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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646838/immune-response-cytokines-as-potential-biomarkers-for-ddt-induced-neurodegeneration
#1
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/28646397/concentrations-of-environmental-chemicals-in-urine-and-blood-samples-of-children-from-san-luis-potos%C3%A3-mexico
#2
Ivan N Perez-Maldonado, Angeles C Ochoa-Martinez, Sandra T Orta-Garcia, Tania Ruiz-Vera, Jose A Varela-Silva
Human biomonitoring (HBM) is an appreciated tool used to evaluate human exposure to environmental, occupational or lifestyle chemicals. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the exposure levels for environmental chemicals in urine and blood samples of children from San Luis Potosí, Mexico (SLP). This study identifies environmental chemicals of concern such as: arsenic (45.0 ± 15.0 µg/g creatinine), lead (5.40 ± 2.80 µg/dL), t,t-muconic acid (266 ± 220 µg/g creatinine), 1-hydroxypyrene (0...
June 23, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643154/historical-trends-and-chiral-signatures-of-organochlorine-pesticides-in-sediments-of-qiandao-lake-china
#3
Huayun Yang, Weidong Li, Qi Liu
This study investigated the enantiomeric and depth profiles of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) accumulated in the sediments of Qiandao Lake, China. OCP concentrations in sediments have increased gradually since the early 1960s, when extensive OCPs application in China began. Concentrations reached maximum levels after 1992, this timing corresponds with the emerging of the "new" usage of hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDTs). In addition, the degradation of chiral OCPs were enantioselective, resulting in enriched (-)-enantiomers for α-HCH and o, p'-DDD...
June 22, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642970/abilities-of-co-cultures-of-brown-rot-fungus-fomitopsis-pinicola-and-bacillus-subtilis-on-biodegradation-of-ddt
#4
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/28639207/the-cell-biology-of-the-thyroid-disrupting-mechanism-of-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane-ddt
#5
REVIEW
M Rossi, A R Taddei, I Fasciani, R Maggio, F Giorgi
OBJECTIVE: Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is an organochlorine known for its pesticide properties and for its negative effects on human health. It was banned in most countries for its toxicity to the endocrine system, but due to its persistence at clinically relevant concentrations in both soil and animal tissues, DDT is still linked to several health and social problems. METHODS: We have previously shown that DDT exposure is causally related to the extracellular release of vesicular organelles such as microvesicles and/or exosomes by using immunocytochemistry with gold-tagged antibodies and various fluorescent membrane markers...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637430/malaria-control-by-commodities-without-practical-malariology
#6
J Kevin Baird
Malaria remains a serious clinical and public health problem, the object of an ongoing technological and humanitarian struggle to abate the very substantial harm done. The manner by which humanity approached malaria control changed abruptly and profoundly after 1945 with the advent of the insecticide DDT. Malariologists in the first half of the twentieth century conceived precise modifications to natural or man-made environments aimed at making those less hospitable to specific anopheline mosquito vector species...
June 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628821/pollutants-and-diet-influence-carotenoid-levels-and-integument-coloration-in-nestlings-of-an-endangered-raptor
#7
Marie-Sophie García-Heras, Beatriz Arroyo, Robert E Simmons, Pablo R Camarero, Rafael Mateo, Jesús T García, Francois Mougeot
Carotenoid-based traits or ornaments, such as yellow-red integuments (feathers, beaks, legs or eye-rings) displayed by birds, play key roles in social communication by reliably advertising an individual's quality or health. In some species, these traits are displayed not only by adults but also by nestlings, and function in parent-offspring communication or sibling competition by advertising an individual's physical or physiological condition. Pollutants such as organochlorine compounds (OCs) could have disruptive effects on the coloration of these traits, thereby interfering with communication processes...
