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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433809/biocorona-formation-on-gold-nanoparticles-modulates-human-proximal-tubule-kidney-cell-uptake-cytotoxicity-and-gene-expression
#1
M T Ortega, J E Riviere, K Choi, N A Monteiro-Riviere
Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) adsorb macromolecules to form a protein corona (PC) after systemic delivery, to which the kidney as the primary excretory organ is constantly exposed. The role of the PC on AuNP cell uptake and toxicity was investigated in vitro in human proximal tubule cells (HPTC) using 40 and 80nm branched polyethylenimine (BPEI), lipoic acid (LA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) coated AuNP with or without (bare) PCs composed of human plasma (HP) or human serum albumin (HSA) for 0.25 to 24h. Time-dependent intracellular uptake, assessed by ICP-MS showed PC modulated cell uptake and cytotoxicity; with bare 40nm BPEI-AuNP showing the greatest responses...
April 19, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431926/multiple-repair-pathways-mediate-cellular-tolerance-to-resveratrol-induced-dna-damage
#2
Ying Liu, Xiaohua Wu, Xiaoqing Hu, Ziyuan Chen, Hao Liu, Shunichi Takeda, Yong Qing
Resveratrol (RSV) has been reported to exert health benefits for the prevention and treatment of many diseases, including cancer. The anticancer mechanisms of RSV seem to be complex and may be associated with genotoxic potential. To better understand the genotoxic mechanisms, we used wild-type (WT) and a panel of isogenic DNA-repair deficient DT40 cell lines to identify the DNA damage effects and molecular mechanisms of cellular tolerance to RSV. Our results showed that RSV induced significant formation of γ-H2AX foci and chromosome aberrations (CAs) in WT cells, suggesting direct DNA damage effects...
April 18, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431925/analysis-of-pm2-5-induced-cytotoxicity-in-human-hacat-cells-based-on-a-microfluidic-system
#3
Yuxiao Zhang, Lulu Zheng, Jiang Tuo, Qi Liu, Xinlian Zhang, Zhixuan Xu, Sixiu Liu, Guodong Sui
Human exposure to PM2.5 causes several adverse health effects. Skin is the first barrier against harmful environmental substances and can has direct contact with PM2.5, but there is no study about PM2.5-induced cytotoxicity in human skin cells on the molecular level partially due to the shortcomings of traditional research methods. In present study, we established a microfluidic system including a cell culture chip integrated with a high-throughput protein microarray chip to investigate the mechanism of PM2...
April 18, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414161/metabolism-of-okadaic-acid-by-nadph-dependent-enzymes-present-in-human-or-rat-liver-s9-fractions-results-in-different-toxic-effects
#4
Franziska Kolrep, Kathleen Rein, Alfonso Lampen, Stefanie Hessel
The lipophilic marine biotoxin okadaic acid (OA) represents a natural contaminant produced by algae accumulating in seafood. Acute intoxications result in diarrhetic shellfish poisoning causing symptoms like nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. OA was preincubated with liver enzymes present in S9 fractions from humans, rats and rats pretreated with enzyme inducers in the presence or absence of the cofactor NADPH to investigate hepatic metabolism. Cytotoxicity was examined in HepG2 cells and metabolites of OA were determined by LC-MS/MS...
April 14, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414160/paraquat-induces-extrinsic-pathway-of-apoptosis-in-a549-cells-by-induction-of-dr5-and-repression-of-anti-apoptotic-proteins-ddx3-and-gsk3-expression
#5
Sasiphen Hathaichoti, Daranee Visitnonthachai, Pronrumpa Ngamsiri, Apichaya Niyomchan, Oyu Tsogtbayar, Churaibhon Wisessaowapak, Piyajit Watcharasit, Jutamaad Satayavivad
Paraquat (PQ) is a bipyridyl derivative herbicide known to cause lung toxicity partly through induction of apoptosis. Here we demonstrated that PQ caused apoptosis in A549 cells. PQ increased cleavage of caspase-8 and Bid, indicating caspase-8 activation and truncated Bid, the two key mediators of extrinsic apoptosis. Additionally, PQ treatment caused an increase in DR5 (death receptor-5) and caspase-8 interaction, indicating formation of DISC (death-inducing signaling complex). These results indicate that PQ induces apoptosis through extrinsic pathway in A549 cells...
