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BACKGROUND Zn-deficiency has been associated with numerous alterations during pregnancy including low birth weight; however, the research relating neonatal zinc status and birth weight has not produced reliable results. OBJECTIVE To compare the serum Zn-levels of cord blood in healthy newborns and low birth weight newborns, and to assess a possible(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of experimental models is essential to study the pathophysiological mechanisms of diabetes.  OBJECTIVES To compare in adult Wistar rats the diabetogenic action of streptozotocin according to the moment and route of administration during the neonatal period by evaluating biochemical, metabolic and histological variables.  MATERIALS(More)
The present study aimed to investigate, in the streptozotocin-induced mild diabetic rat model, the zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), calcium (Ca), and magnesium (Mg) concentration in serum, liver, and kidney tissues, and urine samples from adult Wistar rats treated neonatally with streptozotocin (STZ). Diabetes was induced by subcutaneous administration of(More)
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