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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333059/solid-phase-extraction-of-trace-amounts-of-cadmium-ii-ions-in-water-and-food-samples-using-iron-magnetite-nanoparticles-modified-by-sodium-dodecyl-sulfate-and-2-mercaptobenzothiazole
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Shahriar Abbasi, Mehdi ShanbehDehbalai, Hossein Khani
A new, simple and rapid method for solid phase extraction and preconcentration of trace amounts of cadmium ions using 2-mercaptobenzothiazole/sodium dodecyl sulfate immobilized on magnetite nanoparticles (MBT-SDS-MNPs) was proposed. The method is based on the extraction of cadmium ions via complexation with MBT immobilized on SDS-coated MNPs and their determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The effects of different parameters - pH; eluent type, concentration and volume; amounts of salt and adsorbent; contact time and interfering ions - on the adsorption of cadmium ions were studied...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326316/protein-and-metalloprotein-distribution-in-different-varieties-of-beans-phaseolus-vulgaris-l-effects-of-cooking
#2
Aline P Oliveira, Geyssa Ferreira Andrade, Bianca S O Mateó, Juliana Naozuka
Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are among the main sources of protein and minerals. The cooking of the grains is imperative, due to reduction of the effect of some toxic and antinutritional substances, as well as increase of protein digestibility. In this study, the effects of cooking on albumins, globulins, prolamins, and glutelins concentration and determination of Fe associated with proteins for different beans varieties and on phaseolin concentration in common and black beans were evaluated. Different extractant solutions (water, NaCl, ethanol, and NaOH) were used for extracting albumins, globulins, prolamins, and glutelins, respectively...
2017: International journal of food science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324711/fire-hazard-reduction-of-hollow-glass-microspheres-in-thermoplastic-polyurethane-composites
#3
Chuanmei Jiao, Hongzhi Wang, Shaoxiang Li, Xilei Chen
Nowadays, reducing the fire hazard of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is an important research direction in the fields of fire safety materials. In this article, hollow glass microsphere (HGM) was used to reduce the fire hazard of TPU in combustion process. The fire characteristics including smoke and heat production of TPU composites were evaluated using smoke density test (SDT) and cone calorimeter test (CCT). And the thermal decomposition and flammable properties were further studied using thermogravimetric analysis/infrared spectrometry (TG-IR) and limiting oxygen index (LOI), etc...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322741/evidence-of-k-homeostasis-disruption-in-cellular-dysfunction-triggered-by-7-ketocholesterol-24s-hydroxycholesterol-and-tetracosanoic-acid-c24-0-in-158n-murine-oligodendrocytes
#4
Maryem Bezine, Meryam Debbabi, Thomas Nury, Rym Ben-Khalifa, Mohammad Samadi, Mustapha Cherkaoui-Malki, Anne Vejux, Jérôme de Sèze, Thibault Moreau, Mohamed El-Ayeb, Gérard Lizard
Imbalance in the homeostasis of K(+) ions has been reported to contribute to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. 7-ketocholesterol (7KC), 24S-hydroxycholesterol (24S-OHC), and tetracosanoic acid (C24:0), often found at increased levels in patients with Alzheimer's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and X-ALD, are able to trigger numerous nerve cell dysfunctions. We therefore studied the impact of 7KC, 24S-OHC, and C24:0 on 158N murine oligodendrocytes, and determined their impact on K(+) homeostasis. The effects of 7KC, 24S-OHC and C24:0 on lipid membrane organization and membrane potential were examined with merocyanine 540 (MC540) and bis-(1,3-diethylthiobarbituric acid) trimethine oxonol (DiSBAC2(3)), respectively...
March 17, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319741/influence-of-sampling-approach-on-concentrations-of-legacy-and-novel-brominated-flame-retardants-in-indoor-dust
#5
Layla Salih Al-Omran, Stuart Harrad
The study investigates the impact of sampling method on the concentrations of PBDEs (BDE-28, BDE-47, BDE-99, BDE-100, BDE-153, BDE-154, BDE-183, and BDE-209) and NBFRs (PBEB, EH-TBB, BEH-TEBP, BTBPE and DBDPE) in indoor dust. A total of 36 dust samples were collected from 12 homes in Birmingham, UK (3 samples per home comprising researcher collected dust - both RCD from the living room (RCDL) and bedroom (RCDB), with an additional householder vacuum dust sample - HHVD). BDE-209 was the predominant compound, with average concentrations of 2642, 2336 and 2634 ng/g in RCDL, RCDB and HHVD respectively...
