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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646506/three-lessons-for-genetic-toxicology-from-baseball-analytics
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EDITORIAL
Stephen D Dertinger
In many respects the evolution of baseball statistics mirrors advances made in the field of genetic toxicology. From its inception, baseball and statistics have been inextricably linked. Generations of players and fans have used a number of relatively simple measurements to describe team and individual player's current performance, as well as for historical record-keeping purposes. Over the years, baseball analytics has progressed in several important ways. Early advances were based on deriving more meaningful metrics from simpler forerunners...
June 24, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641536/overview-of-forensic-toxicology-yesterday-today-and-in-the-future
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Heesun Chung, Sanggil Choe
BACKGROUND: The scope of forensic toxicology has been tremendously expanded over the past 50 years. From two general sections forensic toxicology can be further classified into 8-9 sections. METHODS: The most outstanding improvement in forensic toxicology is the changes brought by instrumental development. The field of forensic toxicology was revolutionized by the development of immunoassay and bench-top GC-MS in the 1980's and LC-MS-MS in 2000's. Detection of trace amounts of analytes has allowed the use of new specimens such as hair and oral fluids, along with blood and urine...
June 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641530/method-development-in-forensic-toxicology
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Frank T Peters, Dirk K Wissenbach, Francesco Paolo Busardò, Emilia Marchei, Simona Pichini
BACKGROUND: In the field of forensic toxicology, the quality of analytical methods is of great importance to ensure the reliability of results and to avoid unjustified legal consequences. A key to high quality analytical methods is a thorough method development. METHODS: The presented article will provide an overview on the process of developing methods for forensic applications. RESULTS: This includes the definition of the method's purpose (e...
June 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634759/current-applications-of-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-for-the-analysis-of-new-psychoactive-substances-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Daniel Pasin, Adam Cawley, Sergei Bidny, Shanlin Fu
The proliferation of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in recent years has resulted in the development of numerous analytical methods for the detection and identification of known and unknown NPS derivatives. High-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) has been identified as the method of choice for broad screening of NPS in a wide range of analytical contexts because of its ability to measure accurate masses using data-independent acquisition (DIA) techniques. Additionally, it has shown promise for non-targeted screening strategies that have been developed in order to detect and identify novel analogues without the need for certified reference materials (CRMs) or comprehensive mass spectral libraries...
June 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625099/toxicology-in-clinical-laboratories-challenging-times
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N W Brown
In recent years, there have been a number of significant developments in toxicology within clinical laboratories, both with the available instrumentation and in the range of compounds abused by the drug using communities. There have also been developments in the regulation of forensic science in the UK which may in time impact clinical toxicology. This review is designed to provide an update of these changes within toxicology to the more general pathology laboratory audience. For detailed information in specific areas, the reader is referred to the references in the text...
June 19, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622373/a-versatile-and-low-cost-open-source-pipetting-robot-for-automation-of-toxicological-and-ecotoxicological-bioassays
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Sebastian Steffens, Leonie Nüßer, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Nadine Ruchter, Mark Schumann, Ricarda Döring, Catrina Cofalla, Avi Ostfeld, Elad Salomons, Holger Schüttrumpf, Henner Hollert, Markus Brinkmann
In the past decades, bioassays and whole-organism bioassay have become important tools not only in compliance testing of industrial chemicals and plant protection products, but also in the monitoring of environmental quality. With few exceptions, such test systems are discontinuous. They require exposure of the biological test material in small units, such as multiwell plates, during prolonged incubation periods, and do not allow online read-outs. It is mostly due to these shortcomings that applications in continuous monitoring of, e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607654/qualitative-thallium-urinary-assays-are-almost-as-valuable-as-quantitative-tests-implication-for-outpatient-settings-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Amir Ghaderi, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Soroor Khodabandehlo, Fateme Mehrzad, Omid Mehrpour, Reza Afshari
BACKGROUND: Thallium (Tl), lead and steroid exposures were reported as a result of street drug consumption such as heroin and cocaine. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the values of qualitative and quantitative assays for detecting Tl as an adulterant in opioid-like compound drug users. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted throughout a specified time bracket ranging from May 2015 to November 2015 in Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599707/a-multiplexed-immunocapture-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-assay-for-the-simultaneous-measurement-of-myostatin-and-gdf-11-in-rat-serum-using-an-automated-sample-preparation-platform
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Yue Zhao, Guowen Liu, Frank C Zambito, Yan J Zhang, Binodh S DeSilva, Alexander T Kozhich, Jim X Shen
Myostatin, also known as growth differentiation factor 8 (GDF-8), is a protein acting as a negative regulator in skeletal muscle growth. Inhibition of myostatin by therapeutic agents provides opportunities for current unmet medical needs. In order to better understand drug engagement to aid the drug development, we have developed a hybrid LC-MS/MS method which can differentially measure myostatin and another protein from the same GDF family, GDF-11. Although the two proteins share high homology, the LC-MS/MS assay provided the specificity based on monitoring of unique surrogate peptide generated from enzymatic digestion...
