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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728131/the-distribution-of-organochlorine-pesticides-in-sediments-from-isimangaliso-wetland-park-ecological-risks-and-implications-for-conservation-in-a-biodiversity-hotspot
#1
Archibold Buah-Kwofie, Marc S Humphries
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage site, located on the east coast of South Africa, spans ∼3300 km(2) and constitutes the largest protected estuarine environment for hippopotami, crocodiles and aquatic birds in Africa. Given the ecological importance of this site and continued use of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in the region, this study focused on the nature, distribution and potential sources of organochlorine contamination within iSimangaliso Wetland Park. OCPs were widely distributed in surface sediment samples obtained from the four main Ramsar wetland systems within the park (Lake St Lucia, Mkhuze, Lake Sibaya and Kosi Bay)...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724247/persistent-organic-pollutants-and-risk-of-diabetes-and-obesity-on-healthy-adults-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study-in-spain
#2
Luis Alberto Henríquez-Hernández, Octavio P Luzardo, Pilar F Valerón, Manuel Zumbado, Lluis Serra-Majem, María Camacho, Ana González-Antuña, Luis D Boada
Environmental exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has been reported to be relevant in the population of the Canary Islands (Spain), especially that of organochlorine pesticides. On the other hand, the population of this archipelago presents a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and it has been recently reported that environmental chemical contamination could play a role in the development of this disease. We performed a cross-sectional study in a representative sample from this archipelago to evaluate whether serum levels of selected POPs could be considered as risk factors for diabetes in this population...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715764/ddt-related-compounds-as-non-extractable-residues-in-submarine-sediments-of-the-palos-verdes-shelf-california-usa
#3
S Kucher, J Schwarzbauer
The Palos Verdes Shelf (PVS) and the continental slope off the Palos Verdes Peninsula are highly contaminated by degradation products of the pesticide DDT (1-chloro-4-[2,2,2-trichloro-1-(4-chlorophenyl)ethyl]benzene). Sediment samples from two box cores were analyzed to obtain further information about the fate of DDT and its degradation products within the environment. After solvent extraction, an alkaline hydrolysis procedure was applied. A comprehensive screening for 26 DDT compounds revealed that DDT and its degradates contaminate not only the extractable fraction but also the fraction released by alkaline hydrolysis...
July 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696207/levels-and-determinants-of-ddt-and-dde-exposure-in-the-vhembe-cohort
#4
Fraser W Gaspar, Jonathan Chevrier, Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, Jonah M Lipsitt, Dana Boyd Barr, Nina Holland, Riana Bornman, Brenda Eskenazi
BACKGROUND: Although indoor residual spraying (IRS) is an effective tool for malaria control, its use contributes to high insecticide exposure in sprayed communities and raises concerns about possible unintended health effects. OBJECTIVE: The Venda Health Examination of Mothers, Babies and their Environment (VHEMBE) is a birth cohort study initiated in 2012 to characterize prenatal exposure to IRS insecticides and exposures' impacts on child health and development in rural South Africa...
July 7, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693362/veterinary-utility-of-dried-blood-spots-for-analysis-of-toxic-chlorinated-hydrocarbons
#5
Andreas F Lehner, Margaret Johnson, John Buchweitz
Dried blood spots (DBS) on filter paper provide a simple and convenient means of collecting, storing and shipping samples for veterinary diagnostics related to toxin exposures. This paper presents validation data on analysis of DBS for chlorinated persistent organic pollutants, specifically 4,4'-DDT and its breakdown product 4,4'-DDE, lindane and a representative polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congener PCB-153. Analysis was by gas chromatography with electron capture detection (GC-ECD). The method required one 12...
July 11, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693111/occurrence-and-spatial-distribution-of-legacy-and-emerging-organic-pollutants-in-marine-sediments-from-the-atlantic-coast-andalusia-sw-spain
#6
Marina G Pintado-Herrera, Tatiane Combi, Carmen Corada-Fernández, Eduardo González-Mazo, Pablo A Lara-Martín
Contamination of aquatic systems by no longer used but very persistent compounds (e.g., organochlorine pesticides) and newly detected chemicals, such as personal care products (PCPs), represents a raising concern. In this study, we carried out one of the first comparisons of both types of contaminants, legacy and emerging, in two coastal systems (Cadiz Bay and Huelva Estuary). A wide range of analytes were selected to this end, including hydrocarbons, UV filters, fragrances, and antimicrobials. Analysis of surface sediments revealed the occurrence of 46 out of 97 target analytes, most of them predominantly accumulated in depositional areas with high organic carbon content...
July 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691872/organic-contamination-in-clams-venerupis-aurea-laeta-and-cerastoderma-edule-glaucum-from-sicily-italy
#7
Giuseppa Di Bella, Angela Giorgia Potortì, Patrizia Licata, Vito Pellizzeri, Hedi Ben Mansour, Giacomo Dugo, Vincenzo Lo Turco
Two species of edible clams Venerupis aurea laeta and Cerastoderma edule glaucum from Ganzirri Lake (Sicily, Italy) were investigated to determine OCP and PCB residues by GC-MS. Thirty-five samples were examined for two years in order to perform: a) their actual contamination; b) the daily dietary exposure of seafood consumers to the pollutants in question. In all the clams analysed in this study, PCB and OCP (4,4'-DDE) residues are always below the limits fixed by law. It seems that there is some seasonality of concentrations observed...
