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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634886/subcortical-brain-atrophy-in-gulf-war-illness
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Peka Christova, Lisa M James, Brian E Engdahl, Scott M Lewis, Adam F Carpenter, Apostolos P Georgopoulos
Gulf War Illness (GWI) is a multisystem disorder that has affected a substantial number of veterans who served in the 1990-1991 Gulf War. The brain is prominently affected, as manifested by the presence of neurological, cognitive and mood symptoms. Although brain dysfunction in GWI has been well documented (EBioMedicine 12:127-32, 2016), abnormalities in brain structure have been debated. Here we report a substantial (~10%) subcortical brain atrophy in GWI comprising mainly the brainstem, cerebellum and thalamus, and, to a lesser extent, basal ganglia, amygdala and diencephalon...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633599/mechanism-of-deltamethrin-induced-thymic-and-splenic-toxicity-in-mice-and-its-protection-by-piperine-and-curcumin-in-vivo-study
#2
Anoop Kumar, Dinakar Sasmal, Neelima Sharma
Deltamethrin (DLM) is a well-known pyrethroid insecticide which is widely used in the agriculture and home pest control due to restriction on the sale of organophosphate. DLM induced apoptosis is well known but its mechanism is still unclear. This study has been designed to find out its mechanism of apoptosis with the help of computational methods along with in vivo methods. The QikProp and ProTox results have shown that DLM has good oral absorption. The docking results reveal that DLM has a strong binding affinity toward the CD4, CD8, CD28 and CD45 receptors...
February 28, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628635/cross-resistance-and-synergism-bioassays-suggest-multiple-mechanisms-of-pyrethroid-resistance-in-western-corn-rootworm-populations
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Adriano E Pereira, Dariane Souza, Sarah N Zukoff, Lance J Meinke, Blair D Siegfried
Recently, resistance to the pyrethroid bifenthrin was detected and confirmed in field populations of western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte from southwestern areas of Nebraska and Kansas. As a first step to understand potential mechanisms of resistance, the objectives of this study were i) to assess adult mortality at diagnostic concentration-LC99 to the pyrethroids bifenthrin and tefluthrin as well as DDT, ii) estimate adult and larval susceptibility to the same compounds as well as the organophosphate methyl-parathion, and iii) perform synergism experiments with piperonyl butoxide (PBO) (P450 inhibitor) and S,S,S-tributyl-phosphorotrithioate (DEF) (esterase inhibitor) in field populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624751/organophosphate-esters-flame-retardants-in-the-indoor-environment
#4
Martina Vykoukalová, Marta Venier, Šimon Vojta, Lisa Melymuk, Jitka Bečanová, Kevin Romanak, Roman Prokeš, Joseph O Okeme, Amandeep Saini, Miriam L Diamond, Jana Klánová
Concentrations of 13 organophosphate ester flame retardants (OPEs) were measured in air, dust and window wipes from 63 homes in Canada, the Czech Republic and the United States in the spring and summer of 2013 to look for abundances, differences among regions, and partitioning behavior. In general, we observed the highest concentrations for halogenated OPEs, particularly TCEP, TCIPP and TDCIPP, and also non-halogenated TPHP. Differences between regions strongly depended on the matrix. The concentrations of OPEs in dust were significantly higher in the US than in Canada (CAN) and Czech Republic (CZ)...
