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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926981/antibiofilm-activity-and-mechanism-of-action-of-the-disinfectant-chloramine-t-on-candida-spp-and-its-toxicity-against-human-cells
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Gabriela Lacet Silva Ferreira, Pedro Luiz Rosalen, Larissa Rangel Peixoto, Ana Luiza Alves de Lima Pérez, Fabíola Galbiatti de Carvalho Carlo, Lúcio Roberto Cançado Castellano, Jefferson Muniz de Lima, Irlan Almeida Freires, Edeltrudes de Oliveira Lima, Ricardo Dias de Castro
We evaluated the antifungal and anti-biofilm activity, mechanism of action and cytotoxicity of chloramine T trihydrate (CAT) against Candida spp. The Minimum Inhibitory and Fungicidal Concentrations (MIC/MFC) of CAT were determined. Changes in CAT-treated C. albicans growth kinetics and micromorphology were evaluated, as well as the mechanism of action, and its effects on biofilm. Cytotoxicity was assessed by the hemolysis method. The data were analyzed by inferential statistics (p ≤ 0.05). CAT showed antifungal activity against all strains, with MIC values ranging between 1...
September 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926760/laminin-%C3%AE-5-substrates-promote-survival-network-formation-and-functional-development-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neurons-in-vitro
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Anu Hyysalo, Mervi Ristola, Meeri E-L Mäkinen, Sergei Häyrynen, Matti Nykter, Susanna Narkilahti
Laminins are one of the major protein groups in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and specific laminin isoforms are crucial for neuronal functions in the central nervous system in vivo. In the present study, we compared recombinant human laminin isoforms (LN211, LN332, LN411, LN511, and LN521) and laminin isoform fragment (LN511-E8) in in vitro cultures of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived neurons. We showed that laminin substrates containing the α5-chain are important for neuronal attachment, viability and network formation, as detected by phase contrast imaging, viability staining, and immunocytochemistry...
September 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925880/antileukemic-properties-of-sesquiterpene-lactones-a-systematic-review
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Elaine da Silva Castro, Lívia Azeredo Alves Antunes, Jonathas Felipe Revoredo Lobo, Norman Arthur Ratcliffe, Ricardo Moreira Borges, Leandro Rocha, Patrícia Federal Burth, Lidia Maria Fonte Amorim
This review summarizes the reported molecular mechanisms underlying the antileukemic property of Sesquiterpene Lactones (SLs). This systematic review was registered in the PROSPERO database and conducted following the PRISMA Statements. The MeSH terms, Sesquiterpenes, Lactones and Leukemia were used in four databases (Pubmed, Web of Science, Scopus and Bireme). There were 281 studies selected, but after exclusions, due to replication (n = 172) or not following PECOS criteria (n = 24), 148 studies remained. Of the 148 articles, only 22 were submitted to quality assessment and were scored in high level if more than two techniques, to elucidate antileukemic proprieties, were described, and then data were extracted...
September 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925369/generation-of-a-gene-corrected-isogenic-control-ipsc-line-from-cystic-fibrosis-patient-specific-ipscs-homozygous-for-p-phe508del-mutation-mediated-by-talens-and-ssodn
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Sylvia Merkert, Christien Bednarski, Gudrun Göhring, Toni Cathomen, Ulrich Martin
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a monogenetic disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, which affects multiple organs. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from CF patients and the generation of isogeneic gene-corrected control cell lines enable disease modelling, drug discovery or toxicological studies and therefore the development of CF patient-specific therapies. We have previously generated a hiPSC line from a CF patient homozygous for the p...
