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Ruobing Zhang, Hong Zhang, Qingwu Chen, Ji Luo, Zhifang Chai, Jincan Shen
To explore the residual characteristics of fluorine and perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in tea, the total fluorine (TF), extractable organofluorine (EOF) and PFCs in 19 Chinese commercial teas of five categories were measured using cyclic neutron activation analysis combined with HPLC-MS/MS. The results showed that fluorine mainly existed as inorganic fluorine in teas, and identified fluorine (∑PFCs quantified as F) only accounted for 0.023-0.41% of EOF, indicating that most EOF in tea were still unknown...
March 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Antonius Ljj Bronckers, Donacian M Lyaruu
Supraoptimal intake of fluoride (F) induces structural defects in forming enamel, dentin and bone and increases the risk of bone fractures. Enamel formation is most sensitive to low levels of F and the degree of enamel fluorosis depends on the mouse strain. What molecular mechanism is responsible for these differences in sensitivity is unclear. Maturation ameloblasts transport bicarbonates into enamel in exchange for Cl- to buffer protons released by forming apatites. We proposed that F-enhanced mineral deposition releases excess of protons that will affect mineralization in forming enamel...
October 12, 2016: Bone
Guo-Yu Zhou, Li-Jun Ren, Jia-Xiang Hou, Liu-Xin Cui, Zhong Ding, Xue-Min Cheng, Jing-Yuan Zhu, Rui-Rui Cui, Yue Ba
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the influence of fluoride exposure and ERα gene polymorphisms on reproductive hormone concentrations of women in accordance with endemic fluorosis residence. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A cross sectional study was conducted in Tongxu county, Henan Province, China. A total of 679 women were recruited using cluster sampling and each subject provided fasting blood and an associated urine sample. We measured the concentrations of serum gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and estradiol and urinary fluoride...
December 2016: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Yan Wei, Beibei Zeng, Hua Zhang, Cheng Chen, Yanli Wu, Nanlan Wang, Yanqiu Wu, Liming Shen
Fluorosis induced by exposure to high level fluoride is quite widespread in the world. The manifestations of fluorosis include dental mottling, bone damage, and impaired malfunction of soft tissues. However, the molecular mechanism of fluorosis has not been clarified until now. To explore the underlying mechanisms of fluorosis and screen out serum biomarkers, we carried out a quantitative proteomics study to identify differentially expressed serum proteins in Wistar rats treated with sodium fluoride (NaF) by using a proteomics approach of isobaric tagging for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
N R Aimée, A J van Wijk, M Maltz, M M Varjão, H D Mestrinho, J C Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the extent to which dental caries and fluorosis, in addition to sociodemographic and oral health behavior determinants, impact the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of adolescents. METHODS: All adolescents attending from sixth to eighth grades in the Region of Itapoã, Federal District of Brazil (n = 1122), were screened, and 618 10-15-year-olds were selected. Parents answered a questionnaire about their family's socioeconomic status...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
Erum Sami, Tippanart Vichayanrat, Pratana Satitvipawee
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of dental caries and its relationship with dental fluorosis, oral health behaviour and dietary behaviour among 12-year school children in moderate-fluoride drinking water community in Quetta, Pakistan. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Government and private schools of Quetta, from November 2012 to February 2013. METHODOLOGY: Atotal of 349 children aged 12-year from 14 randomly selected schools were included...
September 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Fatemeh Goodarzi, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Mostafa Hosseini, Saharnaz Nedjat, Ramin Nabizadeh Nodehi, Mohammad Javad Kharazifard, Mina Parvizishad, Zahra Cheraghi
Background. Regarding the lack of comprehensive systematic review on the efficacy of water fluoridation and prevalence of dental fluorosis, the aim of the current research was to systematically study the prevalence of dental fluorosis at different levels of water fluoride in the world and lay emphasis on the amount of fluoride in drinking water. Methods. Studies were searched in PubMed, Scopus, SID, and IranMedex, with regard to inclusion criteria. Study validity was assessed with some checklists, and analyses were performed to ascertain the prevalence of dental fluorosis among individuals categorized in age groups...
