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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793204/influence-of-isolated-bacterial-strains-on-the-in-situ-biodegradation-of-endosulfan-and-the-reduction-of-endosulfan-contaminated-soil-toxicity
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Lingfen Kong, Yu Zhang, Lusheng Zhu, Jinhua Wang, Jun Wang, Zhongkun Du, Cheng Zhang
The recently discovered endosulfan-degrading bacterial strains Pusillimonas sp. JW2 and Bordetella petrii NS were isolated from endosulfan-polluted water and soil environments. The optimal conditions for the growth and biodegradation activity of the strains JW2 and NS were studied in detail. In addition, the ability of the strains JW2 and NS to biodegrade endosulfan in soils during in situ bioremediation experiments was investigated. At a concentration of 2 mg of endosulfan per kilogram of soil, both JW2 and NS had positive effects on the degradation of endosulfan; JW2 degraded 100% and 91...
May 21, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790789/assessment-of-the-association-between-the-frequency-of-micronucleus-and-p-16ink4a-ki-67-co-expression-in-patients-with-cervical-intraepithelial-lesions
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G Gashi, V Mahovlić, E Bahtiri, F Kurshumliu, A Podrimaj-Bytyqi, I R Elezaj
Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the main etiological factor for cervical intraepithelial lesions (CIN). An important characteristic of this process is the loss of genome stability. Therefore, it is imperative to use biomarkers of DNA damage caused by genomic instability to identify high risk individuals. We investigated the frequency of micronuclei (MN) in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) of 20 patients, diagnosed as histologically CIN 1 and 10 healthy controls. We also examined the frequency of other nuclear anomalies including nucleoplasmic bridges (NPBs) and nuclear buds (NBUDs) in PBL of patients with CIN 1 and healthy controls, and evaluated the benefits of p16INK4a and Ki-67 (p16INK4a /Ki-67) immunohistochemical double staining for identifying cervical squamous cells that express HPV E6/E7 oncogenes...
May 23, 2018: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785486/radiation-induced-bystander-effect-in-large-japanese-field-mouse-apodemus-speciosus-embryonic-cells
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Kentaro Ariyoshi, Tomisato Miura, Kosuke Kasai, Nakata Akifumi, Yohei Fujishima, Mitsuaki A Yoshida
Although evidence suggests that ionizing radiation can induce the bystander effect (radiation-induced bystander effect: RIBE) in cultured cells or mouse models, it is unclear whether the effect occurs in cells of wild animals. We investigated medium-mediated bystander micronucleus (MN) formation and DNA damage in un-irradiated cells from a large Japanese field mouse (Apodemus speciosus). We isolated four clones of A. speciosus embryonic fibroblasts (A603-1, A603-2, A603-3, and A603-4) derived from the same mother, and examined their radiation sensitivity using the colony-forming assay...
May 22, 2018: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783987/an-updated-review-of-the-genotoxicity-of-respirable-crystalline-silica
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Paul J A Borm, Paul Fowler, David Kirkland
Human exposure to (certain forms of) crystalline silica (CS) potentially results in adverse effects on human health. Since 1997 IARC has classified CS as a Group 1 carcinogen [1], which was confirmed in a later review in 2012 [2]. The genotoxic potential and mode of genotoxic action of CS was not conclusive in either of the IARC reviews, although a proposal for mode of actions was made in an extensive review of the genotoxicity of CS by Borm, Tran and Donaldson in 2011 [3]. The present study identified 141 new papers from search strings related to genotoxicity of respirable CS (RCS) since 2011 and, of these, 17 relevant publications with genotoxicity data were included in this detailed review...
May 21, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780045/-screening-for-biological-marker-of-dose-optimization-in-cancer-radiotherapy
#5
Tatsuya Ueno, Satoru Monzen, Mitsuru Chiba, Yuki Morino, Yoichiro Hosokawa
PURPOSE AND METHODS: External radiotherapy of target regions using high-energy beams leads to excessive exposure along with individual variation in therapeutic and adverse effects. However, high-precision radiotherapy utilizes 3D-multi detector computed tomography to confirm both target position and administer radiation dose. To install the individual bioinformation in the radiotherapy plan (particularly, radiosensitivity into the target region and/or the around normal tissue), the investigation of biomarkers, which are able to estimate their radiosensitivity was performed...
