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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621440/t-lymphocytes-dominate-local-leukocyte-infiltration-in-response-to-intradermal-injection-of-functionalized-graphene-based-nanomaterial
#1
G F Erf, D M Falcon, K S Sullivan, S E Bourdo
Graphene-based nanomaterials (GBN) have many potential biomedical applications. However, information regarding their biological properties and interactions with cells and/or soluble factors within a complex tissue is limited. The objective of this study was to use the growing feather (GF) of chickens as a minimally invasive cutaneous test-site to assess and monitor leukocyte recruitment in response to intradermal GBN injection. Specifically, the dermis of 20 GFs per chicken was injected with 10 μl of phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)-vehicle or 10 μl of 300 μg ml(-1) oxygen-functionalized (f) GBN (6 chickens/treatment)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608465/effect-of-bisphenol-a-on-reproductive-processes-a-review-of-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-epidemiological-studies
#2
REVIEW
Agnieszka Tomza-Marciniak, Paulina Stępkowska, Jarosław Kuba, Bogumiła Pilarczyk
As bisphenol A (BPA) is characterized by a pronounced influence on human hormonal regulation, particular attention has been aimed at understanding its role in reproductive processes in males and females, as well as on fetal development. Owing to the increasing number of alarming reports on the negative consequences of the presence of BPA in human surroundings, more and more studies are being undertaken to clarify the negative effects of BPA on human reproductive processes. The aim of this work was to collect and summarize data on the influence of BPA exposure on reproductive health...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589558/potential-applications-and-human-biosafety-of-nanomaterials-used-in-nanomedicine
#3
REVIEW
Hong Su, Yafei Wang, Yuanliang Gu, Linda Bowman, Jinshun Zhao, Min Ding
With the rapid development of nanotechnology, potential applications of nanomaterials in medicine have been widely researched in recent years. Nanomaterials themselves can be used as image agents or therapeutic drugs, and for drug and gene delivery, biological devices, nanoelectronic biosensors or molecular nanotechnology. As the composition, morphology, chemical properties, implant sites as well as potential applications become more and more complex, human biosafety of nanomaterials for clinical use has become a major concern...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585774/a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model-of-vitamin-d
#4
Megan E Sawyer, Hien T Tran, Marina V Evans
Despite the plethora of studies discussing the benefits of vitamin D on physiological functioning, few mathematical models of vitamin D predict the response of the body on low-concentration supplementation of vitamin D under sunlight-restricted conditions. This study developed a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model utilizing published human data on the metabolic cascade of orally derived, low-concentration (placebo, 5 μg and 10 μg) supplementation of vitamin D over the course of 28 days in the absence of sunlight...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585739/iron-oxide-nanoparticles-induced-cytotoxicity-oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-in-lymphocytes
#5
Usha Singh Gaharwar, Ramovatar Meena, Paulraj Rajamani
Over the past few decades nanotechnology and material science has progressed extremely rapidly. Iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) owing to their unique magnetic properties have a great potential for their biomedical and bioengineering applications. However, there is an inevitable need to address the issue of safety and health effects of these nanoparticles. Hence, the present study was aimed to assess the cytotoxic effects of IONPs on rats' lymphocytes. Using different assays, we studied diverse parameters including mitochondrial membrane potential, intracellular accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), lactate dehydrogenase activity, antioxidant enzymes activity and DNA damage measurements...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585736/genotoxic-effects-of-old-landfill-leachate-on-hepg2-cells-after-nitration-ultrafiltration-reverse-osmosis-membrane-treatment-process
#6
Rong Cheng, Ling Zhao, Pinghe Yin
