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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156695/mir-2964a-5p-binding-site-snp-regulates-atm-expression-contributing-to-age-related-cataract-risk
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Han Rong, Shanshan Gu, Guowei Zhang, Lihua Kang, Mei Yang, Junfang Zhang, Xinyue Shen, Huaijin Guan
This study was to explore the involvement of DNA repair genes in the pathogenesis of age-related cataract (ARC). We genotyped nine single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of genes responsible to DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) in 804 ARC cases and 804 controls in a cohort of eye diseases in Chinese population and found that the ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) gene-rs4585:G>T was significantly associated with ARC risk. An in vitro functional test found that miR-2964a-5p specifically down-regulated luciferase reporter expression and ATM expression in the cell lines transfected with rs4585 T allele compared to rs4585 G allele...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156531/heated-naringin-mitigate-the-genotoxicity-effect-of-mitomycin-c-in-balb-c-mice-through-enhancing-the-antioxidant-status
#2
Mouna Maatouk, Nadia Mustapha, Imen Mokdad-Bzeouich, Hind Chaaban, Irina Ioannou, Kamel Ghedira, Mohamed Ghoul, Leila Chekir-Ghedira
A major problem with cancer chemotherapy is its severe toxic effects on non-target tissues. Assessment of natural products for their protective effect against anticancer drugs induced toxicity is gaining importance in cancer biology. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of native and thermal treated naringin on the protective effect against mitomycin C (MMC) induced genotoxicity. The genotoxicity in liver kidney and brain cells isolated from Balb/C mice were evaluated by performing the comet assay...
November 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155394/label-free-and-dynamic-monitoring-of-cytotoxicity-to-the-blood-brain-barrier-cells-treated-with-nanometre-copper-oxide
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Duan Lian, Zhang Chonghua, Gu Wen, Zhang Hongwei, Bai Xuetao
A cytotoxicity study was conducted with a primary culture of the nervous system cells, including brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) and astrocytes, which are important components of the blood-brain barrier. The real-time cell analysis (RTCA) was used to determine the cytotoxicity of copper-oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs). The IC50 values of CuO NPs in astrocytes and BMECs were determined by the RTCA at different exposure times and were used as base values for further research. DNA damage after exposure to CuO NPs for 3 and 24 h was assessed using comet assay at the IC50 obtained from RTCA...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154161/effect-of-bovine-sperm-chromatin-integrity-evaluated-using-three-different-methods-on-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertility
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L S Castro, A F P Siqueira, T R S Hamilton, C M Mendes, J A Visintin, M E O A Assumpção
In vitro fertility potential of individual bulls is still relatively uncharacterized. Classical sperm analysis does not include the evaluation of all sperm characteristics and thus, some cell compartments could be neglected. In humans, sperm DNA integrity has already proven to have major influence in embryo development and assisted reproduction techniques successfully. In bovine, some studies already correlated chromatin integrity with field fertility. However, none of those have attempted to relate DNA assessment approaches such as chromatin deficiency (CMA3), chromatin stability (SCSA; AO+) and DNA fragmentation (COMET assay) to predict in vitro bull fertility...
November 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151145/pendimethalin-induces-oxidative-stress-dna-damage-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-to-trigger-apoptosis-in-human-lymphocytes-and-rat-bone-marrow-cells
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Sabiha M Ansari, Quaiser Saquib, Sabry M Attia, Eslam M Abdel-Salam, Hend A Alwathnani, Mohammad Faisal, Abdulrahman A Alatar, Abdulaziz A Al-Khedhairy, Javed Musarrat
Pendimethalin (PM) is a dinitroaniline herbicide extensively applied against the annual grasses and broad-leaved weeds. There is no report available on PM-induced low-dose genotoxicity in human primary cells and in vivo test models. Such data gap has prompted us to evaluate the genotoxic potential of PM in human lymphocytes and rats. PM selectively binds in the minor groove of DNA by forming covalent bonds with G and C nitrogenous bases, as well as with the ribose sugar. PM induces micronucleus formation (MN) in human lymphocytes, indicating its clastogenic potential...
November 18, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150046/oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-in-the-cord-blood-of-preterm-infants
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Mahmood Norishadkam, Soudeh Andishmand, Javad Zavar Reza, Mohammad Javad Zare Sakhvidi, Vida Rezae Hachesoo
Preterm birth infants are more susceptible to oxidative stress and aftermaths unwanted outcomes such as DNA damage due to hyperoxic stress. In this study, we compared the DNA strand breaks as one of the results of DNA oxidation in white blood cells, malondialdehyde (oxidative stress marker), catalase and superoxide dismutase activity, and total antioxidant capacity (markers of antioxidant defense) in a cord blood plasma of a group of preterm (n=25) and full term births (n=25). The primary DNA damage and plasma oxidative stress markers were significantly higher in a preterm group (p<0...
