Estimation of trace elements (selenium, iron)‎ and their biological effect in serum levels of breast cancer patients

Joint Authors

Jasim, Saja Nasif
Salih, Siran Sattar
Ahmad, Abd al-Majid K.

Source

Medical Journal of Babylon

Issue

Vol. 17, Issue 1 (31 Mar. 2020), pp.89-92, 4 p.

Publisher

University of Babylon College of Medicine

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

4

Main Topic

Diseases

Topics

Abstract EN

Background : Breast cancer (BC) is the most commonly occurring cancer that records a significant percentage of all cancers among women.

The most common type of BC is ductal carcinoma.

The trace elements, selenium (Se) and iron (Fe), have an important role in the metabolism of human body in which they have very vital biological effect on the enzymes involved in antioxidants and immune system.

Materials and Methods : Venous blood samples were collected into plain vials from 50 patients and 50 controls, which were transported to the laboratory on ice and centrifuged at 3000 rpm for 15 min, and the serum was stored at −4°C until the day of mineral estimation, using SHIMADZU Atomic orption Spectroscopy AA7000 using Graphite Furnace Technique.

Results: There was a significant (P < 0.

05)decrease in the concentration of Se in serum samples of BC patients as on comparison with the healthy individuals.

Level of difference of Feremains insignificant (P > 0.

05) in the serum of BC patients as compared with normal healthy controls.

Conclusion : We found a significant association between trace elements (serum Se and Fe) with BC

American Psychological Association (APA)

Jasim, Saja Nasif& Ahmad, Abd al-Majid K.& Salih, Siran Sattar. 2020. Estimation of trace elements (selenium, iron) and their biological effect in serum levels of breast cancer patients. Medical Journal of Babylon،Vol. 17, no. 1, pp.89-92.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-972638

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Jasim, Saja Nasif…[et al.]. Estimation of trace elements (selenium, iron) and their biological effect in serum levels of breast cancer patients. Medical Journal of Babylon Vol. 17, no. 1 (Jan. / Mar. 2020), pp.89-92.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-972638

American Medical Association (AMA)

Jasim, Saja Nasif& Ahmad, Abd al-Majid K.& Salih, Siran Sattar. Estimation of trace elements (selenium, iron) and their biological effect in serum levels of breast cancer patients. Medical Journal of Babylon. 2020. Vol. 17, no. 1, pp.89-92.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-972638

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 92

Record ID

BIM-972638