June 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628635/cross-resistance-and-synergism-bioassays-suggest-multiple-mechanisms-of-pyrethroid-resistance-in-western-corn-rootworm-populations
#8
Adriano E Pereira, Dariane Souza, Sarah N Zukoff, Lance J Meinke, Blair D Siegfried
Recently, resistance to the pyrethroid bifenthrin was detected and confirmed in field populations of western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte from southwestern areas of Nebraska and Kansas. As a first step to understand potential mechanisms of resistance, the objectives of this study were i) to assess adult mortality at diagnostic concentration-LC99 to the pyrethroids bifenthrin and tefluthrin as well as DDT, ii) estimate adult and larval susceptibility to the same compounds as well as the organophosphate methyl-parathion, and iii) perform synergism experiments with piperonyl butoxide (PBO) (P450 inhibitor) and S,S,S-tributyl-phosphorotrithioate (DEF) (esterase inhibitor) in field populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616737/serum-concentrations-of-selected-organochlorine-pesticides-in-a-lebanese-population-and-their-associations-to-sociodemographic-anthropometric-and-dietary-factors-enasb-study
#9
Mireille Harmouche-Karaki, Joseph Matta, Khalil Helou, Yara Mahfouz, Nicole Fakhoury-Sayegh, Jean-François Narbonne
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were banned by the Stockholm Convention many years ago; however, they are still detected in the environment due to their high persistence, their current illegal use, and their import from countries where they have not been banned. We evaluated the serum concentrations of selected OCPs (hexachlorobenzene (HCB), β-hexachlorocyclohexanes (β-HCH), p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolite p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) in a sample of Lebanese adults using gas chromatography coupled to an ion trap mass spectrometer detector...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608751/molecular-modelling-studies-of-kdr-mutations-in-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-revealed-significant-conformational-variations-contributing-to-insecticide-resistance
#10
Nanda Kumar Yellapu, Jeyakodi Gopal, Gunasekaran Kasinahtan, Jambulingam Purushothaman
Voltage gated sodium channels (VGSC) of mosquito vectors are the primary targets of DDT and other synthetic pyrethroids used in public health programs. The knockdown resistant (kdr) mutations in VGSC are associated with the insecticide resistance especially in Anophelines. The present study is aimed to emphasize and demarcate the impact of three kdr-mutations such as L1014S, L1014F and L1014H on insecticide resistance. The membrane model of sodium transport domain of VGSC (STD-VGSC) was constructed using de novo approach based on domain and trans-membrane predictions...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608639/abuse-of-rachel-carson-and-misuse-of-ddt-science-in-the-service-of-environmental-deregulation
#11
REVIEW
Jingxiang Yang, Michael D Ward, Bart Kahr
Fake news?? The contact insecticide DDT has been reappraised as a safe, life-saving compound by special interest groups committed to repealing environmental regulations. It is shown in this essay how some specific toxicological data has been misused by those aiming to disingenuously influence public policy. Graphic: Pestroy, a DDT-laced coating marketed in 1946 by Sherwin-Williams Research Laboratories.
June 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608599/ddt-polymorphism-and-the-lethality-of-crystal-forms
#12
Jingxiang Yang, C T Hu, Xiaolong Zhu, Qiang Zhu, Michael D Ward, Bart Kahr
DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane), a contact insecticide with a rich and controversial history since its activity was discovered in 1939, has long been thought to be monomorphic. Herein we report the discovery and characterization of a second polymorph, designated Form II, which can be isolated as single crystals, but converts very slowly at room temperature to the form reported previously, now designated as Form I. Computations based on an evolutionary algorithm for crystal structure prediction revealed that Forms I and II are among the four lowest energy crystal structures of fifty calculated...
June 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599370/comparisons-of-field-and-laboratory-estimates-of-risk-of-ddts-from-contaminated-sediments-to-humans-that-consume-fish-in-palos-verdes-california-usa
#13
Scott Coffin, Jay Gan, Daniel Schlenk
Calculating risk from seafood exposure to persistent organic pollutants continues to be problematic as estimates of exposure from diet require extensive monitoring of fish species and limited assessments of bioavailability from sediments where the contaminants tend to reside. Previous studies in our laboratory utilized a laboratory-based isotope dilution method (IDM) to estimate the bioavailability of DDT [1,1,1-trichloro-2, 2-bis(p-chloro-phenyl)ethane] and its metabolites from sediment to biota from a superfund site on the shelf of the Palos Verdes (PVS) Peninsula in California (USA)...
June 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595924/mechanisms-of-acaricide-resistance-in-the-cattle-tick-rhipicephalus-boophilus-microplus-in-sri-lanka
#14
K M U Janadaree Bandara, S H P Parakrama Karunaratne
High tolerance of ticks to acaricides is increasingly becoming a problem to cattle farmers. Resistance status of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae)from two cattle farms of Sri Lanka were determined against different concentrations of pyrethroid permethrin, organophosphate malathion, organochlorine DDT and carbamate propoxur using Larval Packet Test (LPT) as recommended by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Mechanisms of acaricide resistance were studied by conducting biochemical and PCR assays...
