Béla Lakatos

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To achieve proper diagnosis of dogs based on acute clinical symptoms and poorly preserved field samples taken from animals that died due to canine distemper (CD), a new differential diagnostic test has been developed based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In this study, more than 150 samples collected from dogs showing respiratory, gastrointestinal and(More)
Blood samples were collected from 330 cats in Hungary in order to evaluate their seroconversion to Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum using the indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT). The overall prevalence of toxoplasmosis was 47.6%, the prevalence being 22.4% among urban, 50% among suburban and 61.3% among rural animals. Significantly more cats had(More)
Iron is one of the most important essential metal ions of which significance is well known for ages. This element is a key moiety of several enzymes in iron containing heme or nonheme form and transfer and storage protein, hemoglobin and myoglobin. Several membrane carriers of iron have already been identified. The redox state of iron is determined by(More)
Manganese is an essential element to be found in all tissues. It is needed for metabolism of amino acids, lipids, proteins and carbohydrates. Manganese takes part directly in the defense of red blood cells, in the metabolism of iron, in the synthesis of cholesterol of the membranes and oligosaccharides. Manganese plays significant role in the free radical(More)
Iron is essential for all living organism, although in excess amount it is dangerous via catalyzing the formation of reactive oxygen species. Absorption of iron is strictly controlled resulting in a fine balance of iron-loss and iron-uptake. In countries where the ingestion of heme-iron is significant by meal, great part of iron content in the body(More)
The authors summarize the role of essential macro metal elements (Na, K, Ca, Mg) in human body: their homeostasis, absorption, transport, storage and excretion. Metabolism of macro-elements, daily requirements, cause of metal deficiencies and diseases caused by deficiencies are also discussed. Messenger and prooxidant effect of Ca2+-ions, indirect(More)
The role of essential nutrient metal ions (Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn and Co) often deficient in our foodstuffs, although vitally essential in the function of the human organism as well as the different reasons for these deficiencies both in foods and in the human body have been studied. The most frequent nutritional disease is iron deficient anaemia. Inorganic(More)
From the rose hip seed, which is generally a waste material, valuable oil can be obtained for medicinal use. Various extraction methods have been compared: traditional solvent extraction with ultrasound-, microwave-, sub- and supercritical fluid extraction (SFE). Unsaturated fatty acid (UFA: oleic-, linoleic- and linolenic acid; 16.25-22.11%, 35.94-54.75%,(More)
The concentrations of essential metal ions in various compartments of the human body are accurately regulated (homeostasis). Irregularities in the accumulation or depletion of the trace elements may lead to well characterized diseases. This review covers the metabolism of zinc regulations by which the intracellular and extracellular levels are kept in(More)