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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610994/manganese-induced-sex-specific-gut-microbiome-perturbations-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Liang Chi, Bei Gao, Xiaoming Bian, Pengcheng Tu, Hongyu Ru, Kun Lu
Overexposure to manganese (Mn) leads to toxic effects, such as promoting the development of Parkinson's-like neurological disorders. The gut microbiome is deeply involved in immune development, host metabolism, and xenobiotics biotransformation, and significantly influences central nervous system (CNS) via the gut-brain axis, i.e. the biochemical signaling between the gastrointestinal tract and the CNS. However, it remains unclear whether Mn can affect the gut microbiome and its metabolic functions, particularly those linked to neurotoxicity...
June 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598268/effects-of-pulmonary-exposure-to-chemically-distinct-welding-fumes-on-neuroendocrine-markers-of-toxicity
#2
K Krajnak, K Sriram, C Johnson, J R Roberts, R Mercer, G R Miller, O Wirth, J M Antonini
Exposure to welding fumes may result in disorders of the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. Welders are also at a greater risk of developing symptoms similar to those seen in individuals with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. In welders, there are studies that suggest that alterations in circulating prolactin concentrations may be indicative of injury to the dopamine (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra. The goal of these studies was to use an established model of welding particulate exposure to mimic the effects of welding fume inhalation on reproductive functions...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552054/neurotoxicity-of-insecticides
#3
Julien Cassereau, Marc Ferré, Arnaud Chevrollier, Philippe Codron, Christophe Verny, Chadi Homedan, Guy Lenaers, Vincent Procaccio, Pascale May-Panloup, Pascal Reynier
BACKGROUND: Human exposure to insecticides raises serious public health concerns worldwide. Insecticides constitute a wide-ranging heterogeneous group of chemicals, most of which target the nervous system and disrupt neurometabolism and/or neurotransmission. Although the acute effects of insecticide poisoning in humans are well documented, the chronic and long-term effects remain difficult to investigate. OBJECTIVES AND METHOD: We sought to review the present state-of-knowledge of acute, chronic, neurodevelopmental and neurological consequences of human exposure to insecticides...
May 26, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541558/drinking-water-contamination-from-perfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas-an-ecological-mortality-study-in-the-veneto-region-italy
#4
Marina Mastrantonio, Edoardo Bai, Raffaella Uccelli, Vincenzo Cordiano, Augusto Screpanti, Paolo Crosignani
: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a heterogeneous group of highly stable man-made chemicals, have been widely used since 1960s and can be detected almost ubiquitously in all environmental matrices. In Italy, on January 2014, drinking water contamination in an area of the Veneto Region was detected mainly due to the drain of fluorinated chemicals by a manufacturing company operating since 1964. : The present ecological mortality study was aimed at comparing mortality for some causes of death selected on the basis of previous reported associations, during the period 1980-2013, in municipalities with PFAS contaminated and uncontaminated drinking water on the basis of the levels indicated by the Italian National Health Institute (ISS)...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506248/paraquat-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-protocol-according-to-the-ohat-approach-for-hazard-identification
#5
Carolina Vaccari, Regina El Dib, João Lauro V de Camargo
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that has genetic susceptibility, aging, and exposure to certain chemicals as risk factors. In recent decades, epidemiological and experimental studies have investigated the role of pesticides in the development of PD, in particular that of the herbicide paraquat. Here, we, therefore, aim to systematically review the association between paraquat exposure and PD. METHODS: Observational studies (cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional) eligible for this systematic review will enroll any participant who was occupationally and/or environmentally exposed to paraquat...
May 15, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505322/exosomes-in-toxicology-relevance-to-chemical-exposure-and-pathogenesis-of-environmentally-linked-diseases
#6
Dilshan S Harischandra, Shivani Ghaisas, Dharmin Rokad, Anumantha G Kanthasamy
Chronic exposure to environmental toxins has been known to initiate or aggravate various neurological disorders, carcinomas and other adverse health effects. Uptake by naïve cells of pathogenic factors such as danger-associated molecules, mRNAs, miRNAs or aggregated proteins leads to disruption in cellular homeostasis further resulting in inflammation and disease propagation. While early research tended to focus solely on exosomal removal of unwanted cellular contents, more recent reports indicate that these nano-vesicles play an active role in intercellular signaling...
