Arsenic, Selenium, Zinc, Copper, Hormonal changes, and oxidative stress in AL-Basra and Missan provinces patients with prostate tumors

  • Yusra S. Abdul Saheb

Abstract

Prostate cancer (PCa) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), were investigated in both AL-Basra and Missan provinces–
Iraq. The study provides data relating serum selenium (Se), arsenic(As), zinc(Zn), and copper(Cu) levels to activity of
Glutathione–S– transferase (GST), Malondialdehyde (MDA); and prostate specific antigen (PSA) . sixty patients (30 patients
with BPH mean age 56.40 ± 9.74 years and 30 patients with PCa mean age 57.55 ± 9.15 years) and thirty healthy controls
mean age (54.150 ± 7.856) years were participated in the study. The results revealed a highly significant difference (P<0.001)
in MDA, PSA, and Se levels; significant different in GST, Zn, and Cu/Zn ratio levels. No statistical significant difference was
found in mean age, As, Cu, and E2 in BPH as compared to control group. Also, there was no statistical significant difference
in mean age, and E2 level in PCa patients when compared to control group, while there was a highly significant difference
(p<0.001) in MDA, PSA, GST, Se, As, Zn, and Cu/Zn ratio levels; and significant difference in Cu and testosterone levels were
detected in PCa patients as compared to control group. Correlations studies indicated a significant correlation between MDA
and ) PSA, GST, Se, As ,Zn ,Cu, Cu/Zn, Testosterone, and E2) in BPH and PCa patients. In conclusion, trace elements which
used in this study (Zn, As, Se, and Cu) can be used as a bioindicator for prostate illness. Serum MDA may be considered a
marker for predicting prostate cancer as a compliment to PSA.

Published
2019-09-30
How to Cite
ABDUL SAHEB, Yusra S.. Arsenic, Selenium, Zinc, Copper, Hormonal changes, and oxidative stress in AL-Basra and Missan provinces patients with prostate tumors. Iraqi Journal of Cancer and Medical Genetics, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, sep. 2019. ISSN 2078-6123. Available at: <http://ijcmg.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq/index.php/ijcmg/article/view/236>. Date accessed: 18 oct. 2019.
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