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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529146/multiple-endpoints-to-evaluate-pristine-and-remediated-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-genotoxicity-in-lung-epithelial-a549-cells
#1
Andrea Stoccoro, Sebastiano Di Bucchianico, Fabio Coppedè, Jessica Ponti, Chiara Uboldi, Magda Blosi, Camilla Delpivo, Simona Ortelli, Anna Luisa Costa, Lucia Migliore
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NP) are broadly used in a wide range of applications. Several studies have reported that TiO2 NP possess cytotoxic and genotoxic properties that could induce adverse health effects in humans. The FP7 Sanowork project was aimed to minimize occupational hazard and exposure to engineered nanomaterials (ENM), including TiO2 NP, through the surface modification in order to avoid possible adverse toxic effects for humans. In this study we investigated cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and epigenetic properties of TiO2 NP uncoated and coated with silica or citrate, as well as of the benchmark material P25...
May 18, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529145/induction-of-proteotoxic-stress-by-the-mycotoxin-patulin
#2
Angel Guerra-Moreno, John Hanna
Patulin is a naturally occurring mycotoxin produced by a number of molds and may contaminate a wide variety of food products. In practice, patulin's main societal relevance concerns apple juice and its products. Multiple advisory bodies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization, recommend that producers monitor and limit patulin levels in apple juice products. The mechanism of patulin toxicity remains largely unknown. Here we show that patulin induces proteotoxic stress in the yeast S...
May 18, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529144/toxicant-induced-behavioural-aberrations-in-larval-zebrafish-are-dependent-on-minor-methodological-alterations
#3
Thomas W K Fraser, Abdolrahman Khezri, Juan G H Jusdado, Anna M Lewandowska-Sabat, Theodore Henry, Erik Ropstad
Alterations in zebrafish motility are used to identify neurotoxic compounds, but few have reported how methodology may affect results. To investigate this, we exposed embryos to bisphenol A (BPA) or tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) before assessing larval motility. Embryos were maintained on a day/night cycle (DN) or in constant darkness, were reared in 96 or 24 well plates (BPA only), and behavioural tests were carried out at 96, 100, or 118 (BPA only) hours post fertilisation (hpf). We found that the prior photo-regime, larval age, and/or arena size influence behavioural outcomes in response to toxicant exposure...
May 18, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528080/toxicological-aspects-of-interesterified-fat-brain-damages-in-rats
#4
Lívia Ferraz D'avila, Verônica Tironi Dias, Luciana Taschetto Vey, Laura Hautrive Milanesi, Karine Roversi, Tatiana Emanuelli, Marilise Escobar Bürger, Fabíola Trevizol
In recent years, interesterified fat (IF) has been used to replace hydrogenated vegetable fat (HVF), rich in trans isomers, being found in processed foods. Studies involving IF have shown deleterious influences on the metabolic system, similarly to HVF, whereas no studies regarding its influence on the central nervous system (CNS) were performed. Rats from first generation born and maintained under supplementation (3g/Kg, p.o.) of soybean-oil or IF until adulthood were assessed on memory, biochemical and molecular markers in the hippocampus...
