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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425640/profiling-of-the-silica-induced-molecular-events-in-lung-epithelial-cells-using-the-rna-seq-approach
#1
Judy Y W Chan, Joseph C C Tsui, Patrick T W Law, Winnie K W So, Doris Y P Leung, Michael M K Sham, Stephen K W Tsui, Carmen W H Chan
Silicosis is a prolonged, irreversible and incurable occupational disease, and there is a significant number of newly diagnosed cases every year in Hong Kong. Due to the long latency of the disease, the diagnosis can be missed until detailed clinical examination at a later stage. For a better control of this deadly disease, detailing the pro-inflammatory and fibrotic events in the macrophage would be instrumental in understanding the pathogenesis of the disease and essential for the significant biomarkers discovery...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425621/p53-competent-cells-and-p53-deficient-cells-display-different-susceptibility-to-oxygen-functionalized-graphene-cytotoxicity-and-genotoxicity
#2
Dayton M Petibone, Thikra Mustafa, Shawn E Bourdo, Andersen Lafont, Wei Ding, Alokita Karmakar, Zeid A Nima, Fumiya Watanabe, Daniel Casciano, Suzanne M Morris, Vasily N Dobrovolsky, Alexandru S Biris
Due to the distinctive physical, electrical, and chemical properties of graphene nanomaterials, numerous efforts pursuing graphene-based biomedical and industrial applications are underway. Oxidation of pristine graphene surfaces mitigates its otherwise hydrophobic characteristic thereby improving its biocompatibility and functionality. Yet, the potential widespread use of oxidized graphene derivatives raises concern about adverse impacts on human health. The p53 tumor suppressor protein maintains cellular and genetic stability after toxic exposures...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425566/gender-specific-histopathological-response-in-guppies-poecilia-reticulata-exposed-to-glyphosate-or-its-metabolite-aminomethylphosphonic-acid
#3
Adriana Maria Antunes, Thiago Lopes Rocha, Fernando Santiago Pires, Meire Alves de Freitas, Vanessa Rafaela Milhomem Cruz Leite, Sarah Arana, Paulo César Moreira, Simone Maria Teixeira Sabóia-Morais
Ecotoxicity of glyphosate (GLY) and its metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) was investigated in guppies, Poecilia reticulata. We tested the effects of these chemicals on the gills and liver of both male and female guppies using qualitative and quantitative histopathological analyses associated with histopathological condition indexes. Both genders showed similar median lethal concentration (LC50 ) at 96 h for GLY (68.78 and 70.87 mg l(-1) ) and AMPA (180 and 164.32 mg l(-1) ). However, the histopathological assessment of both fish organs exposed to sublethal concentrations of GLY (35 mg l(-1) ) and AMPA (82 mg l(-1) ) for 96 h showed a tissue- and gender-specific histopathological response...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425113/environmental-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-exposure-drives-t-cell-activation-in-bottlenose-dolphins
#4
Adam C Soloff, Bethany Jacobs Wolf, Natasha D White, Derek Muir, Sean Courtney, Gary Hardiman, Gregory D Bossart, Patricia A Fair
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are highly stable compounds that have been associated with immunotoxicity in epidemiologic studies and experimental rodent models. Lengthy half-lives and resistance to environmental degradation result in bioaccumulation of PFAAs in humans and wildlife. Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), the most prevalent PFAA detected within the environment, is found at high levels in occupationally exposed humans. We have monitored the environmental exposure of dolphins in the Charleston, SC region for over 10 years and levels of PFAAs, and PFOS in particular, were significantly elevated...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418071/chronic-exposure-to-graphene-based-nanomaterials-induces-behavioral-deficits-and-neural-damage-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#5
Ping Li, Tiantian Xu, Siyu Wu, Lili Lei, Defu He
Nanomaterials of graphene and its derivatives have been widely applied in recent years, but whose impacts on the environment and health are still not well understood. In the present study, the potential adverse effects of graphite (G), graphite oxide nanoplatelets (GO) and graphene quantum dots (GQDs) on the motor nervous system were investigated using nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as the assay system. After being characterized using TEM, SEM, XPS and PLE, three nanomaterials were chronically exposed to C...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397974/genome-resequencing-analysis-of-salmonella-typhimurium-lt-2-strains-ta98-and-ta100-for-the-establishment-of-a-next-generation-sequencing-based-mutagenicity-assay
#6
Shoji Matsumura, Yuichi Ito, Osamu Morita, Hiroshi Honda