February 22, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318792/halogen-free-organophosphorus-flame-retardants-caused-oxidative-stress-and-multixenobiotic-resistance-in-asian-freshwater-clams-corbicula-fluminea
#6
Saihong Yan, Huimin Wu, Jianhui Qin, Jinmiao Zha, Zijian Wang
Halogen-free organophosphorus flame retardants are widespread in aquatic environments. Although it has been documented that they affect the behavior and reproduction of aquatic species, researches investigating cellular detoxification and the defense system in bivalves are scarce. In this study, adult Asian clams (C. fluminea) were exposed to tris (2-butoxyethyl) phosphate (TBEP) and tributyl phosphate (TBP) at 20, 200, and 2000 μg/L for 28 d. The results showed no noticeable difference in siphoning behavior...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318508/effects-of-novel-brominated-flame-retardant-tbph-and-its-metabolite-tbmehp-on-human-vascular-endothelial-cells-implication-for-human-health-risks
#7
Ping Xiang, Rong-Yan Liu, Hong-Jie Sun, Yun-Wen Yang, Xin-Yi Cui, Lena Q Ma
As a replacement for polybrominated diphenyl ethers, bis-(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBPH) is widely used as a novel flame retardant and has been detected in many environmental matrix including human blood. TBPH can be metabolized into mono-(2-ethyhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBMEHP) by carboxylesterase. However, their adverse effects on human vascular endothelium and their potential impacts on human cardiovascular disease are unknown. In this study, their adverse effects and associated molecular mechanisms on human vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) were investigated...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317001/temporal-trends-in-exposure-to-organophosphate-flame-retardants-in-the-united-states
#8
Kate Hoffman, Craig M Butt, Thomas F Webster, Emma V Preston, Stephanie C Hammel, Colleen Makey, Amelia M Lorenzo, Ellen M Cooper, Courtney Carignan, John D Meeker, Russ Hauser, Adelheid Soubry, Susan K Murphy, Thomas M Price, Cathrine Hoyo, Emma Mendelsohn, Johanna Congleton, Julie L Daniels, Heather M Stapleton
During the past decade, use of organophosphate compounds as flame retardants and plasticizers has increased. Numerous studies investigating biomarkers (i.e., urinary metabolites) demonstrate ubiquitous human exposure and suggest that human exposure may be increasing. To formally assess temporal trends, we combined data from 14 U.S. epidemiologic studies for which our laboratory group previously assessed exposure to two commonly used organophosphate compounds, tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) and triphenyl phosphate (TPHP)...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297884/chaotic-dynamics-of-a-swirling-flame-front-instability-generated-by-a-change-in-gravitational-orientation
#9
Hiroshi Gotoda, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Kenta Hayashi
We have intensively examined the dynamic behavior of flame front instability in a lean swirling premixed flame generated by a change in gravitational orientation [H. Gotoda, T. Miyano, and I. G. Shepherd, Phys. Rev. E 81, 026211 (2010)PLEEE81539-375510.1103/PhysRevE.81.026211] from the viewpoints of complex networks, symbolic dynamics, and statistical complexity. Here, we considered the permutation entropy in combination with the surrogate data method, the permutation spectrum test, and the multiscale complexity-entropy causality plane incorporating a scale-dependent approach, none of which have been considered in the study of flame front instabilities...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295735/halogen-bonding-interactions-of-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-and-thyroid-hormone-derivatives-a-potential-mechanism-for-inhibition-of-iodothyronine-deiodinase
#10
Eric S Marsan, Craig A Bayse
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) increase flame resistance in consumer goods, but these compounds and their hydroxylated derivatives (OH-BDEs) impair normal thyroid function. Halogen bonding (XB) of PBDEs to an active site selenocysteine may competitively inhibit iodothyronine deiodinases (Dio) by blocking activation/deactivation of thyroid hormone (TH) derivatives. In this study, we compare the strength of the XB interactions of TH derivatives, iodine-based contrast agents and PBDEs/OH-BDEs to a methylselenolate model of the Dio active site using density functional theory...
