The Need to Unravel Arsenolipid Transformations in Humans

Chávez-Capilla, Teresa (2022). The Need to Unravel Arsenolipid Transformations in Humans. DNA and cell biology, 41(1), pp. 64-70. Liebert 10.1089/dna.2021.0476

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The main source of arsenic exposure to humans worldwide is the diet, in particular, drinking water, rice, and seafood. Although arsenic is often considered toxic, it can exist in food as more than 300 chemical species with different toxicities. This diversity makes it difficult for food safety and health authorities to regulate arsenic levels in food, which are currently based on a few arsenic species. Of particular interest are arsenolipids, a type of arsenic species widely found in seafood. Emerging evidence indicates that there are risks associated with human exposure to arsenolipids (e.g., accumulation in breast milk, ability to cross the blood–brain barrier and accumulate in the brain, and potential development of neurodegenerative disorders). Still, more research is needed to fully understand the impact of arsenolipid exposure, which requires establishing interdisciplinary collaborations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Soil Science
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography

UniBE Contributor:

González de Chávez, Teresa

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1557-7430

Publisher:

Liebert

Language:

English

Submitter:

Teresa González de Chávez Capilla

Date Deposited:

30 Mar 2022 11:41

Last Modified:

30 Mar 2022 11:41

Publisher DOI:

10.1089/dna.2021.0476

PubMed ID:

34941367

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/168111

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/168111

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