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Particle and Fibre Toxicology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906031/contrasting-biological-potency-of-particulate-matter-collected-at-sites-impacted-by-distinct-industrial-sources
#1
Errol M Thomson, Dalibor Breznan, Subramanian Karthikeyan, Christine MacKinnon-Roy, Ngoc Q Vuong, Ewa Dabek-Zlotorzynska, Valbona Celo, Jean-Pierre Charland, Prem Kumarathasan, Jeffrey R Brook, Renaud Vincent
BACKGROUND: Industrial sources contribute a significant proportion of anthropogenic particulate matter (PM) emissions, producing particles of varying composition that may differentially impact health. This study investigated the in vitro toxicity of ambient PM collected near industrial sites in relation to particle size and composition. METHODS: Size-fractionated particles (ultrafine, PM0.1-2.5, PM2.5-10, PM>10) were collected in the vicinity of steel, copper, aluminium, and petrochemical industrial sites...
December 1, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906023/surface-area-dependence-of-gas-particle-interactions-influences-pulmonary-and-neuroinflammatory-outcomes
#2
Christina R Tyler, Katherine E Zychowski, Bethany N Sanchez, Valeria Rivero, Selita Lucas, Guy Herbert, June Liu, Hammad Irshad, Jacob D McDonald, Barry E Bleske, Matthew J Campen
BACKGROUND: Deleterious consequences of exposure to traffic emissions may derive from interactions between carbonaceous particulate matter (PM) and gaseous components in a manner that is dependent on the surface area or complexity of the particles. To determine the validity of this hypothesis, we examined pulmonary and neurological inflammatory outcomes in C57BL/6 and apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE(-/-)) male mice after acute and chronic exposure to vehicle engine-derived particulate matter, generated as ultrafine (UFP) and fine (FP) sizes, with additional exposures using UFP or FP combined with gaseous copollutants derived from fresh gasoline and diesel emissions, labeled as UFP + G and FP + G...
December 1, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899122/endocytosed-nanoparticles-hold-endosomes-and-stimulate-binucleated-cells-formation
#3
Lin Xia, Weihong Gu, Mingyi Zhang, Ya-Nan Chang, Kui Chen, Xue Bai, Lai Yu, Juan Li, Shan Li, Gengmei Xing
BACKGROUND: Nanotechnology developed rapidly in cellular diagnosis and treatment, the endocytic system was an important pathway for targeting cell. In the research of developing macrophages as drug carriers or important therapeutic targets, an interesting phenomenon, internalized nanoparticles induced to form binucleated macrophages, was found although the particles dose did not cause obvious cytotoxicity. RESULTS: Under 25 μg/ml, internalized 30 nm polystyrene beads(30 nm Ps nanoparticles) induced the formation of binucleated macrophages when they entered into endosomes via the endocytic pathway...
November 29, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888833/interaction-of-rat-alveolar-macrophages-with-dental-composite-dust
#4
K L Van Landuyt, S M Cokic, C Asbach, P Hoet, L Godderis, F X Reichl, B Van Meerbeek, A Vennemann, M Wiemann
BACKGROUND: Dental composites have become the standard filling material to restore teeth, but during the placement of these restorations, high amounts of respirable composite dust (<5 μm) including many nano-sized particles may be released in the breathing zone of the patient and dental operator. Here we tested the respirable fraction of several composite particles for their cytotoxic effect using an alveolar macrophage model system. ​METHODS: Composite dust was generated following a clinical protocol, and the dust particles were collected under sterile circumstances...
November 26, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881140/early-signs-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotbues-degradation-in-macrophages-via-an-intracellular-ph-dependent-biological-mechanism-importance-of-length-and-functionalization
#5
Marion Landry, Mathieu Pinault, Stéphane Tchankouo, Émeline Charon, Audrey Ridoux, Jorge Boczkowski, Martine Mayne-L'Hermite, Sophie Lanone
BACKGROUND: Carbon nanotubes (CNT) can interact with the biological environment, which could participate in their associated toxicity. We recently demonstrated that pH is an important player of CNT fate inside macrophages. We wanted to further characterize such process, and therefore designed a study dedicated to decipher CNT biodegradation by macrophages, as a function of two major physico-chemical properties in regard with nanotoxicology; length and degree of functionalization. To achieve our aim, we synthesized, following a single initial production process, four MWCNT differing in length and/or surface chemistry: S-CNT (short), SF-CNT (short functionalized), L-CNT (long) and LF-CNT (long functionalized)...