April 14, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414159/in-vitro-toxicological-effects-of-zinc-containing-nanoparticles-with-different-physico-chemical-properties
#6
Oskari Uski, Tiina Torvela, Olli Sippula, Tommi Karhunen, Hanna Koponen, Sirpa Peräniemi, Pasi Jalava, Mikko Happo, Jorma Jokiniemi, Maija-Riitta Hirvonen, Anna Lähde
Nanomaterials (NM) exhibit novel physicochemical properties that determine their interaction with biological substrates and processes. Recent nano-technological advances are leading to wide usage of metallic nanoparticles (NPs) in various fields. However, the increasing use of NPs has led to their release into environment and the toxicity of NPs on human health has become a concern. Moreover, there are inadvertently generated metallic NPs which are formed during various human activities (e.g. metal processing and energy production)...
April 14, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414162/biological-response-of-hela-cells-to-gold-nanoparticles-coated-with-organic-molecules
#7
P E Cardoso Avila, A Rangel Mendoza, J L Pichardo Molina, L L Flores Villavicencio, J P Castruita Dominguez, M K Chilakapati, M Sabanero Lopez
In this work, gold nanospheres functionalized with low weight organic molecules (4-aminothiphenol and cysteamine) were synthesized in a one-step method for their in vitro cytotoxic evaluation on HeLa cells. To enhance the biocompatibility of the cysteamine-capped GNPs, BSA was used due to its broad PH stability and high binding affinity to gold nanoparticles. Besides, the widely reported silica coated gold nanorods were tested here to contrast their toxic response against our nanoparticles coated with organic molecules...
April 13, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412508/methyl-5-1h-indol-3-yl-selanyl-1h-benzoimidazol-2-ylcarbamate-m-24-a-novel-tubulin-inhibitor-causes-g2-m-arrest-and-cell-apoptosis-by-disrupting-tubulin-polymerization-in-human-cervical-and-breast-cancer-cells
#8
Daiying Zuo, Xuewei Jiang, Mengting Han, Jiwei Shen, Binyue Lang, Qi Guan, Zhaoshi Bai, Chunming Han, Zengqiang Li, Weige Zhang, Yingliang Wu
Methyl 5-[(1H-indol-3-yl)selanyl]-1H-benzoimidazol-2-ylcarbamate (M-24) is a newly synthesized analogue of nocodazole by our group and has been found to be active for some cancer cells. However, its sensitivity to different cell lines and the underlying anticancer mechanism are still unclear. In this study, we proved that M-24 had strong time- and dose-dependent anti-proliferative effects on human cervical cancer HeLa cells and human breast carcinoma MCF-7 cells. We demonstrated that the growth inhibitory effects of M-24 in both cell lines were associated with microtubule depolymerization...
April 13, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412506/long-term-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-exposure-promotes-proliferation-and-survival-of-hepg2-cells-via-activation-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#9
Ning Wei, Xiaoyan Feng, Zhiqin Xie, Yanan Zhang, Ying Feng
Di (2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP) is the most commonly used plasticizer. DEHP can easily leach out from products into the environment and has become a significant environmental contamination. However, its carcinogenic effects in human remain controversial. In this study, we exposed hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells to different concentrations of DEHP for a period of times, followed by a combination of RNA-seq analysis and molecular analysis for DEHP-altered genes. We observed that long-term and very low-dose DEHP treatment has growth-inducing activity in HepG2 cells, while short-term and high-dose DEHP treatment has little effects on tumor cell proliferation...
April 13, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412505/various-uvb-doses-affect-change-of-raf-kinase-inhibitor-protein-nitric-oxide-and-proliferation-in-keratinocytes
#10
Chieh-Shan Wu, Der-An Tsao, Hsin-Su Yu, Ching-Yen Chien, Huoy-Rou Chang
UVB is a potent modulator of cell growth and differentiation in the skin. The UVB irradiation has been used in treating hyperproliferative dermatoses. Otherwise, UVB radiation is also the major risk factor for developing skin cancer. Nitric oxide (NO) has been suggested to be a physiological modulator of cell proliferation. Raf-1 kinase inhibitory protein (RKIP) was involved in cell growth, transformation, and differentiation. The purpose of this study was to search for the possible cause of UVB-inhibited hyperplasia and UVB-resulted hyperproliferation...
