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Nutritional and methodological perspectives of zinc ions and complexes: physiological and pathological states.

Molina-López, Jorge; Pozo, Elena Planells del; Florea, Daniela Ioana; Fernandez, Carlos; Osso, Bartolome Quintero; Zalewska, Marta; Krizkova, Sona; Heger, Zbynek; Kizek, Rene; Adam, Vojtech

Authors

Jorge Molina-López

Elena Planells del Pozo

Daniela Ioana Florea

Carlos Fernandez

Bartolome Quintero Osso

Marta Zalewska

Sona Krizkova

Zbynek Heger

Rene Kizek

Vojtech Adam

Abstract

Zinc, an essential element playing crucial roles in numerous physiciological but also phathological processes, is still one of the most studied elements. The main importance of this metal is especially based on the structural role of zinc ions in many proteins including the transaction factors, antioxidant enzymes and methalothioneins. Due to the role of zinc in many crucial physiological processes, its homeostasis must be intensively controlled. The controlling mechanisms are based especailly on the zinc transporters and low-molecular proteins metallothioneins (MT). Zinc deficiency has been related with different state of diseases. Here, we primarily aim our attention to zinc and nutrition reviewing the whole process from intake to determination of this metal. The function of zinc ions in proteins with particular emphasis to oxidative stress is discussed followed by intake mechanisms and the role of zinc ions in both physiological processes. Finally, we summarized the assays used for detection of zinc in complex biological matrices.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 1, 2016
Journal International journal of electrochemical science
Publisher New Publisher Required
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Pages 4470-4496
Institution Citation MOLINA-LOPEZ, J., PLANELLS DEL POZO, E., FLOREA, D.L., FERNANDEZ, C., OSSO, B.Q., ZALEWSKA, M., KRIZKOVA, S., HEGER, Z., KIZEK, R. and ADAM, V. 2016. Nutritional and methodological perspectives of zinc ions and complexes: physiological and pathological states. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11, pages 4470-4496. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.06.38
DOI https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.06.38
Keywords Zinc; Biomaker; Nutrition; Health; Disease; Metallothionein; Spectroscopy

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