Abstract BACKGROUND: Involvement of metals in the risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) has been suggested. In the present study, concentration of metals in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), blood, serum, urine and hair of 91 PD patients and 18 controls were compared. METHODS: Blood and hair were microwave digested, while CSF, serum and urine were water-diluted. Elements quantification was achieved by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry and Sector Field Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. RESULTS: Some metal imbalances in PD were observed: i), in CSF, lower Fe and Si; ii), in blood, higher Ca, Cu, Fe, Mg and Zn; iii), in serum, lower Al and Cu; iv), in urine, lower Al and Mn, higher Ca and Fe; and v), in hair, lower Fe. The ROC analysis suggested that blood Ca, Fe, Mg and Zn were the best discriminators between PD and controls. In addition, hair Ca and Mg were at least 1.5 times higher in females than in males of patients and controls. A decrement with age of patients in hair and urine Ca and, with less extent, in urine Si was observed. Magnesium concentration in CSF decreased with the duration and severity of the disease. Elements were not influenced by the type of antiparkinsonian therapy. CONCLUSIONS: Variation in elements with the disease do not exclude their involvement in the neurodegeneration of PD.
Bocca B, Alimonti A, Senofonte O, Pino A, Violante N, Petrucci F, et al. (2006). Metal changes in CSF and peripheral compartments of parkinsonian patients. JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, 248(1-2), 23-30.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Bocca B, Alimonti A, Senofonte O, Pino A, Violante N, Petrucci F, et al. (2006). Metal changes in CSF and peripheral compartments of parkinsonian patients. JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, 248(1-2), 23-30.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/26 - Neurologia|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2006.05.007|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||25-ott-2006|
|Titolo:||Metal changes in CSF and peripheral compartments of parkinsonian patients.|
|Autori:||Bocca B; Alimonti A; Senofonte O; Pino A; Violante N; Petrucci F; Sancesario G; Forte G.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|