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Chromium and manganese levels in the scalp hair of normals and patients with breast cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15621924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The adverse health effects linked with chromium and manganese and the diverse cellular and molecular effects of chromium and manganese make the study of chromium and manganese carcinogenesis and toxicology very interesting and complex. Quantitative elemental analysis of scalp hair of breast cancer patients (stage III) (n=26) and controls (n=27) were used to study to find correlation and possible changes between breast cancer and healthy controls. The graphite furnace atomic absorption analysis of quantitative method was used for the determination of chromium and manganese element levels. Comparison of mean elemental contents of the breast cancer patients with controls shows a significant enhancement of chromium (p<0.05) but declining trends for manganese (p<0.05) in breast cancer patients. Changes in element content in hair can serve as a guide to opening up new vistas in the treatment of breast cancer on the basis of an overall analysis of symptoms and signs.
Eser Kilic; Recep Saraymen; Asuman Demiroglu; Engin Ok
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological trace element research     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0163-4984     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-28     Completed Date:  2005-06-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911509     Medline TA:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Erciyes University, 38039-Kayseri, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / metabolism*,  pathology
Chromium / analysis*
Hair / chemistry*
Manganese / analysis*
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Staging
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-96-5/Manganese; 7440-47-3/Chromium

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