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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304107/the-percutaneous-toxicokinetics-of-sulphur-mustard-in-a-damaged-skin-porcine-model-and-the-evaluation-of-woundstat%C3%A2-as-a-topical-decontaminant
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Charlotte A Hall, Helen L Lydon, Christopher H Dalton, J Kevin Chipman, John S Graham, Robert P Chilcott
This study used a damaged skin, porcine model to evaluate the in vivo efficacy of WoundStat™ for decontamination of superficial (non-haemorrhaging), sulphur mustard-contaminated wounds. The dorsal skin of 12 female pigs was subjected to controlled physical damage and exposed to 10 μL (14) C-radiolabelled sulphur mustard ((14) C-SM). Animals were randomly assigned to either a control or a treatment group. In the latter, WoundStat™ was applied 30 s post exposure and left in situ for 1 h. Skin lesion progression and decontaminant efficacy were quantified over 6 h using a range of biophysical measurements...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300596/combined-virtual-screening-mmpbsa-molecular-docking-and-dynamics-studies-against-deadly-anthrax-an-in-silico-effort-to-inhibit-bacillus-anthracis-nucleoside-hydrolase
#2
Masoumeh Karami, Chiya Jalali, Sako Mirzaie
Anthrax is a deadly disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a dangerous biological warfare agent employed for both military and terrorist purposes. A critical selective target for chemotherapy against this disease is nucleoside hydrolase (NH), an enzyme still not found in mammals. In the current study, we have performed molecular docking and dynamics studies, aiming to propose the new potent inhibitors of B. anthracis NH among National Cancer Institute (NCI) Diversity Set. We also analyzed the principal interactions of proposed compounds with the active site residues of NH and the relevant factors to biological activity...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285101/comparative-toxicity-of-mono-and-bifunctional-alkylating-homologues-of-sulphur-mustard-in-human-skin-keratinocytes
#3
Thomas W Sawyer, Karin McNeely, Kristen Louis, Pierre Lecavalier, Yanfeng Song, Mercy Villanueva, Robin Clewley
Sulphur mustard (bis(2-chloroethyl) sulphide; agent H) is a vesicant chemical warfare (CW) agent whose mechanism of action is not known with any certainty and for which there are no effective antidotes. It has a pronounced latent period before signs and symptoms of poisoning appear which it shares with the nitrogen mustards, and that differentiates it from other classes of vesicant agents. Sulphur mustard, the sulphur mustard CW agents Q (1,2-bis(2-chloroethylthio) ethane) and T (1,1 bis(2-chloroethylthioethyl) ether), the H partial hydrolysis product hemi-sulphur mustard (2-chloroethyl 2-hydroxyethyl sulphide; HSM), and the commercially available 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulphide (CEES) were characterized with respect to their toxicity in first passage cultures of proliferating human skin keratinocytes, the target cell of H-induced skin vesication...
March 8, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279874/high-throughput-quantitative-analysis-of-the-%C3%AE-lyase-sulfur-mustard-metabolite-1-1-sulfonylbis-2-methylsulfinyl-ethane-in-urine-via-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Martin J Bevan, Matthew T Wogen, Mark D Lunda, Stefan A Saravia
Sulfur Mustard (HD) has a 100year history of use as a chemical warfare agent and recent events in the Middle East are causing it to once again be a potential concern. We report a new high-throughput method for the determination of HD exposure by the analysis of the β-lyase metabolite 1,1'-sulfonylbis[2-(methylsulfinyl)ethane] (SBMSE) in human urine. This method features a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) oxidative conversion of the β-lyase metabolites to SBMSE, followed by sample extraction and concentration using solid phase extraction in 96-well plate format...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267954/-decontamination-of-organophosphorus-compounds-towards-new-alternatives
#5
REVIEW
L Poirier, P Jacquet, M Elias, D Daudé, E Chabrière
Organophosphorus coumpounds (OP) are toxic chemicals mainly used for agricultural purpose such as insecticides and were also developed and used as warfare nerve agents. OP are inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase, a key enzyme involved in the regulation of the central nervous system. Chemical, physical and biological approaches have been considered to decontaminate OP. This review summarizes the current and emerging strategies that are investigated to tackle this issue with a special emphasis on enzymatic remediation methods...
