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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337774/alumina-at-50-and-13%C3%A2-nm-nanoparticle-sizes-have-potential-genotoxicity
#1
Qinli Zhang, Haiyang Wang, Cuicui Ge, Jeremy Duncan, Kaihong He, Samuel O Adeosun, Huaxin Xi, Huiting Peng, Qiao Niu
Although nanomaterials have the potential to improve human life, their sideline effects on human health seem to be inevitable and still are unknown. Some studies have investigated the genotoxicity of alumina nanoparticles (AlNPs); however, this effect is still unclear due to insufficient evaluation and conflicting results. Using a battery of standard genotoxic assays, the present study offers evidence of the genotoxicity associated with aluminum oxide (alumina) at NP sizes of 50 and 13 nm, when compared with bulk alumina (10 μm)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332723/evidence-for-persistent-organochlorine-pollutants-in-the-human-adrenal-cortex
#2
Enza Fommei, Roberta Turci, Andrea Ripoli, Silvana Balzan, Fabrizio Bianchi, Luca Morelli, Alessio Coi
Environmental pollutants may act as endocrine disruptors in animals. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) enter the food chain and may accumulate in the fatty animal tissues, including adrenals. To our knowledge, no previous study has investigated their presence in the human normal adrenal (NA) cortex and aldosterone-producing adenomas (APA). Surgical fragments of APA from 11 patients and NA from 8 kidney donors were analyzed for 16 PCBs congeners and 10 OCPs. A Matrix Solid-Phase Dispersion (MSPD) method for simultaneous determination of the target compounds in cortex homogenates was developed...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326570/reproductive-disorders-in-female-rats-after-prenatal-exposure-to-betamethasone
#3
Cibele S Borges, Tainá L Pacheco, Marina T Guerra, Aline L Barros, Patricia V Silva, Gabriela Missassi, Katiussia Pinho da Silva, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, André S Pupo, Wilma De G Kempinas
Betamethasone is the drug of choice for antenatal treatment, promoting fetal lung maturation and decreasing mortality. Previous studies in rats reported male programming and alteration in sperm parameters and sexual behavior following intrauterine betamethasone exposure. The impact on the female reproductive development is not known. In this study, rat female offspring was assessed for sexual development, morphophysiology of the reproductive tract and fertility after maternal exposure to 0.1 mg kg(-1) of betamethasone or vehicle on gestational days 12, 13, 18 and 19...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304107/the-percutaneous-toxicokinetics-of-sulphur-mustard-in-a-damaged-skin-porcine-model-and-the-evaluation-of-woundstat%C3%A2-as-a-topical-decontaminant
#4
Charlotte A Hall, Helen L Lydon, Christopher H Dalton, J Kevin Chipman, John S Graham, Robert P Chilcott
This study used a damaged skin, porcine model to evaluate the in vivo efficacy of WoundStat™ for decontamination of superficial (non-haemorrhaging), sulphur mustard-contaminated wounds. The dorsal skin of 12 female pigs was subjected to controlled physical damage and exposed to 10 μL (14) C-radiolabelled sulphur mustard ((14) C-SM). Animals were randomly assigned to either a control or a treatment group. In the latter, WoundStat™ was applied 30 s post exposure and left in situ for 1 h. Skin lesion progression and decontaminant efficacy were quantified over 6 h using a range of biophysical measurements...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299817/altered-expression-of-the-olr59-ethe1-and-slc10a2-genes-in-the-liver-of-f344-rats-by-neonatal-thyroid-hormone-disruption
#5
Kana Matsubara, Naoki Nakamura, Seigo Sanoh, Shigeru Ohta, Shigeyuki Kitamura, Naoto Uramaru, Shinichi Miyagawa, Taisen Iguchi, Nariaki Fujimoto
Many concerns have been expressed regarding the possible adverse effects of thyroid hormone-disrupting chemicals in the environment. The disruption of thyroid hormones in the neonatal period may lead to permanent effects on thyroid hormone homeostasis as well as related developmental disorders, as thyroid hormones are essential for regulating the growth and differentiation of many tissues. To understand the long-term alteration in gene expressions by neonatal administration of thyroid hormone-like chemicals in general, we identified genes whose expression was altered in the liver, an important component of the thyroid hormone axis, by neonatal exposure to triiodothyronine (T3)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299803/toxicity-of-inhaled-particulate-matter-on-the-central-nervous-system-neuroinflammation-neuropsychological-effects-and-neurodegenerative-disease
