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Hongrui Guo, Ping Kuang, Qin Luo, Hengmin Cui, Huidan Deng, Huan Liu, Yujiao Lu, Jing Fang, Zhicai Zuo, Junliang Deng, Yinglun Li, Xun Wang, Ling Zhao
Exposure to high fluorine can cause toxicity in human and animals. Currently, there are no systematic studies on effects of high fluorine on blood cellular immunity and humoral immunity in mice. We evaluated the alterations of blood cellular immunity and humoral immunity in mice by using flow cytometry and ELISA. In the cellular immunity, we found that sodium fluoride (NaF) in excess of 12 mg/Kg resulted in a significant decrease in the percentages of CD3(+), CD3(+)CD4(+), CD3(+)CD8(+) T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Haolan Yu, Ningning Jiang, XiuHua Yu, Zhitao Zhao, Xiuyun Zhang, Hui Xu
Studies that have focused on the role TGFβ signaling plays in osteoclast activity are gradually increasing; however, literature is rare in terms of fluorosis. The aim of this study is to observe the role the TβR1/Smad3 pathway plays in fluoride regulating cellsosteoclast-like cells that are under the treatment of TGFβ receptor 1 kinase. The RANKL-mediated osteoclast-like cells from RAW264.7 cells were used as osteoclast precursor model. The profile of miRNA expression in fluoride-treated osteoclast-like cells exhibited 303 upregulated miRNAs, 61 downregulated miRNAs, and further drew 37 signaling pathway maps by KEGG and Biocarta pathway enrichment analysis...
November 7, 2017: Toxicology
Mahmood Yousefi, Mahboobeh Ghoochani, Amir Hossein Mahvi
This study analyzes the concentrations and health risks of fluoride in 112 drinking water samples collected from 28 villages of the Poldasht city, West Azerbaijan province in Iran. Results indicated that fluoride content in drinking water ranged from0.27 to 10.3mgL(-1) (average 1.70mgL(-1)). The 57% of samples analyzed exceeded the limit set for fluoride in drinking water. Based on findings from health risk assessment this study, the highest fluoride exposure for different regions of Poldasht city was observed in young consumers, children and teenager's groups...
November 1, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Yuyan Xu, Hua Huang, Qibing Zeng, Chun Yu, Maolin Yao, Feng Hong, Peng Luo, Xueli Pan, Aihua Zhang
Endemic fluorosis is a geochemical disease that affects thousands of people. Growing evidence from domestic and foreign studies indicate that fluorosis is associated with an abnormal level of the elements (such as F, Ca, Fe, Mg, Cu, Zn, P) in the environment and a population exposed to fluoride. To study the effect of the elemental content on the risk of dental fluorosis, the content of 25 elements in the environment produced by coal-burning and a population exposed to fluoride was determined. The results show that an abnormal level of various elements (including F, Al, Se, Zn, Cu, Fe, Mo, Mn, B, V, Ca, Mg, and P) in the population exposed to fluoride, which is related to the increasing or decreasing of the corresponding elements in the environment...
November 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Cui-Cui Zhong, Jian-Gang Tian, Rui-Zhe Huang
PURPOSE: This study was to investigate the expression of survivin in dental germ development of SD rats with fluorosis, and explore the effects of fluoride on survivin expression and the pathogenic mechanism of dental fluorosis. METHODS: Forty-five SD rats (pregnant for 10 days) were randomly divided into control group, experimental group 1 and group 2. Drinking water with fluoride concentration of 0, 50, 150 mg/L was provided for rats accordingly. The samples were collected at E18...
June 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
Yongkai An, Wenxi Lu
It is necessary to identify the hydrogeochemical processes and analyze the causes of groundwater pollution due to the lack of knowledge about the groundwater chemical characteristics and the endemic diseases caused by groundwater pollution in the northern Ordos Cretaceous Basin. In this paper, groundwater chemical facies were obtained using the piper trilinear diagram based on the analysis of 190 samples. The hydrogeochemical processes were identified using ionic ratio coefficient, such as leaching, evaporation and condensation...