2018: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774413/alterations-in-histone-acetylation-following-exposure-to-60-co-%C3%AE-rays-and-their-relationship-with-chromosome-damage-in-human-lymphoblastoid-cells
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Xue-Lei Tian, Xue Lu, Jiang-Bin Feng, Tian-Jing Cai, Shuang Li, Mei Tian, Qing-Jie Liu
Chromosome damage is related to DNA damage and erroneous repair. It can cause cell dysfunction and ultimately induce carcinogenesis. Histone acetylation is crucial for regulating chromatin structure and DNA damage repair. Ionizing radiation (IR) can alter histone acetylation. However, variations in histone acetylation in response to IR exposure and the relationship between histone acetylation and IR-induced chromosome damage remains unclear. Hence, this study investigated the variation in the total acetylation levels of H3 and H4 in human lymphocytes exposed to 0-2 Gy 60 Co γ-rays...
May 17, 2018: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768882/grape-seed-extract-alone-or-combined-with-atropine-in-treatment-of-malathion-induced-neuro-and-genotoxicity
#7
Omar M E Abdel-Salam, Asmaa F Galal, Mahrousa M Hassanane, Lamiaa M Salem, Somaia A Nada, Fatma A Morsy
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of treatment with grape seed extract (GSE) on the neurotoxic and genotoxic effects of acute malathion exposure. Rats received malathion (150 mg/kg by i.p. injection) for two successive days alone or combined with GSE at doses of 150 or 300 mg/kg, orally or with GSE at 300 mg/kg and atropine at a dose of 2 mg/kg, i.p. Malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH), nitric oxide, paraoxonase (PON1) were determined in cortex, striatum, and rest of brain tissue (subcortex)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768880/tio%C3%A2-nps-induce-dna-damage-in-lymphocytes-from-healthy-individuals-and-patients-with-respiratory-diseases-an-ex-vivo-in-vitro-study
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Ilham F Osman, Mojgan Najafzadeh, Vyom Sharma, Ritesh K Shukla, B K Jacob, Alok Dhawan, D Anderson
Little is known of the effects of nanoparticles in human systems, let alone in diseased individuals and nanotechnology has preceded nanotoxicology. Therefore, the effects of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles in peripheral blood lymphocytes from patients with respiratory diseases [lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma] were compared with those in healthy Individuals, to determine differences in sensitivity to nanochemical insult. The Comet assay was performed according to recommended guidelines...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761860/hypermethylation-of-cpg-islands-is-associated-with-increasing-chromosomal-damage-in-chinese-lead-exposed-workers
#9
Li-Bo Yu, Yu-Ting Tu, Jing-Wen Huang, Ya-Nan Zhang, Guo-Qiao Zheng, Xiao-Wen Xu, Jin-Wei Wang, Jean Qin Xiao, David C Christiani, Zhao-Lin Xia
Lead is a widely existing environmental pollutant with potential carcinogenicity. To investigate the association of blood lead level (B-Pb) with potential chromosomal damage and cancer, we analyzed micronucleus (MN) frequency of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) and the methylation status of six human tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) post lead exposure. In the study, 147 lead-exposed workers were divided into two groups according to their B-Pb P50 value, with other 50 lead-unexposed workers as a control group...
May 15, 2018: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761828/differential-micronucleus-frequency-in-isogenic-human-cells-deficient-in-dna-repair-pathways-is-a-valuable-indicator-for-evaluating-genotoxic-agents-and-their-genotoxic-mechanisms
#10
Liton Kumar Saha, Sujin Kim, Habyeong Kang, Salma Akter, Kyungho Choi, Tetsushi Sakuma, Takashi Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Sasanuma, Kouji Hirota, Jun Nakamura, Masamitsu Honma, Shunichi Takeda, S Dertinger
The micronucleus (MN) test has become an attractive tool both for evaluating the genotoxicity of test chemicals because of its ability to detect clastogenic and aneugenic events and for its convenience. As the MN assay has been mostly performed using only DNA repair-proficient mammalian cells, we believed that the comparison of the MN frequency between DNA repair-proficient and -deficient human cells may be an excellent indicator for detecting the genotoxic potential of test chemicals and for understanding their mode of action...
