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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915123/in-vitro-assessment-of-deferoxamine-on-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-tumor-and-bone-marrow
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Guoping Wang, Guobo Shen, Tao Yin
Deferoxamine (DFO), an iron chelator, is commonly used to remove excess iron from the body. DFO has also been demonstrated to have anti-tumor effect. However, there is no available report on the effect of deferoxamine on mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). In this study, we first isolated tumor-associated MSCs (TAMSCs) from EG-7 tumors, which were positive for CD29, CD44, CD73, CD90 and CD105. Ex vivo cultured stem cells derived from tumor and bone marrow compartment were exposed to DFO. We demonstrated that DFO had growth-arresting and apoptosis-inducing effect on TAMSCs and bone marrow MSCs (BMMSCs)...
November 23, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902959/kaempferol-a-phytoestrogen-suppressed-triclosan-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-metastatic-related-behaviors-of-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
#2
Geum-A Lee, Kyung-Chul Choi, Kyung-A Hwang
As a phytoestrogen, kaempferol is known to play a chemopreventive role inhibiting carcinogenesis and cancer progression. In this study, the influences of triclosan, an anti-bacterial agent recently known for an endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC), and kaempferol on breast cancer progression were examined by measuring their effects on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastatic-related behaviors of MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Morphological changes of MCF-7 cells were observed, and a wound-healing assay was performed after the treatment of triclosan and kaempferol...
November 22, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898308/emerging-biopharmaceuticals-from-marine-actinobacteria
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Syed Shams Ul Hassan, Komal Anjum, Syed Qamar Abbas, Najeeb Akhter, Bibi Ibtesam Shagufta, Sayed Asmat Ali Shah, Umber Tasneem
Actinobacteria are quotidian microorganisms in the marine world, playing a crucial ecological role in the recycling of refractory biomaterials and producing novel secondary metabolites with pharmaceutical applications. Actinobacteria have been isolated from the huge area of marine organisms including sponges, tunicates, corals, mollusks, crabs, mangroves and seaweeds. Natural products investigation of the marine actinobacteria revealed that they can synthesize numerous natural products including alkaloids, polyketides, peptides, isoprenoids, phenazines, sterols, and others...
November 22, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918957/genetic-variability-in-the-system-of-natriuretic-b-peptide-and-principal-toxicological-parameters-in-workers-exposed-to-lead
#4
Marta Jurdziak, Paweł Gać, Rafał Poręba, Marzena Gonerska, Anna Jonkisz, Małgorzata Gromek, Małgorzata Poręba, Anna Szymańska-Chabowska, Grzegorz Mazur, Małgorzata Sobieszczańska
The study was aimed at evaluating the influence of selected polymorphisms of natriuretic peptide B precursor (NPPB) and natriuretic peptide receptor C (NPR3) genes on blood lead concentration (Pb-B) and blood zinc protoporphyrin concentration (ZnPP) in persons occupationally exposed to lead. Investigations were conducted on 360 persons (mean age: 44.49±9.62years), workers exposed to lead compounds. The analysis examined four polymorphisms of BNP gene, i.e.,: rs198388, rs198389, rs632793, and rs6676300; as well as one polymorphism of receptor C for natriuretic peptides, i...
November 21, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918956/the-injury-of-fine-particulate-matter-from-cooking-oil-fumes-on-umbilical-cord-blood-vessels-in-vitro
#5
Lijuan Hou, Jian Zhang, Chao Zhang, Yachun Xu, Xiaoxia Zhu, Cijiang Yao, Ying Liu, Tao Li, Jiyu Cao
Cooking oil fumes (COFs) derived PM2.5 is the major source of indoor air pollution in Asia. For this, a pregnant rat model within different doses of cooking oil fumes (COFs) derived PM2.5 was established in pregnancy in our research. Our previous studies have showed that exposure to COFs-derived PM2.5 was related to adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, the mechanisms of signaling pathways remain unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the underlying mechanisms induced by COFs-derived PM2.5 injury on umbilical cord blood vessels (UCs) in vitro...
