Metals in health & nutrition

Vitamin pills with different metals indicated on eachMetals play an important role in human health and nutrition.  Some, such as zinc, copper and iron have vital roles within the body and therefore regular intake is essential.  However, an excess of these metals, or consumption of metal contaminants such as cadmium or arsenic, can have significant detrimental effects on our health.

 The collection of articles below encompasses all aspects of metals in health from their dietary sources and quantitative analysis to the impact these metals can have on our health.  Enjoy these articles from Analytical Methods, Food & Function and Metallomics for free*

Insights from Caenorhabditis elegans on the role of metals in neurodegenerative diseases, Ebany J. Martinez-Finley, Daiana Silva Avila, Sudipta Chakraborty and Michael Aschner, Metallomics, 2011, 3, 271-279

Solid phase extraction and sequential elution for pre-concentration of traces of Mn and Zn in analysis of honey by flame atomic absorption spectrometry, Pawel Pohl, Helena Stecka and Piotr Jamroz, Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 125-131

Evaluation of metallothionein formation as a proxy for zinc absorption in an in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell culture model, Zhiqiang Cheng, Elad Tako, Andrew Yeung, Ross M. Welch and Raymond P. Glahn, Food Funct., 2012, 3, 732-736

Efflux function, tissue-specific expression and intracellular trafficking of the Zn transporter ZnT10 indicate roles in adult Zn homeostasis, Helen J. Bosomworth, Jared K. Thornton, Lisa J. Coneyworth, Dianne Ford and Ruth A. Valentine, Metallomics, 2012, 4, 771-779

A kinetic spectrophotometric method for vanadium(V) determination in food samples using a Janus Green-bromate system, M. Reza Shishehbore and Roohollah Jokar, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 2815-2821

The hepatoprotective potential of Spirulina and vitamin C supplemention in cisplatin toxicity, Shalmoli Bhattacharyya and Pooja Mehta, Food Funct., 2012, 3, 164-169

Carcinogenic metals and the epigenome: understanding the effect of nickel, arsenic, and chromium, Yana Chervona, Adriana Arita and Max Costa, Metallomics, 2012, 4, 619-627

Multi-element analysis of bread, cheese, fruit and vegetables by double-focusing sector-field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, Rola Bou Khouzam, Ryszard Lobinski and Pawel Pohl, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 2115-2120

In vitro study of triglyceride lipolysis and phase distribution of the reaction products and cholesterol: effects of calcium and bicarbonate, Zahari Vinarov, Liliya Petrova, Slavka Tcholakova, Nikolai Denkov Denkov, Simeon D. Stoyanov and Alex Lips, Food Funct., 2012, 3, 1206-1220

A human head and an image of neurotransmittersMetal imaging in neurodegenerative diseases, Megan W. Bourassa and Lisa M. Miller, Metallomics, 2012, 4, 721-738

Dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction combined with flame atomic absorption spectrometry for determination of cadmium in environmental, water and food samples, F. Sánchez Rojas, C. Bosch Ojeda and J. M. Cano Pavón, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 1652-1655

Protective effect of quercetin against sodium fluoride induced oxidative stress in rat’s heart, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Morteza Mirzaei and Akbar Hajizadeh Moghaddam, Food Funct., 2012, 3, 437-441

Chromate toxicity and the role of sulphur, Sara L. Holland and Simon V. Avery, Metallomics, 2011, 3, 1119-1123

Methodology for Hg determination in honey using cloud point extraction and cold vapour-inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry, Fernanda dos Santos Depoi, Fabrina R. S. Bentlin and Dirce Pozebon, Anal. Methods, 2010, 2, 180-185**

Reactions of green and black teas with Cu(II), B. A. Goodman, J. Ferreira Severino and K. F. Pirker, Food Funct., 2012, 3, 399-409

Photo-oxidation using UV radiation as a sample preparation procedure for the determination of copper in fruit juices by flame atomic absorption spectrometry, Geovani C. Brandão, Márcio de O. Aureliano, Maria Celeste da Silva Sauthier and Walter N. L. dos Santos, Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 855-858

Aluminium, iron and copper in human brain tissues donated to the medical research council’s cognitive function and ageing study, Emily House, Margaret Esiri, Gill Forster, Paul G Ince and Christopher Exley, Metallomics, 2012, 4, 56-65

Glucoraphanin does not reduce plasma homocysteine in rats with sufficient Se supply via the induction of liver ARE-regulated glutathione biosynthesis enzymes, Nicole M. Blum, Kristin Mueller, Frank Hirche, Doris Lippmann, Erika Most, Josef Pallauf, Thomas Linn and Andreas S. Mueller, Food Funct., 2011, 2, 654-664**

Determination of cadmium in rice by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry using aluminum as permanent modifier, Douglas G. da Silva, Mario M. S. Junior, Laiana O. B. Silva, Lindomar A. Portugal, Geraldo D. Matos and Sergio L. C. Ferreira, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 2495-2500

Reduction of liver manganese concentration in response to the ingestion of excess zinc: identification using metallomic analyses, Tomoya Fujimura, Tomohiro Terachi, Masayuki Funaba and Tohru Matsui, Metallomics, 2012, 4, 847-850

Is iron status associated with highly unsaturated fatty acid status among Canadian Arctic Inuit? Yuan E. Zhou, Stan Kubow and Grace M. Egeland, Food Funct., 2011, 2, 381-385**

Changing iron content of the mouse brain during development, Gregory P. Holmes-Hampton, Mrinmoy Chakrabarti, Allison L. Cockrell, Sean P. McCormick, Louise C. Abbott, Lora S. Lindahl and Paul A. Lindahl, Metallomics, 2012, 4, 761-770

* Articles are free to access until the 18th December 2012        
** Articles are subject to unlimited free access

You may also be interested in the Metals in Neurodegenerative Disease and Metal Toxicity themed issues published in Metallomics.

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