#6
REVIEW
Yan Wang, Lilin Xiong, Meng Tang
Particulate matter (PM) combined with meteorological factors cause the haze, which brings inconvenience to people's daily life and deeply endanger people's health. Accumulating literature, to date, reported that PM are closely related to cardiopulmonary disease. Outpatient visits and admissions as a result of asthma and heart attacks gradually increase with an elevated concentration of PM. Owing to its special physicochemical property, the brain could be a potential target beyond the cardiopulmonary system...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261832/comparative-luciferase-assay-for-establishing-reliable-in-vitro-screening-system-of-juvenile-hormone-agonists
#7
Hitoshi Miyakawa, Taisen Iguchi
The cultured cell-based in vitro assay using the stringency of ligand-receptor interactions is typically useful for screening certain hormone agonists from among a very large number of molecules. However, ligands are frequently altered or modified through evolution; indeed, even in the same receptor orthologs, different ligand sensitivity profiles are considered to arise among species and/or taxa. Such ligand transition has been observed in juvenile hormone (JH), one of the most important endocrine factors in arthropods...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261831/hydroxyapatite-nanoparticle-induced-mitochondrial-energy-metabolism-impairment-in-liver-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#8
Yang Xue, Qingqing Chen, Jiao Sun
Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (HAP-NPs) have been extensively developed as drug carriers, bone implants, coating materials, etc. in the human body. However, research focusing on the potential side effects of HAP-NPs on the mitochondria-associated energy metabolism in liver cells is lacking. In this study, HAP-NPs with a long diameter of 80 nm and a short diameter of 20 nm were evaluated for their ability to induce mitochondrial energy metabolism dysfunction in vitro and in vivo. In the in vitro system, the buffalo rat hepatocyte (BRL) cell line was directly exposed to the HAP-NPs...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261823/effects-of-aging-on-cadmium-concentrations-and-renal-dysfunction-in-inhabitants-in-cadmium-polluted-regions-in-japan
#9
Hoang Duc Phuc, Teruhiko Kido, Nguyen Thi Phuong Oanh, Ho Dung Manh, Le Thai Anh, Yuko Oyama, Rie Okamoto, Akie Ichimori, Kazuhiro Nogawa, Yasushi Suwazono, Hideaki Nakagawa
The absorption of cadmium (Cd) may lead to Cd-related diseases such as renal tubular dysfunction and bone disease, and it is known to take around 10-30 years to reduce Cd concentrations to half their original levels. Urinary β2 -microglobulin (β2 -MG), N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAG), protein, glucose and albumin were used as indicators of renal dysfunction caused by Cd exposure. Our previous study found that urinary Cd concentrations had increased recently and that age was more strongly associated with urinary β2 -MG concentration than recent Cd body burden...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261819/structural-and-functional-alterations-in-malpighian-tubules-as-biomarkers-of-environmental-pollution-synopsis-and-prospective
#10
REVIEW
Anita Giglio, Pietro Brandmayr
Although a number of biomarkers of pollutant exposure have been identified in invertebrate species, little is known about the effect on Malpighian tubules playing an essential role in excretion and osmoregulation. Analyses of structural and functional alterations on this organ can be useful to predict the effects at the organism and population level in monitoring studies of environmental pollution. The aim of the present review is to provide a synthesis of existing knowledge on cellular damages induced by xenobiotics in Malpighian tubules both under laboratory and field conditions...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244128/a-quantitative-in-silico-model-for-predicting-skin-sensitization-using-a-nearest-neighbours-approach-within-expert-derived-structure-activity-alert-spaces
#11