March 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295600/exogenous-and-endogenous-lipids-of-human-hair
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L Coderch, M A Oliver, V Martínez, A M Manich, L Rubio, M Martí
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to characterize the external and internal lipids of Caucasian hair and their influence in different hair properties such as moisture content, hydrophobic character, and mechanical properties. METHODS: Lipid extraction and their analysis by thin layer chromatography with flame ionization detector were carried out. Lipid rearrangement and water sorption and desorption evaluation of these fibers with and without lipids will also be determined using different techniques such as differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis and dynamic vapor sorption, mainly to evaluate permeation changes of these hair fibers possibly related to the fluidity of the lipids extracted...
March 13, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293951/case-study-on-screening-emerging-pollutants-in-urine-and-nails
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Andreia Alves, Georgios Giovanoulis, Ulrika Lena Nilsson, Claudio Erratico, Luisa Lucattini, Line Småstuen Haug, Griet Jacobs, Cynthia A de Wit, Pim E G Leonards, Adrian Covaci, Jorgen Magnér, Stefan Voorspoels
New plasticizers and flame retardants (FRs) have been introduced as replacements for banned or restricted chemicals, but very little is known about their metabolism and presence in humans. A recent study determined the metabolites formed in vitro for four alternative plasticizers (acetyltributyl citrate (ATBC), bis(2-propylheptyl) phthalate (DPHP), bis(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate (DEHTP), bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate (DEHA)) and one FR (i.e. 2,2-bis(chloromethyl)-propane-1,3-diyltetrakis(2-chloroethyl) bisphosphate (V6))...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292737/in-vivo-metabolism-of-organophosphate-flame-retardants-and-distribution-of-their-main-metabolites-in-adult-zebrafish
#13
Guowei Wang, Hanyan Chen, Zhongkun Du, Jianhua Li, Zunyao Wang, Shixiang Gao
Understanding the metabolism of chemicals as well as the distribution and depuration of their main metabolites in tissues are essential for evaluating their fate and potential toxicity in vivo. Herein, we investigated the metabolism of six typical organophosphate (OP) flame retardants (tripropyl phosphate (TPRP), tri-n-butyl phosphate (TNBP), tris(2-butoxyethyl) phosphate (TBOEP), tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) and tri-p-cresyl phosphate (p-TCP)) in adult zebrafish in laboratory at three levels (0, 1/150 LC50 (environmentally relevant level), and 1/30 LC50 per OP analog)...
March 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292473/placental-dimethyl-acetal-fatty-acid-derivatives-are-elevated-in-preeclampsia
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M Brien, L Berthiaume, I Rudkowska, P Julien, J F Bilodeau
Preeclampsia (PE) was shown to affect the placental content and the transfer of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) to the fetus. Plasmalogens, a type of phospholipids with a vinyl-ether link at the sn-1 position, play an antioxidant role and are specifically enriched in PUFA at the sn-2 position. In this study, we characterized plasmalogen-derived dimethyl acetal (DMA) fatty acid derivatives, 16:0 DMA, 18:0 DMA, 9c-/11c-18:1 DMA and PUFA in the placenta of normotensive (n = 20) and PE (n = 20) pregnancies, according to the sampling site: peri-insertion or periphery...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291944/pyrolyzable-nanoparticle-tracers-for-environmental-interrogation-and-monitoring
#15
Jason R Cox, Mohammed Alsenani, Scott E Miller, James A Roush, Rena Shi, Hooisweng Ow, Sehoon Chang, Anthony A Kmetz, Shannon L Eichmann, Martin E Poitzsch
Environmental tracing applications require materials that can be detected in complex fluids composed of multiple phases and contaminants. Moreover, large libraries of tracers are necessary in order to mitigate memory effects and to deploy multiple tracers simultaneously in complex oil fields. Herein, we disclose a novel approach based on the thermal decomposition of polymeric nanoparticles comprised of styrenic and methacrylic monomers. Polymeric nanoparticles derived from these monomers cleanly decompose into their constituent monomers at elevated temperatures, thereby maximizing atom economy wherein the entire nanoparticle mass contributes to the generation of detectable units...