August 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924347/the-mechanisms-of-graphene-based-materials-induced-programmed-cell-death-a-review-of-apoptosis-autophagy-and-programmed-necrosis
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REVIEW
Lingling Ou, Shaoqiang Lin, Bin Song, Jia Liu, Renfa Lai, Longquan Shao
Graphene-based materials (GBMs) are widely used in many fields, including biomedicine. To date, much attention had been paid to the potential unexpected toxic effects of GBMs. Here, we review the recent literature regarding the impact of GBMs on programmed cell death (PCD). Apoptosis, autophagy, and programmed necrosis are three major PCDs. Mechanistic studies demonstrated that the mitochondrial pathways and MAPKs (JNK, ERK, and p38)- and TGF-β-related signaling pathways are implicated in GBMs-induced apoptosis...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924161/molecular-mechanisms-involved-in-the-non-monotonic-effect-of-bisphenol-a-on-ca2-entry-in-mouse-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Sabrina Villar-Pazos, Juan Martinez-Pinna, Manuel Castellano-Muñoz, Paloma Alonso-Magdalena, Laura Marroqui, Ivan Quesada, Jan-Ake Gustafsson, Angel Nadal
In regulatory toxicology, the dose-response relationship is a key element towards fulfilling safety assessments and satisfying regulatory authorities. Conventionally, the larger the dose, the greater the response, following the dogma "the dose makes the poison". Many endocrine disrupting chemicals, including bisphenol-A (BPA), induce non-monotonic dose response (NMDR) relationships, which are unconventional and have tremendous implications in risk assessment. Although several molecular mechanisms have been proposed to explain NMDR relationships, they are largely undemonstrated...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923501/acute-and-subacute-toxicities-of-biogenic-tellurium-nanorods-in-mice
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Sara Najimi, Mojtaba Shakibaie, Elham Jafari, Atefeh Ameri, Nazanin Rahimi, Hamid Forootanfar, Mahnaz Yazdanpanah, Hamid Reza Rahimi
The current study was performed to evaluate the acute and subacute toxicities of biogenic tellurium nanorods (Te NRs). The Te NRs were prepared using Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes strain Te in a culture medium containing K2TeO3 (1 mM) and their physiochemical properties were investigated using TEM, EDX and XRD. The median lethal dose (LD50) of Te NRs and potassium tellurite (K2TeO3) were determined in mice and the subacute toxicity was also evaluated. The experimental design involved certain general toxicological, haematological, serum and histopathological investigations...
September 15, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923437/in-vitro-studies-with-human-intestinal-epithelial-cell-line-monolayers-for-protein-hazard-characterization
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REVIEW
Bryan Delaney
Evaluating the safety of newly expressed proteins in genetically modified (GM) crops is conducted prior to commercialization to determine whether they could present a hazard upon consumption. A multicomponent, weight of evidence approach has been applied to individual proteins that has often included acute oral toxicology studies. Based on resources required to produce and purify the proteins, the number of animals necessary for these studies and the fact that no evidence of hazard has been observed for any of the proteins tested to date, it is questionable whether acute toxicology studies should be conducted for all proteins...
September 15, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922667/integrated-strategy-for-mutagenicity-prediction-applied-to-food-contact-chemicals
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Serena Manganelli, Benoît Schilter, Emilio Benfenati, Alberto Manganaro, Elena Lo Piparo
Food contamination due to unintentional leakage of chemicals from food contact materials (FCM) is a source of increasing concern. Since for many of these substances, only limited or no toxicological data are available, the development of alternative methodologies to establish rapidly and cost-efficiently level of safety concern is critical to ensure adequate consumer protection. Computational toxicology methods are considered the most promising solutions to cope with this data gap. In particular, mutagenicity assessment has a particular relevance and is a mandatory requirement for all substances released from plastic FCM, regardless how low migration and exposure are...