May 17, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526447/toxicity-screening-of-a-novel-poly-methylmethacrylate-eudragit-nanocarrier-on-l929-fibroblasts
#5
Diogo Graça, Henriqueta Louro, Joana Santos, Kamila Dias, Lídia Gonçalves, António Almeida, Maria João Silva, Ana Bettencourt
Toxicity screening of a novel poly(methylmethacrylate)-Eudragit nanocarrier on L929 fibroblasts Translation of innovative drug delivery nanosystems into the market involves an early toxicity screening in the development phase. Previously, we showed that inclusion of the polymer (Eudragit, EUD) into poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) nanoparticles (NP) resulted in a novel nanocarrier (PMMA-EUD) with an improved biomedical performance. The safety of this novel nanoparticulate system (PMMA-EUDNPs) was assessed in this work and compared to that of the original PMMANPs by using an integrated approach, comprising in vitro toxicity assessment and NPs physicochemical characterization in water and cell medium...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526446/thymoquinone-exerts-neuroprotective-effect-in-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Seyedeh Shohreh Ebrahimi, Shahrbanoo Oryan, Esmael Izadpanah, Kambiz Hassanzadeh
Oxidative stress plays an important role in both the initiation and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). Rotenone, an environmental toxin, induces oxidative stress and impact mitochondrial dynamics, including fission and fusion. Thymoquinone (TQ) has been reported to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics in vitro and in vivo. TQ scavenges free radicals so prevents cell damage against oxidative agents. To evaluate the efficacy of TQ in the management of PD, male Wistar rats (8-10 months) received rotenone...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522410/a-global-human-health-risk-assessment-for-octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane-d4
#7
Robinan Gentry, Allison Franzen, Cynthia Van Landingham, Tracy Greene, Kathy Plotzke
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) is a low-molecular-weight volatile cyclic siloxane, primarily used as an intermediate in the production of some widely-used industrial and consumer silicone based polymers and may be present as a component in a variety of consumer products. A global "harmonized" risk assessment was conducted to meet requirements for substance-specific risk assessments conducted by regulatory agencies such as USEPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), Health Canada's Chemical Management Program (CMP) and various independent scientific committees of the European Commission (e...
May 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522409/neonatal-exposure-to-17%C3%AE-ethynyl-estradiol-ee-disrupts-follicle-development-and-reproductive-hormone-profiles-in-female-rats
#8
Haolin Zhang, Kazuyoshi Taya, Kentaro Nagaoka, Midori Yoshida, Gen Watanabe
Toxic effects induced by exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals during fetal and neonatal periods can be irreversible and exert effects throughout an animal's entire life. Our previous study showed that neonatal exposure to 17α-ethynyl estradiol (EE) induced irregular estrous cycle in adults. To uncover the reason for the delayed effect after neonatal exposure to EE, reproductive parameters including ovarian weight, ovarian steroidogenesis, and hormonal profiles were investigated in developing female rats...
May 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511864/metabolism-and-disposition-of-14-c-methycyclosiloxanes-in-rats
#9
Jeanne Y Domoradzki, Christopher M Sushynski, Jacob M Sushynski, Debra A McNett, Cynthia Van Landingham, Kathleen P Plotzke
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) are low molecular weight cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes (cVMSs) primarily used as intermediates or monomers in the production of high molecular weight silicone polymers. The use of D4 as a direct ingredient in personal care products has declined significantly over the past 10 years, although it may be present as a residual impurity in a variety of consumer products. D5 is still used as an intentional ingredient in cosmetics, consumer products and in dry cleaning...
May 13, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499612/environmentally-relevant-dose-of-arsenic-interferes-in-functions-of-human-monocytes-derived-dendritic-cells
#10
Abbas Bahari, Vahid Salmani
Arsenic is a major environmental pollutant and highly hazardous toxin to human health, which well established as carcinogen and immune deregulatory properties. Dendritic cells (DCs) have a pivotal role in cell-mediated immunity for T-cell activation and antigen presentation. In this study, T cell activation, some key functional genes expression, cell stability and phagocytosis capacity of human monocytes derived DCs (MDDCs) were analyzed after in vitro exposure to very low dose of arsenic for 12 and 24h. Arsenic decreased continually phagocytosis capacity of MDDCs...