November 21, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889649/heavy-metal-burdens-of-public-primary-school-children-related-to-playground-soils-and-classroom-dusts-in-ibadan-north-west-local-government-area-nigeria
#6
F Akinwunmi, T F Akinhanmi, Z A Atobatele, O Adewole, K Odekunle, L A Arogundade, O O Odukoya, O M Olayiwola, O Ademuyiwa
Information about heavy metal burden of children in Nigeria related to playground soils and classroom dusts is lacking. Playground soil, classroom dust, blood and spot urine samples (n=253) were collected from 6 urban and 2 semi-rural public schools in Ibadan North-West, Nigeria. Samples were analysed for Pb, Cu, Zn, Fe and Mn. Mean blood Pb levels in urban area (male, 41.66±8.78μg/dl vs. female, 40.64±5.46μg/dl) were twice as high as those in semi-rural area (male, 19.71±3.73μg/dl vs. female, 20.65±2...
November 19, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898307/a-ca-2-chelator-ameliorates-chromium-vi-induced-hepatocyte-l-02-injury-via-down-regulation-of-voltage-dependent-anion-channel-1-vdac1-expression
#7
Xing Yi, Fang Xiao, Xiali Zhong, Yujie Duan, Kaihua Liu, Caigao Zhong
Hexavalent chromium could result in cell malfunctions. Intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) content and VDAC1 expression are both important features related to cell survial. This study aimed to explore the mechanism of cell injury induced by Cr(VI) and tentatively offer clues to repairing this cell damage using [Ca(2+)]i and VDAC1. L-02 hepatocytes were treated with Cr(VI)/BAPTA, and the levels of [Ca(2+)]i and cell injury associated with Cr(VI) were determined in addition to the effect of BAPTA. The expression of VDAC1 in Cr(VI)-induced cells was evaluated...
November 18, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883937/atorvastatin-protected-from-paraquat-induced-cytotoxicity-in-alveolar-macrophages-via-down-regulation-of-tlr-4
#8
Nazli Alizadeh-Tabrizi, Hassan Malekinejad, Soheil Varasteh, Hadi Cheraghi
The current study designed to clarify the mechanism of paraquat-induced cytotoxicity and protective effects of Atorvastatin on freshly isolated alveolar macrophages (AMs). AMs were collected via bronchoalveolar lavage and exposed to various concentrations of paraquat in the presence and absence of atorvastatin for 24h. Cell viability, myeloperoxidase activity; nitric oxide generation and total antioxidant capacity were assessed. Expression of TLR-4 at mRNA and protein levels were studied by using PCR and western blot methods Atorvastatin enhanced the paraquat-reduced cell viability and reduced the paraquat-induced myeloperoxidase activity and nitric oxide production...
November 18, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886567/evaluation-of-8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine-and-nfkb-activation-oxidative-stress-response-acetylcholinesterase-activity-and-histopathological-changes-in-rainbow-trout-brain-exposed-to-linuron
#9
Ahmet Topal, Gonca Alak, Serdar Altun, Hüseyin Serkan Erol, Muhammed Atamanalp
Linuron is a widely used herbicide to control grasses and annual broad leaf weeds. It is known that linuron has toxic effects on different organisms. However, the toxic effects of linuron on aquatic organisms, especially fish, is completely unknown. Thus, we aimed to investigate changes in 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) activity, histopathological changes, antioxidant responses and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in rainbow trout brain after exposure to linuron. Fish were exposed to 30μg/L, 120μg/L and 240μg/L concentrations of linuron for twenty-one days...
November 13, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694055/comparative-assessment-of-cardiac-activity-and-dna-damage-in-haemocytes-of-the-mediterranean-mussel-mytilus-galloprovincialis-in-exposure-to-tributyltin-chloride
#10
Rajko Martinović, Stoimir Kolarević, Margareta Kračun-Kolarević, Jovana Kostić, Sandra Jokanović, Zoran Gačić, Danijela Joksimović, Mirko Đurović, Zoran Kljajić, Branka Vuković-Gačić
This study gives an insight in sensitivity of heart rate (Hr) of Mytilus galloprovincialis as a physiological biomarker. Impact of tributyltin chloride (TBT-Cl) on Hr was studied in parallel with evaluation of mutagenic, genotoxic and cytotoxic potential of TBT-Cl (10, 100 and 1000μg/L) within 96h treatment in static conditions. Mutagenic potential was assessed by SOS/umuC assay while genotoxicity was assessed in haemocytes of M. galloprovincialis by using the comet assay and the micronucleus test. Benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P) was used as a positive control...
