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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431786/-ligninolytic-enzyme-production-by-white-rot-fungi-during-paraquat-herbicide-degradation
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Reyna L Camacho-Morales, José Luis Gerardo-Gerardo, Karina Guillén Navarro, José E Sánchez
Paraquat is a widely used herbicide in agriculture. Its inappropriate use and wide distribution represents a serious pollution problem for soil and water. White rot fungi are capable of degrading pollutants having a similar structure to that of lignin, such as paraquat. This study evaluated the degradation effect of paraquat on the production of ligninolytic enzymes by white rot fungi isolated from the South of Mexico. Six fungal strains showed tolerance to the herbicide in solid culture. Three of the six evaluated strains showed levels of degradation of 32, 26 and 47% (Polyporus tricholoma, Cilindrobasidium laeve and Deconica citrispora, respectively) after twelve days of cultivation in the presence of the xenobiotic...
April 18, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429421/a-boat-shaped-tetracationic-macrocycle-with-a-semiconducting-organic-framework
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Minh T Nguyen, Matthew D Krzyaniak, Magdalena Owczarek, Daniel P Ferris, Michael R Wasielewski, J Fraser Stoddart
We report the synthesis of a tetracationic macrocycle which contains two N,N'-bis(methylene)naphthalenediimide units inserted in between the pyridinium rings of the bipyridinium units in cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) (CBPQT(4+) or "blue box") and describe the investigation of its potential use in materials for organic electronics. The incorporation of the two naphthalenediimide (NDI) units into the constitution of CBPQT(4+) , not only changes the supramolecular properties of the tetracation in the solid state, but also has a profound influence on the electrochemical and electronic behavior of the resulting tetracationic macrocycle...
April 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428137/jwa-antagonizes-paraquat-induced-neurotoxicity-via-activation-of-nrf2
#3
Xue Zhao, Rihua Wang, Jianping Xiong, Donglin Yan, Aiping Li, Shouyu Wang, Jin Xu, Jianwei Zhou
Paraquat (PQ), a widely used environmental toxin in agriculture, contributes to the onset and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD) by damaging neurons. The JWA gene, also known as ARL6IP5, exerts a protective effect on degenerating dopamine (DA) neurons. However, the roles of JWA in PQ-induced neuronal damage are still unknown. In our study, two neuronal cell lines (HT-22 and SH-SY5Y) and neuron-specific JWA knockout (JWA-nKO) and age-matched wild-type (JWA-nWT) mice were subjected to PQ treatment. The results indicate that PQ administration triggers the upregulation of JWA...
April 17, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424456/paraquat-poisoning-induced-pulmonary-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-through-notch1-pathway
#4
Tiegang Li, Xiangming Yang, Shiyu Xin, Yan Cao, Nana Wang
Progressive pulmonary fibrosis is the most characteristic feature of subacute PQ poisoning. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is reported to be involved in the pulmonary fibrosis after PQ exposure. Recent evidence suggested Notch signaling is required for EMT. In this study, we investigated whether Notch1 and TGF-β1/Smad3 signaling was involved in EMT caused by PQ. It is demonstrated that A549 cells underwent EMT after treated with PQ at dose of 300 μmol/L for 6 days, charactered by increasing expression of mesenchymal marker α-SMA and decreasing expression of epithelial marker E-cadherin...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422580/glyphosate-and-paraquat-in-maternal-and-fetal-serums-in-thai-women
#5
Pornpimol Kongtip, Noppanun Nangkongnab, Ratanavadee Phupancharoensuk, Chonlada Palarach, Dusit Sujirarat, Supha Sangprasert, Malasod Sermsuk, Namthip Sawattrakool, Susan Renee Woskie
OBJECTIVES: This longitudinal study measured the glyphosate and paraquat concentrations found in maternal and umbilical cord serum in 82 pregnant women who gave birth in three provinces of Thailand. METHODS: Through questionnaires and biological samples collected at childbirth, factors such as personal characteristics, occupation, agricultural activities, and herbicide use in agricultural work were evaluated as predictors of glyphosate and paraquat levels in the pregnant women...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417442/mechanisms-of-gene-environment-interactions-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Sheila M Fleming
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the study was to discuss the main mechanisms associated with environmental and genetic factors that contribute to the development of Parkinson's disease (PD). RECENT FINDINGS: Novel genetic contributors to PD are being identified at a rapid pace in addition to novel environmental factors. The discovery of mutations in alpha-synuclein and leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 causing inherited forms of PD along with epidemiological, in vitro, and in vivo studies identifying herbicides, pesticides, and metals as risk factors have dramatically improved our understanding of mechanisms involved in the development of PD...
