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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087233/anti-diabetic-effects-of-inonotus-obliquus-polysaccharides-chromium-iii-complex-in-type-2-diabetic-mice-and-its-sub-acute-toxicity-evaluation-in-normal-mice
#1
Cong Wang, Zhongqin Chen, Yuxiang Pan, Xudong Gao, Haixia Chen
Polysaccharides are important bioactive ingredients from Inonotus obliquus. This study aimed to synthesize and characterize a novel I. obliquus polysaccharides-chromium (III) complex (UIOPC) and investigate the anti-diabetic effects in streptozotocin (STZ) induced type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mice and sub-acute toxicity in normal mice. The molecular weight of UIOPC was about 11.5 × 10 (4) Da with the chromium content was 13.01% and the chromium was linked with polysaccharides through coordination bond...
January 10, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082230/toxicity-of-hemimethyl-substituted-cucurbit-7-uril
#2
Xue Yang, Wenxuan Zhao, Ziyi Wang, Ying Huang, Simon M Y Lee, Zhu Tao, Ruibing Wang
Hemimethyl-substituted cucurbit[7]uril (HMeCB[7]), a derivative of cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) with nearly identical host-guest complexation properties to that of the parent, has significant potential in biomedical sciences due to its superior solubility in water. Its toxicity profile has been investigated in this work, including its developmental and organ-specific toxicities, with both in vivo zebrafish models and a relevant in vitro cellular model. These results demonstrated that HMeCB[7] has negligible developmental toxicity at concentrations up to 3...
January 9, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082229/impact-of-fusarium-mycotoxins-on-hepatic-and-intestinal-mrna-expression-of-cytochrome-p450-enzymes-and-drug-transporters-and-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-oral-enrofloxacin-in-broiler-chickens
#3
Gunther Antonissen, Mathias Devreese, Siegrid De Baere, An Martel, Filip Van Immerseel, Siska Croubels
Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) drug biotransformation enzymes and multidrug resistance (MDR) proteins may influence drug disposition processes. The first part of the study aimed to evaluate the effect of mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON) and/or fumonisins (FBs), at contamination levels approaching European Union guidance levels, on intestinal and hepatic CYP450 enzymes and MDR proteins gene expression in broiler chickens. mRNA expression of genes encoding CYP450 enzymes (CYP3A37, CYP1A4 and CYP1A5) and drug transporters (MDR1/ABCB1 and MRP2/ABCC2) was determined using qRT-PCR...
January 9, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069374/assessment-of-genotoxic-and-antigenotoxic-activities-of-artepillin-c-in-somatic-cells-of-drosophila-melanogaster
#4
Carmem Regine Faleiro Rodrigues, Luciana Ciarelli Plentz, Mariana do Amaral Flores, Rafael Rodrigues Dihl, Mauricio Lehmann
The significant contents of artepillin C (AC) in green propolis have prompted research on the biological activities of the compound. The present study evaluated the activity of this phenolic compound on DNA, assessing its genotoxic and antigenotoxic potentials in the somatic mutation and recombination test in Drosophila melanogaster. The ST and HB crosses were used in the assessment of genotoxic potential, since they express cytochrome P450 metabolization enzymes differently. In the 0.1-1.6 mM concentration range, AC did not have any genotoxic action in either cross...
January 6, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065759/a-subchronic-90-day-oral-toxicity-study-of-origanum-vulgare-essential-oil-in-rats
#5
M Llana-Ruiz-Cabello, S Maisanaba, M Puerto, S Pichardo, A Jos, R Moyano, A M Cameán
Oregano essential oil (Origanum vulgare L. virens) (OEO) is being used in the food industry due to its useful properties to develop new active packaging systems. In this concern, the safety assessment of this natural extract is of great interest before being commercialized. The European Food Safety Authority requests different in vivo assays to ensure the safety of food contact materials. One of these studies is a 90 days repeated-dose oral assay in rodents. In the present work, 40 male and 40 female Wistar rats were orally exposed to 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg body weight (b...
