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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126988/morinda-officinalis-how-a-comprehensive-review-of-traditional-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology
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REVIEW
Jian-Hua Zhang, Hai-Liang Xin, Yue-Ming Xu, Yi Shen, Yu-Qiong He, Hsien-Yeh, Bing Lin, Hong-Tao Song, Juan-Liu, Hai-Yue Yang, Lu-Ping Qin, Qiao-Yan Zhang, Juan Du
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The medicinal plant Morinda officinalisHow. (MO) and its root have long been used in traditional medicines in China and northeast Asia as tonics for nourishing the kidney, strengthening the bone and enhancing immunofunction in the treatment of impotence, osteoporosis, depression and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and dermatitis. AIM OF THE REVIEW: This review aims to sum up updated and comprehensive information about traditional usage, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of MO and provide insights intopotential opportunities for future research and development of this plant...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126094/evolutionarily-adapted-hormesis-inducing-stressors-can-be-a-practical-solution-to-mitigate-harmful-effects-of-chronic-exposure-to-low-dose-chemical-mixtures
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REVIEW
Se-A Kim, Yu-Mi Lee, Je-Yong Choi, David R Jacobs, Duk-Hee Lee
Although the toxicity of synthetic chemicals at high doses is well known, chronic exposure to low-dose chemical mixtures has only recently been linked to many age-related diseases. However, it is nearly impossible to avoid the exposure to these low-dose chemical mixtures as humans are exposed to a myriad of synthetic chemicals as a part of their daily lives. Therefore, coping with possible harms due to low dose chemical mixtures is challenging. Interestingly, within the range of environmental exposure, disease risk does not increase linearly with increasing dose of chemicals, but often tends to plateau or even decrease with increasing dose...
November 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077912/effects-of-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-on-turkeys
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Anna M Laszlo, Marta Ladanyi, Krisztina Boda, Jozsef Csicsman, Ferenc Bari, Andrea Serester, Zsolt Molnar, Krisztian Sepp, Marta Galfi, Marianna Radacs
Several studies have examined the potential biological effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on birds; however, little attention has been paid to the extremely low frequency (ELF; 0-300 Hz; 0-50 μT) radiation found in an urbanized environment. For monitoring the effects of ELF EMF, we used a turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) model, because the nucleated erythrocytes of turkeys contain β-adrenoceptors, and norepinephrine- (NE-) activated β-adrenoceptors have an important role in physiological and behavioral processes...
October 25, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023595/actinide-bioimaging-in-tissues-comparison-of-emulsion-and-solid-track-autoradiography-techniques-with-the-iqid-camera
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Stephanie Lamart, Brian W Miller, Anne Van der Meeren, Anissa Tazrart, Jaime F Angulo, Nina M Griffiths
This work presents a comparison of three autoradiography techniques for imaging biological samples contaminated with actinides: emulsion-based, plastic-based autoradiography and a quantitative digital technique, the iQID camera, based on the numerical analysis of light from a scintillator screen. In radiation toxicology it has been important to develop means of imaging actinide distribution in tissues as these radionuclides may be heterogeneously distributed within and between tissues after internal contamination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959672/uvb-damage-onset-and-progression-24%C3%A2-h-post-exposure-in-human-derived-skin-cells
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Christian Khalil, Wassim Shebaby
The focus of this research was on UVB radiation (280-320 nm) responsible for cellular changes in skin of acute and chronically exposed individuals. This study investigated the acute cellular damages triggered by UVB exposure of cultured human fibroblasts and keratinocyte cells immediately and 24 h post exposure in order to understand damage onset and progression. The study evaluated a number of cellular parameters including mitochondria, lysosomes, cell membrane, DNA damages as well as pro and anti-apoptotic protein expression levels...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959646/neurotoxic-effect-of-active-ingredients-in-sunscreen-products-a-contemporary-review
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REVIEW
Joanna A Ruszkiewicz, Adi Pinkas, Beatriz Ferrer, Tanara V Peres, Aristides Tsatsakis, Michael Aschner
Sunscreen application is the main strategy used to prevent the maladies inflicted by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Despite the continuously increasing frequency of sunscreen use worldwide, the prevalence of certain sun exposure-related pathologies, mainly malignant melanoma, is also on the rise. In the past century, a variety of protective agents against UV exposure have been developed. Physical filters scatter and reflect UV rays and chemical filters absorb those rays. Alongside the evidence for increasing levels of these agents in the environment, which leads to indirect exposure of wildlife and humans, recent studies suggest a toxicological nature for some of these agents...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861877/new-data-on-the-effect-of-ionizing-radiation-on-the-growth-of-the-aquatic-plant-elodea-canadensis-in-the-laboratory
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A Ya Bolsunovsky, D V Dementyev, E A Trofimova, T A Zotina
Toxicological experiments with radioactive bottom sediments and extrinsic γ-irradiation have demonstrated that the growth of common elodea roots is suppressed by irradiation at doses several times lower than the established threshold dose. The effect of γ-irradiation on the growth of elodea stems has not been observed at any dose used. The data obtained show that elodea could be recommended for use as an indicator of biological effects of radiation in the range of low radiation doses.
