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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812074/three-dimensional-microtissues-as-an-in-vitro-model-for-personalized-radiation-therapy
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Yuting Qiu, Dandan Ning, Peipei Zhang, Stephanie Curly, Yong Qiao, Liyuan Ma, Ming Su
This paper describes the use of 3D microtissues as an intermediate model between the 2D cell culture and the animal model to assess radiation-induced cellular and DNA damage in the context of personalized radiation therapy. An agarose microwell array was used to generate 3D microtissues with controlled size and shape. The microtissues were exposed to X-ray radiation of various doses, and the radiation damage to cells was examined using a variety of techniques with different end points. Damage to cell membranes and reduction in metabolic activity were examined with the MTT assay and dye inclusion assay...
August 16, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810517/argan-oil-reduces-oxidative-stress-genetic-damage-and-emperipolesis-in-rats-treated-with-acrylamide
#2
Zülal Atlı Şekeroğlu, Birsen Aydın, Vedat Şekeroğlu
Acrylamide (AA), a well-known toxicant, is present in high-temperature-processed foods in heated foods. Argan oil (AO), a natural vegetable oil, is receiving increasing attention due to its powerful biological properties. However, limited information is available about its effects in lymphoid organs and bone marrow. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of AO on hematological parameters, 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARs), protein carbonyl (PCO), glutathione (GSH), myeloperoxidase (MPO) levels, the formation of micronucleus (MN) and megakaryocytic emperipolesis (ME) against AA-induced toxicity in rats...
August 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802559/absence-of-subchronic-oral-toxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-rice-koji-with-aspergillus-terreus
#3
Jun-Won Yun, Seung-Hyun Kim, Yun-Soon Kim, Ji-Ran You, Eun-Young Cho, Jung-Hee Yoon, Euna Kwon, Sang Ju Lee, Seong Pil Kim, Jae Hoon Seo, Jae Pyung In, Jae Hun Ahn, Ja-June Jang, Jin-Sung Park, Jeong-Hwan Che, Byeong-Cheol Kang
Koji products have been considered as an effective fermented food consumed in East Asia with many health benefits. Particularly, rice koji with Aspergillus terreus (RAT) has been reported to be able to prevent hyperlipidemia and hepatic steatosis through regulating cholesterol synthesis. Despite its biological activities, there is a lack of comprehensive information to give an assurance of its safety. Therefore, the objective of this study was to perform a series of toxicological studies (repeated dose oral toxicity and genotoxicity) according to test guidelines published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...
August 9, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799093/an-appraisal-of-critical-effect-sizes-for-the-benchmark-dose-approach-to-assess-dose-response-relationships-in-genetic-toxicology
#4
Andreas Zeller, Gonzalo Duran-Pacheco, Melanie Guérard
The benchmark dose (BMD) concept is increasingly utilized to analyze quantitative dose-response relationships in genetic toxicology. This methodology requires the user (i.e. the toxicologist) to a priori define a small increase over controls that is "acceptable" to be induced by a genotoxic test substance. The increase is called benchmark response (BMR) or critical effect size (CES), depending on the software used. To render the metrics calculated from the data of animals treated with the test substance applicable for risk assessment, the BMR or CES must represent biologically relevant changes of parameters measured in in vivo genotoxicity assays such as the Micronucleus, Comet, Transgenic rodent or Pig-a assay...
August 10, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792275/subacute-toxicity-effects-of-deltamethrin-on-oxidative-stress-markers-in-rainbow-trout
#5
Antonia Concetta Elia, Federica Giorda, Nicole Pacini, Ambrosius Josef Martin Dörr, Tommaso Scanzio, Marino Prearo
Deltamethrin is a pyrethroid insecticide that is considered extremely toxic to aquatic organisms. We evaluated the effect of subacute doses (0.033, 0.1, or 0.3 mg/kg) of deltamethrin on micronucleus frequency and oxidative stress markers in Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss at 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8 d after intracoelomic injection. No genotoxic damage was recorded, as no specimen showed a micronucleus number above the physiological range. Deltamethrin exposure elicited a transient reduction in the levels of superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and glutathione S-transferase and a persistent decrease in glutathione reductase activity...
