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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913826/partial-gene-sequencing-of-cyp1a-vitellogenin-and-metallothionein-in-mosquitofish-gambusia-yucatana-and-gambusia-sexradiata
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Roberto Vázquez-Euán, Karla S Escalante-Herrera, Gabriela Rodríguez-Fuentes
Ground characteristics in the Yucatan Peninsula make recovery and treatment of wastewater very expensive. This situation has contributed to an increase of pollutants in the aquifer. Unfortunately, studies related to the effects of those pollutants in native organisms are scarce. The aim of this work was to obtain partial sequences of widely known genes used as biomarkers of pollutant effect in Gambusia yucatana and Gambusia sexradiata. The studied genes were: cytochrome P450 1A (CYP1A); vitellogenin (VTG); metallothionein (MT), and two housekeeping genes, 18S and β-actin...
December 2, 2016: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909865/apocynin-alleviates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-regulating-the-level-of-zinc-and-metallothionen
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Bo Hu, Yuhong Wu, Fei Tong, Jie Liu, Xiaohua Shen, Ruilin Shen, Guangtao Xu
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the protective effects of apocynin on renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury (RI/RI) in rats. Rats preconditioned with apocynin were subjected to renal I/R. Zinc levels in serum and renal tissues, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and serum creatinine (Scr) were detected. We further measured the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD); the content of malondialdehyde (MDA), IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, and TNF-α; and the expression of metallothionein (MT) in the renal tissues. Results indicated that the levels of MDA, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TNF-α, and MT in the kidney tissue and serum BUN and Scr levels in RI/RI group were significantly higher than those in sham-operated group, while the levels of serum Zn and kidney Zn and SOD were reduced in RI/RI group...
December 1, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903744/metallothionein-is-downstream-of-nrf2-and-partially-mediates-sulforaphane-prevention-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#3
Junlian Gu, Yanli Cheng, Hao Wu, Lili Kong, Shudong Wang, Zheng Xu, Zhiguo Zhang, Yi Tan, Bradley B Keller, Honglan Zhou, Yuehui Wang, Zhonggao Xu, Lu Cai
We have reported that sulforaphane prevented diabetic cardiomyopathy in both T1DM and T2DM animal models via the up-regulation of Nrf2 and metallothionein (MT). Here we tested whether sulforaphane protects the heart from T2DM directly through Nrf2, MT or both. Using Nrf2-knockout (KO), MT-KO, and wild-type mice T2DM was induced by feeding high-fat diet (HFD) for 3 months followed by a small dose of streptozotocin. Age-matched controls were given normal diet (ND). Both T2DM and control mice were then treated with or without sulforaphane for 4 months with continually feeding HFD or ND...
November 30, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894055/indirect-effects-of-climate-changes-on-cadmium-bioavailability-and-biological-effects-in-the-mediterranean-mussel-mytilus-galloprovincialis
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Alessandro Nardi, Luana Fiorella Mincarelli, Maura Benedetti, Daniele Fattorini, Giuseppe d'Errico, Francesco Regoli
Despite the great interest in the consequences of climate change on the physiological functioning of marine organisms, indirect and interactive effects of rising temperature and pCO2 on bioaccumulation and responsiveness to environmental pollutants are still poorly explored, particularly in terms of cellular mechanisms. According to future projections of temperature and pH/pCO2, this study investigated the main cellular pathways involved in metal detoxification and oxidative homeostasis in Mediterranean mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis, exposed for 4 weeks to various combinations of two levels of pH/pCO2 (8...
November 25, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894054/immunolocalization-of-metallothionein-in-hepatocytes-of-guppy-fish-poecilia-reticulata-exposed-to-tannery-effluent-a-biomarker-study
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Anulipi Aich, Buddhadeb Chattopadhyay, Subhra Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Composite tannery effluent (TE) contaminated with a load of metals, especially chromium, is used in East Calcutta Wetland Ecosystem (ECW; a Ramsar site of West Bengal; No 1208) after natural stabilization for pisciculture and agriculture. Quantity and synergistic and antagonistic activities of both essential and nonessential metals in the effluents can induce a variety of complex changes in animal physiology. High fish yield and no apparent adverse influence on the fish biosystems thriving under pollutant stress at ECW allowed the practice to thrive sustainably over the last nearly 100 years...