May 15, 2018: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761706/genotoxic-and-cytotoxic-effects-of-haas-appliance-in-exfoliated-buccal-mucosa-cells-during-orthodontic-treatment
#11
Arthur S Cunha, Willian Orlando Castillo, Catarina Satie Takahashi, Erika Calvano Küchler, Raquel Assed Bezerra Segato, Léa Assed Bezerra da Silva, Fábio Lourenço Romano, Mírian Aiko Nakane Matsumoto, Paulo Nelson-Filho
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the genotoxic and cytotoxic effects of Haas appliances through micronuclei test and cytogenetic damage analysis in buccal mucosa epithelial cells of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients, 6-12 years of age and of both genders, who required a Haas appliance for the correction of a posterior crossbite were included. Epithelial cells from the mucosa were collected by gently scraping the inside of both the right and left cheeks...
May 15, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754093/evaluation-of-vehicular-pollution-using-the-trad-mcn-mutagenic-bioassay-with-tradescantia-pallida-commelinaceae
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Aline do Nascimento Rocha, Liliam Silvia Candido, Joelson Gonçalves Pereira, Caio Augusto Mussury Silva, Sandra Verza da Silva, Rosilda Mara Mussury
Biomonitoring is one of the tools used to assess the mutagenic potential of the atmosphere. In this study, the mutagenicity of Tradescantia pallida, a species of plant largely present in urban environments, was investigated. The objectives of this study was to estimate the mutagenic potential of vehicular flow through the TRAD-MCN bioassay in cities located at different altitudes in the southwest mesoregion of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, to infer possible abiotic agents that may contribute to the effects of atmospheric pollutants, and finally to map the cities with greater risks to the health of the local population...
May 9, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747151/role-of-pon1-sod2-ogg1-xrcc1-and-xrcc4-polymorphisms-on-modulation-of-dna-damage-in-workers-occupationally-exposed-to-pesticides
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Vivian F Silva Kahl, Fernanda Rabaioli da Silva, Jodel da Silva Alves, Gabrieli Flesch da Silva, Juliana Picinini, Varinderpal Singh Dhillon, Michael Fenech, Melissa Rosa de Souza, Johnny F Dias, Claudia Telles de Souza, Mirian Salvador, Cátia Dos Santos Branco, Flávia Valadão Thiesen, Daniel Simon, Juliana da Silva
Tobacco farming has been proving to induce poor health outcomes in agricultural workers, genomic instability being the triggering one. This study evaluated influence of PON1 (paraoxonase 1), SOD2 (superoxide dismutase), OGG1 (8-oxoguanine glycosylase), XRCC1 (X-ray repair cross-complementing protein 1), and XRCC4 (X-ray repair cross-complementing protein 4) genes polymorphisms on DNA damage in 121 subjects occupationally exposed to pesticides mixtures and nicotine at tobacco fields and 121 non-exposed individuals...
May 7, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745774/modulatory-role-of-rutin-on-2-5-hexanedione-induced-chromosomal-and-dna-damage-in-rats-validation-of-computational-predictions
#14
Aliyu Muhammad, David Ebuka Arthur, Sanusi Babangida, Ochuko L Erukainure, Ibrahim Malami, Hadiza Sani, Aliyu Waziri Abdulhamid, Idayat Omoyemi Ajiboye, Ahmed Ariyo Saka, Nafisa Muhammed Hamza, Suleiman Asema, Zaharaddeen Muhammad Ado, Taibat Ishaq Musa
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potentials of rutin on 2,5-hexanedione-induced toxicities. Two successive phases were involved using in silico and in vivo approaches. The in silico was adopted for potential oral toxicity and docking. The in vivo was carried-out in two stages for two weeks; the ameliorative (stage 1, first week), preventive, and curative studies (stage 2, extended to second week). In stage 1, rats were divided into four groups of seven each (distilled water, 3% (v/v) 2,5-hexanedione, 10 mg/kg rutin, and co-administration)...
May 10, 2018: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745766/genotoxic-and-mutagenic-studies-of-teratogens-in-developing-rat-and-mouse
#15
Eyyüp Rencüzoğulları, Muhsin Aydın
In this review, genotoxic and mutagenic effects of teratogenic chemical agents in both rat and mouse have been reviewed. Of these chemicals, 97 are drugs and 33 are pesticides or belong to other groups. Large literature searches were conducted to determine the effects of chemicals on chromosome abnormalities, sister chromatid exchanges, and micronucleus formation in experimental animals such as rats and mice. In addition, studies that include unscheduled DNA synthesis, DNA adduct formations, and gene mutations, which help to determine the genotoxicity or mutagenicity of chemicals, have been reviewed...
