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Particle and Fibre Toxicology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595626/osteopontin-enhances-multi-walled-carbon-nanotube-triggered-lung-fibrosis-by-promoting-tgf-%C3%AE-1-activation-and-myofibroblast-differentiation
#1
Jie Dong, Qiang Ma
BACKGROUND: Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been used in a variety of applications because of their unique properties and functions. However, many CNTs have been shown to induce lung fibrosis in experimental animals with some at a potency greater than that of silica, raising concern over possible toxic effects of CNT exposure in humans. Research into the mechanisms by which CNTs induce pulmonary fibrosis is warranted in order to facilitate the understanding, monitoring, and treatment of CNT-induced lung lesions that might occur in exposed populations...
June 8, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558787/airway-exposure-to-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-disrupts-the-female-reproductive-cycle-without-affecting-pregnancy-outcomes-in-mice
#2
H K L Johansson, J S Hansen, B Elfving, S P Lund, Z O Kyjovska, S Loft, K K Barfod, P Jackson, U Vogel, K S Hougaard
BACKGROUND: The use of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) is increasing due to a growing use in a variety of products across several industries. Thus, occupational exposure is also of increasing concern, particularly since airway exposure to MWCNTs can induce sustained pulmonary acute phase response and inflammation in experimental animals, which may affect female reproduction. This proof-of-principle study therefore aimed to investigate if lung exposure by intratracheal instillation of the MWCNT NM-400 would affect the estrous cycle and reproductive function in female mice...
May 30, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545487/inhaled-ambient-level-traffic-derived-particulates-decrease-cardiac-vagal-influence-and-baroreflexes-and-increase-arrhythmia-in-a-rat-model-of-metabolic-syndrome
#3
Alex P Carll, Samir M Crespo, Mauricio S Filho, Douglas H Zati, Brent A Coull, Edgar A Diaz, Rodrigo D Raimundo, Thomas N G Jaeger, Ana Laura Ricci-Vitor, Vasileios Papapostolou, Joy E Lawrence, David M Garner, Brigham S Perry, Jack R Harkema, John J Godleski
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have linked exposures to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and traffic with autonomic nervous system imbalance (ANS) and cardiac pathophysiology, especially in individuals with preexisting disease. It is unclear whether metabolic syndrome (MetS) increases susceptibility to the effects of PM2.5. We hypothesized that exposure to traffic-derived primary and secondary organic aerosols (P + SOA) at ambient levels would cause autonomic and cardiovascular dysfunction in rats exhibiting features of MetS...
May 25, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454554/impaired-lysosomal-activity-mediated-autophagic-flux-disruption-by-graphite-carbon-nanofibers-induce-apoptosis-in-human-lung-epithelial-cells-through-oxidative-stress-and-energetic-impairment
#4
Sandeep Mittal, Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Ratnakar Tiwari, Raja Gopal Rayavarapu, Jai Shankar, Lalit Kumar Singh Chauhan, Alok Kumar Pandey
BACKGROUND: Graphite carbon nanofibers (GCNF) have emerged as a potential alternative of carbon nanotubes (CNT) for various biomedical applications due to their superior physico-chemical properties. Therefore in-depth understanding of the GCNF induced toxic effects and underlying mechanisms in biological systems is of great interest. Currently, autophagy activation by nanomaterials is recognized as an emerging toxicity mechanism. However, the association of GCNF induced toxicity with this form of cell death is largely unknown...
April 28, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449668/erratum-to-in-memorian-thomas-w-hesterberg-phd-mba-1950-2016
#5
David B Warheit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431555/reduction-of-pulmonary-toxicity-of-metal-oxide-nanoparticles-by-phosphonate-based-surface-passivation
#6
Xiaoming Cai, Anson Lee, Zhaoxia Ji, Cynthia Huang, Chong Hyun Chang, Xiang Wang, Yu-Pei Liao, Tian Xia, Ruibin Li
BACKGROUND: The wide application of engineered nanoparticles has induced increasing exposure to humans and environment, which led to substantial concerns on their biosafety. Some metal oxides (MOx) have shown severe toxicity in cells and animals, thus safe designs of MOx with reduced hazard potential are desired. Currently, there is a lack of a simple yet effective safe design approach for the toxic MOx. In this study, we determined the key physicochemical properties of MOx that lead to cytotoxicity and explored a safe design approach for toxic MOx by modifying their hazard properties...
April 21, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410606/in-vivo-quantification-of-quantum-dot-systemic-transport-in-c57bl-6-hairless-mice-following-skin-application-post-ultraviolet-radiation
#7
Samreen Jatana, Brian C Palmer, Sarah J Phelan, Robert Gelein, Lisa A DeLouise
BACKGROUND: Previous work has demonstrated size, surface charge and skin barrier dependent penetration of nanoparticles into the viable layers of mouse skin. The goal of this work was to characterize the tissue distribution and mechanism of transport of nanoparticles beyond skin, with and without Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) induced skin barrier disruption. Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), flow cytometry and confocal microscopy were used to examine the effect of UVR dose (180 and 360 mJ/cm(2) UVB) on the skin penetration and systemic distribution of quantum dot (QD) nanoparticles topically applied at different time-points post UVR using a hairless C57BL/6 mouse model...
