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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809030/the-feather-model-for-chemo-and-radiation-therapy-induced-tissue-damage
#1
Zhicao Yue, Benhua Xu
Chemo- and radiation therapy are the main modalities for cancer treatment. A major limiting factor is their toxicity to normal tissue, thus reducing the dose and duration of the therapy. The hair follicle, gastrointestinal tract, and hematopoietic system are among the target organs that often show side effects in cancer therapy . Although these organs are highly mitotic in common, the molecular mechanism of the damage remains unclear. The feather follicle is a fast-growing mini-organ, which allows observation and manipulation on each follicle individually...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800472/phthalate-and-bisphenol-a-exposure-during-in-utero-windows-of-susceptibility-in-relation-to-reproductive-hormones-and-pubertal-development-in-girls
#2
Deborah J Watkins, Brisa N Sánchez, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo, Joyce M Lee, Adriana Mercado-García, Clara Blank-Goldenberg, Karen E Peterson, John D Meeker
BACKGROUND: Over the past several decades, the age of pubertal onset in girls has shifted downward worldwide. As early pubertal onset is associated with increased risky behavior and psychological issues during adolescence and cardiometabolic disease and cancer in adulthood, this is an important public health concern. Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals during critical windows of in utero development may play a role in this trend. Our objective was to investigate trimester-specific phthalate and BPA exposure in relation to pubertal development among girls in the Early Life Exposure in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) birth cohort...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777965/metals-and-neurodegenerative-diseases-a-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
Calogero Edoardo Cicero, Giovanni Mostile, Rosario Vasta, Venerando Rapisarda, Salvatore Santo Signorelli, Margherita Ferrante, Mario Zappia, Alessandra Nicoletti
Neurodegenerative processes encompass a large variety of diseases with different pathological patterns and clinical presentation such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer Disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Genetic mutations have a known causative role, but the majority of cases are likely to be probably caused by a complex gene-environment interaction. Exposure to metals has been hypothesized to increase oxidative stress in brain cells leading to cell death and neurodegeneration. Neurotoxicity of metals has been demonstrated by several in vitro and in vivo experimental studies and it is likely that each metal could be toxic through specific pathways...
August 1, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774608/occurrence-and-formation-of-disinfection-by-products-in-the-swimming-pool-environment-a-critical-review
#4
REVIEW
Rhys A A Carter, Cynthia A Joll
Disinfection of water for human use is essential to protect against microbial disease; however, disinfection also leads to formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs), some of which are of health concern. From a chemical perspective, swimming pools are a complex matrix, with continual addition of a wide range of natural and anthropogenic chemicals via filling waters, disinfectant addition, pharmaceuticals and personal care products and human body excretions. Natural organic matter, trace amounts of DBPs and chlorine or chloramines may be introduced by the filling water, which is commonly disinfected distributed drinking water...
August 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757064/synthesis-and-anti-tumor-evaluation-of-panaxadiol-halogen-derivatives
#5
Shengnan Xiao, Shuai Chen, Yuanyuan Sun, Wuxi Zhou, Huri Piao, Yuqing Zhao
In the current work, 13 novel panaxadiol (PD) derivatives were synthesized by reacting with chloroacetyl chloride and bromoacetyl bromide. Their in vitro antitumor activities were evaluated on three human tumor cell lines (HCT-116, BGC-823, SW-480) and three normal cells (human gastric epithelial cell line-GES-1, hair follicle dermal papilla cell line-HHDPC and rat myocardial cell line-H9C2) by MTT assay. Compared with PD, the results demonstrated that compound 1e, 2d, 2e showed significant anti-tumor activity against three tumor cell lines, the IC50 value of compound 2d against HCT-116 was the lowest (3...
June 24, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743240/whole-brain-radiotherapy-versus-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-4-10-brain-metastases-a-phase-iii-randomised-multicentre-trial
#6
Jaap D Zindler, Anna M E Bruynzeel, Daniëlle B P Eekers, Coen W Hurkmans, Ans Swinnen, Philippe Lambin
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of quality of life is the primary goal during treatment of brain metastases (BM). This is a protocol of an ongoing phase III randomised multicentre study. This study aims to determine the exact additional palliative value of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) over whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in patients with 4-10 BM. METHODS: The study will include patients with 4-10 BM from solid primary tumours diagnosed on a high-resolution contrast-enhanced MRI scan with a maximum lesional diameter of 2...
July 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716727/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-links-autism-and-toxic-metals-and-highlights-the-impact-of-country-development-status-higher-blood-and-erythrocyte-levels-for-mercury-and-lead-and-higher-hair-antimony-cadmium-lead-and-mercury
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REVIEW
Amene Saghazadeh, Nima Rezaei
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder that affects cognitive and higher cognitive functions. Increasing prevalence of ASD and high rates of related comorbidities has caused serious health loss and placed an onerous burden on the supporting families, caregivers, and health care services. Heavy metals are among environmental factors that may contribute to ASD. However, due to inconsistencies across studies, it is still hard to explain the association between ASD and toxic metals...
