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Particle and Fibre Toxicology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343276/the-antihyperlipidemic-effects-of-fullerenol-nanoparticles-via-adjusting-the-gut-microbiota-in-vivo
#1
Juan Li, Runhong Lei, Xin Li, Fengxia Xiong, Quanyang Zhang, Yue Zhou, Shengmei Yang, Yanan Chang, Kui Chen, Weihong Gu, Chongming Wu, Gengmei Xing
BACKGROUND: Nanoparticles (NPs) administered orally will meet the gut microbiota, but their impacts on microbiota homeostasis and the consequent physiological relevance remain largely unknown. Here, we describe the modulatory effects and the consequent pharmacological outputs of two orally administered fullerenols NPs (Fol1 C60(OH)7(O)8 and Fol113 C60(OH)11(O)6) on gut microbiota. RESULTS: Administration of Fol1 and Fol113 NPs for 4 weeks largely shifted the overall structure of gut microbiota in mice...
January 17, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329563/pm2-5-induced-oxidative-stress-increases-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-expression-in-lung-epithelial-cells-through-the-il-6-akt-stat3-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-pathway
#2
Chen-Wei Liu, Tzu-Lin Lee, Yu-Chen Chen, Chan-Jung Liang, Shu-Huei Wang, June-Horng Lue, Jaw-Shiun Tsai, Shih-Wei Lee, Shun-Hua Chen, Yi-Fan Yang, Tzu-Yi Chuang, Yuh-Lien Chen
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have shown that ambient air pollution is closely associated with increased respiratory inflammation and decreased lung function. Particulate matters (PMs) are major components of air pollution that damages lung cells. However, the mechanisms remain to be elucidated. This study examines the effects of PMs on intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression and the related mechanisms in vitro and in vivo. RESULT: The cytotoxicity, reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, and monocyte adherence to A549 cells were more severely affected by treatment with O-PMs (organic solvent-extractable fraction of SRM1649b) than with W-PMs (water-soluble fraction of SRM1649b)...
January 12, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321036/maternal-engineered-nanomaterial-inhalation-during-gestation-alters-the-fetal-transcriptome
#3
P A Stapleton, Q A Hathaway, C E Nichols, A B Abukabda, M V Pinti, D L Shepherd, C R McBride, J Yi, V C Castranova, J M Hollander, T R Nurkiewicz
BACKGROUND: The integration of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) is well-established and widespread in clinical, commercial, and domestic applications. Cardiovascular dysfunctions have been reported in adult populations after exposure to a variety of ENM. As the diversity of these exposures continues to increase, the fetal ramifications of maternal exposures have yet to be determined. We, and others, have explored the consequences of ENM inhalation during gestation and identified many cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes in the F1 generation...
January 10, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298701/primary-genotoxicity-in-the-liver-following-pulmonary-exposure-to-carbon-black-nanoparticles-in-mice
#4
Justyna Modrzynska, Trine Berthing, Gitte Ravn-Haren, Nicklas Raun Jacobsen, Ingrid Konow Weydahl, Katrin Loeschner, Alicja Mortensen, Anne Thoustrup Saber, Ulla Vogel
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the mechanism underlying the genotoxicity observed in the liver following pulmonary exposure to carbon black (CB) nanoparticles (NPs). The genotoxicity could be caused by the presence of translocated particles or by circulating inflammatory mediators released during pulmonary inflammation and acute-phase response. To address this, we evaluated induction of pulmonary inflammation, pulmonary and hepatic acute-phase response and genotoxicity following exposure to titanium dioxide (TiO2), cerium oxide (CeO2) or CB NPs...
January 3, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298690/ambient-air-pollution-and-thrombosis
#5
REVIEW
Sarah Robertson, Mark R Miller
Air pollution is a growing public health concern of global significance. Acute and chronic exposure is known to impair cardiovascular function, exacerbate disease and increase cardiovascular mortality. Several plausible biological mechanisms have been proposed for these associations, however, at present, the pathways are incomplete. A seminal review by the American Heart Association (2010) concluded that the thrombotic effects of particulate air pollution likely contributed to their effects on cardiovascular mortality and morbidity...
