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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324616/optimization-of-diazinon-biodegradation-from-aqueous-solutions-by-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-using-response-surface-methodology
#1
Mohammad H Ehrampoush, Abbas Sadeghi, Mohammad T Ghaneian, Ziaeddin Bonyadi
Diazinon is an organophosphate compound that inhibits the activity of acetylcholinesterase. Standards of the World Health Organization and Environmental Protection Agency for diazinon concentration in water are 0.1 and 9 × 10(-6) mg/L, respectively. The aim of this study was the optimization of diazinon biodegradation from aqueous solutions by Saccharomyces cerevisiae using the response surface methodology (RSM). Harvested cells of S. cerevisiae were locally purchased from the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323400/stepwise-loop-insertion-strategy-for-active-site-remodeling-to-generate-novel-enzyme-functions
#2
Md Anarul Hoque, Yong Zhang, Liuqing Chen, Guang-Yu Yang, Mst Afroza Khatun, Hai-Feng Chen, Liu Hao, Yan Feng
The remodeling of active sites to generate novel biocatalysts is an attractive and challenging task. We developed a stepwise loop insertion strategy (StLois), in which randomized residue pairs are inserted into active site loops. The phosphotriesterase-like lactonase from Geobacillus kaustophilus (GkaP-PLL) was used to investigate StLois's potential for changing enzyme function. By inserting 6 residues into active site loop7, the best variant ML7-B6 demonstrated a 16 fold further increase in catalytic efficiency toward ethyl-paraoxon compared with its initial template, that is a 609-fold higher, >107 fold substrate specificity shift relative to that of wild-type lactonase...
March 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319863/binding-affinity-and-adhesion-force-of-organophosphate-hydrolase-enzyme-with-soil-particles-related-to-the-isoelectric-point-of-the-enzyme
#3
Shah Md Asraful Islam, Shabina Yeasmin, Md Saiful Islam, Md Shariful Islam
The binding affinity of organophosphate hydrolase enzyme (OphB) with soil particles in relation to the isoelectric point (pI) was studied. Immobilization of OphB with soil particles was observed by confocal microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and Atomic force microscopy (AFM). The calculated pI of OphB enzyme was increased from 8.69 to 8.89, 9.04 and 9.16 by the single, double and triple mutant of OphB enzyme, respectively through the replacement of negatively charged aspartate with positively charged histidine...
March 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317001/temporal-trends-in-exposure-to-organophosphate-flame-retardants-in-the-united-states
#4
Kate Hoffman, Craig M Butt, Thomas F Webster, Emma V Preston, Stephanie C Hammel, Colleen Makey, Amelia M Lorenzo, Ellen M Cooper, Courtney Carignan, John D Meeker, Russ Hauser, Adelheid Soubry, Susan K Murphy, Thomas M Price, Cathrine Hoyo, Emma Mendelsohn, Johanna Congleton, Julie L Daniels, Heather M Stapleton
During the past decade, use of organophosphate compounds as flame retardants and plasticizers has increased. Numerous studies investigating biomarkers (i.e., urinary metabolites) demonstrate ubiquitous human exposure and suggest that human exposure may be increasing. To formally assess temporal trends, we combined data from 14 U.S. epidemiologic studies for which our laboratory group previously assessed exposure to two commonly used organophosphate compounds, tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) and triphenyl phosphate (TPHP)...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315592/carbon-quantum-dots-as-fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer-sensors-for-organophosphate-pesticides-determination
#5
Xiaoli Wu, Yang Song, Xu Yan, Chengzhou Zhu, Yongqiang Ma, Dan Du, Yuehe Lin
Carbon quantum dots (CQDs) obtained from natural organics attract significant attention due to the abundance of carbon sources, varieties of heteroatom doping (such as N, S, P) and good biocompatibility of precursor. In this study, tunable fluorescence emission CQDs originated from chlorophyll were synthesized and characterized. The fluorescence emission can be effectively quenched by gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) via fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). Thiocholine, which was produced from acetylthiocholine (ATC) by the hydrolysis of butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), could cause the aggregation of Au NPs and the corresponding recovery of FRET-quenched fluorescence emission...
