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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165156/total-arsenic-and-speciation-analysis-of-saliva-and-urine-samples-from-individuals-living-in-a-chronic-arsenicosis-area-in-china
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Dapeng Wang, Yasuyo Shimoda, Sanxiang Wang, Zhenghui Wang, Jian Liu, Xing Liu, Huanyu Jin, Fenfang Gao, Jian Tong, Kenzo Yamanaka, Jie Zhang, Yan An
BACKGROUND: It is generally acknowledged that the determination of harmful chemical compounds excreted into saliva is useful for assessing their exposure levels. The aim of the present study was to compare the total arsenic and its species in saliva and urine samples collected from the people residing in an arsenic-contaminated area of China and to further verify the feasibility of using salivary arsenic as a new biomarker of arsenic exposure. METHODS: Total arsenic and speciation analyses in urine and saliva samples among 70 residents exposed to arsenic from drinking water in Shanxi, China were carried out by high-performance liquid chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (HPLC-ICP/MS)...
May 11, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164574/mechanism-of-as2o3-induces-apoptosis-of-glioma-u87-cells
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G-B Wang, J-H Liu, J Hu, K Xue
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanism of arsenic trioxide (As2O3)-induced apoptosis of glioma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: U87 cells were treated by different concentrations of As2O3 (8 μmol/L, 6 μmol/L, 4 μmol/L, 2 μmol/L, 1 μmol/L and 0.5 μmol/L) for 24 h, 48 h and 72 h, respectively. Cell viability was detected by 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, and the appropriate dosage and time were screened. Transferase-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate-biotin nick end labeling (TUNEL) was used to stain cells, followed by an investigation on the apoptosis of cells...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163802/evaluation-of-somatostatin-cxcr4-chemokine-and-endothelin-a-receptor-expression-in-a-large-set-of-paragangliomas
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Daniel Kaemmerer, Jörg Sänger, Ruza Arsenic, Jan G D'Haese, Jens Neumann, Annette Schmitt-Graeff, Ralph Markus Wirtz, Stefan Schulz, Amelie Lupp
Paragangliomas are predominantly benign tumors, but in some cases invasive growth and also metastasis are observed. Given the limited number of nonsurgical treatment options, novel target structures for diagnostics and therapy of this tumor entity are urgently needed. In the present study, expression of all five somatostatin receptor (SST) subtypes, chemokine receptor CXCR4 and endothelin receptor type A (ETA) was assessed by means of immunohistochemistry in a total of 66 paraffin-embedded paraganglioma samples from 55 patients...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163777/dhx15-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-and-regulates-cell-apoptosis-via-the-nf-kb-signaling-pathway
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Lili Pan, Yang Li, Hai-Ying Zhang, Yi Zheng, Xiao-Li Liu, Zheng Hu, Yi Wang, Jing Wang, Yuan-Hua Cai, Qiao Liu, Wan-Ling Chen, Ying Guo, Yuan-Mao Huang, Feng Qian, Li Jin, Jiucun Wang, Shao-Yuan Wang
The role of DHX15, a newly identified DEAH-box RNA helicase, in leukemogenesis remains elusive. Here, we identified a recurrent mutation in DHX15 (NM_001358:c.664C>G: p.(R222G)) in one familial AML patient and 4/240 sporadic AML patients. Additionally, DHX15 was commonly overexpressed in AML patients and associated with poor overall survival (OS) (P=0.019) and relapse-free survival (RFS) (P=0.032). In addition, we found a distinct expression pattern of DHX15. DHX15 was highly expressed in hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia cells but was lowly expressed in mature blood cells...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163593/osarm1-an-r2r3-myb-transcription-factor-is-involved-in-regulation-of-the-response-to-arsenic-stress-in-rice
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Feng-Zhu Wang, Mo-Xian Chen, Lu-Jun Yu, Li-Juan Xie, Li-Bing Yuan, Hua Qi, Ming Xiao, Wuxiu Guo, Zhe Chen, Keke Yi, Jianhua Zhang, Rongliang Qiu, Wensheng Shu, Shi Xiao, Qin-Fang Chen
Bioaccumulation of arsenic (As) in rice (Oryza sativa) increases human exposure to this toxic, carcinogenic element. Recent studies identified several As transporters, but the regulation of these transporters remains unclear. Here, we show that the rice R2R3 MYB transcription factor OsARM1 (ARSENITE-RESPONSIVE MYB1) regulates As-associated transporters genes. Treatment with As(III) induced OsARM1 transcript accumulation and an OsARM1-GFP fusion localized to the nucleus. Histochemical analysis of OsARM1pro::GUS lines indicated that OsARM1 was expressed in the phloem of vascular bundles in basal and upper nodes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161537/association-of-h3k79-monomethylation-an-epigenetic-signature-with-arsenic-induced-skin-lesions
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Pritha Bhattacharjee, Somnath Paul, Sandip Bhattacharjee, Ashok K Giri, Pritha Bhattacharjee
Arsenic, a non mutagenic carcinogen, poses a profound health risk upon prolonged exposure. The objective of the study was to analyze the post-translational modifications of the major histone H3 and the associated molecular crosstalk to identify the epigenetic signature of arsenic susceptibility. Herein, we identified significant upregulation of H3K79me1, in individuals with arsenic-induced skin lesion (WSL), and H3K79me1 was found to be regulated by the upstream methyltransferase DOT1L. Moreover, the downstream target molecule 53BP1, a tumor suppressor protein that has a docking preference for H3K79me1 at a site of a double-strand break (DSB), was downregulated, indicating greater DNA damage in the WSL group...
