Evaluation of association between biomarkers of lead exposure in Sardinian children (Italy).


:The aim of this work is to verify whether there are statistically significant correlations between the concentrations of lead in blood, urine, and hair in children. The sample collected in 2007 consists of 163 children of both sexes from 11-14-year-olds, living in three municipalities of Sardinia (Italy). Inductively coupled plasma atomic mass spectrometry has been used in the determination of lead concentration in biological material. For the overall sample, there is a non-significant partial correlation among the three matrices. However, for subjects with blood lead levels ≥5 μg/dL, there is a significant positive partial correlation between the lead levels in blood and hair, but not between blood and urine or between urine and hair. The results suggest that blood is the preferred biomarker to ascertain lead exposure in human populations, whereas hair can be used as a tool screening when an area is exposed to medium or high lead pollution.


Biol Trace Elem Res


Sanna E,De Micco A,Vallascas E




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    abstract::Aspergillus terreus was cultivated on Harrold's medium supplemented with 0.1% (w/v) cadmium chloride as well as on sulfur free medium amended with 0.1% (w/v) sodium selenite and potassium tellurite separately. The cell free extract of the fungus for each treatment was fractionated on a column packed with Sephadex G 75...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Abbass IM,Razak AA

    更新日期:1991-03-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of nano-anatase on ribulose-1, 5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase mRNA expression in spinach.

    abstract::Being a proven photocatalyst, nano-anatase is capable of undergoing electron transfer reactions under light. In previous studies, we had proven that nano-anatase improved photosynthesis and greatly promoted spinach growth. However, the molecular mechanisms of carbon reaction promoted by nano-anatase are still not clea...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Xuming W,Fengqing G,Linglan M,Jie L,Sitao Y,Ping Y,Fashui H

    更新日期:2008-01-01 00:00:00

  • Heavy metal contamination in the water-level fluctuating zone of the Yangtze River within Wanzhou Section, China.

    abstract::The distribution, potential ecological hazards, and homologous relativity of heavy metals in the water-level fluctuating zone (WLFZ) of the Yangtze River within the Wanzhou Section (YRWS) were investigated. The heavy metal content (Cd, Cu, Cr, and Ni) of the surface soil was analysed via atomic absorption spectroscopy...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lin J,Fu C,Zhang X,Xie K,Yu Z

    更新日期:2012-02-01 00:00:00

  • A Quantitative Assessment and Biomagnification of Mercury and Its Associated Health Risks from Fish Consumption in Freshwater Lakes of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.

    abstract::Issues regarding biomagnification of mercury (Hg) due to its persistence, bioaccumulation, and toxicity in freshwater lakes have gained much attention in the last two decades especially in remote regions of the world where anthropogenic inputs are considered as negligible. In this study, spatial distribution of total ...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hina N,Riaz R,Ali U,Rafique U,Malik RN

    更新日期:2021-01-07 00:00:00

  • Effect of Trace Minerals and B Vitamins on the Proliferation/Cytotoxicity and Mineralization of a Gilthead Seabream Bone-Derived Cell Line.

    abstract::Trace minerals and vitamins are known modulators of bone metabolism, and dietary optimization of these components may improve skeletal development and reduce the occurrence of skeleton deformities in farmed fish. As for larval stages, mineral and water-soluble vitamin nutrition requirements are lacking in research eff...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Viegas MN,Laizé V,Salgado MA,Aguiar C,Dias J

    更新日期:2020-08-01 00:00:00

  • Sodium tungstate attenuate oxidative stress in brain tissue of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nakhaee A,Bokaeian M,Akbarzadeh A,Hashemi M

    更新日期:2010-08-01 00:00:00

  • Compositional changes of human mitral valves with aging.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tohno Y,Tohno S,Satoh H,Minami T,Moriwake Y,Azuma C,Ohnishi Y

    更新日期:2002-09-01 00:00:00

  • Heavy Metals Level, Health Risk Assessment Associated with Contamination of Black Tea; A Case Study from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Idrees M,Jan FA,Hussain S,Salam A

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • Metabolism of methylmercury in rabbits and hamsters.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Petersson K,Dock L,Vahter M

    更新日期:1989-07-01 00:00:00

  • Selenium reduces mobile phone (900 MHz)-induced oxidative stress, mitochondrial function, and apoptosis in breast cancer cells.

