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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29800574/electro-behavioral-phenotype-and-cell-injury-following-exposure-to-paraoxon-ethyl-in-mice-effect-of-the-genetic-background
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Benjamin Baccus, Stéphane Auvin, Frédéric Dorandeu
Organophosphorus compounds (OP) are irreversible inhibitors of both central and peripheral cholinesterases (ChE). They still represent a major health issue in some countries as well as a terrorist and military threat. In order to design appropriate medical counter-measures, a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the poisoning is needed. Little to nothing is known regarding the impact of the genetic background on OP-induced seizures and seizure-related cell injury. Using two different mouse strains, Swiss and C57BL/6J, exposed to a convulsing dose of the OP pesticide paraoxon-ethyl (POX), our study focused on seizure susceptibility, especially the occurrence of SE and related mortality...
May 22, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777832/novel-cysteine-and-albumin-adduct-biomarkers-to-prove-human-poisoning-with-the-pesticide-oxydemeton-s-methyl
#2
Harald John, Markus Siegert, Florian Eyer, Franz Worek, Horst Thiermann, Andreas Kranawetvogl
We herein report on the forensic analysis of plasma samples to prove human poisoning with oxydemeton-S-methyl (ODM), S-(2-(ethylsulfinyl)ethyl)-O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate. This organophosphorus pesticide is the active ingredient of Metasystox® , that was swallowed by a 77-year-old woman to commit suicide. ODM belongs to the class of dimethyl phosphoryl (DMP) pesticides, contains a 2-(ethylsulfinyl)ethanethiol (ESOET) leaving group and undergoes adduct formation with endogenous molecules as elaborated herein with human serum exposed to pesticides in vitro...
May 16, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736246/effects-of-magnesium-chloride-on-in-vitro-cholinesterase-and-atpase-poisoning-by-organophosphate-chlorpyrifos
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Bamidele S Ajilore, Adetayo A Alli, Tolulope O Oluwadairo
The present study investigated possible benefits of magnesium ion (as MgCl2 ) in organophosphorus poisoning targeting its ability to interact with substrates and membrane enzymes. Blood samples collected from volunteered healthy adult by venepuncture into anticoagulant test tubes containing EDTA were separated into plasma and red blood cell and divided into three groups namely: normal, pesticide only (0.25-2.0 mmol/L chlorpyrifos) and pesticide (0.25-2.0 mmol/L chlorpyrifos) + 0.1 mol/L MgCl2 . Acetylcholinesterase, Na+ /K+ ATPase and Ca2+ ATPase activities were evaluated...
June 2018: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702198/a-toolbox-for-microbore-liquid-chromatography-tandem-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-analysis-of-albumin-adducts-as-novel-biomarkers-of-organophosphorus-pesticide-poisoning
#4
Jens von der Wellen, Peter Winterhalter, Markus Siegert, Florian Eyer, Horst Thiermann, Harald John
Exposure to toxic organophosphorus pesticides (OPP) represents a serious problem in the public healthcare sector and might be forced in terroristic attacks. Therefore, reliable verification procedures for OPP-intoxications are required for forensic, toxicological and clinical reasons. We developed and optimized a toolbox of methods to detect adducts of human serum albumin (HSA) with OPP considered as long-term biomarkers. Human serum was incubated with diethyl-oxono and diethyl-thiono pesticides for adduct formation used as reference...
April 24, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692585/leukocyte-count-a-reliable-marker-for-the-severity-of-organophosphate-intoxication
#5
Sunil Kumar, Sachin Agrawal, Nitin Raisinghani, Shameem Khan
INTRODUCTION: Organophosphorus poisoning (OPP) is a major public health problem in developing countries like India. Leukocyte count is a simple and inexpensive test, and elevated count is associated with acute inflammation and increased oxidative stress-like OPP. This study was done to correlate the severity of acute OPP with leukocyte count and also to assess the prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, observational clinical study was done on 80 patients suspected of OPP of age >15 years admitted to emergency unit at a tertiary rural teaching health-care center of Central India...
April 2018: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669481/diagnostic-value-of-complete-blood-count-in-paraquat-and-organophosphorus-poisoning-patients
#6
Yahui Tang, Lufeng Hu, Guangliang Hong, Dahai Zhong, Jiaxing Song, Guangju Zhao, Zhongqiu Lu
Complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most extensively used tests in clinical practice. In order to determine the diagnostic value of the CBC in paraquat (PQ) and organophosphorus (OPPs) poisoning, the CBC indices of PQ- and OPPs-poisoned patients were investigated in this study. A total of 96 PQ poisoning patients, 90 OPPs poisoning patients, and 188 healthy subjects were included in this study. The PQ- and OPPs-poisoned patients were divided into different groups according to their clinical symptoms. All CBC indices were analyzed by Fisher discriminant, partial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA), variance analysis, and receiver operating characteristic (ROC)...