March 3, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218409/development-of-haemostatic-decontaminants-for-treatment-of-wounds-contaminated-with-chemical-warfare-agents-3-evaluation-of-in-vitro-topical-decontamination-efficacy-using-damaged-skin
#6
Helen L Lydon, Charlotte A Hall, Christopher H Dalton, J Kevin Chipman, John S Graham, Robert P Chilcott
Previous studies have demonstrated that haemostatic products with an absorptive mechanism of action retain their clotting efficiency in the presence of toxic materials and are effective in decontaminating chemical warfare (CW) agents when applied to normal, intact skin. The purpose of this in vitro study was to assess three candidate haemostatic products for effectiveness in the decontamination of superficially damaged porcine skin exposed to the radiolabelled CW agents, soman (GD), VX and sulphur mustard (HD)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179194/rsdl-decontamination-of-human-skin-contaminated-with-the-nerve-agent-vx
#7
L Thors, S Lindberg, S Johansson, B Koch, M Koch, L Hägglund, A Bucht
Dermal exposure to low volatile organophosphorus compounds (OPC) may lead to penetration through the skin and uptake in the blood circulation. Skin decontamination of toxic OPCs, such as pesticides and chemical warfare nerve agents, might therefore be crucial for mitigating the systemic toxicity following dermal exposure. Reactive skin decontamination lotion (RSDL) has been shown to reduce toxic effects in animals dermally exposed to the nerve agent VX. In the present study, an in vitro flow-through diffusion cell was utilized to evaluate the efficacy of RSDL for decontamination of VX exposed to human epidermis...
March 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157878/multiplex-coherent-anti-stokes-raman-scattering-spectroscopy-for-trace-chemical-detection
#8
Sherrie B Pilkington, Stephen D Roberson, Paul M Pellegrino
Trace chemical detection is a particularly challenging problem of significant Army interest. Optical diagnostic techniques offer rapid, accurate, sensitive, and highly selective detection of hazardous materials in a variety of systems. Multiplex coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering (MCARS) spectroscopy generates a complete Raman spectrum from the material of interest using a combination of a supercontinuum pulse, which drives multiple molecular vibrations simultaneously, and a narrowband probe pulse. In this study, we demonstrated the ability of MCARS to detect trace amounts of both explosive materials and chemical warfare agent simulants with limits of detection below 0...
January 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131041/mixed-cufe-and-znfe-hydr-oxides-as-reactive-adsorbents-of-chemical-warfare-agent-surrogates
#9
Marc Florent, Dimitrios A Giannakoudakis, Rajiv Wallace, Teresa J Bandosz
Two sets of zinc-iron and copper-iron mixed (hydr)oxides were prepared by a simple co-precipitation method. Either nitrate or chloride was a source of the metals. The decontamination ability of the materials was tested in closed vials saturated with vapors of 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (CEES) or dimethyl chlorophosphate (DMCP), a blister agent and a nerve agent surrogate, respectively. In both cases, the weight uptakes on the mixed oxides were superior to the ones reported for the pure metal oxides or hydroxides...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117022/acetylcholinesterase-a-primary-target-for-drugs-and-insecticides
#10
Sunita Thapa, Min Lv, Hui Xu
Acetylcholinesterase is a serine hydrolase that terminates the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine by hydrolyzing it into acetic acid and choline. The molecule, having an ellipsoidal structure, possesses three binding sites; active site (with catalytic anionic and esteratic subsites), aromatic gorge and peripheral anionic site, where the inhibiting compounds interact. The acetylcholinesterase inhibitors bind to the molecule and interfere with the breakdown of acetylcholine leading to the deposition of acetylcholine in the nerve synapses and causing disrupted neurotransmission...
