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MINERALS AND TRACE ELEMENTS Jana Novotná. 1. Major components of body molecules C, H, O, N, S (obtained through intake of water fat, carbohydrates, proteins)

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1 MINERALS AND TRACE ELEMENTS Jana Novotná

2 1. Major components of body molecules C, H, O, N, S (obtained through intake of water fat, carbohydrates, proteins) 2. Nutritionally important minerals Ca, P, Mg, Na K, Cl (<100 mg/day) 3. Trace elements Cr, Co, Cu, I, F, Fe, Mn, Mo, Se, Zn 4. Additional elements (non-essential for humans) Ni, Si, Sn, V, B, Li

3 Transferrin – Fe, Cr, Mn, Zn Albumin – Cu, Zn Amino acids – Cu, (Fe) Trancobaltamin - Co Globulins - Mn Transport and storage require specific binding to carrier proteins

4 Normal routes of excretion of trace elements Bile – Cu, Mn, Cr, Zn, Urine – Co, Cr, Mo, Zn Pancreatic juice – Zn Sweat – Zn Mucosal cell sloughing – Fe, Zn

5 Sodium Na + is the major cation of extracellular fluid. Plasma concentration mmol/L ICT concentration mmol/L. Maintaining of total body fluid homeostasis and water balance. Decrease in blood pressure and decreases in sodium concentration result in the production of renin → aldosteron production → decreases the excretion of sodium in the urine

6 Sodium Hypernatremia is associated with water depletion (dehydratation). Low serum Na + - hyponatremia, is associated with excess of intravascular (and perhaps extravascular) water. Maintaining electric potential in animal tissues Na + are important in neuron (brain and nerve) function – action potential Na + are important in maintaining and influencing osmotic balance between cells and the interstitial fluid Distribution is mediated by the Na + /K + -ATPase pump

7 Potassium K + is the principal cation of the intracellular fluid. Plasma concentration - 3,5 - 5,2 mmol/L. ICF concentration mmol/L. Key role of K + in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction The main dietary source is the cellular material we consume as foodstuffs.

8 Potassium The concentration of K + in plasma is influenced by the pH of the blood (physiological pH 7,4 ± 0,04). Alkalosis (pH > 7.44) causes hypokalemia → transient shifting of K + into cells, presumably by stimulation of the Na-K-ATPase. Acidosis (pH < 7,36) causes hyperkalemia → transient shifting of K + from cells at the expense of H + Hyperkalemia produces characteristic electrocardio- graphic changes (life-threatening effect of K + excess on the heart).

9 Total content of calcium in the body is more than 1200 mg. 99% of total content is deposit in bones and teeth, 1% in blood and body fluids Intracellular calcium: - cytosol - mitochondria - other microsomes - regulated by "pumps" The serum level of calcium is closely regulated with a normal total calcium of mmol/L ( mg/dL) and a normal ionized calcium of mmol/L ( mg/dL). Calcium

10 Calcium metabolism Multiple biological functions of calcium Cell signaling Neural transmission Muscle function Blood coagulation Enzymatic co-factor Membrane and cytoskeletal functions Secretion Biomineralization

11 Absorption – duodenum and proximal jejunum. Active transport across cells. Calcium-binding proteins (calbindins) are synthesized in response to the action of 1,25- dihydroxycholecalciferol (vitamin D3). Parathyroid hormone – also increased intestinal absorption of Ca. Calcium metabolism

12 Absorption is inhibited by: oxalates (salts of oxalic acid), phytates (salts of phytic acid - found in grain, soyabeans), phosphates (formation of insoluble salts), sodium, caffein

13 Recommended daily amount: Children to age 11 – 1200 mg/day From age 11 to 24 – 800 mg/day From age 24 – 500 mg/day In woman after menopase – 1500 mg/day (osteoporosis prevention). Deficiency - hypocalcemia tetany, increased neuromuscular excitability, neurological disoders. Result of vit. D deficiency, hypoparathyroidism, renal insuficiency. Symptoms are: rickets (children), osteomatacia (adults) Toxicity – hypercalcemia (normally does not to occur) Hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D intoxication, cancer.

