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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300621/acute-exposure-to-chlorpyrifos-caused-nadph-oxidase-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-neurotoxicity-in-a-striatal-cell-model-of-huntington-s-disease
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Gifty A Dominah, Rachael A McMinimy, Sallay Kallon, Gunnar F Kwakye
We hypothesized that expression of mutant Huntingtin (HTT) would modulate the neurotoxicity of the commonly used organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos (CPF), revealing cellular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration. Using a mouse striatal cell model of HD, we report that mutant HD cells are more susceptible to CPF-induced cytotoxicity as compared to wild-type. This CPF-induced cytotoxicity caused increased production of reactive oxygen species, reduced glutathione levels, decreased superoxide dismutase activity, and increased malondialdehyde levels in mutant HD cells relative to wild-type...
March 11, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288823/cadmium-induced-il-6-and-il-8-expression-and-release-from-astrocytes-are-mediated-by-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Suttinee Phuagkhaopong, Dusadee Ospondpant, Thitima Kasemsuk, Nathawut Sibmooh, Sunhapas Soodvilai, Christopher Power, Pornpun Vivithanaporn
Chronic exposure to cadmium has been linked to brain cancers, learning disabilities and memory deficits. Previous studies of cadmium toxicity in the central nervous system report cadmium induces oxidative stress in neurons and astrocytes. In the peripheral system, cadmium promotes interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8 production and release. Elevation of IL-6 expression is linked to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and astrogliosis. IL-8 plays a role in angiogenesis of gliomas and neurodegenerative diseases...
March 10, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284907/minocycline-protects-rescues-and-prevents-knockdown-transgenic-parkin-drosophila-against-paraquat-iron-toxicity-implications-for-autosomic-recessive-juvenile-parkinsonism
#3
Hector Flavio Ortega-Arellano, Marlene Jimenez-Del-Rio, Carlos Velez-Pardo
Autosomal recessive Juvenile Parkinsonism (AR-JP) is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutation in the PARKIN gene, and invariably associated with dopaminergic (DAergic) neuronal loss and brain iron accumulation. Since current medical therapy is symptomatic and lacks significant disease-modifying effects, other treatment approaches are urgently needed it. In the present work, we investigate the role of minocycline (MC) in paraquat (PQ)/iron-induced neurotoxicity in the Drosophila TH > parkin-RNAi/+ (w[*]; UAS-parkin-RNAi; TH-GAL4) fly and have shown the following: (i) MC increased life span and restored the locomotor activity of knockdown (KD) transgenic parkin flies in comparison with the control (vehicle) group; (ii) MC at low (0...
March 8, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279795/-unknown-title
#4
David M Soderlund, Ke Dong, Vincent Salgado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274800/a-screening-tool-to-detect-clinical-manganese-neurotoxicity
#5
Brad A Racette, Anat Gross, Susan R Criswell, Harvey Checkoway, Susan Searles Nielsen
Manganese (Mn) over-exposure in occupational settings is associated with basal ganglia toxicity and a movement disorder characterized by parkinsonism (i.e., the signs and symptoms of Parkinson disease). A simple test to help non-neurologists identify workers with clinical Mn neurotoxicity represents an unmet need. In a cohort of Mn-exposed workers from welding worksites, with extensive clinical data, we developed a linear regression model to predict the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale motor subsection part 3 (UPDRS3) score...
March 5, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259768/-18-f-fp-cit-dopamine-transporter-pet-findings-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-parkinsonism
#6
Hui-Jun Yang, Seol Hoon Park, Minjung Seo, Young Cheol Weon, Yangho Kim
We report the clinical features and imaging findings of presynaptic dopamine transporter (DAT) positron emission tomography (PET) in four of patients with liver cirrhosis and concurrent parkinsonism. We also reviewed previously reported cases of cirrhosis-related parkinsonism using dopaminergic molecular imaging. Our results using (18)F-radiolabeled N-(3-fluoropropyl)-2β-carboxymethoxy-3β-(4-iodophenyl) nortropane (FP-CIT) DAT PET in four patients with cirrhosis and parkinsonism showed two different molecular imaging patterns well related to their neurological symptoms...
March 1, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257918/ceftriaxone-mediated-upregulation-of-the-glutamate-transporter-glt-1-contrasts-neurotoxicity-evoked-by-kainate-in-rat-organotypic-spinal-cord-cultures
#7
Dzejla Bajrektarevic, Andrea Nistri
Excitotoxicity is a major pathological trigger of neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This process is caused by excessive release of the transmitter glutamate that overwhelms the capacity of astroglia transporters to maintain a low extracellular level of this aminoacid and strongly stimulates neurons. Using an in vitro model of rat organotypic spinal slice culture, we explored if the excitotoxicity caused by the potent glutamate analogue kainate, widely employedas a paradigm to evoke neurotoxicity in the central nervous system, was prevented by the antibiotic ceftriaxone known to enhance glutamate transporter expression...
