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Comparative Effects of Iron Deficiency Induced by Bleeding and a Low-Iron Diet on the Intestinal Absorptive Interactions of Iron, Cobalt, Manganese, Zinc, Lead and Cadmium1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dietary iron deficiency enhances the absorption of iron, cobalt, manganese, zinc, cadmium and lead, whereas, iron deficiency due to bleeding in creases the absorption of iron, cobalt and perhaps manganese. To determine whether the response to bleeding is qualitatively different from that induced by dietary iron deficiency, metal absorption was studied in mice fed either a high- iron diet (120

PETER R. FLANAGAN; JAMES HAIST; LESLIE S. VALBERG

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Comparative effects of iron deficiency induced by bleeding and a low-iron diet on the intestinal absorptive interactions of iron, cobalt, manganese, zinc, lead and cadmium.  

PubMed

Dietary iron deficiency enhances the absorption of iron, cobalt, manganese, zinc, cadmium and lead, whereas, iron deficiency due to bleeding increases the absorption of iron, cobalt and perhaps manganese. To determine whether the response to bleeding is qualitatively different from that induced by dietary iron deficiency, metal absorption was studied in mice fed either a high-iron diet (120 ppm Fe) and bled (0.5 ml) or fed a low-iron diet (< 3 ppm Fe). Iron absorption from an intragastric dose was increased by the loss of 0.5 ml of blood; smaller losses of blood had no effect. Also, iron absorption was increased more by dietary iron deficiency than by bleeding. In perfusion experiments, bleeding increased the duodenal absorption of only iron and cobalt, whereas dietary iron deficiency enhanced the absorption of all the metals except cadmium. The patterns of absorptive inhibition of the metals by each other were similar in bled mice and in mice with dietary iron deficiency except that interactions among metals with lower affinities for the iron absorption mechanism--manganese, zinc, cadmium and lead--were more obvious in mice fed the low-iron diet. We concluded that bleeding only partially activates the iron absorptive mechanism and that the lack of a bleeding effect on the absorption of manganese, zinc, cadmium and lead results from the weaker interactions of these metals, with a partly-activated absorption process. PMID:7411235

Flanagan, P R; Haist, J; Valberg, L S

1980-09-01

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Effect of dietary phytic acid and cadmium on the availability of cadmium, zinc, copper, iron, and manganese to rats  

SciTech Connect

The main route of cadmium intake for general population, both human and animal, is via ingestion. The intestinal absorption of cadmium is relatively low, 6% of a single oral dose for humans and less than 2% for various animal species. However, due to poor excretion, accumulation of cadmium occurs, primarily in kidney. The chronic exposure even to low levels of dietary cadmium can lead to the development of renal disturbances. Fox (1988) suggests that phytic acid might be a dietary component capable to influence the intestinal absorption of cadmium. Phytic acid naturally occurs as the major phosphorus storage constituent of most cereals, legumes, and oilseeds. At physiological pH, phytic acid is ionized and has a strong affinity for divalent cations. The potential of phytic acid to decrease the availability of Zn has been for long time of concern for nutritionists. Phytic acid has also been reported to decrease the availability of other trace metals. For nonessential elements, reduced availability of lead has been observed. The experimental data concerning the effect of dietary phytic acid on the availability of dietary cadmium are limited to the work of Rose and Quarterman (1984). The objective of this experiment was to examine: (1) the effect of dietary phytic acid on the availability of cadmium under conditions of chronic dietary exposure of rats to cadmium, and (2) the effect of dietary phytic acid and of chronic dietary exposure to cadmium on the availability of zinc, copper, iron, and manganese to rats. 19 refs., 4 tabs.

Turecki, T.; Ewan, R.C.; Stahr, H.M. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

1995-05-01

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Characterizing the role of rice NRAMP5 in Manganese, Iron and Cadmium Transport  

PubMed Central

Metals like manganese (Mn) and iron (Fe) are essential for metabolism, while cadmium (Cd) is toxic for virtually all living organisms. Understanding the transport of these metals is important for breeding better crops. We have identified that OsNRAMP5 contributes to Mn, Fe and Cd transport in rice. OsNRAMP5 expression was restricted to roots epidermis, exodermis, and outer layers of the cortex as well as in tissues around the xylem. OsNRAMP5 localized to the plasma membrane, and complemented the growth of yeast strains defective in Mn, Fe, and Cd transport. OsNRAMP5 RNAi (OsNRAMP5i) plants accumulated less Mn in the roots, and less Mn and Fe in shoots, and xylem sap. The suppression of OsNRAMP5 promoted Cd translocation to shoots, highlighting the importance of this gene for Cd phytoremediation. These data reveal that OsNRAMP5 contributes to Mn, Cd, and Fe transport in rice and is important for plant growth and development. PMID:22368778

Ishimaru, Yasuhiro; Takahashi, Ryuichi; Bashir, Khurram; Shimo, Hugo; Senoura, Takeshi; Sugimoto, Kazuhiko; Ono, Kazuko; Yano, Masahiro; Ishikawa, Satoru; Arao, Tomohito; Nakanishi, Hiromi; Nishizawa, Naoko K.

2012-01-01

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The ColRS signal transduction system responds to the excess of external zinc, iron, manganese, and cadmium  

PubMed Central

Background The ColRS two-component system has been shown to contribute to the membrane functionality and stress tolerance of Pseudomonas putida as well as to the virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and plant pathogenic Xanthomonas species. However, the conditions activating the ColRS pathway and the signal(s) sensed by ColS have remained unknown. Here we aimed to analyze the role of the ColRS system in metal tolerance of P. putida and to test whether ColS can respond to metal excess. Results We show that the ColRS system is necessary for P. putida to tolerate the excess of iron and zinc, and that it also contributes to manganese and cadmium tolerance. Excess of iron, zinc, manganese or cadmium activates ColRS signaling and as a result modifies the expression of ColR-regulated genes. Our data suggest that the genes in the ColR regulon are functionally redundant, as several loci have to be deleted to observe a significant decrease in metal tolerance. Site-directed mutagenesis of ColS revealed that excess of iron and, surprisingly, also zinc are sensed by a conserved ExxE motif in ColS’s periplasmic domain. While ColS is able to sense different metals, it still discriminates between the two oxidation states of iron, specifically responding to ferric and not ferrous iron. We propose a signal perception model involving a dimeric ColS, where each monomer donates one ExxE motif for metal binding. Conclusions Several transition metals are essential for living organisms in certain amounts, but toxic in excess. We show that ColRS is a sensor system which detects and responds to the excess of physiologically important metals such as zinc, iron and manganese. Thus, the ColRS system is an important factor for metal homeostasis and tolerance in P. putida. PMID:24946800

2014-01-01

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Manganese and iron oxide immobilized activated carbons precursor to dead biomasses in the remediation of cadmium-contaminated waters.  

PubMed

The aim of the present investigation was to exploit the high specific surface area of activated carbons in immobilizing the manganese and iron oxides as to obtain a suitable, efficient and cost effective and environment benign wastewater treatment process in the remediation of cadmium-contaminated waters. The manganese and iron oxides were impregnated in situ onto the surface and pores of the activated carbons precursors to the rice hulls and areca nut wastes. The solids were characterized with the help of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analytical data, and the BET specific surface area as obtained. The surface morphology of these solids was discussed with the help of scanning electron microscopic images. The activated carbon samples along with the manganese and iron immobilized activated carbons were further employed in the batch and column reactor operations in the remediation of cadmium-contaminated waters. The batch data showed that an increase in sorptive pH from 2.0 to 10.0 and concentration from 1.0 to 20 mg/L favoured the uptake of cadmium by these solids. Moreover, the 1,000 times increase in background electrolyte concentrations NaNO3 caused an insignificant decrease in cadmium uptake by these solids, which inferred that sorbing ions/species were sorbed specifically and forming 'inner-sphere' complexes onto the solid surface. The concentration dependence data were utilized to model various adsorption isotherms and indicated that Freundlich adsorption isotherm was reasonably fitted well. The kinetic data was fitted well to the pseudo-second-order rate equations; hence, the equilibrium sorption capacity was estimated. Furthermore, the dynamic experiments carried out by the column experiments and the breakthrough data were fitted well to the non-linear Thomas equations; accordingly, the loading capacity of the column was estimated. Iron or manganese immobilized activated carbons showed relatively higher loading capacity compared to its precursor activated carbons hence showing its possible implication in the remediation processes. Moreover, among these modified ACs, IIAC showed higher removal capacity than the MIAC solid. PMID:23589235

Lee, Seung-Mok; Lalhmunsiama; Choi, Sang-Il; Tiwari, Diwakar

2013-10-01

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Effect of chronic cadmium administration on liver and kidney concentrations of zinc, copper, iron, manganese, and chromium  

SciTech Connect

Chronic Cd exposure in animals brings about significant morphological and functional changes in both liver and kidney. Most studies of cadmium effects on essential metal tissue distribution involve large concentrations of either Cd or essential metals added to the diet. The effect of Cd ingestion on trace metal metabolism of animals consuming usual diets may be marked, as elements whose physical and chemical properties are enough alike...will act antagonistically to each other biologically. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to observe the effects of a chronic low dose of Cd added to an otherwise normal diet on the liver and kidney accumulation of zinc, copper, iron, manganese and chromium in the mouse at different times after the cessation of cadmium ingestion.

Friel, J.K.; Borgman, R.F.; Chandra, R.K.

1987-04-01

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Iron Deficiency is Not Associated with Increased Blood Cadmium in Infants  

PubMed Central

Objectives To determine whether blood cadmium concentration is elevated in iron-deficient infants. Methods Blood cadmium and serum ferritin concentrations, serum iron/total iron-binding capacity (Fe/TIBC) and complete blood counts were measured in 31 iron deficient and 36 control infants, aged 6–24 months. All 31 iron-deficient infants received iron supplementation for 1–6 months. Results Blood cadmium concentrations were measured again in 19 of the iron deficient infants after their ferritin levels returned to the normal range. The mean blood cadmium concentration did not differ significantly in iron deficient and control infants. The mean blood cadmium concentration in the 19 iron-deficient infants was not significantly altered by ferric hydroxide treatment, while their hemoglobin, ferritin, and Fe/TIBC (%) concentrations were significantly higher after than before treatment. Conclusion These findings indicate that iron deficiency does not increase blood cadmium concentrations in infants, in contrast with the effects of iron deficiency on manganese and lead concentrations. PMID:24513153

2014-01-01

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First principle study of manganese doped cadmium sulphide sheet  

SciTech Connect

First-principle electronic structure calculations for cadmium sulphide (CdS) sheet in hexagonal phase, with Manganese substitution and addition, as well as including the Cd defects, are investigated. The lattice constants calculated for CdS sheet agrees fairly well with results reported for thin films experimentally. The calculations of total spin density of states and partial density of states in different cases shows substantial magnetic dipole moments acquired by the sheet. A magnetic dipole moment 5.00612 ?{sub B} and band gap of the order 1 eV are found when cadmium atom is replaced by Manganese. The magnetism acquired by the sheet makes it functionally important candidate in many applications.

Kumar, Sanjeev, E-mail: drskumar11@gmail.com [Department of Physics, St. Bede's College, Shimla-171002 (India); Kumar, Ashok; Ahluwalia, P. K. [Department of Physics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-171005 (India)

2014-04-24

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40 CFR 721.10529 - Cobalt iron manganese oxide, carboxylic acid-modified (generic).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Cobalt iron manganese oxide, carboxylic acid-modified...Chemical Substances § 721.10529 Cobalt iron manganese oxide, carboxylic acid-modified...substance identified generically as cobalt iron manganese oxide, carboxylic...

2014-07-01

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40 CFR 721.10529 - Cobalt iron manganese oxide, carboxylic acid-modified (generic).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Cobalt iron manganese oxide, carboxylic acid-modified...Chemical Substances § 721.10529 Cobalt iron manganese oxide, carboxylic acid-modified...substance identified generically as cobalt iron manganese oxide, carboxylic...

2013-07-01

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Thermochemistry of iron manganese oxide spinels  

SciTech Connect

Oxide melt solution calorimetry has been performed on iron manganese oxide spinels prepared at high temperature. The enthalpy of formation of (Mn{sub x}Fe{sub 1-x}){sub 3}O{sub 4} at 298K from the oxides, tetragonal Mn{sub 3}O{sub 4} (hausmannite) and cubic Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} (magnetite), is negative from x=0 to x=0.67 and becomes slightly positive for 0.670.6) spinels of intermediate compositions. The enthalpies of formation are discussed in terms of three factors: oxidation-reduction relative to the end-members, cation distribution, and tetragonality. A combination of measured enthalpies and Gibbs free energies of formation in the literature provides entropies of mixing. {delta}S{sub mix}, consistent with a cation distribution in which all trivalent manganese is octahedral and all other ions are randomly distributed for x>0.5, but the entropy of mixing appears to be smaller than these predicted values for x<0.4.

Guillemet-Fritsch, Sophie [Centre InterUniversitaire de Recherche et d'Ingenierie des Materiaux (CIRIMAT/LCMIE), Universite Paul Sabatier, Ba-hat timent 2R1, 118, route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, Cedex 04 (France); Navrotsky, Alexandra [Thermochemistry Facility and NEAT ORU, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-877 (United States)]. E-mail: anavrotsky@ucdavis.edu; Tailhades, Philippe [Centre InterUniversitaire de Recherche et d'Ingenierie des Materiaux (CIRIMAT/LCMIE), Universite Paul Sabatier, Ba-hat timent 2R1, 118, route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, Cedex 04 (France); Coradin, Herve [Centre InterUniversitaire de Recherche et d'Ingenierie des Materiaux (CIRIMAT/LCMIE), Universite Paul Sabatier, Ba-hat timent 2R1, 118, route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, Cedex 04 (France); Wang Miaojun [Thermochemistry Facility and NEAT ORU, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-877 (United States)

2005-01-15

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Simultaneous determination of arsenic, cadmium, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, and zinc in fertilizers by microwave acid digestion and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry detection: single-laboratory validation of a modification and extension of AOAC 2006.03.  

PubMed

A single-laboratory validation study was conducted for the simultaneous determination of arsenic, cadmium, calcium, cobalt, copper, chromium, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, and zinc in all major types of commercial fertilizer products by microwave digestion and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy analysis. This validation study proposes an extension and modification of AOAC 2006.03. The extension is the inclusion of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and zinc, and the modification is incorporation of hydrochloric acid in the digestion system. This dual acid digestion utilizes both hydrochloric and nitric acids in a 3 to 9 mL volume ratio/100 mL. In addition to 15 of the 30 original validation materials used in the 2006.03 collaborative study, National Institute of Standards and Technology Standard Reference Material 695 and Magruder 2009-06 were incorporated as accuracy materials. The main benefits of this proposed method are a significant increase in laboratory efficiency when compared to the use of both AOAC Methods 965.09 and 2006.03 to achieve the same objective and an enhanced recovery of several metals. PMID:25051614

Webb, Sharon; Bartos, James; Boles, Rhonda; Hasty, Elaine; Thuotte, Ethel; Thiex, Nancy J

2014-01-01

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Synthesis, growth and characterization of cadmium manganese thiocyanate (CMTC) crystal.  

PubMed

Single crystals of cadmium manganese thiocyanate, CdMn(SCN)4 (CMTC) have been successfully synthesized and grown by slow evaporation solution growth technique using water as solvent at room temperature. The crystal was characterized by different techniques for finding its suitability for device fabrications. From the single crystal XRD the crystal system was identified as tetragonal. The functional groups were identified from FTIR analysis. The optical studies have been carried out and found that the tendency of transmission observed from the specimen with respect to the wavelength of light is practically more suitable for the present trends in communication engineering. From the thermal analysis the decomposing temperature of the grown crystal is more significant when compared with the studies performed earlier. PMID:21640636

Paramasivam, P; Raja, C Ramachandra

2011-09-01

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Oxygen toxicity in Streptococcus mutans: manganese, iron, and superoxide dismutase.  

PubMed Central

When cultured anaerobically in a chemically defined medium that was treated with Chelex-100 to lower its trace metal content, Streptococcus mutans OMZ176 had no apparent requirement for manganese or iron. Manganese or iron was necessary for aerobic cultivation in deep static cultures. During continuous aerobic cultivation in a stirred chemostat, iron did not support the growth rate achieved with manganese. Since the dissolved oxygen level in the chemostat cultures was higher than the final level in the static cultures, manganese may be required for growth at elevated oxygen levels. In medium supplemented with manganese, cells grown anaerobically contained a low level of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity; aerobic cultivation increased SOD activity at least threefold. In iron-supplemented medium, cells grown anaerobically also had low SOD activity; aerobic incubation resulted in little increase in SOD activity. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the cell extracts revealed a major band and a minor band of SOD activity in the cells grown with manganese; however, cells grown with iron contained a single band of SOD activity with an Rf value similar to that of the major band found in cells grown with manganese. None of the SOD activity bands were abolished by the inclusion of 2 mM hydrogen peroxide in the SOD activity strain. S. mutans may not produce a separate iron-containing SOD but may insert either iron or manganese into an apo-SOD protein. Alternatively, iron may function in another activity (not SOD) that augments the defense against oxygen toxicity at low SOD levels. Images PMID:6746577

Martin, M E; Strachan, R C; Aranha, H; Evans, S L; Salin, M L; Welch, B; Arceneaux, J E; Byers, B R

1984-01-01

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Oxygen toxicity in Streptococcus mutans: manganese, iron and superoxide dismutase  

SciTech Connect

When cultured anaerobically in a chemically defined medium that was treated with Chelex-100 to lower its trace metal content, Streptococcus mutans OMZ176 had no apparent requirement for manganese or iron. Manganese or iron was necessary for aerobic cultivation in deep static cultures. During continuous aerobic cultivation in a stirred chemostat, iron did not support the growth rate achieved with manganese. Since the dissolved oxygen level in the chemostat cultures was higher than the final level in the static cultures, manganese may be required for growth at elevated levels. In medium supplemented with manganese, cells grown anaerobically contained a low level of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity; aerobic cultivation increased SOD activity at least threefold. In iron-supplemented medium, cells grown anaerobically also had low SOD activity; aerobic incubation resulted in little increase in SOD activity. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the cell extracts revealed a major band and a minor band of SOD activity in the cells grown with manganese; however, cells grown with iron contained a single band of SOD activity with an R/sub f/ value similar to that of the major band found in cells grown with manganese. None of the SOD activity bands were abolished by the inclusion of 2 mM hydrogen peroxide in the SOD activity strain. S. mutans may not produce a separate iron-containing SOD but may insert either iron or manganese into an apo-SOD protein. Alternatively, iron may function in another activity (not SOD) that augments the defense against oxygen toxicity at low SOD levels. 28 references, 3 figures, 1 table.

Martin, M.E.; Strachan, R.C.; Aranha, H.; Evans, S.L.; Salin, M.L.; Welch, B.; Arceneaux, J.E.L.; Byers, B.R.

1984-07-01

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Nutritional immunity beyond iron: a role for manganese and zinc  

PubMed Central

Summary Vertebrates sequester iron from invading pathogens, and conversely, pathogens express a variety of factors to steal iron from the host. Recent work has demonstrated that in addition to iron, vertebrates sequester zinc and manganese both intracellularly and extracellularly to protect against infection. Intracellularly, vertebrates utilize the ZIP/ZnT families of transporters to manipulate zinc levels, as well as Nramp1 to manipulate manganese levels, respectively. Extracellularly, the S100 protein calprotectin sequesters manganese and potentially zinc to inhibit microbial growth. To circumvent these defenses, bacteria possess high affinity transporters to import specific nutrient metals. Limiting the availability of zinc and manganese as a mechanism to defend against infection expands the spectrum of nutritional immunity and further establishes metal sequestration as a key defense against microbial invaders. PMID:20015678

Kehl-Fie, Thomas E.; Skaar, Eric P.

2009-01-01

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Manganese  

SciTech Connect

Manganese (Mn) is a hard, brittle, gray-white transition metal, with the most numerous oxidation states of the elements in the first series of the Periodic Table. Since the manganese atom can donate up to seven electrons from its outer two shells, manganese compounds exist with valences from -3 to +7, the most common being +2, +4, and +7. Due to its sulfur-fixing, deoxidizing, and alloying properties, as well as its low cost, the principal commercial application for manganese is in iron and steel production. Manganese is also employed in non-ferrous metallurgy, batteries and chemical processes. Although potentially harmful to the respiratory and nervous systems, manganese is an essential element for animals and humans, and a micronutrient for plants.

Major-Sosias, M.A.

1996-10-01

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Solubilisation effect of spent wash on oxide-ores of manganese and iron.  

PubMed

Samples of iron ore (haematite) and manganese ore (pyrolusite) of known compositions were equilibrated with aliquots of analysed sample of spent wash. The concentrations of iron(II), iron(III), complexed iron, manganese(II) ions and complexed Mn-ions were determined after increasing durations. One litre of the spent wash was found to extract out 141 mg of total iron and 161 mg of total manganese. In case of iron, the predominance was of iron(II) (92%), whereas in case of manganese it was of the complexed form (95%). PMID:24202955

Pervez, S; Pandey, G S

1991-09-01

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Iron and manganese are two similar ele-ments that can be a nuisance in a drinking  

E-print Network

Iron and manganese are two similar ele- ments that can be a nuisance in a drinking water supply. Iron is more common than manganese, but they often occur together. They are not hazardous to health. What problems do iron and manganese cause? Iron and manganese can give water an unpleasant taste, odor

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Permeation of Manganese, Cadmium, Zinc, and Beryllium Through Calcium Channels of an Insect Muscle Membrane  

Microsoft Academic Search

Larval muscle fibers of a beetle, Xylotrupes dichotomus, produce calcium spikes that are maintained when the fibers are bathed in saline solutions containing manganese, cadmium, zinc, or beryllium instead of calcium. This indicates that these cations permeate the calcium channels of the muscle fiber. By contrast, cobalt, nickel, and magnesium are nonpermeating and behave as competitive inhibitors of the permeation

Jun Fukuda; Kazuyoshi Kawa

1977-01-01

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Adsorption of selenium by amorphous iron oxyhydroxide and manganese dioxide  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This work compares and models the adsorption of selenium and other anions on a neutral to alkaline surface (amorphous iron oxyhydroxide) and an acidic surface (manganese dioxide). Selenium adsorption on these oxides is examined as a function of pH, particle concentration, oxidation state, and competing anion concentration in order to assess how these factors might influence the mobility of selenium in the environment. The data indicate that 1. 1) amorphous iron oxyhydroxide has a greater affinity for selenium than manganese dioxide, 2. 2) selenite [Se(IV)] adsorption increases with decreasing pH and increasing particle concentration and is stronger than selenate [Se(VI)] adsorption on both oxides, and 3. 3) selenate does not adsorb on manganese dioxide. The relative affinity of selenate and selenite for the oxides and the lack of adsorption of selenate on a strongly acidic surface suggests that selenate forms outer-sphere complexes while selenite forms inner-sphere complexes with the surfaces. The data also indicate that the competition sequence of other anions with respect to selenite adsorption at pH 7.0 is phosphate > silicate > molybdate > fluoride > sulfate on amorphous iron oxyhydroxide and molybdate ??? phosphate > silicate > fluoride > sulfate on manganese dioxide. The adsorption of phosphate, molybdate, and silicate on these oxides as a function of pH indicates that the competition sequences reflect the relative affinities of these anions for the surfaces. The Triple Layer surface complexation model is used to provide a quantitative description of these observations and to assess the importance of surface site heterogeneity on anion adsorption. The modeling results suggest that selenite forms binuclear, innersphere complexes with amorphous iron oxyhydroxide and monodentate, inner-sphere complexes with manganese dioxide and that selenate forms outer-sphere, monodentate complexes with amorphous iron oxyhydroxide. The heterogeneity of the oxide surface sites is reflected in decreasing equilibrium constants for selenite with increasing adsorption density and both experimental observations and modeling results suggest that manganese dioxide has fewer sites of higher energy for selenite adsorption than amorphous iron oxyhydroxide. Modeling and interpreting the adsorption of phosphate, molybdate, and silicate on the oxides are made difficult by the lack of constraint in choosing surface species and the fact that equally good fits can be obtained with different surface species. Finally, predictions of anion competition using the model results from single adsorbate systems are not very successful because the model does not account for surface site heterogeneity. Selenite adsorption data from a multi-adsorbate system could be fit if the equilibrium constant for selenite is decreased with increasing anion adsorption density. ?? 1990.

Balistrieri, L.S.; Chao, T.T.

1990-01-01

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Manganese (Mn) and Iron (Fe): Interdependency of Transport and Regulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Manganese (Mn) and iron (Fe) are transition metals that are crucial to the appropriate growth, development, function, and\\u000a maintenance of biological organisms. Because of their chemical similarity, in organisms ranging from bacteria to mammals they\\u000a share and compete for many protein transporters, such as the divalent metal transporter-1. As such, during conditions of low\\u000a Fe, abnormal Mn accumulation occurs. Conversely,

Vanessa A. Fitsanakis; Na Zhang; Stephanie Garcia; Michael Aschner

2010-01-01

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SEPARATION OF CADMIUM FROM URANIUM, COBALT, NICKEL, MANGANESE, ZINC, COPPER, TITANIUM, AND OTHER ELEMENTS BY CATION EXCHANGE CHROMATOGRAPHY  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study of the distribution curves of cations with AG 5OW-X8 resin in ; hydrochloric acid showed that most cations are adsorbed strongly from 0.5 N ; hydrochloric acid, while cadmium is not. This fact was used to develop a cation ; exchange chromatographic procedure to separate cadmium from uranium, cobalt, ; nickel, manganese, zinc, copper, and titanium. Other cations

F. W. E. Strelow; F. W. E

1960-01-01

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Iron and manganese oxide mineralization in the Pacific  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Iron, manganese, and iron-manganese deposits occur in nearly all geomorphologic and tectonic environments in the ocean basins and form by one or more of four processes: (1) hydrogenetic precipitation from cold ambient seawater, (2) precipitation from hydrothermal fluids, (3) precipitation from sediment pore waters that have been modified from bottom water compositions by diagenetic reactions in the sediment column and (4) replacement of rocks and sediment. Iron and manganese deposits occur in five forms: nodules, crusts, cements, mounds and sediment-hosted stratabound layers. Seafloor oxides show a wide range of compositions from nearly pure iron to nearly pure manganese end members. Fe/Mn ratios vary from about 24 000 (up to 58% elemental Fe) for hydrothermal seamount ironstones to about 0.001 (up to 52% Mn) for hydrothermal stratabound manganese oxides from active volcanic arcs. Hydrogenetic Fe-Mn crusts that occur on most seamounts in the ocean basins have a mean Fe/Mn ratio of 0.7 for open-ocean seamount crusts and 1.2 for continental margin seamount crusts. Fe-Mn nodules of potential economic interest from the Clarion-Clipperton Zone have a mean Fe/Mn ratio of 0.3, whereas the mean ratio for nodules from elsewhere in the Pacific is about 0.7. Crusts are enriched in Co, Ni and Pt and nodules in Cu and Ni, and both have significant concentrations of Pb, Zn, Ba, Mo, V and other elements. In contrast, hydrothermal deposits commonly contain only minor trace metal contents, although there are many exceptions, for example, with Ni contents up to 0.66%, Cr to 1.2%, and Zn to 1.4%. Chondrite-normalized REE patterns generally show a positive Ce anomaly and abundant ??REEs for hydrogenetic and mixed hydrogenetic-diagenetic deposits, whereas the Ce anomaly is negative for hydrothermal deposits and ??REE contents are low. However, the Ce anomaly in crusts may vary from strongly positive in East Pacific crusts to slightly negative in West Pacific crusts, which may reflect the redox conditions of seawater. The concentration of elements in hydrogenetic Fe-Mn crusts depends on a wide variety of water column and crust surface characteristics, whereas concentration of elements in hydrothermal oxide deposits depends of the intensity of leaching, rock types leached, and precipitation of sulphides at depth in the hydrothermal system.

Hein, J.R.; Koschinsky, A.; Halbach, P.; Manheim, F. T.; Bau, M.; Kang, J.-K.; Lubick, N.

1997-01-01

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Rat liver glutathione S-transferase activity stimulation following acute cadmium or manganese intoxication  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of cadmium or manganese administration on rat liver glutathione S-transferase (GST) has been investigated. The activity of this enzyme in liver cytosol, where almost all the cellular activity is present, had increased by more than 36% 24h after a single i.p. injection of CdCl2 (2.5mgkg?1 b.w.) or MnCl2 (2.0mgkg?1 b.w.). After shorter and longer time intervals, a lower

Elisabetta Casalino; Cesare Sblano; Vito Landriscina; Giovanna Calzaretti; Clemente Landriscina

2004-01-01

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THE ACCUMULATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF VANADIUM, IRON, AND MANGANESE IN SOME SOLITARY ASCIDIANS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The vanadium, iron, and manganese contents of 15 species of solitary ascidians belonging to the suborders Phlebobranchia and Stolidobranchia were determined by thermal neutron activation analysis. Vanadium was detectable in all species exam med. In general, the vanadium content in various tissues ofthe Phlebobranchia was considerably higher than the iron and manganese contents. The blood cells especially contained a large

H. MICHIBATA; T. TERADA; N. ANADA; K. YAMAKAWA; T. NUMAKUNAI

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Manganese Doping of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Tailoring Surface Reactivity for a Regenerable Heavy Metal Sorbent  

SciTech Connect

A method for tuning the analyte affinity of magnetic, inorganic nanostructured sorbents for heavy metal contaminants is described. The manganese-doped iron oxide nanoparticle sorbents have a remarkably high affinity compared to the precursor material. Sorbent affinity can be tuned toward an analyte of interest simply by adjustment of the dopant quantity. The results show that following the Mn doping process there is a large increase in affinity and capacity for heavy metals (i.e., Co, Ni, Zn, As, Ag, Cd, Hg, and Tl). Capacity measurements were carried out for the removal of cadmium from river water and showed significantly higher loading than the relevant commercial sorbents tested for comparison. The reduction in Cd concentration from 100 ppb spiked river water to 1 ppb (less than the EPA drinking water limit of 5 ppb for Cd) was achieved following treatment with the Mn-doped iron oxide nanoparticles. The Mn-doped iron oxide nanoparticles were able to load 1 ppm of Cd followed by complete stripping and recovery of the Cd with a mild acid wash. The Cd loading and stripping is shown to be consistent through multiple cycles with no loss of sorbent performance.

Warner, Cynthia L.; Chouyyok, Wilaiwan; Mackie, Katherine E.; Neiner, Doinita; Saraf, Laxmikant; Droubay, Timothy C.; Warner, Marvin G.; Addleman, Raymond S.

2012-02-28

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Iron/Manganese Variations in the Mantle  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Can thermochemical models of mantle convection be tested by geochemical data? The answer is: Yes, but with real difficulty. The bulk of the mantle is inaccessible to direct laboratory analysis: mantle samples are limited to xenoliths (lithosphere), abyssal peridotites (MORB), and alpine peridotites (MORB or arc). An indirect sample of the mantle is provided by melts (basalts, picrites, etc.). The major breakthroughs in Mantle Geochemistry of the past 3-4 decades have come from measurements of isotope ratios and incompatible trace element abundances in melts. The links between major element variations (Fe/Mg, Si/Mg) that control the geophysical observables of the mantle and the geochemical observables (FOZO, etc.) are weak. Combined geodynamic and tomographic models of mantle convection indicate variations of 10% in the Fe content of the mantle. The previously published range of Fe/Mn in mantle peridotites is 50-70, and showed no correlation with MgO. We have developed a significantly more precise method of Fe/Mn ratio determination by ICP mass spectrometry. New data for mantle xenoliths show a strong positive correlation between Fe/Mn and MgO, and indicate that the primitive mantle has Fe/Mn 61. Hawaiian basalts and picrites have significantly higher Fe/Mn (67) than MORB (56), or Icelandic picrites (58). Assuming that the mantle source beneath Hawaii has a higher Fe content, these results imply an iron excess of 15-20% relative to ambient mantle. However, the Fe/Mn ratio depends on both the molar Fe/Mg ratio and on the Si/Mg ratio, because of the compatibility of Fe and Mn in olivine vs. pyroxenes. Recent studies of Ni in olivine in Hawaiian basalts have been taken to imply a higher Si content for their mantle source. Thus, it is not yet possible to uniquely distinguish between source variations of Fe/Mg and Si/Mg from the Fe/Mn ratios of Hawaiian melts. Either interpretation implies that the sources of some plumes (Hawaii, but not Iceland) are higher in Fe or Si than ambient mantle (MORB). Mantle geochemistry is finally coming to grips with the single most important question that geophysicists may ask of it: major element variation in mantle plumes that reach the surface to form volcanic islands.

Humayun, M.

2005-05-01

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Iron and iron/manganese ratio in forage from Icelandic sheep farms: relation to scrapie  

PubMed Central

This study was undertaken in order to examine whether any connection existed between the amounts of iron in forage and the sporadic occurrence of scrapie observed in certain parts of Iceland. As iron and manganese are considered antagonistic in plants, calculation of the Fe/Mn ratios was also included by using results from Mn determination earlier performed in the same samples. Forage samples (n = 170) from the summer harvests of 2001–2003, were collected from 47 farms for iron and manganese analysis. The farms were divided into four categories: 1. Scrapie-free farms in scrapie-free areas (n = 9); 2. Scrapie-free farms in scrapie-afflicted areas (n = 17); 3. Scrapie-prone farms (earlier scrapie-afflicted, restocked farms) (n = 12); 4. Scrapie-afflicted farms (n = 9). Farms in categories 1 and 2 are collectively referred to as scrapie-free farms. The mean iron concentration in forage samples from scrapie-afflicted farms was significantly higher than in forage samples from farms in the other scrapie categories (P = 0.001). The mean Fe/Mn ratio in forage from scrapie-afflicted farms was significantly higher than in forage from scrapie-free and scrapie-prone farms (P < 0.001). The results indicated relative dominance of iron over manganese in forage from scrapie-afflicted farms as compared to farms in the other categories. Thus thorough knowledge of iron, along with manganese, in soil and vegetation on sheep farms could be a pivot in studies on sporadic scrapie. PMID:16987395

Gudmundsdóttir, KB; Sigurdarson, S; Kristinsson, J; Eiríksson, T; Jóhannesson, T

2006-01-01

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Interactive effects of manganese and/or iron supplementation in adult women  

SciTech Connect

Evaluation of the practical significance of manganese-iron interactions has been hampered by the limited methodologies available to assess manganese status. Manganese status has not been monitored longitudinally in control studies with humans. Forty-eight women were recruited for a double blind 125-day supplementation study. After an initial 5-day baseline period, subjects were assigned to one of four treatments: placebo; 30 mg iron as ferrous fumarate daily; 15 mg manganese as an amino acid chelated manganese supplement daily or both the iron and manganese supplements daily. Dietary information, blood and 3-day urine samples were collected during the baseline period and after 20, 55, 85 and 120 days of consuming the supplements. Urinary manganese excretion ranged from 0.11 to 1.40 {mu}g/day. Serum manganese ranged from 0.16 to 1.92 {mu}g/l. Serum was also analyzed for iron, zinc, copper, ferritin and transferrin concentrations. Lymphocytes were isolated and manganese-dependent superoxide dismutase activity was determined as a new method to assess manganese status. Plasma cholesterol ranged from 126 to 229 mg/dl and HDL cholesterol ranged from 31 to 84 mg/dl. Plasma triglycerides were determined and LDL cholesterol was calculated by difference.

Davis, C.D.; Greger, J.L. (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States))

1991-03-15

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Distributions of Manganese, Iron, and Manganese-Oxidizing Bacteria In Lake Superior Sediments of Different Organic Carbon Content  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Profiles of oxygen, soluble and particulate manganese and iron, organic carbon and nitrogen were examined in Lake Superior sediment cores, along with the distribution and abundance of heterotrophic and manganese oxidizing bacteria. Analyses were performed using cores collected with the submersible Johnson Sea Link II. Three cores, exhibiting a range of organic carbon content, were collected from the deepest basin in Lake Superior and the north and south ends of the Caribou trough, and brought to the surface for immediate analysis. Minielectrode profiles of oxygen concentration of the three cores were carried out using a commercially available minielectrode apparatus. Oxygen depletion to less than 1% occurred within 4 cm of the surface for two of the cores, but not until approximately 15 cm for the core from the south basin of the Caribou trough. The three cores exhibited very different profiles of soluble, as well as leachable, manganese and iron, suggesting different degrees of remobilization of these metals in the sediments. Vertical profiles of viable bacteria and Mn oxidizing bacteria, determined by plating and counting, showed that aerobic (and facultatively aerobic) heterotrophic bacteria were present at the highest concentrations near the surface and decreased steadily with depth, while Mn oxidizing bacteria were concentrations primarily at and above the oxic/anoxic interface. Soluble manganese in the pore waters, along with abundant organic carbon, appeared to enhance the presence of manganese oxidizing bacteria, even below the oxic/anoxic interface. Profiles of solid-phase leachable manganese suggested a microbial role in manganese reprecipitation in these sediments.

Richardson, Laurie L.; Nealson, Kenneth H.

1989-01-01

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Stress response to cadmium and manganese in Paracentrotus lividus developing embryos is mediated by nitric oxide.  

PubMed

Increasing concentrations of contaminants, often resulting from anthropogenic activities, have been reported to occur in the marine environment and affect marine organisms. Among these, the metal ions cadmium and manganese have been shown to induce developmental delay and abnormalities, mainly reflecting skeleton elongation perturbation, in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus, an established model for toxicological studies. Here, we provide evidence that the physiological messenger nitric oxide (NO), formed by l-arginine oxidation by NO synthase (NOS), mediates the stress response induced by cadmium and manganese in sea urchins. When NO levels were lowered by inhibiting NOS, the proportion of abnormal plutei increased. Quantitative expression of a panel of 19 genes involved in stress response, skeletogenesis, detoxification and multidrug efflux processes was followed at different developmental stages and under different conditions: metals alone, metals in the presence of NOS inhibitor, NO donor and NOS inhibitor alone. These data allowed the identification of different classes of genes whose metal-induced transcriptional expression was directly or indirectly mediated by NO. These results open new perspectives on the role of NO as a sensor of different stress agents in sea urchin developing embryos. PMID:25181703

Migliaccio, Oriana; Castellano, Immacolata; Romano, Giovanna; Palumbo, Anna

2014-11-01

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Kinetics of Ion Removal from an Iron-Rich Industrial Coproduct: III. Manganese and Chromium  

E-print Network

Kinetics of Ion Removal from an Iron-Rich Industrial Coproduct: III. Manganese and Chromium Yigal pollutants of soil and water. Chromium (VI) can be toxic to mammals, and the hazard of Cr3+ is its potential

Sparks, Donald L.

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Environmentally acquired lead, cadmium, and manganese in the cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis , and the laughing gull, Larus atricilla  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concentrations of lead, cadmium, and manganese in the tissues of cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis) and laughing gulls (Larus atricilla) gathered from the Galveston Bay region of Texas were compared, to determine if different patterns of accumulation exist. Their levels in these species were within the range reported for other bird species. Lead levels in bone were comparable, but gulls

Michael Hulse; John S. Mahoney; Gene D. Schroder; Carl S. Hacker; Stanley M. Pier

1980-01-01

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Iron monosulfide as a scavenger for dissolved hexavalent chromium and cadmium.  

PubMed

Iron sulfide minerals are common components of soil/sedimentary environments. Reactions near the surfaces of iron sulfides play important roles in metal retention, mobility, and bioavailability. A series of batch experiments was conducted to study the removal of aqueous chromium and cadmium by iron monosulfide. Hexavalent chromium was reduced to Cr(III) by iron monosulfide with simultaneous precipitation of chromium and iron oxyhydroxide. In contrast to chromium, the primary retention mechanism of cadmium by iron monosulfide was lattice exchange. Surface adsorption to iron monosulfide and precipitation with sulfide on the iron monosulfide surface also contributed to the removal of aqueous cadmium. New phases of both chromium and cadmium were confirmed with transmission electron microscopy. The solution pH was an important factor in this research; it can change particle surface charge and metal species, hence affecting the removal of chromium, but not cadmium. Ferrous ions without FeS exhibited less Cr(VI) removal than with FeS, which might be owing to sulfides from FeS and the existence of the solid phase. Iron monosulfide exhibited higher removal efficiency for chromium and cadmium than zero valent iron and other iron oxide minerals, and the synergistic effect of ferrous iron and sulfide appeared to cause this result. PMID:18844124

Jo, S; Lee, J Y; Kong, S H; Choi, J; Park, J W

2008-09-01

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Hawaiian submarine manganese-iron oxide crusts - A dating tool?  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Black manganese-iron oxide crusts form on most exposed rock on the ocean floor. Such crusts are well developed on the steep lava slopes of the Hawaiian Ridge and have been sampled during dredging and submersible dives. The crusts also occur on fragments detached from bedrock by mass wasting, on submerged coral reefs, and on poorly lithified sedimentary rocks. The thickness of the crusts was measured on samples collected since 1965 on the Hawaiian Ridge from 140 dive or dredge localities. Fifty-nine (42%) of the sites were collected in 2001 by remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The thinner crusts on many samples apparently result from post-depositional breakage, landsliding, and intermittent burial of outcrops by sediment. The maximum crust thickness was selected from each dredge or dive site to best represent crusts on the original rock surface at that site. The measurements show an irregular progressive thickening of the crusts toward the northwest-i.e., progressive thickening toward the older volcanic features with increasing distance from the Hawaiian hotspot. Comparison of the maximum crust thickness with radiometric ages of related subaerial features supports previous studies that indicate a crust-growth rate of about 2.5 mm/m.y. The thickness information not only allows a comparison of the relative exposure ages of two or more features offshore from different volcanoes, but also provides specific age estimates of volcanic and landslide deposits. The data indicate that some of the landslide blocks within the south Kona landslide are the oldest exposed rock on Mauna Loa, Kilauea, or Loihi volcanoes. Crusts on the floors of submarine canyons off Kohala and East Molokai volcanoes indicate that these canyons are no longer serving as channelways for downslope, sediment-laden currents. Mahukona volcano was approximately synchronous with Hilo Ridge, both being younger than Hana Ridge. The Nuuanu landslide is considerably older than the Wailau landslide. The Waianae landslide southwest of Oahu has yielded samples with the greatest manganese-iron oxide crusts (9.5 mm thick) and therefore apparently represents the oldest submarine material yet found in the study area. The submarine volcanic field 100 km southwest of Oahu is apparently younger than the Waianae landslide. ?? 2004 Geological Society of America.

Moore, J.G.; Clague, D.A.

2004-01-01

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Investigating the role of transferrin in the distribution of iron, manganese, copper, and zinc.  

PubMed

The essential role of transferrin in mammalian iron metabolism is firmly established. Integral to our understanding of transferrin, studies in hypotransferrinemic mice, a model of inherited transferrin deficiency, have demonstrated that transferrin is essential for iron delivery for erythropoiesis and in the regulation of expression of hepcidin, a hormone that inhibits macrophage and enterocyte iron efflux. Here we investigate a potential role for transferrin in the distribution of three other physiologic metals, manganese, copper, and zinc. We first assessed metal content in transferrin-rich fractions of wild-type mouse sera and demonstrate that although both iron and manganese cofractionated predominantly with transferrin, the absolute levels of manganese are several orders of magnitude lower than those of iron. We next measured metal content in multiple tissues in wild-type and hypotransferrinemic mice of various ages. Tissue metal imbalances were severe for iron and minimal to moderate for some metals in some tissues in hypotransferrinemic mice. Metal levels measured in a transferrin-replete yet hepcidin-deficient and iron-loaded mouse strain suggested that the observed imbalances in tissue copper, zinc, and manganese levels were not all specific to hypotransferrinemic mice or caused directly by transferrin deficiency. Overall, our results suggest that transferrin does not have a primary role in the distribution of manganese, copper, or zinc to tissues and that the abnormalities observed in tissue manganese levels are not attributable to a direct role for transferrin in manganese metabolism but rather are attributable to an indirect effect of transferrin deficiency on hepcidin expression and/or iron metabolism. PMID:24567067

Herrera, Carolina; Pettiglio, Michael A; Bartnikas, Thomas B

2014-08-01

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Iron, Manganese and Copper Release from Synthetic Hydroxyapatite  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Kinetic stir-flow dissolution experiments were performed on iron- (Fe-SHA), manganese- (Mn-SHA), and copper- (Cu-SHA) containing synthetic hydroxyapatites. Solution treatments consisted of de-ionized water, citric acid and DTPA. Initially, Mn concentrations were higher than Cu concentrations and Fe concentrations were the lowest in all treatments. At later times Mn and Cu concentrations dropped in the DTPA treatment while Fe rose to the concentration similar to Mn and Cu. At all times, metal release concentrations in the water and citric acid treatments followed the trend of Mn>Cu>Fe. Rietveld analysis of x-ray diffraction data and ^31P NMR indicated that the metals substituted for Ca in the SHA structure. However, EPR data suggested that a metal (hydr)oxide phase existed either on the SHA surface or between the SHA crystallites. The metal concentration trend of Mn>Cu>Fe suggested that the initial solution metal concentrations are dependent on the dissolution of (hydr)oxides from SHA surfaces or between SHA crystallites. Similar metal concentrations at later times in the DTPA experiments suggests that metal concentrations were controlled by the release of Mn, Cu, or Fe from the SHA structure.

Sutter, B.; Hossner, L. R.; Ming, Douglas W.

1999-01-01

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Influence of iron and zinc status on cadmium accumulation in Bangladeshi women  

SciTech Connect

Cadmium is a widespread environmental contaminant present in food. The absorption in the intestine increases in individuals with low iron stores, but the effect of zinc deficiency is not clear. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of iron and zinc status on cadmium accumulation in pregnant Bangladeshi women. We measured cadmium in urine from 890 women using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS). Further, we also measured ferritin and zinc in plasma. The median cadmium concentration in urine was 0.59 {mu}g/L (adjusted to mean specific gravity of 1.012 g/mL). Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) showed that urinary cadmium was associated with plasma ferritin and plasma zinc via a significant interaction between dichotomized plasma ferritin and plasma zinc. The analysis was adjusted for age and socioeconomic status. Women with low iron stores and adequate zinc status had significantly higher urinary cadmium compared to women with both adequate iron stores and zinc status. There was no difference in urinary cadmium between women with both low iron stores and zinc status compared to those with both adequate iron stores and zinc status. In conclusion, low iron stores were associated with increased cadmium accumulation, but only at adequate zinc status.

Kippler, Maria [Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden); Ekstroem, Eva-Charlotte [International Maternal and Child Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden); Loennerdal, Bo [Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 (United States); Goessler, Walter [Institut fuer Chemie - Analytische Chemie, Karl-Franzens-Universitaet, Graz (Austria); Akesson, Agneta [Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden); El Arifeen, Shams [International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh - ICDDR-B, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000 (Bangladesh); Persson, Lars-Ake [International Maternal and Child Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden); Vahter, Marie [Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden)]. E-mail: Marie.Vahter@ki.se

2007-07-15

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Iron deficiency increases blood concentrations of neurotoxic metals in children  

PubMed Central

Iron deficiency affects approximately one-third of the world's population, occurring most frequently in children aged 6 months to 3 years. Mechanisms of iron absorption are similar to those of other divalent metals, particularly manganese, lead, and cadmium, and a diet deficient in iron can lead to excess absorption of manganese, lead, and cadmium. Iron deficiency may lead to cognitive impairments resulting from the deficiency itself or from increased metal concentrations caused by the deficiency. Iron deficiency combined with increased manganese or lead concentrations may further affect neurodevelopment. We recently showed that blood manganese and lead concentrations are elevated among iron-deficient infants. Increased blood manganese and lead levels are likely associated with prolonged breast-feeding, which is also a risk factor for iron deficiency. Thus, babies who are breast-fed for prolonged periods should be given plain, iron-fortified cereals or other good sources of dietary iron. PMID:25210521

Kim, Yangho

2014-01-01

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Simultaneous determination of iron and manganese in water using artificial neural network catalytic spectrophotometric method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new analytical method using Back-Propagation (BP) artificial neural network and kinetic spectrophotometry for simultaneous determination of iron and magnesium in tap water, the Yellow River water and seawater is established. By conditional experiments, the optimum analytical conditions and parameters are obtained. Levenberg-Marquart (L-M) algorithm is used for calculation in BP neural network. The topological structure of three-layer BP ANN network architecture is chosen as 15-16-2 (nodes). The initial value of gradient coefficient µ is fixed at 0.001 and the increase factor and reduction factor of µ take the default values of the system. The data are processed by computers with our own programs written in MATLAB 7.0. The relative standard deviation of the calculated results for iron and manganese is 2.30% and 2.67% respectively. The results of standard addition method show that for the tap water, the recoveries of iron and manganese are in the ranges of 98.0%-104.3% and 96.5%-104.5%, and the RSD is in the range of 0.23%-0.98%; for the Yellow River water (Lijin district of Shandong Province), the recoveries of iron and manganese are in the ranges of 96.0%-101.0% and 98.7%-104.2%, and the RSD is in the range of 0.13%-2.52%; for the seawater in Qingdao offshore, the recoveries of iron and manganese are in the ranges of 95.3%-104.8% and 95.3%-104.7%, and the RSD is in the range of 0.14%-2.66%. It is found that 21 common cations and anions do not interfere with the determination of iron and manganese under the optimum experimental conditions. This method exhibits good reproducibility and high accuracy in the determination of iron and manganese and can be used for the simultaneous determination of iron and manganese in tap water and natural water. By using the established ANN-catalytic spectrophotometric method, the iron and manganese concentrations of the surface seawater at 11 sites in Qingdao offshore are determined and the level distribution maps of iron and manganese are drawn.

Ji, Hongwei; Xu, Yan; Li, Shuang; Xin, Huizhen; Cao, Hengxia

2012-09-01

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Manganese.  

PubMed

Manganese is a very hard, brittle metal, which is used to increase the strength of steel alloys. Absorption from the gastrointestinal tract occurs in the divalent and tetravalent forms. Permanganates, which are strong oxidizing agents, have a +7 valence. The principal organomanganese compound is the anti-knock additive, methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl. Manganese is a ubiquitous constituent of the environment comprising about 0.1% of the earth's crust. For the general population, food is the most important source of manganese with daily intake ranging from 2-9 mg Mn. Combustion of gasoline containing methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl releases submicron particles of Mn3O4 that are potentially respirable. Biomagnification of manganese in the food chain probably does not occur. The lungs and gastrointestinal tract absorb some manganese, but the relative amounts absorbed from each site are not known. Homeostatic mechanisms limit the absorption of manganese from the gastrointestinal tract. Elimination of manganese occurs primarily by excretion into the bile. Animal studies indicate that manganese is an essential co-factor for enzymes, such as hexokinase, superoxide dismutase, and xanthine oxidase. However, no case of manganese deficiency in humans has been identified. Manganism is a central nervous system disease first described in the 1800s following exposure to high concentrations of manganese oxides. Manganese madness was the term used to describe the initial psychiatric syndrome (compulsive behavior, emotional lability, hallucinations). More commonly, these workers developed a Parkinson's-like syndrome. Currently, the risks of exposure to low concentrations of manganese in the industrial and in the environmental settings (e.g., methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl in gasoline) are being evaluated with regards to the development of subclinical neuropsychological changes. The American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists recently lowered the TLV-TWA for manganese compounds and inorganic manganese compounds to 0.2 mg Mn/m3. PMID:10382563

Barceloux, D G

1999-01-01

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Manganese and iron both influence the shoot transcriptome of Typha angustifolia despite distinct preference towards manganese accumulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Typha angustifolia is a metal hypertolerant grass that predominates the wetlands of uranium tailings in Jaduguda, India, contaminated with extreme\\u000a levels of iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn). In the paper investigations were carried out to understand the molecular mechanism\\u000a of metal tolerance in this tolerant macrophyte. Metal analysis was coupled with fluorescent differential display (FDD) and\\u000a reverse northern to compare

D. Chakraborty; S. Abhay Kumar; M. Sen; S. K. Apte; S. Das; R. Acharya; T. Das; A. V. R. Reddy; S. Roychaudhury; H. Rajaram; A. Seal

2011-01-01

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Recent research progress on iron- and manganese-based positive electrode materials for rechargeable sodium batteries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Large-scale high-energy batteries with electrode materials made from the Earth-abundant elements are needed to achieve sustainable energy development. On the basis of material abundance, rechargeable sodium batteries with iron- and manganese-based positive electrode materials are the ideal candidates for large-scale batteries. In this review, iron- and manganese-based electrode materials, oxides, phosphates, fluorides, etc, as positive electrodes for rechargeable sodium batteries are reviewed. Iron and manganese compounds with sodium ions provide high structural flexibility. Two layered polymorphs, O3- and P2-type layered structures, show different electrode performance in Na cells related to the different phase transition and sodium migration processes on sodium extraction/insertion. Similar to layered oxides, iron/manganese phosphates and pyrophosphates also provide the different framework structures, which are used as sodium insertion host materials. Electrode performance and reaction mechanisms of the iron- and manganese-based electrode materials in Na cells are described and the similarities and differences with lithium counterparts are also discussed. Together with these results, the possibility of the high-energy battery system with electrode materials made from only Earth-abundant elements is reviewed.

Yabuuchi, Naoaki; Komaba, Shinichi

2014-08-01

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Levels of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Manganese and Zinc in Biological Samples of Paralysed Steel Mill Workers with Related to Controls  

Microsoft Academic Search

The determination of essential trace and toxic elements in the biological samples of human beings is an important clinical\\u000a screening procedure. This study aimed to assess the possible effects of environmental exposure on paralysed male workers (n?=?75) belonging to the production and quality control departments of a steel mill. In this investigation, the concentrations\\u000a of arsenic, cadmium, lead, manganese and

Hassan Imran Afridi; Tasneem Gul Kazi; Atif G. Kazi; Faheem Shah; Sham Kumar Wadhwa; Nida Fatima Kolachi; Abdul Qadir Shah; Jameel Ahmed Baig; Naveed Kazi

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Cadmium and manganese accumulation in Phytolacca americana L. and the roles of non-protein thiols and organic acids  

Microsoft Academic Search

Phytolacca americana L. can accumulate large amounts of heavy metals in its aerial tissues, especially cadmium (Cd) and manganese (Mn). It has great potential for use in phytoextraction of metals from multi-metal-contaminated soils. This study was conducted to further investigate the Cd- and Mn-tolerance strategies of this plant. Concentrations of non-protein thiols (NPTs) and phytochelatins (PCs) in leaves and roots

Lu Gao; Kejian Peng; Yan Xia; Guiping Wang; Liyuan Niu; Chunlan Lian; Zhenguo Shen

2012-01-01

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Efficiency of the Conversion of Low-Silicon Pig Iron with a Low Manganese Content in Oxygen Converters  

Microsoft Academic Search

A technology – the first of its kind in oxygen converter steelmaking – has been developed to make steel from low-silicon, low-manganese pig iron in 350-ton converters. Results are presented from a study of the dependence of the chemical composition and temperature of the pig iron on its manganese content. The first study ever is made of the processes of

R. S. Aizatulov; Yu. A. Pak; V. V. Sokolov; A. B. Yur'ev; V. A. Buimov; M. V. Glukhikh

2002-01-01

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Identification of high levels of phytochelatins, glutathione and cadmium in the phloem sap of Brassica napus. A role for thiol-peptides in the long-distance transport of cadmium and the effect of cadmium on iron translocation  

PubMed Central

Summary Phytochelatins (PCs) are glutathione-derived peptides that function in heavy metal detoxification in plants and certain fungi. Recent research in Arabidopsis has shown that PCs undergo long-distance transport between roots and shoots. However, it remains unknown which tissues or vascular systems, xylem or phloem, mediate PC translocation and whether PC transport contributes to physiologically relevant long-distance transport of cadmium (Cd) between shoots and roots. To address these questions, xylem and phloem sap were obtained from Brassica napus to quantitatively analyze which thiol species are present in response to Cd exposure. High levels of PCs were identified in the phloem sap within 24 h of Cd exposure using combined mass spectrometry and fluorescence HPLC analyses. Unexpectedly, the concentration of Cd was more than four-fold higher in phloem sap compared to xylem sap. Cadmium exposure dramatically decreased iron levels in xylem and phloem sap whereas other essential heavy metals such as zinc and manganese remained unchanged. Data suggest that Cd inhibits vascular loading of iron but not nicotianamine. The high ratios [PCs]/[Cd] and [glutathione]/[Cd] in the phloem sap suggest that PCs and glutathione (GSH) can function as long-distance carriers of Cd. In contrast, only traces of PCs were detected in xylem sap. Our results suggest that, in addition to directional xylem Cd transport, the phloem is a major vascular system for long-distance source to sink transport of Cd as PC–Cd and glutathione–Cd complexes. PMID:18208526

Mendoza-Cózatl, David G.; Butko, Emerald; Springer, Franziska; Torpey, Justin W.; Komives, Elizabeth A.; Kehr, Julia; Schroeder, Julian I.

2010-01-01

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Effect of Zero-Valent Iron Application on Cadmium Uptake in Rice Plants Grown in Cadmium-Contaminated Soils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cadmium (Cd) contamination in soils is a serious problem for crop production in the world. Zero-valent iron [Fe (0)] is a reactive material with reducing power capable of stabilizing toxic elements in a solution. In the present study, we examined the effect of zero-valent iron [Fe (0)] application on Cd accumulation in rice plants growing in Cd-contaminated paddy soils. The

Toshihiro Watanabe; Yasutoshi Murata; Takashi Nakamura; Yuki Sakai; Mitsuru Osaki

2009-01-01

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Geological reconnaissance of some Uruguayan iron and manganese deposits in 1962  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Three mineralized areas lie in an area near the town of Minas de Corrales in the Departamento de Rivera; they are the Cerro Amelia, the Cerro de Papagayo, and the Cerro Iman. The Cerro Amelia is composed of small bands of iron-rich rock separated by an amphibolitic or mafic rock. Selective mining would be necessary to extract the 31,000 tons per meter of depth of iron-rich rock that ranges from 15 to 40 percent metallic iron. The Cerro de Papagayo district contains many small, rich deposits of ferruginous manganese ore. The ratio of Mn to Fe varies widely within each small deposit as well as from deposit to deposit. Some ferruginous manganese ore contains 50-55 percent manganese dioxide. Although there are many thousands of tons of ore in the district, small-scale mining operations are imperative. One deposit, the Cerro Avestuz manganese mine, was visited. The manganese ore body lies within contorted highly metamorphosed itabirite that contains both hard low grade and soft high grade ferruginous manganese ores estimated to average 40 percent Mn. About 38,000 tons of manganese ore is present in this deposit. The Cerro Iman is a large block of itabirite that contains about 40 percent Fe. The grade is variable and probably runs from less than 35 percent Fe to more than 50 percent Fe. No exploration has been done on this deposit. It is recommended that the Cerro de Iman area be geologically mapped in detail, and that a geological reconnaissance be made of the area that is between the Cuchilla de Corrales and the Cuchilla de Areycua/Cuchilla del Cerro Pelado area.

