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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923069/characterization-in-helicobacter-pylori-of-a-nickel-transporter-essential-for-colonization-that-was-acquired-during-evolution-by-gastric-helicobacter-species
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Frédéric Fischer, Marie Robbe-Saule, Evelyne Turlin, Francesco Mancuso, Valérie Michel, Pierre Richaud, Frédéric J Veyrier, Hilde De Reuse, Daniel Vinella
Metal acquisition is crucial for all cells and for the virulence of many bacterial pathogens. In particular, nickel is a virulence determinant for the human gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori as it is the cofactor of two enzymes essential for in vivo colonization, urease and a [NiFe] hydrogenase. To import nickel despite its scarcity in the human body, H. pylori requires efficient uptake mechanisms that are only partially defined. Indeed, alternative ways of nickel entry were predicted to exist in addition to the well-described NixA permease...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908256/a-review-on-nano-antimicrobials-metal-nanoparticles-methods-and-mechanisms
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Edris Hoseinzadeh, Pouran Makhdoumi, Parisa Taha, John Stelling, Hooshyar Hossini, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Ghulam Md Ashraf
Nanotechnology is a scientific and engineering technology conducted at the Nano-scale, such as in the fields of compound fabric manufacturing, food processing, agricultural processing, and engineering, as well as in medical and medicinal application. In recent decade, nanomaterial applications for antimicrobial works have been interested by many researchers. Available reports show that some of the metal oxide Nanoparticles including; Al2O3, TiO2, ZnO, CuO, Co3O4, In2O3, MgO, SiO2, ZrO2, Cr2O3, Ni2O3, Mn2O3, CoO, and Nickel oxide have toxicity toward several microorganisms and they could successfully kill numerous bacteria...
December 1, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901646/the-time-dependent-health-and-biochemical-effects-in-rats-exposed-to-stainless-steel-welding-dust-and-its-soluble-form
#3
Tadeusz Halatek, Magdalena Stanislawska, Irena Kaminska, Malgorzata Cieslak, Radoslaw Swiercz, Wojciech Wasowicz
Welding processes that generate fumes containing toxic metals, such as hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), manganese (Mn), and nickel (Ni), have been implicated in lung injury, inflammation, and lung tumor promotion in animal models. The principal objective of this study was to determine the dynamics of toxic effects of inhalation exposure to morphologically rated welding dust from stainless steel welding and its soluble form in TSE System with a dynamic airflow. We assessed the pulmonary toxicity of welding dust in Wistar rats exposed to 60...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889504/responses-of-the-sea-anemone-exaiptasia-pallida-to-ocean-acidification-conditions-and-zinc-or-nickel-exposure
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Christina G Duckworth, Codie R Picariello, Rachel K Thomason, Krina S Patel, Gretchen K Bielmyer-Fraser
Ocean acidification, caused by increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), is a growing concern in marine environments. Land-based sources of pollution, such as metals, have also been a noted problem; however, little research has addressed the combined exposure of both pollutants to coral reef organisms. In this study we examined tissue metal accumulation and physiological effects (activity of anti-oxidant enzymes, catalase and glutathione reductase) in the sea anemone, Exaiptasia pallida after exposure to increased CO2, as well as zinc (Zn) or nickel (Ni)...
November 17, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888373/combined-toxic-effect-of-airborne-heavy-metals-on-human-lung-cell-line-a549
#5
Yeowool Choi, Kihong Park, Injeong Kim, Sang D Kim
Many studies have demonstrated that heavy metals existing as a mixture in the atmospheric environment cause adverse effects on human health and are important key factors of cytotoxicity; however, little investigation has been conducted on a toxicological study of a metal mixture from atmospheric fine particulate matter. The objective of this study was to predict the combined effects of heavy metals in aerosol by using in vitro human cells and obtain a suitable mixture toxicity model. Arsenic, nickel, and lead were selected for mixtures exposed to A549 human lung cancer cells...