January 20, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098192/wearable-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-fabrics-produced-by-knitting-flexible-wire-electrodes-for-the-decontamination-of-chemical-warfare-agents
#11
Heesoo Jung, Jin Ah Seo, Seungki Choi
One of the key reasons for the limited use of atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) is its inability to treat non-flat, three-dimensional (3D) surface structures, such as electronic devices and the human body, because of the rigid electrode structure required. In this study, a new APP system design-wearable APP (WAPP)-that utilizes a knitting technique to assemble flexible co-axial wire electrodes into a large-area plasma fabric is presented. The WAPP device operates in ambient air with a fully enclosed power electrode and grounded outer electrode...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087322/cutaneous-exposure-to-vesicant-phosgene-oxime-acute-effects-on-the-skin-and-systemic-toxicity
#12
Neera Tewari-Singh, Dinesh G Goswami, Rama Kant, Claire R Croutch, Robert P Casillas, David J Orlicky, Rajesh Agarwal
Phosgene Oxime (CX), an urticant or nettle agent categorized as a vesicant, is a potential chemical warfare and terrorist weapon. Its exposure can result in widespread and devastating effects including high mortality due to its fast penetration and ability to cause immediate severe cutaneous injury. It is one of the least studied chemical warfare agents with no effective therapy available. Thus, our goal was to examine the acute effects of CX following its cutaneous exposure in SKH-1 hairless mice to help establish a relevant injury model...
January 11, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043864/a-simple-and-highly-effective-catalytic-nanozyme-scavenger-for-organophosphorus-neurotoxins
#13
Elena N Efremenko, Ilya V Lyagin, Natalia L Klyachko, Tatiana Bronich, Natalia V Zavyalova, Yuhang Jiang, Alexander V Kabanov
A simple and highly efficient catalytic scavenger of poisonous organophosphorus compounds, based on organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH, EC 3.1.8.1), is produced in aqueous solution by electrostatic coupling of the hexahistidine tagged OPH (His6-OPH) and poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(l-glutamic acid) diblock copolymer. The resulting polyion complex, termed nano-OPH, has a spherical morphology and a diameter from 25nm to 100nm. Incorporation of His6-OPH in nano-OPH preserves catalytic activity and increases stability of the enzyme allowing its storage in aqueous solution for over a year...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040920/mid-infrared-gas-absorption-sensor-based-on-a-broadband-external-cavity-quantum-cascade-laser
#14
Juan Sun, Hao Deng, Ningwu Liu, Hongliang Wang, Benli Yu, Jingsong Li
We developed a laser absorption sensor based on a pulsed, broadband tunable external cavity quantum cascade laser (ECQCL) centered at 1285 cm(-1). Unlike traditional infrared spectroscopy system, a quartz crystal tuning fork (QCTF) as a light detector was used for laser signal detection. Fast Fourier transform was applied to extract vibration intensity information of QCTF. The sensor system is successfully tested on nitrous oxide (N2O) spectroscopy measurements and compared with a standard infrared detector...
December 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038315/in-situ-probes-of-capture-and-decomposition-of-chemical-warfare-agent-simulants-by-zr-based-metal-organic-frameworks
#15
Anna M Plonka, Qi Wang, Wesley O Gordon, Alex Balboa, Diego Troya, Weiwei Guo, Conor H Sharp, Sanjaya D Senanayake, John R Morris, Craig L Hill, Anatoly I Frenkel
Zr-based metal organic frameworks (MOFs) have been recently shown to be among the fastest catalysts of nerve-agent hydrolysis in solution. We report a detailed study of the adsorption and decomposition of a nerve-agent simulant, dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP), on UiO-66, UiO-67, MOF-808, and NU-1000 using synchrotron-based X-ray powder diffraction, X-ray absorption, and infrared spectroscopy, which reveals key aspects of the reaction mechanism. The diffraction measurements indicate that all four MOFs adsorb DMMP (introduced at atmospheric pressures through a flow of helium or air) within the pore space...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032143/an-evidence-based-review-of-the-genotoxic-and-reproductive-effects-of-sulfur-mustard
#16
REVIEW
Fazlullah Khan, Kamal Niaz, Fatima Ismail Hassan, Mohammad Abdollahi
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent which is cytotoxic in nature, and at the molecular level, SM acts as DNA alkylating agent leading to genotoxic and reproductive effects. Mostly, the exposed areas of the body are the main targets for SM; however, it also adversely affects various tissues of the body and ultimately exhibits long-term complications including genotoxic and reproductive effects, even in the next generations. The effect of SM on reproductive system is the reason behind male infertility...