May 10, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499611/silver-nanoparticle-induced-phosphorylation-of-histone-h3-at-serine-10-is-due-to-dynamic-changes-in-actin-filaments-and-the-activation-of-aurora-kinases
#11
Xiaoxu Zhao, Tatsushi Toyooka, Yuko Ibuki
The phosphorylation of histone H3 at serine 10 (p-H3S10) has been closely correlated with mitotic chromosome condensation. We previously reported that silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) significantly induced p-H3S10 independent of mitosis. In the present study, we examined the mechanisms underlying the induction of p-H3S10 by AgNPs. A treatment with AgNPs markedly induced p-H3S10 in a dose-dependent manner in three types of cell lines, and this was dependent on the cellular incorporation of AgNPs. The immunofluorescent staining of AgNP-induced p-H3S10 was thin and solid throughout the nucleus, and differed from that normally associated with mitosis...
May 10, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499613/effects-of-bisphenol-a-on-incidence-and-severity-of-cardiac-lesions-in-the-nctr-sprague-dawley-rat-a-clarity-bpa-study
#12
Robin Gear, Jessica A Kendziorski, Scott M Belcher
The goal of this study was to determine whether bisphenol A (BPA) had adverse effects indicative of cardiac toxicity. As part of the "Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity" (CLARITY-BPA), study dams and offspring were exposed by daily gavage to five doses of BPA ranging from 2.5 to 25000μg/kg/day, 0.05 or 0.5μg/kg/day 17α-ethinyl-estradiol (EE) or 0.3% carboxymethylcellulose vehicle. Exposure-related effects were analyzed in isolated hearts by quantitative morphometry and histopathology...
May 9, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499610/effects-of-cyanobacteria-oscillatoria-sp-lipopolysaccharide-on-b-cell-activation-and-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling
#13
Michelle Swanson-Mungerson, Ryan Incrocci, Vijay Subramaniam, Philip Williams, Mary L Hall, Alejandro M S Mayer
Cyanobacteria ("blue-green algae"), such as Oscillatoria sp., are a ubiquitous group of bacteria found in freshwater systems worldwide that are linked to illness and in some cases, death among humans and animals. Exposure to cyanobacteria occurs via ingestion of contaminated water or food-products. Exposure of the gut to these bacteria also exposes their toxins, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS), to B cells in the gut associated lymphoid tissue. However, the effect of Oscillatoria sp. LPS on B cell activation is unknown...
May 9, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495616/salvianolic-acid-b-attenuates-doxorubicin-induced-er-stress-by-inhibiting-trpc3-and-trpc6-mediated-ca-2-overload-in-rat-cardiomyocytes
#14
Rong-Chang Chen, Gui-Bo Sun, Jing-Xue Ye, Jian Wang, Miao-di Zhang, Xiao-Bo Sun
Doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiotoxicity is a clinically complex syndrome that leads to significant pain to cancer survivors. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been suggested to be an important contributor to myocardium dysfunction during this phenomenon. Our previous study proved that Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) protected against doxorubicin induced cardiac dysfunction by inhibiting ER stress and cardiomyocyte apoptosis. However, the underlying molecular mechanism is not yet clearly. In this study, we investigated the protective effect and mechanisms of Sal B againest DOX-induced cardiac injury and ER stress in vivo and in vitro...
May 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495615/a-novel-function-of-tlr4-in-mediating-the-immunomodulatory-effect-of-benzanthrone-an-environmental-pollutant
#15
Prachi Tewari, Payal Mandal, Ruchi Roy, Somya Asthana, Premendra D Dwivedi, Mukul Das, Anurag Tripathi
Our prior studies have reported that Benzanthrone (BA) manifests inflammatory responses in the spleen of Balb/c mice. The present investigation was carried out to study the impact of BA on macrophages, which are the primary scavenger cells in the body that act as a connecting link between innate and adaptive immunity. Parenteral administration of BA (daily for one week) to mice resulted in enhanced levels of nitric oxide (NO) and overexpression of inflammatory markers (COX-2, MMP-9 and PGE-2) in macrophages; however the level of MHC class-I and MHC class-II receptors were down regulated...