    abstract::Exposure to mobile phone-induced electromagnetic radiation (EMR) may affect biological systems by increasing free oxygen radicals, apoptosis, and mitochondrial depolarization levels although selenium may modulate the values in cancer. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of 900 MHz radiation on th...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kahya MC,Nazıroğlu M,Çiğ B

    更新日期:2014-08-01 00:00:00

  • Distribution of structural and trace elements in human temporal bone.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Katić V,Vujicić G,Ivanković D,Stavljenić A,Vukicević S

    更新日期:1991-04-01 00:00:00

  • Subcellular distribution of selenium during uptake and its influence on mitochondrial oxidations in germinating Vigna radiata L.

    abstract::The metabolic significance of Se in plants is not well documented, though the presence of many selenoenzymes in bacteria and the essentiality of Se in higher animals is established. Since germination is an active process in plant growth and metabolism, the effect of Se was investigated in germinating Vigna radiata L, ...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Easwari K,Lalitha K

    更新日期:1995-05-01 00:00:00

  • Amberlite IR-120 modified with 8-hydroxyquinoline as efficient adsorbent for solid-phase extraction and flame atomic absorption determination of trace amounts of some metal ions.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Daneshfar A,Ghaedi M,Vafafard S,Shiri L,Sahrai R,Soylak M

    更新日期:2012-02-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yu L,Yang S,Sun L,Jiang YF,Zhu LY

    更新日期:2014-07-01 00:00:00

  • Associations of Blood Heavy Metals with Uric Acid in the Korean General Population: Analysis of Data from the 2016-2017 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Park J,Kim Y

    更新日期:2021-01-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of calcium, tannic acid, phytic acid and pectin over iron uptake in an in vitro Caco-2 cell model.

    abstract::Calcium, phytic acid, polyphenols and fiber are major inhibitors of iron absorption and they could be found in excess in some diets, thereby altering or modifying the iron nutrition status. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of calcium, tannic acid, phytic acid, and pectin over iron uptake, using an i...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Andrews M,Briones L,Jaramillo A,Pizarro F,Arredondo M

    更新日期:2014-04-01 00:00:00

  • Dose-Dependent Differential Effects of In Vivo Exposure of Cadmium on Myometrial Activity in Rats: Involvement of VDCC and Ca2+-Mimicking Pathways.

    abstract::Present study was undertaken to study the effect of 28-days exposure of female adult rats to cadmium (Cd) in drinking water @ 3, 10 and 30 parts per million (ppm) on myometrial responsiveness to different spasmogens and unravel the possible mechanism of alterations in myometrial activity. Cadmium and Ca2+ levels in bl...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Saroj VK,Nakade UP,Sharma A,Choudhury S,Hajare SW,Garg SK

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

  • Assessment of Plasma Zinc and Total Leukocyte Count in Calves Experimentally Infected with Mannheimia haemolytica.

    abstract::Mannheimia haemolytica is the main bacterial pathogen isolated in bovine respiratory disease (BRD), a common disease affecting calves before weaning. Previous research has shown that experimental infection with bovine herpesvirus 1, a respiratory virus, decreases plasma zinc (Zn) levels. However, changes in plasma Zn ...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Galarza EM,Lizarraga RM,Streitenberger N,Arriaga G,Abraham G,Mattioli GA,Anchordoquy JM,Fazzio LE

    更新日期:2021-01-01 00:00:00

  • Cerebellar hypoplasia in mice lacking selenoprotein biosynthesis in neurons.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wirth EK,Bharathi BS,Hatfield D,Conrad M,Brielmeier M,Schweizer U

    更新日期:2014-05-01 00:00:00

  • Melatonin Ameliorates Neuropharmacological and Neurobiochemical Alterations Induced by Subchronic Exposure to Arsenic in Wistar Rats.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Durappanavar PN,Nadoor P,Waghe P,Pavithra BH,Jayaramu GM

    更新日期:2019-07-01 00:00:00

  • Trivalent Chromium has no Effect on Delaying Azoxymethane-Induced Colorectal Cancer in FVB/NJ Mice.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: White PE,Deng G,Kuykendall MK,Tadros AM,Dyroff SL,Honan RE,Robertson PM,Vincent JB,Rasco JF

    更新日期:2015-11-01 00:00:00

  • Analysis of Hair Trace Elements in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Communication Disorders.