November 25, 2016: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878512/nickel-oxide-nanoparticles-induce-oxidative-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-kidney-cell-line-nrk-52e
#6
Mahmoud Abudayyak, Elif Guzel, Gül Özhan
Increasing use of nickel oxide (NiO) nanoparticles in different applications results in high occupational and environmental exposure to them. However, the effect of NiO nanoparticles on human health is still poorly documented. It was aimed to investigate the toxic potentials of NiO nanoparticles on NRK-52E kidney epithelial cells. The following assays were used: the nanoparticle characterization by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS); the determination of cellular uptake and morphologic changes by TEM and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS); MTT and neutral red uptake (NRU) assays for cytotoxicity; comet assay for genotoxicity; the determination of malondialdehyde (MDA), 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), protein carbonyl (PC) and glutathione (GSH) levels by enzyme-linked immune sorbent assays (ELISA) for the potential of oxidative damage; and Annexin V-FITC apoptosis detection assay with propidium iodide (PI) for apoptosis...
November 22, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876372/interannual-variability-of-soft-bottom-macrobenthic-communities-of-the-nw-gulf-of-mexico-in-relationship-to-the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill
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Diana L Salcedo, Luis A Soto, Alejandro Estradas-Romero, Alfonso V Botello
A 3-year research program was undertaken to assess potential environmental disturbance caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the soft-bottom macrobenthic communities within Mexican waters of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Community properties and temporal/spatial variability were analyzed besides toxicant parameters such as hydrocarbons and trace-metals. Overall infaunal density increased, taxa proportion changed, and small-size opportunistic organisms prevailed throughout the study. Annual abundance-biomass comparison (ABC) curves revealed progressive stress scenarios from moderate to severe...
November 19, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871005/nickel-affects-gill-and-muscle-development-in-oriental-fire-bellied-toad-bombina-orientalis-embryos
#8
Chan Jin Park, Sang Ha Song, Dae Han Kim, Myung Chan Gye
The developmental toxicity of nickel was examined in the embryos of Bombina orientalis, a common amphibian in Korea. Based on a standard frog embryo teratogenesis assay, the LC50 and EC50 for malformation of nickel after 168h of treatment were 33.8μM and 5.4μM, respectively. At a lethal concentration (100μM), nickel treatment decreased the space between gill filaments and caused epithelial swelling and abnormal fusion of gill filaments. These findings suggest that nickel affects the functional development of gills, leading to embryonic death...
November 15, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858271/pilot-study-on-the-internal-exposure-to-heavy-metals-of-informal-level-electronic-waste-workers-in-agbogbloshie-accra-ghana
#9
Jürgen Wittsiepe, Torsten Feldt, Holger Till, Gerd Burchard, Michael Wilhelm, Julius N Fobil
Informal-level electronic waste (e-waste)-processing activities are performed at hotspots in developing countries such as India, China, and Ghana. These activities increase the ambient burden of heavy metals and contribute to the toxic exposure of the general population. However, few data exist on the internal exposure of populations involved in these informal activities and in close contact with fumes from the direct combustion of electronic waste products in these countries. Therefore, in a cross-sectional study design, we analyzed blood, urine, and hair samples from 75 e-waste workers residing in and/or working on a large e-waste recycling site in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana, and compared the results against those of 40 individuals living in a suburb of Accra without direct exposure to e-waste recycling activities...
November 17, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858106/bioavailability-and-toxicity-of-copper-manganese-and-nickel-in-paronychiurus-kimi-collembola-and-biomarker-discovery-for-their-exposure
#10
Jino Son, Yun-Sik Lee, Sung-Eun Lee, Key-Il Shin, Kijong Cho
Bioavailability and toxicity of Cu, Mn, and Ni in Paronychiurus kimi were investigated after 28 days of exposure to OECD artificial soil spiked with these metals. Uptake and effect of Cu, Mn, and Ni on the reproduction of P. kimi were related to different metal fractions (water-soluble, 0.01 M CaCl2-extractable or porewater metal concentrations). Cu and Mn concentrations in P. kimi increased with increasing Cu and Mn concentrations in the soil, while Ni contents in P. kimi reached a plateau at a concentration higher than 200 mg/kg in soil...