September 27, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694054/the-biological-activity-of-cationic-liposomes-in-drug-delivery-and-toxicity-test-in-animal-models
#11
Panpan Qi, Mei Cao, Liju Song, Chong Chen, Mingdong Liu, Ningzhe Li, Daoyan Wu, Jingshan Peng, Guoku Hu, Jian Zhao
In the study we made use of DOTAP (1,2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium), DOPE (1,2-dioleoyl-snglycero-3-phosphoethanolamine) and PEG-PE (polyethylene glycol- polyethylene) to make cationic PEG-liposomes by ultrasonic dispersion method. The plasmid pGPU6 combined with cationic PEG-liposomes or Liopofectamin 2000 was used to transfect PC3 cells to judge the transfection efficiency. HE staining showed that the pGUP6-shAurora B plasmid/liposomes complex could significantly inhibit tumor growth in mice tumor model...
September 26, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693988/gestational-and-lactational-exposure-to-low-dose-bisphenol-a-increases-th17-cells-in-mice-offspring
#12
Shimeng Luo, Yun Li, Yingpei Li, Qixing Zhu, Jianhua Jiang, Changhao Wu, Tong Shen
Increasing evidence demonstrates that perinatal exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) can cause immune disorders throughout the life span. However, the biological basis for these immune disorders is poorly understood and the effects of exposure to BPA on Th17 development are unknown. The present study sought to characterize alterations of Th17 cells in childhood and adulthood following gestational and lactational exposure to environmentally relevant low-dose of BPA and the underlying mechanisms. Pregnant dams were exposed to BPA (10, 100 or 1000nM) via drinking water from gestational day (GD) 0 to postnatal day (PND) 21...
September 26, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689810/the-immune-responses-and-expression-of-metallothionein-mt-gene-and-heat-shock-protein-70-hsp-70-in-juvenile-rockfish-sebastes-schlegelii-exposed-to-waterborne-arsenic-as-3
#13
Jun-Hwan Kim, Ju-Chan Kang
Juvenile rockfish, Sebastes schlegelii (mean length 16.4±1.9cm, and mean weight 71.6±6.4g) were exposed for 20days with the different levels of waterborne arsenic concentration (0, 50, 100, 200 and 400μg/L). The plasma cortisol of S. schlegelii was significantly increased by the waterborne arsenit exposure. In the immune responses, the immunoglobulin M (Ig M) and lysozyme activity of S. schlegelii were significantly increased by the waterborne arsenic exposure. The acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity of S...
September 26, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866093/nsca-1-a-novel-n-substituted-coumalamide-derivative-increases-adriamycin-sensitivity-in-hepg2-adriamycin-cells-through-modulating-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-signaling-and-p53-dependant-apoptotic-pathway
#14
Yanhua Fan, Jianyu Liu, Dan Liu, Zhipeng Zhou, Ying Bao, Jian Wang, Qingchun Zhao, Yongnan Xu
Coumalamide derivatives are one of 2-pyrones derivatives, exerting multifunctional bioactivity. An array of coumalamide derivatives have been developed and presented good antiproliferative properties on cancer cells. However, the synthesis of 5-substituted coumalamide derivatives has not yet been published. Resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs is a major obstacle in hepatocellular carcinoma therapy. Recent evidence suggests that overexpression of constitutively active Akt confers on cancer cells resistance to chemotherapy...
September 22, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771500/bisphenol-a-and-its-analogs-do-their-metabolites-have-endocrine-activity
#15
Darja Gramec Skledar, Lucija Peterlin Mašič
Structural analogs of bisphenol A are commonly used as its alternatives in industrial and commercial applications. Nevertheless, the question arises whether the use of other bisphenols is justified as replacements for bisphenol A in mass production of plastic materials. To evaluate the influence of metabolic reactions on endocrine activities of bisphenols, we conducted a systematic review of the literature. Knowledge about the metabolic pathways and enzymes involved in metabolic biotransformations is essential for understanding and predicting mechanisms of toxicity...
