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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437697/catalytic-polymer-clay-composite-for-enhanced-removal-and-degradation-of-diazinon
#1
Itamar A Shabtai, Yael G Mishael
It is well established that organophosphate pesticides, such as diazinon, pose environmental and health risks. Diazinon is prone to rapid acidic hydrolysis, forming the less toxic compound 2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinol (IMP). In this study, diazinon surface catalyzed hydrolysis was achieved by its adsorption to a composite, based on protonated poly (4-vinyl-pyridine-co-styrene) (HPVPcoS) and montmorillonite (MMT) clay. The adsorption affinity and kinetics of diazinon to HPVPcoS-MMT were significantly higher than those obtained to the deprotonated PVPcoS-MMT, emphasizing the importance of hydrogen bonding...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430429/potential-glucocorticoid-and-mineralocorticoid-effects-of-nine-organophosphate-flame-retardants
#2
Quan Zhang, Jinghua Wang, Jianqiang Zhu, Jing Liu, Meirong Zhao
Organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), as alternatives of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), have been frequently detected in the environment and biota, and could pose adverse effects on organisms. However, information on the potential endocrine disruption of OPFRs, especially their effects on steroid hormone receptors, such as glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors (GR/MR), is limited. In this study, the dual-luciferase reporter gene assay via GR/MR and a H295R steroidogenesis assay were employed to evaluate the endocrine disruption of nine OPFRs...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427450/presence-of-susceptible-wild-strains-of-anopheles-gambiae-in-a-large-industrial-palm-farm-located-in-aboisso-south-eastern-of-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
#3
Cécile M A Sadia-Kacou, Ludovic P Ahoua Alou, Ako V C Edi, Celine M Yobo, Maurice A Adja, Allassane F Ouattara, David Malone, Alphonsine A Koffi, Yao Tano, Benjamin G Koudou
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of malaria control programmes through implementation of vector control activities is challenged by the emergence of insecticide resistance. In the South-Eastern region of Côte d'Ivoire, where palm oil plantations remain the predominant agricultural crop, the susceptibility of wild Anopheles gambiae sensu lato species is still unknown and thus requires a particular attention. The current study was carried out to address the gap by in-depth characterization of susceptibility level of An...
April 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421040/isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-novel-chlorpyrifos-and-3-5-6-trichloro-2-pyridinol-degrading-bacteria-from-sugarcane-farm-soils
#4
Smriti Rayu, Uffe N Nielsen, Loïc Nazaries, Brajesh K Singh
Chlorpyrifos (CP) is one of the most widely used organophosphate pesticides in agriculture worldwide, but its extensive use has led to the contamination of various soil and water systems. Microbial bioremediation is considered to be one of the most viable options for the removal of CP from the environment; however, little is known about the soil bacterial diversity that degrade CP. Sequential soil and liquid culture enrichments enabled the isolation of bacterial CP degraders with sequence homologies to Xanthomonas sp...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418299/control-of-malaria-vector-mosquitoes-by-insecticide-treated-combinations-of-window-screens-and-eave-baffles
#5
Gerry F Killeen, John P Masalu, Dingani Chinula, Emmanouil A Fotakis, Deogratius R Kavishe, David Malone, Fredros Okumu
We assessed window screens and eave baffles (WSEBs), which enable mosquitoes to enter but not exit houses, as an alternative to indoor residual spraying (IRS) for malaria vector control. WSEBs treated with water, the pyrethroid lambda-cyhalothrin, or the organophosphate pirimiphos-methyl, with and without a binding agent for increasing insecticide persistence on netting, were compared with IRS in experimental huts. Compared with IRS containing the same insecticide, WSEBs killed similar proportions of Anopheles funestus mosquitoes that were resistant to pyrethroids, carbamates and organochlorines and greater proportions of pyrethroid-resistant, early exiting An...
