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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918339/interference-of-dibutylphthalate-on-human-prostate-cell-viability
#1
Mariana Di Lorenzo, Maurizio Forte, Salvatore Valiante, Vincenza Laforgia, Maria De Falco
Dibutylphthalate (DBP) is an environmental pollutant widely used as plasticizer in a variety of industrial applications worldwide. This agent can be found in personal-care products, children's toy, pharmaceuticals, food products. Exposure to DBP can occur via ingestion and inhalation as well as intravenous or skin contact. DBP belongs to the family of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and its effects on reproductive system were demonstrated both in vivo and in vitro. In the present study we evaluated the effects of DBP on human prostate adenocarcinoma epithelial cells (LNCaP) in order to highlight xenoestrogens influence on human prostate...
September 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918338/a-short-term-swimming-speed-alteration-test-with-nauplii-of-artemia-franciscana
#2
Silvia Morgana, Noelia Estévez-Calvar, Chiara Gambardella, Marco Faimali, Francesca Garaventa
The presence of toxicant needs to be assessed within short time in order to effectively protect the aquatic environment from serious threat. Based on the observation that at high temperatures aquatic organisms become more vulnerable to stressors than those maintained at room temperature, a new test was developed. The proposed bioassay consisted in the evaluation of the swimming speed alteration (SSA) of nauplii of Artemia franciscana incubated at 39°C (± 1) for 6h, using a Swimming Behavior Recorder system (SBR)...
September 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918337/ecotoxicological-and-microbiological-assessment-of-sewage-sludge-associated-with-sugarcane-bagasse
#3
Lais Roberta Deroldo Sommaggio, Dânia Elisa Christofoletti Mazzeo, Débora de Andrade E Silva Sant' Anna, Carlos Emílio Levy, Maria Aparecida Marin-Morales
Sewage sludge (SS) obtained after sewage treatment process may contain several toxic substances. Bioremediation can decrease the toxicity of the sludge, mainly when it is associated with stimulant agents, such as sugarcane bagasse (B). Samples of pure SS (SSP); SS+B; SS+Soil; and SS+B+Soil were bioremediated for 1, 3, and 6 months (T1, T2, and T3, respectively). After each period, the cytotoxic, genotoxic, and mutagenic potentials of the solid samples and their respective aqueous extracts (aqueous eluate and percolate water) were evaluated by the Allium cepa test...
September 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918336/total-and-cytosolic-concentrations-of-twenty-metals-metalloids-in-the-liver-of-brown-trout-salmo-trutta-linnaeus-1758-from-the-karstic-croatian-river-krka
#4
Zrinka Dragun, Vlatka Filipović Marijić, Nesrete Krasnići, Dušica Ivanković, Damir Valić, Jakov Žunić, Damir Kapetanović, Irena Vardić Smrzlić, Zuzana Redžović, Ivana Grgić, Marijana Erk
Total and cytosolic concentrations of twenty metals/metalloids in the liver of brown trout Salmo trutta (Linnaeus, 1758) were studied in the period from April 2015 to May 2016 at two sampling sites on Croatian river Krka, to establish if river water contamination with metals/metalloids downstream of Knin town has influenced metal bioaccumulation in S. trutta liver. Differences were observed between two sites, with higher concentrations of several elements (Ag, As, Ca, Co, Na, Se, Sr, V) found downstream of Knin town, whereas few others (Cd, Cs, Mo, Tl) were, unexpectedly, increased at the Krka River spring...
September 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917192/mass-loading-and-emission-of-thirty-seven-pharmaceuticals-in-a-typical-municipal-wastewater-treatment-plant-in-hunan-province-southern-china
#5
Huiju Lin, Haipu Li, Leilei Chen, Lei Li, Ling Yin, Hsiaowan Lee, Zhaoguang Yang
The occurrence, fate, mass loading and environmental emission of 37 pharmaceuticals were studied through an integrated approach involving both dissolved and adsorbed phase at a typical wastewater treatment plant in Hunan Province, Southern China. The results displayed the prevalence of 24 and 23 compounds in dissolved phase of influent and effluent, respectively. Fourteen compounds were found adsorbed onto sludge with a mean concentration ranging from 0.85 to 2900μg/kg dry weight. Twelve compounds exhibited high adsorption potential onto suspended particulate matter (SPM) with a mean fraction ranging from 8...
