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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088539/the-dna-damage-response-of-c-elegans-affected-by-gravity-sensing-and-radiosensitivity-during-the-shenzhou-8-spaceflight
#1
Ying Gao, Dan Xu, Lei Zhao, Yeqing Sun
Space radiation and microgravity are recognized as primary and inevitable risk factors for humans traveling in space, but the reports regarding their synergistic effects remain inconclusive and vary across studies due to differences in the environmental conditions and intrinsic biological sensitivity. Thus, we studied the synergistic effects on transcriptional changes in the global genome and DNA damage response (DDR) by using dys-1 mutant and ced-1 mutant of C. elegans, which respectively presented microgravity-insensitivity and radiosensitivity when exposure to spaceflight condition (SF) and space radiation (SR)...
January 7, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033535/sample-size-determination-for-the-fluctuation-experiment
#2
Qi Zheng
The Luria-Delbrück fluctuation experiment protocol is increasingly employed to determine microbial mutation rates in the laboratory. An important question raised at the planning stage is "How many cultures are needed?" For over 70 years sample sizes have been determined either by intuition or by following published examples where sample sizes were chosen intuitively. This paper proposes a practical method for determining the sample size. The proposed method relies on existing algorithms for computing the expected Fisher information under two commonly used mutant distributions...
December 19, 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883910/influence-of-reduced-glutathione-on-end-joining-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-cytogenetical-and-molecular-approach
#3
Nitin Ghoshal, Sheetal Sharma, Atanu Banerjee, Sillarine Kurkalang, Sathees C Raghavan, Anupam Chatterjee
Radiation induced DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) are the major initial lesions whose misrejoining may lead to exchange aberrations. However, the role of glutathione (GSH), a major cellular thiol, in regulating cell's sensitivity to DNA damaging agents is not well understood. Influence of endogenous GSH on the efficiency of X-rays and bleomycin (Blem) induced DNA DSBs end-joining has been tested here cytogenetically, in human lymphocytes and Hct116 cells. In another approach, oligomeric DNA (75bp) containing 5'-compatible and non-compatible overhangs mimicking the endogenous DSB were for rejoining in presence of cell-free extracts from cells having different endogenous GSH levels...
November 9, 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010928/ganoderma-lucidum-total-triterpenes-induce-apoptosis-in-mcf-7-cells-and-attenuate-dmba-induced-mammary-and-skin-carcinomas-in-experimental-animals
#4
T P Smina, B Nitha, T P A Devasagayam, K K Janardhanan
Ganoderma lucidum total triterpenes were evaluated for its apoptosis-inducing and anti-cancer activities. Cytotoxicity and pro-apoptotic effect of total triterpenes were evaluated in human breast adenocarcinoma (MCF-7) cell line using MTT assay and DNA fragmentation analysis. Total triterpenes induced apoptosis in MCF-7 cells by down-regulating the levels of cyclin D1, Bcl-2, Bcl-xL and also by up-regulating the levels of Bax and caspase-9. Anti-carcinogenicity of total triterpenes was analysed using dimethyl benz [a] anthracene (DMBA) induced skin papilloma and mammary adenocarcinoma in Swiss albino mice and Wistar rats respectively...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010927/assessing-the-genotoxicity-of-two-commonly-occurring-byproducts-of-water-disinfection-chloral-hydrate-and-bromal-hydrate
#5
Tarek Manasfi, Michel De Méo, Carole Di Giorgio, Bruno Coulomb, Jean-Luc Boudenne
Water disinfection treatments result in the formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) that have been linked to adverse human health outcomes including higher incidence of bladder and colorectal cancer. However, data about the genotoxicity of DBPs is limited to only a small fraction of compounds. Chloral hydrate (CH) and bromal hydrate (BH) are two trihaloacetaldehydes commonly detected in disinfected waters, but little is known about their genotoxicity, especially BH. We investigated the genotoxicity of CH and BH using a test battery that includes three in vitro genotoxicity assays...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010926/increased-methylation-of-repetitive-elements-and-dna-repair-genes-is-associated-with-higher-dna-oxidation-in-children-in-an-urbanized-industrial-environment
#6
