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Trace element concentration in men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer


Tariba Lovaković, Blanka; Živković Semren, Tanja; Gamulin, Marija; Pizent, Alica
Trace element concentration in men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer // Abstracts of the 5th Croatian Congress of Toxicology with International Participation (CROTOX 2016) / Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 2016, Vol. 67, Supplement 1 / Durgo, Ksenija (ur.).
Zagreb, 2016. str. 51-51 (poster, domaća recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Trace element concentration in men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer

Autori
Tariba Lovaković, Blanka ; Živković Semren, Tanja ; Gamulin, Marija ; Pizent, Alica

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Abstracts of the 5th Croatian Congress of Toxicology with International Participation (CROTOX 2016) / Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 2016, Vol. 67, Supplement 1 / Durgo, Ksenija - Zagreb, 2016, 51-51

Skup
5th Croatian Congress of Toxicology with International Participation (CROTOX 2016)

Mjesto i datum
Poreč, Hrvatska, 9-12.10.2016

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Domaća recenzija

Ključne riječi
Essential elements; Oxidative stress; Prostate cancer; Toxic elements

Sažetak
Prostate cancer is among the most common cancers diagnosed in men in developed countries. The imbalance between toxic and essential elements and mechanisms of antioxidant defence in the organism can lead to increased sensitivity and contribute to the development of this disease. Data concerning the levels of trace elements and antioxidant system parameters in men with prostate cancer are limited as their results are conflicting. In this study we determined the concentration of several toxic and/or essential trace elements and the activity of antioxidative enzymes copper, zinc-superoxide dismutase (Cu, Zn-SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) in blood obtained from 53 patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer and from 53 healthy volunteers. In subjects with newly diagnosed prostate cancer we found significantly higher concentration of lead, mercury and molybdenum in blood and serum, arsenic and chromium in serum and copper and iron in blood, as well as significantly higher activity of Cu, Zn-SOD and GSH-Px. Subjects with prostate cancer had significantly lower concentration of serum zinc, blood manganese, and cobalt in both serum and whole blood compared to healthy volunteers. Elevated levels of toxic elements (such as lead, mercury and arsenic) measured in patients with prostate cancer suggest that even low exposure to these elements may present a risk for the development of cancer, probably via formation of reactive oxygen species and/or reducing the bioavailability of zinc. The increased enzymatic activity is most likely the result of the cell response to oxidative mechanisms involved in the development and progression of prostate cancer.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



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Ustanove
Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada, Zagreb