May 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417172/simultaneous-determination-of-multiclass-pesticide-residues-in-human-plasma-using-a-mini-quechers-method
#6
Anshuman Srivastava, Satyajeet Rai, Ashish Kumar Sonker, Kajal Karsauliya, Chandra Prabha Pandey, Sheelendra Pratap Singh
Blood is one of the most assessable matrices for the determination of pesticide residue exposure in humans. Effective sample preparation/cleanup of biological samples is very important in the development of a sensitive, reproducible, and robust method. In the present study, a simple, cost-effective, and rapid gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method has been developed and validated for simultaneous analysis of 31 multiclass (organophosphates, organochlorines, and synthetic pyrethroids) pesticide residues in human plasma by means of a mini QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) method...
April 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411641/nanoarmoring-of-proteins-by-conjugation-to-block-copolymer-micelles
#7
Nisaraporn Suthiwangcharoen, Ramanathan Nagarajan
The creation of polymer nanoparticles with protein functionality is of great interest to many applications such as targeted drug or gene delivery, diagnostic imaging, cancer theranostics, delivery of protein therapeutics, sensing chemical and biomolecular analytes in complex environments, and design of protective clothing resembling a second skin. Many approaches to achieving this goal are being explored in the current literature. In this chapter, we describe a relatively simple and flexible approach of conjugating the protein to an amphiphilic block copolymer and creating polymer nanoparticles with protein functionality by taking advantage of the intrinsic self-assembly behavior of the amphiphilic block copolymer...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411389/the-comet-assay-in-folsomia-candida-a-suitable-approach-to-assess-genotoxicity-in-collembolans
#8
Diogo N Cardoso, Ana Rita R Silva, Andreia Cruz, Joana Lourenço, Joana Neves, Catarina Malheiro, Sónia Mendo, Amadeu M V M Soares, Susana Loureiro
The present study shows the comet assay technique being successfully applied for the first time to one of the most widely used soil organisms in standardized ecotoxicological tests, Folsomia candida, providing a step forward in assessing the genotoxicity induced by xenobiotics. Because collembolans have a high content of chitin, a new methodology was developed in which the heads of the collembolans were separated from the rest of the body, allowing the hemolymph to leak out. This procedure allows the cells to be released, and after lysis the genetic material is available for the comet assay...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407546/exploring-adduct-formation-between-human-serum-albumin-and-eleven-organophosphate-ester-flame-retardants-and-plasticizers-using-maldi-tof-tof-and-lc-q-tof
#9
Shaogang Chu, Margaret R Baker, Gladys Leong, Robert J Letcher, Shirley J Gee, Bruce D Hammock, Qing X Li
Organophosphate (OP) and organophosphate ester (OPE) adducts of albumin are valuable biomarkers for retrospective verification of exposure. In the present study, our goal was to determine whether OPE flame retardants (OPE FRs) and OPE plasticizers can covalently bind to human serum albumin (HSA), which would allow the resulting adducts to be used to evaluate exposure. Eleven OPE FRs and plasticizers were examined in a HSA-adduct in vitro assay. Pure HSA was incubated with the target OPEs, as well as with an OP insecticide (profenofos) positive control...
March 31, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407384/point-mutations-in-acetylcholinesterase-1-associated-with-chlorpyrifos-resistance-in-the-brown-planthopper-nilaparvata-lugens-st%C3%A3-l
#10
Y Zhang, B Yang, J Li, M Liu, Z Liu
Insecticide resistance frequently results from target-site insensitivity, such as point mutations in acetylcholinesterases (AChEs) for resistance to organophosphates and carbamates. From a field-originated population of Nilaparvata lugens, a major rice pest, a resistant population (R9) was obtained by nine-generation continuous selection with chlorpyrifos. From the same field population, a relatively susceptible population (S9) was also constructed through rearing without any insecticides. Compared to the susceptible strain, Sus [medium lethal dose (LC50 ) = 0...