November 14, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159878/arsenobetaine-an-ecophysiologically-important-organoarsenical-confers-cytoprotection-against-osmotic-stress-and-growth-temperature-extremes
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Tamara Hoffmann, Bianca Warmbold, Sander H J Smits, Britta Tschapek, Stefanie Ronzheimer, Abdallah Bashir, Chiliang Chen, Anne Rolbetzki, Marco Pittelkow, Mohamed Jebbar, Andreas Seubert, Lutz Schmitt, Erhard Bremer
Arsenic, a highly cytotoxic and cancerogenic metalloid, is brought into the biosphere through geochemical sources and anthropogenic activities. A global biogeochemical arsenic biotransformation cycle exists in which inorganic arsenic species are transformed into organoarsenicals, which are subsequently mineralized again into inorganic arsenic compounds. Microorganisms contribute to this biotransformation process greatly and one of the organoarsenicals synthesized and degraded in this cycle is arsenobetaine...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159556/effects-of-arsenic-trioxide-on-inf-gamma-gene-expression-in-mrl-lpr-mice-and-human-lupus
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Hongye Hu, Enjiu Chen, Yongji Li, Xiaochun Zhu, Ting Zhang, Xiaofang Zhu
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3; ATO), a traditional Chinese medicine, is used to treat patients with acute promye-locytic leukemia, while its application for treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is still under evaluation. The high expression of INF-gamma (INF-γ) is a primary pathogenic factor in SLE. It is found that ATO can reduce INF-γ expression levels in lupus-prone mice, whereas it is not clear whether ATO has the same effect on SLE patients. Therefore, this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of the effects of ATO on the expression of INF-γ in splenocytes of MRL/lpr mice and PBMCs of human lupus...
November 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159499/redistribution-of-cell-cycle-by-arsenic-trioxide-is-associated-with-demethylation-and-expression-changes-of-cell-cycle-related-genes-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cell-line-nb4
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Saeed Hassani, Ali Khaleghian, Shahin Ahmadian, Shaban Alizadeh, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
PML-RARα perturbs the normal epigenetic setting, which is essential to oncogenic transformation in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Transcription induction and recruitment of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) by PML-RARα and subsequent hypermethylation are components of this perturbation. Arsenic trioxide (ATO), an important drug in APL therapy, concurrent with degradation of PML-RARα induces cell cycle change and apoptosis. How ATO causes cell cycle alteration has remained largely unexplained. Here, we investigated DNA methylation patterns of cell cycle regulatory genes promoters, the effects of ATO on the methylated genes and cell cycle distribution in an APL cell line, NB4...