November 24, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814761/comment-on-shvedova-et-al-2016-gender-differences-in-murine-pulmonary-responses-elicited-by-cellulose-nanocrystals
#6
LETTER
Jo Anne Shatkin, Günter Oberdörster
A recent publication in "Particle and Fibre Toxicology" reported on the gender differences in pulmonary toxicity from oro-pharyngeal aspiration of a high dose of cellulose nanocrystals. The study is timely given the growing interest in diverse commercial applications of cellulose nanomaterials, and the need for studies addressing pulmonary toxicity. The results from this study are interesting and can be strengthened with a discussion of how differences in the weights of female and male C57BL/6 mice was accounted for...
November 4, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814727/myofibroblasts-and-lung-fibrosis-induced-by-carbon-nanotube-exposure
#7
REVIEW
Jie Dong, Qiang Ma
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are newly developed materials with unique properties and a range of industrial and commercial applications. A rapid expansion in the production of CNT materials may increase the risk of human exposure to CNTs. Studies in rodents have shown that certain forms of CNTs are potent fibrogenic inducers in the lungs to cause interstitial, bronchial, and pleural fibrosis characterized by the excessive deposition of collagen fibers and the scarring of involved tissues. The cellular and molecular basis underlying the fibrotic response to CNT exposure remains poorly understood...
November 4, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919268/air-liquid-interface-exposure-to-aerosols-of-poorly-soluble-nanomaterials-induces-different-biological-activation-levels-compared-to-exposure-to-suspensions
#8
Thomas Loret, Emmanuel Peyret, Marielle Dubreuil, Olivier Aguerre-Chariol, Christophe Bressot, Olivier le Bihan, Tanguy Amodeo, Bénédicte Trouiller, Anne Braun, Christophe Egles, Ghislaine Lacroix
BACKGROUND: Recently, much progress has been made to develop more physiologic in vitro models of the respiratory system and improve in vitro simulation of particle exposure through inhalation. Nevertheless, the field of nanotoxicology still suffers from a lack of relevant in vitro models and exposure methods to predict accurately the effects observed in vivo, especially after respiratory exposure. In this context, the aim of our study was to evaluate if exposing pulmonary cells at the air-liquid interface to aerosols of inhalable and poorly soluble nanomaterials generates different toxicity patterns and/or biological activation levels compared to classic submerged exposures to suspensions...
November 3, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799056/toxicity-of-graphene-family-nanoparticles-a-general-review-of-the-origins-and-mechanisms
#9
REVIEW
Lingling Ou, Bin Song, Huimin Liang, Jia Liu, Xiaoli Feng, Bin Deng, Ting Sun, Longquan Shao
Due to their unique physicochemical properties, graphene-family nanomaterials (GFNs) are widely used in many fields, especially in biomedical applications. Currently, many studies have investigated the biocompatibility and toxicity of GFNs in vivo and in intro. Generally, GFNs may exert different degrees of toxicity in animals or cell models by following with different administration routes and penetrating through physiological barriers, subsequently being distributed in tissues or located in cells, eventually being excreted out of the bodies...
October 31, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788687/comparative-toxicity-and-biodistribution-assessments-in-rats-following-subchronic-oral-exposure-to-copper-nanoparticles-and-microparticles
#10
In-Chul Lee, Je-Won Ko, Sung-Hyeuk Park, Na-Rae Shin, In-Sik Shin, Changjong Moon, Je-Hein Kim, Hyoung-Chin Kim, Jong-Choon Kim
BACKGROUND: Copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) have great potential in electronics and biomedical fields because of their efficient thermodynamic and anti-microbial properties. However, their potential toxic effects and kinetic data following repeated exposure are still unclear. METHODS: We evaluated the physicochemical properties of Cu NPs (25 nm) and copper microparticles (Cu MPs, 14-25 μm). Comparative in vivo toxicity of Cu NPs and Cu MPs was evaluated by conducting a 28-day repeated oral dose study at equivalent dose levels of 0, 100, 200, and 400 mg/kg/day (vehicle, 1 % hydroxypropyl methylcellulose)...