April 13, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412504/endotoxin-induced-tlr4-signaling-downregulates-cyp19a1-expression-through-cebpb-in-buffalo-granulosa-cells
#11
Vengala Rao Yenuganti, Ravinder, Dheer Singh
Estrogen is essential for growth and development of ovarian follicles. Infections associated with E. coli or Endotoxin (LPS) suppress estradiol production by the downregulation of CYP19A1 expression. However, the molecular mechanism of its down regulation is not yet known. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms of LPS-mediated downregulation of CYP19A1 gene expression, we studied the effect of LPS and TLR4 signaling pathway inhibitor (OxPAPC, OxPAPC-Oxidized 1-palmitoyl-2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) on CYP19A1 expression, and expression of CEBPB and CEBPB binding on CYP19A1 proximal promoter (CYP19A1 PII) in buffalo granulosa cells in vitro...
April 13, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412507/transcriptomic-analyses-of-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells-beas-2b-exposed-to-atmospheric-fine-particulate-matter-pm2-5
#12
Yang Li, Junchao Duan, Man Yang, Yanbo Li, Li Jing, Yang Yu, Ji Wang, Zhiwei Sun
Respiratory exposure is the major route of atmospheric PM2.5 entering the human body. Epidemiological studies have indicated that exposure to PM2.5 is associated with increased risk of pulmonary diseases, but the underlying mechanisms remain less clear. In this study, human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) were used to investigate the toxic effect and gene expression changes induced by PM2.5 collected from Beijing, China, based on microarray and following bioinformatic analyses. Gene ontology (GO) analysis indicated that PM2...
April 12, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411127/preventing-false-negatives-in-the-in-vitro-skin-sensitization-testing-of-acid-anhydrides-using-interleukin-8-release-assays
#13
Kazuto Narita, Phuc Thi Hong Vo, Kenta Yamamoto, Hajime Kojima, Hiroshi Itagaki
In vitro safety tests may be used as replacements for animal tests owing to their accuracy and high-throughput performance. However, several in vitro skin sensitization tests produce false-negative results such as acid anhydride. Here, we investigated the relationship between false-negative results of acid anhydride and its hydrolysis by aqueous vehicle. Differences in the pattern of hydrolysis for phthalic anhydride (PAH) due to addition of 1 drop of stock solution of PAH in liquid paraffin (LP) dispersion medium and PAH in DMSO were analyzed in a cell-free system...
April 11, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400205/titanium-dioxide-aggregating-nanoparticles-induce-autophagy-and-under-expression-of-microrna-21-and-30a-in-a549-cell-line-a-comparative-study-with-cobalt-ii-iii-oxide-nanoparticles
#14
Rossella Alinovi, Matteo Goldoni, Silvana Pinelli, Francesca Ravanetti, Maricla Galetti, Giorgio Pelosi, Giuseppe De Palma, Pietro Apostoli, Antonio Cacchioli, Antonio Mutti, Paola Mozzoni
The toxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) is controversial, while it is widely accepted for Co3O4 NPs. We present a comparative study concerning the uptake of these NPs and their effect on cytoplasmic organelles and autophagy in a human lung carcinoma cell line (A549), including assays on the expression of autophagy-related microRNAs. The NP accumulation caused a fast dose- and time-dependent change of flow cytometry physical parameters particularly after TiO2 NP exposure. The intracellular levels of metals confirmed it, but the Co concentration was ten times higher than that of Ti...
April 8, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396261/experimental-evidence-of-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-l-2-hydroxyglutaric-aciduria-and-that-l-carnitine-attenuates-in-vitro-dna-damage-caused-by-d-2-hydroxyglutaric-and-l-2-hydroxyglutaric-acids
#15
Daiane Grigolo Bardemaker Rodrigues, Daniella de Moura Coelho, Ângela Sitta, Carlos Eduardo Diaz Jacques, Tatiane Hauschild, Vanusa Manfredini, Abdellatif Bakkali, Eduard A Struys, Cornelis Jakobs, Moacir Wajner, Carmen Regla Vargas
d-2-hydroxyglutaric (D-2-HGA) and l-2-hydroxyglutaric (L-2-HGA) acidurias are rare neurometabolic disorders biochemically characterized by increased levels of d-2-hydroxyglutaric acid (D-2-HG) and l-2-hydroxyglutaric acid (L-2-HG) respectively, in biological fluids and tissues. These diseases are caused by mutations in the specific enzymes involved in the metabolic pathways of these organic acids. In the present work, we first investigated whether D-2-HG and L-2-HGA could provoke DNA oxidative damage in blood leukocytes and whether l-carnitine (LC) could prevent the in vitro DNA damage induced by these organic acids...
