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Evaluation of antagonism between selenium and toxic elements in mushrooms: enrichment and remediation

Grant number: 17/05009-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): May 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal researcher:Juliana Naozuka
Grantee:Aline Pereira de Oliveira
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Ambientais, Químicas e Farmacêuticas (ICAQF). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Diadema. Diadema , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/00663-6 - The role of selenium speciation in the antagonism of selenium and toxic metals in selenium enriched mushrooms, BE.EP.DR


The mushrooms have great importance for the ecosystem, being able to biodegrade organic substrates. The consumption of edible mushrooms should be highlighted in human nutrition, in which the fungi of the genus Pleurotus are among the most consumed and cultivated mushrooms. Due to the presence of selenium in its composition (1 - 20 mg g-1) and be bioaccumulators, the mushrooms have been the object of studies aimed at the total determination, chemical speciation and its enrichment with this element. Mushrooms are also interesting in research on bioremediation, due to the high capacity to accumulate toxic elements, such as cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb). Selenium has the ability to remedy the contamination of mushrooms, in which competition among the elements can provide the minimization and/or elimination of toxic elements. The competition between the different species of Se with toxic metals, as well as the species formed after enrichment or remediation still need further study. In this way, the project aims to evaluate the synergistic relationship between essential and toxic elements through the enrichment of shimeji (Pleurotus ostreatus) and salmon (Pleurotus djamor) mushrooms with Se and the protective role of this element in the toxicity of Cd, Hg, and Pb through chemical speciation studies. The effects of enrichment, competition between the elements and remediation will be evaluated by determining the total concentration of Se, Cd, Hg and Pb, through studies of chemical speciation of Se and Hg. Beyond the elemental chemical speciation, the project will be completed with elemental bioaccessibility studies.

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Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ALINE P. OLIVEIRA; JULIANA NAOZUKA. ENRIQUECIMENTO ELEMENTAR POR MEIO DE CULTIVO: PLANTAS E COGUMELOS. Química Nova, v. 43, n. 9, p. 1277-1293, . (15/01128-6, 17/05009-7, 15/15510-0, 19/00663-6)
DE OLIVEIRA, ALINE PEREIRA; DOS SANTOS, GISELAINE ALVES; NOMURA, CASSIANA SEIMI; NAOZUKA, JULIANA. Elemental chemical composition of products derived from kefir fermented milk. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, v. 78, p. 86-90, . (18/06332-9, 17/05009-7, 17/10346-2, 15/15510-0)
DE OLIVEIRA, ALINE PEREIRA; SANTOS PEREIRA NODA, CAIQUE MATHEUS; NAOZUKA, JULIANA. Accumulation and Fractionation of Iron and Copper in Urban and Rural Soil from Brazilian City. BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, v. 6, n. 25, p. 13-23, . (18/06332-9, 17/05009-7, 19/00663-6, 15/01128-6, 15/15510-0)
DE OLIVEIRA, ALINE PEREIRA; LEME, FLAVIO DE OLIVEIRA; NOMURA, CASSIANA SEIMI; NAOZUKA, JULIANA. Elemental imaging by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to evaluate selenium enrichment effects in edible mushrooms. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . (18/06332-9, 17/05009-7, 17/10346-2)
ALINE PEREIRA DE OLIVEIRA; JULIANA NAOZUKA. Distribuição de espécies de ferro e proteínas em plantas alimentícias não convencionais. Brazilian Journal of Food Technology, v. 24, . (17/05009-7, 18/06332-9)

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