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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771065/acrolein-induced-oxidative-stress-and-genotoxicity-in-rats-protective-effects-of-whey-protein-and-conjugated-linoleic-acid
#1
Birsen Aydın, Zülal Atlı Şekeroğlu, Vedat Şekeroğlu
Acrolein (AC), a highly reactive hazardous pollutant, poses serious threats to human health. Whey protein (WP) and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) have beneficial health implications. We investigated the protective effects of WP and CLA against AC-induced toxicity in rats. The animals were orally gavaged with CLA (200 mg/kg/day), WP (200 mg/kg/day), AC (5 mg/kg/day), CLA + AC (200 + 5 mg/kg/day), and WP + AC (200 + 5 mg/kg/day) six days per week for 30 days. The oral administration of AC significantly induced oxidative stress by increasing thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and protein carbonyls (PCOs) levels and decreasing glutathione (GSH) level in the spleen, thymus, and polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs)...
August 3, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738695/a-research-on-the-genotoxicity-of-stevia-in-human-lymphocytes
#2
Aslı Uçar, Serkan Yılmaz, Şemsigül Yılmaz, Mustafa Sefa Kılıç
Stevia extracts are obtained from Stevia rebaudiana commonly used as natural sweeteners. It is ∼250-300 times sweeter than sucrose. Common use of stevia prompted us to investigate its genotoxicity in human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Stevia (active ingredient steviol glycoside) was dissolved in pure water. Dose selection was done using ADI (acceptable daily intake) value. Negative control (pure water), 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 μg/ml concentrations which were equivalent to ADI/4, ADI/2, ADI, ADI × 2 and ADI × 4 of Stevia were added to whole-blood culture...
July 24, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721745/pesticide-genotoxicity-in-cotton-picking-women-in-pakistan-evaluated-using-comet-assay
#3
Tayyaba Ali, Muhammad Ismail, Farkhanda Asad, Asma Ashraf, Usman Waheed, Qaiser M Khan
To control agricultural pests and meet the increasing food demands, pesticides use has been increased substantially over time. Although pesticides are relatively specific to their targets, they can affect non-target organisms and are hazardous for the population around the application areas particularly to the individuals engaged in different types of agricultural activities. This situation is worse in developing and under-developed countries where personal protective equipment is merely used and regulatory guidelines are hardly practiced...
July 19, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678536/toxicity-assessment-of-ferula-gummosa-administration-during-pregnancy-lactation-and-juvenile-period-in-rat
#4
Mohammad Mahdi Vahedi, Davood Mahdian, Amir Hossein Jafarian, Mehrdad Iranshahi, Mahdi Esmaeilizadeh, Ahmad Ghorbani
Ferula gummosa is widely used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. This work evaluated the safety of F. gummosa root in pregnancy, lactation, and juvenile periods. This study was performed in three parts: (1) pregnant rats were received diet containing 0 (control), 150 , or 700 mg/kg of F. gummosa root during pregnancy; (2) Lactating rats were treated with diet containing the root (0, 150, or 700 mg/kg) during lactation period; (3) juvenile rats were received 4 weeks diet containing the root (0, 150, or 700 mg/kg)...
July 5, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669220/effects-of-octenidine-mouth-rinse-on-apoptosis-and-necrosis-of-human-fibroblasts-and-epithelial-cells-an-in-vitro-study
#5
J Schmidt, V Zyba, K Jung, S Rinke, R Haak, R F Mausberg, D Ziebolz
This study aimed at comparing the cytotoxicity of a new octenidine mouth rinse (MR) on gingival fibroblasts and epithelial cells using different established MRs. Octenidol (OCT), Chlorhexidine 0.2% (CHX), Meridol (MER), Oral B (OB), and control (PBS only) were used. Human primary gingival fibroblasts (HGFIBs) and human primary nasal epithelial cells (HNEPCs) were cultivated in cell-specific media (2 × 10(5) cells/well) and treated with a MR or PBS for 1, 5, and 15 min. All tests were performed in duplicate and repeated 12 times...