July 10, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689110/persistent-organic-pollutants-in-infants-and-toddlers-relationship-between-concentrations-in-matched-plasma-and-faecal-samples
#8
Yiqin Chen, Andreas Sjodin, Michael S McLachlan, Karin English, Lesa L Aylward, Leisa-Maree L Toms, Julie Varghese, Peter D Sly, Jochen F Mueller
Early-childhood biomonitoring of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is challenging due to the logistic and ethical limitations associated with blood sampling. We investigated using faeces as a non-invasive matrix to estimate internal exposure to POPs. The concentrations of selected POPs were measured in matched plasma and faecal samples collected from 20 infants/toddlers (aged 13±4.8months), including a repeat sample time point for 13 infants (~5months apart). We observed higher rates of POP quantification in faeces (2g dry weight) than in plasma (0...
July 6, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685370/organochlorine-pesticides-levels-and-associated-factors-in-a-group-of-blood-donors-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#9
Felipe Parra do Nascimento, Rúbia Kuno, Vera Regina Rossi Lemes, Tereza Atsuko Kussumi, Viviane Emi Nakano, Sonia Bio Rocha, Maria Celeste Cardeal de Oliveira, Iracema de Albuquerque Kimura, Nelson Gouveia
The use of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) is a worldwide public health concern given that high levels of these compounds in humans and animals can lead to serious health problems. This study aimed to evaluate the levels of 15 organochlorine pesticides in the serum of 547 blood donors in the São Paulo metropolitan region (SPMR) in 2009 and to investigate factors associated with higher levels of these compounds. The OCPs were determined by gas chromatography with micro electron capture detection. Multiple ordinal logistic regression models were employed to determine the factors associated with higher levels...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683354/known-knowns-known-unknowns-and-unknown-unknowns-in-prokaryotic-transposition
#10
REVIEW
Patricia Siguier, Edith Gourbeyre, Michael Chandler
Although the phenomenon of transposition has been known for over 60 years, its overarching importance in modifying and streamlining genomes took some time to recognize. In spite of a robust understanding of transposition of some TE, there remain a number of important TE groups with potential high genome impact and unknown transposition mechanisms and yet others, only recently identified by bioinformatics, yet to be formally confirmed as mobile. Here, we point to some areas of limited understanding concerning well established important TE groups with DDE Tpases, to address central gaps in our knowledge of characterised Tn with other types of Tpases and finally, to highlight new potentially mobile DNA species...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672131/association-between-serum-persistent-organic-pollutants-and-dna-methylation-in-korean-adults
#11
Mi Hwa Lee, Eo Rin Cho, Jung-Eun Lim, Sun Ha Jee
BACKGROUND: Exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has been associated with epigenetic changes such as DNA methylation, which can influence human health. However, the association between POPs and DNA methylation by sex was not shown in previous studies. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the association between POPs and DNA methylation in men and women using a larger population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using the data of 444 Koreans (253 men and 191 women)...
June 30, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667912/organochlorine-pesticide-antibiotic-and-heavy-metal-residues-in-mussel-crayfish-and-fish-species-from-a-reservoir-on-the-euphrates-river-turkey
#12
Memet Varol, Muhammet Raşit Sünbül
This study investigated the residues of 19 organochlorine pesticides, 37 antibiotics and 5 heavy metals in biota samples (one mussel species, one crayfish species, six wild fish species and one farmed fish species) from the Keban Dam Reservoir on the Euphrates River, Turkey. Among monitored OCPs, only p,p'-DDE was detected in biota samples. It was found only in mussel, fish muscle and fish gill samples. The highest concentration of p,p'-DDE (0.032 mg/kg ww) was determined in the gill of common carp, which was found to be below the maximum residue limit (MRL)...
June 28, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665903/man-versus-machine-comparing-double-data-entry-and-optical-mark-recognition-for-processing-cahps-survey-data
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Matthew Fifolt, Justin Blackburn, David J Rhodes, Shemeka Gillespie, Aleena Bennett, Paul Wolff, Andrew Rucks
OBJECTIVE: Historically, double data entry (DDE) has been considered the criterion standard for minimizing data entry errors. However, previous studies considered data entry alternatives through the limited lens of data accuracy. This study supplies information regarding data accuracy, operational efficiency, and cost for DDE and Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) for processing the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems 5.0 survey. METHODS: To assess data accuracy, we compared error rates for DDE and OMR by dividing the number of surveys that were arbitrated by the total number of surveys processed for each method...
