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Lee Ena, Jong Seung Lim, Ji Yeon Son, Yu Jin Park, Yong Hee Lee, Ji Yeong Kim, Seung Jun Kwack, Byung Mu Lee, Mee-Young Ahn, Hyung Sik Kim
Triclosan (TCS), a common antimicrobial ingredient, is present in many consumer products, including soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste. Owing to its widespread use, potential adverse effects on animals and humans may arise from lifetime exposure, but data on chronic prepubertal exposure of TCS are still lacking. The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of subchronic TCS exposure (0.25, 25, 250, or 750 mg/kg) on target organ toxicity in prepubertal male rats. After daily administration of TCS to rats by oral gavage for 60 d, a significant reduction in body weight and relative weights of liver, kidneys, testes, and adrenal glands was observed in the 750-mg/kg (high dose) group...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
Rebeca Martinez-Haya, Consuelo Sabater, Maria-Ángeles Castillo, Miguel A Miranda, M Luisa Marin
Photocatalytic degradation of three highly chlorinated contaminants, namely 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (TCP), 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA) and 5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol (triclosan, TCS) has been investigated in the presence of N-methylquinolinium tetrafluoroborate (NMQ+ ), a photocatalyst able to act via Type I or Type II mechanism. Photodegradation of contaminants under aerobic conditions was achieved within hours; and it was accompanied by mineralization, as demonstrated by trapping of the evolved carbon dioxide as barium carbonate...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Yong Jing, Wei-Qiang Yan, Gang-Feng Li, Shi-Jun Duan, Shu-Mei Wang, Lin Sun, Yu-Chuan Hu, Guang-Bin Cui
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of volume perfusion computed tomography (VPCT) parameters in differentiating the World Health Organization subtypes of thymic epithelial tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the local ethics committee, and informed written consent was obtained. Fifty-one thymic epithelial tumor patients confirmed by histopathological analysis underwent conventional CT and a 48-second VPCT scan of the tumor bulk before any treatment...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Frederic Pouille, Nathan E Schoppa
Recent studies have provided evidence that corticofugal feedback (CFF) from the olfactory cortex to the olfactory bulb (OB) can significantly impact the state of excitation of output mitral cells (MCs) and tufted cells (TCs) and also modulate neural synchrony. Interpreting these effects however has been complicated by the large number of cell targets of CFF axons in the bulb. Within the granule cell layer (GCL) alone, CFF axons target both GABAergic granule cells (GCs) as well as GABAergic deep short-axon cells (dSACs) that inhibit GCs...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Ayano Goto, Yuichi Ozawa, Keigo Koda, Daisuke Akahori, Takashi Koyauchi, Yusuke Amano, Takuya Kakutani, Yoshiko Sato, Hirotsugu Hasegawa, Takashi Matsui, Koshi Yokomura, Takafumi Suda
BACKGROUND: The management of skin toxicity is crucial for efficient afatinib treatment, but the role of tetracycline class antibiotics (TCs) in managing these rashes is relatively unknown. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical records of patients who were administered afatinib for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer harboring epidermal growth factor receptor mutations between October 2014 and November 2016. Twenty-five patients, who received TCs for the management of afatinib-related skin disorders, were enrolled...
March 2018: Respiratory Investigation
Yaoyin Lou, Zhi-Long Ye, Shaohua Chen, Xin Ye, Yujun Deng, Jianqiao Zhang
Tetracyclines (TCs) discharged from livestock wastewater have aroused public concerns due to their pharmacological threats to ecosystems and human health. As an important medium in the wastewater, suspended organic matters (SOMs) play vital roles in antibiotics transport and degradation. However, limited information has been reported in the relevant literature. This study investigated TCs sorption behavior on SOM, withdrawn from swine wastewater. High TCs sorption capacities were detected, with the maximum values ranging from 0...
March 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
Olivier Poupel, Caroline Proux, Bernd Jagla, Tarek Msadek, Sarah Dubrac
The success of Staphylococcus aureus, as both a human and animal pathogen, stems from its ability to rapidly adapt to a wide spectrum of environmental conditions. Two-component systems (TCSs) play a crucial role in this process. Here, we describe a novel staphylococcal virulence factor, SpdC, an Abi-domain protein, involved in signal sensing and/or transduction. We have uncovered a functional link between the WalKR essential TCS and the SpdC Abi membrane protein. Expression of spdC is positively regulated by the WalKR system and, in turn, SpdC negatively controls WalKR regulon genes, effectively constituting a negative feedback loop...
