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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711009/comprehensive-gene-and-microrna-expression-profiling-on-cardiovascular-system-in-zebrafish-co-exposured-of-sinps-and-mehg
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Hejing Hu, Yanfeng Shi, Yannan Zhang, Jing Wu, Collins Otieno Asweto, Lin Feng, Xiaozhe Yang, Junchao Duan, Zhiwei Sun
Air pollution has been shown to increase cardiovascular diseases. However, little attention has been paid to the combined effects of PM and air pollutants on the cardiovascular system. To explore this, a high-throughput sequencing technology was used to determine combined effects of silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) and MeHg in zebrafish. Our study demonstrated that SiNPs and MeHg co-exposure could cause significant changes in mRNA and miRNA expression patterns in zebrafish. The differentially expressed (DE) genes in profiles 17 and 26 of STC analysis suggest that SiNPs and MeHg co-exposure had more proinflammatory and cardiovascular toxicity in zebrafish than single exposure...
July 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679150/microarray-based-bioinformatics-analysis-of-the-combined-effects-of-sinps-and-pbac-on-cardiovascular-system-in-zebrafish
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Hejing Hu, Yannan Zhang, Yanfeng Shi, Lin Feng, Junchao Duan, Zhiwei Sun
With rapid development of nanotechnology and growing environmental pollution, the combined toxic effects of SiNPs and pollutants of heavy metals like lead have received global attentions. The aim of this study was to explore the cardiovascular effects of the co-exposure of SiNPs and lead acetate (PbAc) in zebrafish using microarray and bioinformatics analysis. Although there was no other obvious cardiovascular malformation except bleeding phenotype, bradycardia, angiogenesis inhibition and declined cardiac output in zebrafish co-exposed of SiNPs and PbAc at NOAEL level, significant changes were observed in mRNA and microRNA (miRNA) expression patterns...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607629/the-impact-of-environmental-factors-in-influencing-epigenetics-related-to-oxidative-states-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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Francesco Angelini, Francesca Pagano, Antonella Bordin, Marika Milan, Isotta Chimenti, Mariangela Peruzzi, Valentina Valenti, Antonino Marullo, Leonardo Schirone, Silvia Palmerio, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Colin E Murdoch, Giacomo Frati, Elena De Falco
Oxidative states exert a significant influence on a wide range of biological and molecular processes and functions. When their balance is shifted towards enhanced amounts of free radicals, pathological phenomena can occur, as the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in tissue microenvironment or in the systemic circulation can be detrimental. Epidemic chronic diseases of western societies, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes correlate with the imbalance of redox homeostasis. Current advances in our understanding of epigenetics have revealed a parallel scenario showing the influence of oxidative stress as a major regulator of epigenetic gene regulation via modification of DNA methylation, histones, and microRNAs...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562070/the-role-of-micrornas-in-environmental-risk-factors-noise-induced-hearing-loss-and-mental-stress
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Verónica Miguel, Julia Yue Cui, Lidia Daimiel, Cristina Espinosa-Díez, Carlos Fernández-Hernando, Terrance J Kavanagh, Santiago Lamas
SIGNIFICANCE: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of gene expression and define part of the epigenetic signature. Their influence on every realm of biomedicine is established and progressively increasing. The impact of environment on human health is enormous. Among environmental risk factors impinging on quality of life are those of chemical nature (toxic chemicals, heavy metals, pollutants, and pesticides) as well as those related to everyday life such as exposure to noise or mental and psychosocial stress...
June 30, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554019/assessment-of-tris-1-3-dichloro-2-propyl-phosphate-toxicology-in-pc12-cells-by-using-digital-gene-expression-profiling
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Li Li, Shuai Jiang, Kang Li, Bencheng Lin, Ziyu Wang, Zhiqing Zhang, Yanjun Fang
Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP), one of the most universally used organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), is an environmental pollutant. However, limited information is available regarding its toxicity and environmental health risk. In the present study, PC12 cells provided a useful model for the evaluation of the toxic effects of TDCIPP. Exposure to 7.5, 15, 30, or 60 μM TDCIPP for 72 h inhibited cell viability, and enhanced cellular apoptosis and oxidative stress. To further explore the underlying mechanisms, digital gene expression (DGE) technology was used to identify early transcriptional changes following TDCIPP exposure...