March 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306345/a-retrospective-study-on-non-drug-related-poisoning-in-the-community-among-children-from-south-india
#6
Debasis Das Adhikari, Saibal Das, Blessed Winston A, Kaysina Vazhudhi, Aniket Kumar, Margaret Shanthi Fx, Indira Agarwal
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study was performed to determine the incidence, demographic distribution, types and outcomes across various non-drug related poisonings among children attending a tertiary care center in south India. METHODS: All children from 0-16 years who presented to the Paediatric Emergency Department, Christian Medical College, Vellore with non-drug related poisoning from October 2004 to September 2013 were included. RESULTS: Out of the total 997 cases of poisoning, 629 (63...
March 17, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303784/a-rapid-method-for-the-quantitative-determination-of-34-pesticides-in-nonalcoholic-carbonated-beverages-using-liquid-liquid-extraction-coupled-to-dispersive-solid-phase-cleanup-followed-by-gas-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#7
Satyajeet Rai, Madhuri Devi Gullapalli, Anshuman Srivastava, Hussain Shaik, Mohammed Haris Siddiqui, Mohana Krishna Reddy Mudiam
An economical, rapid, and sensitive multiresidue method using liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) coupled with dispersive SPE (dSPE) cleanup was developed for the quantitative determination of 34 multiclass multiresidue (MCMR) pesticides (14 organochlorines, eight organophosphates, 10 synthetic pyrethroids, and two herbicides) in nonalcoholic carbonated beverages (cola, orange, lemon-lime, and citra) using GC with tandem MS. The procedure mainly involved LLE by dichloromethane and dSPE cleanup in the presence of magnesium sulfate, primary secondary amine, and C<sub>18</sub>...
March 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303719/pentanuclear-lanthanide-mono-organophosphates-synthesis-structure-and-magnetism
#8
Sandeep K Gupta, Stuart K Langley, Kamna Sharma, Keith S Murray, Ramaswamy Murugavel
Research on rare-earth phosphates has recently received substantial interest because of their unique physical and chemical properties. In recent years, because of their low solubility, research interest has been built on developing methodologies to prepare nanostructures and grow single crystals of inorganic rare-earth phosphates. The chemistry of rare-earth organophosphates, however, is still at a latent stage. Contrary to the traditional hydrothermal route, we report rare examples of discrete pentanuclear lanthanide(III) organophosphate clusters assembled from a sterically encumbered monoester of phosphoric acid under mild reaction conditions...
March 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301568/toxicity-of-spinosad-to-temephos-resistant-aedes-aegypti-populations-in-brazil
#9
Luciana Dos Santos Dias, Maria de Lourdes da Graça Macoris, Maria Teresa Macoris Andrighetti, Vanessa Camargo Garbeloto Otrera, Adriana Dos Santos Dias, Luiz Guilherme Soares da Rocha Bauzer, Cynara de Melo Rodovalho, Ademir Jesus Martins, José Bento Pereira Lima
The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of different arboviruses and represents a major public health problem. Several Brazilian populations of Ae. aegypti have developed resistance to temephos, the most used organophosphate larvicide. New tools which are less harmful to the environment and safer for humans are becoming increasingly important to control this insect vector. Spinosad, an aerobic fermentation product of a soil actinobacteria, has a favorable environmental profile. It presents selective insecticide properties, a mechanism of action that differs from those of many synthetic chemical insecticides...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300621/acute-exposure-to-chlorpyrifos-caused-nadph-oxidase-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-neurotoxicity-in-a-striatal-cell-model-of-huntington-s-disease
#10
Gifty A Dominah, Rachael A McMinimy, Sallay Kallon, Gunnar F Kwakye
We hypothesized that expression of mutant Huntingtin (HTT) would modulate the neurotoxicity of the commonly used organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos (CPF), revealing cellular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration. Using a mouse striatal cell model of HD, we report that mutant HD cells are more susceptible to CPF-induced cytotoxicity as compared to wild-type. This CPF-induced cytotoxicity caused increased production of reactive oxygen species, reduced glutathione levels, decreased superoxide dismutase activity, and increased malondialdehyde levels in mutant HD cells relative to wild-type...