Wallace, Roberts Manning

1976-01-01

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Investigations of Cadmium Manganese Telluride Crystals for Room-temperature Radiation Detection  

SciTech Connect

Cadmium manganese telluride (CMT) has high potential as a material for room-temperature nuclear-radiation detectors. We investigated indium-doped CMT crystals taken from the stable growth region of the ingot and compared its characteristics with that from the last-to-freeze region. We employed different techniques, including synchrotron white-beam x-ray topography (SWBXT), current-voltage (I-V) measurement, and low-temperature photoluminescence spectra, and we also assessed their responses as detectors of radiation exposure. The crystal from the stable growth region proved to be superior to that from the last-to-freeze region; it is a single-grain crystal, free of twins, and displayed a resistivity higher by one order of magnitude. The segregation of indium dopant in the ingot might be responsible for its better resistivity. Furthermore, we recorded a good response in the detector fabricated from the crystal taken from the stable growth region; its ({mu}{tau})e value was 2.6 x 10{sup -3} cm{sup 2}/V, which is acceptable for thin detectors, including their application in medicine.

Yang, G.; Bolotnikov, A; Li, L; Camarda, G; Cui, Y; Hossain, A; Kim, K; Carcelen, V; Gul, R; James, R

2010-01-01

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Manganese pre-treatment attenuates cadmium induced hepatotoxicity in Swiss albino mice.  

PubMed

Cadmium (Cd) is a soft, malleable bluish-white metal with low melting point, a ubiquitous heavy metal and an environmental pollutant, found in soil, water and air. The presence of Cd in the components of the environment such as air, soil and groundwater is to a large part due to human activity, and the general population is exposed mainly by contaminated drinking water or food. Manganese (Mn) is a component in many enzymes, which play an important role in counteracting oxidative stress. In vitro experiments have revealed the ability of Mn to scavenge oxygen free radicals generated in differently mediated lipid peroxidation (LPO) conditions. The aim of the present study was to investigate the in vivo preventive effect of Mn(2+) pre-treatment on acute Cd-intoxication with regard to oxidative stress biomarker and antioxidant defense system in liver of Swiss albino mice. On exposure to Cd a significant increase in LPO levels, decrease in thiol content and induction in glutathione metabolizing enzyme were observed. Mn pre-treatment attenuated the modulation caused in the above-mentioned parameters due to acute Cd exposure in mice. In conclusion, the results from this study demonstrate that the protective effect of Mn in Cd-induced systemic toxicity in mice. Further investigations are required on the relation between Mn accumulation and resistance to oxidative stress and on the factors influencing Mn/Cd transport in rodents are needed to elucidate the molecular basis of this protective effect. PMID:25060303

Chaudhary, Shaista; Iram, Sidra; Raisuddin, Sheikh; Parvez, Suhel

2015-01-01

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Cold shortness and nature of failure of iron-manganese powder alloys  

Microsoft Academic Search

The level and nature of variation of impact toughness in the iron-manganese powder alloys are similar to the vacuum-melted cast alloys. The lowest cold brittleness threshold was recorded for the alloys with 20–23% Mn (determined at -253°C) containing the maximum amount of ?-martensite and positioned at the boundary of the a + ? + ? and ? + ? regions.

T. F. Volynova; I. B. Medov; I. B. Sidorova

1987-01-01

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Settling Rates for Flocculation of Iron and Manganese Ore-Containing Suspensions by Cationic Glycogen  

E-print Network

, Jharkhand, India 4 Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lucknow, Lucknow 226 007, India Novel. settling times provides a better measure. In accord with the EAM, a one-to-one correspondence between by determina- tion of settling times in both iron and manganese ore suspensions and compared

North Texas, University of

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Influences of iron, manganese, and dissolved organic carbon on the hypolimnetic cycling of amended mercury  

Microsoft Academic Search

The biogeochemical cycling of iron, manganese, sulfide, and dissolved organic carbon were investigated to provide information on the transport and removal processes that control the bioavailability of isotopic mercury amended to a lake. Lake profiles showed a similar trend of hypolimnetic enrichment of Fe, Mn, DOC, sulfide, and the lake spike (202Hg, purity 90.8%) and ambient of pools of total

Shawn P. Chadwick; Chris L. Babiarz; James P. Hurley; David E. Armstrong

2006-01-01

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Association of arsenic, cadmium and manganese exposure with neurodevelopment and behavioural disorders in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to analyse the scientific evidence published to date on the potential effects on neurodevelopment and behavioural disorders in children exposed to arsenic, cadmium and manganese and to quantify the magnitude of the effect on neurodevelopment by pooling the results of the different studies. We conducted a systematic review of original articles from January 2000 until March 2012, that evaluate the effects on neurodevelopment and behavioural disorders due to pre or post natal exposure to arsenic, cadmium and manganese in children up to 16 years of age. We also conducted a meta-analysis assessing the effects of exposure to arsenic and manganese on neurodevelopment. Forty-one articles that evaluated the effects of metallic elements on neurodevelopment and behavioural disorders met the inclusion criteria: 18 examined arsenic, 6 cadmium and 17 manganese. Most studies evaluating exposure to arsenic (13 of 18) and manganese (14 of 17) reported a significant negative effect on neurodevelopment and behavioural disorders. Only two studies that evaluated exposure to cadmium found an association with neurodevelopmental or behavioural disorders. The results of our meta-analysis suggest that a 50% increase of arsenic levels in urine would be associated with a 0.4 decrease in the intelligence quotient (IQ) of children aged 5-15 years. Moreover a 50% increase of manganese levels in hair would be associated with a decrease of 0.7 points in the IQ of children aged 6-13 years. There is evidence that relates arsenic and manganese exposure with neurodevelopmental problems in children, but there is little information on cadmium exposure. Few studies have evaluated behavioural disorders due to exposure to these compounds, and manganese is the only one for which there is more evidence of the existence of association with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. PMID:23570911

Rodríguez-Barranco, Miguel; Lacasaña, Marina; Aguilar-Garduño, Clemente; Alguacil, Juan; Gil, Fernando; González-Alzaga, Beatriz; Rojas-García, Antonio

2013-06-01

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Biomonitoring of arsenic, cadmium, lead, manganese and mercury in urine and hair of children living near mining and industrial areas.  

PubMed

Huelva (South West Spain) and its surrounding municipalities represent one of the most polluted estuaries in the world owing to the discharge of mining and industrial related pollutants in their proximity. A biomonitoring study was conducted to assess exposure to arsenic and some trace metals (cadmium, mercury, manganese and lead) in urine and scalp hair from a representative sample of children aged 6-9years (n=261). This is the only study simultaneously analyzing those five metal elements in children urine and hair. The potential contribution of gender, water consumption, residence area and body mass index on urinary and hair metal concentrations was also studied. Urine levels of cadmium and total mercury in a proportion (25-50%) of our children population living near industrial/mining areas might have an impact on health, likely due to environmental exposure to metal pollution. The only significant correlation between urine and hair levels was found for mercury. Children living near agriculture areas showed increased levels of cadmium and manganese (in urine) and arsenic (in hair). In contrast, decreased urine Hg concentrations were observed in children living near mining areas. Girls exhibited significantly higher trace metal concentrations in hair than boys. The greatest urine arsenic concentrations were found in children drinking well/spring water. Although human hair can be a useful tool for biomonitoring temporal changes in metal concentrations, levels are not correlated with those found in urine except for total mercury, thus providing additional information. PMID:25434277

Molina-Villalba, Isabel; Lacasaña, Marina; Rodríguez-Barranco, Miguel; Hernández, Antonio F; Gonzalez-Alzaga, Beatriz; Aguilar-Garduño, Clemente; Gil, Fernando

2015-04-01

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Cadmium depletes cellular iron availability through enhancing ferroportin translation via iron responsive element.  

PubMed

Cadmium (Cd) is a heavy metal that has detrimental effects on various organs. The widespread contamination of Cd in the environment, crops and food sources poses a severe threat to human health. Acute toxicities of Cd have been extensively investigated; however, the health impact of chronic low?dose exposure to Cd, particularly exposure under non?toxic concentrations, has yet to be elucidated. Furthermore, the toxic threshold of Cd is currently unknown. Ferroportin is the only known iron exporter in vertebrate cells, and it has an essential role in controlling iron egress from cells. To the best of our knowledge, the present study is the first to verify the regulation of ferroportin by Cd. Treatment with low?dose Cd (i.e. at sublethal concentrations, without undermining cell viability) increased the protein expression of ferroportin in macrophages, and this was associated with depleted cellular iron levels. Mechanistic investigations revealed that Cd modulated the ferroportin concentration at the translational level, via the iron responsive element located at the 5'?untranslated region of ferroportin. In conclusion, these data provide evidence for the molecular basis by which Cd alters cellular iron availability through elevating concentrations of ferroportin. PMID:25435269

Sun, Li; Wang, Lixin; Wang, Zhe; He, Wei; Zhang, Shuping; Guo, Wenli; Qian, Yi; Ji, Hong; Rong, Haiqin; Liu, Sijin

2015-04-01

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Blood manganese concentration is elevated in infants with iron deficiency.  

PubMed

The present study was done to determine whether blood Mn concentration is elevated in iron-deficient infants. Thirty-one infants with iron deficiency and thirty-six control subjects (6-24 months of age) were tested for blood Mn concentration, complete blood counts, serum ferritin, and serum iron/transferring iron-binding capacity (Fe/TIBC). All the 31 iron-deficient infants were treated with iron supplement; however, 19 of them underwent blood Mn checkup again in compliance with follow-up schedule when their ferritin levels returned to the normal range. Iron therapies were done for 1-6 months (mean, 2.8; standard deviation, 1.6) using ferric hydroxide-polymaltose complex (6 mg/kg Fe(3+) daily). Infants with iron deficiency had a higher mean blood Mn concentration than controls (2.550 vs. 1.499 ?g/dL, respectively). After iron therapy, the blood Mn levels of iron-deficient infants significantly decreased compared to their pre-therapy levels (2.045 vs. 2.971 ?g/dL, respectively), and their hemoglobin and ferritin levels significantly increased. After adjustment for covariates (e.g., age and breast-feeding), multiple linear regression models showed that increased blood Mn levels were significantly associated with low serum ferritin and hemoglobin levels, whereas with Fe/TIBC there was only a tendency. Our results indicate that iron deficiency increases blood Mn levels in infants, presumably by increasing Mn absorption. PMID:23955423

Park, Sangkyu; Sim, Chang-Sun; Lee, Heun; Kim, Yangho

2013-11-01

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Manganese  

MedlinePLUS

... the body, including processing of cholesterol, carbohydrates, and protein. It might also be involved in bone formation. ... the effectiveness of some antibiotics. To avoid this interaction, take manganese supplements at least one hour after ...

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Lipid production combined with biosorption and bioaccumulation of cadmium, copper, manganese and zinc by oleaginous microalgae Chlorella minutissima UTEX2341.  

PubMed

Algae lipid production combined with heavy metal removal is a cost-effective and environment-friendly method for algae biofuel production and hazardous waste treatment. Chlorella minutissima UTEX 2341 had strong resistance to cadmium, copper, manganese and zinc ions under heterotrophic culture condition and could efficiently remove them through intracellular accumulation and extracellular immobilization. Meanwhile, lipid accumulation was not inhibited by heavy metals. Instead, the algae lipid content significantly increased by 21.07% and 93.90%, respectively with the addition of cadmium and copper. Furthermore, the heavy metal residue in lipid was within ?g range and satisfied the commercial standard. This artificial wastewater-algae biofuel-heavy-metal integrated utilization technology offered a new alternative solution to the problems of energy shortage and environmental pollution. PMID:25459865

Yang, JinShui; Cao, Jing; Xing, GuanLan; Yuan, HongLi

2014-11-01

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Characterization of cadmium manganese telluride (Cd1-xMnxTe) crystals grown by floating zone method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently, Cadmium Manganese Telluride (CMT) emerged as a promising material for roomtemperature X- and gamma-ray detectors. However, our studies revealed several material defects primarily related to growth processes that are impeding the production of large single crystals with high resistivity and high mobility-lifetime product. In this work, we characterized various defects in materials grown by the floating zone method, including twins, Te inclusions, and dislocations, using our unique facilities. We also fabricated detectors from selected CMT crystals and tested their performance. This paper discusses our detailed findings on the material's properties and the performance of fabricated CMT detectors.

Hossain, A.; Gu, G. D.; Bolotnikov, A. E.; Camarda, G. S.; Cui, Y.; Gul, R.; Roy, U. N.; Yang, G.; Liu, T.; Zhong, R.; Schneeloch, J.; James, R. B.

2014-09-01

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Role of the node in controlling traffic of cadmium, zinc, and manganese in rice  

PubMed Central

Heavy metals are transported to rice grains via the phloem. In rice nodes, the diffuse vascular bundles (DVBs), which enclose the enlarged elliptical vascular bundles (EVBs), are connected to the panicle and have a morphological feature that facilitates xylem-to-phloem transfer. To find a mechanism for restricting cadmium (Cd) transport into grains, the distribution of Cd, zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), and sulphur (S) around the vascular bundles in node I (the node beneath the panicle) of Oryza sativa ‘Koshihikari’ were compared 1 week after heading. Elemental maps of Cd, Zn, Mn, and S in the vascular bundles of node I were obtained by synchrotron micro-X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and electron probe microanalysis. In addition, Cd K-edge microfocused X-ray absorption near-edge structure analyses were used to identify the elements co-ordinated with Cd. Both Cd and S were mainly distributed in the xylem of the EVB and in the parenchyma cell bridge (PCB) surrounding the EVB. Zn accumulated in the PCB, and Mn accumulated around the protoxylem of the EVB. Cd was co-ordinated mainly with S in the xylem of the EVB, but with both S and O in the phloem of the EVB and in the PCB. The EVB in the node retarded horizontal transport of Cd toward the DVB. By contrast, Zn was first stored in the PCB and then efficiently transferred toward the DVB. Our results provide evidence that transport of Cd, Zn, and Mn is differentially controlled in rice nodes, where vascular bundles are functionally interconnected. PMID:22291135

Yamaguchi, Noriko; Ishikawa, Satoru; Abe, Tadashi; Baba, Koji; Terada, Yasuko

2012-01-01

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Coprecipitation mechanisms and products in manganese oxidation in the presence of cadmium  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Manganese oxidation products were precipitated in an aerated open-aqueous system where a continuous influx of mixed Mn2+ and Cd2+ solution was supplied and pH was maintained with an automated pH-stat adding dilute NaOH. X-ray diffraction and electron diffraction identified the solids produced as mixtures of Cd2Mn34+O8, Mn2+2Mn4+3O8, MnO2 (ramsdellite), and CdCO3. Mean oxidation numbers of the total precipitated Mn as great as 3.6 were reached during titrations. During subsequent aging in solution, oxidation numbers between 3.8 and 3.9 were reached in some precipitates in less than 40 days. Conditional oxidation rate constants calculated from a crystal-growth equation applied to titration data showed the overall precipitation rate, without considering manganese oxidation state in the precipitate, was increased by a factor of ~4 to ~7 when the mole ratio (Cd/Mn + Cd) of cadmium in the feed solution was 0.40 compared with rate constants for hausmannite (Mn2+Mn23+O4 precipitation under similar conditions but without accessory metals. Kinetic experiments were made to test effects of various Cd/Mn + Cd mole ratios and rates of addition of the feed solution, different temperatures from 5.0 to 35??C, and pH from 8.0 to 9.0. Oxidation rates were slower when the Cd mole ratio was less than 0.40. The rate increased by a factor of ~10 when pH was raised one-half unit. The effect of temperature on the rate constants was also substantial, but the meaning of this is uncertain because the rate of formation of Mn4+ oxide in the absence of Cd or other accessory metals was too slow to be measurable in titration experiments. The increased rate of Mn4+ oxide formation in the presence of Cd2+ can be ascribed to the formation of a labile adsorbed intermediate, CdMn2O4 Int, an analog of hausmannite, formed on precipitate surfaces at the beginning of the oxidation process. The increased lability of this structure, resulting from coordination-chemical behavior of Cd2+ during the titration, causes a rapid second-stage rearrangement and facilitates disproportionation of the Mn3+ ions. The Mn2+ ions thus released provide a positive feedback mechanism that couples the two steps of the conversion of Mn2+ to Mn4+ more closely than is possible when other metal ions besides manganese are not present. During aging of precipitates in contact with solutions, proportions of Cd2Mn3O8 and MnO2 increased at the expense of other precipitate components. ?? 1991.

Hem, J.D.; Lind, C.J.

1991-01-01

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Removal of Arsenic, Iron, Manganese, and Ammonia in Drinking Water: Nagaoka International Corporation CHEMILES NCL Series Water Treatment System  

EPA Science Inventory

The Nagaoka International Corporation CHEMILES NCL Series system was tested to verify its performance for the reduction of multiple contaminants including: arsenic, ammonia, iron, and manganese. The objectives of this verification, as operated under the conditions at the test si...

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Molecular characterization of microbial populations in full-scale biofilters treating iron, manganese and ammonia containing groundwater in Harbin, China.  

PubMed

In iron and manganese-containing groundwater treatment for drinking water production, biological filter is an effective process to remove such pollutants. Until now the exact microbial mechanism of iron and manganese removal, especially coupled with other pollutants, such as ammonia, has not been clearly understood. To assess this issue, the performance of a full-scale biofilter located in Harbin, China was monitored over four months. Microbial populations in the biofilter were investigated using T-RFLP and clone library technique. Results suggested that Gallionella, Leptothrix, Nitrospira, Hyphomicrobium and Pseudomonas are dominant in the biofilter and play major roles in the removal of iron, manganese and ammonia. The spatial distribution of microbial populations along the depth of the biofilter demonstrated the stratification of the removal of iron, manganese and ammonia. Additionally, the absence of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in the biofilter implicated that ammonia-oxidizing archaea might be responsible for the oxidation of ammonia to nitrite. PMID:23994965

Li, Xiang-kun; Chu, Zhao-rui; Liu, Ya-jun; Zhu, Meng-ting; Yang, Liu; Zhang, Jie

2013-11-01

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Content of total iron, copper and manganese in liver of animals during hypokinesia, muscle activity and process of recovery  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It is shown that the content of total iron, copper and manganese in the liver of animals is altered depending on the intensity and duration of their swimming. Hypodynamia for 7 days does not alter the concentration of iron, but sufficiently increases the content of copper and manganese. The barometric factor effectively influences the maintenance of constancy in the content of microelements accumulated in the liver after intensive muscle activity.

Potapovich, G. M.; Taneyeva, G. V.; Uteshev, A. B.

1980-01-01

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Manganese exposure among smelting workers: blood manganese–iron ratio as a novel tool for manganese exposure assessment  

PubMed Central

Unexposed control subjects (n = 106), power distributing and office workers (n = 122), and manganese (Mn)-exposed ferroalloy smelter workers (n = 95) were recruited to the control, low and high groups, respectively. Mn concentrations in saliva, plasma, erythrocytes, urine and hair were significantly higher in both exposure groups than in the controls. The Fe concentration in plasma and erythrocytes, however, was significantly lower in Mn-exposed workers than in controls. The airborne Mn levels were significantly associated with Mn/Fe ratio (MIR) of erythrocytes (eMIR) (r = 0.77, p < 0.01) and plasma (pMIR) (r = 0.70, p < 0.01). The results suggest that the MIR may serve as a useful biomarker to distinguish Mn-exposed workers from the unexposed, control population. PMID:19283519

Cowan, Dallas M.; Fan, Qiyuan; Zou, Yan; Shi, Xiujuan; Chen, Jian; Aschner, Michael; Rosenthal, Frank S.; Zheng, Wei

2014-01-01

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Novel metallic iron\\/manganese–zinc ferrite nanocomposites prepared by microwave hydrothermal flash synthesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Metallic iron (?-Fe)\\/manganese–zinc ferrite (Fe3?x?yMnxZnyO4) nanocomposites have been successfully synthesized for the first time using microwave hydrothermal treatment of alcoholic solutions of chloride precursors and sodium ethoxide. This new type of nanocomposites, never obtained by conventional synthesis, can now be produced in a short period (e.g. 15s). The powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and magnetic properties

T. Caillot; G. Pourroy; D. Stuerga

2011-01-01

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Cadmium Accumulation and Its Effects on Uptake of Micronutrients in Indian Mustard [Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.] Grown in a Loamy Sand Soil Artificially Contaminated with Cadmium  

Microsoft Academic Search

A pot experiment was conducted in a greenhouse to evaluate the effects of different levels of cadmium (Cd) on Cd accumulation and their effects on uptake of micronutrients in Indian mustard [Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.]. Cadmium accumulation in shoots and interactions among other metals [manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn)] were investigated. Ten levels of Cd ranging

R. Sikka; V. Nayyar

2012-01-01

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New Iron(II) and Manganese(II) Complexes of Two Ultra-Rigid, Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocycles for Catalysis and Biomimicry  

E-print Network

New Iron(II) and Manganese(II) Complexes of Two Ultra-Rigid, Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocycles abstraction reactions. Introduction Manganese and iron share with copper dominance over the vast realm iron-based oxidation catalysis while Mn catalase,5 mitochondrial superoxide dismu- tase,6

Hubin, Tim

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Iron and manganese in anaerobic respiration: environmental significance, physiology, and regulation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Dissimilatory iron and/or manganese reduction is known to occur in several organisms, including anaerobic sulfur-reducing organisms such as Geobacter metallireducens or Desulfuromonas acetoxidans, and facultative aerobes such as Shewanella putrefaciens. These bacteria couple both carbon oxidation and growth to the reduction of these metals, and inhibitor and competition experiments suggest that Mn(IV) and Fe(III) are efficient electron acceptors similar to nitrate in redox abilities and capable of out-competing electron acceptors of lower potential, such as sulfate (sulfate reduction) or CO2 (methanogenesis). Field studies of iron and/or manganese reduction suggest that organisms with such metabolic abilities play important roles in coupling the oxidation of organic carbon to metal reduction under anaerobic conditions. Because both iron and manganese oxides are solids or colloids, they tend to settle downward in aquatic environments, providing a physical mechanism for the movement of oxidizing potential into anoxic zones. The resulting biogeochemical metal cycles have a strong impact on many other elements including carbon, sulfur, phosphorous, and trace metals.

Nealson, K. H.; Saffarini, D.

1994-01-01

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Controlling lead and copper corrosion and sequestering of iron and manganese  

SciTech Connect

With the recently enacted Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), many utilities are faced with the conflict of meeting the requirements of the Rule and controlling aesthetic problems caused by source water iron and manganese. The most common approach for utilities to control ``red and black water`` is to add a polyphosphate based compound. However, the higher pH required for control of lead and copper solubility reduces the effectiveness of polyphosphate to sequester iron and manganese. There is also the threat that polyphosphate may complex lead and copper and increase their concentration. An alternative treatment approach, sodium silicate addition, was evaluated at medium sized water system with elevated source water iron (0.30--2.27 mg/L) and manganese (0.11--0.27 mg/L). The goal of the study was to examine the viability of sodium silicate to simultaneously control red water complaints, and reduce lead and copper concentrations. Samples for a wide range of water quality parameters were collected before initiating treatment (5 months) and after treatment to gauge the effectiveness of the approach.

Clement, J.A. [Black and Veatch, Cambridge, MA (United States); Schock, M.; Lytle, D. [Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH (United States)

1994-12-31

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Manganese and iron as indicators of the processes at the water column redox interfaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Investigations of the redox-interfaces structure were performed in the NE Black Sea (central and coastal parts) and Norwegian fjords (Bunnefjorden, Baerumsbassenget, Hunnbunn) in 2008-2009. Bunnefjorden is a 160 m deep anoxic basin, with flushing ones per several years, redox interface at about 90 m (aphotic zone); Baerumsbassenget is a 33 m deep permanent anoxic basin with redox interface positioned in the euphotic zone (15-20 m) subjected to the river input,; Hunnbunn is a 12 m deep permanent anoxic isolated inlet with a redox interface positioned in the euphotic zone (6 m) without influence of a river. Central Black Sea is an example of balanced redox-zone structure. Dissolved Mn(II) concentration start to increase when oxygen concentration goes down below the detection limit (<3 uM), dissolved Fe(II) - at more reduced conditions at appearance of hydrogen sulfide traces. Maximum of suspended manganese is situated at the beginning of the Mn(II) onset, maximum of dissolved bounded manganese (Mn(III)) - directly under suspended manganese. Coastal stations of the Black Sea are often characterized by irregularities of iron and manganese species distribution at normal distribution of other parameters. Such structure could arise as response to oxygen injection to this layer some time ago that is observed sometimes in coastal waters under river input, currents etc. It is known that different time is needed for different elements to return to stable equilibrium state. Perhaps such distribution is intermediate stage of system conversion to initial steady state when oxygen is already consumed and it is needed longer time for manganese/iron reduction as microbial processes. It was shown that redox zone structure in Bunnefjorden (90 m) is practically identical to the Black Sea both for absolute content of studied parameters and for its distribution shape. Redox zone structures of shallow basins Baerumsbassenget and Hunnbunn differ significantly from the Black Sea. Wide of redox zone in Baerumsbassenget varies from 2 to 9 m (2008, 2009). Redox zones of these two basins have reduced character that lead particularly to practically total disappearance of suspended manganese in samples in one day. Distribution of dissolved bounded manganese is enough chaotic in Baerumsbassenget. In Hunnbunn this manganese form was not found. It was noted that Mn(II) concentration started to increase at 7 uM of oxygen, 14 m depth, and manganese reduction in this zone must be an aerobic process. The highly organic nature of the water column in the fjords suggests that the breakdown of humic acids may be critical in the early redox cycling of manganese. All mentioned above concerns the iron cycle too. The appearance of Fe(II) started in the Baerumsbassenget and Hunnbunn not from the sulfidic boundary as in the Black Sea. It started both in the upper part of the suboxic layer, 1 m deeper than the disappearance of oxygen and at the same depth with manganese at oxic conditions. The primary factors influencing the redox cycling of elements in these basins are limited vertical advective-mediated mixing and the rates of microbially-mediated redox reactions across relatively stable oxic/anoxic boundaries. The flushing events, river input and increased mixing from time to time and anoxygenic photosynthesis play an important role in the formation of redox zone. These processes generally operate on time scales of hours to days to months and could have seasonal character. Response time for changes in the microbial processes involved in reduction and/or reoxidation of Mn and Fe lags behind that for oxygen injection into water. Concentrations of redox-sensitive species of Mn and Fe should thus be useful as a tracer to inter prior hypoxic/anoxic conditions not apparent from oxygen levels at the time of sampling.

Pakhomova, Svetlana; Yakushev, Evgeniy

2010-05-01

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Cadmium Toxicity Induced Alterations in the Root Proteome of Green Gram in Contrasting Response towards Iron Supplement  

PubMed Central

Cadmium signifies a severe threat to crop productivity and green gram is a notably iron sensitive plant which shows considerable variation towards cadmium stress. A gel-based proteomics analysis was performed with the roots of green gram exposed to iron and cadmium combined treatments. The resulting data show that twenty three proteins were down-regulated in iron-deprived roots either in the absence (?Fe/?Cd) or presence (?Fe/+Cd) of cadmium. These down-regulated proteins were however well expressed in roots under iron sufficient conditions, even in the presence of cadmium (+Fe/+Cd). The functional classification of these proteins determined that 21% of the proteins are associated with nutrient metabolism. The other proteins in higher quantities are involved in either transcription or translation regulation, and the rest are involved in biosynthesis metabolism, antioxidant pathways, molecular chaperones and stress response. On the other hand, several protein spots were also absent in roots in response to iron deprivation either in absence (?Fe/?Cd) or presence (?Fe/+Cd) of cadmium but were well expressed in the presence of iron (+Fe/+Cd). Results suggest that green gram plants exposed to cadmium stress are able to change the nutrient metabolic balance in roots, but in the mean time regulate cadmium toxicity through iron supplements. PMID:24739807

Muneer, Sowbiya; Hakeem, Khalid Rehman; Mohamed, Rozi; Lee, Jeong Hyun

2014-01-01

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OPT3 Is a Component of the Iron-Signaling Network between Leaves and Roots and Misregulation of OPT3 Leads to an Over-Accumulation of Cadmium in Seeds  

PubMed Central

Plants and seeds are the main dietary sources of zinc, iron, manganese, and copper, but are also the main entry point for toxic elements such as cadmium into the food chain. We report here that an Arabidopsis oligopeptide transporter mutant, opt3-2, over-accumulates cadmium (Cd) in seeds and roots but, unexpectedly, under-accumulates Cd in leaves. The cadmium distribution in opt3-2 differs from iron, zinc, and manganese, suggesting a metal-specific mechanism for metal partitioning within the plant. The opt3-2 mutant constitutively up-regulates the Fe/Zn/Cd transporter IRT1 and FRO2 in roots, indicative of an iron-deficiency response. No genetic mutants that impair the shoot-to-root signaling of iron status in leaves have been identified. Interestingly, shoot-specific expression of OPT3 rescues the Cd sensitivity and complements the aberrant expression of IRT1 in opt3-2 roots, suggesting that OPT3 is required to relay the iron status from leaves to roots. OPT3 expression was found in the vasculature with preferential expression in the phloem at the plasma membrane. Using radioisotope experiments, we found that mobilization of Fe from leaves is severely affected in opt3-2, suggesting that Fe mobilization out of leaves is required for proper trace-metal homeostasis. When expressed in yeast, OPT3 does not localize to the plasma membrane, precluding the identification of the OPT3 substrate. Our in planta results show that OPT3 is important for leaf phloem-loading of iron and plays a key role regulating Fe, Zn, and Cd distribution within the plant. Furthermore, ferric chelate reductase activity analyses provide evidence that iron is not the sole signal transferred from leaves to roots in leaf iron status signaling. PMID:24880337

Mendoza-Cózatl, David G.; Xie, Qingqing; Akmakjian, Garo Z.; Jobe, Timothy O.; Patel, Ami; Stacey, Minviluz G.; Song, Lihui; Demoin, Dustin Wayne; Jurisson, Silvia S.; Stacey, Gary; Schroeder, Julian I.

2014-01-01

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OPT3 is a component of the iron-signaling network between leaves and roots and misregulation of OPT3 leads to an over-accumulation of cadmium in seeds.  

PubMed

Plants and seeds are the main dietary sources of zinc, iron, manganese, and copper, but are also the main entry point for toxic elements such as cadmium into the food chain. We report here that an Arabidopsis oligopeptide transporter mutant, opt3-2, over-accumulates cadmium (Cd) in seeds and roots but, unexpectedly, under-accumulates Cd in leaves. The cadmium distribution in opt3-2 differs from iron, zinc, and manganese, suggesting a metal-specific mechanism for metal partitioning within the plant. The opt3-2 mutant constitutively up-regulates the Fe/Zn/Cd transporter IRT1 and FRO2 in roots, indicative of an iron-deficiency response. No genetic mutants that impair the shoot-to-root signaling of iron status in leaves have been identified. Interestingly, shoot-specific expression of OPT3 rescues the Cd sensitivity and complements the aberrant expression of IRT1 in opt3-2 roots, suggesting that OPT3 is required to relay the iron status from leaves to roots. OPT3 expression was found in the vasculature with preferential expression in the phloem at the plasma membrane. Using radioisotope experiments, we found that mobilization of Fe from leaves is severely affected in opt3-2, suggesting that Fe mobilization out of leaves is required for proper trace-metal homeostasis. When expressed in yeast, OPT3 does not localize to the plasma membrane, precluding the identification of the OPT3 substrate. Our in planta results show that OPT3 is important for leaf phloem-loading of iron and plays a key role regulating Fe, Zn, and Cd distribution within the plant. Furthermore, ferric chelate reductase activity analyses provide evidence that iron is not the sole signal transferred from leaves to roots in leaf iron status signaling. PMID:24880337

Mendoza-Cózatl, David G; Xie, Qingqing; Akmakjian, Garo Z; Jobe, Timothy O; Patel, Ami; Stacey, Minviluz G; Song, Lihui; Demoin, Dustin Wayne; Jurisson, Silvia S; Stacey, Gary; Schroeder, Julian I

2014-09-01

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Sorption of ferric iron from ferrioxamine B to synthetic and biogenic layer type manganese oxides  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Siderophores are biogenic chelating agents produced in terrestrial and marine environments that increase the bioavailability of ferric iron. Recent work has suggested that both aqueous and solid-phase Mn(III) may affect siderophore-mediated iron transport, but scant information appears to be available about the potential roles of layer type manganese oxides, which are relatively abundant in soils and the oligotrophic marine water column. To probe the effects of layer type manganese oxides on the stability of aqueous Fe-siderophore complexes, we studied the sorption of ferrioxamine B [Fe(III)HDFOB +, an Fe(III) chelate of the trihydroxamate siderophore desferrioxamine B (DFOB)] to two synthetic birnessites [layer type Mn(III,IV) oxides] and a biogenic birnessite produced by Pseudomonas putida GB-1. We found that all of these predominantly Mn(IV) oxides greatly reduced the aqueous concentration of Fe(III)HDFOB + at pH 8. Analysis of Fe K-edge EXAFS spectra indicated that a dominant fraction of Fe(III) associated with the Mn(IV) oxides is not complexed by DFOB as in solution, but instead Fe(III) is specifically adsorbed to the mineral structure at multiple sites, thus indicating that the Mn(IV) oxides displaced Fe(III) from the siderophore complex. These results indicate that layer type manganese oxides, including biogenic minerals, may sequester iron from soluble ferric complexes. We conclude that the sorption of iron-siderophore complexes may play a significant role in the bioavailability and biogeochemical cycling of iron in marine and terrestrial environments.

Duckworth, Owen W.; Bargar, John R.; Sposito, Garrison

2008-07-01

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Sex-specific Profiles of Blood Metal Levels Associated with Metal–Iron Interactions  

PubMed Central

The mechanisms by which iron is absorbed are similar to those of divalent metals, particularly manganese, lead, and cadmium. These metals, however, show different toxicokinetics in relation to menarche or menopause, although their interaction with iron is the same. This review focuses on the kinetics of these three toxic metals (manganese, lead, and cadmium) in relation to menarche, pregnancy, and menopause. The iron–manganese interaction is the major factor determining sex-specific differences in blood manganese levels throughout the whole life cycle. The effects of estrogen overshadow the association between iron deficiency and increased blood lead concentrations, explaining why women, despite having lower ferritin concentrations, have lower blood lead concentrations than men. Iron deficiency is associated with elevated cadmium levels in premenopausal women, but not in postmenopausal women or men; these findings indicate that sex-specific differences in cadmium levels at older ages are not due to iron–cadmium interactions, and that further studies are required to identify the source of these differences. In summary, the potential causes of sex-specific differences in the blood levels of manganese, lead, and cadmium differ from each other, although all these three metals are associated with iron deficiency. Therefore, other factors such as estrogen effects, or absorption rate as well as iron deficiency, should be considered when addressing environmental exposure to toxic metals and sex-specific differences in the blood levels of these metals. PMID:25379323

Lee, Byung-Kook; Kim, Yangho

2014-01-01

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Iron depletion increases manganese uptake and potentiates apoptosis through ER stress  

PubMed Central

Iron deficiency is a risk factor for manganese (Mn) accumulation. Excess Mn promotes neurotoxicity but the mechanisms involved and whether iron depletion might affect these pathways is unknown. To study Mn intoxication in vivo, iron deficient and control rats were intranasally instilled with 60 mg MnCl2/kg over 3 weeks. TUNEL staining of olfactory tissue revealed that Mn exposure induced apoptosis and that iron deficiency potentiated this effect. In vitro studies using the dopaminergic SH-SY5Y cell line confirmed that Mn-induced apoptosis was enhanced by iron depletion using the iron chelator desferrioxamine. Mn has been reported to induce apoptosis through endoplasmic reticulum stress. In SH-SY5Y cells, Mn exposure induced the ER stress genes glucose regulated protein 94 (GRP94) and C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP). Increased phosphorylation of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2? (phospho-eIF2?) was also observed. These effects were accompanied by the activation of ER resident enzyme caspase-12, and the downstream apoptotic effector caspase-3 was also activated. All of the Mn-induced responses were enhanced by DFO treatment. Inhibitors of ER stress and caspases significantly blocked Mn-induced apoptosis and its potentiation by DFO, indicating that ER stress and subsequent caspase activation underlie cell death. Taken together, these data reveal that Mn induces neuronal cell death through ER stress and the UPR response pathway and that this apoptotic effect is potentiated by iron deficiency most likely through upregulation of DMT1. PMID:23764342

Seo, Young Ah; Li, Yuan; Wessling-Resnick, Marianne

2013-01-01

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The photochemistry of manganese and the origin of banded iron formations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The origin of the deposition of superior-type Precambrian banded iron formations (BIFs) is investigated in experiments where the effect of UV radiation on dissolved manganese was studied to determine if the commonly accepted photochemical model for BIF formation is consistent with the distribution of Mn in BIFs. Solutions containing 0.56 M NaCl and about 180 microM MnCl2, with or without 3 to 200 microM FeCl2 were irradiated with filtered and unfiltered UV light for up to 8 hrs; the solutions were deaerated and buffered to a pH of 7, and the experiments were conducted under oxygen-free atmosphere. Data on the rate of manganese photooxidation confirmed that a photochemical model for the origin of oxide facies BIFs is consistent with field observations.

Anbar, A. D.; Holland, H. D.

1992-01-01

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Thermodynamic and kinetic studies of biosorption of iron and manganese from aqueous medium using rice husk ash  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The adsorption behavior of rice husk ash with respect to manganese and iron has been studied by batch methods to consider its application for water and waste water treatment. The optimum conditions of adsorption were determined by investigating the effect of initial metal ion concentration, contact time, adsorbent dose, pH value of aqueous solution and temperature. Adsorption equilibrium time was observed at 120 min. The adsorption efficiencies were found to be pH dependent. The equilibrium adsorption experimental data were found to fit the Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin isotherms for iron, but fitted only Langmuir isotherm for manganese. The pseudo-second order kinetic model was found to describe the manganese and iron kinetics more effectively. The thermodynamic experiment revealed that the adsorption processes involving both metals were exothermic. The adsorbent was finally applied to typical raw water with initial manganese and iron concentrations of 3.38 mg/l for Fe and 6.28 mg/l, respectively, and the removal efficiency was 100 % for Mn and 70 % for Fe. The metal ions were desorbed from the adsorbent using 0.01 M HCl, it was found to quantitatively remove 67 and 86 % of Mn and Fe, respectively, within 2 h. The results revealed that manganese and iron are considerably adsorbed on the adsorbent and could be an economic method for the removal of these metals from aqueous solutions.

Adekola, F. A.; Hodonou, D. S. S.; Adegoke, H. I.

2014-11-01

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Environmentally acquired lead, cadmium, and manganese in the cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, and the laughing gull, Larus atricilla.  

PubMed

The concentrations of lead, cadmium, and manganese in the tissues of cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis) and laughing gulls (Larus atricilla) gathered from the Galveston Bay region of Texas were compared, to determine if different patterns of accumulation exist. Their levels in these species were within the range reported for other bird species. Lead levels in bone were comparable, but gulls had more lead in brain, kidney and liver tissues than the egrets, which suggested a higher rate of accumulation or exposure. Due to their high abundance and comparable positions in the estaurine and terrestrial food webs, it is suggested that Bubulcus ibis and Larus atricilla may serve as convenient biological indicators to monitor potentially toxic substances in these ecosystems. PMID:7189395

Hulse, M; Mahoney, J S; Schroder, G D; Hacker, C S; Pier, S M

1980-01-01

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Assessment of metals in down feathers of female common eiders and their eggs from the Aleutians: arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury, and selenium  

PubMed Central

Concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury and selenium were examined in the down feathers and eggs of female common eiders (Somateria mollissima) from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutian Chain of Alaska to determine whether there were (1) differences between levels in feathers and eggs, (2) differences between the two islands, (3) positive correlations between metal levels in females and their eggs, and (4) whether there was more variation within or among clutches. Mean levels in eggs (dry weight) were as follows: arsenic (769 ppb, ng/g), cadmium (1.49 ppb), chromium (414 ppb), lead (306 ppb), manganese (1,470 ppb), mercury (431 ppb) and selenium (1,730 ppb). Levels of arsenic were higher in eggs, while chromium, lead, manganese, and mercury were higher in feathers; there were no differences for selenium. There were no significant interisland differences in female feather levels, except for manganese (eider feathers from Amchitka were four times higher than feathers from Kiska). Levels of manganese in eggs were also higher from Amchitka than Kiska, and eider eggs from Kiska had significantly higher levels of arsenic, but lower levels of selenium. There were no significant correlations between the levels of any metals in down feathers of females and in their eggs. The levels of mercury in eggs were below ecological benchmark levels, and were below human health risk levels. However, Aleuts can seasonally consume several meals of bird eggs a week, suggesting cause for concern for sensitive (pregnant) women. PMID:17934788

Burger, Joanna; Gochfeld, Michael; Jeitner, Christian; Snigaroff, Daniel; Snigaroff, Ronald; Stamm, Timothy; Volz, Conrad

2014-01-01

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Iron and manganese doped zinc-blende GaN  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The electronic structure of Mn and Fe doping impurities in zinc-blende gallium nitride (c-GaN) crystal lattice have been investigated by the LMTO-TB method. The calculations used the 128 site supercells (64 atoms and 64 empty spheres with an impurity at the origin) with Mn and Fe atoms replacing ions in cation and anion sublattices. It is shown that Mn and Fe ions stay magnetic for all types of substitutions in c-GaN crystal lattice. Fe magnetic moment was found to be 3.5?B and 1.0?B for cation and anion substitutions, respectively. Similar data for Mn, magnetic moments are 3.3?B and 1.9?B. The moments are highly localized, though some weak polarization is seen at the closest atoms to the impurity. The total energies for supercells with and without magnetic impurities are used to determine the most probable single substitutional sites for Fe and Mn in c-GaN. The energies of magnetic electrons levels relative to the valence and conduction bands of the host crystal are analyzed by making use of the total and partial densities of states. The results show that combination of optoelectronic and magnetic properties may well be possible for c-GaN iron and Mn doped systems.

Fong, C. Y.; Gubanov, V. A.; Boekema, C.

2000-09-01

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Interplay between Manganese and Iron in Pneumococcal Pathogenesis: Role of the Orphan Response Regulator RitR  

PubMed Central

Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is a major human pathogen that is carried asymptomatically in the nasopharynx by up to 70% of the human population. Translocation of the bacteria into internal sites can cause a range of diseases, such as pneumonia, otitis media, meningitis, and bacteremia. This transition from nasopharynx to growth at systemic sites means that the pneumococcus needs to adjust to a variety of environmental conditions, including transition metal ion availability. Although it is an important nutrient, iron potentiates oxidative stress, and it is established that in S. pneumoniae, expression of iron transport systems and proteins that protect against oxidative stress are regulated by an orphan response regulator, RitR. In this study, we investigated the effect of iron and manganese ion availability on the growth of a ritR mutant. Deletion of ritR led to impaired growth of bacteria in high-iron medium, but this phenotype could be suppressed with the addition of manganese. Measurement of metal ion accumulation indicated that manganese prevents iron accumulation. Furthermore, the addition of manganese also led to a reduction in the amount of hydrogen peroxide produced by bacterial cells. Studies of virulence in a murine model of infection indicated that RitR was not essential for pneumococcal survival and suggested that derepression of iron uptake systems may enhance the survival of pneumococci in some niches. PMID:23184523

Ong, Cheryl-Lynn Y.; Potter, Adam J.; Trappetti, Claudia; Walker, Mark J.; Jennings, Michael P.; Paton, James C.

2013-01-01

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SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC STUDIES OF TERNARY COMPLEXES OF VANADYL, MANGANESE, AND IRON WITH o-PHENANTHROLINE AND EOSIN  

Microsoft Academic Search

The reaction of Vanadyl(II), Manganese(II) and Iron(III) as metal ion with 1,10-phenanthroline as primary ligand and eosin as secondary ligand was examined spectrophotometrically. The solution spectra of mixed ligand complexes formed are characterized by an absorption band with ?max at 550 nm for VO(II), 560 for Mn(II) and 555 nm for Fe(III) at pH 6.0, 5.2 and 5.6, respectively. These association complexes

M. A. Rauf; M. Ikram; M. Ahmad

2002-01-01

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Growth and Dissolution of Iron and Manganese Oxide Films  

SciTech Connect

Growth and dissolution of Fe and Mn oxide films are key regulators of the fate and transport of heavy metals in the environment, especially during changing seasonal conditions of pH and dissolved oxygen. The Fe and Mn are present at much higher concentrations than the heavy metals, and, when Fe and Mn precipitate as oxide films, heavy metals surface adsorb or co-precipitate and are thus essentially immobilized. Conversely, when the Fe and Mn oxide films dissolve, the heavy metals are released to aqueous solution and are thus mobilized for transport. Therefore, understanding the dynamics and properties of Fe and Mn oxide films and thus on the uptake and release of heavy metals is critically important to any attempt to develop mechanistic, quantitative models of the fate, transport, and bioavailablity of heavy metals. A primary capability developed in our earlier work was the ability to grow manganese oxide (MnO{sub x}) films on rhodochrosite (MnCO{sub 3}) substrate in presence of dissolved oxygen under mild alkaline conditions. The morphology of the films was characterized using contact-mode atomic force microscopy. The initial growth began by heteroepitaxial nucleation. The resulting films had maximum heights of 1.5 to 2 nm as a result of thermodynamic constraints. Over the three past years, we have investigated the effects of MnO{sub x} growth on the interactions of MnCO{sub 3} with charged ions and microorganisms, as regulated by the surface electrical properties of the mineral. In 2006, we demonstrated that MnO{sub x} growth could induce interfacial repulsion and surface adhesion on the otherwise neutral MnCO{sub 3} substrate under environmental conditions. Using force-volume microscopy (FVM), we measured the interfacial and adhesive forces on a MnO{sub x}/MnCO{sub 3} surface with a negatively charged silicon nitride tip in a 10-mM NaNO3 solution at pH 7.4. The interfacial force and surface adhesion of MnOx were approximately 40 pN and 600 pN, respectively, whereas those of MnCO{sub 3} were essentially zero. The force differences between MnO{sub x} and MnCO{sub 3} suggest that oxide film growth can focus adsorbates to certain parts of the surface and thereby templating a heterogeneous layout of them. We suspected that the force differences were in part due to the differences in surface electrical properties. In 2007, we investigated two important electrical properties of MnO{sub x} and MnCO{sub 3} surfaces, namely surface potential and ion mobility. Surface potential is a composite quantity that can be linked to the local lattice structure of the reconstructed surface and the adsorption of water layers. The mobile surface ions formed by dissolution can also contribute to surface potential. Using Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) and scanning polarization force microscopy (SPFM), we found that MnOx possessed excess surface potentials of over +200 mV in humid nitrogen and the excess surface potential decreased with increasing relative humidity (i.e., increasing adsorbed water layers on the mineral surface). The dependence of the excess surface potential was attributed to the change of the contributions from mobile ions. These results supported our earlier hypothesis that MnO{sub x} and MnCO{sub 3} had different surface electrical properties. In the third year, we systematically characterized that the change of the electrical double layer (EDL) structure of MnCO{sub 3} surface due to MnO{sub x} growth in aqueous solution and its dependence on pH. The structure of the electrical double layer determines the electrostatic interactions between the mineral surface and charged adsorbates. As described by the Derjaguin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek (DLVO) theory, the electrostatic force, together with van der Waals interaction, regulates surface adsorption and bacterial attachment. Once adsorbates establish contact with the surface, they must resist hydraulic shear forces through surface adhesion. The adhesion of mineral surfaces is also affected by their electrostatic interactions with adsorbates. To probe the EDL structure, we ap

Scot T. Martin

2008-12-22

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THEORETICAL TECHNIQUE FOR DETERMINING THE CUMULATIVE IMPACT OF IRON AND MANGANESE OXIDATION IN STREAMS RECEIVING COAL-MINE DISCHARGE.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Two U. S. Geological Survey computer programs are modified and linked to predict the cumulative impact of iron and manganese oxidation in coal-mine discharge on the dissolved-chemical quality of a receiving stream. The coupled programs calculate the changes in dissolved-iron, dissolved-manganese, and dissolved-oxygen concentrations, and the pH of surface water downstream from the discharge. The cumulative impact of representative discharges from several coal mines on stream quality in a small watershed in southwestern Indiana was simulated to determine the effectiveness and sensitivity of the coupled programs.

Bobay, Keith E.; Banaszak, Konrad J.

1985-01-01

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Zinc, cadmium and manganese uptake by soybean from two zinc- and cadmium-amended Coastal Plain soils  

SciTech Connect

Two Coastal Plain soils were used to evaluate the effects of organic matter and Fe and Mn hydrous oxides on Zn phytotoxicity, and on Zn, Cd, and Mn uptake by soybean seedlings. Fertilized Pocomoke sl and Sassafras sl were limed to pH 5.5 and 6.3 with CaCO/sub 3/ when adding Zn (six levens between 1.3 and 196 mg/kg at pH 5.5; seven levels between 1.3 and 524 mg/kg at pH 6.3). Cadmium was added at 1% of the added Zn. Beeson soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) was grown 4 weeks, and the trifoliolate leaves evaluated for dry weight yield and for their Zn, Cd, and Mn concentrations. The higher organic matter Pocomoke soil was more effective than the Sassafras soil in reducing metal uptake, and Zn phytoxicity. Foliar Zn levels associated with yield reduction of soybean grown on Pocomoke differed with soil pH. Cadmium uptake was significantly lower on the Pocomoke soil. Foliar Mn increased to reported phytotoxic levels (> 500 mg/kg) with increased added Zn only on the Sassafras soil at pH 6.3. DTPA-extractable Zn and Cd were linear functions of added Zn and Cd for both soils; 0.01M CaCl/sub 2/-extractable Zn and Cd were curvilinear (increasing slope) functions for the Sassafras and linear for the Pocomoke soil. Thus, soil type can strongly influence Zn, Cd, and Mn uptake as well as Zn phytotoxicity to soybean. Soil organic matter appears to be more important than hydrous oxides of Fe and Mn in moderating the effects of excessive soil Zn and limiting Zn and Cd uptake. Induced metal toxicities (Mn) may depend on many factors, and should be considered an integral part of any characterization of specific metal phytotoxicities (e.g. Zn).

White, M.C. (Maryland Environmental Service, Annapolis); Chaney, R.L.

1980-03-01

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The Proteome of Copper, Iron, Zinc, and Manganese Micronutrient Deficiency in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii*  

PubMed Central

Trace metals such as copper, iron, zinc, and manganese play important roles in several biochemical processes, including respiration and photosynthesis. Using a label-free, quantitative proteomics strategy (MSE), we examined the effect of deficiencies in these micronutrients on the soluble proteome of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. We quantified >103 proteins with abundances within a dynamic range of 3 to 4 orders of magnitude and demonstrated statistically significant changes in ?200 proteins in each metal-deficient growth condition relative to nutrient-replete media. Through analysis of Pearson's coefficient, we also examined the correlation between protein abundance and transcript abundance (as determined via RNA-Seq analysis) and found moderate correlations under all nutritional states. Interestingly, in a subset of transcripts known to significantly change in abundance in metal-replete and metal-deficient conditions, the correlation to protein abundance is much stronger. Examples of new discoveries highlighted in this work include the accumulation of O2 labile, anaerobiosis-related enzymes (Hyd1, Pfr1, and Hcp2) in copper-deficient cells; co-variation of Cgl78/Ycf54 and coprogen oxidase; the loss of various stromal and lumenal photosynthesis-related proteins, including plastocyanin, in iron-limited cells; a large accumulation (from undetectable amounts to over 1,000 zmol/cell) of two COG0523 domain-containing proteins in zinc-deficient cells; and the preservation of photosynthesis proteins in manganese-deficient cells despite known losses in photosynthetic function in this condition. PMID:23065468

Hsieh, Scott I.; Castruita, Madeli; Malasarn, Davin; Urzica, Eugen; Erde, Jonathan; Page, M. Dudley; Yamasaki, Hiroaki; Casero, David; Pellegrini, Matteo; Merchant, Sabeeha S.; Loo, Joseph A.

2013-01-01

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Determination of cadmium(II), copper(II), manganese(II) and nickel(II) species in Antarctic seawater with complexing resins  

Microsoft Academic Search

The strong species of cadmium(II), copper(II), manganese(II) and nickel(II) in an Antarctic seawater sample are investigated by a method based on the sorption of metal ions on complexing resins. The resins compete with the ligands present in the sample to combine with the metal ions. Two resins with different adsorbing strengths were used. Very stable metal complexes were investigated with

Raffaela Biesuz; Giancarla Alberti; Girolamo D'Agostino; Emanuele Magi; Maria Pesavento

2006-01-01

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Borrelia burgdorferi, a pathogen that lacks iron, encodes manganese-dependent superoxide dismutase essential for resistance to streptonigrin.  

PubMed

Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, exists in nature through a complex life cycle involving ticks of the Ixodes genus and mammalian hosts. During its life cycle, B. burgdorferi experiences fluctuations in oxygen tension and may encounter reactive oxygen species (ROS). The key metalloenzyme to degrade ROS in B. burgdorferi is SodA. Although previous work suggests that B. burgdorferi SodA is an iron-dependent superoxide dismutase (SOD), later work demonstrates that B. burgdorferi is unable to transport iron and contains an extremely low intracellular concentration of iron. Consequently, the metal cofactor for SodA has been postulated to be manganese. However, experimental evidence to support this hypothesis remains lacking. In this study, we provide biochemical and genetic data showing that SodA is a manganese-dependent enzyme. First, B. burgdorferi contained SOD activity that is resistant to H(2)O(2) and NaCN, characteristics associated with Mn-SODs. Second, the addition of manganese to the Chelex-treated BSK-II enhanced SodA expression. Third, disruption of the manganese transporter gene bmtA, which significantly lowers the intracellular manganese, greatly reduced SOD activity and SodA expression, suggesting that manganese regulates the level of SodA. In addition, we show that B. burgdorferi is resistant to streptonigrin, a metal-dependent redox cycling compound that produces ROS, and that SodA plays a protective role against the streptonigrin. Taken together, our data demonstrate the Lyme disease spirochete encodes a manganese-dependent SOD that contributes to B. burgdorferi defense against intracellular superoxide. PMID:22500025

Troxell, Bryan; Xu, Haijun; Yang, X Frank

2012-06-01

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Potentiometric study of vitamin D 3 complexes with manganese(II), iron(II), iron(III) and zinc(II) in water—ethanol medium  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vitamin D3 (LH) complexes with manganese(II), iron(II), iron(III) and zinc(II) were identified in water-ethanol medium (30\\/70). Their stability constants were determined at 298 K and at a constant ionic strength of 0.100 M using potentiometric methods. The computerisation of the experimental data showed the presence of ML (M = metal, L = deprotonated vitamin D3) and ML2 species in all

B. Szpoganicz; M. A. Khan; X. Do Thanh; G. Bouet

1999-01-01

96

Cobalt, manganese, and iron near the Hawaiian Islands: A potential concentrating mechanism for cobalt within a cyclonic eddy and implications  

E-print Network

were sampled for cobalt (n ¼ 147), all of which demonstrated nutrient-like depletion in surface watersCobalt, manganese, and iron near the Hawaiian Islands: A potential concentrating mechanism for cobalt within a cyclonic eddy and implications for the hybrid-type trace metals Abigail E. Noble a,b,1

Benitez-Nelson, Claudia

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Effects of selenium on liver and muscle contents and urinary excretion of zinc, copper, iron and manganese.  

PubMed

Selenium is a main component of glutathione peroxidase (GPX), a key antioxidant enzyme. Other elements, such as zinc, copper, manganese and iron, are also involved in the pathogenesis of oxidative damage as well as in other important metabolic pathways. The effects of selenium supplementation on the metabolism of these elements have yield controversial results .The aim of this study is to analyse the effects of selenium supplementation on liver, muscle and urinary excretion of zinc, copper, iron and manganese in a situation of oxidative stress, such as protein deficiency. The experimental design included four groups of adult male Sprague-Dawley rats, which received the Lieber-DeCarli control diet, an isocaloric 2 % protein-containing diet and another similar two groups to which selenomethionine (6 mg/l liquid diet) was added. After sacrifice (5 weeks later), muscle, liver and serum selenium were determined, as well as muscle, liver and urinary zinc, copper, manganese and iron and liver GPX activity and liver malondialdehyde. Selenium addition led to decreased liver copper, increased muscle copper, increased copper excretion and increased liver iron, whereas zinc and manganese parameters were essentially unaltered. Muscle, liver and serum selenium were all significantly correlated with liver GPX activity. PMID:24622908

Monedero-Prieto, María José; González-Pérez, José María; González-Reimers, Emilio; Hernández-Pérez, Onán; Monereo-Muñoz, María; Galindo-Martín, Luis; Quintero-Platt, Geraldine; Abreu-González, Pedro

2014-05-01

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Single pot synthesis of pyridine-N-oxide based polymeric complexes of cadmium and manganese: Crystal structure and luminescence property  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two new polymeric complexes of cadmium(II) and manganese(II) with Pyridine-N-oxide (pyo) mediated by thiocyanate and dicyanamide (dca) anions have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray single crystal structure analysis. The structural analyses reveal that complexes [Cd(pyo)2(SCN)2]n (1) and [Mn(pyo)2(dca)2]n (2) [where, pyo = pyridine-N-oxide; dca = dicyanamide] are 2D coordination polymers. In complex 1 hexa-coordinated Cd(II) centers posses distorted octahedral coordination environments. Each Cd(II) is coordinated by four SCN- in end to end fashion forming a zigzag chain and two pyo monodentate ligands bridge two adjacent Cd(II) centers leading to a two-dimensional sheet structure. In complex 2 hexa-coordinated Mn(II) centers posses octahedral coordination environments. The coordination polymer constitute a 2D polymeric sheet and has a (4, 4) grid network architecture Successive stacking of coordination polymeric sheets are enforced by inter layer OH⋯O and OH⋯N hydrogen bonding. The luminescence properties of these two polynuclear complexes in solid state were studied and complex 1 exhibits higher luminescence intensity than 2.