May 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441774/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mediated-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-induced-neurotoxicity-via-epigenetics-regulation-in-sk-n-sh-cells
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Xin-Xin Guo, Qing-Zhi He, Wu Li, Ding-Xin Long, Xiao-Yuan Pan, Cong Chen, Huai-Cai Zeng
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), a new kind of persistent organic pollutant, is widely distributed in the environment and exists in various organisms, where it is also a neurotoxic compound. However, the potential mechanism of its neurotoxicity is still unclear. To examine the role of epigenetics in the neurotoxicity induced by PFOS, SK-N-SH cells were treated with different concentrations of PFOS or control medium (0.1% DMSO) for 48 h. The mRNA levels of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) and Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), microRNA-16, microRNA-22, and microRNA-30a-5p were detected by Quantitative PCR (QPCR)...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415675/elevated-microrna-135a-is-associated-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-experimental-mouse-model
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Hyun-Wook Lee, Sung-Hyun Park
Multiple causes are associated with the complex mechanism of pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), but the molecular pathway in the pathogenesis of PAH is still insufficiently understood. In this study, we investigated epigenetic changes that cause PAH induced by exposure to combined Th2 antigen (Ovalbumin, OVA) and urban particulate matter (PM) in mice. To address that, we focused on the epigenetic mechanism, linked to microRNA (miR)-135a. We found that miR-135a levels were significantly increased, and levels of bone morphogenetic protein receptor type II (BMPR2) which is the target of miR-135a, were significantly decreased in this experimental PAH mouse model...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278198/blood-pressure-and-expression-of-micrornas-in-whole-blood
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Zhou Zhang, Brian Thomas Joyce, Jacob K Kresovich, Yinan Zheng, Jia Zhong, Ruchi Patel, Wei Zhang, Lei Liu, Chang Dou, John P McCracken, Anaité Díaz, Valeria Motta, Marco Sanchez-Guerra, Shurui Bian, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Joel Schwartz, Andrea A Baccarelli, Sheng Wang, Lifang Hou
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure (BP) is a complex, multifactorial clinical outcome driven by genetic susceptibility, behavioral choices, and environmental factors. Many molecular mechanisms have been proposed for the pathophysiology of high BP even as its prevalence continues to grow worldwide, increasing morbidity and marking it as a major public health concern. To address this, we evaluated miRNA profiling in blood leukocytes as potential biomarkers of BP and BP-related risk factors. METHODS: The Beijing Truck Driver Air Pollution Study included 60 truck drivers and 60 office workers examined in 2008...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245982/comparative-analysis-of-microrna-and-mrna-expression-profiles-in-cells-and-exosomes-under-toluene-exposure
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Jung-Hee Lim, Mi-Kyung Song, Yoon Cho, Woong Kim, Sung Ok Han, Jae-Chun Ryu
Recent studies have illustrated the growing importance of exosomes (small extracellular vesicles) and their constituent microRNAs (miRNAs) in the fields of toxicology and pathology. The mechanism of toxicity of toluene, a highly-prevalent and volatile organic compound, is largely unknown. To examine the role of miRNAs in toluene-induced toxicity, we investigated miRNAs and toluene-induced gene expression in HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells and exosomes using microarrays. A total of 54 miRNAs were differentially expressed in HL-60 cell lines exposed to toluene and exosomes from the cells...
February 27, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161397/mir-22-contributes-to-endosulfan-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-by-targeting-srf-in-huvecs
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Dan Xu, Yubing Guo, Tong Liu, Shuai Li, Yeqing Sun
microRNAs (miRNAs) function in the posttranscriptional gene regulation, providing new insights into the epigenetic mechanism of toxicity induced by environmental pollutants. miR-22 was discovered to regulate cell proliferation and apoptosis in response to environmental toxicants. We have reported that endosulfan can cause endothelial toxicity in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). In the present study, we investigated the involvement of miR-22 in endosulfan-induced endothelial dysfunction. The expression level of miR-22 was increased in a dose-dependent manner by endosulfan exposure...
March 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133000/progress-of-research-on-micrornas-with-diagnostic-value-in-asbestos-exposure-a-call-for-method-standardization
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Luigina Micolucci, Maria Rita Rippo, Fabiola Olivieri, Antonio Domenico Procopio
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an insidious, lethal asbestos-related cancer that is poorly responsive to current treatments. Specific and sensitive biomarkers providing early MM diagnosis in exposed subjects, who are at high-risk of developing it, are sorely needed. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous, non-coding, small RNAs with a well-established diagnostic role in cancer and pollution exposure. In a recent systematic review and qualitative meta-analysis followed by a functional investigation, we examined all the available data on the miRNA biomarkers involved in asbestos exposure and MM pathways...
March 22, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079158/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-dependent-regulation-of-pulmonary-mirna-by-chronic-cigarette-smoke-exposure
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Sarah Rogers, Angela Rico de Souza, Michela Zago, Matthew Iu, Necola Guerrina, Alvin Gomez, Jason Matthews, Carolyn J Baglole
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor historically known for its toxic responses to man-made pollutants such as dioxin. More recently, the AhR has emerged as a suppressor of inflammation, oxidative stress and apoptosis from cigarette smoke by mechanisms that may involve the regulation of microRNA. However, little is known about the AhR regulation of miRNA expression in the lung in response to inhaled toxicants. Therefore, we exposed Ahr(-/-) and Ahr(+/-) mice to cigarette smoke for 4 weeks and evaluated lung miRNA expression by PCR array...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076319/impact-of-nutrition-on-pollutant-toxicity-an-update-with-new-insights-into-epigenetic-regulation
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REVIEW
Jessie B Hoffman, Michael C Petriello, Bernhard Hennig
Exposure to environmental pollutants is a global health problem and is associated with the development of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. There is a growing body of evidence that nutrition can both positively and negatively modulate the toxic effects of pollutant exposure. Diets high in proinflammatory fats, such as linoleic acid, can exacerbate pollutant toxicity, whereas diets rich in bioactive and anti-inflammatory food components, including omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenols, can attenuate toxicant-associated inflammation...