July 3, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669218/protective-effect-of-nigella-sativa-oil-against-acetamiprid-induced-reproductive-toxicity-in-male-rats
#6
Rachid Mosbah, Zouhir Djerrou, Alberto Mantovani
The present study was designed to investigate the adverse reproductive effects of acetamiprid, besides the possible protective role of Nigella sativa oil (NSO), as a potential antioxidant agent. Thirty-two male Wistar rats were allocated into four equal groups of eight, control (CRL), acetamiprid (ACMP, 27 mg/kg), Nigella sativa oil (NSO, 0.5 ml/kg) and in combination (ACMP + NSO). The experimental animals were dosed by gavage (5 days per week) for 45 consecutive days. Body weight gain, reproductive organs weights, sperm characteristics, testosterone, and thiobarbutiric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) levels were investigated...
July 3, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640652/protective-effect-against-brain-tissues-oxidative-damage-as-a-possible-mechanism-for-beneficial-effects-of-l-arginine-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-memory-impairment-in-rats
#7
Mahmoud Hosseini, Akbar Anaeigoudari, Farimah Beheshti, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Reza Nosratabadi
L-Arginine (LA) and nitric oxide (NO) have been suggested to have some effects on learning, memory, brain tissues oxidative damage, and neuroinflammation. In this study, protective effect against brain tissues oxidative damage as a possible mechanism for beneficial effects of LA on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced memory impairment was investigated. The rats were grouped into and treated by (1) control (saline), (2) LPS (1 mg/kg, IP), (3) LA (200 mg/kg) - LPS (4) LA. In passive avoidance (PA) test, LPS administration shortened the latency to enter the dark compartment in LPS group compared to control (p < ...
June 22, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635332/50-ethanol-extract-of-orthosiphon-stamineus-modulates-genotoxicity-and-clastogenicity-induced-by-mitomycin-c
#8
Dhamraa Waleed Al-Dualimi, Aman Shah Abdul Majid, Sarah Furqan Faisal Al-Shimary, Amal Aziz Al-Saadi, Raghdaa Al Zarzour, Muhammad Asif, Chern Ein Oon, Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid
Herbal products contain a variety of compounds which may be useful in protecting against cellular damage caused by mutagens. Orthosiphon stamineus (O.s) also known as Cat whiskers. The herb has been shown anti-oxidative properties and can modulate key cellular proteins that have cytoprotective effect. The study aimed to evaluate the effects of different doses (250, 500 and 1000 mg kg(-1)) of 50% ethanol extract of O.s (Et. O.s) on micro-nucleated polychromatic erythrocytes (MNPCE), Polychromatic to normachromatic erythrocytes ratio (PCE/NCE), Mitotic index (MI), and Chromosomal aberration (CA) in Bab/c mice...
June 21, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635329/lead-induces-siberian-tiger-fibroblast-apoptosis-by-interfering-with-intracellular-homeostasis
#9
Zheng Liu, Hui Wang, Wenxiu Zhang, Ziao Yuan, Hongyi Yuan, Xueting Liu, Minghai Zhang, Xuesong Guo, Weijun Guan
Lead (Pb(2+)) is a poisonous heavy metal that causes many pathophysiological effects in living systems. Its toxicological effects are well known as it causes apoptosis of several cell types and tissues. This study aimed to determine the criteria required for early diagnosis of Pb(2+) poisoning in the Siberian tiger using a tiger population in China, to identify a safety Pb(2+) concentration threshold, and to provide suggestions for preventing Pb(2+) poisoning in Siberian tigers. We investigated the apoptotic effects of Pb(2+) (0, 32, 64, and 125 μM) for 12-48 h on Siberian tiger fibroblasts in vitro...
June 21, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587522/protective-effect-of-alstonia-scholaris-linn-r-br-against-bleomycin-induced-chromosomal-damage-in-cultured-human-lymphocytes-in-vitro
#10
Dhruti Mistry, Meonis Pithawala
It is both interesting and necessary to identify and develop nontoxic radioprotective compounds. Bleomycin (BLM), a known radiomimetic drug was used as a clastogen in the present study. The possible protective effects against BLM (15 μg/ml) induced clastogenicity by aqueous and methanolic extracts from Alstonia scholaris bark, stem and leaves were compared. The treatment of bark extracts significantly (p < 0.01) reduced total chromosomal aberrations. Such a reduction was not seen in case of stem and leaf treatments...
