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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340477/environmental-analysis-of-typical-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-and-args-in-farmland-soil-chronically-fertilized-with-chicken-manure
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Xiang Zhao, Jinhua Wang, Lusheng Zhu, Weili Ge, Jun Wang
Antibiotics and the corresponding resistant bacteria and resistance genes (ARGs) are generally considered emerging pollutants. To assess the impacts of tetracycline (TC) and sulfonamide (SA) antibiotics that are eliminated with fecaluria as drug prototypes, farmland soil used to research long-term fertilization with chicken manure was collected at four sites in Shandong Province. In this study, the rates of bacterial drug resistance to the same antibiotic decreased with an increase in the concentration of that antibiotic, and the resistance rates to TCs were lower than those to SAs...
March 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339349/is-triclosan-a-neurotoxic-agent
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Joanna A Ruszkiewicz, Shaojun Li, Maliya B Rodriguez, Michael Aschner
Triclosan (TCS) is an antibacterial agent that has been used in many products since 1960s. Given its broad usage as an antiseptic TCS is present ubiquitously in the environment. Trace levels of TCS continue to be detected in many organisms, and it has been shown to be particularly toxic to aquatic species. The mechanisms underlying TCS-mediated toxicity include hormone dyshomeostasis, induction of oxidative stress, apoptosis and inflammation. Although TCS has been considered to be non-toxic to mammals, the adverse effects of continuous, long-term and low concentration exposure remain unknown...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334672/effects-of-4-mbc-and-triclosan-in-embryos-of-the-frog-pelophylax-perezi
#3
Diana Martins, Marta S Monteiro, Amadeu M V M Soares, Carla Quintaneiro
The widespread and increasing use of personal care products (PCPs) have led to environmental contamination by substances included in these products. These substances have been detected in aquatic compartments and shown to cause adverse effects on non-target aquatic organisms. In this work toxicity of the antimicrobial triclosan (TCS) and of the UV-filter 3-(4-methylbenzylidene) camphor (4-MBC) was assessed in the embryos of Perez' frog Pelophylax perezi. Lethal and sub-lethal parameters were evaluated in embryos in Gosner stage 8-9 exposed to 0...
March 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333063/occurrence-and-elimination-of-antibiotics-in-three-sewage-treatment-plants-with-different-treatment-technologies-in-urumqi-and-shihezi-xinjiang
#4
Jiang Liu, Jianjiang Lu, Yanbin Tong, Chao Li
Fourteen antibiotics, including five quinolones (QNs), five sulfonamides (SAs), and four tetracyclines (TCs), were selected to investigate their occurrence and elimination in three sewage treatment plants (STPs) by employing different treatment technologies in Urumqi (two STPs) and Shihezi (one STP), China. The STP in Shihezi was chosen as representative to investigate the distribution of antibiotics in a sludge-sewage system. Results showed that the concentrations of most detected antibiotics ranged from tens to hundreds of nanograms per liter in influent samples and under 100 ng L(-1) in effluent samples...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322267/exposure-of-pregnant-mice-to-triclosan-impairs-placental-development-and-nutrient-transport
#5
Xinyuan Cao, Xu Hua, Xiaoli Wang, Ling Chen
Triclosan (TCS) is associated with spontaneous abortions and fetal growth restriction. Here, we showed that when pregnant mice were treated with 8 mg/kg TCS (8-TCS mice) on gestational days (GD) 6-18 fetal body weights were lower than controls. Placental weights and volumes were reduced in 8-TCS mice. The placental proliferative cells and expression of PCNA and Cyclin D3 on GD13 were remarkably decreased in 8-TCS mice. The decreases in activities and expression of placental System A amino acid or glucose transporters on GD14 and GD17 were observed in 8-TCS mice...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314939/triticeal-cartilage-the-forgotten-cartilage
#6
Iain Wilson, J Stevens, J Gnananandan, A Nabeebaccus, A Sandison, A Hunter
INTRODUCTION: The triticeal cartilage (TC) is a small cartilage found within the thyrohyoid membrane. The TC has a variable prevalence between and within individuals. It has been suggested that absence of a TC results from its failure to separate from the superior horn of the thyroid cartilage (SHTC) and that individuals without a TC will have a longer SHTC. This study aims to identify the prevalence of the TC and investigate the relationship between the length of the SHTC and presence of a TC...