April 17, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414160/paraquat-induces-extrinsic-pathway-of-apoptosis-in-a549-cells-by-induction-of-dr5-and-repression-of-anti-apoptotic-proteins-ddx3-and-gsk3-expression
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Sasiphen Hathaichoti, Daranee Visitnonthachai, Pronrumpa Ngamsiri, Apichaya Niyomchan, Oyu Tsogtbayar, Churaibhon Wisessaowapak, Piyajit Watcharasit, Jutamaad Satayavivad
Paraquat (PQ) is a bipyridyl derivative herbicide known to cause lung toxicity partly through induction of apoptosis. Here we demonstrated that PQ caused apoptosis in A549 cells. PQ increased cleavage of caspase-8 and Bid, indicating caspase-8 activation and truncated Bid, the two key mediators of extrinsic apoptosis. Additionally, PQ treatment caused an increase in DR5 (death receptor-5) and caspase-8 interaction, indicating formation of DISC (death-inducing signaling complex). These results indicate that PQ induces apoptosis through extrinsic pathway in A549 cells...
April 14, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384906/golden-hours-in-severe-paraquat-poisoning-the-role-of-early-haemoperfusion-therapy
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Raghavendra Rao, Rama Bhat, Swathi Pathadka, Sravan Kumar Chenji, Savio Dsouza
INTRODUCTION: Paraquat is a commonly ingested poison especially in Southern India. There is no antidote for paraquat poison and consumption is often fatal. The usual cause of death is either acute lung injury or multi-organ failure. AIM: To evaluate the role of early haemoperfusion as a therapy in paraquat poisoned patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of patients admitted to a Tertiary Medical College Hospital between January 2012 and December 2015 with history of paraquat consumption, comparing outcomes in those who received only gastric lavage and symptomatic treatment with those who received haemoperfusion as a therapy...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377603/hmgb1-tlr4-il23-il17a-axis-promotes-paraquat-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-mediating-neutrophil-infiltration-in-mice
#9
Bailing Yan, Feng Chen, Lijun Xu, Jihong Xing, Xuefu Wang
Paraquat is a poisoning herbicide that primarily targets lung, leading to severe acute lung injury characterized by extensive neutrophil infiltration. However, the mechanisms underlying the neutrophil infiltration is not clear. In this study, we demonstrated the significance of the signaling cascade from high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), to Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), interleukin-23 (IL-23), and lastly to IL-17A during the paraquat-induced neutrophil infiltration and the subsequent lung injury in mice. Paraquat challenge significantly elevated serum levels of IL-17A and IL-23, the percentage of IL-17A-producing γδT cells in the lung, and the level of HMGB1 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376378/inhibition-of-c-src-protects-paraquat-induced-microvascular-endothelial-injury-by-modulating-caveolin-1-phosphorylation-and-caveolae-mediated-transcellular-permeability
#10
Yu Huang, Qing He
The mechanisms underlying paraquat induced acute lung injury (ALI) is still not clear. C-Src plays an important role in the regulation of microvascular endothelial barrier function and the pathogenesis of ALI. In the present study, we found that paraquat induced cell toxicity and an increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in endothelium. Paraquat exposure also induced significant increase of caveolin-1 phosphorylation, caveolae trafficking and albumin permeability in endothelial monolayers. C-Src depletion by siRNA significantly attenuate paraquat induced cell toxicity, caveolin-1 phosphorylation, caveolae formation and endothelial hyperpermeability...
