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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098419/determination-of-a-broad-spectrum-of-endocrine-disrupting-pesticides-in-fish-samples-by-uhplc-ms-ms-using-the-pass-through-cleanup-approach
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Shaoying Liu, Xihui Huang, Quan Jin, Guonian Zhu
We describe a new methodology for the simultaneous determination of the endocrine-disrupting herbicides (acetochlor, alachlor, amitrole and atrazine), fungicides (carbendazim, triadimefon, penconazole and propiconazole) and insecticides (carbaryl and carbofuran) in fish samples followed by high-performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry. Samples were extracted and purified using the pass-through cleanup approach. The recoveries of the pesticides were in the range 71.8-116.5%, with relative standard deviations lower than 15...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097496/historical-trends-of-organochlorine-pesticides-ocps-recorded-in-sediments-across-the-tibetan-plateau
#2
Ruiqiang Yang, Ting Xie, Handong Yang, Simon Turner, Guangjian Wu
Sediment cores from four lakes across the Tibetan Plateau were used as natural archives to study the time trends of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs). The total concentrations of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (ΣDDT) and hexachlorocyclohexane isomers (ΣHCH) were in the range of 0.04-1.61 and 0.08-1.88 ng/g based on dry weight (dw), while the input fluxes were in the range of 0.3-236 and 0.7-295 pg/cm(2)/y in the core sediments, respectively. The input fluxes of ΣDDT and ΣHCH generally peaked in sediment layers corresponding to the 1970s-1990s and peaked in top sediment layers...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096549/decatamariic-acid-a-new-mitochondrial-respiration-inhibitor-discovered-by-pesticidal-screening-using-drug-sensitive-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#3
Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takuya Suga, Satomi Narusawa, Masato Iwatsuki, Kenichi Nonaka, Takuji Nakashima, Yasuo Shinohara, Takahiro Shiotsuki, Naoya Ichimaru, Hideto Miyoshi, Yukihiro Asami, Satoshi Ōmura, Kazuro Shiomi
A new decalin, decatamariic acid, was isolated from a cultured broth of the fungus Aspergillus tamarii FKI-6817. Its absolute configuration was elucidated by NMR and electronic circular dichroism. Decatamariic acid (10 μM) elicited ~50% inhibition of the ATP production in mitochondria isolated from wild-type Saccharomyces cerevisiae without affecting the activities of respiratory enzymes. The action manner of this compound may be interesting as a possible seed for new pesticides.The Journal of Antibiotics advance online publication, 18 January 2017; doi:10...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095135/respirator-use-among-us-farm-operators-with-asthma-results-from-the-2011-farm-and-ranch-safety-survey
#4
Megan L Casey, Jacek M Mazurek
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the national prevalence of respirator use among farm operators with farm work-related asthma and factors associated with respirator use. METHODS: The authors examined the 2011 Farm and Ranch Safety Survey, a national survey collected from 11,210 actively farming farm operators in the United States. Adjusted prevalence ratios (aPORs) of respirator use were calculated by demographic characteristics, farm characteristics, asthma characteristics and selected exposures and hazards...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094904/hormetic-effects-of-glyphosate-on-plants
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REVIEW
Ivana Pfs Brito, Leandro Tropaldi, Caio A Carbonari, Edivaldo D Velini
As all herbicides act on pathways or processes crucial to plants, in an inhibitory or stimulatory way, low rates of any herbicide might be used to modulate plant growth, development, or plant composition. Glyphosate is the most used pesticide in the world, and very low rates of this herbicide can stimulate plant growth, an effect called hormesis. Several studies have shown that glyphosate applications at low rates can increase plant growth, induce shikimic acid accumulation, increase photosynthesis and stomatal opening, increase seed production, and shorten the plant life cycle...
January 17, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094902/characteristics-of-dust-particles-abraded-from-pesticide-treated-seeds-2-density-porosity-and-chemical-content
#6
Dieter Foque, Wouter Devarrewaere, Pieter Verboven, David Nuyttens
BACKGROUND: Apart from particle size, drift of abraded seed particles during sowing is mainly affected by two other physical properties viz. particle shape and envelope density. The impact of these abraded seed particles on the environment is highly dependable on their active ingredient content. In this study, the envelope density and chemical content of dust abraded from seeds was determined as a function of particle size for six seed species. RESULTS: Envelope density and active ingredient content both change as a of function of particle size...
January 17, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094901/characteristics-of-dust-particles-abraded-from-pesticide-treated-seeds-1-size-distribution-using-different-measuring-techniques
#7
Dieter Foque, Ingrid Zwertvaegher, Wouter Devarrewaere, Pieter Verboven, David Nuyttens
BACKGROUND: Particle size is one of the most important properties affecting the driftability and behavior of dust particles abraded from pesticide dressed seeds during sowing. Three particle sizing techniques were used determine the particle size distribution of dust abraded from seeds from six different species. RESULTS: Important differences in dust particle size distribution between species were observed with the finest dust for rapeseed and the coarsest dust for barley...
