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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317464/molecular-mechanisms-of-pulmonary-response-progression-in-crystalline-silica-exposed-rats
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Rajendran Sellamuthu, Christina Umbright, Jenny R Roberts, Shih-Houng Young, Diana Richardson, Walter McKinney, Bean T Chen, Shengqiao Li, Michael Kashon, Pius Joseph
An understanding of the mechanisms underlying diseases is critical for their prevention. Excessive exposure to crystalline silica is a risk factor for silicosis, a potentially fatal pulmonary disease. Male Fischer 344 rats were exposed by inhalation to crystalline silica (15 mg/m(3), six hours/day, five days) and pulmonary response was determined at 44 weeks following termination of silica exposure. Additionally, global gene expression profiling in lungs and BAL cells and bioinformatic analysis of the gene expression data were done to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the progression of pulmonary response to silica...
March 19, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316251/response-to-goldberg-and-burnett-2016-it
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Christian J Murray, Frederick W Lipfert
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March 19, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183203/adverse-respiratory-effects-in-rats-following-inhalation-exposure-to-ammonia-respiratory-dynamics-and-histopathology
#3
Michael W Perkins, Benjamin Wong, Justin Tressler, Ashley Rodriguez, Katherine Sherman, Jaclynn Andres, Jennifer Devorak, William L Wilkins, Alfred M Sciuto
Acute respiratory dynamics and histopathology of the lungs and trachea following inhaled exposure to ammonia were investigated. Respiratory dynamic parameters were collected from male Sprague-Dawley rats (300-350 g) during (20 min) and 24 h (10 min) after inhalation exposure for 20 min to 9000, 20,000, and 23,000 ppm of ammonia in a head-only exposure system. Body weight loss, analysis of blood cells, and lungs and trachea histopathology were assessed 1, 3, and 24 h following inhalation exposure to 20,000 ppm of ammonia...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183202/mesothelial-cell-autoantibodies-upregulate-transcription-factors-associated-with-fibrosis
#4
John Gilmer, Tanner Harding, Linda Woods, Brad Black, Raja Flores, Jean Pfau
Amphibole asbestos exposure is associated with the production of mesothelial cell autoantibodies (MCAA). These MCAA have been linked with pleural fibrotic disease in the asbestos exposed community of Libby, Montana, and induce collagen deposition by cultured mesothelial cells. However, the exact intracellular mechanism by which these autoantibodies cause an increase in collagen deposition remains unknown. This study sought to gain insight into the transcription factors involved in the collagen production after human mesothelial cells are exposed to MCAA...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183201/effect-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-tio2-nps-on-the-expression-of-mucin-genes-in-human-airway-epithelial-cells
#5
Gui Ok Kim, Yoon Seok Choi, Chang Hoon Bae, Si-Youn Song, Yong-Dae Kim
OBJECTIVE: Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) are utilized with growing frequency for a wide variety of industrial applications. Recently, acute and chronic exposures to TiO2 NPs have been found to induce inflammatory response in the human respiratory tract. However, the effect and mechanism underlying the induction of major airway mucins by TiO2 NPs have not been elucidated. This study was conducted to characterize the effect of TiO2 NPs, and the mechanism involved, on the expressions of airway mucins in human airway epithelial cells...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183200/spirometry-a-predictor-of-lung-cancer-among-asbestos-workers
#6
Beata Świątkowska, Neonila Szeszenia-Dąbrowska
OBJECTIVE: The significance of lung function as an independent risk factor for lung cancer remains unclear. The objective of the study is to answer the question if spirometry can identify patients at risk for lung cancer among people occupationally exposed to asbestos dust in the past. METHODS: In order to identify a group of individuals with the highest risk of lung cancer incidence based on lung function levels of FEV1% predicted value, we examined 6882 subjects enrolled in the health surveillance program for asbestos related diseases over the years 2000-2014...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183199/recombinant-human-keratinocyte-growth-factor-attenuates-apoptosis-in-elastase-induced-emphysematous-mice-lungs
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Sudhir Kotnala, Sumit Baghel, Deepali Verma, Amit Tyagi, Jai Prakash Muyal
Alveolar cell apoptosis is one of the potential factors involved in the pathogenesis of emphysema. Recently, exogenous recombinant human keratinocyte growth factor (rHuKGF) has been reported to induce the regeneration of gas exchange structures. Therefore, the rationale of the present study was to investigate the potential effect of rHuKGF in ameliorating tissue destruction in the emphysematous mice lungs. Four experimental groups (i.e. control-, emphysema-, therapy- and therapy control-group) were prepared...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973945/sevoflurane-induces-cognitive-impairments-via-the-mir-27b-limk1-signaling-pathway-in-developing-rats
#8
Yue Yu, Peihong Zhang, Jia Yan, Yuanqing Sun, Xiaoyang Wu, Siwei Xi, Lei Zhang, Yu Sun, Rong Hu, Hong Jiang
Exposure to sevoflurane in neonatal rats could induce learning deficits and abnormal social behaviors, but the specific molecular mechanism is unknown. Postnatal day-7 SD rats were treated with 3% sevoflurane plus 30% oxygen/air or 30% oxygen/air. As the rats grew, the Morris water maze (MWM) and fear conditioning tests were performed to evaluate cognitive function, while the expression of LIMK1 was analyzed by western blot. Luciferase reporter assay was performed to investigate the interaction between LIMK1 and miR-27b...