January 5, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065758/vitamin-e-reduces-endosulfan-induced-toxic-effects-on-morphology-and-behavior-in-early-development-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#6
K Dale, J D Rasinger, K L Thorstensen, S Penglase, S Ellingsen
The aim of this study was to investigate if vitamin E (α-TOC) modulates the developmental toxicity of the pesticide endosulfan (ESF), using a modified zebrafish embryotoxicity test (ZET). Zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos were exposed from 6 to 72 h post fertilization (hpf) to either ESF (0.1-50 mg/L) or α-TOC (0.01-3 mM) alone or in combination. The effects of these exposures on embryonic morphology, larval behavior and antioxidant gene expression were analyzed. Phenotypic analysis at 48 hpf showed that ESF led to a dose-dependent increase in embryonic deformities, including axis malformations, pericardial edema and reduced pigmentation...
January 5, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063998/inhibiting-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-autophagy-enhanced-brazilin-induced-apoptosis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Zhi-Jing He, Fei-Ya Zhu, Shi-Sheng Li, Liang Zhong, Hong-Yu Tan, Kai Wang
Autophagy modulation has been considered a potential therapeutic strategy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). A previous study confirmed that brazilin might possess significant anti-carcinogenic activity. However, whether brazilin induces autophagy and its roles in cell death in HNSCC are still unclear. In this study, we have shown that brazilin induced significant apoptosis in the Cal27 HNSCC cell line but not in oral keratinocyte cell line (OKC). In addition to showing apoptosis induction, we demonstrated the brazilin-induced autophagic response in the Cal27 cells, as evidenced by the formation of GFP-LC3 puncta, and also showed the upregulation of LC3-II and Beclin-1...
January 4, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043836/egg-white-derived-peptides-prevent-male-reproductive-dysfunction-induced-by-mercury-in-rats
#8
Danize Aparecida Rizzetti, Caroline Silveira Martinez, Alyne Goulart Escobar, Taiz Martins da Silva, José Antonio Uranga-Ocio, Franck Maciel Peçanha, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Marta Miguel Castro, Giulia Alessandra Wiggers
Oxidative stress in known to contribute to the male reproductive dysfunction induced by mercury (Hg). Our study tested the hypothesis that the egg white hydrolysate (EWH), a potent antioxidant in vitro, is able to prevent the effects of prolonged Hg exposure on male reproductive system in rats. For this, rats were treated for 60 days with: a) Untreated - saline solution (i.m.); b) Hydrolysate - EWH (1 g/kg/day, gavage); c) Mercury - HgCl2 (1st dose 4.6 μg/kg, subsequent doses 0.07 μg/kg/day, i.m.); d) Hydrolysate-Mercury...
December 30, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043835/mitigation-of-enniatins-in-edible-fish-tissues-by-thermal-processes-and-identification-of-degradation-products
#9
J Tolosa, G Font, J Mañes, E Ferrer
Emerging mycotoxins, such as enniatins and beauvericin, are common contaminants in vegetal matrices, but recently, the occurrence of mycotoxins in foodstuffs from animal origin has been also reported as they can be present in edible tissues of animals fed with contaminated feedstuffs. Sea bass, sea bream, Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout from aquaculture analyzed in the present survey showed contamination by emerging Fusarium mycotoxins enniatins (ENs). ENs were extracted from raw and cooked fish with acetonitrile and analyzed by Liquid Chromatography coupled to Mass Spectrometry...
December 30, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041933/a-risk-assessment-of-dietary-ochratoxin-a-in-the-united-states
#10
Nicole J Mitchell, Chen Chen, Jeffrey D Palumbo, Andreia Bianchini, Jack Cappozzo, Jayne Stratton, Dojin Ryu, Felicia Wu
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a mycotoxin (fungal toxin) found in multiple foodstuffs. Because OTA has been shown to cause kidney disease in multiple animal models, several governmental bodies around the world have set maximum allowable levels of OTA in different foods and beverages. In this study, we conducted the first exposure and risk assessment study of OTA for the United States' population. A variety of commodities from grocery stores across the US were sampled for OTA over a 2-year period. OTA exposure was calculated from the OTA concentrations in foodstuffs and consumption data for different age ranges...
