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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335350/shape-and-charge-of-gold-nanomaterials-influence-survivorship-oxidative-stress-and-moulting-of-daphnia-magna
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Fatima Nasser, Adam Davis, Eugenia Valsami-Jones, Iseult Lynch
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are materials with at least one dimension between 1-100 nm. The small size of ENMs results in a large surface area to volume ratio, giving ENMs novel characteristics that are not traditionally exhibited by larger bulk materials. Coupled with large surface area is an enormous capacity for surface functionalization of ENMs, e.g., with different ligands or surface changes, leading to an almost infinite array of variability of ENMs. Here we explore the effects of various shaped (spheres, rods) and charged (negative, positive) gold ENMs on Daphnia magna (D...
November 25, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335333/plant-mediated-green-synthesis-of-cuo-nanoparticles-comparison-of-toxicity-of-engineered-and-plant-mediated-cuo-nanoparticles-towards-daphnia-magna
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Sadia Saif, Arifa Tahir, Tayyaba Asim, Yongsheng Chen
Research on green production methods for metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) is growing, with the objective to overcome the potential hazards of these chemicals for a safer environment. In this study, facile, ecofriendly synthesis of copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles was successfully achieved using aqueous extract of Pterospermum acerifolium leaves. P. acerifolium-fabricated CuO nanoparticles were further characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
November 9, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332570/iron-minerals-within-specific-microfossil-morphospecies-of-the-1-88%C3%A2-ga-gunflint-formation
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Kevin Lepot, Ahmed Addad, Andrew H Knoll, Jian Wang, David Troadec, Armand Béché, Emmanuelle J Javaux
Problematic microfossils dominate the palaeontological record between the Great Oxidation Event 2.4 billion years ago (Ga) and the last Palaeoproterozoic iron formations, deposited 500-600 million years later. These fossils are often associated with iron-rich sedimentary rocks, but their affinities, metabolism, and, hence, their contributions to Earth surface oxidation and Fe deposition remain unknown. Here we show that specific microfossil populations of the 1.88 Ga Gunflint Iron Formation contain Fe-silicate and Fe-carbonate nanocrystal concentrations in cell interiors...
March 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330995/hepatic-fcrn-regulates-albumin-homeostasis-and-susceptibility-to-liver-injury
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Michal Pyzik, Timo Rath, Timothy T Kuo, Sanda Win, Kristi Baker, Jonathan J Hubbard, Rosa Grenha, Amit Gandhi, Thomas D Krämer, Adam R Mezo, Zachary S Taylor, Kevin McDonnell, Vicki Nienaber, Jan Terje Andersen, Atsushi Mizoguchi, Laurence Blumberg, Shalaka Purohit, Susan D Jones, Greg Christianson, Wayne I Lencer, Inger Sandlie, Neil Kaplowitz, Derry C Roopenian, Richard S Blumberg
The neonatal crystallizable fragment receptor (FcRn) is responsible for maintaining the long half-life and high levels of the two most abundant circulating proteins, albumin and IgG. In the latter case, the protective mechanism derives from FcRn binding to IgG in the weakly acidic environment contained within endosomes of hematopoietic and parenchymal cells, whereupon IgG is diverted from degradation in lysosomes and is recycled. The cellular location and mechanism by which FcRn protects albumin are partially understood...
March 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330765/hsp90-and-pcreb-alterations-are-linked-to-mancozeb-dependent-behavioral-and-neurodegenerative-effects-in-a-marine-teleost
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Merylin Zizza, Mariana Di Lorenzo, Vincenza Laforgia, Emilia Furia, Giovanni Sindona, Marcello Canonaco, Rosa Maria Facciolo
The pesticide mancozeb (mz) is recognized as a potent inducer of oxidative stress due to its ability to catalyze the production of reactive oxygen species plus inhibiting mitochondrial respiration thus becoming an environmental risk for neurodegenerative diseases. Despite numerous toxicological studies on mz have been directed to mammals, attention on marine fish is still lacking. Thus, it was our intention to evaluate neurobehavioral activities of ornate wrasses (Thalassoma pavo) exposed to 0.2mg/l of mz after a preliminary screening test (0...