December 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142345/in-vitro-protective-effect-of-rutin-and-quercetin-against-radiation-induced-genetic-damage-in-human-lymphocytes
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Shrikant L Patil, K Swaroop, Nilesh Kakde, H M Somashekarappa
Purpose of the Study: Rutin (RUT) and quercetin (QRT) which are dietary compounds were investigated for their ability to protect against ionizing radiation (IR)-induced genotoxicity in human lymphocytes. Materials and Methods: The radiation antagonistic potential of RUT and QRT was assessed by alkaline comet and cytokinesis-block micronucleus (CBMN) assay. Results: Treatment of lymphocytes with RUT and QRT (25 μg/ml) prior exposure to 2 Gy gamma radiation resulted in a significant reduction of frequency of micronuclei as compared to the control set of cells evaluated by CBMN assay...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134560/neurochemical-and-neurotoxic-effects-of-mdma-ecstasy-and-caffeine-after-chronic-combined-administration-in-mice
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Anna Maria Górska, Katarzyna Kamińska, Agnieszka Wawrzczak-Bargieła, Giulia Costa, Micaela Morelli, Ryszard Przewłocki, Grzegorz Kreiner, Krystyna Gołembiowska
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a psychostimulant popular as a recreational drug because of its effect on mood and social interactions. MDMA acts at dopamine (DA) transporter (DAT) and serotonin (5-HT) transporter (SERT) and is known to induce damage of dopamine and serotonin neurons. MDMA is often ingested with caffeine. Caffeine as a non-selective adenosine A1/A2A receptor antagonist affects dopaminergic and serotonergic transmissions. The aim of the present study was to determine the changes in DA and 5-HT release in the mouse striatum induced by MDMA and caffeine after their chronic administration...
November 13, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131114/rosmarinic-acid-attenuates-the-activation-of-murine-microglial-n9-cells-through-the-downregulation-of-inflammatory-cytokines-and-cleaved-caspase-3
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Vanessa Rodrigues Coelho, Cassiana Macagnan Viau, Renata Bartolomeu Staub, Marcele Silva De Souza, Pricila Pflüger, Gabriela Gregory Regner, Patrícia Pereira, Jenifer Saffi
OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluated the ability of rosmarinic acid (RA) to inhibit microglia activation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the N9 murine microglial cell line, and investigated the putative mechanisms involved in this process. METHODS: In all tests, N9 murine microglial cells were pretreated with RA (0.1, 1.0, and 10 μM) for 20 h and exposed to LPS (1 μM/mL) for 4 h. Cell viability was measured by Trypan blue exclusion assay. Flow cytometry was used to detect reactive oxygen species (ROS), quantify cleaved caspase-3, and analyze the mitochondrial electrochemical potential...
November 7, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129129/in-vitro-cytotoxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-furia-%C3%A2-180-sc-zeta-cypermethrin-and-bulldock-125%C3%A2-sc-%C3%AE-cyfluthrin-pyrethroid-insecticides-in-human-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
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María Elena Calderón-Segura, Sandra Gómez-Arroyo, Josefina Cortés-Eslava, Carmen Martínez-Valenzuela, Luis Humberto Mojica-Vázquez, Magdiel Sosa-López, Diana Flores-Ramírez, Zaira Edtih Romero-Velázquez
In the present study, human peripheral blood lymphocytes were exposed in vitro to 0, 6, 12, 18, 24, and 30 μg/mL Furia ®180 SC (zeta-cypermethrin) and 0, 6.3, 12.5, 18.8, 25, and 31.3 μg/mL Bulldock ®125 SC (β-cyfluthrin). Exposure to 32 µg/mL bleomycin for 24 h served as a positive control. The cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of each insecticide were analyzed using alkaline comet and trypan blue dye exclusion assays. DNA damage was evaluated through three genotoxicity parameters: tail length (TL), tail moment (TM) and tail intensity (TI)...