Mondal, Sandip; Guha, Averi; Suresh, Eringathodi; Jana, Atish Dipankar; Banerjee, Arpita

2012-12-01

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Cadmium and manganese accumulation in Phytolacca americana L. and the roles of non-protein thiols and organic acids.  

PubMed

Phytolacca americana L. can accumulate large amounts of heavy metals in its aerial tissues, especially cadmium (Cd) and manganese (Mn). It has great potential for use in phytoextraction of metals from multi-metal-contaminated soils. This study was conducted to further investigate the Cd- and Mn-tolerance strategies of this plant. Concentrations of non-protein thiols (NPTs) and phytochelatins (PCs) in leaves and roots increased significantly as the concentration of Cd in solution increased. The molar ratios of PCs:soluble Cd ranged from 1.8 to 3.6 in roots and 8.1 to 31.6 in leaves, suggesting that the cellular response involving PC synthesis was sufficient to complex Cd ions in the cytosol, especially that of leaves. In contrast, excess Mn treatments did not result in a significant increase in NPT or PC concentrations in leaves or roots. Oxalic acid concentrations in leaves of plants exposed to 2 or 20 mM Mn reached 69.4 to 89.3 mg (0.771 to 0.992 mmol) g(-1) dry weight, respectively, which was approximately 3.7- to 8.6-fold higher than the Mn level in the 0.6 M HCl extract. Thus, oxalic acid may play an important role in the detoxification of Mn. PMID:23487997

Gao, Lu; Peng, Kejian; Xia, Yan; Wang, Guiping; Niu, Liyuan; Lian, Chunlan; Shen, Zhenguo

2013-01-01

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Neuropsychological correlates of hair arsenic, manganese, and cadmium levels in school-age children residing near a hazardous waste site.  

PubMed

A pilot study was conducted to explore the potential associations between hair metal levels and the neuropsychological function and behavior of school-aged children. Thirty-two children, 11-13 years old, were administered a battery of tests that assessed general intelligence, visual-motor skills, receptive language, verbal memory, nonverbal problem-solving, and behavior problems. Parents and teachers rated the children's attention, executive functions, and behavior problems. The concentrations of manganese (Mn), arsenic (As), and cadmium (Cd) were measured in hair samples provided by 31 of the children. The mean hair metal levels were: Mn, 471.5 parts per billion (ppb); As, 17.8 ppb; Cd, 57.7 ppb. Children's general intelligence scores, particularly verbal IQ scores, were significantly related, inversely, to hair Mn and As levels, as were scores on tests of memory for stories and a word list. In some cases, a significant Mn-by-As interaction was found. It appeared that it was the low scores of children for whom both Mn and As levels were above the median values in the sample that were responsible for the main effects observed for each metal. No other significant relationships were found. These results suggest the need to study further the neuropsychological correlates of developmental exposure to Mn and As, particularly as a mixture. PMID:16310252

Wright, Robert O; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra; Woolf, Alan D; Jim, Rebecca; Bellinger, David C

2006-03-01

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The relationship between body iron stores and blood and urine cadmium concentrations in US never-smoking, non-pregnant women aged 20-49 years  

SciTech Connect

Background: Cadmium is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant associated with increased risk of leading causes of mortality and morbidity in women, including breast cancer and osteoporosis. Iron deficiency increases absorption of dietary cadmium, rendering women, who tend to have lower iron stores than men, more susceptible to cadmium uptake. We used body iron, a measure that incorporates both serum ferritin and soluble transferrin receptor, as recommended by the World Health Organization, to evaluate the relationships between iron status and urine and blood cadmium. Methods: Serum ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor, urine and blood cadmium values in never-smoking, non-pregnant, non-lactating, non-menopausal women aged 20-49 years (n=599) were obtained from the 2003-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Body iron was calculated from serum ferritin and soluble transferrin receptor, and iron deficiency defined as body iron <0 mg/kg. Robust linear regression was used to evaluate the relationships between body iron and blood and urine cadmium, adjusted for age, race, poverty, body mass index, and parity. Results: Per incremental (mg/kg) increase in body iron, urine cadmium decreased by 0.003 {mu}g/g creatinine and blood cadmium decreased by 0.014 {mu}g/L. Iron deficiency was associated with 0.044 {mu}g/g creatinine greater urine cadmium (95% CI=0.020, 0.069) and 0.162 {mu}g/L greater blood cadmium (95% CI=0.132, 0.193). Conclusions: Iron deficiency is a risk factor for increased blood and urine cadmium among never-smoking, pre-menopausal, non-pregnant US women, independent of age, race, poverty, body mass index and parity. Expanding programs to detect and correct iron deficiency among non-pregnant women merits consideration as a potential means to reduce the risk of cadmium associated diseases. - Highlights: {yields} Body iron was calculated from serum ferritin and soluble transferrin receptor. {yields} Body iron was inversely associated with blood and urine cadmium in US women. {yields} Inverse associations with blood cadmium were evident in all race/ethnic subsamples. {yields} Inverse associations with urine cadmium were evident in women of other/multi-race. {yields} Black women had lower mean body iron compared to white women.

Gallagher, Carolyn M., E-mail: 2crgallagher@optonline.net [PhD Program in Population Health and Clinical Outcomes Research, Stony Brook University, NY (United States) and Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University, Z-8036, Level 3, HSC, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8036 (United States); Chen, John J.; Kovach, John S. [Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University, Z-8036, Level 3, HSC, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8036 (United States)] [Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University, Z-8036, Level 3, HSC, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8036 (United States)

2011-07-15

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Sorption of Ferric Iron from Ferrioxamine B to Synthetic and Biogenic Layer Type Manganese Oxides  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Siderophores are biogenic chelating agents produced in terrestrial and marine environments to increase the bioavailablity of ferric iron. Recent work has suggested that both aqueous and solid-phase Mn(III) may affect siderophore-mediated iron transport, but no information appears to be available about the effect of solid-phase Mn(IV). To probe the effects of predominantly Mn(IV) oxides, we studied the sorption reaction of ferrioxamine B [Fe(III)HDFOB+, an Fe(III) chelate of the trihydroxamate siderophore desferrioxamine B (DFOB)] with two synthetic birnessites [layer type Mn(III, IV) oxides] and a biogenic birnessite produced by Pseudomonas putida MnB1. We found that all of these predominantly Mn(IV) oxides greatly reduced the aqueous concentration of Fe(III)HDFOB+ over at pH 8. After 72 hours equilibration time, the sorption behavior for the synthetic birnessites could be accurately described by a Langmuir isotherm; for the biogenic oxide, a Freundlich isotherm was best utilized to model the sorption data. To study the molecular nature of the interaction between the Fe(III)HDFOB+ complex and the oxide surface, Fe K-edge extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy was employed. Analysis of the EXAFS spectra indicated that Fe(III) associated with the Mn(IV) oxides is not complexed by DFOB as in solution, but instead Fe(III) is specifically adsorbed to into the mineral structure at multiple sites with no evidence of DFOB complexation, thus indicating that the Mn(IV) oxides displaced Fe(III) from the siderophore complex. These results indicate that manganese oxides, including biominerals, may strongly sequester iron from soluble ferric complexes and thus may play a significant role in the biogeochemical cycling of iron in marine and terrestrial environments.

Duckworth, O.; John, B.; Sposito, G.

2006-12-01

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Relationships between chemical forms of soil iron and manganese and their absorption by rice from 34 flooded Gulf Coast soils of Texas  

E-print Network

then brought to volume with water and iron and manganese determined by atomic absorption spec- trophotometry. Soil Analyses Ph sical and Chemical Pro erties Textural analysis was determined on each soil by the hydrometer method as outlined by Day (14...

Phillips, Douglas Patton

2012-06-07

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Spectroscopic studies of the iron and manganese reconstituted tyrosyl radical in Bacillus cereus ribonucleotide reductase R2 protein.  

PubMed

Ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) catalyzes the rate limiting step in DNA synthesis where ribonucleotides are reduced to the corresponding deoxyribonucleotides. Class Ib RNRs consist of two homodimeric subunits: R1E, which houses the active site; and R2F, which contains a metallo cofactor and a tyrosyl radical that initiates the ribonucleotide reduction reaction. We studied the R2F subunit of B. cereus reconstituted with iron or alternatively with manganese ions, then subsequently reacted with molecular oxygen to generate two tyrosyl-radicals. The two similar X-band EPR spectra did not change significantly over 4 to 50 K. From the 285 GHz EPR spectrum of the iron form, a g(1)-value of 2.0090 for the tyrosyl radical was extracted. This g(1)-value is similar to that observed in class Ia E. coli R2 and class Ib R2Fs with iron-oxygen cluster, suggesting the absence of hydrogen bond to the phenoxyl group. This was confirmed by resonance Raman spectroscopy, where the stretching vibration associated to the radical (C-O, ?(7a)?=?1500 cm(-1)) was found to be insensitive to deuterium-oxide exchange. Additionally, the (18)O-sensitive Fe-O-Fe symmetric stretching (483 cm(-1)) of the metallo-cofactor was also insensitive to deuterium-oxide exchange indicating no hydrogen bonding to the di-iron-oxygen cluster, and thus, different from mouse R2 with a hydrogen bonded cluster. The HF-EPR spectrum of the manganese reconstituted RNR R2F gave a g(1)-value of ?2.0094. The tyrosyl radical microwave power saturation behavior of the iron-oxygen cluster form was as observed in class Ia R2, with diamagnetic di-ferric cluster ground state, while the properties of the manganese reconstituted form indicated a magnetic ground state of the manganese-cluster. The recent activity measurements (Crona et al., (2011) J Biol Chem 286: 33053-33060) indicates that both the manganese and iron reconstituted RNR R2F could be functional. The manganese form might be very important, as it has 8 times higher activity. PMID:22432022

Tomter, Ane B; Zoppellaro, Giorgio; Bell, Caleb B; Barra, Anne-Laure; Andersen, Niels H; Solomon, Edward I; Andersson, K Kristoffer

2012-01-01

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Fluorescence quenching and bonding properties of some hydroxamic acid derivatives by iron(III) and manganese(II).  

PubMed

Spectrophotometric investigations of highly fluorescent metal chelating molecules are of relevance due to their potential application in novel, selective fluorescence-based sensors. Benzene and naphthalene chromophores are highly fluorescent while hydroxamic acids are widely used as ligands for complexation of transition metals. In order to develop fluorescence probes, several phenyl derivatives of N-phenylbenzohydroxamic acid and an aminodihydroxamic acid linked with a naphthalene chromophore were synthesized and their selective ionophoric properties towards iron(III) and manganese(II) ions were investigated using fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy. Both methods confirm the formation of 1:1 and 1:2 complexes for iron(III) and a 1:1 complex for manganese(II). The complex that is formed depends on the concentration of the ligand and pH of the medium. The amino dihydroxamic acid exhibits a prominent selectivity towards iron(III) with a two-step 1:1 and 1:2 quenching mechanism at pH 3 and towards manganese(II) with a 1:1 quenching mechanism at a probe concentration of 1 x 10(-5) mol dm(-3) at pH 9.5 The logarithm of overall formation constants of 1:1 and 1:2 complexes of iron(III) were estimated as 3.30 and 9.05, respectively. PMID:18800360

Senthilnithy, R; De Costa, M D P; Gunawardhana, H D

2009-01-01

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Mesoporous iron–manganese oxides for sulphur mustard and soman degradation  

SciTech Connect

Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? New nanodispersive materials based on Fe and Mn oxides for degradations of warfare agents. ? The best activities for the degradation of sulphur mustard (97.9% in 64 min) and soman (97.9% in 64 min). ? One pot synthesis with friendly transformed to industrial conditions. -- Abstract: Substituted iron(III)–manganese(III, IV) oxides, ammonio-jarosite and birnessite, were prepared by a homogeneous hydrolysis of potassium permanganate and iron(III) sulphate with 2-chloroacetamide and urea, respectively. Synthesised oxides were characterised using Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) surface area and Barrett–Joiner–Halenda porosity (BJH), X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectroscopy (IR), Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The oxides were taken for an experimental evaluation of their reactivity against sulphur mustard (HD) and soman (GD). When ammonio-jarosite formation is suppressed by adding urea to the reaction mixture, the reaction products are mixtures of goethite, schwertmannite and ferrihydrite, and their degradation activity against soman considerably increases. The best activities for the degradation of sulphur mustard (97.9% in 64 min) and soman (97.9% in 64 min) were observed for FeMn{sub 7}5 with 32.6 wt.% Fe (36.8 wt.% Mn) and FeMn{sub 3}7U with 60.8 wt.% Fe (10.1 wt.% Mn) samples, respectively.

Štengl, Václav, E-mail: stengl@iic.cas.cz [Department of Solid State Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i., 250 68 ?ež (Czech Republic) [Department of Solid State Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i., 250 68 ?ež (Czech Republic); J.E. Purkyn? University in Ústí nad Labem, Faculty of Environment, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic); Grygar, Tomáš Matys [Department of Solid State Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i., 250 68 ?ež (Czech Republic) [Department of Solid State Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i., 250 68 ?ež (Czech Republic); J.E. Purkyn? University in Ústí nad Labem, Faculty of Environment, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic); Bludská, Jana [Department of Solid State Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i., 250 68 ?ež (Czech Republic)] [Department of Solid State Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i., 250 68 ?ež (Czech Republic); Opluštil, František; N?mec, Tomáš [Military Technical Institute of Protection Brno, Vesla?ská 230, 628 00 Brno (Czech Republic)] [Military Technical Institute of Protection Brno, Vesla?ská 230, 628 00 Brno (Czech Republic)

2012-12-15

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Controlling soluble iron and manganese in a water-supply reservoir using hypolimnetic oxygenation.  

PubMed

Soluble metals such as iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) often reach problematic levels in water-supply reservoirs during summer stratification following the onset of hypolimnetic hypoxia. The behavior of soluble and particulate Fe and Mn was studied following the installation of a hypolimnetic oxygenation system in Carvins Cove Reservoir, a water-supply impoundment managed by the Western Virginia Water Authority. During oxygenation, manganese concentrations were very low in the bulk hypolimnion (<0.05 mg l(-1)), but high concentrations (>2.0 mg l(-1)) were still observed in the benthic region close to the sediment, despite near-sediment dissolved oxygen concentrations in excess of 5.0 mg l(-1). Oxygenation appears to affect the location of the oxic/anoxic boundary sufficiently to restrict substantial transport of soluble Mn to the bulk water of the hypolimnion. However, the position of the oxic/anoxic boundary was not uniformly affected along the reservoir bottom, allowing horizontal transport of soluble Mn from higher elevations in contact with hypoxic sediments. During one summer, when the oxygen system was turned off for a month, the soluble Mn in the bulk hypolimnion increased substantially. Oxygen concentrations were quickly restored after the system was turned back on, but elevated levels of soluble Mn persisted until the sedimentation rate of detritus through the hypolimnion increased. When operated without interruption, the oxygenation system was able to reduce the bulk average hypolimnion soluble Mn concentration by up to 97%, indicating that source water control of soluble Mn and Fe can be accomplished with hypolimnetic oxygenation in water-supply reservoirs. PMID:19157483

Gantzer, Paul A; Bryant, Lee D; Little, John C

2009-03-01

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Liver and kidney concentrations of strontium, barium, cadmium, copper, zinc, manganese, chromium, antimony, selenium and lead in cats  

PubMed Central

Background In order to provide new knowledge on the storage of strontium (Sr), barium (Ba), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), chromium (Cr), antimony (Sb), selenium (Se) and lead (Pb) in the feline organism, we measured the concentrations of these elements in the liver, renal cortex and renal medulla, evaluating also the impact of age, sex or the occurrence of a chronic kidney disease (CKD). The element concentrations in the tissues of 47 cats (22 male; 25 female; aged between 2 months and 18 years) were measured using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Results Cu, Zn and Mn were the highest in the liver, followed by the renal cortex and the renal medulla. The Cd concentrations were lower in the renal medulla compared to the renal cortex and the liver, and Sr was higher in the renal medulla compared to the liver. The Se concentrations in the cortex of the kidneys were higher than in the medulla of the kidneys and in the liver. Higher Cd concentrations were measured in the renal cortex of female cats, while no further gender-related differences were observed. Except for Cr, Sb and Se, age-dependencies were detected for the storage of all elements. The occurrence of a CKD also affected the storage of the elements, with lower concentrations of Ba (renal medulla), Zn (renal cortex; renal medulla) and Mn (liver; renal medulla), but higher Cd concentrations (liver; renal cortex) in diseased cats. Conclusions In conclusion, the present results provide new information on the accumulation of specific elements in the feline liver and kidneys, demonstrating a dependency on age and an impaired kidney function, but not on the sex of the animals. PMID:25030305

2014-01-01

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Evaluation of iron and manganese-coated pumice application for the removal of as(v) from aqueous solutions.  

PubMed

Arsenic contamination of water has been recognized as a serious environmental issue and there are reports on its epidemiological problems to human health. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performances of iron-coated pumice and manganese-coated pumice as the adsorbents for removing arsenate from aqueous solutions. The effect of various parameters such as adsorbent dose, contact time, pH and initial concentration on removal efficiency of arsenate were evaluated in batch mode. The data obtained from the kinetic studies were analyzed using kinetic models of pseudo-first-order and pseudo-second-order. In addition, two isotherm models of Freundlich and Langmuir were used to fit the experimental data. The results showed that the optimum dosage of iron-coated pumice and manganese-coated pumice for arsenate removal were 40 and 80 g/L whereas the adsorption process reached equilibrium after 80 and 100 min, respectively. The maximum removal efficiency of arsenate using the two adsorbents were both recorded in pH=3 as the removal efficiency gradually declined following every increase in pH values of the solution. Iron-coated pumice also showed to have high removal efficiency when the initial concentration of arsenate was high while the low concentration of arsenate was efficiently removed by manganese-coated pumice. Moreover, it was depicted that the adsorption kinetics by both adsorbents followed pseudo-second order equation and the uptake data of arsenate were well fitted with Langmuir isotherm model. Therefore, it could be concluded that iron and manganese-coated pumice could be considered as suitable adsorbents for arsenate removal from aqueous solutions. PMID:23369510

Far, Leila Babaie; Souri, Bubak; Heidari, Masoumeh; Khoshnavazi, Roshan

2012-01-01

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The need of grain legumes for iron, manganese, and zinc fertilization under Egyptian soil conditions: Effect and uptake of metalosates  

Microsoft Academic Search

A pot experiment was conducted over two successive seasons using pea and cowpea grown in Mitscherlich pots filled with a loamy soil characterized by high pH, low organic matter content and adequate contents of almost all the micronutrients. Liquid metalosates of iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), and zinc (Zn) (amino?acid?chelated) compounds were foliar applied at a concentration of 100 ppm of

A. F. A. Fawzi; Z. M. Moubarak

1993-01-01

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Elevated airborne exposures of teenagers to manganese, chromium, and iron from steel dust and New York City's subway system.  

PubMed

There is increasing interest in potential health effects of airborne exposures to hazardous air pollutants at relatively low levels. This study focuses on sources, levels, and exposure pathways of manganese, chromium, and iron among inner-city high school students in New York City (NYC) and the contribution of subways. Samples of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) were collected during winter and summer over 48 h periods in a variety of settings including inside homes, outdoors, and personal samples (i.e., sampling packs carried by subjects). PM2.5 samples were also collected in the NYC subway system. For NYC, personal samples had significantly higher concentrations of iron, manganese, and chromium than did home indoor and ambient samples. The ratios and strong correlations between pairs of elements suggested steel dust as the source of these metals for a large subset of the personal samples. Time-activity data suggested NYC subways as a likely source of these elevated personal metals. In duplicate PM2.5 samples that integrated 8 h of underground subway exposure, iron, manganese, and chromium levels (>2 orders of magnitude above ambient levels) and their ratios were consistent with the elevated personal exposures. Steel dust in the NYC subway system was the dominant source of airborne exposures to iron, manganese, and chromium for many young people enrolled in this study, with the same results expected for other NYC subway riders who do not have occupational exposures to these metals. However, there are currently no known health effects at the exposure levels observed in this study. PMID:14968857

Chillrud, Steven N; Epstein, David; Ross, James M; Sax, Sonja N; Pederson, Dee; Spengler, John D; Kinney, Patrick L

2004-02-01

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Effect of oxide formation mechanisms on lead adsorption by biogenic manganese (hydr)oxides, iron (hydr)oxides, and their mixtures.  

PubMed

The effects of iron and manganese (hydr)oxide formation processes on the trace metal adsorption properties of these metal (hydr)oxides and their mixtures was investigated by measuring lead adsorption by iron and manganese (hydr)oxides prepared by a variety of methods. Amorphous iron (hydr)oxide formed by fast precipitation at pH 7.5 exhibited greater Pb adsorption (gamma(max) = 50 mmol of Pb/mol of Fe at pH 6.0) than iron (hydr)oxide formed by slow, diffusion-controlled oxidation of Fe(II) at pH 4.5-7.0 or goethite. Biogenic manganese(III/IV) (hydr)oxide prepared by enzymatic oxidation of Mn(II) by the bacterium Leptothrix discophora SS-1 adsorbed five times more Pb (per mole of Mn) than an abiotic manganese (hydr)oxide prepared by oxidation of Mn(II) with permanganate, and 500-5000 times more Pb than pyrolusite oxides (betaMnO2). X-ray crystallography indicated that biogenic manganese (hydr)oxide and iron (hydr)oxide were predominantly amorphous or poorly crystalline and their X-ray diffraction patterns were not significantly affected by the presence of the other (hydr)oxide during formation. When iron and manganese (hydr)oxides were mixed after formation, or for Mn biologically oxidized with iron(III) (hydr)oxide present, observed Pb adsorption was similar to that expected for the mixture based on Langmuir parameters for the individual (hydr)oxides. These results indicate that interactions in iron/manganese (hydr)oxide mixtures related to the formation process and sequence of formation such as site masking, alterations in specific surface area, or changes in crystalline structure either did not occur or had a negligible effect on Pb adsorption by the mixtures. PMID:11871557

Nelson, Yarrow M; Lion, Leonard W; Shuler, Michael L; Ghiorse, William C

2002-02-01

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Theoretical technique for predicting the cumulative impact of iron and manganese oxidation in streams receiving discharge from coal mines  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Two U.S. Geological Survey computer programs are modified and linked to predict the cumulative impact of iron and manganese oxidation in coal-mine discharge water on the dissolved chemical quality of a receiving stream. The coupled programs calculate the changes in dissolved iron, dissolved manganese, and dissolved oxygen concentrations; alkalinity; and, pH of surface water downstream from the point of discharge. First, the one-dimensional, stead-state stream, water quality program uses a dissolved oxygen model to calculate the changes in concentration of elements as a function of the chemical reaction rates and time-of-travel. Second, a program (PHREEQE) combining pH, reduction-oxidation potential, and equilibrium equations uses an aqueous-ion association model to determine the saturation indices and to calculate pH; it then mixes the discharge with a receiving stream. The kinetic processes of the first program dominate the system, whereas the equilibrium thermodynamics of the second define the limits of the reactions. A comprehensive test of the technique was not possible because a complete set of data was unavailable. However, the cumulative impact of representative discharges from several coal mines on stream quality in a small watershed in southwestern Indiana was simulated to illustrate the operation of the technique and to determine its sensitivity to changes in physical, chemical, and kinetic parameters. Mine discharges averaged 2 cu ft/sec, with a pH of 6.0, and concentrations of 7.0 mg/L dissolved iron, 4.0 mg/L dissolved manganese, and 8.08 mg/L dissolved oxygen. The receiving stream discharge was 2 cu ft/sec, with a pH of 7.0, and concentrations of 0.1 mg/L dissolved iron, 0.1 mg/L dissolved manganese, and 8.70 mg/L dissolved oxygen. Results of the simulations indicated the following cumulative impact on the receiving stream from five discharges as compared with the effect from one discharge: 0.30 unit decrease in pH, 1.82 mg/L increase in dissolved iron, 1.50 mg/L increase in dissolved manganese, and 0.24 mg/L decrease in dissolved oxygen concentration. (Author 's abstract)

Bobay, Keith E.

1986-01-01

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Cadmium?induced alterations in nutrient composition and growth of betula pendula seedlings: The significance of fine roots as a primary target for cadmium toxicity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Birch seedlings (Betula pendula) were cultivated in nutrient solution with 0–2 ?M cadmium (Cd). The effects of 2–10 days of Cd exposure on root and shoot element composition [potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (P), sulfur (S), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo), and Cd] and growth (as percentage dry weight increase) were investigated. The

Monika Gussarsson

1994-01-01

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Iron deficient and manganese supplemented diets alter metals and transporters in the developing rat brain.  

PubMed

Manganese (Mn) neurotoxicity in adults can result in psychological and neurological disturbances similar to Parkinson's disease, including extrapyramidal motor system defects and altered behaviors. Iron (Fe) deficiency is one of the most prevalent nutritional disorders in the world, affecting approximately 2 billion people, especially pregnant and lactating women, infants, toddlers, and adolescents. Fe deficiency can enhance brain Mn accumulation even in the absence of excess Mn in the environment or the diet. To assess the neurochemical interactions of dietary Fe deficiency and excess Mn during development, neonatal rats were exposed to either a control diet, a low-Fe diet (ID), or a low-Fe diet supplemented with Mn (IDMn) via maternal milk during the lactation period (postnatal days [PN] 4-21). In PN21 pups, both the ID and IDMn diets produced changes in blood parameters characteristic of Fe deficiency: decreased hemoglobin (Hb) and plasma Fe, increased plasma transferrin (Tf), and total iron binding capacity (TIBC). Treated ID and IDMn dams also had decreased Hb throughout lactation and ID dams had decreased plasma Fe and increased Tf and TIBC on PN21. Both ID and IDMn pups had decreased Fe and increased copper brain levels; in addition, IDMn pups also had increased brain levels of several other essential metals including Mn, chromium, zinc, cobalt, aluminum, molybdenum, and vanadium. Concurrent with altered concentrations of metals in the brain, transport proteins divalent metal transporter-1 and transferrin receptor were increased. No significant changes were determined for the neurotransmitters gamma aminobutyric acid and glutamate. The results of this study confirm that there is homeostatic relationship among several essential metals in the brain and not simply between Fe and Mn. PMID:17060373

Garcia, Stephanie J; Gellein, Kristin; Syversen, Tore; Aschner, Michael

2007-01-01

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AurF from Streptomyces thioluteus and a possible new family of manganese/iron oxygenases.  

PubMed

We recently reported that the R2 subunit of class Ic ribonucleotide reductase from Chlamydia trachomatis contains a heterodinuclear Mn/Fe redox cofactor [Jiang, W., Yun, D., Saleh, L., Barr, E. W., Xing, G., Hoffart, L. M., Maslak, M.-A., Krebs, C., and Bollinger, J. M., Jr. (2007) Science 316, 1188-1191]. The N-oxygenase, AurF, from Streptomyces thioluteus catalyzes the six-electron oxidation of p-aminobenzoate to p-nitrobenzoate and contains the EX2HX60-180EX2H sequence motif previously used to identify proteins with non-heme diiron clusters. Two research groups independently obtained evidence for the presence of iron and manganese in preparations of AurF. The electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrum of purified, resting AurF presented in one of these studies is markedly similar to the spectrum of the MnIII/FeIII form of C. trachomatis R2. We propose that S. thioluteus AurF also may harbor a heterodinuclear Mn/Fe cofactor, which it may use to activate O2 for oxidation of the aryl amine to the nitro compound. Hypothetical proteins encoded in the genomes of several other bacteria have similar sequences and may also be members of this nascent family of oxygen-activating Mn/Fe proteins. PMID:17718517

Krebs, Carsten; Matthews, Megan L; Jiang, Wei; Bollinger, J Martin

2007-09-18

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Arsenic transport and partitioning within manganese- and iron-oxide rich aggregated sediments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Manganese and iron oxides are ubiquitous phases in terrestrial environments that have high sorptive capacities for arsenic. Although numerous studies have characterized the effects of As adsorption onto Fe and Mn oxides individually, the fate of arsenic within mixed (competitive) systems representative of natural environments is unresolved. Here, we investigate As dynamics in an aerobic aggregate composed of ferrihydrite and birnessite coated quartz sand fused by an agarose polymer. Mn and Fe oxide coated sands, having pre-adsorbed As(V), are cast into cohesive spheres and inoculated with Shewanella sp. ANA-3, a bacterial strain capable of reducing As(V) and Mn(IV) and Fe(III) oxides. Arsenic(III) produced by bacterial reduction of As(V) within the aggregate diffuses to the aggregate exterior (proximal to aerated solutes), where it is re-oxidized to As(V) by Mn-oxides; following oxidation, As(V) is repartitioned onto the Fe oxides. X-ray fluorescence microprobe analysis was used to map the spatial distribution of As(III) and As(V) within the aggregate, after which ?-XANES was used to confirm arsenic oxidation state within the mapped areas. These results illustrate the dynamic interplay of biogeochemical transformation, physical heterogeneity, and mixed mineralogy representative of field systems on the fate of arsenic.

Ying, S. C.; Masue-Slowey, Y.; Fendorf, S. E.

2009-12-01

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Role of cobalt, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, platinum, selenium, and titanium in carcinogenesis.  

PubMed Central

The possible carcinogenicity of cobalt, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, platinum, selenium, and titanium is reviewed, taking into account epidemiological data, the results of animal experimental studies, data on mutagenic effects and on other in vitro test systems. Of the great variety of occupations where exposure to one of these metals may occur, only haematite mining has been clearly shown to involve an increased human cancer risk. While the possibility that haematite might in some way act as a carcinogen has to be taken into consideration it is more likely that other carcinogens are responsible. Certain platinum coordination complexes are used in cancer chemotherapy, are mutagenic, and likely to be carcinogenic. Cobalt, its oxide and sulfide, certain lead salts, one organomanganese, and one organotitanium compound have been shown to have a limited carcinogenic effect in experimental animal studies, and except for titanium appear to be mutagenic. Certain mercury compounds are mutagenic but none have been shown to be carcinogenic. The presently available data are inadequate to assess the possible carcinogenicity of selenium compounds, but a few observations suggest that selenium may suppress the effect of other carcinogens administered to experimental animals and may even be associated with lower cancer mortality rates in man. Epidemiological observations are essential for the assessment of a human cancer risk, but the difficulty in collecting past exposure data in occupational groups and the complexity of multiple occupational exposures with changes over time, limits the usefulness of retrospective epidemiological studies. PMID:7023929

Kazantzis, G

1981-01-01

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Thermochemical stability of low-iron, manganese-enriched olivine in astrophysical environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Low-iron, manganese-enriched (LIME) olivine grains are found in cometary samples returned by the Stardust mission from comet 81P/Wild 2. Similar grains are found in primitive meteoritic clasts and unequilibrated meteorite matrix. LIME olivine is thermodynamically stable in a vapor of solar composition at high temperature at total pressures of a millibar to a microbar, but enrichment of solar composition vapor in a dust of chondritic composition causes the FeO/MnO ratio of olivine to increase. The compositions of LIME olivines in primitive materials indicate oxygen fugacities close to those of a very reducing vapor of solar composition. The compositional zoning of LIME olivines in amoeboid olivine aggregates is consistent with equilibration with nebular vapor in the stability field of olivine, without re-equilibration at lower temperatures. A similar history is likely for LIME olivines found in comet samples and in interplanetary dust particles. LIME olivine is not likely to persist in nebular conditions in which silicate liquids are stable.

Ebel, Denton S.; Weisberg, Michael K.; Beckett, John R.

2012-04-01

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Determination of cadmium in soil extracts containing high levels of iron and aluminum by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Accurate determination of trace levels of cadmium (Cd) in soil extracts can become problematic in an extractant such as acid oxalate which releases a substantial amount of an interfering element, especially iron (Fe) along with trace levels of Cd from soils. The most common technique to identify the chemical interference is to check the recoveries of the element of interest

Surender S. Mann; Andrew W. Rate

1998-01-01

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Cadmium Manganese Telluride (Cd1-xMnxTe): A potential material for room-temperature radiation detectors  

SciTech Connect

Cadmium Manganese Telluride (CdMnTe) recently emerged as a promising material for room-temperature X- and gamma-ray detectors. It offers several potential advantages over CdZnTe. Among them is its optimal tunable band gap ranging from 1.7-2.2 eV, and its relatively low (< 50%) content of Mn compared to that of Zn in CdZnTe that assures this favorable band-gap range. Another important asset is the segregation coefficient of Mn in CdTe that is approximately unity compared to 1.35 for Zn in CdZnTe, so ensuring the homogenous distribution of Mn throughout the ingot; hence, a large-volume stoichiometric yield is attained. However, some materials issues primarily related to the growth process impede the production of large, defect-free single crystals. The high bond-ionicity of CdMnTe entails a higher propensity to crystallize into a hexagonal structure rather than to adopt the expected zinc-blend structure, which is likely to generate twins in the crystals. In addition, bulk defects generate in the as-grown crystals due to the dearth of high-purity Mn, which yields a low-resistivity material. In this presentation, we report on our observations of such material defects in current CdMnTe materials, and our evaluation of its potential as an alternative detector material to the well-known CdZnTe detectors. We characterized the bulk defects of several indium- and vanadium-doped Cd1-xMnxTe crystals by using several advanced techniques, viz., micro-scale mapping, white-beam x-ray diffraction/reflection topography, and chemical etching. Thereafter, we fabricated some detectors from selected CdMnTe crystals, characterized their electrical properties, and tested their performance as room-temperature X- and gamma-ray detectors. Our experimental results indicate that CdMnTe materials could well prove to become a viable alternative in the near future.

Hossain, A.; Cui, Y.; Bolotnikov, A.; Camarda, G.; Yang, G.; Kim, K-H.; Gul, R.; Xu, L.; Li, L.; Mycielski, A.; and James, R.B.

2010-07-11

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Iron and manganese speciation and cycling in glacially influenced high-latitude fjord sediments (West Spitsbergen, Svalbard): Evidence for a benthic recycling-transport mechanism  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Glacial environments may provide an important but poorly constrained source of potentially bioavailable iron and manganese phases to the coastal ocean in high-latitude regions. Little is known about the fate and biogeochemical cycling of glacially derived iron and manganese in the coastal marine realm. Sediment and porewater samples were collected along transects from the fjord mouths to the tidewater glaciers at the fjord heads in Smeerenburgfjorden, Kongsfjorden, and Van Keulenfjorden along Western Svalbard. Solid-phase iron and manganese speciation, determined by sequential chemical extraction, could be linked to the compositions of the local bedrock and hydrological/weathering conditions below the local glaciers. The concentration and sulfur isotope composition of chromium reducible sulfur (CRS) in Kongs- and Van Keulenfjorden sediments largely reflect the delivery rate and isotope composition of detrital pyrite originating from adjacent glaciers. The varying input of reducible iron and manganese oxide phases and the input of organic matter of varying reactivity control the pathways of organic carbon mineralization in the sediments of the three fjords. High reducible iron and manganese oxide concentrations and elevated metal accumulation rates coupled to low input of “fresh” organic matter lead to a strong expression of dissimilatory metal oxide reduction evidenced in very high porewater iron (up to 800 ?M) and manganese (up to 210 ?M) concentrations in Kongsfjorden and Van Keulenfjorden. Sediment reworking by the benthic macrofauna and physical sediment resuspension via iceberg calving may be additional factors that promote extensive benthic iron and manganese cycling in these fjords. On-going benthic recycling of glacially derived dissolved iron into overlying seawater, where partial re-oxidation and deposition occurs, facilitates the transport of iron across the fjords and potentially into adjacent continental shelf waters. Such iron-dominated fjord sediments are likely to provide significant fluxes of potentially bioavailable iron to coastal waters and beyond. By contrast, low delivery of reducible iron (oxyhydr)oxide phases and elevated organic carbon mineralization rates driven by elevated input of “fresh” marine organic matter allow organoclastic sulfate reduction to dominate carbon remineralization at the outer Smeerenburgfjorden sites, which may limit iron fluxes to the water column.

Wehrmann, Laura M.; Formolo, Michael J.; Owens, Jeremy D.; Raiswell, Robert; Ferdelman, Timothy G.; Riedinger, Natascha; Lyons, Timothy W.

2014-09-01

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Substitution of manganese and iron into hydroxyapatite: Core/shell nanoparticles  

SciTech Connect

The bioceramics, hydroxyapatite (HAP), is a material which is biocompatible to the human body and is well suited to be used in hyperthermia applications for the treatment of bone cancer. We investigate the substitution of iron and manganese into the hydroxyapatite to yield ceramics having the empirical formula Ca{sub 9.4}Fe{sub 0.4}Mn{sub 0.2}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}(OH){sub 2}. The samples were prepared by the co-precipitation method. The formation of the nanocrystallites in the HAP structure as the heating temperatures were raised to obtain a glass-ceramic system are confirmed by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), electron diffraction (ED) and electron spin resonance (ESR). TEM images show the core/shell structure of the nanoparticles, with the core being formed by the ferrites and the shell by the hydroxyapatite. The ED patterns indicate the nanoparticles formed at 500 deg. C have an amorphous structure while the nanoparticles formed at 1000 deg. C are crystalline. ESR spectroscopy indicated that the Fe{sup 3+} ions have a g-factor of 4.23 and the Mn{sup 2+} ions have a g-factor of 2.01. The values of the parameters in the spin Hamiltonian which describes the interaction between the transition metal ions and the Ca{sup 2+} ions, indicate that the Mn{sup 2+} ion substitute into the Ca{sup 2+} sites which are ninefold coordinated, i.e., the Ca(1) sites.

Pon-On, Weeraphat; Meejoo, Siwaporn [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400 (Thailand); Tang, I.-Ming [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development, Salaya Campus, Mahidol University, Nakorn Pathom 71730 (Thailand)], E-mail: scimt@mahidol.ac.th

2008-08-04

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Single, binary, and multicomponent sorption of iron and manganese on lignite  

SciTech Connect

Acid mine drainage (AMD) has long been a significant environmental problem resulting from the microbial oxidation of iron pyrite in the presence of water and air, affording an acidic solution that contains toxic metal ions. The main objective of this study was to remove metal ions (Fe(II), Fe(III), Mn(II), Zn(II)) from AMD using lignite, a low-cost adsorbent. The lignite sorbent was utilized for the sorption of ferrous, ferric, manganese, zinc, and calcium ions in aqueous solutions. Studies were performed at different pH to find optimum pH. Equilibrium isotherms were determined to assess the maximum adsorption capacity of lignite for different metal ions. Sorption capacities were compared in single, binary, ternary, and multicomponent systems. The sorption data are correlated with Freundlich and Langmuir isotherms in each system. Both Freundlich and Langmuir isotherms fit the data reasonably well in terms of regression coefficients. Sorption studies were also performed at different temperatures to obtain the thermodynamic parameters of the process. The maximum lignite adsorption capacities at 25{sup o}C were 34.22, 25.84, and 11.90 mg/g for Fe(II), Mn(II), and Fe(III), respectively. Adsorption of Fe{sup 2+} (24.70 mg/g at 10{sup o}C and 46.46 mg/g at 40{sup o}C) increased with increased temperature, while Mn{sup 2+} adsorption (28.11 mg/g at 10{sup o}C and 7.70 mg/g at 40{sup o}C) decreased with increased temperature.

Mohad, D.; Chander, S. [Penn State University, University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Energy & Geoenvironmental Engineering

2006-07-01

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Stability Behavior and Thermodynamic States of Iron and Manganese in Sandy Soil Aquifer, Manukan Island, Malaysia  

SciTech Connect

A total of 20 soil samples were collected from 10 boreholes constructed in the low lying area, which included ancillary samples taken from the high elevation area. Redox processes were investigated in the soil as well as groundwater in the shallow groundwater aquifer of Manukan Island, Sabah, Malaysia. Groundwater samples (n = 10) from each boreholes were also collected in the low lying area to understand the concentrations and behaviors of Fe and Mn in the dissolved state. This study strives to obtain a general understanding of the stability behaviors on Fe and Mn at the upper unsaturated and the lower-saturated soil horizons in the low lying area of Manukan Island as these elements usually play a major role in the redox chemistry of the shallow groundwater. Thermodynamic calculations using PHREEQC showed that the groundwater samples in the study area are oversaturated with respect to goethite, hematite, Fe(OH){sub 3} and undersaturated with respect to manganite and pyrochroite. Low concentrations of Fe and Mn in the groundwater might be probably due to the lack of minerals of iron and manganese oxides, which exist in the sandy aquifer. In fact, high organic matters that present in the unsaturated horizon are believed to be responsible for the high Mn content in the soil. It was observed that the soil samples collected from high elevation area (BK) comprises considerable amount of Fe in both unsaturated (6675.87 mg/kg) and saturated horizons (31440.49 mg/kg) compared to the low Fe content in the low lying area. Based on the stability diagram, the groundwater composition lies within the stability field for Mn{sup 2+} and Fe{sup 2+} under suboxic condition and very close to the FeS/Fe{sup 2+} stability boundary. This study also shows that both pH and Eh values comprise a strong negative value thus suggesting that the redox potential is inversely dependent on the changes of pH.

Lin, Chin Yik, E-mail: cy_lin_ars@hotmail.com [Universiti Malaysia Sabah, School of Science and Technology (Malaysia); Abdullah, Mohd. Harun [Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Water Research Unit, School of Science and Technology (Malaysia); Musta, Baba; Praveena, Sarva Mangala [Universiti Malaysia Sabah, School of Science and Technology (Malaysia); Aris, Ahmad Zaharin [Universiti Putra Malaysia, Faculty of Environmental Studies (Malaysia)

2011-03-15

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Changes in Dietary Iron Exacerbate Regional Brain Manganese Accumulation as Determined by Magnetic Resonance Imaging  

PubMed Central

Manganese (Mn) is an essential metal required for normal homeostasis. Humans chronically exposed to high Mn levels, however, may exhibit psychomotor signs secondary to increased brain Mn. As Mn and iron (Fe) share several cellular membrane transporters, decreased Fe levels resulting from Fe deficiency or anemia lead to increased brain Mn deposition. Conversely, decreased Mn levels are associated with abnormal brain Fe accumulation. To reduce potential Mn toxicity resulting from brain Mn accumulation, we proposed that increased dietary Fe would attenuate brain Mn deposition. To test this hypothesis, three groups of Sprague-Dawley rats were injected weekly (14 weeks) with Mn (3 mg/kg) and fed normal Fe (TX), Fe-supplemented (FeS), or Fe-deficient (FeD) chow. Control (CN) rats received normal dietary Fe and saline injections. Using magnetic resonance imaging, rats were imaged biweekly for 14 weeks to qualitatively monitor brain Mn and Fe accumulation. Both FeS and FeD had greater brain Mn deposition than TX rats. By week 3, R1 values, which correlate with Mn deposition, were statistically significantly increased (p < 0.05) in brain stem, cerebellum, cortex, midbrain, and striatum compared with CN or TX animals. By week 14, R1 values for all brain regions in FeS and FeD animals were statistically significantly increased (p < 0.05). By the end of the study, similar results were obtained for R2 values, a marker of Fe accumulation. These data suggest that Fe supplementation does not effectively protect and may even exacerbate brain Mn accumulation in mammals subchronically exposed to Mn. PMID:21177776

Fitsanakis, Vanessa A.; Zhang, Na; Avison, Malcolm J.; Erikson, Keith M.; Gore, John C.; Aschner, Michael

2011-01-01

127

Correlations between lead, cadmium, copper, zinc, and iron concentrations in frozen tuna fish  

SciTech Connect

The presence of metallic pollutants in marine ecosystems has promoted wide research plans in order to evaluate pollution levels in marine organisms. However, little is known concerning environmental and physiological processes that regulate the concentration of trace metals in marine organisms. Even though the toxicity of lead and cadmium is well established, copper, zinc and iron are considered as essential elements for mammals. Little is known about heavy metals, other than mercury, concentrations in fresh and frozen tuna fish. Fifty samples obtained at the entrance of a canning factory in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results were treated by applying the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences compiled and linked in the software of a Digital VAX/VMS 11/780 computer.

Galindo, L.; Hardisson, A.; Montelongo, F.G.

1986-04-01

128

Cadmium, Copper, Iron, and Zinc Concentrations in Kidneys of Grey Wolves, Canis lupus , from Alaska, Idaho, Montana (USA) and the Northwest Territories (Canada)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cadmium, copper, iron, and zinc levels were measured in the kidneys of 115 grey wolves (Canis lupus) from Idaho, Montana and Alaska (United States), and from the Northwest Territories (Canada). No significant differences\\u000a in the levels of iron or copper were observed between locations, but wolf kidneys from more northern locations had significantly\\u000a higher cadmium levels (Alaska > Northwest Territories

S. R. Hoffmann; S. A. Blunck; Petersen Kelly; E. M. Jones; J. C. Koval; R. Misek; J. A. Frick; H. D. Cluff; C. A. Sime; M. McNay; K. B. Beckman; M. W. Atkinson; M. Drew; M. D. Collinge; E. E. Bangs; R. G. Harper

2010-01-01

129

Manganese: it turns iron into steel (and does so much more)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Manganese is a common ferrous metal with atomic weight of 25 and the chemical symbol Mn. It constitutes roughly 0.1 percent of the Earth’s crust, making it the 12th most abundant element. Its early uses were limited largely to pigments and oxidants in chemical processes and experiments, but the significance of manganese to human societies exploded with the development of modern steelmaking technology in the 1860s. U.S consumption of manganese is about 500,000 metric tons each year, predominantly by the steel industry. Because manganese is essential and irreplaceable in steelmaking and its global mining industry is dominated by just a few nations, it is considered one of the most critical mineral commodities for the United States.

Cannon, William F.

2014-01-01

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Catalytic Convergence of Manganese and Iron Lipoxygenases by Replacement of a Single Amino Acid*  

PubMed Central

Lipoxygenases (LOXs) contain a hydrophobic substrate channel with the conserved Gly/Ala determinant of regio- and stereospecificity and a conserved Leu residue near the catalytic non-heme iron. Our goal was to study the importance of this region (Gly332, Leu336, and Phe337) of a lipoxygenase with catalytic manganese (13R-MnLOX). Recombinant 13R-MnLOX oxidizes 18:2n-6 and 18:3n-3 to 13R-, 11(S or R)-, and 9S-hydroperoxy metabolites (?80–85, 15–20, and 2–3%, respectively) by suprafacial hydrogen abstraction and oxygenation. Replacement of Phe337 with Ile changed the stereochemistry of the 13-hydroperoxy metabolites of 18:2n-6 and 18:3n-3 (from ?100% R to 69–74% S) with little effect on regiospecificity. The abstraction of the pro-S hydrogen of 18:2n-6 was retained, suggesting antarafacial hydrogen abstraction and oxygenation. Replacement of Leu336 with smaller hydrophobic residues (Val, Ala, and Gly) shifted the oxygenation from C-13 toward C-9 with formation of 9S- and 9R-hydroperoxy metabolites of 18:2n-6 and 18:3n-3. Replacement of Gly332 and Leu336 with larger hydrophobic residues (G332A and L336F) selectively augmented dehydration of 13R-hydroperoxyoctadeca-9Z,11E,15Z-trienoic acid and increased the oxidation at C-13 of 18:1n-6. We conclude that hydrophobic replacements of Leu336 can modify the hydroperoxide configurations at C-9 with little effect on the R configuration at C-13 of the 18:2n-6 and 18:3n-3 metabolites. Replacement of Phe337 with Ile changed the stereospecific oxidation of 18:2n-6 and 18:3n-3 with formation of 13S-hydroperoxides by hydrogen abstraction and oxygenation in analogy with soybean LOX-1. PMID:22822060

Wennman, Anneli; Jernerén, Fredrik; Hamberg, Mats; Oliw, Ernst H.

2012-01-01

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Preconcentration and separation of iron, zinc, cadmium and mercury, from waste water using Nile blue a grafted polyurethane foam.  

PubMed

The present work describes a novel method for the incorporation of Nile blue A into polyurethane foam matrix. This foam material was found to be very suitable for the extraction of metal ions from aqueous solutions. The characterization of Nile blue A grafted foam and the effect of halide concentration, pH, shaking time, extraction isotherm and capacity have been investigated. This foam material was found to be suitable for the separation and preconcentration of iron (III), zinc (II), cadmium (II) and mercury (II) from waste water. The extraction was accomplished in (15-20) minutes. Iron was separated from acid medium (2-4 M HCl), zinc from (3-5 M HCl), cadmium from (4-6 M HCl) as thiocyanate complexes and mercury was separated from (1-2 M HCl) as chloride. PMID:18968973

El-shahat, M F; Moawed, E A; Zaid, M A A

2003-04-10

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Tunable T1 and T2 contrast abilities of manganese-engineered iron oxide nanoparticles through size control  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we demonstrate the tunable T1 and T2 contrast abilities of engineered iron oxide nanoparticles with high performance for liver contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in mice. To enhance the diagnostic accuracy of MRI, large numbers of contrast agents with T1 or T2 contrast ability have been widely explored. The comprehensive investigation of high-performance MRI contrast agents with controllable T1 and T2 contrast abilities is of high importance in the field of molecular imaging. In this study, we synthesized uniform manganese-doped iron oxide (MnIO) nanoparticles with controllable size from 5 to 12 nm and comprehensively investigated their MRI contrast abilities. We revealed that the MRI contrast effects of MnIO nanoparticles are highly size-dependent. By controlling the size of MnIO nanoparticles, we can achieve T1-dominated, T2-dominated, and T1-T2 dual-mode MRI contrast agents with much higher contrast enhancement than the corresponding conventional iron oxide nanoparticles.In this paper, we demonstrate the tunable T1 and T2 contrast abilities of engineered iron oxide nanoparticles with high performance for liver contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in mice. To enhance the diagnostic accuracy of MRI, large numbers of contrast agents with T1 or T2 contrast ability have been widely explored. The comprehensive investigation of high-performance MRI contrast agents with controllable T1 and T2 contrast abilities is of high importance in the field of molecular imaging. In this study, we synthesized uniform manganese-doped iron oxide (MnIO) nanoparticles with controllable size from 5 to 12 nm and comprehensively investigated their MRI contrast abilities. We revealed that the MRI contrast effects of MnIO nanoparticles are highly size-dependent. By controlling the size of MnIO nanoparticles, we can achieve T1-dominated, T2-dominated, and T1-T2 dual-mode MRI contrast agents with much higher contrast enhancement than the corresponding conventional iron oxide nanoparticles. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr02680b

Huang, Guoming; Li, Hui; Chen, Jiahe; Zhao, Zhenghuan; Yang, Lijiao; Chi, Xiaoqin; Chen, Zhong; Wang, Xiaomin; Gao, Jinhao

2014-08-01

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[Effect of selenium on the uptake and translocation of manganese, iron, phosphorus and selenium in rice (Oryza sativa L.)].  

PubMed

A pot experiment was conducted to clarify the effect of selenium on the uptake and translocation of manganese (Mn), iron (Fe) , phosphorus (P) and selenium (Se) in rice ( Oryza sativa L.). The results showed that addition of Se led to the significant increase of Se concentration in iron plaque on the root surface, root, shoot, husk and brown rice, and significant decrease of Mn concentration in shoot, husk and brown rice. At the Se concentrations of 0.5 and 1.0 mg.kg-1 in soil, Mn concentrations in rice shoot decreased by 32. 2% and 35.0% respectively, in husk 22.0% and 42.6% , in brown rice 27.5% and 28.5% , compared with the Se-free treatment. There was no significant effect of Se on the P and Fe concentrations in every parts of rice, except for Fe concentrations in husk. The translocation of P and Fe from iron plaque, root, shoot and husk to brown rice was not significantly affected by Se addition, but Mn translocation from iron plaque and root to brown rice was significantly inhibited by Se addition. Addition of 1.0 mg.kg-1. Se resulted in the decrease of translocation factor from iron plaque and root to brown rice by 38.9% and 37.9%, respectively, compared with the control treatment. The distribution ratios of Mn, Fe, P and Se in iron plaque, root, shoot, husk and brown rice were also affected by Se addition. The results indicated that Mn uptake, accumulation and translocation in rice could be decreased by the addition of Se in soil, therefore, Se addition could reduce the Mn harm to human health through food chain. PMID:24364339

Hu, Ying; Huang, Yi-Zong; Huang, Yan-Chao; Liu, Yun-Xia; Liang, Jian-Hong

2013-10-01

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A Green Analytical Method Using Ultrasound in Sample Preparation for the Flow Injection Determination of Iron, Manganese, and Zinc in Soluble Solid Samples by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry  

PubMed Central

A simple and rapid analytical method was developed for the determination of iron, manganese, and zinc in soluble solid samples. The method is based on continuous ultrasonic water dissolution of the sample (5–30?mg) at room temperature followed by flow injection flame atomic absorption spectrometric determination. A good precision of the whole procedure (1.2–4.6%) and a sample throughput of ca. 25 samples h–1 were obtained. The proposed green analytical method has been successfully applied for the determination of iron, manganese, and zinc in soluble solid food samples (soluble cocoa and soluble coffee) and pharmaceutical preparations (multivitamin tablets). The ranges of concentrations found were 21.4–25.61??g?g?1 for iron, 5.74–18.30??g?g?1 for manganese, and 33.27–57.90??g?g?1 for zinc in soluble solid food samples and 3.75–9.90??g?g?1 for iron, 0.47–5.05??g?g?1 for manganese, and 1.55–15.12??g?g?1 for zinc in multivitamin tablets. The accuracy of the proposed method was established by a comparison with the conventional wet acid digestion method using a paired t-test, indicating the absence of systematic errors. PMID:22567553

Yebra, M. Carmen

2012-01-01

135

Cadmium, copper, iron, and zinc concentrations in kidneys of grey wolves, Canis lupus, from Alaska, Idaho, Montana (USA) and the Northwest Territories (Canada).  

PubMed

Cadmium, copper, iron, and zinc levels were measured in the kidneys of 115 grey wolves (Canis lupus) from Idaho, Montana and Alaska (United States), and from the Northwest Territories (Canada). No significant differences in the levels of iron or copper were observed between locations, but wolf kidneys from more northern locations had significantly higher cadmium levels (Alaska > Northwest Territories > Montana ? Idaho), and wolves from Alaska showed significantly higher zinc than other locations. Additionally, female wolves in Alaska had higher iron levels than males, and adult wolves in Montana had higher copper levels than subadults. PMID:20972865

Hoffmann, S R; Blunck, S A; Petersen, K N; Jones, E M; Koval, J C; Misek, R; Frick, J A; Cluff, H D; Sime, C A; McNay, M; Beckman, K B; Atkinson, M W; Drew, M; Collinge, M D; Bangs, E E; Harper, R G

2010-11-01

136

Iron deficiency is associated with increased levels of blood cadmium in the Korean general population: Analysis of 2008-2009 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data  

SciTech Connect

Introduction: We present data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008-2009 on the distribution of blood cadmium levels and their association with iron deficiency in a representative sample of the adult Korean population. Methods: Serum ferritin was categorized into three levels: low (serum ferritin <15.0 {mu}g/L), low normal (15.0-30.0 {mu}g/L for women and 15.0-50.0 for men), and normal ({>=}30.0 {mu}g/L for women and {>=}50.0 for men), and its association with blood cadmium level was assessed after adjustment for various demographic and lifestyle factors. Results: Geometric means of blood cadmium in the low serum ferritin group in women, men, and all participants were significantly higher than in the normal group. Additionally, multiple regression analysis after adjusting for various covariates showed that blood cadmium was significantly higher in the low-ferritin group in women, men, and all participants compared with the normal group. We also found an association between serum ferritin and blood cadmium among never-smoking participants. Discussion: We found, similar to other recent population-based studies, an association between iron deficiency and increased blood cadmium in men and women, independent of smoking status. The results of the present study show that iron deficiency is associated with increased levels of blood cadmium in the general population.

Lee, Byung-Kook [Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, 646 Eupnae-ri, Shinchang-myun, Asan-si, Choongnam 336-745 (Korea, Republic of)] [Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, 646 Eupnae-ri, Shinchang-myun, Asan-si, Choongnam 336-745 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Yangho, E-mail: yanghokm@nuri.net [Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 290-3 Cheonha-Dong, Dong-Gu, Ulsan 682-060 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 290-3 Cheonha-Dong, Dong-Gu, Ulsan 682-060 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-01-15

137

Magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents in biomedical imaging: recent advances in iron- and manganese-based magnetic nanoparticles.  

PubMed

Improvements in diagnostic measures for biomedical applications have been investigated in various studies for better interpretations of biological abnormalities and several medical conditions. The use of imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is widespread and becoming a standard procedure for such specialized applications. A major avenue being studied in MRI is the use of magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) as contrast agents (CAs). Among various approaches, current research also incorporates use of superparamagnetic iron oxide NPs and manganese-based NPs with biocompatible coatings for improved stability and reduced biodegradation when exposed to a biological environment. In this review, recent advances with these types of magnetic NPs and their potential use as CAs in MRI are reported, as well as new insights into the selectivity and cellular transport mechanism that occurs following injection. PMID:24754519

Felton, Charlette; Karmakar, Alokita; Gartia, Yashraj; Ramidi, Punnamchandar; Biris, Alexandru S; Ghosh, Anindya

2014-05-01

138

Role of the metal in the bonding and properties of bimetallic complexes involving manganese, iron, and cobalt.  

