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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345262/copper-i-complexes-with-phosphine-derived-from-sparfloxacin-part-iii-multifaceted-cell-death-and-preliminary-study-of-liposomal-formulation-of-selected-copper-i-complexes
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A Kyzioł, A Cierniak, J Gubernator, A Markowski, M Jeżowska-Bojczuk, U K Komarnicka
The cytotoxic effect of iodide or thiocyanate copper(i) complexes (1-PSf, 2-PSf, 3-PSf, 4-PSf) with phosphine derived from sparfloxacin (HSf) and 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (dmp) or 2,2'-biquinoline (bq) as diimine auxiliary ligands was proved in vitro on somatic (MRC-5) and neoplastic (MCF7) human cell lines. Differences in mode of action were investigated in-depth for the selected dmp and bq complexes (1-PSf, 3-PSf, respectively) by elucidation of the following: (i) the efficiency to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) in biological systems (cyclic voltammetry); (ii) their impact on mitochondrial membrane potential; (iii) potency for the activation of caspases 3 and 9; (iv) influence on the degree of DNA degradation (comet assay)...
January 18, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344636/analysis-of-the-prolonged-infusion-of-dfp-10917-a-deoxycytidine-analog-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-human-tumor-xenografts-in-vivo
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Kenzo Iizuka, Chun Zhang, Kokoro Eshima, Cheng Jin, Kiyoshi Eshima, Masakazu Fukushima
2'-C-cyano-2'-deoxy-1-β-D-arabino-pentofranocyl-cytosine (DFP-10917, CNDAC) is a 2'-deoxycytidine analog with antitumor activity against various tumor cells. However, a clinically available therapeutic regimen for this compound needs to be established and its functional mechanisms in relation to the dosing schedule need to be clarified. In this study, we evaluated the antitumor activity and toxicity of DFP-10917 by varying the dose and administration schedule in human solid tumor and leukemia xenografts in vivo...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344011/pcb118-induced-cell-proliferation-mediated-by-oxidative-stress-and-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-helf-cells
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Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Ahmad Hasnain, Jabir Hussain Syed, Muhammad Tariq, Xiaomei Su, Hussani Mubarak, Wajid Nasim, Chaofeng Shen
The present study used human lung fibroblast (HELF) cells as a test model to evaluate the role of oxidative stress (OS) and extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) protein in HELF cell proliferation exposed to PCB118. Results from 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide demonstrated that PCB118 at lower concentrations stimulated proliferation of HELF cell and abrogate proliferative effect at higher dose concentrations and in a time-dependent manner. Moreover, reactive oxygen species, malondialdehyde (MDA), and superoxide dismutase showed a significant increase at higher concentrations of PCB118 than the lower concentrations with the passage of time...
January 2018: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337680/in-vitro-assessment-of-the-cytotoxic-dna-damaging-and-cytogenetic-effects-of-hydroquinone-in-human-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
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Karlo Jurica, Irena Brčić Karačonji, Vesna Benković, Nevenka Kopjar
This study investigated the mechanisms of hydroquinone toxicity and assessed the relationships between its cytotoxic, genotoxic, and cytogenetic effects tested at 8, 140, and 280 μg mL-1 in human peripheral blood lymphocytes exposed for 24 h. The outcomes of the treatments were evaluated using the apoptosis/necrosis assay, the alkaline comet assay, and the cytokinesis-block micronucleus (CBMN) cytome assay. The tested hydroquinone concentrations produced relatively weak cytotoxicity in resting lymphocytes, which mostly died via apoptosis...
December 20, 2017: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336731/lead-induces-dna-damage-and-alteration-of-alad-and-antioxidant-genes-mrna-expression-in-construction-site-workers
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Zertashia Akram, Sadaf Riaz, Mahmood Akhtar Kayani, Sarwat Jahan, Malik Waqar Ahmad, Muhammad Abaid Ullah, Hizbullah Wazir, Ishrat Mahjabeen
Oxidative stress and DNA damage are considered as possible mechanism involved in lead toxicity. To test this hypothesis, DNA damage and expression variations of ALAD, SOD2 and OGG1-2░a genes was studied in a cohort of 100 exposed workers and 100 controls with comet assay and real-time PCR. Results indicated that increased number of comets was observed in exposed workers versus controls (p<0.001). After qPCR analysis, significant down-regulation in ALAD (p<0.0001), SOD2 (p<0.0001) and OGG1-2░a (p<0...