March 11, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299395/phenyl-valerate-esterase-activity-of-human-butyrylcholinesterase
#11
Iris Mangas, Eugenio Vilanova, Jorge Estévez
Phenyl valerate is used for detecting and measuring neuropathy target esterase (NTE) and has been used for discriminating esterases as potential target in hen model of organophosphorus delayed neuropathy. In previous studies we observed that phenyl valerate esterase (PVase) activity of an enzymatic fraction in chicken brain might be due to a butyrylcholinesterase protein (BuChE), and it was suggested that this enzymatic fraction could be related to the potentiation/promotion phenomenon of the organophosphate-induced delayed neuropathy (OPIDN)...
March 15, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296779/efficacy-of-fresh-packed-red-blood-transfusion-in-organophosphate-poisoning
#12
Hang-Xing Bao, Pei-Jian Tong, Cai-Xia Li, Jing Du, Bing-Yu Chen, Zhi-Hui Huang, Ying Wang
The mortality rate caused by organophosphate (OP) poisoning is still high, even the standard treatment such as atropine and oxime improves a lot. To search for alternative therapies, this study was aimed to investigate the effects of packed red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in acute OP poisoning, and compare the therapeutic effects of RBCs at different storage times.Patients diagnosed with OP poisoning were included in this prospective study. Fresh RBCs (packed RBCs stored less than 10 days) and longer-storage RBCs (stored more than 10 days but less than 35 days) were randomly transfused or not into OP poisoning patients...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294598/spatial-and-temporal-distributions-of-organophosphate-ester-concentrations-from-atmospheric-particulate-matter-samples-collected-across-houston-tx
#13
Adelaide E Clark, Subin Yoon, Rebecca J Sheesley, Sascha Usenko
Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) samples were collected from four ground-based sites located in the Houston, TX (Sept 21-28, 2013) and were analyzed for 12 organophosphate esters (OPEs; current-use plasticizers and flame retardants). Samples analyzed included daytime, nighttime, and 24 hour PM2.5 (PM <2.5 µm aerodynamic diameter) and total suspended particulate (TSP) samples. PM2.5 and TSP atmospheric ΣOPE concentrations varied over an order of magnitude and were statistically significantly different between urban and suburban/industrial sites...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292737/in-vivo-metabolism-of-organophosphate-flame-retardants-and-distribution-of-their-main-metabolites-in-adult-zebrafish
#14
Guowei Wang, Hanyan Chen, Zhongkun Du, Jianhua Li, Zunyao Wang, Shixiang Gao
Understanding the metabolism of chemicals as well as the distribution and depuration of their main metabolites in tissues are essential for evaluating their fate and potential toxicity in vivo. Herein, we investigated the metabolism of six typical organophosphate (OP) flame retardants (tripropyl phosphate (TPRP), tri-n-butyl phosphate (TNBP), tris(2-butoxyethyl) phosphate (TBOEP), tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) and tri-p-cresyl phosphate (p-TCP)) in adult zebrafish in laboratory at three levels (0, 1/150 LC50 (environmentally relevant level), and 1/30 LC50 per OP analog)...
March 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291828/retinoic-acid-exacerbates-chlorpyrifos-action-in-ensuing-adipogenic-differentiation-of-c3h10t%C3%A2-cells-in-a-gsk3%C3%AE-dependent-pathway
#15
Harkirat Singh Sandhu, A J S Bhanwer, Sanjeev Puri
The cell differentiation can be exploited as a paradigm to evaluate the effects of noxious chemicals, on human health, either alone or in combinations. In this regard, the effect of a known cell differentiation agent, retinoic acid (RA) was analyzed in the presence of a noxious chemical chlorpyrifos (CPF), an organophosphate (OP), the receptors of which have recently been localized to mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The observed imbalance of adipogenic to skeletal differentiation by CPF together with conundrum about adipogenic potential of RA prompted us to delineate their combinatorial effects on C3H10T½MSC-like undifferentiated cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283716/electrochemistry-coupled-online-to-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-for-fast-simulation-of-biotransformation-reactions-of-the-insecticide-chlorpyrifos
#16
Tessema F Mekonnen, Ulrich Panne, Matthias Koch
An automated method is presented for fast simulation of (bio)transformation products (TPs) of the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos (CPF) based on electrochemistry coupled online to liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (EC-LC-MS). Oxidative TPs were produced by a boron doped diamond (BDD) electrode, separated by reversed phase HPLC and online detected by electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). Furthermore, EC oxidative TPs were investigated by HPLC-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and FT-ICR high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) and compared to in vitro assay metabolites (rat and human liver microsomes)...