PubMed

A multidentate ligand platform is introduced that enables the isolation of both homo- and heterobimetallic complexes of divalent first-row transition metal ions such as Mn(II), Fe(II), and Co(II). By means of a two-step metalation strategy, five bimetallic coordination complexes were synthesized with the general formula M1M2Cl(py3tren), where py3tren is the triply deprotonated form of N,N,N-tris(2-(2-pyridylamino)ethyl)amine. The metal-metal pairings include dicobalt (1), cobalt-iron (2), cobalt-manganese (3), diiron (4), and iron-manganese (5). The bimetallic complexes have been investigated by X-ray diffraction and X-ray anomalous scattering studies, cyclic voltammetry, magnetometry, Mössbauer spectroscopy, UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, combustion analyses, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry, and ab initio quantum chemical methods. Only the diiron chloride complex in this series contains a metal-metal single bond (2.29 Å). The others show weak metal-metal interactions (2.49 to 2.53 Å). The diiron complex is also distinct with a septet ground state, while the other bimetallic species have much lower spin states from S = 0 to S = 1. We propose that the diiron system has delocalized metal-metal bonding electrons, which seems to correlate with a short metal-metal bond and a higher spin state. Multiconfigurational wave function calculations revealed that, indeed, the metal-metal bonding orbitals in the diiron complex are much more delocalized than those of the dicobalt analogue. PMID:24125042

Tereniak, Stephen J; Carlson, Rebecca K; Clouston, Laura J; Young, Victor G; Bill, Eckhard; Maurice, Rémi; Chen, Yu-Sheng; Kim, Hyun Jung; Gagliardi, Laura; Lu, Connie C

2014-02-01

139

Differential Effects of Salen and Manganese-Salen Complex (EUK-8) on the Regulation of Cellular Cadmium Uptake and Toxicity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cadmium (Cd) stimulates the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and causes cell damage. We investigated here the feasibility of using a cell permeable superoxide dismutase\\/catalase mimetic, EUK-8, to reduce the Cd-induced ROS and cytotoxicity in Chinese hamster ovary cells. EUK-8 reduces the ROS level caused by Cd treatment. EUK-8 also curtails propidium iodide (PI) influx and increases the viability

Pei-Ming Yang; Shu-Jun Chiu; Lih-Yuan Lin

2005-01-01

140

Studies on the role of iron in the reversal of zinc, cadmium, vanadium, nickel, and cobalt toxicities in boiler pullets  

SciTech Connect

Excess dietary iron reduced the toxicity of cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni) and vanadium (V) in chicks. In order to gain further insight into this phenomenon, the toxicity of these elements was examined under conditions of dietary iron deficiency, ca. 10 ppm, and excess, ca. 1010 ppm. Graded levels of Cd, Co, Ni, V and also of zinc (Zn) were added to achieve toxicities of these heavy metals. In every case the iron-supplemented chicks were less susceptible to the every case the iron-supplemented chicks were less susceptible to the toxicities of these elements than were those chicks receiving the iron-deficient diet. The results of these studies revealed that Fe alters the metabolism of Zn, Cd, V, Ni and Co in livers and kidneys of chicks. The data further show that Zn, Cd, and Co alter Fe metabolism in chick livers and kidneys. Additionally, hemoglobin concentration was altered by Zn, Cd, and V, as well as Fe, in chicks. The locus of these interactions was more clearly defined using the radioactive tracers /sup 109/Cd, /sup 60/Co, /sup 63/Ni, /sup 48/V, and /sup 65/Zn. Iron deficiency increased absorption of Co and Ni, reduced liver retention of Cd, and Zn without affecting absorption and increased blood and liver levels of V, possibly as a result of decreased bone uptake. The alteration of liver metabolism of Cd and Zn in iron deficiency was investigated using column chromatography and atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Adequate dietary iron appears to act synergistically with Cd and Zn to induce metallothionein in the liver. Increased dietary Fe was observed to result in an increased liver influx of Zn and Cd. It is possible that iron acts in this manner to induce metallothionein synthesis.

Blalock, T.L.

1986-01-01

141

Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics of trivalent oxides of iron and manganese  

DOEpatents

A new method for combining elemental iron and other metals to form an inexpensive ceramic to stabilize arsenic, alkaline red mud wastes, swarfs, and other iron or metal-based additives, to create products and waste forms which can be poured or dye cast.

Wagh, Arun S. (Orland Park, IL); Jeong, Seung-Young (Westmont, IL)

2002-01-01

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Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury, and selenium in feathers of Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) and Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) from Prince William Sound, Alaska  

PubMed Central

Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury and selenium were analyzed in the feathers of Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) from Shoup Bay in Prince William Sound, Alaska to determine if there were age-related differences in metal levels, and in Black Oystercatchers (Haematopus bachmani)) from the same region to determine if there were differences in oiled and unoiled birds. Except for mercury, there were no age-related differences in metals levels in the feathers of kittiwakes. Kittiwakes over 13 years of age had the highest levels of mercury. There were no differences in levels of metals in the feathers of oystercatchers from oiled and unoiled regions of Prince William Sound. Except for mercury, the feathers of oystercatchers had significantly higher levels of all metals than those of kittiwakes. Levels of mercury in kittiwake feathers (mean of 2910 ng/g [ppb]) were within the range of many species of seabirds reported for other studies, and were generally below adverse effects levels. PMID:18440597

Burger, Joanna; Gochfeld, Michael; Sullivan, Kelsey; Irons, David; McKnight, Aly

2014-01-01

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Arsenic, cadmium, and manganese levels in shellfish from map ta phut, an industrial area in Thailand, and the potential toxic effects on human cells.  

PubMed

Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate is a major industrial area in Thailand for both petrochemical and heavy industries. The release of hazardous wastes and other pollutants from these industries increases the potential for contamination in foods in the surrounding area, especially farmed shellfish. This study determined the arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and manganese (Mn) concentrations in the edible flesh of farmed shellfish, including Perna viridis, Meretrix meretrix, and Scapharca inaequivalvis, around the Map Ta Phut area using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The results showed that shellfish samples contained high levels of total As [1.84-6.42 mg kg(-1) wet weight (ww)]. High Mn concentrations were found in P. viridis and M. meretrix, whereas S. inaequivalis contained the highest Cd. Arsenobetaine (AsB) was found to be the major As species in shellfish (>45 % of total As). The in vitro cytotoxicity of these elements was evaluated using human cancer cells (T47D, A549, and Jurkat cells). An observed decrease in cell viability in T47D and Jurkat cells was mainly caused by exposure to inorganic As (iAs) or Mn but not to AsB or Cd. The combined elements (AsB+Mn+Cd) at concentrations predicted to result from the estimated daily intake of shellfish flesh by the local people showed significant cytotoxicity in T47D and Jurkat cells. PMID:24986306

Rangkadilok, Nuchanart; Siripriwon, Pantaree; Nookabkaew, Sumontha; Suriyo, Tawit; Satayavivad, Jutamaad

2015-01-01

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Sources and transport of dissolved iron and manganese along the continental margin of the Bay of Biscay  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dissolved iron (DFe; <0.2 µm) and dissolved manganese (DMn; <0.2 µm) concentrations were determined in the water column of the Bay of Biscay (eastern North Atlantic Ocean) in March 2002. The samples were collected along a transect traversing from the European continental shelf over the continental slope. The highest DFe and DMn concentrations (2.39 nM and 6.10 nM, respectively) were observed in the bottom waters on the shelf at stations closest to the coast. The release of trace metal from resuspended particles and the diffusion from pore waters were probably at the origin of elevated DFe and DMn concentrations in the Bottom Boundary Layer (BBL). In the slope region, the highest total dissolvable iron (TDFe), DFe and DMn values (24.6 nM, 1.58 nM and 2.12 nM, respectively) were observed close to the bottom at depth of ca.~600-700 m. Internal wave activity and slope circulation are thought to be at the origin of this phenomenon. These processes were also very likely the cause of elevated concentrations (DFe: 1.27 nM, DMn: 2.34 nM) measured in surface waters of stations located in the same area. At stations off the continental slope, the vertical distribution of both metals were typical of open ocean conditions, indicating that inputs from the continental margin did not impact the metal distributions in the offshore waters.

Laës, A.; Blain, S.; Laan, P.; Ussher, S. J.; Achterberg, E. P.; Tréguer, P.; de Baar, H. J. W.

2007-03-01

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Sources and transport of dissolved iron and manganese along the continental margin of the Bay of Biscay  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dissolved iron (DFe; <0.2?m) and dissolved manganese (DMn; <0.2?m) concentrations were determined in the water column of the Bay of Biscay (eastern North Atlantic Ocean) in March 2002. The samples were collected along a transect traversing from the European continental shelf over the continental slope. The highest DFe and DMn concentrations (2.39 nM and 6.10 nM, respectively) were observed in the bottom waters on the shelf at stations closest to the coast. The release of trace metal from resuspended particles and the diffusion from pore waters resulted in elevated DFe and DMn concentrations in the Bottom Boundary Layer (BBL). In the slope region, the highest total dissolvable iron (TDFe), DFe and DMn values (24.6 nM, 1.58 nM and 2.12 nM, respectively) were observed close to the bottom at depth of ca. 600-700 m. Internal wave activity and slope circulation are thought to be at the origin of this phenomenon. These processes were also very likely the cause of elevated concentrations (DFe: 1.27 nM, DMn: 2.34 nM) measured in surface waters of stations located in the same area. At stations off the continental slope, the vertical distribution of both metals were typical of open ocean conditions, indicating that inputs from the continental margin did not impact the metal distributions in the offshore waters.

Laës, A.; Blain, S.; Laan, P.; Ussher, S. J.; Achterberg, E. P.; Tréguer, P.; de Baar, H. J. W.

2006-09-01

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The relation of the accumulation of cadmium in human placenta to the intake of high-fibre grains and maternal iron status.  

PubMed

Exposure to cadmium via the diet is known to depend to a large extent on the intake of cereal grains, particularly the high-fibre fractions of wheat. Subjects with low iron status absorb more cadmium than those with better iron status. The purpose of the present study was to determine to what extent cadmium accumulation in human placenta is affected by the intake of grain fibre and maternal iron status during pregnancy. Thirty-nine pregnant women participated in the study. In each trimester the women were requested to complete a dietary history and to allow blood samples to be taken for haemoglobin, serum ferritin and serum thiocyanate determinations, the latter as a marker for smoking. At delivery the whole placenta was taken for the determination of the cadmium concentration. The 32 women who had serum thiocyanate levels less than 70 mumol/l, who had completed at least one dietary history and from whom a blood sample was obtained in the third trimester, were included in the final statistical analyses. In the group of women who consumed less than the median intake of grain fibre and had more than 15 micrograms ferritin/l serum in the third trimester, the placenta cadmium concentration was nearly half that in the placentae of women who had consumed more grain fibre or had lower iron status in late pregnancy. PMID:1327741

Moberg Wing, A; Wing, K; Tholin, K; Sjöström, R; Sandström, B; Hallmans, G

1992-08-01

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An aqueous method for the controlled manganese (Mn(2+)) substitution in superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for contrast enhancement in MRI.  

PubMed

Despite the success in the use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) for various scientific applications, its potential in biomedical fields has not been exploited to its full potential. In this context, an in situ substitution of Mn(2+) was performed in SPION and a series of ferrite particles, MnxFe1-xFe2O4 with a varying molar ratio of Mn(2+)?:?Fe(2+) where 'x' varies from 0-0.75. The ferrite particles obtained were further studied in MRI contrast applications and showed appreciable enhancement in their MRI contrast properties. Manganese substituted ferrite nanocrystals (MnIOs) were synthesized using a novel, one-step aqueous co-precipitation method based on the use of a combination of sodium hydroxide and trisodium citrate (TSC). This approach yielded the formation of highly crystalline, superparamagnetic MnIOs with good control over their size and bivalent Mn ion crystal substitution. The presence of a TSC hydrophilic layer on the surface facilitated easy dispersion of the materials in an aqueous media. Primary characterizations such as structural, chemical and magnetic properties demonstrated the successful formation of manganese substituted ferrite. More significantly, the MRI relaxivity of the MnIOs improved fourfold when compared to SPION crystals imparting high potential for use as an MRI contrast agent. Further, the cytocompatibility and blood compatibility evaluations demonstrated excellent cell morphological integrity even at high concentrations of nanoparticles supporting the non-toxic nature of nanoparticles. These results open new horizons for the design of biocompatible water dispersible ferrite nanoparticles with good relaxivity properties via a versatile and easily scalable co-precipitation route. PMID:25586703

Ereath Beeran, Ansar; Nazeer, Shaiju S; Fernandez, Francis Boniface; Muvvala, Krishna Surendra; Wunderlich, Wilfried; Anil, Sukumaran; Vellappally, Sajith; Ramachandra Rao, M S; John, Annie; Jayasree, Ramapurath S; Harikrishna Varma, P R

2015-01-28

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Cloud point extraction and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry determination of manganese(II) and iron(III) in water samples  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cloud point extraction (CPE) was applied as a preconcentration step prior to graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS) determination of manganese(II) and iron(III) in water samples. After complexation with 1-phenyl-3-methyl-4-benzoyl-5-pyrazolone (PMBP), the analytes could be quantitatively extracted to the phase rich in the surfactant p-octylpolyethyleneglycolphenylether (Triton X-100) and be concentrated, then determined by GFAAS. The parameters affecting the extraction efficiency,

Pei Liang; Hongbo Sang; Zhimei Sun

2006-01-01

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Effects of iron and manganese in culture solution on their concentrations in roots and shoots of rice plants (Oryza sativa L.) grown under anaerobic conditions  

E-print Network

(1964) reported that the oxidative power of the roots increased with soil moisture. Thus the roots of the rice plants take up the nutrients from an oxidized rhizosphere. This is somewhat different than nutrient uptake from the completely oxidized... i vers i ty in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1976 Major Subject: Soil Science EFFECTS OF IRON AND MANGANESE IN CULTURE SOLUTION ON THEIR CONCENTRATIONS IN ROOTS AND SHOOTS OF RICE PLANTS...

Bacha, Richard E

2012-06-07

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Effects of resuspension on benthic fluxes of oxygen, nutrients, dissolved inorganic carbon, iron and manganese in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of resuspension on benthic fluxes of oxygen (O2), ammonium (NH4+), nitrate (NO3?), phosphate (PO43?), silicate (Si(OH)4), dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), total dissolved iron (Fe) and total dissolved manganese (Mn) was studied at three different stations in the Gulf of Finland (GoF), Baltic Sea during three cruises in June–July 2003, September 2004 and May 2005. The stations were situated

Elin Almroth; Anders Tengberg; Johan H. Andersson; Svetlana Pakhomova; Per O. J. Hall

2009-01-01

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Cobalt, manganese, and iron near the Hawaiian Islands: A potential concentrating mechanism for cobalt within a cyclonic eddy and implications for the hybrid-type trace metals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The vertical distributions of cobalt, iron, and manganese in the water column were studied during the E-Flux Program (E-Flux II and III), which focused on the biogeochemistry of cold-core cyclonic eddies that form in the lee of the Hawaiian Islands. During E-Flux II (January 2005) and E-Flux III (March 2005), 17 stations were sampled for cobalt (n=147), all of which

Abigail E. Noble; Mak A. Saito; Kanchan Maiti; Claudia R. Benitez-Nelson

2008-01-01

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Elevated Airborne Exposures of Teenagers to Manganese, Chromium, and Iron from Steel Dust and New York City’s Subway System  

PubMed Central

There is increasing interest in potential health effects of airborne exposures to hazardous air pollutants at relatively low levels. This study focuses on sources, levels, and exposure pathways of manganese, chromium, and iron among inner-city high school students in New York City (NYC) and the contribution of subways. Samples of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) were collected during winter and summer over 48 h periods in a variety of settings including inside homes, outdoors, and personal samples (i.e., sampling packs carried by subjects). PM2.5 samples were also collected in the NYC subway system. For NYC, personal samples had significantly higher concentrations of iron, manganese, and chromium than did home indoor and ambient samples. The ratios and strong correlations between pairs of elements suggested steel dust as the source of these metals for a large subset of the personal samples. Time–activity data suggested NYC subways as a likely source of these elevated personal metals. In duplicate PM2.5 samples that integrated 8 h of underground subway exposure, iron, manganese, and chromium levels (>2 orders of magnitude above ambient levels) and their ratios were consistent with the elevated personal exposures. Steel dust in the NYC subway system was the dominant source of airborne exposures to iron, manganese, and chromium for many young people enrolled in this study, with the same results expected for other NYC subway riders who do not have occupational exposures to these metals. However, there are currently no known health effects at the exposure levels observed in this study. PMID:14968857

CHILLRUD, STEVEN N.; EPSTEIN, DAVID; ROSS, JAMES M.; SAX, SONJA N.; PEDERSON, DEE; SPENGLER, JOHN D.; KINNEY, PATRICK L.

2011-01-01

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Iron and manganese reduction driven by organic matter and mixing of fresh and saline groundwater in the Fraser River Delta aquifer, Vancouver, Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present results of field investigations of the biogeochemistry of an aquifer a few km from the ocean adjacent to the Fraser River in Vancouver, Canada. At the site, a wedge of relatively dense saline ocean water enters the aquifer in the hyporheic zone at the river bottom, migrates away from the river along the base of the aquifer to a maximum distance of approximately 500m inland, where it overturns and mixes with fresh groundwater. The mixed saline - fresh water then flows back under a regional freshwater gradient and eventually discharges to the river at the top of the saline wedge. Pore waters show iron concentrations peak at over 300 ppm (5.4 mM) and manganese at 7 ppm (0.13 mM) at the interface between terrestrial recharge and top of the overturned saline groundwater. The reducible concentrations on the sediment are approximately 5000 ppm (solid/solid) iron and 70 ppm manganese. At present flow rates and fluxes of organic matter, between 300 and 1500 pore volumes are required to flush iron completely from the aquifer. Since the presence of organic matter, the dominant process is reductive dissolution of iron and manganese oxide minerals via organic matter oxidation, although acid-volatile sulfide and methane measurements show that both sulfate reduction and methanogenesis are also occurring. Dissolved organic matter concentrations range between 5 and 30 ppm. Excitation - emission fluorescence spectroscopy is used to help identify the distinct sources of dissolved organic matter, which include terrestrial from fresh recharge, detrital from sediments and from inflowing ocean water. Kinetic reactive-transport modeling that includes primary mineral redox reactions and secondary mineral precipitation was used to: i) interpret the role of mixing of fresh and saline water, ii) to constrain reduction rate parameters and metabolic activity levels from field data, including oxidation rate of organic matter by iron and manganese oxides, probably accompanied with sulfate reduction and methanogenesis. iii) to understand how other secondary minerals further control aqueous ferrous iron and manganese concentration through mineral precipitation/dissolution processes.

Jia, K.; Beckie, R. D.

2013-12-01

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Distribution and genetic diversity of the microorganisms in the biofilter for the simultaneous removal of arsenic, iron and manganese from simulated groundwater.  

PubMed

A biofilter was developed in this study, which showed an excellent performance with the simultaneous removal of AsIII from 150 to 10mg L(-1) during biological iron and manganese oxidation. The distribution and genetic diversity of the microorganisms along the depth of the biofilter have been investigated using DGGE. Results suggested that Iron oxidizing bacteria (IOB, such as Gallionella, Leptothrix), Manganese oxidizing bacteria (MnOB, such as Leptothrix, Pseudomonas, Hyphomicrobium, Arthrobacter) and AsIII-oxidizing bacteria (AsOB, such as Alcaligenes, Pseudomonas) are dominant in the biofilter. The spatial distribution of IOB, MnOB and AsOB at different depths of the biofilter determined the removal zone of FeII, MnII and AsIII, which site at the depths of 20, 60 and 60cm, respectively, and the corresponding removal efficiencies were 86%, 84% and 87%, respectively. This process shows great potential to the treatment of groundwater contaminated with iron, manganese and arsenic due to its stable performance and significant cost-savings. PMID:24507582

Yang, Liu; Li, Xiangkun; Chu, Zhaorui; Ren, Yuhui; Zhang, Jie

2014-03-01

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Extracting iron and manganese from bacteria with ionophores - a mechanism against competitors characterized by increased potency in environments low in micronutrients.  

PubMed

To maintain their metal ion homeostasis, bacteria critically depend on membrane integrity and controlled ion translocation. Terrestrial Streptomyces species undermine the function of the cytoplasmic membrane as diffusion barrier for metal cations in competitors using ionophores. Although the properties of the divalent cation ionophores calcimycin and ionomycin have been characterized to some extent in vitro, their effects on bacterial ion homeostasis, the factors leading to bacterial cell death, and their ecological role are poorly understood. To gain insight into their antibacterial mechanism, we determined the metal ion composition of the soil bacterium Bacillus subtilis after treatment with calcimycin and ionomycin. Within 15 min the cells lost approximately half of their cellular iron and manganese content whereas calcium levels increased. The proteomic response of B. subtilis provided evidence that disturbance of metal cation homeostasis is accompanied by intracellular oxidative stress, which was confirmed with a ROS-specific fluorescent probe. B. subtilis showed enhanced sensitivity to the ionophores in medium lacking iron or manganese. Furthermore, in the presence of ionophores bacteria were sensitive to high calcium levels. These findings suggest that divalent cation ionophores are particularly effective against competing microorganisms in soils rich in available calcium and low in available iron and manganese. PMID:23412951

Raatschen, Nadja; Wenzel, Michaela; Ole Leichert, Lars Ingo; Düchting, Petra; Krämer, Ute; Bandow, Julia Elisabeth

2013-04-01

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Trithiocyanurate complexes of iron, manganese and nickel and their anticholinesterase activity.  

PubMed

The complexes of Fe(II), Mn(II) and Ni(II) with a combination of a Schiff base, nitrogen-donor ligand or macrocyclic ligand and trithiocyanuric acid (ttcH3) were prepared and characterized by elemental analysis and spectroscopies. Crystal and molecular structures of the iron complex of composition [Fe(L1)](ttcH2)(ClO4)·EtOH·H2O (1), where L1 is Schiff base derived from tris(2-aminoethyl)amine and 2-pyridinecarboxaldehyde, were solved. It was found that the Schiff base is coordinated to the central iron atom by six nitrogens forming deformed octahedral arrangement, whereas trithiocyanurate(1-) anion, perchlorate and solvent molecules are not coordinated. The X-ray structure of the Schiff base sodium salt is also presented and compared with the iron complex. The anticholinesterase activity of the complexes was also studied. PMID:24717551

Kopel, Pavel; Dolezal, Karel; Langer, Vratislav; Jun, Daniel; Adam, Vojtech; Kuca, Kamil; Kizek, Rene

2014-01-01

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Iron and manganese in oxide minerals and in glasses: preliminary consideration of Eh buffering potential at Yucca Mountain, Nevada  

SciTech Connect

The tuffs of Yucca Mountain at the Nevada Test Site are currently under investigation as a possible deep burial site for high-level radioactive waste disposal. One of the main concerns is the effect of oxidizing groundwater on the transport of radionuclides. Rock components that may affect the oxygen content of groundwater include Fe-Ti oxides, Mn oxides, and glasses that contain ferrous iron. Some phenocryst Fe-Ti oxides at Yucca Mountain are in reduced states, whereas groundmass Fe-Ti oxides have been oxidized to hematite, rutile, and pseudobrookite (Fe{sup 3+}-bearing phases) exclusively. Estimates of Fe{sup 2+}-bearing oxides indicate that less than 0.33 vol% phenocrysts is available to act as solid buffering agents of Eh. Of this percentage, significant amounts of Fe-Ti oxides are isolated from effective interaction with groundwater because they occur in densely welded, devitrified tuffs that have low interstitial permeability. Manganese oxides occur primarily along fractures in the ash-flow tuffs. Because the Mn oxides are concentrated along the same pathways (fractures) where transport has occurred in the past, these small volume percentages could act as buffers. However, the oxidation states of actual Mn-oxide phases are high (Mn{sup 4+}), and these minerals have virtually no potential for reducing groundwater Eh. Manganese oxides may even act as oxidizing agents. However, regardless of their poor capabilities as reducing agents, the Mn oxides could be important as sorbents of heavy metals at Yucca Mountain. The lack of accessible, pristine Fe-Ti oxides and the generally high oxidation states of Mn oxides seem to rule out these oxides as Eh buffers of the Yucca Mountain groundwater system. Reduction of ferrous iron within glassy tuffs may have some effect on Eh, but further study is needed. At present it is prudent to assume that minerals and glasses have little or no capacity for reducing oxygen-rich groundwater at Yucca Mountain. 25 refs., 3 figs., 12 tabs

Caporuscio, F.A.; Vaniman, D.T.

1985-04-01

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Exposure to bis(maltolato)oxovanadium(IV) increases levels of hepcidin mRNA and impairs the homeostasis of iron but not that of manganese.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to examine whether alterations in iron homeostasis, caused by exposure to vanadium, are related to changes in the gene expression of hepatic hepcidin. Two groups of rats were examined: control and vanadium-exposed. Vanadium, as bis(maltolato)oxovanadium(IV) was supplied in the drinking water. The experiment had a duration of five weeks. Iron and manganese were measured in excreta, serum and tissues. Leptin, ferritin, IL-1?, IL-6, TNF-?, red blood cells, haemoglobin and haematocrit were determined. Protein carbonyl group levels and hepcidin gene expression were determined in the liver. In the vanadium-exposed rats, iron absorption, serum iron and leptin and all haematological parameters decreased. Levels of IL-6, TNF-? and ferritin in serum and of iron in the liver, spleen and heart increased. In the liver, levels of protein carbonyl groups and hepcidin mRNA were also higher in the vanadium-exposed group. Exposure to vanadium did not modify manganese homeostasis. The results obtained from this study provide the first evidence that bis(maltolato)oxovanadium(IV) produces an increase in the gene expression of the hepcidin, possibly caused by an inflammatory process. Both factors could be the cause of alterations in Fe homeostasis and the appearance of anaemia. However, Mn homeostasis was not affected. PMID:25168077

Sánchez-González, Cristina; Rivas-García, Lorenzo; López-Chaves, Carlos; Rodríguez-Nogales, Alba; Algieri, Francesca; Gálvez, Julio; Gómez-Aracena, Jorge; Vera-Ramírez, Laura; Montes-Bayon, Maria; Sanz-Medel, Alfredo; Llopis, Juan

2014-11-01

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Inhibition of Ape1 nuclease activity by lead, iron, and cadmium.  

PubMed Central

Many environmental metals are co-carcinogens, eliciting their effects via inhibition of DNA repair. Apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) endonuclease 1 (Ape1) is the major mammalian abasic endonuclease and initiates repair of this cytotoxic/mutagenic lesion by incising the DNA backbone via a Mg(2+)-dependent reaction. In this study we examined the effects of arsenite [As(III)], cadmium [Cd(II)], cobalt [Co(II)], iron [Fe(II)], nickel [Ni(II)], and lead [Pb(II)] at concentrations ranging from 0.3 to 100 microM on the incision activity of Ape1 in the presence of 1 mM MgCl(subscript)2(/subscript). Pb(II) and Fe(II) inhibited Ape1 activity at each of the concentrations tested, with an IC(subscript)50(/subscript) (half-maximal inhibitory concentration) of 0.61 and 1.0 microM, respectively. Cd(II) also inhibited Ape1 activity but only at concentrations > 10 microM. No inhibition was seen with As(III), Co(II), or Ni(II). A similar inhibition pattern was observed with the homologous Escherichia coli protein, exonuclease III, but no inhibition was seen with the structurally distinct AP endonuclease E. coli endonuclease IV, indicating a targeted effect of Pb(II), Fe(II), and Cd(II) on the Ape1-like repair enzymes. Excess nonspecific DNA did not abrogate the metal inactivation, suggesting a protein-specific effect. Notably, Cd(II), Fe(II), and Pb(II) [but not As(III), Co(II), or Ni(II)] inhibited AP endonuclease activity in whole-cell extracts but had no significant effect on single nucleotide gap filling, 5'-flap endonuclease, and nick ligation activities, supporting the idea of selective inactivation of Ape1 in cells. Our results are the first to identify a potential DNA repair enzyme target for lead and suggest a means by which these prevalent environmental metals may elicit their deleterious effects. PMID:15159209

McNeill, Daniel R; Narayana, Avinash; Wong, Heng-Kuan; Wilson, David M

2004-01-01

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Iron, manganese and copper emitted by cargo and passenger trains in Zürich (Switzerland): Size-segregated mass concentrations in ambient air  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Particle emissions caused by railway traffic have hardly been investigated in the past, due to their obviously minor influence on air quality compared to automotive traffic. In this study, emissions related to particle abrasion from wheels and tracks were investigated next to a busy railway line in Zürich (Switzerland), where trains run nearly exclusively with electrical locomotives. Hourly size-segregated aerosol samples (0.1-1, 1-2.5 and 2.5-10 ?m) were collected with a rotating drum impactor (RDI) and subsequently analyzed by synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (SR-XRF). In this way, hourly elemental mass concentrations were obtained for chromium, manganese, iron and copper, which are the elements most relevant for railway abrasion. Additionally, daily aerosol filters were collected at the same site as well as at a background site for subsequent analysis by gravimetry and wavelength dispersive XRF (WD-XRF). Railway related ambient air concentrations of iron and manganese were calculated for the coarse (2.5-10 ?m) and fine (<2.5 ?m) particle fraction by means of a Mn/Fe ratio investigation. The comparison to train type and frequency data showed that 75% and 60% of the iron and manganese mass concentrations related to cargo and passenger trains, respectively, were found in the coarse mode. The railway related iron mass concentration normalized by the train frequency ranges between 10 and 100 ng m -3 h iron in 10 m distance to the tracks, depending on train type. It is estimated that the personal exposure next to a busy railway line above ground is more than a magnitude lower than inside a subway station.

Bukowiecki, Nicolas; Gehrig, Robert; Hill, Matthias; Lienemann, Peter; Zwicky, Christoph N.; Buchmann, Brigitte; Weingartner, Ernest; Baltensperger, Urs

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Selective Transport of Zinc, Manganese, Nickel, Cobalt and Cadmium in the Root System and Transfer to the Leaves in Young Wheat Plants  

PubMed Central

• Background and Aims The uptake, translocation and redistribution of the heavy metals zinc, manganese, nickel, cobalt and cadmium are relevant for plant nutrition as well as for the quality of harvested plant products. The long-distance transport of these heavy metals within the root system and the release to the shoot in young wheat (Triticum aestivum ‘Arina’) plants were investigated. • Methods After the application of 65Zn, 54Mn, 63Ni, 57Co and 109Cd for 24?h to one seminal root (the other seminal roots being excised) of 54-h-old wheat seedlings, the labelled plants were incubated for several days in hydroponic culture on a medium without radionuclides. • Key Results The content of 65Zn decreased quickly in the labelled part of the root. After the transfer of 65Zn from the roots to the shoot, a further redistribution in the phloem from older to younger leaves was observed. In contrast to 65Zn, 109Cd was released more slowly from the roots to the leaves and was subsequently redistributed in the phloem to the youngest leaves only at trace levels. The content of 63Ni decreased quickly in the labelled part of the root, moving to the newly formed parts of the root system and also accumulating transiently in the expanding leaves. The 54Mn content decreased quickly in the labelled part of the root and increased simultaneously in leaf 1. A strong retention in the labelled part of the root was observed after supplying 57Co. • Conclusions The dynamics of redistribution of 65Zn, 54Mn, 63Ni, 57Co and 109Cd differed considerably. The rapid redistribution of 63Ni from older to younger leaves throughout the experiment indicated a high mobility in the phloem, while 54Mn was mobile only in the xylem and 57Co was retained in the labelled root without being loaded into the xylem. PMID:15965269

PAGE, VALERIE; FELLER, URS

2005-01-01

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Effects of nutritional factors on metabolism of dietary cadmium at levels similar to those of man.  

PubMed Central

Several nutrients are known to affect cadmium toxicity, but little is known about the effect of dietary nutrient levels on absorption and tissue retention of cadmium at low dietary levels, similar to those of man. Feeding gradedlevels of zinc in a casein-gelatin diet to young Japanese quail with 109Cd (as the chloride) and 0.062 ppm added cadmium decreased the cadmium concentrations in the proventriculus-ventriculus, duodenum, jejunum-ileum, and the liver, but not in the kidney. Zinc also affected some zinc, iron, manganese, and copper tissue levels. Different tissue concentration patterns of cadmium and essential minerals were obtained with two purified control diets, one based on casein-gelatin and the other on soy isolate as the principal protein sources. The data show that relatively small dietary changes can markedly affect tissue levels of cadmium and that a low intake of zinc may increase the risk to dietary cadmium exposure. The complexity of the nutrient interrelationships and their effects on cadmium require further study to define mechanisms, which may be similar to those produced by low cadmium intakes in man. PMID:488027

Fox, M R; Jacobs, R M; Jones, A O; Fry, B E

1979-01-01

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Relationship of manganese-iron oxides and associated heavy metals to grain size in stream sediments  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The distribution of ammonium citrate-leachable lead, zinc and cadmium among size fractions in stream sediments is strongly influenced by the presence of hydrous Mn-Fe oxides in the form of coatings on sediment grains. Distribution curves showing leachable metals as a function of particle size are given for eight samples from streams in New York State. These show certain features in common; in particular two concentrations of metals, one in the finest fractions, and a second peak in the coarse sand and gravel fraction. The latter can be explained as a result of the increasing prevalence and thickness of oxide coatings with increasing particle size, with the oxides serving as collectors for the heavy metals. The distribution of Zn and Cd in most of the samples closely parallels that of Mn; the distribution of Pb is less regular and appears to be related to Fe in some samples and Mn in others. The concentration of metals in the coarse fractions due to oxide coatings, combined with the common occurrence of oxide deposition in streams of glaciated regions, raises the possibility of using coarse materials for geochemical surveys and environmental heavy-metal studies. ?? 1975.

Whitney, P.R.

1975-01-01

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Characterization, activity and mechanisms of a visible light driven photocatalyst: Manganese and iron co-modified TiO2 nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An attempt was made to prepare Mn,Fe-codoped nanostructured TiO2 photocatalyst for visible light assisted degradation of an azo dye (methylene blue) in aqueous solutions by a sol-gel process. The asprepared nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and photoluminescence spectra (PL) techniques. The photocatalytic activity of Mn,Fe-codoped TiO2 catalyst was evaluated by measuring degradation rates of methylene blue (MB) under visible light. The results showed that doping with the manganese and iron ions significantly enhanced the photocatalytic activity for MB degradation under visible light irradiation. This was ascribed to the fact that a small amount of manganese and iron dopants simultaneously increased MB adsorption capacity and separation efficiency of electron-hole pairs. The results of DRS showed that Mn,Fe-codoped TiO2 had significant absorption between 400 and 500 nm, which increased with the increase of manganese ion content. It is found that the stronger the PL intensity, the higher the photocatalytic activity. This could be explained by the points that PL spectra mainly resulted from surface oxygen vacancies and defects during the process of PL, while surface oxygen vacancies and defects could be favorable in capturing the photoinduced electrons during the process of photocatalytic reactions, so that the recombination of photoinduced electrons and holes could be effectively inhibited.

Zhang, Dongfang; Zeng, Fanbin

2011-10-01

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Relative and combined effects of ethanol and protein deficiency on zinc, iron, copper, and manganese contents in different organs and urinary and fecal excretion.  

PubMed

The relative contribution of protein deficiency to the altered metabolism of certain trace elements in chronic alcoholics is not well defined, so this study was performed to analyse the relative and combined effects of ethanol and protein deficiency on liver, bone, muscle, and blood cell content of copper, zinc, iron, and manganese, and also on serum levels and urinary and fecal excretion of these elements in four groups of eight animals each that were pair-fed during 8 weeks with a nutritionally adequate diet, a 36% (as energy) ethanol-containing isocaloric diet, a 2% protein isocaloric diet, and a 36% ethanol 2% protein isocaloric diet, respectively, following the Lieber-DeCarli model. Five additional rats were fed ad lib the control diet. Protein malnutrition, but not ethanol, leads to liver zinc depletion. Both ethanol and protein malnutrition cause muscle zinc depletion and increase urinary zinc and manganese excretion, whereas ethanol also increases urinary iron excretion and liver manganese content. No differences were observed regarding copper metabolism. PMID:9650630

Gonzalez-Reimers, E; Martinez-Riera, A; Santolaria-Fernandez, F; Mas-Pascual, A; Rodriguez-Moreno, F; Galindo-Martin, L; Molina-Perez, M; Barros-Lopez, N

1998-07-01

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Iron as a possible aggravating factor for osteopathy in itai-itai disease, a disease associated with chronic cadmium intoxication  

SciTech Connect

Itai-itai disease is thought to be the result of chronic cadmium (Cd) intoxication. We examined 23 autopsy cases of itai-itai disease and 18 cases of sudden death as controls. Urine and blood samples from 10 patients were collected before they died and revealed the presence of severe anemia and renal tubular injuries. Undecalcified sections of iliac bone were stained with Aluminon reagent, and ammonium salt of aurintricarboxylic acid, and Prussian blue reagent in all cases of itai-itai disease. These two reagents reacted at the same mineralization fronts. X-ray microanalysis revealed the presence of iron at mineralization fronts in itai-itai disease. Five patients showed evidence of hemosiderosis in the liver, spleen, and pancreas, probably as a result of post transfusion iron overload. Renal calculi and calcified aortic walls were also stained with Prussian blue reagent in several patients. Neither ferritin nor transferrin were visualized at mineralization fronts in itai-itai disease by immunohistochemical staining. These results suggest that iron is bound to calcium or to calcium phosphate by a physicochemical reaction. A marked osteomalacia was observed in 10 cases of itai-itai disease by histomorphometry. Regression analyses of data from cases of itai-itai disease suggested that an Aluminon-positive metal inhibited mineralization and that renal tubules were injured. Since bone Cd levels were increased in itai-itai disease, it is likely that renal tubules were injured by exposure to Cd. Therefore, stainable bone iron is another possible aggravating factor for osteopathy in itai-itai disease, and a synergistic effect between iron and Cd on mineralization is proposed.

Noda, M.; Yasuda, M.; Kitagawa, M. (Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical Univ. (Japan))

1991-03-01

167

Influence of Fucoidan on the Intestinal Absorption of Iron, Cobalt, Manganese and Zinc in Rats  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fucoidan was extracted from the seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum with boiling water and purified by repeated precipitation steps. Increasing doses of fucoidan (1.2–200 mg) were injected together with 360 nmol 59Fe-(FeCl3) or 60Co-(CoCl2) into tied-off jejunal segments of two groups of rats fed either a normal (160mg Fe\\/kg) or a low iron diet (5 mg\\/kg). Fucoidan together with 360 nmol 54Mn-(MnCl2)

G. Becker; K. Osterloh; S. Schäfer; W. Forth; A. J. Paskins-Hurlburt; G. Tanaka; S. C. Skoryna

1981-01-01

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Bioaccumulation of iron, zinc, cadmium and chromium by juvenile snail Limicolaria aurora J., fed edible mushroom Pleurotus spp from Niger Delta, Nigeria.  

PubMed

The effects of uptake of metals (iron, zinc, cadmium and chromium) by juvenile snail Limicolaria aurora fed edible mushroom Pleurotus spp from 3 contaminated farm sites and a laboratory grown species (control) respectively were investigated. The 120 snails were fed in plastic snaileries for 4 weeks in the laboratory. Control site was risk free. Metal uptake was low and bioaccumulation in L. aurora tissue was below FAO/WHO standard of 1 mg/kg for chromium and cadmium. Snails were considered safe for consumption. PMID:23229305

Ebenso, I E; Solomon, I P; Akoje, C C; Akpan, I P; Eko, P M; Akpan, E A; Omole, A J

2013-03-01

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The Abundance of Iron-Peak Elements and the Dust Composition in eta Carinae: Manganese  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We study the chemical abundances of the Strontium Filament found in the ejecta of (eta) Carinae. In particular, we derive the abundances of iron-peak elements front spectra of their singly ionized ions present in the optical/IR spectra. In this paper we analyze the spectrum of Mn II using a new non-LTE model for this system. In constructing this models we carried out theoretical calculations of radiative transition rates and electron impact excitation rate coefficients. We find that relative to Ni the gas phase abundance ratio of Mn is roughly solar, similar to the Cr abundance but in contrast to the large enhancements in the abundances of Sc and Ti. NVe interpret this result as an indication of non-equilibrium condensation in the ejecta of (eta) Carinae.

Bautista, M. A.; Melendez, M.; Hartman, H.; Gull, T. R.; Lodders, K.

2010-01-01

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The abundance of iron-peak elements and the dust composition in ? Carinae: manganese  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study the chemical abundances of the strontium filament found in the ejecta of ? Carinae. In particular, we derive the abundances of iron-peak elements from the spectra of their singly ionized ions present in the optical/infrared (IR) spectra. In this paper we analyse the spectrum of Mn II using a new non-local thermodynamic equilibrium (non-LTE) model for this system. In constructing this models we carried out theoretical calculations of radiative transition rates and electron impact excitation rate coefficients. We find that relative to Ni the gas-phase abundance ratio of Mn is roughly solar, similar to the Cr abundance but in contrast to the large enhancements in the abundances of Sc and Ti. We interpret this result as an indication of non-equilibrium condensation in the ejecta of ? Carinae.

Bautista, M. A.; Meléndez, M.; Hartman, H.; Gull, T. R.; Lodders, K.

2011-02-01

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Concentration of copper, iron, zinc, cadmium, lead, and nickel in boar semen and relation to the spermatozoa quality.  

PubMed

The concentration of copper, iron, zinc, cadmium, lead, and nickel as well as its relation to spermatozoa quality was investigated. The semen samples were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS). The concentration of copper in boar semen was 1.64 +/- 0.28 mg kg(-1) and of iron 16.14 +/- 10.35 mg kg(-1). The concentration of zinc in boar semen reached an average value of 171.74 +/- 64.72 mg kg(-1) and the level of cadmium reached 0.01-0.16 mg kg(-1) with the average value of 0.05 mg kg(-1). The analysis of lead showed that the concentration of this element in boar semen was 0.02 +/- 0.03 mg kg(-1) and the average level of nickel was 0.06 +/- 0.08 mg kg(-1). The total percentage of pathological spermatozoa was 9.82 +/- 1.47%. Detail analysis determined 3.18% of separated flagellum, 2.26% knob twisted flagellum, 0.88% flagellum torso, 0.85% flagellum ball, 0.42% broken flagellum, 0.23% retention of the cytoplasmic drop, 0.14% small heads, 0.03% large heads, and 1.83% forms other of pathological changes. Correlation analysis showed significant (p < 0.05) positive correlation between copper and lead (r = 0.52). High correlation between small head and knob twisted tail (r = 0.67), small head and broken flagellum (r = 0.88) as well as between small head and total number of pathological spermatozoa (r = 0.73) was determined. PMID:14533929

Massányi, Peter; Trandzík, Jozef; Nad, Pavol; Koréneková, Beáta; Skalická, Magdaléna; Toman, Robert; Lukác, Norbert; Strapák, Peter; Halo, Marko; Turcan, Ján

2003-01-01

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Arsenic, iron, lead, manganese, and uranium concentrations in private bedrock wells in southeastern New Hampshire, 2012-2013  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Trace metals, such as arsenic, iron, lead, manganese, and uranium, in groundwater used for drinking have long been a concern because of the potential adverse effects on human health and the aesthetic or nuisance problems that some present. Moderate to high concentrations of the trace metal arsenic have been identified in drinking water from groundwater sources in southeastern New Hampshire, a rapidly growing region of the State (Montgomery and others, 2003). During the past decade (2000–10), southeastern New Hampshire, which is composed of Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Strafford Counties, has grown in population by nearly 48,700 (or 6.4 percent) to 819,100. These three counties contain 62 percent of the State’s population but encompass only about 22 percent of the land area (New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning, 2011). According to a 2005 water-use study (Hayes and Horn, 2009), about 39 percent of the population in these three counties in southeastern New Hampshire uses private wells as sources of drinking water, and these wells are not required by the State to be routinely tested for trace metals or other contaminants. Some trace metals have associated human-health benchmarks or nonhealth guidelines that have been established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate public water supplies. The EPA has established a maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 micrograms per liter (?g/L) for arsenic (As) and a MCL of 30 ?g/L for uranium (U) because of associated health risks (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2012). Iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) are essential for human health, but Mn at high doses may have adverse cognitive effects in children (Bouchard and others, 2011; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 2012); therefore, the EPA has issued a lifetime health advisory (LHA) of 300 ?g/L for Mn. Recommended secondary maximum contaminant levels (SMCLs) for Fe (300 ?g/L) and Mn (50 ?g/L) were established primarily as nonhealth guidelines—based on aesthetic considerations, such as taste or the staining of laundry and plumbing fixtures—because these contaminants, at the SMCLs, are not considered to present risks to human health. Because lead (Pb) contamination of drinking water typically results from corrosion of plumbing materials belonging to water-system customers but still poses a risk to human health, the EPA established an action level (AL) of 15 ?g/L for Pb instead of an MCL or SMCL (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2012). The 15-?g/L AL for Pb has been adopted by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services for public water systems, and if exceeded, the public water system must inform their customers and undertake additional actions to control corrosion in the pipes of the distribution system (New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 2013). Unlike the quality of drinking water provided by public water suppliers, the quality of drinking water obtained from private wells in New Hampshire is not regulated; consequently, private wells are sampled only when individual well owners voluntarily choose to sample them. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the EPA New England, conducted an assessment in 2012–13 to provide private well owners and State and Federal health officials with information on the distribution of trace-metal (As, Fe, Pb, Mn, and U) concentrations in groundwater from bedrock aquifers in the three counties of southeastern New Hampshire. This fact sheet analyzes data from water samples collected by a randomly selected group of private well owners from the three-county study area and describes the major findings for trace-metal concentrations.

Flanagan, Sarah M.; Belaval, Marcel; Ayotte, Joseph D.

2014-01-01

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Reactive iron and manganese distributions in seabed sediments near small mountainous rivers off Oregon and California (USA)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We examined the spatial distribution of sedimentary reactive iron (FeR) and manganese (MnR) along the continental shelf near the mouth of the Umpqua River, Oregon (USA). A well-defined muddy (silt+clay) depocenter of fluvial origin characterizes this part of the Oregon margin. Reactive Fe and Mn contents are elevated within the silt-rich landward edge of the depocenter. Away from this depocenter, sediments are predominantly sandy both along the inner-shelf (<˜100 m depth) and mid-shelf (˜100-150 m depth) and have lower concentrations of reactive metals compared to the depocenter. Sediments are also muddy along the slope (>˜150 m depth) and have elevated FeR and MnR. Based on their correlation with sediment grain size, it appears that FeR and to a lesser extent MnR, are associated with mud size sediments. Reactive metal concentration is also positively correlated with organic carbon (OC) content, indicating a potentially common source. Seabed sediments from five other small, mountainous river systems (Klamath, Eel, Navarro, Russian, and Salinas) located south of Umpqua show the same general relationship between FeR and OC. Although both FeR and MnR exhibit similar relationships to grain size and OC, the relationships with MnR exhibit considerable scatter. Comparison of Umpqua River suspended sediment data with the seabed data suggests that MnR is more prone to loss from sediment particles during transit to the seabed as compared to FeR, and this difference explains why FeR maintains a reasonably tight relationship with organic carbon and particle size along the seafloor relative to MnR.

Roy, Moutusi; McManus, James; Goñi, Miguel A.; Chase, Zanna; Borgeld, Jeffry C.; Wheatcroft, Robert A.; Muratli, Jesse M.; Megowan, Meghan R.; Mix, Alan

2013-02-01

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Biodistribution and acute toxicity of a nanofluid containing manganese iron oxide nanoparticles produced by a mechanochemical process.  

PubMed

Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles are candidate contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging and targeted drug delivery. Biodistribution and toxicity assessment are critical for the development of nanoparticle-based drugs, because of nanoparticle-enhanced biological reactivity. Here, we investigated the uptake, in vivo biodistribution, and in vitro and in vivo potential toxicity of manganese ferrite (MnFe2O4) nanoparticles, synthesized by an original high-yield, low-cost mechanochemical process. Cultures of murine Balb/3T3 fibroblasts were exposed for 24, 48, or 72 hours to increasing ferrofluid concentrations. Nanoparticle cellular uptake was assessed by flow-cytometry scatter-light measurements and microscopy imaging after Prussian blue staining; cytotoxicity was evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) and colony-forming assays. After a single intravenous injection, in vivo nanoparticle biodistribution and clearance were evaluated in mice by Mn spectrophotometric determination and Prussian blue staining in the liver, kidneys, spleen, and brain at different posttreatment times up to 21 days. The same organs were analyzed for any possible histopathological change. The in vitro study demonstrated dose-dependent nanoparticle uptake and statistically significant cytotoxic effects from a concentration of 50 ?g/mL for the MTT assay and 20 ?g/mL for the colony-forming assay. Significant increases in Mn concentrations were detected in all analyzed organs, peaking at 6 hours after injection and then gradually declining. Clearance appeared complete at 7 days in the kidneys, spleen, and brain, whereas in the liver Mn levels remained statistically higher than in vehicle-treated mice up to 3 weeks postinjection. No evidence of irreversible histopathological damage to any of the tested organs was observed. A comparison of the lowest in vitro toxic concentration with the intravenously injected dose and the administered dose of other ferrofluid drugs currently in clinical practice suggests that there might be sufficient safety margins for further development of our formulation. PMID:24790434

Bellusci, Mariangela; La Barbera, Aurelio; Padella, Franco; Mancuso, Mariateresa; Pasquo, Alessandra; Grollino, Maria Giuseppa; Leter, Giorgio; Nardi, Elisa; Cremisini, Carlo; Giardullo, Paola; Pacchierotti, Francesca

2014-01-01

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Zinc, Iron, Manganese and Copper Uptake Requirement in Response to Nitrogen Supply and the Increased Grain Yield of Summer Maize  

PubMed Central

The relationships between grain yields and whole-plant accumulation of micronutrients such as zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn) and copper (Cu) in maize (Zea mays L.) were investigated by studying their reciprocal internal efficiencies (RIEs, g of micronutrient requirement in plant dry matter per Mg of grain). Field experiments were conducted from 2008 to 2011 in North China to evaluate RIEs and shoot micronutrient accumulation dynamics during different growth stages under different yield and nitrogen (N) levels. Fe, Mn and Cu RIEs (average 64.4, 18.1and 5.3 g, respectively) were less affected by the yield and N levels. ZnRIE increased by 15% with an increased N supply but decreased from 36.3 to 18.0 g with increasing yield. The effect of cultivars on ZnRIE was similar to that of yield ranges. The substantial decrease in ZnRIE may be attributed to an increased Zn harvest index (from 41% to 60%) and decreased Zn concentrations in straw (a 56% decrease) and grain (decreased from 16.9 to 12.2 mg kg?1) rather than greater shoot Zn accumulation. Shoot Fe, Mn and Cu accumulation at maturity tended to increase but the proportions of pre-silking shoot Fe, Cu and Zn accumulation consistently decreased (from 95% to 59%, 90% to 71% and 91% to 66%, respectively). The decrease indicated the high reproductive-stage demands for Fe, Zn and Cu with the increasing yields. Optimized N supply achieved the highest yield and tended to increase grain concentrations of micronutrients compared to no or lower N supply. Excessive N supply did not result in any increases in yield or micronutrient nutrition for shoot or grain. These results indicate that optimized N management may be an economical method of improving micronutrient concentrations in maize grain with higher grain yield. PMID:24705926

Xue, Yanfang; Yue, Shanchao; Zhang, Wei; Liu, Dunyi; Cui, Zhenling; Chen, Xinping; Ye, Youliang; Zou, Chunqin

2014-01-01

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Development and application of 16S rRNA-targeted probes for detection of iron- and manganese-oxidizing sheathed bacteria in environmental samples.  

PubMed

Comparative sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA genes from several Leptothrix and Sphaerotilus strains led to the design of an oligonucleotide probe (PS-1) based on a sequence within the hypervariable region 1 specific for four Leptothrix strains and for one of the four Sphaerotilus natans strains examined. Another probe (PSP-6) was based on a sequence within the hypervariable region 2. PSP-6 was specific for one of the two evolutionary lineages previously described for Leptothrix spp. (P. L. Siering and W. C. Ghiorse, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 46:173-182, 1996). Fluorescein-labeled oligonucleotide probes were synthesized, and their specificity for fluorescence in situ hybridization identification was confirmed by a laser scanning microscopy technique (W. C. Ghiorse, D. N. Miller, R. L. Sandoli, and P. L. Siering, Microsc. Res. Tech. 33:73-86, 1996) to compare whole-cell hybridizations of closely related bacteria. Probe specificity was also tested in dot blot against total RNA isolated from four Leptothrix strains, four Sphaerotilus strains, and 15 other members of the class Proteobacteria. When the probes were tested on samples from the Sapsucker Woods wetland habitat where Leptothrix spp. are thought to play a role in manganese and iron oxidation, positive signals were obtained from several sheathed filamentous bacteria including some that were morphologically similar to previously isolated strains of "Leptothrix discophora." Other unknown filamentous sheathed bacteria also gave strong positive signals. This work provides a foundation for future studies correlating the presence of members of the Leptothrix-Sphaerotilus group of sheathed bacteria with manganese and iron oxidation activity in habitats where biological iron and manganese oxidation are important environmental processes. PMID:9023942

Siering, P L; Ghiorse, W C

1997-02-01

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Development and application of 16S rRNA-targeted probes for detection of iron- and manganese-oxidizing sheathed bacteria in environmental samples.  

PubMed Central

Comparative sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA genes from several Leptothrix and Sphaerotilus strains led to the design of an oligonucleotide probe (PS-1) based on a sequence within the hypervariable region 1 specific for four Leptothrix strains and for one of the four Sphaerotilus natans strains examined. Another probe (PSP-6) was based on a sequence within the hypervariable region 2. PSP-6 was specific for one of the two evolutionary lineages previously described for Leptothrix spp. (P. L. Siering and W. C. Ghiorse, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 46:173-182, 1996). Fluorescein-labeled oligonucleotide probes were synthesized, and their specificity for fluorescence in situ hybridization identification was confirmed by a laser scanning microscopy technique (W. C. Ghiorse, D. N. Miller, R. L. Sandoli, and P. L. Siering, Microsc. Res. Tech. 33:73-86, 1996) to compare whole-cell hybridizations of closely related bacteria. Probe specificity was also tested in dot blot against total RNA isolated from four Leptothrix strains, four Sphaerotilus strains, and 15 other members of the class Proteobacteria. When the probes were tested on samples from the Sapsucker Woods wetland habitat where Leptothrix spp. are thought to play a role in manganese and iron oxidation, positive signals were obtained from several sheathed filamentous bacteria including some that were morphologically similar to previously isolated strains of "Leptothrix discophora." Other unknown filamentous sheathed bacteria also gave strong positive signals. This work provides a foundation for future studies correlating the presence of members of the Leptothrix-Sphaerotilus group of sheathed bacteria with manganese and iron oxidation activity in habitats where biological iron and manganese oxidation are important environmental processes. PMID:9023942

Siering, P L; Ghiorse, W C

1997-01-01

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Comparison of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury and selenium in feathers in bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), and comparison with common eider (Somateria mollissima), glaucous-winged gull (Larus glaucescens), pigeon guillemot (Cepphus columba), and tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) from the Aleutian Chain of Alaska  

PubMed Central

There is an abundance of field data for levels of metals from a range of places, but relatively few from the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. In this paper we examine the levels of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury and selenium in feathers from common eiders (Somateria mollissima), glaucous-winged gulls (Larus glaucescens), pigeon guillemots (Cepphus columba), tufted puffins (Fratercula cirrhata) and bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) from the Aleutian Chain of Alaska. Our primary objective was to test the hypothesis that there are no trophic levels relationships for arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury and selenium among these five species of birds breeding in the marine environment of the Aleutians. There were significant interspecific differences in all metal levels. As predicted bald eagles had the highest levels of arsenic, chromium, lead, and manganese, but puffins had the highest levels of selenium, and pigeon guillemot had higher levels of mercury than eagles (although the differences were not significant). Common eiders, at the lowest trophic level had the lowest levels of some metals (chromium, mercury and selenium). However, eiders had higher levels than all other species (except eagles) for arsenic, cadmium, lead, and manganese. Levels of lead were higher in breast than in wing feathers of bald eagles. Except for lead, there were no significant differences in metal levels in feathers of bald eagles nesting on Adak and Amchitka Island; lead was higher on Adak than Amchitka. Eagle chicks tended to have lower levels of manganese than older eagles. PMID:18521716

Burger, Joanna; Gochfeld, Michael

2014-01-01

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X-ray fluorescence analysis of iron and manganese distribution in primary dopaminergic neurons.  

PubMed

Transition metals have been suggested to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. X-ray microscopy combined with a cryogenic setup is a powerful method for elemental imaging in low concentrations and high resolution in intact cells, eliminating the need for fixation and sectioning of the specimen. Here, we performed an elemental distribution analysis in cultured primary midbrain neurons with a step size in the order of 300 nm and ~ 0.1 ppm sensitivity under cryo conditions by using X-ray fluorescence microscopy. We report the elemental mappings on the subcellular level in primary mouse dopaminergic (DAergic) and non-DAergic neurons after treatment with transition metals. Application of Fe(2+) resulted in largely extracellular accumulation of iron without preference for the neuronal transmitter subtype. A quantification of different Fe oxidation states was performed using X-ray absorption near edge structure analysis. After treatment with Mn(2+) , a cytoplasmic/paranuclear localization of Mn was observed preferentially in DAergic neurons, while no prominent signal was detectable after Mn(3+) treatment. Immunocytochemical analysis correlated the preferential Mn uptake to increased expression of voltage-gated calcium channels in DAergic neurons. We discuss the implications of this differential elemental distribution for the selective vulnerability of DAergic neurons and Parkinson's disease pathogenesis. PMID:23106162

Du?i?, Tanja; Barski, Elisabeth; Salome, Murielle; Koch, Jan C; Bähr, Mathias; Lingor, Paul

2013-01-01

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Iron and Manganese Pyrophosphates as Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries  

SciTech Connect

The mixed-metal phases, (Li{sub 2}Mn{sub 1-y}Fe{sub y}P{sub 2}O{sub 7}, 0 {le} y {le} 1), were synthesized using a 'wet method', and found to form a solid solution in the P2{sub 1}/a space group. Both thermogravimetric analysis and magnetic susceptibility measurements confirm the 2+ oxidation state for both the Mn and Fe. The electrochemical capacity improves as the Fe concentration increases, as do the intensities of the redox peaks of the cyclic voltammogram, indicating higher lithium-ion diffusivity in the iron phase. The two Li{sup +} ions in the three-dimensional tunnel structure of the pyrophosphate phase allows for the cycling of more than one lithium per redox center. Cyclic voltammograms show a second oxidation peak at 5 V and 5.3 V, indicative of the extraction of the second lithium ion, in agreement with ab initio computation predictions. Thus, electrochemical capacities exceeding 200 Ah/kg may be achieved if a stable electrolyte is found.

