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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090784/effect-of-resveratrol-and-tetracycline-on-the-subacute-paraquat-toxicity-in-mice
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R M Satpute, P P Pawar, S Puttewar, S D Sawale, P D Ambhore
Paraquat (PQ) is a nonselective bipyridyl herbicide widely used in agriculture to control weeds, but its accidental, occupational, or intentional exposure in humans is known to cause pneumo- and neurotoxicity which may proves fatal. Oxidative stress is reported as an underlined mechanism of PQ-induced toxicity in alveolar cells, neurons, and astroglia. PQ generates superoxides both through electron transport reaction (ETC) with nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-dependent oxidoreductase and by the redox cycling via reaction with molecular oxygen...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088107/gaas-laser-therapy-reestablishes-the-morphology-of-the-nmj-and-nachrs-after-injury-due-to-bupivacaine
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Cristiane Neves Alessi Pissulin, Paula Aiello Tomé de Souza Castro, Flávio Codina, Carina Guidi Pinto, Ivan Jose Vechetti-Junior, Selma Maria Michelin Matheus
BACKGROUND: Local anesthetics are used to relieve pre- and postoperative pain, acting on both sodium channels and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Bupivacaine acts as a non-competitive antagonist and has limitations, such as myotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and inflammation. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has anti-inflammatory, regenerative, and analgesic effects. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a gallium arsenide laser (GaAs) on the morphology of the NMJ and nAChRs after application of bupivacaine in the sternomastoid muscle...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079261/effect-of-parthanatos-on-ropivacaine-induced-damage-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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Ting Zheng, Chun-Ying Zheng, Xiao-Chun Zheng, Ruo-Guang Zhao, Yan-Qing Chen
Ropivacaine is one of the most common but toxic local anesthetics, and the mechanisms underlying its neurotoxicity are still largely unknown. This study was conducted to prepare a ropivacaine-induced neuronal injury model and research the effects of ropivacaine on PARP-1 activation and NAD(+) depletion. The cell death and apoptosis of ropivacaine-induced SH-SY5Y cells were detected with flow cytometry. The lactate dehydrogenase cycling reaction measured the NAD(+) level, and Western blots were used to analyze the expression levels of PARP-1 and AIF after ropivacaine treatments with different concentrations and durations...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061549/fast-and-simple-detection-methods-for-the-4-base-pair-deletion-of-canine-mdr1-abcb1-gene-by-pcr-and-isothermal-amplification
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Cathrin P Stiedl, Karin Weber
Dogs with a 4-bp deletion in the MDR1 (or ABCB1) gene show intolerance to certain drugs routinely used in veterinary medicine, such as ivermectin, vincristine, and doxorubicin. The mutation leads to a dysfunctional P-glycoprotein drug transporter, which results in drug accumulation in the brain and severe neurotoxicity. A rapid and accurate in-house test to determine the genotype of patients in cases of acute neurotoxic signs or in tumor patients is desirable. We describe a cost-effective detection method with simple technical equipment for veterinary practice...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056603/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-attenuates-acrylamide-induced-apoptosis-and-astrogliosis-in-rat-cerebral-cortex
#5
Yin He, Dehong Tan, Bing Bai, Zhaoxia Wu, Shujuan Ji
The potent neurotoxic agent acrylamide (ACR) is formed during Maillard reaction in food processing. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a major bioactive component of green tea, is an antioxidant, but its effects on ACR-induced neurotoxicity are unclear. Here, we investigated the neuroprotective effects of EGCG against ACR-induced apoptosis and astrogliosis in the cerebral cortex. Rats were pretreated with EGCG for 4 d and then co-administered ACR for 14 d. Immunohistochemical analysis of glial fibrillary acidic protein and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine indicated that EGCG attenuated astrogliosis and DNA damage in ACR treated rats...
January 5, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036051/developmental-neurotoxicity-of-methamidophos-in-the-embryo-larval-stages-of-zebrafish
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Xiaowei He, Jiawei Gao, Tianyu Dong, Minjian Chen, Kun Zhou, Chunxin Chang, Jia Luo, Chao Wang, Shoulin Wang, Daozhen Chen, Zuomin Zhou, Ying Tian, Yankai Xia, Xinru Wang
Methamidophos is a representative organophosphate insecticide. The knowledge of its developmental neurotoxicity is limited, especially for zebrafish in the early stages of their life. Four hour post-fertilization (hpf) zebrafish embryos were exposed to several environmentally relevant concentrations of methamidophos (0, 25, and 500 μg/L) for up to 72 hpf. Locomotor behavior was then studied in the zebrafish larvae at this timepoint. Acridine orange (AO) staining was carried out in the zebrafish larvae, and the mRNA levels of genes associated with neural development (mbp and syn2a) were analyzed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982682/acrylamide-a-common-food-toxin-related-to-physiological-functions-and-health
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M Semla, Z Goc, M Martinikova, R Omelka, G Formicki
Acrylamide (AA) is a highly reactive organic compound capable of polimeryzation to form polyacrylamide, which is commonly used throughout a variety of industries. Given its toxic effect on humans and animals, the last 20 years have seen an increased interest in research devoted to the AA. One of the main sources of AA is food. AA appears in heated food following the reaction between aminoacids and reduced sugars. Large concentrations of AA can be found in popular staples such as coffee, bread or potato products...
