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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793105/copd-rat-model-is-more-susceptible-to-cold-stress-and-pm-2-5-exposure-and-the-underlying-mechanism
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Kai Zhang, Lei Guo, Qiaozhen Wei, Quanquan Song, Jiangtao Liu, Jingping Niu, Li Zhang, Ye Ruan, Bin Luo
The purpose of this study is to verify the hypothesis that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) model rat is more susceptible to cold stress and fine particulate matter (PM2.5 ) exposure than the healthy rat, and explore the related mechanism. COPD rat model, established with cigarette smoke and lipopolysaccharide intratracheal instillation, were exposed to cold stress (0 °C) and PM2.5 (0, 3.2, 12.8 mg/ml). After that, the levels of superoxide dismutase, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1) and angiotensin Ⅱ (Ang-Ⅱ) in lung were measured, as well as the expression levels of lung 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), heme-oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792928/translation-of-dipeptide-repeat-proteins-from-the-c9orf72-expanded-repeat-is-associated-with-cellular-stress
#2
Yoshifumi Sonobe, Ghanashyam Ghadge, Katsuhisa Masaki, Ataman Sendoel, Elaine Fuchs, Raymond P Roos
Expansion of a hexanucleotide repeat (HRE), GGGGCC, in the C9ORF72 gene is recognized as the most common cause of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and ALS-FTD, as well as 5-10% of sporadic ALS. Despite the location of the HRE in the non-coding region (with respect to the main C9ORF72 gene product), dipeptide repeat proteins (DPRs) that are thought to be toxic are translated from the HRE in all three reading frames from both the sense and antisense transcript. Here, we identified a CUG translation initiation codon that has a good Kozak consensus sequence as the translation initiation codon...
May 21, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792889/ros-triggered-degradable-iron-chelating-nanogels-safely-improving-iron-elimination-in-vivo
#3
Zhi Liu, Jing Qiao, Tamas Nagy, May P Xiong
Iron-mediated generation of highly toxic Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) plays a major role in the process leading to iron overload-related diseases. The long-term subcutaneous administration of Deferoxamine (DFO) is currently clinically-approved to improve patient symptoms and survival. However, non-specific toxicity and short circulation times of the drug in humans often leads to poor patient compliance. Herein, thioketal-based ROS-responsive polymeric nanogels containing DFO moieties (rNG-DFO) were designed to chelate iron and to degrade under oxidative stimuli into fragments <10 nm to enhance excretion of iron-bound chelates...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792338/molecular-mechanism-for-the-influence-of-gender-dimorphism-on-alcoholic-liver-injury-in-mice
#4
S-Q Li, P Wang, D-M Wang, H-J Lu, R-F Li, L-X Duan, S Zhu, S-L Wang, Y-Y Zhang, Y-L Wang
It is known that women develop alcoholic liver injury more rapidly and have a lower alcohol toxic threshold than men. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The precise mechanism responsible for the sex difference needs to be determined. Female and male mice were given ethanol by intragastric infusion every day for 4 weeks. The pathological changes were detected by hematoxylin-eosin, Sirius red, oil red O, periodic acid-Schiff, and Hochest33258 staining in the liver of female and male mice...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792173/impact-of-growth-ph-and-glucose-concentrations-on-the-cody-regulatory-network-in-streptococcus-salivarius
#5
Jianing Geng, Szu-Chuan Huang, Yueh-Ying Chen, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Songnian Hu, Yi-Ywan M Chen
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus salivarius is an abundant isolate of the human oral microbiota. Since both pH and glucose availability fluctuate frequently in the oral cavity, the goal of this study was to investigate regulation by CodY, a conserved pleiotropic regulator of Gram positive bacteria, in response to these two signals. The chemostat culture system was employed to precisely control the growth parameters, and the transcriptomes of wild-type S. salivarius 57.I and its CodY-null derivative (ΔcodY) grown at pH 7 and 5...
