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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437889/safety-of-sucrose-esters-from-physalis-peruviana-l-in-a-28-day-repeated-dose-study-in-mice
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Yanet C Ocampo, Daneiva C Caro, David E Rivera, Luis A Franco
Although extracts and consumed foods from Physalis species contain sucrose esters from their glandular trichomes, there is no experimental data available on their toxicological effects. As peruvioses A and B isolated from Physalis peruviana L. calyces have proved to be effective anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory compounds, this work aimed to investigate their sub-acute toxicity study and genotoxicity. For this, CD-1(ICR) mice were treated intraperitoneally with peruvioses at doses of 2.5, 5, and 10mg/kg/day for 28 consecutive days, to simulate therapeutic and over-therapeutic dosage levels...
April 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437729/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-polymeric-chitosan-tripolyphosphate-and-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-on-germination-of-zea-mays-brassica-rapa-and-pisum-sativum
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Daniele Y Nakasato, Anderson E S Pereira, Jhones L Oliveira, Halley C Oliveira, Leonardo F Fraceto
Although the potential toxicity of many metallic and carbon nanoparticles to plants has been reported, few studies have evaluated the phytotoxic effects of polymeric and solid lipid nanoparticles. The present work described the preparation and characterization of chitosan/tripolyphosphate (CS/TPP) nanoparticles and solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and evaluated the effects of different concentrations of these nanoparticles on germination of Zea mays, Brassica rapa, and Pisum sativum. CS/TPP nanoparticles presented an average size of 233...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437728/is-a-a-o-process-effective-in-toxicity-removal-case-study-with-coking-wastewater
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Liu Shi, Dong Wang, Di Cao, Chunhong Na, Xie Quan, Ying Zhang
The anaerobic-anoxic-oxic (A/A/O) process is the commonly used biological wastewater treatment process, especially for the coking wastewater. However, limit is known about its ability in bio-toxicity removal from wastewater. In this study, we evaluated the performance of A/A/O process in bio-toxicity removal from the coking wastewater, using two test species (i.e. crustacean (Daphnia magna) and zebra fish (Danio rerio)) in respect of acute toxicity, oxidative damage and genotoxicity. Our results showed that the acute toxicity of raw influent was reduced gradually along with A/A/O process and the effluent presented no acute toxicity to Daphnia magna (D...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437190/consuming-a-ketogenic-diet-while-receiving-radiation-and-chemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-lung-cancer-and-pancreatic-cancer-the-university-of-iowa-experience-of-two-phase-1-clinical-trials
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Amir Zahra, Melissa A Fath, Emyleigh Opat, Kranti A Mapuskar, Sudershan K Bhatia, Daniel C Ma, Samuel N Rodman Iii, Travis P Snyders, Catherine A Chenard, Julie M Eichenberger-Gilmore, Kellie L Bodeker, Logan Ahmann, Brian J Smith, Sandy A Vollstedt, Heather A Brown, Taher Abu Hejleh, Gerald H Clamon, Daniel J Berg, Luke I Szweda, Douglas R Spitz, John M Buatti, Bryan G Allen
Ketogenic diets are low in carbohydrates and high in fat, which forces cells to rely more heavily upon mitochondrial oxidation of fatty acids for energy. Relative to normal cells, cancer cells are believed to exist under a condition of chronic mitochondrial oxidative stress that is compensated for by increases in glucose metabolism to generate reducing equivalents. In this study we tested the hypothesis that a ketogenic diet concurrent with radiation and chemotherapy would be clinically tolerable in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and pancreatic cancer and could potentially exploit cancer cell oxidative metabolism to improve therapeutic outcomes...
