Kehoe, CA, Faughnan, MS, Gilmore, WS, Coulter, JS, Howard, AN and Strain, JJ (2000) Plasma diamine oxidase activity is greater in copper-adequate than copper-marginal or copper-deficient rats. JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 130 (1). pp. 30-33. [Journal article]
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The object of this study was to determine whether serum diamine oxidase activity could distinguish among adequate, marginal and deficient copper status in rats. Male weanling Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 21) were randomly assigned to one of three dietary regimens, with copper concentrations of 0,52, 1,73 and 6.7 mg/kg diet. On completion of the study, body weights were significantly different among dietary groups, with copper-marginal rats displaying the highest mean weight and copper-deficient rats the lowest. Copper-deficient rats ate significantly less food than the other two groups. Rats fed the three diets had significantly different liver copper concentrations. Liver and heart superoxide dismutase and cytochrome c oxidase activities, and plasma ceruloplasmin and erythrocyte superoxide dismutase activities were significantly lower in the copper-deficient rats than in the other two groups. Plasma diamine oxidase activity was lower in both copper-deficient (0.18 +/- 0.11 U/L) and marginal (0.21 +/- 0.11 U/L) rats compared with copper-adequate rats (3.35 +/- 0.28 U/L), Of the biochemical indices measured, only liver copper concentration (-20%) and plasma diamine oxidase activity (-94%) differed between rats fed copper-marginal and copper-adequate diets. Plasma diamine oxidase activity, therefore, may be a sensitive functional biomarker of suboptimal copper status.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Biomedical Sciences Research Institute|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
|Deposited By:||Mrs Alison Deehan|
|Deposited On:||14 Jan 2010 14:31|
|Last Modified:||01 Nov 2011 10:10|
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