March 1, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072866/the-regulatory-roles-of-microrna-in-effects-of-2-2-4-4-tetrabromodiphenyl-ether-bde47-on-the-transcriptome-of-zebrafish-larvae
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Jing Zhao, Ting Xu, Daqiang Yin, Bo Zhang, Jianfeng Bai
The developmental neurotoxicity caused by environmental pollutants has received great concern; however, there were still barely known about the underlying toxic mechanisms, especially the influence of varieties of regulatory factors such as microRNA (miRNA). A representative flame retardant, 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE47), was found to disrupt zebrafish development in visual perception and bone formation in previous study, thus here we investigated its effects on miRNA expression profiling of 6 days post fertilization (dpf) zebrafish larvae by deep sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941687/low-dose-methylmercury-induced-genes-regulate-mitochondrial-biogenesis-via-mir-25-in-immortalized-human-embryonic-neural-progenitor-cells
#15
Xinjin Wang, Mengling Yan, Lina Zhao, Qing Wu, Chunhua Wu, Xiuli Chang, Zhijun Zhou
Mitochondria are essential organelles and important targets for environmental pollutants. The detection of mitochondrial biogenesis and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and p53 levels following low-dose methylmercury (MeHg) exposure could expand our understanding of underlying mechanisms. Here, the sensitivity of immortalized human neural progenitor cells (ihNPCs) upon exposure to MeHg was investigated. We found that MeHg altered cell viability and the number of 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU)-positive cells...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908628/biomarkers-of-the-health-outcomes-associated-with-ambient-particulate-matter-exposure
#16
Lixin Yang, Xiang-Yu Hou, Yongjie Wei, Phong Thai, Fahe Chai
Epidemiologic evidence supports the positive association of cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality, and lung cancer risk with exposure to airborne particulate matter (PM). Oxidative stress and inflammation have been proposed to be the major causal factors involved in mediating PM effects on both cardiovascular and pulmonary health outcomes. However, the mechanism whereby PM causes the health effects is not fully elucidated. To evaluate and investigate human exposure to PM, it is essential to have a specific, sensitive and robust characterization of individual exposure to PM...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803929/advances-in-understanding-how-heavy-metal-pollution-triggers-gastric-cancer
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REVIEW
Wenzhen Yuan, Ning Yang, Xiangkai Li
With the development of industrialization and urbanization, heavy metals contamination has become a major environmental problem. Numerous investigations have revealed an association between heavy metal exposure and the incidence and mortality of gastric cancer. The mechanisms of heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium, and arsenic) contamination leading to gastric cancer are concluded in this review. There are four main potential mechanisms: (1) Heavy metals disrupt the gastric mucosal barrier by decreasing mucosal thickness, mucus content, and basal acid output, thereby affecting the function of E-cadherin and inducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) damage...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633675/estrogen-regulation-of-gene-expression-in-the-teleost-fish-immune-system
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REVIEW
Mario Alberto Burgos-Aceves, Amit Cohen, Yoav Smith, Caterina Faggio
Elucidating the mechanisms of estrogens-induced immunomodulation in teleost fish is of great importance due to the observed worldwide continuing decrease in pristine environments. However, little is know about the immunotoxicological consequences of exposure to these chemicals in fish, or of the mechanisms through which these effects are mediated. In this review, we summarize the results showing estrogens (natural or synthetic) acting through estrogen receptors and regulating specific target genes, also through microRNAs (miRNAs), leading to modulation of the immune functioning...
November 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27521771/endocrine-disrupters-micrornas-and-primordial-germ-cells-a%C3%A2-dangerous-cocktail
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REVIEW
Miguel Angel Brieño-Enríquez, Eduardo Larriba, Jesús Del Mazo
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are environmental pollutants that may change the homeostasis of the endocrine system, altering the differentiation of germ cells with consequences for reproduction. In mammals, germ cell differentiation begins with primordial germ cells (PGCs) during embryogenesis. Primordial germ cell development and gametogenesis are genetically regulated processes, in which the posttranscriptional gene regulation could be mediated by small noncoding RNAs (sncRNAs) such as microRNAs (miRNAs)...
September 15, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476930/artificial-mirna-mediated-silencing-of-ecdysone-receptor-ecr-affects-larval-development-and-oogenesis-in-helicoverpa-armigera
#20
Sneha Yogindran, Manchikatla Venkat Rajam
The insect pests are real threat to farmers as they affect the crop yield to a great extent. The use of chemical pesticides for insect pest control has always been a matter of concern as they pollute the environment and are also harmful for human health. Bt (Bacillus thuringensis) technology helped the farmers to get rid of the insect pests, but experienced a major drawback due to the evolution of insects gaining resistance towards these toxins. Hence, alternative strategies are high on demand to control insect pests...
October 2016: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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