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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158200/effects-of-diesel-exhaust-derived-secondary-organic-aerosol-soa-on-oocytes-potential-risks-to-meiotic-maturation
#1
Osamu Udagawa, Akiko Furuyama, Koji Imai, Yuji Fujitani, Seishiro Hirano
Particulate air pollution (PM 2.5) is a worldwide concern. Growing epidemiological evidence has shown pathophysiological effects of PM 2.5,not only on cardiovascular system but also on reproductive performance. The composition and physicochemical properties of PM 2.5 vary depending on the emission sources, climate conditions, and complex chemical reactions in the air. These factors make it difficult to understand the cause and mechanistic details of the adverse health effects of PM 2.5. Here, we show potential impacts of PM 2...
November 17, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150353/barrier-dysfunction-in-the-nasal-allergy
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REVIEW
Ayumi Fukuoka, Tomohiro Yoshimoto
Epithelial cells form the first physiological barrier against invasion by pathogens and the infiltration of allergens. Tight junctions (TJ), a cell-cell junctional complex located on the apical side of epithelial cells, have a critical role in the maintenance of epithelial barrier function. Impaired TJ structures are observed in patients with asthma, atopic dermatitis and nasal allergy; therefore, the dysfunction of epithelial barriers might be involved in the initiation or progression of allergic diseases...
November 14, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137886/diesel-exhaust-inhalation-exposure-induces-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-mice
#3
Jing Liu, Xiaoqing Ye, Dapeng Ji, Xiaofei Zhou, Cong Qiu, Weiping Liu, Luyang Yu
Diesel exhaust (DE) is one of the main sources of urban air pollution. An increasing number of evidence showed the association of air pollution with cardiovascular diseases. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is one of the most disastrous vascular diseases, which results in right ventricular failure and death. However, the relationship of DE inhalation exposure with PAH is still unknown. In this study, male adult mice were exposed by inhalation to filtered ambient air (negative control), 10% O2 hypoxia (PAH-phenotype positive control), 350 μg/m(3) particulate matter whole DE, or the combination of DE and hypoxic condition...
November 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137707/use-of-chemical-conversion-for-determination-of-nitrated-aromatic-hydrocarbons-using-femtosecond-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#4
Takuya Fujii, Tomoko Imasaka, Totaro Imasaka
A sample containing nitrated aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAHs) was injected into the sample inlet port of a gas chromatograph (GC), along with hydrazine, a reducing reagent. The analytes that eluted from the GC column were measured by mass spectrometry (MS) using an ultraviolet femtosecond laser as the ionization source. When no reducing reagent was used, large numbers of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) including NPAHs were observed in the two-dimensional GC/MS display. In contrast, when hydrazine was present, reduced forms of NPAHs, which included amino PAHs, were detected...
December 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136129/comparison-of-respirable-mass-concentrations-measured-by-a-personal-dust-monitor-and-a-personal-dataram-to-gravimetric-measurements
#5
Andrew Halterman, Sinan Sousan, Thomas M Peters
In 2016, the Mine Safety and Health Administration required the use of continuous monitors to measure respirable dust in mines and better protect miner health. The Personal Dust Monitor, PDM3700, has met stringent performance criteria for this purpose. In a laboratory study, respirable mass concentrations measured with the PDM3700 and a photometer (personal DataRam, pDR-1500) were compared to those measured gravimetrically for five aerosols of varying refractive index and density (diesel exhaust fume, welding fume, coal dust, Arizona road dust (ARD), and salt [NaCl] aerosol) at target concentrations of 0...