Isabel Alvarado-Cruz, Marco Sánchez-Guerra, Leticia Hernández-Cadena, Andrea De Vizcaya-Ruiz, Violeta Mugica, Nadia Azenet Pelallo-Martínez, María de Jesús Solís-Heredia, Hyang-Min Byun, Andrea Baccarelli, Betzabet Quintanilla-Vega
DNA methylation in DNA repair genes participates in the DNA damage regulation. Particulate matter (PM), which has metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) adsorbed, among others has been linked to adverse health outcomes and may modify DNA methylation. To evaluate PM exposure impact on repetitive elements and gene-specific DNA methylation and DNA damage, we conducted a cross-sectional study in 150 schoolchildren (7-10 years old) from an urbanized, industrial area of the metropolitan area of Mexico City (MAMC), which frequently exhibits PM concentrations above safety standards...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010925/effects-of-chronic-restraint-induced-stress-on-radiation-induced-chromosomal-aberrations-in-mouse-splenocytes
#7
Takanori Katsube, Bing Wang, Kaoru Tanaka, Yasuharu Ninomiya, Guillaume Varès, Taiki Kawagoshi, Naoko Shiomi, Yoshihisa Kubota, Qiang Liu, Akinori Morita, Tetsuo Nakajima, Mitsuru Nenoi
Both ionizing radiation (IR) and psychological stress (PS) cause detrimental effects on humans. A recent study showed that chronic restraint-induced PS (CRIPS) diminished the functions of Trp53 and enhanced radiocarcinogenesis in Trp53-heterozygous (Trp53(+/-)) mice. These findings had a marked impact on the academic field as well as the general public, particularly among residents living in areas radioactively contaminated by nuclear accidents. In an attempt to elucidate the modifying effects of CRIPS on radiation-induced health consequences in Trp53 wild-type (Trp53(+/+)) animals, investigations involving multidisciplinary analyses were performed...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010924/upregulation-of-nrf2-through-autophagy-erk-1-2-ameliorates-ionizing-radiation-induced-cell-death-of-human-osteosarcoma-u-2-os
#8
Ni Chen, Rui Zhang, Teruaki Konishi, Jun Wang
The antioxidative response mediated by transcription factor NRF2 is thought to be a pivotal cellular defense system against various extrinsic stresses. It has been reported that activation of the NRF2 pathway confers cells with resistance to ionizing radiation-induced damage. However, the underlying mechanism remains largely unknown. In the current research, it was found that α-particle radiation has the ability to stimulate NRF2 expression in human osteosarcoma U-2 OS cells. Knockdown of cellular NRF2 level by shRNA-mediated gene silencing decreased the survival rate, increased the micronucleus formation rate and apoptosis rate in irradiated cells...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010923/biomonitoring-of-gasoline-station-attendants-exposed-to-benzene-effect-of-gender
#9
Angela M Moro, Natália Brucker, Mariele F Charão, Marília Baierle, Elisa Sauer, Gabriela Goethel, Anelise Barth, Sabrina N Nascimento, Bruna Gauer, Juliano Durgante, Beatriz S Amaral, Francisco R A Neto, Adriana Gioda, Solange C Garcia
Women are employed in increasing numbers as gasoline station attendants, a work category with risk of exposure to benzene. We have assessed the effect of gender on biomarkers of occupational benzene exposure. Gasoline station attendants (20 men and 20 women) and 40 control individuals (20 men and 20 women) with no history of occupational benzene exposure were evaluated. Benzene exposure was monitoring by environmental and biological measurements. Urinary trans,trans-muconic acid levels, well-known genetic and hematological alterations linked to benzene exposure, and non-cancer effects on the immune, hepatic, and renal systems were investigated...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908386/genetic-polymorphisms-in-19q13-3-genes-associated-with-alteration-of-repair-capacity-to-bpde-dna-adducts-in-primary-cultured-lymphocytes
#10
Mingyang Xiao, Sha Xiao, Tahar van der Straaten, Ping Xue, Guopei Zhang, Xiao Zheng, Qianye Zhang, Yuan Cai, Cuihong Jin, Jinghua Yang, Shengwen Wu, Guolian Zhu, Xiaobo Lu
Benzo[a]pyrene(B[a]P), and its ultimate metabolite Benzo[a]pyrene 7,8-diol 9,10-epoxide (BPDE), are classic DNA damaging carcinogens. DNA damage in cells caused by BPDE is normally repaired by Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER) and Base Excision Repair (BER). Genetic variations in NER and BER can change individual DNA repair capacity to DNA damage induced by BPDE. In the present study we determined the number of in vitro induced BPDE-DNA adducts in lymphocytes, to reflect individual susceptibility to Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)-induced carcinogenesis...