Zhou, Hui; Upreti, Shailesh; Chernova, Natasha A.; Hautier, Geoffroy; Ceder, Gerbrand; Whittingham, M. Stanley (MIT); (SUNY-Binghamton)

2011-11-07

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X-ray fluorescence analysis of iron and manganese distribution in primary dopaminergic neurons  

PubMed Central

Transition metals have been suggested to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. X-ray microscopy combined with a cryogenic setup is a powerful method for elemental imaging in low concentrations and high resolution in intact cells, eliminating the need for fixation and sectioning of the specimen. Here, we performed an elemental distribution analysis in cultured primary midbrain neurons with a step size in the order of 300 nm and ? 0.1 ppm sensitivity under cryo conditions by using X-ray fluorescence microscopy. We report the elemental mappings on the subcellular level in primary mouse dopaminergic (DAergic) and non-DAergic neurons after treatment with transition metals. Application of Fe2+ resulted in largely extracellular accumulation of iron without preference for the neuronal transmitter subtype. A quantification of different Fe oxidation states was performed using X-ray absorption near edge structure analysis. After treatment with Mn2+, a cytoplasmic/paranuclear localization of Mn was observed preferentially in DAergic neurons, while no prominent signal was detectable after Mn3+ treatment. Immunocytochemical analysis correlated the preferential Mn uptake to increased expression of voltage-gated calcium channels in DAergic neurons. We discuss the implications of this differential elemental distribution for the selective vulnerability of DAergic neurons and Parkinson's disease pathogenesis. PMID:23106162

Du?i?, Tanja; Barski, Elisabeth; Salome, Murielle; Koch, Jan C; Bähr, Mathias; Lingor, Paul

2013-01-01

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Combined effects of ethanol and protein deficiency on hepatic iron, zinc, manganese, and copper contents.  

PubMed

The present study has been performed in order to establish the relative and combined roles of ethanol and malnutrition on liver Fe, Zn, Cu, and Mn alterations in alcoholic male adult Wistar rats, and also the relationships between these alterations and histomorphometrically determined hepatocyte and nuclear areas, perivenular fibrotic rim area, and total amount of fat present in the liver. Four groups of 8 animals each were fed: (1) a nutritionally adequate diet (C); (2) a 36% ethanol-containing (as percent of energy), isocaloric diet (A); (3) a 2% protein-containing, isocaloric diet (PD); and (4) a 36% ethanol, 2% protein-containing, isocaloric diet (A-PD), respectively, following the Lieber-DeCarli model. Ethanol-fed, protein-deficient animals showed the highest liver Fe, and the lowest Zn and Cu values, although differences in liver Zn, Mn, and Cu values were not significantly different between PD and A-PD groups. Statistically significant differences of these parameters were observed between the A and the A-PD groups, and between the A and PD groups, except for liver iron. Except for liver Mn, differences between C and A groups were statistically significant. These alterations correlated with liver fibrosis and steatosis, serum albumin, and weight loss, except for liver Mn, which was not correlated with fibrosis or steatosis. Thus, protein deficiency seems to enhance ethanol-induced liver Fe, Zn, and Cu alterations, whereas protein deficiency, but not ethanol, seems to play a major role on liver Mn alterations. PMID:1418656

Conde-Martel, A; González-Reimers, E; Santolaria-Fernández, F; Castro-Alemán, V; Galindo-Martín, L; Rodríguez-Moreno, F; Martínez-Riera, A

1992-01-01

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Solid state 31phosphorus nuclear magnetic resonance of iron-, manganese-, and copper-containing synthetic hydroxyapatites  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The incorporation of micronutrients into synthetic hydroxyapatite (SHA) is proposed for slow release of these nutrients to crops in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Advanced Life Support (ALS) program for Lunar or Martian outposts. Solid state 31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) was utilized to examine the paramagnetic effects of Fe3+, Mn2+, and Cu2+ to determine if they were incorporated into the SHA structure. Separate Fe3+, Mn2+, and Cu2+ containing SHA materials along with a transition metal free SHA (pure-SHA) were synthesized using a precipitation method. The proximity (<1 nm) of the transition metals to the 31P nuclei of SHA were apparent when comparing the integrated 31P signal intensities of the pure-SHA (87 arbitrary units g-1) with the Fe-, Mn-, and Cu-SHA materials (37-71 arbitrary units g-1). The lower integrated 31P signal intensities of the Fe-, Mn-, and Cu-SHA materials relative to the pure-SHA suggested that Fe3+, Mn2+, and Cu2+ were incorporated in the SHA structure. Further support for Fe3+, Mn2+, and Cu2+ incorporation was demonstrated by the reduced spin-lattice relaxation constants of the Fe-, Mn-, and Cu-SHA materials (T'=0.075-0.434s) relative to pure-SHA (T1=58.4s). Inversion recovery spectra indicated that Fe3+, Mn2+, and Cu2+ were not homogeneously distributed about the 31P nuclei in the SHA structure. Extraction with diethylene-triamine-penta-acetic acid (DTPA) suggested that between 50 and 80% of the total starting metal concentrations were incorporated in the SHA structure. Iron-, Mn-, and Cu-containing SHA are potential slow release sources of Fe, Mn, and Cu in the ALS cropping system.

Sutter, B.; Taylor, R. E.; Hossner, L. R.; Ming, D. W.

2002-01-01

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Manganese superoxide dismutase depletion in murine hematopoietic stem cells perturbs iron homeostasis, globin switching, and epigenetic control in erythrocyte precursor cells.  

PubMed

Heme synthesis partially occurs in the mitochondrial matrix; thus there is a high probability that enzymes and intermediates important in the production of heme will be exposed to metabolic by-products including reactive oxygen species. In addition, the need for ferrous iron for heme production, Fe/S coordination, and other processes occurring in the mitochondrial matrix suggests that aberrant fluxes of reactive oxygen species in this compartment might perturb normal iron homeostasis. Manganese superoxide dismutase (Sod2) is an antioxidant enzyme that governs steady-state levels of the superoxide in the mitochondrial matrix. Using hematopoietic stem cell-specific conditional Sod2 knockout mice we observed increased superoxide concentrations in red cell progeny, which caused significant pathologies including impaired erythrocytes and decreased ferrochelatase activity. Animals lacking Sod2 expression in erythroid precursors also displayed extramedullary hematopoiesis and systemic iron redistribution. Additionally, the increase in superoxide flux in erythroid precursors caused abnormal gene regulation of hematopoietic transcription factors, globins, and iron-response genes. Moreover, the erythroid precursors also displayed evidence of global changes in histone posttranslational modifications, a likely cause of at least some of the aberrant gene expression noted. From a therapeutic translational perspective, mitochondrially targeted superoxide-scavenging antioxidants partially rescued the observed phenotype. Taken together, our findings illuminate the superoxide sensitivity of normal iron homeostasis in erythrocyte precursors and suggest a probable link between mitochondrial redox metabolism and epigenetic control of nuclear gene regulation during mammalian erythropoiesis. PMID:23219873

Case, Adam J; Madsen, Joshua M; Motto, David G; Meyerholz, David K; Domann, Frederick E

2013-03-01

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Manganese superoxide dismutase depletion in murine hematopoietic stem cells perturbs iron homeostasis, globin switching, and epigenetic control in erythrocyte precursor cells  

PubMed Central

Heme synthesis partially occurs in the mitochondrial matrix, thus there is a high probability that enzymes and intermediates important in the production of heme will be exposed to metabolic byproducts including reactive oxygen species. In addition, the need for ferrous iron for heme production, Fe-S coordination, and other processes occurring in the mitochondrial matrix suggests that aberrant fluxes of reactive oxygen species in this compartment might perturb normal iron homeostasis. Manganese superoxide dismutase (Sod2) is an anti-oxidant enzyme that governs steady-state levels of the superoxide in the mitochondrial matrix. Using hematopoietic stem cell-specific conditional Sod2 knock-out mice we observed increased superoxide concentrations in red cell progeny which caused significant pathologies including impaired erythrocytes and decreased ferrochelatase activity. Animals lacking Sod2 expression in erythroid precursors also displayed extramedullary hematopoiesis and systemic iron redistribution. Additionally, the increase in superoxide flux in erythroid precursors caused abnormal gene regulation of hematopoietic transcription factors, globins, and iron-response genes. Moreover, the erythroid precursors also displayed evidence of global changes of histone post-translational modifications, a likely cause of at least some of the aberrant gene expression noted. From a therapeutic translational perspective, mitochondrially-targeted superoxide-scavenging anti-oxidants partially rescued the observed phenotype. Taken together, our findings illuminate the superoxide sensitivity of normal iron homeostasis in erythrocyte precursors and suggest a probable link between mitochondrial redox metabolism and epigenetic control of nuclear gene regulation during mammalian erythropoiesis. PMID:23219873

Case, Adam J.; Madsen, Joshua M.; Motto, David G.; Meyerholz, David K.; Domann, Frederick E.

2012-01-01

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Electronic structures of iron(III) and manganese(IV) (hydr)oxide minerals: Thermodynamics of photochemical reductive dissolution in aquatic environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sunlight-induced reduction and dissolution of colloidal Fe-Mn (hydr)oxide minerals yields elevated concentrations of Fe 2+ and Mn 2+ in natural waters. Since these elements may be biolimiting micronutrients, photochemical reactions might play a significant role in biogeochemical cycles. Reductive photodissolution of Fe (hydr)oxide minerals may also release sorbed metals. The reactivity of Fe-Mn (hydr)oxide minerals to sunlight-induced photochemical dissolution is determined by the electronic structure of the mineral-water interface. In this work, oxygen K-edge absorption and emission spectra were used to determine the electronic structures of iron(III) (hydr)oxides (hematite, goethite, lepidocrocite, akaganeite and schwertmannite) and manganese(IV) oxides (pyrolusite, birnessite, cryptomelane). The band gaps in the iron(III) (hydr)oxide minerals are near 2.0-2.5 eV; the band gaps in the manganese (IV) oxide phases are 1.0-1.8 eV. Using published values for the electrochemical flat-band potential for hematite together with experimental pH pzc values for the (hydr)oxides, it is possible to predict the electrochemical potentials of the conduction and valence bands in aqueous solutions as a function of pH. The band potentials enable semiquantitative predictions of the susceptibilities of these minerals to photochemical dissolution in aqueous solutions. At pH 2 (e.g., acid-mine waters), photoreduction of iron(III) (hydr)oxides could yield millimolal concentrations of aqueous Fe 2+ (assuming surface detachment of Fe 2+ is not rate limiting). In seawater (pH 8.3), however, the direct photo-reduction of colloidal iron(III) (hydr)oxides to give nanomolal concentrations of dissolved, uncomplexed, Fe 2+ is not thermodynamically feasible. This supports the hypothesis that the apparent photodissolution of iron(III) (hydr)oxides in marines systems results from Fe 3+ reduction by photochemically produced superoxide. In contrast, the direct photoreduction of manganese oxides should be energetically feasible at pH 2 and 8.3.

Sherman, David M.

2005-07-01

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The precipitation of aluminum, iron and manganese at the junction of Deer Creek with the Snake River in Summit County, Colorado  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The oxidation of disseminated pyrite in relatively acid schists and gneisses of the Snake River drainage basin provides abundant iron sulfate and sulfuric acid to ground and surface water. This acid water dissolves large quantities of many elements, particularly aluminum and surprisingly large quantities of elements, such as magnesium and zinc, not expected to be abundant in the drainage basin. The adjoining drainage to the west, Deer Creek, is underlain by basic rocks, from which the water inherits a high pH. Despite the presence of base- and precious- metal veins in the drainage basin of Deer Creek, it carries less metal than the Snake River. The principal precipitate on the bed of the Snake River is hydrated iron oxide with small quantities of the other metals. In Deer Creek manganese oxide is precipitated with iron oxide and large quantities of other metals are carried down with this precipitate. Below the junction of these streams the pH stabilizes at a near-neutral value. Iron is removed from the Snake River water at the junction, and aluminum is precipitated for some distance downstream. The aluminum precipitate carries down other metals in concentrations slightly less than that in the manganese precipitate on Deer Creek. The natural processes observed in this junction if carried to a larger scale could provide the mechanism described by Ansheles (1927) for the formation of bauxite. In the environment described, geochemical exploration by either water or stream sediment techniques is difficult because of (1) the extreme pH differential between the streams above their junction and (2) the difference in the precipitates formed on the streambeds. ?? 1963.

Theobald, P.K., Jr.; Lakin, H.W.; Hawkins, D.B.

1963-01-01

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Effect of manganese and iron at a neutral and acidic pH on the hematology of the banded Tilapia (Tilapia sparrmanii)  

SciTech Connect

The pollution of natural water bodies is a common phenomenon in developing countries. Increases in population densities lead to increased mining and industrial activities in the area. With the establishment of gold and coal mines in South Africa, several industrial zones were created to support the mining industry. Many of these industries consist of heavy metal processing factories. Over the years pollution from the mines has led to acidification of the streams and lakes in the Transvaal. It was also found that high concentrations of heavy metals occurred in the water, sediments, plants and fish tissue in the affected water systems. Of all the heavy metals, iron and manganese were found in the highest concentrations. In order to determine the subtle, non-lethal effects induced by sublethal concentrations of heavy metals on the physiology of fish, it is necessary to monitor certain clinical parameters. The use of hematological methods as indicators of sublethal stress can supply valuable information concerning the physiological reactions of fish in a changing environment. The reason for this is the close association between the circulatory system of the fish and the external environment. The objective of the present paper was to evaluate the effects of manganese and iron at a neutral and acidic pH on the hematology of Tilapia sparrmanii. 19 refs., 2 figs.

Wepener, V.; Van Vuren, J.H.J.; Du Preez, H.H. [Rand Afrikaans Univ., Johannesburg (South Africa)

1992-10-01

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Identical flow injection spectrophotometric manifold for determination of protein, phosphorus, calcium, chloride, copper, manganese, iron, and zinc in feeds or premixes.  

PubMed

A simple procedure using an identical manifold was developed for determination of nitrogen (protein) phosphorus, calcium, chloride, copper, manganese, iron, and zinc in feeds and feedstuffs. By changing appropriate reagents and detection wavelength, these 8 elements were determined successively with a simple identical double-line flow injection (FI) manifold. Fl spectrophotometric determinations were made by the blue indophenol reaction for ammonium, the molybdenum blue method for phosphate, the cresolphthalein complexone procedure for calcium, and the mercuric thiocyanate procedure for chloride. The chromogenic reagents for copper, iron, manganese, and zinc determination were bis(cyclohexanone)oxalydihydrazone (Cuprizone), 1,10-phenanthroline, formaldoxime, and xylenol orange, respectively. Sample digestion catalyst, Fl manifold, and some chemical parameters were optimized. The proposed procedure had a sampling rate of 90/h for each analyte. The determination ranges (mg/L) were 10-60 for N, 1-15 for P and Ca, 540 for Cl, and 0.5-15 for Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn, respectively. Results of the analyses of animal feed and feedstuff samples by this procedure did not differ significantly from those obtained by proven manual methods. PMID:11501921

Liu, J F; Feng, Y D; Jiang, G B

2001-01-01

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Organic Constituents and Complexation of Nickel(II), Iron(III), Cadmium(II), and plutonium(IV) in Soybean Xylem Exudates 1  

PubMed Central

The xylem exudates of soybean (Glycine max cv Williams), provided with fixed N, were characterized as to their organic constituents and in vivo and in vitro complexation of plutonium, iron, cadmium, and nickel. Ion exchange fractionation of whole exudates into their compound classes (organic acid, neutral, amino acid, and polyphosphate), followed by thinlayer electrophoresis, permitted evaluation of the types of ligands which stabilize each element. The polyvalent elements plutonium(IV) and iron(III) are found primarily as organic acid complexes, while the divalent elements nickel(II) and cadmium(II) are associated primarily with components of the amino acid/peptide fraction. For plutonium and cadmium, it was not possible to fully duplicate complexes formed in vivo by back reaction with whole exudates or individual class fractions, indicating the possible importance of plant induction processes, reaction kinetics, and/or the formation of mixed ligand complexes. The number and distribution of specific iron- and nickel-containing complexes varies with plant age and appears to be related to the relative concentration of organic acids and amino acids/peptides being produced and transported in the xylem as the plant matures. PMID:16665978

Cataldo, Dominic A.; McFadden, Kristin M.; Garland, Thomas R.; Wildung, Raymond E.

1988-01-01

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Influence of copper and iron on subacute cadmium intoxication in protein-malnourished rats  

SciTech Connect

Male albino rats maintained on low-protein (9%) diets were dosed intraperitoneally with 0.75 mg Cd/kg, as cadmium chloride, for 20 days. Groups of these animals were provided with diets supplemented with 40 ppm Cu, 400 ppm Fe or a combination of both during the exposure period. Hepatic and renal distribution of Cd, Zn, Cu, and Fe along with activity of acid and alkaline phosphatases and ribonuclease and glutathione content were studied. Uptake of Cd both in liver and in kidney was significant and was accompanied by increased Zn and depletion of Fe concentration. The Cu level remained unaltered. Dietary supplementation of Cu or Fe interacted effectively and influenced the metal distribution. Acid and alkaline phosphatases in both liver and kidney were inhibited by Cd exposure. However, Cu and/or Fe supplements could to a varying degree offset the Cd-induced inhibition. Cadmium exposure did not, however, elicit any effect on hepatic and renal ribonuclease activity of low-protein-fed animals. The glutathione concentration registered profound increase on Cd exposure, possibly to act as a defense mechanism.

Tewari, P.C.; Kachru, D.N.; Tandon, S.K.

1986-10-01

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Oral intake of cadmium, cobalt, copper, iron, lead, nickel, manganese and zinc in the university student's diet.  

PubMed

A duplicate diet meal study was carried out with a group of university students living in a hostel, in order to estimate the intake of Zn, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni and Pb. Zn, Cu, Fe, Mn and Ni were determined by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry and Cd, Co and Pb by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry after a nitric acid wet digestion procedure. The estimated intake values from the contents of breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks were compared with the values of the Provisional Tolerable Daily Intake (PTDI) in the case of Cd and Pb, Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) of Co, Fe and Zn and Estimated Safe and Adequate Dietetic Daily Intake (ESADDI) of Cu and Mn. Neither excessive intake of Pb and Cd nor deficiencies in Zn, Co, Fe, Mn or Ni were observed, but Cu intake was lower than the ESADDI. PMID:8361527

Barberá, R; Farré, R; Mesado, D

1993-01-01

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Expression profiling reveals functionally redundant multiple-copy genes related to zinc, iron and cadmium responses in Brassica rapa.  

PubMed

Genes underlying environmental adaptability tend to be over-retained in polyploid plant species. Zinc deficiency (ZnD) and iron deficiency (FeD), excess Zn (ZnE) and cadmium exposure (CdE) are major environmental problems for crop cultivation, but little is known about the differential expression of duplicated genes upon these stress conditions. Applying Tag-Seq technology to leaves of Brassica rapa grown under FeD, ZnD, ZnE or CdE conditions, with normal conditions as a control, we examined global gene expression changes and compared the expression patterns of multiple paralogs. We identified 812, 543, 331 and 447 differentially expressed genes under FeD, ZnD, ZnE and CdE conditions, respectively, in B. rapa leaves. Genes involved in regulatory networks centered on the transcription factors bHLH038 or bHLH100 were differentially expressed under (ZnE-induced) FeD. Further analysis revealed that genes associated with Zn, Fe and Cd responses tended to be over-retained in the B. rapa genome. Most of these multiple-copy genes showed the same direction of expression change under stress conditions. We conclude that the duplicated genes involved in trace element responses in B. rapa are functionally redundant, making the regulatory network more complex in B. rapa than in Arabidopsis thaliana. PMID:24738937

Li, Jimeng; Liu, Bo; Cheng, Feng; Wang, Xiaowu; Aarts, Mark G M; Wu, Jian

2014-07-01

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Splicing factor SR34b mutation reduces cadmium tolerance in Arabidopsis by regulating iron-regulated transporter 1 gene.  

PubMed

Serine/arginine-rich (SR) proteins are important splicing factors. However, the biological functions of plant SR proteins remain unclear especially in abiotic stresses. Cadmium (Cd) is a non-essential element that negatively affects plant growth and development. In this study, we provided clear evidence for SR gene involved in Cd tolerance in planta. Systemic expression analysis of 17 Arabidopsis SR genes revealed that SR34b is the only SR gene upregulated by Cd, suggesting its potential roles in Arabidopsis Cd tolerance. Consistent with this, a SR34b T-DNA insertion mutant (sr34b) was moderately sensitive to Cd, which had higher Cd(2+) uptake rate and accumulated Cd in greater amounts than wild-type. This was due to the altered expression of iron-regulated transporter 1 (IRT1) gene in sr34b mutant. Under normal growth conditions, IRT1 mRNAs highly accumulated in sr34b mutant, which was a result of increased stability of IRT1 mRNA. Under Cd stress, however, sr34b mutant plants had a splicing defect in IRT1 gene, thus reducing the IRT1 mRNA accumulation. Despite of this, sr34b mutant plants still constitutively expressed IRT1 proteins under Cd stress, thereby resulting in Cd stress-sensitive phenotype. We therefore propose the essential roles of SR34b in posttranscriptional regulation of IRT1 expression and identify it as a regulator of Arabidopsis Cd tolerance. PMID:25446093

Zhang, Wentao; Du, Bojing; Liu, Di; Qi, Xiaoting

2014-12-12

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Catalytic oxidation of NO with O2 over FeMnOx/TiO2: Effect of iron and manganese oxides loading sequences and the catalytic mechanism study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

FeMnOx/TiO2 with different iron and manganese oxides adding orders were prepared through isovolumetric impregnation and tested for catalytic oxidation of NO with O2. It was found that the sample obtained from one-step impregnation method had better catalytic activity. The excellent activity was attributed to higher surface area, lower crystalline of manganese oxides, abundant Mn3+, Fe3+ and chemisorbed oxygen species on the surface. Furthermore, effects of loading sequences on FeMnOx/TiO2 catalysts were investigated. The study showed that Fe and Mn would affect each other and change the surface physicochemical properties of FeMnOx/TiO2 when they were loaded step-by-step. In addition, the inhibiting effect of H2O on catalytic activity was reversible while the conversion of NO recovered to 40% when SO2 was cut off. XPS analysis between used and fresh catalysts revealed the electron transfer between Fen+ and Mnn+ ions in FeMnOx/TiO2. Possible reaction mechanism was put forward by comprehensive analysis of XPS and FT-IR results.

Zhang, Mengying; Li, Caiting; Qu, Long; Fu, Mengfan; Zeng, Guangming; Fan, Chunzhen; Ma, Jinfeng; Zhan, Fuman

2014-05-01

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Monitoring of occupational exposure in manufacturing of stainless steel constructions. Part I: Chromium, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel and vanadium in the workplace air of stainless steel welders.  

PubMed

Exposure to workplace airborne pollutants was examined in a group of 20 workers dealing mainly with welding, polishing, drilling and assembling of stainless steel constructions. Airborne particulate matter (APM) collected using both personal and stationary samplers was analyzed by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). Quality assurance procedures of both sampling and analytical stages are described. Of the elements determined, results are presented for chromium, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel and vanadium. The median values of element concentrations exceeded the maximum admissible limits for workplace pollutants only for chromium, while for nickel the limit was exceeded in several individual cases. Sampling of hair, nails, blood, urine and saliva to be used for biological monitoring of the exposed and control groups is also described. PMID:11787242

Kucera, J; Bencko, V; Pápayová, A; Saligová, D; Tejral, J; Borská, L

2001-11-01

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A binary AxB1-x ionic alkaline pseudocapacitor system involving manganese, iron, cobalt, and nickel: formation of electroactive colloids via in situ electric field assisted coprecipitation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new ``combinatorial transition-metal cation pseudocapacitor'' was demonstrated by designing combinatorial transition-metal cation pseudocapacitors with binary AxB1-x salt electrodes involving manganese, iron, cobalt, and nickel cations in an alkaline aqueous electrolyte. Binary multi-valence cations were crystallized in the colloidal state through an in situ coprecipitation under an electric field. These electroactive colloids absorbed by carbon black and the PVDF matrix are highly redox-reactive with high specific capacitance values, where the specific electrode configuration can create short ion diffusion paths to enable fast and reversible Faradaic reactions. This work shows huge promise for developing high-performance electrical energy storage systems via designing the colloidal state of electroactive cations. Multiple redox cations in the colloidal state can show high redox activities, making them more suitable for potential application in pseudocapacitor systems.A new ``combinatorial transition-metal cation pseudocapacitor'' was demonstrated by designing combinatorial transition-metal cation pseudocapacitors with binary AxB1-x salt electrodes involving manganese, iron, cobalt, and nickel cations in an alkaline aqueous electrolyte. Binary multi-valence cations were crystallized in the colloidal state through an in situ coprecipitation under an electric field. These electroactive colloids absorbed by carbon black and the PVDF matrix are highly redox-reactive with high specific capacitance values, where the specific electrode configuration can create short ion diffusion paths to enable fast and reversible Faradaic reactions. This work shows huge promise for developing high-performance electrical energy storage systems via designing the colloidal state of electroactive cations. Multiple redox cations in the colloidal state can show high redox activities, making them more suitable for potential application in pseudocapacitor systems. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr05880a

Chen, Kunfeng; Yin, Shu; Xue, Dongfeng

2014-12-01

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Determination of mercury, cadmium, lead, zinc, selenium and iron by ICP-OES in mushroom samples from around thermal power plant in Mu?la, Turkey.  

PubMed

Scleroderma verrucosum, Stropharia coronilla, Lactarius deterrimus, Chroogomphus rutilus, Russula delica, Laccaria laccata, Clitocybe odora var. alba, Lyophyllum decastes, Coprinus comatus, Helvella leucomelaena, Melanoleuca cognata, Melanoleuca cognata, Paxina acetabulum, Clitocybe vermicularis, Sarcosphaera crassa, Rhizopogon roseolu and Thelephora caryophyllea were collected from different localities in Mu?la-Yata?an region of Turkey. Their trace metals concentrations were determined by ICPOES after microwave digestion. The results were 0.37 ± 0.01-5.28 ± 0.21 for cadmium, 467 ± 19-3,280 ± 131 for iron, 0.69 ± 0.03-9.15 ± 0.37 for lead, 18.70 ± 0.75-67.10 ± 2.68 for selenium, 75 ± 3-213 ± 8 for zinc and 0.15 ± 0.01-0.55 ± 0.01 for mercury (as ?g/g). The detection limits for ICPOES were found as 0.25 for Cadmium, 0.2 for iron, 0.1 for lead, 0.5 for selenium, 0.2 for zinc and 0.03 for mercury (as mg L(-1)). The Relatively Standard Deviations (R.S.D.) were found below 4.0%. The accuracy of procedure was confirmed by certified reference material. PMID:21735274

Kula, Ibrahim; Solak, M Halil; U?urlu, Mehmet; I??lo?lu, Mustafa; Arslan, Yasin

2011-09-01

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Cobalt, manganese, and iron near the Hawaiian Islands: A potential concentrating mechanism for cobalt within a cyclonic eddy and implications for the hybrid-type trace metals  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The vertical distributions of cobalt, iron, and manganese in the water column were studied during the E-Flux Program (E-Flux II and III), which focused on the biogeochemistry of cold-core cyclonic eddies that form in the lee of the Hawaiian Islands. During E-Flux II (January 2005) and E-Flux III (March 2005), 17 stations were sampled for cobalt ( n=147), all of which demonstrated nutrient-like depletion in surface waters. During E-Flux III, two depth profiles collected from within a mesoscale cold-core eddy, Cyclone Opal, revealed small distinct maxima in cobalt at ˜100 m depth and a larger inventory of cobalt within the eddy. We hypothesize that this was due to a cobalt concentrating effect within the eddy, where upwelled cobalt was subsequently associated with sinking particulate organic carbon (POC) via biological activity and was released at a depth coincident with nearly complete POC remineralization [Benitez-Nelson, C., Bidigare, R.R., Dickey, T.D., Landry, M.R., Leonard, C.L., Brown, S.L., Nencioli, F., Rii, Y.M., Maiti, K., Becker, J.W., Bibby, T.S., Black, W., Cai, W.J., Carlson, C.A., Chen, F., Kuwahara, V.S., Mahaffey, C., McAndrew, P.M., Quay, P.D., Rappe, M.S., Selph, K.E., Simmons, M.P., Yang, E.J., 2007. Mesoscale eddies drive increased silica export in the subtropical Pacific Ocean. Science 316, 1017-1020]. There is also evidence for the formation of a correlation between cobalt and soluble reactive phosphorus during E-Flux III relative to the E-Flux II cruise that we suggest is due to increased productivity, implying a minimum threshold of primary production below which cobalt-phosphate coupling does not occur. Dissolved iron was measured in E-Flux II and found in somewhat elevated concentrations (˜0.5 nM) in surface waters relative to the iron depleted waters of the surrounding Pacific [Fitzwater, S.E., Coale, K.H., Gordon, M.R., Johnson, K.S., Ondrusek, M.E., 1996. Iron deficiency and phytoplankton growth in the equatorial Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II 43 (4-6), 995-1015], possibly due to island effects associated with the iron-rich volcanic soil from the Hawaiian Islands and/or anthropogenic inputs. Distinct depth maxima in total dissolved cobalt were observed at 400-600 m depth, suggestive of the release of metals from the shelf area of comparable depth that surrounds these islands.

Noble, Abigail E.; Saito, Mak A.; Maiti, Kanchan; Benitez-Nelson, Claudia R.

2008-05-01

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Concentrations of strontium, barium, cadmium, copper, zinc, manganese, chromium, antimony, selenium and lead in the liver and kidneys of dogs, depending on age, sex and the occurrence of a chronic kidney disease.  

PubMed

Only few data are available for the storage of elements in the organs of dogs. This study aimed at determining the concentrations of strontium (Sr), barium (Ba), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), chromium (Cr), antimony (Sb), selenium (Se) and lead (Pb) in the canine liver, renal cortex and renal medulla, evaluating also the relevance of age, sex and the occurrence of a chronic kidney disease (CKD). Therefore, tissues of 50 dogs were analyzed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Cu, Zn and Mn were highest in the liver, followed by the renal cortex and the renal medulla. Highest Sr, Cd and Se concentrations were measured in the renal cortex, while markedly lower concentrations were found in the renal medulla and the liver. Female dogs showed higher tissue concentrations of Sr (liver; renal medulla), Cd (liver), Zn (liver; renal cortex), Cr (liver; renal cortex; renal medulla) and Pb (liver) than male dogs. Except for Mn and Sb, age-dependent variations were observed for all element concentrations in the canine tissues. The hepatic Cd and Cr concentrations were higher in dogs with CKD. In conclusion, the present results provide new knowledge on the storage of specific elements in the canine liver and kidneys and can be considered as important reference data for diagnostics and further investigations. PMID:25234328

Paßlack, Nadine; Mainzer, Barbara; Lahrssen-Wiederholt, Monika; Schafft, Helmut; Palavinskas, Richard; Breithaupt, Angele; Zentek, JÜrgen

2014-09-17

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Mineral of the month: manganese  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Manganese is one of the most important ferrous metals and one of the few for which the United States is totally dependent on imports. It is a black, brittle element predominantly used in metallurgical applications as an alloying addition, particularly in steel and cast iron production, which together provide the largest market for manganese (about 83 percent). It is also used as an alloy with nonferrous metals such as aluminum and copper. Nonmetallurgical applications of manganese include battery cathodes, soft ferrite magnets used in electronics, micronutrients found in fertilizers and animal feed, water treatment chemicals, and a colorant for bricks and ceramics.

Corathers, Lisa

2005-01-01

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Extracellular Norepinephrine, Norepinephrine Receptor and Transporter Protein and mRNA Levels Are Differentially Altered in the Developing Rat Brain Due to Dietary Iron Deficiency and Manganese Exposure  

PubMed Central

Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element, but overexposure is characterized by Parkinson’s like symptoms in extreme cases. Previous studies have shown Mn accumulation is exacerbated by dietary iron deficiency (ID) and disturbances in norepinephrine (NE) have been reported. Because behaviors associated with Mn neurotoxicity are complex, the goal of this study was to examine the effects of Mn exposure and ID-associated Mn accumulation on NE uptake in synaptosomes, extracellular NE concentrations, and expression of NE transport and receptor proteins. Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned to four dietary groups: control (CN; 35 mg Fe/kg diet), iron-deficient (ID; 6 mg Fe/kg diet), CN with Mn exposure (via the drinking water; 1 g Mn/L) (CNMn), and ID with Mn (IDMn). 3H-NE uptake decreased significantly (R=?0.753, p=0.001) with increased Mn concentration in the locus coeruleus, while decreased Fe was associated with decreased uptake of 3H-NE in the caudate putamen (R=0.436, p=0.033) and locus coeruleus (R=0.86; p<0.001). Extracellular concentrations of NE in the caudate putamen were significantly decreased in response to Mn exposure and ID (p<0.001). A diverse response of Mn exposure and ID was observed on mRNA and protein expression of NE transporter (NET) and ?2 adrenergic receptor. For example, elevated brain Mn and decreased Fe caused an approximate 50% decrease in NET and ?2 adrenergic receptor protein expression in several brain regions, with reductions in mRNA expression also observed. These data suggest that Mn exposure results in a decrease in NE uptake and extracellular NE concentrations via altered expression of transport and receptor proteins. PMID:19481535

Anderson, Joel G.; Fordahl, Steven C.; Cooney, Paula T.; Weaver, Tara L.; Colyer, Christa L.; Erikson, Keith M.

2009-01-01

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Hydroxyapatite formation on titania-based materials in a solution mimicking body fluid: Effects of manganese and iron addition in anatase.  

PubMed

Hydroxyapatite formation on the surfaces of implanted materials plays an important role in osteoconduction of bone substitutes in bone tissues. Titania hydrogels are known to instigate hydroxyapatite formation in a solution mimicking human blood plasma. To date, the relationship between the surface characteristics of titania and hydroxyapatite formation on its surface remains unclear. In this study, titania powders with varying surface characteristics were prepared by addition of manganese or iron to examine hydroxyapatite formation in a type of simulated body fluid (Kokubo solution). Hydroxyapatite formation was monitored by observation of deposited particles with scale-like morphology on the prepared titania powders. The effect of the titania surface characteristics, i.e., crystal structure, zeta potential, hydroxy group content, and specific surface area, on hydroxyapatite formation was examined. Hydroxyapatite formation was observed on the surface of titania powders that were primarily anatase, and featured a negative zeta potential and low specific surface areas irrespective of the hydroxy group content. High specific surface areas inhibited the formation of hydroxyapatite because calcium and phosphate ions were mostly consumed by adsorption on the titania surface. Thus, these surface characteristics of titania determine its osteoconductivity following exposure to body fluid. PMID:25579924

Shin, Euisup; Kim, Ill Yong; Cho, Sung Baek; Ohtsuki, Chikara

2015-03-01

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Ferromagnets based on diamond-like semiconductors GaSb, InSb, Ge, and Si supersaturated with manganese or iron impurities during laser-plasma deposition  

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Properties of thin (30-100 nm) layers of diluted magnetic semiconductors based on diamond-like compounds III-V (InSb and GaSb) and elemental semiconductors Ge and Si doped with 3d impurities of manganese and iron up to 15% were measured and discussed. The layers were grown by laser-plasma deposition onto heated single-crystal gallium arsenide or sapphire substrates. The ferromagnetism of layers with the Curie temperature up to 500 K appeared in observations of the ferromagnetic resonance, anomalous Hall effect, and magneto-optic Kerr effect. The carrier mobility of diluted magnetic semiconductors is a hundred times larger than that of the previously known highest temperature magnetic semiconductors, i.e., copper and chromium chalcogenides. The difference between changes in the magnetization with temperature in diluted semiconductors based on III-V, Ge, and Si was discussed. A complex structure of the ferromagnetic resonance spectrum in Si:Mn/GaAs was observed. The results of magnetic-force microscopy showed a weak correlation between the surface relief and magnetic inhomogeneity, which suggests that the ferromagnetism is caused by the 3d-impurity solid solution, rather than ferromagnetic phase inclusions.

Demidov, E. S. [Lobachevsky State University (Russian Federation)], E-mail: demidov@phys.unn.ru; Podol'skii, V. V.; Lesnikov, V. P. [Lobachevsky State University, Research Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation); Sapozhnikov, M. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Physics of Microstructures (Russian Federation); Druzhnov, D. M.; Gusev, S. N. [Lobachevsky State University (Russian Federation); Gribkov, B. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Physics of Microstructures (Russian Federation); Filatov, D. O.; Stepanova, Yu. S.; Levchuk, S. A. [Lobachevsky State University (Russian Federation)

2008-01-15

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Iron  

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Iron is a mineral that our bodies need for many functions. For example, iron is part of hemoglobin, a protein which carries ... It helps our muscles store and use oxygen. Iron is also part of many other proteins and ...

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Accumulation and tolerance characteristics of cadmium in a halophytic Cd-hyperaccumulator, Arthrocnemum macrostachyum.  

PubMed

The potential of the extreme halophyte Arthrocnemum macrostachyum was examined to determine its tolerance and ability to accumulate cadmium for phytoremediation purposes. A glasshouse experiment was designed to investigate the effect of cadmium from 0 to 1.35 mmol l(-1) on the growth and the photosynthetic apparatus of A. macrostachyum by measuring chlorophyll fluorescence parameters, gas exchange and photosynthetic pigment concentrations. We also determined ash, cadmium, calcium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, and zinc concentrations, and C/N ratio. A. macrostachyum demonstrated hypertolerance to cadmium stress; it did not show phytotoxicity at shoot concentration as high as 70 mg kg(-1). The bioaccumulator factors exceeded the critical value (1.0) for all Cd treatments, and the transport factors indicated that this species has higher ability to transfer Cd from roots to shoots at lower Cd concentrations. At 1.35 mmol l(-1) Cd A. macrostachyum showed 25% biomass reduction after a month of treatment. Long-term effects of cadmium on the growth were mainly determined by variations in net photosynthetic rate (P(N)). Reductions in P(N) could be accounted by higher dark respiration and lower pigment concentrations. Finally, A. macrostachyum has the basic characteristics of a Cd-hyperaccumulator and may be useful for restoring Cd-contaminated sites. PMID:20832167

Redondo-Gómez, Susana; Mateos-Naranjo, Enrique; Andrades-Moreno, Luis

2010-12-15

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Investigation of the effects of cadmium by micro analytical methods on Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. roots.  

PubMed

The interactions between cadmium stress and plant nutritional elements have been investigated on complete plant or at the level of organs. This study was undertaken to contribute to the exploration of the physiological basis of cadmium phytotoxicity. We examined the changes in the nutritional element compositions of the root epidermal cells of the seedlings of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. at the initial growth stages that is known as the most sensitive stage to the stress. Effects of cadmium stress on the seedlings of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. were examined by EDX (Energy Dispersive X-Ray Microanalysis) assay performed with using low vacuum (? 24 Pascal) Scanning Electron Microscopy. In the analysis performed at the level of root epidermal cells, some of the macro- and micronutrient contents of the cells (carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, copper, and zinc levels) were found to change when the applying toxic concentrations of cadmium. There was no change in the manganese and sodium content of the epidermal cells. It was concluded that the changes in nutritional element composition of the cells can be considered as an effective parameter in explaining the physiological mechanisms of cadmium-induced growth inhibition. PMID:25194735

Colak, G; Baykul, M C; Gürler, R; Catak, E; Caner, N

2014-09-01

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Arabidopsis Thaliana CARBOXYL-TERMINAL DOMAIN PHOSPHATASE-Like1 (CPL1) Mediates Responses to Iron Deficiency and Cadmium Toxicity  

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, accumulation of the heavy-metal cadmium (Cd) in plants is toxic and it is absorbed by the roots due to the low selectivity of metal transporters such as AtIRT1. In this dissertation, CPL1 was also shown to regulate the transcriptional responses to Cd...

Aksoy, Emre

2014-04-24

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Co-Overexpression FIT with AtbHLH38 or AtbHLH39 in Arabidopsis-Enhanced Cadmium Tolerance via Increased Cadmium Sequestration in Roots and Improved Iron Homeostasis of Shoots1[W  

PubMed Central

Cadmium (Cd) is toxic to plant cells. Under Cd exposure, the plant displayed leaf chlorosis, which is a typical symptom of iron (Fe) deficiency. Interactions of Cd with Fe have been reported. However, the molecular mechanisms of Cd-Fe interactions are not well understood. Here, we showed that FER-like Deficiency Induced Transcripition Factor (FIT), AtbHLH38, and AtbHLH39, three basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors involved in Fe homeostasis in plants, also play important roles in Cd tolerance. The gene expression analysis showed that the expression of FIT, AtbHLH38, and AtbHLH39 was up-regulated in the roots of plants treated with Cd. The plants overexpressing AtbHLH39 and double-overexpressing FIT/AtbHLH38 and FIT/AtbHLH39 exhibited more tolerance to Cd exposure than wild type, whereas no Cd tolerance was observed in plants overexpressing either AtbHLH38 or FIT. Further analysis revealed that co-overexpression of FIT with AtbHLH38 or AtbHLH39 constitutively activated the expression of Heavy Metal Associated3 (HMA3), Metal Tolerance Protein3 (MTP3), Iron Regulated Transporter2 (IRT2), and Iron Regulated Gene2 (IREG2), which are involved in the heavy metal detoxification in Arabidopsis (Arabidopis thaliana). Moreover, co-overexpression of FIT with AtbHLH38 or AtbHLH39 also enhanced the expression of NICOTIANAMINE SYNTHETASE1 (NAS1) and NAS2, resulting in the accumulation of nicotiananamine, a crucial chelator for Fe transportation and homeostasis. Finally, we showed that maintaining high Fe content in shoots under Cd exposure could alleviate the Cd toxicity. Our results provide new insight to understand the molecular mechanisms of Cd tolerance in plants. PMID:22184655

Wu, Huilan; Chen, Chunlin; Du, Juan; Liu, Hongfei; Cui, Yan; Zhang, Yue; He, Yujing; Wang, Yiqing; Chu, Chengcai; Feng, Zongyun; Li, Junming; Ling, Hong-Qing

2012-01-01

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Cadmium toxicity decreased by dietary ascorbic acid supplements  

Microsoft Academic Search

Feeding the environmental toxicant cadmium to young Japanese quail for 4 weeks produced growth retardation, severe anemia, low concentrations of iron in the liver, and high concentrations of cadmium in the liver. Dietary ascorbic acid supplements almost completely prevented the anemia and improved the growth rate but did not markedly alter concentrations of iron or cadmium in the liver.

M. R. S. Fox; B. E. Jr. Fry

1970-01-01

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Long-distance transport, vacuolar sequestration and transcriptional responses induced by cadmium and arsenic  

PubMed Central

Summary Iron, zinc, copper and manganese are essential metals for cellular enzyme functions while cadmium, mercury and the metalloid arsenic lack any biological function. Both, essential and non-essential metals and metalloids are extremely reactive and toxic. Therefore, plants have acquired specialized mechanisms to sense, transport and maintain essential metals within physiological concentrations and to detoxify non-essential metals and metalloids. This review focuses on the recent identification of transporters that sequester cadmium and arsenic in vacuoles and the mechanisms mediating the partitioning of these metal(loid)s between roots and shoots. We further discuss recent models of phloem-mediated long-distance transport, seed accumulation of Cd and As and recent data demonstrating that plants posses a defined transcriptional response that allow plants to preserve metal homeostasis. This research is instrumental for future engineering of reduced toxic metal(loid) accumulation in edible crop tissues as well as for improved phytoremediation technologies. PMID:21820943

Mendoza-Cózatl, David G.; Jobe, Timothy O.; Hauser, Felix; Schroeder, Julian I.

2011-01-01

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A strategy to improve the energy conversion efficiency and stability of quantum dot-sensitized solar cells using manganese-doped cadmium sulfide quantum dots.  

PubMed

This article describes the effect of manganese (Mn) doping in CdS to improve the photovoltaic performance of quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs). The performances of the QDSSCs are examined in detail using a polysulfide electrolyte with a copper sulfide (CuS) counter electrode. Under the illumination of one sun (AM 1.5 G, 100 mW cm(-2)), 10 molar% Mn-doped CdS QDSSCs exhibit a power conversion efficiency (?) of 2.85%, which is higher than the value of 2.11% obtained with bare CdS. The improved photovoltaic performance is due to the impurities from Mn(2+) doping of CdS, which have an impact on the structure of the host material and decrease the surface roughness. The surface roughness and morphology of Mn-doped CdS nanoparticles can be characterised from atomic force microscopy images. Furthermore, the cell device based on the Mn-CdS electrode shows superior stability in the sulfide/polysulfide electrolyte in a working state for over 10 h, resulting in a highly reproducible performance, which is a serious challenge for the Mn-doped solar cell. Our finding provides an effective method for the fabrication of Mn-doped CdS QDs, which can pave the way to further improve the efficiency of future QDSSCs. PMID:25381887

Gopi, Chandu V V M; Venkata-Haritha, M; Kim, Soo-Kyoung; Kim, Hee-Je

2015-01-14

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Manganese (II) induces chemical hypoxia by inhibiting HIF-prolyl hydroxylase: Implication in manganese-induced pulmonary inflammation  

SciTech Connect

Manganese (II), a transition metal, causes pulmonary inflammation upon environmental or occupational inhalation in excess. We investigated a potential molecular mechanism underlying manganese-induced pulmonary inflammation. Manganese (II) delayed HIF-1{alpha} protein disappearance, which occurred by inhibiting HIF-prolyl hydroxylase (HPH), the key enzyme for HIF-1{alpha} hydroxylation and subsequent von Hippel-Lindau(VHL)-dependent HIF-1{alpha} degradation. HPH inhibition by manganese (II) was neutralized significantly by elevated dose of iron. Consistent with this, the induction of cellular HIF-1{alpha} protein by manganese (II) was abolished by pretreatment with iron. Manganese (II) induced the HIF-1 target gene involved in pulmonary inflammation, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), in lung carcinoma cell lines. The induction of VEGF was dependent on HIF-1. Manganese-induced VEGF promoted tube formation of HUVEC. Taken together, these data suggest that HIF-1 may be a potential mediator of manganese-induced pulmonary inflammation.

Han, Jeongoh [Laboratory of Biomedicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Busan, 609-735 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jong-Suk [Laboratory of Physiology, College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Daekyu; Lee, Youna; Hong, Sungchae; Choi, Jungyun; Han, Songyi [Laboratory of Biomedicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Busan, 609-735 (Korea, Republic of); Ko, Yujin; Kim, Jung-Ae [Laboratory of Physiology, College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan (Korea, Republic of); Mi Kim, Young [Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Jung, Yunjin [Laboratory of Biomedicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Busan, 609-735 (Korea, Republic of)], E-mail: jungy@pusan.ac.kr

2009-03-15

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By Thomas S. Jones Manganese (Mn) is essential to iron and steel production by have been among the larger producers. World production of  

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widely used aluminum alloys and is used in oxide form in dry cell batteries. The overall level and nature. In price developments, the price for metallurgical-grade manganese ore delivered to U.S. customers stayed the same as that in 1994. Prices increased in the U.S. market for upgraded forms of manganese used

Torgersen, Christian

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The resistance to embrittlement by a hydrogen environment of selected high strength iron-manganese base alloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Fe-16Mn and Fe-25Mn base alloys, which had been cold worked to yield strength levels of 201 and 178 KSI, were resistant to degradation of mechanical properties in a one atmosphere hydrogen environment at ambient temperature under the loading conditions employed in this investigation. Transmission electron microscopy established that bands of epsilon phase martensite and fcc mechanical twins were formed throughout the fcc matrix when these alloys were cold worked. In the cold worked alloys a high density of crystal defects were observed associated with both types of strain induced structures, which should contribute significantly to the strengthening of these alloys. High strength iron base alloys can be produced which appear to have some resistance to degradation of mechanical properties in a hydrogen environment under certain conditions.

Benson, R. B., Jr.; Kim, D. K.; Atteridge, D.; Gerberich, W. W.

1974-01-01

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A Holocene record of endogenic iron and manganese precipitation and vegetation history in a lake-fen complex in northwestern Minnesota  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Little Shingobee Lake and Fen are part of the extensive network of lakes and wetlands in the Shingobee River headwaters of northwestern Minnesota, designed to study the interactions between surface and ground waters. Prior to about 11. 2 cal. ka, most of these lakes and wetlands were interconnected to form glacial Lake Willobee, which apparently formed when a debris flow dammed the Shingobee River. Between 11. 2 and 8. 5 cal. ka, the level of Lake Willobee fell as a result of breaching of the dam, transforming the deep lake into the existing lakes and wetlands. Analyses of a 9-m core from Little Shingobee Lake (LSL-B), and lacustrine sediments under 3. 3 m of peat in a 17-m core from Little Shingobee Fen (LSF-10), show that the dominant components are allogenic clastic material, and endogenic CaCO3 and organic matter. In both cores almost all of the iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) are incorporated in endogenic minerals, presumed to be X-ray amorphous oxyhydroxide minerals, that occur in significant quantities throughout the cores; almost no Fe and Mn are contributed from detrital aluminosilicate minerals. This suggests that, for most of the Holocene, the allogenic watershed contributions to lake chemistry were minor compared to the dissolved mineral load. In addition, prior to 3. 5 cal. ka, pollen zone boundaries coincide with large changes in lake-sediment mineralogy, indicating that both landscape and climate processes were linked to early- and mid-Holocene lake chemistry. The pollen time series, with sequential domination by spruce, pine, sagebrush-oak, birch-oak and, finally, white pine is typical of the region and reflects the changing location of the prairie-forest transition zone over time. These changes in vegetation had some profound effects on the geochemistry of the lake waters. ?? 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. (outside the USA).

Dean, W.E.; Doner, L.A.

2012-01-01

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Removal and distribution of iron, manganese, cobalt, and nickel within a Pennsylvania constructed wetland treating coal combustion by-product leachate.  

PubMed

A flow-through wetland treatment system was constructed to treat coal combustion by-product leachate from an electrical power station at Springdale, Pennsylvania. In a nine-compartment treatment system, four cattail (Typha latifolia L.) wetland cells (designated Cells 1 through 4) successfully removed iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) from the inlet water; Fe and Mn concentrations were decreased by an average of 91% in the first year (May 1996-May 1997), and by 94 and 98% in the second year (July 1997-June 1998), respectively. Cobalt (Co) and nickel (Ni) were decreased by an average of 39 and 47% in the first year, and 98 and 63% in the second year, respectively. Most of the metal removed by the wetland cells was accumulated in sediments, which constituted the largest sink. Except for Fe, metal concentrations in the sediments tended to be greater in the top 5 cm of sediment than in the 5- to 10- or 10- to 15-cm layers, and in Cell 1 than in Cells 2, 3, and 4. Plants constituted a much smaller sink for metals; only 0.91, 4.18, 0.19, and 0.38% of the Fe, Mn, Co, and Ni were accumulated annually in the aboveground tissues of cattail, respectively. A greater proportion of each metal (except Mn) was accumulated in cattail fallen litter and submerged Chara (a macroalga) tissues, that is, 2.81, 2.75, and 1.05% for Fe, Co, and Ni, respectively. Considerably higher concentrations of metals were associated with cattail roots than shoots, although Mn was a notable exception. PMID:11476526

Ye, Z H; Whiting, S N; Lin, Z Q; Lytle, C M; Qian, J H; Terry, N

2001-01-01

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An estimate of the efficiency of the iron- and manganese-driven dissolved inorganic phosphorus trap at an oxic/euxinic water column redoxcline  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geochemical records suggest the ocean has undergone periods of at least partial deeper-ocean anoxia or euxinia. Two counteracting feedback loops involving redox control of the dynamics of the phytoplankton nutrient dissolved inorganic phosphorus (DIP) might coexist, helping to stabilize the redox state of the atmosphere and oceans. This concept implies that, during deeper-ocean anoxia, the DIP transfer from the deep anoxic into the oxic surface ocean is uninhibited by processes taking place at the redoxcline. This implicit assumption requires testing because iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) dynamics at oxic/anoxic water column redoxclines have the potential to form a DIP trap, inhibiting DIP transport from anoxic deep into oxic surface waters. Using a time series data set of Fe, Mn, DIP, and dissolved oxygen distributions in the Eastern Gotland Basin of the Baltic Sea, we provide estimates of the efficiency of this Fe- and Mn-driven DIP trap. This efficiency was estimated by calculating the ratios of (1) the downward flux of DIP adsorbed onto and/or coprecipitated into the settling authigenic Fe- and Mn-rich particles just above the redoxcline and (2) the upward turbulent-diffusive DIP flux across the redoxcline. Depending on the assumed particle densities, we find average ±1 SD trapping efficiencies of 0.38 ± 0.29 and 0.63 ± 0.45. The efficiencies are significant in that they seem to impact cyanobacterial dynamics in the central Baltic Sea. We discuss possible implications of the trapping mechanism for, and propose two hypotheses relating to the potential importance of Fe-controlled DIP trapping at redoxclines during, ocean anoxic events.

Turnewitsch, Robert; Pohl, Christa

2010-12-01

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Steel dust in the New York City subway system as a source of manganese, chromium, and iron exposures for transit workers.  

PubMed

The United States Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 reflected increasing concern about potential effects of low-level airborne metal exposure on a wide array of illnesses. Here we summarize results demonstrating that the New York City (NYC) subway system provides an important microenvironment for metal exposures for NYC commuters and subway workers and also describe an ongoing pilot study of NYC transit workers' exposure to steel dust. Results from the TEACH (Toxic Exposure Assessment, a Columbia and Harvard) study in 1999 of 41 high-school students strongly suggest that elevated levels of iron, manganese, and chromium in personal air samples were due to exposure to steel dust in the NYC subway. Airborne concentrations of these three metals associated with fine particulate matter were observed to be more than 100 times greater in the subway environment than in home indoor or outdoor settings in NYC. While there are currently no known health effects at the airborne levels observed in the subway system, the primary aim of the ongoing pilot study is to ascertain whether the levels of these metals in the subway air affect concentrations of these metals or related metabolites in the blood or urine of exposed transit workers, who due to their job activities could plausibly have appreciably higher exposures than typical commuters. The study design involves recruitment of 40 transit workers representing a large range in expected exposures to steel dust, the collection of personal air samples of fine particulate matter, and the collection of blood and urine samples from each monitored transit worker. PMID:15738337

Chillrud, Steven N; Grass, David; Ross, James M; Coulibaly, Drissa; Slavkovich, Vesna; Epstein, David; Sax, Sonja N; Pederson, Dee; Johnson, David; Spengler, John D; Kinney, Patrick L; Simpson, H James; Brandt-Rauf, Paul

2005-03-01

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The Porphyromonas gingivalis HmuY haemophore binds gallium(iii), zinc(ii), cobalt(iii), manganese(iii), nickel(ii), and copper(ii) protoporphyrin IX but in a manner different to iron(iii) protoporphyrin IX.  

PubMed

Porphyromonas gingivalis, a major etiological agent of chronic periodontitis, acquires haem from host haemoproteins through a haem transporter HmuR and a haemophore HmuY. The aim of this study was to analyse the binding specificity of HmuY towards non-iron metalloporphyrins which may be employed as antimicrobials to treat periodontitis. HmuY binds gallium(iii), zinc(ii), cobalt(iii), manganese(iii), nickel(ii), and copper(ii) protoporphyrin IX but in a manner different to iron(iii) protoporphyrin IX which uses His(134) and His(166) as axial ligands. The metal ions in Ga(iii)PPIX and Zn(ii)PPIX can accept only His(166) as an axial ligand, whereas nickel(ii) and copper(ii) interact exclusively with His(134). Two forms of pentacoordinate manganese(iii) are present in the Mn(iii)PPIX-HmuY complex since the metal accepts either His(134) or His(166) as a single axial ligand. The cobalt ion is hexacoordinate in the Co(iii)PPIX-HmuY complex and binds His(134) and His(166) as axial ligands; however, some differences in their environments exist. Despite different coordination modes of the central metal ion, gallium(iii), zinc(ii), cobalt(iii), and manganese(iii) protoporphyrin IX bound to the HmuY haemophore cannot be displaced by excess haem. All of the metalloporphyrins examined bind to a P. gingivalis wild-type strain with higher ability compared to a mutant strain lacking a functional hmuY gene, thus corroborating binding of non-iron metalloporphyrins to purified HmuY protein. Our results further clarify the basis of metalloporphyrin acquisition by P. gingivalis and add to understanding of the interactions with porphyrin derivatives which exhibit antimicrobial activity against P. gingivalis. PMID:23392445

Wójtowicz, Halina; Bielecki, Marcin; Wojaczy?ski, Jacek; Olczak, Mariusz; Smalley, John W; Olczak, Teresa

2013-04-01

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Iron  

MedlinePLUS

... mealtime or when you take iron supplements.RiboflavinTaking riboflavin supplements may improve the way iron supplements work ... significant only in people with low levels of riboflavin.SoySoy protein seems to reduce the body's ability ...

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IRON  

EPA Science Inventory

The document surveys the effects of organic and inorganic iron that are relevant to humans and their environment. The biology and chemistry of iron are complex and only partially understood. Iron participates in oxidation reduction processes that not only affect its geochemical m...

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MANGANESE IN NARRAGANSETT BAY  

EPA Science Inventory

Concentrations of dissolved manganese and particulate manganese and aluminum were determined in samples from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, and its surrounding rivers. Total manganese is approximately conservative, but dissolved and particulate manganese are not. Desorption may ...