November 12, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129070/molecular-signatures-associated-with-treatment-of-triple-negative-mda-mb231-breast-cancer-cells-with-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-jaha-and-saha
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Mariangela Librizzi, Fabio Caradonna, Ilenia Cruciata, Janusz Dębski, Supojjanee Sansook, Michał Dadlez, John Spencer, Claudio Luparello
Jay Amin hydroxamic acid (JAHA; N8-ferrocenylN(1)-hydroxy-octanediamide) is a ferrocene-containing analogue of the histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA). JAHA's cytotoxic activity on MDA-MB231 triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells at 72 h has been previously demonstrated with an IC50 of 8.45 μM. JAHA's lethal effect was found linked to perturbations of cell cycle, mitochondrial activity, signal transduction, and autophagy mechanisms. To glean novel insights on how MDA-MB231 breast cancer cells respond to the cytotoxic effect induced by JAHA, and to compare the biological effect with the related compound SAHA, we have employed a combination of differential display-PCR, proteome analysis, and COMET assay techniques and shown some differences in the molecular signature profiles induced by exposure to either HDACis...
November 12, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128690/transcriptome-based-biological-dosimetry-of-gamma-radiation-in-arabidopsis-using-dna-damage-response-genes
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Tae Ho Ryu, Jin Kyu Kim, Jeong-Il Kim, Jin-Hong Kim
Plants are used as representative reference biota for the biological assessment of environmental risks such as ionizing radiation due to their immobility. This study proposed a faster, more economical, and more effective method than conventional cytogenetic methods for the biological dosimetry of ionizing radiation in plants (phytodosimetry). We compared various dose-response curves for the radiation-induced DNA damage response (DDR) in Arabidopsis thaliana after relatively "low-dose" gamma irradiation (3, 6, 12, 24, and 48 Gy) below tens of Gy using comet (or single-cell gel electrophoresis), gamma-H2AX, and transcriptomic assays of seven DDR genes (AGO2, BRCA1, GRG, PARP1, RAD17, RAD51, and RPA1E) using quantitative real time PCR...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128605/erythrocytes-as-a-biological-model-for-screening-of-xenobiotics-toxicity
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Mayada Ragab Farag, Mahmoud Alagawany
Erythrocytes are the main cells in circulation. They are devoid of internal membrane structures and easy to be isolated and handled providing a good model for different assays. Red blood cells (RBCs) plasma membrane is a multi-component structure that keeps the cell morphology, elasticity, flexibility and deformability. Alteration of membrane structure upon exposure to xenobiotics could induce various cellular abnormalities and releasing of intracellular components. Therefore the morphological changes and extracellular release of haemoglobin [hemolysis] and increased content of extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) [as signs of membrane stability] could be used to evaluate the cytotoxic effects of various molecules...
November 8, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127871/marine-radioecology-after-the-fukushima-dai-ichi-nuclear-accident-are-we-better-positioned-to-understand-the-impact-of-radionuclides-in-marine-ecosystems
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J Vives I Batlle, M Aoyama, C Bradshaw, J Brown, K O Buesseler, N Casacuberta, M Christl, C Duffa, N R E N Impens, M Iosjpe, P Masqué, J Nishikawa
This paper focuses on how a community of researchers under the COMET (CO-ordination and iMplementation of a pan European projecT for radioecology) project has improved the capacity of marine radioecology to understand at the process level the behaviour of radionuclides in the marine environment, uptake by organisms and the resulting doses after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident occurred in 2011. We present new radioecological understanding of the processes involved, such as the interaction of waterborne radionuclides with suspended particles and sediments or the biological uptake and turnover of radionuclides, which have been better quantified and mathematically described...
November 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126054/a-study-of-genotoxicity-and-oxidative-stress-induced-by-mercuric-chloride-in-the-marine-polychaete-perinereis-aibuhitensis
#15
Lai Jun Zhang, Yao Li, Pan Chen, Xiao Mei Li, Yong Gan Chen, Yu Yu Hang, Wei Jie Gong
The marine polychaete worm Perinereis aibuhitensis was used to study the genotoxic effects of mercuric chloride by means of the comet assay and micronucleus (MN) test. P. aibuhitensis was subjected in vivo to two different concentrations of mercuric chloride (0.05mgL(-1) and 0.5mgL(-1)) for 96h. The comet assay of coelomocytes demonstrated that TailDNA% values increased with extended exposure to or increased concentrations of HgCl2 (p<0.01). The frequency of MNs was the highest in the treatment with 96h of exposure at all concentrations (p<0...
