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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428763/adhd-lifestyles-and-comorbidities-a-call-for-an-holistic-perspective-from-medical-to-societal-intervening-factors
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REVIEW
Simon Weissenberger, Radek Ptacek, Martina Klicperova-Baker, Andreja Erman, Katerina Schonova, Jiri Raboch, Michal Goetz
The review examines Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD in its Child and Adult form) and its various presentations (Hyperactive Impulsive, Inattentive, and Combined) with a particular focus on environmental (incl. social factors), lifestyles and comorbidities. It is argued that ADHD is best understood in a holistic and interactive context and a vast empirical literature is presented to illustrate the point: Environmental factors include stress in general as well as exposure to toxins (phthalates, bisphenol A)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428137/jwa-antagonizes-paraquat-induced-neurotoxicity-via-activation-of-nrf2
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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/28427568/inter-and-intra-specific-growth-and-domoic-acid-production-in-relation-to-nutrient-ratios-and-concentrations-in-pseudo-nitzschia-phosphate-an-important-factor
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Kimberley A Lema, Marie Latimier, Élisabeth Nézan, Juliette Fauchot, Mickael Le Gac
The factors responsible for inducing the synthesis of toxins and responses from toxic phytoplankton blooms remain unclear. In this study we compare the influence of genotypic (at both the intra and interspecific levels) and environmental factors (nutrient concentration and ratio) on growth (in terms of cell densities) and domoic acid (DA) production in three Pseudo-nitzschia species: P. australis, P.pungens and P.fradulenta. A strong phosphate effect was detected. More precisely, a low initial concentration in phosphate, even at high initial nitrogen and silicate concentrations, induced the highest DA concentrations and the lowest cell densities in all strains/species studied...
April 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427537/metabolomics-nutrition-and-potential-biomarkers-of-food-quality-intake-and-health-status
#4
Jean-Louis Sébédio
Diet, dietary patterns, and other environmental factors such as exposure to toxins are playing an important role in the prevention/development of many diseases, like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and consequently on the health status of individuals. A major challenge nowadays is to identify novel biomarkers to detect as early as possible metabolic dysfunction and to predict evolution of health status in order to refine nutritional advices to specific population groups. Omics technologies such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics coupled with statistical and bioinformatics tools have already shown great potential in this research field even if so far only few biomarkers have been validated...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427011/biosensors-for-the-monitoring-of-harmful-algal-blooms
#5
REVIEW
Daniel A McPartlin, Jonathan H Loftus, Aoife S Crawley, Joe Silke, Caroline S Murphy, Richard J O'Kennedy
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a major global concern due to their propensity to cause environmental damage, healthcare issues and economic losses. In particular, the presence of toxic phytoplankton is a cause for concern. Current HAB monitoring programs often involve laborious laboratory-based analysis at a high cost and with long turnaround times. The latter also hampers the potential to develop accurate and reliable models that can predict HAB occurrence. However, a promising solution for this issue may be in the form of remotely deployed biosensors, which can rapidly and continuously measure algal and toxin levels at the point-of-need (PON), at a low cost...
April 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423456/progesterone-resistance-in-endometriosis-origins-consequences-and-interventions
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Bansari G Patel, Martin Rudnicki, Jie Yu, Yimin Shu, Robert N Taylor
Endometriosis is a common cause of pelvic pain and affects up to 10% of women of reproductive age. Aberrant progesterone signaling in the endometrium plays a significant role in impaired decidualization and establishment of ectopic endometrial implants. Eutopic endometrial cells from women with endometriosis fail to downregulate genes needed for decidualization, such as those involved in cell cycle regulation, leading to unbridled proliferation. Several causes of progesterone resistance in the endometrium have been postulated, including congenital "preconditioning", whereby the in utero environment renders infants susceptible to neonatal uterine bleeding and endometriosis...
April 19, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418689/an-official-american-thoracic-society-workshop-report-chemical-inhalational-disasters-biology-of-lung-injury-development-of-novel-therapeutics-and-medical-preparedness
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Eleanor M Summerhill, Gary W Hoyle, Sven-Eric Jordt, Bronwen J Jugg, James G Martin, Sadis Matalon, Steven E Patterson, David J Prezant, Alfred M Sciuto, Erik R Svendsen, Carl W White, Livia Veress
This report is based upon the proceedings from the Inhalational Lung Injury Workshop jointly sponsored by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) program on May 21, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. The CounterACT program facilitates research leading to the development of new and improved medical countermeasures for chemical threat agents. The workshop was initiated by the Terrorism and Inhalational Disasters (TID) Section of the Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health Assembly (EOPH) of the ATS...
