Calcitriol Inhibits NaAsO < sub > 2 < /sub > Triggered Hepatic Stellate Cells Activation and Extracellular Matrix Oversecretion by Activating Nrf2 Signaling Pathway Through Vitamin D Receptor
In conclusion, this study has demonstrated that vitamin D intervention can effectively inhibit HSC activation and ECM oversecretion triggered by arsenite exposure through its antioxidant activity. This provides a novel strategy for targeted nutritional intervention in the treatment of arsenic-induced liver fibrosis.PMID:37968493 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03957-w (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 16, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Dapeng Wang Rui He Qian Song Heng Diao Ying Jin Aihua Zhang Source Type: research

Assessment of Heavy Metal Contents in Some Common Spices Available in the Local Market of North Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
This study shows that the consumption of korarima, red pepper, ginger, and turmeric may pose a serious health threat to consumers due to the high content of lead, cadmium, and manganese (only in ginger) in spices. Therefore, it is suggested that further study be conducted on spice samples based on the origin of cultivation to determine which hotspot is responsible for high levels of contamination of lead, cadmium, and manganese to protect consumers.PMID:37973776 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03921-8 (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 16, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Teshome Adugna Girma Selale Girma Regassa Source Type: research

Biomonitoring of Potentially Toxic Elements in Dyed Hairs and Its Correlation with Variables of Interest
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2023 Nov 16. doi: 10.1007/s12011-023-03964-x. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHair is good bioindicator of exposure, due to its ability to store and retain trace elements for long periods of time. But it can be especially useful when hair dyes are used since they may contain potentially toxic salts in their composition. In this context, analytical methods for the determination of bismuth, cadmium, lead, and silver in scalp human hair by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry were successfully validated. A total of 60 samples obtained from women between 18 and 60 years were analyzed: 34 dyed hairs ...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 16, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Alejandra Galizia Luc ía Falchi Fiorella Iaquinta Ignacio Machado Source Type: research

The Nephroprotective Effect of In Utero Administration of Green Synthesized Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Albino Rats
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2023 Nov 16. doi: 10.1007/s12011-023-03940-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTitanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs) are one of the most popular nanoscale materials and have a wide range of applications in the manufacturing industry; nonetheless, researchers' focus has been directed to the detrimental consequences of TiO2-NPs. The current study was designed to assess the potential hazardous effects of chemically synthesized TiO2-NPs on the placenta and feto-maternal kidneys of rats. On the other hand, the probable positive impact of TiO2-NPs made after green synthesis was also evaluated. HepG2 cell li...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 16, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Zeinab Kamal A A Ebnalwaled Zeinab Al-Amgad AbdulRahman A Saied Asmaa A Metwally Alaa H Said Source Type: research

Calcitriol Inhibits NaAsO < sub > 2 < /sub > Triggered Hepatic Stellate Cells Activation and Extracellular Matrix Oversecretion by Activating Nrf2 Signaling Pathway Through Vitamin D Receptor
In conclusion, this study has demonstrated that vitamin D intervention can effectively inhibit HSC activation and ECM oversecretion triggered by arsenite exposure through its antioxidant activity. This provides a novel strategy for targeted nutritional intervention in the treatment of arsenic-induced liver fibrosis.PMID:37968493 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03957-w (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 16, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Dapeng Wang Rui He Qian Song Heng Diao Ying Jin Aihua Zhang Source Type: research

Assessment of Heavy Metal Contents in Some Common Spices Available in the Local Market of North Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
This study shows that the consumption of korarima, red pepper, ginger, and turmeric may pose a serious health threat to consumers due to the high content of lead, cadmium, and manganese (only in ginger) in spices. Therefore, it is suggested that further study be conducted on spice samples based on the origin of cultivation to determine which hotspot is responsible for high levels of contamination of lead, cadmium, and manganese to protect consumers.PMID:37973776 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03921-8 (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 16, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Teshome Adugna Girma Selale Girma Regassa Source Type: research

Biomonitoring of Potentially Toxic Elements in Dyed Hairs and Its Correlation with Variables of Interest
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2023 Nov 16. doi: 10.1007/s12011-023-03964-x. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHair is good bioindicator of exposure, due to its ability to store and retain trace elements for long periods of time. But it can be especially useful when hair dyes are used since they may contain potentially toxic salts in their composition. In this context, analytical methods for the determination of bismuth, cadmium, lead, and silver in scalp human hair by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry were successfully validated. A total of 60 samples obtained from women between 18 and 60 years were analyzed: 34 dyed hairs ...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 16, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Alejandra Galizia Luc ía Falchi Fiorella Iaquinta Ignacio Machado Source Type: research

