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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909341/intracellular-mechanisms-of-solar-water-disinfection
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María Castro-Alférez, María Inmaculada Polo-López, Pilar Fernández-Ibáñez
Solar water disinfection (SODIS) is a zero-cost intervention measure to disinfect drinking water in areas of poor access to improved water sources, used by more than 6 million people in the world. The bactericidal action of solar radiation in water has been widely proven, nevertheless the causes for this remain still unclear. Scientific literature points out that generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) inside microorganisms promoted by solar light absorption is the main reason. For the first time, this work reports on the experimental measurement of accumulated intracellular ROS in E...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908578/water-pollution-causes-ultrastructural-and-functional-damages-in-pellia-neesiana-gottsche-limpr
#2
Adriana Basile, Sergio Sorbo, Marco Lentini, Barbara Conte, Sergio Esposito
The aim of this work is to evaluate the effects of freshwater pollution in the heavily contaminated Sarno River (Campania, South Italy), using Pellia neesiana (Pelliaceae Metzgeriales) in order to propose this liverwort as a potential bioindicator, able to record the effects of water pollution, particularly the one related to metal (loid) contamination. Samples of P. neesiana in nylon bags were disposed floating for one week on the waters of Sarno River in three sites characterised by an increasing pollution...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908416/suppression-of-the-brain-pituitary-testicular-axis-function-following-acute-arsenic-and-manganese-co-exposure-and-withdrawal-in-rats
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Isaac A Adedara, Amos O Abolaji, Ifeoluwa O Awogbindin, Ebenezer O Farombi
Despite the fact that most environmental exposures to metals do not occur in isolation, the combined effects of metal mixtures on brain-pituitary-gonadal axis are poorly known. The present study investigated the impacts of co-exposure to arsenic (As) and manganese (Mn) on sperm characteristics, reproductive hormones and selected oxidative stress indices in the brain, testes and epididymis of rats following exposure for 15 consecutive days to 60mg/L of AsO2Na and 30mg/L of MnCl2 in drinking water. The results showed that while the brain weight remained unaffected, the fluid intake and the weights of testes and epididymis significantly (p<0...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907204/homologous-recombination-and-translesion-dna-synthesis-play-critical-roles-on-tolerating-dna-damage-caused-by-trace-levels-of-hexavalent-chromium
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Xu Tian, Keyur Patel, John R Ridpath, Youjun Chen, Yi-Hui Zhou, Dayna Neo, Jean Clement, Minoru Takata, Shunichi Takeda, Julian Sale, Fred A Wright, James A Swenberg, Jun Nakamura
Contamination of potentially carcinogenic hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in the drinking water is a major public health concern worldwide. However, little information is available regarding the biological effects of a nanomoler amount of Cr(VI). Here, we investigated the genotoxic effects of Cr(VI) at nanomoler levels and their repair pathways. We found that DNA damage response analyzed based on differential toxicity of isogenic cells deficient in various DNA repair proteins is observed after a three-day incubation with K2CrO4 in REV1-deficient DT40 cells at 19...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906174/therapeutic-advantage-of-pro-electrophilic-drugs-to-activate-the-nrf2-are-pathway-in-alzheimer-s-disease-models
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Stuart A Lipton, Tayebeh Rezaie, Anthony Nutter, Kevin M Lopez, James Parker, Kunio Kosaka, Takumi Satoh, Scott R McKercher, Eliezer Masliah, Nobuki Nakanishi
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by synaptic and neuronal loss, which occurs at least partially through oxidative stress induced by oligomeric amyloid-β (Aβ)-peptide. Carnosic acid (CA), a chemical found in rosemary and sage, is a pro-electrophilic compound that is converted to its active form by oxidative stress. The active form stimulates the Keap1/Nrf2 transcriptional pathway and thus production of phase 2 antioxidant enzymes. We used both in vitro and in vivo models. For in vitro studies, we evaluated protective effects of CA on primary neurons exposed to oligomeric Aβ...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905992/variable-sensitivity-to-complement-dependent-cytotoxicity-in-murine-models-of-neuromyelitis-optica
#6
Yiting Liu, Danielle E Harlow, Katherine S Given, Gregory P Owens, Wendy B Macklin, Jeffrey L Bennett
BACKGROUND: Studies of neuromyelitis optica (NMO), an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS), have demonstrated that autoantibodies against the water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4) induce astrocyte damage through complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC). In developing experimental models of NMO using cells, tissues or animals from mice, co-administration of AQP4-IgG and normal human serum, which serves as the source of human complement (HC), is required. The sensitivity of mouse CNS cells to HC and CDC in these models is not known...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904918/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-the-watering-eye
#7
M Schargus, G Geerling
The wet eye is a common symptom that ophthalmologists as well as otorhinolaryngolists are confronted with. The causes can be diverse, affecting all parts from the lacrimal gland to the lacrimal drainage system. Frequently tear film changes are the reason for the symptoms, which may vary from classic epiphora and impaired vision to tear film instability with damage of the corneal epithelium. The knowledge and understanding of the underlying pathologies and differential diagnosis is crucial in order to initiate adequate therapy and to avoid overtreating with invasive surgical means...