July 2018: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655422/aptamer-based-microcantilever-array-biosensor-for-profenofos-detection
#7
Chao Li, Guangping Zhang, Shangquan Wu, Qingchuan Zhang
Profenofos, a highly poisonous organophosphorus pesticide, has been widely used in agricultural production. These pesticide residues have seriously influenced food security and threatened human health, and new methods with high sensitivity are greatly needed to detect profenofos. Here, we developed an aptamer-based microcantilever-array sensor operated in stress mode to detect profenofos, with advantages of being a label-free, highly sensitive, one-step immobilization method capable of quantitative and real-time detection...
August 22, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593539/optimization-of-cholinesterase-based-catalytic-bioscavengers-against-organophosphorus-agents
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Sofya V Lushchekina, Lawrence M Schopfer, Bella L Grigorenko, Alexander V Nemukhin, Sergei D Varfolomeev, Oksana Lockridge, Patrick Masson
Organophosphorus agents (OPs) are irreversible inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase (AChE). OP poisoning causes major cholinergic syndrome. Current medical counter-measures mitigate the acute effects but have limited action against OP-induced brain damage. Bioscavengers are appealing alternative therapeutic approach because they neutralize OPs in bloodstream before they reach physiological targets. First generation bioscavengers are stoichiometric bioscavengers. However, stoichiometric neutralization requires administration of huge doses of enzyme...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565512/observation-and-analysis-of-clinical-efficacy-of-melatonin-on-aopp-induced-delirium-patients
#9
L-B Zhao, G-D Zhen, Y Zhang, Y-Y Pan, G-H Du, S-Z Zhou, Z-F Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of melatonin on acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning (AOPP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this randomized control trial, a total of 59 AOPP patients with subsequent delirium were randomly divided into two groups, the melatonin group (n=29) and the placebo-controlled group (n=30). Patients in the melatonin group (n=29) underwent oral administration of melatonin in addition to the symptomatic treatment, while those in the placebo-controlled group took a placebo in addition to the symptomatic treatment...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563775/development-of-small-bisquaternary-cholinesterase-inhibitors-as-drugs-for-pre-treatment-of-nerve-agent-poisonings
#10
Kamil Kuca, Jana Zdarova Karasova, Ondrej Soukup, Jiri Kassa, Eva Novotna, Vendula Sepsova, Anna Horova, Jaroslav Pejchal, Martina Hrabinova, Eva Vodakova, Daniel Jun, Eugenie Nepovimova, Martin Valis, Kamil Musilek
Background: Intoxication by nerve agents could be prevented by using small acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (eg, pyridostigmine) for potentially exposed personnel. However, the serious side effects of currently used drugs led to research of novel potent molecules for prophylaxis of organophosphorus intoxication. Methods: The molecular design, molecular docking, chemical synthesis, in vitro methods (enzyme inhibition, cytotoxicity, and nicotinic receptors modulation), and in vivo methods (acute toxicity and prophylactic effect) were used to study bispyridinium, bisquinolinium, bisisoquinolinium, and pyridinium-quinolinium/isoquinolinium molecules presented in this study...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557685/magnesium-sulfate-and-calcium-channel-blocking-drugs-as-antidotes-for-acute-organophosphorus-insecticide-poisoning-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Miran Brvar, Ming Yin Chan, Andrew H Dawson, Richard R Ribchester, Michael Eddleston
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of acute organophosphorus or carbamate insecticide self-poisoning is often ineffective, with tens of thousands of deaths occurring every year. Researchers have recommended the addition of magnesium sulfate or calcium channel blocking drugs to standard care to reduce acetylcholine release at cholinergic synapses. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to review systematically the evidence from preclinical studies in animals exposed to organophosphorus or carbamate insecticides concerning the efficacy of magnesium sulfate and calcium channel blocking drugs as therapy compared with placebo in reducing mortality or clinical features of poisoning...
March 20, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553427/acute-poisoning-in-the-gaza-strip-a-retrospective-study
#12
Mohammed K El-Habil
BACKGROUND: Acute poisoning is a major public health problem worldwide and a common cause of patient admissions to emergency departments and intensive care units. The aim of this study was to assess the acute poisoning cases admitted to three hospitals in the Gaza Strip and to assess the need for a poison control and drug information centre in the Gaza Strip. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with acute poisoning between 2010 and 2015 at the emergency departments of Al-Shifa Hospital, European Gaza Hospital, and Al-Nassr Paediatric Hospital in the Gaza Strip were included in this retrospective study...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495174/-analysis-of-acute-pesticide-poisoning-in-ningbo-city-from-2011-to-2016
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X H Li, P B Leng, G C Mao, A H Wang
Objective: To analyze the characteristics of acute pesticide poisoning in Ningbo, and to provide scientific basis for the prevention and control strategy. Methods: In February 2017, the pesticide poisoning report card of Ningbo from 2011 to 2016 was drawn from the China Disease Control and prevention information system. The data of the report card was organized by Excel and analyzed by SPSS19.0 software. Results: 2593 cases of acute pesticide poisoning were reported in Ningbo from 2011 to 2016, 125 deaths, and the case fatality rate was 4...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471072/neuroreflex-control-of-cardiovascular-function-is-impaired-after-acute-poisoning-with-chlorpyrifos-an-organophosphorus-insecticide-possible-short-and-long-term-clinical-implications
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Alexandre F Cunha, Igor S A Felippe, Nilson C Ferreira-Junior, Leonardo B M Resstel, Daniela A M Guimarães, Vanessa Beijamini, Julian F R Paton, Karla N Sampaio
Although it is well-established that severe poisoning by organophosphorus (OP) compounds strongly affects the cardiorespiratory system, the effects of sub-lethal exposure to these compounds on the neural control of cardiovascular function are poorly explored. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of acute sub-lethal exposure to chlorpyrifos (CPF), a commonly used OP insecticide, on three basic reflex mechanisms involved in blood pressure regulation, the peripheral chemoreflex, the baroreflex and the Bezold-Jarisch reflex...