January 3, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29268755/sub-chronic-inhalation-of-lead-oxide-nanoparticles-revealed-their-broad-distribution-and-tissue-specific-subcellular-localization-in-target-organs
#6
J Dumková, T Smutná, L Vrlíková, P Le Coustumer, Z Večeřa, B Dočekal, P Mikuška, L Čapka, P Fictum, A Hampl, M Buchtová
BACKGROUND: Lead is well known environmental pollutant, which can cause toxic effects in multiple organ systems. However, the influence of lead oxide nanoparticles, frequently emitted to the environment by high temperature technological processes, is still concealed. Therefore, we investigate lead oxide nanoparticle distribution through the body upon their entry into lungs and determine the microscopic and ultramicroscopic changes caused by the nanoparticles in primary and secondary target organs...
December 21, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258600/towards-a-more-effective-and-efficient-governance-and-regulation-of-nanomaterials
#7
Tom Van Teunenbroek, James Baker, Aart Dijkzeul
The uncertainty regarding the effects and risks of nanomaterials on human health and the environment, and how they should be tested and assessed in the context of current regulations, is clearly holding back the full exploitation of the innovative potential of nanomaterials. To reduce this uncertainty, the European Union funded NANoREG and ProSafe projects (jointly referred to as N1P) have made a critical evaluation of methods to test and assess these risks in the context of the current registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) regulation...
December 19, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233151/suppression-of-ptpn6-exacerbates-aluminum-oxide-nanoparticle-induced-copd-like-lesions-in-mice-through-activation-of-stat-pathway
#8
Xiaobo Li, Hongbao Yang, Shenshen Wu, Qingtao Meng, Hao Sun, Runze Lu, Jian Cui, Yuxin Zheng, Wen Chen, Rong Zhang, Michael Aschner, Rui Chen
BACKGROUND: Inhaled nanoparticles can deposit in the deep lung where they interact with pulmonary cells. Despite numerous studies on pulmonary nanotoxicity, detailed molecular mechanisms of specific nanomaterial-induced lung injury have yet to be identified. RESULTS: Using whole-body dynamic inhalation model, we studied the interactions between aluminum oxide nanoparticles (Al2O3 NPs) and the pulmonary system in vivo. We found that seven-day-exposure to Al2O3 NPs resulted in emphysema and small airway remodeling in murine lungs, accompanied by enhanced inflammation and apoptosis...
December 12, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216928/on-the-pivotal-role-of-dose-for-particle-toxicology-and-risk-assessment-exposure-is-a-poor-surrogate-for-delivered-dose
#9
EDITORIAL
Otmar Schmid, Flemming R Cassee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216926/pro-inflammatory-adjuvant-properties-of-pigment-grade-titanium-dioxide-particles-are-augmented-by-a-genotype-that-potentiates-interleukin-1%C3%AE-processing
#10
Sebastian Riedle, Laetitia C Pele, Don E Otter, Rachel E Hewitt, Harjinder Singh, Nicole C Roy, Jonathan J Powell
BACKGROUND: Pigment-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) particles are an additive to some foods (E171 on ingredients lists), toothpastes, and pharma-/nutraceuticals and are absorbed, to some extent, in the human intestinal tract. TiO2 can act as a modest adjuvant in the secretion of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin 1β (IL-1β) when triggered by common intestinal bacterial fragments, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and/or peptidoglycan. Given the variance in human genotypes, which includes variance in genes related to IL-1β secretion, we investigated whether TiO2 particles might, in fact, be more potent pro-inflammatory adjuvants in cells that are genetically susceptible to IL-1β-related inflammation...
December 8, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187209/biodistribution-of-single-and-aggregated-gold-nanoparticles-exposed-to-the-human-lung-epithelial-tissue-barrier-at-the-air-liquid-interface
#11
Estelle Durantie, Dimitri Vanhecke, Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Flavien Delhaes, Sandor Balog, Dedy Septiadi, Joel Bourquin, Alke Petri-Fink, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
BACKGROUND: The lung represents the primary entry route for airborne particles into the human body. Most studies addressed possible adverse effects using single (nano)particles, but aerosolic nanoparticles (NPs) tend to aggregate and form structures of several hundreds nm in diameter, changing the physico-chemical properties and interaction with cells. Our aim was to investigate how aggregation might affect the biodistribution; cellular uptake and translocation over time of aerosolized NPs at the air-blood barrier interface using a multicellular lung system...