February 28, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237670/commentary-toshio-narahashi-life-and-legacy-of-the-founding-father-of-cellular-neuropharmacology
#8
Vincent L Salgado, Xilong Zhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237669/disruption-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid-axis-on-co-exposures-to-dithiocarbamate-and-neonicotinoid-pesticides-study-in-a-wildlife-bird-amandava-amandava
#9
Surya Prakash Pandey, Banalata Mohanty
Non-target organisms, including human and wildlife, are susceptible to deleterious effects of pesticide mixtures in their environment. Present study demonstrated the disruption of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis in a seasonally breeding wildlife bird Amandava amandava on co-exposure to dithiocarbamate mancozeb/MCZ and neonicotinoid imidacloprid/IMI, at concentrations even lower than respective environmentally realistic exposure level of each of the pesticide. Adult male birds (n=8/group) were exposed individually to 0...
February 22, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235547/intermittent-hypercapnic-hypoxia-effects-on-the-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-in-the-developing-piglet-hippocampus-and-brainstem
#10
Arunnjah Vivekanandarajah, Atqiya Aishah, Karen A Waters, Rita Machaalani
This study investigated the effects of acute (1 day) vs repeated (4 days) exposure to intermittent hypercapnic hypoxia (IHH) on the immunohistochemical expression of α2, α3, α5, α7, α9 and β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunits in the developing piglet hippocampus and brainstem medulla, and how prior nicotine exposure alters the response to acute IHH. Five piglet groups included: 1day IHH (1D IHH, n=9), 4days IHH (4D IHH, n=8), controls exposed only to air cycles for 1day (1D Air, n=6) or 4days (4D Air, n=5), and pre-exposed to nicotine for 13days prior to 1day IHH (Nic+1D IHH, n=7)...
February 22, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223159/ambient-geothermal-hydrogen-sulfide-exposure-and-peripheral-neuropathy
#11
Karl Pope, Yuen T So, Julian Crane, Michael N Bates
The mechanism of toxicity of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas is thought mainly to operate through effects on the nervous system. The gas has high acute toxicity, but whether chronic exposure causes effects, including peripheral neuropathy, is yet unclear. The city of Rotorua, New Zealand, sits on an active geothermal field and the population has some of the highest measured ambient H2S exposures. A previous study in Rotorua provided evidence that H2S is associated with peripheral neuropathy. Using clinical methods, the present study sought to investigate and possibly confirm this association in the Rotorua population...
February 14, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223157/dose-dependent-cochlear-and-vestibular-toxicity-of-trans-tympanic-cisplatin-in-the-rat
#12
Angela Callejo, Amandine Durochat, Stéphanie Bressieux, Aurélie Saleur, Christian Chabbert, Ivan Domènech Juan, Jordi Llorens, Sophie Gaboyard-Niay
In vivo studies are needed to study cisplatin ototoxicity and to evaluate candidate protective treatments. Rats and mice are the preferred species for toxicological and pharmacological pre-clinical research, but systemic administration of cisplatin causes high morbidity in these species. We hypothesized that trans-tympanic administration of cisplatin would provide a good model for studying its auditory and vestibular toxicity in the rat. Cisplatin was administered by the trans-tympanic route in one ear (50μl, 0...
February 14, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223158/aminoguanidine-alleviated-mma-induced-impairment-of-cognitive-ability-in-rats-by-downregulating-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-reaction
#13
Qiliang Li, Wenqi Song, Ze Tian, Peichang Wang
Methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) is the most common organic acidemia in childhood. Many "treated" patients continued to display various degrees of mental retardation and psychomotor delay, which could be caused by brain damage from elevated oxidative stress. Aminoguanidine (AG), a synthetic antioxidant, was tested in a MMA rat model for its potential therapeutic effects on memory impairment. The effects of AG on MMA-induced cognitive impairment in Wistar rats were evaluated with Morris Water Maze. The levels of nerve cell apoptosis and microglial activation were investigated to illustrate the mechanisms of the improvement of cognition with AG treatment in MMA rats...
February 13, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192093/the-roles-of-hippocampal-micrornas-in-response-to-acute-postnatal-exposure-to-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-in-female-and-male-rats
#14
Bryan E Luu, Stuart R Green, Christine L Childers, Matthew R Holahan, Kenneth B Storey
Previous studies have shown that di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) exposure impairs the normal development of pre- and post-synaptic elements of the male, but not female, rat hippocampus. While males seem to be vulnerable to the neurodevelopmental deficits resulting from DEHP exposure, females appear to show a protective response. The purpose of the present study was to characterize hippocampal microRNAs in female and male rats exposed to DEHP to assess whether any patterns emerged that would be consistent with vulnerability in males and resilience in females...
