impairment in Mice: Role of miR-206-3p and PREG
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2024 Jan 20. doi: 10.1007/s12011-024-04068-w. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFluorosis decreases the learning and memory ability in humans and animals, while exercise can reduce the risk of cognitive decline. However, the effect of exercise on learning and memory in fluoride-exposed mice is unclear. For this purpose, in this study, mice were randomly allotted into four groups (16 mice per group, half male and half female): control group (group C), fluoride group (group F, 100 mg/L sodium fluoride (NaF)), exercise group (group E, treadmill exercise), and E plus F group (group EF, treadmill exercise, and ...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 20, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Lei Chai Qiqi Cao Ke Liu Run Zhu Hao Li Yanghuan Yu Jixiang Wang Ruiyan Niu Ding Zhang Bo Yang Mohammad Mehdi Ommati Zilong Sun Source Type: research

Biol Trace Elem Res. 2024 Apr;202(4):1317. doi: 10.1007/s12011-024-04066-y.NO ABSTRACTPMID:38240931 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-024-04066-y (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 19, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: John B Vincent Forrest H Nielsen Wen-Hsing Cheng Source Type: research

Plasma Copper and Metabolic Syndrome in Mesoamerican Children and Their Parents
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2024 Jan 19. doi: 10.1007/s12011-024-04069-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe role of copper in the etiology of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is uncertain. We evaluated associations of plasma copper concentrations with MetS and its components in a cross-sectional study of 198 children ages 7-12 years and 378 adult parents from eight Mesoamerican countries. In children, the outcome was a metabolic risk score based on waist circumference, insulin resistance, mean arterial pressure (MAP), and blood lipids. In adults, we defined MetS per Adult Treatment Panel III criteria. Plasma copper was not significantly...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - January 19, 2024 Category: Biology Authors: Claudia R Villatoro-Santos Manuel Ramirez-Zea Eduardo Villamor Nine Mesoamerican Countries Metabolic Syndrome (NiMeCoMeS) Study Group Source Type: research