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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725443/associations-of-short-term-exposure-to-air-pollution-with-respiratory-hospital-admissions-in-arak-iran
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Mostafa Vahedian, Narges Khanjani, Moghaddameh Mirzaee, Ali Koolivand
BACKGROUND: Ambient air pollution, is one of the most frequently stated environmental problems. Many epidemiological studies have documented adverse health effects for ambient air pollution. This study aimed to investigate the association between ambient air pollution and respiratory hospital admissions. METHODS: In this ecological time series study data about air pollutant concentrations including CO, NO2, O3, PM2.5, PM10 and SO2 and, respiratory hospital admissions in the urban population of Arak, from January 1st 2010 to December 31st 2015; were inquired, from the Arak Department of Environment, and two major hospitals, respectively...
2017: Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722318/porous-carbon-nanofibers-encapsulated-with-peapod-like-hematite-nanoparticles-for-high-rate-and-long-life-battery-anodes
#2
Guanglin Xia, Qili Gao, Dalin Sun, Xuebin Yu
Fe2 O3 is regarded as a promising anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) due to its high specific capacity. The large volume change during discharge and charge processes, however, induces significant cracking of the Fe2 O3 anodes, leading to rapid fading of the capacity. Herein, a novel peapod-like nanostructured material, consisting of Fe2 O3 nanoparticles homogeneously encapsulated in the hollow interior of N-doped porous carbon nanofibers, as a high-performance anode material is reported...
July 19, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722275/the-role-of-plant-phenology-in-stomatal-ozone-flux-modelling
#3
Alessandro Anav, Qiang Liu, Alessandra De Marco, Chiara Proietti, Flavia Savi, Elena Paoletti, Shilong Piao
Plant phenology plays a pivotal role in the climate system as it regulates the gas exchange between the biosphere and the atmosphere. The uptake of ozone by forest is estimated through several meteorological variables and a specific function describing the beginning and the termination of plant growing season; actually, in many risk assessment studies, this function is based on a simple latitude and topography model. In this study, using two satellite datasets, we apply and compare six methods to estimate the start and the end dates of the growing season across a large region covering all Europe for the year 2011...
July 19, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718479/exploring-structural-complexity-in-the-discovery-and-self-assembly-of-a-family-of-nanoscale-chalcoxides-from-se8mo36-to-se26mo68
#4
Hong-Ying Zang, Jamie W Purcell, De-Liang Long, Haralampos N Miras, Leroy Cronin
Herein, we show the controlled generation of multi-component libraries based on the [MoS2O2](2+)/Mo(VI)O4(2-)/Se(IV)O3(2-)/C4O4(2-) system leading to the formation of a whole new family of nanosized molecular chalcoxides, {Se8Mo36} 1, {Se8Mo40} 2, {Se8Mo56} 3, {Se20Mo56} 4 and {Se26Mo68} 5, of the general formula {(MoO2S2)a(OH)b(Se(IV)O3)c(C4O4)d(MoO7)e}(n-), where a, b, c, d, e, n = [16, 20, 8, 6, 2, 20] for 1, [18, 24, 8, 6, 2, 20] for 2, [24, 32, 8, 8, 4, 24] for 3, [28, 32, 20, 8, 0, 32] for 4 and [34, 36, 26, 8, 0, 36] for 5...
July 18, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715783/development-of-land-use-regression-models-for-pm2-5-so2-no2-and-o3-in-nanjing-china
#5
Lei Huang, Can Zhang, Jun Bi
Ambient air pollution has been a global problem, especially in China. Comparing with other methods, Land Use Regression (LUR) models can obtain air pollutant concentration distribution at finer scale without the air pollution source data based on a few monitoring sites and predictors. However, limited LUR studies have been conducted on the basis of regular monitoring networks. Thus, we explored the applicability of conducting LUR models for four key air pollutants: PM2.5, SO2, NO2 and O3, on the basis of national monitoring networks which have good representation of areas with different characteristics in Nanjing, China...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715192/flexible-semitransparent-energy-harvester-with-high-pressure-sensitivity-and-power-density-based-on-laterally-aligned-pzt-single-crystal-nanowires
#6
Quan-Liang Zhao, Guang-Ping He, Jie-Jian Di, Wei-Li Song, Zhi-Ling Hou, Pei-Pei Tan, Da-Wei Wang, Mao-Sheng Cao
A flexible semitransparent energy harvester is assembled based on laterally aligned Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT) single-crystal nanowires (NWs). Such a harvester presents the highest open-circuit voltage and a stable area power density of up to 10 V and 0.27 μW/cm(2), respectively. A high pressure sensitivity of 0.14 V/kPa is obtained in the dynamic pressure sensing, much larger than the values reported in other energy harvesters based on piezoelectric single-crystal NWs. Furthermore, theoretical and finite element analyses also confirm that the piezoelectric voltage constant g33 of PZT NWs is competitive to the lead-based bulk single crystals and ceramics, and the enhanced pressure sensitivity and power density are substantially linked to the flexible structure with laterally aligned PZT NWs...
