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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043425/arylamine-n-acetyltransferase-1-in-situ-n-acetylation-on-cd3-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-correlate-with-natb-mrna-and-nat1-haplotype
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Raúl A Salazar-González, Eneida Turiján-Espinoza, David W Hein, Perla C Niño-Moreno, Silvia Romano-Moreno, Rosa C Milán-Segovia, Diana P Portales-Pérez
Human arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 (NAT1) is responsible for the activation and elimination of xenobiotic compounds and carcinogens. Genetic polymorphisms in NAT1 modify both drug efficacy and toxicity. Previous studies have suggested a role for NAT1 in the development of several diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate NAT1 protein expression and in situ N-acetylation capacity in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), as well as their possible associations with the expression of NAT1 transcript and NAT1 genotype...
October 17, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039812/molecular-aspects-of-circadian-pharmacology-and-relevance-for-cancer-chronotherapy
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REVIEW
Narin Ozturk, Dilek Ozturk, Ibrahim Halil Kavakli, Alper Okyar
The circadian timing system (CTS) controls various biological functions in mammals including xenobiotic metabolism and detoxification, immune functions, cell cycle events, apoptosis and angiogenesis. Although the importance of the CTS is well known in the pharmacology of drugs, it is less appreciated at the clinical level. Genome-wide studies highlighted that the majority of drug target genes are controlled by CTS. This suggests that chronotherapeutic approaches should be taken for many drugs to enhance their effectiveness...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039776/roles-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-in-aromatase-dependent-cell-proliferation-in-human-osteoblasts
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Yasuhiro Miki, Shuko Hata, Katsuhiko Ono, Takashi Suzuki, Kiyoshi Ito, Hiroyuki Kumamoto, Hironobu Sasano
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor and its expression is influenced by environmental compounds, such as 3-methylcholanthrene (3-MC) and β-naphthoflavone (β-NF). AhR and its downstream genes, such as CYP1A1, are considered to play a pivotal role in xenobiotic responses. AhR signaling has also been proposed to mediate osteogenesis in experimental animals, but its details have remained unclear. Therefore, in this study, we examined the possible roles of AhR in human bone...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038259/novel-gene-encoding-5-aminosalicylate-1-2-dioxygenase-from-comamonas-sp-qt12-and-catalytic-properties-of-the-purified-enzyme
#4
Hao Yu, Shuxue Zhao, Lizhong Guo
The 1,125-bp mabB gene encoding 5-aminosalicylate (5ASA) 1,2-dioxygenase, a nonheme iron dioxygenase in the bicupin family that catalyzes the cleavage of the 5ASA aromatic ring to form cis-4-amino-6-carboxy-2-oxohexa-3,5-dienoate in the biodegradation of 3-aminobenzoate, was cloned from Comamonas sp. QT12 and characterized. The deduced amino acid sequence of the enzyme has low sequence identity with that of other reported ring-cleaving dioxygenases. MabB was heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli cells and purified as a His-tagged enzyme...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037132/expression-of-hormonal-carcinogenesis-genes-and-related-regulatory-micrornas-in-uterus-and-ovaries-of-ddt-treated-female-rats
#5
T S Kalinina, V V Kononchuk, L F Gulyaeva
The insecticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is a nonmutagenic xenobiotic compound able to exert estrogen-like effects resulting in activation of estrogen receptor-α (ERα) followed by changed expression of its downstream target genes. In addition, studies performed over recent years suggest that DDT may also influence expression of microRNAs. However, an impact of DDT on expression of ER, microRNAs, and related target genes has not been fully elucidated. Here, using real-time PCR, we assessed changes in expression of key genes involved in hormonal carcinogenesis as well as potentially related regulatory oncogenic/tumor suppressor microRNAs and their target genes in the uterus and ovaries of female Wistar rats during single and chronic multiple-dose DDT exposure...