September 18, 2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922649/determination-of-74-new-psychoactive-substances-in-serum-using-automated-in-line-solid-phase-extraction-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Sabrina Lehmann, Tobias Kieliba, Justus Beike, Mario Thevis, Katja Mercer-Chalmers-Bender
A detailed description is given of the development and validation of a fully automated in-line solid-phase extraction-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (SPE-LC-MS/MS) method capable of detecting 90 central-stimulating new psychoactive substances (NPS) and 5 conventional amphetamine-type stimulants (amphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), 3,4-methylenedioxy-amphetamine (MDA), 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethyl-amphetamine (MDEA), methamphetamine) in serum. The aim was to apply the validated method to forensic samples...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922594/dose-dependent-response-to-3-nitrobenzanthrone-exposure-in-human-urothelial-cancer-cells
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Mario Pink, Nisha Verma, Anna Zerries, Simone Schmitz-Spanke
A product of incomplete combustion of diesel fuel, 3-nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA), has been classified as a cancer-causing substance. It first gained attention as a potential urinary bladder carcinogen due to the presence of its metabolite in urine and formation of DNA adducts. The aim of the present study was to characterise the dose-response relationship of 3-NBA in human urothelial cancer cell line (RT4) exposed to concentrations ranging from 0.0003 µM (environmentally relevant) to 80 µM by utilising toxicological and metabolomic approaches...
September 18, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922086/assessment-of-ah-receptor-transcriptional-activity-mediated-by-halogenated-dibenzo-p-dioxins-and-dibenzofurans-pxdd-fs-in-human-and-mouse-cell-systems
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Kari L Organtini, Troy D Hubbard, Gary H Perdew, Frank L Dorman
Polybrominated and mixed bromo/chloro dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PXDD/Fs) are emerging environmental contaminants of concern. Thus far, an understanding of the toxicological behavior of these chemical species and their impact upon human health is incomplete. Here we utilized human and mouse hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines to examine the ability of differentially halogenated PXDD/F congeners to induce aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR)-mediated transcriptional activity. Dose-response experiments in reporter cell lines identified varied potencies among differentially halogenated PXDD/F isomers by comparison of EC50 values relative to the prototypical AHR agonist, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921993/lactam-stapled-cell-penetrating-peptides-cell-uptake-and-membrane-binding-properties
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Marco J Klein, Samuel Schmidt, Parvesh Wadhwani, Jochen Bürck, Johannes Reichert, Sergii Afonin, Marina Berditsch, Tim Schober, Roland Brock, Manfred Kansy, Anne S Ulrich
Stapling of side chains to stabilize an α-helical structure has been generally associated with an increased uptake of CPPs. Here, we compare 4 amphiphilic stapled peptides with their linear counterparts in terms of their membrane binding and conformational features, in order to correlate these with uptake efficiency and toxicological effects. The impact of lactam stapling was found to vary strongly with regard to the different aspects of peptide-membrane interactions. Nearly all stapled peptides caused less membrane perturbation (vesicle leakage, hemolysis, bacterial lysis) than their linear counterparts...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921945/multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes-dramatically-affect-the-fruit-metabolome-of-exposed-tomato-plants
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Diamond L McGehee, Mohamed H Lahiani, Fahmida Irin, Micah J Green, Mariya V Khodakovskaya
Here, we reported that multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) added to hydroponics system can enhance fruit production of exposed tomato plants. We quantified the exact amount of MWCNT accumulated inside of fruits collected by MWCNT-exposed plants using an advanced microwave induced heating technique (MIH). We found that absorption of MWCNT by tomato fruits significantly affected total fruit metabolome as was confirmed by LC-MS. Our data highlight the importance of comprehensive toxicological risk assessment of plants contaminated with carbon nanomaterials...
September 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921887/chemical-components-biological-activities-and-toxicological-evaluation-of-the-fruit-aril-of-two-precious-plant-species-from-genus-taxus
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Na Li, Zheng Pan, Dan Zhang, Huaxing Wang, Bao Yu, Shengping Zhao, Jiajia Guo, Jianwei Wang, Ling Yao, Weiguo Cao
The fruit (aril) of the endangered genus Taxus plants is an abandoned herbal resource. Traditionally, people enthusiasticly focus on its bark, its renewable, tremendous arils fall into the soil with seeds after they are mature. The present research investigated the fruit of two species from the genus Taxus, Taxus chinensis var. mairei and Taxus media, with regards to their antioxidant and antihyperglycaemic activities, safety, and bioactive constituents. Results showed that T. chinensis var. mairei and T. media both had certain biological activities with T...