April 13, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406525/an-improved-radiosynthesis-of-o-2-18-f-fluoroethyl-o-p-nitrophenyl-methylphosphonate-a-first-in-class-cholinesterase-pet-tracer
#11
Kiel D Neumann, Charles M Thompson, Joseph E Blecha, John M Gerdes, Henry F VanBrocklin
O-(2-Fluoroethyl)-O-(p-nitrophenyl) methylphosphonate 1 is an organophosphate (OP) cholinesterase inhibitor, which creates a phosphonyl-serine covalent adduct at the enzyme active site blocking cholinesterase activity in vivo. The corresponding radiolabeled O-(2-[(18) F]fluoroethyl)-O-(p-nitrophenyl) methylphosphonate, [(18) F]1, has been previously prepared and found to be an excellent positron emission tomography (PET) imaging tracer for assessment of cholinesterases in live brain, peripheral tissues and blood...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404526/stereospecific-cholinesterase-inhibition-by-o-s-diethylphenylphosphonothioate
#12
Ahmed Mohammed, Jennifer Sneathen, Sara Glazier Frojen, Louis Kuo, Cynthia M Dupureur
The inhibition kinetics and stereospecificity of the chiral nerve agent derivative O,S-diethylphenylphosphonothioate (DEPP) were examined for two forms of acetylcholinesterase (human and eel) and equine butyrylcholinesterase. Both S- and R-DEPP are poor inhibitors of eel AChE (IC50 150μM), consistent with a large, nondiscriminatory binding interaction in the active site of this enzyme. However, S-DEPP is active against human and equine AChE with low μM IC50s. DEPP stereospecificities (S/R) toward these enzymes are moderate (20) relative to other cholinesterase-organophosphate (OP) systems...
March 30, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403672/toxic-megacolon-as-a-rare-complication-following-atropine-therapy-due-to-organophosphate-poisoning-a-case-report
#13
Babak Mostafazadeh, Esmaeil Farzaneh, Maryam Paeezi, Farahnaz Nikkhah
The main therapeutic basis for a case of organophosphate poisoning is a combination therapy which includes atropine as an anticholinergic drug and pralidoxime. If the poisoning is severe, a high dose of this combination of medicines may be needed, but this may cause serious side effects: paralytic ileus or even megacolon; however, these gastrointestinal events are very rare. Here, we report a case of organophosphate poisoning where atropine therapy was given and led to drug-associated toxic megacolon.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402838/exposure-of-honey-bees-apis-mellifera-to-different-classes-of-insecticides-exhibit-distinct-molecular-effect-patterns-at-concentrations-that-mimic-environmental-contamination
#14
Verena Christen, Karl Fent
Pesticides are implicated in the decline of honey bee populations. Many insecticides are neurotoxic and act by different modes of actions. Although a link between insecticide exposure and changed behaviour has been made, molecular effects underlying these effects are poorly understood. Here we elucidated molecular effects at environmental realistic concentrations of two organophosphates, chlorpyrifos and malathion, the pyrethroid cypermethrin, and the ryanodine receptor activator, chlorantraniliprole. We assessed transcriptional alterations of selected genes at three exposure times (24 h, 48 h, 72 h) in caged honey bees exposed to different concentrations of these compounds...
April 9, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402435/comparative-effect-of-three-neurotoxic-insecticides-with-different-modes-of-action-on-adult-males-and-females-of-three-tortricid-moth-pests
#15
Miguel A Navarro-Roldán, Jesús Avilla, Dolors Bosch, Joan Valls, César Gemeno
Insecticides are the dominant pest management method in fruit and vegetable crops worldwide owing to their quick effect, low cost, and relatively easy application, but they bear negative effects on human health and the environment. Insecticide mode of action (MoA), target species, and sex are variables that could affect insecticide-induced mortality. We recorded the mortality caused by three neurotoxic insecticides with different modes of action (chlorpyrifos [organophosphate, acetylcholinesterase inhibitor], λ-cyhalothrin [pyrethroid, sodium channel modulator], and thiacloprid [neonicotinoid, nicotinic acetylcholinesterase receptor agonist]) applied topically to adult males and females of three economically important tortricid species [Cydia pomonella (L...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400690/transient-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-in-organophosphate-poisoning
#16
Ram Narayan, Mansoor C Abdulla, Jemshad Alungal
Renal complications due to organophosphate poisoning are very rare. We are presenting a unique case of transient distal renal tubular acidosis due to organophosphate poisoning, which to the best of our knowledge is the first of its kind. An elderly female after deliberate self-harm with ingestion of chlorpyrifos had multiple ventricular arrhythmias due to hypokalemia secondary to distal renal tubular acidosis which improved completely after treatment.