April 14, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399878/sio2-and-tio2-nanoparticles-synergistically-trigger-macrophage-inflammatory-responses
#8
Misato Tsugita, Nobuyuki Morimoto, Masafumi Nakayama
Silicon dioxide (SiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) NPs are the most widely used inorganic nanomaterials. Although the individual toxicities of SiO2 and TiO2 NPs have been extensively studied, the combined toxicity of these NPs is much less understood. In this study, we observed unexpected and drastic activation of the caspase-1 inflammasome and production of IL-1β in mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages stimulated simultaneously with SiO2 and TiO2 NPs at concentrations at which these NPs individually do not cause macrophage activation...
April 11, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388961/deposition-efficiency-of-inhaled-particles-15-5000%C3%A2-nm-related-to-breathing-pattern-and-lung-function-an-experimental-study-in-healthy-children-and-adults
#9
Jenny Rissler, Anders Gudmundsson, Hanna Nicklasson, Erik Swietlicki, Per Wollmer, Jakob Löndahl
BACKGROUND: Exposure to airborne particles has a major impact on global health. The probability of these particles to deposit in the respiratory tract during breathing is essential for their toxic effects. Observations have shown that there is a substantial variability in deposition between subjects, not only due to respiratory diseases, but also among individuals with healthy lungs. The factors determining this variability are, however, not fully understood. METHOD: In this study we experimentally investigate factors that determine individual differences in the respiratory tract depositions of inhaled particles for healthy subjects at relaxed breathing...
April 8, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330475/in-memorian-thomas-w-hesterberg-phd-mba-1950-2016
#10
David B Warheit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327162/biological-effects-of-carbon-black-nanoparticles-are-changed-by-surface-coating-with-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
#11
Karina Lindner, Michael Ströbele, Sandra Schlick, Sina Webering, André Jenckel, Johannes Kopf, Olga Danov, Katherina Sewald, Christian Buj, Otto Creutzenberg, Thomas Tillmann, Gerhard Pohlmann, Heinrich Ernst, Christina Ziemann, Gereon Hüttmann, Holger Heine, Henning Bockhorn, Tanja Hansen, Peter König, Heinz Fehrenbach
BACKGROUND: Carbon black nanoparticles (CBNP) are mainly composed of carbon, with a small amount of other elements (including hydrogen and oxygen). The toxicity of CBNP has been attributed to their large surface area, and through adsorbing intrinsically toxic substances, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). It is not clear whether a PAH surface coating changes the toxicological properties of CBNP by influencing their physicochemical properties, through the specific toxicity of the surface-bound PAH, or by a combination of both...
March 21, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264691/endothelial-responses-of-the-alveolar-barrier-in-vitro-in-a-dose-controlled-exposure-to-diesel-exhaust-particulate-matter
#12
Sebastian G Klein, Sébastien Cambier, Jennifer Hennen, Sylvain Legay, Tommaso Serchi, Inge Nelissen, Aline Chary, Elisa Moschini, Andreas Krein, Brunhilde Blömeke, Arno C Gutleb
BACKGROUND: During the last 250 years, the level of exposure to combustion-derived particles raised dramatically in western countries, leading to increased particle loads in the ambient air. Among the environmental particles, diesel exhaust particulate matter (DEPM) plays a special role because of its omnipresence and reported effects on human health. During recent years, a possible link between air pollution and the progression of atherosclerosis is recognized. A central effect of DEPM is their impact on the endothelium, especially of the alveolar barrier...
March 6, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253935/particulate-air-pollution-mediated-effects-on-insulin-resistance-in-mice-are-independent-of-ccr2
#13
Cuiqing Liu, Xiaohua Xu, Yuntao Bai, Jixin Zhong, Aixia Wang, Lixian Sun, Liya Kong, Zhekang Ying, Qinghua Sun, Sanjay Rajagopalan
BACKGROUND: Chronic exposure to fine ambient particulate matter (PM2.5) induces insulin resistance. CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) appears to be essential in diet-induced insulin resistance implicating an important role for systemic cellular inflammation in the process. We have previously suggested that CCR2 is important in PM2.5 exposure-mediated inflammation leading to insulin resistance under high fat diet situation. The present study assessed the importance of CCR2 in PM2.5 exposure-induced insulin resistance in the context of normal diet...
March 3, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187746/slow-lung-clearance-and-limited-translocation-of-four-sizes-of-inhaled-iridium-nanoparticles
#14
Alison Buckley, James Warren, Alan Hodgson, Tim Marczylo, Konstantin Ignatyev, Chang Guo, Rachel Smith
BACKGROUND: Concerns have been expressed that inhaled nanoparticles may behave differently to larger particles in terms of lung clearance and translocation, with potential implications for their toxicity. Studies undertaken to investigate this have typically involved limited post-exposure periods. There is a shortage of information on longer-term clearance and translocation patterns and their dependence on particle size, which this study aimed to address. METHODS: Rats were exposed (<3 h) nose-only to aerosols of spark-generated radioactive iridium-192 nanoparticles of four sizes: 10 nm, 15 nm, 35 nm and 75 nm (count median diameter) (aerosol mass concentrations 17, 140, 430, and 690 μg/m(3), respectively)...