November 9, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128821/effects-of-organic-and-inorganic-compounds-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-on-the-mucociliary-epithelium-an-experimental-study-on-the-frog-palate-preparation
#6
Sergio Henrique Kiemle Trindade, Robson Seriani, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, João Ferreira de Mello Júnior, Luiz Ubirajara Sennes, Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva, Mariângela Macchione
The toxic actions of acute exposition to different diesel exhaust particles (DEPA) fractions on the mucociliary epithelium are not yet fully understood due to different concentrations of organic and inorganic elements. These chemicals elements produce damage to the respiratory epithelium and exacerbate pre-existent diseases. In our study we showed these differences in two experimental studies. Study I (dose-response curve - DRCS): Forty frog-palates were exposed to the following dilutions: frog ringer, intact DEPA diluted in frog-ringer at 3mg/L, 6mg/L and 12mg/L...
November 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126635/on-road-and-laboratory-emissions-of-no-no2-nh3-n2o-and-ch4-from-late-model-eu-light-utility-vehicles-comparison-of-diesel-and-cng
#7
Michal Vojtíšek-Lom, Vít Beránek, Vojtěch Klír, Petr Jindra, Martin Pechout, Tomáš Voříšek
Exhaust emissions of eight Euro 6 light duty vehicles - two station wagons and six vans - half powered by diesel fuel and half by compressed natural gas (CNG) were examined using both chassis dynamometer and on-road testing. A portable on-board FTIR analyzer was used to measure concentrations of reactive nitrogen compounds - NO, NO2 and ammonia, of CO, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and greenhouse gases CO2, methane and N2O. Exhaust flow was inferred from engine control unit data. Total emissions per cycle were compared and found to be in good agreement with laboratory measurements of NOX, CO and CO2 during dynamometer tests...
November 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112920/performance-evaluation-of-a-biodiesel-fuelled-transportation-engine-retrofitted-with-a-non-noble-metal-catalysed-diesel-oxidation-catalyst-for-controlling-unregulated-emissions
#8
Pravesh Chandra Shukla, Tarun Gupta, Avinash Kumar Agarwal
In present study, engine exhaust was sampled for measurement and analysis of unregulated emissions from a four cylinder transportation diesel engine using a state-of-the-art FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) emission analyzer. Test fuels used were Karanja biodiesel blend (B20) and baseline mineral diesel. Real-time emission measurements were performed for raw exhaust as well as exhaust sampled downstream of the two in-house prepared non-noble metal based diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) and a baseline commercial DOC based on noble metals...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108775/facilitation-of-9-10-phenanthrenequinone-elicited-neuroblastoma-cell-apoptosis-by-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-1
#9
Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Kyoko Kamase, Hiroaki Takasawa, Yukiko Yamaji, Satoshi Endo, Ossama El-Kabbani, Akira Ikari
9,10-Phenanthrenequinone (PQ), a major quinone component in diesel exhaust particles, is considered to provoke damage of respiratory and vascular cells through highly producing reactive oxygen species (ROS), but little is known about its pathophysiological role in neuronal cell damage. In this study, we found that incubation with 1,2-naphthoquinone, 1,4-naphthoquinone and PQ, major quinone components in diesel exhausts, provokes apoptosis of human neuroblastoma cell lines. SK-N-SH cell treatment with a lethal concentration of PQ facilitated ROS production within 6 h...
November 10, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108743/differentially-dna-methylation-changes-induced-in-vitro-by-traffic-derived-nanoparticulate-matter
#10
Xiaoning Lei, Joshua E Muscat, Bo Zhang, Xuyang Sha, Guangli Xiu
The cytotoxicity, apoptosis, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and DNA damage induced by the commercial diesel exhaust particulate matter (PM) (SRM2975) with concentrations ranging from 0.1μg·mL(-1) to 20μg·mL(-1) were assessed in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vitro. An epigenetics-wide investigation of DNA methylation profiles was also performed using a new methylation beadchip (Illumina 850K) to identify the health effects of traffic-derived nanoparticulate matter (nPM) with a concentration of 20μg·mL(-1)...