September 2017: Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782575/toxicological-evaluation-of-neoagarooligosaccharides-prepared-by-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-agar
#6
Sun Joo Hong, Je-Hyeon Lee, Eun Joo Kim, Hea Jung Yang, Jae-Seon Park, Soon-Kwang Hong
Agar, a heterogeneous polymer of galactose, is the main component of the cell wall of marine red algae. It is well established as a safe, non-digestible carbohydrate in Oriental countries. Although neoagarooligosaccharides (NAOs) prepared by the hydrolysis of agar by β-agarase have been reported to exert various biological activities, the safety of these compounds has not been reported to date. For safety evaluation, NAOs containing mainly neoagarotetraose and neoagarohexaose were prepared from agar by enzymatic hydrolysis using β-agarase DagA from Streptomyces coelicolor...
August 3, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777669/impact-of-radiofrequency-radiation-on-dna-damage-and-antioxidants-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-of-humans-residing-in-the-vicinity-of-mobile-phone-base-stations
#7
Zothansiama, Mary Zosangzuali, Miriam Lalramdinpuii, Ganesh Chandra Jagetia
Radiofrequency radiations (RFRs) emitted by mobile phone base stations have raised concerns on its adverse impact on humans residing in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations. Therefore, the present study was envisaged to evaluate the effect of RFR on the DNA damage and antioxidant status in cultured human peripheral blood lymphocytes (HPBLs) of individuals residing in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations and comparing it with healthy controls. The study groups matched for various demographic data including age, gender, dietary pattern, smoking habit, alcohol consumption, duration of mobile phone use and average daily mobile phone use...
August 4, 2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771065/acrolein-induced-oxidative-stress-and-genotoxicity-in-rats-protective-effects-of-whey-protein-and-conjugated-linoleic-acid
#8
Birsen Aydın, Zülal Atlı Şekeroğlu, Vedat Şekeroğlu
Acrolein (AC), a highly reactive hazardous pollutant, poses serious threats to human health. Whey protein (WP) and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) have beneficial health implications. We investigated the protective effects of WP and CLA against AC-induced toxicity in rats. The animals were orally gavaged with CLA (200 mg/kg/day), WP (200 mg/kg/day), AC (5 mg/kg/day), CLA + AC (200 + 5 mg/kg/day), and WP + AC (200 + 5 mg/kg/day) six days per week for 30 days. The oral administration of AC significantly induced oxidative stress by increasing thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and protein carbonyls (PCOs) levels and decreasing glutathione (GSH) level in the spleen, thymus, and polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs)...
August 3, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770883/cytogenetic-bio-monitoring-in-fuel-station-attendants-of-gujrat-pakistan-through-buccal-micronucleus-cytome-assay
#9
Faiza Butt, Kausar Cheema, Numrah Nisar, Javed Qureshi
OBJECTIVE: To analyse buccal epithelial cells for scoring the frequency of cytogenetic toxicity in petrol pump workers. METHODS: The case-control study was conducted at the Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan, from September 2014 to February 2015, and comprised petrol pump workers. Buccal micronucleus cytome assay was carried out by the collection of buccal cells after the written and oral consent of petrol pump workers. Frequencies of genotoxic (micronucleated and binucleated) and cytotoxic (karryorhetic and karyolitic) cells were scored and compared with the control group...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766757/sesamol-ameliorates-radiation-induced-dna-damage-in-hematopoietic-system-of-whole-body-%C3%AE-irradiated-mice
#10
Arun Kumar, Sandeep Choudhary, Jawahar S Adhikari, Nabo K Chaudhury
Ionizing radiation exposure is harmful and at high doses can lead to acute hematopoietic radiation syndrome. Therefore, agents that can protect hematopoietic system are important for development of radioprotector. Sesamol is a potential molecule for development of radioprotector due to its strong free radical scavenging and antioxidant properties. In the present study, sesamol was evaluated for its role in DNA damage and repair in hematopoietic system of γ-irradiated CB57BL/6 mice and compared with amifostine...