February 10, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148272/dose-dependent-induction-of-astrocyte-activation-and-reactive-astrogliosis-in-mouse-brain-following-maternal-exposure-to-carbon-black-nanoparticle
#15
Atsuto Onoda, Ken Takeda, Masakazu Umezawa
BACKGROUND: Recent studies indicate that maternal exposure to ambient ultrafine particles and nanoparticles has adverse effects of on the central nervous system. Quantitative dose-response data is required to better understand the developmental neurotoxicity of nanoparticles. The present study investigated dose-dependent effects of maternal exposure to carbon black nanoparticle (CB-NP) on astrocyte in the brains of mouse offspring. METHODS: A CB-NP suspension (2...
February 2, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100227/prenatal-and-postnatal-mothering-by-diesel-exhaust-pm2-5-exposed-dams-differentially-program-mouse-energy-metabolism
#16
Minjie Chen, Shuai Liang, Huifen Zhou, Yanyi Xu, Xiaobo Qin, Ziying Hu, Xiaoke Wang, Lianglin Qiu, Wanjun Wang, Yuhao Zhang, Zhekang Ying
BACKGROUND: Obesity is one of the leading threats to global public health. It is consequent to abnormal energy metabolism. Currently, it has been well established that maternal exposure to environmental stressors that cause inappropriate fetal development may have long-term adverse effects on offspring energy metabolism in an exposure timing-dependent manner, known as developmental programming of health and diseases paradigm. Rapidly increasing evidence has indicated that maternal exposure to ambient fine particles (PM2...
January 18, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069023/in-vitro-biological-responses-to-nanofibrillated-cellulose-by-human-dermal-lung-and-immune-cells-surface-chemistry-aspect
#17
Viviana R Lopes, Carla Sanchez-Martinez, Maria Strømme, Natalia Ferraz
BACKGROUND: Nanocellulose, and particularly nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC), has been proposed for a diversity of applications in industry and in the biomedical field. Its unique physicochemical and structural features distinguish nanocellulose from traditional materials and enable its use as an advance nanomaterial. However, its nanoscale features may induce unknown biological responses. Limited studies with NFC are available and the biological impacts of its use have not been thoroughly explored...
January 10, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069010/nanoparticle-exposure-reactivates-latent-herpesvirus-and-restores-a-signature-of-acute-infection
#18
Christine Sattler, Franco Moritz, Shanze Chen, Beatrix Steer, David Kutschke, Martin Irmler, Johannes Beckers, Oliver Eickelberg, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, Heiko Adler, Tobias Stoeger
BACKGROUND: Inhalation of environmental (nano) particles (NP) as well as persistent herpesvirus-infection are potentially associated with chronic lung disease and as both are omnipresent in human society a coincidence of these two factors is highly likely. We hypothesized that NP-exposure of persistently herpesvirus-infected cells as a second hit might disrupt immune control of viral latency, provoke reactivation of latent virus and eventually lead to an inflammatory response and tissue damage...
January 10, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955700/combined-exposure-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-and-respirable-soufri%C3%A3-re-hills-volcanic-ash-causes-a-pro-inflammatory-response-in-an-in-vitro-multicellular-epithelial-tissue-barrier-model
#19
Ines Tomašek, Claire J Horwell, David E Damby, Hana Barošová, Christoph Geers, Alke Petri-Fink, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Martin J D Clift
BACKGROUND: There are justifiable health concerns regarding the potential adverse effects associated with human exposure to volcanic ash (VA) particles, especially when considering communities living in urban areas already exposed to heightened air pollution. The aim of this study was, therefore, to gain an imperative, first understanding of the biological impacts of respirable VA when exposed concomitantly with diesel particles. METHODS: A sophisticated in vitro 3D triple cell co-culture model of the human alveolar epithelial tissue barrier was exposed to either a single or repeated dose of dry respirable VA (deposited dose of 0...
December 12, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955691/early-kidney-damage-induced-by-subchronic-exposure-to-pm2-5-in-rats
#20
O G Aztatzi-Aguilar, M Uribe-Ramírez, J Narváez-Morales, A De Vizcaya-Ruiz, O Barbier
BACKGROUND: Particulate matter exposure is associated with respiratory and cardiovascular system dysfunction. Recently, we demonstrated that fine particles, also named PM2.5, modify the expression of some components of the angiotensin and bradykinin systems, which are involved in lung, cardiac and renal regulation. The endocrine kidney function is associated with the regulation of angiotensin and bradykinin, and it can suffer damage even as a consequence of minor alterations of these systems...
December 12, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
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