March 19, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330416/the-way-to-cover-prediction-for-cytotoxicity-for-all-existing-nano-sized-metal-oxides-by-using-neural-network-method
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Natalja Fjodorova, Marjana Novic, Agnieszka Gajewicz, Bakhtiyor Rasulev
The regulatory agencies should fulfil the data gap in toxicity for new chemicals including nano-sized compounds, like metal oxides nanoparticles (MeOx NPs) according to the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) legislation policy. The present study demonstrates the perspective capability of neural network models for prediction of cytotoxicity of MeOx NPs to bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) for the widest range of metal oxides extracted from Periodic table. The Counter Propagation Artificial Neural Network (CP ANN) models for prediction of cytotoxicity of MeOx NPs for data sets of 17, 36 and 72 metal oxides were employed in the study...
March 23, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327162/biological-effects-of-carbon-black-nanoparticles-are-changed-by-surface-coating-with-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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Karina Lindner, Michael Ströbele, Sandra Schlick, Sina Webering, André Jenckel, Johannes Kopf, Olga Danov, Katherina Sewald, Christian Buj, Otto Creutzenberg, Thomas Tillmann, Gerhard Pohlmann, Heinrich Ernst, Christina Ziemann, Gereon Hüttmann, Holger Heine, Henning Bockhorn, Tanja Hansen, Peter König, Heinz Fehrenbach
BACKGROUND: Carbon black nanoparticles (CBNP) are mainly composed of carbon, with a small amount of other elements (including hydrogen and oxygen). The toxicity of CBNP has been attributed to their large surface area, and through adsorbing intrinsically toxic substances, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). It is not clear whether a PAH surface coating changes the toxicological properties of CBNP by influencing their physicochemical properties, through the specific toxicity of the surface-bound PAH, or by a combination of both...
March 21, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326625/alantolactone-and-isoalantolactone-prevent-amyloid-%C3%AE-25-35-induced-toxicity-in-mouse-cortical-neurons-and-scopolamine-induced-cognitive-impairment-in-mice
#8
Ji Yeon Seo, Soon Sung Lim, Jiyoung Kim, Ki Won Lee, Jong-Sang Kim
Given the evidence for detoxifying/antioxidant enzyme-inducing activities by alantolactone (AL) and isoalantolactone (IAL), the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of AL and IAL on Aβ25-35 -induced cell death in mouse cortical neuron cells and to determine their effects on scopolamine-induced amnesia in mice. Our data demonstrated that both compounds effectively attenuated the cytotoxicity of Aβ25-35 (10 μM) in neuronal cells derived from the mouse cerebral cortex. It was also found that the production of intracellular reactive oxygen species, including superoxide anion induced by Aβ25-35 , was inhibited...
March 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324818/exogenous-malic-acid-alleviates-cadmium-toxicity-in-miscanthus-sacchariflorus-through-enhancing-photosynthetic-capacity-and-restraining-ros-accumulation
#9
Haipeng Guo, Houming Chen, Chuntao Hong, Dean Jiang, Bingsong Zheng
Malic acid (MA) plays an important role in the regulation of plant growth, stomatal aperture, nutrition elements homeostasis and toxic metals tolerance. However, little is known about the effects of exogenous MA on physiological and biochemical responses to toxic metals in plants. To measure the alleviation roles of exogenous MA against cadmium (Cd), we determined the effects of MA on plant growth, net photosynthetic rate (Pn), reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation and the activities of anti-oxidant enzymes in the leaves of Miscanthus sacchariflorus (M...