January 16, 2018: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333049/marine-derived-fungi-extracts-enhance-the-cytotoxic-activity-of-doxorubicin-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-cells-a459
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Bruno Castro-Carvalho, Alice A Ramos, Maria Prata-Sena, Fernanda Malhão, Márcia Moreira, Daniela Gargiulo, Tida Dethoup, Suradet Buttachon, Anake Kijjoa, Eduardo Rocha
Background: Drug resistance is a major concern in the current chemotherapeutic approaches and the combination with natural compounds may enhance the cytotoxic effects of the anticancer drugs. Therefore, this study evaluated the cytotoxicity of crude ethyl extracts of six marine-derived fungi - Neosartorya tsunodae KUFC 9213 (E1), Neosartorya laciniosa KUFC 7896 (E2), Neosartorya fischeri KUFC 6344 (E3), Aspergillus similanensis KUFA 0013 (E4), Neosartorya paulistensis KUFC 7894 (E5), and Talaromyces trachyspermum KUFC 0021 (E6) - when combined with doxorubicin (Dox), in seven human cancer cell lines...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331918/dna-damage-in-marine-rock-oyster-saccostrea-cucullata-exposed-to-environmentally-available-pahs-and-heavy-metals-along-the-arabian-sea-coast
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Subhodeep Sarker, Deepti Vashistha, Munmun Saha Sarker, A Sarkar
Molecular biomarkers are used world wide for quick assessment of the immediate effect of environmental pollution on marine ecosystems. Recently, we evaluated oxidative stress responses of marine rock oyster, Saccostrea cucullata impacted due to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) accumulated in their tissues at a few sampling sites along the coast of Goa around the region of the Arabian sea coast, India (Sarkar et al., 2017). Using a combination of partial alkaline unwinding and comet assays, we now report a comprehensive study on the impairment of DNA integrity (DI) in S...
January 11, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331520/vitamin-c-attenuates-biochemical-and-genotoxic-damage-in-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-upon-joint-exposure-to-combined-toxic-doses-of-fipronil-and-buprofezin-insecticides
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Madiha Ghazanfar, Sana Shahid, Irfan Zia Qureshi
In the present study, potential protective role of Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) was investigated in aquaria acclimated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) following exposure for 96 h to combined toxic doses of fipronil (FP) and buprofezin (BPFN) insecticides in combination (FP: 200 μg/L; 4.57 × 10-7 mol/L and BPFN: 50 mg/L; 1.64 × 10-4 mol/L). At end of 96 h exposure, fish were supplemented with low (25 mg/L) and high (50 mg/L) doses of Vitamin C, added once daily to aquaria water for continuous three weeks...
January 5, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329665/bioactivation-of-1-chloro-2-hydroxy-3-butene-an-in-vitro-metabolite-of-1-3-butadiene-by-rat-liver-microsomes
#9
Ye Wang, Ying-Xin Yu, Yang Luan, Jing An, Dong-Guang Yin, Xin-Yu Zhang
1-Chloro-2-hydroxy-3-butene (CHB) is an in vitro metabolite of 1,3-butadiene, a rodent/human carcinogen. To search for an approach detecting CHB in vivo, it is vital to obtain a full understanding of CHB metabolism. Previously, we demonstrated that CHB was bioactivated to 1-chloro-3-buten-2-one (CBO) by alcohol dehydrogenase. However, CHB metabolism by cytochrome P450s has not been reported. Thus, in the present study, CHB metabolism by rat liver microsomes was investigated. The results showed that CHB was converted to 1-chloro-3,4-epoxy-2-butanol (CEB) and CBO...