May 23, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790399/mechanistic-insight-into-reactivity-and-geno-toxicity-of-well-characterized-nanoparticles-of-cobalt-metal-and-oxides
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Francesca Cappellini, Yolanda Hedberg, Sarah McCarrick, Jonas Hedberg, Remco Derr, Giel Hendriks, Inger Odnevall Wallinder, Hanna L Karlsson
An increasing use of cobalt (Co)-based nanoparticles (NPs) in different applications and exposures at occupational settings triggers the need for toxicity assessment. Improved understanding regarding the physiochemical characteristics of Co metal NPs and different oxides in combination with assessment of toxicity and mechanisms may facilitate decisions for grouping during risk assessment. The aim of this study was to gain mechanistic insights in the correlation between NP reactivity and toxicity of three different Co-based NPs (Co, CoO, and Co3 O4 ) by using various tools for characterization, traditional toxicity assays, as well as six reporter cell lines (ToxTracker) for rapid detection of signaling pathways of relevance for carcinogenicity...
May 23, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790047/ascorbic-acid-inhibits-cadmium-induced-disruption-of-the-blood-testis-barrier-by-regulating-oxidative-stress-mediated-p38-mapk-pathways
#7
Na Chen, Ping Su, Mei Wang, Ya-Min Li
Ascorbic acid (AA), one of the best-known reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavengers, exhibits numerous functions such as antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory effects. Increasing evidence demonstrates that oxidative stress plays an important role in testicular toxicity. In the present study, we investigated the protective effect of AA against cadmium (Cd)-induced blood-testis barrier (BTB) disruption. Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into four groups: the Cd-treated group received a single dose (s...
May 22, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789539/proteasomal-degradation-of-the-histone-acetyl-transferase-p300-contributes-to-beta-cell-injury-in-a-diabetes-environment
#8
Lucie Ruiz, Tatyana Gurlo, Magalie A Ravier, Anne Wojtusciszyn, Julia Mathieu, Matthew R Brown, Christophe Broca, Gyslaine Bertrand, Peter C Butler, Aleksey V Matveyenko, Stéphane Dalle, Safia Costes
In type 2 diabetes, amyloid oligomers, chronic hyperglycemia, lipotoxicity, and pro-inflammatory cytokines are detrimental to beta-cells, causing apoptosis and impaired insulin secretion. The histone acetyl transferase p300, involved in remodeling of chromatin structure by epigenetic mechanisms, is a key ubiquitous activator of the transcriptional machinery. In this study, we report that loss of p300 acetyl transferase activity and expression leads to beta-cell apoptosis, and most importantly, that stress situations known to be associated with diabetes alter p300 levels and functional integrity...
May 22, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788877/contribution-of-nrf2-in-gastrointestinal-protection-from-oxidative-injury
#9
Akinori Yanaka
The human gastrointestinal tract is exposed to a variety of toxic agents, such as Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), gastric acid, enteric pathogenic bacteria, excessive auto immune reactions, and chronic mental stresses. These stressors generate free radicals within the gastrointestinal tissues, causing chronic inflammatory diseases, ulcers, cancers, and functional disturbances. Recent studies have demonstrated that some natural food compounds upregulate the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2-mediated antioxidant system, ameliorating or preventing these disorders...
May 21, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788535/cyp2a5-promoter-based-gene-reporter-assay-a-novel-design-of-cell-based-bioassay-for-toxicity-prediction
#10
A'edah Abu-Bakar, Hao Hu, Matti A Lang
The murine cytochrome P450 2a5 (Cyp2a5) gene is regulated by complex interactions of various stress-activated transcription factors (TFs). Elevated Cyp2a5 transcription under chemical-induced stress conditions is achieved by interplay between the various TFs-including as aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 wild-type (Nrf2)-at the "stress-responding" cluster of response elements on the Cyp2a5 promoter, as well as through mRNA stabilisation mediated by interaction of the stress-activated heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A1 (hnRNP A1) with the 3'UTR of the CYP2A5 mRNA...
