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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156736/effects-of-sodium-fluoride-on-blood-cellular-and-humoral-immunity-in-mice
#1
Hongrui Guo, Ping Kuang, Qin Luo, Hengmin Cui, Huidan Deng, Huan Liu, Yujiao Lu, Jing Fang, Zhicai Zuo, Junliang Deng, Yinglun Li, Xun Wang, Ling Zhao
Exposure to high fluorine can cause toxicity in human and animals. Currently, there are no systematic studies on effects of high fluorine on blood cellular immunity and humoral immunity in mice. We evaluated the alterations of blood cellular immunity and humoral immunity in mice by using flow cytometry and ELISA. In the cellular immunity, we found that sodium fluoride (NaF) in excess of 12 mg/Kg resulted in a significant decrease in the percentages of CD3(+), CD3(+)CD4(+), CD3(+)CD8(+) T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131611/synthesis-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-monodisperse-amino-functional-polyester-dendrimers-with-rapid-degradability-and-antibacterial-properties
#2
Patrik Stenström, Erik Hjorth, Yuning Zhang, Oliver C J Andrén, Simon Guette-Marquet, Marianne Schultzberg, Michael Malkoch
Amine functional polymers, especially cationically charged, are interesting biomacromolecules for several reasons, including easy cell membrane entrance, their ability to escape endosomes through the proton sponge effect, spontaneous complexation and delivery of drugs and siRNA, and simple functionalization in aqueous solutions. Dendrimers, a subclass of precision polymers, are monodisperse and exhibit a large and exact number of peripheral end groups in relation to their size and have shown promise in drug delivery, biomedical imaging and as antiviral agents...
November 22, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113434/similar-active-sites-and-mechanisms-do-not-lead-to-cross-promiscuity-in-organophosphate-hydrolysis-implications-for-biotherapeutic-engineering
#3
Miha Purg, Mikael Elias, Shina Caroline Lynn Kamerlin
Organophosphate hydrolases are proficient catalysts of the breakdown of neurotoxic organophosphates, and have great potential as both biotherapeutics for treating acute organophosphate toxicity, and as bioremediation agents. Yet proficient organophosphatases such as serum paraoxonase 1 (PON1) and the organophosphate-hydrolyzing lactonase SsoPox are unable to hydrolyze organophosphates with challenging leaving groups such as diisopropyl fluorophosphate (DFP) or venomous agent X (VX), creating a major challenge for enzyme design...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093461/in-vivo-like-3-d-model-for-sodium-nitrite-and-acrylamide-induced-hepatotoxicity-tests-utilizing-hepg2-cells-entrapped-in-micro-hollow-fibers
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Qiang Chu, Yiying Zhao, Xuer Shi, Wen Han, Yanzhen Zhang, Xiaodong Zheng, Jing Zhu
To address the need for a high throughput toxicity test in the modern food industry, an in vivo-like 3-D cell model was constructed in this study to provide an alternative to controversial long-term animal models and to improve the sensitivity and accuracy of the traditional monolayer model. The model formed cell cylindroids within polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) hollow fibers and therefore mimicked the microenvironment of liver tissue. Microscopy methods were used, and liver-specific functions were measured to demonstrate the superiority of the model compared to the monolayer model, as well as to optimize the model for best cell performances...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091818/fluoride-a-review-of-pre-clinical-and-clinical-studies
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Divya Sharma, Aarti Singh, Kanika Verma, Sarvesh Paliwal, Swapnil Sharma, Jaya Dwivedi
Fluoride is ubiquitous in environment and profound in bones, teeth and calcified tissues of human body. Fluoride has been the topic of regular discussion and investigations. Besides its toxicity, fluoride has also been examined for its beneficial effects like prevention and treatment of tooth decay, microbial infection, inflammation, cancer, occurrence of renal stone and many more. Since last many decades, several efforts have been made at pre-clinical and clinical level to understand role of fluoride in biological system...