November 3, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107071/role-of-tlr4-in-olfactory-based-spatial-learning-activity-of-neonatal-mice-after-developmental-exposure-to-diesel-exhaust-origin-secondary-organic-aerosol
#11
Nay Chi Nway, Yuji Fujitani, Seishiro Hirano, Ohn Mar, Tin-Tin Win-Shwe
Exposure to ambient air pollutants has been reported to have various adverse health impacts. Ambient particulate matter comprises primary particles released directly via engine exhaust and secondary organic aerosols (SOAs) formed from oxidative reactions of the ultrafine particle fraction of diesel exhaust (DE). Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is well known to initiate the inflammatory cascade in the central nervous system. However, whether and how DE and DE-SOA exposure influences TLR4 signaling in the immature brain remains unclear...
October 26, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096950/experimental-assessment-of-the-potential-to-decrease-diesel-nox-emissions-beyond-minimum-requirements-for-euro-6-real-drive-emissions-rde-compliance
#12
Georgios Triantafyllopoulos, Dimitrios Katsaounis, Dimitrios Karamitros, Leonidas Ntziachristos, Zissis Samaras
The objective of this study was to test the potential for NOx emissions improvements on a typical Euro 6 diesel vehicle, following modifications to its emissions control system, under Real Drive Emissions (RDE) testing conditions. A commercially available car was selected and was first measured in its original configuration according to RDE on the road and an initial conformity factor (CF) of 5.4 was determined. Subsequent engine calibration and installation of a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) device were conducted and tested on a fully transient engine dyno setup, which precisely reproduced the engine operation under the on-road RDE test...
October 30, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078374/taurine-ameliorates-particulate-matter-induced-emphysema-by-switching-on-mitochondrial-nadh-dehydrogenase-genes
#13
Xiaobo Li, Hongbao Yang, Hao Sun, Runze Lu, Chengcheng Zhang, Na Gao, Qingtao Meng, Shenshen Wu, Susanna Wang, Michael Aschner, Jiong Wu, Boping Tang, Aihua Gu, Steve A Kay, Rui Chen
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been linked to particulate matter (PM) exposure. Using transcriptomic analysis, we demonstrate that diesel exhaust particles, one of the major sources of particulate emission, down-regulated genes located in mitochondrial complexes I and V and induced experimental COPD in a mouse model. 1-Nitropyrene was identified as a major toxic component of PM-induced COPD. In the panel study, COPD patients were found to be more susceptible to PM than individuals with normal lung function due to an increased inflammatory response...
November 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078180/impact-of-oil-aging-and-composition-on-the-morphology-and-structure-of-diesel-soot
#14
Giovanni Ferraro, Emiliano Fratini, Riccardo Rausa, Piero Baglioni
HYPOTHESIS: Soot is a black powder-like substance consisting of carbonaceous amorphous particles, formed by incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In the last decades, industrial research on lubricant oils has grown to develop more efficient formulations, mainly to reduce the formation of soot in oil so to increase engine lifetime. The comprehension of the mechanism of soot formation and particles growth/aggregation in times during real applications is of fundamental importance for the design of better performing lubricants...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074543/association-between-lung-cancer-somatic-mutations-and-occupational-exposure-in-never-smokers
#15
Christophe Paris, Pascal Do, Bénédicte Mastroianni, Adrien Dixmier, Patrick Dumont, Eric Pichon, Christos Chouaid, Bruno Coudert, Pascal Foucher, Séverine Fraboulet, Myriam Locatelli-Sanchez, Nathalie Baize, Eric Dansin, Lionel Moreau, Michel Vincent, Pascale Missy, Franck Morin, Denis Moro-Sibilot, Sébastien Couraud
Occupational exposure constitutes a common risk factor for lung cancer. We observed molecular alterations in 73% of never-smokers, 35% of men and 8% of women were exposed to at least one occupational carcinogen. We report herein associations between molecular patterns and occupational exposure.BioCAST was a cohort study of lung cancer in never-smokers that reported risk factor exposure and molecular patterns. Occupational exposure was assessed via a validated 71-item questionnaire. Patients were categorised into groups that were unexposed and exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), asbestos, silica, diesel exhaust fumes (DEF), chrome and paints...
