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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447695/phase-transformation-of-tio2-nanoparticles-by-femtosecond-laser-ablation-in-aqueous-solutions-and-deposition-on-conductive-substrates
#1
Paola Russo, Robert Liang, Rui Xiu He, Y Norman Zhou
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a wide bandgap semiconductor that is chemically stable, non-toxic, and economical compared to other semiconductors and has been implemented in a wide range of applications such as photocatalysis, photovoltaics, and memristors. In this work we studied the femtosecond laser ablation of titanium dioxide powders (P25) dispersed either in water or deposited onto a fluoride-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrate. The process was used as a route to induce the phase-transformation of TiO2 nanoparticles which was governed by laser parameters such as ablation time and power...
April 27, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405851/fluoride-induces-neuroinflammation-and-alters-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-bv2-microglial-cells
#2
Rui Chen, Lian-Dong Zhao, Hong Liu, Hui-Hua Li, Chao Ren, Peng Zhang, Ke-Tai Guo, Hong-Xi Zhang, De-Qin Geng, Cai-Yi Zhang
Fluoride is a common element in nature and our daily life, and excessive intake of this element can cause fluorosis and irreversible brain damage. The toxic effects of fluoride on the central nervous system may be attributed to the release of inflammatory cytokines and ROS. GSK3β is a key protein that modulates NF-κB activity and inflammatory cytokine levels and plays an important role in the Wnt signaling pathway. In this study, we found that fluoride altered the inflammatory status and oxidative stress by inhibiting Wnt signaling pathway activity...
April 12, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402899/detection-of-cyanide-ions-in-aqueous-solutions-using-cost-effective-colorimetric-sensor
#3
P Madhusudhana Reddy, Shih-Rong Hsieh, Chi-Jung Chang, Jing-Yuan Kang
Cyanide (CN̄) is one of the most toxic material to the human and environment. It is very important to develop the diagnostic tools for the detection of CN̄ ions. Moreover, detection of the ions in an aqueous medium is a challenging task as water molecules interfere with the sensing mechanism. In this context, we prepared chemical sensor, S1, having anthraquinone as a signaling unit and thiourea as a binding site. This sensor exhibited distinct visual color and spectral changes in response to CN̄ ion over other testing anions in 50% aq...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395203/reliability-of-plant-root-comet-assay-in-comparison-with-human-leukocyte-comet-assay-for-assessment-environmental-genotoxic-agents
#4
Gabriela Barreto Dos Reis, Larissa Fonseca Andrade-Vieira, Isabella de Campos Moraes, Pedro Henrique Souza César, Silvana Marcussi, Lisete Chamma Davide
Comet assay is an efficient test to detect genotoxic compounds based on observation of DNA damage. The aim of this work was to compare the results obtained from the comet assay in two different type of cells extracted from the root tips from Lactuca sativa L. and human blood. For this, Spent Pot Liner (SPL), and its components (aluminum and fluoride) were applied as toxic agents. SPL is a solid waste generated in industry from the aluminum mining and processing with known toxicity. Three concentrations of all tested solutions were applied and the damages observed were compared to negative and positive controls...
April 7, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390313/accumulation-and-interaction-of-fluoride-and-cadmium-in-the-soil-wheat-plant-system-from-the-wastewater-irrigated-soil-of-an-oasis-region-in-northwest-china
#5
Yepu Li, Shengli Wang, Daniel Prete, Suyin Xue, Zhongren Nan, Fei Zang, Qian Zhang
Contamination of agricultural soil with high concentrations of fluorine (F) and cadmium (Cd) have raised significant concerns regarding their impacts on human health but the relationship between F and Cd in soil-wheat plant system in an oasis region has not been investigated. This paper aims to study the accumulation and interaction of F and total Cd in the soil-wheat plant system while considering the potential risks of F and Cd to human health. Soil samples were collected from wastewater-irrigated oasis regions, Dongdagou and Xidagou...