March 2018: PLoS Pathogens
Gang Wang, Jing Liang, Zishan Jia, Lei Wan, Mingxia Yang
RATIONALE: Spinal cord infarction is one of the complications of epidural steroid injections (ESIs), but has only been reported in cervical vertebra by transforaminal injection and lumbar vertebra by transforaminal injection; and up to now, there is no reporting about spinal cord infarction caused by caudal injection. Here, we report a case. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 52-year-old man was admitted to our hospital. He was diagnosed as lumbar disc herniation in other hospital, and the patient suffered bilateral lower limb motor and sensory disorders after administration of caudal ESI...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Vatika Gupta, Kanika Jain, Rajni Garg, Anshu Malik, Pooja Gulati, Rakesh Bhatnagar
Microbial colonization is an outcome of appropriate sensing and regulation of its gene expression. Bacillus anthracis adapts and thrives in its environment through complex regulatory mechanisms, among them, the two component systems (TCS). Many bacteria respond to the oxygen fluctuations via TCS. In the present work, a previously uncharacterized TCS, Bas1213-1214, of B. anthracis with a probable role in oxygen sensing has been characterized as a functional TCS. A substantial increase in the expression of Bas1213 was observed during the stationary growth phase, in presence of bicarbonate ions, and under oxidative stress thereby speculating the role of Bas1213 in toxin production and adaptive responses...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Pei-Dong Chi, Natalie S Freed, Laura Wake, Cynthia Page, Lynette Smith, Catalina Amador, Hina Naushad Qureishi, Timothy Greiner, Scott Rodig, Samuel Pirruccello, Ji Yuan, Kai Fu
OBJECTIVES: We developed a simple and effective rinsing technique of needle biopsies to produce cell suspensions for flow cytometry and evaluated if the rinsing technique is comparable to the conventional tissue cell suspension technique. METHODS: We retrieved 93 needle core biopsy cases employing the rinsing technique (RT) for flow cytometry and 25 needle biopsy cases using tissue cell suspension (TCS) for flow cytometry. RESULTS: The diagnostic concordance between the flow cytometry results and the morphologic diagnoses of both groups was compared...
March 13, 2018: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
Weiwei Lin, Hongtao Xu, Guman Duan, Jinjin Xie, Yisheng Chen, Baohua Jiao, Haitao Lan
Purpose Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is the clinical manifestation of an abnormal stretch on the spinal cord, caused by several pathological conditions. Tethered cord release is the gold standard treatment for TCS. However, direct untethering carries potential risks of spinal cord injury, post-operative retethering, and CSF-related complications. Spine-shortening osteotomy (SSO) has recently been performed as an alternative technique to avoid these risks. We aimed to systematically review the literature on indications and outcome of SSO in TCS patients...
March 12, 2018: Neurological Research
Felix Lauffer, Manja Jargosch, Linda Krause, Natalie Garzorz-Stark, Regina Franz, Sophie Roenneberg, Alexander Böhner, Nikola S Mueller, Fabian J Theis, Carsten B Schmidt-Weber, Tilo Biedermann, Stefanie Eyerich, Kilian Eyerich
Interface dermatitis (ID) is a characteristic histological pattern which occurs in autoimmune and chronic inflammatory skin diseases. It is unknown whether a common mechanism orchestrates this distinct type of skin inflammation. Here we investigated the overlap of two different ID positive skin diseases, lichen planus (LP) and lupus erythematosus (LE). The shared transcriptome signature pointed towards a strong type I immune response and biopsy derived T cells were dominated by IFN-γ and TNF-α positive cells...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Mary K Phillips-Jones, Stephen E Harding
In this review, we discuss mechanisms of resistance identified in bacterial agents Staphylococcus aureus and the enterococci towards two priority classes of antibiotics-the fluoroquinolones and the glycopeptides. Members of both classes interact with a number of components in the cells of these bacteria, so the cellular targets are also considered. Fluoroquinolone resistance mechanisms include efflux pumps (MepA, NorA, NorB, NorC, MdeA, LmrS or SdrM in S. aureus and EfmA or EfrAB in the enterococci) for removal of fluoroquinolone from the intracellular environment of bacterial cells and/or protection of the gyrase and topoisomerase IV target sites in Enterococcus faecalis by Qnr-like proteins...
March 10, 2018: Biophysical Reviews
Amrit Kaur Sakhi, Azemira Sabaredzovic, Eleni Papadopoulou, Enrique Cequier, Cathrine Thomsen
BACKGROUND: Exposure to environmental phenols including parabens, bisphenols (BPs), oxybenzone/benzophenone-3 (BP-3) and triclosan (TCS) is ubiquitous. Due to evidence of their estrogenic activity, they have been considered as chemicals of concern. The exposure of the Norwegian population to these compounds is presently unknown. AIMS: To measure urinary levels of twelve different environmental phenols including four emerging bisphenols: S, F, B and AF (abbreviated as BPS, BPF, BPB and BPAF, respectively) in a healthy Norwegian population...