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A decade of exploring a submarine intraplate volcano: Hydrothermal manganese and iron at L?'ihi volcano, Hawai'i  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Decadal time series observations of hydrothermal fluid emissions from L?'ihi volcano were initiated in 1992 using a combination of submersible and shipboard sampling strategies. Magmatic-tectonic processes associated with a spectacular seismic event in July-August 1996 led to the collapse of Pele's Vents (31°C) near the volcano summit into a new pit crater (Pele's Pit) inundated by high-temperature (Tmax = 198°C) focused and lower-temperature (<95°C) diffuse fluid discharge. Variations in the concentrations and relative abundances of vented Fe and Mn characterize the precollapse, summit collapse, and postcollapse periods. The precollapse plume emanating from Pele's Vents had a low rise height (˜35 m) and concentration intensity (<5 nmol/L TDMn, 70 nmol/L TDFe, ˜1.8 km distant) and dispersed to the southwest. Plumes coeval with the 1996 summit collapse were characterized by extreme metal concentrations within Pele's Pit (up to ˜10,000 nmol/L DMn and 400,000 nmol/L TDFe) and nearby East Pit (˜34,000 nmol/L DMn and 120,000 nmol/L TDFe). An intense hydrothermal plume dispersed predominantly to the southwest of the several hundred meter deep pits with concentration anomalies as high as 236 nmol/L DMn and 3,800 nmol/L TDFe measured 9 km distant. Iron and Mn concentrations within the pits decreased >30- to 200-fold ˜1.5 months postcollapse and, during the following year, decreased a further twofold to threefold at Pele's Pit and ˜30-fold at East Pit. While a steady concentration of ˜400 nmol/L TDFe prevailed throughout the remaining years of this study at Pele's Pit, a gradual and threefold decrease in the concentration of DMn to about 15 nmol/L was observed. High-temperature fluids (128-198°C 1997-1999, ˜90°C 2001) venting simultaneously from different orifices within Pele's Pit had distinguishable Fe/Mn ratios that can be attributed to different subseafloor origins. Fe/Mn ratios characteristic of fluids moderated by high-temperature water-rock reaction had low values in 1997-1998 (1.6 ± 0.7), increasing to about 7 in 1999. Fluids moderated by magmatic degassing of CO2 had much higher Fe/Mn ratios, increasing from 24 ± 15 in 1997-1998 to 50 in 1999 and 63-87 in 2001. Fe/Mn values of dispersing plumes at L?'ihi reflect an admixture of these sources and a relative Fe abundance that is consistently high compared to mid-ocean ridge systems. The pulsed injection of Mn and Fe into the surrounding ocean associated with the 1996 tectonic-magmatic event at L?'ihi was massive. Our decadal observations confirm that Mn and Fe are useful markers of the magnitude and evolution of the effects of magmatic perturbation on hydrothermal systems influenced by chronic magmatic degassing.

Malahoff, Alexander; Kolotyrkina, Irina Ya.; Midson, Brian P.; Massoth, Gary J.

2006-06-01

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Application of VNIR diffuse reflectance spectroscopy to estimate soil organic carbon content, and content of different forms of iron and manganese  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Visible and near-infrared (VNIR) diffuse reflectance spectroscopy is a progressive method used for prediction of soil properties. Study was performed on the soils from the agricultural land from the south Moravia municipality of Brumovice. Studied area is characterized by a relatively flat upper part, a tributary valley in the middle and a colluvial fan at the bottom. Haplic Chernozem reminded at the flat upper part of the area. Regosols were formed at steep parts of the valley. Colluvial Chernozem and Colluvial soils were formed at the bottom parts of the valley and at the bottom part of the studied field. The goal of the study was to evaluate relationship between soil spectra curves and organic matter content, and different forms iron and manganese content (Mehlich III extract, ammonium oxalate extract and dithionite-citrate extract). Samples (87) were taken from the topsoil within regular grid covering studied area. The soil spectra curves (of air dry soil and sieved using 2 mm sieve) were measured in the laboratory using spectometer FieldSpec®3 (350 - 2 500 nm). The Fe and Mn contents in different extract were measured using ICP-OES (with an iCAP 6500 Radial ICP Emission spectrometer; Thermo Scientific, UK) under standard analytical conditions. Partial least squares regression (PLSR) was used for modeling of the relationship between spectra and measured soil properties. Prediction ability was evaluated using the R2, root mean square error (RMSE) and normalized root mean square deviation (NRMSD). The results showed the best prediction for Mn (R2 = 0.86, RMSE = 29, NRMSD = 0.11), Fe in ammonium oxalate extract (R2 = 0.82, RMSE = 171, NRMSD = 0.12) and organic matter content (R2 = 0.84, RMSE = 0.13, NRMSD = 0.09). The slightly worse prediction was obtained for Mn and Fe in citrate extract (R2 = 0.82, RMSE = 21, NRMSD = 0.10; R2 = 0.77, RMSE = 522, NRMSD = 0.23). Poor prediction was evaluated for Mn and Fe in Mehlich III extract (R2 = 0.43, RMSE = 13, NRMSD = 0.17; R2 = 0.39, RMSE = 13, NRMSD = 0.26). In general, the results confirmed that the measurement of soil spectral characteristics is a promising technology for a digital soil mapping and predicting studied soil properties. Acknowledgment: Authors acknowledge the financial support of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic (grant No. QJ1230319) and the Czech Science Foundation (grant No. GA526/09/1762).

Klement, Ales; Jaksik, Ondrej; Kodesova, Radka; Drabek, Ondrej; Boruvka, Lubos

2013-04-01

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Cast B2-phase iron-aluminum alloys with improved fluidity  

DOEpatents

Systems and methods are described for iron aluminum alloys. A composition includes iron, aluminum and manganese. A method includes providing an alloy including iron, aluminum and manganese; and processing the alloy. The systems and methods provide advantages because additions of manganese to iron aluminum alloys dramatically increase the fluidity of the alloys prior to solidification during casting.

Maziasz, Philip J. (122 Clark La., Oak Ridge, TN 37830); Paris, Alan M. (P.O. Box 64, Tarrs, PA 15688); Vought, Joseph D. (124 Cove Point Rd., Rockwood, TN 37854)

2002-01-01

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Simultaneous removal of cadmium and nitrate in aqueous media by nanoscale zerovalent iron (nZVI) and Au doped nZVI particles.  

PubMed

Nanoscale zerovalent iron (nZVI) has demonstrated high efficacy for treating nitrate or cadmium (Cd) contamination, but its efficiency for simultaneous removal of nitrate and Cd has not been investigated. This study evaluated the reactivity of nZVI to the co-contaminants and by-product formation, employed different catalysts to reduce nitrite yield from nitrate, and examined the transformation of nZVI after reaction. Nitrate reduction resulted in high solution pH, negatively charged surface of nZVI, formation of Fe3O4 (a stable transformation of nZVI), and no release of ionic iron. Increased pH and negative charge contributed to significant increase in Cd(II) removal capacity (from 40 mg/g to 188 mg/g) with nitrate present. In addition, nitrate reduction by nZVI could be catalyzed by Cd(II): while 30% of nitrate was reduced by nZVI within 2 h in the absence of Cd(II), complete nitrate reduction was observed in the presence of 40 mg-Cd/L due to the formation of Cd islands (Cd(0) and CdO) on the nZVI particles. While nitrate was reduced mostly to ammonium when Cd(II) was not present or at Cd(II) concentrations ? 40 mg/L, up to 20% of the initial nitrate was reduced to nitrite at Cd(II) concentrations < 40 mg/L. Among nZVI particles doped with 1 wt. % Cu, Ag, or Au, nZVI deposited with 1 wt. % Au reduced nitrite yield to less than 3% of the initial nitrate, while maintaining a high Cd(II) removal capacity. PMID:24999115

Su, Yiming; Adeleye, Adeyemi S; Huang, Yuxiong; Sun, Xiaoya; Dai, Chaomeng; Zhou, Xuefei; Zhang, Yalei; Keller, Arturo A

2014-10-15

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Electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometric determination of cadmium, copper, iron, lead, and selenium in fruit slurry: analytical application to nutritional and toxicological quality control.  

PubMed

A method is described for direct determination of cadmium, copper, iron, lead, and selenium in slurried fruit samples by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry. The fresh samples were suspended in Triton X-100 and shaken with 10 g zirconia spheres until a slurry was formed. The graphite furnace conditions were optimized for each element. The detection limits were 0.3, 3.5, 15.0, 0.5, and 10.0 ng/g for Cd, Cu, Fe, Pb, and Se, respectively. Accuracy and precision were checked against sample mineralization in a microwave acid-digestion bomb. Results for analyses of National Institute of Standards and Technology standard reference materials agreed closely with certified values. Analytical application of this method was tested with 40 samples of 8 widely consumed fruit species. The mean values (referred to fresh weight of edible fraction) for each fruit species had ranges of 0.0003-0.050 microgram/g for Cd, 0.316-1.094 micrograms/g for Cu, 2.00-5.50 micrograms/g for Fe, 0.050-0.396 microgram/g for Pb, and 0.010-0.020 microgram/g for Se. The proposed method is useful for routine multielemental analysis in nutritional and toxicological quality control of fruits and similar foodstuffs. PMID:7580318

Cabrera, C; Lorenzo, M L; Lopez, M C

1995-01-01

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ZINC, MANGANESE AND PHOSPHORUS INTERRELATIONSHIPS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON IRON AND COPPER IN CHELATOR-BUFFERED SOLUTION GROWN RUSSET BURBANK POTATO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three hydroponic experiments were conducted with Russet Burbank potato to elucidate zinc (Zn) and manganese (Mn) relationships and associated interactions with other nutrients at different levels of phosphorus (P). Except when P was optimal, root Mn concentration was reduced at optimal solution Zn relative to deficient or excessive Zn levels. Shoot Mn generally increased with augmented solution Zn. As solution

Steven A. Barben; Bryan G. Hopkins; Von D. Jolley; Bruce L. Webb; Brandt A. Nichols; Emily A. Buxton

2011-01-01

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Relation of arsenic, iron, and manganese in ground water to aquifer type, bedrock lithogeochemistry, and land use in the New England coastal basins  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In a study of arsenic concentrations in public-supply wells in the New England Coastal Basins, concentrations at or above 0.005 mg/L (milligrams per liter) were detected in more samples of water from wells completed in bedrock (25 percent of all samples) than in water from wells completed in stratified drift (7.5 percent of all samples). Iron and manganese were detected (at concentrations of 0.05 and 0.03 mg/L, respectively) at approximately the same frequency in water from wells in both types of aquifers. Concentrations of arsenic in public-supply wells drilled in bedrock (in the National Water-Quality Assessment Program New England Coastal Basins study unit) vary with the bedrock lithology. Broad groups of lithogeochemical units generalized from bedrock lithologic units shown on state geologic maps were used in the statistical analyses. Concentrations of arsenic in water from public-supply wells in metasedimentary bedrock units that contain slightly to moderately calcareous and calcsilicate rocks (lithogeochemical group Mc) were significantly higher than the concentrations in five other groups of bedrock units in the study unit. Arsenic was detected, at or above 0.005 mg/L, in water from 44 percent of the wells in the lithogeochemical group M c and in water from less than 28 percent of wells in the five other groups. Additionally, arsenic concentrations in ground water were the lowest in the metasedimentary rocks that are characterized as variably sulfidic (group Ms ). Generally, concentrations of arsenic were low in water from bedrock wells in the felsic igneous rocks (group If ) though locally some bedrock wells in granitic rocks are known to have ground water with high arsenic concentrations, especially in New Hampshire. The concentrations of arsenic in ground water also correlate with land-use data; significantly higher concentrations are found in areas identified as agricultural land use than in undeveloped areas. There is, however, more agricultural land in areas overlying the metasedimentary rocks of lithogeochemical groups Mc and the minimally-deformed clastic sediments of group Mmd than in areas overlying other lithogeochemical groups. This correlation complicates the interpretation of sources of arsenic to ground water in bedrock. A test of this association revealed that relations between arsenic concentrations and the metasedimentary rocks of group Mc are not weakened when data associated with agricultural land use is removed; the reverse is true, however, if the data associated with the group Mc are removed from the analysis. The occurrence and variability of arsenic in water from bedrock supply wells could be related to several factors. These include (1) the distribution and chemical form of arsenic in soils and rocks that are part of the ground-water-flow system, (2) the characteristics that influence the solubility and transport of arsenic in ground water, (3) the differing degrees of vulnerability of ground-water supplies to surface contamination, and (4) the spatial associations between land use, geology, and ground-water-flow patterns. Strong relations between agricultural land use and the metasedimentary rocks of group Mc complicate the interpretation of arsenic source to water in these bedrock aquifers. This is due in part to the past use of arsenical pesticides; additionally, few whole-rock geochemical data are available for the rock types in the lithogeochemical groups of aquifers that contain ground water with elevated concentrations of arsenic. Without such data, identifying specific bedrock types as arsenic sources is not possible. In southern Maine and south-central New Hampshire, and in northern Massachusetts, the few available whole-rock analyses suggest, at least for these local areas, a connection between known bedrock chemistry and ground-water arsenic levels. Although the lithogeochemical group and land-use category variables individually describe much of the variance in the concentrations of

Ayotte, Joseph D.; Nielsen, Martha G.; Robinson, Gilpin R.; Moore, Richard B.

1999-01-01

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A Holocene record of endogenic iron and manganese precipitation, isotopic composition of endogenic carbonate, and vegetation history in a lake-fen complex in northwestern Minnesota  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Little Shingobee Lake and Fen are part of an extensive network of lakes and wetlands in the Shingobee River headwaters area of northwestern Minnesota. Prior to about 9800 radiocarbon years, most of the lakes in the Shingobee watershed area were interconnected to form glacial Lake Willobee. From 9800 to 7700 radiocarbon years, the level of Lake Willobee fell as a result of breaching of a dam, leaving small separated basins containing the existing lakes and wetlands. The dominant components in the sediments in a 9-meter core from Little Shingobee Lake (LSL-B), and lacustrine sediments under 3.3 meters of peat in a 17-meter core from Little Shingobee Fen (LSF-10) are detrital clastic material, endogenic CaCO3, and organic matter. The detrital fraction in the Holocene section in core LSL-B varies considerably from 7 weight percent to 82 weight percent and closely parallels the concentration of detrital quartz measured by X-ray diffraction. The CaCO3 concentration, which also varies considerably from 10 weight percent to 70 weight percent, is generally antithetic to the detrital concentration owing to the dilution of detrital material by CaCO3, particularly during the early to middle Holocene (about 9000-6500 calendar years). The organic-matter content varies from 5 weight percent to 25 weight percent and, together with CaCO3, serves to dilute the allogenic detrital fraction. In both cores almost all of the iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) is in endogenic minerals, presumed to be oxyhydroxide minerals, that are important components throughout the core; little Fe and Mn are contributed by detrital aluminosilicate minerals. The endogenic Fe mineral, calculated as Fe(OH)3, forms a larger percentage of the sediment than endogenic organic material throughout most of the Holocene section in the LSL-B core and in the lacustrine sediments below the peat in the LSF-10 core. Biogenic silica as opal (biopal; diatom debris) was not measured, but the average calculated biopal is 5 percent in the LSL-B core and 15.5 percent in the LSF-10 core. Values of delta18O in mollusk (Pisidium) and ostracode shells increase by only about 20 per mil from the bottom to the top of the LSL-B core (about 12600-2200 calendar years). The remarkably constant oxygen-isotope composition throughout the Holocene suggests that environmental conditions affecting values of delta18O (temperature, salinity, composition of the water, composition of precipitation) did not change greatly. Values of delta13C in carbonate shells generally decreased by about 2 per mil from 9000 calendar years to 6000 calendar years, but they did not increase in organic carbon. This mid-Holocene increase in delta13C in shells but not in organic carbon is likely due to an increase in residence time. A late Pleistocene forest dominated by spruce was replaced in the early Holocene by a pine forest. The pine forest migrated east during the middle Holocene and was replaced by an open sagebrush-oak savanna. The western migration of forests into northwestern Minnesota is marked first by a hardwood forest and finally a pine forest.

Dean, Walter E.; Doner, Lisa A.

2011-01-01

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Subcellular distribution of aluminum, bismuth, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, nickel, and lead in cultivated mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus and Pleurotus ostreatus).  

PubMed

In this work, the distribution of nine metals in two types of cultivated mushroom had been investigated. For Agaricus bisporus, the biomass was separated into caps and stalks, and for Pleurotus ostreatus, the entire mushrooms were taken for analysis. Electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry was used for total element determination in acid digests. For accuracy checking, the certified reference material (NIST 1,571, citrus leaves) was analyzed. The results obtained for the two fungi species were within the ranges of concentration reported previously by other authors. Subcellular fractionation was accomplished by centrifugation of cell homogenates, which had been suspended in Tris-HCl buffer. In the first centrifugation (7,300 g, 4 degrees C, 10 min), cell walls were separated (pellet I), and the second centrifugation (147,000g, 4 degrees C, 60 min) yielded mixed membrane fraction (pellet II) and cytosol (supernatant II). Recoveries of the fractionation procedure were in the range 70--100% (with the exception of Fe). For all elements studied, the highest relative contributions were found in cytosol fractions of the fruiting bodies (63--72%, 49--76%, 44--93%, 26--87 pc, 55--85%, 50--68%, 41--78%, 39--78%, 54--67% respectively for Al, Bi, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, and Pb. Lower contributions were found in cell walls (respectively 22--32%, 24--44%, 6.1--47%, 12--52%, 7.3-- 37%, 7.9--32%, 19--52%, 20--42%, and 25--38%) and only minute amounts in the mixed membrane fraction (3.0--5.8%, 0.7--7.0%, 0.7--8.3%, 1.0--22%, 7.5--14%, 16--24%, 1.1--19%, and 5.1--7.7%). The results obtained indicate that small water-soluble molecules were the primary forms of nine elements in two mushroom species studied. On the other hand, the evidence has been provided on elements binding to larger, water-insoluble molecules contained in the structures of cell wall and membranes. The relative distribution was both element and fungi dependent. Thus, in P. ostreatus, total element levels were higher than in A. bisporus, with the preference for their accumulation in cytosol. On the contrary, total element content in the latter fungi was lower; however, a clear tendency toward more efficient element incorporation to the water-insoluble structures was observed (no apparent differences between stalks and caps). PMID:16141474

Muñoz, Alma Hortensia Serafín; Corona, Felix Gutierrez; Wrobel, Kazimierz; Soto, Gerardo Martínez; Wrobel, Katarzyna

2005-09-01

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Identification of rice cultivars with low brown rice mixed cadmium and lead contents and their interactions with the micronutrients iron, zinc, nickel and manganese.  

PubMed

Paddy fields in mining areas are usually co-contaminated by a cocktail of mixed toxic heavy metals (e.g., Cd and Pb in Pb/Zn mines). However, previous studies on rice cultivars screened for effective metal exclusion have mostly focused on individual metals, and have been conducted under pot-trial or hydroponic solution conditions. This study identified rice cultivars with both low Cd and Pb accumulation under Cd- and Pb-contaminated field conditions, and the interactions of the toxic elements Cd and Pb with the micronutrient elements Fe, Zn, Mn and Ni were also studied. Among 32 rice cultivars tested, there were significant differences in Cd (0.06-0.59 mg/kg) and Pb (0.25-3.15 mg/kg) levels in their brown rice, and similar results were also found for the micronutrient elements. Significant decreases in concentrations of Fe and Mn were detected with increasing Cd concentrations and a significant elevation in Fe, Mn and Ni with increasing Pb concentrations. A similar result was also shown by Cd and Ni. Three cultivars were identified with a combination of low brown rice Cd and Pb, high micronutrient and grain yield (Wufengyou 2168, Tianyou 196 and Guinongzhan). Present results suggest that it is possible to breed rice cultivars with low mixed toxic element (Cd, Pb) and high micronutrient contents along with high grain yields, thus ensuring food safety and quality. PMID:23520849

Li, Bing; Wang, Xun; Qi, Xiaoli; Huang, Lu; Ye, Zhihong

2012-01-01

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Inhibitory effect of dissolved silica on H?O? decomposition by iron(III) and manganese(IV) oxides: implications for H?O?-based in situ chemical oxidation.  

PubMed

The decomposition of H(2)O(2) on iron minerals can generate •OH, a strong oxidant that can transform a wide range of contaminants. This reaction is critical to In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) processes used for soil and groundwater remediation, as well as advanced oxidation processes employed in waste treatment systems. The presence of dissolved silica at concentrations comparable to those encountered in natural waters decreases the reactivity of iron minerals toward H(2)O(2), because silica adsorbs onto the surface of iron minerals and alters catalytic sites. At circumneutral pH values, goethite, amorphous iron oxide, hematite, iron-coated sand, and montmorillonite that were pre-equilibrated with 0.05-1.5 mM SiO(2) were significantly less reactive toward H(2)O(2) decomposition than their original counterparts, with the H(2)O(2) loss rates inversely proportional to SiO(2) concentrations. In the goethite/H(2)O(2) system, the overall •OH yield, defined as the percentage of decomposed H(2)O(2) producing •OH, was almost halved in the presence of 1.5 mM SiO(2). Dissolved SiO(2) also slowed H(2)O(2) decomposition on manganese(IV) oxide. The presence of dissolved SiO(2) results in greater persistence of H(2)O(2) in groundwater and lower H(2)O(2) utilization efficiency and should be considered in the design of H(2)O(2)-based treatment systems. PMID:22129132

Pham, Anh Le-Tuan; Doyle, Fiona M; Sedlak, David L

2012-01-17

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Inhibitory Effect of Dissolved Silica on the H2O2 Decomposition by Iron(III) and Manganese(IV) Oxides: Implications for H2O2-based In Situ Chemical Oxidation  

PubMed Central

The decomposition of H2O2 on iron minerals can generate •OH, a strong oxidant that can transform a wide range of contaminants. This reaction is critical to In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) processes used for soil and groundwater remediation, as well as advanced oxidation processes employed in waste treatment systems. The presence of dissolved silica at concentrations comparable to those encountered in natural waters decreases the reactivity of iron minerals toward H2O2, because silica adsorbs onto the surface of iron minerals and alters catalytic sites. At circumneutral pH values, goethite, amorphous iron oxide, hematite, iron-coated sand and montmorillonite that were pre-equilibrated with 0.05 – 1.5 mM SiO2 were significantly less reactive toward H2O2 decomposition than their original counterparts, with the H2O2 loss rates inversely proportional to the SiO2 concentration. In the goethite/H2O2 system, the overall •OH yield, defined as the percentage of decomposed H2O2 producing •OH, was almost halved in the presence of 1.5 mM SiO2. Dissolved SiO2 also slows the H2O2 decomposition on manganese(IV) oxide. The presence of dissolved SiO2 results in greater persistence of H2O2 in groundwater, lower H2O2 utilization efficiency and should be considered in the design of H2O2-based treatment systems. PMID:22129132

Pham, Anh Le-Tuan; Doyle, Fiona M.; Sedlak, David L.

2011-01-01

236

Clean hydrometallurgical route to recover zinc, silver, lead, copper, cadmium and iron from hazardous jarosite residues produced during zinc hydrometallurgy.  

PubMed

A hydrometallurgical process for treating the hazardous jarosite residue from zinc hydrometallurgy was proposed, for not only detoxifying the residue, but also recovering the contained valuable metal components. The jarosite was initially activated and decomposed by sintering at 650°C for 1h. The sintered residue was leached in 6mol L(-1) aqueous NH(4)Cl solution at 105°C, followed by filtration. The leaching extraction of Zn, Pb, Cu, Cd and Ag are more than 95%. During reduction with Zn powder, more than 93% of Pb, Cu, Ag and Cd can be simultaneously recovered. Then the NH(4)Cl leaching residue were leached again in 30wt% aqueous NaOH solution for 1h at 160°C, and about 94% of As and 73% of Si were removed from the residue. The final residue was almost completely detoxified, and contains about 55wt% Fe, which can be used as an iron concentration. PMID:21684683

Ju, Shaohua; Zhang, Yifei; Zhang, Yi; Xue, Peiyi; Wang, Yihui

2011-08-30

237

A binary A(x)B(1-x) ionic alkaline pseudocapacitor system involving manganese, iron, cobalt, and nickel: formation of electroactive colloids via in situ electric field assisted coprecipitation.  

PubMed

A new "combinatorial transition-metal cation pseudocapacitor" was demonstrated by designing combinatorial transition-metal cation pseudocapacitors with binary AxB1-x salt electrodes involving manganese, iron, cobalt, and nickel cations in an alkaline aqueous electrolyte. Binary multi-valence cations were crystallized in the colloidal state through an in situ coprecipitation under an electric field. These electroactive colloids absorbed by carbon black and the PVDF matrix are highly redox-reactive with high specific capacitance values, where the specific electrode configuration can create short ion diffusion paths to enable fast and reversible Faradaic reactions. This work shows huge promise for developing high-performance electrical energy storage systems via designing the colloidal state of electroactive cations. Multiple redox cations in the colloidal state can show high redox activities, making them more suitable for potential application in pseudocapacitor systems. PMID:25486527

Chen, Kunfeng; Yin, Shu; Xue, Dongfeng

2015-01-21

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Iron, copper, zinc, and manganese transport and regulation in pathogenic Enterobacteria: correlations between strains, site of infection and the relative importance of the different metal transport systems for virulence  

PubMed Central

For all microorganisms, acquisition of metal ions is essential for survival in the environment or in their infected host. Metal ions are required in many biological processes as components of metalloproteins and serve as cofactors or structural elements for enzymes. However, it is critical for bacteria to ensure that metal uptake and availability is in accordance with physiological needs, as an imbalance in bacterial metal homeostasis is deleterious. Indeed, host defense strategies against infection either consist of metal starvation by sequestration or toxicity by the highly concentrated release of metals. To overcome these host strategies, bacteria employ a variety of metal uptake and export systems and finely regulate metal homeostasis by numerous transcriptional regulators, allowing them to adapt to changing environmental conditions. As a consequence, iron, zinc, manganese, and copper uptake systems significantly contribute to the virulence of many pathogenic bacteria. However, during the course of our experiments on the role of iron and manganese transporters in extraintestinal Escherichia coli (ExPEC) virulence, we observed that depending on the strain tested, the importance of tested systems in virulence may be different. This could be due to the different set of systems present in these strains, but literature also suggests that as each pathogen must adapt to the particular microenvironment of its site of infection, the role of each acquisition system in virulence can differ from a particular strain to another. In this review, we present the systems involved in metal transport by Enterobacteria and the main regulators responsible for their controlled expression. We also discuss the relative role of these systems depending on the pathogen and the tissues they infect. PMID:24367764

Porcheron, Gaëlle; Garénaux, Amélie; Proulx, Julie; Sabri, Mourad; Dozois, Charles M.

2013-01-01

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Structural information on the coordination compounds formed by manganese(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II), zinc(II), cadmium(II) and mercury(II) thiocyanates with 4-cyanopyridine N-oxide from their magnetic moments, electronic and infrared spectra  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Coordination compounds formed by the interaction of 4-cyanopyridine. N-oxide (4-CPO), a potentially bidentate ligand, with manganese(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II), zinc(II), cadmium(II) and rnercury(II) thiocyanates have been prepared and characterized from their elemental analyses, magnetic susceptibilities, electronic and infrared spectral studies down to 200 cm -1 in the solid state. The compounds isolated are: Mn(4-CPO) 2(NCS) 2, Co(4-CPO) 2(NCS) 2,Ni(4-CPO) 2(NCS) 2,Zn(4-CPO) 2(NCS) 2, Cd(4-CPO)(NCS) 2 and Hg(4-CPO) 2(SCN) 2. It is shown that 4-CPO acts as a terminal N-oxide oxygen bonded monodentate ligand in all the metal(II) thiocyanate complexes studied. Tentative stereochemistries of the complexes in the solid state are discussed. The ligand field parameters 10 Dq, B, ? and ? calculated for the manganese(II), cobalt(II) and nickel(II) complexes are consistent with their proposed stereochemistries.

Ahuja, I. S.; Yadava, C. L.; Singh, Raghuvir

1982-05-01

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A mitochondrial-vacuolar signaling pathway in yeast that affects iron and copper metabolism.  

PubMed

Mitochondria utilize iron, but the transporters that mediate mitochondrial iron uptake and efflux are largely unknown. Cells with a deletion in the vacuolar iron/manganese transporter Ccc1p are sensitive to high iron. Overexpression of MRS3 or MRS4 suppresses the high iron sensitivity of Deltaccc1 cells. MRS3 and MRS4 have recently been suggested to encode mitochondrial iron transporters. We demonstrate that deletion of MRS3 and MRS4 severely affects cellular and mitochondrial metal homeostasis, including a reduction in cytosolic and mitochondrial iron acquisition. We show that vacuolar iron transport is increased in Deltamrs3Deltamrs4 cells, resulting in decreased cytosolic iron and activation of the iron-sensing transcription factor Aft1p. Activation of Aft1p leads to increased expression of the high affinity iron transport system and increased iron uptake. Deletion of CCC1 in Deltamrs3Deltamrs4 cells restores cellular and mitochondrial iron homeostasis to near normal levels. Deltamrs3Deltamrs4 cells also show increased resistance to cobalt but decreased resistance to copper and cadmium. These phenotypes are also corrected by deletion of CCC1 in Deltamrs3Deltamrs4 cells. Decreased copper resistance in Deltamrs3Deltamrs4 cells results from activation of Aft1p by Ccc1p-mediated iron depletion, as deletion of CCC1 or AFT1 in Deltamrs3Deltamrs4 cells restores copper resistance. These results suggest that deletion of mitochondrial proteins can alter vacuolar metal homeostasis. The data also indicate that increased expression of the AFT1-regulated gene(s) can disrupt copper homeostasis. PMID:15161905

Li, Liangtao; Kaplan, Jerry

2004-08-01

241

Biological manganese removal from acid mine drainage in constructed wetlands and prototype bioreactors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mine drainage waters vary considerably in the range and concentration of heavy metals they contain. Besides iron, manganese is frequently present at elevated concentrations in waters draining both coal and metal mines. Passive treatment systems (aerobic wetlands and compost bioreactors) are designed to remove iron by biologically induced oxidation\\/precipitation. Manganese, however, is problematic as it does not readily form sulfidic

Kevin B. Hallberg; D. Barrie Johnson

2005-01-01

242

[Ferrous-manganese oxidizing bacteria from the nature water].  

PubMed

Glass slides were hanged into a canal to acquire the ferrous-manganese oxidizing bacteria settled bio-film. Two isolated methods for ferrous-manganese oxidizing bacteria with special iron-manganese oxidizing matrix from the bio-film were tested. Element component of bacteria product and sheath structure of bacteria were analyzed. With two methods, plate cultivation and the novel semi-solid in situ cultivation method, strains belong to Family Leptothrix were isolated. XRF showed that the amorphous iron and manganese were two major metal elements of the precipitation formed by one strain of Leptothrix spp.. Through the microscope observation, one strain of Family Leptothrix was determined to form branch-like structured sheath, while another strain formed spider web-like structured sheath. Those isolated bacteria provide model strains for future testing of FISH probe and PCR primer of ferrous-manganese oxidizing bacteria. PMID:18763517

Qin, Song-yan; Ma, Fang; Huang, Peng

2008-06-01

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Recent developments in abrasion resistant high chromium-molybdenum irons, low-alloy manganese steels and alloyed nodular irons of importance in the extraction and utilization of energy resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advances in the technology of abrasion resistant irons and steels, which could help in combating abrasion and wear in the\\u000a extraction and utilization of energy resources, are reviewed. Nodular irons alloyed with nickel or copper and molybdenum,\\u000a with acicular, bainitic or bainitic-martensitic microstructures are described. These alloy irons combine excellent castability\\u000a and relatively easy machinability with good resistance to wear.

John Dodd

1980-01-01

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Spectroscopic characterization of manganese minerals  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Manganese minerals ardenite, alleghanyite and leucopoenicite originated from Madhya Pradesh, India, Nagano prefecture Japan, Sussex Country and Parker Shaft Franklin, Sussex Country, New Jersey respectively are used in the present work. In these minerals manganese is the major constituent and iron if present is in traces only. An EPR study of on all of the above samples confirms the presence of Mn(II) with g around 2.0. Optical absorption spectrum of the mineral alleghanyite indicates that Mn(II) is present in two different octahedral sites and in leucophoenicite Mn(II) is also in octahedral geometry. Ardenite mineral gives only a few Mn(II) bands. NIR results of the minerals ardenite, leucophoenicite and alleghanyite are due to hydroxyl and silicate anions which confirming the formulae of the minerals.

Lakshmi Reddy, S.; Padma Suvarna, K.; Udayabhaska Reddy, G.; Endo, Tamio; Frost, R. L.

2014-01-01

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Determination of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and zinc in fortified food products by microwave digestion and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry: single-laboratory validation and ring trial.  

PubMed

A single-laboratory validation (SLV) and a ring trial (RT) were undertaken to determine nine nutritional elements in food products by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry in order to modernize AOAC Official Method 984.27. The improvements involved extension of the scope to all food matrixes (including infant formula), optimized microwave digestion, selected analytical lines, internal standardization, and ion buffering. Simultaneous determination of nine elements (calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, phosphorus, and zinc) was made in food products. Sample digestion was performed through wet digestion of food samples by microwave technology with either closed- or open-vessel systems. Validation was performed to characterize the method for selectivity, sensitivity, linearity, accuracy, precision, recovery, ruggedness, and uncertainty. The robustness and efficiency of this method was proven through a successful RT using experienced independent food industry laboratories. Performance characteristics are reported for 13 certified and in-house reference materials, populating the AOAC triangle food sectors, which fulfilled AOAC criteria and recommendations for accuracy (trueness, recovery, and z-scores) and precision (repeatability and reproducibility RSD, and HorRat values) regarding SLVs and RTs. This multielemental method is cost-efficient, time-saving, accurate, and fit-for-purpose according to ISO 17025 Norm and AOAC acceptability criteria, and is proposed as an extended updated version of AOAC Official Method 984.27 for fortified food products, including infant formula. PMID:22468357

Poitevin, Eric

2012-01-01

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Chronic manganese intoxication  

SciTech Connect

We report six cases of chronic manganese intoxication in workers at a ferromanganese factory in Taiwan. Diagnosis was confirmed by assessing increased manganese concentrations in the blood, scalp, and pubic hair. In addition, increased manganese levels in the environmental air were established. The patients showed a bradykinetic-rigid syndrome indistinguishable from Parkinson's disease that responded to treatment with levodopa.

Huang, C.C.; Chu, N.S.; Lu, C.S.; Wang, J.D.; Tsai, J.L.; Tzeng, J.L.; Wolters, E.C.; Calne, D.B. (Chang Gung Medical College Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China))

1989-10-01

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210Pb and 210Po, manganese and iron cycling across the O2/H2S interface of a permanently anoxic fjord: Framvaren, Norway  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Vertical profiles of dissolved and particulate 201Po and 210Pb were measured across the redox transition zone at Station F1 in Framvaren Fjord, Norway. In this fjord, a sharp decrease in pH above the O2/H2S interface facilitates the aerobic dissolution of MnO2. In contrast, Fe(II) concentrations begin to increase only at the O2/H2S interface depth. Activity profiles reveal that dissolved 210Po and 210Pb are sequestered efficiently by particulates in surface waters. As polonium-210 and lead-210 activities descend down into the aerobic manganese reduction (AMR) zone, they are remobilized during the reductive dissolution of the carrier phase oxyhydroxides. Both 210Po and 210Pb are highly enriched at the O2/H2S interface where an active community of microbes, such as anoxygenic phototrophs (e.g., Chromatium, Chlorobium sp.), thrives. The coincident peaks in 210Po and 210Pb and microbial biomass suggest a strong biological influence on the behavior of these radionuclides. There is a strong covariance between the vertical distribution of Mn and Pb, indicating that their redox cycling is closely coupled and is likely microbially mediated.

Swarzenski, Peter W.; McKee, Brent A.; Sorenson, Kai; Todd, James F.

1999-01-01

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210Pb and 210Po, manganese and iron cycling across the O2/H2S interface of a permanently anoxic fjord: Framvaren, Norway  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Vertical profiles of dissolved and particulate 210Po and 210b were measured across the redox transition zone at Station F1 in Framvaren Fjord, Norway. In this fjord, a sharp decrease in pH above the O2/H2S interface facilitates the aerobic dissolution of MnO2. In contrast, Fe(II) concentrations begin to increase only at the O2/H2S interface depth. Activity profiles reveal that dissolved 210Po and 210Pb are sequestered efficiently by particulates in surface waters. As polonium-210 and lead-210 activities descend down into the aerobic manganese reduction (AMR) zone, they are remobilized during the reductive dissolution of the carrier phase oxyhydroxides. Both 210Po and 210Pb are highly enriched at the O2/H2S interface where an active community of microbes, such as anoxygenic phototrophs (e.g., Chromatium, Chlorobium sp.), thrives. The coincident peaks in 210Po, 210Pb and microbial biomass suggest a strong biological influence on the behavior of these radionuclides. There is a strong covariance between the vertical distribution of Mn and Pb, indicating that their redox cycling is closely coupled and is likely microbially mediated.

Swarzenski, Peter W.; McKee, Brent A.; Sorensen, Kai; Todd, James F.

1999-01-01

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Three manganese oxide-rich marine sediments harbor similar communities of acetate-oxidizing manganese-reducing bacteria  

PubMed Central

Dissimilatory manganese reduction dominates anaerobic carbon oxidation in marine sediments with high manganese oxide concentrations, but the microorganisms responsible for this process are largely unknown. In this study, the acetate-utilizing manganese-reducing microbiota in geographically well-separated, manganese oxide-rich sediments from Gullmar Fjord (Sweden), Skagerrak (Norway) and Ulleung Basin (Korea) were analyzed by 16S rRNA-stable isotope probing (SIP). Manganese reduction was the prevailing terminal electron-accepting process in anoxic incubations of surface sediments, and even the addition of acetate stimulated neither iron nor sulfate reduction. The three geographically distinct sediments harbored surprisingly similar communities of acetate-utilizing manganese-reducing bacteria: 16S rRNA of members of the genera Colwellia and Arcobacter and of novel genera within the Oceanospirillaceae and Alteromonadales were detected in heavy RNA-SIP fractions from these three sediments. Most probable number (MPN) analysis yielded up to 106 acetate-utilizing manganese-reducing cells cm?3 in Gullmar Fjord sediment. A 16S rRNA gene clone library that was established from the highest MPN dilutions was dominated by sequences of Colwellia and Arcobacter species and members of the Oceanospirillaceae, supporting the obtained RNA-SIP results. In conclusion, these findings strongly suggest that (i) acetate-dependent manganese reduction in manganese oxide-rich sediments is catalyzed by members of taxa (Arcobacter, Colwellia and Oceanospirillaceae) previously not known to possess this physiological function, (ii) similar acetate-utilizing manganese reducers thrive in geographically distinct regions and (iii) the identified manganese reducers differ greatly from the extensively explored iron reducers in marine sediments. PMID:22572639

Vandieken, Verona; Pester, Michael; Finke, Niko; Hyun, Jung-Ho; Friedrich, Michael W; Loy, Alexander; Thamdrup, Bo

2012-01-01

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Three manganese oxide-rich marine sediments harbor similar communities of acetate-oxidizing manganese-reducing bacteria.  

PubMed

Dissimilatory manganese reduction dominates anaerobic carbon oxidation in marine sediments with high manganese oxide concentrations, but the microorganisms responsible for this process are largely unknown. In this study, the acetate-utilizing manganese-reducing microbiota in geographically well-separated, manganese oxide-rich sediments from Gullmar Fjord (Sweden), Skagerrak (Norway) and Ulleung Basin (Korea) were analyzed by 16S rRNA-stable isotope probing (SIP). Manganese reduction was the prevailing terminal electron-accepting process in anoxic incubations of surface sediments, and even the addition of acetate stimulated neither iron nor sulfate reduction. The three geographically distinct sediments harbored surprisingly similar communities of acetate-utilizing manganese-reducing bacteria: 16S rRNA of members of the genera Colwellia and Arcobacter and of novel genera within the Oceanospirillaceae and Alteromonadales were detected in heavy RNA-SIP fractions from these three sediments. Most probable number (MPN) analysis yielded up to 10(6) acetate-utilizing manganese-reducing cells cm(-3) in Gullmar Fjord sediment. A 16S rRNA gene clone library that was established from the highest MPN dilutions was dominated by sequences of Colwellia and Arcobacter species and members of the Oceanospirillaceae, supporting the obtained RNA-SIP results. In conclusion, these findings strongly suggest that (i) acetate-dependent manganese reduction in manganese oxide-rich sediments is catalyzed by members of taxa (Arcobacter, Colwellia and Oceanospirillaceae) previously not known to possess this physiological function, (ii) similar acetate-utilizing manganese reducers thrive in geographically distinct regions and (iii) the identified manganese reducers differ greatly from the extensively explored iron reducers in marine sediments. PMID:22572639

Vandieken, Verona; Pester, Michael; Finke, Niko; Hyun, Jung-Ho; Friedrich, Michael W; Loy, Alexander; Thamdrup, Bo

2012-11-01

251

Current status of cadmium as an environmental health problem  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cadmium is a toxic metal occurring in the environment naturally and as a pollutant emanating from industrial and agricultural sources. Food is the main source of cadmium intake in the non-smoking population. The bioavailability, retention and toxicity are affected by several factors including nutritional status such as low iron status. Cadmium is efficiently retained in the kidney (half-time 10–30 years) and

Lars Jaerup; Agneta Åkesson

2009-01-01

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Manganese import is a key element of the OxyR response to hydrogen peroxide in Escherichia coli  

PubMed Central

Very little manganese is imported into Escherichia coli under routine growth conditions: the import system is weakly expressed, the manganese content is low, and a manganese-dependent enzyme is not correctly metallated. Mutants that lack MntH, the importer, grow at wild-type rates, indicating that manganese plays no critical role. However, MntH supports the growth of iron-deficient cells, suggesting that manganese can substitute for iron in activating at least some metalloenzymes. MntH is also strongly induced when cells are stressed by hydrogen peroxide. This adaptation is essential, as E. coli cannot tolerate peroxide stress if mntH is deleted. Other workers have observed that manganese improves the ability of a variety of microbes to tolerate oxidative stress, and the prevailing hypothesis is that manganese does so by chemically scavenging hydrogen peroxide and/or superoxide. We found that manganese does not protect peroxide-stressed cells by scavenging peroxide. Instead, the beneficial effects of manganese correlate with its ability to metallate mononuclear enzymes. Because iron-loaded enzymes are vulnerable to the Fenton reaction, the substitution of manganese may prevent protein damage. Accordingly, during H2O2 stress, mutants that cannot import manganese and/or are unable to sequester iron suffer high rates of protein oxidation. PMID:19400769

Anjem, Adil; Varghese, Shery; Imlay, James A.

2009-01-01

253

Treatability of manganese by sodium silicate and chlorine  

SciTech Connect

Manganese sequestering by nearly simultaneous additions of sodium silicate and sodium hypochlorite was studied in laboratory-prepared waters. Under conditions of near-neutral pH and 150-250 mg/liter of alkalinity as CaCO{sub 3}, 1-2 mg manganese/liter could be sequestered for up to one day. Less effective manganese treatability was found at pH 8 than at pH 7. Additionally, at pH 7 the best results were obtained when neither silicate nor hypochlorite was added because of the slow manganese oxidation rate by oxygen alone. Aging of diluted stock silicate solutions prior to dosing also resulted in poor treatment; the presence of background silica increased the treatment effectiveness only slightly. Overall, manganese was less treatable by this method than iron under the same treatment conditions.

Robinson, F.B.; Ronk, S.K. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville (USA))

1987-11-01

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Geochemistry of the Palæoproterozoic Mooidraai Formation: Fe-rich limestone as end member of iron formation deposition, Kalahari Manganese Field, Transvaal Supergroup, South Africa  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Mooidraai Formation forms the uppermost portion of the Palæoproterozoic Transvaal Supergroup in Griqualand West, Northern Cape Province, South Africa and is developed immediately above the Mn-bearing Hotazel Formation. Though previously described as a (cherty) dolomite, the portion of the Mooidraai succession investigated here contains microcrystalline calcite as the sole carbonate constituent. Variable amounts of magnetite and quartz are commonly present in the rock, giving it a mineralogical/geochemical character that approaches, at times, that of the underlying Hotazel iron formation. Bulk rock and rare earth element data compare well with those of the Hotazel iron formation and suggest that the Mooidraai Formation constitutes the end member of chemical precipitation that produced the cyclic Fe-Mn sequence of the Hotazel Formation. Calcite C and O isotope data indicate a diagenetic origin for the carbonate component with deviations from typical marine bicarbonate isotope values proportionally related to the amount of Fe present. The Mooidraai data thus support models of organic matter oxidation-ferric Fe reduction, as observed in modern O deficient diagenetic environments.

Tsikos, H.; Moore, J. M.; Harris, C.

2001-01-01

255

Manganese action in brain function  

Microsoft Academic Search

Manganese, an essential trace metal, is supplied to the brain via both the blood–brain and the blood–cerebrospinal fluid barriers. There are some mechanisms in this process and transferrin may be involved in manganese transport into the brain. A large portion of manganese is bound to manganese metalloproteins, especially glutamine synthetase in astrocytes. A portion of manganese probably exists in the

Atsushi Takeda

2003-01-01

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Aerosol Spray Pyrolysis Synthesis of Magnetic Manganese Ferrite Particles  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe the aerosol spray pyrolysis synthesis and subsequent properties of manganese ferrite (MnFe2O4) submicrometer particles. Various combinations of the chlorides and nitrates of manganese and iron dissolved in water were used as precursors. Typical aerosol reactor residence times were 0.5–1.5s. With insufficient reactor temperature, e.g., 650°C, porous, hollow particles with a mixture of the ferrite and the individual metal

Qiang Li; C. M. Sorensen; K. J. Klabunde; G. C. Hadjipanayis

1993-01-01

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Manganese laser using manganese chloride as lasant  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A manganese vapor laser utilizing manganese chloride as a lasant has been observed and investigated. Lasing is attained by means of two consecutive electrical discharges. The maximum laser output is obtained at a vapor pressure of about 3 torr, a temperature of 680 C, and a time delay between electrical discharges of 150 microsec. The maximum energy density is 1.3 microjoule per cu cm.

Chen, C. J.

1974-01-01

258

Beneficiation and agglomeration process to utilize low-grade ferruginous manganese ore fines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Characterisation, beneficiation and agglomeration studies were carried out to develop a utilization strategy for typical Indian low grade manganese ore fines. The major mineral phases found are pyrolusite, hematite, goethite, clay, feldspar and quartz. QEMSCAN and Sink–Float studies suggested that 40% of manganese minerals are in liberated form, whereas 30% are locked with iron minerals. Classification followed by two-stage high

Veerendra Singh; Tamal K. Ghosh; Y. Ramamurthy; Vilas Tathavadkar

2011-01-01

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Olfactory uptake of manganese requires DMT1 and is enhanced by anemia  

PubMed Central

Manganese, an essential nutrient, can also elicit toxicity in the central nervous system (CNS). The route of exposure strongly influences the potential neurotoxicity of manganese-containing compounds. Recent studies suggest that inhaled manganese can enter the rat brain through the olfactory system, but little is known about the molecular factors involved. Divalent metal transporter-1 (DMT1) is the major transporter responsible for intestinal iron absorption and its expression is regulated by body iron status. To examine the potential role of this transporter in uptake of inhaled manganese, we studied the Belgrade rat, since these animals display significant defects in both iron and manganese metabolism due to a glycine-to-arginine substitution (G185R) in their DMT1 gene product. Absorption of intranasally instilled 54Mn was significantly reduced in Belgrade rats and was enhanced in iron-deficient rats compared to iron-sufficient controls. Immunohistochemical experiments revealed that DMT1 was localized to both the lumen microvilli and end feet of the sustentacular cells of the olfactory epithelium. Importantly, we found that DMT1 protein levels were increased in anemic rats. The apparent function of DMT1 in olfactory manganese absorption suggests that the neurotoxicity of the metal can be modified by iron status due to the iron-responsive regulation of the transporter. PMID:17116743

Thompson, Khristy; Molina, Ramon M.; Donaghey, Thomas; Schwob, James E.; Brain, Joseph D.; Wessling-Resnick, Marianne

2008-01-01

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Manganese toxicity upon overexposure  

PubMed Central

Manganese (Mn) is a required element and a metabolic byproduct of the contrast agent mangafodipir trisodium (MnDPDP). The Mn released from MnDPDP is initially sequestered by the liver for first-pass elimination, which allows an enhanced contrast for diagnostic imaging. The administration of intravenous Mn impacts its homeostatic balance in the human body and can lead to toxicity. Human Mn deficiency has been reported in patients on parenteral nutrition and in micronutrient studies. Mn toxicity has been reported through occupational (e.g. welder) and dietary overexposure and is evidenced primarily in the central nervous system, although lung, cardiac, liver, reproductive and fetal toxicity have been noted. Mn neurotoxicity results from an accumulation of the metal in brain tissue and results in a progressive disorder of the extrapyramidal system which is similar to Parkinson's disease. In order for Mn to distribute from blood into brain tissue, it must cross either the blood–brain barrier (BBB) or the blood–cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCB). Brain import, with no evidence of export, would lead to brain Mn accumulation and neurotoxicity. The mechanism for the neurodegenerative damage specific to select brain regions is not clearly understood. Disturbances in iron homeostasis and the valence state of Mn have been implicated as key factors in contributing to Mn toxicity. Chelation therapy with EDTA and supplementation with levodopa are the current treatment options, which are mildly and transiently efficacious. In conclusion, repeated administration of Mn, or compounds that readily release Mn, may increase the risk of Mn-induced toxicity. PMID:15617053

Crossgrove, Janelle; Zheng, Wei

2014-01-01

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Biomarkers of Manganese Intoxication  

PubMed Central

Manganese (Mn), upon absorption, is primarily sequestered in tissue and intracellular compartments. For this reason, blood Mn concentration does not always accurately reflect Mn concentration in the targeted tissue, particularly in the brain. The discrepancy between Mn concentrations in tissue or intracellular components means that blood Mn is a poor biomarker of Mn exposure or toxicity under many conditions and that other biomarkers must be established. For group comparisons of active workers, blood Mn has some utility for distinguishing exposed from unexposed subjects, although the large variability in mean values renders it insensitive for discriminating one individual from the rest of the study population. Mn exposure is known to alter iron (Fe) homeostasis. The Mn/Fe ratio (MIR) in plasma or erythrocytes reflects not only steady-state concentrations of Mn or Fe in tested individuals, but also a biological response (altered Fe homeostasis) to Mn exposure. Recent human studies support the potential value for using MIR to distinguish individuals with Mn exposure. Additionally, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in combination with noninvasive assessment of ?-aminobutyric acid (GABA) by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), provides convincing evidence of Mn exposure, even without clinical symptoms of Mn intoxication. For subjects with long-term, low-dose Mn exposure or for those exposed in the past but not the present, neither blood Mn nor MRI provides a confident distinction for Mn exposure or intoxication. While plasma or erythrocyte MIR is more likely a sensitive measure, the cut-off values for MIR among the general population need to be further tested and established. Considering the large accumulation of Mn in bone, developing an X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy or neutron-based spectroscopy method may create yet another novel non-invasive tool for assessing Mn exposure and toxicity. PMID:20946915

Zheng, Wei; Fu, Sherleen X.; Dydak, Ulrike; Cowan, Dallas M.

2010-01-01

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Longitudinal MRI contrast enhanced monitoring of early tumour development with manganese chloride (MnCl2) and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs) in a CT1258 based in vivo model of prostate cancer  

PubMed Central

Background Cell lines represent a key tool in cancer research allowing the generation of neoplasias which resemble initial tumours in in-vivo animal models. The characterisation of early tumour development is of major interest in order to evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic agents. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based in-vivo characterisation allows visualisation and characterisation of tumour development in early stages prior to manual palpation. Contrast agents for MRI such as superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs) and manganese chloride (MnCl2) represent powerful tools for the in-vivo characterisation of early stage tumours. In this experimental study, we labelled prostate cancer cells with MnCl2 or SPIOs in vitro and used 1?T MRI for tracing labelled cells in-vitro and 7?T MRI for tracking in an in-vivo animal model. Methods Labelling of prostate cancer cells CT1258 was established in-vitro with MnCl2 and SPIOs. In-vitro detection of labelled cells in an agar phantom was carried out through 1?T MRI while in-vivo detection was performed using 7?T MRI after subcutaneous (s.c.) injection of labelled cells into NOD-Scid mice (n?=?20). The animals were scanned in regular intervals until euthanization. The respective tumour volumes were analysed and corresponding tumour masses were subjected to histologic examination. Results MnCl2in-vitro labelling resulted in no significant metabolic effects on proliferation and cell vitality. In-vitro detection-limit accounted 105 cells for MnCl2 as well as for SPIOs labelling. In-vivo 7?T MRI scans allowed detection of 103 and 104 cells. In-vivo MnCl2 labelled cells were detectable from days 4–16 while SPIO labelling allowed detection until 4?days after s.c. injection. MnCl2 labelled cells were highly tumourigenic in NOD-Scid mice and the tumour volume development was characterised in a time dependent manner. The amount of injected cells correlated with tumour size development and disease progression. Histological analysis of the induced tumour masses demonstrated characteristic morphologies of prostate adenocarcinoma. Conclusions To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study reporting direct in-vitro MnCl2 labelling and 7?T based in-vivo MRI tracing of cancer cells in a model of prostate cancer. MnCl2 labelling was found to be suitable for in-vivo tracing allowing long detection periods. The labelled cells kept their highly tumourigenic potential in-vivo. Tumour volume development was visualised prior to manual palpation allowing tumour characterisation in early stages of the disease. PMID:22784304

2012-01-01

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Cadmium carcinogenesis in review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cadmium is an inorganic toxicant of great environmental and occupational concern which was classified as a human carcinogen in 1993. Occupational cadmium exposure is associated with lung cancer in humans. Cadmium exposure has also, on occasion, been linked to human prostate cancer. The epidemiological data linking cadmium and pulmonary cancer are much stronger than for prostatic cancer. Other target sites

Michael P Waalkes

2000-01-01

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Ceruloplasmin Alters the Tissue Disposition and Neurotoxicity of Manganese, but not its Loading onto Transferrin  

PubMed Central

Manganese (Mn) is a redox-active element, and whereas its uptake, disposition, and toxicity in mammals may depend in part on its oxidation state, the proteins affecting manganese oxidation state and speciation in vivo are not well known. Studies have suggested that the oxidase protein ceruloplasmin (Cp) mediates iron and manganese oxidation and loading onto plasma transferrin (Tf), as well as cellular iron efflux. We hypothesized that ceruloplasmin may also affect the tissue distribution and eventual neurotoxicity of manganese. To test this, aceruloplasminemic versus wild-type mice were treated with a single i.p. 54Mn tracer dose, or elevated levels of manganese subchronically (0, 7.5, or 15 mg Mn/kg s.c., three doses per week for 4 weeks), and evaluated for transferrin-bound manganese, blood manganese partitioning, tissue manganese disposition, and levels of brain glutathione, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), and protein carbonyls as measures of oxidative stress, and open arena activity. Results show that ceruloplasmin does not play a role in the loading of manganese onto plasma transferrin in vivo, or in the partitioning of manganese between the plasma and cellular fractions of whole blood. Ceruloplasmin did, however, affect the retention of manganese in blood and its distribution to tissues, most notably kidney and to a lesser extent brain and lung. Results also indicate that ceruloplasmin interacted with chronic elevated manganese exposures to produce greater levels of brain oxidative stress. These results provide evidence that metal oxidase proteins play an important role in altering neurotoxicity arising from elevated manganese exposures. PMID:19005224

Jursa, Thomas; Smith, Donald R.

2009-01-01

265

Effect of natural organic materials on cadmium and neptunium sorption  

SciTech Connect

In a batch sorption study of the effect of naturally occurring organic materials on the sorption of cadmium and neptunium on oxides and tuff surfaces, the model sorbents were synthetic goethite, boehmite, amorphous silicon oxides, and a crushed tuff material from Yucca Mountain, Nevada. An amino acid, 3-(3,4-dihydroxypheny)-DL-alanine (DOPA), and an aquatic-originated fulvic material, Nordic aquatic fulvic acid (NAFA), were used as model organic chemicals. Sorption isotherm results showed that DOPA sorption followed the order aluminum oxide > iron oxide > silicon oxide and that the amount of DOAP sorption for a given sorbent increased as the solution pH was raised. The sorption of cadmium and neptunium on the iron oxide was about ten times higher than that on the aluminum oxide. The sorption of cadmium and neptunium on natural tuff material was much lower than that on aluminum and iron oxides. The sorption of cadmium on iron and aluminum oxides was found to be influenced by the presence of DOPA, and increasing the amount of DOPA coating resulted in higher cadmium sorption on aluminum oxide. However, for iron oxide, cadmium sorption decreased with increasing DOPA concentration. The presence of the model organic materials DOPA and NAFA did not affect the sorption of neptunium on tuff material or on the iron and aluminum oxides. Spectroscopic results indicate that cadmium complexes strongly with DOPA. Therefore, the effect of the organic material, DOPA, on the cadmium sorption is readily observed. However, neptunium is possibly complexed weakly with organic material. Thus, DOPA and NAFA have little effect on neptunium sorption on all sorbents selected for study.

Kung, K.S.; Triay, I.R.

1994-10-01

266

Hot coal gas desulfurization with manganese-based sorbents  

SciTech Connect

The focus of work being performed on Hot Coal Gas Desulfurization at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center is primarily in the use of zinc ferrite and zinc titanate sorbents; however, prior studies indicated that an alternate sorbent, manganese dioxide-containing ore in mixture with alumina (75 wt % ore + 25 wt % Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) may be a viable alternative to zinc-based sorbents. Manganese, for example, has a lower vapor pressure in the elemental state than zinc hence it is not as likely to undergo depletion from the sorbent surface upon loading and regeneration cycles. Also manganese oxide is less readily reduced to the elemental state than iron hence the range of reduction potentials for oxygen is somewhat greater than for zinc ferrite. In addition, thermodynamic analysis of the manganese-oxygen-sulfur system shows it to be less amenable to sulfation than zinc ferrite. Potential also exists for utilization of manganese at higher temperatures than zinc ferrite or zinc titanate. This annual topical report documents progress in pelletizing and testing via thermo-gravimetric analysis of individual pellet formulations of manganese ore/alumina combinations and also manganese carbonate/alumina with two binders, dextrin and bentonite.