November 25, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890585/cadmium-in%C3%A2-vivo-exposure-alters-stress-response-and-endocrine-related-genes-in-the-freshwater-snail-physa-acuta-new-biomarker-genes-in-a-new-model-organism
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Pedro Martínez-Paz, Mónica Morales, Paloma Sánchez-Argüello, Gloria Morcillo, José Luis Martínez-Guitarte
The freshwater snail Physa acuta is a sensitive organism to xenobiotics that is appropriate for toxicity testing. Cadmium (Cd) is a heavy metal with known toxic effects on several organisms, which include endocrine disruption and activation of the cellular stress responses. There is scarce genomic information on P. acuta; hence, in this work, we identify several genes related to the hormonal system, the stress response and the detoxification system to evaluate the effects of Cd. The transcriptional activity of the endocrine-related genes oestrogen receptor (ER), oestrogen-related receptor (ERR), and retinoid X receptor (RXR), the heat shock proteins genes hsp70 and hsp90 and a metallothionein (MT) gene was analysed in P...
November 24, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886631/metagenomics-analysis-reveals-a-new-metallothionein-family-sequence-and-metal-binding-features-of-new-environmental-cysteine-rich-proteins
#7
Antoine Ziller, Rajiv Kumar Yadav, Mercè Capdevila, Mondem Sudhakara Reddy, Laurent Vallon, Roland Marmeisse, Silvia Atrian, Òscar Palacios, Laurence Fraissinet-Tachet
Metallothioneins are cysteine-rich proteins, which function as (i) metal carriers in basal cell metabolism and (ii) protective metal chelators in conditions of metal excess. Metallothioneins have been characterized from different eukaryotic model and cultivable species. Presently, they are categorized in 15 families but evolutionary relationships between these metallothionein families remain unresolved. Several cysteine-rich protein encoding genes that conferred Cd-tolerance in Cd-sensitive yeast mutants have previously been isolated from soil eukaryotic metatranscriptomes...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882277/effect-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-the-standard-soil-arthropod-folsomia-candida-collembola-and-the-eukaryote-model-organism-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Panwad Sillapawattana, Martin C H Gruhlke, Andreas Schäffer
BACKGROUND: Because of their antimicrobial properties, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used and have come into contact with the environment. In the present work, an effect of AgNPs on a standard soil organism, Folsomia candida, was studied (in comparison to silver nitrate) focusing on molecular and cellular alterations as ecotoxicological endpoints. RESULTS: At the molecular level, an up-regulation of metallothionein-containing protein (MTC) mRNA in AgNP-treated groups indicated toxic heavy metal stress effects caused by the release of silver ions from AgNPs, which is similar to animal groups treated with silver nitrate...
2016: Environmental Sciences Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878611/determination-and-evaluation-of-metallothionein-and-metals-in-mugil-cephalus-mullet-from-pontal-bay-brazil
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Clissiane Soares Viana Pacheco, Erik Galvão Paranhos da Silva, Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis, Fábio Dias, Fábio Alan Carqueija Amorim, Raildo Mota de Jesus, Cleber Galvão Novaes, Ana Maria Pinto Dos Santos, Tatiana Dillenburg Saint'Pierre
To assess environmental contamination, studies have been increasingly carried out using biomarkers to diagnose the effects of toxic metal exposure, such as metallothionein (MT). In this context, the aims of the present study were to determine Cd, Cu, Ni and Pb concentrations, by ICP-MS, in liver samples from Mugil cephalus from the municipality of Ilhéus, located in North-Southeastern Brazil, in the state of Bahia, which has been increasingly suffering from anthropogenic pressure, and to quantify total MT in liver and gills...
November 23, 2016: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876417/does-long-term-low-impact-stress-cause-population-extinction
#10
M J B Amorim, C Pereira, A M V M Soares, J J Scott-Fordsmand
This study assessed and monitored 40 consecutive reproduction tests - multigenerational (MG) - of continuous exposure to Cd (at 2 reproduction Effect Concentrations (EC): EC10 and EC50) using the standard soil invertebrate Folsomia candida, in total 3.5 years of data were collected. Endpoints included survival, reproduction, size and metallothionein (MTc) gene expression. Further, to investigate adaptation to the toxicant, additional standard toxicity experiments were performed with the MG organisms of F6, F10, F26, F34 and F40 generations of exposure...