    abstract::The primary objective of the present study is analysis of hair trace elements content in children with communication disorder (CD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A total of 99 children from control, CD, and ASD groups (n = 33) were examined. All children were additionally divided into two subgroups according to a...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Skalny AV,Simashkova NV,Klyushnik TP,Grabeklis AR,Radysh IV,Skalnaya MG,Tinkov AA

    更新日期:2017-06-01 00:00:00

  • Blood levels of copper, iron, zinc, and lead in adults in India and Pakistan and the effect of oral zinc supplementation for six weeks.

    abstract::Deficiency in the intake of trace elements, such as copper (Cu), iron (Fe), selenium (Se), and zinc (Zn), is very common in the general population of most developing countries. A preliminary study in India and Pakistan showing the plasma levels of Zn and Fe indicates that approx 50% of the subjects who participated ha...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Abdulla M,Suck C

    更新日期:1998-03-01 00:00:00

  • Selenium Deficiency via the TLR4/TRIF/NF-κB Signaling Pathway Leading to Inflammatory Injury in Chicken Spleen.

    abstract::The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of selenium (Se) deficiency on the expression of the toll-like receptor (TLR) signal transduction pathway in the spleen of chickens and explore the relationship between the TLR4/TRIF/NF-κB signaling pathway and inflammatory spleen injury. A total of 200 one-da...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang R,Guo R,Liu Q,Li G,Sun B,Huang X

    更新日期:2021-02-01 00:00:00

  • Simple assay of serum copper fractions by ultrafiltration and flameless atomic absorption.

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    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Favier A,Ruffieux D

    更新日期:1988-12-01 00:00:00

  • An improved semiquantitative method for elemental analysis of plants using inductive coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

    abstract::A semiquantitative ICP-MS method suitable for evaluating metal content in plants exposed to high metal concentrations is described. The methodology which has been tested using different plant reference material is able, in only a few minutes, to obtain qualitative and quantitative information from the sample. Recoveri...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zuluaga J,Rodríguez N,Rivas-Ramirez I,de la Fuente V,Rufo L,Amils R

    更新日期:2011-12-01 00:00:00

  • Inhibitory effects of some natural products on metal-induced lipid oxidation in cooked fish.

    abstract::Divalent metal ions (Fe2+, Cu2+, Zn2+, Ni2+, and Mn2+) induced lipid oxidation in cooked, but not in raw fish. The extent of lipid oxidation, measured by the production of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBRS), was increased with higher concentrations of iron, zinc, and nickel, but was decreased with increasi...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ramanathan L,Das NP

    更新日期:1992-07-01 00:00:00

  • Study the Effect of Microinjection of Zn, Fe, and Cu Loaded in Montmorillonite on Development Activities in Fertilized Chicken Eggs.

    abstract::This study aims to reduce embryonic mortality, increase body weight, and improve immune system in chicken. A total of 240 eggs were assigned to three treatments (n = 60) and injected with cooper (Cu), zinc (Zn), and iron (Fe) loaded by montmorillonite (Mnt), and one untreated group (n = 60). Some hormones and enzymes ...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Elokil A,Darwish AM,Wei J,Barakat IAH,Mahrous KF,El-Kaiaty A,Li S,Zoheir KMA

    更新日期:2020-11-13 00:00:00

  • Zinc uptake by blood cells of rats in zinc deficiency and inflammation.

    abstract::In zinc deficiency, the function of leukocytes is impaired. However, the results of studies on the zinc concentration of blood cells in zinc deficiency are conflicting, probably in part because of technical and analytical problems. The aim of this study was to investigate, under standard conditions, the uptake of 65Zn...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Naber TH,van den Hamer CJ,van den Broek WJ,van Tongeren JH

    更新日期:1992-11-01 00:00:00

  • An application of INAA and PIXE on the analysis of nutritional and toxicological elements in samples of drinkable water.

    abstract::Multielemental detection using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) and Proton-Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE) of drinkable water of Florence (Italy) is described. The concentrations of 52 elements were measured. No chemical treatment was performed on the samples, before or after irradiation. On the basis of ...

    journal_title:Biological trace element research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Blasi P,Capannesi G,Cecchi A,Lucarelli F,Sedda FA

    更新日期:1990-07-01 00:00:00