February 2, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372541/nephrotoxicity-induced-proteinuria-increases-biomarker-diagnostic-thresholds-in-acute-kidney-injury
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Fahim Mohamed, Nicholas A Buckley, John W Pickering, Klintean Wunnapuk, Sandamali Dissanayake, Umesh Chathuranga, Indika Gawarammana, Shaluka Jayamanne, Zoltan H Endre
BACKGROUND: Paraquat ingestion is frequently fatal. While biomarkers of kidney damage increase during paraquat-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), significant concurrent proteinuria may alter diagnostic thresholds for diagnosis and prognosis to an unknown extent. This study evaluated the effect of albuminuria on biomarker cutoffs for diagnosis and outcome prediction. METHODS: This was a multi-centre prospective clinical study of patients following acute paraquat self-poisoning in 5 Sri Lankan hospitals...
April 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366735/regulator-of-g-protein-signaling-1-modulates-paraquat-induced-oxidative-stress-and-longevity-via-the-insulin-like-signaling-pathway-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Mingyu Wu, Xin Kang, Qiang Wang, Chunyu Zhou, Chandra Mohan, Ai Peng
Insulin or insulin like signaling (IIS) pathway is a crucial pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans associated with mediating longevity, and stress resistance. Regulators of G protein signaling (RGS) also modulate stress resistance and longevity in multiple in vitro and in vivo models. However, the mechanism underlying RGS mediating stress resistance and longevity remains largely unclear. Here we report that rgs-1, an important member of rgs family, is a novel modulator of IIS pathway in C. elegans. We found that the loss of rgs-1 dramatically promoted paraquat resistance in C...
March 31, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363843/toll-like-receptor-9-mediates-paraquat-induced-acute-lung-injury-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Haitao Shen, Na Wu, Yu Wang, Lichun Zhang, Xiao Hu, Zhiguang Chen, Min Zhao
AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the role of Toll-like receptor 9 in paraquat-induced acute lung injury (ALI). MAIN METHODS: For in vivo study,C57BL mice were randomly assigned into the vehicle control group, paraquat group, paraquat + antagonist (ODN2088) group, and antagonist (ODN2088) group (n=24 per group). After paraquat 30mg/kg ip for 2, 24 and 48h, serum samples and lung tissues were collected to evaluate ALI and TLR9 signaling. As for in vitro research A549 cells were randomly divided into the control group, paraquat group, paraquat + TLR9 siRNA group, and TLR9 siRNA group...
March 28, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363126/interaction-between-the-zebrafish-danio-rerio-organic-cation-transporter-1-oct1-and-endo-and-xenobiotics
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Ivan Mihaljević, Marta Popović, Roko Žaja, Nikola Maraković, Goran Šinko, Tvrtko Smital
Organic cation transporters (OCTs) serve as uptake transporters of numerous endo- and xenobiotics. They have been in the focus of medical toxicological research for more than a decade due to their key role in absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion due to their expression on basolateral membranes of various barrier tissues. OCTs belong to the SLC22A family within the SLC (Solute carrier) protein superfamily, with three co-orthologs identified in humans (OCT1, 2 and 3), and two Oct orthologs in zebrafish (Oct1 and Oct2)...
March 18, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352307/mumps-caused-by-paraquat-induced-poisoning-a-case-report
#15
Xiaoyan Xu, Zhongkai Yu, Yongguang Liang, Hengqiang Gao, Yilin Liu, Yunbei Yu
Paraquat (PQ) is a highly toxic herbicide that harms the liver, kidney, lungs and heart, and results in a variety of complications. The majority of patients with severe PQ poisoning may succumb to multiple organ failure, and the mortality rate is high. Although a large number of studies have been performed investigating PQ poisoning, cases of mumps caused by PQ-induced poisoning are rare. In the present case report, a 45-year-old female who ingested PQ was admitted to the Emergency Department of Liaocheng People's Hospital (Liaocheng, China)...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336902/magnetic-hybrid-nanosorbents-for-the-uptake-of-paraquat-from-water
#16
Tiago Fernandes, Sofia F Soares, Tito Trindade, Ana L Daniel-da-Silva
Although paraquat has been banned in European countries, this herbicide is still used all over the world, thanks to its low-cost, high-efficiency, and fast action. Because paraquat is highly toxic to humans and animals, there is interest in mitigating the consequences of its use, namely by implementing removal procedures capable of curbing its environmental and health risks. This research describes new magnetic nanosorbents composed of magnetite cores functionalized with bio-hybrid siliceous shells, that can be used to uptake paraquat from water using magnetically-assisted procedures...
