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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732061/melatonin-pre-treatment-mitigates-shsy-5y-cells-against-oxaliplatin-induced-mitochondrial-stress-and-apoptotic-cell-death
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Mohammad Waseem, Upasana Sahu, Mohd Salman, Arnab Choudhury, Sudeshna Kar, Heena Tabassum, Suhel Parvez
Oxaliplatin (Oxa) treatment to SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells has been shown by previous studies to induce oxidative stress, which in turn modulates intracellular signaling cascades resulting in cell death. While this phenomenon of Oxa-induced neurotoxicity is known, the underlying mechanisms involved in this cell death cascade must be clarified. Moreover, there is still little known regarding the roles of neuronal mitochondria and cytosolic compartments in mediating Oxa-induced neurotoxicity. With a better grasp of the mechanisms driving neurotoxicity in Oxa-treated SH-SY5Y cells, we can then identify certain pathways to target in protecting against neurotoxic cell damage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731304/complex-formation-of-lead-ii-with-nucleotides-and-their-constituents
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Astrid Sigel, Bert P Operschall, Helmut Sigel
Lead is widely distributed in the environment; it is known to mankind for thousands of years and its toxicity is nowadays (again) well recognized, though on the molecular level only partly understood. One of the reasons for this shortcoming is that the coordination chemistry of the biologically important lead(II) is complicated due to the various coordination numbers it can adopt (CN = 4 to 10) as well as by the 6s2 electron lone pair which, with CN = 4, can shield one side of the Pb2+ coordination sphere. The chapter focuses on the properties of Pb2+ complexes formed with nucleotides and their constituents and derivatives...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728140/effects-of-inorganic-arsenic-methylated-arsenicals-and-arsenobetaine-on-atherosclerosis-in-the-mouse-model-and-the-role-of-as3mt-mediated-methylation
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Luis Fernando Negro Silva, Maryse Lemaire, Catherine A Lemarié, Dany Plourde, Alicia M Bolt, Christopher Chiavatti, D Scott Bohle, Vesna Slavkovich, Joseph H Graziano, Stéphanie Lehoux, Koren K Mann
BACKGROUND: Arsenic is metabolized through a series of oxidative methylation reactions by arsenic (3) methyltransferase (As3MT) to yield methylated intermediates. Although arsenic exposure is known to increase the risk of atherosclerosis, the contribution of arsenic methylation and As3MT remains undefined. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to define whether methylated arsenic intermediates were proatherogenic and whether arsenic biotransformation by As3MT was required for arsenic-enhanced atherosclerosis...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726961/functional-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-car-for-targeting-dopamine-delivery-into-the-brain-of-parkinsonian-mice
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Qing Guo, Huihui You, Xu Yang, Bencheng Lin, Zhihong Zhu, Zhisong Lu, Xiaoxiao Li, Yun Zhao, Lin Mao, Shiping Shen, Haoyan Cheng, Jiting Zhang, Lingfu Deng, Jianhua Fan, Zhuge Xi, Rui Li, Chang Ming Li
Current treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD) are limited, partly due to the difficulties posed by the blood brain barrier (BBB) when delivering drugs to the brain. Herein, we explore the feasibility and efficacy of functional single-walled carbon nanotubes 'CAR' (SWCNT-PEGs-Lf) which carry and target-deliver dopamine (DA) to the brain in PD mice for treatment. SWCNTs can penetrate the cell-membrane remarkably, with the characteristics including high drug-loading and pH-dependent therapeutic unloading capacities...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726228/microwave-irradiation-and-citric-acid-assisted-seed-germination-and-phytoextraction-of-nickel-ni-by-brassica-napus-l-morpho-physiological-and-biochemical-alterations-under-ni-stress
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Mujahid Farid, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Rizwan, Rashid Saeed, Hafiz Muhammad Tauqeer, Rasham Sallah-Ud-Din, Ahmed Azam, Nighat Raza
The complex bio-geochemistry of soil allows pollutant to persist for a longer period of time which further decreased the fertility and natural composition of land. Nickel, an inorganic pollutant, coming from a wide range of industrial and manufacturing units possesses serious threat to soil degradation and crop productivity around the world. The present study was carried to evaluate the combined role of microwave irradiation (MR) and citric acid (CA) on the phytoextraction potential of Brassica napus L. under Ni stress...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725644/pesticides-curbing-soil-fertility-effect-of-complexation-of-free-metal-ions