Toxicity assessment of nitration/ultrafiltration/reverse osmosis (nitration/UF/RO) project, which has recently been widely used as an efficient process with applications in practical leachate treatment, was very limited. In the present study, DNA damage of leachates was investigated before and after the nitration/UF/RO process by a battery of assays with human hepatoma cells. Methyletrazolium assay showed a high cytotoxicity of 97.1% after being exposed to the highest concentration of raw leachate for 24 h, and a cytotoxicity of 26% in effluent at a concentration of 30% (v/v)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569378/cyclosporine-exacerbates-ketamine-toxicity-in-zebrafish-mechanistic-studies-on-drug-drug-interaction
#7
Bonnie L Robinson, Melanie Dumas, Syed F Ali, Merle G Paule, Qiang Gu, Jyotshna Kanungo
Cyclosporine A (CsA) is an immunosuppressive drug commonly used in organ transplant patients to prevent allograft rejections. Ketamine is a pediatric anesthetic that noncompetitively inhibits the calcium-permeable N-methyl-d-aspartic acid receptors. Adverse drug-drug interaction effects between ketamine and CsA have been reported in mammals and humans. However, the mechanism of such drug-drug interaction is unclear. We have previously reported adverse effects of combination drugs, such as verapamil/ketamine and shown the mechanism through intervention by other drugs in zebrafish embryos...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556924/determination-and-risk-assessment-of-naturally-occurring-genotoxic-and-carcinogenic-alkenylbenzenes-in-nutmeg-based-plant-food-supplements
#8
Amer J Al-Malahmeh, Abdalmajeed M Alajlouni, Jia Ning, Sebastiaan Wesseling, Jacques Vervoort, Ivonne M C M Rietjens
A risk assessment of nutmeg-based plant food supplements (PFS) containing different alkenylbenzenes was performed based on the alkenylbenzene levels quantified in a series of PFS collected via the online market. The estimated daily intake (EDI) of the alkenylbenzenes amounted to 0.3 to 312 μg kg(-1) body weight (bw) for individual alkenylbenzenes, to 1.5 to 631 μg kg(-1) bw when adding up the alkenylbenzene levels assuming equal potency, and to 0.4 to 295 μg kg(-1) bw when expressed in safrole equivalents using toxic equivalency factors (TEFs)...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556920/ampk-activator-acadesine-fails-to-alleviate-isoniazid-caused-mitochondrial-instability-in-hepg2-cells
#9
Tian-Guang Zhang, Takashi Ikejima, Toshihiko Hayashi, Jun Zhao, Yi-Mei Wang, Shuang-Qing Peng
Isoniazid (INH) is a first-line antituberculosis drug that is adversely associated with hepatotoxicity. Recently, impairment of mitochondrial homeostasis involved in this side effect has been noticed. Mitochondrial homeostasis is achieved by the balance between the generation of functional mitochondria by biogenesis and elimination of dysfunctional mitochondria by autophagy. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) can maintain mitochondrial stability through positive control of these two processes. In this study, we showed that AMPK activator acadesine (AICAR) alleviated INH-caused impairment of mitochondrial biogenesis by activation of silent information regulator two ortholog 1 (SIRT1)-peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PGC1 α) pathway in HepG2 cells...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555957/diethylhexyl-phthalate-magnifies-deposition-of-14-c-bisphenol-a-in-reproductive-tissues-of-mice
#10
Evan D Borman, Nicholas Vecchi, Tyler Pollock, Denys deCatanzaro
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are found in diverse common products, including cosmetics, food packaging, thermal receipt paper and plastic containers. This exposes most people in developed countries through ingestion, skin absorption and inhalation. Two ubiquitous endocrine disrupting chemicals, bisphenol A (BPA) and diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) can interact in disrupting blastocyst implantation in inseminated females. We hypothesized that DEHP might increase the bioavailability of BPA in tissues by competing for metabolic enzymes...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555938/assessment-of-the-lethal-and-sublethal-effects-of-20-environmental-chemicals-in-zebrafish-embryos-and-larvae-by-using-oecd-tg-212
#11
Yoshifumi Horie, Takahiro Yamagishi, Hiroko Takahashi, Youko Shintaku, Taisen Iguchi, Norihisa Tatarazako
