In preliminary studies, we exposed C57BL/6 mice for 5 wk to drinking water with 0, 250 ppb, or 25ppm sodium arsenite
and then profiled immune cell populations in the airspace.
This modification of natural zeolite has enhanced the capability of arsenite
removal due to its chemical as well as surface charge modification.
Antioxidant potential of tea reduces arsenite
induced oxidative stress in Swiss albino mice.
Highly efficient xylem transport of arsenite
in the arsenic hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata.
Group II (As) rats were fed on commercial diet containing sodium arsenite
(NaAsO2) (200mg/kg) for 6 weeks.
platensis  followed by oral administration of arsenic as sodium arsenite
The glycerol channel Fps1p mediates the uptake of arsenite
and antimonite in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Table 2: Clinico-pathological effects caused by sodium arsenate sodium arsenite
and other forms of arsenic in various
Certain bacteria and yeasts reduce arsenate to arsenite
, and can efflux arsenite
from their cells through transporters (Rosen 1999).
Inorganic as generally is more toxic and mobile than organoarsenic species, while trivalent arsenite
[As(III)] is considered to be more toxic, soluble, and mobile than pentavalent arsenate [As(V)] .
In earlier studies several crude extracts of plants and vegetables were shown to significantly reduce the cytotoxic and carcinogens effects of toxic metals and chemical such as: zinc, lead, sodium arsenite
, mitomycin C and cyclophosphamide in bone marrow cells [21-23].
Phosphate is a major competitor for arsenate as well as arsenite