April 7, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396260/exposure-to-bde-153-induces-autophagy-in-hepg2-cells
#16
Lilian Cristina Pereira, Filipe Valente Duarte, Ana Teresa Inácio Ferreira Varela, Anabela Pinto Rolo, Carlos Manuel Marques Palmeira, Daniel Junqueira Dorta
Autophagy is a pro-survival process that occurs under stressful "life-threatening" conditions. This process clears the cells of damaged organelles, long-lived proteins, and/or misfolded proteins. Under stressful conditions, activation of the autophagic process leads to cell death and acts as a protective mechanism against xenobiotic, which is the most widely accepted mechanism in the literature. Exposure to flame retardants and other pollutants is associated with several diseases, during which cell death and mitochondrial damage takes place...
April 7, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392416/aminochrome-induces-microglia-and-astrocyte-activation
#17
Cleonice C Santos, Fillipe M Araújo, Rafael S Ferreira, Vanessa B Silva, Juliana H C Silva, Maria S Grangeiro, Érica N Soares, Érica Patricia L Pereira, Cleide S Souza, Silvia L Costa, Juan Segura-Aguilar, Victor Diogenes A Silva
Aminochrome has been suggested as a more physiological preclinical model capable of inducing five of the six mechanisms of Parkinson's Disease (PD). Until now, there is no evidence that aminochrome induces glial activation related to neuroinflammation, an important mechanism involved in the loss of dopaminergic neurons. In this study, the potential role of aminochrome on glial activation was studied in primary mesencephalic neuron-glia cultures and microglial primary culture from Wistar rats. We demonstrated that aminochrome induced a reduction in the number of viable cells on cultures exposed to concentration between 10 and 100μM...
April 6, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389280/in-vitro-safety-and-efficacy-evaluations-of-a-complex-botanical-mixture-of-eugenia-dysenterica-dc-myrtaceae-prospects-for-developing-a-new-dermocosmetic-product
#18
Larissa Cleres Moreira, Renato Ivan de Ávila, Danillo Fabrini Maciel Costa Veloso, Tatiana Nascimento Pedrosa, Emerson Silva Lima, Renê Oliveira do Couto, Eliana Martins Lima, Aline Carvalho Batista, José Realino de Paula, Marize Campos Valadares
In the context of developing a new natural product-based cosmetic, the in vitro efficacy and safety evaluations of a complex botanical mixture based on Eugenia dysenterica leaf hydroalcoholic extract (EDE) (2.5-1000μg/mL) were carried out. Chromatographic analysis demonstrated the presence of the tannin (ellagic acid) and flavonoids (quercetin and gallic acid) which characterize the EDE as a polyphenol-rich mixture. Using HFF-1 fibroblasts, it was shown that EDE promoted cell regeneration after UVA exposure...
April 4, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389279/in-vitro-assessment-of-skin-sensitization-photosensitization-and-phototoxicity-potential-of-commercial-glyphosate-containing-formulations
#19
Renato Ivan de Ávila, Gabriel Campos Teixeira, Danillo Fabrini Maciel Costa Veloso, Larissa Cleres Moreira, Eliana Lima Martins, Marize Campos Valadares
This study evaluated the applicability of a modified Direct Peptide Reactivity Assay (DPRA) (OECD N° 442C, 2015) through the 10-fold reduction of reaction volume (micro-DPRA, mDPRA) for skin sensitization evaluation of six commercial glyphosate-containing formulations. In addition, another modification of DPRA was proposed by adding a UVA (5J/cm(2)) irradiation step, namely photo-mDPRA, to better characterize (photo)sensitizer materials. The phototoxicity profile of pesticides was also evaluated using the 3T3 Neutral Red Uptake Phototoxicity Test (3T3-NRU-PT) (OECD N° 432, 2004)...
April 4, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377212/differentiating-true-androgen-receptor-inhibition-from-cytotoxicity-mediated-reduction-of-reporter-gene-transactivation-in-vitro
#20
Maricel Marin-Kuan, Karma C Fussell, Nicolas Riederer, Helia Latado, Patrick Serrant, Julie Mollergues, Myriam Coulet, Benoit Schilter
In vitro effect-based reporter assays are applied as biodetection tools designed to address nuclear receptor mediated-modulation. While such assays detect receptor modulating potential, cell viability needs to be addressed, preferably in the same well. Some assays circumvent this by co-transfecting a second constitutively-expressed marker gene or by multiplexing a cytotoxicity assay. Some assays, such as the CALUX®, lack this feature. The cytotoxic effects of unknown substances can confound in vitro assays, making the interpretation of results difficult and uncertain, particularly when assessing antagonistic activity...
April 1, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
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