October 24, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066833/effects-of-the-discharge-of-uranium-mining-effluents-on-the-water-quality-of-the-reservoir-an-integrative-chemical-and-ecotoxicological-assessment
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Carla Rolim Ferrari, Heliana de Azevedo Franco do Nascimento, Suzelei Rodgher, Tito Almeida, Armando Luiz Bruschi, Marcos Roberto Lopes do Nascimento, Rodrigo Leandro Bonifácio
The water quality of the Antas reservoir, under the influence of treated effluents from a uranium mining area Ore Treatment Unit (UTM) with acid mine drainage, was investigated. Samples were collected every 3 months from the Antas reservoir (CAB, P41-E and P14) and from the UTM (P41-S). Chemical and acute 48 h toxicity tests using Ceriodaphnia silvestrii and Daphnia magna analyses were carried out to determine the potential environmental risks due to discharging the uranium mine effluents into this reservoir...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048704/hydroxyapatite-decreases-cytotoxicity-of-a-glass-ionomer-cement-by-calcium-fluoride-uptake-in-vitro
#7
Casiano Del Angel-Mosqueda, Rene Hernandez-Delgadillo, Osvelia E Rodríguez-Luis, María T Ramírez-Rodríguez, Silvia Munguía-Moreno, Norma V Zavala-Alonso, Juan M Solís-Soto, María A A Nakagoshi-Cepeda, Rosa I Sánchez-Nájera, Sergio E Nakagoshi-Cepeda, Claudio Cabral-Romero
BACKGROUND: Glass ionomer cements (GICs) are widely used in dentistry because of their remineralizing and cariostatic potential induced by fluoride. In vitro studies have reported cell toxicity triggered by GICs; however, the influence of hydroxyapatite (HAp) must be considered. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of HAp in decreasing the cytotoxicity of the GIC 3M Vitrebond in vitro. METHODS: Samples of 3M Vitrebond (powder, liquid and light-cured) were incubated in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium-Ham's F12 (DMEM-F12) for 24 hours at 37°C...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023131/direct-synthesis-of-acyl-fluorides-from-carboxylic-acids-with-the-bench-stable-solid-reagent-me4n-scf3
#8
Thomas Scattolin, Kristina Deckers, Franziska Schoenebeck
A convenient, highly efficient, and selective transformation of aliphatic and aromatic carboxylic acids to acyl fluorides is reported. In contrast to established approaches that require toxic or volatile additives and base and reaction control (i.e., cooling, slow addition), this protocol allows for a straightforward access to various R-COF entities upon direct reaction with the bench-stable, solid reagent (Me4N)SCF3 at room temperature. The method is base- and additive-free, compatible with late-stage synthetic applications, high functional group tolerance, and facile target compound purification via filtration...
October 12, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990137/effects-of-fluoride-on-sod-and-cat-in-testis-and-epididymis-of-mice
#9
Zilong Sun, Sujuan Li, Zhenzhen Guo, Rui Li, Jixiang Wang, Ruiyan Niu, Jundong Wang
Oxidative damage has been implicated to be one of main mechanisms by which fluoride (F) induces toxic effects. Previous studies reported that F destroyed the epididymal structure of mouse and rabbit. Epididymis is the important place for sperm maturation. However, little is known about the effect of F on the oxidative stress status of epididymis. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the changes in the activities and transcriptional levels of CuZn superoxide dismutase (CuZn-SOD, SOD1) and catalase (CAT), as well as the ultrastructure, in testis and epididymis of mice administrated with F...