August 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598140/biomarker-profiling-of-plasma-samples-for-various-diseases-utilizing-randox-biochip-array-technology
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Jennifer Saluk, Debra Hoppensteadt, Danyel Syed, Jeffrey Liles, Schuharazad Abro, Amanda Walborn, Vinod Bansal, Jawed Fareed
RANDOX Biochip Array Technology offers an efficient, cost-effective method of measuring multiple analytes on a large number of samples in biologic fluids. This innovative technology has proven extremely useful in the profiling of markers in a number of different disease states. Biochip arrays have also shown promise in clinical trials, offering rapid evaluation of multiple markers and circulating levels of the analyte with only a small sample. This biochip technology has broad applications in clinical, pharmaceutical, toxicological, immunologic and microbiologic areas...
June 9, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583045/recommendations-for-clinical-pathology-data-generation-interpretation-and-reporting-in-target-animal-safety-studies-for-veterinary-drug-development
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William Siska, Aradhana Gupta, Lindsay Tomlinson, Niraj Tripathi, Barbara von Beust
Clinical pathology testing is routinely performed in target animal safety studies in order to identify potential toxicity associated with administration of an investigational veterinary pharmaceutical product. Regulatory and other testing guidelines that address such studies provide recommendations for clinical pathology testing but occasionally contain outdated analytes and do not take into account interspecies physiologic differences that affect the practical selection of appropriate clinical pathology tests...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567525/forensic-entomotoxicology-revisited-towards-professional-standardisation-of-study-designs
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REVIEW
Erica I T da Silva, Brendan Wilhelmi, Martin H Villet
Forensic entomotoxicology is the use of insects as evidence of whether a toxicant is present in an environment such as a corpse, river or landscape. The earliest overtly forensic study was published in 1977, and since then, at least 63 papers have been published, most of them focused on the detection of toxicants in insects or on effects of toxicants on diverse insect indicator taxa. A comprehensive review of the published literature revealed various inconsistencies between studies that could be addressed by introducing standard protocols for such studies...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541461/screening-with-quantification-for-64-drugs-and-metabolites-in-human-urine-using-uplc-ms-ms-analysis-and-a-threshold-accurate-calibration
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Thomas G Rosano, Patrice Y Ohouo, Michelle Wood
Drug and metabolite (analytes) identification together with quantification is an important analytical tool in forensic and clinical toxicology. We report the development and validation of a definitive detection and quantification method (UPLC-MS-MS) for initial screening of 64 analytes in urine. The principle of the method is a quantitative extension of a recently reported threshold accurate calibration (TAC) technique which employs a rapid dual-specimen analysis i.e., with and without addition of a reference-analyte standard for normalization of matrix effects...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524734/capillary-microsampling-in-nonclinical-safety-assessment-practical-sampling-and-bioanalysis-from-a-cro-perspective
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David Coleman, Graeme Smith, Rachel Lawrence, Deborah McManus, Sunetha Diaram, Joanna Edwards
Microsampling has the 3R benefits of refining blood collection techniques while reducing the number of animals required for rodent safety assessment studies. There are significant scientific benefits of correlating study findings with systemic exposure and consequently, there is an industry drive to utilize microsampling in regulatory toxicology studies. This article will focus on capillary microsampling and will discuss the initial considerations before using capillary microsampling, study design and some practicalities of sample collection...
May 19, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516258/-biomarkers-of-internal-exposure-to-toxicologically-relevant-contaminants-in-food
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REVIEW
Klaus Abraham, Bernhard Monien, Alfonso Lampen
The assessment of health risks resulting from the intake of genotoxic carcinogens in food depends essentially on a valid exposure assessment. The reliability of the external exposure estimation is restricted by various factors, e. g. inaccurate data from dietary protocols and variations of food contaminant contents. As an alternative, the individual internal exposure to genotoxic substances may be described by specific biomarkers in different matrices. For example, mercapturic acids formed after glutathione conjugation of electrophilic metabolites can be detected in the urine...