2016: Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
Narges Omid, Anne Maguire, William T O'Hare, Fatemeh V Zohoori
OBJECTIVES: Risk of development of dental fluorosis may increase with even a short-term increase in fluoride (F) intake during tooth formation. Considering the wide variations in F concentrations of different food and drinks, it is important to assess short-term differences in F intake and consequently fractional urinary F excretion (FUFE) in children, which provide an indication of F body burden. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate weekly variation in total daily F intake (TDFI) and its sources and fractional urinary F excretion (FUFE) in 4- to 6-year-olds living in a fluoridated area in the UK...
September 21, 2016: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Yun-Gang Lv, Li Kang, Guangyao Wu
Estrogen deficiency in postmenopausal women frequently activates osteoclasts (OC), accelerates bone resorption, and leads to osteoporosis (OP). Previous studies have demonstrated that interferon γ (IFNγ) could increase bone resorption and may be involved in postmenopausal OP. Fluorosis also increased the risk of fractures and dental fluorosis, and fluoride may enhance osteoclast formation and induce osteoclastic bone destruction in postmenopausal women, but the underlying mechanisms are as yet unknown. Here, we show that serum fluoride and IFNγ levels are negatively correlated with bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women residing in a fluorotic area...
October 14, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Lin Zhao, Juedan Li, Jiali Su, Malcolm L Snead, Jianping Ruan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possible biological mechanism of dental fluorosis at a molecular level. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cultured LS8 were incubated with serum-free medium containing selected concentrations of NaF (0 ∼ 2 mM) for either 24 or 48 h. Subcellular microanatomy was characterized using TEM; meanwhile, selected biomolecules were analysed using various biochemistry techniques. Transient transfection was used to modulate a molecular pathway for apoptosis...
October 2016: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes, Tatiana Natasha Toporcov, João Luiz Bastos, Paulo Frazão, Paulo Capel Narvai, Marco Aurélio Peres
This study describes the scientific production on oral health diffused in Revista de Saúde Pública, in the 50 years of its publication. A narrative review study was carried out using PubMed, as it is the search database that indexes all issues of the journal. From 1967 to 2015, 162 manuscripts specifically focused on oral health themes were published. This theme was present in all volumes of the journal, with increasing participation over the years. Dental caries was the most studied theme, constantly present in the journal since its first issue...
August 4, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
F Wang, T Z Hou, J J Li, Z Z Li, C F Tang
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of magnesium/selenium on the expression of matrix metalloproteinases-20(MMP-20) and kallikrein 4(KLK4) during fluorosis in mice and to explore the formation mechanism of dental fluorosis. METHODS: Eighty SPF male ICR mice were randomly divided into 8 groups according to body weight: control group, magnesium group, selenium group, magnesium-selenium group, fluoride group, magnesium-fluorine group, selenium-fluorine group and magnesium-selenium-fluorine group...
September 2016: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
Vidyavati Ugran, Naveen N Desai, Dipankar Chakraborti, Kallappa A Masali, Prakash Mantur, Shreepad Kulkarni, Niranjan Deshmukh, Kailash S Chadchan, Swastika N Das, Anuradha S Tanksali, Asha S Arwikar, Suresh P Guggarigoudar, Tejaswini Vallabha, Shailaja S Patil, Kusal K Das
Groundwater fluoride concentration and fluoride-related health problems were studied in twenty-two villages of Indi taluk of Vijayapura district, Karnataka, India. Present study (2015) was also used to compare groundwater fluoride concentration in same 22 villages with previous government report (2000). Groundwater fluoride concentrations of 62 bore wells of 22 villages were analyzed by using an ion-sensitive electrode. A total of 660 adults and 600 children were screened for fluorosis symptoms and signs. Sixty clinically suspected fluorosis patients' urine samples were further analyzed for fluoride...
