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Author Prakash, Kumar B. ♦ Shivakumar, K.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Biological Trace Element Research
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Macromolecular Substances ♦ Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Chemical Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences
Subject Keyword Biochemistry
Abstract Cerium (Ce), a rare earth element, has been postulated to play a role in the pathogenesis of tropical endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF). Investigations carried out recently in pursuance of the postulation furnished histological evidence of EMF and increased cardiac collagen content in rats on prolonged administration of Ce. The present study was undertaken to understand the molecular basis of myocardial injury and fibrosis produced by the element. This article presents evidence of increased lipid peroxidation and elevated rates of fibroblast proliferation and collagen deposition in the heart in Ce-treated rats. It is suggested that the element may trigger a wound-healing response in the cardiac tissue leading to cardiac fibrosis.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Biological trace element research
Volume Number 63
Issue Number 1
Page Count 65
Starting Page 9
Ending Page 73