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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821870/enhanced-silicon-availability-leads-to-increased-methane-production-nutrient-and-toxicant-mobility-in-peatlands
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Gloria-Maria Susanne Reithmaier, Klaus-Holger Knorr, Sebastian Arnhold, Britta Planer-Friedrich, Jörg Schaller
Peatlands perform important ecosystem functions, such as carbon storage and nutrient retention, which are affected, among other factors, by vegetation and peat decomposition. The availability of silicon (Si) in peatlands differs strongly, ranging from <1 to >25 mg L(-1). Since decomposition of organic material was recently shown to be accelerated by Si, the aim of this study was to examine how Si influences decomposition of carbon and nutrient and toxicant mobilization in peatlands. We selected a fen site in Northern Bavaria with naturally bioavailable Si pore water concentrations of 5 mg/L and conducted a Si addition experiment...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821860/gaba-accretion-reduces-lsi-1-and-lsi-2-gene-expressions-and-modulates-physiological-responses-in-oryza-sativa-to-provide-tolerance-towards-arsenic
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Navin Kumar, Arvind Kumar Dubey, Atul Kumar Upadhyay, Ambedkar Gautam, Ruma Ranjan, Saripella Srikishna, Nayan Sahu, Soumit Kumar Behera, Shekhar Mallick
GABA counteracts wide range of stresses through regulation of GABA shunt pathway in plants. Although, GABA assisted tolerance against As toxicity in plants is still unexplored. We have examined GABA induced tolerance in rice seedlings with two exposure periods of GABA i.e., short term and long term. Results showed that accumulation of GABA reduced the expressions of Lsi-1 and Lsi-2 transporter genes, which ultimately decreased the accumulation of As in rice seedlings. The accumulation of GABA also modulated the gene expression of GABA shunt pathway and activity of antioxidant enzymes, which strongly induced the tolerance in plants...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820326/heavy-metal-in-cancer-the-cell-cycle-jams-with-arsenic
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Alison K Barrett, Seth M Rubin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820073/immunomodulatory-role-of-arsenic-on-regulatory-t-cells
#4
Rizwanul Haque, Archana Chaudhary, Nadra Sadaf
Background and objective-Chronic Arsenic (As) exposure continued to be a cause of major problem associated with different kind of diseases including skin problem and different types of cancer. As exposure leads to numerous other pathological conditions that affect millions of people worldwide on a regular basis. It was recently established that As toxicity affects immune system and modulate the function and survival of cells involved in immune regulation. Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) was reported to be an effective apoptosis inducer in a variety of cell types...
August 17, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819764/secad-and-egf-levels-increased-in-urine-of-non-ferrous-metal-workers-and-medium-of-uroepithelial-cell-line-treated-by-arsenic
#5
Jieyu Liu, Peiyu Jin, Shengnan Liu, Fei Wang, Xiaoyan Wang, Li Yang, Shuhua Xi
Inorganic arsenic (iAs) is a carcinogen and could increase the risks of bladder, lung, and skin cancer. Mining and smelting of non-ferrous metals are common occupational arsenic exposures. In this study, 125 individuals working in non-ferrous metal smelting plants were separated into two groups according to urinary total arsenic (TAs) levels: group 1, TAs < 100 μg/g Cr; group 2, TAs ≥ 100 μg/g Cr. Demographic characteristics of participants were obtained by questionnaire interview. Levels of E-cadherin soluble ectodomain fragment (sEcad) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) in workers urine were determined by ELISA test...
August 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818805/association-between-consumption-of-private-well-water-contaminated-by-low-levels-of-arsenic-and-dysglycemia-in-a-rural-region-of-quebec-canada
#6
Éric Lampron-Goulet, Fabien Gagnon, Marie-France Langlois
The association between arsenic (As) exposure and diabetes is not clearly defined for populations exposed to low or moderate levels of inorganic As (iAs) in drinking water (< 150µg/L). In the present study, the relationship between iAs concentration in drinking water (contaminated at a median level of 10.5µg/L) or As biomarkers (ie, urine and nails) and diabetes or prediabetes (defined as level of glycosylated hemoglobin - HbA1c - higher than 6%, self-reported diagnosis of diabetes by a physician, or the use of insulin or oral hypoglycemic drugs) was evaluated in 257 adults from Canada...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818758/phytoremediation-of-arsenic-from-the-contaminated-soil-using-transgenic-tobacco-plants-expressing-acr2-gene-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
#7
Noor Nahar, Aminur Rahman, Neelu N Nawani, Sibdas Ghosh, Abul Mandal
We have cloned, characterized and transformed the AtACR2 gene (arsenic reductase 2) of Arabidopsis thaliana into the genome of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum, var Sumsun). Our results revealed that the transgenic tobacco plants are more tolerant to arsenic than the wild type ones. These plants can grow on culture medium containing 200μM arsenate, whereas the wild type can barely survive under this condition. Furthermore, when exposed to 100μM arsenate for 35days the amount of arsenic accumulated in the shoots of transgenic plants was significantly lower (28μg/g d wt...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817665/concentrations-of-trace-elements-in-human-milk-comparisons-among-women-in-argentina-namibia-poland-and-the-united-states
