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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643849/prevalence-of-exposure-of-heavy-metals-and-their-impact-on-health-consequences
#1
Kanwal Rehman, Fiza Fatima, Iqra Waheed, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash
Even in the current era of growing technology, the concentration of heavy metals present in drinking water is still not within the recommended limits as set by the regulatory authorities in different countries of the world. Drinking water contaminated with heavy metals namely; arsenic, cadmium, nickel, chromium, mercury, chromium, zinc and lead is becoming a major health concern for public and health care professionals. Occupational exposure to heavy metals is known to occur by the utilization of these metals in various industrial processes and/or contents including color pigments and alloys...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640505/associations-between-arsenic-3-oxidation-state-methyltransferase-as3mt-and-n-6-adenine-specific-dna-methyltransferase-1-n6amt1-polymorphisms-arsenic-metabolism-and-cancer-risk-in-a-chilean-population
#2
Rosemarie de la Rosa, Craig Steinmaus, Nicholas K Akers, Lucia Conde, Catterina Ferreccio, David Kalman, Kevin R Zhang, Christine F Skibola, Allan H Smith, Luoping Zhang, Martyn T Smith
Inter-individual differences in arsenic metabolism have been linked to arsenic-related disease risks. Arsenic (+3) methyltransferase (AS3MT) is the primary enzyme involved in arsenic metabolism, and we previously demonstrated in vitro that N-6 adenine-specific DNA methyltransferase 1 (N6AMT1) also methylates the toxic inorganic arsenic (iAs) metabolite, monomethylarsonous acid (MMA), to the less toxic dimethylarsonic acid (DMA). Here, we evaluated whether AS3MT and N6AMT1 gene polymorphisms alter arsenic methylation and impact iAs-related cancer risks...
June 22, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640255/aqp9-induced-cell-cycle-arrest-is-associated-with-ras-activation-and-improves-chemotherapy-treatment-efficacy-in-colorectal-cancer
#3
Dandan Huang, Xingzhi Feng, Yiting Liu, Yanhong Deng, Hao Chen, Daici Chen, Lekun Fang, Yue Cai, Huanliang Liu, Lei Wang, Jianping Wang, Zihuan Yang
Aquaporin-9 (AQP9) expression is associated with arsenic sensitivity in leukemia cells. However, the role of AQP9 in regulating tumor sensitivity to adjuvant chemotherapy in colorectal cancer (CRC) has not been elucidated. In this study, we demonstrated that AQP9 can serve as an independent predictive marker for adjuvant chemotherapy in CRC. Patients with high AQP9 expression had higher rate of disease-free survival (DFS) than those with low AQP9 expression. Upregulation of AQP9 was associated with enhanced chemosensitivity to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) both in vitro and in vivo...
June 22, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637474/arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-ebv-reactivation-and-promotes-cell-death-in-ebv-positive-lymphoma-cells
#4
Qinyan Yin, Mark Sides, Christopher H Parsons, Erik K Flemington, Joseph A Lasky
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is associated with hematopoietic malignancies, such as Burkitt's lymphoma, post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The current approach for EBV-associated lymphoma involves chemotherapy to eradicate cancer cells, however, normal cells may be injured and organ dysfunction may occur with currently employed regimens. This research is focused on employing arsenic trioxide (ATO) as EBV-specific cancer therapy takes advantage of the fact the EBV resides within the malignant cells...
June 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634111/levels-of-plasma-selenium-and-urinary-total-arsenic-interact-to-affect-the-risk-for-prostate-cancer
#5
Yu-Mei Hsueh, Chien-Tien Su, Horng-Sheng Shiue, Wei-Jen Chen, Yeong-Shiau Pu, Ying-Chin Lin, Cheng-Shiuan Tsai, Chao-Yuan Huang
This study investigated whether plasma selenium levels modified the risk for prostate cancer (PC) related to arsenic exposure. We conducted a case-control study that included 318 PC patients and 318 age-matched, healthy control subjects. Urinary arsenic profiles were examined using HPLC-HG-AAS and plasma selenium levels were measured by ICP-MS. We found that plasma selenium levels displayed a significant dose-dependent inverse association with PC. The odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for PC was 0...