May 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382610/the-role-of-mitochondrial-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-aldh2-in-neuropathology-and-neurodegeneration
#7
Che-Hong Chen, Amit U Joshi, Daria Mochly-Rosen
Aldehydes-induced toxicity has been implicated in many neurodegenerative diseases. Exposure to reactive aldehydes from (1) alcohol and food metabolism; (2) environmental pollutants, including car, factory exhausts, smog, pesticides, herbicides; (3) metabolism of neurotransmitters, amino acids and (4) lipid peroxidation of biological membrane from excessive ROS, all contribute to 'aldehydic load' that has been linked to the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, the α, β-unsaturated aldehydes derived from lipid peroxidation, 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), DOPAL (MAO product of dopamine), malondialdehyde, acrolein and acetaldehyde, all readily form chemical adductions with proteins, DNA and lipids, thus causing neurotoxicity...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983596/estrogenic-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-influencing-nrf1-regulated-gene-networks-in-the-development-of-complex-human-brain-diseases
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REVIEW
Mark Preciados, Changwon Yoo, Deodutta Roy
During the development of an individual from a single cell to prenatal stages to adolescence to adulthood and through the complete life span, humans are exposed to countless environmental and stochastic factors, including estrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals. Brain cells and neural circuits are likely to be influenced by estrogenic endocrine disruptors (EEDs) because they strongly dependent on estrogens. In this review, we discuss both environmental, epidemiological, and experimental evidence on brain health with exposure to oral contraceptives, hormonal therapy, and EEDs such as bisphenol-A (BPA), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), phthalates, and metalloestrogens, such as, arsenic, cadmium, and manganese...
December 13, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979718/neonatal-rotenone-lesions-cause-onset-of-hyperactivity-during-juvenile-and-adulthood-in-the-rat
#9
Masami Ishido, Junko Suzuki, Yoshinori Masuo
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by behavioral and cognitive symptoms. Longitudinal studies demonstrated that the symptoms remains clinically significant for the majority of ADHD children into adulthood. Furthermore, a population-based birth cohort provided the initial evidence of adult ADHD that lacks a history of childhood ADHD. We previously demonstrated that neonatal exposure to bisphenol A, an environmental chemical caused hyperactivity in the juvenile. Here, we extend to examine other chemical such as rotenone, a dopaminergic toxins...
January 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937005/sorbus-alnifolia-protects-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#10
Se-Myeong Cheon, Insoo Jang, Myon-Hee Lee, Dae Keun Kim, Hoon Jeon, Dong Seok Cha
CONTEXT: The twigs of Sorbus alnifolia (Sieb. et Zucc.) K. Koch (Rosaceae) have been used to treat neurological disorders as a traditional medicine in Korea. However, there are limited data describing the efficacy of S. alnifolia in Parkinson's disease (PD). OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to identify the protective effects of the methanol extracts of S. alnifolia (MESA) on the dopaminergic (DA) neurodegeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To test the neuroprotective action of MESA, viability assay was performed after 48 h exposure to 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridine (MMP(+)) in PC12 cells and C...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736935/chemical-compensation-of-mitochondrial-phospholipid-depletion-in-yeast-and-animal-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
#11
Shaoxiao Wang, Siyuan Zhang, Chuan Xu, Addie Barron, Floyd Galiano, Dhaval Patel, Yong Joo Lee, Guy A Caldwell, Kim A Caldwell, Stephan N Witt
We have been investigating the role that phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phosphatidylcholine (PC) content plays in modulating the solubility of the Parkinson's disease protein alpha-synuclein (α-syn) using Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans. One enzyme that synthesizes PE is the conserved enzyme phosphatidylserine decarboxylase (Psd1/yeast; PSD-1/worms), which is lodged in the inner mitochondrial membrane. We previously found that decreasing the level of PE due to knockdown of Psd1/psd-1 affects the homeostasis of α-syn in vivo...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717874/pharmaceutical-development-of-novel-lactate-based-6-fluoro-l-dopa-formulations