April 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414448/substrate-profiling-and-high-resolution-co-complex-crystal-structure-of-a-secreted-c11-protease-conserved-across-commensal-bacteria
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Emily J Roncase, Clara Moon, Sandip Chatterjee, Gonzalo E González-Páez, Charles S Craik, Anthony J O'Donoghue, Dennis W Wolan
Cysteine proteases are among the most abundant hydrolytic enzymes produced by bacteria, and this diverse family of proteins have significant biological roles in bacterial viability and environmental interactions. Members of the clostripain-like (C11) family of cysteine proteases from distal gut commensal strains have recently been shown to mediate immune responses by inducing neutrophil phagocytosis and activating bacterial pathogenic toxins. Development of substrates, inhibitors, and probes that target C11 proteases from enteric bacteria will help to establish the role of these proteins at the interface of the host and microbiome in health and disease...
April 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412626/quantification-of-heat-shock-protein-70-and-acetylcholinesterase-over-a-time-course-suggests-environmental-adaptation-in-a-foundational-molluscan-species
#9
Andrew Ravaschiere, Caroline Cutler, Kristi Edleson, Zachery Halem, Henry Magun, Fred Meckler, Rachel Cox
Waterways in urban areas often act as repositories for sewage, industrial waste, and environmental contaminants. In response, inhabitants of these watersheds undergo physiological adaptations specific to their respective environments. Effects of these stressors can be assayed by quantification of various well-documented biomarkers in sentinel species such as the Atlantic Ribbed mussel, Geukensia demissa, a native to the Bronx River Estuary, Bronx, NY, USA. Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) is a universally expressed biomarker for an array of environmental stressors including toxins and low dissolved oxygen...
April 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404552/priority-setting-in-paediatric-preventive-care-research
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Mikael Lavigne, Catherine S Birken, Jonathon L Maguire, Sharon Straus, Andreas Laupacis
OBJECTIVES: To identify the unanswered research questions in paediatric preventive care that are most important to parents and clinicians, and to explore how questions from parents and clinicians may differ. DESIGN: Iterative mixed methods research priority setting process. SETTING: Toronto, Ontario, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Parents of children aged 0-5 years enrolled in a research network in Toronto, and clinicians practising in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...
April 12, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402712/investigation-of-a-staphylococcal-food-poisoning-outbreak-from-a-chantilly-cream-dessert-in-umbria-italy
#11
Laura Ercoli, Silvia Gallina, Yacine Nia, Frédéric Auvray, Sara Primavilla, Fabrizia Guidi, Benedetta Pierucci, Catia Graziotti, Lucia Decastelli, Stefania Scuota
On August 28, 2015, a staphylococcal food poisoning outbreak occurred in Umbria, Italy, affecting 24 of the 42 customers who had dinner at a local restaurant. About 3 h after ingesting a variety of foods, the customers manifested gastrointestinal symptoms. Within 24 h of notification from the hospital emergency department, Sanitary Inspectors of the local Public Health Unit performed an epidemiological investigation. A retrospective cohort study was conducted among the customers. Food and environmental samples were collected...
April 12, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402338/insulin-deprivation-induces-pp2a-inhibition-and-tau-hyperphosphorylation-in-htau-mice-a-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-like-tau-pathology
#12
Maud Gratuze, Jacinthe Julien, Franck R Petry, Françoise Morin, Emmanuel Planel
Abnormally hyperphosphorylated tau aggregated as intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles is one of the two neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The majority of AD cases are sporadic with numerous environmental, biological and genetic risks factors. Interestingly, insulin dysfunction and hyperglycaemia are both risk factors for sporadic AD. However, how hyperglycaemia and insulin dysfunction affect tau pathology, is not well understood. In this study, we examined the effects of insulin deficiency on tau pathology in transgenic hTau mice by injecting different doses of streptozotocin (STZ), a toxin that destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394284/attractive-toxic-sugar-bait-atsb-for-control-of-mosquitoes-and-its-impact-on-non-target-organisms-a-review
#13
REVIEW
Jodi M Fiorenzano, Philip G Koehler, Rui-De Xue
Mosquito abatement programs contend with mosquito-borne diseases, insecticidal resistance, and environmental impacts to non-target organisms. However, chemical resources are limited to a few chemical classes with similar modes of action, which has led to insecticide resistance in mosquito populations. To develop a new tool for mosquito abatement programs that control mosquitoes while combating the issues of insecticidal resistance, and has low impacts of non-target organisms, novel methods of mosquito control, such as attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSBs), are being developed...
