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Chronic exposure to inorganic arsenic (iAs) has been associated with increased risk of various forms of cancer and of noncancerous diseases. Metabolic conversions of iAs that yield highly toxic and genotoxic methylarsonite (MAsIII) and dimethylarsinite (DMAsIII) may play a significant role in determining the extent and character of toxic and(More)
Many studies evaluating the effects of selenium (Se) status on immunity utilize inorganic Se, although selenomethionine (Se-Met) has been suggested to be more bioavailable and less toxic. In the current study, we investigated the effects of dietary Se-Met on immune system function and cellular redox status in C57BL/6N female mice fed with low (0.02 ppm),(More)
Chronic exposure to high fluoride (F(-)) may lead to local tissue disturbances, known as fluorosis. F(-) is an oxidising agent and a well-known reversible enzymatic inhibitor that interferes with the enzyme activity of at least 80 proteins. The goals of the current study were to evaluate whether F(-) exposure affected the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)(More)
Selenium is an essential micronutrient for mammals, being integral part of antioxidant system. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of selenium deficiency on in vitro fertilization (IVF) capacity of spermatozoa and on oxidative stress in these cells. Male C57BL/6N mice were maintained on selenium-deficient or selenium-sufficient diets (0.02 or(More)
Selenium (Se) is an essential component of several major metabolic pathways and controls immune function. Arsenic (As) is a human carcinogen with immunotoxic and genotoxic activities, functioning mainly by producing oxidative stress. Due to the ability of Se to interact with As and to possibly block its toxic effects, we investigated the impact of dietary(More)
The study was aimed at determining the prevalence of overweight and obesity in indigenous nahuas from Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz, Mexico. For this purpose, a cross-cut study was conducted between 2010 and 2011, in which the body mass index (BMI) was calculated. To define overweight and obesity, the categories of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the(More)
Inorganic arsenic (iAs) exposure has been associated with the increased risk of various forms of cancer and of non-cancerous diseases. Metabolic conversions of iAs that yield highly toxic and genotoxic methylarsonite (MAsIII) and dimethylarsinite (DMAsIII) may play a significant role in determining the extent and character of toxic and cancer-promoting(More)
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