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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735305/molecular-study-of-indigenous-bacterial-community-composition-on-exposure-to-soil-arsenic-concentration-gradient
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Semanti Basu, Tanima Paul, Priya Yadav, Abhijit Debnath, Keka Sarkar
Community structure of bacteria present in arsenic contaminated agricultural soil was studied with qPCR (quantitative PCR) and DGGE (Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis) as an indicator of extreme stresses. Copy number of six common bacterial taxa (Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, α-, β- and γ-Proteobacteria, Firmicutes) was calculated using group specific primers of 16S rDNA. It revealed that soil contaminated with low concentration of arsenic was dominated by both Actinobacteria and Proteobacteria but a shift towards Proteobacteria was observed with increasing arsenic concentration, and number of Actinobacteria eventually decreases...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735243/interactions-between-pteris-vittata-l-genotypes-and-a-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-pah-degrading-bacterium-alcaligenes-sp-in-arsenic-uptake-and-pah-dissipation
#2
Lu Sun, Ganghui Zhu, Xiaoyong Liao, Xiulan Yan
The effects of two Pteris vittata L. accessions and a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading bacterium (Alcaligenes sp.) on arsenic (As) uptake and phenanthrene dissipation were studied. The Alcaligenes sp. survived in the rhizosphere and improved soil As bioavailability with co-exposure. However, bacterial inoculation altered Pteris vittata L. stress tolerance, and substantially affected the As distribution in the rhizosphere of the two P. vittata accessions. Bacterial inoculation was beneficial to protect the Guangxi accession against the toxic effects, and significantly increased plant As and phenanthrene removal ratios by 27...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734976/structural-basis-of-the-substrate-specificity-and-instability-in-solution-of-a-glycosidase-from-lactobacillus-plantarum
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Iván Acebrón, Laura Plaza-Vinuesa, Blanca de Las Rivas, Rosario Muñoz, J Cumella, F Sánchez-Sancho, José Miguel Mancheño
Statistics from structural genomics initiatives reveal that around 50-55% of the expressed, non-membrane proteins cannot be purified and therefore structurally characterized due to solubility problems, which emphasized protein solubility as one of the most serious concerns in structural biology projects. Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 748(T) produces an aggregation-prone glycosidase (LpBgl) that we crystallized previously. However, this result could not be reproduced due to protein instability and therefore further high-resolution structural analyses of LpBgl were impeded...
July 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733823/bioaccumulation-kinetics-of-arsenite-and-arsenate-in-dunaliella-salina-under-different-phosphate-regimes
#4
Ya Wang, Chunhua Zhang, Yanheng Zheng, Ying Ge
Dunaliella salina is a potential candidate for the phycoremediation of saline water contaminated with arsenic (As) due to its strong tolerance of salt and this toxic metalloid. However, the efficiency of As removal by this microalga varies under different phosphate regimes and the underlying mechanisms remain unresolved. Therefore, more detailed studies are needed to optimize As remediation using D. salina. Here, we investigated the dynamic processes of arsenite (As(III)) and arsenate (As(V)) uptake, transformation, and excretion by D...
July 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733204/the-polymorphism-xrcc1-arg194trp-and-8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine-increased-susceptibility-to-arsenic-related-renal-cell-carcinoma
#5
Yu-Mei Hsueh, Ying-Chin Lin, Wei-Jen Chen, Chao-Yuan Huang, Horng-Sheng Shiue, Yeong-Shiau Pu, Chi-Hung Chen, Chien-Tien Su
This study was designed to explore the relationship between X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) gene polymorphisms and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and to investigate whether individuals with an XRCC1 risk genotype, a high level of 8-OHdG or a high urinary total arsenic concentration have a modified odds ratio (OR) of RCC. We recruited 180 RCC patients and 360 age- and sex-matched controls from a hospital-based pool. Image-guided biopsy or surgical resection of renal tumors was performed on RCC patients for pathological verification...