March 17, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314327/thyroid-cancer-in-the-pediatric-age-in-sicily-influence-of-the-volcanic-environment
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Marco Russo, Pasqualino Malandrino, Mariacarla Moleti, Antonio D'Angelo, Martina Tavarelli, Giulia Sapuppo, Fiorenza Giani, Pierina Richiusa, Sebastiano Squatrito, Riccardo Vigneri, Gabriella Pellegriti
BACKGROUND/AIM: Pediatric thyroid cancer (TC) is rare but its incidence is increasing. We analyzed incidence and characteristics of pediatric TC in Sicily and comparatively evaluated data from the volcanic and non-volcanic areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All incident pediatric (0-19 years) TCs in Sicily between 2002-2009 were analyzed for the area of residence and compared to data for adults. RESULTS: A total of 54 differentiated TCs (DTC) and nine medullary TCs were diagnosed in Sicily in children between 2002-2009...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301621/treatment-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-the-united-states-analysis-of-data-from-the-national-ambulatory-medical-care-survey
#8
Sean P McGregor, Michael E Farhangian, Karen E Huang, Steven R Feldman
<p>Introduction: Atopic dermatitis (AD) affects both adult and pediatric patients, and multiple practitioners encounter and manage AD. However, differences with regard to the treatment of AD between specialties are not well characterized. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to determine if there is a difference between dermatologists and non-dermatology specialties with regard to treatment strategies for AD and to describe those differences. METHODS: Data from the 1993-2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Care (NHAMCS) Surveys were used to characterize outpatient visits made for AD...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293750/factors-affecting-the-surgical-outcomes-of-tethered-cord-syndrome-in-adults-a-retrospective-study
#9
Anas Abdallah, Erhan Emel, Betül Güler Abdallah, Murad Asiltürk, Özden Erhan Sofuoğlu
This study aimed to find the factors that may affect the surgical outcomes of congenital tethered cord syndrome (TCS) in adults by evaluating the long-term surgical outcomes of 25 consecutive cases. Medical records of 79 TCS cases which underwent surgery in Bakırköy Research and Training Hospital for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (BRSHH), during an 11-year period from 2005 to 2015, were retrospectively reviewed. All adult cases (patient age > 18 years) were selected as the core sample used for this study...
March 14, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292609/organic-micropollutants-omps-oxidation-by-ozone-effect-of-activated-carbon-on-toxicity-abatement
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Oscar Rozas, Carolina Baeza, Katherine Núñez, Alfred Rossner, Roberto Urrutia, Héctor D Mansilla
Oxidation and removal of organic micropollutants (OMPs) on ultrapure (UPW) and natural water (NW) by ozone (O3) and ozone/powdered activated carbon (O3/PAC) have been studied. The OMPs atrazine (ATZ, herbicide), carbamazepine (CBZ, anticonvulsant), diclofenac (DCL, anti-inflammatory) and triclosan (TCS, antimicrobial) are incorporated continuously and uncontrolled on water treatment systems (e.g., drinking water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants). Batch experiments on ultrapure and natural water showed that ATZ treated with O3 and O3/PAC has the slowest transformation rate (>90% at 30min reaction) while CBZ, DCL and TCS were oxidized very fast (>90% at ~5min)...