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Sukhmanpreet Kaur, Vijay Kumar, Mohit Chawla, Luigi Cavallo, Albert Poater, Niraj Upadhyay
Researchers have suggested that the reason behind infertility is pernicious effect of broad spectrum pesticides on non target, beneficial microorganism of soil. Here, studying the chelating effect of selective organophosphate and carbamate pesticides with essential metal ions, at all possible combinations of three different pH (4 ± 0.05, 7 ± 0.05 and 9 ± 0.05) and three different temperatures (15 ± 0.5°C, 30 ± 0.5°C and 45 ± 0.5°C), shows very fast rate of reaction which further increases with increase of pH and temperature...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724942/physiological-oxygen-tension-reduces-hepatocyte-dedifferentiation-in-in-vitro-culture
#7
Ren Guo, Xinxiu Xu, Yuting Lu, Xin Xie
Primary hepatocytes cultured in vitro are a powerful tool to study the functions of hepatocytes and to evaluate the metabolism and toxicity of new drugs. However, in vitro culture of hepatocytes has proven to be very difficult. Ordinary culture conditions lead to dedifferentiation of hepatocytes, resulting in rapid change in cell morphology and significant reduction in specific cell functions. In the current study, we show that hepatocyte dedifferentiation is a rapid process under 21% O2 conditions. Hepatocytes cultured in 21% O2 undergo epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), obtain fibroblast-like morphology, and show decreased hepatic functions...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724256/first-study-to-explore-the-feasibility-of-applying-microbial-fuel-cells-into-constructed-wetlands-for-cod-monitoring
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Lei Xu, Yaqian Zhao, Chuang Fan, Zhiren Fan, Fangchao Zhao
Chemical oxygen demand (COD) is one of the major targets to remove in constructed wetlands (CWs) system. Traditional method for COD measurement is a complex, time-consuming and highly toxic reagents participated procedure. In this study, microbial fuel cell (MFC) was successfully integrated into CW for indicating COD concentration. Results showed that there are two linear correlations between bioelectrical signals (output voltage from MFC) and COD concentration (acetate), which are COD from 0 to 500mg/L (101...
July 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723674/nanoparticles-and-female-reproductive-system-how-do-nanoparticles-affect-oogenesis-and-embryonic-development
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REVIEW
Cong-Cong Hou, Jun-Quan Zhu
Along with the increasing application of nanoparticles (NPs) in many walks of life, environmental exposure to NPs has raised considerable health concerns. When NPs enter a pregnant woman's body through inhalation, venous injection, ingestion or skin permeation, maternal toxic stress reactions such as reactive oxygen species (ROS), inflammation, apoptosis and endocrine dyscrasia are induced in different organs, particularly in the reproductive organs. Recent studies have shown that NPs disturb the developing oocyte by invading the protective barrier of theca cells, granulosa cell layers and zona pellucida...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721729/impact-of-cl-doping-on-electrochemical-performance-in-orthosilicate-li2fesio4-a-dft-supported-experimental-approach
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Shivani Singh, Anish K Raj, Raja Sen, Priya Johari, Sagar Mitra
Safe and high capacity cathode materials are a long quest for commercial lithium-ion battery development. Among various searched cathode materials, Li2FeSiO4 has taken the attention due to optimal working voltage, high elemental abundance, and low toxicity. However, as per our understanding and observation, the electrochemical performance of this material is significantly limited by the intrinsic low electronic conductivity and slow lithium-ion diffusion, which limits the practical capacity (theoretical ~ 330 mAh g-1)...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721505/distinct-bloom-dynamics-of-toxic-and-non-toxic-microcystis-cyanobacteria-subpopulations-in-hoedong-reservoir-korea
#11
Bum Soo Park, Zhun Li, Yoon-Ho Kang, Hyeon Ho Shin, Jae-Hyoung Joo, Myung-Soo Han
Despite the importance of understanding the bloom mechanisms that influence cyanobacterial toxin production, the dynamics of toxic Microcystis subpopulations are largely unknown. Here, we quantified both toxic and entire (i.e., toxic and non-toxic) Microcystis populations based on the microcystin synthetase E (mcyE) and 16S ribosomal RNA genes. Samples were collected from pelagic water and sediments twice per week from October to December 2011, and we investigated the effects of physicochemical factors (pH, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, etc...
