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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931225/persistent-herpesvirus-infections-and-telomere-attrition-over-3-years-in-the-whitehall-ii-cohort
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Jennifer B Dowd, Jos A Bosch, Andrew Steptoe, Bamini Jayabalasingham, Jue Lin, Robert Yolken, Allison E Aiello
The determinants of telomere attrition, a potential marker of cellular aging, are not well understood. Persistent herpesvirus infections including cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection may be particularly important for telomere dynamics via mechanisms such as inflammation, oxidative stress, and their impact on peripheral blood lymphocyte composition. This study examined the association of 4 human herpesviruses (CMV, herpes simplex virus type 1, human herpesvirus type 6, and Epstein-Barr virus) with change in leukocyte telomere length (LTL) over 3 years in 400 healthy individuals (aged 53-76 years) from the Whitehall II cohort...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931021/zoonotic-infection-of-brazilian-primate-workers-with-new-world-simian-foamy-virus
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Cláudia P Muniz, Liliane T F Cavalcante, Hongwei Jia, HaoQiang Zheng, Shaohua Tang, Anderson M Augusto, Alcides Pissinatti, Luiz P Fedullo, André F Santos, Marcelo A Soares, William M Switzer
Simian foamy viruses (SFVs) are retroviruses present in nearly all nonhuman primates (NHPs), including Old World primates (OWP) and New World primates (NWP). While all confirmed human infections with SFV are from zoonotic transmissions originating from OWP, little is known about the zoonotic transmission potential of NWP SFV. We conducted a longitudinal, prospective study of 56 workers occupationally exposed to NWP in Brazil. Plasma from these workers was tested using Western blot (WB) assays containing NWP SFV antigens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930974/procedure-and-key-optimization-strategies-for-an-automated-capillary-electrophoretic-based-immunoassay-method
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Gail M Nelson, Jenna M Guynn, Brian N Chorley
New technologies that utilize capillary-based immunoassays promise faster and more quantitative protein assessment compared to traditional immunoassays. However, similar to other antibody-based protein assays, optimization of capillary-based immunoassay parameters, such as protein concentration, antibody dilution, and exposure time is an important prerequisite to the generation of meaningful and reliable data. Measurements must fall within the linear range of the assay where changes in signal are directly proportional to changes in lysate concentration...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930754/simvastatin-a-novel-stimulator-of-eryptosis-the-suicidal-erythrocyte-death
#4
Abdulla Al Mamun Bhuyan, Sigrid Nüßle, Hang Cao, Shaqiu Zhang, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-Coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor simvastatin has been shown to trigger apoptosis of several cell types. The substance has thus been proposed as an additional treatment of malignancy. Similar to apoptosis of nucleated cells, erythrocytes may enter eryptosis, the suicidal erythrocyte death. Hallmarks of eryptosis include cell shrinkage and cell membrane scrambling with phosphatidylserine translocation to the extracellular face of the erythrocyte cell membrane...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930717/inhibition-of-erythrocyte-cell-membrane-scrambling-by-asp3026
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Abdulla Al Mamun Bhuyan, Rosi Bissinger, Hang Cao, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor ASP3026 is in clinical development for the treatment of ALK expressing non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). ASP3026 is in part effective by inducing apoptosis of tumor cells. Erythrocytes lack mitochondria and nuclei, key organelles in the execution of apoptosis, but are nevertheless able to enter suicidal death or eryptosis, which is characterized by cell membrane scrambling with phosphatidylserine translocation to the cell surface and by cell shrinkage...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930287/exposure-to-human-alveolar-lining-fluid-enhances-mycobacterium-bovis-bcg-vaccine-efficacy-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-a-cd8-t-cell-dependent-manner
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J I Moliva, A P Hossfeld, C H Canan, V Dwivedi, M D Wewers, G Beamer, J Turner, J B Torrelles
Current tuberculosis (TB) treatments include chemotherapy and preventative vaccination with Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). In humans, however, BCG vaccination fails to fully protect against pulmonary TB. Few studies have considered the impact of the human lung mucosa (alveolar lining fluid (ALF)), which modifies the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) cell wall, revealing alternate antigenic epitopes on the bacterium surface that alter its pathogenicity. We hypothesized that ALF-induced modification of BCG would induce better protection against aerosol infection with M...
September 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930081/exposure-of-harbour-seals-phoca-vitulina-to-brucella-in-declining-populations-across-scotland
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Joanna L Kershaw, Emma J Stubberfield, Geoffrey Foster, Andrew Brownlow, Ailsa J Hall, Lorraine L Perrett
Since 2000 there has been a major decline in the abundance of Scottish harbour seals Phoca vitulina. The causes of the decline remain uncertain. The aim of this study was to establish the extent to which the seals in the regions of greatest decline have been exposed to Brucella, a bacterial pathogen that causes reproductive failure in terrestrial mammalian hosts. Tissues from dead seals collected between 1992 and 2013 were cultured for Brucella (n = 150). Serum samples collected from live capture-released seals (n = 343) between 1997 and 2012 were tested for Brucella antibodies using the Rose Bengal plate agglutination test (RBT) and a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA)...