November 19, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876392/metallothionein-assisted-periplasmic-lead-sequestration-as-lead-sulfite-by-providencia-vermicola-strain-sj2a
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Jaya Sharma, Kashif Shamim, Santosh Kumar Dubey, Ram Murti Meena
Lead resistant Providencia vermicola strain SJ2A was isolated from the waste of a battery manufacturing industry which could tolerate upto 3.0mM lead nitrate in the minimal medium. Interestingly, this isolate showed presence of a plasmid borne metallothionein gene, bmtA that matched significantly (96%) with that of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Scanning electron micrographs of bacterial cells exposed to lead revealed a unique alteration in the cell morphology from rods to long inter-connected filaments. On the other hand, electron dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) clearly indicated no significant lead adsorption therefore, we speculated intracellular sequestration in this bacterial strain...
November 19, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872866/roles-of-zinc-signaling-in-the-immune-system
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REVIEW
Shintaro Hojyo, Toshiyuki Fukada
Zinc (Zn) is an essential micronutrient for basic cell activities such as cell growth, differentiation, and survival. Zn deficiency depresses both innate and adaptive immune responses. However, the precise physiological mechanisms of the Zn-mediated regulation of the immune system have been largely unclear. Zn homeostasis is tightly controlled by the coordinated activity of Zn transporters and metallothioneins, which regulate the transport, distribution, and storage of Zn. There is growing evidence that Zn behaves like a signaling molecule, facilitating the transduction of a variety of signaling cascades in response to extracellular stimuli...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866616/in-vivo-synthesis-of-europium-selenide-nanoparticles-and-related-cytotoxicity-evaluation-of-human-cells
#13
Eun Bee Kim, Ji Min Seo, Gi Wook Kim, Sang Yup Lee, Tae Jung Park
Nanotechnology strives to combine new materials for development of noble nanoparticles. As the nanoparticles exhibit unique optical, electronic, and magnetic properties depending on their composition, developing safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly technologies for the synthesis have become an important issue. In this study, in vivo synthesis of europium selenide (EuSe) nanoparticles was performed using recombinant Escherichia coli cells expressing heavy-metal binding proteins, phytochelatin synthase and metallothionein...
December 2016: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866614/in-vivo-synthesis-of-nano-selenium-by-tetrahymena-thermophila-sb210
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Yin-Hua Cui, Ling-Li Li, Nan-Qing Zhou, Jing-Hua Liu, Qing Huang, Hui-Juan Wang, Jie Tian, Han-Qing Yu
Nano-selenium has a great potential to be used in chemical, biological, medical and environmental fields. Biological methods for nano-selenium synthesis have attracted wide interests, because they can be operated at ambient temperature and pressure without complicated equipments. In this work, a protozoa, Tetrahymena thermophila (T. thermophila) SB210, was used to in vivo synthesize nano-selenium. The biosynthesized nano-selenium was characterized using transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy...
December 2016: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863337/lead-accumulation-and-metallothionein-content-in-female-rats-of-different-ages-and-generations-after-daily-intake-of-pb-contaminated-food
#15
Cássia Regina Bruno Nascimento, Wagner Ezequiel Risso, Claudia Bueno Dos Reis Martinez
Female Wistar rats of different ages (45, 90 and 140 days) and generations (mothers and offspring) were fed a feed containing 2.0mg of Pb kg(-1) daily from weaning and the Pb accumulation was determined in different organs and in maternal milk, in addition metallothioneins (MTs) content was determined in the liver and kidneys. The results showed that Pb accumulation exhibited the following pattern: bone>liver>kidney>gut>blood cells>muscle>brain>ovary. Bones accumulated the most Pb in all animals, with its concentration increasing with age and prenatal exposure...