October 23, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
Arjun L Khandare, Shankar Rao Gourineni, Vakdevi Validandi
A case-control study was undertaken among the school children aged 8-15 years to know the presence and severity of dental fluorosis, nutrition and kidney status, and thyroid function along with bone metabolic indicators in Doda district situated at high altitude where drinking water was contaminated and heat stress. This study included 824 participants with an age of 8-15 years. The results of the study reviled that dental fluorosis was significantly higher in affected than control area children. Urinary fluoride was significantly higher (p < 0...
October 23, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Rena Takahashi, Erika Ota, Keika Hoshi, Toru Naito, Yoshihiro Toyoshima, Hidemichi Yuasa, Rintaro Mori, Eishu Nango
BACKGROUND: Dental caries (tooth decay) is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases. Caries prevalence in most industrialised countries has declined among children over the past few decades. The probable reasons for the decline are the widespread use of fluoride toothpaste, followed by artificial water fluoridation, oral health education and a slight decrease in sugar consumption overall. However, in regions without water fluoridation, fluoride supplementation for pregnant women may be an effective way to increase fluoride intake during pregnancy...
October 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
D M Cuevas-Espinosa, E A Martinez-Mier, M Ando, G A Castiblanco, F Cortes, C M Rincon-Bermudez, S Martignon
This study aimed to validate quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF) as a diagnostic tool for mild and moderate enamel fluorosis in permanent teeth, comparing it to visual diagnosis and histological assessment completed using polarized light microscopy (PLM). The buccal surfaces of 139 teeth were visually classified using the Thylstrup and Fejerskov Index (TFI) into sound (TFI 0; n = 17), mild (TFI 1-2; n = 69), and moderate (TFI 3-4; n = 43) fluorosis. Fluorosis was then assessed with QLF (variables ΔF, A, and ΔQ at 5-, 15-, and 30-radiance thresholds) using as reference areas the entire surface and a region of interest (ROI), identified as the most representative region of a fluorosis lesion...
October 3, 2017: Caries Research
Malek Mohammadi T, Derakhshani R, Tavallaie M, Raoof M, Hasheminejad N, Haghdoost Aa
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The concentration of fluoride in water is usually higher in areas around the coal mines. Zarand region in the south-east of Iran is known for its coal mines. Some studies have shown the high prevalence of fluorosis and some studies reported high levels of fluoride in the region. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to use Geographic Information System (GIS) to assess the relationship between water fluoride content and the prevalence of fluorosis and its spatial distribution in Zarand region...
June 2017: J Dent Biomater
Steven J Brookes, Martin J Barron, Michael J Dixon, Jennifer Kirkham
During the secretory phase of their life-cycle, ameloblasts are highly specialized secretory cells whose role is to elaborate an extracellular matrix that ultimately confers both form and function to dental enamel, the most highly mineralized of all mammalian tissues. In common with many other "professional" secretory cells, ameloblasts employ the unfolded protein response (UPR) to help them cope with the large secretory cargo of extracellular matrix proteins transiting their ER (endoplasmic reticulum)/Golgi complex and so minimize ER stress...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
Dhiraj Mehta, Poonam Mondal, Virendra Kumar Saharan, Suja George
Marble waste powder consisting of calcium and magnesium compounds was used to synthesize a novel biocompatible product, marble apatite (MA) primarily hydroxyapatite (Hap) for applications in defluoridation of drinking water. Synthesis of marble apatite was carried out by using calcium compounds (mixture of hydroxide and nitrate) extracted from marble waste powder which was treated with potassium dihydrogen phosphate at 80°C under alkaline conditions using conventional precipitation method (CM) and ultrasonication method (USM)...