June 17, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630379/the-association-between-telomere-length-and-mortality-in-bangladesh
#6
Samantha G Dean, Chenan Zhang, Jianjun Gao, Shantanu Roy, Justin Shinkle, Mekala Sabarinathan, Maria Argos, Lin Tong, Alauddin Ahmed, Md Tariqul Islam, Tariqul Islam, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman, Golam Sarwar, Hasan Shahriar, Mahfuzar Rahman, Md Yunus, Joseph H Graziano, Lin S Chen, Farzana Jasmine, Muhammad G Kibriya, Habibul Ahsan, Brandon L Pierce
Telomeres are tandem repeat sequences at the end of chromosomes that bind proteins to protect chromosome ends. Telomeres shorten with age, and shorter leukocyte telomere length (TL) has been associated with overall mortality in numerous studies. However, this association has not been tested in populations outside of Europe and the U.S. We assessed the association between TL and subsequent mortality using data on 744 mortality cases and 761 age-/sex-matched controls sampled from >27,000 participants from three longitudinal Bangladeshi cohorts: Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS), HEALS Expansion (HEALS-E), and Bangladesh Vitamin E and Selenium Trial (BEST)...
June 15, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625818/quantitative-assessment-of-lung-and-bladder-cancer-risk-and-oral-exposure-to-inorganic-arsenic-meta-regression-analyses-of-epidemiological-data
#7
Heather N Lynch, Ke Zu, Erin M Kennedy, Thuy Lam, Xiaobin Liu, Daniella M Pizzurro, Christine T Loftus, Lorenz R Rhomberg
Inorganic arsenic (iAs) in drinking water varies geographically and is prevalent worldwide. While exposures in the US are generally low, there are some areas with higher levels of naturally occurring iAs (potentially >100μg/L) where residents rely on unregulated drinking water wells. Much of the evidence on the association between iAs and cancer comes from epidemiological studies conducted in South American and Asian populations. These populations have generally been exposed to much higher levels of iAs and have differing underlying characteristics, both of which make comparing them to Western populations difficult...
June 16, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623505/assessment-of-arsenic-content-in-soil-rice-grains-and-groundwater-and-associated-health-risks-in-human-population-from-ropar-wetland-india-and-its-vicinity
#8
Sakshi Sharma, Inderpreet Kaur, Avinash Kaur Nagpal
In the present study, potential health risks posed to human population from Ropar wetland and its vicinity, by consumption of inorganic arsenic (i-As) via arsenic contaminated rice grains and groundwater, were assessed. Total arsenic (t-As) in soil and rice grains were found in the range of 0.06-0.11 mg/kg and 0.03-0.33 mg/kg, respectively, on dry weight basis. Total arsenic in groundwater was in the range of 2.31-15.91 μg/L. i-As was calculated from t-As using relevant conversion factors. Rice plants were found to be arsenic accumulators as bioconcentration factor (BCF) was observed to be >1 in 75% of rice grain samples...
June 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615531/environment-and-bladder-cancer-molecular-analysis-by-interaction-networks
#9
Andrea Polo, Anna Crispo, Pellegrino Cerino, Luca Falzone, Saverio Candido, Aldo Giudice, Giuseppina De Petro, Gennaro Ciliberto, Maurizio Montella, Alfredo Budillon, Susan Costantini
Bladder cancer (BC) is the 9th most common cancer worldwide, and the 6th most common cancer in men. Its development is linked to chronic inflammation, genetic susceptibility, smoking, occupational exposures and environmental pollutants. Aim of this work was to identify a sub-network of genes/proteins modulated by environmental or arsenic exposure in BC by computational network approaches. Our studies evidenced the presence of HUB nodes both in "BC and environment" and "BC and arsenicals" networks. These HUB nodes resulted to be correlated to circadian genes and targeted by some miRNAs already reported as involved in BC, thus suggesting how they play an important role in BC development due to environmental or arsenic exposure...
May 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595984/cell-cycle-pathway-dysregulation-in-human-keratinocytes-during-chronic-exposure-to-low-arsenite
#10
Laila Al-Eryani, Sabine Waigel, Venkatakrishna Jala, Samantha F Jenkins, J Christopher States
BACKGROUND: Arsenic is naturally prevalent in the earth's crust and widely distributed in air and water. Chronic low arsenic exposure is associated with several cancers in vivo, including skin cancer, and with transformation in vitro of cell lines including immortalized human keratinocytes (HaCaT). Arsenic also is associated with cell cycle dysregulation at different exposure levels in multiple cell lines. In this work, we analyzed gene expression in HaCaT cells to gain an understanding of gene expression changes contributing to transformation at an early time point...