September 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917191/enhanced-arabidopsis-disease-resistance-against-botrytis-cinerea-induced-by-sulfur-dioxide
#6
Meizhao Xue, Huilan Yi
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a common air pollutant that has complex impacts on plants. The effect of prior exposure to 30mgm(-3) SO2 on defence against Botrytis cinerea (B. cinerea) in Arabidopsis thaliana and the possible mechanisms of action were investigated. The results indicated that pre-exposure to 30mgm(-3) SO2 resulted in significantly enhanced resistance to B. cinerea infection. SO2 pre-treatment significantly enhanced the activities of defence-related enzymes including phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), polyphenol oxidase (PPO), β-1,3-glucanase (BGL) and chitinase (CHI)...
September 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915399/climate-change-impact-of-livestock-ch4-emission-in-india-global-temperature-change-potential-gtp-and-surface-temperature-response
#7
Shilpi Kumari, Moonmoon Hiloidhari, Nisha Kumari, S N Naik, R P Dahiya
Two climate metrics, Global surface Temperature Change Potential (GTP) and the Absolute GTP (AGTP) are used for studying the global surface temperature impact of CH4 emission from livestock in India. The impact on global surface temperature is estimated for 20 and 100 year time frames due to CH4 emission. The results show that the CH4 emission from livestock, worked out to 15.3 Tg in 2012. In terms of climate metrics GTP of livestock-related CH4 emission in India in 2012 were 1030 Tg CO2e (GTP20) and 62 Tg CO2e (GTP100) at the 20 and 100 year time horizon, respectively...
September 12, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915398/masculinization-and-reproductive-effects-in-western-mosquitofish-gambusia-affinis-after-long-term-exposure-to-androstenedione
#8
Li-Ping Hou, Yang Yang, Hu Shu, Guang-Guo Ying, Jian-Liang Zhao, Gui-Zhen Fang, Li Xin, Wen-Jun Shi, Li Yao, Xue-Mei Cheng
Androstenedione (AED) is a naturally occurring steroid hormone. It is metabolized to potent androgens, which may induce androgenic effects in fish. However, little is known whether and how the androgens interfere with the fish gonadal development and reproduction. This study aimed at demonstrating the effects of long-term AED exposure on reproduction and development in mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis). The growth, development and several morphological endpoints, including the segment number and length of anal fin, histological changes of gonads and liver, were evaluated in mosquitofish during development from fertilized embryo to adulthood (180 days) after exposure of AED at environmentally relevant concentrations...
September 12, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915397/alleviation-of-cadmium-toxicity-in-lemna-minor-by-exogenous-salicylic-acid
#9
Qianqian Lu, Tingting Zhang, Wei Zhang, Chunlei Su, Yaru Yang, Dan Hu, Qinsong Xu
Cadmium (Cd) is a significant environmental pollutant in the aquatic environment. Salicylic acid (SA) is a ubiquitous phenolic compound. The goal of this study was to assess the morphological, physiological and biochemical changes in duckweed (L. minor) upon exposure to 10μM CdCl2, 10μM CdCl2 plus 50μM SA, or 50μM SA for 7 days. Reversing the effects of Cd, SA decreased Cd accumulation in plants, improved accumulation of minerals (Ca, Mg, Fe, B, Mo) absorption, increased endogenous SA concentration, and phenylalanine ammonialyase (PAL) activity...
