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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892180/long-term-exposure-to-bisphenol-s-damages-the-visual-system-and-reduces-the-tracking-capability-of-male-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#1
Wenmin Liu, Xiaona Zhang, Penghao Wei, Hua Tian, Wei Wang, Shaoguo Ru
Bisphenol S (BPS) is widely detected in aquatic environments and in human bodies. BPS has reproductive and thyroid disrupting effects, but its effect on the visual system remains unknown. In the present study, zebrafish embryos were exposed to BPS at concentrations of 1, 10, 100 and 1000 μg l(-1) until 120 days post-fertilization in a semistatic system, and the effect of BPS on the visual behavior was examined using the optokinetic response and the optomotor response tests in male zebrafish. The retinal histology, mRNA expression of photoreceptor opsin genes (zfrho, zfblue, zfgr1, zfred and zfuv) and apoptosis-related genes (bax and bcl-2) were also assessed...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892167/effect-of-cadmium-on-kitl-pre-mrna-alternative-splicing-in-murine-ovarian-granulosa-cells-and-its-associated-regulation-by-mirnas
#2
Wenxiang Wang, Jie Chen, Lingfeng Luo, Yuchen Li, Jin Liu, Wenchang Zhang
In this study, we established an in vitro exposure model of murine ovarian granulosa cells to observe the effect of Cd on alternative splicing of the kitl pre-mRNA and subsequently to explore the role of kitl gene expression regulation-related miRNAs through miRNA prediction, miRNA chip, bioinformatics and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction analyses. Our results showed that the kitl1/kitl2 mRNA ratio was significantly different (P < 0.05) at different dosages and times. The miRNA chip analysis showed that the miRNA expression profiles for the Cd treatment were significantly changed, and the expression of 29 miRNAs involved in alternative splicing of the kitl pre-mRNA was changed...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857218/relationship-between-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-activity-and-cellular-concentration-of-14-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-hepg2-cells
#3
Anna Kjerstine Rosenmai, Lutz Ahrens, Théo le Godec, Johan Lundqvist, Agneta Oskarsson
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) is a molecular target for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Little is known about the cellular uptake of PFASs and how it affects the PPARα activity. We investigated the relationship between PPARα activity and cellular concentration in HepG2 cells of 14 PFASs, including perfluoroalkyl carboxylates (PFCAs), perfluoroalkyl sulfonates and perfluorooctane sulfonamide (FOSA). Cellular concentrations were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and PPARα activity was determined in transiently transfected cells by reporter gene assay...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857213/chronic-arsenic-intoxication-diagnostic-score-casids
#4
Sergio Ulhoa Dani, Gerhard Franz Walter
Arsenic and its compounds are well-established, potent, environmentally widespread and persistent toxicants with metabolic, genotoxic, mutagenic, teratogenic, epigenetic and carcinogenic effects. Arsenic occurs naturally in the Earth's crust, but anthropogenic arsenic emissions have surmounted the emissions from important natural sources such as volcanism. Inorganic arsenicals exhibit acute and chronic toxicities in virtually all cell types and tissues, and hence arsenic intoxication affects multiple systems...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849599/estrogenic-chemicals-at-body-burden-levels-attenuate-energy-metabolism-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
#5
Tsui-Chun Tsou, Szu-Ching Yeh, Jhih-Wei Hsu, Feng-Yuan Tsai
The study aimed to examine effects of environmental estrogens at body burden levels on energy metabolism in fat cells. Acclimation of T47D-KBluc cells in estrogen-deprived medium was established for high performance of estrogen-responsive luciferase reporter assay. With the assay, relative estrogenic potency of four selected estrogen receptor (ER) agonists, i.e. diethylstilbestrol, β-estradiol, 4-nonylphenol and bisphenol A, were determined. Immunoblot analysis revealed that the ER agonists at both EC80 and EC100 caused rapid and transient phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) in an ER-dependent manner...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840599/butyltin-compounds-alter-secretion-of-interleukin-6-from-human-immune-cells
#6
Shyretha Brown, Wendy Wilburn, Tyesha Martin, Margaret Whalen
Butyltins (BTs), tributyltin (TBT) and dibutyltin (DBT) are organotin compounds that have been used in a variety of industrial applications; as a result, these compounds have been found in human blood. Interleukin (IL)-6 is a proinflammatory mediator that is produced by T lymphocytes and monocytes. It is responsible for immune response regulation as well as tissue repair and cellular growth. Both BTs decrease the ability of human natural killer cells to destroy tumor cells and alter the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor alpha, interferon gamma and IL-1 beta (β) from human lymphocytes ex vivo...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840595/tissue-distribution-following-28-day-repeated-oral-administration-of-aluminum-based-nanoparticles-with-different-properties-and-the-in-vitro-toxicity
#7
Eun-Jung Park, Gwang-Hee Lee, Cheolho Yoon, Uiseok Jeong, Younghun Kim, Jaerak Chang, Dong-Wan Kim