April 1, 2018: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463125/salbutamol-in-acute-organophosphorus-insecticide-poisoning-a-pilotdose-response-phase-ii-study
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Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury, Md Mustafezur Rahman, Parash Ullah, Abdul Mumith Ruhan, Md Shafiqul Bari, M M Jahangir Alam, Md Moyeen Uddin, Shomik Maruf, Md Ismail Patwary, Michael Eddleston
BACKGROUND: Treatment of acute organophosphorus (OP) insecticide poisoning is difficult, with many patients dying despite best care. Pre-clinical studies have shown benefit from salbutamol, possibly due speeding alveolar fluid clearance or reducing bronchoconstriction. In this small pilot dose-response study, we aimed to explore whether addition of nebulized salbutamol to standard care might improve resuscitation. METHODS: We performed a single-blind phase II study comparing the effect of two different doses of nebulized salbutamol versus saline placebo, in addition to standard treatment...
February 20, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434782/effects-of-il-10-on-ox62-mhc-ii-and-cd86-in-bone-marrow-dcs-in-rats-with-organophosphate-poisoning
#16
Ning Wang, Jinfeng Wang, Ronggang Jiang
This study investigated the effect of interleukin (IL)-10 on the expression of OX62, MHC-II and CD86 in bone marrow dendritic cells (DCs) in rats with organophosphorus poisoning. Sixty adult SD rats were randomly divided into normal control group (group A) (20 rats), 20 rats with organophosphorus pesticide poisoning (group B), 20 rats with organophosphorus poisoning, and IL-10 treated (group C). Group A was not treated with special treatment. Group B was treated with 4% omethoate by gavage to establish the model of organophosphate poisoning...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421945/cytotoxicity-of-acetylcholinesterase-reactivators-evaluated-in-vitro-and-its-relation-to-their-structure
#17
Lubica Muckova, Jaroslav Pejchal, Petr Jost, Nela Vanova, David Herman, Daniel Jun
The development of acetylcholinesterase reactivators, i.e., antidotes against organophosphorus poisoning, is an important goal of defense research. The aim of this study was to compare cytotoxicity and chemical structure of five currently available oximes (pralidoxime, trimedoxime, obidoxime, methoxime, and asoxime) together with four perspective oximes from K-series (K027, K074, K075, and K203). The cytotoxicity of tested substances was measured using two methods - colorimetric 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide assay and impedance based real-time cytotoxicity assay - in three different cell lines (HepG2, ACHN, and NHLF)...
February 9, 2018: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388062/are-oximes-still-indicated-for-acute-organophosphorus-insecticide-self-poisoning
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Michael Eddleston
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March 2018: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332594/in-vitro-and-in-silico-evaluation-of-non-quaternary-reactivators-of-ache-as-antidotes-of-organophosphorus-poisoning-a-new-hope-or-a-blind-alley
#19
Ondrej Soukup, Jan Korabecny, David Malinak, Eugenie Nepovimova, Ngoc L Pham, Kamil Musilek, Martina Hrabinova, Vendula Hepnarova, Rafael Dolezal, Petr Pavek, Petr Jost, Tereza Kobrlova, Jana Jankockova, Lukas Gorecki, Miroslav Psotka, Thuy D Nguyen, Karl Box, Breeze Outhwaite, Martina Ceckova, Ales Sorf, Daniel Jun, Kamil Kuca
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, the concept of uncharged reactivators potentially able to penetrate the CNS has been introduced as an alternative to the classic charged oxime reactivators. However, this concept brings with it several associated drawbacks such as higher lipophilicity, difficulty in administration, lower affinity to cholinesterases, and higher toxicity risk. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we compare data obtained for a set of five classic charged reactivators and a set of three recently published uncharged oximes supplemented by two novel ones...
2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313079/comprehensive-characterization-of-neurochemicals-in-three-zebrafish-chemical-models-of-human-acute-organophosphorus-poisoning-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#20
Cristian Gómez-Canela, Daniel Tornero-Cañadas, Eva Prats, Benjamí Piña, Romà Tauler, Demetrio Raldúa
There is a growing interest in biological models to investigate the effect of neurotransmitter dysregulation on the structure and function of the central nervous system (CNS) at different stages of development. Zebrafish, a vertebrate model increasingly used in neurobiology and neurotoxicology, shares the common neurotransmitter systems with mammals, including glutamate, GABA, glycine, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, serotonin, acetylcholine, and histamine. In this study, we have evaluated the performance of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for the multiresidue determination of neurotransmitters and related metabolites...
February 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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