November 20, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159434/mineralogical-and-geochemical-characterization-of-waste-rocks-from-a-gold-mine-in-northeastern-thailand-application-for-environmental-impact-protection
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Thitiphan Assawincharoenkij, Christoph Hauzenberger, Karl Ettinger, Chakkaphan Sutthirat
Waste rocks from gold mining in northeastern Thailand are classified as sandstone, siltstone, gossan, skarn, skarn-sulfide, massive sulfide, diorite, and limestone/marble. Among these rocks, skarn-sulfide and massive sulfide rocks have the potential to generate acid mine drainage (AMD) because they contain significant amounts of sulfide minerals, i.e., pyrrhotite, pyrite, arsenopyrite, and chalcopyrite. Moreover, both sulfide rocks present high contents of As and Cu, which are caused by the occurrence of arsenopyrite and chalcopyrite, respectively...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158483/noninvasive-liquid-diet-delivery-of-stable-isotopes-into-mouse-models-for-deep-metabolic-network-tracing
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Ramon C Sun, Teresa W-M Fan, Pan Deng, Richard M Higashi, Andrew N Lane, Anh-Thu Le, Timothy L Scott, Qiushi Sun, Marc O Warmoes, Ye Yang
Delivering isotopic tracers for metabolic studies in rodents without overt stress is challenging. Current methods achieve low label enrichment in proteins and lipids. Here, we report noninvasive introduction of (13)C6-glucose via a stress-free, ad libitum liquid diet. Using NMR and ion chromatography-mass spectrometry, we quantify extensive (13)C enrichment in products of glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, the pentose phosphate pathway, nucleobases, UDP-sugars, glycogen, lipids, and proteins in mouse tissues during 12 to 48 h of (13)C6-glucose feeding...
November 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157972/phytofiltration-of-arsenic-by-aquatic-moss-warnstorfia-fluitans
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Arifin Sandhi, Tommy Landberg, Maria Greger
This work investigates whether aquatic moss (Warnstorfia fluitans) originating from an arsenic (As)-contaminated wetland close to a mine tailings impoundment may be used for phytofiltration of As. The aim was to elucidate the capacity of W. fluitans to remove As from arsenite and arsenate contaminated water, how nutrients affect the As uptake and the proportion of As adsorption and absorption by the moss plant, which consists of dead and living parts. Arsenic removal from 0, 1, or 10% Hoagland nutrient solution containing 0-100 μM arsenate was followed over 192 h, and the total As in aquatic moss after treatment was analysed...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157202/target-proteins-reprogrammed-by-as-and-as%C3%A2-%C3%A2-si-treatments-in-solanum-lycopersicum-l-fruit
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Marta Marmiroli, Francesca Mussi, Davide Imperiale, Nelson Marmiroli
BACKGROUND: Arsenic is an important contaminant of many arable soils worldwide, while silicon, one of the most abundant elements in the earth's crust, interacts with As in the context of plant metabolism. As toxicity results largely from its stimulation of reactive oxygen species, and it is believed that Si can mitigate this process through reduction of the level of oxidative stress. Experiments targeting the proteomic impact of exposure to As and Si have to date largely focused on analyses of root, shoot and seed of a range of mainly non-solanaceous species, thus it remains unclear whether oxidative stress is the most important manifestation of As toxicity in Solanum lycopersicum fruit which during ripening go through drastic physiological and molecular readjustments...
November 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156331/may-humic-acids-or-mineral-fertilisation-mitigate-arsenic-mobility-and-availability-to-carrot-plants-daucus-carota-l-in-a-volcanic-soil-polluted-by-as-from-irrigation-water
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Antonio G Caporale, Paola Adamo, Shah M G G Azam, Maria A Rao, Massimo Pigna
Carrot (Daucus carota L.) is a widely consumed root vegetable, whose growth and safety might be threatened by growing-medium arsenic (As) contamination. By this work, we evaluated the effects of humic acids from Leonardite and NPK mineral fertilisation on As mobility and availability to carrot plants grown for 60 days in a volcanic soil irrigated with As-contaminated water - representing the most common scenario occurring in As-affected Italian areas. As expected, the irrigation with As-contaminated water caused a serious toxic effect on plant growth and photosynthetic rate; the highest rate of As also inhibited soil enzymatic activity...
November 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156301/evaluation-of-serum-arsenic-and-its-effects-on-antioxidant-alterations-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Kobra Bahrampour Juybari, Ghasem Ebrahimi, Mohammad Amin Momeni Moghaddam, Gholamreza Asadikaram, Masoud Torkzadeh-Mahani, Mahboobeh Akbari, Solmaz Mirzamohammadi, Atieh Karimi, Mohammad Hadi Nematollahi
BACKGROUND: Environmental factors that are involved in the development of autoimmune diseases include bacteria, viruses, and xenobiotics such as chemicals, drugs, and metals. Regarding the metals, a number of studies have demonstrated that oxidative stress is one of the well-directed pathways of arsenic-induced tissue damages. This study was designed to explore the serum concentrations of arsenic and its correlation with markers associated with oxidative stress in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients...