June 11, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586725/cadmium-arsenic-selenium-and-iron-implications-for-tumor-progression-in-breast-cancer
#11
E Jablonska, K Socha, E Reszka, E Wieczorek, J Skokowski, L Kalinowski, W Fendler, B Seroczynska, M Wozniak, M H Borawska, W Wasowicz
The aim of this study was to determine Cd (cadmium) and As (arsenic) contents in human breast cancer tissues, investigate their interactions with Se (selenium) and Fe (iron), and assess their further implications for tumor progression. Metal contents were determined in 42 tissue sets (tumor and adjacent tissue) collected from 42 women diagnosed with primary breast cancer. Analytical methods included AAS and ICP-MS techniques. Significantly higher contents of Cd (p=0.0003), Se (p<0.0001) and Fe (p=0.0441) whereas significantly lower content of As (p<0...
May 30, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575066/combined-application-of-arsenic-trioxide-and-lithium-chloride-augments-viability-reduction-and-apoptosis-induction-in-human-rhabdomyosarcoma-cell-lines
#12
Sabine B Schleicher, Julian J Zaborski, Rosa Riester, Natascha Zenkner, Rupert Handgretinger, Torsten Kluba, Frank Traub, Karen A Boehme
Rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS) are the most prevalent soft tissue sarcomas affecting children and adolescents. Despite intensive treatment consisting of multimodal chemotherapy and surgery RMS patients diagnosed with metastatic disease expect long term survival rates of only 20%. Often multidrug resistance arises upon initial response emphasizing the need for new therapeutic drugs to improve treatment efficiency. Previously, we demonstrated the efficacy of the FDA approved drug arsenic trioxide (ATO) specifically inhibiting viability and clonal growth as well as inducing cell death in human RMS cell lines of different subtypes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556958/downregulation-of-androgen-receptors-by-naaso2-via-inhibition-of-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-hsp90-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Yunlim Kim, Sang Eun Park, Jeong-Weon Moon, Bong-Min Kim, Ha-Gyeong Kim, In Gab Jeong, Sangjun Yoo, Jae Beom Ahn, Dalsan You, Jhang Ho Pak, Sujong Kim, Jung Jin Hwang, Choung-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Androgen and androgen receptor (AR) play essential roles in the development and maintenance of prostate cancer. The recently identified AR splice variants (AR-Vs) have been considered as a plausible mechanism for the primary resistance against androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Sodium meta-arsenite (NaAsO2 ; KML001; Kominox), a trivalent arsenical, is an orally bioavailable and water soluble, which is currently in phase I/II clinical trials for the treatment of prostate cancer...
May 30, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550725/geographical-variation-and-age-related-dietary-exposure-to-arsenic-in-rice-from-bangladesh
#14
Shofiqul Islam, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, M R Islam, Ravi Naidu
An extensive number (965) of rice samples collected by household survey from 73 upazilas (i.e. sub-districts) in Bangladesh was analyzed to determine regional variation, distribution and associated health risks from arsenic (As). No previous study had conducted a study examining such a large number of rice samples. The mean and median concentrations of total As were 126μg/kg and 107μg/kg, respectively, ranging from between 3 and 680μg/kg. Importantly, total As levels of aromatic rice were significantly lower (average 58μg/kg) than non-aromatic rice (average 150μg/kg) and also varied with rice grain size...