September 20, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929768/protein-corona-analysis-of-silver-nanoparticles-links-to-their-cellular-effects
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Sabine Juling, Alicia Niedzwiecka, Linda Böhmert, Dajana Lichtenstein, Soeren Selve, Albert Braeuning, Andreas F Thünemann, Eberhard Krause, Alfonso Lampen
The breadth of applications of nanoparticles and the access to food-associated consumer products containing nano-sized materials lead to oral human exposure to such particles. In biological fluids nanoparticles dynamically interact with biomolecules and form a protein corona. Knowledge about the protein corona is of great interest for understanding the molecular effects of particles as well as their fate inside the human body. We used a mass spectrometry-based toxicoproteomics approach to elucidate mechanisms of toxicity of silver nanoparticles and to comprehensively characterize the protein corona formed around silver nanoparticles in Caco-2 human intestinal epithelial cells...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929406/pharmacopollution-and-household-waste-medicine-hwm-how-reverse-logistics-is-environmentally-important-to-brazil
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André Luiz Pereira, Raphael Tobias de Vasconcelos Barros, Sandra Rosa Pereira
Pharmacopollution is a public health and environmental outcome of some active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDC) dispersed through water and/or soil. Its most important sources are the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare facilities (e.g., hospitals), livestock, aquaculture, and households (patients' excretion and littering). The last source is the focus of this article. Research questions are "What is the Household Waste Medicine (HWM) phenomenon?", "How HWM and pharmacopollution are related?", and "Why is a reverse logistic system necessary for HWM in Brazil?" This article followed the seven steps proposed by Rother (2007) for a systematic review based on the Cochrane Handbook and the National Health Service (NHS) Center for Reviews Dissemination (CDR) Report...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929280/ecology-of-scedosporium-species-present-knowledge-and-future-research
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A Rougeron, S Giraud, A Alastruey-Izquierdo, J Cano-Lira, J Rainer, A Mouhajir, S Le Gal, G Nevez, W Meyer, J P Bouchara
The genus Scedosporium, which comprises at least five clinically relevant species, i.e. Scedosporium apiospermum, Scedosporium boydii, Scedosporium aurantiacum, Scedosporium dehoogii and Scedosporium minutisporum, ranks the second among the filamentous fungi colonizing the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). This colonization of the airways is thought to contribute to the inflammatory reaction leading to a progressive deterioration of the lung function. Additionally, these colonizing fungi may lead to severe disseminated infections in case of lung transplantation...
September 19, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929275/current-pesticide-dietary-risk-assessment-in-light-of-comparable-animal-study-noaels-after-chronic-and-short-termed-exposure-durations
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Jürg A Zarn, Caitlyn D O'Brien
Dietary risk assessment (DRA) of pesticides includes the estimation of chronic and acute exposures from crop residues, but assesses acute exposures only for pesticides with an acute reference dose (ARfD). Acute estimation uses high percentiles of food consumption surveys which are considerably higher than per capita lifetime averaged food consumption values which are used for chronic estimations. Assessing acute risks only for pesticides with an ARfD tacitly assumes that chronic risk assessment covers also intermittent occurring exposures which could significantly exceed chronic estimates...
September 19, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929222/urinary-excretion-kinetics-of-the-metabolite-n-methylmalonamic-acid-nmma-after-oral-dosage-of-chloromethylisothiazolinone-and-methylisothiazolinone-in-human-volunteers
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T Schettgen, T Kraus
Methylisothiazolinone (MI) as well as the mixture of chloromethylisothiazolinone/methyl-iso-thiazolinone (MCI/MI, 3:1) are widespread biocides used in personal care products with potential consumer exposure. Their use is currently under discussion because of rising rates of skin sensitization against these substances in the general population. We have examined the human metabolism of methylisothiazolinone and chloromethylisothiazolinone after oral dosage of stable isotope-labelled analogues. Four human volunteers received 2 mg of labelled MI and MCI separately and at least 2 weeks apart...