July 18, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731302/lead-ii-binding-in-metallothioneins
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Daisy L Wong, Maureen E Merrifield-MacRae, Martin J Stillman
Heavy metal exposure has long been associated with metallothionein (MT) regulation and its functions. MT is a ubiquitous, cysteine-rich protein that is involved in homeostatic metal response for the essential metals zinc and copper, as well as detoxification of heavy metals; the most commonly proposed being cadmium. MT binds in vivo to a number of metals in addition to zinc, cadmium and copper, such as bismuth. In vitro, metallation with a wide range of metals (especially mercury, arsenic, and lead) has been reported using a variety of analytical methods...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731297/smart-capsules-for-lead-removal-from-industrial-wastewater
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Bartosz Tylkowski, Renata Jastrząb
Ground and especially drinking water could be contaminated by heavy metal ions such as lead and chromium, or the metalloid arsenic, discarded from industrial wastewater. These heavy metal ions are regarded as highly toxic pollutants which could cause a wide range of health problems in case of a long-term accumulation in the body. Thus, there have been many efforts to reduce the concentration of lead ions in effluent wastewater. They have included the establishment of stringent permissible discharge levels and management policies, the application of various pollution-control technologies, and the development of adsorbent materials for lead reduction...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731282/altered-signaling-associated-with-chronic-arsenic-exposure-in-human-skin-keratinocytes
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Sartaj Ahmad Mir, Santosh Renuse, Gajanan Sathe, Aafaque Ahmad Khan, Arun H Patil, Vishalakshi Nanjappa, Firdous Ahmad Bhat, T S Keshava Prasad, Ashok K Giri, Aditi Chatterjee, Harsha Gowda
Modulation of signaling pathways upon chronic arsenic exposure remains poorly studied. Here we carried out SILAC-based quantitative phosphoproteomics analysis to dissect the signaling induced upon chronic arsenic exposure in human skin keratinocyte cell line, HaCaT. We identified 4,171 unique phosphosites derived from 2,000 proteins. We observed differential phosphorylation of 406 phosphosites (2-fold) corresponding to 305 proteins. Several pathways involved in cytoskeleton maintenance and organization were found to be significantly enriched (p<0...
July 21, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728140/effects-of-inorganic-arsenic-methylated-arsenicals-and-arsenobetaine-on-atherosclerosis-in-the-mouse-model-and-the-role-of-as3mt-mediated-methylation
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Luis Fernando Negro Silva, Maryse Lemaire, Catherine A Lemarié, Dany Plourde, Alicia M Bolt, Christopher Chiavatti, D Scott Bohle, Vesna Slavkovich, Joseph H Graziano, Stéphanie Lehoux, Koren K Mann
BACKGROUND: Arsenic is metabolized through a series of oxidative methylation reactions by arsenic (3) methyltransferase (As3MT) to yield methylated intermediates. Although arsenic exposure is known to increase the risk of atherosclerosis, the contribution of arsenic methylation and As3MT remains undefined. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to define whether methylated arsenic intermediates were proatherogenic and whether arsenic biotransformation by As3MT was required for arsenic-enhanced atherosclerosis...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728137/rice-versus-drinking-water-estimating-the-primary-source-of-arsenic-in-the-u-s-diet
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Julia R Barrett
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June 30, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728119/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-inflammation-correlates-with-calcium-overload-under-arsenic-trioxide-induced-myocardial-damage-in-gallus-gallus
#11
Siwen Li, Yu Wang, Hongjing Zhao, Ying He, Jinglun Li, Guangshun Jiang, Mingwei Xing
Arsenic is a known environmental pollutant and highly hazardous toxin to human health. Due to the biological accumulation, arsenic produces a variety of cardiovascular diseases. However, the exact mechanism is still unclear. Here, our objective was to evaluate myocardial damage and determine the potential mechanism under arsenic exposure in chickens. Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) (1.25 mg/kg BW, corresponding 15 mg/kg feed) was administered as basal diet to male Hy-line chickens (one-day-old) for 4, 8 and 12 weeks...
July 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727988/environmental-exposures-and-pediatric-kidney-function-and-disease-a-systematic-review
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Laura Y Zheng, Alison P Sanders, Jeffrey M Saland, Robert O Wright, Manish Arora
BACKGROUND: Environmental chemical exposures have been implicated in pediatric kidney disease. No appraisal of the available evidence has been conducted on this topic. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the epidemiologic studies that assessed association of environmental exposures with measures of kidney function and disease in pediatric populations. The search period went through July 2016. RESULTS: We found 50 studies that met the search criteria and were included in this systematic review...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726409/observation-of-steady-shear-induced-nematic-ordering-of-selenium-chain-moieties-in-arsenic-selenide-liquids
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Weidi Zhu, Galan Moore, Bruce G Aitken, Simon Clark, Sabyasachi Sen
Structural anisotropy induced by steady shear and its mechanistic relation with shear thinning are investigated in AsxSe1-x glasses (5≤x≤30) quenched from parent liquids subjected to shear rates ranging between 0 and 104 s1 using polarized Raman spectroscopy and two-dimensional x-ray diffraction. When taken together, the results demonstrate significant shear-induced partial alignment of -Se-Se-Se- chain moieties in the flow direction of the extruded fibers. This alignment is reminiscent of nematic liquid crystals where orientational order exists without positional order...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726320/assessing-neurodevelopmental-effects-of-arsenolipids-in-pre-differentiated-human-neurons
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Barbara Witt, Franziska Ebert, Sören Meyer, Kevin A Francesconi, Tanja Schwerdtle
SCOPE: In the general population exposure to arsenic occurs mainly via diet. Highest arsenic concentrations are found in seafood, where arsenic is present predominantly in its organic forms including arsenolipids. Since recent studies have provided evidence that arsenolipids could reach the brain of an organism and exert toxicity in fully differentiated human neurons, this work aims to assess the neurodevelopmental toxicity of arsenolipids. METHODS AND RESULTS: Neurodevelopmental effects of three arsenic-containing hydrocarbons (AsHC), two arsenic-containing fatty acids (AsFA), arsenite and dimethylarsinic acid (DMA(V) ) were characterized in pre-differentiated human neurons...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726072/concentration-of-thyrotropic-hormone-in-persons-occupationally-exposed-to-lead-cadmium-and-arsenic
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Marta Jurdziak, Paweł Gać, Małgorzata Poręba, Anna Szymańska-Chabowska, Grzegorz Mazur, Rafał Poręba
Thyroid hormones are essential for body homeostasis. The scientific literature contains restricted proofs for effects of environmental chemical factors on thyroid function. The present study aimed at evaluating the relationship between toxicological parameters and concentration of thyrotropic hormone in persons occupationally exposed to lead, cadmium and arsenic. The studies were conducted on 102 consecutive workers occupationally exposed to lead, cadmium and arsenic (mean age 45.08 ± 9.87 years). The estimated parameters characterizing occupational exposure to metals included blood cadmium concentration (Cd-B), blood lead concentration (Pb-B), blood zinc protoporphyrin concentration (ZnPP) and urine arsenic concentration (As-U)...