March 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324711/fire-hazard-reduction-of-hollow-glass-microspheres-in-thermoplastic-polyurethane-composites
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Chuanmei Jiao, Hongzhi Wang, Shaoxiang Li, Xilei Chen
Nowadays, reducing the fire hazard of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is an important research direction in the fields of fire safety materials. In this article, hollow glass microsphere (HGM) was used to reduce the fire hazard of TPU in combustion process. The fire characteristics including smoke and heat production of TPU composites were evaluated using smoke density test (SDT) and cone calorimeter test (CCT). And the thermal decomposition and flammable properties were further studied using thermogravimetric analysis/infrared spectrometry (TG-IR) and limiting oxygen index (LOI), etc...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323418/bio-inspired-polydopamine-coated-hemoglobin-as-potential-oxygen-carriers-with-antioxidant-properties
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Quan Wang, Ruirui Zhang, Mingzi Lu, Guoxing You, Ying Wang, Gan Chen, Caiyan Zhao, Zhen Wang, Xiang Song, Yan Wu, Lian Zhao, Hong Zhou
Oxidative side reaction is one of major factors hindering the development of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs). To avoid the oxidative toxicity, we designed and synthesized polydopamine coated hemoglobin (Hb-PDA) nanoparticles via simple one-step assemblage without any toxic reagent. Hb-PDA nanoparticles showed oxidative protection of Hb by inhibiting the generation of methemoglobin (MetHb) and ferryl (Fe IV) Hb, as well as excellent antioxidant properties by scavenging free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
March 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323103/cr-vi-induces-cytotoxicity-in-vitro-through-activation-of-ros-mediated-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-via-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Yujing Zhang, Fang Xiao, Xinmin Liu, Kaihua Liu, Xiaoxin Zhou, Caigao Zhong
The occupational and environmental toxicant hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] can cause severe damage to the liver; however, the exact mechanisms associated with its toxicity have not been thoroughly demonstrated. In the present study, the underlying mechanisms of Cr(VI)-induced hepatotoxicity were investigated. Our results showed that Cr(VI) inhibited the growth and proliferation of L-02 hepatocytes. Further study revealed that Cr(VI) significantly induced S-phase cell cycle arrest and apoptosis accompanying with the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
March 17, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322891/effect-of-antipsychotics-on-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-of-rat-ovarian-theca-cells
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Ekramy Elmorsy, Ayat Al-Ghafari, Amal Misbah Aggour, Soaad Mohamed Mosad, Raheela Khan, Saad Amer
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics (APs) are widely prescribed drugs, which are well known to cause reproductive adverse effects through mechanisms yet to be determined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of antipsychotics on mitochondrial bioenergetics of rat ovarian theca cells as a possible mechanism of reproductive toxicity. METHODS: Isolated rat's theca interstitial cells (TICs) were treated with two typical (chlorpromazine [CPZ] and haloperidol [HAL]) and two atypical APs (risperidone [RIS] and clozapine [CLZ])...
March 17, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322326/superoxide-dismutase-sod-1-modulates-c-elegans-pathogen-avoidance-behavior
#14
Alexander M Horspool, Howard C Chang
The C. elegans nervous system mediates protective physiological and behavioral responses amid infection. However, it remains largely unknown how the nervous system responds to reactive oxygen species (ROS) activated by pathogenic microbes during infection. Here, we show superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD-1), an enzyme that converts superoxide into less toxic hydrogen peroxide and oxygen, functions in the gustatory neuron ASER to mediate C. elegans pathogen avoidance response. When C. elegans first encounters pathogenic bacteria P...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320040/mitochondria-as-a-target-for-the-cardioprotective-effects-of-cydonia-oblonga-mill-and-ficus-carica-l-in-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Saman Gholami, Mir-Jamal Hosseini, Leila Jafari, Fatemeh Omidvar, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Vida Mashayekhi, Seyed Hojjat Hosseini, Azin Kardan, Jalal Pourahmad, Mohammad Reza Eskandari
Quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) and fig (Ficus carica L.) exhibit a broad spectrum of pharmacological activities. Regarding the cardiotoxic effect of doxorubicin (DOX) is mediated mainly through mitochondrial oxidative stress and dysfunction; the present study evaluated the cardioprotective effects of the aqueous extracts of Cydonia oblonga Mill. fruit (ACO) and Ficus carica L. fruit (AFC) against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Cardiomyocytes toxicity was induced in male Sprague Dawley rats by intraperitoneal (ip) injections of 2...