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Laura D Klein, Alicia A Breakey, Brooke Scelza, Claudia Valeggia, Grazyna Jasienska, Katie Hinde
Human milk contains essential micronutrients for growth and development during early life. Environmental pollutants, such as potentially toxic metals, can also be transferred to the infant through human milk. These elements have been well-studied, but changing diets and environments and advances in laboratory technology require re-examining these elements in a variety of settings. The aim of this study was to characterize the concentrations of essential and toxic metals in human milk from four diverse populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815697/case-control-study-of-chronic-low-level-exposure-of-inorganic-arsenic-species-and-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
#9
Tae-Hoon Kim, Jeong-Wook Seo, Young-Seoub Hong, Ki-Hoon Song
A significant relationship between arsenic exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is well known. The toxicity of arsenics which develop NMSC is dependent on their species. Accordingly, total arsenic levels are unreliable for risk assessment of NMSC. However, there are few studies on quantitative exposure assessment of arsenic species in NMSC patients. To validate the contribution of each arsenic species to NMSC, we compared the creatinine-adjusted urinary concentration of arsenic species in NMSC patients and community controls...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815368/proteomics-analysis-identified-a-drt-protein-involved-in-arsenic-resistance-in-populus
#10
Yanli Liu, Rebecca Njeri Damaris, Pingfang Yang
A DRT protein was identified and proved to be involved in the poplar arsenic resistance through comparative proteomics analysis between arsenic sensitive and resistant cultivars. Arsenic pollution in soil has been a serious problem all over the world. It is very important to dissect plants arsenic stress-response mechanisms in phytoremediation. In this study, arsenate-tolerant Populus deltoides cv. 'zhonglin 2025' and arsenate-sensitive Populus × euramericana cv. 'I-45/51' were screened from 10 poplar varieties...
August 16, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813694/bacteria-from-the-rhizosphere-and-tissues-of-as-hyperaccumulator-pteris-vittata-and-their-role-in-arsenic-transformation
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Yong-He Han, Meng-Ru Jia, Xue Liu, Ying Zhu, Yue Cao, Deng-Long Chen, Yanshan Chen, Lena Q Ma
Arsenic (As)-resistant bacteria are abundant in the rhizosphere and tissues of As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. However, little is known about their roles in As transformation and As uptake in P. vittata. In this study, the impacts of P. vittata tissue extracts with or without surface sterilization on As transformation in solutions containing 100 μg L(-1) AsIII or AsV were investigated. After 48 h incubation, the sterilized and unsterilized root extracts resulted in 45% and 73% oxidation of AsIII, indicating a role of both rhizobacteria and endobacteria...
August 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813693/thyrotoxicity-of-arsenate-and-arsenite-on-juvenile-mice-at-organism-subcellular-and-gene-levels-under-low-exposure
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Hong-Jie Sun, Shi-Wei Li, Chao Li, Wen-Qian Wang, Hong-Bo Li, Lena Q Ma
Arsenic contamination in drinking water is a worldwide issue, posing threat to human health. Arsenic is an endocrine system disruptor, however, limited information is available regarding its long-term effects on thyroid endocrine system at low exposure. In this study, we assessed the thyroid toxicity of arsenate (AsV) and arsenite (AsIII) at 10-100 μg L(-1) in juvenile mice after 8-week of exposure via drinking water. After 1-2 week, AsV and AsIII had little influence on thyroxine (T4) level (56.3-64.7 μg L(-1)) in mouse blood compared to control mice at 57...
August 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813428/soil-features-in-rookeries-of-antarctic-penguins-reveal-sea-to-land-biotransport-of-chemical-pollutants
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Anna C Santamans, Rafael Boluda, Antonio Picazo, Carlos Gil, Joaquín Ramos-Miras, Pablo Tejedo, Luis R Pertierra, Javier Benayas, Antonio Camacho
The main soil physical-chemical features, the concentrations of a set of pollutants, and the soil microbiota linked to penguin rookeries have been studied in 10 selected sites located at the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula (Maritime Antarctica). This study aims to test the hypothesis that biotransport by penguins increases the concentration of pollutants, especially heavy metals, in Antarctic soils, and alters its microbiota. Our results show that penguins do transport certain chemical elements and thus cause accumulation in land areas through their excreta...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812436/the-mechanism-of-protective-effect-of-crocin-against-liver-mitochondrial-toxicity-caused-by-arsenic-iii
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Bahareh Sadat Yousefsani, Jalal Pourahmad, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
In this study, we want to understand whether crocin could prevent mitochondrial damage caused by As III. For this purpose, we determined different mitochondrial toxicity endpoints caused by As III. We evaluated mitochondrial ROS formation, lipid peroxidation, mitochondrial membrane potential collapse, mitochondrial outer membrane integrity and cytochrome c release. Our results showed that pretreatment with crocin at a concentration of 25 µg/ml significantly (P < 0.001) reduced As III induced mitochondrial ROS formation, lipid peroxidation, mitochondrial membrane potential collapse and mitochondrial swelling...