The tissue distribution and toxicity of nanoparticles (NPs) depend on their physical and chemical properties both in the manufactured condition and within the biological system. We characterized three types of commercially available aluminum-based NPs (Al-NPs), two rod-type aluminum oxide NPs (Al2 O3 , AlONPs), with different aspect ratios (short [S]- and long [L]-AlONPs), and spherical aluminum cerium oxide NPs (AlCeO3 , AlCeONPs). The surface area was in order of the S-AlONPs > L-AlONPs > AlCeONPs. Very importantly, we found that AlCeONPs is Al2 O3 -coated CeO2 NPs, but not AlCeO3 NPs, and that the Al level in AlCeONPs is approximately 20% of those in S- and L-AlONPs...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815646/a-novel-endpoint-for-the-assessment-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-rodents-biomechanical-properties-of-peripheral-nerve
#8
Chang-Ning Liu, Edwin Berryman, David Zakur, Ahmed M Shoieb, Ingrid D Pardo, Magalie Boucher, Chris J Somps, Chedo M Bagi, Jon C Cook
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CiPN) is a frequent adverse effect in patients and a leading safety consideration in oncology drug development. Although behavioral assessment and microscopic examination of the nerves and dorsal root ganglia can be incorporated into toxicity studies to assess CiPN risk, more sensitive and less labor-intensive endpoints are often lacking. In this study, rats and mice administered vincristine (75 μg kg(-1)  day(-1) , i.p., for 10 days in rats and 100 μg kg(-1)  day(-1) , i...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815642/nox4-and-nrf2-mediated-oxidative-stress-induced-by-silver-nanoparticles-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
#9
Xia Sun, Yi Yang, Junpeng Shi, Chengcheng Wang, Zhenfeng Yu, Hongwu Zhang
It has been widely reported that silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) induce oxidative stress in various cell lines. However, the mechanism for this effect and its consequences for cellular signaling are poorly understood. In this study, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were used to assess the toxicity and investigate the associated molecular mechanisms caused by exposure to AgNPs. We demonstrated that AgNP exposure significantly and dose-dependently decreased the cell viability, induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and led to early apoptosis in HUVECs...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815640/in-vitro-genotoxicity-of-airborne-ni-np-in-air-liquid-interface
#10
Siiri Latvala, Daniel Vare, Hanna L Karlsson, Karine Elihn
Studies using advanced toxicological methods enabling in vitro conditions that are more realistic are currently needed for understanding the risks of pulmonary exposure to airborne nanoparticles. Owing to the carcinogenicity of certain nickel compounds, the increased production of nickel nanoparticles (Ni-NPs) raises occupational safety concerns. The aim of this study was to investigate the genotoxicity of airborne Ni-NPs using a recently developed air-liquid interface exposure system. The wild-type Chinese hamster lung fibroblast cell line (V79) was used and cytotoxicity, DNA damage and mutagenicity were studied by testing colony forming efficiency, alkaline DNA unwinding and HPRT mutation assays, respectively...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799656/review-of-the-effects-of-manufactured-nanoparticles-on-mammalian-target-organs
#11
REVIEW
Tianshu Wu, Meng Tang
Nanotechnology had matured significantly during the last two decades as it has transitioned from bench top science to applied technology. Even though the issue of safety of nanotechnology has been raised nearly one decade ago, the rapid progress in development and use of nanomaterials has not yet been matched by toxicological investigations. Many recent studies have simply outlined the toxic effects of nanoparticles (NPs), but few have systematically addressed their potentially adverse biological effects on target organs...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745436/comparison-of-four-different-fuller-s-earth-formulations-in-skin-decontamination
#12
Annick Roul, Cong-Anh-Khanh Le, Marie-Paule Gustin, Emmanuel Clavaud, Bernard Verrier, Fabrice Pirot, Françoise Falson
Industrial accidents, wars and terrorist threats are potential sources of skin contamination by highly toxic chemical warfare agents and manufacturing compounds. We have compared the time-dependent adsorption capacity and decontamination efficiency of fuller's earth (FE) for four different formulations for the molecular tracer, 4-cyanophenol (4-CP), in vitro and ex vivo using water decontamination as standard. The adsorption capacity of FE was assessed in vitro for 4-CP aqueous solutions whereas decontamination efficiency was investigated ex vivo by tracking porcine skin 4-CP content using attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744932/introduction-to-graphene-special-edition
#13
EDITORIAL
Roger Buchanan
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July 25, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744887/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-internalization-and-toxicological-profile-of-silica-nanoparticles-and-submicroparticles-for-the-design-of-dermal-drug-delivery-strategies
#14
Sara Vicente, Claudia Moia, Huijun Zhu, Xavier Vigé