May 22, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788294/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-protected-vanadium-induced-eggshell-depigmentation-via-p38mapk-nrf2-ho-1-signaling-pathway-in-laying-hens
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J Wang, Z Yuan, K Zhang, X Ding, S Bai, Q Zeng, H Peng, P Celi
It has been demonstrated that tea polyphenol (TP) epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) can confer protection against vanadium (V) toxicity in laying hens; however, our understanding of the molecular mechanisms beyond this effect are still limited. In this study, 360 hens were randomly assigned to the 3 groups to study whether the potential mechanism P38MAPK-Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway is involved in the protective effect of EGCG on eggshell pigmentation in vanadium challenged laying hens. Treatments included a control group, a 10 mg/kg V (V10), and a V10 plus 130 mg/kg of EGCG group (V10+EGCG130)...
May 19, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787793/chlorogenic-acid-ameliorates-alcohol-induced-liver-injuries-through-scavenging-reactive-oxygen-species
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Hyunjin Kim, Jeong Hoon Pan, Sung Hwan Kim, Jin Hyup Lee, Jeen-Woo Park
The key role of oxidative stress in alcoholic liver disease (ALD) has been established by the large body of evidence from previous studies. Excessive consumption of ethanol induces the production of a variety of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the liver, such as superoxide, H2 O2 , and hydroxyl radical. These products activate oxidant-sensitive signaling cascades and modulators of apoptosis. Because ROS accumulation is closely related to ALD, a number of studies have investigated the benefits of antioxidants...
May 19, 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786562/application-of-hepatocyte-like-cells-to-enhance-hepatic-safety-risk-assessment-in-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Dominic P Williams
Hepatic stress and injury from drugs continues to be a major concern within the pharmaceutical industry, leading to preclinical and clinical attrition precautionary warnings and post-market withdrawal of drugs. There is a requirement for more predictive and mechanistically accurate models to aid risk assessment. Primary human hepatocytes, subject to isolation stress, cryopreservation, donor-to-donor variation and a relatively short period of functional capability in two-dimensional cultures, are not suitable for high-throughput screening procedures...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785914/fermented-camel-milk-prevents-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-injury-in-kidney-of-mice
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Houda Hamed, Manel Gargouri, Salha Boulila, Fatma Chaari, Ferdaws Ghrab, Rim Kallel, Zied Ghannoudi, Tahia Boudawara, Semia Chaabouni, Abdelfattah El Feki, Ahmed Gargouri
Fermented milk is known to possess potent antioxidant activity. The present study was undertaken to assess the preventive effect of fermented camel milk (FCM) prepared using lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris against CCl4 induced kidney damage in mice. Nephrotoxicity was induced in mice by a single dose of CCl4 (10 ml/kg 0·3% olive oil, ip). Female mice were pretreated daily with FCM for 15 d. Renal damage was associated with an increase in oxidative stress parameters (lipid peroxidation, protein carbonyl and changes in antioxidant enzyme activities and non-enzymatic antioxidant) and nephropathology markers...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785744/fumonisin-b1-actuates-oxidative-stress-associated-colonic-damage-via-apoptosis-and-autophagy-activation-in-murine-model
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Sang Ho Kim, Mahendra Pal Singh, Chanchal Sharma, Sun Chul Kang
In the present study, we investigated the cytotoxic mechanism of Fumonisin B1 (FB1) in mice colonic region in a time course manner. Herein, after consecutive 4 days of exposure to FBI (2.5 mg/kg body weight), we observed disintegration of mice colon, as evidenced by histopathological analysis. FB1 significantly increased alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, and alkaline phosphatase activities in serum and plasma, decreased ceramide level, increased sphinganine level, and increased lipid peroxidase level along with the breakdown of the antioxidant system...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785108/the-protective-role-of-quercetin-and-arginine-on-gold-nanoparticles-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#16