#12
Nunzio Denora, Angela Lopedota, Modesto de Candia, Saverio Cellamare, Leonardo Degennaro, Renzo Luisi, Antonietta Mele, Domenico Tricarico, Annalisa Cutrignelli, Valentino Laquintana, Cosimo D Altomare, Massimo Franco, Vincenzo Dimiccoli, Anna Tolomeo, Antonio Scilimati
6-[(18)F]fluoro-l-dihydroxyphenylalanine ((18)F-DOPA) is a diagnostic positron emission tomography (PET) agent, which has been used for decades in imaging the loss of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease, and more recently to detect, stage and restage neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and to search for recurrence of viable glioma tissue. The commercially available (18)F-DOPA PET radiopharmaceutical for diagnostic use in European Union countries, is formulated in an aqueous solution of acetic acid (1.05mg/mL) and has the disadvantages that, immediately before injection, the pH must be adjusted to 4...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556455/novel-redox-dependent-esterase-activity-ec-3-1-1-2-for-dj-1-implications-for-parkinson-s-disease
#13
Emmanuel Vázquez-Mayorga, Ángel G Díaz-Sánchez, Ruben K Dagda, Carlos A Domínguez-Solís, Raul Y Dagda, Cynthia K Coronado-Ramírez, Alejandro Martínez-Martínez
Mutations the in human DJ-1 (hDJ-1) gene are associated with early-onset autosomal recessive forms of Parkinson's disease (PD). hDJ-1/parkinsonism associated deglycase (PARK7) is a cytoprotective multi-functional protein that contains a conserved cysteine-protease domain. Given that cysteine-proteases can act on both amide and ester substrates, we surmised that hDJ-1 possessed cysteine-mediated esterase activity. To test this hypothesis, hDJ-1 was overexpressed, purified and tested for activity towards 4-nitrophenyl acetate (pNPA) as µmol of pNPA hydrolyzed/min/mg·protein (U/mg protein)...
August 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455809/-link-between-aluminum-neurotoxicity-and-neurodegenerative-disorders
#14
Masahiro Kawahara
Aluminum is an old element that has been known for a long time, but some of its properties are only now being discovered. Although environmentally abundant, aluminum is not essential for life; in fact, because of its specific chemical properties, aluminum inhibits more than 200 biologically important functions and exerts various adverse effects in plants, animals, and humans. Aluminum is a widely recognized neurotoxin. It has been suggested that there is a relationship between exposure to aluminum and neurodegenerative diseases, including dialysis encephalopathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and parkinsonism dementia in the Kii Peninsula and Guam, as well as Alzheimer' s disease: however, this claim remains to be verified...
July 2016: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27344208/neurodegeneration-in-tauopathies-and-synucleinopathies
#15
C Foguem, B Kamsu-Foguem
While increasing life expectancy is a major achievement, the global aging of societies raises a number of medical issues, such as the development of age-related disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases. The three main disease groups constituting the majority of neurodegenerative diseases are tauopathies, alpha-synucleinopathies and diseases due to repetitions of glutamine (including Huntington's disease). In each neurodegenerative disease, the accumulation of one or more aggregated proteins has been identified as the molecular signature of the disease (as seen, for example, in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia)...
November 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27311820/melanin-and-neuromelanin-binding-of-drugs-and-chemicals-toxicological-implications
#16
REVIEW
Oskar Karlsson, Nils Gunnar Lindquist
Melanin is a polyanionic pigment that colors, e.g., the hair, skin and eyes. The pigment neuromelanin is closely related to melanin and is mainly produced in specific neurons of the substantia nigra. Certain drugs and chemicals bind to melanin/neuromelanin and are retained in pigment cells for long periods. This specific retention is thought to protect the cells but also to serve as a depot that slowly releases accumulated compounds and may cause toxicity in the eye and skin. Moreover, neuromelanin and compounds with high neuromelanin affinity have been suggested to be implicated in the development of adverse drug reactions in the central nervous system (CNS) as well as in the etiology of Parkinson's disease (PD)...
