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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337271/effects-of-long-term-low-and-high-dose-sodium-arsenite-exposure-in-human-transitional-cells
#1
Jianming He, Feng Wang, Fen Luo, Xuedan Chen, Xi Liang, Wenbin Jiang, Zhizhong Huang, Jiafan Lei, Fabo Shan, Xueqing Xu
Epidemiological studies have revealed the association between increased risk of bladder cancer and chronic arsenic exposure. Here, we explored biological effects of arsenic in T24. Microarray analysis was applied to analyze mRNA in T24 following 0, 2 or 5 μM sodium arsenite (As) exposure for 72 hours. Long term (up to 140 days) low-dose (200 nM) and high-dose (1,000 nM) As decreased E-cadherin protein level through different mechanisms because the mRNA levels of E-cadherin increased following low-dose As exposure but decreased following high-dose As exposure...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332085/low-level-arsenic-causes-chronic-inflammation-and-suppresses-expression-of-phagocytic-receptors
#2
Priyanka Prasad, Dona Sinha
The impact of chronic low-level groundwater arsenic (As) exposure [in the range above the WHO-recommended limit of 10 g/L but ≤50 μg/L (permissible limit of As for many Asian countries)] was investigated for cross talk of inflammatory changes and expression of phagocytic receptors of exposed rural women (N, 45) from districts of 24 Parganas (south) and in matched control groups (N, 43) [As ≤10 μg/L] from the same district. Systemic inflammation was evident from the upregulated levels of pro-inflammatory mediators like tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α); interleukins (ILs) like IL-6, IL-8, and IL-12; and C-reactive protein (CRP) in the sera and upregulated expression of protein kinase B phosphorylated at ser473 (pAKTser473)/nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB)/TNF-α axis in the leukocytes of exposed women with respect to control...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329540/acral-keratoses-and-squamous-cell-carcinomas-likely-associated-with-arsenic-exposure
#3
Amelia K Hausauer, Rachel Hoffmann, Vitaly Terushkin, Shane A Meehan, Alisa N Femia, Miriam Keltz Pomeranz
Chronic arsenic exposure is known to inducepunctate keratoses with an increased risk ofprimary squamous-cell carcinoma. Drinking wateris currently the major source of arsenic exposureworldwide and is considered one of the mostsubstantial environmental carcinogens. We describethe case of a 61-year-old Hungarian woman withscattered, acral, hyperkeratotic papules and a historyof five palmoplantar squamous-cell carcinomasas well as two other extremity non-melanomaskin cancers. Prior to immigration, she had livedin a county of Southern Hungary that is known tohave elevated concentrations of inorganic arsenicin the drinking water above the World HealthOrganization's current maximum threshold forsafety...
December 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322969/arsenic-cadmium-mercury-sodium-and-potassium-concentrations-in-common-foods-and-estimated-daily-intake-of-the-population-in-valdivia-chile-using-a-total-diet-study
#4
Ociel Muñoz, Pedro Zamorano, Olga Garcia, José Miguel Bastías
This study was designed to estimate the dietary intake of total arsenic, inorganic arsenic, cadmium, mercury, sodium, and potassium by the general adult population (aged 18-65) of Valdivia, Chile. Calculations were based on a 24-h dietary recall survey. The highest dietary intake of t-As (73.0 μg/day), i-As (20.0 μg/day), Cd (18.0 μg/day), Hg (5.8 μg/day), Na(+) (3112.8 mg/day), and K(+) (2077.5 mg/day) were for 70-kg adults. Estimating carcinogenic risk (CR > 4 × 10(-4)) due to exposure to i-As indicated that consumers remain at low risk for cancer...