May 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539734/honey-and-health-a-review-of-recent-clinical-research
#15
REVIEW
Saeed Samarghandian, Tahereh Farkhondeh, Fariborz Samini
Honey is one of the most appreciated and valued natural products introduced to humankind since ancient times. Honey is used not only as a nutritional product but also in health described in traditional medicine and as an alternative treatment for clinical conditions ranging from wound healing to cancer treatment. The aim of this review is to emphasize the ability of honey and its multitude in medicinal aspects. Traditionally, honey is used in the treatment of eye diseases, bronchial asthma, throat infections, tuberculosis, thirst, hiccups, fatigue, dizziness, hepatitis, constipation, worm infestation, piles, eczema, healing of ulcers, and wounds and used as a nutritious supplement...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537880/biological-effects-and-epidemiological-consequences-of-arsenic-exposure-and-reagents-that-can-ameliorate-arsenic-damage-in-vivo
#16
REVIEW
Chinthalapally V Rao, Sanya Pal, Altaf Mohammed, Mudassir Farooqui, Mark P Doescher, Adam S Asch, Hiroshi Y Yamada
Through contaminated diet, water, and other forms of environmental exposure, arsenic affects human health. There are many U.S. and worldwide "hot spots" where the arsenic level in public water exceeds the maximum exposure limit. The biological effects of chronic arsenic exposure include generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to oxidative stress and DNA damage, epigenetic DNA modification, induction of genomic instability, and inflammation and immunomodulation, all of which can initiate carcinogenesis...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535027/arsenite-binds-to-the-ring-finger-domain-of-fancl-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-and-inhibits-dna-interstrand-crosslink-repair
#17
Ji Jiang, Marina Bellani, Lin Li, Pengcheng Wang, Michael M Seidman, Yinsheng Wang
Human exposure to arsenic in drinking water is known to be associated with the development of bladder, lung, kidney, and skin cancers. The molecular mechanisms underlying the carcinogenic effects of arsenic species remain incompletely understood. DNA interstrand cross-links (ICLs) are among the most cytotoxic type of DNA lesions that block DNA replication and transcription, and these lesions can be induced by endogenous metabolism and by exposure to exogenous agents. Fanconi anemia (FA) is a congenital disorder manifested with elevated sensitivity toward DNA interstrand cross-linking agents, and monoubiquitination of FANCD2 by FANCL is a crucial step in FA-mediated DNA repair...
June 1, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525936/heavy-metal-and-arsenic-concentrations-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-farmed-in-a-dam-reservoir-on-the-firat-euphrates-river-risk-based-consumption-advisories
#18
Memet Varol, Gülderen Kurt Kaya, Alper Alp
The concentrations of ten metals in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) farmed in the Karakaya Dam Reservoir (Turkey) on the Firat River were determined. The metal concentrations in rainbow trout did not exceed the maximum permissible levels. Biomagnification factors (BMF) of ten metals were <1, indicating that these metals were not biomagnified. The estimated daily intake (EDI) of each metal was much lower than the respective tolerable daily intake (TDI). The target hazard quotient (THQ) for individual metal and total THQ for combined metals were lower than 1, indicating no health risk for consumers due to the intake of either individual metal or combined metals...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524356/association-between-yap-expression-in-neoplastic-and-non-neoplastic-breast-tissue-with-arsenic-urinary-levels
#19
Gladis Michel-Ramirez, Rogelio Recio-Vega, Guadalupe Ocampo-Gomez, Eduardo Palacios-Sanchez, Manuel Delgado-Macias, Manuel Delgado-Gaona, Robert Clark Lantz, Jay Gandolfi, Tania Gonzalez-Cortes
The Hippo pathway regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis and it has been noted that loss of critical components of this pathway can lead to uncontrolled cell growth. Yes-associated protein (YAP) is an important component of this Hippo pathway because YAP is the nuclear effector of the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway and it is crucial for the response to oxidative stress induced by cellular process and by different xenobiotics, including arsenic. It has been proposed that YAP dysregulation can contribute to a malignant cellular phenotype acting as both a tumor suppressor and an oncogene...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521962/the-functional-roles-of-pml-nuclear-bodies-in-genome-maintenance
#20
REVIEW
Hae Ryung Chang, Anudari Munkhjargal, Myung-Jin Kim, Seon Young Park, Eunyoung Jung, Jae-Ha Ryu, Young Yang, Jong-Seok Lim, Yonghwan Kim
In the nucleus, there are several membraneless structures called nuclear bodies. Among them, promyelocytic leukemia nuclear bodies (PML-NBs) are involved in multiple genome maintenance pathways including the DNA damage response, DNA repair, telomere homeostasis, and p53-associated apoptosis. In response to DNA damage, PML-NBs are coalesced and divided by a fission mechanism, thus increasing their number. PML-NBs also play a role in repairing DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) by homologous recombination (HR). Clinically, the dominant negative PML-RARα fusion protein expressed in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) inhibits the transactivation of downstream factors and disrupts PML function, revealing the tumor suppressor role of PML-NBs...
May 5, 2017: Mutation Research
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