September 18, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920463/evaluation-of-genotoxicity-and-subchronic-toxicity-of-standardized-rose-hip-extract
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A Nagatomo, M Oguri, N Nishida, M Ogawa, A Ichikawa, Y Tanaka-Azuma
Rose hip is the fruit of the rose plant, which is widely used in food, cosmetics and as a traditional medicine. Therefore, rose hip is considered safe and has a sufficient history of consumption as food. However, few studies have reported on the safety of rose hip extracts in toxicological analyses. Thus, to evaluate the safety of rosehip polyphenol MJ (RHPMJ), an aqueous ethanol extract standardized with the trans-tiliroside content, we performed genotoxicity and 90-day repeated oral dose toxicity studies in compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development-Good Laboratory Practice...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920186/investigation-of-cis-trans-isomer-dependent-dermatotoxicokinetics-of-uv-filter-ethylhexyl-methoxycinnamate-through-stratum-corneum-in-vivo
#17
Anežka Sharma, Katarína Bányiová, Branislav Vrana, Ivan Justan, Pavel Čupr
2-Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (EHMC) is one of the most used ultraviolet filters in personal care products. It undergoes cis/trans isomerization in sunlight, and there is limited toxicological understanding of the effects of the cis-isomer. It is known that two geometric isomers of one compound can have different physico-chemical properties and effects. However, there are no studies focusing on toxicokinetics of EHMC isomerization products to compare their potential difference in dermal exposure to cis-EHMC and trans-EHMC due to the difference in their dermatotoxicokinetics...
September 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919858/safety-evaluation-of-sclerotium-from-a-medicinal-mushroom-lignosus-cameronensis-cultivar-preclinical-toxicology-studies
#18
Sook-Shien Lee, Nget-Hong Tan, Jayalakshmi Pailoor, Shin-Yee Fung
Twenty-eight days subacute toxicity studies performed in rats using sclerotial powder of Lignosus cameronensis cultivar was conducted to assess its safety for consumption prior to other scientific investigations on its medicinal benefits, nutraceutical or pharmaceutical application of the mushroom. The study was conducted at 250, 500, and 1000 mg/kg sclerotial powder of L. cameronensis cultivar (n = 5 for each respective dose, on both male and female groups) while control groups received only distilled water...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919690/subchronic-toxicity-of-nile-tilapia-with-different-exposure-routes-to-microcystis-aeruginosa-histopathology-liver-functions-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers
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H M R Abdel-Latif, A M Abou Khashaba
BACKGROUND: Toxic cyanobacterial blooms (Microcystis aeruginosa contains microcystins [MCs]) have been reported to induce clinicopathological alterations as well as different oxidative stress in aquatic biota. AIM: Three-week subchronic exposure experiment was carried out on Nile tilapia, to determine their effects on fish behavior, tissues, liver functions, antioxidant enzymes, and lipid peroxidation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fish were exposed to four main treatments; orally fed diet plus toxic cells of M...
August 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919489/zinc-chloride-induced-trpa1-activation-does-not-contribute-to-toxicity-in-vitro
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Dirk Steinritz, Franziska Zehfuß, Bernhard Stenger, Annette Schmidt, Tanja Popp, Kai Kehe, Harald Mückter, Horst Thiermann, Thomas Gudermann
The hygroscopic zinc chloride (ZnCl2) is often used to generate smoke screens. Severe adverse pulmonary health effects have been associated with inhalation of ZnCl2 smokes. The underlying molecular toxicology is not known. Recent studies have shown that the Transient Receptor Potential Channel A1 (TRPA1) is important for sensing toxic chemicals. TRPA1 was shown to be activated by Zn(2+) which was linked to pain and inflammation. In the present study, we investigated whether TRPA1 activation contributes to ZnCl2-mediated toxicity in vitro...
September 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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