December 30, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041934/benefit-risk-ratio-of-canned-pacific-saury-cololabis-saira-intake-essential-fatty-acids-vs-heavy-metals
#11
O V Anishchenko, N N Sushchik, O N Makhutova, G S Kalachova, I V Gribovskaya, V N Morgun, M I Gladyshev
Fatty acid (FA) and element contents were studied in 14 brands of canned saury (Cololabis saira), a popular product of Russian market. Canned saury is a valuable source of essential polyunsaturated FA - eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3). To obtain personal daily dose of EPA + DHA of 1 g for prevention of cardiovascular diseases, neural and inflammatory disorders one needs to intake from 26 to 76 g of canned saury, as was calculated for studied brands. ICP-OES analysis of 24 elements showed that Pb concentration in one brand and Cd content in most of studied saury samples exceeded standards for fish meat established by the European Commission...
December 29, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040469/the-chilean-superfruit-black-berry-aristotelia-chilensis-elaeocarpaceae-maqui-as-mediator-in-inflammation-associated-disorders
#12
Carlos L Cespedes, Natalia Pavon, Mariana Dominguez, Julio Alarcon, Cristian Balbontin, Isao Kubo, Mohammed El-Hafidi, Jose G Avila
The effects of phytochemicals occurred in fractions and extracts of fruits of "Maqui-berry" (Aristotelia chilensis), on the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), inducible-nitric oxide synthases (iNOS) and the production of proinflammatory mediators were investigated in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated murine macrophage RAW-264 cells, as well as their antioxidant activities. The MeOH extract (A), acetone/methanol extract (B), fractions F3, F4, subfractions (SF4-SF6, SF7, SF8-SF10, SF11-SF15, SF16-SF20), quercetin, gallic acid, luteolin, myricetin, mixtures M1, M2 and M3 exhibited potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities...
December 28, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034800/effects-of-tetramethylpyrazine-from-chinese-black-vinegar-on-antioxidant-and-hypolipidemia-activities-in-hepg2-cells
#13
Jicheng Chen, Jingjing Tian, Huifang Ge, Ruihai Liu, Jianbo Xiao
Tetramethylpyrazine is a bioactive compound found in Chinese black vinegar. This work is to investigate the potential effects of tetramethylpyrazine on intracellular cholesterol modulation in HepG2 cells. The results demonstrated that tetramethylpyrazine can induce intracellular cholesterol efflux. Tetramethylpyrazine may also improve endothelial function through its antioxidant effects by inhibiting reactive oxygen species levels and increasing the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase and catalase. Tetramethylpyrazine increased liver X receptor and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gene expression in HepG2 cells...
December 26, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027979/the-impairment-of-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-caused-by-prolonged-glucotoxicity-and-lipotoxicity-is-associated-with-elevated-adaptive-antioxidant-response
#14
Jingqi Fu, Qi Cui, Bei Yang, Yongyong Hou, Huihui Wang, Yuanyuan Xu, Difei Wang, Qiang Zhang, Jingbo Pi
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a progressive disease characterized by sustained hyperglycemia and is frequently accompanied by hyperlipidemia. Deterioration of β-cell function in T2D patients may be caused, in part, by long-term exposure to high concentrations of glucose and/or lipids. We developed systems to study how chronic glucotoxicity and lipotoxicity might be linked to the impairment of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) machinery in pancreatic β-cells. INS-1 (832/13) were exposed to glucose and/or palmitate for up to 10 weeks...
December 25, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027981/occurrence-of-halogenated-flame-retardants-in-commercial-seafood-species-available-in-european-markets
#15
Òscar Aznar-Alemany, Laura Trabalón, Silke Jacobs, Vera Liane Barbosa, Margarita Fernández Tejedor, Kit Granby, Christiaan Kwadijk, Sara C Cunha, Federico Ferrari, Griet Vandermeersch, Isabelle Sioen, Wim Verbeke, Lolita Vilavert, José L Domingo, Ethel Eljarrat, Damià Barceló
PBDEs (congeners 28, 47, 99, 100, 153, 154, 183, 209), HBCD (α, β, γ), emerging brominated flame retardants (PBEB, HBB and DBDPE), dechloranes (Dec 602, 603, 604, syn- and anti-DP), TBBPA, 2,4,6-TBP and MeO-PBDEs (8 congeners) were analysed in commercial seafood samples from European countries. Levels were similar to literature and above the environmental quality standards (EQS) limit of the Directive 2013/39/EU for PBDEs. Contaminants were found in 90.5% of the seafood samples at n. d.-356 ng/g lw (n...