June 15, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622109/farmworker-and-non-farmworker-latino-immigrant-men-in-north-carolina-have-high-levels-of-specific-pesticide-urinary-metabolites
#5
Thomas A Arcury, Haiying Chen, Paul J Laurienti, Timothy D Howard, Dana Boyd Barr, Dana C Mora, Sara A Quandt
This paper compares detections and concentrations of specific organophosphate, bis-dithiocarbamate, and pyrethroid insecticide urinary metabolites among Latino male farmworkers and non-farmworkers in North Carolina. Data are from interviews and urine samples collected in 2012 and 2013. Farmworkers and non-farmworkers frequently had detections for OP and pyrethroid pesticide urinary metabolites. Detections of bis-dithiocarbamate urinary metabolites were less frequent, but substantial among the non-farmworkers...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620860/currently-used-organophosphate-and-brominated-flame-retardants-in-the-environment-of-china-and-other-developing-countries-2000-2016
#6
Nadeem Ali, Khurram Shahzad, Muhammad Imtiaz Rashid, Heqing Shen, Iqbal Mohammad Ibrahim Ismail, Syed Ali Musstjab Akber Shah Eqani
This review summarizes the environmental occurrence of new brominated flame retardants (NBFRs) and organophosphate compounds (OPs) in the environment of developing countries since 2000. The ban on the production and use of commercial formulations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have paved the way for the high use of NBFRs and OPs in consumer products to fulfill the fire safety regulations. Recent studies have shown that the ever increasing production volumes and extensive use of these chemicals as additive FRs and plasticizers have resulted into their ubiquitous occurrence in all environmental compartments...
June 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610598/forensic-toxicology-analysis-of-self-poisoning-suicidal-deaths-in-tehran-iran-trends-between-2011-2015
#7
Roya Kordrostami, Maryam Akhgari, Maryam Ameri, Masoud Ghadipasha, Kamran Aghakhani
BACKGROUND: Suicide ranks among the top ten causes of death in all age groups all over the world. There are many methods for committing suicide including self-poisoning, firearm and hanging. The aim of the present study was to provide an overview of self-poisoning related suicidal deaths with special focus on forensic toxicology analysis results in Tehran, Iran from 2011 to 2015. METHODS: All suspicious cases with the the history of self-poisoning were investigated to define the cause and manner of death under the supervision of forensic medicine practitioners...
June 13, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608257/mutagenic-and-genotoxic-effects-of-anilofos-with-micronucleus-chromosome-aberrations-sister-chromatid-exchanges-and-ames-test
#8
Dilek Akyil, Muhsin Konuk, Yasin Eren, Recep Liman, Esra Sağlam
We aimed to evaluate the mutagenic effect of Anilofos, organophosphate pesticide, by using Ames/Salmonella/microsome test. Its cytotoxic and genotoxic effects were also determined by chromosome aberration (CA), sister chromatid exchange (SCE) and micronucleus (MN) test in human peripheral blood lymphocytes. In the Ames test, five different concentrations of Anilofos were examined on TA97, TA98, TA100 and TA102 strains in the absence and presence of S9 fraction. According to the results all concentrations of this pesticide have not shown any mutagenic activity on TA97, TA100 and TA102 strains in the absence and presence of S9 fraction...
June 12, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606820/analysis-of-population-structure-and-insecticide-resistance-in-mosquitoes-of-the-genus-culex-anopheles-and-aedes-from-different-environments-of-greece-with-a-history-of-mosquito-borne-disease-transmission
#9
Max Fotakis, Alexandra Chaskopoulou, Linda Grigoraki, Alexandros Tsiamantas, Stella Kounadi, Loukas Georgiou, John Vontas
Greece has been recently affected by several mosquito borne diseases with the West Nile Virus (WNV) outbreak in 2010 being one of the largest reported in Europe. Currently at the epicenter of an economic and refugee crisis and visited by over 16 million tourists a year the integrated management of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes is a public health and economic priority. Vector control programs rely mainly on insecticides, however data on insecticide resistance and the mosquito fauna is essential for successful applications...
June 9, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605647/physiological-determinants-of-individual-variation-in-sensitivity-to-an-organophosphate-pesticide-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#10
David J McKenzie, Felipe R Blasco, Thiago C Belão, Shaun S Killen, Nathan D Martins, Edwin W Taylor, F Tadeu Rantin
Individual variation in sub-lethal sensitivity to the organophosphate pesticide trichlorfon was investigated in Nile tilapia, using critical swimming speed (Ucrit) as an indicator. Tilapia exposed for 96h to 500μgl(-1) trichlorfon at 26°C (Tcfn group, n=27) showed a significant decline in mean Ucrit, compared to their own control (pre-exposure) performance in clean water (-14.5±2.3%, mean±SEM), but also compared to a Sham group (n=10) maintained for 96h in clean water. Individuals varied in their relative sensitivity to the pesticide, with the decline in Ucrit after exposure varying from 1 to 41%...