May 10, 2018: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731793/micronucleus-assay-in-exfoliated-buccal-epithelial-cells-using-liquid-based-cytology-preparations-in-building-construction-workers
#16
P Arul, Shetty Smitha, Suresh Masilamani, C Akshatha
Background and objective: Cytogenetic damage in exfoliated buccal epithelial cells due to environmental and occupational exposure is often monitored by micronucleus (MN) assay using liquid based cytology (LBC) preparations. This study was performed to evaluate MN in exfoliated buccal epithelial cells of building construction workers using LBC preparations. Methods: LBC preparations of exfoliated buccal epithelial cells from 100 subjects [50 building construction workers (cases) and 50 administrative staffs (controls)] was evaluated by May-Grunwald Giemsa, Hematoxylin and Eosin and Papanicolaou stains...
2018: Iranian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730133/cytotoxic-effect-of-kalanchoe-flammea-and-induction-of-intrinsic-mitochondrial-apoptotic-signaling-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#17
Iván Arias-González, Alejandro M García-Carrancá, Jorge Cornejo-Garrido, Cynthia Ordaz-Pichardo
Ethnopharmacological importance: Kalanchoe flammea Stapf (Crassulaceae) is a medicinal plant grown in the South of Mexico (State of Tabasco), which is commonly used in traditional medicine for the treatment of fever, wounds, inflammation, and cancer. AIM OF THE STUDY: To establish the potential of K. flammea for the treatment of prostate cancer, evaluating its cytotoxic activity, its probable mechanism of action, and carrying out some toxicological safety studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cytotoxic activity of the ethyl acetate extract of K...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729261/zoledronic-acid-induces-micronuclei-formation-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-and-cytostasis-in-kidney-cells
#18
Soma Shiva Nageswara Rao Singireesu, Sujan Kumar Mondal, Suresh Yerramsetty, Sunil Misra
AIMS: Zoledronic acid (ZA), a FDA approved drug has used widely in the treatment of bone metastasis complications, has been linked to renal toxicity with unclear mechanism. The present study is aimed at investigating genotoxic and cytotoxic effects of ZA in renal epithelial cells. MAIN METHODS: The genotoxic effect of ZA in Vero and MDCK cells determined by cytokinesis block micronucleus (CBMN) assay. The cytotoxic effect assessed by analysing cell cycle profile, cell death and mitochondrial membrane potential by flow cytometry using propidium iodide, AnnexinV-FITC/PI and JC1 dye staining, respectively, BAX and Bcl-2 expression by Western blotting and caspase activity by spectrofluorimetry...
May 2, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727754/genomic-instability-in-adult-men-involved-in-processing-electronic-waste-in-northern-china
#19
Yan Wang, Xiaohui Sun, Lianying Fang, Keqiu Li, Ping Yang, Liqing Du, Kaihua Ji, Jinhan Wang, Qiang Liu, Chang Xu, Guang Li, John P Giesy, Markus Hecker
BACKGROUND: Managing and recycling electronic waste (e-waste), while useful and necessary, has resulted in significant contamination of several environments in China. The area around Tianjin, China has become one of the world's largest e-waste disposal centers, where electronics are processed by manually disassembly or burning, which can result in serious exposure of workers to a multitude of toxicants. OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed potential genomic damage in workers involved in recycling e-waste...
May 1, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727252/investigation-of-the-genotoxicity-of-aluminum-oxide-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate-and-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-in-vitro
#20
Giray Buğra Akbaba, Hasan Türkez
The aim of this study was to investigate the genotoxicity of aluminum oxide (Al2 O3 ), β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) (Ca3 (PO4 )2 ), and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) that were 4.175, 9.058, and 19.8 nm sized, respectively, on human peripheral blood lymphocytes using micronucleus (MN) and chromosome aberration (CA) techniques. Aluminum oxide and β-TCP NPs did not show genotoxic effects on human peripheral blood cultures in vitro, even at the highest concentrations; therefore, these materials may be suitable for use as biocompatible materials...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Toxicology
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