October 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037046/admet-evaluation-in-drug-discovery-18-reliable-prediction-of-chemical-induced-urinary-tract-toxicity-by-boosting-machine-learning-approaches
#6
Tailong Lei, Huiyong Sun, Yu Kang, Feng Zhu, Hui Liu, Wenfang Zhou, Zhe Wang, Dan Li, Youyong Li, Tingjun Hou
Xenobiotic chemicals and their metabolites are mainly excreted out of our bodies by the The urinary tract is the main organ excreting xenobiotic chemicals and their metabolites through the urine. Chemical-induced urinary tract toxicity is one of the main reasons that cause failure during drug development, and it is a common adverse event for medications, natural supplements and environmental chemicals. Despites its importance, there are only a few in silico models for assessing urinary tract toxicity for a large number of compounds with diverse chemical structures...
October 16, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035734/comparison-of-constitutive-and-thiabendazole-induced-expression-of-five-cytochrome-p450-genes-in-fourth-stage-larvae-of-haemonchus-contortus-isolates-with-different-drug-susceptibility-identifies-one-gene-with-high-constitutive-expression-in-a-multi-resistant
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Esra Yilmaz, Sabrina Ramünke, Janina Demeler, Jürgen Krücken
Benzimidazoles (BZs) remain amongst the most widely used anthelmintic drug classes against gastro-intestinal nematode infections, although their efficacy is increasingly compromised by resistance. The primary underlying mechanisms for BZ resistance are single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the isotype 1 β-tubulin gene causing the substitutions F167Y, E198A or F200Y. However, resistance is believed to be multi-genic and previous studies have shown that isolates carrying 90-100% F200Y can vary considerably in their resistance level in the egg hatch assay (EHA)...
October 7, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035403/-polymorphism-of-genes-encoding-proteins-of-dna-repair-vs-occupational-and-environmental-exposure-to-lead-arsenic-and-pesticides
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REVIEW
Karol Bukowski, Katarzyna Woźniak
Genetic polymorphism is associated with the occurrence of at least 2 different alleles in the locus with a frequency higher than 1% in the population. Among polymorphisms we can find single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and polymorphism of variable number of tandem repeats. The presence of certain polymorphisms in genes encoding DNA repair enzymes is associated with the speed and efficiency of DNA repair and can protect or expose humans to the effects provoked by xenobiotics. Chemicals, such as lead, arsenic pesticides are considered to exhibit strong toxicity...
October 12, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031817/bcrp-abcg2-and-high-alert-medications-biochemical-pharmacokinetic-pharmacogenetic-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Daiki Hira, Tomohiro Terada
The human breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP/ABCG2) is an ATP-binding cassette efflux transporter that uses ATP hydrolysis to expel xenobiotics from cells, including anti-cancer medications. It is expressed in the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidney, and brain endothelium. Thus, ABCG2 functions as a tissue barrier to drug transport that strongly influences the pharmacokinetics of substrate medications. Genetic polymorphisms of ABCG2 are closely related to inter-individual variations in therapeutic performance...
October 12, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031220/effects-of-glyphosate-based-herbicide-on-pintado-da-amaz%C3%A3-nia-hematology-histological-aspects-metabolic-parameters-and-genotoxic-potential
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Fernando Rafael de Moura, Ritane Rose da Silva Lima, Ana Paula Simões da Cunha, Patrícia da Costa Marisco, Danilo Henrique Aguiar, Marina Mariko Sugui, Adilson Paulo Sinhorin, Valéria Dornelles Gindri Sinhorin
Roundup Original(®) is an herbicide widely used in Mato Grosso's agriculture and it may contamine water bodies, being an unforeseen xenobiotic to aquatic organisms, particularly fish. This study investigated the effects on the hybrid fish jundiara (Leiarius marmoratus×Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum) of an environmentally relevant exposure to this herbicide. Glucose levels in liver, muscle and plasma decreased after exposure to 1.357mgL(-1) of Roundup Original(®) (glyphosate nominal concentration), while glycogen levels reduced in liver and muscle for different times...
