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  • 1 Ege University Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry Bornova, Izmir 35100 Turkey
  • | 2 Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology Bornova, Izmir 35100 Turkey
  • | 3 Celal Bayar University Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Chemistry Muradiye, Manisa 45000 Turkey
  • | 4 Monrol Nükleer Ürünler Tic. ve San. A. Ş. Çiğli, Izmir 35000 Turkey
  • | 5 Ege University Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry Bornova, Izmir 35100 Turkey
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Abstract  

Zinc plays an important role in prostate functions. For this reason, in this study some rats have been nourished with foods containing different zinc levels and some tissue samples removed at different intervals of time from their prostate, testis, and seminal vesicle. The zinc contents of these samples have been determined using the isotopic dilution analysis technique applied with 65Zn. In this way, the zinc contents of tissues varying between 0.02–4.50 μg Zn/g wet tissue could be determined with good precision. As a result, the zinc content of the prostate was found to be considerably high with respect to the zinc contents of the testis and the seminal vesicle. It is also interesting to note that a high zinc level in foods results in the accumulation of zinc in the prostate rather than in the testis and the seminal vesicle. The zinc content of the seminal vesicle decreases with a function of time passed from the beginning of the diet which contrasts with the case of prostate. It is also very remarkable that when the level of zinc in the body is low, the content of zinc in the testis is considerably higher.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)