July 19, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724231/arsenic-speciation-in-aquifer-sediment-under-varying-groundwater-regime-and-redox-conditions-at-jianghan-plain-of-central-china
#16
Yanhua Duan, Yiqun Gan, Yanxin Wang, Chongxuan Liu, Kai Yu, Yamin Deng, Ke Zhao, Chuangju Dong
At Jianghan Plain of central Yangtze basins where the health of >73, 000 people has been affected by long term intake of high arsenic groundwater, over 100 sediment samples from four boreholes at the field monitoring sites were collected and analyzed to delineate the distribution and speciation of As in the shallow aquifer sediment. Results showed that sediment As concentration is generally dependent on the lithological conditions, with the higher As concentration present in fine particle sediment, especially in the silty sand layers underlying clay or silty clay layers...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720276/arsenic-removal-by-periphytic-biofilm-and-its-application-combined-with-biochar
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Ningyuan Zhu, Jianhong Zhang, Jun Tang, Yan Zhu, Yonghong Wu
A biochar and periphyton-based system (BPS) comprising of a biochar column and a periphyton bioreactor was designed to avoid the toxicity issue associated with removing As(III) from wastewater. Results showed that the periphyton can grow when As(III) is less than 5.0mgL(-1). The BPS obtained a high As(III) removal rate (∼90.2-95.4%) at flow rate=1.0mLmin(-1) and initial concentration of As(III)=2.0mgL(-1). About 60% of the As(III) was pre-treated (adsorbed) in the biochar column and the removal of the remaining As(III) was attributed to the periphyton bioreactor...
July 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720099/association-between-genome-wide-copy-number-variation-and-arsenic-induced-skin-lesions-a-prospective-study
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Muhammad G Kibriya, Farzana Jasmine, Faruque Parvez, Maria Argos, Shantanu Roy, Rachelle Paul-Brutus, Tariqul Islam, Alauddin Ahmed, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman, Justin Shinkle, Vesna Slavkovich, Joseph H Graziano, Habibul Ahsan
BACKGROUND: Exposure to arsenic in drinking water is a global health problem and arsenic-induced skin lesions are hallmark of chronic arsenic toxicity. We and others have reported germline genetic variations as risk factors for such skin lesions. The role of copy number variation (CNV) in the germline DNA in this regard is unknown. METHODS: From a large prospectively followed-up cohort, exposed to arsenic, we randomly selected 2171 subjects without arsenic-induced skin lesions at enrollment and genotyped their whole blood DNA samples on Illumina Cyto12v2...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719869/effectiveness-of-table-top-water-pitcher-filters-to-remove-arsenic-from-drinking-water
#19
Roxanna Barnaby, Amanda Liefeld, Brian P Jackson, Thomas H Hampton, Bruce A Stanton
Arsenic contamination of drinking water is a serious threat to the health of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In the United States ~3 million individuals drink well water that contains arsenic levels above the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10μg/L. Several technologies are available to remove arsenic from well water including anion exchange, adsorptive media and reverse osmosis. In addition, bottled water is an alternative to drinking well water contaminated with arsenic...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718096/contamination-status-of-arsenic-in-fish-and-shellfish-from-three-river-basins-in-ghana
#20
Francis Gbogbo, Samuel Darlynton Otoo, Obed Asomaning, Robert Quaye Huago
Fish and shellfish are regularly consumed and sold in Ghana, yet studies on arsenic pollution in Ghana are limited largely to ground water. This study evaluated arsenic concentrations in seven species of shellfish and 10 species of fish inhabiting the mouth of Ankobra, Densu and Volta basins in Ghana and assessed the public health implications. Arsenic levels varied from 0.2 to 2.2 mg L(-1) in the three rivers and were higher than WHO recommended values of 10 μg L(-1) for drinking water. Except for Periophthalmus sp...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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