December 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908385/the-mutagenic-assessment-of-an-electronic-cigarette-and-reference-cigarette-smoke-using-the-ames-assay-in-strains-ta98-and-ta100
#11
D Thorne, I Crooks, M Hollings, A Seymour, C Meredith, M Gaca
Salmonella typhimurium strains TA98 and TA100 were used to assess the mutagenic potential of the aerosol from a commercially available, rechargeable, closed system electronic-cigarette. Results obtained were compared to those for the mainstream smoke from a Kentucky reference (3R4F) cigarette. Two different test matrices were assessed. Aerosol generated from the e-cigarette was trapped on a Cambridge filter pad, eluted in DMSO and compared to cigarette smoke total particulate matter (TPM), which was generated in the same manner for mutagenicity assessment in the Salmonella assay...
December 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908384/dna-replication-after-mutagenic-treatment-in-hordeum-vulgare
#12
Jolanta Kwasniewska, Arita Kus, Monika Swoboda, Agnieszka Braszewska-Zalewska
The temporal and spatial properties of DNA replication in plants related to DNA damage and mutagenesis is poorly understood. Experiments were carried out to explore the relationships between DNA replication, chromatin structure and DNA damage in nuclei from barley root tips. We quantitavely analysed the topological organisation of replication foci using pulse EdU labelling during the S phase and its relationship with the DNA damage induced by mutagenic treatment with maleic hydrazide (MH), nitroso-N-methyl-urea (MNU) and gamma ray...
December 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908383/the-insecticide-spinosad-induces-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-hek293-and-hepg2-cells
#13
Mingjun Yang, Guanggang Xiang, Diqiu Li, Yang Zhang, Wenping Xu, Liming Tao
Spinosad, a pesticide acting on the central nervous system of insects, is classified as a pesticide with reduced risk. However, spinosad-induced toxicological effects on non-target organisms must not be ignored. This study aimed to evaluate the cytotoxicity and potential genotoxicity of spinosad in HEK293 and HepG2 cell lines. The results showed that spinosad caused a concentration- and time-dependent decrease in cell viability of HEK293 and HepG2 cells. Spinosad-induced p53 accumulation thereby upregulates the expression of Bax and downregulates the expression of Bcl-2...
December 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908382/water-soluble-and-organic-extracts-of-airborne-particulate-matter-induce-micronuclei-in-human-lung-epithelial-a549-cells
#14
Isabel C Palacio, Silvia B M Barros, Deborah A Roubicek
The in vitro genotoxic effects of organic and water-soluble fractions of airborne particulate matter (PM10) with the cytokinesis blocked micronucleus (MN) test in human alveolar carcinoma cells A549 were investigated. Samples were collected in three different sites of São Paulo State, Brazil, and fifteen soluble metals and the sixteen EPÁs priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) were chemically determined. PAHs prevailing were fluoranthene and benzo(ghi)perylene. In the water-soluble extracts, highest concentration of metals was found for zinc, iron, and copper in all places of collection...
December 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931823/evaluation-of-a-single-dose-pigret-assay-for-cisplatin-in-rats-compared-with-the-rbc-pig-a-assay
#15
Yuta Suzuki, Ken Goto, Yoshihiro Nakayama, Masatoshi Saratani, Takuya Takata, Takezo Okamoto, Shuzo Okazaki
As a part of a collaborative study of the Pig-a assay by the Mammalian Mutagenicity Study Group of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society, a genotoxicity study on cisplatin was performed using red blood cell (RBC) Pig-a and PIGRET assays. The dose levels were set at 0 (vehicle, physiological saline), 0.5, 1, and 2 mg/kg, and cisplatin was administered intravenously once to male F344 rats. The RBC Pig-a and PIGRET assays were performed using peripheral blood collected at pre-dosing and 1, 2 and 4 weeks after dosing...