December 16, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964751/neurotoxicity-and-nephrotoxicity-caused-by-combined-use-of-lithium-and-risperidone-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Chih-Wei Hsu, Yu Lee, Chun-Yi Lee, Pao-Yen Lin
BACKGROUND: Combination lithium, a mood stabilizer, and risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic drug, is widely used for treatment of psychotic disorders. Rare reports concern severe adverse drug reaction in multiple organic systems with their combined use. We report two episodes of neurotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in a patient following the combined use of lithium and risperidone. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old male had a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder at the age of 51...
December 14, 2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915183/search-for-new-potential-anticonvulsants-with-anxiolytic-and-antidepressant-properties-among-derivatives-of-4-4-diphenylpyrrolidin-2-one
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Katarzyna Malawska, Aleksandra Rak, Beata Gryzło, Kinga Sałat, Małgorzata Michałowska, Elżbieta Żmudzka, Krzysztof Lodarski, Barbara Malawska, Katarzyna Kulig
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to synthesize a series of new N-Mannich bases derived from 4,4-diphenylpyrrolidin-2-one having differently substituted 4-phenylpiperazines as potential anticonvulsant agents with additional (beneficial) pharmacological properties. METHODS: The target compounds 8-12 were prepared in one step from the 4-substituted phenylpiperazines, paraformaldehyde, and synthesized 4,4-diphenylpyrrolodin-2-one (7) by a Mannich-type reaction...
February 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859025/modeling-drug-induced-neuropathy-using-human-ipscs-for-predictive-toxicology
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R Ohara, K Imamura, F Morii, N Egawa, K Tsukita, T Enami, R Shibukawa, T Mizuno, M Nakagawa, H Inoue
Drugs under development can cause unpredicted toxicity in humans due to differential drug responsiveness between humans and other disease models, resulting in clinical trial failures. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are expected to represent a useful tool for toxicity testing. However, among many assays, appropriate cellular assays for predicting neurotoxicity in an iPSC-based model are still uncertain. Here we generated neurons from iPSCs of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) patients. Some CMT patients are sensitive to anticancer drugs and present with an adverse reaction of neuropathy...
November 9, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830532/role-of-microglia-in-neurological-disorders-and-their-potentials-as-a-therapeutic-target
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REVIEW
Li Du, Ying Zhang, Yang Chen, Jie Zhu, Yi Yang, Hong-Liang Zhang
Microglia are resident macrophage-like immune cells in the central nervous system (CNS) and play a vital role in both physiological and pathological conditions, including restoring the integrity of the CNS and promoting the progression of neurodegenerative disorders. Upon stimulation, microglia typically convert from a surveillant to an activated phenotype. The major function of microglia is to maintain homeostasis and normal function of the CNS, both during development and in response to CNS injury. Microglia regulate multiple aspects of inflammation, such as repair, cytotoxicity, regeneration, and immunosuppression due to their different kind of activation states or phenotypes...
November 9, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821907/alteration-of-microrna-expressions-in-the-pons-and-medulla-in-rats-after-3-3-iminodipropionitrile-administration
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Keiko Ogata, Masahiko Kushida, Kaori Miyata, Kayo Sumida, Shuji Takeda, Takeshi Izawa, Mitsuru Kuwamura, Jyoji Yamate
Although 3,3'-iminodipropionitrile (IDPN) is widely used as a neurotoxicant to cause axonopathy due to accumulation of neurofilaments in several rodent models, its mechanism of neurotoxicity has not been fully understood. In particular, no information regarding microRNA (miRNA) alteration associated with IDPN is available. This study was conducted to reveal miRNA alteration related to IDPN-induced neurotoxicity. Rats were administered IDPN (20, 50, or 125 mg/kg/day) orally for 3, 7, and 14 days. Histopathological features were investigated using immunohistochemistry for neurofilaments and glial cells, and miRNA alterations were analyzed by microarray and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
October 2016: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816865/low-dose-thimerosal-in-pediatric-vaccines-adverse-effects-in-perspective
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REVIEW
José G Dórea
Vaccines are prophylactics used as the first line of intervention to prevent, control and eradicate infectious diseases. Young children (before the age of six months) are the demographic group most exposed to recommended/mandatory vaccines preserved with Thimerosal and its metabolite ethylmercury (EtHg). Particularly in the less-developed countries, newborns, neonates, and young children are exposed to EtHg because it is still in several of their pediatric vaccines and mothers are often immunized with Thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs) during pregnancy...
