Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Biomedical and Biological Engineering

Concentrations of Trace Elements in Different Types of Gallstones and Their Effects on Gallstone Formation

Authors
Yue Zhang, Chongyu Zhang, Da Guo, Xiaojun Huang, Junfa Xue, Jianming Ouyang
Corresponding Author
Yue Zhang
Available Online July 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/bbe-16.2016.51How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Gallstones, Trace Element, ICP-AES, Cholesterol, Bile Pigment.
Abstract
Purpose: To study the concentrations of trace metals and nonmetals elements in different types of gallstones (cholesterol-, pigment-, mixed- and calcium carbonate type) and to explore the formation mechanisms of gallstones. Method: Inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometer (ICP-AES) was used to determine the concentrations of calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, sulfur, and phosphorus. Results: Calcium, copper, sulfur and phosphorus play important roles in the formation of pigment stones. High concentrations of Cu2+ and Ca2+ ions can coordinate with bilirubin to form calcium bilirubinate and copper bilirubinate, respectively; phosphorus and sulfur suggest the presence of proteins in gallstones, and some proteins (such as mucin) can promote the formation of gallstones. Conclusions: The contents of metal and nonmetal elements in gallstones can accurately be detected using ICP-AES. The formation of different types of gallstones is closely related to the difference of these elements. This study is of great significance to reveal the cause of gallstones formation.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Biomedical and Biological Engineering
Part of series
Advances in Biological Sciences Research
Publication Date
July 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-216-9
ISSN
2468-5747
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/bbe-16.2016.51How to use a DOI?
Open Access
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