March 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283128/predictors-of-detected-organophosphorus-pesticides-among-orang-asli-children-living-in%C3%A2-malaysia
#17
Juliana Mat Sutris, Zaleha Md Isa, Siti Arfah Sumeri, Hasanain Faisal Ghazi
BACKGROUND: Increasing use of pesticides in agriculture to control pest may result in permanent damage to the environment and consequently cause harmful health problems especially among infant and children. Due to pesticide's natural toxicity and its widespread use, it causes a serious threat to public health especially to this vulnerable group. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the organophosphorus pesticide urinary metabolite levels and its predictors among Orang Asli children of the Mah Meri tribe living in an agricultural island in Kuala Langat, Selangor...
September 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282639/examination-of-technical-mixtures-of-halogen-free-phosphorus-based-flame-retardants-using-multiple-analytical-techniques
#18
Nicole Riddell, Bert van Bavel, Ingrid Ericson Jogsten, Robert McCrindle, Alan McAlees, Brock Chittim
The application of phosphorus based flame retardants as replacements for commonly used halogenated flame retardants has been gaining interest due to the possibility that these compounds may have a less significant impact on human and environmental health. Unfortunately, little is known about the chemical compositions of many of the technical products (which often are mixtures) and a single separation technique for concurrent analysis of these types of compounds has not been identified. This paper reports the results of an investigation into the constituents of three halogen free organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), resorcinol bis(diphenyl phosphate) (RDBPP), bisphenol A bis(diphenyl phosphate) (BPA-BDPP), and 9,10-dihydro-9-oxa-10-phosphaphenanthrene-10-oxide (DOPO)...
February 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282624/immunotoxicity-of-organophosphate-flame-retardants-tphp-and-tdcipp-on-murine-dendritic-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
#19
Derya Canbaz, Adrian Logiantara, Ronald van Ree, Leonie S van Rijt
Organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) are commonly used as alternatives for the banned polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and are ubiquitously detected in indoor dust. PFRs can be potentially hazardous to respiratory health via the inhalation of house dust. Dendritic cells (DCs) are crucial in the immunological defense against pathogens in the airways. In respiratory allergy however, an aberrant immune response is induced against innocuous proteins, like house dust mite allergens. In this study, we examined whether exposure to PFRs Triphenylphosphate (TPHP) and Tris(1,3-dichloroisopropyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) affected activation/maturation of DCs at steady state and during exposure to house dust mite allergens (HDM)...
February 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282128/activation-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-and-disruption-of-progesterone-synthesis-of-2-ethylhexyl-diphenyl-phosphate-in-human-placental-choriocarcinoma-cells-comparison-with-triphenyl-phosphate
#20
Wenxin Hu, Fumei Gao, Hong Zhang, Youhei Hiromori, Shuhei Arakawa, Hisamitsu Nagase, Tsuyoshi Nakanishi, Jianying Hu
2-Ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate (EHDPP), an organophosphate flame retardant (OPFR), is frequently detected in human blood. In this study, the sensitive dual-luciferase reporter gene assay and molecular docking were used to investigate the activation of EHDPP to human peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARG). Results show that EHDPP exhibited stronger PPARG activation (EC20: 2.04 μM) than triphenyl phosphate (TPhP) (EC20: 2.78 μM). EHDPP upregulated the gene expression of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (3β-HSD1) in human placental choriocarcinoma cells in a dose-dependent manner, and the lowest observable effective concentration was 10 μM, lower than that of TPhP (20 μM)...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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