October 28, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782836/macrophage-derived-mcpip1-mediates-silica-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-autophagy
#11
Haijun Liu, Shencun Fang, Wei Wang, Yusi Cheng, Yingming Zhang, Hong Liao, Honghong Yao, Jie Chao
BACKGROUND: Silicosis is characterized by accumulation of fibroblasts and excessive deposition of extracellular matrix. Monocyte chemotactic protein-1-induced protein 1 (MCPIP1) plays a critical role in fibrosis induced by SiO2. However, the details of the downstream events of MCPIP1 activity in pulmonary fibrosis remain unclear. To elucidate the role of MCPIP1-induced autophagy in SiO2-induced fibrosis, both the upstream molecular mechanisms and the functional effects of SiO2 on cell apoptosis, proliferation and migration were investigated...
October 25, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737702/single-and-double-walled-carbon-nanotubes-enhance-atherosclerogenesis-by-promoting-monocyte-adhesion-to-endothelial-cells-and-endothelial-progenitor-cell-dysfunction
#12
Yuka Suzuki, Saeko Tada-Oikawa, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Kiyora Izuoka, Misa Kataoka, Shunsuke Ichikawa, Wenting Wu, Cai Zong, Gaku Ichihara, Sahoko Ichihara
BACKGROUND: The use of carbon nanotubes has increased lately. However, the cardiovascular effect of exposure to carbon nanotubes remains elusive. The present study investigated the effects of pulmonary exposure to single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) on atherosclerogenesis using normal human aortic endothelial cells (HAECs) and apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice, a model of human atherosclerosis. METHODS: HAECs were cultured and exposed to SWCNTs or DWCNTs for 16 h...
October 13, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737701/lung-carcinogenicity-of-inhaled-multi-walled-carbon-nanotube-in-rats
#13
Tatsuya Kasai, Yumi Umeda, Makoto Ohnishi, Takashi Mine, Hitomi Kondo, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Michiharu Matsumoto, Shoji Fukushima
BACKGROUND: Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) constitute one of the most promising types of nanomaterials in industry today. With their increasing use, the potential toxicity and carcinogenicity of MWCNT needs to be evaluated in bioassay studies using rodents. Since humans are mainly exposed to MWCNT by inhalation, we performed a 104-week carcinogenicity study using whole-body inhalation exposure chambers with a fibrous straight type of MWCNT at concentrations of 0, 0.02, 0.2, and 2 mg/m(3) using male and female F344 rats...
October 13, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678081/the-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-in-zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#14
Yuh-Feng Lin, I-Jen Chiu, Fong-Yu Cheng, Yu-Hsuan Lee, Ying-Jan Wang, Yung-Ho Hsu, Hui-Wen Chiu
BACKGROUND: Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are used in an increasing number of products, including rubber manufacture, cosmetics, pigments, food additives, medicine, chemical fibers and electronics. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying ZnO NP nephrotoxicity remain unclear. In this study, we evaluated the potential toxicity of ZnO NPs in kidney cells in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: We found that ZnO NPs were apparently engulfed by the HEK-293 human embryonic kidney cells and then induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
September 27, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650313/the-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-pathogenic-particle-and-fibre-associated-lung-inflammation-and-diseases
#15
REVIEW
Mutlay Sayan, Brooke T Mossman
The concept of the inflammasome, a macromolecular complex sensing cell stress or danger signals and initiating inflammation, was first introduced approximately a decade ago. Priming and activation of these intracellular protein platforms trigger the maturation of pro-inflammatory chemokines and cytokines, most notably, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and IL-18, to promulgate innate immune defenses. Although classically studied in models of gout, Type II diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis, the importance and mechanisms of action of inflammasome priming and activation have recently been elucidated in cells of the respiratory tract where they modulate the responses to a number of inhaled pathogenic particles and fibres...