December 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973944/a-population-based-study-of-smoking-serum-cotinine-and-exhaled-nitric-oxide-among-asthmatics-and-a-healthy-population-in-the-usa
#9
Xiaohui Xu, Hui Hu, Gregory D Kearney, Haidong Kan, Genny Carrillo, Xinguang Chen
BACKGROUND: Fractional concentration of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is recommended by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) as a noninvasive biomarker of airway inflammation. In addition to inflammation, many factors may be associated with FeNO, particularly tobacco exposure; however, only age has been included as an influential factor for children below 12 years. Numerous studies have demonstrated negative associations between tobacco exposure and FeNO levels with self-reported data, but few with an objective assessment of smoking...
December 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919184/role-of-engineered-metal-oxide-nanoparticle-agglomeration-in-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-cathepsin-b-release-in-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-pulmonary-toxicity
#10
Tina M Sager, Michael Wolfarth, Stephen S Leonard, Anna M Morris, Dale W Porter, Vincent Castranova, Andrij Holian
Incomplete understanding of the contributions of dispersants and engineered nanoparticles/materials (ENM) agglomeration state to biological outcomes presents an obstacle for toxicological studies. Although reactive oxygen species (ROS) production is often regarded as the primary indicator of ENM bioactivity and toxicity, it remains unclear whether ENM produce ROS or whether ROS is an outcome of ENM-induced cell injury. Phagolysosomal disruption and cathepsin B release also promote bioactivity through inflammasome activation...
December 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919178/comparison-of-respiratory-inductive-plethysmography-versus-head-out-plethysmography-for-anesthetized-nonhuman-primates-in-an-animal-biosafety-level-4-facility
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J Kyle Bohannon, Anna N Honko, Rebecca J Reeder, Kurt Cooper, Russ Byrum, Laura Bollinger, Jens H Kuhn, Jiro Wada, Jing Qin, Peter B Jahrling, Matthew G Lackemeyer
For inhalational studies and aerosol exposures to viruses, head-out plethysmography acquisition has been traditionally used for the determination of estimated inhaled dose in anesthetized nonhuman primates prior to or during an aerosol exposure. A pressure drop across a pneumotachograph is measured within a sealed chamber during inspiration/exhalation of the nonhuman primate, generating respiratory values and breathing frequencies. Due to the fluctuation of depth of anesthesia, pre-exposure respiratory values can be variable, leading to less precise and accurate dosing calculations downstream...
December 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919173/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-during-camping-in-korea
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Youn-Jung Kim, Chang Hwan Sohn, Bum Jin Oh, Kyoung Soo Lim, Won Young Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology and characteristics of unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning during camping in Korea. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study on patients with unintentional camping-related CO poisoning who were admitted to the emergency department (ED) from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014. News reports about incidents of camping-related CO poisoning were collected using news search engines...
December 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919164/differences-in-allergic-inflammatory-responses-in-murine-lungs-comparison-of-pm2-5-and-coarse-pm-collected-during-the-hazy-events-in-a-chinese-city
#13
Miao He, Takamichi Ichinose, Seiichi Yoshida, Fumiko Shiba, Keiichi Arashidani, Hirohisa Takano, Guifan Sun, Takayuki Shibamoto
Urban particulate matter (PM) is associated with an increase in asthma. PM2.5 (<PM2.5 μm) and coarse PM (CPM: PM2.5-PM10 μm) were collected from the air in a Chinese city during haze events. The amounts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were higher in PM2.5 than in CPM. Conversely, microbial elements LPS and β-glucan were much higher in CPM than in PM2.5. Concentrations of Si, Al, Fe, and Ti in CPM were greater than in PM2.5, while Pb, Cu and As concentrations were lower than in PM2.5. When RAW264...
December 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884072/the-biological-effect-of-asbestos-exposure-is-dependent-on-changes-in-iron-homeostasis
#14
Andrew J Ghio, Joleen M Soukup, Lisa A Dailey, Judy H Richards, Haiyan Tong
Functional groups on the surface of fibrous silicates can complex iron. We tested the postulate that (1) asbestos complexes and sequesters host cell iron resulting in a disruption of metal homeostasis and (2) this loss of essential metal results in an oxidative stress and biological effect in respiratory epithelial cells. Exposure of BEAS-2B cells to 50 μg/mL chrysotile resulted in diminished concentrations of mitochondrial iron. Preincubation of these cells with 200 μM ferric ammonium citrate (FAC) prevented significant mitochondrial iron loss following the same exposure...