July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714253/an-off-on-off-type-fluorescent-probe-based-on-a-naphthalene-derivative-for-al-3-and-f-ions-and-its-biological-application
#7
Yanpeng Ren, Juan Han, Yun Wang, Xu Tang, Lei Wang, Liang Ni
A novel fluorescent probe-based naphthalene Schiff, 1-(C2-glucosyl-ylimino-methyl)-naphthalene-2-ol (L) was synthesized by coupling d-glucosamine hydrochloride with 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde. It exhibited excellent selectivity and highly sensitivity for Al(3+) in ethanol with a strong fluorescence response, while other common metal ions such as Pb(2+) , Mg(2+) , Cu(2+) , Co(2+) , Ni(2+) , Cd(2+) , Fe(2+) , Mn(2+) , Hg(2+) , Li(+) , Na(+) , K(+) , Fe(3+) , Cr(3+) , Zn(2+) , Ag(+) , Ba(2+) and Ca(2+) did not cause the same fluorescence response...
July 17, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713355/respiratory-pathways-reconstructed-by-multi-omics-analysis-in-melioribacter-roseus-residing-in-a-deep-thermal-aquifer-of-the-west-siberian-megabasin
#8
Sergey Gavrilov, Olga Podosokorskaya, Dmitry Alexeev, Alexander Merkel, Maria Khomyakova, Maria Muntyan, Ilya Altukhov, Ivan Butenko, Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Vadim Govorun, Ilya Kublanov
Melioribacter roseus, a representative of recently proposed Ignavibacteriae phylum, is a metabolically versatile thermophilic bacterium, inhabiting subsurface biosphere of the West-Siberian megabasin and capable of growing on various substrates and electron acceptors. Genomic analysis followed by inhibitor studies and membrane potential measurements of aerobically grown M. roseus cells revealed the activity of aerobic respiratory electron transfer chain comprised of respiratory complexes I and IV, and an alternative complex III...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712913/acute-ochratoxin-a-exposure-induces-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-human-embryonic-kidney-hek293-cells
#9
Shanel Raghubeer, Savania Nagiah, Anil A Chuturgoon
Ochratoxin A (OTA), a common contaminant of grain and fruit and known carcinogen, has been linked to impaired antioxidant response and cellular repair. The effect of OTA on inflammation in cells has not been explored. This study investigated OTA's influence on inflammatory mediators using a range of OTA concentrations (0.5 μM (sub-IC50), 1.2 μm (IC50) and 2 μm (supra-IC50)) on human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells over 24hr. The markers of inflammation in HEK293 cells were evaluated using the following techniques: western blotting (phosphorylated (p-)NFκB (Ser536), p-IKK (Ser176/180) and p-p53 (Ser392), total NFκB, IKK, IκBα and p53), luminometry (caspases 1, 3/7, 8, 9, ATP) and ELISA to determine IL-1β levels...
July 14, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711845/the-impact-of-synoptic-circulation-on-air-quality-and-pollution-related-human-health-in-the-yangtze-river-delta-region
#10
Zhiheng Liao, Meng Gao, Jiaren Sun, Shaojia Fan
PM2.5 and O3 pollution are of concern for the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region due to their adverse impact on human health. In conjunction with a complex distribution of emission sources, the synoptic circulation conditions control the temporal and spatial variability of air pollution levels and hence the pollution-related health burdens. In this study, a long-term synoptic circulation catalogue is developed by applying the automated Lamb weather type method to the ECMWF mean sea level pressure reanalysis for the YRD region during 2013-2016...