November 13, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156266/seabirds-as-regional-biomonitors-of-legacy-toxicants-on-an-urbanized-coastline
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Corey A Clatterbuck, Rebecca L Lewison, Nathan G Dodder, Catherine Zeeman, Kenneth Schiff
Seabirds are often cited as sentinels of the marine environment, but are rarely used in traditional ocean and coastal contaminant monitoring. Four classes of persistent organic pollutants (POPs, n=68) and three trace elements (mercury, selenium, and arsenic) were measured in the eggs of California least terns (Sterna antillarum browni), caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia), double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus), and western gulls (Larus occidentalis) that nest in the Southern California Bight. Building on a periodic five year regional monitoring program, we measured contaminant exposure and assessed the utility of seabirds as regional contaminant biomonitors...
November 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155576/chronic-arsenic-exposure-increases-a%C3%AE-1-42-production-and-rage-expression-in-rat-brain
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Sandra Aurora Niño, Guadalupe Martel-Gallegos, Adriana Castro-Zavala, Benita Ortega-Berlanga, Juan Manuel Delgado, Hector Hernandez-Mendoza, E Romero-Guzman, Judith Rios-Lugo, Sergio Rosales-Mendoza, María Esther Jiménez-Capdeville, Sergio Zarazua
Chronic arsenic exposure during development is associated with alterations of chemical transmission and demyelination, which result in cognitive deficits and peripheral neuropathies. At cellular level, arsenic toxicity involves increased generation of reactive species that induce severe cellular alterations such as DNA fragmentation, apoptosis and lipid peroxidation. It has been proposed that arsenic-associated neurodegeneration could evolve to Alzheimer disease in later life.1,2 In this study, the effects of chronic exposure to inorganic arsenic (3 ppm by drinking water) in Wistar rats on the production and elimination of Amyloid-β (Aβ) were evaluated...
November 20, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154523/elevated-arsenic-in-private-wells-of-cerro-gordo-county-iowa-causes-and-policy-changes
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Douglas J Schnoebelen, Sophia Walsh, Oscar E Hernandez-Murcia, Chad Fields
Private wells are unregulated and often at risk for arsenic contamination. Research objectives included distribution of groundwater arsenic concentrations, identification of arsenic sources, and establishment of best practices for well construction to minimize risk for wells in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. We sampled 68 wells over 3 years with 393 water samples and 79 rock samples. Geochemical modeling was used to better understand arsenic mobilization. Arsenic in groundwater ranged from 1.0 to less than 10.0 μg/L for 75 water samples and 31 water samples had arsenic concentrations greater than or equal to 10 μg/L...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153291/structural-perturbation-by-arsenic-triggers-the-aggregation-of-hen-egg-white-lysozyme-by-promoting-oligomers-formation
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Neelakant Varma, Inderbhan Singh, Mohinder Singh Dahiya, Vijay Kumar Ravi, Satish Kumar
Arsenic trioxide is one of the most common metallic pollutants entering the food chain both by human activities and nature. Its entry inside the living organism through food, air and water results into the accumulation of heavy metal in several tissues which manifest several metabolic or hormonal disorders. Till now the effect of arsenic trioxide on protein misfolding and aggregation culminating into several neurodegenerative disorders is poorly understood. In the present study, we reveal the aggregation process of Hen Egg White Lysozyme (HEWL) in presence of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) at physiological conditions...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152826/synthesis-and-reactivity-of-nickel-stabilised-%C3%A2%C2%B52-%C3%AE-2-%C3%AE-2-p2-as2-and-pas-units
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Gabriele Hierlmeier, Alexander Hinz, Robert Wolf, Jose Manuel Goicoechea
The reactivity of two paramagnetic nickel(I) compounds, CpNi(NHC) (where Cp = cyclopentadienyl; NHC = 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene (IMes) or 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene (IPr)), towards [Na(dioxane)x][PnCO] (Pn = P, As) is described. These reactions afford symmetric bimetallic compounds (µ2:η2,η2-Pn2){Ni(NHC)(CO)}2. Several novel intermediates en route to such species are identified and characterised, including a compound containing the PCO- anion in an unprecedented µ2:η2,η2-binding mode...
November 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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