March 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318385/arsenic-induced-sumoylation-of-mus81-is-involved-in-regulating-genomic-stability
#5
Liyan Hu, Feikun Yang, Lou Lu, Wei Dai
Chronic environmental exposure to metal toxicants such as chromium and arsenic is closely related to the development of several types of common cancers. Genetic and epigenetic studies in the past decade reveal that post-translational modifications of histones play a role in metal carcinogenesis. However, exact molecular mechanisms of metal carcinogenesis remain to be elucidated. In this study we found that As2O3, an environmental metal toxicant, up-regulated overall modifications of many cellular proteins by SUMO2/3...
March 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316232/in-vitro-reduction-of-arsenic-bioavailability-using-dietary-strategies
#6
M J Clemente, V Devesa, D Velez
The main route of human exposure to inorganic arsenic (As) is through consumption of food and water. Continued exposure to inorganic As [As(III) and As(V)] may cause a variety of diseases, including various types of cancer. Removal of As from these sources is complex, especially for food. One way to decrease As exposure could be by reducing intestinal absorption of it. The aim of this study is to seek dietary strategies (pure compounds, extracts, or supplements) that are capable of reducing the amount of As that is absorbed and reaches the systemic circulation...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299819/arsenic-trioxide-combined-with-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-primary-liver-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#7
Xiu-He Lv, Chun-Hui Wang, Yan Xie
BACKGROUND: The benefit of combination therapy of arsenic trioxide (As2 O3 ) and transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is debated. This meta-analysis was conducted to determine whether As2 O3 & TACE therapy achieves better therapeutic effects compared with TACE alone for primary liver cancer. METHODS: A systematic search of both English and Chinese databases was conducted for randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The main outcomes were therapeutic responses, survival rates, improvement in quality of life, and adverse events...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287256/label-free-and-homogenous-detection-of-caspase-3-like-proteases-by-disrupting-homodimerization-directed-bipartite-tetracysteine-display
#8
Yong Yang, Yan Liang, Chun-Yang Zhang
Caspase-3-like proteases (e.g., caspase-3 and caspase-7) constitute the core players of cell apoptosis, and their dysregulation has been linked to a number of human diseases, such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. However, the methods for measuring caspase-3-like proteases are often complex and time-consuming. Herein, we develop a label-free method to homogenously detect caspase-3-like proteases in vitro and in complex cell lysate. This assay uses a modular peptide that contains a dimerization domain, a caspase 3/7 cleavage sequence, and a di-cysteine motif as the activity sensor to detect caspase-3-like proteases...
March 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284039/arsenic-and-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-epidemiologic-studies
#9
Narges Khanjani, Abu-Bakr Jafarnejad, Leila Tavakkoli
INTRODUCTION: Arsenic is one of the heavy metals known to be a cause of cancer and many other serious human health problems. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has classified arsenic as a Group 1 carcinogen. Studies were performed in different populations to investigate the association between arsenic and breast cancer and the present paper attempts to review these studies. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Accessible electronic resources including, PubMed, Web of Knowledge, Science Direct and Scopus and Google Scholar were searched, with relevant phrases up to October 30, 2016...
March 11, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273826/metal-exposure-and-associated-health-risk-to-human-beings-by-street-dust-in-a-heavily-industrialized-city-of-hunan-province-central-china
#10
Guangyi Sun, Zhonggen Li, Ting Liu, Ji Chen, Tingting Wu, Xinbin Feng
Fifty-five urban street dust samples were collected from Zhuzhou, an industrial city in central China and analyzed for a range of toxic elements. Potential carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health effects on children and adults due to exposure to street dust were assessed. Concerning the two subgroups, the child cohort is confronted with considerably greater health risks than adults. According to the Hazard Quotient (HQ) method, ingestion of dust particles poses primary risk to children and adults, followed by dermal contact and inhalation for all of the metals investigated except Hg, for which inhalation of its elemental vapor constitute a slightly higher risk than ingestion...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270149/chronic-exposure-to-arsenic-line-1-hypomethylation-and-blood-pressure-a-cross-sectional-study-in-bangladesh
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Khaled Hossain, Takehiro Suzuki, M M Hasibuzzaman, Md Shofikul Islam, Atiqur Rahman, Sudip Kumar Paul, Tanzina Tanu, Shakhawoat Hossain, Zahangir Alam Saud, Mashiur Rahman, Farjana Nikkon, Hideki Miyataka, Seiichiro Himeno, Keiko Nohara
BACKGROUND: Chronic exposure to arsenic is associated with cancer and hypertension. Growing evidence suggests that altered methylation in long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) is involved in many types of disorders, including cardiovascular disease. Here we evaluated the association between arsenic exposure and LINE-1 methylation levels, especially in relation to blood pressure (BP). METHODS: A total of 236 subjects (175 from arsenic-endemic areas and 61 from a non-endemic area) in rural Bangladesh were recruited...