November 15, 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931822/evaluation-of-red-blood-cell-pig-a-assay-and-pigret-assay-in-rats-using-chlorambucil
#16
Akihisa Maeda, Kei Takahashi, Hiromi Tsuchiyama, Keiyu Oshida
The Pig-a assay is a novel method to assess the in vivo mutagenicity of compounds, and it is expected to be useful for the detection of genotoxicity. In this study, to assess the performance of the Pig-a assay targeting red blood cells (RBCs; RBC Pig-a assay) and reticulocytes (RETs; PIGRET assay), chlorambucil, which is a genotoxicant, was orally administered to male rats once at 10, 20 and 40mg/kg on Day 1, and the mutant frequencies (MFs) of RBCs and RETs were examined periodically. In the RBC Pig-a assay, significant increases in MFs were observed at 40mg/kg on Day 15 and at 20mg/kg or higher on Day 29...
November 15, 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931821/evaluation-of-the-rbc-pig-a-assay-and-the-pigret-assay-using-benzo-a-pyrene-in-rats
#17
Ryuta Kikuzuki, Haruka Sato, Ai Fujiwara, Tomoko Takahashi, Yosuke Ogiwara, Mihoko Sugiura
The red blood cell (RBC) Pig-a assay has the potential to detect the in vivo mutagenicity of chemicals. Recently, use of the Pig-a assay with reticulocytes (the PIGRET assay) reportedly enabled the in vivo mutagenicity of chemicals to be detected earlier than using the RBC Pig-a assay. To evaluate whether the PIGRET assay is useful and effective as a short-term test, compared with the RBC Pig-a assay, we performed both assays using benzo[a]pyrene (BP), which is a well-known mutagen. BP was used to dose 8-week-old male rats orally at 0, 75...
November 15, 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931820/evaluation-for-a-mutagenicity-of-aristolochic-acid-by-pig-a-and-pigret-assays-in-rats
#18
Naomi Koyama, Yutaka Yonezawa, Michi Nakamura, Hisakazu Sanada
The Pig-a assay, which uses the endogenous phosphatidylinositol glycan, class A gene (Pig-a) as a reporter of mutation, has been developed as a method for evaluating in vivo mutagenicity. Pig-a gene mutation can be detected by identifying the presence of CD59, the glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor protein, on the surface of erythrocytes (RBC Pig-a assay) and reticulocytes (PIGRET assay). The International Workshop on Genotoxicity Testing (IWGT) showed the usefulness of the RBC Pig-a assay through the evaluation of several compounds...
November 15, 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931819/results-of-rat-pig-a-pigret-assay-with-a-single-dose-regimen-of-1-3-propane-sultone-and-2-acetyl-aminofluorene
#19
Miyuki Shigano, Nana Ishii, Rie Takashima, Hideki Harada, Hironao Takasawa, Shuichi Hamada
The Pig-a assay is a useful in vivo mutation detecting test and is easier to perform than the in vivo transgenic mutation assay. This assay is now recognized to be able to detect a number of mutagenic chemicals administered to rats in sub-acute or sub-chronic dose studies. The present investigation was conducted to evaluate the usefulness of peripheral blood Pig-a assays with total red blood cells (RBC Pig-a assay) and with reticulocytes (PIGRET assay) using two genotoxic rodent carcinogens, 1,3-propane sultone (1,3-PS) and 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF)...
November 15, 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931818/evaluation-of-the-pigret-assay-as-a-short-term-test-using-a-single-dose-of-diethylnitrosamine
#20
Kunio Wada, Risako Nishino, Tomoki Fukuyama, Kyomu Matsumoto
The PIGRET assay, which was developed as the Pig-a assay in reticulocytes, can detect mutagenicity of compounds earlier than the Pig-a assay in total red blood cells (RBC; RBC Pig-a assay). The usefulness of the PIGRET assay as a short-term test has been confirmed in a collaborative study in Japan with 24 chemicals. One of these chemicals, diethylnitrosamine (DEN), which mainly induces liver tumors in both sexes of rats, was tested. To determine the appropriate doses, DEN was dissolved in physiological saline and administered orally with a single dose to male 8-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats in a preliminary dose-range finding study...
November 15, 2016: Mutation Research
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