September 29, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030288/in-vitro-characterization-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio-organic-anion-transporters-oat2a-e
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Jelena Dragojević, Ivan Mihaljević, Marta Popović, Roko Zaja, Tvrtko Smital
OATS/Oats are transmembrane proteins that transport a variety of drugs, environmental toxins and endogenous metabolites into the cell. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) has seven OAT orthologs: Oat1, Oat2a-e and Oat3. In this study we specifically address Oat2 (Slc22a7) family. Conserved synteny analysis showed localization of zebrafish oat2 genes on two chromosomes, 11 and 17. All five zebrafish Oats were localized by live cell imaging in membranes of transiently transfected HEK293-T cells, and Oat2a, b, d, and e were confirmed using western blot analysis...
October 10, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029592/pharmacoepigenetics-and-toxicoepigenetics-novel-mechanistic-insights-and-therapeutic-opportunities
#12
Volker M Lauschke, Isabel Barragan, Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg
Pharmacological treatment and exposure to xenobiotics can cause substantial changes in epigenetic signatures. The majority of these epigenetic changes, caused by the compounds in question, occur downstream of transcriptional activation mechanisms, whereby the epigenetic alterations can create a transcriptional memory and stably modulate cell function. The increasing understanding of epigenetic mechanisms and their importance in disease has prompted the development of therapeutic interventions that target epigenetic modulatory mechanisms, particularly in oncology where inhibitors of epigenetic-modifying proteins (epidrugs) have been successfully used in treatment, mostly in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapy, provoking either direct cytotoxicity or inhibiting resistance to anticancer drugs...
October 13, 2017: Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027214/development-of-an-alternative-zebrafish-model-for-drug-induced-intestinal-toxicity
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Bokyeong Ryu, C-Yoon Kim, Hanseul Oh, Ukjin Kim, Jin Kim, Cho-Rok Jung, Byoung-Hee Lee, Seungki Lee, Seo-Na Chang, Ji Min Lee, Hyung-Min Chung, Jae-Hak Park
An evaluation of intestinal toxicity is important because the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract is the first barrier for oral xenobiotics. Until now, a rat model has been recommended as the standard intestinal toxicity model and the Caco-2 cell line, originated from a human colon adenocarcinoma, has been used as an alternative to this model, but there are limitations regarding cost-effectiveness and the need for mimicry of the human system. In this study, we investigated whether zebrafish could be a valid alternative to rats and Caco-2 cells as an intestinal toxicity model...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025375/dopamine-induced-sult1a3-4-promotes-emt-and-cancer-stemness-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Juan Zou, Hong Li, Qianling Huang, Xiaomin Liu, Xiaoxiao Qi, Ying Wang, Linlin Lu, Zhongqiu Liu
Hepatocellular carcinoma has the second highest incidence rate among malignant cancers in China. Hepatocellular carcinoma development is complex because of the metabolism disequilibrium involving SULT1A3/4, a predominant sulfotransferase that metabolizes sulfonic xenobiotics and endogenous catecholamines. However, the correlation between SULT1A3/4 and hepatocellular carcinoma progression is unclear. By utilizing immunofluorescence and immunohistochemical analysis, we found that in nine hepatocellular carcinoma clinical specimens, SULT1A3/4 was abundantly expressed in tumor tissues compared to that in the adjacent tissues...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023973/ihigh-resolution-mass-spectrometry-of-skin-mucus-for-monitoring-physiological-impacts-and-contaminant-biotransformation-products-in-fathead-minnows-exposed-to-wastewater-effluent
#15
Jonathan D Mosley, Drew R Ekman, Jenna E Cavallin, Daniel L Villeneuve, Gerald T Ankley, Timothy W Collette
High-resolution mass spectrometry is advantageous for monitoring physiological impacts and contaminant biotransformation products in fish exposed to complex wastewater effluent. We evaluated this technique using skin mucus from male and female fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) exposed to control water or treated wastewater effluent at 5%, 20%, and 100% levels for 21 d, using an onsite, flow-through system providing real-time exposure. Both sex-specific and non-sex-specific responses were observed in the mucus metabolome, the latter suggesting the induction of general compensatory pathways for xenobiotic exposures...
