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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418274/the-gulf-long-term-follow-up-study-gulf-study-biospecimen-collection-at-enrollment
#1
Lawrence S Engel, Richard K Kwok, Aubrey K Miller, Aaron Blair, Matthew D Curry, John A McGrath, Dale P Sandler, Polly Armsby, Susan Baker, Richard D Cohn, Edward E Gaunt, Audra Hodges, David Johndrow, Steven K Ramsey, Mark Stenzel, Patricia Stewart
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) explosion in the Gulf of Mexico led to the largest ever marine oil spill by volume. The GuLF STUDY is investigating possible adverse human health effects associated with oil spill activities. One objective of the study was to utilize biological specimens from study participants to examine spill-related adverse health effects. This study describes the methods for collecting, processing, shipping, and storing specimens during the enrollment phase of the study. GuLF STUDY participants living in Gulf States (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and eastern Texas) were eligible to complete a home visit at enrollment, one to three years after the DWH explosion...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304234/antimutagenic-evaluation-of-traditional-medicinal-plants-from-south-america-peumus-boldus-and-cryptocarya-alba-using-drosophila-melanogaster
#2
Erico R Carmona, Marjorie Reyes-Díaz, Jorge Parodi, Claudio Inostroza-Blancheteau
Peumus boldus Mol. ("Boldo") and Cryptocarya alba Mol. Looser ("Peumo") are medicinal shrubs with wide geographical distribution in South America. Their leaves and fruits are commonly used in traditional medicine because they exhibit natural medicinal properties for treatment of liver disorders and rheumatism. However, there are no apparent data regarding potential protective effects on cellular genetic components. In order to examine potential mutagenic and/or antimutagenic effects of these medicinal plants, the Drosophila melanogaster (D...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277035/ultrastructural-study-of-liver-and-lead-tissue-concentrations-in-young-mallard-ducks-anas-platyrhynchos-after-ingestion-of-single-lead-shot
#3
Alain Pineau, Bernard Fauconneau, Eric Plouzeau, Béatrice Fernandez, Nathalie Quellard, Pierre Levillain, Olivier Guillard
Lead (Pb) represents a serious threat to wildlife and ecosystems. The aim of this study was to examine the subcellular effects of dietary Pb pellet ingestion on mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) livers. After ingestion of a single Pb shot (LS4 size class: 0.177 ± 0.03 g) in 41 mallard ducks (22 males and 19 females) versus 10 controls (5 males and 5 females) all 7-week old, a morphologic study was conducted by TEM (transmission electron microscopy) of liver at the subcellular level. The results in treated mallards showed at a magnification of 2 500 X that hepatic parenchyma was altered as evidenced by intralysosomal electron-dense deposits, which are compatible with Pb deposits...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277034/electron-paramagnetic-resonance-and-transmission-electron-microscopy-study-of-the-interactions-between-asbestiform-zeolite-fibers-and-model-membranes
#4
Michela Cangiotti, Michela Battistelli, Sara Salucci, Elisabetta Falcieri, Michele Mattioli, Matteo Giordani, Maria Francesca Ottaviani
Different asbestiform zeolite fibers of the erionite (termed GF1 and MD8, demonstrated carcinogenic) and offretite (termed BV12, suspected carcinogenic) families were investigated by analyzing the electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra of selected surfactant spin probes and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images in the presence of model membranes-cetyltrimethylammonium (CTAB) micelles, egg-lecithin liposomes, and dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) liposomes. This was undertaken to obtain information on interactions occurring at a molecular level between fibers and membranes which correlate with entrance of fibers into the membrane model or location of the fibers at the external or internal membrane interfaces...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277037/fruit-extract-of-the-medicinal-plant-crataegus-oxyacantha-exerts-genotoxic-and-mutagenic-effects-in-cultured-cells
#5
Ana Paula Oliveira de Quadros, Dania Elisa Christofoletti Mazzeo, Maria Aparecida Marin-Morales, Fábio Ferreira Perazzo, Paulo Cesar Pires Rosa, Edson Luis Maistro
Crataegus oxyacantha, a plant of the Rosaceae family also known "English hawthorn, haw, maybush, or whitethorn," has long been used for medicinal purposes such as digestive disorders, hyperlipidemia, dyspnea, inducing diuresis, and preventing kidney stones. However, the predominant use of this plant has been to treat cardiovascular disorders. Due to a lack of studies on the genotoxicity of C. oxyacantha, this investigation was undertaken to determine whether its fruit extract exerts cytotoxic, genotoxic, or clastogenic/aneugenic effects in leukocytes and HepG2 (liver hepatocellular carcinoma) cultured human cells, or mutagenic effects in TA100 and TA98 strains of Salmonella typhimurium bacterium...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277036/toxicology-of-metals-and-metalloids-promising-issues-for-future-studies-in-environmental-health-and-toxicology
#6
Fernando Barbosa
The function and behavior of chemical elements in ecosystems and in human health probably comprise one of the most studied issues and a theme of great interest and fascination in science. Hot topics are emerging on an annual basis in this field. Bearing this in mind, some promising themes to explore in the field of metals and metalloids in the environment and in toxicology are highlighted and briefly discussed herein.