April 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386893/cheap-non-toxic-non-corrosive-method-of-glass-cleaning-evaluated-by-contact-angle-afm-and-sem-edx-measurements
#6
Tania Dey, Daragh Naughton
Glass surface cleaning is the very first step in advanced coating deposition and it also finds use in conserving museum objects. However, most of the wet chemical methods of glass cleaning use toxic and corrosive chemicals like concentrated sulfuric acid (H2SO4), piranha (a mixture of concentrated sulfuric acid and 30% hydrogen peroxide), and hydrogen fluoride (HF). On the other hand, most of the dry cleaning techniques like UV-ozone, plasma, and laser treatment require costly instruments. In this report, five eco-friendly wet chemical methods of glass cleaning were evaluated in terms of contact angle (measured by optical tensiometer), nano-scale surface roughness (measured by atomic force microscopy or AFM), and elemental composition (measured by energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy or SEM-EDX)...
April 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374970/human-bj-fibroblasts-is-an-alternative-to-mouse-balb-c-3t3-cells-in-in-vitro-neutral-red-uptake-assay
#7
Marika Mannerström, Tarja Toimela, Jertta-Riina Sarkanen, Tuula Heinonen
The OECD GD 129 BALB/c 3T3 Neutral Red Uptake (NRU) assay is a standardized test method for estimating starting dose for an acute oral systemic toxicity test in rodents. Mouse BALB/c 3T3 fibroblasts are the most commonly used cells in the NRU assay. We have previously transferred and validated BALB/c 3T3 NRU assay in our GLP laboratory. Subsequently, in order to obtain more human relevant cytotoxicity data, we performed an intra-laboratory validation using human BJ fibroblasts in the NRU assay instead of mouse BALB/c 3T3 fibroblasts...
April 4, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374673/the-influence-of-sodium-fluoride-on-the-growth-of-ameloblasts-and-kidney-proximal-tubular-cells
#8
S Wahluyo, K Ismiyatin, B Purwanto, I S Mukono
Fluoride has toxic potential particularly for teeth, bones, and kidney. This study was aimed to investigate the NaF exposure effects on the growth of ameloblasts and kidney proximal tubular cells. Adult male healthy rats were used as experiment models, divided into control and NaF-induced groups. The expression of amelogenin, Bcl-2, and caspase-3 were significantly different in the control and NaF-induced group (P < 0.05). There was no correlation among these proteins in the control group but significant correlation in the NaF-induced group (r = 0...
2017: Folia Biologica (Praha)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355051/mofabric-electrospun-nanofiber-mats-from-pvdf-uio-66-nh2-for-chemical-protection-and-decontamination
#9
Annie Xi Lu, Monica McEntee, Matthew A Browe, Morgan G Hall, Jared B DeCoste, Gregory W Peterson
Textiles capable of capture and detoxification of toxic chemicals, such as chemical-warfare agents (CWAs), are of high interest. Some metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) exhibit superior reactivity toward CWAs. However, it remains a challenge to integrate powder MOFs into engineered materials like textiles, while retaining functionalities like crystallinity, adsorptivity, and reactivity. Here, we present a simple method of electrospinning UiO-66-NH2, a zirconium MOF, with polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). The electrospun composite, which we refer to as "MOFabric", exhibits comparable crystal patterns, surface area, chlorine uptake, and simulant hydrolysis to powder UiO-66-NH2...
April 5, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284958/risk-assessment-of-fluoride-exposure-in-drinking-water-of-tunisia
#10
Wiem Guissouma, Othman Hakami, Abdul Jabbar Al-Rajab, Jamila Tarhouni
The presence of fluoride in drinking water is known to reduce dental cavities among consumers, but an excessive intake of this anion might leads to dental and skeletal fluorosis. This study reports a complete survey of the fluoridated tap water taken from 100 water consumption points in Tunisia. The fluoride concentrations in tap water were between 0 and 2.4 mg L(-1). Risk assessment of Fluoride exposure was assessed depending on the age of consumers using a four-step method: hazard identification, toxicity reference values selection (TRVs), daily exposure assessment, and risk characterization...
