Miroslav Styblo

Metabolic interactions of essential microelements, especially trace metals, with toxic metals and metalloids that contaminate food and drinking water

Institution:  University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

Website:  http://www.sph.unc.edu/?option=com_profiles&Itemid=1900&profileAction=ProfDetail&pid=700156018

Email:  styblo@med.unc.edu

Voice:  (919) 966-5721

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Research interests involve metabolic interactions of essential microelements, especially trace metals, with toxic metals and metalloids that contaminate food chain and drinking water reservoirs. Research topics include: the interactions between selenium, an essential micronutrient, and arsenic, an environmental contaminant and human carcinogen; the enzymes and co-factors involved in the metabolism of arsenic and selenium; the mechanisms of arsenic- induced diabetes; and, the role of nutritional antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes in responses to the oxidative stress induced by exposure to environmental toxins, by viral infections or nutritional deficiencies.