January 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780124/unveiling-the-neurotoxicity-of-methylmercury-in-fish-diplodus-sargus-through-a-regional-morphometric-analysis-of-brain-and-swimming-behavior-assessment
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Sónia Puga, Patrícia Pereira, Filipa Pinto-Ribeiro, Nelson J O'Driscoll, Erin Mann, Marisa Barata, Pedro Pousão-Ferreira, João Canário, Armando Almeida, Mário Pacheco
The current study aims to shed light on the neurotoxicity of MeHg in fish (white seabream - Diplodus sargus) by the combined assessment of: (i) MeHg toxicokinetics in the brain, (ii) brain morphometry (volume and number of neurons plus glial cells in specific brain regions) and (iii) fish swimming behavior (endpoints associated with the motor performance and the fear/anxiety-like status). Fish were surveyed for all the components after 7 (E7) and 14 (E14) days of dietary exposure to MeHg (8.7μgg(-1)), as well as after a post-exposure period of 28days (PE28)...
November 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762105/clinical-profile-and-laboratory-parameters-in-1051-victims-of-snakebite-from-a-single-centre-in-kerala-south-india
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J C Menon, J K Joseph, M P Jose, B L Dhananjaya, O V Oommen
INTRODUCTION: Snakebite is an occupational hazard causing considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly so in tropical countries like India. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to (i) review the demographic, clinical and laboratory findings in patients (1051) admitted with venomous snakebite (ii) to correlate mortality, morbidity and duration of hospital stay with clinical signs, symptoms and laboratory parameters. METHODS: A retrospective study of 1051 patients treated for snakebite over 10 years (2000 - 2009) in Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly, Kerala...
August 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731942/noise-induced-dna-damage-within-the-auditory-nerve
#16
O'neil W Guthrie
An understanding of the molecular pathology that underlies noise induced neurotoxicity is a prerequisite to the design of targeted therapies. The objective of the current experiment was to determine whether or not DNA damage is part of the pathophysiologic sequela of noise induced neurotoxicity. The experiment consisted of 41 hooded Long-Evans rats (2 month old males) that were randomized into control and noise exposed groups. Both the control and the noise group followed the same time schedule and therefore started and ended the experiment together...
October 12, 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693851/behavioral-facilitation-after-hippocampal-lesion-a-review
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REVIEW
R K W Schwarting, S Busse
When parts of the brain suffer from damage, certain functional deficits or impairments are the expected and typical outcome. A myriad of examples show such negative consequences, which afford the daily tasks of neurologists, neuropsychologists, and also behavioral neuroscientists working with experimental brain lesions. Compared to lesion-induced deficits, examples for functional enhancements or facilitation after brain lesions are rather rare and usually not well studied. Here, the mammalian hippocampus seems to provide an exception, since substantial evidence shows that its damage can have facilitatory behavioral effects under certain conditions...
September 28, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651251/efficacy-of-natural-compounds-in-neurodegenerative-disorders
#18
Pranay Srivastava, Rajesh Singh Yadav
Neurodegenerative disorders represent clusters of serious diseases that results in progressive deterioration of normal structure and physiology of central nervous system. Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or other neurodegenerative disorders involves multifaceted permutation of genetic and environmental factors. Combinations of lifestyle modification linked with environmental factor jointly or alone represent the largest share of cases of these disorders. Etiology of such neuronal degeneration involves manifestation of toxic reaction in the form of functional anomalies leading to dysfunction of the ubiquitin-proteasome system, activated inflammatory cascade, compromised neuronal survival pathway, mitochondrial dysfunction and finally neuronal apoptosis/necrosis and cell death...
2016: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627873/detoxification-of-vx-and-other-v-type-nerve-agents-in-water-at-37%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-and-ph%C3%A2-7-4-by-substituted-sulfonatocalix-4-arenes
#19
Christian Schneider, Anne Bierwisch, Marianne Koller, Franz Worek, Stefan Kubik
Sulfonatocalix[4]arenes with an appended hydroxamic acid residue can detoxify VX and related V-type neurotoxic organophosphonates with half-lives down to 3 min in aqueous buffer at 37 °C and pH 7.4. The detoxification activity is attributed to the millimolar affinity of the calixarene moiety for the positively charged organophosphonates in combination with the correct arrangement of the hydroxamic acid group. The reaction involves phosphonylation of the hydroxamic acid followed by a Lossen rearrangement, thus rendering the mode of action stoichiometric rather than catalytic...
October 4, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622829/emergency-use-of-uridine-triacetate-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-life-threatening-5-fluorouracil-and-capecitabine-toxicity
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Wen Wee Ma, Muhammad Wasif Saif, Bassel F El-Rayes, Marwan G Fakih, Thomas H Cartwright, James A Posey, Thomas R King, Reid W von Borstel, Michael K Bamat
BACKGROUND: Increased susceptibility to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/capecitabine can lead to rapidly occurring toxicity caused by impaired clearance, dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency, and other genetic variations in the enzymes that metabolize 5-FU. Life-threatening 5-FU overdoses occur because of infusion pump errors, dosage miscalculations, and accidental or suicidal ingestion of capecitabine. Uridine triacetate (Vistogard) was approved in 2015 for adult and pediatric patients who exhibit early-onset severe or life-threatening 5-FU/capecitabine toxicities or present with an overdose...
September 13, 2016: Cancer
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