November 17, 2016: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837204/biochemical-and-histopathological-changes-induced-by-nickel-in-the-striped-mullet-mugil-cephalus-linnaeus-1758
#11
A Nagarjuna, D Mohan
The present study is focused on determining the acute and chronic toxicity of nickel (Ni) to fish fingerlings, Mugil cephalus. The 96-h median lethal concentration (LC50) for Ni was found to be 42.2 ± 3.9 mg L(-1). Based on the chronic toxicity test for 30 days, "No Observed Effect Concentration", "Lowest Observed Effect Concentration" and "Chronic value" were found to be 2.9 ± 0.14, 4.7 ± 0.14 and 3.7 ± 0.14 mg Ni L(-1), respectively. The activities of biomarker enzymes including esterase, superoxide dismutase and malate dehydrogenase showed differential expression and cellular anomalies like hyperplasia and detachment of bipolar cells from photoreceptor cells in the retina of eye of mullet...
November 11, 2016: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824316/nickel-chloride-nicl2-in-hepatic-toxicity-apoptosis-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-and-inflammatory-response
#12
Hongrui Guo, Hengmin Cui, Jing Fang, Zhicai Zuo, Junliang Deng, Xun Wang, Ling Zhao, Kejie Chen, Jie Deng
Up to now, the precise mechanism of Ni toxicology is still indistinct. Our aim was to test the apoptosis, cell cycle arrest and inflammatory response mechanism induced by NiCl2 in the liver of broiler chickens. NiCl2 significantly increased hepatic apoptosis. NiCl2 activated mitochondria-mediated apoptotic pathway by decreasing Bcl-2, Bcl-xL, Mcl-1, and increasing Bax, Bak, caspase-3, caspase-9 and PARP mRNA expression. In the Fas-mediated apoptotic pathway, mRNA expression levels of Fas, FasL, caspase-8 were increased...
November 5, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814545/effect-of-spatial-resolution-of-soil-data-on-predictions-of-eggshell-trace-element-levels-in-the-rook-corvus-frugilegus
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Grzegorz Orłowski, Grzegorz Siebielec, Zbigniew Kasprzykowski, Wojciech Dobicki, Przemysław Pokorny, Andrzej Wuczyński, Ryszard Polechoński, Tomasz D Mazgajski
Although a considerable research effort has gone into studying the dietary pathways of metals to the bodies of laying female birds and their eggs in recent years, no detailed investigations have yet been carried out relating the properties of the biogeochemical environment at large spatial scales to eggshell trace element levels in typical soil-invertebrate feeding birds under natural conditions. We used data from a large-scale nationwide monitoring survey of soil quality in Poland (3724 sampling points from the 43 792 available) to predict levels of five trace elements (copper [Cu], cadmium [Cd], nickel [Ni], zinc [Zn] and lead [Pb]) in Rook Corvus frugilegus eggshells from 42 breeding colonies...
October 28, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810679/e-cigarettes-as-a-source-of-toxic-and-potentially-carcinogenic-metals
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Catherine Ann Hess, Pablo Olmedo, Ana Navas-Acien, Walter Goessler, Joanna E Cohen, Ana Maria Rule
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The popularity of electronic cigarette devices is growing worldwide. The health impact of e-cigarette use, however, remains unclear. E-cigarettes are marketed as a safer alternative to cigarettes. The aim of this research was the characterization and quantification of toxic metal concentrations in five, nationally popular brands of cig-a-like e-cigarettes. METHODS: We analyzed the cartomizer liquid in 10 cartomizer refills for each of five brands by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
January 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810489/the-influence-of-urea-and-nitrate-nutrients-on-the-bioavailability-and-toxicity-of-nickel-to-prorocentrum-donghaiense-dinophyta-and-skeletonema-costatum-bacillariophyta
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Xu-Guang Huang, Xie-Chang Lin, Shun-Xing Li, Song-Li Xu, Feng-Jiao Liu
Nitrogen nutrients and nickel(Ni) are ubiquitous in aquatic environments, and they are important for primary production of ocean ecosystem. This study examined the interaction of nitrogen nutrients (specifically urea and nitrate) and Ni on chlorophyll (Chl a) concentration and photosynthesis parameters values of Prorocentrum donghaiense and Skeletonema costatum. The data presented here indicate that low concentration of Ni for P. donghaiense and S. costatum can enhance both Chl a concentration and photosynthesis parameters values when grown in urea containing environment...