April 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390327/ingestion-of-dug-well-water-from-an-area-with-high-prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-ckdu-and-development-of-kidney-and-liver-lesions-in-rats
#14
M G Thammitiyagodage, M M Gunatillaka, N Ekanayaka, C Rathnayake, N U Horadagoda, R Jayathissa, U K Gunaratne, W G Kumara, P Abeynayake
Introduction: Chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) is prevalent in the North Central Province (NCP) of Sri Lanka and ingestion of dug well water is considered a potential causative factor. Three CKDu prevalent villages were selected from the NCP based on the number of CKDu patients in the locality. Methods: Forty Wistar rats were divided into four groups with 10 rats each. Group No 1, 2 and 3 were given water from selected dug wells. Control group was given tap water from Colombo...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383671/drug-induced-liver-injury-in-oncology
#15
A D Ricart
Liver regeneration has been an adaptation of vertebrates through evolutionary events to protect them from environmental pressures (e.g. ingested toxins). Elevated serum levels of aminotransferases generally indicate liver injury, but do not necessarily reflect or predict hepatotoxicity. Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is first classified as predictable or unpredictable (idiosyncratic). Predictable DILI is dose-related and occurs shortly after exposure (e.g. high dose alkylating agents). Unpredictable reactions result from a succession of unlikely events, a "multihit" process (e...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381639/gestational-exposure-to-sidestream-secondhand-cigarette-smoke-promotes-transgenerational-epigenetic-transmission-of-exacerbated-allergic-asthma-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Shashi P Singh, Hitendra S Chand, Raymond J Langley, Neerad Mishra, Ted Barrett, Karin Rudolph, Carmen Tellez, Piotr T Filipczak, Steve Belinsky, Ali I Saeed, Aryaz Sheybani, Vernat Exil, Hemant Agarwal, Venkataramana K Sidhaye, Thomas Sussan, Shyam Biswal, Mohan Sopori
Embryonic development is highly sensitive to xenobiotic toxicity and in utero exposure to environmental toxins affects physiological responses of the progeny. In the United States, the prevalence of allergic asthma (AA) is inexplicably rising and in utero exposure to cigarette smoke increases the risk of AA and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in children and animal models. We reported that gestational exposure to sidestream cigarette smoke (SS), or secondhand smoke, promoted nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-dependent exacerbation of AA and BPD in mice...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371392/exercise-and-epigenetic-inheritance-of-disease-risk
#17
REVIEW
Joshua Denham
Epigenetics is the study of gene expression changes that occur in the absence of altered genotype. Current evidence indicates a role for environmentally induced alterations to epigenetic modifications leading to health and diseases changes across multiple generations. This phenomenon is called intergenerational or transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of health or disease. Environmental insults, in the form of toxins, plastics and particular dietary interventions, perturb the epigenetic landscape and influence the health of F1 through to F4 generations in rodents...
March 30, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370958/diminished-disease-progression-rate-in-a-chronic-kidney-disease-population-following-the-replacement-of-dietary-water-source-with-quality-drinking-water-a-pilot-study
#18
Edirisinghe Arachchige Ranga Iroshanie Edirisinghe Siriwardhana, Ponnamperuma Aratchige Jayasumana Perera, Ramiah Sivakanesan, Tilak Abeysekara, Danaseela Bandara Nugegoda, Kosala Weerakoon, Dunusingha Asitha Surandika Siriwardhana
AIM: Environmental toxin/s is alleged to be the contributory factor for the chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka. The potential of drinking water as a medium for the nephrotoxic agents in the affected subjects has been comprehensively discoursed in the recent past. The present study was aimed to assess the effect of replacing the habitual drinking water on the kidney function of CKDu patients residing in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka: METHODS: An interventional study was carried out to assess the disease progression rate of a CKDu population whose habitual drinking water was replaced by bottled spring water certified by Sri Lanka Standard (SLS) for a period of 18 month along with a population of CKDu patients who continued with their usual drinking water...
March 29, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368104/microcystin-lr-binds-iron-and-iron-promotes-self-assembly
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Laura Ceballos-Laita, Carlos Marcuello, Anabel Lostao, Laura Calvo-Begueria, Adrián Velazquez-Campoy, María Teresa Bes, María F Fillat, María-Luisa Peleato
The microcystin-producing Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806 and its close strain, the nonproducing Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7005, grow similarly in the presence of 17 μM iron. Under severe iron deficient conditions (0.05 μM), the toxigenic strain grows slightly less than in iron-replete conditions, while the nonproducing microcystin strain is not able to grow. Isothermal titration calorimetry performed at cyanobacterial cytosol or meaningful environmental pHs values shows a microcystin-LR dissociaton constant for Fe(2+) and Fe(3+) of 2...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366621/rescue-of-pink1-deficiency-by-stress-dependent-activation-of-autophagy
#20
Yuxi Zhang, David T Nguyen, Ellen M Olzomer, Gin P Poon, Nicholas J Cole, Anita Puvanendran, Brigitte R Phillips, Daniel Hesselson
Stimulating autophagy is a promising therapeutic strategy for slowing the progression of neurodegenerative disease. Neurons are insensitive to current approaches based on mTOR inhibition for activating autophagy, and instead may rely on the Parkinson's disease-associated proteins PINK1 and PARKIN to activate the autophagy-lysosomal pathway in response to mitochondrial damage. We developed a multifactorial zebrafish drug-screening platform combining Pink1 deficiency with an environmental toxin to compromise mitochondrial function and trigger dopaminergic neuron loss...
April 20, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
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