July 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711568/is-prehypertension-more-strongly-associated-with-long-term-ambient-air-pollution-exposure-than-hypertension-findings-from-the-33-communities-chinese-health-study
#11
Bo-Yi Yang, Zhengmin Min Qian, Michael G Vaughn, Erik J Nelson, Shyamali C Dharmage, Joachim Heinrich, Shao Lin, Wayne R Lawrence, Huimin Ma, Duo-Hong Chen, Li-Wen Hu, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Shu-Li Xu, Chuan Zhang, Guang-Hui Dong
Numerous studies have evaluated the effects of long-term exposure to ambient air pollution on hypertension. However, little information exists regarding its effects on prehypertension, a very common, but understudied cardiovascular indicator. We evaluated data from 24,845 adults (ages 18-74 years) living in three Northeastern Chinese cities in 2009. Blood pressure (BP) was measured by trained observers using a standardized mercuric-column sphygmomanometer. Three-year (from 2006 to 2008) average concentrations of particles with an aerodynamic diameter ≤10 μm (PM10), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxides (NO2), and ozone (O3) were calculated using data from monitoring stations...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711336/short-term-air-pollution-exposure-and-cardiovascular-events-a-10-year-study-in-the-urban-area-of-como-italy
#12
Simone Vidale, Marco Arnaboldi, Vittorio Bosio, Giovanni Corrado, Mario Guidotti, Roberto Sterzi, Carlo Campana
BACKGROUND: In the last years several studies have investigated the effects of some air pollutants on cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but the results are not conclusive. Aim of this study was to investigate the association between short-term exposure to ambient air pollution and CVD events in a long-term observational period. METHODS: All CVD events (myocardial infarction - MI and ischemic stroke - IS) which occurred in residents of Como between January 2005 and December 2014 were included...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705935/forkhead-box-o3-foxo3-regulates-kidney-tubular-autophagy-following-urinary-tract-obstruction
#13
Ling Li, Ronald Zviti, Catherine Ha, Zhao V Wang, Joseph A Hill, Fangming Lin
Autophagy has been shown to be important for normal homeostasis and adaptation to stress in the kidney. Yet, the molecular mechanisms regulating renal epithelial autophagy are not fully understood. Here, we explored the role of the stress-responsive transcription factor forkhead box O3 (FoxO3) in mediating injury-induced proximal tubular autophagy in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). We show that following UUO, FoxO3 is activated and displays nuclear expression in the hypoxic proximal tubules exhibiting high levels of autophagy...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703922/sensitivity-evaluation-and-selective-plane-imaging-geometry-for-x-ray-induced-luminescence-imaging
#14
Bryan P Quigley, Corey D Smith, Shih-Hsun Cheng, Jeffrey S Souris, Charles A Pelizzari, Chin-Tu Chen, Leu-Wei Lo, Chester S Reft, Rodney D Wiersma, Patrick J La Riviere
PURPOSE: X-ray induced luminescence (XIL) is a hybrid X-ray/optical imaging modality that employs nanophosphors that luminescence in response to X-ray irradiation. X-ray-activated phosphorescent nanoparticles have potential applications in radiation therapy as theranostics, nanodosimeters, or radiosensitizers. Extracting clinically relevant information from the luminescent signal requires the development of a robust imaging model that can determine nanophosphor distributions at depth in an optically scattering environment from surface radiance measurements...