December 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802029/an-integrative-folate-based-metal-complex-nanotube-as-a-potent-antitumor-nanomedicine-as-well-as-an-efficient-tumor-targeted-drug-carrier
#16
Lixiang Liu, Bingxia Li, Qiyan Wang, Zhipeng Dong, Hongmei Li, Qiaomei Jin, Hao Hong, Jian Zhang, Yue Wang
Metal-organic complexes (MOCs) are emerging developing functional materials, the different categories of metal ions and organic biomolecules provide great possibilities for the morphologies, sizes and properties of the products. Enlightened by the previous works of folate-nickel nanotubes (FA-Ni NTs), herein, a series of metal ions are tested to coordinate with folate (FA) by solvothermal method, among which folate-cobalt (2+) complex is formed to be a scaffold for the nanotube with the length of 150-500 nm and inner diameter of 6-11 nm, while the other metal ions fail...
November 1, 2016: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778338/preliminary-investigation-of-mineral-content-of-pollen-collected-from-different-serbian-maize-hybrids-is-there-any-potential-nutritional-value
#17
Aleksandar Ž Kostić, Lazar M Kaluđerović, Biljana P Dojčinović, Miroljub B Barać, Vojka B Babić, Marina P Mačukanović-Jocić
BACKGROUND: Bee pollen has already proved to be a good supplement rich in content of iron and zinc. Studies about application of flower pollen in food industry and medicine have been started. Bearing in mind prevalence of maize as crop culture its pollen will be easily available. The mineral composition of pollen of seven Serbian maize hybrids was analyzed in order to establish its nutritional value and benefits of its implementation in the human diet using ICP method. RESULTS: Presence of twenty four different macro- (nine) and micronutrients (fifteen) was detected...
October 24, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769670/bis-n-amidinohydrazones-and-n-amidino-n-aryl-bishydrazones-new-classes-of-antibacterial-antifungal-agents
#18
Sanjib K Shrestha, Liliia M Kril, Keith D Green, Stefan Kwiatkowski, Vitaliy M Sviripa, Justin R Nickell, Linda P Dwoskin, David S Watt, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova
The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacterial and fungal strains poses a threat to human health that requires the design and synthesis of new classes of antimicrobial agents. We evaluated bis(N-amidinohydrazones) and N-(amidino)-N'-aryl-bishydrazones for their antibacterial and antifungal activities against panels of Gram-positive/Gram-negative bacteria as well as fungi. We investigated their potential to develop resistance against both bacteria and fungi by a multi-step resistance-selection method, explored their potential to induce the production of reactive oxygen species, and assessed their toxicity...
October 10, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750000/insight-into-the-mechanisms-of-combined-toxicity-of-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-and-nickel-ions-in-macrophages-role-of-p2x7-receptor
#19
Xuejing Cui, Bin Wan, Liang-Hong Guo, Yu Yang, Xiao-Min Ren
Co-existence of nanomaterials and environmental pollutants requires in-depth understanding of combined toxicity and underlying mechanism. In this work, we found that co-exposure to the mixture of non-cytotoxic level of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) (10 µg/mL) and Ni2+ (20 µM) induced significant cytotoxicity in macrophages. However, almost equal amount of intracellular Ni2+ was detected after Ni2+/SWCNT co-exposure or Ni2+ single exposure, indicating no enhanced cellular uptake of Ni2+ occurred...
October 17, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749260/vitamin-c-pretreatment-protects-from-nickel-induced-acute-nephrotoxicity-in-mice
#20
Imed-Eddine Kadi, Faouzi Dahdouh
Nickel is an abundant carcinogenic and nephrotoxic metal whose activity leads to renal impairment. Previous studies have shown a protective effect of simultaneous vitamin C administration on acute and chronic nickel toxicity. However, very little research relating to the effect of vitamin C pretreatment in preventing nickel-induced acute nephrotoxicity is available. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the efficiency of vitamin C (VC) pretreatment in preventing acute renal toxicity of nickel. Mice were pretreated orally with vitamin C (16...
September 1, 2016: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
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