March 18, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318377/root-hydrotropism-and-thigmotropism-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-are-differentially-controlled-by-redox-status
#17
Georgina Ponce, Gabriel Corkidi, Delfeena Eapen, Fernando Lledias, Luis Cárdenas, Gladys Cassab
Factors that affect the direction of root growth in response to environmental signals influence crop productivity. We analyzed the root tropic responses of thioredoxin (trxs), thigmotropic (wav2-1), and hydrotropic (ahr1 and nhr1) Arabidopsis thaliana mutants treated with low concentrations of paraquat (PQ), which induces mild oxidative stress, and established a new method for evaluating root waviness (root bending effort, RBE). This method estimates root bending by measuring and summing local curvature over the whole length of the root, regardless of the asymmetry of the wavy pattern under thigmostimulation...
March 20, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314361/hepatotoxicity-and-drug-chemical-interaction-toxicity-of-nanoclay-particles-in-mice
#18
Katsuhiro Isoda, Ryutaro Nagata, Tomoya Hasegawa, Yuichiro Taira, Ikuko Taira, Yoshimi Shimizu, Kazuo Isama, Tetsuji Nishimura, Isao Ishida
Nanomaterials are relatively new and unconventional materials with many useful properties, but their effects on biological systems are poorly understood. Nanoclay is a general term for layered mineral silicate nanoparticles that are ideally suited for use in clay-based nanocomposites. The potential biological hazards of nanoclays have not been addressed, however. Therefore, we investigated the in vivo effects and drug interactions of nanoclays. In mice, administration of nanoclay particles via the tail vein led to acute liver injury...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303546/clathrin-dependent-uptake-of-paraquat-into-sh-sy5y-cells-and-its-internalization-into-different-subcellular-compartments
#19
Fengrui Li, Xiaofei Tian, Xiaoni Zhan, Baojie Wang, Mei Ding, Hao Pang
The herbicide paraquat (PQ) is an exogenous toxin that allows the selective activation of dopaminergic neurons in the mesencephalon to induce injury and also causes its apoptosis in vitro. However, uptake mechanisms between PQ and neurons remain elusive. To address this issue, we undertook a study of PQ endocytosis in a dopaminergic SH-SY5Y cell line as well as explored the subsequent subcellular location and potential functional analysis of PQ. The PQ was found to bind the SH-SY5Y cell membrane and then became internalized via a clathrin-dependent pathway...
March 16, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300670/ergothioneine-products-derived-by-superoxide-oxidation-in-endothelial-cells-exposed-to-high-glucose
#20
Luigi Servillo, Nunzia D'Onofrio, Rosario Casale, Domenico Cautela, Alfonso Giovane, Domenico Castaldo, Maria Luisa Balestrieri
Ergothioneine (Egt), 2-mercapto-L-histidine betaine (ESH), is a dietary component acting as antioxidant and cytoprotectant. In vitro studies demonstrated that Egt, a powerful scavenger of hydroxyl radicals, superoxide anion, hypochlorous acid and peroxynitrite, protects vascular function against oxidative damages, thus preventing endothelial dysfunction. In order to delve the peculiar oxidative behavior of Egt, firstly identified in cell free-systems, experiments were designed to identify the Egt oxidation products when endothelial cells (EC) benefit of its protection against high-glucose (hGluc)...
March 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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