July 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710651/intoxication-caused-by-new-psychostimulants-analytical-methods-to-disclose-acute-and-chronic-use-of-benzofurans-and-ethylphenidate
#8
Bernardino Barceló, Isabel Gomila, Maria Concetta Rotolo, Emilia Marchei, Chrystalla Kyriakou, Simona Pichini, Carolina Roset, Miguel Ángel Elorza, Francesco Paolo Busardò
The acute and chronic toxicity of several new psychoactive substances (NPS) is unknown, and only little information is available on the pharmacology and toxicology, toxicokinetics, and detectability in body samples of such new compounds. We here propose analytical methods to disclose acute and chronic use of two types of new psychostimulants: benzofurans and ethylphenidate and we applied them to a real case of a subject attending Emergency Department with signs of acute intoxication due to psychotropic drug(s)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707485/common-and-uncommon-adverse-cutaneous-reactions-to-erlotinib-a-study-of-20-chinese-patients-with-cancer
#9
Huiling Zhu, Zhe Zhu, Weining Huang, Xiping Cheng, Jiaxi He, Chunping Xiong, Jiande Han
OBJECTIVE: This study presented common lesions with systemic toxicities and uncommon adverse cutaneous reactions such as anaphylactic dermatitis in patients undergoing treatment with erlotinib for the benefit of practicing dermatologists and oncologists. METHODS: Adverse cutaneous reactions associated with erlotinib were reported in 20 Chinese patients with cancer. RESULTS: Adverse cutaneous reactions reported included six cases of anaphylactic dermatitis, 12 cases of acneiform rash, nine cases of xerosis, five cases of nail changes and four cases of hair changes...
August 7, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706336/palmoplantar-exfoliation-due-to-chloroquine
#10
Pragya Ashok Nair, Trusha Patel
Chloroquine is the drug very frequently used for the treatment of malaria. It is also used in amebiasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and various dermatological conditions. Chloroquine can cause muscle problems, loss of appetite, and diarrhea as a side effect. Cutaneous toxicity includes pruritus, hair loss, photosensitivity, and color changes. Exfoliation of skin over palms and soles is caused by chemotherapeutic drugs such as axitinib, fluorouracil, idarubicin, doxorubicin, sunitinib, sorafenib, and paclitaxel. Here, a case of a 40-year-old female is presented who developed palmoplantar exfoliation with depigmentation after taking chloroquine...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695384/carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitors-induce-developmental-toxicity-during-zebrafish-embryogenesis-especially-in-the-inner-ear
#11
Hiroko Matsumoto, Shoko Fujiwara, Hisako Miyagi, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Yasuhiro Shiga, Toshihiro Ohta, Mikio Tsuzuki
In vertebrates, carbonic anhydrases (CAs) play important roles in ion transport and pH regulation in many organs, including the eyes, kidneys, central nervous system, and inner ear. In aquatic organisms, the enzyme is inhibited by various chemicals present in the environment, such as heavy metals, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals. In this study, the effects of CA inhibitors, i.e., sulfonamides [ethoxyzolamide (EZA), acetazolamide (AZA), and dorzolamide (DZA)], on zebrafish embryogenesis were investigated. In embryos treated with the sulfonamides, abnormal development, such as smaller otoliths, an enlarged heart, an irregular pectoral fin, and aberrant swimming behavior, was observed...
July 10, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685843/oxidative-stress-management-in-the-hair-follicle-could-targeting-nrf2-counter-age-related-hair-disorders-and-beyond
#12
REVIEW
Laura Jadkauskaite, Pierre A Coulombe, Matthias Schäfer, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova, Ralf Paus, Iain S Haslam
Widespread expression of the transcription factor, nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (NRF2), which maintains redox homeostasis, has recently been identified in the hair follicle (HF). Small molecule activators of NRF2 may therefore be useful in the management of HF pathologies associated with redox imbalance, ranging from HF greying and HF ageing via androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata to chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Indeed, NRF2 activation has been shown to prevent peroxide-induced hair growth inhibition...
August 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677506/mephedrone-concentrations-in-cases-of-clinical-intoxication
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Esther Papaseit, Eulàlia Olesti, Rafael de la Torre, Marta Torrens, Magí Farré
Background Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone, 4-MMC), a ring-substituted synthetic cathinone derivative has become established as a permanent illicit drug in the dynamic new psychoactive substances (NPS) scene. Objective This review summarizes current knowledge on mephedrone concentrations in biological samples from cases of acute intoxications (fatal and non-fatal), pharmacokinetics studies, wastewater and anonymous pooled urine analysis in order to provide an overview of the reliable scientific knowledge on toxicokinetics of mephedrone in humans...
July 4, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661938/age-at-pubertal-onset-in-girls-and-tobacco-smoke-exposure-during-pre-and-postnatal-susceptibility-windows
#14
Gayle C Windham, Raymond Lum, Robert Voss, Mary Wolff, Susan M Pinney, Susan L Teteilbaum, Connie S Sosnoff, Dina Dobraca, Frank Biro, Robert A Hiatt, Louise C Greenspan, Maida Galvez, Lawrence H Kushi
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoke contains known hormonally active chemicals and reproductive toxicants. Several studies have examined prenatal maternal smoking and offspring age at menarche, but few examined earlier pubertal markers, nor accounted for exposure during childhood. Our objective was to examine pre- and postnatal smoke exposure in relation to timing of early pubertal events. METHODS: An ethnically diverse cohort of 1239 girls was enrolled at age 6-8 years old for a longitudinal study of puberty at three US sites...