June 7, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583008/effect-of-exposure-time-particle-size-and-uptake-pathways-in-immune-cell-lysosomal-cytotoxicity-of-mussels-exposed-to-silver-nanoparticles
#11
Younes Bouallegui, Ridha Ben Younes, Faten Turki, Amine Mezni, Ridha Oueslati
Cytotoxicity evaluation of hemocytes (lysosomal membrane stability [LMS] assay) from Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, exposed to a sublethal dose (100 μg/L) of two size of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs: <50 nm and <100 nm) - prior to and after inhibition of potential uptake pathways (i.e., clathrin- and caveolae-mediated endocytosis) within different times of exposure (3, 6, 12 h) - showed that there was a significant cytotoxic effect on immune cells of mussels exposed for different times to either AgNP size (p < 0...
June 6, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498715/polyphenol-rich-food-general-and-on-pregnancy-effects-a-review
#12
Marla Hahn, Marília Baierle, Mariele F Charão, Guilherme B Bubols, Fernanda S Gravina, Paulo Zielinsky, Marcelo D Arbo, Solange Cristina Garcia
This review aimed to investigate possible protective or deleterious effects of polyphenol-rich foods (PRF) on chronic diseases, e.g. cardiovascular, and in pregnant women, along with their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. A great variety of foods and beverages, such as herbal teas, grape and orange derivatives, dark chocolate, and many others contain high concentrations of flavonoids and are freely consumed by the general population. In humans, PRF consumption reduces lipid peroxidation, and several studies have shown a positive correlation between an increased consumption of PRF and a decrease in the incidence of cardiovascular disease...
July 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523965/safety-evaluation-of-an-oat-grain-alkaloid-gramine-by-genotoxicity-assays
#13
Manash Pratim Pathak, Rudragoud S Policegoudra, Danswrang Goyary, Aparoop Das, Santa Mandal, Srijita Chakraborti, Nilutpal Sharma Bora, Johirul Islam, Pompy Patowary, P Srinivas Raju, Pronobesh Chattopadhyay
Gramine is a natural indole alkaloid that has been isolated from different raw plants occurring mainly in Avena sativa, etc. The study was aimed to investigate the possible in vitro antioxidant, in vitro mutagenic, in vitro antimutagenic, and in vivo genotoxic activity of gramine using ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) assay, Metal chelating, Ames bacterial reverse mutation test, and the mouse bone marrow micronucleus assay as well as chromosomal aberration. Four concentrations of gramine viz. 250, 500, 1000, and 2000 μg/mL were evaluated for its antioxidant activity in FRAP Assay and Metal Chelating Test...
May 19, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511592/cytotoxicity-mutagenicity-and-antimutagenicity-of-the-gentisic-acid-on-htc-cells
#14
Flavia Maria Lima Cavalcante, Igor Vivian Almeida, Elisângela Düsman, Mário Sérgio Mantovani, Veronica Elisa Pimenta Vicentini
Gentisic acid (GA) exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic activities. This substance can be found in citrus fruits, grapes, olive oil, and peas. Considering that there are few studies in the literature on the toxicity of GA, the present work aimed to investigate its cytotoxic, mutagenic, and antimutagenic activities on HTC cells. GA was diluted in culture medium at the final concentration of 0.08, 0.16, 0.8, 1.6, and 8 μg/mL. The cytotoxicity was determined by the MTT assay and Trypan Blue exclusion method, with methyl methanesulfonate and doxorubicin as positive controls, respectively...
May 16, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504020/propoxur-induced-oxidative-dna-damage-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-protective-effects-of-curcumin-and-%C3%AE-tocopherol
#15
Tanzeel Ahmed, Vasu Goel, B D Banerjee
The present study enumerates the attenuating effects of curcumin and α-tocopherol against propoxur induced oxidative DNA damage in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). Cultured cells were isolated from peripheral blood of healthy volunteers, and were exposed to varying concentrations of propoxur (0-21 μg/ml) for 6, 12, and 24 h, and in combination with curcumin (9.2 μg/ml) or α-tocopherol (4.3 μg/ml) or both. Cytotoxic effect of propoxur was examined by MTT assay. The role of oxidative stress beneath the cytotoxicity of propoxur was evaluated by the measurement of reduced glutathione (GSH), malondialdehyde (MDA) and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) levels in cell lysate...