Hepworth, M.T.; Ben-Slimane, R.

1994-12-01

267

Iron and Iron Deficiency  

MedlinePLUS

... iron. (NIH) back to top Iron Overload and Hemochromatosis Iron overload is the accumulation of excess iron in body tissues. Hemochromatosis is the disease resulting from significant iron overload. ...

268

Drinking Water Problems: Iron and Manganese (Spanish)  

E-print Network

?s efectivo que el cloro para oxidar el manganeso a niveles de pH mayores que 7.5. El permanganato de potasio es venenoso y es un irritante para la piel. No debe haber exceso de permanganato de potasio en el agua tratada y el qu?mico concentrado debe ser...

Dozier, Monty; McFarland, Mark L.

2004-02-20

269

Oscillator strengths for ionized iron and manganese  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The observed strengths of interstellar absorption lines of Fe II and Mn II in the spectra of alpha Vir, beta Cen, pi Sco, and zeta Oph along with laboratory f values of some of these lines between 2343 and 2606 A have been used to determine curves of growth for these ions and the f-values of ten lines of Fe II and three lines of Mn II between 1055 and 1261 A. The Fe and Mn abundances are derived.

De Boer, K. S.; Pottasch, S. R.; Morton, D. C.; York, D. G.

1974-01-01

270

Process for producing cadmium sulfide on a cadmium telluride surface  

DOEpatents

A process for producing a layer of cadmium sulfide on a cadmium telluride surface to be employed in a photovoltaic device. The process comprises providing a cadmium telluride surface which is exposed to a hydrogen sulfide plasma at an exposure flow rate, an exposure time and an exposure temperature sufficient to permit reaction between the hydrogen sulfide and cadmium telluride to thereby form a cadmium sulfide layer on the cadmium telluride surface and accomplish passivation. In addition to passivation, a heterojunction at the interface of the cadmium sulfide and the cadmium telluride can be formed when the layer of cadmium sulfide formed on the cadmium telluride is of sufficient thickness.

Levi, Dean H. (Lakewood, CO); Nelson, Art J. (Longmont, CO); Ahrenkiel, Richard K. (Lakewood, CO)

1996-01-01

271

Perinatal lead and cadmium burden in a British urban population.  

PubMed Central

Concentrations of the potential pollutants, lead and cadmium, were studied in the perinatal period in a British urban population. Blood lead and cadmium concentrations and iron status were measured in 28 mother and infant pairs at delivery and at five days postpartum in the mother; breast milk collected at five days postpartum under controlled conditions was analysed for lead and cadmium. Placental transfer of both metals was noted; concentrations of lead in breast milk (mean concentration 0.01 mmol/l (2 micrograms/l) were less than in two brands of commercial prepacked formulas, and the concentration of cadmium in breast milk and prepacked formulas (mean 3.6 nmol/l (0.4 microgram/l] were similar. The risk of excess lead or cadmium intake from breast milk is small. PMID:6696491

Kovar, I Z; Strehlow, C D; Richmond, J; Thompson, M G

1984-01-01

272

Cadmium sulfide membranes  

DOEpatents

A method is described for the creation of novel q-effect cadmium sulfide membranes. The membranes are made by first creating a dilute cadmium sulfide colloid in aqueous suspension and then removing the water and excess salts therefrom. The cadmium sulfide membrane thus produced is luminescent at room temperature and may have application in laser fabrication.

Spanhel, Lubomir (Madison, WI); Anderson, Marc A. (Madison, WI)

1991-10-22

273

Cadmium sulfide membranes  

DOEpatents

A method is described for the creation of novel q-effect cadmium sulfide membranes. The membranes are made by first creating a dilute cadmium sulfide colloid in aqueous suspension and then removing the water and excess salts therefrom. The cadmium sulfide membrane thus produced is luminescent at room temperature and may have application in laser fabrication.

Spanhel, Lubomir (Madison, WI); Anderson, Marc A. (Madison, WI)

1992-07-07

274

Health effects of cadmium exposure--a review of the literature and a risk estimate.  

PubMed

This report provides a review of the cadmium exposure situation in Sweden and updates the information on health risk assessment according to recent studies on the health effects of cadmium. The report focuses on the health effects of low cadmium doses and the identification of high-risk groups. The diet is the main source of cadmium exposure in the Swedish nonsmoking general population. The average daily dietary intake is about 15 micrograms/day, but there are great individual variations due to differences in energy intake and dietary habits. It has been shown that a high fiber diet and a diet rich in shellfish increase the dietary cadmium intake substantially. Cadmium concentrations in agricultural soil and wheat have increased continuously during the last century. At present, soil cadmium concentrations increase by about 0.2% per year. Cadmium accumulates in the kidneys. Human kidney concentrations of cadmium have increased several fold during the last century. Cadmium in pig kidney has been shown to have increased by about 2% per year from 1984-1992. There is no tendency towards decreasing cadmium exposure among the general nonsmoking population. The absorption of cadmium in the lungs is 10-50%, while the absorption in the gastrointestinal tract is only a few percent. Smokers have about 4-5 times higher blood cadmium concentrations (about 1.5 micrograms/l), and twice as high kidney cortex cadmium concentrations (about 20-30 micrograms/g wet weight) as nonsmokers. Similarly, the blood cadmium concentrations are substantially elevated in persons with low body iron stores, indicating increased gastrointestinal absorption. About 10-40% of Swedish women of child-bearing age are reported to have empty iron stores (S-ferritin < 12 micrograms/l). In general, women have higher concentrations of cadmium in blood, urine, and kidney than men. The population groups at highest risk are probably smokers, women with low body iron stores, and people habitually eating a diet rich in cadmium. According to current knowledge, renal tubular damage is probably the critical health effect of cadmium exposure, both in the general population and in occupationally exposed workers. Tubular damage may develop at much lower levels than previously estimated, as shown in this report. Data from several recent reports from different countries indicate that an average urinary cadmium excretion of 2.5 micrograms/g creatinine is related to an excess prevalence of renal tubular damage of 4%. An average urinary excretion of 2.5 micrograms/g creatinine corresponds to an average concentration of cadmium in renal cortex of 50 micrograms/g, which would be the result of long-term (decades) intake of 50 micrograms per day. When the critical concentrations for adverse effects due to cadmium accumulation are being evaluated, it is crucial to consider both the individual variation in kidney cadmium concentrations and the variations in sensitivity within the general population. Even if the population average kidney concentration is relatively low for the general population, a certain proportion will have values exceeding the concentration where renal tubular damage can occur. It can be estimated that, at the present average daily intake of cadmium in Sweden, about 1% of women with low body iron stores and smokers may experience adverse renal effects related to cadmium. If the average daily intake of cadmium would increase to 30 micrograms/day, about 1% of the entire population would have cadmium-induced tubular damage. In risk groups, for example, women with low iron stores, the percentage would be higher, up to 5%. Both human and animal studies indicate that skeletal damage (osteoporosis) may be a critical effect of cadmium exposure. We conclude, however, that the present evidence is not sufficient to permit such a conclusion for humans. We would like to stress, however, that osteoporosis is a very important public health problem worldwide, but especially in the Scandinav PMID:9569444

Järup, L; Berglund, M; Elinder, C G; Nordberg, G; Vahter, M

1998-01-01

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Thermodynamics of the oxygen solutions in manganese-containing Fe-Co melts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thermodynamic analysis of the oxygen solutions in manganese-containing Fe-Co melts has been performed. The equilibrium constants of deoxidation reaction of iron-cobalt melts with manganese, the activity coefficients during infinity dilution, and the interaction parameters in various melts are found. During the deoxidation of manganese-containing Fe-Co melts, the oxide phase contains FeO and CoO along with MnO. The compositions of the oxide phase above Fe-Co-Mn-O melts are calculated. When the cobalt and manganese contents in the melts increase, the mole fraction of manganese oxide increases, and it approaches 1 in the case of pure cobalt. The dependences of the oxygen solubility in the melts on the cobalt and manganese contents are calculated. The deoxidizing capacity of manganese increases substantially with increasing cobalt content in the melt. The curves of oxygen solubility in Fe-Co melts have minima, whose values shift toward low manganese content in a melt. The manganese contents are determined at the minimum points in the oxygen solubility curves, and the corresponding minimum oxygen contents are found.

Aleksandrov, A. A.; Dashevskii, V. Ya.

2014-01-01

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ARSENIC REMOVAL BY IRON REMOVAL PROCESSES  

EPA Science Inventory

Presentation will discuss the removal of arsenic from drinking water using iron removal processes that include oxidation/filtration and the manganese greensand processes. Presentation includes results of U.S. EPA field studies conducted in Michigan and Ohio on existing iron remo...

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CADMIUM SOLUBILITY IN PADDY SOILS: EFFECTS OF SOIL OXIDATION, METAL SULFIDES AND COMPETITIVE IONS.  

EPA Science Inventory

Cadmium (Cd) is a non-essential element for human nutrition and is an agricultural soil contaminant. Cadmium solubility in paddy soils affects Cd accumulation in the grain of rice. This is a human health risk, exacerbated by the fact that rice grains are deficient in iron (Fe) an...

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Manganese, Metallogenium, and Martian Microfossils  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Manganese could easily be considered an abundant element in the Martian regolith, assuming that the composition of martian meteorites reflects the composition of the planet. Mineralogical analyses of 5 SNC meteorites have revealed an average manganese oxide concentration of 0.48%, relative to the 0.1% concentration of manganese found in the Earth's crust. On the Earth, the accumulation of manganese oxides in oceans, soils, rocks, sedimentary ores, fresh water systems, and hydrothermal vents can be largely attributed to microbial activity. Manganese is also a required trace nutrient for most life forms and participates in many critical enzymatic reactions such as photosynthesis. The wide-spread process of bacterial manganese cycling on Earth suggests that manganese is an important element to both geology and biology. Furthermore, there is evidence that bacteria can be fossilized within manganese ores, implying that manganese beds may be good repositories for preserved biomarkers. A particular genus of bacteria, known historically as Metallogenium, can form star-shaped manganese oxide minerals (called metallogenium) through the action of manganese oxide precipitation along its surface. Fossilized structures that resemble metallogenium have been found in Precambrian sedimentary formations and in Cretaceous-Paleogene cherts. The Cretaceous-Paleogene formations are highly enriched in manganese and have concentrations of trace elements (Fe, Zn, Cu, and Co) similar to modern-day manganese oxide deposits in marine environments. The appearance of metallogenium-like fossils associated with manganese deposits suggests that bacteria may be preserved within the minerals that they form. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.

Stein, L. Y.; Nealson, K. H.

1999-01-01

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Characterization of haul road dust in an Indian opencast iron ore mine  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Vehicular traffic on unpaved haul roads of the opencast mines has been identified as the most prolific source of fugitive dust. An intensive study was carried out in Noamundi Iron ore mines of Tata Iron and Steel Co. in January-February 1994 to characterize the airborne aerosol mainly contributed from unpaved haul road, traffic exhaust and re-entrained dust from the other activities of the mine. Percentage of suspended particulate matter at the various size ranges and free silica content of each of the size ranges of haul road dust were determined. Concentrations of eight trace elements, namely, zinc, copper, lead, manganese, cobalt, nickel, cadmium and iron were determined and found to be varying in the range 13.92-16.34, 0.06-0.09, 0.71-0.79, 0.14-0.15, 0.08-0.11, 0.15-0.17, 0.003-0.004 and 390-401.20 ?g m -3, respectively. A study on enrichment factor and varimax rotated factor analysis indicates the four major sources namely soil/road dust, vehicle exhaust, metallic corrosion and, galvanized material, tire wear and zinc compound in rubber material which appear to contribute trace elements to airborne aerosol.

Sinha, Subrato; Banerjee, S. P.

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Metallic solvent extraction of manganese and titanium from ferroalloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The selective removal of valuable elements from ferroalloys has been investigated. It has been found that liquid bismuth is a suitable solvent for leaching manganese from its ferroalloy. High recoveries and rapid reaction rates were obtained for low-carbon ferromanganese, but results for the high-carbon ferromanganese and silicomanganese were less favorable due to the lower activity of manganese in these alloys and the lack of wetting by liquid bismuth. Antimony was found to be a suitable solvent for titanium from ferrotitanium but iron was also taken into solution. Manganese was successfully transferred from solution in liquid bismuth to liquid aluminum by fused salt electrorefining, using a NaCl-KCl-MnCl electrolyte, at high current efficiencies with negligible carryover of bismuth.

Godsell, A. J.; Fray, D. J.

1990-04-01

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Studies on Indian Ocean manganese nodules. 3: Adsorption of aqueous selenite on ferromanganese nodules  

SciTech Connect

Adsorption of aqueous selenite (SeO{sub 3}{sup 2{minus}}) on Indian Ocean manganese nodules was studied as a function of time, temperature, pH, and concentrations of adsorbate and adsorbent in acetic acid-sodium acetate buffer medium. Analysis of adsorption data supports a heterogeneous nature for the surface of manganese nodules. The adsorption capacity of various manganese nodules for selenite was correlated with their chemical composition and surface properties. Adsorption of selenite/selenate on hydrous oxides of iron, manganese, and aluminum appears to be an efficient and inexpensive method for removing trace contaminants. Manganese nodules, a naturally occurring complex material, with its high contents of oxides/oxyhydroxides of Mn, Fe, Si, and Al, high porosity, and high surface area may be a suitable substitute for conventional adsorbents.

Parida, K.M.; Gorai, B.; Das, N.N. [Regional Research Lab., Bhubaneswar (India)] [Regional Research Lab., Bhubaneswar (India)

1997-03-15

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SOLUBLE MANGANESE REMOVAL BY POROUS MEDIA FILTRATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Filtration experiments were conducted to investigate soluble manganese removal in granular media filtration; sand, manganese oxide coated sand (MOCS), sand + MOCS (1:1) and granular activated carbon (GAC) were used as filter media. Manganese removal, manganese oxide accumulation, turbidity removal, and regeneration of MOCS under various conditions were examined. Soluble manganese removal by the MOCS column was rapid and efficient;

J. Kim; S. Jung

2008-01-01

283

Prediction of cadmium concentration in selected home-produced vegetables.  

PubMed

Soil contaminated with cadmium presents a potential hazard for humans, animals and plants. The latter play a major role in the transfer of cadmium to the food chain. The uptake of cadmium and its accumulation by plants is dependent on various soil, plants and environmental factors. In order to identify soil properties with statistically significant influence on cadmium concentration in vegetables and to reduce the collection of data, time and costs, regression models can be applied. The main objective of this research was to develop regression models to predict the concentration of cadmium in 9-vegetable species: zucchini, tomato, cabbage, onion, potato, carrot, red beet, endive and chicory, based on soil properties. Soil samples were collected from 123 home gardens of the Municipality of Celje and 59 of these gardens were also included in vegetable sampling. The concentration of elements (e.g. arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, and zinc) in the samples was determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Single (for cabbage, potato, red beet and chicory) and multiple (for tomato, onion, carrot and endive) linear regression models were developed. There was no statistically significant regression model for zucchini. The most significant parameter for the influencing the cadmium concentration in vegetables was the concentration of cadmium in soil. Other important soil properties were the content of organic matter, pH-value and the concentration of manganese. It was concluded that consuming carrots, red beets, endives, onions, potatoes and chicory which are grown in gardens with Cd concentrations (mgkg(-1) DW) above 2.4, 3.2, 6.3, 7.9, 8.3 and 10.9, respectively, might represent an important contribution to dietary Cd exposure. PMID:23886800

Bešter, Petra Karo; Lobnik, Franc; Eržen, Ivan; Kastelec, Damijana; Zupan, Marko

2013-10-01

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CONVERSATION OF DISSOLVED MANGANESE TO PARTICULATE MANGANESE DURING DIATOM BLOOM: EFFECTS ON THE MANGANESE CYCLE IN THE MERL MICROCOSMS  

EPA Science Inventory

Conversion of dissolved manganese to particulate manganese occurred during a minor diatom bloom during August and September 1978 in the MERL microcosms. Correlations between chlorophyll a and particulate manganese suggest that 29 moles Mn were transferred to the particulate phase...

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Process for removing technetium from iron and other metals  

Microsoft Academic Search

A process for removing technetium from iron and other metals comprises the steps of converting the molten, alloyed technetium to a sulfide dissolved in manganese sulfide, and removing the sulfide from the molten metal as a slag. 4 figs.

J. M. Leitnaker; L. D. Trowbridge

1999-01-01

286

Process for removing technetium from iron and other metals  

DOEpatents

A process for removing technetium from iron and other metals comprises the steps of converting the molten, alloyed technetium to a sulfide dissolved in manganese sulfide, and removing the sulfide from the molten metal as a slag.

Leitnaker, James M. (Kingston, TN); Trowbridge, Lee D. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1999-01-01

287

Cadmium in tobacco  

SciTech Connect

The present study was conducted to determine the cadmium level in tobacco planted in five main tobacco-producing areas, a cadmium polluted area, and in cigarettes produced domestically (54 brands). The results indicate that average cadmium content in tobacco was 1.48 (0.10-4.95 mg/kg), which was similar to that of Indian tobacco (1.24 mg/kg), but the cadmium of tobacco produced in the cadmium polluted area was quite high (8.60 mg/kg). The average cigarette cadmium was 1.05 micrograms/g (with filter tip) and 1.61 micrograms/g (regular cigarette). Therefore special attention should be paid to the soil used in planting tobacco.

Yue, L. (Institute of Environmental Health Monitoring, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Beijing (China))

1992-03-01

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Cadmium - A metallohormone?  

SciTech Connect

Cadmium is a heavy metal that is often referred to as the metal of the 20th century. It is widely used in industry principally in galvanizing and electroplating, in batteries, in electrical conductors, in the manufacture of alloys, pigments, and plastics, and in the stabilization of phosphate fertilizers. As a byproduct of smelters, cadmium is a prevalent environmental contaminant. In the general population, exposure to cadmium occurs primarily through dietary sources, cigarette smoking, and, to a lesser degree, drinking water. Although the metal has no known physiological function, there is evidence to suggest that the cadmium is a potent metallohormone. This review summarizes the increasing evidence that cadmium mimics the function of steroid hormones, addresses our current understanding of the mechanism by which cadmium functions as a hormone, and discusses its potential role in development of the hormone dependent cancers.

Byrne, Celia [Department of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (United States); Divekar, Shailaja D.; Storchan, Geoffrey B.; Parodi, Daniela A. [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (United States); Martin, Mary Beth [Department of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (United States); Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (United States)], E-mail: martinmb@georgetown.edu

2009-08-01

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Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 39, 2004, 39493955. CarbonCarbon Interactions in Iron  

E-print Network

Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 39, 2004, 3949­3955. Carbon­Carbon Interactions in Iron H. K. D interstitial sites in iron so that the configurations of any solid­solution at constant composition depend atoms. INTRODUCTION There are no solutions of iron which are ideal. The iron­manganese liquid phase

Cambridge, University of

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21 CFR 582.5455 - Manganese glycerophosphate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Manganese glycerophosphate. 582.5455 Section...or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5455 Manganese glycerophosphate. (a) Product. Manganese glycerophosphate. (b) Conditions...

2010-04-01

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Cadmium Toxicity and Treatment  

PubMed Central

Cadmium is a heavy metal of considerable toxicity with destructive impact on most organ systems. It is widely distributed in humans, the chief sources of contamination being cigarette smoke, welding, and contaminated food and beverages. Toxic impacts are discussed and appear to be proportional to body burden of cadmium. Detoxification of cadmium with EDTA and other chelators is possible and has been shown to be therapeutically beneficial in humans and animals when done using established protocols. PMID:23844395

Bernhoft, Robin A.

2013-01-01

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Occurrence of manganese-oxidizing microorganisms and manganese deposition during biofilm formation on stainless steel in a brackish surface water.  

PubMed

Abstract Biofilm formation on 316L stainless steel was investigated in a pilotscale flow-through system fed with brackish surface water using an alternating flow/stagnation/flow regime. Microbial community analysis by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and sequencing revealed the presence of complex microbial ecosystems consisting of, amongst others, Leptothrix-related manganese-oxidizing bacteria in the adjacent water, and sulfur-oxidizing, sulfate-reducing and slime-producing bacteria in the biofilm. Selective plating of the biofilm indicated the presence of high levels of manganese-oxidizing microorganisms, while microscopic and chemical analyses of the biofilm confirmed the presence of filamentous manganese-precipitating microorganisms, most probably Leptothrix species. Strong accumulation of iron and manganese occurred in the biofilm relative to the adjacent water. No evidence of selective colonization of the steel surface or biocorrosion was found over the experimental period. The overall results of this study highlight the potential formation of complex microbial biofilm communities in flow-through systems thriving on minor concentrations of manganese. PMID:19709183

Kielemoes, Jan; Bultinck, Isabelle; Storms, Hedwig; Boon, Nico; Verstraete, Willy

2002-01-01

293

Hot coal gas desulfurization with manganese based sorbents. Quarterly report, June--September 1994  

SciTech Connect

The focus of work being performed on hot coal gas desulfurization at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center is primarily in the use of zinc titanate sorbents; however, prior studies indicated that an alternate sorbent, manganese dioxide-containing ore in mixture with alumina (75 wt% ore + 25 wt% Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) appears to be a strong contender to zinc-based sorbents. Manganese, for example, has a lower vapor pressure in the elemental state than zinc; hence, it is not as likely to undergo zinc-depletion from the sorbent surface upon loading and regeneration cycles. Also manganese oxide is less readily reduced to the elemental state than iron; hence, the range of reduction potentials for oxygen is somewhat greater than for zinc ferrite. In addition, thermodynamic analysis of the manganese-oxygen-sulfur system shows it to be less amenable to sulfation than zinc ferrite. Also manganese chlorides are much less stable and volatile than zinc chlorides. Potential also exists for utilization of manganese at higher temperatures than zinc ferrite or zinc titanate. This Eighth Quarterly Report documents progress in pelletizing and testing via thermo-gravimetric analysis of individual pellet formulations of manganese ore/alumina combinations and also manganese carbonate/alumina with two binders, dextrin and bentonite.

Hepworth, M.T.; Slimane, R.B.

1994-11-01

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21 CFR 582.5455 - Manganese glycerophosphate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5455 Manganese glycerophosphate. (a) Product. Manganese glycerophosphate. (b)...

2014-04-01

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21 CFR 582.5455 - Manganese glycerophosphate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5455 Manganese glycerophosphate. (a) Product. Manganese glycerophosphate. (b)...

2012-04-01

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Recovering cadmium and tellurium from thin-film photovoltaic device scrap. Report of investigations/1995  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) is investigating hydrometallurgical processing techniques to recycle metals from semiconductors and other advanced materials. Cadmium amd tellurium were recovered from mixed CdTe/CdS scrap produced in the manufacture of thin-film photovoltaic devices. Leaching the scrap for 90 min at 110 deg. C in 2.2Normal H2SO4 under 400 psig O2 yielded 97% Cd extraction; however, cadmium content of the residue ranged between 4% and 7%. Soluble iron was added to the lixiviant to catalyze oxidation of the CdS component. Tellurium and sulfur remained in the leach residue primarily in the elemental form. The iron and tellurium were removed from the cadmium-rich leach liquor by adjusting the pH to 5.3. The cadmium was recovered as cadmium sulfate crystals by evaporating the solution. Alternative leaching and purification schemes are discussed.

Tolley, W.K.; Palmer, G.R.

1995-12-31

297

Corrosion-induced release of the main alloying constituents of manganese-chromium stainless steels in different media.  

PubMed

The main focus of this paper is the assessment of release rates of chromium, nickel, iron and manganese from manganese-chromium stainless steel grades of low nickel content. The manganese content varied between 9.7 and 1.5 wt% and the corresponding nickel content between 1 and 5 wt%. All grades were exposed to artificial rain and two were immersed in a synthetic body fluid of similar pH but of different composition and exposure conditions. Surface compositional studies were performed using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) in parallel to correlate the metal release process with changes in surface oxide properties. All grades, independent of media, revealed a time-dependent metal release process with a preferential low release of iron and manganese compared to nickel and chromium while the chromium content of the surface oxide increased slightly. Manganese was detected in the surface oxide of all grades, except the grade of the lowest manganese bulk content. No nickel was observed in the outermost surface oxide. Stainless steel grades of the lowest chromium content (approximately 16 wt%) and highest manganese content (approximately 7-9 wt%), released the highest quantity of alloy constituents in total, and vice versa. No correlation was observed between the release rate of manganese and the alloy composition. Released main alloy constituents were neither proportional to the bulk alloy composition nor to the surface oxide composition. PMID:18728902

Herting, Gunilla; Wallinder, Inger Odnevall; Leygraf, Christofer

2008-09-01

298

Process for producing cadmium sulfide on a cadmium telluride surface  

DOEpatents

A process is described for producing a layer of cadmium sulfide on a cadmium telluride surface to be employed in a photovoltaic device. The process comprises providing a cadmium telluride surface which is exposed to a hydrogen sulfide plasma at an exposure flow rate, an exposure time and an exposure temperature sufficient to permit reaction between the hydrogen sulfide and cadmium telluride to thereby form a cadmium sulfide layer on the cadmium telluride surface and accomplish passivation. In addition to passivation, a heterojunction at the interface of the cadmium sulfide and the cadmium telluride can be formed when the layer of cadmium sulfide formed on the cadmium telluride is of sufficient thickness. 12 figs.

Levi, D.H.; Nelson, A.J.; Ahrenkiel, R.K.

1996-07-30

299

Interaction and accumulation of manganese and cadmium in the manganese accumulator Lupinus albus.  

PubMed

The effects of the interaction between Mn and Cd on the growth of the white lupin (Lupinus albus), uptake of these metals, their accumulation, and effects on heavy metal stress indicators were studied under glasshouse conditions. Plants were grown with and without Mn and/or Cd for 4 weeks. The absence of Mn and Cd led to lipid peroxidation-induced loss of flavonoids and anthocyanins in the roots, reduced the size of the plant canopy, and led to the appearance of proteoid roots. Sensitivity to Cd in white lupin was enhanced by a low Mn supply, despite lower Cd uptake and accumulation (leaf Mn:Cd concentration ratio <3), as evidenced by increased lipid peroxidation in the leaves and strong inhibition of growth. However, when the Mn supply was adequate, the plants showed few symptoms of Cd toxicity, even though Cd uptake and accumulation increased. A Mn:Cd ratio of up to 20 was enough to minimize Cd stress in the leaf, reflecting the plants' relative tolerance to Cd under such conditions. Irrespective of the Mn supply, the increase in antioxidant compounds observed in the roots of Cd-treated plants might act as a protective mechanism by minimizing the oxidative stress caused by Cd exposure. In summary, high leaf Mn concentrations seem to render white lupins more tolerant to Cd stress. PMID:20399531

Zornoza, Pilar; Sánchez-Pardo, Beatriz; Carpena, Ramón O

2010-09-01

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Manganese concentrations in soil and settled dust in an area with historic ferroalloy production.  

PubMed

Ferroalloy production can release a number of metals into the environment, of which manganese (Mn) is of major concern. Other elements include lead, iron, zinc, copper, chromium, and cadmium. Mn exposure derived from settled dust and suspended aerosols can cause a variety of adverse neurological effects to chronically exposed individuals. To better estimate the current levels of exposure, this study quantified the metal levels in dust collected inside homes (n=85), outside homes (n=81), in attics (n=6), and in surface soil (n=252) in an area with historic ferroalloy production. Metals contained in indoor and outdoor dust samples were quantified using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy, whereas attic and soil measurements were made with a X-ray fluorescence instrument. Mean Mn concentrations in soil (4600??g/g) and indoor dust (870??g/g) collected within 0.5?km of a plant exceeded levels previously found in suburban and urban areas, but did decrease outside 1.0?km to the upper end of background concentrations. Mn concentrations in attic dust were ~120 times larger than other indoor dust levels, consistent with historical emissions that yielded high airborne concentrations in the region. Considering the potential health effects that are associated with chronic Mn inhalation and ingestion exposure, remediation of soil near the plants and frequent, on-going hygiene indoors may decrease residential exposure and the likelihood of adverse health effects.Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology advance online publication, 22 October 2014; doi:10.1038/jes.2014.70. PMID:25335867

Pavilonis, Brian T; Lioy, Paul J; Guazzetti, Stefano; Bostick, Benjamin C; Donna, Filippo; Peli, Marco; Zimmerman, Neil J; Bertrand, Patrick; Lucas, Erika; Smith, Donald R; Georgopoulos, Panos G; Mi, Zhongyuan; Royce, Steven G; Lucchini, Roberto G

2014-10-22

301

Manganese Dependent Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Understanding the anaerobic oxidation is not only important for understanding hydrocarbon degradation but it also important for understanding the global carbon cycle. The anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) is a large sink for methane consuming 5-20% of today's methane flux (Valentine and Reeburgh, 2000), yet the requirements for this process are not well understood. It has been suggested that no other electron acceptors other than sulfate can be used in the AOM (Nauhaus, 2005). However, our new data suggests that manganese, in the form of birnessite, can be used as an electron acceptor instead of sulfate (Beal et al., in prep). Methane seep sediment from the Eel River Basin, CA was incubated with methane, 13C-labeled methane, and carbon dioxide. Because the net result of the AOM is the production of carbon dioxide from methane, the rate of the AOM in each of the incubations can be determined by measuring the incorporation of 13C in the carbon dioxide. Using this method, it was found that cultures incubated with nitrate showed inhibition of the AOM, while cultures incubated with iron gave inconclusive results. The only positive results that were found for alternate electron acceptors are the incubations that were given manganese and no sulfate, which showed methane oxidation. Further, when more manganese was injected into these incubations, the rate of AOM increased. Preliminary analysis of the microbial population using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (TRFLP) targeting the mcr gene showed an unidentified organism in these cultures. Future work with TRFLP, as well as clone libraries, will help to identify the organisms responsible for this process. Nauhaus, K., 2005, Environmental regulation of the anaerobic oxidation of methane: a comparison of ANME-I and ANME-II communities: Environmental microbiology, v. 7, p. 98. Valentine, D.L., and Reeburgh, W.S., 2000, New perspectives on anaerobic methane oxidation: Environmental Microbiology, v. 2, p. 477-484.

Beal, E.; House, C.

2007-12-01

302

Interactions of pentachlorophenol with manganese oxide  

SciTech Connect

Abiotic interactions of pentachlorophenol (PCP) on manganese oxide surfaces were investigated to determine the extent of transformation. The optimal pH and ratio of manganese oxide to PCP were determined. Sorption of PCP on manganese oxide surfaces was quantified at optimal conditions. The effectiveness of utilizing manganese oxide to remediate contaminated subsurface environments was investigated.

Cramer, A.; McLean, J.E.; Sims, R.C. [Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States). Utah Water Research Lab.

1994-12-31

303

Cadmium specifically induces MKP-1 expression via the glutathione depletion-mediated p38 MAPK activation in C6 glioma cells  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cadmium is a toxic heavy metal and an environmental pollutant. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphatase-1 (MKP-1) is a negative regulator of the family of MAPK. In this study, we investigated the effect of heavy metals on MKP-1 expression in C6 rat glioma cells. Cadmium treatment induced MKP-1 at both protein and mRNA levels while cobalt or manganese treatment did not,

Sang-Mi Kim; Jong-Gu Park; Won-Ki Baek; Min-Ho Suh; Hyung Lee; Sun Kyun Yoo; Kyung-Hwan Jung; Seong-Il Suh; Byeong-Churl Jang

2008-01-01

304

Column solid phase extraction and flame atomic absorption spectrometric determination of manganese(II) and iron(III) ions in water, food and biological samples using 3-(1-methyl-1H-pyrrol-2-yl)-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxylic acid on synthesized graphene oxide.  

PubMed

A modified, selective, highly sensitive and accurate procedure for the determination of trace amounts of manganese and iron ions is established in the presented work. 3-(1-Methyl-1H-pyrrol-2-yl)-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxylic acid (MPPC) and graphene oxide (GO) were used in a glass column as chelating reagent and as adsorbent respectively prior to their determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The adsorption mechanism of titled metals complexes on GO was investigated by using computational chemistry approach based on PM6 semi-empirical potential energy surface (PES). The effect of some parameters including pH, flow rate and volume of sample and type, volume and concentration of eluent, as well as the adsorption capacity of matrix ions on the recovery of Mn(II) and Fe(III) was investigated. The limit of detection was 145 and 162 ng L(-1) for Mn(II) and Fe(III), respectively. Calibration was linear over the range of 0.31-355 ?g L(-1) for Mn(II) and 0.34-380 ?g L(-1) for Fe(III) ions. The method was successfully applied for the determination of understudied ions in water, food and biological samples. PMID:24411390

Pourjavid, Mohammad Reza; Sehat, Ali Akbari; Arabieh, Masoud; Yousefi, Seyed Reza; Hosseini, Majid Haji; Rezaee, Mohammad

2014-02-01

305

Influence of welding fume on systemic iron status.  

PubMed

Iron is the major metal found in welding fumes, and although it is an essential trace element, its overload causes toxicity due to Fenton reactions. To avoid oxidative damage, excess iron is bound to ferritin, and as a result, serum ferritin (SF) is a recognized biomarker for iron stores, with high concentrations linked to inflammation and potentially also cancer. However, little is known about iron overload in welders. Within this study, we assessed the iron status and quantitative associations between airborne iron, body iron stores, and iron homeostasis in 192 welders not wearing dust masks. Welders were equipped with personal samplers in order to determine the levels of respirable iron in the breathing zone during a working shift. SF, prohepcidin and other markers of iron status were determined in blood samples collected after shift. The impact of iron exposure and other factors on SF and prohepcidin were estimated using multiple regression models. Our results indicate that respirable iron is a significant predictor of SF and prohepcidin. Concentrations of SF varied according to the welding technique and respiratory protection used, with a median of 103 ?g l(-1) in tungsten inert gas welders, 125 ?g l(-1) in those wearing air-purifying respirators, and 161 ?g l(-1) in other welders. Compared to welders with low iron stores (SF < 25 ?g l(-1)), those with excess body iron (SF ? 400 ?g l(-1)) worked under a higher median concentration of airborne iron (60 ?g m(-3) versus 148 ?g m(-3)). Even though air concentrations of respirable iron and manganese were highly correlated, and low iron stores have been reported to increase manganese uptake in the gastrointestinal tract, no correlation was seen between SF and manganese in blood. In conclusion, monitoring SF may be a reasonable method for health surveillance of welders. Respiratory protection with air-purifying respirators can decrease iron exposure and avoid chronically higher SF in welders working with high-emission technologies. PMID:25223225

Casjens, Swaantje; Henry, Jana; Rihs, Hans-Peter; Lehnert, Martin; Raulf-Heimsoth, Monika; Welge, Peter; Lotz, Anne; Gelder, Rainer Van; Hahn, Jens-Uwe; Stiegler, Hugo; Eisele, Lewin; Weiss, Tobias; Hartwig, Andrea; Brüning, Thomas; Pesch, Beate

2014-11-01

306

Tellurium content of marine manganese oxides and other manganese oxides  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Tellurium in amounts ranging from 5 to 125 parts per million was present in all of 12 samples of manganese oxide nodules from the floor of the Pacific and Indian oceans. These samples represent the first recognized points of high tellurium concentration in a sedimentary cycle. The analyses may lend support to the theory that the minor-element content of seafloor manganese nodules is derived from volcanic emanations.

Lakin, H.W.; Thompson, C.E.; Davidson, D.F.

1963-01-01

307

Bioaccumulation of manganese and its toxicity in feral pigeons (Columba livia) exposed to manganese oxide dust (Mn{sub 3}O{sub 4})  

SciTech Connect

Manganese tetroxide (Mn{sub 3}O{sub 4}) is a product from the combustion of methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl. Exposure to high levels of manganese can lead to serious health effects especially to the central nervous and respiratory systems. Very few studies on the effects of long-term low level exposure to Mn{sub 3}O{sub 4} have been reported. The present study was therefore conducted to examine the bioaccumulation and toxicity of manganese in various organs of feral pigeons (Columba kivia) when exposed to low levels of Mn{sub 3}O{sub 4} via inhalation and hence to find any possible relationship between these two parameters. A total of 22 pigeons was exposed to 239 {micro}g/m{sup 3} of manganese for 7 h/day, 5 days/week for 5, 9, and 13 consecutive weeks. Manganese concentrations in various tissues, e.g., brain (mesencephalon), lung, liver, intestine, pancreas, kidney, muscle, bone, and whole blood, were measured by neutron activation analysis. Various biochemical parameters in blood, e.g., hematocrit, total proteins, glucose, uric acid, alinine aminotransferase, total iron, blood urea nitrogen and triglycerides, were also measured.

Sierra, P.; Chakrabarti, S.; Tounkara, R.; Loranger, S.; Kennedy, G.; Zayed, J. [Univ. of Montreal (Canada)] [Univ. of Montreal (Canada)

1998-11-01

308

Trace Metal Associations with Manganese-Rich Surface Coatings of Lead Service Lines  

EPA Science Inventory

Analysis of lead service line samples from U. S. Environmental Protection Agency?s long-term research program to evaluate control and metal release from domestic drinking water service lines has revealed that Manganese-rich solids also contain Iron and sometimes Aluminum have fre...

309

Manganese oxidation model for rivers  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The presence of manganese in natural waters (>0.05 mg/L) degrades water-supply quality. A model was devised to predict the variation of manganese concentrations in river water released from an impoundment with the distance downstream. The model is one-dimensional and was calibrated using dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, pH, manganese, and hydraulic data collected in the Duck River, Tennessee. The results indicated that the model can predict manganese levels under various conditions. The model was then applied to the Chattahoochee River, Georgia. Discrepancies between observed and predicted may be due to inadequate pH data, precipitation of sediment particles, unsteady flow conditions in the Chattahoochee River, inaccurate rate expressions for the low pH conditions, or their combinations.

Hess, Glen W.; Kim, Byung R.; Roberts, Philip J.W.

1989-01-01

310

Novel MntR-Independent Mechanism of Manganese Homeostasis in Escherichia coli by the Ribosome-Associated Protein HflX  

PubMed Central

Manganese is a micronutrient required for activities of several important enzymes under conditions of oxidative stress and iron starvation. In Escherichia coli, the manganese homeostasis network primarily constitutes a manganese importer (MntH) and an exporter (MntP), which are regulated by the MntR dual regulator. In this study, we find that deletion of E. coli hflX, which encodes a ribosome-associated GTPase with unknown function, renders extreme manganese sensitivity characterized by arrested cell growth, filamentation, lower rate of replication, and DNA damage. We demonstrate that perturbation by manganese induces unprecedented influx of manganese in ?hflX cells compared to that in the wild-type E. coli strain. Interestingly, our study indicates that the imbalance in manganese homeostasis in the ?hflX strain is independent of the MntR regulon. Moreover, the influx of manganese leads to a simultaneous influx of zinc and inhibition of iron import in ?hflX cells. In order to review a possible link of HflX with the ? phage life cycle, we performed a lysis-lysogeny assay to show that the Mn-perturbed ?hflX strain reduces the frequency of lysogenization of the phage. This observation raises the possibility that the induced zinc influx in the manganese-perturbed ?hflX strain stimulates the activity of the zinc-metalloprotease HflB, the key determinant of the lysis-lysogeny switch. Finally, we propose that manganese-mediated autophosphorylation of HflX plays a central role in manganese, zinc, and iron homeostasis in E. coli cells. PMID:24794564

Kaur, Gursharan; Sengupta, Sandeepan; Kumar, Vineet; Kumari, Aruna; Ghosh, Aditi; Parrack, Pradeep

2014-01-01

311

Polarization of IRON-REGULATED TRANSPORTER 1 (IRT1) to the plant-soil interface plays crucial role in metal homeostasis  

PubMed Central

In plants, the controlled absorption of soil nutrients by root epidermal cells is critical for growth and development. IRON-REGULATED TRANSPORTER 1 (IRT1) is the main root transporter taking up iron from the soil and is also the main entry route in plants for potentially toxic metals such as manganese, zinc, cobalt, and cadmium. Previous work demonstrated that the IRT1 protein localizes to early endosomes/trans-Golgi network (EE/TGN) and is constitutively endocytosed through a monoubiquitin- and clathrin-dependent mechanism. Here, we show that the availability of secondary non-iron metal substrates of IRT1 (Zn, Mn, and Co) controls the localization of IRT1 between the outer polar domain of the plasma membrane and EE/TGN in root epidermal cells. We also identify FYVE1, a phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate-binding protein recruited to late endosomes, as an important regulator of IRT1-dependent metal transport and metal homeostasis in plants. FYVE1 controls IRT1 recycling to the plasma membrane and impacts the polar delivery of this transporter to the outer plasma membrane domain. This work establishes a functional link between the dynamics and the lateral polarity of IRT1 and the transport of its substrates, and identifies a molecular mechanism driving polar localization of a cell surface protein in plants. PMID:24843126

Barberon, Marie; Dubeaux, Guillaume; Kolb, Cornelia; Isono, Erika; Zelazny, Enric; Vert, Grégory

2014-01-01

312

Cadmium Transporters in the Kidney and Cadmium-Induced Nephrotoxicity  

PubMed Central

Among the organs in which the environmental pollutant cadmium causes toxicity, the kidney has gained the most attention in recent years. Numerous studies have sought to unravel the exact pathways by which cadmium enters the renal epithelial cells and the mechanisms by which it causes toxicity in the kidney. The purpose of this review is to present the progress made on the mechanisms of cadmium transport in the kidney and the role of transporter proteins in cadmium-induced nephrotoxicity. PMID:25584611

Yang, Hong; Shu, Yan

2015-01-01

313

Clinical evaluation of Deferasirox for removal of cadmium ions in rat  

Microsoft Academic Search

An investigation was conducted to evaluate the ability of Deferasirox (ICL670 or Exjade) following the distribution of cadmium\\u000a salt in male Wistar rats. Cadmium was introduced to several groups of weanling male Wistar rats through different means, by\\u000a act of drinking, feeding. A control group was fed on a diet containing normal level of iron. After a period of 30 days,

Amir Shokooh Saljooghi; S. Jamil A. Fatemi

2010-01-01

314

Trace Elements Status in Selenium-Deficient Rats—Interaction with Cadmium  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the metabolic and toxicological interactions between essential element selenium (Se) and toxic element cadmium (Cd)\\u000a have been reported for a long time, the experimental studies explored mostly acute, high-dose interactions. Limited data are\\u000a available regarding the effects of Se-deficiency on toxicokinetics of cadmium, as well as on the levels of key trace elements—copper,\\u000a zinc, and iron. In the present

Dana Kotyzová; Pavla ?erná; Ladislav Lešetický; Vladislav Eybl

2010-01-01

315

Manganese metallurgy review. Part II: Manganese separation and recovery from solution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Various methods for manganese separation and recovery from solution are reviewed, which are potentially applicable to leach solutions of secondary manganese sources, particularly nickel laterite waste effluents. The main methods include solvent extraction, sulfide precipitation, ion exchange, hydroxide precipitation and oxidative precipitation. These methods are briefly compared and assessed for both purification of manganese solutions and recovery of manganese from

Wensheng Zhang; Chu Yong Cheng

2007-01-01

316

21 CFR 184.1449 - Manganese citrate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...obtained by precipitating manganese carbonate from manganese sulfate and sodium carbonate solutions. The filtered and washed precipitate is digested first with sufficient citric acid solution to form manganous citrate and then with sodium citrate to...

2011-04-01

317

21 CFR 184.1449 - Manganese citrate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...obtained by precipitating manganese carbonate from manganese sulfate and sodium carbonate solutions. The filtered and washed precipitate is digested first with sufficient citric acid solution to form manganous citrate and then with sodium citrate to...

2013-04-01

318

21 CFR 184.1449 - Manganese citrate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...obtained by precipitating manganese carbonate from manganese sulfate and sodium carbonate solutions. The filtered and washed precipitate is digested first with sufficient citric acid solution to form manganous citrate and then with sodium citrate to...

2014-04-01

319

21 CFR 184.1449 - Manganese citrate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...obtained by precipitating manganese carbonate from manganese sulfate and sodium carbonate solutions. The filtered and washed precipitate is digested first with sufficient citric acid solution to form manganous citrate and then with sodium citrate to...

2012-04-01

320

21 CFR 582.5446 - Manganese chloride.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5446 Manganese chloride. (a) Product. Manganese chloride. (b) Conditions of use....

2012-04-01

321

21 CFR 582.5458 - Manganese hypophosphite.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5458 Manganese hypophosphite. (a) Product. Manganese hypophosphite. (b) Conditions...

2011-04-01

322

21 CFR 582.5446 - Manganese chloride.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5446 Manganese chloride. (a) Product. Manganese chloride. (b) Conditions of use....

2011-04-01

323

21 CFR 582.5449 - Manganese citrate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5449 Manganese citrate. (a) Product. Manganese citrate. (b) Conditions of use....

2014-04-01

324

21 CFR 582.5446 - Manganese chloride.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5446 Manganese chloride. (a) Product. Manganese chloride. (b) Conditions of use....

2010-04-01

325

21 CFR 582.5458 - Manganese hypophosphite.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5458 Manganese hypophosphite. (a) Product. Manganese hypophosphite. (b) Conditions...

2013-04-01

326

21 CFR 582.5461 - Manganese sulfate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5461 Manganese sulfate. (a) Product. Manganese sulfate. (b) Conditions of use....

2010-04-01

327

21 CFR 582.5461 - Manganese sulfate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5461 Manganese sulfate. (a) Product. Manganese sulfate. (b) Conditions of use....

2014-04-01

328

21 CFR 582.5452 - Manganese gluconate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5452 Manganese gluconate. (a) Product. Manganese gluconate. (b) Conditions of...

2010-04-01

329

21 CFR 582.5458 - Manganese hypophosphite.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5458 Manganese hypophosphite. (a) Product. Manganese hypophosphite. (b) Conditions...

2012-04-01

330

21 CFR 582.5458 - Manganese hypophosphite.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Nutrients and/or Dietary Supplements 1 § 582.5458 Manganese hypophosphite. (a) Product. Manganese hypophosphite. (b) Conditions...

2010-04-01

331

Corrosion resistant gray cast iron graphite flake alloys  

SciTech Connect

Corrosion resistant gray cast iron alloys useful in downhole oil well environments and the like. The alloys are substantially lower in cost and substantially higher in tensile strength than high nickel-copper cast irons commonly used downhole in submergible pumps. The alloys contain substantial amounts of aluminum in combination with nickel, chromium, manganese, molybdenum, carbon, silicon, and iron. Copper, tin, vanadium, and boron may also be included. Both hardenable and non-hardenable alloys are provided.

Betts, B. A.

1985-10-22

332

Erosive wear characteristics of spheroidal carbides cast iron  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present investigation, the authors reported erosive wear property of spheroidal carbides cast irons (SCI). SCI was obtained at the temperature of 1700–1800°C by adding about 10% vanadium to crystallize vanadium spheroidal carbides in the structure. Erosive wear tests were performed on high manganese cast iron with spheroidal carbides (SCI–VMn), high V–Cr–Ni cast iron with spheroidal carbides (SCI–VCrNi) and

Xinba Yaer; Kazumichi Shimizu; Hideto Matsumoto; Tadashi Kitsudo; Tadashi Momono

2008-01-01

333

On the manganese content of cosmic flakes from deep-sea sediments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cosmic flakes belong to the category of cosmic microparticles. They occur together with cosmic spherules in sediments. These flakes appear to represent ablation products of iron meteorites burnt away during the passage of a meteorite through the atmosphere by friction against air molecules. Microprobe analyses of flakes from deep sea deposits proved the particles to consist of magnetite which in most cases had been altered into maghemite in the outer zones. This is in agreement with the assumption that they represent fragments of fusion crust of iron meteorites. Most of the flakes, however, contained a small percentage of manganese. This element is not a common constituent of iron meteorites. An attempt is made to explain the presence of manganese in flakes and its absence in cosmic spherules.

Utech, K.

1973-01-01

334

Mineral of the month: cadmium  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Cadmium, which was once used almost exclusively for pigments, now has many diverse applications. Cadmium’s low melting point, excellent electrical conductivity and resistance to corrosion make it valuable for many products including batteries, electroplated coatings, stabilizers for plastics, solar cells and nonferrous alloys. Today’s cadmium is primarily used in rechargeable batteries, accounting for about 78 percent of consumption in 2004. In 2000, an estimated 3.5 billion consumer batteries were sold in the United States, of which almost 10 percent were nickel-cadmium batteries.

Klimasauskas, Edward

2005-01-01

335

Manganese: brain transport and emerging research needs.  

PubMed Central

Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) represents a common neurodegenerative disorder. An estimated 2% of the U.S. population, age 65 and older, develops IPD. The number of IPD patients will certainly increase over the next several decades as the baby-boomers gradually step into this high-risk age group, concomitant with the increase in the average life expectancy. While many studies have suggested that industrial chemicals and pesticides may underlie IPD, its etiology remains elusive. Among the toxic metals, the relationship between manganese intoxication and IPD has long been recognized. The neurological signs of manganism have received close attention because they resemble several clinical disorders collectively described as extrapyramidal motor system dysfunction, and in particular, IPD and dystonia. However, distinct dissimilarities between IPD and manganism are well established, and it remains to be determined whether Mn plays an etiologic role in IPD. It is particularly noteworthy that as a result of a recent court decision, methylcyclopentadienyl Mn tricarbonyl (MMT) is presently available in the United States and Canada for use in fuel, replacing lead as an antiknock additive. The impact of potential long-term exposure to low levels of MMT combustion products that may be present in emissions from automobiles has yet to be fully evaluated. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that recent studies with various environmental modeling approaches in the Montreal metropolitan (where MMT has been used for more than 10 years) suggest that airborne Mn levels were quite similar to those in areas where MMT was not used. These studies also show that Mn is emitted from the tail pipe of motor vehicles primarily as a mixture of manganese phosphate and manganese sulfate. This brief review characterizes the Mn speciation in the blood and the transport kinetics of Mn into the central nervous system, a critical step in the accumulation of Mn within the brain, outlines the potential susceptibility of selected populations (e.g., iron-deficient) to Mn exposure, and addresses future research needs for Mn. PMID:10852840

Aschner, M

2000-01-01

336

21 CFR 184.1449 - Manganese citrate.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...a) Manganese citrate (Mn3 (C6 H5 O7 )2 , CAS Reg. No. 1002-46-65) is a pale orange or pinkish white powder. It is obtained by precipitating manganese carbonate from manganese sulfate and sodium carbonate solutions....

2010-04-01

337

Manganese binding to the prion protein.  

PubMed

There is considerable evidence that the prion protein binds copper. However, there have also been suggestions that prion protein (PrP) binds manganese. We used isothermal titration calorimetry to identify the manganese binding sites in wild-type mouse PrP. The protein showed two manganese binding sites with affinities that would bind manganese at concentrations of 63 and 200 mum at pH 5.5. This indicates that PrP binds manganese with affinity similar to other known manganese-binding proteins. Further study indicated that the main manganese binding site is associated with His-95 in the so-called "fifth site" normally associated with copper binding. Additionally, it was shown that occupancy by copper does not prevent manganese binding. Under these conditions, manganese binding resulted in an altered conformation of PrP, displacement of copper, and altered redox chemistry of the metal-protein complex. Cyclic voltammetric measurements suggested a complex redox chemistry involving manganese bound to PrP, whereas copper-bound PrP was able to undergo fully reversible electron cycling. Additionally, manganese binding to PrP converted it to a form able to catalyze aggregation of metal-free PrP. These results further support the notion that manganese binding could cause a conformation change in PrP and trigger changes in the protein similar to those associated with prion disease. PMID:18332141

Brazier, Marcus W; Davies, Paul; Player, Esmie; Marken, Frank; Viles, John H; Brown, David R

2008-05-01

338

Manganese depresses rat heart muscle respiration  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

It has previously been reported that moderately high dietary manganese (Mn) in combination with marginal magnesium (Mg) resulted in ultrastructural damage to heart mitochondria. Manganese may replace Mg in biological functions, including the role of enzyme cofactor. Manganese may accumulate and subs...

339

Process for removing and detoxifying cadmium from scrap metal including mixed waste  

SciTech Connect

Cadmium-bearing scrap from nuclear applications, such as neutron shielding and reactor control and safety rods, must usually be handled as mixed waste since it is radioactive and the cadmium in it is both leachable and highly toxic. Removing the cadmium from this scrap, and converting it to a nonleachable and minimally radioactive form, would greatly simplify disposal or recycling. A process now under development will do this by shredding the scrap; leaching it with reagents which selectively dissolve out the cadmium; reprecipitating the cadmium as its highly insoluble sulfide; then fusing the sulfide into a glassy matrix to bring its leachability below EPA limits before disposal. Alternatively, the cadmium may be recovered for reuse. A particular advantage of the process is that all reagents (except the glass frit) can easily be recovered and reused in a nearly closed cycle, minimizing the risk of radioactive release. The process does not harm common metals such as aluminum, iron and stainless steel, and is also applicable to non-nuclear cadmium-bearing scrap such as nickel-cadmium batteries.

Kronberg, J.W.

1994-07-01

340

Manganese mineral interactions in brain.  

PubMed

Manganese (Mn) is an essential mineral but is toxic when taken in excess. However, whether its interactions with other minerals in organs and cells are involved in mechanisms underlying Mn toxicity is poorly understood. We designed a developmental rat model of chronic Mn treatment (Group A: 1 mg MnCl2.4H2O per ml of drinking water; Group B: 10 mg MnCl2.4H2O per ml of drinking water; Group C: 20 mg MnCl2.4H2O per ml of drinking water; Control Group given water without manganese addition). Employing the model and instrumental neutron activation analysis, we investigated two hypotheses: (i) chronic manganese treatment alters the brain regional distribution of manganese and this altered manganese distribution also leads to region-specific changes of other metals; (ii) chronic manganese treatment induces differential changes in subcellular distributions of metals and electrolytes. In the treated rats, brain Mn level showed dose-related increases, the most pronounced being noted in striatum, hypothalamus, and hippocampus: these increases also led to alterations in regional distribution pattern of Mn. In the treated rats, Fe level was increased in hypothalamus, cerebellum, hippocampus, pons and medulla, and striatum. Cu level was increased in pons and medulla, hippocampus, midbrain, and striatum. Se level was increased in cerebellum, striatum, midbrain, hypothalamus, and pons and medulla. Zn level was increased in hypothalamus and striatum. Ca level was increased in midbrain but decreased in cerebellum; however, Mg and Al levels were not markedly affected. In brains of Mn-treated rats, Mn levels in subcellular fractions were all increased, being especially marked in nuclei, mitochondria, and synaptosomes; the subcellular distributions of Fe, Cu, Zn, and Mg were differentially altered although those of Al and Ca were minimally affected. These results are consistent with our hypotheses and may have implications in manganese neurotoxicity. The cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying manganese-mineral interactions in brain are still poorly defined and merit further investigation. PMID:10385902

Lai, J C; Minski, M J; Chan, A W; Leung, T K; Lim, L

1999-01-01

341

Essential and nonessential elements in nestling rooks Corvus frugilegus from eastern Poland with a special emphasis on their high cadmium contamination.  

PubMed

Concentration of minerals (sodium, potassium, calcium [Ca], magnesium, iron [Fe], copper, zinc [Zn], manganese [Mn], and cobalt) as well as toxic metals (cadmium [Cd], lead [Pb]) were determined in five tissues (liver, lung, kidney, muscle, and bone) of nestling rooks (Corvus frugilegus; 1 to 13 days old) found dead in seven breeding colonies in eastern Poland. Cd concentration in all analyzed tissues was in the narrow range of 17.0-17.2 mg/kg dry weight (dw) Cd, which in the light of the literature data indicates acute contamination by this toxic metal. Similarly, we found increased levels of Pb, which in all tissues ranged between 5.0 and 6.2 mg/kg dw. Results of multivariate general linear model (GLM) testing of the effect of three variables (tissue type, colony, and nestling age) on tissue concentrations of various metals showed significance for Fe, Cu, Zn, and Mn. Only concentrations of Ca, Fe, and Zn differed significantly between the analyzed tissues. GLM analysis did not show any statistically significant differences in tissue levels of minerals and both toxic metals among examined rookeries, which indicates the widespread presence of nonpoint Cd and Pb pollution linked to agricultural activity and similar levels of these inorganic contaminants on crop fields (feeding grounds) around breeding colonies. We concluded that high levels of both toxic metals, Cd and Pb, probably resulting from the diet of nestling rooks, are based mainly on a diet of ground-dwelling beetles gathered on crop fields. PMID:22945854

Or?owski, Grzegorz; Kami?ski, Piotr; Kasprzykowski, Zbigniew; Zawada, Zbigniew; Koim-Puchowska, Beata; Szady-Grad, Ma?gorzata; Klawe, Jacek J

2012-11-01

342

Cadmium, chromium, copper, and zinc in rice and rice field soil from southern Catalonia, Spain  

Microsoft Academic Search

Metals are ubiquitous in the modem industrialized environment. Some metals have no beneficial effects in humans. In contrast, other metals such as chromium, copper, zinc, manganese, cobalt or iron are essential for man. However, these essential trace elements can also be dangerous at high levels. Many metals are natural constituents of soils, whereas soils may also be contaminated by a

M. Schuhmacher; J. L. Domingo; J. M. Llobet; J. Corbella

1994-01-01

343

[Study on separation of bacteria on the surface of mature manganese sand and the ability of oxidating Fe2+ and Mn2+].  