June 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582674/spatial-distributions-and-enantiomeric-signatures-of-ddt-and-its-metabolites-in-tree-bark-from-agricultural-regions-across-china
#15
Lili Niu, Chao Xu, Chunlong Zhang, Yuting Zhou, Siyu Zhu, Weiping Liu
Tree bark is considered as an effective passive sampler for estimating the atmospheric status of pollutants. In this study, we conducted a national scale tree bark sampling campaign across China. Concentration profiles revealed that Eastern China, especially the Jing-Jin-Ji region (including Hebei Province, Beijing and Tianjin) was a hot spot of bark DDT pollution. The enantioselective accumulation of o,p'-DDT was observed in most of the samples and 68% of them showed a preferential depletion of (+)-o,p'-DDT...
June 2, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582562/adaptation-of-a-malaria-surveillance-system-for-use-in-a-visceral-leishmaniasis-elimination-programme
#16
Geraldine M Foster, Sophie Dunkley, Rinki M Deb, Edward Thomsen, Marlize Coleman, A C Dhariwal, R K Das Gupta, Sridhar Srikantiah, Pradeep Das, Michael Coleman
Background: Successful public practice relies on generation and use of high-quality data. A data surveillance system (the Disease Data Management System [DDMS]) in use for malaria was adapted for use in the Indian visceral leishmaniasis elimination programme. Methods: A situational analysis identified the data flows in current use. Taxonomic trees for the vector of visceral leishmaniasis in India, Phlebotomus argentipes, were incorporated into the DDMS to allow entry of quality assurance and insecticide susceptibility data...
May 1, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573557/synthesis-of-the-ddt-metabolite-2-4-dichloro-1-2-chloro-1-4-chlorophenyl-ethenyl-benzene-o-cl-ddmu-and-its-detection-in-abiotic-and-biotic-samples
#17
Christoph Gallistl, Katie Proctor, Korinna Bader, Walter Vetter
Technical dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) has been used worldwide as a pesticide since the beginning of the 1940s. Due to its persistence, DDT residues are still ubiquitously distributed in the environment. Photochemical UV degradation has been shown to be a potent degradation path for DDT and most of the resulting photoproducts have been identified up to now. Nevertheless, in 2012, a new DDT metabolite, most likely formed photochemically from DDE, was detected in ray liver samples from Brazil, an area which is highly contaminated with DDT...
June 1, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571861/high-throughput-metagenomic-analysis-of-petroleum-contaminated-soil-microbiome-reveals-the-versatility-in-xenobiotic-aromatics-metabolism
#18
Yun-Juan Bao, Zixiang Xu, Yang Li, Zhi Yao, Jibin Sun, Hui Song
The soil with petroleum contamination is one of the most studied soil ecosystems due to its rich microorganisms for hydrocarbon degradation and broad applications in bioremediation. However, our understanding of the genomic properties and functional traits of the soil microbiome is limited. In this study, we used high-throughput metagenomic sequencing to comprehensively study the microbial community from petroleum-contaminated soils near Tianjin Dagang oilfield in eastern China. The analysis reveals that the soil metagenome is characterized by high level of community diversity and metabolic versatility...
June 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570991/from-antarctica-to-the-subtropics-contrasted-geographical-concentrations-of-selenium-mercury-and-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-skua-chicks-catharacta-spp
#19
Alice Carravieri, Yves Cherel, Maud Brault-Favrou, Carine Churlaud, Laurent Peluhet, Pierre Labadie, Hélène Budzinski, Olivier Chastel, Paco Bustamante
Seabirds integrate bioaccumulative contaminants via food intake and have revealed geographical trends of contamination in a variety of ecosystems. Pre-fledging seabird chicks are particularly interesting as bioindicators of chemical contamination, because concentrations in their tissues reflect primarily dietary sources from the local environment. Here we measured 14 trace elements and 18 persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in blood of chicks of skuas that breed in four sites encompassing a large latitudinal range within the southern Indian Ocean, from Antarctica (Adélie Land, south polar skua Catharacta maccormicki), through subantarctic areas (Crozet and Kerguelen Islands, brown skua C...
May 29, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562189/surfactant-enhanced-bioremediation-of-ddts-and-pahs-in-contaminated-farmland-soil
#20
Xiaoxu Wang, Lina Sun, Hui Wang, Hao Wu, Su Chen, Xuehao Zheng
Field-scale bioremediation of dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethanes (DDTs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contaminated farmland soil from the Shenyang North New Area of China was studied using the bacteria Arthrobacter globiformis. The additive effects of different concentrations of biosurfactant rhamnolipids (RLs) and anionic-nonionic mixed surfactant (SDBS-Tween 80) were evaluated. DDT and PAH removal rates by A. globiformis after 150 days of remediation were 52.1% and 21.9%, respectively. At the optimum RL concentration of 5 mg kg(-1), DDTs and PAHs had removal rates of 64...
June 9, 2017: Environmental Technology
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