May 15, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504001/n-acetylcysteine-potentiates-diclofenac-toxicity-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-stronger-potentiation-in-abc-transporter-mutant-strains
#16
Houssein Al-Attrache, Hala Chamieh, Monzer Hamzé, Isabelle Morel, Samir Taha, Ziad Abdel-Razzak
Diclofenac (DCF) adverse reactions involve diverse mechanisms in different models. We recently demonstrated that DCF-induced toxicity in HepaRG decreases as they express DCF-metabolizing enzymes. DCF metabolism promotes toxicity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae expressing heterologous cytochromes-P450. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is used to treat diverse medical conditions due to its multiple properties (antioxidant, metal chelator, thiol-disulfide disruption). The latter property accounts for its mucolytic effects and broadens its potential molecular targets to signal transduction proteins, ABC transporters and others...
May 15, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503984/the-genotoxic-effect-of-oxcarbazepine-on-mice-blood-lymphocytes
#17
Huma Akbar, Ajmal Khan, Imdadullah Mohammadzai, Muhammad Khisroon, Ilham Begum
This study was conducted to assess the amount of DNA damage caused by Oxcarbazepine (OXC) through single cell gel electrophoresis (SCGE) technique/comet assay. OXC derived from dibenzazepine series is an effective second generation antiepileptic drug (AED) for both children and adults. Side effects like genotoxic effects of AEDs are of prime importance resulting from toxic metabolites, free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS). Forty Eight adult male Bagg's albino mice (BALB/c) were randomly classified into eight groups, each comprising of six animals...
May 15, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503980/assessment-of-oxidative-stress-induced-by-gold-nanorods-following-intra-tracheal-instillation-in-rats
#18
Harikiran Lingabathula, Narsimhareddy Yellu
Gold nanorods (GNRs) are used for their wide variety of applications in various industries. There is a little availability of data related to toxicity and ecological implications of these GNRs. The study evaluated the oxidative stress induction following intra-tracheal instillation of 1 and 5 mg/kg b.w. doses of 10 and 25 nm GNRs by estimating various oxidative stress markers including lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde; MDA), glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) after 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months post exposure periods...
May 15, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503953/effect-of-deltamethrin-and-fluoride-co-exposure-on-the-brain-antioxidant-status-and-cholinesterase-activity-in-wistar-rats
#19
Adil Mehraj Khan, Rajinder Raina, Nitin Dubey, Pawan Kumar Verma
The study evaluated the effect of commercial preparation of deltamethrin, Butox(®), and fluoride (F(-)) co-exposure on the brain antioxidant status and cholinesterase activity in rats. Group A was untreated. Group B was gavaged Butox(®), providing deltamethrin at the dose rate of 1.28 mg per kg body weight per day. Group C was administered F(-), as NaF, in drinking water providing 20 ppm F(-). Group D received both deltamethrin and F(-) at the same dosages as groups B and C, respectively. Although, glutathione S-transferase activity was induced only in Butox(®) alone treated group, the activities of superoxide dismutase and catalase were inhibited in all treatment groups when compared to the control group...
May 15, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503943/transcriptional-profile-of-ethylene-glycol-monomethyl-ether-induced-testicular-toxicity-in-rats
#20
Takuya Matsuyama, Koichi Yabe, Chiharu Kuwata, Kazumi Ito, Yosuke Ando, Hiroshi Iida, Kazuhiko Mori
To clarify the molecular mechanism of ethylene glycol monomethyl ether (EGME)-induced testicular toxicity, the potential for EGME-related changes in transcript levels of genes including spermatocyte-specific genes was evaluated in the testis of rats given single dosing of EGME at 200, 600, or 2000 mg/kg. Furthermore, the contribution of decreased testicular testosterone on EGME-induced spermatocyte toxicity was investigated by comparing to transcriptional profile due to a testosterone synthesis inhibitor, ketoconazole (KET), at 30 or 300 mg/kg...
May 15, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
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