March 7, 2018: Environment International
Mohammad Abu Zaid, Wambui G Gathirua-Mwangi, Chunkit Fung, Patrick O Monahan, Omar El-Charif, Annalynn M Williams, Darren R Feldman, Robert J Hamilton, David J Vaughn, Clair J Beard, Ryan Cook, Sandra K Althouse, Shirin Ardeshir-Rouhani-Fard, Paul C Dinh, Howard D Sesso, Lawrence H Einhorn, Sophie D Fossa, Lois B Travis
Background: Testicular cancer survivors (TCS) are at significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), with metabolic syndrome (MetS) an established risk factor. No study has addressed clinical and genetic MetS risk factors in North American TCS. Patients and Methods: TCS were aged <55 years at diagnosis and received first-line chemotherapy. Patients underwent physical examination, and had lipid panels, testosterone, and soluble cell adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) evaluated. A single nucleotide polymorphism in rs523349 (5-α-reductase gene, SRD5A2 ), recently implicated in MetS risk, was genotyped...
March 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
Nicholas V Todd
AIM: To quantify the clinical findings in patients with potential cauda equina syndrome (CES). METHODS: Three domains were selected: bladder function (B), perianal sensation (S) and anal tone/squeeze (T). A quantified score was given to symptoms and signs in each domain. RESULTS: The lowest score in each domain and the lowest sum score (the most severe lesion) is 0. The best sum score is 9 (the normal patient). CONCLUSION: TCS can improve the clinical assessment and management of patients with possible CES and improve communication between the doctors who are called upon to assess and treat such patients...
March 8, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Marinella Palmiotto, Sara Castiglioni, Ettore Zuccato, Angela Manenti, Francesco Riva, Enrico Davoli
The use and discharge of personal care products (PCPs) result in their presence in the aquatic environment. This study investigates the occurrence and fate of some PCPs in wastewater, surface and groundwater in an urbanized area in the North of Italy. We investigated four UV filters: phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid (PBSA), benzophenone-3 (BP3), benzophenone-4 (BP4) and 4 methyl-benzilidine-camphor (4-MBC), and two antibacterial agents: triclosan (TCS) and triclocarban (TCC). BP3, BP4 and PBSA were detected in all WWTPs and concentrations ranged 27-822 ng/L (BP4 > PBSA > BP3)...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
Sibel Azizenur Ozturk, Ebru Alp, Atiye Seda Yar Saglam, Ece Konac, Emine Sevda Menevse
Context: Thyroid cancers (TCs) are the most common endocrine malignancies. There were two problems with the current cancer chemotherapy: the ineffectiveness of treatment due to resistance to cancer cell, and the toxic effect on normal cells. Aims: This study was aimed to determine the effects of thymoquinone (TQ) and genistein (Gen) phytotherapeutics on telomerase activity, angiogenesis, and apoptosis in follicular and anaplastic thyroid cancer cells (TCCs). Materials and Methods: Cell viability, caspase-3 (CASP-3) activity, and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression levels of human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB), cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1 (p21), and vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) genes were analyzed...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Chao Wang, Zhongyang Yu, Xiaochen Shi, Xudong Tang, Yang Wang, Xueyan Wang, Yanan An, Shulin Li, Yan Li, Xuefei Wang, Wenjing Luan, Zhaobin Chen, Mingyuan Liu, Lu Yu
Triclosan (TCS) is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent, whose well-known antibacterial mechanism is inhibiting lipid synthesis. Autophagy, an innate immune response, is an intracellular process that delivers the cargo including pathogens to lysosomes for degradation. In this study, we first demonstrated that TCS induced autophagy in a dose-dependent manner in non-phagocytic cells (HeLa) and in macrophages (Raw264.7) and in vivo . The western blot results also revealed that TCS induced autophagy via the AMPK/ULK1 and JNK/ERK/p38 pathways independent of mTOR...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Michael Kreiberg, Mikkel Bandak, Jakob Lauritsen, Julie Wang Skøtt, Nanna Borup Johansen, Mads Agerbaek, Niels Vilstrup Holm, Christoffer Johansen, Gedske Daugaard
The cohort was set up in order to analyze late effects in long-term testicular cancer survivors (TCS) and to contribute to the design of future follow-up programs addressing and potentially preventing late effects. Data for this cross-sectional study were collected between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016, among living Danish TCS and 60% agreed to participate in the cohort ( N  = 2,572). Mean time since testicular cancer (TC) diagnosis was 18 years (range 7-33) and mean age of participants was 53 years (range 25-95)...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
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