July 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837407/a-dynamic-energy-based-model-to-analyze-sublethal-effects-of-chronic-gamma-irradiation-in-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Catherine Lecomte-Pradines, Turid Hertel-Aas, Claire Coutris, Rodolphe Gilbin, Deborah Oughton, Frédéric Alonzo
Understanding how toxic contaminants affect wildlife species at various levels of biological organization (subcellular, histological, physiological, organism, and population levels) is a major research goal in both ecotoxicology and radioecology. A mechanistic understanding of the links between different observed perturbations is necessary to predict the consequences for survival, growth, and reproduction, which are critical for population dynamics. In this context, experimental and modeling studies were conducted using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771645/opportunity-for-collaboration-between-radiation-injury-treatment-network-centers-and-medical-toxicology-specialists
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Elizabeth Davlantes, Samuel Shartar, Jennifer Venero, Alaina Steck, Amelia Langston, Ziad N Kazzi
OBJECTIVES: The Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) comprises >50 centers across the United States that are poised to care for victims of a radiation emergency. The network is organized around bone marrow transplant centers because these facilities excel in both radiation medicine and the care of patients with severe bone marrow depression. A radiation emergency may cause not only irradiation from an external source but also internal contamination with radioactive material. Because medical toxicologists are trained in radiation injury management and have expertise in the management of internal contamination, RITN centers may benefit from partnerships with medical toxicology resources, which may be located at academic medical centers, hospital inpatient clinical services, outpatient clinics, or poison control centers...
August 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694170/safety-assessment-and-toxicological-profiling-of-a-novel-combinational-sunprotective-dermal-formulation-containing-melatonin-and-pumpkin-seed-oil
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Nilutpal Sharma Bora, Manash Pratim Pathak, Santa Mandal, Bhaskar Mazumder, Rudragoud Policegoudra, Pakalapati Srinivas Raju, Pronobesh Chattopadhyay
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure has been known to cause irreparable damages to human skin. The daunting risk of UV radiation exposure faced by military personnel led to the development of a sunscreen formulation which has superior sun protection factor combined with the ability to counteract reactive oxygen species. The present work deals with the preclinical safety evaluation of the sunscreen formulation comprising of four US FDA approved UV filters; namely avobenzone, octinoxate, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide along with melatonin and pumpkin seed oil, via OECD protocols of assessing acute oral and dermal toxicity; skin sensitizing; skin irritating; ocular irritating and genotoxic potential...
July 8, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636099/spectators-or-participants-how-can-setac-become-more-engaged-in-international-climate-change-research-programs
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Ralph G Stahl, Jennifer L Stauber, William H Clements
Environmental toxicologists and chemists have been crucial to evaluating the chemical fate and toxicological effects of environmental contaminants, including chlorinated pesticides, before and after Rachel Carson's publication of Silent Spring in 1962. Like chlorinated pesticides previously, global climate change is widely considered to be one of the most important environmental challenges of our time. Over the past 30 yr, climate scientists and modelers have shown that greenhouse gases such as CO2 and CH4 cause radiative forcing (climate forcing) and lead to increased global temperatures...
August 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598571/ames-test-to-detect-mutagenicity-of-2-alkylcyclobutanones-a-review
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REVIEW
Angélica B Barbezan, Regiane Martins, Jennifer B Bueno, Anna Lúcia C H Villavicencio
Food irradiation is an effective and safe method for preservation and long-term storage, and it is approved for use in over 60 countries for various applications in a wide variety of food products. This process is performed by use of accelerated electron beams, X-rays, or gamma radiation ((60) Co or (137) Cs). 2-Alkylcyclobutanones (2-ACBs) are the only known radiolytic products generated from foods that have fatty acids (triglycerides) and are subjected to irradiation. Since the 1990s toxicological safety studies of 2-ACBs have been conducted extensively through synthetic compounds, then and tests to determine if the compounds have any mutagenic activity are strictly necessary...
July 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486152/benzotriazole-ultraviolet-stabilizers-alter-the-expression-of-the-thyroid-hormone-pathway-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos
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Xuefang Liang, Jiajia Li, Christopher J Martyniuk, Juan Wang, Yufeng Mao, Huan Lu, Jinmiao Zha
Benzotriazole ultraviolet stabilizers (BUVSs) are widely used in industrial products as well as personal-hygiene products to protect the material or skin from harmful UV-radiation. Due to their persistence and bioaccumulation, BUVSs have been ubiquitously detected in aquatic environments. Although the toxicological effects of BUVSs in aquatic organisms have been previously examined, the effects of BUVSs on the thyroid system have not been adequately addressed. In this study, we assessed putative thyroid disrupting effects of BUVSs (UV-234, UV-326, UV-329 and UV-P) in zebrafish embryos at 1, 10 and 100 μg/L for 96 h...