March 20, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319901/a-novel-microbial-fuel-cell-sensor-with-biocathode-sensing-element
#16
Yong Jiang, Peng Liang, Panpan Liu, Donglin Wang, Bo Miao, Xia Huang
The traditional microbial fuel cell (MFC) sensor with bioanode as sensing element delivers limited sensitivity to toxicity monitoring, restricted application to only anaerobic and organic rich water body, and increased potential fault warning to the combined shock of organic matter/toxicity. In this study, the biocathode for oxygen reduction reaction was employed for the first time as the sensing element in MFC sensor for toxicity monitoring. The results shown that the sensitivity of MFC sensor with biocathode sensing element (7...
March 2, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318795/mechanisms-of-toxic-action-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-the-protozoan-tetrahymena-thermophila-from-gene-expression-to-phenotypic-events
#17
Katre Juganson, Monika Mortimer, Angela Ivask, Sandra Pucciarelli, Cristina Miceli, Kaja Orupõld, Anne Kahru
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are highly toxic to aquatic organisms, however, there is no consensus whether the toxicity is caused solely by released Ag-ions or also by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, the effects of protein-coated AgNPs (14.6 nm, Collargol) were studied on viability, oxidative stress and gene expression levels in wild type strains (CU427 and CU428) of ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila. Viability-based 24 h EC50 values of AgNPs were relatively high and significantly different for the two strains: ∼100 mg/L and ∼75 mg/L for CU427 and CU428, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318016/the-transporter-synpam71-is-located-in-the-plasma-membrane-and-thylakoids-and-mediates-manganese-tolerance-in-synechocystis-pcc6803
#18
Chiara Gandini, Sidsel Birkelund Schmidt, Søren Husted, Anja Schneider, Dario Leister
Manganese (Mn) is an essential constituent of photosystem II (PSII) and therefore indispensable for oxygenic photosynthesis. Very little is known about how Mn is transported, delivered and retained in photosynthetic cells. Recently, the thylakoid-localized transporter PAM71 has been linked to chloroplast Mn homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, we characterize the function of its homolog in Synechocystis (SynPAM71). We used a loss-of-function line (ΔSynPAM71), wild-type (WT) cells exposed to Mn stress and strains expressing a tagged variant of SynPAM71 to characterize the role of SynPAM71 in cyanobacterial Mn homeostasis...
March 20, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316045/nitrogen-removal-and-microbial-community-shift-in-an-aerobic-denitrification-reactor-bioaugmented-with-a-pseudomonas-strain-for-coal-based-ethylene-glycol-industry-wastewater-treatment
#19
Cong Du, Chong-Wei Cui, Shan Qiu, Sheng-Nan Shi, Ang Li, Fang Ma
An aerobic denitrification system, initially bioaugmented with Pseudomonas strain T13, was established to treat coal-based ethylene glycol industry wastewater, which contained 3219 ± 86 mg/L total nitrogen (TN) and 1978 ± 14 mg/L NO3(-)-N. In the current study, a stable denitrification efficiency of 53.7 ± 4.7% and nitrite removal efficiency of 40.1 ± 2.7% were achieved at different diluted influent concentrations. Toxicity evaluation showed that a lower toxicity of effluent was achieved when industry wastewater was treated by stuffing biofilm communities compared to suspended communities...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315688/fullerenol-nanoparticles-prevents-doxorubicin-induced-acute-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#20
Vesna Jacevic, Aleksandar Djordjevic, Branislava Srdjenovic, Vukosava Milic-Tores, Zoran Segrt, Viktorija Dragojevic-Simic, Kamil Kuca
Doxorubicin (DOX), commonly used antineoplastic agent, affects bone marrow, intestinal tract and heart, but it also has some hepatotoxic effects. Main mechanism of its toxicity is the production of free reactive oxygen species. Polyhidroxilated C60 fullerene derivatives, fullerenol nanoparticles (FNP), act as free radical scavengers in in vitro systems. The aim of the study was to investigate potential FNP protective role against DOX-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Experiments were performed on adult male Wistar rats...
March 16, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
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