January 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Sreemanta Pramanik, Depanwita Saha
Fluorosis, caused by ingestion of excess fluoride, is endemic in at least 25 countries across the globe, China and India being the worst affected among them. Dental, skeletal and non-skeletal are the major types of fluorosis affecting millions of people in these countries. A number of genetic epidemiological studies carried out by investigators have shown the evidence for association between genetic polymorphisms in candidate genes and differences in the susceptibility pattern of different types of fluorosis among individuals living in the same community and having the same environmental exposure...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Ammavasi Nagaraj, Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni, Mariappan Rajan
High concentrations of fluoride in drinking water can cause the disease fluorosis. Our scope goal is to develop an effective biopolymeric adsorbent for the removal of fluoride to below a specific safety limit set by the World Health Organization. In this study, the natural adsorbent material cellulose was impregnated with lanthanum chloride and effectiveness in adsorbing fluoride was confirmed by FT-IR, XRD, and SEM coupled with EDX techniques. The adsorption data were analyzed by Freundlich, Langmuir, and Redlich-Peterson isotherms...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
Anshula Neeraj Deshpande, Neelam Hasmukhbhi Joshi, Neha Rajesh Pradhan, Rameshwari Yahpal Raol
Enamel microabrasion is a noninvasive method that removes intrinsic and superficial defects from teeth aimed to improve dental esthetic with minimal loss of dental tissue. This case presentation describes the attempt for teeth color correction utilizing that conservative technique in a young girl whose maxillary anterior teeth presented an opaque white/brown stain. Along with microabrasion, an innovative approach of application of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate crème on the tooth, and remineralization was carried out thereby reducing postoperative sensitivity of the treated tooth...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Qiang Ma, Hui Huang, Long Sun, Tong Zhou, Jingyuan Zhu, Xuemin Cheng, Lijv Duan, Zhiyuan Li, Liuxin Cui, Yue Ba
The occurrence of endemic fluorosis is derived from high fluoride levels in drinking water and industrial fumes or dust. Reproductive disruption is also a major harm caused by fluoride exposure besides dental and skeletal lesions. However, few studies focus on the mechanism of fluoride exposure on male reproductive function, especially the possible interaction of fluoride exposure and gene polymorphism on male reproductive hormones. Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional study in rural areas of Henan province in China to explore the interaction between the estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) gene and fluoride exposure on reproductive hormone levels in male farmers living in the endemic fluorosis villages...
September 8, 2017: Chemosphere
Fátima Del Carmen Aguilar-Díaz, Federico Morales-Corona, Aline Cristina Cintra-Viveiro, Javier de la Fuente-Hernández
Objective: To perform a literature review regarding current dental fluorosis prevalence in Mexico reported from 2005 to 2015. Materials and methods: A comprehensive scientific literature review, in both English and Spanish, was performed in four databases up to June 2015. Search terms: fluorosis or dental fluorosis (mesh), prevalence (mesh), distribution (mesh), cases (mesh), epidemiology (mesh), Mexico. Results: 17 publications were included...
May 2017: Salud Pública de México
Olushola Ibiyemi, Fatemeh V Zohoori, Ruth A Valentine, Simon Kometa, Anne Maguire
OBJECTIVES: Enamel formation is a vulnerable developmental process, susceptible to environmental influences such as excessive systemic fluoride (F) exposure and infant/childhood disease. This study determined prevalence and extent of developmental enamel defects (DDE) and dental fluorosis in 8-year-old Nigerians and explored associations with key predictors. METHODS: A sample of 322 healthy 8-year-olds (155 males, 167 females) from primary schools in lower and higher water F areas of (i) rural and (ii) urban parts of Oyo State in south-west Nigeria (n = 4 areas) (in which the mean (SD) F concentration of community water supplies ranged from 0...
September 11, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Shivananda Gudal Soumya, Kukkalli Kamalaksharappa Shashibhushan, Muttugadur Chandrappa Pradeep, Prashant Babaji, Vundela Rajashekar Reddy
INTRODUCTION: Oral health is an integral part of general health. Dental problems can be avoided if identified at an early stage. There is no data on oral health status of school going children in Karnataka state's Shimoga city. AIM: To evaluate oral health status of school going children among 5-15-year-old in Shimoga city. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1458 government and private school children aged 5-6, 9-10 and 14-15 years...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Elaine Y Wong, Michael K Stenstrom
Fluoride in drinking water has several effects on teeth and bones. At concentrations of 1-1.5 mg/L, fluoride can strengthen enamel, improving dental health, but at concentrations above 1.5 to 4 mg/L can cause dental fluorosis. At concentrations of 4-10 mg/L, skeletal fluorosis can occur. There are many areas of the world that have excessive fluoride in drinking water, such as China, India, Sri Lanka, and the Rift Valley countries in Africa. Treatment solutions are needed, especially in poor areas where drinking water treatment plants are not available...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
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