January 9, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329446/standardisation-of-the-in-vitro-comet-assay-influence-of-lysis-time-and-lysis-solution-composition-on-the-detection-of-dna-damage-induced-by-x-rays
#10
José M Enciso, Kristine B Gutzkow, Gunnar Brunborg, Ann-Karin Olsen, Adela López de Cerain, Amaya Azqueta
The alkaline comet assay, in vivo and in vitro, is currently used in several areas of research and in regulatory genotoxicity testing. Several efforts have been made in order to decrease the inter-experimental and inter-laboratory variability and increase the reliability of the assay. In this regard, lysis conditions are considered as one of the critical variables and need to be further studied. Here, we tested different times of lysis (from no lysis to 1 week) and two different lysis solutions in human lymphoblast (TK6) cells unexposed or exposed to X-rays...
January 10, 2018: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329229/chemical-composition-and-evaluation-of-the-biological-properties-of-the-essential-oil-of-the-dietary-phytochemical-lippia-citriodora
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Eleni Fitsiou, Gregoria Mitropoulou, Katerina Spyridopoulou, Manolis Vamvakias, Haido Bardouki, Alex Galanis, Katerina Chlichlia, Yiannis Kourkoutas, Mihalis Ι Panayiotidis, Aglaia Pappa
The aim of the study was to characterize the chemical composition and biological properties of the essential oil from the plant Lippia citriodora grown in Greece. The essential oil volatiles were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry GC-MS indicating citral as the major component. Τhe antimicrobial properties were assayed using the disk diffusion method and the minimum inhibitory and non-inhibitory concentration values were determined. Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Aspergillus niger were sensitive to Lippia citriodora oil, but not Escherichia coli, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, and Pseudomonas fragi...
January 12, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329085/an-integrated-approach-to-assess-the-impacts-of-zinc-pyrithione-at-different-levels-of-biological-organization-in-marine-mussels
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Lorna J Dallas, Andrew Turner, Tim P Bean, Brett P Lyons, Awadhesh N Jha
The mechanisms of sublethal toxicity of the antifouling biocide, zinc pyrithione (ZnPT), have not been well-studied. This investigation demonstrates that 14-d sublethal exposure to ZnPT (0.2 or 2 μM, alongside inorganic Zn and sea water controls) is genotoxic to mussel haemocytes but suggests that this is not caused by oxidative DNA damage as no significant induction of oxidised purines was detected by Fpg-modified comet assay. More ecologically relevant endpoints, including decreased clearance rate (CR), cessation of attachment and decreased tolerance of stress on stress (SoS), also showed significant response to ZnPT exposure...
December 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327458/lead-induced-dna-damage-and-cell-apoptosis-in-human-renal-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cell-attenuation-via-n-acetyl-cysteine-and-tannic-acid
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Manushi Siddarth, Diwesh Chawla, Alpana Raizada, Neelam Wadhwa, Basu D Banerjee, Meera Sikka
This study investigates the exposure of lead-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, DNA damage, and apoptosis and also evaluates the therapeutic intervention using antioxidants in human renal proximal tubular cells (HK-2 cells). Following treatment of HK-2 cells with an increasing concentration of lead nitrate (0-50 μM) for 24 h, the intracellular ROS level increased whereas the GSH level decreased significantly in a dose-dependent manner. Comet assay results revealed that lead nitrate showed the ability to increase the levels of DNA strand breaks in HK-2 cells...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327209/bio-monitoring-of-tissue-accumulation-and-genotoxic-effect-of-heavy-metals-in-cyprinus-carpio-from-river-kabul-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan
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Muhammad Siraj, Muhammad Khisroon, Ajmal Khan, Farrah Zaidi, Ahmad Ullah, Ghani Rahman
The study explored (I) the concentration of heavy metals in water samples (II) their bioaccumulation in common carp Cyprinus carpio (III) and the subsequent genotoxicity in the selected organs of carp; from river Kabul, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. Except for Mercury (Hg) the water samples had all the heavy metals within permissible limits of recommended dietary allowance (RDA). Nonetheless a number of heavy metals (Zn, Ni, Cr, Cd, Pb and Hg) showed bioaccumulation at levels higher than permissible. Zinc (Zn) was the most while Cadmium (Cd) was the least accumulated metal in all tissue samples analyzed...