December 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856328/the-therapeutic-potential-of-iron-targeting-gallium-compounds-in-human-disease-from-basic-research-to-clinical-application
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REVIEW
Christopher R Chitambar
Gallium, group IIIa metal, shares certain chemical characteristics with iron which enable it to function as an iron mimetic that can disrupt iron-dependent tumor cell growth. Gallium may also display antimicrobial activity by disrupting iron homeostasis in certain bacteria and fungi. Gallium's action on iron homeostasis leads to inhibition of ribonucleotide reductase, mitochondrial function, and changes in proteins of iron transport and storage. In addition, gallium induces an increase in mitochondrial reactive oxygen species in cells which triggers downstream upregulation of metallothionein and hemoxygenase-1...
November 14, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855320/mir-122-promotes-hepatic-antioxidant-defense-of-genetically-improved-farmed-tilapia-gift-oreochromis-niloticus-exposed-to-cadmium-by-directly-targeting-a-metallothionein-gene
#17
Jun Qiang, Yi-Fan Tao, Jie He, Pao Xu, Jin-Wen Bao, Yi-Lan Sun
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that regulate target gene expression by binding to the 3'untranslated region (3'UTR) of the target mRNA. MiRNAs regulate a large variety of genes, including those involved in liver homeostasis and energy metabolism. Down-regulated levels of hepatic miR-122 were found in genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT, Oreochromis niloticus) exposed to cadmium (Cd) stress. Here, we report for the first time that reduction of miR-122 post-transcriptionally increased metallothionein (MT) mRNA levels by binding to its 3'UTR, as shown by a 3' UTR luciferase reporter assay...
November 9, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855314/alterations-of-gene-expression-indicating-effects-on-estrogen-signaling-and-lipid-homeostasis-in-seabream-hepatocytes-exposed-to-extracts-of-seawater-sampled-from-a-coastal-area-of-the-central-adriatic-sea-italy
#18
Paolo Cocci, Martina Capriotti, Gilberto Mosconi, Alessandra Campanelli, Emanuela Frapiccini, Mauro Marini, Giovanni Caprioli, Gianni Sagratini, Graziano Aretusi, Francesco Alessandro Palermo
Recent evidences suggest that the toxicological effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) involve multiple nuclear receptor-mediated pathways, including estrogen receptor (ER) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) signaling systems. Thus, our objective in this study was to detect the summated endocrine effects of EDCs with metabolic activity in coastal waters of the central Adriatic Sea by means of a toxicogenomic approach using seabream hepatocytes. Gene expression patterns were also correlated with seawater levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)...
November 2, 2016: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851901/exposure-to-ambient-ultrafine-particulate-matter-alters-the-expression-of-genes-in-primary-human-neurons
#19
Parrisa Solaimani, Arian Saffari, Constantinos Sioutas, Stephen C Bondy, Arezoo Campbell
Exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) has been associated with the onset of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, but the mechanism of toxicity remains unclear. To gain insight into this neurotoxicity, this study sought to examine global gene expression changes caused by exposure to ambient ultrafine PM. Microarray analysis was performed on primary human neurons derived from fetal brain tissue after a 24h exposure to 20μg/mL of ambient ultrafine particles. We found a majority of the changes in noncoding RNAs, which are involved in epigenetic regulation of gene expression, and thereby could impact the expression of several other protein coding gene targets...
November 13, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847566/metallothinein-1e-enhances-glioma-invasion-through-modulation-matrix-metalloproteinases-2-and-9-in-u87mg-mouse-brain-tumor-model
#20
Hyuk Hur, Hyang-Hwa Ryu, Chun-Hao Li, In Young Kim, Woo-Youl Jang, Shin Jung
Malignant glioma cells invading surrounding normal brain are inoperable and resistant to radio- and chemotherapy, and eventually lead to tumor regrowth. Identification of genes related to motility is important for understanding the molecular biological behavior of invasive gliomas. According to our previous studies, Metallothionein 1E (MT1E) was identified to enhance migration of human malignant glioma cells. The purpose of this study was to confirm that MT1E could modulate glioma invasion in vivo. Firstly we established 2 cell lines; MTS23, overexpressed by MT1E complementary DNA construct and pV12 as control...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
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