November 29, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187207/metabolomic-effects-of-ceo2-sio2-and-cuo-metal-oxide-nanomaterials-on-hepg2-cells
#12
Kirk T Kitchin, Steve Stirdivant, Brian L Robinette, Benjamin T Castellon, Xinhua Liang
BACKGROUND: To better assess potential hepatotoxicity of nanomaterials, human liver HepG2 cells were exposed for 3 days to five different CeO2 (either 30 or 100 μg/ml), 3 SiO2 based (30 μg/ml) or 1 CuO (3 μg/ml) nanomaterials with dry primary particle sizes ranging from 15 to 213 nm. Metabolomic assessment of exposed cells was then performed using four mass spectroscopy dependent platforms (LC and GC), finding 344 biochemicals. RESULTS: Four CeO2, 1 SiO2 and 1 CuO nanomaterials increased hepatocyte concentrations of many lipids, particularly free fatty acids and monoacylglycerols but only CuO elevated lysolipids and sphingolipids...
November 29, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183341/kinetics-and-dissolution-of-intratracheally-administered-nickel-oxide-nanomaterials-in-rats
#13
Naohide Shinohara, Guihua Zhang, Yutaka Oshima, Toshio Kobayashi, Nobuya Imatanaka, Makoto Nakai, Takeshi Sasaki, Kenji Kawaguchi, Masashi Gamo
BACKGROUND: The toxicokinetics of nanomaterials are an important factor in toxicity, which may be affected by slow clearance and/or distribution in the body. METHODS: Four types of nickel oxide (NiO) nanoparticles were single-administered intratracheally to male F344 rats at three doses of 0.67-6.0 mg/kg body weight. The rats were sacrificed under anesthesia and the lung, thoracic lymph nodes, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, liver, and other organs were sampled for Ni burden measurement 3, 28, and 91 days post-administration; Ni excretion was measured 6 and 24 h after administration...
November 28, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178961/the-unrecognized-occupational-relevance-of-the-interaction-between-engineered-nanomaterials-and-the-gastro-intestinal-tract-a-consensus-paper-from-a-multidisciplinary-working-group
#14
REVIEW
Antonio Pietroiusti, Enrico Bergamaschi, Marcello Campagna, Luisa Campagnolo, Giuseppe De Palma, Sergio Iavicoli, Veruscka Leso, Andrea Magrini, Michele Miragoli, Paola Pedata, Leonardo Palombi, Ivo Iavicoli
BACKGROUND: There is a fundamental gap of knowledge on the health effects caused by the interaction of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) with the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT). This is partly due to the incomplete knowledge of the complex physical and chemical transformations that ENM undergo in the GIT, and partly to the widespread belief that GIT health effects of ENM are much less relevant than pulmonary effects. However, recent experimental findings, considering the role of new players in gut physiology (e...
November 25, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166940/effects-of-urban-coarse-particles-inhalation-on-oxidative-and-inflammatory-parameters-in-the-mouse-lung-and-colon
#15
Cécile Vignal, Muriel Pichavant, Laurent Y Alleman, Madjid Djouina, Florian Dingreville, Esperanza Perdrix, Christophe Waxin, Adil Ouali Alami, Corinne Gower-Rousseau, Pierre Desreumaux, Mathilde Body-Malapel
BACKGROUND: Air pollution is a recognized aggravating factor for pulmonary diseases and has notably deleterious effects on asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. Recent studies suggest that air pollution may also cause adverse effects in the gastrointestinal tract. Accumulating experimental evidence shows that immune responses in the pulmonary and intestinal mucosae are closely interrelated, and that gut-lung crosstalk controls pathophysiological processes such as responses to cigarette smoke and influenza virus infection...