October 28, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125176/hplc-dad-esi-ms-ms-analysis-of-fruits-from-firmiana-simplex-l-and-evaluation-of-their-antioxidant-and-antigenotoxic-properties
#16
Mosad Ahmed Ghareeb, Tamer Mohamed, Amal Mohamed Saad, Laila Abdel-Ghany Refahy, Mansour Sobeh, Michael Wink
OBJECTIVES: The secondary metabolites of the fruits of Firmiana simplex (L.) were analysed by LC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS; furthermore, we evaluated their antioxidant and antigenotoxic properties. METHODS: The antioxidant activity was investigated using the 2,2'-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH), the 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) diammonium salt (ABTS) and the ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays. The antigenotoxic potential was determined via the comet assay...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124512/synthesis-and-antiproliferative-and-apoptosis-inducing-activity-of-novel-3-substituted-3-hydroxy-2-oxindole-compounds
#17
Mona Nazemi Moghaddam, Razieh Jalal, Zohreh Zeraatkar
Anticancer role of oxindole compounds is well documented. Here, we synthesized new derivatives of 3-hydroxy-2-oxindole functionalized at position 3 (1a-f) which are expected to have antiproliferative activity in cancer cells. Human prostate cancer cell line (DU145) was treated with the synthesized derivatives at 40-μM concentration for 24, 48, and 72 h. Compounds 1-ethyl-3-hydroxy-1,1',3,3'-tetrahydro-2H,2'H-3,3'-biindole-2,2'-dione (1d), 5-bromo-1-ethyl-3-hydroxy-1,1',3,3'-2H,2'H-3,3'-biindole-2,2'-dione (1e), and 5-chloro-1-ethyl-3-hydroxy-1,1',3,3'-tetrahydro-2H,2'H-3,3'-biindole-2,2'-dione (1f) were found to significantly reduce DU145 cell viability at 48 and 72 h whereas no significant changes were observed up to 24 h...
November 9, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121949/quantifying-engineered-nanomaterial-toxicity-comparison-of-common-cytotoxicity-and-gene-expression-measurements
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Donald H Atha, Amber Nagy, Andrea Steinbrück, Allison M Dennis, Jennifer A Hollingsworth, Varsha Dua, Rashi Iyer, Bryant C Nelson
BACKGROUND: When evaluating the toxicity of engineered nanomaterials (ENMS) it is important to use multiple bioassays based on different mechanisms of action. In this regard we evaluated the use of gene expression and common cytotoxicity measurements using as test materials, two selected nanoparticles with known differences in toxicity, 5 nm mercaptoundecanoic acid (MUA)-capped InP and CdSe quantum dots (QDs). We tested the effects of these QDs at concentrations ranging from 0.5 to 160 µg/mL on cultured normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cells using four common cytotoxicity assays: the dichlorofluorescein assay for reactive oxygen species (ROS), the lactate dehydrogenase assay for membrane viability (LDH), the mitochondrial dehydrogenase assay for mitochondrial function, and the Comet assay for DNA strand breaks...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117507/zingerone-protects-keratinocyte-stem-cells-from-uvb-induced-damage
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Jienny Lee, Sae Woong Oh, Seoung Woo Shin, Kyung-Woo Lee, Jae-Youl Cho, Jongsung Lee
The epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, is a stratified epithelium that protects the body from the external environment. Keratinocyte stem cells (KSCs) are involved in epidermis homeostasis by maintaining epidermal integrity through a process of constant regeneration. Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation is a major inducer of cellular damage in the epidermis. In this study, we investigated the effects of zingerone (a phenolic compound derived from spices) on UVB-induced cellular damage in KSCs. We found that zingerone significantly inhibited cellular senescence of KSCs in response to UVB irradiation...
November 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115465/trichosanthes%C3%A2-kirilowii-extract-enhances-repair-of-uvb-radiation%C3%A2-induced-dna-damage-by-regulating-bmal1-and-mir%C3%A2-142%C3%A2-3p-in-human-keratinocytes
#20
Ji-Hye Joo, In-Kee Hong, Nam Kyoung Kim, Eunmi Choi
Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation induces DNA damage, oxidative stress and inflammation, and suppresses the immune system in the skin, which collectively contribute to skin aging and carcinogenesis. The DNA damage response, including DNA repair, can be regulated by the circadian clock and microRNA (miRNA) expression. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reparative action of Trichosanthes kirilowii extract (TKE) against UVB irradiation‑induced DNA damage in human keratinocytes. TKE demonstrated low cytotoxicity in normal HaCaT keratinocytes at low doses (up to 100 µg/ml)...
October 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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