January 17, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094496/chemoproteomic-profiling-of-acetanilide-herbicides-reveals-their-role-in-inhibiting-fatty-acid-oxidation
#8
Jessica L Counihan, Megan Duckering, Esha Dalvie, Wan-Min Ku, Leslie A Bateman, Karl J Fisher, Daniel K Nomura
Acetanilide herbicides are among the most widely used pesticides in the United States, but their toxicological potential and mechanisms remain poorly understood. Here, we have used chemoproteomic platforms to map proteome-wide cysteine reactivity of acetochlor (AC), the most widely used acetanilide herbicide, in vivo in mice. We show that AC directly reacts with >20 protein targets in vivo in mouse liver, including the catalytic cysteines of several thiolase enzymes involved in mitochondrial and peroxisomal fatty acid oxidation...
January 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093672/influence-of-quechers-modifications-on-recovery-and-matrix-effect-during-the-multi-residue-pesticide-analysis-in-soil-by-gc-ms-ms-and-gc-ecd-npd
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Bożena Łozowicka, Ewa Rutkowska, Magdalena Jankowska
A QuEChERS extraction followed by GC/MS/MS and GC-μECD/NPD for 216 pesticide and metabolites determination in soil simultaneously were developed and compared. Volume of water, volume and polarity of solvent, and cleanup sorbents (C18, GCB, PSA) were optimized. The QuEChERS with and without purification step were applied to estimate effectiveness of the method. The recovery and matrix effect (ME) were critical parameters within each tested procedure. The optimal method without cleanup was validated. Accuracy (expressed as recovery), precision (expressed as RSD), linearity, LOQ, and uncertainty were determined...
January 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092425/chemical-composition-of-the-essential-oil-of-nigeria-grown-hoslundia-opposita-vahl-lamiaceae-dried-leaves-and-its-bioactivity-against-cowpea-seed-bruchid
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Samuel Adelani Babarinde, Olufemi Olutoyin Richard Pitan, Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde, Michael Oluwole Ajala
Due to several ecological and human hazards of synthetic pesticides in postharvest crop protection, there is the need to search for eco-friendly alternatives. In this study, chemical composition and insecticidal activities of essential oil (EO) obtained from Hoslundia opposita dried leaves were evaluated against cowpea seed bruchid. Eight constituents, predominated by oxygenated monoterpenes (78.86%), were identified using GC-MS. The constituents were 1,8-cineole (1; 61.15%), followed by α-terpineol (2; 16...
January 16, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091886/levels-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-breast-milk-of-maya-women-in-yucatan-mexico
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Ángel G Polanco Rodríguez, M Inmaculada Riba López, T Angel DelValls Casillas, Jesús Alfredo Araujo León, B Anjan Kumar Prusty, Fernando J Álvarez Cervera
In this study, 24 breast milk samples, obtained from rural Maya women, from municipalities of Yucatan, Mexico, were analyzed for organochlorine pesticide (OCP) residues by gas chromatography. Recent studies have shown that Maya communities have a poor perception about the proper usage and handling of OCP. The karstic soil in this area has a high vulnerability to groundwater pollution by the use of OCP in agriculture and livestock activities. The impact of the ecosystem on human health is much more critical due to the prevailing poverty and a very low educational level of these communities...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091808/occupational-and-environmental-scleroderma-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Rafael Moreno, Xavier Corbella
The etiology of systemic sclerosis (SSc) remains unknown; however, several occupational and environmental factors have been implicated. Our objective was to perform a meta-analysis of all studies published on SSc associated with occupational and environmental exposure. The review was undertaken by means of MEDLINE and SCOPUS from 1960 to 2014 and using the terms: "systemic," "scleroderma," or "systemic sclerosis/chemically induced" [MesH]. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale was used for the qualifying assessment. The inverse variance-weighted method was performed...
January 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091574/an-inert-pesticide-adjuvant-synergizes-viral-pathogenicity-and-mortality-in-honey-bee-larvae
#13
Julia D Fine, Diana L Cox-Foster, Christopher A Mullin
Honey bees are highly valued for their pollination services in agricultural settings, and recent declines in managed populations have caused concern. Colony losses following a major pollination event in the United States, almond pollination, have been characterized by brood mortality with specific symptoms, followed by eventual colony loss weeks later. In this study, we demonstrate that these symptoms can be produced by chronically exposing brood to both an organosilicone surfactant adjuvant (OSS) commonly used on many agricultural crops including wine grapes, tree nuts and tree fruits and exogenous viral pathogens by simulating a horizontal transmission event...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090975/pesticide-residues-in-leafy-vegetables-and-human-health-risk-assessment-in-north-central-agricultural-areas-of-chile
#14
Sebastian Elgueta, Stella Moyano, Paulina Sepúlveda, Carlos Quiroz, Arturo Correa
To investigate pesticide residue concentrations and potential human health risk, a study was conducted in 118 leafy vegetable samples collected in 2014-2015 from the North Central agricultural areas of Chile. The pesticides residues were determined using the multiresidue QuEChERS method using gas chromatography as well as high-performance liquid chromatography. The results indicated that 27% of the total samples contained pesticide residues above the maximum residue limits of each active ingredient. The maximum estimated daily intake obtained for carbon disulphide (CS2), methamidophos, azoxystrobin and cypermethrin were 0...