Steven J Canipa, Martyn L Chilton, Rachel Hemingway, Donna S Macmillan, Alun Myden, Jeffrey P Plante, Rachael E Tennant, Jonathan D Vessey, Thomas Steger-Hartmann, Janet Gould, Jedd Hillegass, Sylvain Etter, Benjamin P C Smith, Angela White, Paul Sterchele, Ann De Smedt, Devin O'Brien, Rahul Parakhia
Dermal contact with chemicals may lead to an inflammatory reaction known as allergic contact dermatitis. Consequently, it is important to assess new and existing chemicals for their skin sensitizing potential and to mitigate exposure accordingly. There is an urgent need to develop quantitative non-animal methods to better predict the potency of potential sensitizers, driven largely by European Union (EU) Regulation 1223/2009, which forbids the use of animal tests for cosmetic ingredients sold in the EU. A Nearest Neighbours in silico model was developed using an in-house dataset of 1096 murine local lymph node (LLNA) studies...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218409/development-of-haemostatic-decontaminants-for-treatment-of-wounds-contaminated-with-chemical-warfare-agents-3-evaluation-of-in-vitro-topical-decontamination-efficacy-using-damaged-skin
#12
Helen L Lydon, Charlotte A Hall, Christopher H Dalton, J Kevin Chipman, John S Graham, Robert P Chilcott
Previous studies have demonstrated that haemostatic products with an absorptive mechanism of action retain their clotting efficiency in the presence of toxic materials and are effective in decontaminating chemical warfare (CW) agents when applied to normal, intact skin. The purpose of this in vitro study was to assess three candidate haemostatic products for effectiveness in the decontamination of superficially damaged porcine skin exposed to the radiolabelled CW agents, soman (GD), VX and sulphur mustard (HD)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218408/toxaphene-induced-mouse-liver-tumorigenesis-is-mediated-by-the-constitutive-androstane-receptor
#13
Zemin Wang, Xilin Li, Qiangen Wu, James C Lamb, James E Klaunig
Toxaphene was shown to increase liver tumor incidence in B6C3F1 mice following chronic dietary exposure. Preliminary evidence supported a role for the constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) in the mode of action of toxaphene-induced mouse liver tumors. However, these results could not rule out a role for the pregnane X receptor (PXR) in liver tumor formation. To define further the nuclear receptors involved in this study, we utilized CAR, PXR and PXR/CAR knockout mice (CAR(-/-) , PXR(-/-) and PXR(-/-) /CAR(-/-) ) along with the wild-type C57BL/6...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186360/threshold-limit-values-of-the-cadmium-concentration-in-rice-in-the-development-of-itai-itai-disease-using-benchmark-dose-analysis
#14
Kazuhiro Nogawa, Masaru Sakurai, Masao Ishizaki, Teruhiko Kido, Hideaki Nakagawa, Yasushi Suwazono
The aim of this study was to estimate the benchmark dose (BMD) as the threshold limit level of the cadmium (Cd) concentration in rice for itai-itai disease and/or suspected disease; it was based on the data that previously evaluated the association for such diseases with the Cd concentration in rice by using a logistic regression model. From 1971 to 1976, a total of 2446 rice samples were analyzed across the 88 hamlets in the Jinzu river basin. The mean Cd concentration in rice in each hamlet was used as the index of external Cd exposure of the entire population of the hamlet...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186326/automated-image-analysis-of-intra-tumoral-and-peripheral-endocrine-organ-vascular-bed-regression-using-fibrelength-as-a-novel-structural-biomarker
#15
Adam Hargreaves, Alison Bigley, Shirley Price, Jane Kendrew, Simon T Barry
The study of vascular modulation has received a great deal of attention in recent years as knowledge has increased around the role of angiogenesis within disease contexts such as cancer. Despite rapidly expanding insights into the molecular processes involved and the concomitant generation of a number of anticancer vascular modulating chemotherapeutics, techniques used in the measurement of structural vascular change have advanced more modestly, particularly with regard to the preclinical quantification of off-target vascular regression within systemic, notably endocrine, blood vessels...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176351/role-of-connexin-43-in-cadmium-induced-proliferation-of-human-prostate-epithelial-cells