September 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447031/microfluidic-concentric-gradient-generator-design-for-high-throughput-cell-based-studies
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Elishai Ezra Tsur, Michal Zimerman, Idan Maor, Avner Elrich, Yaakov Nahmias
Gradients of diffusible signaling molecules play important role in various processes, ranging from cell differentiation to toxicological evaluation. Microfluidic technology provides an accurate control of tempospatial conditions. However, current microfluidic platforms are not designed to handle multiple gradients and cell populations simultaneously. Here, we demonstrate a rapidly adaptable microfluidic design able to expose multiple cell populations to an array of chemical gradients. Our design is based on pressure-equilibrated concentric channels and a pressure-dissipating control layer, facilitating the seeding of multiple cell populations in a single device...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414682/a-left-main-coronary-artery-thrombus-presenting-as-a-non-st-elevation-mi
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U Ezema, D Daberkow, T Delord, L Guidry, N R Sells
INTRODUCTION: Left main coronary artery (LMCA); thrombus with an acute myocardial infarction identified with coronary angiography is a clinically rare condition with an extremely high mortality rate. We present a case of LMCA thrombus that presented as a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI);. CASE: A 45-year-old woman with a history of tobacco use and hyperlipidemia presented with a complaint of 10/10 "hard pain" across her chest radiating to her left shoulder and breast which woke her from sleep...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393679/decomposition-byproducts-induced-by-gamma-radiation-and-their-toxicity-the-case-of-2-nitrophenol
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Omar A Alsager, Ahmed A Basfar, Majid Muneer
The induced degradation and detoxification of 2-nitrophenol (2-NP) in aqueous media by gamma irradiation were carefully evaluated in this study. Gamma radiation at absorbed doses as low as 20 kGy was able to degrade 2-NP to reach a removal of at least 85% across the investigated range of concentration (50-150 ppm). 2-NP breaks down to aromatic-based compounds with increasing number of byproducts upon increasing the radiation treatment from the absorbed dose of 50% decomposition (D50) to the absorbed dose of 90% decomposition (D90), after which no byproducts could be detected, indicating the formation of undetectable aliphatic hydrocarbons, insoluble, or volatile byproducts...
April 29, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332562/new-insights-on-the-biomineralisation-process-developing-in-human-lungs-around-inhaled-asbestos-fibres
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Fabrizio Bardelli, Giulia Veronesi, Silvana Capella, Donata Bellis, Laurent Charlet, Alessia Cedola, Elena Belluso
Once penetrated into the lungs of exposed people, asbestos induces an in vivo biomineralisation process that leads to the formation of a ferruginous coating embedding the fibres. The ensemble of the fibre and the coating is referred to as asbestos body and is believed to be responsible for the high toxicological outcome of asbestos. Lung tissue of two individuals subjected to prolonged occupational exposure to crocidolite asbestos was investigated using synchrotron radiation micro-probe tools. The distribution of K and of elements heavier than Fe (Zn, Cu, As, and Ba) in the asbestos bodies was observed for the first time...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165880/complete-transformation-of-zno-and-cuo-nanoparticles-in-culture-medium-and-lymphocyte-cells-during-toxicity-testing
#18
Angela Ivask, Kirk G Scheckel, Pankaj Kapruwan, Vicki Stone, Hong Yin, Nicolas H Voelcker, Enzo Lombi
Here, we present evidence on complete transformation of ZnO and CuO nanoparticles, which are among the most heavily studied metal oxide particles, during 24 h in vitro toxicological testing with human T-lymphocytes. Synchrotron radiation-based X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy results revealed that Zn speciation profiles of 30 nm and 80 nm ZnO nanoparticles, and ZnSO4- exposed cells were almost identical with the prevailing species being Zn-cysteine. This suggests that ZnO nanoparticles are rapidly transformed during a standard in vitro toxicological assay, and are sequestered intracellularly, analogously to soluble Zn...
March 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091884/pre-mining-trace-element-and-radiation-exposure-to-biota-from-a-breccia-pipe-uranium-mine-in-the-grand-canyon-arizona-usa-watershed
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Jo Ellen Hinck, Danielle Cleveland, William G Brumbaugh, Greg Linder, Julia Lankton
The risks to wildlife and humans from uranium (U) mining in the Grand Canyon watershed are largely unknown. In addition to U, other co-occurring ore constituents contribute to risks to biological receptors depending on their toxicological profiles. This study characterizes the pre-mining concentrations of total arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se), thallium (Tl), U, and zinc (Zn); radiation levels; and histopathology in biota (vegetation, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, and mammals) at the Canyon Mine...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013183/anti-inflammatory-analgesic-and-cox-2-inhibitory-activity-of-novel-thiadiazoles-in-irradiated-rats
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Fatma A Ragab, Helmi I Heiba, Marwa G El-Gazzar, Sahar M Abou-Seri, Walaa A El-Sabbagh, Reham M El-Hazek
In this work, novel series of pyran, thiophene and thienopyrimidine derivatives based on 2-acetamide-thiadiazole scaffold were designed and synthesized for evaluation as selective COX-2 inhibitors in-vitro and investigated in-vivo as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents against carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema model in irradiated rats, since its well-known that ionizing radiation plays an important role in exaggerating the inflammatory responses and in enhancing the release of inflammatory mediators in experimental animals...
January 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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