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Effect of copper or zinc deficiency on cytokine activities in mice.

Hong Jin

Effect of copper or zinc deficiency on cytokine activities in mice.

by Hong Jin

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Thesis (M.Phil.) - University of Ulster, 1994.

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Paginationxi, 84p., tables :
Number of Pages84
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Open LibraryOL17176214M

The effect of zinc deficiency on thymulin activity and IL-2 mRNA was seen within eight to twelve weeks of the institution of zinc-deficient diet in human volunteers, whereas lymphocyte zinc.   The process of elimination of intracellular pathogens, such as Leishmania, requires a Th1 type immune response, whereas a dominant Th2 response leads to exacerbated disease. Experimental human zinc deficiency decreases Th1 but not Th2 immune response. We investigated if zinc and copper levels differ in different clinical forms of leishmaniasis, and if these trace metals might be .

  Clinical studies have demonstrated that alcoholics have a lower dietary zinc intake compared to health controls. The present study was undertaken to determine the interaction between dietary zinc deficiency and ethanol consumption in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease. C57BL/6N mice were subjected to 8-week feeding of 4 experimental liquid diets: (1) zinc adequate diet, (2) zinc.   Zinc is well known for its immune-modulating effects, but copper plays a role, too, especially the copper to zinc ratio. A balanced copper to zinc ratio, which is between to , based on the studies discussed here, plays a role in maintaining the immune system, helping resist infectious diseases, and it has the potential to be used as an.

Copper deficiency in rodents leads to cardiac hypertrophy and to heart failure 53 Copper repletion leads to a rapid regression of cardiac hypertrophy and prevention of heart failure Copper deficiency results in changes in myocardial gene expression, including upregulating inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-alpha Other changes in gene. MT protects against stresses [7] and has a balancing effect during zinc deficiency and zinc toxicity, serves as a type of zinc reservoir and is capable of sequestering excess of zinc, respectively [9]. However, the high MT and zinc content in the liver and atrophic thymus of old mice, suggests that MT plays a different role in immunosenescence.


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Effect of copper or zinc deficiency on cytokine activities in mice by Hong Jin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Zinc deficiency is also associated with necrolytic acral erythema (NAE). 25 NAE is a recently recognized dermatosis, presenting in the form of pruritic, symmetric, well-demarcated, hyperkeratotic, erythematous-to-violaceous, lichenified plaques with a rim of dusky erythema on the dorsal aspects of the feet and extending to the toes.

NAE is associated with decreased serum and skin zinc levels Cited by:   Deficiency of zinc and organism malfunction. Zinc deficiency is the most significant pathological state involving metal metabolism abnormalities in the body [24, 25].The risk of zinc deficiency affects approximately 50 % of the world’s population [].This state in humans occurs in populations whose diets contain a powerful chelator, high phytate concentration (cereal-based diets), Cited by: Zn deficiency (decline) in infected but untreated BALB/c mice might be responsible for the inability of host to clear the parasite and the associated inflammation, due to impaired production of various cytokines and enzymes.

Increased serum Zn level in mice treated with TNG could be related to the effect of TNG therapy on production of Author: Mana Najafzade, Abbas Mosapour, Hossein Nahrevanian, Zahra Zamani, Seifoddin Javadian, Fatemeh Mirkh.

Zinc is a cofactor of > enzymes. It is involved in a variety of general cellular functions, including signal transduction, transcription and replication (ColemanVallee and Falchuk ).The immune system is strongly influenced by zinc, because it is one of the most highly proliferative by:   Clearly, in these situations, one is not attempting to correct a simple zinc deficiency, rather one is using zinc as a therapeutic modality in order to achieve an antioxidant effect.

In humans, oral intake of elemental zinc greater than 50 mg daily for more than 12 weeks most likely will induce copper deficiency.Cited by:   Zinc deficiency increases the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α. This element is also essential for the recognition of MCH-1 (a set of proteins responsible for antigen presentation to T lymphocytes) on target cells by p58 NK receptors, and thus NK cell cytotoxicity is inhibited in zinc deficiency [37,38,51].

The trace element zinc is essential for the immune system, and zinc deficiency affects multiple aspects of innate and adaptive immunity.