#16
Qingping Liu, Xiaoli Ji, Zehe Ge, Haipeng Diao, Xiuli Chang, Lihua Wang, Qing Wu
Connexins (Cxs), the subunits of gap junction channels, are involved in many physiological processes. Aberrant control of Cxs and gap junction intercellular communication may contribute to many diseases, including the promotion of cancer. Cd exposure is associated with increased risk of human prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. The roles of Cxs in the effects of Cd on the prostate have, however, not been reported previously. In this study, the human prostate epithelial cell line RWPE-1 was exposed to Cd...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176338/effects-of-neonatal-17%C3%AE-ethinyloestradiol-exposure-on-female-paced-mating-behaviour-in-the-rat
#17
Chiaki Komine, Shingo Nakajima, Yasuhiko Kondo, Yasuyuki Horii, Midori Yoshida, Maiko Kawaguchi
Correct perinatal oestrogen levels are critical for sexual differentiation. For example, perinatal exposure to oestrogen causes masculinization and defeminization of the brain in female rats and also induces delayed effects after maturation characterized by early onset of abnormal oestrus cycling. However, the mechanisms underlying the above effects of oestrogen remain to be fully determined. 17α-ethinyloestradiol (EE), a common synthetic oestrogen widely used in oral contraceptives, binds specifically to oestrogen receptors...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165156/pancreatic-impairment-and-igf2-hypermethylation-induced-by-developmental-exposure-to-bisphenol-a-can-be-counteracted-by-maternal-folate-supplementation
#18
Zhenxing Mao, Wei Xia, Wenqian Huo, Tongzhang Zheng, Bryan A Bassig, Huailong Chang, Tian Chen, Feie Li, Yunxin Pan, Yang Peng, Yuanyuan Li, Shunqing Xu
Increasing evidence indicates that bisphenol A (BPA), a widely manufactured environmental pollutant, can induce changes in DNA methylation paatterns, which is a potential mechanism linking this environmental exposure to disease development. We investigated the influence of developmental exposure to BPA on pancreatic DNA methylation patterns and whether maternal folate supplementation can modify the epigenetic status and pancreatic impairment induced by BPA. Our results showed that maternal dietary folate supplementation in rats exposed to BPA counteracted the observed BPA-induced pancreatic impairments in the offspring, which included disrupted insulin secretion and glucose intolerance, and impaired morphology and ultrastructure of β cells...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165151/horseradish-extract-promotes-urinary-bladder-carcinogenesis-when-administered-to-f344-rats-in-drinking-water
#19
Young-Man Cho, Mai Hasumura, Toshio Imai, Shigeaki Takami, Akiyoshi Nishikawa, Kumiko Ogawa
Horseradish extract (HRE), consisting mainly of a mixture of allyl isothiocyanate and other isothiocyanates, has been used as a food additive. To evaluate the potential hazards of HRE, a 104-week chronic study, a 2-week analysis of cell proliferation in the urinary bladder and a medium-term promotion bioassay of HRE were conducted with administration at concentrations of up to 0.04% HRE in the drinking water to male F344 rats. In the 104-week chronic study with 32 male rats per group, no treatment-related increases in the incidences of neoplastic lesions in any organ, including urinary bladder, were observed, except for simple hyperplasia in the urinary bladder in rats treated with HRE at concentrations of more than 0...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165139/carboxylated-nanodiamonds-can-be-used-as-negative-reference-in-in-vitro-nanogenotoxicity-studies
#20
H Moche, V Paget, D Chevalier, E Lorge, N Claude, H A Girard, J C Arnault, S Chevillard, F Nesslany
Nanodiamonds (NDs) are promising nanomaterials for biomedical applications. However, a few studies highlighted an in vitro genotoxic activity for detonation NDs, which was not evidenced in one of our previous work quantifying γ-H2Ax after 20 and 100 nm high-pressure high-temperature ND exposures of several cell lines. To confirm these results, in the present work, we investigated the genotoxicity of the same 20 and 100 nm NDs and added intermediate-sized NDs of 50 nm. Conventional in vitro genotoxicity tests were used, i...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
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