September 3, 2016: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
Xiaoyun Yi, Sha Qiao, Lifeng Ma, Jie Wang, Jianyun Ruan
Drinking teas containing high fluoride (F) imposes fluorosis risk. The soil F bioavailability is an important factor influencing its uptake and contents in teas. The present work was conducted to investigate F fractions in soil and their bioavailability to tea plants. Tea seedlings were cultivated on 6 typical soils treated with a mixture consisting of dolomite, lime, peat and KCl at variable rates in the pot experiment. Soils and young shoots were collected in pairs from 63 sites of 21 plantations in a field experiment...
September 3, 2016: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
Meijun Huo, Haijun Han, Zilong Sun, Zhaojing Lu, Xinglei Yao, Shaolin Wang, Jundong Wang
We sequenced RNA transcripts from the testicles of healthy male mice, divided into a control group with distilled water and two experimental groups with 50 and 100 mg/l NaF in drinking water for 56 days. Bowtie/Tophat were used to align 50-bp paired-end reads into transcripts, Cufflinks to measure the relative abundance of each transcript and IPA to analyze RNA-Sequencing data. In the 100 mg/l NaF-treated group, four pathways related to IL-17, TGF-β and other cellular growth factor pathways were overexpressed...
2016: Scientific Reports
Xiaolong Gu, Dandan Han, Wei Chen, Limei Zhang, Qianyun Lin, Jian Gao, Séamus Fanning, Bo Han
Fluorine may result in damage to teeth, bones and other body tissues, and is a serious public health problem. SIRT1 deacetylates FOXOs, which brings about apoptosis and autophagy promotion or suppression. Fluorine may induce cell apoptosis, however, the role of autophagy in apoptosis induced by fluorine is still poorly understood, and the interaction between SIRT1 and FOXOs should be further illustrated. Therefore, this study investigated the mechanisms underlying the NaF- induced apoptosis and autophagy in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells in vitro through activating or inhibiting SIRT1...
August 24, 2016: Oncotarget
M N Shruthi, Anil Navale Santhuram, H S Arun, B N Kishore Kumar
BACKGROUND: Skeletal fluorosis is a crippling disease resulting from excessive exposure to high fluoride from different sources. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of skeletal fluorosis in Bangarpet taluk of Kolar, to compare various epidemiological factors influencing the occurrence of skeletal fluorosis among the two groups with differential water fluoride levels, and to estimate fluoride levels in all the sources of drinking water in study areas. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the adults of three randomly selected villages of Bangarpet taluk, Thimmasandra, Batavarahalli, with high (>1...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
Aditi Gaur, Sandhya Maheshwari, Sanjeev Kumar Verma, Mohd Tariq
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of the present study were to elucidate the effects of fluorosis in orthodontic bonding and to evaluate the efficiency of an adhesion promoter (Assure Universal Bonding Resin) in bonding to fluorosed teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Extracted premolars were divided into two groups on the basis of Thylstrup and Fejerskov Index. Ten samples from each group were etched and evaluated for etching patterns using scanning electron microscope (SEM)...
July 2016: Journal of Orthodontic Science
Tae-Young Park, Han-Sol Choi, Hee-Won Ku, Hyun-Su Kim, Yoo-Jin Lee, Jeong-Bum Min
Enamel microabrasion has become accepted as a conservative, nonrestorative method of removing intrinsic and superficial dysmineralization defects from dental fluorosis, restoring esthetics with minimal loss of enamel. However, it can be difficult to determine if restoration is necessary in dental fluorosis, because the lesion depth is often not easily recognized. This case report presents a method for analysis of enamel hypoplasia that uses quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF) followed by a combination of enamel microabrasion with carbamide peroxide home bleaching...
August 2016: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
Manumanthu Venkata Ramesh, Puvvadi Gopalakrishna Naveenkumar, Gouder Manjunath Prashant, Basha Sakeenabi, Allamaprabhu, Kothyala Vijetha
INTRODUCTION: The acceptable concentration of fluoride in drinking water is 1.5mg/l. Excess fluoride in drinking water causes fluorosis. Fluorosis is an important public health problem in India. Several treatment technologies suggested in the past for removing excess fluoride generated and causes various chemical byproductswhich are hazardous to public. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest to use natural materials due to cost and associated health and environmental concerns of synthetic organic polymers and inorganic chemicals...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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