September 12, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915396/a-novel-biodegradation-pathway-of-the-endocrine-disruptor-di-2-ethyl-hexyl-phthalate-by-pleurotus-ostreatus-based-on-quantum-chemical-investigation
#10
Miriam Ahuactzin-Pérez, Saúl Tlecuitl-Beristain, Jorge García-Dávila, Ericka Santacruz-Juárez, Manuel González-Pérez, María Concepción Gutiérrez-Ruíz, Carmen Sánchez
Di(2-ethyl hexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is a plasticizer that interfere with endocrine systems in mammals. Growth parameters for Pleurotus ostreatus grown on media containing glucose and different concentrations of DEHP (0, 500 and 1000mg/L) were evaluated. The highest biomass production was observed in medium supplemented with 1000mg of DEHP/L. Half-life of DEHP biodegradation, biodegradation constant of DEHP, and percentage of removal efficiency (%E) were also determined. P. ostreatus degraded 100% of DEHP after 504h...
September 12, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910747/transcriptome-analysis-of-rana-chensinensis-liver-under-trichlorfon-stress
#11
Yu Ma, Bo Li, Yang Ke, Yongan Zhang, Yuhui Zhang
Trichlorfon is a selective organophosphate insecticide that is widely applied in aquaculture and agriculture for control of various parasites. However, repeated and excess applications of trichlorfon often lead to water pollution and threaten non-targeted species. Our previous studies showed that trichlorfon could cause oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation and hepatic lesions in the liver of Rana chensinensis, but the related molecular mechanisms remain unclear. To explore the interference of trichlorfon in gene transcription, the differentially expressed genes in the liver of R...
September 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910746/transport-of-imidazolium-based-ionic-liquids-with-different-anion-cation-species-in-sand-soil-columns
#12
Zhiqiang Dong, Li Wei, Suwei Xu, Jingwei Sun, Xinyi Shi, Yuping Qiu
Ionic liquids (ILs) have been widely used as environmentally friendly solvents to replace volatile organic solvents in the chemistry industries. They have a high water solubility and potential risk to organisms in the soil-water environment. At present, most studies focused on the batch sorption of ILs in soil and neglected the investigation of IL transports in soil, which results in a lack of understanding of the structure-dependent mobility of ILs in the environment. Laboratory-scale sand/soil column experiments were performed to study the transport of imidazolium-based ILs, such as [C4mim][OTF], [C4mim][TOS], [C4mim][MeSO3], [C4mim][BF4], [C2mim][BF4], and [C6mim][BF4] including different counteranions and alkyl chain lengths of IL cations...
September 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903092/lethal-and-sublethal-effects-of-the-pirimicarb-based-formulation-aficida-%C3%A2-on-boana-pulchella-dum%C3%A3-ril-and-bibron-1841-tadpoles-anura-hylidae
#13
G S Natale, J Vera-Candioti, C Ruiz de Arcaute, S Soloneski, M L Larramendy, A E Ronco
Acute lethal and sublethal toxicity of the pirimicarb-based commercial formulation Aficida(®) were evaluated on Boana pulchella tadpoles. Whereas mortality was used as end point for lethality, frequency of micronuclei and other nuclear abnormalities as well as alterations in the frequency of erythroblasts in circulating blood as biomarkers for genotoxicity and cytotoxicity, respectively. Swimming, growth, developmental and morphological abnormalities were also employed as sublethal end points. Results show that the species is within the 13th percentile of the distribution of acute sensitivity of species to pirimicarb for aquatic vertebrates...
September 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899549/following-the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-what-we-know-about-the-effects-of-oil-on-birds
#14
EDITORIAL
Karen M Dean, Steven J Bursian
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September 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898805/molecular-changes-in-vitellogenin-gene-of-spodoptera-exigua-after-long-time-exposure-to-cadmium-toxic-side-effect-or-microevolution
#15
Anna Płachetka-Bożek, Karolina Chwiałkowska, Maria Augustyniak
The reproduction of pest insects is a continuously ongoing issue, especially in the environmental pollution context. Natural or artificial stressing factors enforce a kind of trade-off, most often between growth/survival and reproduction, which improves fitness of the organism. Harmful factors, such as cadmium, can affect the vitellogenesis leading to reduction of yolk synthesis and egg production. The aim of this study was to assess whether 130-generational selection to cadmium in food might have induced change in vitellogenesis of Spodoptera exigua...