June 9, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605181/occurrence-removal-and-environmental-emission-of-organophosphate-flame-retardants-plasticizers-in-a-wastewater-treatment-plant-in-new-york-state-usa
#11
Un-Jung Kim, Jung Keun Oh, Kurunthachalam Kannan
The occurrence and fate of 14 triester organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) and plasticizers and their two diester metabolites were investigated in a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in the Albany area of New York State. All target OPFRs were found in wastewater, with average concentrations that ranged from 20.1 ng/L for tris(methylphenyl) phosphate (TMPP) to 30100 ng/L for tris(2-butoxyethyl)phosphate (TBOEP) in influents and from 7.68 ng/L for TMPP to 12600 ng/L for TBOEP in final effluents. TBOEP was the dominant compound in influents (max: 69500 ng/L) followed in decreasing order by tris(1-chloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TCIPP; max: 14500 ng/L), bis(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (BDCIPP; max: 4550 ng/L), tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TDCIPP; max: 3150 ng/L) and tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate (TCEP; max: 8450 ng/L)...
June 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602489/prenatal-naled-and-chlorpyrifos-exposure-is-associated-with-deficits-in-infant-motor-function-in-a-cohort-of-chinese-infants
#12
Monica K Silver, Jie Shao, Binquan Zhu, Minjian Chen, Yankai Xia, Niko Kaciroti, Betsy Lozoff, John D Meeker
BACKGROUND: Organophosphate insecticides (OPs) are used worldwide, yet despite nearly ubiquitous exposure in the general population, few have been studied outside the laboratory. Fetal brains undergo rapid growth and development, leaving them susceptible to long-term effects of neurotoxic OPs. The objective here was to investigate the extent to which prenatal exposure to OPs affects infant motor development. METHODS: 30 OPs were measured in umbilical cord blood using gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry in a cohort of Chinese infants...
June 6, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601397/pten-a-negative-regulator-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-sustains-brain-stem%C3%A2-cardiovascular-regulation-during-mevinphos-intoxication
#13
Ching-Yi Tsai, Jacqueline C C Wu, Chi Fang, Alice Y W Chang
Activation of PI3K/Akt signaling, leading to upregulation of nitric oxide synthase II (NOS II)/peroxynitrite cascade in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), the brain stem site that maintains blood pressure and sympathetic vasomotor tone, underpins cardiovascular depression induced by the organophosphate pesticide mevinphos. By exhibiting dual-specificity protein- and lipid-phosphatase activity, phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) directly antagonizes the PI3K/Akt signaling by dephosphorylation of phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate, the lipid product of PI3K...
June 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600141/chlorpyrifos-and-chlorpyrifos-oxon-impair-the-transport-of-membrane-bound-organelles-in-rat-cortical-axons
#14
Jie Gao, Sean X Naughton, Wayne D Beck, Caterina M Hernandez, Guangyu Wu, Zhe Wei, Xiangkun Yang, Michael G Bartlett, Alvin V Terry
Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is an extensively used organophosphorus pesticide that has recently come under increasing scrutiny due to environmental health concerns particularly its association with neurodevelopmental defects. While the insecticidal actions and acute toxicity of CPF are attributed to its oxon metabolite (CPO) which potently inhibits the cholinergic enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE), there is significant evidence that CPF, CPO, and other organophosphates may affect a variety of neuronal targets and processes that are not directly related to AChE...