October 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071015/comparative-in-vitro-biological-toxicity-of-four-kinds-of-air-pollution-particles
#16
Han-Jae Shin, Hyun Gi Cho, Chang Kyun Park, Ki Hong Park, Heung Bin Lim
Accumulating epidemiological evidence indicates that exposure to fine air pollution particles (APPs) is associated with a variety of adverse health effects. However, the exact physiochemical properties and biological toxicities of fine APPs are still not well characterized. We collected four types of fine particle (FP) (diesel exhaust particles [DEPs], natural organic combustion [NOC] ash, synthetic organic combustion [SOC] ash, and yellow sand dust [YSD]) and investigated their physicochemical properties and in vitro biological toxicity...
October 2017: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048608/zebrafish-locomotor-responses-reveal-irritant-effects-of-fine-pm-extracts-and-a-role-for-trpa1
#17
Joey S Stevens, Stephanie Padilla, David M DeMarini, Deborah L Hunter, W Kyle Martin, Leslie C Thompson, M Ian Gilmour, Mehdi S Hazari, Aimen K Farraj
Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM) air pollution causes adverse cardiopulmonary outcomes. Yet the limited capacity to readily identify contributing PM sources and associated PM constituents in any given ambient air shed impedes risk assessment efforts. The health effects of PM have been attributed in part to its capacity to elicit irritant responses. A variety of chemicals trigger irritant behavior responses in zebrafish that can be easily measured. The purposes of this study were to examine the utility of zebrafish locomotor responses in the toxicity assessment of fine PM and its chemical fractions and uncover mechanisms of action...
October 17, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047037/diesel-exhaust-particles-and-the-induction-of-macrophage-activation-and-dysfunction
#18
REVIEW
Akeem O Lawal
Diesel exhaust particles (DEP) are an important component of air particulate matter, generated from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuel in diesel engines. Several epidemiological and experimental data have shown the ability of DEP to induce oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory response as mechanisms in macrophage activation and dysfunction. Macrophages are very important to immunity and immune response due to their ability to phagocyte microbes and parasites. They also respond to toxic chemicals, such as DEP, in the environment and studies have shown that their functions may be impaired by their exposure to DEP...
October 19, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043587/investigating-the-pros-and-cons-of-browns-gas-and-varying-egr-on-combustion-performance-and-emission-characteristics-of-diesel-engine
#19
Suja Thangaraj, Nagarajan Govindan
The significance of mileage to the fruitful operation of a trucking organization cannot be downplayed. Fuel is one of the biggest variable expenses in a trucking wander. An attempt is made in this research to improve the combustion efficiency of a diesel engine for better fuel economy by introducing hydroxy gas which is also called browns gas or HHO gas in the suction line, without compromising performance and emission. Brown's gas facilitates the air-fuel mixture to ignite faster and efficient combustion. By considering safety and handling issues in automobiles, HHO gas generation by electrolysis of water in the presence of sodium bicarbonate electrolytes (NaHCO3) and usage was explored in this research work over compressed pure hydrogen, due to generation and capacity of immaculate hydrogen as of now confines the application in diesel engine operation...
October 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034666/-respiratory-cancers-attributable-to-occupational-exposures-what-is-the-cost-to-society-in-france
#20
Hassan Serrier, Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, Danièle Luce, Sophie Béjean
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the social cost of respiratory cancers attributable to occupational risk factors in France in 2010. METHODS: We estimated the number of cases of respiratory cancers attributable to each identified occupational risk factor according to the attributable fractions method. We also estimated direct (costs of hospital stays, drugs, outpatient care) and indirect costs (production losses) related to morbidity (absenteeism and presenteeism) and mortality (years of lost production)...
October 2, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
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