Fish embryo toxicity tests are used to assess the lethal and sublethal effects of environmental chemicals in aquatic organisms. Previously, we used a short-term toxicity test published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (test no. 212: Fish, Short-term Toxicity Test on Embryo and Sac-Fry Stages [OECD TG 212]) to assess the lethal and sublethal effects of aniline and several chlorinated anilines in zebrafish embryos and larvae. To expand upon this previous study, we used OECD TG 212 in zebrafish embryos and larvae to assess the lethal and sublethal effects of 20 additional environmental chemicals that included active pharmaceutical ingredients, pesticides, metals, aromatic compounds or chlorinated anilines...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555929/pm2-5-induced-lung-inflammation-in-mice-differences-of-inflammatory-response-in-macrophages-and-type-ii-alveolar-cells
#12
Miao He, Takamichi Ichinose, Seiichi Yoshida, Tomohiro Ito, Cuiying He, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Keiichi Arashidani, Hirohisa Takano, Guifan Sun, Takayuki Shibamoto
Particulate matter 2.5 (<PM2.5 μm) leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In this study, biomarkers related to inflammation and oxidative stress in vitro and in vivo experiments were investigated to clarify the PM2.5-induced lung inflammation mechanisms. In an in vitro study using RAW264.7 cells, PM2.5 caused phosphorylation of nuclear factor-κB, p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase and extracellular response kinases, an increase of proinflammatory gene and protein expressions (e.g. monocyte chemotactic protein-1, tumor necrosis factor-α)...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543848/non-animal-assessment-of-skin-sensitization-hazard-is-an-integrated-testing-strategy-needed-and-if-so-what-should-be-integrated
#13
REVIEW
David W Roberts, Grace Patlewicz
There is an expectation that to meet regulatory requirements, and avoid or minimize animal testing, integrated approaches to testing and assessment will be needed that rely on assays representing key events (KEs) in the skin sensitization adverse outcome pathway. Three non-animal assays have been formally validated and regulatory adopted: the direct peptide reactivity assay (DPRA), the KeratinoSens™ assay and the human cell line activation test (h-CLAT). There have been many efforts to develop integrated approaches to testing and assessment with the "two out of three" approach attracting much attention...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543094/mechanism-of-graphene-induced-cytotoxicity-role-of-endonucleases
#14
Tariq Fahmi, La Donna Branch, Zeid A Nima, Dae Song Jang, Alena V Savenka, Alexandru S Biris, Alexei G Basnakian
Graphene, a crystalline allotrope or carbon, presents numerous useful properties; however, its toxicity is yet to be determined. One of the most dramatic and irreversible toxic abilities of carbon nanomaterials is the induction of DNA fragmentation produced by endogenous cellular endonucleases. This study demonstrated that pristine graphene exposed to cultured kidney tubular epithelial cells is capable of inducing DNA fragmentation measured by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) assay, which is usually associated with cell death...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524356/association-between-yap-expression-in-neoplastic-and-non-neoplastic-breast-tissue-with-arsenic-urinary-levels
#15
Gladis Michel-Ramirez, Rogelio Recio-Vega, Guadalupe Ocampo-Gomez, Eduardo Palacios-Sanchez, Manuel Delgado-Macias, Manuel Delgado-Gaona, Robert Clark Lantz, Jay Gandolfi, Tania Gonzalez-Cortes
The Hippo pathway regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis and it has been noted that loss of critical components of this pathway can lead to uncontrolled cell growth. Yes-associated protein (YAP) is an important component of this Hippo pathway because YAP is the nuclear effector of the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway and it is crucial for the response to oxidative stress induced by cellular process and by different xenobiotics, including arsenic. It has been proposed that YAP dysregulation can contribute to a malignant cellular phenotype acting as both a tumor suppressor and an oncogene...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524252/in-vivo-noninvasive-analysis-of-graphene-nanomaterial-pharmacokinetics-using-photoacoustic-flow-cytometry
#16
Dmitry A Nedosekin, Jacqueline Nolan, Chengzhong Cai, Shawn E Bourdo, Zeid Nima, Alexandru S Biris, Vladimir P Zharov