February 10, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189717/carbon-disulfide-potentiates-the-effects-of-impulse-noise-on-the-organ-of-corti
#15
Maria Carreres Pons, Monique Chalansonnet, Thomas Venet, Aurélie Thomas, Hervé Nunge, Lise Merlen, Frédéric Cosnier, Jordi Llorens, Pierre Campo
Occupational noise can damage workers' hearing, and the phenomenon is even more dangerous when noise is associated with an ototoxic solvent. Aromatic solvents are known to provoke chemical-induced hearing loss, but little is known about the effects on hearing of carbon disulfide (CS2) when combined with noise. Co-exposure to CS2 and noise may have a harmful effect on hearing, but the mechanisms involved are not well understood. For instance, CS2 is not thought to have a cochleotoxic effect, but rather it is thought to cause retrocochlear hearing impairment...
February 8, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188819/potential-short-term-neurobehavioral-alterations-in-children-associated-with-a-peak-pesticide-spray-season-the-mother-s-day-flower-harvest-in-ecuador
#16
Jose R Suarez-Lopez, Harvey Checkoway, David R Jacobs, Wael K Al-Delaimy, Sheila Gahagan
BACKGROUND: Exposures to cholinesterase inhibitor pesticides (e.g. organophosphates) have been associated with children's neurobehavioral alterations, including attention deficit and impulsivity. Animal studies have observed transient alterations in neurobehavioral performance in relation to cholinesterase inhibitor pesticide exposures; however, limited evidence exists regarding transient effects in humans. METHODS: We estimated the associations between neurobehavioral performance and time after Mother's Day flower harvest (the end of a heightened pesticide usage period) among 308 4-to 9-year-old children living in floricultural communities in Ecuador in 2008 who participated in the ESPINA study...
February 7, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174044/propylparaben-applied-after-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus-modifies-hippocampal-excitability-and-glutamate-release-in-rats
#17
César Emmanuel Santana-Gómez, Sandra Adela Orozco-Suárez, Alan Talevi, Luis Bruno-Blanch, Víctor Manuel Magdaleno-Madrigal, Rodrigo Fernández-Mas, Luisa Rocha
Propylparaben (PPB) induces cardioprotection after ischemia-reperfusion injury by inhibiting voltage-dependent Na(+) channels. The present study focuses on investigating whether the i.p. application of 178mg/kg PPB after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE) reduces the acute and long-term consequences of seizure activity. Initially, we investigated the effects of a single administration of PPB after SE. Our results revealed that compared to rats receiving diazepam (DZP) plus vehicle after 2h of SE, animals receiving a single dose of PPB 1h after DZP injection presented 126% (p<0...
February 4, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167099/27-hydroxycholesterol-regulates-cholesterol-synthesis-and-transport-in-c6-glioma-cells
#18
Yu An, Dan-Di Zhang, Huan-Ling Yu, Wei-Wei Ma, Yan-Hui Lu, Quan-Ri Liu, Rong Xiao
The oxysterol 27-Hydroxycholesterol (27-OHC) is a major cholesterol metabolite that can cross the blood brain barrier (BBB) from peripheral circulation to the brain. Currently, the role of 27-OHC on cholesterol homeostasis in astrocytes and the underlying mechanisms are not defined. Since all brain cholesterol is essentially synthesized in brain itself and astrocytes as net producers of cholesterol are essential for normal brain function, here we investigated the effects of 27-OHC on cholesterol synthesis and transport in C6 glioma cells...
February 3, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163087/l-%C3%AE-n-methylamino-l-alanine-bmaa-nitrosation-generates-a-cytotoxic-dna-damaging-alkylating-agent-an-unexplored-mechanism-for-neurodegenerative-disease
#19
G Potjewyd, P J Day, S Shangula, G P Margison, A C Povey
BACKGROUND: L-β-N-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA) is a non-proteinic amino acid, that is neurotoxic in vitro and in animals, and is implicated in the causation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and parkinsonism-dementia complex (ALS-PDC) on Guam. Given that natural amino acids can be N-nitrosated to form toxic alkylating agents and the structural similarity of BMAA to other amino acids, our hypothesis was that N-nitrosation of BMAA might result in a toxic alkylating agent, providing a novel mechanistic hypothesis for BMAA action...
February 3, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159619/prenatal-maternal-stress-in-relation-to-the-effects-of-prenatal-lead-exposure-on-toddler-cognitive-development
#20
Leilei Zhou, Jian Xu, Jinsong Zhang, Chonghuai Yan, Yanfen Lin, Yinan Jia, Wenjing Hu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of maternal lead exposure during pregnancy on toddler cognitive development and the potential effect modification by maternal stress. METHODS: We conducted a prospective birth-cohort study in Shanghai from 2010 to 2012 and investigated 225 mother-infant pairs. The mothers were recruited in mid-to-late pregnancy and children were followed up until 24-36 months old. A self-administered Symptom Checklist-90-Revised Scale (SCL-90-R) was used to assess maternal emotional stress during pregnancy...
January 31, 2017: Neurotoxicology
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