The Nephroprotective Effect of In Utero Administration of Green Synthesized Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Albino Rats
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2023 Nov 16. doi: 10.1007/s12011-023-03940-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTitanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs) are one of the most popular nanoscale materials and have a wide range of applications in the manufacturing industry; nonetheless, researchers' focus has been directed to the detrimental consequences of TiO2-NPs. The current study was designed to assess the potential hazardous effects of chemically synthesized TiO2-NPs on the placenta and feto-maternal kidneys of rats. On the other hand, the probable positive impact of TiO2-NPs made after green synthesis was also evaluated. HepG2 cell li...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 16, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Zeinab Kamal A A Ebnalwaled Zeinab Al-Amgad AbdulRahman A Saied Asmaa A Metwally Alaa H Said Source Type: research

Calcitriol Inhibits NaAsO < sub > 2 < /sub > Triggered Hepatic Stellate Cells Activation and Extracellular Matrix Oversecretion by Activating Nrf2 Signaling Pathway Through Vitamin D Receptor
In conclusion, this study has demonstrated that vitamin D intervention can effectively inhibit HSC activation and ECM oversecretion triggered by arsenite exposure through its antioxidant activity. This provides a novel strategy for targeted nutritional intervention in the treatment of arsenic-induced liver fibrosis.PMID:37968493 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03957-w (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 16, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Dapeng Wang Rui He Qian Song Heng Diao Ying Jin Aihua Zhang Source Type: research

Do Postpartum Maternal Iodine Status or Supplementation Affect Thyroid Function After Delivery? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
In conclusion, iodine status or supplementation had no effect on thyroid hormones in postpartum women.PMID:37966688 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03934-3 (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 15, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Pantea Nazeri Elizabeth N Pearce Nahid Farrokhzad Fatemeh Baghalha Mamak Shariat Fereidoun Azizi Source Type: research

Dietary Supplementation of Microalgae and/or Nanominerals Mitigate the Negative Effects of Heat Stress in Growing Rabbits
This study aims to investigate the effects of dietary mineral nanoparticles (selenium or zinc) and/or Spirulina platensis (SP) independently and in combination on stressed growing rabbits. A total of 180 weaned growing New Zealand White rabbits were included in this study and randomly divided into six dietary treatments. Rabbits received a basal diet (control group; CON group) or fortified with SP (1 g/kg diet), selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs, 50 mg/kg diet), zinc nanoparticles (ZnNPs, 100 mg/kg diet), and a mixture of SP and SeNPs (SPSeNPs) or SP and ZnNPs (SPZnNPs) groups for 8 weeks during summer conditions. The obtained...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 14, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Amr M Bashar Sameh A Abdelnour Abdelhalim A El-Darawany Asmaa M Sheiha Source Type: research

Allium sativum Essential Oil Supplementation Reverses the Hepatic Inflammation, Genotoxicity and Apoptotic Effects in Swiss Albino Mice Intoxicated with the Lead Nitrate
In conclusion, exhaustive research is of the utmost demand to elucidate the precise defense mechanisms of ASEO against LN-induced hepatotoxicity.PMID:37964042 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03924-5 (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 14, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Kusum Sharma Veena Sharma Source Type: research

Dietary Supplementation of Microalgae and/or Nanominerals Mitigate the Negative Effects of Heat Stress in Growing Rabbits
This study aims to investigate the effects of dietary mineral nanoparticles (selenium or zinc) and/or Spirulina platensis (SP) independently and in combination on stressed growing rabbits. A total of 180 weaned growing New Zealand White rabbits were included in this study and randomly divided into six dietary treatments. Rabbits received a basal diet (control group; CON group) or fortified with SP (1 g/kg diet), selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs, 50 mg/kg diet), zinc nanoparticles (ZnNPs, 100 mg/kg diet), and a mixture of SP and SeNPs (SPSeNPs) or SP and ZnNPs (SPZnNPs) groups for 8 weeks during summer conditions. The obtained...
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 14, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Amr M Bashar Sameh A Abdelnour Abdelhalim A El-Darawany Asmaa M Sheiha Source Type: research

Allium sativum Essential Oil Supplementation Reverses the Hepatic Inflammation, Genotoxicity and Apoptotic Effects in Swiss Albino Mice Intoxicated with the Lead Nitrate
In conclusion, exhaustive research is of the utmost demand to elucidate the precise defense mechanisms of ASEO against LN-induced hepatotoxicity.PMID:37964042 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03924-5 (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 14, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Kusum Sharma Veena Sharma Source Type: research

Pancreatic Antioxidative Defense and Heat Shock Proteins Prevent Islet of Langerhans Cell Death After Chronic Oral Exposure to Cadmium LOAEL Dose
In conclusion, antioxidative and HSP pancreatic defense avoids cell death associated with Cd accumulation in chronic conditions; however, this could provoke oversynthesis and insulin release, which is a sign of insulin resistance.PMID:37955768 | DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03955-y (Source: Biological Trace Element Research)
Source: Biological Trace Element Research - November 13, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Diana Moroni-Gonz ález Victor Enrique Sarmiento-Ortega Alfonso Diaz Eduardo Brambila Samuel Trevi ño Source Type: research