April 24, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437091/speeding-up-early-drug-discovery-in-antiviral-research-a-fragment-based-in-silico-approach-for-the-design-of-virtual-anti-hepatitis-c-leads
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Alejandro Speck-Planche, M Natalia Dias Soeiro Cordeiro
Hepatitis C constitutes an unresolved global health problem. This infectious disease is caused by the hepatotropic hepatitis C virus (HCV), and it can lead to the occurrence of life-threatening medical conditions such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Nowadays, major clinical concerns have arisen due to the appearance of multidrug resistance (MDR), and the side effects especially associated with long-term treatments. In this work, we report the first multitasking model for quantitative structure-biological effect relationships (mtk-QSBER), focused on the simultaneous exploration of anti-HCV activity and in vitro safety profiles related to the absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, and toxicity (ADMET)...
April 24, 2017: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436678/nanotoxicity-modelling-and-removal-efficiencies-of-znonp-with-consortium
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Şeyda Fikirdeşici Ergen, Esra Üçüncü Tunca
In this paper the aim is to model the toxic effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONP) and is to analyze the removal of ZnONP in aqueous medium by the consortium consisted of Daphnia magna and Lemna minor. Three separate test groups are formed: L. minor (L), D. magna (D) and L.minor+D.magna (L+D) and all these test groups are exposed to three different nanoparticle concentrations (0.3;3.0 and 30.0 mg L(-)(1)). Time-dependent, concentration-dependent and group-dependent removal efficiencies are statistically compared by non-parametric Mann-Whitney U test and statistically significant differences are observed...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436609/a-semi-automated-approach-to-create-purposeful-mechanistic-datasets-from-heterogeneous-data-data-mining-towards-the-in-silico-predictions-for-oestrogen-receptor-modulation-and-teratogenicity
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M Bashir Surfraz, Adrian Fowkes, Jeffrey P Plante
The need to find an alternative to costly animal studies for developmental and reproductive toxicity testing has shifted the focus considerably to the assessment of in vitro developmental toxicology models and the exploitation of pharmacological data for relevant molecular initiating events. We hereby demonstrate how automation can be applied successfully to handle heterogeneous oestrogen receptor data from ChEMBL. Applying expert-derived thresholds to specific bioactivities allowed an activity call to be attributed to each data entry...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436582/phase-i-study-of-bortezomib-in-combination-with-irinotecan-in-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-high-risk-neuroblastoma
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Rajen Mody, Lili Zhao, Gregory Anthony Yanik, Valerie Opipari
PURPOSE: Prognosis for relapsed/refractory high-risk neuroblastoma (HR-NBL) remains poor. Bortezomib, a proteasome inhibitor, has shown preclinical activity against NBL as a single agent and in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy including irinotecan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighteen HR-NBL patients with primary refractory (n = 8) or relapsed (n = 10) disease were enrolled in a Phase I study using modified Time To Event Continual Reassessment Method. Bortezomib (1...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436085/effect-of-triclosan-on-anuran-development-and-growth-in-a-larval-amphibian-growth-and-development-assay
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Douglas J Fort, Michael B Mathis, Sascha Pawlowski, Jeffrey C Wolf, Robert Peter, Samantha Champ
A larval amphibian growth and development assay was performed to evaluate the potential effects of environmentally-relevant concentrations of triclosan (TCS) on amphibian development and growth. Xenopus laevis were exposed to TCS 0.0 (control), 6.3, 12.5 and 25.0 μg l(-1) (estimated maximum tolerable concentration) until 10 weeks post-metamorphosis. At median metamorphosis time (Nieuwkoop and Faber stage 62), five larvae per replicate were collected for snout-vent length, hind limb length and body weight measurements, and histopathological examination of thyroid glands...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436004/engineering-of-an-h2-o2-auto-scavenging-in-vivo-cascade-for-pinoresinol-production
#10
Yongkun Lv, Xiaozhong Cheng, Guocheng Du, Jingwen Zhou, Jian Chen
Pinoresinol is a natural lignan with a high market value that has potential pharmacological and food supplement applications. Pinoresinol is currently isolated from plants, which suffers from low efficiency and yield. To produce pinoresinol from inexpensive and industrially available eugenol, an in vivo enzymatic cascade composed of vanillyl alcohol oxidase and peroxidase was designed, which scavenges H2 O2 automatically and eliminates protein purification and cofactor addition. Two peroxidases were screened and identified from Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3), and tested in the enzymatic cascade...
