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Trace elements in Pandanus (Pandanus tectorius) from a manganese-enriched wetland in Southern Guam: a possible Lytico-Bodig connection?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19296406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Extremely high levels of manganese (Mn) were encountered in foliar tissue of the monocot tree Pandanus tectorius from southern Guam with values exceeding 10,000 microg/g dry weight in some wetland representatives. Historically, dried Pandanus leaves were used extensively as a source of domestic fiber in the local Chamorro culture. A possible link between the use of this plant and a neurodegenerative disease complex that once plagued the island and is symptomatically similar to the occupational disease "manganism" poses an intriguing question that merits further investigation.
Authors:
Gary R W Denton; H Galt Siegrist; Jeanette P Jano-Edwards
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1528-7394     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Part A     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-19     Completed Date:  2009-04-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960995     Medline TA:  J Toxicol Environ Health A     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  574-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam. gdenton@uguam.uog.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Endemic Diseases
Guam / epidemiology
Humans
Manganese / analysis*
Manganese Poisoning / etiology*
Neurodegenerative Diseases / chemically induced
Pandanaceae / chemistry*
Plant Leaves / chemistry*
Wetlands
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-96-5/Manganese

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