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Titolo:
ROLE OF ZINC IN THE PROCESS OF PANCREATIC FIBROSIS IN CHRONIC-ALCOHOLIC PANCREATITIS
Autore:
NAVARRO S; VALDERRAMA R; TOFIGUERAS J; GIMENEZ A; LOPEZ JM; CAMPO E; FERNANDEZCRUZ L; ROS E; CABALLERIA J; PARES A;
Indirizzi:
HOSP CLIN BARCELONA,GASTROENTEROL SERV,C-VILLARROEL 170 E-08036 BARCELONA SPAIN HOSP CLIN BARCELONA,DEPT TOXICOL BARCELONA SPAIN HOSP CLIN BARCELONA,LIVER UNIT BARCELONA SPAIN HOSP CLIN BARCELONA,DEPT PATHOL BARCELONA SPAIN HOSP CLIN BARCELONA,DEPT SURG BARCELONA SPAIN
Titolo Testata:
Pancreas
fascicolo: 2, volume: 9, anno: 1994,
pagine: 270 - 274
SICI:
0885-3177(1994)9:2<270:ROZITP>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
LIPID-PEROXIDATION; DIABETES-MELLITUS; LIVER; TISSUE; RATS; ABSORPTION; DEFICIENCY; COPPER; SERUM; METABOLISM;
Keywords:
CHRONIC PANCREATITIS; ZINC; PROLYLHYDROXYLASE; FIBROSIS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
38
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Citazione:
S. Navarro et al., "ROLE OF ZINC IN THE PROCESS OF PANCREATIC FIBROSIS IN CHRONIC-ALCOHOLIC PANCREATITIS", Pancreas, 9(2), 1994, pp. 270-274

Abstract

Zinc acts as a cofactor in many enzymatic processes, including collagen synthesis. The observation of increased activity of prolylhydroxylase (PHase), an enzyme that takes part in the synthesis of collagen, inzinc-depleted liver tissue suggests that zinc deficiency is associated with hepatic collagen deposition. The pancreatic zinc content in chronic alcoholic pancreatitis (CAP) is still unknown. The objectives of this study were (a) To assess zinc concentrations in the pancreatic tissue in CAP; (b) to establish a possible relation between pancreatic zinc content, fibrosis, and PHase activity; and (c) to evaluate the relation between serum and pancreatic zinc levels. Sixteen surgical specimens of pancreatic tissue from patients with CAP were analyzed; control pancreatic samples from 11 organ donors were also studied. Zinc concentration, PHase activity, and the amount of fibrous tissue were assessed in the pancreatic tissue of each individual. The amount of fiber deposited in the pancreas in CAP was 68.4 +/- 19.8%, and that of the control group, 5 +/- 2% (p < 0.001). PHase activity in CAP was 754 +/- 230 cpm/mg of protein and that of the control group was 405 +/- 151 cpm/mg of protein (p < 0.001). The amount of pancreatic zinc in the former was 15.0 +/- 9.7 mu g/g of tissue and that of the latter was 28.1 +/- 18.1 mu g/g of tissue (p = 0.023). Serum zinc levels were similar inboth groups. There was a significant inverse correlation between pancreatic zinc content and the quantity of fiber deposited in the tissue (r = -0.437; p = 0.026), as well as between pancreatic zinc and PHase activity (r = -0.466; p 0.029). The reduction of zinc in the pancreatic tissue in CAP may enhance collagen synthesis and increase fibrous tissue deposition in this organ. It could also influence the unfavorableevolution of the disease.

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