July 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702906/physiological-and-ultrastructural-effects-of-acute-ozone-fumigation-in-the-lichen-xanthoria-parietina-the-role-of-parietin-and-hydration-state
#15
Andrea Vannini, Luca Paoli, Sara Ceccarelli, Sergio Sorbo, Adriana Basile, Vincenzo Carginale, Cristina Nali, Giacomo Lorenzini, Mario Pica, Stefano Loppi
The physiological and ultrastructural effects induced by acute exposure to ozone (O3) were investigated in the lichen Xanthoria parietina. Our working hypothesis was that parietin content and hydration of the thalli may play a role in the modulation of the effects of O3 exposure. Four batches of X. parietina samples, dry and wet, with (P+) and without (P-) parietin, were fumigated for 1 h with 3 ppm O3. The effects of O3 were assessed immediately after the fumigation and after one week of recovery under controlled conditions...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697635/the-perpetuation-of-the-misconception-that-rats-receive-a-3-5-times-lower-lung-tissue-dose-than-humans-at-the-same-ozone-concentration
#16
Darrell McCant, Sabine Lange, Joseph Haney, Michael Honeycutt
This paper highlights the pervasive misconception concerning 1994 findings from Hatch et al. about ozone (O3) tissue dose in humans versus rats. That study exposed humans to 0.4 ppm and rats to 2 ppm (18)O-labeled O3 and found comparable incorporation of (18)O into bronchoalveolar lavage constituents. However, during O3 exposure humans were exercising, which increased their ventilation rate five-fold, while rats were at rest. This resulted in similar O3 tissue doses between the two species, and predominantly explained the comparable (18)O incorporation at five-fold different concentrations...
July 12, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696913/linking-physiological-parameters-to-perturbations-in-the-human-exposome-environmental-exposures-modify-blood-pressure-and-lung-function-via-inflammatory-cytokine-pathway
#17
Matthew A Stiegel, Joachim D Pleil, Jon R Sobus, Tina Stevens, Michael C Madden
Human biomonitoring is an indispensable tool for evaluating the systemic effects derived from external stressors including environmental pollutants, chemicals from consumer products, and pharmaceuticals. The aim of this study was to explore consequences of environmental exposures to diesel exhaust (DE) and ozone (O3) and ultimately to interpret these parameters from the perspective of in vitro to in vivo extrapolation. In particular, the objective was to use cytokine expression at the cellular level as a biomarker for physiological systemic responses such as blood pressure and lung function at the systemic level...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696177/are-prematurity-and-environmental-factors-determinants-for-developing-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#18
Paola G Conde, Luis C Farhat, Alfésio L F Braga, Adriana E M Sallum, Sylvia C L Farhat, Clovis A Silva
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the influence of exposure to air pollutants and inhalable environmental elements during pregnancy and after birth until childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus(cSLE) diagnosis. METHODS: This case-control study comprised 30 cSLE patients and 86 healthy controls living in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area. A structured and reliable questionnaire (kappa index for test-retest was 0.78) assessed demographic data, gestational and perinatal-related-factors, and exposure to inhalable elements during pregnancy and after birth (occupational exposure to inhalable particles and/or volatile vapor, and/or tobacco, as well as, the presence of industrial activities or gas stations near the home/work/daycare/school)...
July 11, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685975/lasing-transition-at-1-06%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m-emission-in-nd-3-doped-borate-based-tellurium-calcium-zinc-niobium-oxide-glasses-for-high-power-solid-state-lasers
#19
O Ravi, K Prasad, Rajiv Jain, M Venkataswamy, Shivanand Chaurasia, B Deva Prasad Raju
The spectroscopic properties of Tellurium Calcium Zinc Niobium oxide Borate (TCZNB) glasses of composition (in mol%) 10TeO2  + 15CaO + 5ZnO + 10 Nb2 O5  + (60 - x)B2 O3  + Nd2 O3 (x = 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 or 1.5 mol%) have been investigated experimentally. The three phenomenological intensity parameters Ω2 , Ω4, Ω6 have been calculated using the Judd-Ofelt theory and in turn radiative properties such as radiative transition probabilities, emission cross-sections, branching ratios and radiative lifetimes have been estimated...
August 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685832/assessment-of-genotoxicity-and-biodistribution-of-nano-and-micron-sized-yttrium-oxide-in-rats-after-acute-oral-treatment
#20
Archana Panyala, Srinivas Chinde, Srinivas Indu Kumari, Paramjit Grover
The increasing use of yttrium oxide (Y2 O3 ) nanoparticles (NPs) entails an improved understanding of their potential impact on the environmental and human health. In the present study, the acute oral toxicity of Y2 O3 NPs and their microparticles (MPs) was carried out in female albino Wistar rats with 250, 500 and 1000 mg kg(-1) body weight doses. Before the genotoxicity evaluation, characterization of the particles by transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering and laser Doppler velocimetry was performed...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
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