December 24, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027980/assessment-of-the-carcinogenic-potential-of-high-intense-sweeteners-through-the-test-for-detection-of-epithelial-tumor-clones-warts-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#16
Mirley Alves Vasconcelos, Priscila Capelari Orsolin, Rosiane Gomes Silva-Oliveira, Júlio César Nepomuceno, Mário Antônio Spanó
High intensity-sweeteners (HIS) are natural or synthetic substances, sweeter than sugar, providing sweetness without calories. Sweeteners are mainly used as an aid in losing weight, preventing obesity and controlling blood sugar levels for diabetics. The objective of this study was to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of the sweeteners aspartame, sucralose, sodium saccharin and steviol glycoside, using the test for detection of epithelial tumor clones in Drosophila melanogaster. Larvae of 72+4h, obtained from wts/TM3 female mated with mwh/mwh males, were treated for approximately 48h with different concentrations of aspartame (0...
December 24, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025123/structured-dag-oil-ameliorates-renal-injury-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activation-of-nrf2-pathway
#17
Kankana Das, Mahua Ghosh
Accumulating evidence suggested that inflammatory processes are involved in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Here, we have tested the hypothesis that Caprylic Acid (Cy)-diacylglycerol (DAG) oil (Cy-DAG), a novel structurally formulated lipid with high nutritional value, ameliorated DN in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats through the anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Basic hematological, biochemical parameters, immunoblotting, immunofluorescence and flow cytometry analysis were performed to observe the anti-inflammatory potential of Cy-DAG oil...
December 24, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025124/major-triterpenoids-in-chinese-hawthorn-crataegus-pinnatifida-and-their-effects-on-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-induction-in-mda-mb-231-cancer-cells
#18
Lingrong Wen, Ruixue Guo, Lijun You, Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Tong Li, Xiong Fu, Rui Hai Liu
The cytotoxicity and antiproliferative effect of phytochemicals presenting in the fruits of Chinese hawthorn (Crataegus pinnatifida) were evaluated. Shanlihong (Crataegus pinnatifida Bge. var. major N.E.Br.) variety possessed significant levels of flavonoids and triterpenoids, and showed potent antiproliferative effect against HepG2, MCF-7 and MDA-MB- 231 human cancer cells lines. Triterpenoids-enriched fraction (S9) prepared by Semi-preparative HPLC, and its predominant ingredient ursolic acid (UA) demonstrated remarkably antiproliferative activities for all the tested cancer cell lines...
December 23, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025122/protective-effect-of-rutaecarpine-against-t-bhp-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-upregulating-antioxidant-enzymes-via-the-camkii-akt-and-nrf2-are-pathways
#19
Sun Woo Jin, Yong Pil Hwang, Chul Yung Choi, Hyung Gyun Kim, Se Jong Kim, Yongan Kim, Young Chul Chung, Kyung Jin Lee, Tae Cheon Jeong, Hye Gwang Jeong
Rutaecarpine, an indolopyridoquinazolinone alkaloid isolated from the unripe fruit of Evodia rutaecarpa, has been shown to have cytoprotective potential, but the molecular mechanism underlying this activity remains unclear. Our study was designed to investigate the cytoprotective effect of rutaecarpine against tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP) and to elucidate its action mechanism of action of rutaecarpine in a cultured HepG2 cell line and in mouse liver. Rutaecarpine decreased t-BHP-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, cytotoxicity, and apoptosis in HepG2 cells...
December 23, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025121/tris-1-3-dichloro-2-propyl-phosphate-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-sh-sy5y-cells-involvement-of-ros-mediated-ampk-mtor-ulk1-pathways
#20
Ruiwen Li, Peijiang Zhou, Yongyong Guo, Jae-Seong Lee, Bingsheng Zhou
Tris (1, 3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP), an extensively used organophosphorus flame retardant, is frequently detected in the environment and biota. Recent studies have shown that TDCIPP has neurotoxic effects. We hypothesized that the neurotoxicity might occur via the induction of the apoptosis and autophagy pathways. In the present study, we investigated TDCIPP-induced apoptotic death and autophagy in SH-SY5Y cells. Treatment with TDCIPP induced increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and cell apoptosis, as well as autophagy...
December 23, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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