March 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292596/why-biphasic-assessment-of-the-effect-on-cell-proliferation-and-expression
#11
Pierre Schembri-Wismayer, Josette Camilleri
INTRODUCTION: Tricalcium silicate (TCS)-based materials are used in endodontics because they are hydraulic and interact with blood, tissue fluids, and phosphate-based root canal irrigants, resulting in biomineralization. Newer-generation materials are biphasic; calcium phosphate is added to the TCS; thus, the material has 2 cementitious phases. The effect of this addition is not known; thus, the aim of this study was to characterize biphasic cements and assess cellular proliferation and expression...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290573/emerging-investigator-series-dual-role-of-organic-matter-in-the-anaerobic-degradation-of-triclosan
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Lin Wang, Shengnan Xu, Bo Pan, Yu Yang
Triclosan (TCS), one of the most widely used antimicrobial agents, has been listed among the top 10 contaminants in US rivers. Environmental persistence, endocrine disruption effects, and the antibiotic resistance induction capacity of TCS attract interest in its environmental fate and degradation. Herein, we found that TCS can be anaerobically degraded at pH 9 by a metal-reducing bacterium, Shewanella putrefaciens CN32. The degradation was substantially facilitated by low-concentration (0-15 mg C per L) organic matter (OM) extracted from a peat soil, whereas TCS degradation was inhibited by further increased concentration (15-100 mg C per L) of OM...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289082/use-of-a-phosphorylation-site-mutant-to-identify-distinct-modes-of-gene-repression-by-the-control-of-virulence-regulator-covr-in-streptococcus-pyogenes
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Nicola Horstmann, Pranoti Sahasrabhojane, Hui Yao, Xiaoping Su, Samuel A Shelburne
The control of virulence regulator/sensor kinase (CovRS) two-component system (TCS) serves as a model for investigating the impact of signaling pathways on the pathogenesis of Gram-positive bacteria. However the molecular mechanisms by which CovR, an OmpR/PhoB family response regulator, controls virulence gene expression are poorly defined partly due to the labile nature of its aspartate phosphorylation site. To better understand the regulatory effect of phosphorylated CovR, we generated the phosphorylation site mutant strain 10870-CovR-D53E, which we predicted to have a constitutive CovR phosphorylation phenotype...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274803/the-effect-of-orexin-1-and-orexin-2-receptors-antagonisms-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-on-memory-processing-in-a-passive-avoidance-task
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Motahareh Rouhi Ardeshiri, Narges Hosseinmardi, Esmaeil Akbari
There is an extensive evidence concerning basolateral amygdala (BLA) function to hippocampal memory processing. However, few researches have addressed the orexinergic system roles in this modulation. Then, the present study aims at investigating the action of orexin 1 and 2 receptors in BLA on passive avoidance (PA) learning. Wistar male rats (n=79) were trained to avoid foot shock in one type of PA task. The rats were injected bilaterally into BLA, a selective orexin 1 receptor antagonist, SB-334867-A (3, 6, 12μg/0...
March 6, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274489/re-mineralizing-dentin-using-an-experimental-tricalcium-silicate-cement-with-biomimetic-analogs
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Xin Li, Jan De Munck, Kumiko Yoshihara, Mariano Pedano, Kirsten Van Landuyt, Zhi Chen, Bart Van Meerbeek
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the re-mineralization potential of an experimental zirconium oxide (ZrO2) containing tricalcium silicate (TCS) cement, TCS 50, with the incorporation of biomimetic analogs at demineralized dentin. METHODS: Class-I cavities were prepared in non- carious human third molars. The dentin cavities were demineralized using a pH-cycling protocol, involving 50 cyclic immersions in pH-4.8 and pH-7 baths for 0.5h and 2.5h, successively. The cavities were filled with TCS 50 with/without biomimetic analogs (3% polyacrylic acid, 8% sodium trimetaphosphate) being added to the mixed TCS 50 cement prior to application...