May 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495614/protective-potential-of-different-compounds-and-their-combinations-with-mesna-against-sulfur-mustard-induced-cytotoxicity-and-genotoxicity
#16
Petr Jost, Petra Fikrova, Hana Svobodova, Jaroslav Pejchal, Rudolf Stetina
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of potential candidate molecules or their combinations against strong alkylation agent sulfur mustard (SM) on the human lung alveolar epithelial cell line A-549. Candidate molecules were chosen on the basis of their previously observed protective effects in vitro. The tested compounds, including antioxidants, sulfhydryl or other sulfur-containing molecules, nitrogen-containing molecules, PARP inhibitors and a NO synthase inhibitor, were applicated 30min before SM treatment...
May 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495613/mode-of-action-and-human-relevance-of-thf-induced-mouse-liver-tumors
#17
Christopher J Choi, Erik K Rushton, Audrey Vardy, Larry Higgins, Andrea Augello, Ralph J Parod
In a National Toxicology Program (NTP) bioassay, inhalation of tetrahydrofuran (THF) induced liver tumors in female B6C3F1 mice but not in male mice or rats of either sex. Since THF is not genotoxic, the NTP concluded this carcinogenic activity was likely mediated via non-genotoxic modes of action (MOA). Based on evidence that THF and phenobarbital share a similar MOA, female Car/Pxr knock-out mice were orally exposed to THF to evaluate the potential role of CAR activation in the MOA for THF-induced liver tumors...
May 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483428/toxicity-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-biological-systems-does-the-complexity-of-biological-systems-matter
#18
Roberto Vazquez-Muñoz, Belen Borrego, Karla Juárez-Moreno, Maritza García-García, Josué D Mota Morales, Nina Bogdanchikova, Alejandro Huerta-Saquero
Currently, nanomaterials are more frequently in our daily life, specifically in biomedicine, electronics, food, textiles and catalysis just to name a few. Although nanomaterials provide many benefits, recently their toxicity profiles have begun to be explored. In this work, the toxic effects of silver nanoparticles (35nm-average diameter and Polyvinyl-Pyrrolidone-coated) on biological systems of different levels of complexity was assessed in a comprehensive and comparatively way, through a variety of viability and toxicological assays...
May 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478158/mechanism-of-triclosan-toxicity-mitochondrial-dysfunction-including-complex-ii-inhibition-superoxide-release-and-uncoupling-of-oxidative-phosphorylation
#19
Vera V Teplova, Konstantin N Belosludtsev, Alexey G Kruglov
Triclosan (5-chloro-2'-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol), a widely used antibacterial agent, exerts adverse effects on the organism of mammals. Recent research reviled that triclosan at low micromolar concentrations causes mitochondrial dysfunction in many cell types, but the mechanisms of its effect are not fully understood. Here we show that exposure to triclosan disrupted membrane potential, prevented the calcium uptake-driven high-amplitude mitochondrial swelling, stimulated the respiration in the presence of complex I substrates, and suppressed the ADP-stimulated respiration in the presence of complex II substrate, succinate...
May 4, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478157/human-glutathione-s-transferases-and-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-1-catalyzed-inactivation-of-reactive-quinoneimines-of-amodiaquine-and-n-desethylamodiaquine-possible-implications-for-susceptibility-to-amodiaquine-induced-liver-toxicity
#20
Yongjie Zhang, Shalenie P den Braver-Sewradj, J Chris Vos, Nico P E Vermeulen, Jan N M Commandeur
Amodiaquine (AQ), an antimalarial drug, widely prescribed in endemic areas of Africa and Asia, is used in combination with artesunate as recommended by the WHO. However, due to its idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity and agranulocytosis, the therapeutic use has been discontinued in most countries. Oxidative bioactivation to protein-reactive quinonimines (QIs) by hepatic cytochrome P450s and myeloperoxidase (MPO) have been suggested to be important mechanisms underlying AQ idiosyncratic toxicity. However, the inactivation of the reactive QIs by detoxifying enzymes such as human glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) and NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreducatase 1 (NQO1) has not been characterized yet...
May 3, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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