March 7, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265304/tumor-augmenting-effects-of-gestational-arsenic-exposure-on-f1-and-f2-in-mice
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REVIEW
Keiko Nohara, Takehiro Suzuki, Kazuyuki Okamura, Junya Matsushita, Shota Takumi
The consequences of early-life exposure to chemicals in the environment are emerging concerns. Chronic exposure to naturally occurring inorganic arsenic has been known to cause various adverse health effects, including cancers, in humans. On the other hand, animal studies by Dr. M. Waalkes' group reported that arsenite exposure of pregnant F0 females, only from gestational day 8 to 18, increased hepatic tumors in the F1 (arsenite-F1) males of C3H mice, whose males tend to develop spontaneous hepatic tumors later in life...
2017: Genes and Environment: the Official Journal of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265077/arsenic-trioxide-targets-mthfd1-and-sumo-dependent-nuclear-de-novo-thymidylate-biosynthesis
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Elena Kamynina, Erica R Lachenauer, Aislyn C DiRisio, Rebecca P Liebenthal, Martha S Field, Patrick J Stover
Arsenic exposure increases risk for cancers and is teratogenic in animal models. Here we demonstrate that small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO)- and folate-dependent nuclear de novo thymidylate (dTMP) biosynthesis is a sensitive target of arsenic trioxide (As2O3), leading to uracil misincorporation into DNA and genome instability. Methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase 1 (MTHFD1) and serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT) generate 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate for de novo dTMP biosynthesis and translocate to the nucleus during S-phase, where they form a multienzyme complex with thymidylate synthase (TYMS) and dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), as well as the components of the DNA replication machinery...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261759/dihydroartemisinin-sensitizes-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells-to-arsenic-trioxide-via-apoptosis
#14
Hongyu Chen, Shiyan Gu, Huangmei Dai, Xinyang Li, Zunzhen Zhang
Recent studies have shown that arsenic trioxide (ATO) is an effective anti-cancer drug for treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia and other types of human cancer. However, we have found that lung cancer cells constantly develop a high level of resistance to ATO. In this study, we have explored a possibility of combination of dihydroartemisinin (DHA) and ATO treatments to reduce ATO resistance of lung cancer cells. We determined the combinatory effects of DHA and ATO on cytotoxicity of human lung adenocarcinoma (A549) cells...