March 5, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268238/role-of-chemically-modified-tetracyclines-in-the-management-of-periodontal-diseases-a-review
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Archit A Ghangurde, Kiran Kumar Ganji, Manohar L Bhongade, Bhumika Sehdev
Researchers have found that Chemically Modified Tetracyclines (CMTs) act through multiple mechanisms, affecting several parameters of osteoclast function and consequently inhibit bone resorption by altering intracellular calcium concentration and interacting with the putative calcium receptor; decreasing ruffled border area; diminishing acid production; diminishing the secretion of lysosomal cysteine proteinases (cathepsins); inducing cell retraction by affecting podosomes; inhibiting osteoclast gelatinase activity; selectively inhibiting osteoclast ontogeny or development; and inducing apoptosis or programmed cell death of osteoclasts...
March 7, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267557/investigation-of-the-mechanism-of-triclosan-induced-mouse-liver-tumors
#17
Zemin Wang, Xilin Li, James E Klaunig
Chronic dietary exposure to Triclosan (TCS) produced increased incidence of liver tumors in mice. The mechanism for liver tumor induction has been attributed to activation of either peroxisome proliferator activated receptor α (PPARα) or constitutive androstane receptor (CAR). To further define the mechanism of TCS induced liver tumors, male CD-1 and C57BL/6 mice were treated with TCS at 0, 10, 100 and 200 mg/kg diet/day for 14 or 28 days. In addition, a recovery group and positive control groups for CAR or PPARα activation with either phenobarbital or diethylhexyl-phthalate were included in the 14-day study...
March 4, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267224/prognostic-value-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-in-patients-with-stage-iii-colorectal-cancer
#18
Shigehiro Koganemaru, Naoko Inoshita, Yuji Miura, Yu Miyama, Yudai Fukui, Yukinori Ozaki, Kenji Tomizawa, Yutaka Hanaoka, Shigeo Toda, Koichi Suyama, Yuko Tanabe, Jin Moriyama, Takeshi Fujii, Shuichiro Matoba, Hiroya Kuroyanagi, Toshimi Takano
The Programmed death-1/ Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway is a negative feedback pathway that suppresses the activity of T cells. Previous studies reported that high PD-L1 expression on tumor cells (TCs) was associated with poor survival in patients with colorectal cancer; however, the prognostic evaluation of these studies was limited because they included patients at various disease stages. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between PD-L1 status in the immune microenvironment and the clinicopathological features of stage III colorectal cancer...
March 7, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264771/occurrence-and-ecological-risk-assessment-of-emerging-organic-chemicals-in-urban-rivers-guangzhou-as-a-case-study-in-china
#19
Feng-Jiao Peng, Chang-Gui Pan, Min Zhang, Nai-Sheng Zhang, Ronja Windfeld, Daniel Salvito, Henriette Selck, Paul J Van den Brink, Guang-Guo Ying
Urban rivers may receive contamination from various sources including point sources like domestic sewage and nonpoint sources (e.g., runoff), resulting in contamination with various chemicals. This study investigated the occurrence of emerging organic contaminants (3 endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), and 17 pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs)) in six urban rivers of a representative subtropical city, Guangzhou (southern China). Our results showed that EDCs and personal care products were frequently detected in the water phase and sediment phase...
March 2, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262009/effects-of-ultrasound-irradiation-on-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-protein-and-the-application-for-the-determination-of-tetracyclines-in-complex-matrices
#20
Qian Zhou, Hong Wang, Kuanzheng Zhu, Lihua Zhu, Shengyin Zhou, Jin Peng, Xiya Lu
The widespread use of tetracyclines (TCs) in food animals has led to concerns regarding unsafe residue levels in feed, food and manure. The determination of TCs in such matrices was always interfered by the interactions between protein and TCs. Three deproteination methods were compared in this study. In contrast with acid deproteination, which caused a large loss of TCs due to the strong adsorption of TCs on protein precipitates, a normal enzymatic hydrolysis was confirmed to take a merit of effectively releasing TCs from protein matrices, but required treatment time as long as 16 h...
March 5, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
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