October 8, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981443/ameliorative-effect-of-azadirachta-indica-on-sodium-fluoride-induced-hypertension-through-improvement-of-antioxidant-defence-system-and-upregulation-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-signaling
#10
Temidayo Olutayo Omóbòwálé, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Bukola Ayokunmi Alaba, Olufunke Eunice Ola-Davies, Olumuyiwa Abiola Adejumobi, Ebunoluwa Racheal Asenuga, Temitayo Olabisi Ajibade, Adeolu Alex Adedapo, Momoh Audu Yakubu
BACKGROUND: Toxicities due to fluoride exposure from natural and industrial sources occur commonly in man and animals with severe consequences ranging from mild cardiac derangements to sudden death. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of the methanol extract of Azadirachta indica (AI) against sodium fluoride (NaF)-induced hypertension and genotoxicity in rats. METHODS: Sixty rats were divided into six groups of ten rats each as follows: Group A, the control group received distilled water; Group B rats were administered NaF at 600 ppm in drinking water; Groups C and D rats were pre-treated with the methanol extract of AI and thereafter administered NaF at 600 ppm in drinking water for 7 consecutive days; Groups E and F rats were co-administered with AI and NaF...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967211/novel-use-of-aliphatic-n-methyl-ketones-as-a-fumigant-and-alternative-to-methyl-bromide-for-insect-control
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Jiwei Zhu, Anirudh Dhammi, Jaap B van Kretschmar, Edward L Vargo, Charles S Apperson, R Michael Roe
BACKGROUND: Fumigants like phosphine, methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride are highly effective for the control of structural, storage and agricultural arthropod pests. Unfortunately, many of these synthetic compounds are highly toxic to people, many pests have developed resistance to these compounds, and methyl bromide, the "gold standard" for fumigants, was de-registered because of its depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer. Alternative fumigant chemistry is needed. RESULTS: Several plant species produce n-aliphatic methyl ketones to prevent plant herbivory...
October 2, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959673/haematological-evaluation-of-sodium-fluoride-toxicity-in-oryctolagus-cunniculus
#12
Maryam Abbas, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Khushbukhat Khan, Kanwal Zahra, Arif-Un-Nisa Naqvi
Blood is promptly affected by environmental pollutants and toxicants that can cause many metabolic disorders. The high level of fluoride acts as a potential pollutant, insecticide and rodenticide with very high toxicity, associated with the hematological damage. This study aimed to determine the toxicity of Sodium Fluoride on hematological parameters in Oryctolagus cunniculus. Twenty rabbits were acclimatized and divided in to control group and three experimental groups.Experimental group-I, II and III were treated with 10, 30 and 50 mg/kg body weight doses of Sodium Fluoride orally...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959408/fluoride-promoted-carbonylation-polymerization-a-facile-step-growth-technique-to-polycarbonates
#13
J V Olsson, D Hult, S García-Gallego, M Malkoch
Fluoride-Promoted Carbonylation (FPC) polymerization is herein presented as a novel catalytic polymerization methodology that complements ROP and unlocks a greater synthetic window to advanced polycarbonates. The overall two-step strategy is facile, robust and capitalizes on the synthesis and step-growth polymerization of bis-carbonylimidazolide and diol monomers of 1,3- or higher configurations. Cesium fluoride (CsF) is identified as an efficient catalyst and the bis-carbonylimidazolide monomers are synthesized as bench-stable white solids, easily obtained on 50-100 g scales from their parent diols using cheap commercial 1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) as activating reagent...
July 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952925/molecular-determinants-of-permeation-in-a-fluoride-specific-ion-channel
#14
Nicholas B Last, Senmiao Sun, Minh C Pham, Christopher Miller
Fluoride ion channels of the Fluc family combat toxicity arising from accumulation of environmental F(-). Although crystal structures are known, the densely packed pore region has precluded delineation of the ion pathway. Here we chart out the Fluc pore and characterize its chemical requirements for transport. A ladder of H-bond donating residues creates a 'polar track' demarking the ion-conduction pathway. Surprisingly, while track polarity is well conserved, polarity is nonetheless functionally dispensable at several positions...