March 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285609/breast-milk-fatty-acid-composition-and-fatty-acid-intake-of-lactating-mothers-in-south-korea
#16
Hyesook Kim, Sujeong Kang, Byung-Moon Jung, Hyunju Yi, Ji A Jung, Namsoo Chang
The aim of this study was to determine the fatty acid (FA) composition of breast milk, and its association with mothers' FA intake. Milk samples were obtained from 238 healthy lactating women who volunteered to participate in the Human Milk Micronutrients Analysis Research. Dietary intake during lactation was assessed using a 3-d food record, and fat content and FA composition of the breast milk samples were analysed by IR spectrometry using MilkoScan FT2 and GC flame ionisation detector, respectively. The fat content was 3·31 (sd 1·41) g/100 ml breast milk...
March 13, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282624/immunotoxicity-of-organophosphate-flame-retardants-tphp-and-tdcipp-on-murine-dendritic-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
#17
Derya Canbaz, Adrian Logiantara, Ronald van Ree, Leonie S van Rijt
Organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) are commonly used as alternatives for the banned polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and are ubiquitously detected in indoor dust. PFRs can be potentially hazardous to respiratory health via the inhalation of house dust. Dendritic cells (DCs) are crucial in the immunological defense against pathogens in the airways. In respiratory allergy however, an aberrant immune response is induced against innocuous proteins, like house dust mite allergens. In this study, we examined whether exposure to PFRs Triphenylphosphate (TPHP) and Tris(1,3-dichloroisopropyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) affected activation/maturation of DCs at steady state and during exposure to house dust mite allergens (HDM)...
February 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282128/activation-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-and-disruption-of-progesterone-synthesis-of-2-ethylhexyl-diphenyl-phosphate-in-human-placental-choriocarcinoma-cells-comparison-with-triphenyl-phosphate
#18
Wenxin Hu, Fumei Gao, Hong Zhang, Youhei Hiromori, Shuhei Arakawa, Hisamitsu Nagase, Tsuyoshi Nakanishi, Jianying Hu
2-Ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate (EHDPP), an organophosphate flame retardant (OPFR), is frequently detected in human blood. In this study, the sensitive dual-luciferase reporter gene assay and molecular docking were used to investigate the activation of EHDPP to human peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARG). Results show that EHDPP exhibited stronger PPARG activation (EC20: 2.04 μM) than triphenyl phosphate (TPhP) (EC20: 2.78 μM). EHDPP upregulated the gene expression of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (3β-HSD1) in human placental choriocarcinoma cells in a dose-dependent manner, and the lowest observable effective concentration was 10 μM, lower than that of TPhP (20 μM)...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281659/atmospheric-pressure-chemical-ionization-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-for-the-analysis-of-selected-emerging-brominated-flame-retardants-in-foods
#19
Surong Lv, Yumin Niu, Jing Zhang, Bing Shao, Zhenxia Du
Emerging brominated flame retardants (eBFRs) other than polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and their derivatives in foods have been in focus in recent years due to their increasing production volumes, indefinite information on toxicities and the lack of data on occurrence in environments, foods as well as humans. In this study, gas chromatography was coupled to an atmospheric pressure chemical ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (APGC-MS/MS) for the analysis of six eBFRs in pork, chicken, egg, milk and fish...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279515/flame-time-of-a-cigarette-lighter-to-achieve-temperature-capable-of-inflicting-a-burn
#20
Svetlana Harel, Brooke Burkey, Autumn D Nanassy, Michele Marcolongo, Evan Phillips, Christine Campbell, Maria D McColgan
OBJECTIVE: Cigarette lighters are frequent vectors in intentional contact burns. Time and temperature needed to cause thermal injury are considered to differentiate accidental from inflicted burns. This study examines the minimum time needed to heat a cigarette lighter's top to temperatures capable of inflicting any clinically visible skin burn. This information could be useful in child abuse and other forensic cases. METHODS: A literature search was performed to establish the time and temperature at which partial/full thickness skin burns are acquired, regardless of vector...
March 6, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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