September 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656549/kanamycin-damages-early-postnatal-but-not-adult-spiral-ganglion-neurons
#15
Kelei Gao, Dalian Ding, Hong Sun, Jerome Roth, Richard Salvi
Although aminoglycoside antibiotics such as kanamycin are widely used clinically to treat life-threatening bacterial infections, ototoxicity remains a significant dose-limiting side effect. The prevailing view is that the hair cells are the primary ototoxic target of aminoglycosides and that spiral ganglion neurons begin to degenerate weeks or months after the hair cells have died due to lack of neurotrophic support. To test the early developmental aspects of this issue, we compared kanamycin-induced hair cell and spiral ganglion pathology in rat postnatal day 3 cochlear organotypic cultures with adult whole cochlear explants...
June 27, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654862/biopolymer-zein-coated-gold-nanoparticles-synthesis-antibacterial-potential-toxicity-and-histopathological-effects-against-the-zika-virus-vector-aedes-aegypti
#16
Periyakaruppan Suganya, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Sekar Vijayakumar, Banumathi Balan, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
The control of multidrug-resistant bacteria as well as insect pests and vectors is timely and important now a days. The present study was designed to evaluate the in vitro antibacterial, antibiofilm and mosquito larvicidal effects of gold nanoparticles synthesized using the zein biopolymer (Ze-AuNPs) against Gram positive (Bacillus pumilus and Bacillus subtilis), Gram negative (Shigella sonnei and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) bacteria and third instar larvae of the dengue and Zika virus vector Aedes aegypti. The synthesized Ze-AuNPs were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643430/platinum-containing-regimens-for-metastatic-breast-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Sam J Egger, Melina L Willson, Jenna Morgan, Harriet S Walker, Sue Carrick, Davina Ghersi, Nicholas Wilcken
BACKGROUND: Studies have reported high tumour response rates for platinum-containing regimens in the treatment of women with metastatic breast cancer. Most of these studies were conducted prior to the 'intrinsic subtype' era, and did not specifically focus on metastatic triple-negative breast cancers (mTNBCs). OBJECTIVES: To identify and review the evidence from randomised trials comparing platinum-containing chemotherapy regimens with regimens not containing platinum in the management of women with metastatic breast cancer...
June 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628971/occurrence-of-phthalate-diesters-in-indoor-air-from-several-northern-cities-in-vietnam-and-its-implication-for-human-exposure
#18
Tri Manh Tran, Hanh Thi Le, Tu Binh Minh, Kurunthachalam Kannan
Phthalates are used as plasticizers to impart flexibility of plastics. Because of their toxicity, human exposure to phthalates is a concern. Little is known on the occurrence of and inhalation exposure to phthalates in indoor air. In this study, ten phthalates were measured in 97 indoor air samples collected from Northern Vietnam during September 2016 to January 2017. The mean concentrations of total phthalates (i.e., sum of ten phthalates) in particulate and gas phases ranged from 95.2 to 13,100μgg(-1) and from 57...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624929/latex-peptidases-of-calotropis-procera-for-dehairing-of-leather-as-an-alternative-to-environmentally-toxic-sodium-sulfide-treatment
#19
Laura M I Lopéz, Carolina A Viana, María E Errasti, María L Garro, José E Martegani, Germán A Mazzilli, Cléverson D T Freitas, Ídila M S Araújo, Rafaela O da Silva, Márcio V Ramos
Dehairing of crude leather is a critical stage performed at the beginning of its processing to obtain industrially useful pieces. Tanneries traditionally apply a chemical process based on sodium sulfide. Since this chemical reactive is environmentally toxic and inefficiently recycled, innovative protocols for reducing or eliminating its use in leather depilation are welcomed. Therefore, latex peptidases from Calotropis procera (CpLP) and Cryptostegia grandiflora (CgLP) were assayed for this purpose. Enzyme activity on substrates representative of skin such as hide powder azure (UHPA), elastin (UE), azocollagen (UAZOCOL), keratin (UK), and epidermis (UEP) was determined, while depilation activity was assayed on cow hide...
June 17, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603488/hypothesis-of-k-recycling-defect-is-not-a-primary-deafness-mechanism-for-cx26-gjb2-deficiency
#20
REVIEW
Hong-Bo Zhao
K(+)-recycling defect is a long-standing hypothesis for deafness mechanism of Connexin26 (Cx26, GJB2) mutations, which cause the most common hereditary deafness and are responsible for >50% of nonsyndromic hearing loss. The hypothesis states that Cx26 deficiency may disrupt inner ear gap junctions and compromise sinking and recycling of expelled K(+) ions after hair cell excitation, causing accumulation of K(+)-ions in the extracellular space around hair cells producing K(+)-toxicity, which eventually induces hair cell degeneration and hearing loss...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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