September 22, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669016/hydroxylation-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-enhanced-biocompatibility-through-reduction-of-oxidative-stress-initiated-cell-membrane-damage-cell-cycle-arrestment-and-extrinsic-apoptotic-pathway
#16
Zhenbao Liu, Yanfei Liu, Dongming Peng
Modification of CNTs with hydroxyl group promotes their applications in biomedical area. However, the impact of hydroxylation on their biocompatibility is far from being completely understood. In this study, we carried out a comprehensive evaluation of hydroxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs-OH) on the human normal liver L02 cell line, and compared it with that of pristine multi-walled carbon nanotubes (p-MWCNTs). Results demonstrated that compared with p-MWCNTs, MWCNTs-OH induced significantly lower oxidative stress as indicated by the level of intracellular antioxidant glutathione (GSH), subsequently lead to less cell membrane damage as demonstrated by lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage assay, and showed slightly decreased arrestment of cell cycle distribution at G0/G1...
September 21, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665306/avoidance-behavior-of-eisenia-fetida-in-oxytetracycline-and-heavy-metal-contaminated-soils
#17
Minling Gao, Mengting Lv, Meng Han, Wenhua Song, Dong Wang
To determine the behavior of oxytetracycline (OTC) and heavy metals in soil, this study assessed the pollutant-induced avoidance behavior of earthworms (E. fetida) exposed to zinc (Zn(2+)), lead (Pb(2+)), and OTC in soil. The results showed a clear avoidance response within 48h of exposure to the highest concentrations of pollutants. Moreover, E. fetida was shown to be more sensitive to Zn(2+) than to Pb(2+) and OTC. Compared with OTC alone, the net response of earthworms increased in the OTC-Zn(2+) and OTC-Pb(2+) combined treatments, indicating a synergistic effect...
September 19, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676332/effect-of-dibutyl-phthalate-on-expression-of-connexin-43-and-testosterone-production-of-leydig-cells-in-adult-rats
#18
Jing Zhang, Shuguang Jin, Jinchang Zhao, Huan Li
To investigate the adverse effect of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) on Leydig cells and its mechanism related to gap junction, Leydig cells isolated from adult rats were treated with 0.1% dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), 50mg/L DBP, 50mg/L DBP+10μM prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and 40μM flutamide respectively. Radioimmunoassay, semi-quantitative RT-PCR, immunofluorescence and Western blot were applied to determine the expression of testosterone and Connexin 43 (Cx43) in Leydig cells. The expression of testosterone and Cx43 were both decreased in DBP group (P<0...
September 15, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664952/influence-of-silver-and-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-on-in-vitro-blood-brain-barrier-permeability
#19
I-Chieh Chen, I-Lun Hsiao, Ho-Chen Lin, Chien-Hou Wu, Chun-Yu Chuang, Yuh-Jeen Huang
An in vitro blood-brain barrier (BBB) model being composed of co-culture with endothelial (bEnd.3) and astrocyte-like (ALT) cells was established to evaluate the toxicity and permeability of Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs; 8nm) and TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2NPs; 6nm and 35nm) in normal and inflammatory central nervous system. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was pre-treated to simulate the inflammatory responses. Both AgNPs and Ag ions can decrease transendothelial electrical resistance (TEER) value, and cause discontinuous tight junction proteins (claudin-5 and zonula occludens-1) of BBB...
September 15, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664951/the-influence-of-maternal-smoking-on-transferrin-sialylation-and-fetal-biometric-parameters
#20
Marta Wrześniak, Małgorzata Królik, Marta Kepinska, Halina Milnerowicz
OBJECTIVES: Transferrin is a glycosylated protein responsible for transporting iron, an essential metal responsible for proper fetal development. Tobacco is a heavily used xenobiotic having a negative impact on the human body and pregnancy outcomes. Aims of this study was to examine the influence of tobacco smoking on transferrin sialic acid residues and their connection with fetal biometric parameters in women with iron-deficiency. METHODS: The study involved 173 samples from pregnant women, smokers and non-smokers, iron deficient and not...
September 15, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
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