December 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829308/sex-and-strain-based-inflammatory-response-to-repeated-tobacco-smoke-exposure-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-and-wistar-kyoto-rats
#15
Yi-Hsin Shen, Alexa K Pham, Benjamin Davis, Suzette Smiley-Jewell, Lei Wang, Urmila P Kodavanti, Minoru Takeuchi, Daniel J Tancredi, Kent E Pinkerton
CONTEXT: Approximately four million people die every year from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with more than 80% of the cases attributed to smoking. OBJECT: The purpose of this study was to examine the rat strain and sex-related differences and the extended tobacco smoke exposure to induce lung injury and inflammation with the goal of finding a suitable rodent model to study COPD. METHODS: Male and female spontaneously hypertensive (SH) and male Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats were exposed to filtered air (FA) or to tobacco smoke (TS: 90 mg/m(3) particulate concentration) for 6 h/day, three days/week for 4 or 12 weeks...
December 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829301/historical-state-of-knowledge-of-the-health-risks-of-asbestos-posed-to-seamen-on-merchant-ships
#16
David G Dodge, Barbara D Beck
We examined the development of knowledge concerning the risks posed by asbestos to seamen working aboard merchant ships at sea (i.e. commercial, rather than naval vessels). Seamen were potentially exposed to "in-place" asbestos on merchant ships by performing intermittent repair and maintenance tasks. We reviewed studies measuring airborne asbestos onboard merchant ships and health outcomes of merchant seamen, as well as studies, communications, and actions of U.S. organizations with roles in maritime health and safety...
December 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829296/development-and-characterization-of-electronic-cigarette-exposure-generation-system-ecig-egs-for-the-physico-chemical-and-toxicological-assessment-of-electronic-cigarette-emissions
#17
Jiayuan Zhao, Georgios Pyrgiotakis, Philip Demokritou
Electronic cigarettes (e-cig) have been introduced as a nicotine replacement therapy and have gained increasing attention and popularity. However, while findings on possible toxicological implications continue to grow, major knowledge gaps on both the complex chemistry of the exposure and toxicity exist, prohibiting public health assessors from assessing risks. Here, a versatile electronic cigarette exposure generation system (Ecig-EGS) has been developed and characterized. Ecig-EGS allows generation of real world e-cig emission profiles under controlled operational conditions, real time monitoring and time-integrated particle/gas sampling for physico-chemical characterization, and toxicological assessment (both in vitro and in vivo)...
December 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809675/bentonite-toxicology-and-epidemiology-a-review
#18
L Daniel Maxim, Ron Niebo, Ernest E McConnell
Bentonite, a clay with numerous industrial and consumer applications, is mined and processed in many countries of the world. Its many beneficial uses also create the potential for widespread occupational and consumer exposure. The available studies on toxicity and epidemiology indicate that the principal exposure pathway of concern is inhalation of respirable dust by occupationally exposed cohorts. Bentonite itself is probably not more toxic than any other particulate not otherwise regulated and is not classified as a carcinogen by any regulatory or advisory body, but some bentonite may contain variable amounts of respirable crystalline silica, a recognized human carcinogen...
November 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706953/foam-cell-formation-by-particulate-matter-pm-exposure-a-review
#19
Yi Cao, Jimin Long, Yuejia Ji, Gui Chen, Yuexin Shen, Yu Gong, Juan Li
Increasing evidence suggests that exposure of particulate matter (PM) from traffic vehicles, e.g., diesel exhaust particles (DEP), was associated with adverse vascular effects, e.g., acceleration of atherosclerotic plaque progression. By analogy, engineered nanoparticles (NPs) could also induce similar effects. The formation of lipid laden foam cells, derived predominately from macrophages and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC), is closely associated with the development of atherosclerosis and adverse vascular effects...
November 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780378/anthropometric-measurements-of-newborns-of-women-who-smoke-waterpipe-during-pregnancy-a-comparative-retrospective-design
#20
Nihaya A Al-Sheyab, Rawa A Al-Fuqha, Khalid A Kheirallah, Omar F Khabour, Karem H Alzoubi
Waterpipe tobacco smoking carries adverse health consequences due to high level of chemical toxicants. This study investigated the anthropometric measurements of singleton newborns of Jordanian women with no known chronic diseases who smoked waterpipe during pregnancy, and the difference in these measurements in newborns of pregnant women who smoked waterpipe, cigarettes, both types, and none during pregnancy. The study also investigated the pattern of different types of tobacco smoking as a function of pregnancy trimester...
October 26, 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
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