The use of colloidal silica nanoparticles and sub-microparticles (SiPs) have been considered a very interesting strategy for drug delivery applications. In the present study, we have focused our attention on the suitability of these nanomaterials as potential carriers for dermal drug delivery, thus studying their toxicological profile in vitro, cellular uptake and intracellular localization in both human keratinocytes (K17) and human dermal fibroblasts (HDF) as a function of their particle size (SiPs of 20, 70, 200 and 500 nm)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730725/targeting-nano-drug-delivery-to-cancer-cells-using-tunable-multi-layer-silver-decorated-gold-nanorods
#15
Zeid A Nima, Ahmed M Alwbari, Vijayalakshmi Dantuluri, Rabab N Hamzah, Natasha Sra, Pooja Motwani, Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, Rebecca A Levy, Amani F Bohliqa, Dmitry Nedosekin, Vladimir P Zharov, Issam Makhoul, Alexandru S Biris
Multifunctional nanoparticles have high potential as targeting delivery vehicles for cancer chemotherapy. In this study, silver-decorated gold nanorods (AuNR\Ag) have been successfully used to deliver specific, targeted chemotherapy against breast cancer (MCF7) and prostate carcinoma (PC3) cell lines. Doxorubicin, a commonly used chemotherapy, and anti-Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (anti-EpCAM) antibodies were covalently bonded to thiolated polyethylene glycol-coated AuNR\Ag, and the resultant system was used to deliver the drugs to cancer cells in vitro...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695982/combinations-of-genotoxic-tests-for-the-evaluation-of-group-1-iarc-carcinogens
#16
REVIEW
Jacky Bhagat
Many of the known human carcinogens are potent genotoxins that are efficiently detected as carcinogens in human populations but certain types of compounds such as immunosuppressants, sex hormones, etc. act via non-genotoxic mechanism. The absence of genotoxicity and the diversity of modes of action of non-genotoxic carcinogens make predicting their carcinogenic potential extremely challenging. There is evidence that combinations of different short-term tests provide a better and efficient prediction of human genotoxic and non-genotoxic carcinogens...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691739/nuclear-magnetic-resonance-and-mass-spectometry-based-metabolomics-to-study-maleic-acid-toxicity-from-repeated-dose-exposure-in-rats
#17
Charlene Wu, Chi-Hung Chen, Hsin-Chang Chen, Hao-Jan Liang, Shu-Ting Chen, Wan-Yu Lin, Kuen-Yuh Wu, Su-Yin Chiang, Ching-Yu Lin
Maleic acid (MA), a chemical intermediate used in many consumer and industrial products, was intentionally adulterated in a variety of starch-based foods and instigated food safety incidents in Asia. We aim to elucidate possible mechanisms of MA toxicity after repeated exposure by (1) determining the changes of metabolic profile using (1) H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and multivariate analysis, and (2) investigating the occurrence of oxidative stress using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry by using Sprague-Dawley rat urine samples...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685832/assessment-of-genotoxicity-and-biodistribution-of-nano-and-micron-sized-yttrium-oxide-in-rats-after-acute-oral-treatment
#18
Archana Panyala, Srinivas Chinde, Srinivas Indu Kumari, Paramjit Grover
The increasing use of yttrium oxide (Y2 O3 ) nanoparticles (NPs) entails an improved understanding of their potential impact on the environmental and human health. In the present study, the acute oral toxicity of Y2 O3 NPs and their microparticles (MPs) was carried out in female albino Wistar rats with 250, 500 and 1000 mg kg(-1) body weight doses. Before the genotoxicity evaluation, characterization of the particles by transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering and laser Doppler velocimetry was performed...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681937/maternal-nicotine-exposure-leads-to-decreased-cardiac-protein-disulfide-isomerase-and-impaired-mitochondrial-function-in-male-rat-offspring
#19
Nicole G Barra, Maria Lisyansky, Taylor A Vanduzer, Sandeep Raha, Alison C Holloway, Daniel B Hardy
Smoking throughout pregnancy can lead to complications during gestation, parturition and neonatal development. Thus, nicotine replacement therapies are a popular alternative thought to be safer than cigarettes. However, recent studies in rodents suggest that fetal and neonatal nicotine exposure alone results in cardiac dysfunction and high blood pressure. While it is well known that perinatal nicotine exposure causes increased congenital abnormalities, the mechanisms underlying longer-term deficits in cardiac function are not completely understood...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681389/untargeted-metabolomics-of-neuronal-cell-culture-a-model-system-for-the-toxicity-testing-of-insecticide-chemical-exposure
#20
Sarah Hayton, Garth L Maker, Ian Mullaney, Robert D Trengove
Toxicity testing is essential for the protection of human health from exposure to toxic environmental chemicals. As traditional toxicity testing is carried out using animal models, mammalian cell culture models are becoming an increasingly attractive alternative to animal testing. Combining the use of mammalian cell culture models with screening-style molecular profiling technologies, such as metabolomics, can uncover previously unknown biochemical bases of toxicity. We have used a mass spectrometry-based untargeted metabolomics approach to characterize for the first time the changes in the metabolome of the B50 cell line, an immortalised rat neuronal cell line, following acute exposure to two known neurotoxic chemicals that are common environmental contaminants; the pyrethroid insecticide permethrin and the organophosphate insecticide malathion...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
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