14 Major role in structure and function of all living cells and as a free ion Integral part of: nucleic acids nucleotides phospholipides phosphoproteins Enzymes that attach phosphates in ester or acid anhydride linkages Other enzymes (phosphatases, pyrophosphatases) Blood phosphate: H 2 PO 4 - and HPO 4 2- Concentration measured as phosphorus: mg/100 ml Skeletal hydroxyapatite - Ca(PO 4 ) 2 or Ca(OH) 2 Phosphorus metabolism

15 Absorption in the jejunum. Phosphate absorption is regulate by 1,25- dihydroxycholecalciferol and parathyroid hormone. PTH mediates mobilization and deposition of calcium and phosphate from bone. Deficiency Rickets in children, osteomalacia in adults. Abnormalities in erythrocytes, leucocytes, platelets, liver. Depletion of phosphate occurs as a result of diminished absorption from intestine or excessive wasting through kidney. Hyperphosphatemia is associated with renal diseases. Phosphorus metabolism

16 Nearly 99% of the total body magnesium is located in bone or the intracellular space. Second plentiful cation of the extracellular fluids. Mg 2+ is a cofactor of all enzymes involved in phosphate transfer reactions utilizing ATP and other nucleotide triphosphates as substrate. Required for the structural integrity of numerous intracellular proteins and nucleic acids. A substrate or cofactor for important enzymes such as adenosine triphosphatase, guanosine triphosphatase, phospholipase C, adenylate cyclase, and guanylate cyclase. A required cofactor for the activity of over 300 other enzymes. A regulator of ion channels; an important intracellular signaling molecule. A modulator of oxidative phosphorylation. Mg 2+ is chelated between the beta and gamma phosphates, diminishes the dense anionic character of ATP Magnesium

17 Magnesium metabolism Only 1% to 3% of total intracellular Mg 2+ exist as a free ionized form (conc. 0.5 to 1.0 mmol/l). Total cellular concentration can vary from 5 to 20 mmol/l. Intracellular Mg 2+ is predominantly complexed to organic molecules.

18 Effect on central nervous system: Certain effects of Mg 2+ are similar to Ca 2+. Increased concentration of Mg 2+ cause depression of CNS Decreased concentration of Mg2 + cause irritability of CNS Effect on neuromuscular system: Direct depressant effect on skeletal muscles – excess of Mg 2+ cause decrease in acetylcholine release by motor nerve impulse. The action of increased Mg 2+ on neuromuscular function are antagonized by Ca 2+. Abnormaly low concentration of Mg 2+ in extracellular fluid result in increased acetylcholine release and increased muscle excitability (tetany). Excess of Mg 2+ cause vasodilatation. Magnesium metabolism

19 Hypomagnesemia cause: changes in skeletal and cardiac muscle changes in neuromuscular function, hyperirritability, psychotic behaviour tetany Hypermagnesemia cause: muscle weakness hypotension ECG changes sedation and confusion Hypermagnesemia is usual due to renal insuficiency. Magnesium metabolism

20 Copper Cu is an essential nutrient. Rapid growth increases Cu demands in infancy. The adult body contains approximately 100 mg of copper – the highest concentrations are in liver, kidney, and hearth. The absorption in gastrointestinal tract requires a specific mechanism - metal binding protein metallothionein (Cu 2+ ions are highly insoluble). Ceruloplasmin (CP) is a glycoprotein, copper-dependent ferroxidase (95% of the total copper in human plasma), oxidizes Fe 2+ to Fe 3+ in gastrointestinal iron absorption mechanism.

21 Copper metabolism Model of Cu uptake and metabolism in hepatocytes: Cu cross the plasma membrane through Ctrl1 (copper transporter1) or DMT1 (divalent metal transporter1) to the trans Golgi network (TGN) by chaperone Hah1. Chaperone protein Ccs delivers Cu to cytosolic Cu/Zn SOD. Cox17 delivers Cu to mitochondria for cytochrome c oxidase. Carrol et all, 2004)

22 Copper metabolism Cu is an essential cofactor in a number of critical enzymes in metabolism: superoxide dismutase (Cu/Zn-SOD) cytochrome c oxidase (COX) tyrosinase monoamino oxidase lysyloxidase Cu metabolism is altered in inflammation, infection, an cancer. In infection, Cu is essential for production of Ile-2 by activated lymphocytes. In cancer, plasma CP is positively correlated with disease stage.