September 19, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929108/different-cellular-response-of-human-mesothelial-cell-met-5a-to-short-term-and-long-term-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes-exposure
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Li Ju, Wei Wu, Min Yu, Jianlin Lou, Hao Wu, Xianhong Yin, Zhenyu Jia, Yun Xiao, Lijin Zhu, Jun Yang
Despite being a commercially important product, multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) continue to raise concerns over human health due to their structural similarity to asbestos. Indeed, exposure to MWCNT has been shown to induce lung cancer and even mesothelioma, but contradictory results also exist. To clarify the potentially carcinogenic effects of rigid and rod-like MWCNT and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms, the effects of MWCNT on human mesothelial cell MeT-5A were examined throughout 3 months of continuous exposure, including cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, and cell motility...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929096/contaminants-in-foods-of-animal-origin-in-cameroon-a-one-health-vision-for-risk-management-from-farm-to-fork
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Guy B Pouokam, B U Saha Foudjo, Chi Samuel, Philomina Fankam Yamgai, A Kamda Silapeux, Joel Taguemkam Sando, G Fankam Atonde, Chiara Frazzoli
Foods of animal origin represent an important share in the diet of Cameroonian populations. Cameroon is known to be a food basket in the west and central Africa sub-region, and an important supplier of foods on the international markets. In the meantime, food importation is continuously increasing to meet the high demand of a more westernized segment of the population. Cereals, fish, sea products, eggs, honey, shrimps, chicken, and feed ingredients are important share in the international trade of agricultural products...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929027/the-role-of-polycarbonate-monomer-bisphenol-a-in-insulin-resistance
#15
Milos Pjanic
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic unit of polycarbonate polymers and epoxy resins, the types of plastics that could be found in essentially every human population and incorporated into almost every aspect of the modern human society. BPA polymers appear in a wide range of products, from liquid storages (plastic bottles, can and glass linings, water pipes and tanks) and food storages (plastics wraps and containers), to medical and dental devices. BPA polymers could be hydrolyzed spontaneously or in a photo- or temperature-catalyzed process, providing widespread environmental distribution and chronic exposure to the BPA monomer in contemporary human populations...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928940/comparison-of-color-discrimination-in-chronic-heavy-smokers-and-healthy-subjects
#16
Thiago Monteiro de Paiva Fernandes, Natanael Antonio Dos Santos
Background: Cigarette smoke is probably the most significant source of exposure to toxic chemicals for humans, involving health-damaging components, such as nicotine, hydrogen cyanide and formaldehyde. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of chronic heavy smoking on color discrimination (CD). Methods: All subjects were free of any neuropsychiatric disorder, identifiable ocular disease and had normal acuity. No abnormalities were detected in the fundoscopic examination and in the optical coherence tomography exam...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928662/toxicity-of-nanoparticles-on-the-reproductive-system-in-animal-models-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Rahim Dad Brohi, Li Wang, Hira Sajjad Talpur, Di Wu, Farhan Anwar Khan, Dinesh Bhattarai, Zia-Ur Rehman, F Farmanullah, Li-Jun Huo
In the last two decades, nanotechnologies demonstrated various applications in different fields, including detection, sensing, catalysis, electronics, and biomedical sciences. However, public concerns regarding the well-being of human may hinder the wide utilization of this promising innovation. Although, humans are exposed to airborne nanosized particles from an early age, exposure to such particles has risen dramatically within the last century due to anthropogenic sources of nanoparticles. The wide application of nanomaterials in industry, consumer products, and medicine has raised concerns regarding the potential toxicity of nanoparticles in humans...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928014/chronic-exposure-to-subtherapeutic-antibiotics-aggravates-ischemic-stroke-outcome-in-mice
#18
Xiao-Hui Dong, Cheng Peng, Yu-Yi Zhang, Yu-Long Tao, Xia Tao, Chuan Zhang, Alex F Chen, He-Hui Xie
Subtherapeutic antibiotics have been widely used in agriculture since the 1950s, which can be accumulated in human body through various approaches and may have long-term consequences. However, there is limited information about the link between chronic subtherapeutic antibiotic exposure and the outcome of ischemic brain injury. Here we showed that long-term treatment with subtherapeutic chlortetracycline, penicillin or vancomycin, which were widely used in agriculture approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), could impair EPC functions, reduce ischemic brain angiogenesis and aggravate cerebral ischemic injury and long-term stroke outcomes in mice...
September 6, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927887/epidermal-overexpression-of-xenobiotic-receptor-pxr-impairs-the-epidermal-barrier-and-triggers-th2-immune-response
#19
Andreas Elentner, Matthias Schmuth, Nikolaos Yannoutsos, Thomas O Eichmann, Robert Gruber, Franz Pw Radner, Martin Hermann, Barbara Del Frari, Sandrine Dubrac
The skin is in daily contact with environmental pollutants, but the long-term effects of such exposure remain under-investigated. Many of these toxins bind and activate the pregnane x receptor (PXR), a ligand-activated transcription factor that regulates genes central to xenobiotic metabolism. The objective of this work was to investigate the effect of constitutive activation of PXR in the basal layer of the skin to mimic repeated skin exposure to noxious molecules. We designed a transgenic mouse model which overexpresses the human PXR gene linked to the herpes simplex VP16 domain under the control of the keratin 14 promoter...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927573/sex-differences-in-early-life-programming-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-humans
#20
REVIEW
Robert M Gifford, Rebecca M Reynolds
Increasing evidence supports fetal glucocorticoid exposure with associated altered offspring hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity as a key mechanism linking early life events with later life disease. Alterations in HPA axis activity are linked to a range of cardiometabolic and psychiatric diseases. As many of these diseases manifest sex differences in presentation we review the evidence for programmed sex-differences in the HPA axis. Available literature suggests vulnerability of the female HPA axis to prenatal stressors with female offspring demonstrating increased HPA axis reactivity...
September 15, 2017: Early Human Development
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