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a potentially useful technology to achieve a more precise evaluation of chemical mutagenicity. To establish NGS-based mutagenicity assays, which enable the direct detection of chemically induced mutations in a whole genome manner, the selection of appropriate biological resources and their precise genome sequences are essential. Here, we performed genome re-sequencing analyses of Salmonella typhimurium LT-2 strains TA98 and TA100, which have been frequently used in mutagenicity assays...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383141/the-use-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-huvecs-as-an-in-vitro-model-to-assess-the-toxicity-of-nanoparticles-to-endothelium-a-review
#7
REVIEW
Yi Cao, Yu Gong, Liangliang Liu, Yiwei Zhou, Xin Fang, Cao Zhang, Yining Li, Juan Li
With the rapid development of nanotechnologies, nanoparticles (NPs) are increasingly produced and used in many commercial products, which could lead to the contact of human blood vessels with NPs. Thus, it is necessary to understand the adverse effects of NPs to relevant cells lining human blood vessels, especially endothelial cells (ECs) that cover the lumen of blood vessels. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) are among one of the most popular models used for ECs in vitro. In the present review, we discussed studies that have used HUVECs as a model to investigate the EC-NP interactions, the toxic effects of NPs on ECs and the mechanisms...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383113/diphenyl-diselenide-protects-against-methylmercury-induced-inhibition-of-thioredoxin-reductase-and-glutathione-peroxidase-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells-a-comparison-with-ebselen
#8
Daiane F Meinerz, Vasco Branco, Michael Aschner, Cristina Carvalho, João Batista T Rocha
Exposure to methylmercury (MeHg), an important environmental toxicant, may lead to serious health risks, damaging various organs and predominantly affecting the brain function. The toxicity of MeHg can be related to the inhibition of important selenoenzymes, such as glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and thioredoxin reductase (TrxR). Experimental studies have shown that selenocompounds play an important role as cellular detoxifiers and protective agents against the harmful effects of mercury. The present study investigated the mechanisms by which diphenyl diselenide [(PhSe)2 ] and ebselen interfered with the interaction of mercury (MeHg) and selenoenzymes (TrxR and GPx) in an in vitro experimental model of cultured human neuroblastoma cells (SH-SY5Y)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382686/methylparaben-induced-decrease-in-collagen-production-and-viability-of-cultured-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#9
Natalia Majewska, Ilona Zaręba, Arkadiusz Surażyński, Anna Galicka
Parabens owing to their many advantageous properties are widely applied in cosmetics, food products and pharmaceuticals. However, recent research results have shown that they possess the ability to accumulate in the human body and exert many adverse effects. In this study, the impact of methylparaben (MP) as the most frequently used preservative in cosmetics, on human dermal fibroblasts and collagen production was evaluated. In cells treated with 0.01, 0.03 and 0.05% MP a dose-dependent decrease in collagen biosynthesis was revealed, which was positively correlated with the activity of prolidase responsible for the recovery of proline...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370166/mechanism-of-arsenite-toxicity-in-embryonic-stem-cells
#10
Naimisha Beeravolu, Christina McKee, G Rasul Chaudhry
Environmental arsenite exposure has been linked to cancer as well as other diseases, presenting an important and serious public health problem. Toxicity of inorganic arsenite (iAs) has been investigated using animal models and cell culture, yet its developmental effects are poorly understood. This study investigated the molecular mechanism of iAs toxicity to ascertain insight into development and differentiation processes using mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs). The results showed that iAs exposure affected morphology and integrity of ESC colonies as well as inhibited cell growth in a concentration-dependent manner, excluding concentrations <1 μM iAs which stimulated ESC growth...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370171/a-review-on-acridinylthioureas-and-its-derivatives-biological-and-cytotoxic-activity
#11
REVIEW
Mária Kožurková, Danica Sabolová, Pavol Kristian
Acridines possess two characteristics that have led many researchers to consider the agents interesting targets for future development as potential farmacophores: the planar acridine skeleton, which is able to intercalate into DNA, and the intense fluorescence of the agents. This review offers a study of the multifunctional character of acridines and the synthesis of novel acridine derivatives, with particular focus being placed on isothiocyanates and their congeners, e.g. thioureas, isothioureas, quaternary ammonium salts and platinum/gold conjugates...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337774/alumina-at-50-and-13%C3%A2-nm-nanoparticle-sizes-have-potential-genotoxicity
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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