23 Iron Major function of Fe – oxygen transport by hemoglobin. Fe 2+ and Fe 3+ are highly insoluble – special transporter systems are required. Food Fe is predominantly in Fe 3+, tightly bound to organic molecules. Apoferritin assimilates up to Fe molecules to form Fe storage protein – ferritin. In the retikuloendothelial system ferritin provides an available storage form for iron. Apotransferrin (apoTf) – protein, that can bind 2 atoms of Fe to form transferrin, Fe carrier in plasma.

24 Food iron is predominantly in the ferric state. In the stomach, where the pH is less than 4, Fe 3+ can dissociate and react with low-molecular weight compounds such fructose, ascorbic acid, citric acid, amino acids to form ferric complexes soluble in neutral pH of intestine fluid. A protein DMT1 (divalent metal transporter 1), which transports all kinds of divalent metals, then transports the iron across the cell membrane of intestinal cells. These intestinal lining cells can then store the iron as ferritin. The transfer of iron from the storage ferritin (as Fe 3+ ) involves reduction to ferrous state – Fe 2+ in order for it to be released from ferritine. The Fe 2+ is subsequently again oxidized by ferroxidase ceruloplasmin and transported bound to plasma transferrin to storage sites in the bone marrow, liver muscle, other tissues.

25 Metal required for the function of the metalloenzymes: xantine oxydase aldehyde oxidase sulfite oxidase Some evidence that Mo can interfere with Co metabolism by the diminishing the efficiency of copper utilization. (the foot content of Mo is highly dependent upon the soil type in which the foodstuff are grown). Molybdenum

26 an integral component of glutathion peroxidase (intracellular antioxidant), a scavenger of peroxides, an essential element for immune function (selenoproteins). Selenoproteins catalyse oxido-reduction reactions, protective function from oxidative stress (macrophage- or neutrophil-generated free-radical species, UV in sunlight. The foot content of Se is highly dependent upon the soil type in which the foodstuff are grown. Selenium

27 High concentration of Mn 2+ is present in mitochondria Functions as a necessary factor for activation of glycosyltransferases (enzymes responsible for the synthesis of oligosaccharides, glycoproteins, proteoglycans. Required for superoxid dismutase activity, for activity of metalloenzymes: hydrolases kinases decarboxylases transferases. Deficiency of Mn extensively reduce glycoprotein and proteoglycan formation. Manganese

28 Component of zinc metalloenzymes : carbonic anhydrase lactate dehydrogenase glutamate dehydrogenase alkaline phosphatase thimidine kinase matrix metalloproteinases Gustin – protein in saliva – major role in taste. Zinc

29 Deficiency of Zn has serious consequence : failure metabolism of nucleic acids (cell division, growth and differentiation) multisystem disfunction as growth retardation, hypogonadism, ophtalmologic, gastrointestinal, neuropsychiatric symptoms. Zink deficiency in children are marked by poor growth and impairment of sexual development.

30 Chromium Regulation of glucose metabolism as a component of glucose tolerance factor (GTF). GTF increases effect of insulin (by facilitating its binding to cell receptor site). Chromium regulates plasma lipoprotein concentration. Reduces serum cholesterol and serum triglycerides. Iodine Iodine is incorporated into thyroid hormones. Iodine is absorbed in the form of inorganic iodine. Thyreoperoxidase oxidizes inorganic iodine and oxidized I is transported to phenyl group of tyrosin of thyroglobulin.

31 Fluorine Inorganic matrix of bone and teeth. Deficiency – osteoporosis and teeth caries. Boron Influences of metabolism and use of Ca, Cu, Mn, N, glucose, triglycerides. Control of membranes function and their stabilization. Negative influence on many metabolic processes – inhibition of some key enzymes (inhibition of energetic metabolism), immune system (respiratory burst).

32 Vanadium Control of sodium pump, inhibition of ATPase Tin Interaction with riboflavin Lithium Control of sodium pump, interference with the lipid metabolism Silicon Structural role in connective tissue, in metabolism of osteogenic cells Nickel Component of enzyme urease


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