March 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029482/a-chronic-toxicity-study-of-diphenylarsinic-acid-in-f344-rats-in-drinking-water-for-52-weeks
#17
Takashi Yamaguchi, Min Gi, Shotarou Yamano, Masaki Fujioka, Kumiko Tatsumi, Satoko Kawachi, Naomi Ishii, Kenichiro Doi, Anna Kakehashi, Hideki Wanibuchi
Diphenylarsinic acid (DPAA), a chemical warfare-related neurotoxic organic arsenical, is present in the groundwater and soil in some regions of Japan due to illegal dumping after World War II. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the potential toxicity of DPAA when administered to rats in their drinking water for 52 weeks. DPAA was administered to groups 1-4 at concentrations of 0, 5, 10, and 20ppm in their drinking water for 52 weeks. There were no significant differences in the final body weights between the control groups and the treatment groups in male or female rats...
October 28, 2016: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998105/layer-by-layer-photocatalytic-assembly-for-solar-light-activated-self-decontaminating-textiles
#18
Lai Truong-Phuoc, Konstantinos C Christoforidis, Fabrice Vigneron, Vasiliki Papaefthimiou, Gero Decher, Nicolas Keller, Valérie Keller
Novel photocatalytic nanomaterials that can be used to functionalize textiles, conferring to them efficient solar-light-activated properties for the decontamination of toxic and lethal agents, are described. Textiles functionalized with one-dimensional (1D) SnS2-based nanomaterials were used for photocatalytic applications for the first time. We showed that 1D SnS2/TiO2 nanocomposites can be easily and strongly affixed onto textiles using the layer-by-layer deposition method. Ultrathin SnS2 nanosheets were associated with anatase TiO2 nanofibers to form nano-heterojunctions with a tight interface, considerably increasing the photo-oxidative activity of anatase TiO2 due to the beneficial interfacial transfer of photogenerated charges and increased oxidizing power...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993031/complex-coacervate-core-micelles-for-the-dispersion-and-stabilization-of-organophosphate-hydrolase-in-organic-solvents
#19
Carolyn E Mills, Allie Obermeyer, Xuehui Dong, Jeremy Walker, Bradley D Olsen
Organophosphate (OP) nerve agents are a class of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) that exist as bulk stocks in current and past war zones. Thus, a technology that can perform on-site decontamination in a safe and timely fashion is desirable. Here, complex coacervate core micelles (C3Ms) were used to encapsulate organophosphate hydrolase (OPH) and chemostabilize it to maintain activity after exposure to organophosphate simulants ethanol and dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP). C3Ms were formed by two polymers-poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) and poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate)-b-poly(4-vinyl N-methylpyridyl iodide), (POEGMA-b-qP4VP)...
December 20, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991584/chemically-modulated-graphene-quantum-dot-for-tuning-the-photoluminescence-as-novel-sensory-probe
#20
Eunhee Hwang, Hee Min Hwang, Yonghun Shin, Yeoheung Yoon, Hanleem Lee, Junghee Yang, Sora Bak, Hyoyoung Lee
A band gap tuning of environmental-friendly graphene quantum dot (GQD) becomes a keen interest for novel applications such as photoluminescence (PL) sensor. Here, for tuning the band gap of GQD, a hexafluorohydroxypropanyl benzene (HFHPB) group acted as a receptor of a chemical warfare agent was chemically attached on the GQD via the diazonium coupling reaction of HFHPB diazonium salt, providing new HFHPB-GQD material. With a help of the electron withdrawing HFHPB group, the energy band gap of the HFHPB-GQD was widened and its PL decay life time decreased...
December 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
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