March 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266088/fluoride-or-and-aluminum-induced-toxicity-in-guinea-pig-teeth-with-the-low-expression-of-dentine-phosphoprotein
#11
Tianlong Han, Min Wang, Chunfang Cao, Huacheng Chen, Guanghe Zhang, Liping Wang, Jundong Wang
This study investigated the damage and expression of dentine phosphoprotein (DPP) in guinea pig teeth by the administration of fluoride (F) or/and aluminum (Al). Fifty-two guinea pigs were divided randomly into four groups (control, F, Al, and F+Al). F (150 mg NaF/L) or/and Al (300 mg AlCl3 /L) were added in their drinking water for 90 days. The levels of F ion, dentine sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) gene, and DPP protein in incisor and molar were determined, respectively. The results showed that the concentrations of F ion in F and F+Al groups were increased significantly...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261155/environmental-factors-impacting-bone-relevant-chemokines
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Justin T Smith, Andrew D Schneider, Karina M Katchko, Chawon Yun, Erin L Hsu
Chemokines play an important role in normal bone physiology and the pathophysiology of many bone diseases. The recent increased focus on the individual roles of this class of proteins in the context of bone has shown that members of the two major chemokine subfamilies-CC and CXC-support or promote the formation of new bone and the remodeling of existing bone in response to a myriad of stimuli. These chemotactic molecules are crucial in orchestrating appropriate cellular homing, osteoblastogenesis, and osteoclastogenesis during normal bone repair...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258203/mechanism-of-single-and-double-sided-inhibition-of-dual-topology-fluoride-channels-by-synthetic-monobodies
#13
Daniel L Turman, Randy B Stockbridge
The Fluc family of proteins comprises small, electrodiffusive fluoride channels, which prevent accumulation of toxic F(-) ions in microorganisms. Recent crystal structures have confirmed their unusual architecture, in which a pair of antiparallel subunits convenes to form a dimer with a twofold symmetry axis parallel to the plane of the membrane. These structures have also revealed the interactions between Fluc channels and several different fibronectin domain monobodies that inhibit Fluc-mediated F(-) currents; in all structures, each channel binds to two monobodies symmetrically, one on either side of the membrane...
April 3, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250714/the-effect-of-core-and-lanthanide-ion-dopants-in-sodium-fluoride-based-nanocrystals-on-phagocytic-activity-of-human-blood-leukocytes
#14
Bartlomiej Sojka, Aurelia Liskova, Miroslava Kuricova, Mateusz Banski, Jan Misiewicz, Maria Dusinska, Mira Horvathova, Silvia Ilavska, Michaela Szabova, Eva Rollerova, Artur Podhorodecki, Jana Tulinska
Sodium fluoride-based β-NaLnF4 nanoparticles (NPs) doped with lanthanide ions are promising materials for application as luminescent markers in bio-imaging. In this work, the effect of NPs doped with yttrium (Y), gadolinium (Gd), europium (Eu), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb) and terbium (Tb) ions on phagocytic activity of monocytes and granulocytes and the respiratory burst was examined. The surface functionalization of <10-nm NPs was performed according to our variation of patent pending ligand exchange method that resulted in meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) molecules on their surface...
2017: Journal of Nanoparticle Research: An Interdisciplinary Forum for Nanoscale Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248532/trace-elements-have-beneficial-as-well-as-detrimental-effects-on-bone-homeostasis
#15
I Zofkova, M Davis, J Blahos
The protective role of nutrition factors such as calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K for the integrity of the skeleton is well understood. In addition, integrity of the skeleton is positively influenced by certain trace elements (e.g. zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium, iron, selenium, boron and fluoride) and negatively by others (lead, cadmium, cobalt). Deficiency or excess of these elements influence bone mass and bone quality in adulthood as well as in childhood and adolescence. However, some protective elements may become toxic under certain conditions, depending on dosage (serum concentration), duration of treatment and interactions among individual elements...