There are remarkable parallels in the immunological changes during aging and zinc deficiency, including a reduction in the activity of the thymus and thymic hormones, a shift of the T helper cell balance toward T helper type 2 cells, decreased response to.

Copper deficiency isn’t common, but it can happen. Here are the symptoms and how your doctor can treat it if you’re diagnosed.

We’ll also tell you the best food sources for copper. Copper deficiency may be one of the many causes of fatigue and weakness. Copper is essential for absorbing iron from the gut ().When copper levels are low, the body may absorb less iron.

Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation, especially inflammation, new research shows. Zinc deficiency. Zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) are essential for optimal innate immune function, and nutritional deficiency in either metal leads to increased susceptibility to bacterial infection.

Recently, the decreased survival of bacterial pathogens with impaired Cu and/or Zn detoxification systems in phagocytes and animal models of infection has been reported. Amanda Leonard, in Diet and Exercise in Cystic Fibrosis, Zinc.

Zinc deficiency, which is difficult to characterize in CF, also has been linked to decreased pulmonary function and bone disease [31].Plasma zinc concentrations are not an adequate measure of zinc deficiency, and a deficiency can be present with normal serum zinc concentrations [2,23]. The amount of free zinc in the cell alters during proliferation or stimulation.

The signalling function of zinc is mediated by the modulation of enzyme activities, often acting as an inhibitory factor (Haase and Rink, ).An overview of intracellular zinc signalling is shown in Fig. For example, zinc downregulates protein tyrosine phosphatase activity, leading to a prolonged.

Consequently, the role of zinc as an antiviral can be separated into 2 categories: 1) zinc supplementation implemented to improve the antiviral response and systemic immunity in patients with zinc deficiency, and 2) zinc treatment performed to specifically inhibit viral replication or infection-related symptoms (75, 78–82, 83, 85–91, Allen, K.

D., and Klevay, L. M.,Cholesterolemia and cardiovascular abnormalities in rats caused by copper deficiency, Atherosclerosis, – CrossRef. A copper deficiency can also occur if the diet contains a high concentration of a metal with physical-chemical properties similar to those of copper; zinc, cadmium and silver are examples of metals in this category.

Finally, a conditioned copper deficiency can occur as a consequence of genetic factors. This paper reviews the effect of the trace minerals zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), and Se on immune function, as well as the effect of Se on a viral pathogen. Implications for soldiers in the field will also be discussed.

Zinc is a nutritionally fundamental trace element, essential to the structure and function of numerous macromolecules, including enzymes regulating cellular processes and cellular signaling pathways.

The mineral modulates immune response and exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Zinc retards oxidative processes on a long-term basis by inducing the expression of. Objective—To investigate the effect of oxidative stress on ischemia-induced neovascularization in copper-zinc (CuZn) superoxide dismutase (SOD)–deficient mice.

Methods and Results—In the vascular wall, CuZnSOD is essential for protecting against excessive oxidative stress and maintaining endothelial r, its specific role for the development of new vessels in response to.

Zinc deficiency is the most significant pathological state involving metal metabolism abnormalities in the body [24, 25].The risk of zinc deficiency affects approximately 50 % of the world’s population [].This state in humans occurs in populations whose diets contain a powerful chelator, high phytate concentration (cereal-based diets), and low protein because these factors result in the.

The use of zinc acetate in Wilson’s disease has been reviewed and recommended rather than copper chelation, because of limited adverse reactions.

However, liver damage has been attributed to zinc in a patient with Wilson’s disease [28].A year-old woman with Wilson’s disease took oral zinc acetate 50 mg tds and 21 days later developed right hypochondrial pain, nausea, vomiting, fever. Micronutrients have a major impact on immune response, through antioxidant activities and modulation of cytokine idant enzymes, such as copper, zinc, and manganese superoxide dismutases, require trace metals for biological activity, and these enzyme reactions protect against oxidative damage caused by free radical formation during immune response and other .Animal models of zinc deficiency have also been used to assess the role of zinc in regulating the immune system and host defence.

Early studies examined the effect of zinc deficiency on T-cell function in young A/J mice [17,18]. Thymic atrophy and diminished antigen-specific T-cell responses were observed, which was reversed by dietary zinc.