April 24, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435990/qsar-modeling-for-predicting-mutagenic-toxicity-of-diverse-chemicals-for-regulatory-purposes
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Nikita Basant, Shikha Gupta
The safety assessment process of chemicals requires information on their mutagenic potential. The experimental determination of mutagenicity of a large number of chemicals is tedious and time and cost intensive, thus compelling for alternative methods. We have established local and global QSAR models for discriminating low and high mutagenic compounds and predicting their mutagenic activity in a quantitative manner in Salmonella typhimurium (TA) bacterial strains (TA98 and TA100). The decision treeboost (DTB)-based classification QSAR models discriminated among two categories with accuracies of >96% and the regression QSAR models precisely predicted the mutagenic activity of diverse chemicals yielding high correlations (R (2)) between the experimental and model-predicted values in the respective training (>0...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435472/simultaneous-targeting-of-cd44-and-epcam-with-a-bispecific-aptamer-effectively-inhibits-intraperitoneal-ovarian-cancer-growth
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Jingying Zheng, Shuhua Zhao, Xiaolin Yu, Shuang Huang, Hong Yan Liu
CD44 and EpCAM play crucial roles in intraperitoneal ovarian cancer development. In this study, we developed an RNA-based bispecific CD44-EpCAM aptamer that is capable of blocking CD44 and EpCAM simultaneously by fusing single CD44 and EpCAM aptamers with a double stranded RNA adaptor. With the aid of a panel of ovarian cancer cell lines, we found that bispecific CD44-EpCAM aptamer was much more effective than either single CD44 or EpCAM aptamer in the ability to inhibit cell growth and to induce apoptosis...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434973/long-term-oral-kinetin-does-not-protect-against-%C3%AE-synuclein-induced-neurodegeneration-in-rodent-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Adam L Orr, Florentine U Rutaganira, Daniel de Roulet, Eric J Huang, Nicholas T Hertz, Kevan M Shokat, Ken Nakamura
Mutations in the mitochondrial kinase PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1) cause Parkinson's disease (PD), likely by disrupting PINK1's kinase activity. Although the mechanism(s) underlying how this loss of activity causes degeneration remains unclear, increasing PINK1 activity may therapeutically benefit some forms of PD. However, we must first learn whether restoring PINK1 function prevents degeneration in patients harboring PINK1 mutations, or whether boosting PINK1 function can offer protection in more common causes of PD...
April 20, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434884/neurotoxicity-outcomes-in-a-population-based-cohort-of-elderly-patients-treated-with-adjuvant-oxaliplatin-for-colorectal-cancer
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Michael J Raphael, Hadas D Fischer, Kinwah Fung, Peter C Austin, Geoffrey M Anderson, Christopher M Booth, Simron Singh
BACKGROUND: The addition of oxaliplatin to adjuvant treatment regimens for colorectal cancer has been shown to improve overall survival at the expense of increased toxicity. The incidence and severity of toxicity might be greater among older patients who might also derive less benefit from oxaliplatin. We evaluated the association between adjuvant oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy and neurotoxicity outcomes in an elderly cohort of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A population-based cohort of patients aged > 65 years with stage II and III colorectal cancer treated with adjuvant therapy in Ontario, Canada was identified using the Ontario Cancer Registry...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434660/reduced-dose-radiotherapy-for-human-papillomavirus-associated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx-a-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Allen M Chen, Carol Felix, Pin-Chieh Wang, Sophia Hsu, Vincent Basehart, Jordan Garst, Phillip Beron, Deborah Wong, Michael H Rosove, Shyam Rao, Heather Melanson, Edward Kim, Daphne Palmer, Lihong Qi, Karen Kelly, Michael L Steinberg, Patrick A Kupelian, Megan E Daly
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancers positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) are exquisitely radiosensitive. We investigated whether chemoradiotherapy with reduced-dose radiation would maintain survival outcomes while improving tolerability for patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS: We did a single-arm, phase 2 trial at two academic hospitals in the USA, enrolling patients with newly diagnosed, biopsy-proven stage III or IV squamous-cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, positive for HPV by p16 testing, and with Zubrod performance status scores of 0 or 1...