Graphene-based nanomaterials (GBNs) are quickly revolutionizing modern electronics, energy generation and storage, clothing and biomedical devices. Due to GBN's variety of physical and chemical parameters that define their toxicity and their aggregation in suspension, interpreting its toxicology without accurate information on graphene's distribution and behavior in live organisms is challenging. In this work, we present a laser-based optical detection methodology for noninvasive detection and pharmacokinetics analysis of GBNs directly in blood flow in mice using in vivo photoacoustic (PA) flow cytometry (PAFC)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485474/graphene-and-carbon-nanotubes-activate-different-cell-surface-receptors-on-macrophages-before-and-after-deactivation-of-endotoxins
#17
Mohamed H Lahiani, Kuppan Gokulan, Katherine Williams, Mariya V Khodakovskaya, Sangeeta Khare
Nanomaterial synthesis and handling in a non-sterile environment can result in the final product becoming contaminated with bacterial endotoxin or lipopolysaccharides (LPB). During toxicological testing, the effects caused by endotoxin-contaminated nanomaterials can be misinterpreted in the end-point analysis (such as cytotoxicity and immune responses) and could result in erroneous conclusions. The objective of this study was twofold: (i) to test different carbon-based nanomaterials (CBNs) [pristine graphene and multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)] for the presence of endotoxin and develop strategies for depyrogenation, and (ii) to compare the immune response exhibited by macrophages after exposure to native CBNs versus depyrogenated CBNs...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485473/adhesive-force-between-graphene-nanoscale-flakes-and-living-biological-cells
#18
Radwan Al Faouri, Ralph Henry, Alexandru S Biris, Rob Sleezer, Gregory J Salamo
We report on a measurement technique that quantifies the adhesive force between multi-layers of graphene flakes and the cell wall of live Escherichia coli cells using atomic force microscopy (AFM) in-fluid Peak Force- Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping mode. To measure the adhesive force, we made use of the negative charge of E. coli cells to allow them to stick to positively charged surfaces, such as glass or silicon, that were covered by poly-L-Lysine. With this approach, cells were held in place for AFM characterization...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466983/review-of-mechanisms-of-deoxynivalenol-induced-anorexia-the-role-of-gut-microbiota
#19
REVIEW
Zhao Peng, Liangkai Chen, Jie Xiao, Xiaoqi Zhou, Andreas K Nüssler, Liegang Liu, Jinping Liu, Wei Yang
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is one of the most important mycotoxins in cereal-based foods or other food productions, produced by Fusarium species. Because of the high occurrence of DON in food combined with vast consumption of cereals and grain worldwide, the DON-contaminated food is a very harmful factor for human and animal health. DON has been reported to induce anorexia at lower or chronic doses in animal models. However, further researches for DON-induced anorexia are limited. Previous publications demonstrated a close link between Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes, two kinds of gut microbiota, with weight loss and the effect of low administration of DON on neurotransmitters in the frontal cortex, cerebellum, hypothalamus, hippocampus and pons/medulla...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448685/adult-neurobehavioral-alterations-in-male-and-female-mice-following-developmental-exposure-to-paracetamol-acetaminophen-characterization-of-a-critical-period
#20
Gaëtan Philippot, Torsten Gordh, Anders Fredriksson, Henrik Viberg
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a widely used non-prescription drug with analgesic and antipyretic properties. Among pregnant women and young children, paracetamol is one of the most frequently used drugs and is considered the first-choice treatment for pain and/or fever. Recent findings in both human and animal studies have shown associations between paracetamol intake during brain development and adverse behavioral outcomes later in life. The present study was undertaken to investigate if the induction of these effects depend on when the exposure occurs during a critical period of brain development and if male and female mice are equally affected...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
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