August 2, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753066/a-single-exposure-to-low-or-high-let-radiation-induces-persistent-genomic-damage-in-mouse-epithelial-cells-in-vitro-and-in-lung-tissue
#11
Erica Werner, Ya Wang, Paul W Doetsch
Exposures to low- and high-linear energy transfer (LET) radiation induce clustered damage in DNA that is difficult to repair. These lesions are manifested as DNA-associated foci positive for DNA repair proteins and have been shown to persist in vitro and in vivo for days in several cell types and tissues in response to low-LET radiation. Although in some experimental conditions these residual foci have been linked with genomic instability and chromosomal aberrations, it remains poorly understood what type of damage they represent...
July 28, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750774/effects-of-sub-chronic-exposure-to-terbuthylazine-on-dna-damage-oxidative-stress-and-parent-compound-metabolite-levels-in-adult-male%C3%A2-rats
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Blanka Tariba Lovaković, Alica Pizent, Vilena Kašuba, Nevenka Kopjar, Vedran Micek, Gordana Mendaš, Marija Dvoršćak, Anja Mikolić, Mirta Milić, Suzana Žunec, Ana Lucić Vrdoljak, Davor Želježić
Terbuthylazine is a selective pre- and post-emergency chloro-triazine herbicide used for a broad spectrum of weed control. We evaluated the potential of low doses of terbuthylazine to induce oxidative stress and cytogenetic damage in peripheral blood samples of adult male Wistar rats. Following 28-day repeated oral exposure at 0.004 mg/kg b.w./day, 0.4 mg/kg b.w./day and 2.29 mg/kg b.w./day, parameters of lipid peroxidation, total antioxidant capacity, and activities of antioxidant enzymes were measured in blood samples...
July 24, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749179/analysis-of-microrna-expression-and-micronuclei-frequency-in-workers-exposed-to-vinyl-chloride-monomer-in-china
#13
Nan-Nan Feng, Yan Fang, Ya-Nan Zhang, Xiao-Wen Xu, Yong Li, Jin-Wei Wang, Yong-Liang Li, Paul Brandt-Rauf, Zhao-Lin Xia
AIM: To identify differently expressed miRNAs associated with vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and micronuclei (MN) frequency. METHOD: In discovery stage, we used microarray to detect miRNAs expression in peripheral blood lymphocytes between six low and six high VCM-exposed workers grouped by medium cumulative exposure dose. Then we validated four miRNAs using real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) and detected the micronuclei frequencies using cytokinesis-block micronucleus assay in 94 VCM-exposed workers and 53 healthy control subjects...
July 27, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745810/flow-cytometry-vs-optical-microscopy-in-the-evaluation-of-the-genotoxic-potential-of-xenobiotic-compounds
#14
Monia Lenzi, Veronica Cocchi, Patrizia Hrelia
BACKGROUND: It is now recognized that mutational events play a key role in the development of pathological processes like cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease. Therefore, it is crucial to have Genetics Toxicology tests that allow rapid and accurate identification of the mutagenic potential of a xenobiotic. Currently the most widely used technique is the "In vitro mammalian cell micronucleus test" performed by optical microscopy, but some problems have been highlighted, including the number of cells analyzed, the high subjectivity of the reading at the microscope and the long analysis times...
July 26, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741802/cytogenetic-tests-for-animal-production-state-of-the-art-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
I Udroiu, A Sgura
Cytogenetic tests are effective tools for monitoring the health status of livestock and improving their genetic value. Cytogenetic screening allows for the detection of animals carrying chromosomal aberrations and to avoid using them as breeders. Progress in karyotype monitoring, with new molecular probes and automation, has greatly increased the productivity of this procedure. Several genotoxicity tests are available to detect the possible presence and effects of pollutants or drugs. Among these, the micronucleus test and the Comet assay are the most convenient in terms of costs and benefits...