April 20, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434203/topiramate-monotherapy-for-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy
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Jia Liu, Lu-Ning Wang, Yu-Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Topiramate is a newer broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug (AED). Some studies have shown the benefits of topiramate monotherapy in the treatment of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). However, there are no current systematic reviews to determine the efficacy and tolerability of topiramate monotherapy in people with JME. This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review published in Issue 12, 2015. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of topiramate monotherapy in the treatment of JME...
April 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434191/the-effect-of-parotid-gland-sparing-imrt-on-salivary-composition-flow-rate-and-xerostomia-measures
#17
Thomas M Richards, Tara Hurley, Lorna Grove, Kevin J Harrington, Guy H Carpenter, Gordon B Proctor, Christopher M Nutting
OBJECTIVES: To describe parotid gland (PG) saliva organic and inorganic composition and flow rate changes, after curative intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer (HNC) and analyse the relationship between PG saliva analytes and xerostomia measures. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-six patients recruited to five prospective phase 2 or 3 trials which assessed toxicity and efficacy of IMRT by HNC subsite, provided longitudinal PG salivas. Salivary flow rate, subjective and objective xerostomia measures were prospectively collected and salivas tested for inorganic and organic analytes...
April 23, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434066/toxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-three-antimicrobials-commonly-used-in-veterinary-medicine
#18
Anahí Magdaleno, Sofía Carusso, Juan Moretton
The toxicity of chlortetracycline (CTC), oxytetracycline (OTC) and enrofloxacin (ENF) was tested on two green algal species: the international standard Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata and the native Argentine species Ankistrodesmus fusiformis. All three antibiotics inhibited the algal growth. The most sensitive species was P. subcapitata, for which the EC50 for CTC, OTC and ENF were 1.19 ± 0.53, 0.92 ± 0.30 and 5.18 ± 3.80 mg L(-1), respectively. The EC50 for A. fusiformis, were 3.23 ± 0...
April 22, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433920/proteomic-analysis-of-sockeye-salmon-serum-as-a-tool-for-biomarker-discovery-and-new-insight-into-the-sublethal-toxicity-of-diluted-bitumen
#19
Sarah L Alderman, Laura A Dindia, Christopher J Kennedy, Anthony P Farrell, Todd E Gillis
Pipelines carrying diluted bitumen (dilbit) from Canada's oil sands traverse North America, including the freshwater habitat of Pacific salmon, posing a risk of environmental release and aquatic exposure. Swimming performance is impacted in juvenile sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) exposed to dilbit; therefore biomarkers of dilbit exposure will be valuable for monitoring at-risk salmon stocks. This study characterized changes in the serum proteome of sockeye exposed to a sub-lethal and environmentally relevant concentration of dilbit using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ), and included a range of experimental conditions to permit identification of biomarkers that are robust across time (1 and 4wk) and exercise level (at rest and following a swim test)...
April 12, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433807/silver-nanoparticle-induced-toxicity-to-human-sperm-by-increasing-ros-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-dna-damage
#20
Enyin Wang, Yan Huang, Qingyun Du, Yingpu Sun
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been used in medical products and industrial coatings, due to their antimicrobial properties. Excessive use of AgNPs can have adverse effects on the human body, however, their toxicity characteristics to human sperm and the potential mechanisms are not entirely clear. In this study, we exposed human sperm to different doses of AgNPs (0, 50μgml(-1), 100μgml(-1), 200μgml(-1) or 400μgml(-1)) for various times (15min, 30min, or 60min), followed by analyses of the sperm viability, motility and the ratio of abnormal to normal sperm...
April 14, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
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