January 16, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090787/carbonic-anhydrase-from-apis-mellifera-purification-and-inhibition-by-pesticides
#15
Ercan Soydan, Ahmet Güler, Selim Bıyık, Murat Şentürk, Claudiu T Supuran, Deniz Ekinci
Carbonic anhydrase (CA) enzymes have been shown to play an important role in ion transport and in pH regulation in several organisms. Despite this information and the wealth of knowledge regarding the significance of CA enzymes, few studies have been reported about bee CA enzymes and the hazardous effects of chemicals. Using Apis mellifera as a model, this study aimed to determine the risk of pesticides on Apis mellifera Carbonic anhydrase enzyme (Am CA). CA was initially purified from Apis mellifera spermatheca for the first time in the literature...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089211/toxicity-effects-of-an-environmental-realistic-herbicide-mixture-on-the-seagrass-zostera-noltei
#16
Noël J Diepens, Evelyne Buffan-Dubau, Hélène Budzinski, Jean Kallerhoff, Georges Merlina, Jérome Silvestre, Isabelle Auby, Nathalie Tapie, Arnaud Elger
Worldwide seagrass declines have been observed due to multiple stressors. One of them is the mixture of pesticides used in intensive agriculture and boat antifouling paints in coastal areas. Effects of mixture toxicity are complex and poorly understood. However, consideration of mixture toxicity is more realistic and ecologically relevant for environmental risk assessment (ERA). The first aim of this study was to determine short-term effects of realistic herbicide mixture exposure on physiological endpoints of Zostera noltei...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089198/point-of-care-detection-devices-for-food-safety-monitoring-proactive-disease-prevention
#17
REVIEW
Marie Yung-Chen Wu, Min-Yen Hsu, Shih-Jen Chen, De-Kuang Hwang, Tzung-Hai Yen, Chao-Min Cheng
Food safety has become an increasingly significant public concern in both developed and under-developed nations around the world; it increases morbidity, mortality, human suffering, and economic burden. This Opinion focuses on (i) examining the influence of pathogens and chemicals (e.g., food additives and pesticide residue) on food-borne illnesses, (ii) summarizing food hazards that are present in Asia, and (iii) summarizing the array of current point-of-care (POC) detection devices that have potential applications in food safety monitoring...
January 11, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089071/lead-cadmium-and-mercury-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-risk-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-control-study
#18
Marco Vinceti, Tommaso Filippini, Jessica Mandrioli, Federica Violi, Annalisa Bargellini, Jennifer Weuve, Nicola Fini, Peter Grill, Bernhard Michalke
Exposure to neurotoxic chemicals such as pesticides, selenium, and heavy metals have been suggested to play a role in the etiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We assessed exposure to lead, cadmium, and mercury in 38 ALS patients (16 men and 22 females) and 38 hospital-admitted controls by using their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) content as biomarker. We determined CSF heavy metal levels with inductively coupled plasma sector field mass spectrometry, according to a methodology specifically developed for this biological matrix...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089066/evaluation-and-prevention-of-the-negative-matrix-effect-of-terpenoids-on-pesticides-in-apples-quantification-by-gas-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#19
Géraldine Giacinti, Christine Raynaud, Sophie Capblancq, Valérie Simon
The sample matrix can enhance the gas chromatography signal of pesticide residues relative to that obtained with the same concentration of pesticide in solvent. This paper is related to negative matrix effects observed in coupled gas chromatography-mass spectrometry ion trap (GC/MS(2)) quantification of pesticides in concentrated extracts of apple peel prepared by the Quick Easy Cheap Effective Rugged and Safe (QuEChERS) method. It is focused on the pesticides most frequently used on the apple varieties studied, throughout the crop cycle, right up to harvest, to combat pests and diseases and to improve fruit storage properties...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088046/application-of-acid-modified-polyurethane-foam-surface-for-detection-and-removing-of-organochlorine-pesticides-from-wastewater
#20
E A Moawed, A M Radwan
The commercial polyurethane foam was acid modified to get an inexpensive adsorbent (AM-PUF) has highly surface polarity and sorption capacity. The elemental analysis, scanning electron microscopy, thermal analysis, ultraviolet/visible/infrared spectroscopies and X-ray diffraction were used for characterization of AM-PUF. The surface of AM-PUF has amorphous character (broadband at 2θ, 21.75°) and contains several active sites e.g. NH, OH, CO, CC and COC groups. The electrical conductivity (σ), iodine value and methylene blue index of AM-PUF are 1...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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