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399857/variability-and-predictors-of-urinary-concentrations-of-organophosphate-flame-retardant-metabolites-among-pregnant-women-in-rhode-island
#17
Megan E Romano, Nicola L Hawley, Melissa Eliot, Antonia M Calafat, Nayana K Jayatilaka, Karl Kelsey, Stephen McGarvey, Maureen G Phipps, David A Savitz, Erika F Werner, Joseph M Braun
BACKGROUND: Organophospate flame retardants (PFRs) are chemicals of emerging concern due to restrictions on polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardant formulations. We describe the occurrence, variability, and predictors of urinary metabolites of PFRs among pregnant women. METHODS: In 2014-2015, 59 women from Providence, RI provided up to 3 spot urine samples during pregnancy (~12, 28, and 35 weeks' gestation). We created a pooled urine sample per woman and measured nine relevant metabolites in individual and pooled samples...
April 11, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399289/no-detectable-insecticide-resistance-in-swallow-bugs-hemiptera-cimicidae-following-long-term-exposure-to-naled-dibrom-8
#18
Jelena Runjaic, Ian J Bellovich, Catherine E Page, Charles R Brown, Warren Booth
The swallow bug, Oeciacus vicarius Horvath, is a hematophagous ectoparasite of the cliff swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Vieillot, and is closely related to bed bugs (Cimex spp.). Evolution of insecticide resistance has been documented for bed bugs but not studied in Oeciacus. For periods of 17 and 32 yr, two cliff swallow colonies in western Nebraska were treated during the summer breeding season using the organophosphate insecticide Dibrom. Despite continual treatments, O. vicarius has been observed frequently within these colonies...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398497/detection-of-reduced-susceptibility-to-chlorfenapyr-and-bifenthrin-containing-products-in-field-populations-of-the-bed-bug-hemiptera-cimicidae
#19
Aaron R Ashbrook, Michael E Scharf, Gary W Bennett, Ameya D Gondhalekar
Insecticide resistance is a major impediment for effective control of Cimex lectularius L. Previous resistance detection studies with bed bugs have focused on certain pyrethroid, neonicotinoid, organochlorine, organophosphate, and carbamate insecticides. Within the pyrethroid class, resistance studies have mostly been limited to deltamethrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, and alpha- and beta-cyfluthrin. The goal of this study was to develop diagnostic concentration bioassays for assessing bed bug susceptibility levels to chlorfenapyr- and bifenthrin-containing products...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391155/an-approach-to-clarify-the-effect-mechanism-of-glyphosate-on-body-malformations-during-embryonic-development-of-zebrafish-daino-rerio
#20
Ekrem Sulukan, Mine Köktürk, Hamid Ceylan, Şükrü Beydemir, Mesut Işik, Muhammed Atamanalp, Saltuk Buğrahan Ceyhun
In this study, it has been investigated that the effects of glyphosate, which is a herbicide within organophosphate and unselective widely used in agriculture on enzyme activity of carbonic anhydrase, production of reactive oxygen species, cell apoptosis and body morphology during the embryonic development of zebrafish. To this end, it has been treated embryo with 1, 5, 10 and 100 mg/L gyphosate at 96 h. The embryos treated with glyphosate from 4 hpf were evaluated by considering the survival rates, hatching rates, body malformations under the stereo microscope in 24, 48, 72 and 96th hours...
April 5, 2017: Chemosphere
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