June 12, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599202/bioaccumulation-mechanism-of-organophosphate-esters-in-adult-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#15
Guowei Wang, Huanhuan Shi, Zhongkun Du, Hanyan Chen, Jianbiao Peng, Shixiang Gao
Although organophosphate esters (OPEs) have been detected with growing frequency in water ecosystems, the underlying accumulation mechanisms of these compounds in fish are still unknown. Here, we investigated the tissue-specific accumulation and depuration of seven OPEs in adult zebrafish at three levels (0, 1/150 LC50 (environmentally relevant level), and 1/30 LC50 per OPE congener) in laboratory after 19 days exposure and 3 days depuration. The bioaccumulation of OPEs varied among tissues. Muscle contained the lowest level of OPEs and liver had the highest level of two (TPP and TCEP) of the seven OPEs at steady state...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599200/assessment-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-intoxicated-with-organophosphates-by-a-novel-surface-electromyographic-index
#16
María Bernarda Salazar Sánchez, Alher Mauricio Hernández Valdivieso, Miguel Ángel Mañanas Villanueva
PURPOSE: We present a new electromyographic index, named Engagement of Respiratory Muscle (ERM), for assessing the level of participation of respiratory muscles during spontaneous breathing test in patients poisoned with organophosphorus compound. METHODS: Diaphragm and sternocleidomastoid muscles activity was recorded by surface electromyography during spontaneous breathing test. A population of 23 patients poisoned with organophosphates and mechanically ventilated, and a control group of 28 healthy subjects were analyzed...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599194/spatiotemporal-patterns-and-relationships-among-the-diet-biochemistry-and-exposure-to-flame-retardants-in-an-apex-avian-predator-the-peregrine-falcon
#17
Kim J Fernie, Dominique Chabot, Louise Champoux, Samantha Brimble, Mehran Alaee, Sarah Marteinson, Da Chen, Vince Palace, David M Bird, Robert J Letcher
Flame retardants (FR) are industrial chemicals and some are proven environmental contaminants that accumulate in predatory birds. Few studies have examined the influence of diet on FR profiles in nestling raptors and the possible physiological implications of such FR exposure. The objectives of this research were (1) to determine spatial patterns of ≤ 48 polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) congeners and ≤ 26 non-PBDE FRs, including organophosphate esters (OPEs), in nestling peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) across the Canadian Great Lakes-St...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595929/solvent-dependent-binding-interactions-of-the-organophosphate-pesticide-chlorpyrifos-cpf-and-its-metabolite-3-5-6-trichloro-2-pyridinol-tcpy-with-bovine-serum-albumin-bsa-a-comparative-fluorescence-quenching-analysis
#18
Vandana Dahiya, Bhawna Chaubey, Ashok K Dhaharwal, Samanwita Pal
Analysis of the interaction of pesticides and their metabolites with the cellular proteins has drawn considerable attention in past several years to understand the effect of pesticides on environment and mankind. In this study, we have investigated the binding interaction of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) with a widely used organophosphorous insecticide chlorpyrifos (CPF), and its stable metabolite, 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCPy) to provide a comparative analysis of the two molecules by employing various spectroscopic techniques viz...
June 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595924/mechanisms-of-acaricide-resistance-in-the-cattle-tick-rhipicephalus-boophilus-microplus-in-sri-lanka
#19
K M U Janadaree Bandara, S H P Parakrama Karunaratne
High tolerance of ticks to acaricides is increasingly becoming a problem to cattle farmers. Resistance status of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae)from two cattle farms of Sri Lanka were determined against different concentrations of pyrethroid permethrin, organophosphate malathion, organochlorine DDT and carbamate propoxur using Larval Packet Test (LPT) as recommended by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Mechanisms of acaricide resistance were studied by conducting biochemical and PCR assays...
June 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593348/acute-effects-of-binary-mixtures-of-type-ii-pyrethroids-and-organophosphate-insecticides-on-oreochromis-niloticus
#20
Patricia Bi Asanga Fai, Joel Stephane Tsobgny Kinfack, Yannick Jordan Tala Towa
Pyrethroid and organophosphate insecticides have been used for more than 20 years worldwide to control a variety of insect pest in different settings. These pesticides have been detected in a variety of environmental samples, including surface waters and sediments and therefore there is significant concern about their potential toxic effects on non-target organisms. Mixtures of compounds from these groups of pesticides have been found to frequently show enhanced toxicity but it has been a challenge to predict whether or not enhanced toxicity will occur for a given combination of compounds...
June 7, 2017: Ecotoxicology
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