January 11, 2018: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325823/photo-geno-toxicity-changes-associated-with-hydroxylation-of-the-aromatic-chromophores-during-diclofenac-metabolism
#15
Guillermo Garcia-Lainez, Ana M Martínez-Reig, Daniel Limones-Herrero, M Consuelo Jiménez, Miguel A Miranda, Inmaculada Andreu
Diclofenac (DCF) can cause adverse reactions such as gastrointestinal, renal and cardiovascular disorders; therefore, topical administration may be an attractive alternative to the management of local pain in order to avoid these side effects. However, previous studies have shown that DCF, in combination with sunlight, displays capability to induce photosensitivity disorders. In humans, DCF is biotransformed into hydroxylated metabolites at positions 4' and 5 (4'OH-DCF and 5OH-DCF), and this chemical change produces non negligible alterations of the drug chromophore, resulting in a significant modification of its light-absorbing properties...
January 8, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325339/-risk-factors-and-impacts-on-prognosis-of-ultrasound-lung-comets-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
#16
Z L Wang, J Y Liu, C J Zhou, M B Wang, H Y Wang, Y Xu
Objective: To investigate the risk factors of ultrasound lung comets and its impact on the survivals of patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods: One hundred and forty-two patients on hemodialysis (Male 76, female 66) were divided into three groups according to the score of lung comets (mild: ≤14 comets; moderate: 15 to 30 comets; severe: >30 comets). Seventy-two healthy subjects examined by lung ultrasound serve as a control. Pulmonary artery systolic pressure and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) were assessed by Doppler ultrasonography...
December 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325088/the-comet-assay-ready-for-30-more-years
#17
Peter Møller
During the last 30 years, the comet assay has become widely used for the measurement of DNA damage and repair in cells and tissues. A landmark achievement was reached in 2016 when the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development adopted a comet assay guideline for in vivo testing of DNA strand breaks in animals. However, the comet assay has much more to offer than being an assay for testing DNA strand breaks in animal organs. The use of repair enzymes increases the range of DNA lesions that can be detected with the assay...
January 6, 2018: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324292/use-of-sperm-dna-integrity-as-a-marker-for-exposure-to-contamination-in-palaemon-serratus-pennant-1777-intrinsic-variability-baseline-level-and-in-situ-deployment
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Alexandre Erraud, Marc Bonnard, Arnaud Chaumot, Olivier Geffard, Aurélie Duflot, Joëlle Forget-Leray, Frank Le Foll, Alain Geffard, Benoit Xuereb
In a previous study, the Comet assay was optimized for Palaemon serratus prawns in order to propose a biomarker for sperm quality in this species. However, better knowledge of its basal level and its natural variability, related to intrinsic biotic and environmental abiotic factors, is required before any relevant use of this biomarker in the field. To fulfill this goal, the present study proceeded in three steps: (i) the temporal variability of DNA integrity was followed monthly in a reference population over a 2-year period, (ii) the correlation between the main intrinsic biotic (i...
December 27, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322347/all-aspect-of-toxic-effect-of-brilliant-blue-and-sunset-yellow-in-allium-cepa-roots
#19
Kemal Koç, Dilek Pandir
Substances added to food are considerable for survival and are the oldest technologies used in preservation, sweetening and coloring. This work was conducted to evaluate the toxicity of the food additives sunset yellow (SY) and brilliant blue (BB) on Allium cepa root meristematic cells. Control and treatment groups were created from germinated roots. Group 1 (control group) did not receive chemicals. Group 2 (SY or BB-treatment group), received increasing doses of SY (25, 50, 100 and 500 ppm) and BB (100, 200, 400 and 500 ppm) with time periods of 24, 48 and 72 h...
January 10, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319161/anticancer-and-antibacterial-effects-of-iranian-viper-vipera-latifii-venom-an-in-vitro-study
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A Moridikia, J Zargan, H Sobati, H-R Goodarzi
Viper venom contains antibacterial and cytotoxic components. The aim of this study was to identify and evaluate the antimicrobial and cytotoxic properties of the crude venom of Vipera latifii (V. latifii). Lyophilized venom of V. latifii was quantified by Bradford method and its antibacterial activity (6.25-400 µg/ml) was assessed using the MTT, MIC, Disc diffusion and Well diffusion assays. Also, its cytotoxic activity was investigated using MTT reduction, Neutral uptake and Comet assay on human liver cancer (HepG2) cell line...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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