February 28, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242422/toxicological-response-of-sprague-dawley-rats-from-inhalation-exposure-to-perfluorooctane-sulfonyl-fluoride-posf
#16
John L Butenhoff, Geary W Olsen, Sue Chang
Perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (POSF) was a volatile starting material in the production of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), a stable surfactant that has been extensively studied due to its ubiquitous environmental distribution and slow clearance in humans. Because the inhalation toxicity of POSF on repeated exposure has not been previously reported, the current study evaluated the inhalation toxicity of POSF at 30, 100, and 300ppm (v/v) in rats for up to 13 weeks with a four-week recovery period. The extent of PFOS formation was also measured because POSF hydrolyzed to form PFOS...
April 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223109/fluoride-exposure-abates-pro-inflammatory-response-and-induces-in%C3%A2-vivo-apoptosis-rendering-zebrafish-danio-rerio-susceptible-to-bacterial-infections
#17
Rashmi Singh, Preeti Khatri, Nidhi Srivastava, Shruti Jain, Vani Brahmachari, Asish Mukhopadhyay, Shibnath Mazumder
The present study describes the immunotoxic effect of chronic fluoride exposure on adult zebrafish (Danio rerio). Zebrafish were exposed to fluoride (71.12 mg/L; 1/10 LC50) for 30 d and the expression of selected genes studied. We observed significant elevation in the detoxification pathway gene cyp1a suggesting chronic exposure to non-lethal concentration of fluoride is indeed toxic to fish. Fluoride mediated pro-oxidative stress is implicated with the downregulation in superoxide dismutase 1 and 2 (sod1/2) genes...
February 20, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196604/addition-of-bioactive-glass-to-glass-ionomer-cements-effect-on-the-physico-chemical-properties-and-biocompatibility
#18
T De Caluwé, C W J Vercruysse, I Ladik, R Convents, H Declercq, L C Martens, R M H Verbeeck
OBJECTIVES: Glass ionomer cements (GICs) are a subject of research because of their inferior mechanical properties, despite their advantages such as fluoride release and direct bonding to bone and teeth. Recent research aims to improve the bioactivity of the GICs and thereby improve mechanical properties on the long term. In this study, two types of bioactive glasses (BAG) (45S5F and CF9) are combined with GICs to evaluate the physico-chemical properties and biocompatibility of the BAG-GIC combinations...
February 10, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196457/dermal-absorption-of-fumigant-gases-during-hazmat-incident-exposure-scenarios-methyl-bromide-sulfuryl-fluoride-and-chloropicrin
#19
Sharyn Gaskin, Linda Heath, Dino Pisaniello, John W Edwards, Michael Logan, Christina Baxter
Accidental or intentional releases of toxic gases or vapors are the most common occurrence in hazardous material (HAZMAT) incidents that result in human injuries. The most serious hazard from exposure to gases or vapors is via the respiratory system. Dermal uptake, as a secondary route, is still a concern, most acutely for the unprotected public. There is a limited evidence base describing skin absorption of toxic gases and vapors in HAZMAT exposure scenarios, which are relatively brief compared with traditional test periods for skin absorption studies...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178594/the-effects-of-fluoride-based-fire-fighting-foams-on-soil-microbiota-activity-and-plant-growth-during-natural-attenuation-of-perfluorinated-compounds
#20
Renato Nallin Montagnolli, Paulo Renato Matos Lopes, Jaqueline Matos Cruz, Elis Marina Turini Claro, Gabriela Mercuri Quiterio, Ederio Dino Bidoia
The use of fluoride based foams increases the effectiveness of fire-fighting operations, but they are also accompanied by major drawbacks regarding environmental safety of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). The main concern with PFCs release is due to their well-known persistence and bioaccumulative potential, as they have been detected in many environmental samples. There is a significant knowledge gap on PFC toxicity to plants, even though such data could be useful towards bioremediation procedures. It is consensus that a realistic assessment of fire-fighting foam toxicity should cover as many test organisms as possible, however, few studies combine the performance of ecotoxicological tests with a detailed study of microbial communities in soil contaminated with firefighting foams...
March 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
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