September 27, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937959/prenatal-fluoride-exposure-and-cognitive-outcomes-in-children-at-4-and-6-12-years-of-age-in-mexico
#15
Morteza Bashash, Deena Thomas, Howard Hu, E Angeles Martinez-Mier, Brisa N Sanchez, Niladri Basu, Karen E Peterson, Adrienne S Ettinger, Robert Wright, Zhenzhen Zhang, Yun Liu, Lourdes Schnaas, Adriana Mercado-García, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Mauricio Hernández-Avila
BACKGROUND: Some evidence suggests that fluoride may be neurotoxic to children. Few of the epidemiologic studies have been longitudinal, had individual measures of fluoride exposure, addressed the impact of prenatal exposures or involved more than 100 participants. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to estimate the association of prenatal exposure to fluoride with offspring neurocognitive development. METHODS: We studied participants from the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) project...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927274/fluoride-induced-autophagy-via-the-regulation-of-phosphorylation-of-mammalian-targets-of-rapamycin-in-mice-leydig-cells
#16
Jianhai Zhang, Yuchen Zhu, Yan Shi, Yongli Han, Chen Liang, Zhiyuan Feng, Heping Zheng, Michelle Eng, Jundong Wang
Fluoride is known to impair testicular function and decrease testosterone levels, yet the underlying mechanisms remain inconclusive. The objective of this study is to investigate the roles of autophagy in fluoride-induced male reproductive toxicity using both in vivo and in vitro Leydig cell models. Using transmission electron microscopy and monodansylcadaverine staining, we observed increasing numbers of autophagosomes in testicular tissue, especially in Leydig cells of fluoride-exposed mice. Further study revealed that fluoride increased the levels of mRNA and protein expression of autophagy markers LC3, Beclin1, and Atg 5 in primary Leydig cells...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918527/alterations-in-epididymal-proteomics-and-antioxidant-activity-of-mice-exposed-to-fluoride
#17
Zilong Sun, Sujuan Li, Yuxiang Yu, Hongyu Chen, Mohammad Mehdi Ommati, Ram Kumar Manthari, Ruiyan Niu, Jundong Wang
It is well known that high fluoride results in low fertility. Epididymis is the important place for spermatozoa maturation, which is essential for successful fertilization. In the previous studies, fluoride was reported to damage the epididymal structure of mouse and rabbit. However, the mechanism underlying sodium fluoride (NaF)-induced epididymal toxicity has not yet been well elucidated. The aim of this study is to explore the global protein alterations in epididymis of mice exposed to NaF using the iTRAQ technique...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913781/effects-of-fluoride-and-or-sulfur-dioxide-on-morphology-and-dna-integrity-in-rats-hepatic-tissue
#18
Chen Liang, Yan Gao, Yangfei Zhao, Ram Kumar Manthari, Junjie Ma, Ruiyan Niu, Jinming Wang, Jianhai Zhang, Jundong Wang
This study was aimed to evaluate the toxic effects of fluoride (F) and/or sulfur dioxide (SO2) on morphology and DNA integrity in liver of male rats. For this, 96 Wistar rats (12-week-old) were randomly divided into four groups after 1-week adaptive breeding: the control group, treated with deionized water; the NaF group, administered high F (100 mg NaF/L in the drinking water); the SO2 group, with sulfur dioxide in ambient air (15 ppm SO2, 4 h/day); and NaF + SO2 group, treated with high F and sulfur dioxide together for 8 consecutive weeks...
September 14, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912098/melatonin-mediated-upregulation-of-sirt3-attenuates-sodium-fluoride-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-activating-the-mt1-pi3k-akt-pgc-1%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#19
Chao Song, Jiamin Zhao, Beibei Fu, Dan Li, Tingchao Mao, Wei Peng, Haibo Wu, Yong Zhang
Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production has been implicated in the pathogenesis of fluoride toxicity in liver. Melatonin, an indolamine synthesized in the pineal gland, was previously shown to protect against sodium fluoride (NaF)-induced hepatotoxicity. This study investigated the protective effects of melatonin pretreatment on NaF-induced hepatotoxicity and elucidates the potential mechanism of melatonin-mediated protection. Reducing mitochondrial ROS by melatonin substantially attenuated NaF-induced NADPH oxidase 4 (Nox4) upregulation and cytotoxicity in L-02 cells...
September 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894868/rare-earth-ions-enhanced-near-infrared-fluorescence-of-ag2s-quantum-dots-for-the-detection-of-fluoride-ions-in-living-cells
#20
Caiping Ding, Xuanyu Cao, Cuiling Zhang, Tangrong He, Nan Hua, Yuezhong Xian
In this work, a novel phenomenon was discovered that the fluorescence intensity of silver sulfide quantum dots (Ag2S QDs) could be enhanced in the presence of rare earth ions through aggregation-induced emission (AIE). Based on the strong coordination between rare earth ions and F(-), a facile and label-free strategy was developed for the detection of F(-) in living cells. Ag2S QDs were synthesized using 3-mercaptopropionic acid as sulfur source and stabilizer in aqueous solution. The near infrared (NIR) emitting QDs exhibited excellent photostalilty, high quantum yield and low toxic...
September 28, 2017: Nanoscale
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