July 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661079/centre-level-variation-in-dental-treatment-and-oral-health-and-individual-and-area-level-predictors-of-oral-health-in-5-year-old-children-with-non-syndromic-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-the-cleft-care-uk-study-part-3
#14
J Smallridge, A K Wills, O Mahmoud, A Chong, V Clark, M Collard, J R Sandy, A R Ness
OBJECTIVES: To explore centre-level variation in fluoride treatment and oral health outcomes and to examine the association of individual- and area-level risk factors with dental decay in Cleft Care UK (CCUK). SETTING: Two hundred and sixty-eight 5-year-old British children with non-syndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on caries and developmental defects of enamel (DDE) were collected. The child's history of fluoride ingestion and postcode was used to assess exposure to fluoridated water...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651089/validation-of-commercial-real-time-pcr-arrays-for-environmental-risk-assessment-application-to-the-study-of-p-p%C3%A2-dde-toxicity-in-mus-spretus-mice-liver
#15
Noelia Morales-Prieto, Carmen Pueyo, Nieves Abril
Data on gene transcription profiles provide a comprehensive assessment of the toxic and defensive mechanisms that are triggered by pollutants. PCR-arrays have emerged as a reliable tool for analyzing the expression of a panel of relevant, pathway- or disease-focused genes under uniform cycling conditions. By using SYBR Green-optimized primer assays, it is possible to simultaneously amplify a sample with high specificity and amplification efficiencies. However, commercial PCR-arrays target a limited group of organisms, excluding most of those with environmental relevance, as is the case with Mus spretus mice...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650623/spatial-distributions-of-ddts-in-the-water-masses-of-the-arctic-ocean
#16
Daniel Carrizo, Anna Sobek, Joan A Salvadó, Örjan Gustafsson
There is a scarcity of data on the amount and distribution of the organochlorine pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolites in intermediate and deep ocean water masses. Here, the distribution and inventories of DDTs in water of the Arctic shelf seas and the interior basin are presented. The occurrence of ∑6DDT (0.10-66 pg L(-1)) in the surface water was dominated by 4,4'-DDE. In the Central Arctic Ocean increasing concentrations of DDE with depth were observed in the Makarov and Amundsen basins...
July 10, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647296/multiple-stressors-including-contaminant-exposure-and-parasite-infection-predict-spleen-mass-and-energy-expenditure-in-breeding-ring-billed-gulls
#17
Sarah C Marteinson, David J Marcogliese, Jonathan Verreault
Daily energy expenditure (DEE) in animals is influenced by many factors although the impact of stressors remains largely unknown. The objective of this study was to determine how multiple physiological stressors (parasite infection and contaminant exposure) and natural challenges (energy-demanding activities and weather conditions) may affect DEE in nesting ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis) exposed to high concentrations of persistent organic contaminants (POPs). Physical activity, temperature, gastrointestinal parasitic worm abundance, relative spleen mass, plasma thyroid hormone levels and liver concentrations of POPs were determined; field metabolic rate (FMR) was used as a measure of DEE...
June 21, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646838/immune-response-cytokines-as-potential-biomarkers-for-ddt-induced-neurodegeneration
#18
Héctor Luis Maldonado-Pérez, Judith Graber, Mark Gregory Robson
Background: The world incidence rate of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is 64 cases per 1,000 individuals. Due to the aging population, the prevalence of AD is however increasing and yet, little remains known about the etiology of AD. Objective: Previous studies suggested relationships between AD, neuro-inflammation and organochloride pesticide exposures, therefore, we aimed to study the association between DDT and possible biomarkers of AD. Materials and Methods: We explored literature on inflammation, pesticide exposure and biomarkers associated with AD...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642970/abilities-of-co-cultures-of-brown-rot-fungus-fomitopsis-pinicola-and-bacillus-subtilis-on-biodegradation-of-ddt
#19
Atmira Sariwati, Adi Setyo Purnomo, Ichiro Kamei
DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane) is one of the pesticides that are hazardous for the environment and human health. Effective environmental-friendly treatment using co-cultures of fungi and bacteria is needed. In this study, the bacteria Bacillus subtilis at various volumes of 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 mL (1 mL ≈ 6.7 × 10(8) CFU) were mixed into 10 mL of the brown-rot fungus Fomitopsis pinicola culture for degrading DDT during a 7-days incubation period. DDT was degraded by approximately 42% by F...
June 22, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641512/molecular-docking-and-molecular-dynamics-simulation-based-approach-to-explore-the-dual-inhibitor-against-hiv-1-reverse-transcriptase-and-integrase
#20
Subhash Chander, Rajan Kumar Pandey, Ashok Penta, Bhanwar Singh Choudhary, Manish Sharma, Ruchi Malik, Vijay Kumar Prajapati, Sankaranarayanan Murugesan
HIV integrase (IN) and reverse transcriptase (RT) are key enzymes for the replication of HIV-1. DNA polymerase and ribonuclease H (RNase H) are the two catalytic domains of HIV-1 RT which are validated as drug targets because of their essence for replication. IN and RNase H domain of RT share the striking structural similarity; it contains conserved DDE triad (two aspartates and one glutamate) and a pair of divalent Mg2+/Mn2+ ions at their catalytic core domain. Therefore, the search of compounds with dual inhibition of IN and RNase H can be the viable and more efficacious approach for the drug development against both wild and drug resistance strains of HIV...
June 15, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
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