August 2016: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27131990/discovery-of-3-aminopicolinamides-as-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-subtype-4-mglu4-positive-allosteric-modulator-warheads-engendering-cns-exposure-and-in-vivo-efficacy
#17
Rocco D Gogliotti, Darren W Engers, Pedro M Garcia-Barrantes, Joseph D Panarese, Patrick R Gentry, Anna L Blobaum, Ryan D Morrison, J Scott Daniels, Analisa D Thompson, Carrie K Jones, P Jeffrey Conn, Colleen M Niswender, Craig W Lindsley, Corey R Hopkins
This letter describes the further chemical optimization of the picolinamide-derived family of mGlu4 PAMs wherein we identified a 3-amino substituent to the picolinamide warhead that engendered potency, CNS penetration and in vivo efficacy. From this optimization campaign, VU0477886 emerged as a potent (EC50=95nM, 89% Glu Max) mGlu4 PAM with an attractive DMPK profile (brain:plasma Kp=1.3), rat CLp=4.0mL/min/kg, t1/2=3.7h) and robust efficacy in our standard preclinical Parkinson's disease model, haloperidol-induced catalepsy (HIC)...
June 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26896854/systematic-reviews-on-neurodevelopmental-and-neurodegenerative-disorders-linked-to-pesticide-exposure-methodological-features-and-impact-on-risk-assessment
#18
Antonio F Hernández, Beatriz González-Alzaga, Inmaculada López-Flores, Marina Lacasaña
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological data are not currently used in the risk assessment of chemical substances in a systematic and consistent manner. However, systematic reviews (SRs) could be useful for risk assessment as they appraise and synthesize the best epidemiological knowledge available. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a comprehensive literature search of SRs pertaining to pesticide exposure and various neurological outcomes, namely neurodevelopmental abnormalities, Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD), and to assess the potential contribution of SRs to the risk assessment process...
July 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26885710/manganism-and-parkinson-s-disease-mn-ii-and-zn-ii-interaction-with-a-30-amino-acid-fragment
#19
Maurizio Remelli, Massimiliano Peana, Serenella Medici, Malgorzata Ostrowska, Elzbieta Gumienna-Kontecka, Maria Antonietta Zoroddu
A protected 30-amino acid fragment, Acetyl-SPDEKHELMIQLQKLDYTVGFCGDGANDCG-Amide, Acetyl-Ser-Pro-Asp-Glu-Lys-His-Glu-Leu-Met-Ile-Gln-Leu-Gln-Lys-Leu-Asp-Tyr-Thr-Val-Gly-Phe-Cys-Gly-Asp-Gly-Ala-Asn-Asp-Cys-Gly-Amide, encompassing the sequence from residues 1164 to 1193 in the encoded protein from Parkinson's disease gene Park9 (YPk9), was studied for manganese and zinc binding. Manganese exposure is considered to be an environmental risk factor connected to PD and PD-like syndrome. Research into the genetic and environmental risk factors involved in disease susceptibility has recently uncovered a link existing between Park9 and manganese...
March 28, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26879225/microwave-fields-have-little-effect-on-%C3%AE-synuclein-aggregation-in-a-caenorhabditis-elegans-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#20
David I de Pomerai, Nooria Iqbal, Ivan Lafayette, Archana Nagarajan, Mehri Kaviani Moghadam, April Fineberg, Tom Reader, Steve Greedy, Chris Smartt, David W P Thomas
Potential health effects of radiofrequency (RF) radiation from mobile phones arouse widespread public concern. RF fields from handheld devices near the brain might trigger or aggravate brain tumors or neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Aggregation of neural α-synuclein (S) is central to PD pathophysiology, and invertebrate models expressing human S have helped elucidate factors affecting the aggregation process. We have recently developed a transgenic strain of Caenorhabditis elegans carrying two S constructs: SC tagged with cyan (C) blue fluorescent protein (CFP), and SV with the Venus (V) variant of yellow fluorescent protein (YFP)...
February 2016: Bioelectromagnetics
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