February 17, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140774/microcystin-accumulation-and-potential-effects-on-antioxidant-capacity-of-leaves-and-fruits-of-capsicum-annuum
#7
Damjana Drobac, Nada Tokodi, Biljana Kiprovski, Djordje Malenčić, Tamara Važić, Sonja Nybom, Jussi Meriluoto, Zorica Svirčev
Surface water, often used for irrigation purposes, may sometimes be contaminated with blooming cyanobacteria and thereby may contain their potent and harmful toxins. Cyanotoxins adversely affect many terrestrial plants, and accumulate in plant tissues that are subsequently ingested by humans. Studies were undertaken to (1) examine the bioaccumulation of microcystins (MCs) in leaves and fruits of pepper Capsicum annuum and (2) examine the potential effects of MCs on antioxidant capacity of these organs. Plants were irrigated with water containing MCs for a period of 3 mo...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095184/ecotoxicological-effects-of-larvicide-used-in-the-control-of-aedes-aegypti-on-nontarget-organisms-redefining-the-use-of-pyriproxyfen
#8
Vanessa Santana Vieira Santos, Evelyn Siqueira Caixeta, Edimar Olegário de Campos Júnior, Boscolli Barbosa Pereira
The continued widespread use of larvicides in Aedes aegypti control programs is still a necessary strategy, since there are no apparent efficient vaccines against arboviruses. However, chemical approaches may affect nontarget organisms and produce detrimental effects to environmental health. Therefore, the aim of this study was to conduct toxicity testing for pyriproxyfen at different concentrations using Daphnia magna and Artemia salina as model organisms to evaluate the ecotoxicological parameters. This study describes the toxicological effects of pyriproxyfen on both microcrustaceans, which are widely used in bioassays because of their sensitivity to changes in hydrosphere...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095125/nitrate-in-drinking-water-and-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-in-yogyakarta-indonesia
#9
Fathmawati, Jajah Fachiroh, Evi Gravitiani, Sarto, Adi Heru Husodo
Nitrate concentration in well water in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and its surroundings tended to increase rapidly from time to time, and it may be associated with an elevated risk for several types of cancer. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between nitrate in drinking water and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk occurrence. A case-control study was conducted in Yogyakarta Special Province. Pathologically confirmed 75 CRC patients and 75 controls were consulted and their individual well water was sampled and examined for nitrate concentrations...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095123/seafood-consumption-habits-of-south-carolina-shrimp-baiters
#10
Deborah Laska, Grace Vahey, Trevor Faith, John Vena, Edith M Williams
Shrimp baiting is a fishing technique used by many South Carolinians and has been regulated in the state since the late 1980s. A postcard survey was developed and included with 400 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) annual surveys of registered shrimp baiters over a two-year period. The survey contained questions concerning frequency, portion size, baiting locations, and preparation techniques for shrimp as well as other species consumed and demographic information. An overall response rate of 37% was received...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085645/a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model-for-the-broad-spectrum-antimicrobial-zinc-pyrithione-i-development-and-verification
#11
Gary L Diamond, Nicholas P Skoulis, A Robert Jeffcoat, J Frank Nash
The broad-spectrum antimicrobial zinc pyrithione (ZnPT) is used in numerous products ranging from in-can preservative/mildicide in paints to antidandruff shampoo. Although products containing ZnPT have a long history of safe use, regulatory agencies routinely set limits of exposure based upon toxicological considerations. The objective of this study was to create a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model for ZnPT in the rat for improving dose-response analysis of ZnPT-induced toxicity, reversible hindlimb weakness, the endpoint that has been used as the basis for ZnPT risk assessments...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085642/developmental-and-interactive-effects-of-arsenic-and-chromium-to-developing-ambystoma-maculatum-embryos-toxicity-teratogenicity-and-whole-body-concentrations