September 20, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27221567/effects-of-urban-fine-particulate-matter-and-ozone-on-hdl-functionality
#16
Gajalakshmi Ramanathan, Fen Yin, Mary Speck, Chi-Hong Tseng, Jeffrey R Brook, Frances Silverman, Bruce Urch, Robert D Brook, Jesus A Araujo
BACKGROUND: Exposures to ambient particulate matter (PM) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. PM2.5 (<2.5 μm) and ozone exposures have been shown to associate with carotid intima media thickness in humans. Animal studies support a causal relationship between air pollution and atherosclerosis and identified adverse PM effects on HDL functionality. We aimed to determine whether brief exposures to PM2.5 and/or ozone could induce effects on HDL anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory capacity in humans...
May 24, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27154411/diesel-exposure-suppresses-natural-killer-cell-function-and-resolution-of-eosinophil-inflammation-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-exposure-in-allergic-rhinitics
#17
Erica A Pawlak, Terry L Noah, Haibo Zhou, Claire Chehrazi, Carole Robinette, David Diaz-Sanchez, Loretta Müller, Ilona Jaspers
Exposure to diesel exhaust (DE) is known to exacerbate allergic inflammation, including virus-induced eosinophil activation in laboratory animals. We have previously shown that in human volunteers with allergic rhinitis a short-term exposure to DE prior to infection with the live attenuated influenza virus (LAIV) increases markers of allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa. Specifically, levels of eosinophilic cationic protein (ECP) were significantly enhanced in individuals exposed to DE prior to inoculation with LAIV and this effect was maintained for at least seven days...
May 6, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27129495/intravenous-administration-of-silver-nanoparticles-causes-organ-toxicity-through-intracellular-ros-related-loss-of-inter-endothelial-junction
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Hua Guo, Jing Zhang, Mary Boudreau, Jie Meng, Jun-jie Yin, Jian Liu, Haiyan Xu
BACKGROUND: Administration of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) to mice could result in their distribution and accumulation in multiple organs, with notable prominence in liver, lungs, and kidneys. However, how AgNPs transport through blood vesicular system to reach the target organs is unclear, and the precise differences in the mechanisms of toxicity between AgNPs and silver ions still remain elusive. In the present research, the pathological changes on these target organs with a focus on inter-endothelial junction was investigated to gain a new insight of AgNPs toxicity by comparing the mechanisms of action of AgNPs and AgNO3...
April 29, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27108236/aerosol-generation-and-characterization-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-exposed-to-cells-cultured-at-the-air-liquid-interface
#19
REVIEW
William W Polk, Monita Sharma, Christie M Sayes, Jon A Hotchkiss, Amy J Clippinger
Aerosol generation and characterization are critical components in the assessment of the inhalation hazards of engineered nanomaterials (NMs). An extensive review was conducted on aerosol generation and exposure apparatus as part of an international expert workshop convened to discuss the design of an in vitro testing strategy to assess pulmonary toxicity following exposure to aerosolized particles. More specifically, this workshop focused on the design of an in vitro method to predict the development of pulmonary fibrosis in humans following exposure to multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)...
April 23, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27108091/extracellular-cathepsin-s-and-intracellular-caspase-1-activation-are-surrogate-biomarkers-of-particulate-induced-lysosomal-disruption-in-macrophages
#20
Caroline S Hughes, Liza M Colhoun, Baljinder K Bains, Joanne D Kilgour, Roberta E Burden, James F Burrows, Ed C Lavelle, Brendan F Gilmore, Christopher J Scott
BACKGROUND: Particulate matter has been shown to stimulate the innate immune system and induce acute inflammation. Therefore, while nanotechnology has the potential to provide therapeutic formulations with improved efficacy, there are concerns such pharmaceutical preparations could induce unwanted inflammatory side effects. Accordingly, we aim to examine the utility of using the proteolytic activity signatures of cysteine proteases, caspase 1 and cathepsin S (CTSS), as biomarkers to assess particulate-induced inflammation...
April 23, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
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