November 22, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157272/mechanistic-insight-into-the-impact-of-nanomaterials-on-asthma-and-allergic-airway-disease
#16
REVIEW
Kirsty Meldrum, Chang Guo, Emma L Marczylo, Timothy W Gant, Rachel Smith, Martin O Leonard
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease known for its high susceptibility to environmental exposure. Inadvertent inhalation of engineered or incidental nanomaterials is a concern for human health, particularly for those with underlying disease susceptibility. In this review we provide a comprehensive analysis of those studies focussed on safety assessment of different nanomaterials and their unique characteristics on asthma and allergic airway disease. These include in vivo and in vitro approaches as well as human and population studies...
November 21, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132433/impaired-ciliogenesis-in-differentiating-human-bronchial-epithelia-exposed-to-non-cytotoxic-doses-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#17
Ryan J Snyder, Salik Hussain, Charles J Tucker, Scott H Randell, Stavros Garantziotis
BACKGROUND: Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are engineered nanomaterials used for a variety of industrial and consumer products. Their high tensile strength, hydrophobicity, and semi-conductive properties have enabled many novel applications, increasing the possibility of accidental nanotube inhalation by either consumers or factory workers. While MWCNT inhalation has been previously shown to cause inflammation and pulmonary fibrosis at high doses, the susceptibility of differentiating bronchial epithelia to MWCNT exposure remains unexplored...
November 13, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100528/silica-nanoparticles-inhibit-the-cation-channel-trpv4-in-airway-epithelial-cells
#18
Alicia Sanchez, Julio L Alvarez, Kateryna Demydenko, Carole Jung, Yeranddy A Alpizar, Julio Alvarez-Collazo, Stevan M Cokic, Miguel A Valverde, Peter H Hoet, Karel Talavera
BACKGROUND: Silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) have numerous beneficial properties and are extensively used in cosmetics and food industries as anti-caking, densifying and hydrophobic agents. However, the increasing exposure levels experienced by the general population and the ability of SiNPs to penetrate cells and tissues have raised concerns about possible toxic effects of this material. Although SiNPs are known to affect the function of the airway epithelium, the molecular targets of these particles remain largely unknown...
November 3, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084556/protein-corona-implications-for-nanoparticle-interactions-with-pulmonary-cells
#19
Nagarjun V Konduru, Ramon M Molina, Archana Swami, Flavia Damiani, Georgios Pyrgiotakis, Paulo Lin, Patrizia Andreozzi, Thomas C Donaghey, Philip Demokritou, Silke Krol, Wolfgang Kreyling, Joseph D Brain
BACKGROUND: We previously showed that cerium oxide (CeO2), barium sulfate (BaSO4) and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) exhibited different lung toxicity and pulmonary clearance in rats. We hypothesize that these NPs acquire coronas with different protein compositions that may influence their clearance from the lungs. METHODS: CeO2, silica-coated CeO2, BaSO4, and ZnO NPs were incubated in rat lung lining fluid in vitro. Then, gel electrophoresis followed by quantitative mass spectrometry was used to characterize the adsorbed proteins stripped from these NPs...
October 30, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073907/multiparametric-analysis-of-anti-proliferative-and-apoptotic-effects-of-gold-nanoprisms-on-mouse-and-human-primary-and-transformed-cells-biodistribution-and-toxicity-in-vivo
#20
Marta Pérez-Hernández, María Moros, Grazyna Stepien, Pablo Del Pino, Sebastián Menao, Marcelo de Las Heras, Maykel Arias, Scott G Mitchell, Beatriz Pelaz, Eva M Gálvez, Jesús M de la Fuente, Julián Pardo
BACKGROUND: The special physicochemical properties of gold nanoprisms make them very useful for biomedical applications including biosensing and cancer therapy. However, it is not clear how gold nanoprisms may affect cellular physiology including viability and other critical functions. We report a multiparametric investigation on the impact of gold-nanoprisms on mice and human, transformed and primary cells as well as tissue distribution and toxicity in vivo after parental injection. METHODS: Cellular uptake of the gold-nanoprisms (NPRs) and the most crucial parameters of cell fitness such as generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), mitochondria membrane potential, cell morphology and apoptosis were systematically assayed in cells...
October 26, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
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