July 25, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738722/effects-of-indirubin-and-isatin-on-cell-viability-mutagenicity-genotoxicity-and-bax-ercc1-gene-expression
#16
Manoela Viar Fogaça, Priscila de Matos Cândido-Bacani, Lucas Milanez Benicio, Lara Martinelli Zapata, Priscilla de Freitas Cardoso, Marcelo Tempesta de Oliveira, Tamara Regina Calvo, Eliana Aparecida Varanda, Wagner Vilegas, Ilce Mara de Syllos Cólus
CONTEXT: Indigofera suffruticosa Miller (Fabaceae) and I. truxillensis Kunth produce compounds, such as isatin (ISA) and indirubin (IRN), which possess antitumour properties. Their effects in mammalian cells are still not very well understood. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the activities of ISA and/or IRN on cell viability and apoptosis in vitro, their genotoxic potentials in vitro and in vivo, and the IRN- and ISA-induced expression of ERCC1 or BAX genes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HeLa and/or CHO-K1 cell lines were tested (3 or 24 h) in the MTT, Trypan blue exclusion, acridine orange/ethidium bromide, cytokinesis-blocked micronucleus (CBMN) and comet (36, 24 and 72 h) tests after treatment with IRN (0...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735238/the-influence-of-heavy-metals-on-toxicogenetic-damage-in-a-brazilian-tropical-river
#17
Leomá A Matos, Ana C S Cunha, Aline A Sousa, Jéssica P R Maranhão, Nathanyel R S Santos, Matheus de M C Gonçalves, Sandra M M de M Dantas, João M de C E Sousa, Ana P Peron, Felipe Cavalcanti Carneiro da Silva, Marcus V O B de Alencar, Md Torequl Islam, Raí Pablo Sousa de Aguiar, Ana A de C Melo-Cavalcante, Claúdia C Bonecker, Horácio F J Junior
Anthropogenic activities in tropical rivers favor the eutrophication process, which causes increased concentration of heavy metals. The presence and bioaccumulation of metals are directly related to the presence of genotoxic damage in aquatic organisms. Thus, we evaluated the presence of heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Cr, Cu and Al) and performed toxicogenetic tests in surface (S) and bottom (B) of water samples of the Poti river (Piaui/Brazil). Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity tests were performed in Allium cepa, and micronucleus (MN) and comet assay were performed in Oreochromis niloticus...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729543/evaluation-of-atm-heterozygous-mutations-underlying-individual-differences-in-radiosensitivity-using-genome-editing-in-human-cultured-cells
#18
Ekaterina Royba, Tatsuo Miyamoto, Silvia Natsuko Akutsu, Kosuke Hosoba, Hiroshi Tauchi, Yoshiki Kudo, Satoshi Tashiro, Takashi Yamamoto, Shinya Matsuura
Ionizing radiation (IR) induces DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), which are an initial step towards chromosomal aberrations and cell death. It has been suggested that there are individual differences in radiosensitivity within human populations, and that the variations in DNA repair genes might determine this heterogeneity. However, it is difficult to quantify the effect of genetic variants on the individual differences in radiosensitivity, since confounding factors such as smoking and the diverse genetic backgrounds within human populations affect radiosensitivity...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724165/cytogenotoxicity-of-inclusion-complexes-of-diazepam-with-2-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin
#19
Jasmina Hadžiabdić, Nevenka Kopjar, Davor Želježić, Selma Špirtović-Halilović, Davorka Završnik
Background Diazepam, as one of the most frequent prescribed drug from 1,4-benzodiazepine group, has certain limitations in pharmaceutical technology due to its poor solubility in water. By forming inclusion complexes with 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin, diazepam's biopharmaceutical properties can be greatly improved. Aim Aim of this research was to in vitro evaluate genotoxicity of prepared novel complexes of diazepam and their influence on proliferation of human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Methods For identification of possible genotoxicity of diazepam inclusion complexes, cytokinesis-block micronucleus assay has been chosen...
July 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709686/toxicologic-evaluations-of-recombinant-liver-targeting-interferon-ifn-csp-genotoxicity-and-tegenicratoity
#20
Wenting Zeng, Chunxu Wu, Jie Wang, Lingjie Cao, Xiaobao Jin, Jiayong Zhu, Xuemei Lu
Interferon alpha as the one of FDA recommended drugs for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has many side effects. Targeting IFNα to the liver may be a strategy to increase its efficacy locally and may increase efficacy of IFNα-based therapy of HBV infection. We have prepared a novel liver-targeting fusion interferon (IFN-CSP) combining IFN α2b with plasmodium region I peptide and have revealed it may be an excellent candidate as a liver-targeting anti-HBV agent. In this study, we investigated the genotoxic and teratogenic effects of IFN-CSP...
July 11, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
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