PubMed

Seven strains of bacteria which were separated from the active membrane on the mature manganese sand which are from different power plants. After identifying they are Leptothrix, Sphaerotilus and Siderocapsa. Studies show that the three strains of bacteria have a better removal of Fe2+, in which Siderocapsa No. 1 is the best. Leptothrix and Siderocapsa have a good removal of Mn2+ Siderocapsa No. 1 has the highest removal rate for Mn2+, Siderocapsa No. 2 is secondary. The mixture of separately cultured Leptothrix, Sphaerotilus, Siderocapsa No. 1 and Siderocapsa No. 2 which can remove iron and manganese were inoculated on the surface of manganese sand filter. Biofilm culturing with groundwater concentrations iron and manganese. The biological filter column has tended to maturate after 20d cultured. Test result indicates that the mature biological filter column can get rid of Fe2+ and Mn2+ nearly 100% and the biological filter column can run stably. PMID:21404675

Guan, Xiao-Hui; Zhou, Yu-Ling; Wang, Zi-Chuang; Lu, Min

2011-01-01

344

Synthesis, characterization, optical and sensing property of manganese oxide nanoparticles  

SciTech Connect

Manganese oxide nanoparticles were prepared by thermal decomposition of manganese oxalate. Manganese oxalate was synthesized by reacting 1:1 mole ratio of manganese acetate and ammonium oxalate along with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). The structural characterization of manganese oxalate and manganese oxide nanoparticles was analyzed by XRD. The XRD spectrum confirms the crystal structure of the manganese oxide and manganese oxalate. In addition, the average grain size, lattice parameter values were also calculated using XRD spectrum. Moreover, the diffraction peaks were broadened due to the smaller size of the particle. The band gap of manganese oxide was calculated from optical absorption, which was carried out by DRS UV-Visible spectroscopy. The morphology of manganese oxide nanoparticles was analyzed by SEM images. The FT-IR analysis confirms the formation of the manganese oxide from manganese oxalate nanoparticles. The electrochemical sensing behavior of manganese oxide nanoparticles were investigated using hydrogen peroxide by cyclic voltammetry.

Manigandan, R.; Suresh, R.; Giribabu, K.; Narayanan, V., E-mail: vnnara@yahoo.co.in [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai 600 025 (India); Vijayalakshmi, L. [Annai Veilankanni's College for Women (Arts and Science), Saidapet, Chennai 600015 (India); Stephen, A. [Department of Nuclear Physics, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai 600 025 (India)

2014-01-28

345

Isolation of iron bacteria from terrestrial and aquatic environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bacteria, which are capable of iron oxidation or at least iron deposition are widely distributed in environments where zones of dissolved ferrous iron and oxygen gradients are overlapping [1]. They take part in the biological cycling of iron and influence other cycles of elements for example carbon [2]. Manganese can be used for similar metabolic purposes as iron, because it can be biologically oxidized by chemolithotrophs or can be reduced by respirating bacteria as well [3, 4]. Bacterial activity is responsible for the accumulation of ferric iron compounds in their surroundings. The formation of bog ore is a well known example for a soil horizon, with an extreme enrichment of biogenic ferric iron [5]. We focused on the isolation of neutrophilic iron bacteria and bacteria capable of manganese oxidation. We used samples from Tierra del Fuego (Argentina) the National Park "Unteres Odertal" (Germany) and Berlin ground water wells. Microscopic examination of the samples revealed a considerable diversity of iron encrusted structures of bacterial origin. Most of these morphologic types are already well known. The taxonomic classification of many of these organisms is based on morphologic features and is not reliable compared to recent methods of molecular biology. That is mainly due to the fact, that most of these bacteria are hardly culturable or do not show their characteristic morphologic features under culture conditions. We established a collection of more than 300 iron depositing strains. Phylogenetic analyses showed that we have many yet uncultured strains in pure culture. We obtained many isolates which form distinct branches within long known iron bacteria groups like the Sphaerotilus-Leptothrix cluster. But some of the strains belong to groups, which have not yet been associated with iron oxidation activity. The strains deposit high amounts of oxidized iron and manganese compounds under laboratory conditions. However it is unclear if these precipitations are due to biological oxidation or biological deposition of chemically oxidized iron. We examined the morphologic characteristics of selected isolates under near-natural conditions to assign them to morphologic structures which occur in native samples. Our aim for the future is to describe several strains. References: [1] Weber, K. A. ; Achenbach, L. A. ; Coates, J. D. : Microorganisms pumping iron: anaerobic microbial iron oxidation and reduction. In: Nature Reviews Microbiology 4 (2006) 752-764 [2] Van Capellen, P. ; Wang Y. : Cycling of iron and manganese in surface sediments: a general theory for the coupled transport and reaction of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, iron and manganese. In: American Journal of Science 296 (1996) 197-243 [3] Tebo, B. M. ; Bargar, J. R. ; Clement, B. G. ; Dick, G. J. ; Murray, K. J. ; Parker, D. Verity R. ; Webb, S. M. : Biogenic manganese oxides: properties and mechanisms of formation. In: Annual Reviews Earth Planet Science 32 (2004) 287-328 [4] Erlich, H. L. : Manganese oxide reduction as a form of anaerobic respiration. In: Geomicrobiology Journal 5 (1987) 423-431 [5] Ghiorse W. C. : Biology of iron- and manganese-depositing bacteria. In: Annual Reviews 38 (1984) 515-550

Schmidt, Bertram; Szewzyk, Ulrich

2010-05-01

346

Electrical behavior of natural manganese dioxide (NMD)  

SciTech Connect

NMD samples from Brazil have been submitted to magnetic and particle size separations and characterized by X-ray diffraction and fluorescence and thermogravimetric analyses. Results showed that simple physical treatments can lead to more than 60% enriched MnO{sub 2} materials which could satisfy some electrochemical applications. The electrical properties of the samples conditioned as pressed pellets have been investigated by four-points direct current probe and impedance spectroscopy, varying the conditions of preparation and measurement. It is proposed that the higher frequency impedance is equivalent to the intrinsic electronic resistance of the MnO{sub 2} phases while at lower frequencies occurs an interphase charge separation coupled with a possible ionic transport. The corresponding contact resistance depends on the particle size distribution of the material, the compactation pressure of pellets and the iron content of the materials. The interphase dielectric relaxation does not behave ideally; the depression of the impedance semicircles as shown in the Nyquist plane is assumed to be related to the roughness of the bulk interfaces. Recent developments have shown the possibility of using manganese oxides as reversible electrodes for battery or supercapacitor applications for electrical vehicle. In these perspectives it is important to study the electrical and electrochemical properties of NMD in order to estimate its suitability for this kind of applications.

Gorgulho, H.F. [Fundacao de Ensino Superior de Sao Joao del Rei, Minas Gerais (Brazil); Fernandes, R.Z.D.; Pernaut, J.M. [Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

1996-12-31

347

Renal cadmium overload without nephrotoxicity.  

PubMed Central

A redundant nickel/cadmium battery worker was investigated for non-specific fatigue after completing five years in the industry. Sensitive techniques for in-vivo organ cadmium measurement showed a moderate accumulation in the liver but a very large concentration in the kidneys. Despite this, overall glomerular and tubular function were not impaired. It was concluded that the mechanism of proteinuria observed in some cadmium workers is obscure and not clearly related to the degree of kidney saturation with cadmium. PMID:7236544

Ghose, R R; Morgan, W D; Cummins, P E

1981-01-01

348

Cadmium removal using cladophora  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work presents results of a feasibility study for removal of heavy metal contaminants from water using aquatic plants. A local strain of Cladophora was used to remove cadmium from a synthetic wastewater. The algae were grown in a laboratory using natural water under the following conditions: pH controlled between 7.8 and 9.0, 18 hrs of light\\/day, occasional application of

Rumman Sobhan; Steven P. K. Sternberg

1999-01-01

349

Current status of cadmium as an environmental health problem.  

PubMed

Cadmium is a toxic metal occurring in the environment naturally and as a pollutant emanating from industrial and agricultural sources. Food is the main source of cadmium intake in the non-smoking population. The bioavailability, retention and toxicity are affected by several factors including nutritional status such as low iron status. Cadmium is efficiently retained in the kidney (half-time 10-30 years) and the concentration is proportional to that in urine (U-Cd). Cadmium is nephrotoxic, initially causing kidney tubular damage. Cadmium can also cause bone damage, either via a direct effect on bone tissue or indirectly as a result of renal dysfunction. After prolonged and/or high exposure the tubular injury may progress to glomerular damage with decreased glomerular filtration rate, and eventually to renal failure. Furthermore, recent data also suggest increased cancer risks and increased mortality in environmentally exposed populations. Dose-response assessment using a variety of early markers of kidney damage has identified U-Cd points of departure for early kidney effects between 0.5 and 3 microg Cd/g creatinine, similar to the points of departure for effects on bone. It can be anticipated that a considerable proportion of the non-smoking adult population has urinary cadmium concentrations of 0.5 microg/g creatinine or higher in non-exposed areas. For smokers this proportion is considerably higher. This implies no margin of safety between the point of departure and the exposure levels in the general population. Therefore, measures should be put in place to reduce exposure to a minimum, and the tolerably daily intake should be set in accordance with recent findings. PMID:19409405

Järup, Lars; Akesson, Agneta

2009-08-01

350

Removal of cadmium by combining deferasirox and desferrioxamine chelators in rats.  

PubMed

An investigation was conducted to evaluate the ability of two chelators, deferasirox and desferrioxamine (DFO), in removing cadmium from biological system. The potential efficiency of those chelators were investigated after cadmium administration for 60 days following two dose levels of 20 and 40 mg/kg body weight daily to male rats. However, abnormalities were observed in clinical signs after cadmium administration, such as yellowish discoloration of hair, flaccid and hypotonic muscles, irritability, weakness and loss of weight. The hypothesis that the two chelators might be more efficient as combined therapy than single therapy in removing metal ions from the body was considered. In this way, two known chelators, deferasirox and DFO were chosen and tested in the acute rat model. The chelation therapy results show that deferasirox and DFO are able (?)to remove cadmium ions from the body, while iron concentration returned to the normal level and symptoms are decreased. PMID:22134990

Fatemi, S Jamilaldine; Saljooghi, Amir Shokooh; Balooch, Faezeh Dahooee; Iranmanesh, Marzieh; Golbafan, Mohammad Reza

2012-02-01

351

Environmental Controls of Biological Manganese Oxidation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Biological catalysis of manganese oxidation represents an important contribution to global manganese cycling; biological oxidation rates are several orders of magnitude higher than those of abiotic processes. Despite recent genetics advances, ongoing behavioral studies, and a large pool of knowledge regarding manganese chemistry, the links between biology and environmental chemistry remain unresolved. We have performed experiments on batch cultures of Leptothrix discophora SS-1 to explore the physiology of biological manganese oxidation. We have further conducted spectroscopic and microscopic studies of the mechanism as manganese proceeds from the soluble Mn2+ species to the insoluble Mn(III) and Mn(IV) phases. These investigations suggest roles for aqueous chemistry, mineralogy, and microbial physiology in controlling manganese fluxes in metal-rich environments.

Belz, A. P.; Ahn, C. C.; Nealson, K. H.

2001-12-01

352

40 CFR 721.10201 - Cobalt lithium manganese nickel oxide.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-07-01

353

40 CFR 721.10201 - Cobalt lithium manganese nickel oxide.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-07-01

354

40 CFR 721.10201 - Cobalt lithium manganese nickel oxide.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-07-01

355

40 CFR 721.10011 - Barium calcium manganese strontium oxide.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-07-01

356

40 CFR 721.10011 - Barium calcium manganese strontium oxide.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-07-01

357

40 CFR 721.10011 - Barium calcium manganese strontium oxide.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-07-01

358

40 CFR 721.10011 - Barium calcium manganese strontium oxide.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-07-01

359

40 CFR 721.10011 - Barium calcium manganese strontium oxide.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-07-01

360

Structure and magnetic properties of manganese-zinc-ferrites prepared by spray pyrolysis method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A spray pyrolysis of a water solution of iron, manganese and iron nitrates is applied to prepare Zn0.5Mn0.5Fe2O4 single-phase ferrite with a spinel-type structure. The samples are characterized by means of differential scanning calorimetry, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, infrared and 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. The mass magnetization ? and the magnetic susceptibility 1/? of the ferrites are measured as a function of temperature over the range of 78-728 K. The obtained sample contains nanoparticles with an average diameter d ?7 nm possessing MnxZnyFe3-(x+y)O4 spinel-type structure with a uniform distribution of manganese and zinc atoms over the ferrite lattice. The Curie temperature is determined to be 375 ÷ 380 K.

Kotsikau, Dzmitry; Ivanovskaya, Maria; Pankov, Vladimir; Fedotova, Yulia

2015-01-01

361

Microbial Formation of Manganese Oxides  

PubMed Central

Microbial manganese oxidation was demonstrated at high Mn2+ concentrations (5 g/liter) in bacterial cultures in the presence of a microalga. The structure of the oxide produced varied depending on the bacterial strain and mode of culture. A nonaxenic, acid-tolerant microalga, a Chlamydomonas sp., was found to mediate formation of manganite (?-MnOOH). Bacteria isolated from associations with crude cultures of this alga grown in aerated bioreactors formed disordered ?-MnO2 from Mn2+ at concentrations of 5 g/liter over 1 month, yielding 3.3 g of a semipure oxide per liter. All algal-bacterial cultures removed Mn2+ from solution, but only those with the highest removal rates formed an insoluble oxide. While the alga was an essential component of the reaction, a Pseudomonas sp. was found to be primarily responsible for the formation of a manganese precipitate. Medium components—algal biomass and urea—showed optima at 5.7 and 10 g/liters, respectively. The scaled-up culture (50 times) gave a yield of 22.3 g (53 mg/liter/day from a 15-liter culture) of semipure disordered ?-MnO2, identified by X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, and had a manganese oxide O/Mn ratio of 1.92. The Mn(IV) content in the oxide was low (30.5%) compared with that of mined or chemically formed ?-MnO2 (ca. 50%). The shortfall in the bacterial oxide manganese content was due to biological and inorganic contaminants. FTIR spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and electron diffraction studies have identified manganite as a likely intermediate product in the formation of disordered ?-MnO2. PMID:16348459

Greene, Anthony C.; Madgwick, John C.

1991-01-01

362

Bioavailability as an issue in risk assessment and management of food cadmium: A review  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The bioavailability of cadmium (Cd) from food could be an important determinant of the risk potential of dietary Cd to the consumer. This review summarizes recent work that describes the effects of marginal deficiencies of the essential nutrients zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), and calcium (Ca) on the enhance...

363

High copper concentrations in squid livers in association with elevated levels of silver, cadmium, and zinc  

Microsoft Academic Search

Livers from 43 Loligo opalescens, 14 Ommastrephes bartrami, and 7 Symplectoteuthis oualaniensis were analyzed for their silver, cadmium, copper, zinc and iron contents. Copper concentrations of up to 15,000 µg\\/g dry weight were found in L. opalescens in conjunction with significant correlations between this element and Ag, Cd and Zn. The latter elements are known to affect Cu metabolism in

J. H. Martin; A. R. Flegal

1975-01-01

364

Dopaminergic neurotoxicity following pulmonary exposure to manganese-containing welding fumes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The potential for development of Parkinson’s disease (PD)-like neurological dysfunction following occupational exposure to\\u000a aerosolized welding fumes (WF) is an area of emerging concern. Welding consumables contain a complex mixture of metals, including\\u000a iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn), which are known to be neurotoxic. To determine whether WF exposure poses a neurological risk\\u000a particularly to the dopaminergic system, we treated

Krishnan Sriram; Gary X. Lin; Amy M. Jefferson; Jenny R. Roberts; Rebecca S. Chapman; Bean T. Chen; Joleen M. Soukup; Andrew J. Ghio; James M. Antonini

2010-01-01

365

Role of manganese: Are welders at risk?.  

E-print Network

??Serious concerns exist among welders and occupational health investigators on the possible association between exposure to manganese via welding fumes and neurological effects. One suggestion… (more)

Nawrocki, R.P.

2012-01-01

366

Single crystal EPR studies on Mn(II)-doped sarcosine cadmium chloride and sarcosine cadmium bromide: Study of zero-field splitting tensor in iso-structural complexes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

EPR spectra of single crystals of Mn(II)-doped sarcosine cadmium chloride and sarcosine cadmium bromide are studied in Q-band and in X-band at room temperature. Two magnetically inequivalent sites are observed in both the lattices in a distorted octahedral environment. The spin-Hamiltonian parameters are extracted and are found to have a rhombic symmetry. The angular variation of the zero-field transitions is simulated for one of the sites with an asymmetric zero-field tensor D=480×10 -4 cm -1, E=-115×10 -4 cm -1 and a=10×10 -4 cm -1 for Mn(II) in sarcosine cadmium chloride and with D=460×10 -4 cm -1, E=-98×10 -4 cm -1 and a=10×10 -4 cm -1 for Mn(II) in sarcosine cadmium bromide. The observed large value of zero-field tensor is due to the steric effects of the crystal packing caused by the ligands. Matumura's plot predicts an average covalency of 8.8 and 7.7% for the manganese-ligand bond in SCC and SCB lattices respectively.

Pathinettam Padiyan, D.; Muthukrishnan, C.; Murugesan, R.

2002-02-01

367

Single crystal EPR studies on Mn(II)-doped sarcosine cadmium chloride and sarcosine cadmium bromide: study of zero-field splitting tensor in iso-structural complexes.  

PubMed

EPR spectra of single crystals of Mn(II)-doped sarcosine cadmium chloride and sarcosine cadmium bromide are studied in Q-band and in X-band at room temperature. Two magnetically inequivalent sites are observed in both the lattices in a distorted octahedral environment. The spin-Hamiltonian parameters are extracted and are found to have a rhombic symmetry. The angular variation of the zero-field transitions is simulated for one of the sites with an asymmetric zero-field tensor D = 480 x 10(-4) cm(-1), E = -115 x 10(-4) cm(-1) and a = 10 x 10(-4) cm(-1) for Mn(II) in sarcosine cadmium chloride and with D = 460 x 10(-4) cm(-1) E = -98 x 10(-4) cm(-1) and a = 10 x 10(-4) cm(-1) for Mn(II) in sarcosine cadmium bromide. The observed large value of zero-field tensor is due to the steric effects of the crystal packing caused by the ligands. Matumura's plot predicts an average covalency of 8.8 and 7.7% for the manganese-ligand bond in SCC and SCB lattices respectively. PMID:11905536

Pathinettam, Padiyan D; Muthukrishnan, C; Murugesan, R

2002-02-01

368

APPENDIX C Partition Coefficients For Cadmium  

E-print Network

APPENDIX C Partition Coefficients For Cadmium #12;Appendix C Partition Coefficients For Cadmium C.1.0 Background Cadmium Kd values and some important ancillary parameters that have been shown to influence cadmium sorption were collected from the literature and tabulated. Data included in this data set

369

Accumulation of cadmium by green microalgae  

Microsoft Academic Search

The accumulation of cadmium from aqueous systems by various green microalgae was investigated with focus, on Chlorella regularis as it is known to concentrate large amounts of heavy metals. The amount of cadmium absorbed by Chlorella cells was rapid during the first 30 min following addition of cadmium and then continued to be absorbed more slowly. The uptake of cadmium

Takashi Sakaguchi; Tomoko Tsuji; Akira Nakajima; Takao Horikoshi

1979-01-01

370

Cadmium Toxicity in Glutathione Mutants of Escherichia coli? †  

PubMed Central

The higher affinity of Cd2+ for sulfur compounds than for nitrogen and oxygen led to the theoretical consideration that cadmium toxicity should result mainly from the binding of Cd2+ to sulfide, thiol groups, and sulfur-rich complex compounds rather than from Cd2+ replacement of transition-metal cations from nitrogen- or oxygen-rich biological compounds. This hypothesis was tested by using Escherichia coli for a global transcriptome analysis of cells synthesizing glutathione (GSH; wild type), ?-glutamylcysteine (?gshB mutant), or neither of the two cellular thiols (?gshA mutant). The resulting data, some of which were validated by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR, were sorted using the KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes) orthology system, which groups genes hierarchically with respect to the cellular functions of their respective products. The main difference among the three strains concerned tryptophan biosynthesis, which was up-regulated in wild-type cells upon cadmium shock and strongly up-regulated in ?gshA cells but repressed in ?gshB cells containing ?-glutamylcysteine instead of GSH. Overall, however, all three E. coli strains responded to cadmium shock similarly, with the up-regulation of genes involved in protein, disulfide bond, and oxidative damage repair; cysteine and iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis; the production of proteins containing sensitive iron-sulfur clusters; the storage of iron; and the detoxification of Cd2+ by efflux. General energy conservation pathways and iron uptake were down-regulated. These findings indicated that the toxic action of Cd2+ indeed results from the binding of the metal cation to sulfur, lending support to the hypothesis tested. PMID:18539742

Helbig, Kerstin; Grosse, Cornelia; Nies, Dietrich H.

2008-01-01

371

Incorporation of manganese in LPE-grown Mn, YIG films in the presence of Ca 2+ and Ge 4+ ions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The incorporation of manganese into yttrium iron garnet has been investigated in the presence of Ca 2+ and Ge 4+ ions. From the electron probe micro-analysis it was observed that the incorporation of manganese is dependent on the presence of Ca 2+ ions in the melt, but is not influenced by the presence of Ge 4+. The addition of manganese oxide to a YIG melt results in a decrease of the saturation temperature, which is contrary to the expected rise of the saturation temperature on the basis of Van Erk's model on the solubility of garnets. This anomalous effect of manganese on the saturation temperature can be explained by the assumption that the manganese is tetravalent in the melt, so that when Mn 3+ ions are incorporated in the lattice and extra enthalpy term has to be introduced in order to account for the reduction process of the Mn 4+ ions. The absorption coefficients measured at 700 nm can be predicted on the basis of a model in which the total absorption is the sum of single ion contributions. From the absorption data it was also found that the lead ions are divalent in the presence of manganese ions. From the dependence of the lattice constant and the composition of the films the effective ionic radii of the different ions incorporated into the garnet lattice were calculated.

de Roode, W. H.; van de Pavert, C. A. P. W.

1984-11-01

372

Detection of iron-depositing Pedomicrobium species in native biofilms from the Odertal National Park by a new, specific FISH probe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Iron-depositing bacteria play an important role in technical water systems (water wells, distribution systems) due to their intense deposition of iron oxides and resulting clogging effects. Pedomicrobium is known as iron- and manganese-oxidizing and accumulating bacterium. The ability to detect and quantify members of this species in biofilm communities is therefore desirable. In this study the fluorescence in situ hybridization

Burga Braun; Inga Richert; Ulrich Szewzyk

2009-01-01

373

Solubilization of plutonium hydrous oxide by iron-reducing bacteria  

Microsoft Academic Search

The removal of plutonium from soils id challenging because of its strong sorption to soils and limited solubility, Microbial reduction of metals is known to affect the speciation and solubility of sparingly soluble metals in the environment, notably iron and manganese. The similarity in reduction potential for [alpha]-FeOOH(s) and hydrous PuO[sub 2](s) suggests that iron-reducing bacteria may also reduce and

Patricia A. Rusin; Leticia Quintana; James R. Brainard; B. A. Strietelmeler; C. Drew Tait; Scott A. Ekberg; Phillip D. Palmer; Thomas W. Newton; David L. Clark

1994-01-01

374

Oxidation of antimony (III) by amorphous iron and manganese oxyhydroxides  

Microsoft Academic Search

Amorphous forms of natural and synthetic Fe oxyhydroxides and synthetic Mn oxyhydroxides were used to study the oxidation of antimonite, Sb(III), at different pH values. Sb species were measured by differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltametry (DPACSV). The oxidation of Sb(III) to Sb(V) was always rapid and completed after a few days following pseudo-first order rate laws. A slightly slower oxidation

Nelson Belzile; Yu-Wei Chen; Zijian Wang

2001-01-01

375

Manganese and Iron Interactions in Cave and Rock Varnish Communities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Microbial communities in arid land caves and surface desert environments interact with Fe and Mn, yielding deposits of intimately associated Fe- and Mn-oxides as a result. Although the geological setting and fundamental rock makeup may be similar in some cases, the environments of these two types of communities differ radically. The manner in which the organisms interact with the rock environment may reflect these differences in the resulting minerals, although the biological oxidation mechanisms of Mn and Fe may be similar. We are mapping the Mn and Fe deposition patterns in the mineral coatings in relation to the concentrations of organic carbon indicative of microbial presence, identifying minerals that are biogenic, along with isolating the perpetrators responsible and reproducing relevant minerals in the laboratory. We are also uncovering the underlying biodiversity as revealed by molecular phylogenetic techniques. The ultimate goal is to determine the degree of microbial responsibility for the secondary mineral deposits observed and the potential role of these communities in both dissolution of subsurface bedrock and deposition of surface oxide coatings. Synchrotron XRF and XRD data reveal differences in the mineralogy of the coatings. Lithiophorite is the predominate crystalline Mn-mineral in cave samples, although crystal size is small. TEM analyses show that the Mn-oxides range from amorphous or microcrystalline to exhibiting coherent crystalline lattices. XRF mapping indicates that Ni, Cu, Zn, As and Pb are associated with the Mn-oxides. In the desert surface oxide samples birnessite predominates the crystalline minerals. X-ray maps show a laminated structure with a complex and variable chemistry, including variability in trace elements such as Ni and Pb. DNA extraction of rock varnish samples, followed by the construction of clone libraries from community DNA, demonstrated the apparent predominance of cyanobacteria in rock varnish communities. The clone library sequences also revealed the presence of actinobacteria, chloroflexi, Alphaproteobacteria, and environmental isolates whose closest relatives were found in Hawaiian volcanic soils, thermal soils, and uranium wastes. Cultured isolates from both environments produce amorphous oxides followed by an array of minerals that undergo increasing crystallization over time (months to years) with live cultures but which cease when cultures are killed.

Boston, P. J.; Spilde, M. N.; Northup, D. E.; Mullen, K.; Bargar, J.; Carey, R.

2004-12-01

376

Manganese and iron as oxygen carriers to anoxie estuarine sediment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We studied the concentration of a series of transition metals including Mn and Fe in an estuarine fishpond. The pond is situated at latitude 8°10'S and longitude 34°55'W, in the Capibaribe River estuary, within the Recife city boundaries, which is located in Pernambuco, a state of the Brazilian Northeast Pond area is 1.5 ha and it bas a 0.5 m depth. It is separated from the river by dikes. Water temperature at 28° C is stable throughout the year. Light breezes keep the water aerated, but intense ongoing decomposition makes the sediment anoxie. The area, originally of mangrove type, has been changed by antropic action on its fauna and vegetation. The study focuses on changes in behaviour of heavy metals. Samples of bottom sediments wore collected by Eckman dredge sediment sampler and total metal concentration was determined by the lithium borate fusion method. Water, recent sediment, and consolidated sediment were examined in this fishpond where Mn and Fe are brought in periodically by water and then gradually go into the sediment at respective rates of 10.52 and 1332 mg m^{-2}a^{-1}. Strong bioturbation re-suspends sediment while simultaneously re-dissolution of these ions is going on fhrough reduction in the anoxie sédiment. As soluble species these ions migrate from sediment to water and are there continually oxidized by dissolved oxygen, becoming insoluble. With their precipitation, chemically bound oxygen is carried down to the sediment, constituting a parallel channel of transport in addition to migration into the sediment bydiffusion of the oxygen dissolved in the water. The estimated flow rates are 3.25 and 76 mg O2 m^{-2}a^{-1} due to Mn and Fe respectively. The rates were established using natural silicon as a tracer.

Brayner, F. M. M.; Matvienko, B.

2003-05-01

377

Oxidation of titanium, manganese, iron, and niobium silicides: Marker experiments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The mechanism of atomic transport inside the silicide during thermal oxidation of silicide layers on Si substrates has been analyzed by means of inert gas markers implanted in TiSi2, Mn11Si19, FeSi2, and NbSi2. Oxidation was carried out in dry oxygen. The marker displacement reveals that the growth of metal-free SiO2 over the first three of these compounds occurs via the reverse motion of metal atoms, from the silicide/oxide to the silicon/silicide interface, rather than through the direct diffusion of Si atoms from the substrate to the oxide. Moreover, analysis of the marker position indicates that the total amount of Si between the marker and the free surface decreases during oxidation, as had been previously observed in the oxidation of NiSi2, CoSi2, and CrSi2. Although this could occur via the formation and evaporation of SiO, it is believed that the loss of Si is due to the motion of Si atoms, also in the ``reverse'' direction as for the metal atoms, across the silicide layer. The experiment conducted with NbSi2 shows that this silicide oxidizes via the direct motion of Si from the substrate to the oxide as anticipated. With TiSi2 the initial state of oxidation occurs as described, but the experimental observations imply that thick oxide layers grow via the direct motion of Si from the substrate to the oxide.

Stolt, L.; Thomas, O.; d'Heurle, F. M.

1990-11-01

378

Boron, zinc, iron, and manganese content in four grassland species  

SciTech Connect

A post experiment was carried out to test the response of the B, Zn, Fe, and Mn concentration in four wild herbaceous species exposed to three landfill leachate treatments of increasing concentration of contaminants. The species tested were clustered clover (Trifolium glomeratum L.), cotton clover (T. tomentosum L.) wall barley (Hordeum murinum L.), and soft brome (Bromus hordaceus L.). The legume species accumulated more Fe and B than the grasses. The least contaminated leachate (leachate A) significantly increased the Fe and Ma content in T glomeratum. Leachate B significantly increased the Zn content in both clover species and Fe content in T. glomeratum and H. murinum, while it significantly decreased the B content in T. glomeratum. The most contaminated leachate (leachate C) significantly increased the Zn content in T. glomeratum, while it significantly decreased the B and Fe content. In the four species the content of B, Fe, and Mn in the plants under the leachate treatments was in a normal values range, while in T. glomeratum and H. murinum the Zn content had in some cases a toxic level. The dry weight of the four species tested diminished significantly under the most contaminated leachate. The ANOVA confirmed a major significant influence of the species factor on the response of the plant to leachate supply, but the treatment factor also had significant F-values in some cases. The species tested have a potential revegetation value for some areas degraded by landfill leachates.

Adarve, M.J.; Hernandez, A.J. [Univ. de Alcala de Henares, Madrid (Spain); Gil, A.; Pastor, J. [CSIC, Madrid (Spain). Environmental Sciences Research Center

1998-11-01

379

Interstellar iron and manganese - UV oscillator strengths and abundances  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Observations of 16 UV resonance lines of Fe II and six of Mn II in five stars are used to derive new f-values for the lines of these species at wavelengths lower than 1300 A. Values of forbidden lines Fe/H and Mn/H are derived. These new values are used to reassess mean depletions and range of variations in depletions for several lines of sight. On an integrated line-of-sight basis, depletions of Fe and Mn show larger variations than P, Cl, or Zn. The mean local depletion forbidden line Fe/H is 1.65, in interstellar gas. One Fe II line, 2366.864 A, has never been detected. Its f-value is shown to be much lower than previously thought. This line is therefore not useful for interstellar studies at the present time. It is suggested that the true wavelength of 1142 A of Fe II, from UV multiplet 10, is 1142.285 A.

Lugger, P.; Barker, E.; York, D. G.; Oegerle, W.

1982-01-01

380

Microbial reduction of manganese oxides - Interactions with iron and sulfur  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Alteromonas putrefaciens (strain MR-1) is capable of rapid Mn(IV) reduction under conditions of neutral pH and temperatures characteristic of the Oneida Lake, New York, sediments from which it was isolated. MR-1 also reduces Fe(3+) to Fe(2+), and disproportionates thiosulfate to sulfide and sulfite; independently, the Fe(2+) and sulfide act as rapid reductants of Mn. The addition of Fe(3+) or thiosulfate to cultures of MR-1 in the presence of oxidized Mn increases the rate and the extent of Mn reduction relative to that observed in the absence of Fe(3+) or thiosulfate. Furthermore, when Fe(3+) and Mn oxides are present conjointly, Fe(2+) does not appear until the reduction of the oxidized Mn is complete. These results demonstrate that the observed rates of Fe(2+) and sulfide production may underestimate the total rates of Fe and sulfate reduction in those environments containing oxidized Mn. These results also demonstrate the potential impact that a single microbe can exert on sediment geochemistry, and provide the basis for preliminary models of the complexity of microbial and geochemical interactions that occur.

Myers, Charles R.; Nealson, Kenneth H.

1988-01-01

381

Effects of low levels of dietary lead and iron on hepatic RNA, protein, and minerals in young Japanese quail  

Microsoft Academic Search

Day-old Japanese quail were fed purified diets containing either 0.2 (control), 5.4, or 16.2 ppm lead as the acetate with either 25 (deficient) or 100 ppm (adequate control) iron for 2 weeks. Iron deficiency caused decreases in hemoglobin, iron, and manganese concentrations in the liver, and hepatic RNA synthesis. Iron deficiency also caused increased concentrations of lead, calcium, and molybdenum

C. L. Stone; M. R. S. Fox

1984-01-01

382

On Manganese in Sea and Fresh Waters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chemical and spectrographic analyses have shown that the sea contains a variable quantity of manganese, ranging between 1 ~d 10 mg.jm.3 (Thomp- son & Wilson, 1935; Noddack & Noddack, 1940), while river waters contain some 500 to 1000 mg.jm.3 (Twenhofel, 1938). These 'estimates include manganese in solution and that present as particulate or colloidal oxides soluble in concentrated hydrochloric acid.

H. W. Harvey

1949-01-01

383

Relationship between blood manganese and blood pressure in the Korean general population according to KNHANES 2008  

SciTech Connect

Introduction: We present data on the association of manganese (Mn) level with hypertension in a representative sample of the adult Korean population who participated in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) 2008. Methods: This study was based on the data obtained by KNHANES 2008, which was conducted for three years (2007-2009) using a rolling sampling design involving a complex, stratified, multistage, probability-cluster survey of a representative sample of the noninstitutionalized civilian population of South Korea. Results: Multiple regression analysis after controlling for covariates, including gender, age, regional area, education level, smoking, drinking status, hemoglobin, and serum creatinine, showed that the beta coefficients of log blood Mn were 3.514, 1.878, and 2.517 for diastolic blood pressure, and 3.593, 2.449, and 2.440 for systolic blood pressure in female, male, and all participants, respectively. Multiple regression analysis including three other blood metals, lead, mercury, and cadmium, revealed no significant effects of the three metals on blood pressure and showed no effect on the association between blood Mn and blood pressure. In addition, doubling the blood Mn increased the risk of hypertension 1.828, 1.573, and 1.567 fold in women, men, and all participants, respectively, after adjustment for covariates. The addition of blood lead, mercury, and cadmium as covariates did not affect the association between blood Mn and the prevalence of hypertension. Conclusion: Blood Mn level was associated with an increased risk of hypertension in a representative sample of the Korean adult population. - Highlights: {yields} We showed the association of manganese with hypertension in Korean population. {yields} This study was based on the data obtained by KNHANES 2008. {yields} Blood manganese level was associated with an increased risk of hypertension.

Lee, Byung-Kook [Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Soonchunhyang University 646 Eupnae-ri, Shinchang-myun, Asan-si, Choongnam 336-745 (Korea, Republic of)] [Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Soonchunhyang University 646 Eupnae-ri, Shinchang-myun, Asan-si, Choongnam 336-745 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Yangho, E-mail: yanghokm@nuri.net [Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 290-3 Cheonha-Dong, Dong-Gu, Ulsan 682-060 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 290-3 Cheonha-Dong, Dong-Gu, Ulsan 682-060 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-08-15

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Immunocytochemical evidence for a peroxisomal localization of manganese superoxide dismutase in leaf protoplasts from a higher plant.  

PubMed

The controversial question of the intracellular location of manganese-containing superoxide dismutase in higher plants was examined under a new experimental approach by applying the more rigorous and specific methods of immunocytochemistry to protoplasts isolated fromPisum sativum L. leaves. Manganese superoxide dismutase (EC 1.15.1.1) was purified to homogeneity from 15 kg of leaves ofPisum sativum L. Rabbits were immunized with the mangano enzyme and the antibody specific for pea manganese superoxide dismutase was purified and found not to contain antigenic sites in common with (i) human manganese superoxide dismutase, (ii) iron superoxide dismutase from eitherEscherichia coli or higher plants, or (iii) plant or animal cuprozinc-superoxide dismutase.Pisum sativum L. manganese superoxide dismutase only appears to have antigenic determinants similar to other manganese superoxide dismutases from higher land plants. The antibody to pea Mn-superoxide dismutase was used to locate the enzyme in protoplasts isolated from young pea leaves by indirect immunofluorescence, and by electron microscopy using the unlabelled antibody peroxidase-antiperoxidase method. Results from immunofluorescence showed that chloroplasts were devoid of specific fluorescence which appeared scattered over the cytosolic spaces among chloroplasts, and demonstrate the absence of manganese superoxide dismutase inside chloroplasts. The metalloenzyme was found to be localized only in peroxisomes, whereas mitochondria, the traditionally accepted site for this enzyme in many eukaryotic organisms, did not show any specific staining. The possible subcellular roles of manganese superoxide dismutase inPisum sativum L. leaves are discussed in the light of its peroxisomal location. PMID:24264610

Del Río, L A; Lyon, D S; Olah, I; Glick, B; Salin, M L

1983-05-01

385

Cadmium-accumulating plants.  

PubMed

Plants are categorized in three groups concerning their uptake of heavy metals: indicator, excluder, and hyperaccumulator plants, which we explain in this chapter, the former two groups briefly and the hyperaccumulators in detail. The ecological role of hyperaccumulation, for example, the prevention of herbivore attacks and a possible substitution of Zn by Cd in an essential enzyme, is discussed. As the mechanisms of cadmium hyperaccumulation are a very interesting and challenging topic and many aspects are studied worldwide, we provide a broad overview over compartmentation strategies, expression and function of metal transporting proteins and the role of ligands for uptake, transport, and storage of cadmium. Hyperaccumulators are not without reason a topic of great interest, they can be used biotechnologically for two main purposes which we discuss here for Cd: phytoremediation, dealing with the cleaning of anthropogenically contaminated soils as well as phytomining, i.e., the use of plants for commercial metal extraction. Finally, the outlook deals with topics for future research in the fields of biochemistry/biophysics, molecular biology, and biotechnology. We discuss which knowledge is still missing to fully understand Cd hyperaccumulation by plants and to use that phenomenon even more successfully for both environmental and economical purposes. PMID:23430779

Küpper, Hendrik; Leitenmaier, Barbara

2013-01-01

386

Manganese borohydride; synthesis and characterization.  

PubMed

Solvent-based synthesis and characterization of ?-Mn(BH4)2 and a new nanoporous polymorph of manganese borohydride, ?-Mn(BH4)2, via a new solvate precursor, Mn(BH4)2·1/2S(CH3)2, is presented. Manganese chloride is reacted with lithium borohydride in a toluene/dimethylsulfide mixture at room temperature, which yields halide and solvent-free manganese borohydride after extraction with dimethylsulfide (DMS) and subsequent removal of residual solvent. This work constitutes the first example of establishing a successful, reproducible solvent-based synthesis route for a pure, crystalline, stable transition metal borohydride. The new polymorph, ?-Mn(BH4)2, is shown to be the manganese counterpart of the zeolite-like compound, ?-Mg(BH4)2 (cubic, a = 16.209(1) Å, space group Id3[combining macron]a). It is verified that large pores (diameter > 6.0 Å) exist in this structure. The solvate, Mn(BH4)2·1/2S(CH3)2, is subsequently shown to be the analogue of Mg(BH4)2·1/2S(CH3)2. As the structural analogies between Mg(BH4)2 and Mn(BH4)2 became evident a new polymorph of Mg(BH4)2 was identified and termed ?-Mg(BH4)2. ?-Mg(BH4)2 is the structural counterpart of ?-Mn(BH4)2. All synthesis products are characterized employing synchrotron radiation-powder X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis in combination with mass spectroscopy. Thermal analysis reveals the decomposition of Mn(BH4)2 to occur at 160 °C, accompanied by a mass loss of 14.8 wt%. A small quantity of the desorbed gaseous species is identified as diborane (?m(Mn(BH4)2) = 9.5 wt% H2), while the remaining majority is found to be hydrogen. PMID:25611294

Richter, Bo; Ravnsbæk, Dorthe B; Tumanov, Nikolay; Filinchuk, Yaroslav; Jensen, Torben R

2015-02-17

387

TREMOR, OLFACTORY AND MOTOR CHANGES IN ITALIAN ADOLESCENTS EXPOSED TO HISTORICAL FERRO-MANGANESE EMISSION  

PubMed Central

Background and Objective Increased prevalence of Parkinsonism was observed in Valcamonica, Italy, a region impacted by ferroalloy plants emissions containing manganese and other metals for a century until 2001. The aim of this study was to assess neurobehavioral functions in adolescents from the impacted region and the reference area of Garda Lake. Methods Adolescents age 11–14 yrs were recruited through the school system for neuro-behavioral testing. Metals including manganese, lead, iron, zinc, copper were measured in airborne particulate matter collected with 24-hour personal samplers, and in soil, tap water, blood, urine and hair. Independent variables included parental education and socio-economic status, children’s body mass index, number of siblings, parity order, smoking and drinking habits. Results A total of 311 subjects (49.2% females), residing in either the exposed (n=154) or the reference (n=157) area participated. Average airborne and soil manganese were respectively 49.5 ng/m3 (median 31.4, range 1.24–517) and 958 ppm (median 897, range 465–1729) in the impacted area, and 27.4 ng/m3 (median 24.7, range 5.3–85.9) ng/m3 and 427 ppm (median 409 range 160–734) in the reference area. Regression models showed significant impairment of motor coordination (Luria-Nebraska test, p=0.0005), hand dexterity (Aiming Pursuit test, p= 0.0115) and odor identification (Sniffin’ task, p=0.003 ) associated with soil manganese. Tremor intensity was positively associated with blood (p=0.005) and hair (p=0.01) manganese. Conclusion Historical environmental exposure to manganese from ferroalloy emission reflected by the concentration in soil and the biomarkers was associated with subclinical deficits in olfactory and motor function among adolescents. PMID:22322213

Lucchini, Roberto G; Guazzetti, Stefano; Zoni, Silvia; Donna, Filippo; Peter, Stephanie; Zacco, Annalisa; Salmistraro, Marco; Bontempi, Elza; Zimmerman, Neil J; Smith, Donald R

2012-01-01

388

Low cadmium application increase miscanthus growth and cadmium translocation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Plants of miscanthus were grown in nutrient solution supplied with 0, 0.25, 0.50, and 0.75mgl?1 cadmium and were harvested after 1 and 3 months of treatment. With cadmium up to 0.50mgl?1 biomass of secondary culms and roots was increased at both harvests, whereas biomass of the main culm and the rhizome was slightly increased at the first harvest and decreased

I. Arduini; A. Masoni; M. Mariotti; L. Ercoli

2004-01-01

389

UPTAKE OF HEAVY METALS IN BATCH SYSTEMS BY A RECYCLED IRON-BEARING MATERIAL  

EPA Science Inventory

An iron-bearing material deriving from surface finishing operations in the manufacturing of cast-iron components demonstrates potential for removal of heavy metals from aqueous waste streams. Batch isotherm and rate experiments were conducted for uptake of cadmium, zinc, and lead...

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Organophosphorus reagents as extractants-part 3. Synergic effect of triphenyl phosphine oxide and bis(diphenyl phosphinyl) alkanes on extraction of iron(III) from thiocyanate medium with 2,4-pentdione.  

PubMed

The extraction of iron(III) from thiocyanate medium was carried out with a synergic combination of 2,4-pentdione (Hacac) and either triphenyl phosphine oxide (Ph(3) PO) or bis (diphenylphosphinyl) alkanes, Ph(2)P(O)(CH(2))(n).P(O)PH(2) [ligand abbreviation, n: dpeO(2), 2; dpbO(2), 4]. Iron(III) was quantitatively separated from its binary mixture with chromium(III), manganese(III), cobalt(II), nickel(II), zinc(II), cadmium(II), mercury(II), lead(II), magnesium(II) and from steel samples. Copper(II) and silver(I) however, interfered. The percentage extraction was 99.0%. The respective extraction constants, K(HA), K(L) or K(syn), for the extracted species, [Fe(NCS)(acac)(2)(H(2)O)] (HA Hacac), Fe(NCS)(3)L(2) [L b Ph(3)PO, dpeO(2) or dpbO(2)], or Fe(NCS)(acac)(2)L were found to be: K(HA), 1.48 x 10(3), K(L), 1.80 x 10(2) (L Ph(3)PO), 2.02 x 10(2) (L dpeO(2) or dpbO(2)) and K(syn), 1.87 x 10(6) (L Ph(3)PO), 2.56 x 10(6) [L dpeO(2) or dpbO(2)]. PMID:18965433

Lobana, T S; Bhatia, P K

1992-06-01

391

Sedimentary manganese carbonate deposits of the Molango District, Mexico  

SciTech Connect

A shallow-marine sedimentary manganese carbonate deposit of Oxfordian-Kimmeridgian (Late Jurassic) age in the Molango district of Hidalgo, Mexico, contains one of the world's largest manganese resources. The bed presently mined, 1 to 9 thick and averaging 27% Mn, forms the lowest member of the Chipoco Formation throughout the district. Chipoco Fmn. carbonates and underlying Santiago Fmn. black shale form Taman Group. Deformation is severe but not penetrative. Additional supergene nsutite-pyrolusite deposits have formed on lower Chipoco Fmn. The ore bed is dark, laminated, a fine-grained carbonate rock and consists of pelletal(.)-textured rhodochrosite + minor talc-chlorite, or of rhodochrosite + kutnahorite in graded microlaminae, with 1-5% pyrite and 2-3% organic matter. At Naopa, magnetite locally takes the place of pyrite. Mn carbonates replace calcareous macro- and microfossils. Preservation of laminae suggests anoxic bottom waters during deposition. Paleodepth probably was 100 to 300 m, from sporadic beds with benthic fossils. The anoxic waters were probably rich in dissolved Mn, and may have been saturated with respect to rhodochrosite, leading to replacement of calcareous substrates. Dissolved iron in basin waters was kept low by pyrite precipitation.

Alexandri, R. Jr.; Force, E.R.; Cannon, W.F.; Spiker, E.C.

1985-01-01

392

Hydrothermal manganese mineralization in the Peterbourgskoye ore field (North Atlantic)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The manganese crust covered by pelagic sediment was recovered from the 3 km depth from the Peterbourgskoye ore field located on the eastern flank of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The crust comprises a platy brittle aggregate 1-5 cm thick made of black heterogeneous and partly porous material. The inner structure consists of aggregated parallel microplaits several micrometers to 0.2 mm thick consisting of well-crystallized bisnessite with a minor admixture of colloform vernadite. The chemical composition of the crust is dominated by manganese (more than 60% MnO) with minor iron (1.7% Fe2O3) and somewhat notable sodium and sulfur. The trace element composition is characterized by very high molybdenum, moderate gallium and uranium, and very low values of 40 other trace elements. Compared to previous publications, the composition of this crust is fairly different from the average values previously defined for hydrothermal crusts. On the other hand, it is rather close to some crusts recovered from subsea volcanoes in the Sea of Japan.

Baturin, G. N.; Dobretsova, I. G.; Dubinchuk, V. T.

2014-03-01

393

Cadmium in soil and the diet  

SciTech Connect

Among the common heavy metals it is cadmium which shows the greatest tendency to accumulate in food plants grown in contaminated soil. The diet is the main source of cadmium intake for most people, although cigarette smoking is a major source of cadmium body burden in smokers. Cereals, vegetables and animal offal are the foods most susceptible to increased contamination through raised levels of cadmium in the soil. These foods currently account for more than 90% of the UK average dietary intake of cadmium. Dispersion of cadmium to the environment, in particular to agricultural land, will increase dietary intakes of cadmium. This paper presents information on the relationship between the concentration of cadmium in soil and the dietary intake of cadmium. 9 references, 4 tables.

Sherlock, J.C.; Smart, G.A.

1986-01-01

394

Survey of mercury, cadmium and lead content of household batteries  

SciTech Connect

Highlights: • A well selected sample of 146 batteries was analysed for its heavy metals content. • A comparison was made between heavy metals contents in batteries in 2006 and 2011. • No significant change after implementation of the new EU Batteries Directive. • Severe differences in heavy metal contents were found in different battery-types. - Abstract: The objective of this work was to provide updated information on the development of the potential impact of heavy metal containing batteries on municipal waste and battery recycling processes following transposition of the new EU Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC. A representative sample of 146 different types of commercially available dry and button cells as well as lithium-ion accumulators for mobile phones were analysed for their mercury (Hg)-, cadmium (Cd)- and lead (Pb)-contents. The methods used for preparing the cells and analysing the heavy metals Hg, Cd, and Pb were either developed during a former study or newly developed. Several batteries contained higher mass fractions of mercury or cadmium than the EU limits. Only half of the batteries with mercury and/or lead fractions above the marking thresholds were labelled. Alkaline–manganese mono-cells and Li-ion accumulators, on average, contained the lowest heavy metal concentrations, while zinc–carbon batteries, on average, contained the highest levels.

Recknagel, Sebastian, E-mail: sebastian.recknagel@bam.de [BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Reference Materials, Richard-Willstätter-Straße 11, D-12489 Berlin (Germany); Radant, Hendrik [BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Reference Materials, Richard-Willstätter-Straße 11, D-12489 Berlin (Germany); Kohlmeyer, Regina [German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Section III 1.6 Extended Producer Responsibility, Wörlitzer Platz 1, D-06844 Dessau-Roßlau (Germany)

2014-01-15

395

CADMIUM AS A RESPIRATORY TOXICANT  

EPA Science Inventory

Cadmium is a major respiratory toxicant as evidenced by numerous human and animal studies. Controlled animal inhalation studies provide supporting evidence to the associations observed in epidemiological studies that Cd has the potential to cause lung fibrosis, emphysema, cancer,...

396

Discovery of the Cadmium Isotopes  

E-print Network

Thirty-seven cadmium isotopes have so far been observed; the discovery of these isotopes is discussed. For each isotope a brief summary of the first refereed publication, including the production and identification method, is presented.

Amos, S

2009-01-01

397

Mercury Telluride and Cadmium Telluride  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A semiconductor's usefulness is determined by how atoms are ordered within the crystal's underlying three-dimensional structure. While this mercury telluride and cadmium telluride alloy sample mixes completely in Earth -based laboratories, convective flows prevent them from mixing uniformly.

2004-01-01

398

Discovery of the Cadmium Isotopes  

E-print Network

Thirty-seven cadmium isotopes have so far been observed; the discovery of these isotopes is discussed. For each isotope a brief summary of the first refereed publication, including the production and identification method, is presented.

S. Amos; M. Thoennessen

2009-10-22

399

Manganese metallurgy review. Part I: Leaching of ores\\/secondary materials and recovery of electrolytic\\/chemical manganese dioxide  

Microsoft Academic Search

The world rapidly growing demand for manganese has made it increasingly important to develop processes for economical recovery of manganese from low grade manganese ores and other secondary sources. Part I of this review outlines metallurgical processes for manganese production from various resources, particularly focusing on recent developments in direct hydrometallurgical leaching and recovery processes to identify potential sources of

Wensheng Zhang; Chu Yong Cheng

2007-01-01

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The geomicrobiology of iron in deep-sea hydrothermal plumes (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Deep-sea hydrothermal vents are a significant source of iron and manganese to the oceans. Microorganisms in deep-sea hydrothermal plumes can influence the form and oceanic fate of vent-derived iron and manganese in several ways, including catalyzing the formation of iron and manganese oxides as well as binding and stabilizing iron with microbially-produced organic carbon. Although the potential role of organic ligands in dispersal of iron from vents is now well established, the nature and source of this organic matter is unknown. Here we present metagenomic, metatranscriptomic, and geochemical insights into the geomicrobiology of iron in deep-sea hydrothermal plumes of the Guaymas Basin (Gulf of California) and Mid-Cayman Rise (Caribbean). In the Guaymas Basin, genes involved in cellular iron uptake pathways, especially those involving siderophores, are among the most highly expressed genes in the plume microbial community. The nature of these microbial iron transporters, taken together with the low concentration of dissolved iron and abundance of particulate iron (mainly maghemite, lepidocrocite, and hematite) in the plume, indicates that iron minerals are the target for this microbial scavenging and uptake. All major Guaymas plume populations, including widespread methanotrophs, lithotrophs, and a particle-associated heterotroph, participate in iron uptake. At the Mid-Cayman Rise, an abundant plume population of Methylophaga has a cluster of genes involved in siderophore production and uptake that are expressed in the plume. These genes are not present in the genomes of other closely-related Methylophaga. Our findings indicate that the mobilization and cellular uptake of iron is a major process in deep-sea hydrothermal plume microbial communities and suggest new mechanisms for generating Fe-C complexes. This 'microbial iron pump' could represent an important yet previously overlooked mode of converting hydrothermal iron into bioavailable forms that can be dispersed through the oceans.

Dick, G.; Li, M.; Toner, B. M.; Cron-Kamermans, B.; Baker, B. J.; Breier, J. A.; Sheik, C. S.

2013-12-01

401

The Manganese Toxicity of Cotton 1  

PubMed Central

Cotton plants (Gossypium hirsutum. Linn. var. Sankar 4) were grown at normal and toxic levels of substrate manganese, and the altered metabolism of manganese toxic plants was studied. The tissues of plants exposed to toxic levels of manganese had higher activities of peroxidase and polyphenol oxidase, and the activities of catalase, ascorbic acid oxidase, glutathione oxidase and cytochrome c oxidase were lowered. In addition, the high manganese tissue had lower contents of ATP and glutathione but higher amounts of ascorbic acid. The respiration of the partially expanded leaves and the growing tips of toxic plants were depressed when compared to that of the normal tissues. The metabolic changes of manganese toxicity of cotton are placed in the following order: accumulation of manganese in the leaf tissue; a rise in respiration; stimulation of polyphenol oxidase; the appearance of initial toxicity symptoms; the evolution of ethylene and stimulation of peroxidase; the presence of severe toxicity symptoms; the depression of terminal oxidases and respiration; abscission of the growing tip and proliferation of the stem tissue. The early stimulation of polyphenol oxidase may be used to detect potential manganese toxicity. PMID:16658924

Sirkar, Sheela; Amin, J. V.

1974-01-01

402

Eat Iron?!!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To gain an understanding of mixtures and the concept of separation of mixtures, students use strong magnets to find the element of iron in iron-fortified breakfast cereal flakes. Through this activity, they see how the iron component of this heterogeneous mixture (cereal) retains its properties and can thus be separated by physical means.

NSF GK-12 and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs,

403

Dual mode nanoparticles: CdS coated iron nanoparticles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Reverse micelles can be used in a sequential fashion to make core-shell nanoparticles. Using this technique it is possible to make a magnetic quantum dot, by coating an iron core with a cadmium sulfide shell. Transmission electron microscopy indicated core-shell morphology and narrow size distribution of the obtained particles. Collectively, x-ray powder diffraction and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy verified the presence of cadmium sulfide on the surface of the nanoparticles. Optical properties of the coated particles were demonstrated using fluorescence spectroscopy. A vibrating sample magnetometer was used to determine magnetic properties. Dual mode cadmium sulfide coated iron core-shell nanoparticles make unique candidates for the use in biomedical applications.

Radwan, F. N.; Carroll, K. J.; Carpenter, E. E.

2010-05-01

404

Unusually high intake and fecal output of cadmium, and fecal output of other trace elements in New Zealand adults consuming dredge oysters. [Tiostrea lutaria  

SciTech Connect

The concentration of cadmium in New Zealand dredge oyster Tiostrea lutaria (commonly known as a Bluff oyster) is sufficiently high so that the ingestion of just one oyster can more than double a normal daily intake of cadmium for a New Zealand adult. A survey of 75 adults associated with the oyster fishing industry was carried out before and at the end of the oyster season. Preseason intakes (from dietary history questionnaires and from 3-day fecal collections) of cadmium, selenium, zinc, copper, and manganese were normal for a New Zealand adult not consuming Bluff oysters. The subjects were classified according to their reported average oyster consumption during the 6 months of the oyster fishing season; the subjects who consumed more oysters were more likely to smoke cigarettes. The end-season fecal output of cadmium confirmed the reported average oyster intakes: Category I (0-5 oysters/week): 15 +/- 8 (mean +/- SD) ..mu..g Cd/day; Category II (6-23 oysters/week): 84 +/- 134 ..mu..g Cd/day; Category III (24-71 oysters/week): 129 +/- 144 ..mu..g Cd/day; Category IV (72 + oysters/week): 233 +/- 185 ..mu..g Cd/day. The fecal output of selenium as well was increased by the consumption of many oysters but the fecal outputs of zinc, copper, manganese were not. Using fecal cadmium excretion to predict dietary cadmium intake, 8-15% of the subjects in this study were identified as having an intake of cadmium which has been associated with an increased prevalence of tubular proteinuria.

McKenzie-Parnell, J.M.; Kjellstrom, T.E.; Sharma, R.P.; Robinson, M.F.

1988-06-01

405

Dietary exposure to cadmium and health effects: impact of environmental changes.  

PubMed

Cadmium exposure, metabolism, and effects are described especially in relation to dietary intakes. Data on dietary intakes in several countries have been complied from studies using the duplicate diet method or fecal analysis. These two methods seem to give more accurate data than estimates based on cadmium concentrations in food classes and food consumption (composite method). The present data on absorption and retention of ingested cadmium indicate that normally less than 5% is ingested, but absorption may increase in women who have iron deficiency. Earlier estimates of the critical concentration in renal cortex being about 200 mg/kg wet weight still seem to be valid. New information is available on present renal levels and their distribution in the general population. The present margin of safety with regard to risk for renal effects is small. To predict future health risks from increases in dietary cadmium due to environmental changes such as acid deposition, it is necessary that the models used are based on correct assumptions. Of interest are the distributions of dietary intake, gastrointestinal absorption, and renal cadmium concentrations. These distributions are normal or lognormal, and since standard deviations are used when estimating risks, it is of paramount importance that the standard deviations are estimated as accurately as possible. At present it is not possible to quantify the effects attributed to acid rain only; account must be also be taken of cadmium added to, e.g., soil by use of sewage sludge and other fertilizers. In addition to risks to human health, cadmium also poses a threat to horses, which generally have renal cadmium concentrations several times higher than adult humans. It is recommended that horses should be monitored in areas when acid deposition is high. Such monitoring might provide valuable information about impact of acid rain. PMID:4076079

Piscator, M

1985-11-01

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