Mohamed Anwar K Abdelhalim, Sherif A Abdelmottaleb Moussa, Huda Abdo Yahya Qaid
Background: The aim of the study was to confirm the hepatotoxicity induced by small-sized gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and evaluate the role of quercetin (Qur) and arginine (Arg) against hepatotoxicity caused by GNPs. Methods: Twenty-five healthy male Wistar-Kyoto rats were used. GNPs were administered intraperitoneally to these rats at the dose of 50 μL for seven consecutive days. The role of Qur and Arg antioxidants against toxicity induced by GNPs was detected through the measurement of serum liver function and oxidative stress biomarkers in the liver tissues...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784840/oxidative-stress-and-first-line-antituberculosis-drug-induced-hepatotoxicity
#17
Wing Wai Yew, Kwok Chiu Chang, Denise P Chan
Hepatotoxicity induced by antituberculosis drugs is a serious adverse reaction with significant morbidity and even rarely mortality. This form of toxicity potentially impacts the treatment outcome of tuberculosis in some patients. Confining to first-line antituberculosis drugs, this review addresses whether and how oxidative stress, and more broadly, disturbance in redox homeostasis alongside mitochondrial dysfunction, may contribute to the hepatotoxicity induced by them. Risk factors for such toxicity that have been identified, in addition to genetic factors, principally include old age, malnutrition, alcoholism, chronic hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis B infection, HIV infection and pre-existing liver disease...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783874/influence-of-bovine-serum-albumin-pre-incubation-on-toxicity-and-er-stress-apoptosis-gene-expression-in-thp-1-macrophages-exposed-to-zno-nanoparticles
#18
Hongying Liang, Tong He, Jimin Long, Liangliang Liu, Guochao Liao, Yanhuai Ding, Yi Cao
When entering a biological environment, proteins could be adsorbed onto nanoparticles (NPs), which will consequently influence the toxicity of NPs. This study used bovine serum albumin (BSA) as the model for serum protein and investigated its interactions with three different types of ZnO NPs, coded as XFI06 (pristine NPs of 20 nm), NM110 (pristine NPs of 100 nm) and NM111 (hydrophobic NPs of 130 nm). Atomic force microscope indicated the adsorption of BSA to ZnO NPs, leading to the increase of NP diameters...
May 21, 2018: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783682/heat-shock-gene-inactivation-and-protein-aggregation-with-links-to-chronic-diseases
#19
Ian James Martins
The heat shock response involved in protein misfolding is linked to the formation of toxic immunogenic proteins with heat shock proteins (HSP) as regulators of amyloid beta aggregation. The defective amyloid beta trafficking between different intracellular compartments is now relevant to HSPs and autoimmunity. Overnutrition, temperature dysregulation, and stress repress the heat shock gene Sirtuin 1 with the induction of HSP regulated amyloid beta aggregation involved in the autoimmune response. Defective circadian rhythm alterations are connected to inactivation of the peripheral sink amyloid beta clearance pathway and related to insulin resistance, protein aggregation, and autoimmune disease in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and various neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease...
May 18, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783164/potential-risks-from-uv-h-2-o-2-oxidation-and-uv-photocatalysis-a-review-of-toxic-assimilable-and-sensory-unpleasant-transformation-products
#20
REVIEW
Wen-Long Wang, Qian-Yuan Wu, Nan Huang, Zi-Bin Xu, Min-Yong Lee, Hong-Ying Hu
UV based advanced oxidation processes (UV-AOPs) that efficiently eliminate organic pollutants during water treatment have been the subject of numerous investigations. Most organic pollutants are not completely mineralized during UV-AOPs but are partially oxidized into transformation products (TPs), thereby adding complexity to the treated water and posing risks to humans, ecological systems, and the environment. While the degradation kinetics and mechanisms of pollutants have been widely documented, there is little information about the risks associated with TPs...
May 15, 2018: Water Research
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