August 16, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812245/association-of-elements-with-schizophrenia-and-intervention-of-selenium-supplements
#15
Zhe Li, Yumei Liu, Xia Li, Wen Ju, Guanrui Wu, Xiaomei Yang, Xiaofeng Fu, Xibao Gao
The purpose of this study is to explore more trace elements (zinc, potassium, copper, iron, boron, manganese, selenium, chromium and cadmium elements) in addition to calcium, magnesium, lead and arsenic in the sera of patients with schizophrenia and the general population in China and to determine the effect of selenium on schizophrenia patients. Participants were collected from the Pingyin County Mental Health Hospital and Pingyin County. A t test was used to analyse the differences between schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects, and element content differences in gender...
August 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812021/association-analysis-of-arsenic-induced-straighthead-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l-based-on-the-selected-population-with-a-modified-model
#16
Xiaobai Li, Biaolin Hu, Xuhao Pan, Ning Zhang, Dianxing Wu
A rice physiological disorder makes mature panicle keep erect with empty grains termed as "straighthead." Straighthead causes yield losses and is a serious threat to rice production worldwide. Here, a new study of association mapping was conducted to identify QTL involved in straighthead. A subset of 380 accessions was selected from the USDA rice core collection and genotyped with 72 genome-wide SSR markers. An optimal model implemented with principle components (PCs) was used in this association mapping. As a result, five markers were identified to be significantly associated with straighthead...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810224/simultaneous-leaching-of-arsenite-arsenate-selenite-and-selenate-and-their-migration-in-tunnel-excavated-sedimentary-rocks-i-column-experiments-under-intermittent-and-unsaturated-flow
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Carlito Baltazar Tabelin, Ryosuke Sasaki, Toshifumi Igarashi, Ilhwan Park, Shuichi Tamoto, Takahiko Arima, Mayumi Ito, Naoki Hiroyoshi
Rocks excavated in tunnel construction projects for roads and railways throughout Japan often leached out hazardous trace elements like arsenic (As) and selenium (Se) upon their exposure to the environment. In nature, the various oxyanionic species of As and Se not only coexist but also exhibit contrasting adsorption-desorption behaviors, so speciation is a crucial factor in their migration through natural geologic media. In this study, the leaching and transport of arsenite (As(III)), arsenate (As(V)), selenite (Se(IV)) and selenate (Se(VI)) in four tunnel-excavated rocks from the Cretaceous-Paleocene Yezo forearc basin were investigated using laboratory column experiments supplemented by batch leaching experiments...
July 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809551/direct-speciation-analysis-of-arsenic-in-whole-blood-and-blood-plasma-at-low-exposure-levels-by-hydride-generation-cryotrapping-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
#18
Tomáš Matoušek, Zhifeng Wang, Christelle Douillet, Stanislav Musil, Miroslav Stýblo
A method for analysis of toxicologically important arsenic species in blood plasma and whole blood by selective hydride generation with cryotrapping (HG-CT) coupled either to atomic absorption (AAS) with a quartz multiatomizer or to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has been validated. Sample preparation which involved only 5 times dilution with addition of Triton X-100, Antifoam B and L-cysteine suppressed excessive foaming in a hydride generator. Calibration slopes for whole blood and blood plasma spiked with arsenate, monomethylarsonate and dimethylarsinate at 0...
August 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808298/standards-for-arsenic-in-drinking-water-implications-for-policy-in-mexico
#19
Andrew T Fisher, Lizbeth López-Carrillo, Brenda Gamboa-Loira, Mariano E Cebrián
Global concern about arsenic in drinking water and its link to numerous diseases make translation of evidence-based research into national policy a priority. Delays in establishing a maximum contaminant level (MCL) to preserve health have increased the burden of disease and caused substantial and avoidable loss of life. The current Mexican MCL for arsenic in drinking water is 25 μg/l (2.5 times higher than the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation from 1993). Mexico's struggles to set its arsenic MCL offer a compelling example of shortcomings in environmental health policy...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808212/recent-advances-in-arsenic-trioxide-encapsulated-nanoparticles-as-drug-delivery-agents-to-solid-cancers
#20
Anam Akhtar, Scarlet Xiaoyan Wang, Lucy Ghali, Celia Bell, Xuesong Wen
Since arsenic trioxide was first approved as the front line therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia 25 years ago, its anti-cancer properties for various malignancies have been under intense investigation. However, the clinical successes of arsenic trioxide in treating hematological cancers have not been translated to solid cancers. This is due to arsenic's rapid clearance by the body's immune system before reaching the tumor site. Several attempts have henceforth been made to increase its bioavailability toward solid cancers without increasing its dosage albeit without much success...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
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