November 30, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904674/bmi1-plays-an-important-role-in-dentin-and-mandible-homeostasis-by-maintaining-redox-balance
#8
Ying Yin, Xian Xue, Qian Wang, Ning Chen, Dengshun Miao
To explore whether polycomb repressor Bmi1 plays an important role in dentin and mandible development homeostasis by maintaining redox balance, 3-week-old Bmi1 gene knockout (Bmi1(-/-)) mice were treated with the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for 2 weeks in their drinking water and phenotypes of the tooth and mandibles were compared with vehicle-treated Bmi1(-/-) mice and wild-type mice by radiograph, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. Alterations of oxidative stress, DNA damage, cell proliferation and cell cycle-related parameters were also examined in mandibles...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904274/pretreatment-of-ferulic-acid-protects-human-dermal-fibroblasts-against-ultraviolet-a-irradiation
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Hyung Jin Hahn, Ki Bbeum Kim, Seunghee Bae, Byung Gon Choi, Sungkwan An, Kyu Joong Ahn, Su Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Approximately 90%~99% of ultraviolet A (UVA) ray reaches the Earth's surface. The deeply penetrating UVA rays induce the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which results in oxidative stress such as photoproducts, senescence, and cell death. Thus, UVA is considered a primary factor that promotes skin aging. OBJECTIVE: Researchers investigated whether pretreatment with ferulic acid protects human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) against UVA-induced cell damages...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903671/sports-related-lung-injury-during-breath-hold-diving
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Tanja Mijacika, Zeljko Dujic
The number of people practising recreational breath-hold diving is constantly growing, thereby increasing the need for knowledge of the acute and chronic effects such a sport could have on the health of participants. Breath-hold diving is potentially dangerous, mainly because of associated extreme environmental factors such as increased hydrostatic pressure, hypoxia, hypercapnia, hypothermia and strenuous exercise.In this article we focus on the effects of breath-hold diving on pulmonary function. Respiratory symptoms have been reported in almost 25% of breath-hold divers after repetitive diving sessions...
December 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903016/predicting-tissue-breaking-strengths-in-the-epileptic-brain-with-t2-relaxometry-application-of-pulsed-water-jet-dissection-system-for-epilepsy-surgery
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Yoko Takahashi, Masaki Iwasaki, Atsuhiro Nakagawa, Shiho Sato, Nobukazu Nakasato, Teiji Tominaga
Background The piezo actuator-driven pulsed water jet (ADPJ) system is a novel surgical instrument that enables dissection of tissue without thermal damage. Using the ADPJ system in epilepsy surgery requires prediction of the tissue breaking strength of the epileptic brain. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether magnetic resonance imaging T2 relaxometry could predict the breaking strength. Methods A total of 12 patients with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy who received surgical treatment were included in the study...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900598/oxidative-stress-mediated-hippocampal-neuron-apoptosis-participated-in-carbon-disulfide-induced-rats-cognitive-dysfunction
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Shuo Wang, Gleniece Irving, Lulu Jiang, Hui Wang, Ming Li, Xujing Wang, Wenting Han, Yongpeng Xu, Yilin Yang, Tao Zeng, Fuyong Song, Xiulan Zhao, Keqin Xie
Occupational exposure to carbon disulfide (CS2) exhibits central nervous systems toxicity. But the mechanism is unclear. The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between the CNS damage and cognitive dysfunction caused by CS2, and eventually reveal the possible oxidative-related mechanism of hippocampus pathological changes in CS2 exposed rats. Male Wistar rats were administrated with CS2 at dosage of 200, 400 and 600 mg/kg for consecutive 20 days, respectively. Cognitive performances were evaluated by Morris water maze tests...
November 29, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898056/comparative-photochemistry-activity-and-antioxidant-responses-in-male-and-female-populus-cathayana-cuttings-inoculated-with-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-under-salt
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Na Wu, Zhen Li, Fei Wu, Ming Tang
We investigated the impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on the morphology and physiology of two genders of the typical dioecious plant Populus cathayana under salt stress. We conducted a pot experiment containing seedlings of the two genders that were subjected to salt or non-salt and filled with soil that was either inoculated with Rhizophagus intraradices or not. The results showed that males had higher mycorrhizal dependency than females. Salt stress decreased growth, the relative water content and chlorophyll fluorescence...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895400/esophagogastric-anastomosis-in-rats-improved-healing-by-bpc-157-and-l-arginine-aggravated-by-l-name
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Zeljko Djakovic, Ivka Djakovic, Vedran Cesarec, Goran Madzarac, Tomislav Becejac, Goran Zukanovic, Domagoj Drmic, Lovorka Batelja, Anita Zenko Sever, Danijela Kolenc, Alen Pajtak, Nikica Knez, Mladen Japjec, Kresimir Luetic, Dinko Stancic-Rokotov, Sven Seiwerth, Predrag Sikiric
AIM: To cure typically life-threatening esophagogastric anastomosis in rats, lacking anastomosis healing and sphincter function rescue, in particular. METHODS: Because we assume esophagogastric fistulas represent a particular NO-system disability, we attempt to identify the benefits of anti-ulcer stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157, which was in trials for ulcerative colitis and currently for multiple sclerosis, in rats with esophagocutaneous fistulas. Previously, BPC 157 therapies have promoted the healing of intestinal anastomosis and fistulas, and esophagitis and gastric lesions, along with rescued sphincter function...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895051/metabolism-and-antioxidant-defense-in-the-larval-chironomid-tanytarsus-minutipalpus-adjustments-to-diel-variations-in-the-extreme-conditions-of-lake-magadi
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Lucas F Bianchini, Chris M Wood, Harold L Bergman, Ora E Johannsson, Pierre Laurent, Claudine Chevalier, Mosiany L Kisipan, Geraldine D Kavembe, Michael B Papah, Kevin V Brix, Gudrun De Boeck, John N Maina, Rodi O Ojoo, Adalto Bianchini
Insect larvae are reported to be a major component of the simple but highly productive trophic web found in Lake Magadi (Kenya, Africa), which is considered to be one of the most extreme aquatic environments on Earth. Previous studies show that fish must display biochemical and physiological adjustments to thrive under the extreme conditions of the lake. However, information for invertebrates is lacking. In the present study, the occurrence of the larval chironomid Tanytarsus minutipalpus is reported in Lake Magadi for the first time...