October 11, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022498/atp-binding-cassette-exporters-structure-and-mechanism-with-a-focus-on-p-glycoprotein-and-mrp1
#16
Maite Rocío Arana, Guillermo Altenberg
The majority of proteins that belong to the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) superfamily are transporters that mediate the efflux of substrates from cells. These exporters include multidrug resistance proteins of the ABCB and ABCC subfamilies, such as P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and MRP1, respectively. These proteins are not only involved in the resistance of cancer to cytotoxic agents, but also in the protection from endo and xenobiotics, and the determination of drug pharmacokinetics, as well as in the pathophysiology of a variety of disorders...
October 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022000/data-on-efficacy-of-umbelliferone-on-glycoconjugates-and-immunological-marker-in-7-12-dimethylbenz-a-anthracene-induced-oral-carcinogenesis
#17
Annamalai Vijayalakshmi, Ganapathy Sindhu
Umbelliferone, a phenolic coumarin and dietary agent is believed to play a key role in pharmacological activities including anti-cancer and anti-oxidants effect in various in vitro and in vivo models. In present data on the pre-treatment of umbelliferone (30 mg/kg b.w.) for 16 weeks to 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene induced hamsters provides protection on cellular integrity by observing the status of cell surface glycoconjugates in the circulation and buccal mucosa and cytokeratin immunoexpression in the buccal mucosa of experimental animals...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020119/human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-support-the-growth-of-limbal-stem-progenitor-cells
#18
Hua Mei, Sheyla González, Martin N Nakatsu, Elfren R Baclagon, Felix V Chen, Sophie X Deng
The most efficient method to expand limbal stem cells (LSCs) in vitro for clinical transplantation is to culture single LSCs directly on growth-arrested mouse fibroblast 3T3 cells. To reduce possible xenobiotic contamination from 3T3s, primary human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) were examined as feeder cells to support the expansion of LSCs in vitro. To optimize the ASC-supported culture, freshly isolated limbal epithelial cells in the form of single cells (SC-ASC) or cell clusters (CC-ASC) were cultured using three different methods: LSCs seeded directly on feeder cells, a 3-dimensional (3D) culture system and a 3D culture system with fibrin (fibrin 3D)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994638/dendrimers-carotenoids-and-monoclonal-antibodies
#19
Yuriy K Bashmakov, Ivan M Petyaev
Dendrimers are unimolecular architectural nano- or microparticle entities that can accommodate various nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals between their branches (dendrons) and provide targeted delivery of biomimetics into different tissues upon addition of functionalized groups to the dendrimer's surface. Covalent binding, hydrogen bonds, and electrostatic interactions between dendrimer-composing molecules are known to form and stabilize dendrimer structure. Carotenoids have recently been shown to form dendrimer-like structures and promote targeted delivery of "cargo" molecules into organs characterized by high-carotenoid uptake (adrenal glands, prostate, liver, and brain)...
October 10, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992482/bisphenol-a-in-artificial-soil-effects-on-growth-reproduction-and-immunity-in-earthworms
#20
I Verdú, D Trigo, J L Martínez-Guitarte, M Novo
The application of biosolids in agricultural fields is increasing annually. They contain not only nutrients but also xenobiotics, such as Bisphenol A (BPA). These compounds are not regulated in the use of biosolids in agriculture, which highlights the need to assess their effects on soil life, of which earthworms are most abundant of the animal representatives. In this study the effect of BPA on life-history parameters, such as mortality, growth and reproduction, and on immunity, is evaluated for Dendrobaena veneta and Eisenia fetida...
September 27, 2017: Chemosphere
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