March 6, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254430/anti-tumor-activity-of-pi3k-%C3%AE-inhibitor-in-hematologic-malignant-cells-shedding-new-light-on-resistance-to-idelalisib
#15
Davood Bashash, Ava Safaroghli-Azar, Maryam Dadashi, Majid Safa, Majid Momeny, Seyed H Ghaffari
Genetic and laboratory experiments have brought remarkable advances in management of human malignancies, which not only revolutionized the understanding of the disease, but also led to development of novel and effective targeted therapies against specific deregulated pathways. This study aimed to investigate anti-cancer effects of Idelalisib, a potent PI3K-δ inhibitor, in a panel of hematological cell lines. The resulting data showed that Idelalisib decreased cell survival in all the tested cell lines; however, as compared to NB4, viability of other cell lines, irrespective of their molecular characteristics or even the compensatory activation of MEK/ERK pathway, was inhibited at higher concentrations...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250647/methanol-extract-of-adansonia-digitata-leaf-protects-against-sodium-arsenite-induced-toxicities-in-male-wistar-rats
#16
Ayodeji Mathias Adegoke, Michael Adedapo Gbadegesin, Oyeronke Adunni Odunola
BACKGROUND: Human and animal population exposure to arsenic through the consumption of arsenic contaminated water is rampant in many parts of the world. Protective agents of medicinal plants origin could provide maximum protection against toxicities of various kinds. OBJECTIVE: The protective role of orally administered methanol extract of the leaves of Adansonia digitata (MELAD) on sodium arsenite (SA) - induced clastogenicity and hepatotoxicity in male Wistar rats was evaluated...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242323/arsenic-exposure-from-drinking-water-is-associated-with-decreased-gene-expression-and-increased-dna-methylation-in-peripheral-blood
#17
Syeda Shegufta Ameer, Karin Engström, Mohammad Bakhtiar Hossain, Gabriela Concha, Marie Vahter, Karin Broberg
BACKGROUND: Exposure to inorganic arsenic increases the risk of cancer and non-malignant diseases. Inefficient arsenic metabolism is a marker for susceptibility to arsenic toxicity. Arsenic may alter gene expression, possibly by altering DNA methylation. OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the associations between arsenic exposure, gene expression, and DNA methylation in peripheral blood, and the modifying effects of arsenic metabolism. METHODS: The study participants, women from the Andes, Argentina, were exposed to arsenic via drinking water...
February 24, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241849/metformin-potentiates-the-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-suppressing-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-roles-of-p38-mapk-erk3-and-mtorc1
#18
Sunbin Ling, Haiyang Xie, Fan Yang, Qiaonan Shan, Haojiang Dai, Jianyong Zhuo, Xuyong Wei, Penghong Song, Lin Zhou, Xiao Xu, Shusen Zheng
BACKGROUND: Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is commonly used in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), but does not benefit patients with solid tumors. When combined with other agents or radiation, ATO showed treatment benefits with manageable toxicity. Previously, we reported that metformin amplified the inhibitory effect of ATO on intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) cells more significantly than other agents. Here, we investigated the chemotherapeutic sensitization effect of metformin in ATO-based treatment in ICC in vitro and in vivo and explored the underlying mechanisms...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239804/arsenic-trioxide-regulates-gastric-cancer-cell-apoptosis-by-mediating-camp
#19
A Abudoureyimu, A Muhemaitibake
OBJECTIVE: Gastric cancer is a common digestive tract tumor in clinic with increasing incidence. It is suggested that arsenic trioxide (As2O3) has an inhibitory effect on many kinds of digestive system tumors. This study evaluated the impact of As2O3 on the apoptosis of gastric cancer BGC-823 cells, and analyzed its relationship with cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gastric cancer cell BGC-823 was intervened by different concentrations of As2O3 at 4 ng/ml, 8 ng/ml, and 16 ng/ml, respectively...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239645/pml-promotes-metastasis-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-through-transcriptional-regulation-of-hif1a-target-genes
#20
Manfredi Ponente, Letizia Campanini, Roberto Cuttano, Andrea Piunti, Giacomo A Delledonne, Nadia Coltella, Roberta Valsecchi, Alessandra Villa, Ugo Cavallaro, Linda Pattini, Claudio Doglioni, Rosa Bernardi
Elucidating the molecular basis of tumor metastasis is pivotal for eradicating cancer-related mortality. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) encompasses a class of aggressive tumors characterized by high rates of recurrence and metastasis, as well as poor overall survival. Here, we find that the promyelocytic leukemia protein PML exerts a prometastatic function in TNBC that can be targeted by arsenic trioxide. We found that, in TNBC patients, constitutive HIF1A activity induces high expression of PML, along with a number of HIF1A target genes that promote metastasis at multiple levels...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
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