#12
Steven Gardner, George Cline, Nixon Mwebi, James Rayburn
Anthropogenic activity has contributed to elevated environmental concentrations of arsenic (As) and chromium (Cr). The spotted salamander, Ambystoma maculatum, may be useful for identifying developmental effects produced by exposure to these contaminants as adults breed and larvae develop in water that may contain As or Cr. Three sample sets among 700 developing larvae were exposed to a range of As, Cr, or 2.5:1 mixture of As:Cr concentrations, respectively. From these 700 larvae, samples containing approximately 24 larvae showed different patterns of whole-body As and Cr from individual and mixture exposure...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071984/particulate-matter-mediated-release-of-long-pentraxin-3-ptx3-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-in-vitro-limited-importance-of-endotoxin-and-organic-content
#13
J I Herseth, V Volden, A K Bolling
Exposure to particulate matter (PM) is associated with adverse health effects, but it is still relatively unknown which role PM sources and physicochemical properties play in the observed effects. It was postulated that PM in vitro induces release of long pentraxin 3 (PTX3) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and that endotoxin and organic compounds present in the PM regulate this release. A contact coculture of THP-1 human leukemia monocytes and A549 human adenocarcinoma alveolar pneumocytes was exposed to PM from Traffic, Wood, Diesel, and Quartz (10-40 µg/cm(2)) for 12-64 h to determine release of PTX3 and VEGF...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140833/nanoparticles-induced-apoptosis-of-human-airway-epithelium-is-mediated-by-prongf-p75-ntr-signaling
#14
Sreeparna Chakraborty, Vincent Castranova, Miriam K Perez, Giovanni Piedimonte
Environmental and occupational exposures to respirable ultrafine fractions of particulate matter (PM) have been implicated in the initiation and exacerbation of lung diseases. However, the precise mechanisms underlying production of cell damage and death attributed to nanoparticles (NP) on human airway epithelium are not fully understood. This study examined the role of neurotrophic pathways in NP-induced airway toxicity. Size and agglomeration of TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2-NP) and fine (TiO2-FP) particles were measured by dynamic light scattering...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905863/associations-between-omega-3-fatty-acids-selenium-content-and-mercury-levels-in-wild-harvested-fish-from-the-dehcho-region-northwest-territories-canada
#15
Ellen S Reyes, Juan J Aristizabal Henao, Katherine M Kornobis, Rhona M Hanning, Shannon E Majowicz, Karsten Liber, Ken D Stark, George Low, Heidi K Swanson, Brian D Laird
To better understand the risks and benefits of eating wild-harvested fish from the Northwest Territories, Canada, levels of total mercury (HgT) and selenium (Se) and composition of omega-3 fatty acid (n-3 FA) were measured in muscle tissue of fish harvested from lakes in the Dehcho Region, Northwest Territories, Canada. Average HgT levels ranged from 0.057 mg/kg (cisco) to 0.551 mg/kg (northern pike), while average n-3 FA concentrations ranged from 101 mg/100 g (burbot) to 1,689 mg/100 g (lake trout). In contrast to HgT and n-3 FA, mean Se concentrations were relatively similar among species...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905861/sodium-bisulfite-pyrosequencing-revealed-that-developmental-exposure-to-environmental-contaminant-mixtures-does-not-affect-dna-methylation-of-dna-repeats-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#16
Daniel Desaulniers, Cathy Cummings-Lorbetskie, Nanqin Li, Gong-Hua Xiao, Leonora Marro, Nasrin Khan, Karen Leingartner