September 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898804/application-of-manure-containing-tetracyclines-slowed-down-the-dissipation-of-tet-resistance-genes-and-caused-changes-in-the-composition-of-soil-bacteria
#16
Wenguang Xiong, Mei Wang, Jinjun Dai, Yongxue Sun, Zhenling Zeng
Manure application contributes to the increased environmental burden of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). We investigated the response of tetracycline (tet) resistance genes and bacterial taxa to manure application amended with tetracyclines over two months. Representative tetracyclines (oxytetracycline, chlorotetracycline and doxycycline), tet resistance genes (tet(M), tet(O), tet(W), tet(S), tet(Q) and tet(X)) and bacterial taxa in the untreated soil, +manure, and +manure+tetracyclines groups were analyzed...
September 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892663/hepatic-transcriptome-analysis-of-juvenile-gift-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-fed-diets-supplemented-with-different-concentrations-of-resveratrol
#17
Yao Zheng, Wei Wu, Gengdong Hu, Zhixiang Zhao, Shunlong Meng, Limin Fan, Chao Song, Liping Qiu, Jiazhang Chen
The GIFT (Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia) tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, is cultured widely for the production of freshwater fish in China. Streptococcosis, which is related to pathogenic infections, occurs frequently in juvenile and adult female GIFT individuals. Resveratrol (RES) has been used in feed to control these infections in freshwater tilapia. To address the effects of RES on tilapia, we used high-throughput RNA sequencing technology (RNA-Seq, HiSeq. 2500) to explore the global transcriptomic response and specific involvement of hepatic mRNA of juvenile O...
September 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888793/metal-bioavailability-in-ecological-risk-assessment-of-freshwater-ecosystems-from-science-to-environmental-management
#18
REVIEW
Kristiina Väänänen, Matti T Leppänen, XuePing Chen, Jarkko Akkanen
Metal contamination in freshwater ecosystems is a global issue and metal discharges to aquatic environments are monitored in order to protect aquatic life and human health. Bioavailability is an important factor determining metal toxicity. In aquatic systems, metal bioavailability depends on local water and sediment characteristics, and therefore, the risks are site-specific. Environmental quality standards (EQS) are used to manage the risks of metals in aquatic environments. In the simplest form of EQSs, total concentrations of metals in water or sediment are compared against pre-set acceptable threshold levels...
September 7, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888792/bisphenol-a-regulates-rare-minnow-testicular-vitellogenin-expression-via-reducing-its-promoter-er-recruitment
#19
Yingying Zhang, Yongjing Guan, Xiaoteng Fan, Lang Wu, Zaizhao Wang
Vitellogenins (Vtgs) are major precursor of the egg-yolk proteins. They are synthesized in liver of adult female ovipara, but normally silent in males. For their sensitive response to estrogen, Vtgs are usually used as biomarkers for environmental estrogenic compounds. In the present study, three vtg subtypes (vtg1, vtg2 and vtg3) were proved to present in the testis of rare minnow Gobiocypris rarus for the first time. Immunohistochemistry result showed that Vtg proteins mainly deposit in spermatogonium and spermatocytes...
September 7, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888125/interactive-effects-of-microcystin-and-ammonia-on-the-reproductive-performance-and-phenotypic-traits-of-the-rotifer-brachionus-calyciflorus
#20
Ye Liang, Xuxin Lu, Yuanqi Min, Lulu Liu, Jiaxin Yang
Elevated microcystin-LR (MC-LR) and ammonia (NH3-N) concentrations co-occur during the degradation of Microcystis blooms, and are toxic to aquatic organisms. The freshwater rotifer, Brachionus calyciflorus, was exposed to mixtures of MC-LR (0, 10, 30, and 100µgL(-1)) and NH3-N (0, 270, and 540µgL(-1)) to assess the combined effects of the two toxicants on reproductive performance and phenotype traits. Single solutions of MC-LR (100µgL(-1)) and NH3-N (540µgL(-1)) had negative effects on rotifer reproductive timing and fecundity...
September 6, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
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