May 17, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493314/use-of-lc-hrms-in-full-scan-xic-mode-for-multi-analyte-urine-drug-testing-a-step-towards-a-black-box-solution
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Niclas Nikolai Stephanson, Patrick Signell, Anders Helander, Olof Beck
The influx of new psychoactive substances (NPS) has created a need for improved methods for drug testing in toxicology laboratories. The aim of this work was to design, validate and apply a multi-analyte liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS) method for screening of 148 target analytes belonging to the NPS class, plant alkaloids and new psychoactive therapeutic drugs. The analytical method used a five-fold dilution of urine with 9 deuterated internal standards and injection of 2 μL...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482314/maternal-transfer-of-dioxin-like-compounds-in-artificially-matured-european-eels
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Marko Freese, Roxana Sühring, Lasse Marohn, Jan-Dag Pohlmann, Hendrik Wolschke, Jonathan D Byer, Mehran Alaee, Ralf Ebinghaus, Reinhold Hanel
Several eel species of the genus Anguilla are considered endangered due to a severe decline in recruitment. Up to now, the reasons for this threatening development are not fully understood. The eel's highly specialized biology can lead to explicitly high accumulation of globally distributed organic lipophilic contaminants during its continental life. Because of this and due the particular toxicological sensitivity of early life stages of oviparous organisms towards dioxin-like compounds, it is crucial to improve our understanding concerning toxicokinetics and maternal transfer of organic contaminants in eels...
August 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476634/use-of-bioassays-to-assess-hazard-of-food-contact-material-extracts-state-of-the-art
#17
REVIEW
Isabelle Severin, Emilie Souton, Laurence Dahbi, Marie Christine Chagnon
This review focuses on the use of in vitro bioassays for the hazard assessment of food contact materials (FCM) as a relevant strategy, in complement to analytical methods. FCM may transfer constituents to foods, not always detected by analytical chemistry, resulting in low but measurable human exposures. Testing FCM extracts with bioassays represents the biological response of a combination of substances, able to be released from the finished materials. Furthermore, this approach is particularly useful regarding the current risk assessment challenges with unpredicted/unidentified non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) that can be leached from the FCM in the food...
May 3, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472358/metabolic-profile-determination-of-nbome-compounds-using-human-liver-microsomes-and-comparison-with-findings-in-authentic-human-blood-and-urine
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Keith-Dane H Temporal, Karen S Scott, Amanda L A Mohr, Barry K Logan
The emergence of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) such as hallucinogenic NBOMes (N-methoxybenzyl derivatives of 2C phenethylamines) in the past few years into the recreational drug market has introduced various challenges in forensic analytical toxicology in regard to adequate and timely detection of these compounds. This is especially true in samples from individuals who have experienced severe and fatal intoxications. The aim of this research was to identify the major Phase I metabolites of selected NBOMe compounds to generate a predicted human metabolic pathway of these substances...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459969/reports-of-adverse-events-associated-with-use-of-novel-psychoactive-substances-2013-2016-a-review
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Barry K Logan, Amanda L A Mohr, Melissa Friscia, Alex J Krotulski, Donna M Papsun, Sherri L Kacinko, Jeri D Ropero-Miller, Marilyn A Huestis
Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) represent significant analytical and interpretive challenges to forensic and clinical toxicologists. Timely access to case reports and reports of adverse incidents of impairment or toxicity is imperative to clinical diagnosis and treatment, as well as to interpretation of forensic results. Delays in identifying the presence of a novel intoxicating agent have significant consequences for public health and public safety. Adverse effects of intoxications with novel cannabinoids, stimulants, hallucinogens, benzodiazepines and opioids spanning January 2013 through December 2016 as reported in emergency departments, death investigations, impaired driving cases and other forensic contexts are the subject of this review...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452032/mixture-risk-assessment-due-to-ingestion-of-arsenic-copper-and-zinc-from-milkfish-farmed-in-contaminated-coastal-areas
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Yi-Jun Lin, Min-Pei Ling, Szu-Chieh Chen, Wei-Yu Chen, Nan-Hung Hsieh, Yi-Hsien Cheng, Shu-Han You, Wei-Chun Chou, Ming-Chao Lin, Chung-Min Liao
Human health risks associated with the consumption of metal-contaminated fish over extended periods have become a concern particularly in Taiwan, where fish is consumed on a large scale. This study applied the interaction-based hazard index (HI) to assess the mixture health risks for fishers and non-fishers who consume the arsenic (As), copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn) contaminated milkfish from As-contaminated coastal areas in Taiwan, taking into account joint toxic actions and potential toxic interactions. We showed that the interactions of As-Zn and Cu-Zn were antagonistic, whereas As-Cu interaction was additive...
June 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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