Hypomethylation of DNA repeats has been linked to diseases and cancer predisposition. Human studies suggest that higher blood concentrations of environmental contaminants (EC) correlate with levels of hypomethylation of DNA repeats in blood. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of in utero and/or lactational exposure to EC on the methylation of DNA repeats (LINE-1 and identifier element) in Sprague-Dawley rat pups at birth, at postnatal day (PND) 21, and in adulthood (PND78-86). From gestation day 0 to PND20, dams were exposed to a mixture "M" of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), pesticides, and methylmercury (MeHg), at 0...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898270/a-method-for-quantitative-risk-appraisal-for-pesticide-risk-assessments
#17
Roger C Cochran, John H Ross
Pesticide risk assessments are fraught with uncertainties that arise from the process of estimating exposure to and toxicity of chemicals. Regulatory agencies resolve those uncertainties in a health-protective (conservative) manner, typically acknowledging only inter- and intraspecies uncertainties quantitatively. Other uncertainties may be acknowledged qualitatively, but those safety factors (SF) are not enumerated. Quantitative risk appraisal may be used to enumerate the multiplicative SF generated by conservative assumptions regarding uncertainties...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924719/quantification-of-obeche-wood-allergen-development-of-a-sensitive-sandwich-elisa-for-occupational-exposure-assessment
#18
S Kespohl, P Campo, E Zahradnik, S Maryska, A Aranda-Guerrero, J Rodriguez, T Brüning, M Raulf
Obeche wood is a prominent cause of allergic occupational asthma. To reduce the risk of immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated sensitization it is important to assess airborne obeche wood allergen concentrations at exposed workplaces. Therefore, a highly sensitive obeche wood allergen immunoassay was developed and applicability was proven on airborne passive dust samples in Spanish wood workshops. Obeche wood sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) polyclonal antibodies (pAbs) were developed. Test specificity was verified by different wood and mold extracts...
2016: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924718/co-activation-of-cultured-human-natural-killer-cells-enhanced-function-and-decreased-inhibition
#19
Doris Urlaub, Rauf Bhat, Birgitta Messmer, Carsten Watzl
Natural killer (NK) cells are important immune effector cells that protect the organism against viral infections and cancer. The cytotoxic activity of NK cells is induced by the engagement of a number of different activating surface receptors and controlled by inhibitory receptors to ensure self-tolerance. Resting NK cells need to be co-activated by involvement of at least two distinct activating receptors in order to induce their functional activity. However, in cultured NK cells, which have been expanded in cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-2, the engagement of a single activating receptor may be sufficient to induce their function...
2016: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924717/effects-of-benzo-a-pyrene-aromatic-amines-and-a-combination-of-both-on-cyp1a1-activities-in-rt-4-human-bladder-papilloma-cells
#20
Sabine Plöttner, Lilian Annika Bastian, Heiko Udo Käfferlein, Thomas Brüning
The interaction of arylamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) is of particular interest in the etiology of bladder cancer. The aim of this study was to (1) examine the metabolic capacity of RT-4 human bladder papilloma cells and (2) investigate the influence of aromatic amines on the induction of cytochrome P-450 1A1 (CYP1A1) activity and their effects on benzo[a]pyrene (BaP)-induced CYP1A1 activities. Cells were incubated for 24 h with different concentrations of BaP, 1- or 2-naphthylamine (NA), 2-, 3-, or 4-aminobiphenyl (ABP), and binary mixtures consisting of 1 µM BaP and different concentrations of each arylamine...
2016: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
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