July 19, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719149/cadmium-induced-toxicity-is-rescued-by-curcumin-a-review
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REVIEW
Mohammad Mohajeri, Mehdi Rezaee, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most common environmental and occupational heavy metals with extended distribution. Exposure to Cd may be associated with several deleterious consequences on the liver, bones, kidneys, lungs, testes, brain, immunological, and cardiovascular systems. Overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as the main mechanism behind its toxicity causes oxidative stress and subsequent damages to lipids, proteins, and DNA. Therefore, antioxidants along with chelating agents have shown promising outcomes against Cd-induced toxicity...
July 18, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719015/bisphenol-a-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mice-testes-modulation-by-selenium
#13
S Kaur, M Saluja, M P Bansal
Spermatogenesis, a highly coordinated process, is prone to environmental insults which may lead to impaired spermatogenesis or, at worst, infertility. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known global environmental toxicant and a ubiquitous oestrogenic chemical. This study evaluated the role of selenium (0.5 ppm sodium selenite/kg diet) on spermatogenesis after BPA treatment in different groups of male BALB/c mice: control, selenium, BPA and selenium+BPA. Markers of oxidative stress and apoptosis were evaluated in testis after BPA treatment...
July 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718286/functionalized-selenium-nanosystem-as-radiation-sensitizer-of-125i-seeds-for-precise-cancer-therapy
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Yahui Yang, Qiang Xie, Zhennan Zhao, Lizhen He, Leung Chan, Yingxiang Liu, Yongle Chen, Mingjun Bai, Tao Pan, Yanni Qu, Long Ling, Tianfeng Chen
Although radiotherapy has been extensively applied in cancer treatment, external beam radiation therapy is still difficult to avoid damage to adjacent normal tissues in the process of delivering a sufficient radiation dose to the tumor sites of patients. To overcome this limitation, chemoradiotherapy, as a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy of radioactive seed, has been proposed to decrease the damage for tumor surrounding tissues and enhance the radiosensitivity of solid tumors. In the study, we designed and synthesized folic acid-conjugated selenium nanoparticles (FA@SeNPs) as cancer-targeting agent, which could be synergistically enhanced by the radioactive 125I seeds to realize anticancer efficacy and inhibited colony formation ability...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717994/modeling-and-investigation-of-new-explosive-materials-based-on-n-3-5-dimethyl-2-4-6-trinitrophenyl-1h-1-2-4-triazol-3-amine
#15
Jelena Tamuliene, Jonas Sarlauskas, Svajone Bekesiene
This study presents an investigation of the effects of adding extra nitro group substituents to N-(3,5-dimethyl-2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-amine (HEM-II) on its thermal and chemical stability as well as its explosive performance. An analysis of the thermal stabilities of HEM-II and HEM-II-based molecules based on an investigation of the binding energy per atom for each molecule was performed. The values of the gap between the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) as well as those of the chemical hardness and softness for HEM-II and the HEM-II-based molecules were studied to determine the chemical stabilities of these molecules...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716495/3-5-bis-3-dimethylaminomethyl-4-hydroxybenzylidene-4-piperidone-and-related-compounds-induce-glutathione-oxidation-and-mitochondria-mediated-cell-death-in-hct-116-colon-cancer-cells
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Eshwari Addala, Hossein Rafiei, Swagatika Das, Brian Bandy, Umashankar Das, Subhas S Karki, Jonathan R Dimmock
This study aims at investigating the cytotoxicity and some of the modes of action of 3,5-bis(3-dimethylamino-4-hydroxybenzylidene)-4-piperidone trihydrochloride 3 and two related compounds 2 (which lacks the dimethylaminomethyl groups) and 4 (which has an additional dimethylaminoethyl substituent in both aryl rings) in order to ascertain the contribution of dimethylaminoethyl substituent to bioactivity. The bioactivities of 2-4 were compared with curcumin 5. Both 2 and 3 displayed submicromolar GI50 values towards HCT-116 cells and were significantly more potent than 4, 5 and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)...