November 28, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891476/anti-bacterial-effectiveness-of-electro-chemically-activated-eca-water-as-a-root-canal-irrigant-an-in-vitro-comparative-study
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S Lata, Soumya Kanta Mohanty, Prasanti Kumari Pradhan, Gaurav Patri, Sachidananda Prasad Sinha, Pratik Agrawal
INTRODUCTION: Sodium hypochlorite, is the irrigant of choice for many clinicians, but its strong toxic and damaging effects on vital periapical tissues is always a matter of concern. So, the search for a root canal irrigant with a broad antimicrobial spectrum yet with a limited toxicity on vital tissues is always desirable. AIM: The study evaluated antimicrobial efficacy of Electro-Chemically Activated (ECA) water as a root canal irrigant against E. faecalis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty eight single rooted human teeth were decoronated to a length of 15mm...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889890/protective-role-of-quercetin-against-hematotoxic-and-immunotoxic-effects-of-furan-in-rats
#17
Rasha T Alam, Ehsan H Abu Zeid, Tamer S Imam
Furan (Fu) is a liver carcinogen produced during heating process of food and concerns a public health problem. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the protective role of quercetin (Que) on Fu-induced hematological, immunological, and histopathological alterations in rats. Fifty male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into five equal groups. Group I (Cont) received distilled water, group II (CO) received corn oil, group III (Que) received Que at 50 mg/kg BW, group IV (Fu) received Fu at 16 mg/kg BW, and group V received Que + Fu simultaneously; all groups gavaged daily for 30 days...
November 26, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889229/brown-propolis-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-induced-oxidative-damage-via-affecting-antioxidant-enzyme-system-in-mice
#18
Gholamreza Bazmandegan, Mohammad Taher Boroushaki, Ali Shamsizadeh, Fatemeh Ayoobi, Elham Hakimizadeh, Mohammad Allahtavakoli
Oxidative stress plays a critical role in ischemic brain injury. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) are the enzymes underlying the endogenous antioxidant mechanisms affected by stroke and are considered as oxidative stress biomarkers. Brown propolis (BP) is a bioactive natural product with a set of biological activities that in turn may differ depending on the area from which the substance is originated. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of water-extracted brown propolis (WEBPs), from two regions of Iran, against cerebral ischemia-induced oxidative injury in a mouse model of stroke...
November 23, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886001/strategy-for-the-hemocompatibility-testing-of-microparticles
#19
S Braune, S Basu, K Kratz, J Bäckemo Johansson, M Reinthaler, A Lendlein, F Jung
Polymer-based microparticles are applied as non-thrombogenic or thrombogenic materials in a wide variety of intra- or extra-corporeal medical devices. As demanded by the regulatory agencies, the hemocompatibility of these blood contacting biomaterials has to be evaluated in vitro to ensure that the particle systems appropriately fulfill the envisioned function without causing undesired events such as thrombosis or inflammation. Currently described in vitro assays for hemocompatibility testing of particles comprise tests with different single cell types (e...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885966/er-cr-ysgg-laser-effectively-ablates-single-species-biofilms-on-titanium-disks-without-detectable-surface-damage
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Jason M Strever, Jaebum Lee, William Ealick, Mark Peacock, Daniel Shelby, Cristiano Susin, Donald Mettenberg, Ahmed El-Awady, Frederick Rueggeberg, Christopher W Cutler
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence implicates biofilms, consisting of species such as Porphyromonas gingivalis, in the etiology of peri-implantitis. Multiple approaches to ablate biofilms on failing implants have been proposed, include the use of lasers; most recently the Er,Cr:YSGG laser. The purpose of this study is to establish an in-vitro single-species biofilm model on implant surfaces and determine power settings of the Er,Cr:YSGG laser that remove the biofilm while not causing physical damage to the disk...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Periodontology
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