July 5, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715845/apatinib-an-inhibitor-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-2-suppresses-pathologic-ocular-neovascularization-in-mice
#17
Koung Li Kim, Wonhee Suh
Purpose: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling via VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) plays a crucial role in pathologic ocular neovascularization. In this study, we investigated the antiangiogenic effect of apatinib, a pharmacologic inhibitor of VEGFR2 tyrosine kinase, against oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) and laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in mice. Methods: Western blotting and in vitro angiogenesis assays were performed using human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (HRMECs)...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715773/developmental-toxicity-of-fe3o4-nanoparticles-on-cysts-and-three-larval-stages-of-artemia-salina
#18
Song Zhu, Ming-Yang Xue, Fei Luo, Wei-Chao Chen, Bin Zhu, Gao-Xue Wang
Using Artemia salina cysts (capsulated and decapsulated) and larvae (instar I, II and III) as experimental models, the potential effects of Fe3O4 nanoparticles (Fe3O4-NPs) on marine ecosystems were investigated. Hatchability, mortality and a number of ethological, morphological and biochemical parameters were selected as end-points to define the toxic responses. Data showed that the hatching rates of capsulated and decapsulated cysts were significantly decreased (p < 0.01) following exposure to 600 mg/L for 24 and 36 h...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714670/cross-linking-furan-modified-kisspeptin-10-to-the-kiss-receptor
#19
Willem Vannecke, Christophe Ampe, Marleen Van Troys, Massimiliano Beltramo, Annemieke Madder
Chemical cross-linking is well-established for investigating protein-protein interactions. Traditionally, photo cross-linking is used but is associated with problems of selectivity and UV toxicity in a biological context. We here describe, with live cells and under normal growth conditions, selective cross-linking of a furan-modified peptide ligand to its membrane-presented receptor with zero toxicity, high efficiency, and spatio-specificity. Furan-modified kisspeptin-10 is covalently coupled to its glycosylated membrane receptor, GPR54(KISS1R)...
July 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714246/carbon-nanodot-sensitized-modulation-of-alzheimer-s-%C3%AE-amyloid-self-assembly-disassembly-and-toxicity
#20
You Jung Chung, Kayoung Kim, Byung Il Lee, Chan Beum Park
The self-assembly of amyloidogenic peptides into β-sheet-rich aggregates is a general feature of many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, which signifies the need for the effective attenuation of amyloid aggregation toward alleviating amyloid-associated neurotoxicity. This study reports that photoluminescent carbon nanodots (CDs) can effectively suppress Alzheimer's β-amyloid (Aβ) self-assembly and function as a β-sheet breaker disintegrating preformed Aβ aggregates. This study synthesizes CDs using ammonium citrate through one-pot hydrothermal treatment and passivates their surface with branched polyethylenimine (bPEI)...
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