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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443660/assessing-the-risk-of-engineered-nanomaterials-in-the-environment-development-and-application-of-the-nanofate-model
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Kendra L Garner, Sangwon Suh, Arturo A Keller
We developed a dynamic multimedia fate and transport model (nanoFate) to predict the time-dependent accumulation of metallic engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) across environmental media. nanoFate considers a wider range of processes and environmental sub-compartments than most previous models and considers ENM releases to compartments (e.g. urban, agriculture) in a manner that reflects their different patterns of use and disposal. As an example, we simulated ten years of release of nano CeO2, CuO, TiO2, and ZnO in the San Francisco Bay area...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441862/spatial-temporal-dispersion-of-aerosolized-nanoparticles-during-the-use-of-consumer-spray-products-and-estimates-of-inhalation-exposure
#2
Jihoon Park, Seunghon Ham, Miyeon Jang, Jinho Lee, Sunju Kim, Sungkyoon Kim, Kiyoung Lee, Donguk Park, Jung-Taek Kwon, Hyunmi Kim, Pilje Kim, Kyunghee Choi, Chungsik Yoon
We evaluated the spatial-temporal dispersion of airborne nanomaterials during the use of spray consumer products and estimated the level of consumer inhalation exposure. A total of eight spray products including five propellant and three pump types were selected to evaluate the dispersion of airborne nanoparticles across time and space in a cleanroom which could control the background particles. Four products were advertised to contain silver and one contained titanium nanoparticles, while three products were specified no ENM but as being manufactured through the use of nanotechnology...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438022/improvements-in-nanoparticle-tracking-analysis-to-measure-particle-aggregation-and-mass-distribution-a-case-study-on-engineered-nanomaterial-stability-in-incineration-landfill-leachates
#3
Kamyar Mehrabi, Bernd Nowack, Yadira Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, Denise M Mitrano
Numerous nanometrology techniques have been developed in recent years to determine the size, concentration and a number of other characteristics of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) in environmental matrices. Among the many available techniques, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) can measure individual particles to create a size distribution and measure the particle number. Therefore, we explore the possibility to use these data to calculate the particle mass distribution. Additionally, we further developed the NTA methodology to explore its suitability for analysis of ENM in complex matrices by measuring ENM agglomeration and sedimentation in municipal solid waste incineration landfill leachates over time...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437479/conformational-dynamics-of-bacterial-trigger-factor-in-apo-and-ribosome-bound-states
#4
Mehmet Tarik Can, Zeynep Kurkcuoglu, Gokce Ezeroglu, Arzu Uyar, Ozge Kurkcuoglu, Pemra Doruker
The chaperone trigger factor (TF) binds to the ribosome exit tunnel and helps cotranslational folding of nascent chains (NC) in bacterial cells and chloroplasts. In this study, we aim to investigate the functional dynamics of fully-atomistic apo TF and its complex with 50S. As TF accomodates a high percentage of charged residues on its surface, the effect of ionic strength on TF dynamics is assessed here by performing five independent molecular dynamics (MD) simulations (total of 1.3 micro-second duration) at 29 mM and 150 mM ionic strengths...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422441/recent-advances-of-electrospun-nanofibrous-membranes-in-the-development-of-chemosensors-for-heavy-metal-detection
#5
Nan Zhang, Ruirui Qiao, Jing Su, Juan Yan, Zhiqiang Xie, Yiqun Qiao, Xichang Wang, Jian Zhong
It is critical to detect and analyze the heavy metal pollutions in environments and foods. Chemosensors have been widely investigated for fast detection of analytes such as heavy metals due to their unique advantages. In order to improve the detection sensitivity of chemosensors, recently electrospun nanofibrous membranes (ENMs) have been explored for the immobilization of chemosensors or receptors due to their high surface-to-volume ratio, high porosity, easiness of fabrication and functionalization, controllability of nanofiber properties, low cost, easy detection, no obvious pollution to the detection solution, and easy post-treatment after the detection process...
April 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416373/inhibition-effects-of-chlorogenic-acid-on-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-mice
#6
Ya Huang, Huaguo Chen, Xin Zhou, Xingdong Wu, Enming Hu, Zhengmeng Jiang
This study aimed to evaluate the inhibitory effects and explore mechanisms of chlorogenic acid against testosterone-induced benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in mice. Benign prostatic hyperplasia model was induced in experimental groups by daily subcutaneous injections of testosterone propionate (7.5mg/kg/d) consecutively for 14 d. A total of 60 mice were randomly divided into six groups: (Group 1) normal control group, (Group 2) benign prostatic hyperplasia model control group, (Group 3) benign prostatic hyperplasia mice treated with finasteride at a dose of 1mg/kg, (Group 4) benign prostatic hyperplasia mice treated with chlorogenic acid at dose levels of 0...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412168/facilitating-translational-nanomedicine-via-predictive-safety-assessment
#7
REVIEW
Vahid Mirshafiee, Wen Jiang, Bingbing Sun, Xiang Wang, Tian Xia
Extensive research on engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) has led to the development of numerous nano-based formulations for theranostic purposes. Although some nano-based drug delivery systems already exist on the market, growing numbers of newly designed ENMs exhibit improved physicochemical properties and are being assessed in preclinical stages. While these ENMs are designed to improve the efficacy of current nano-based therapeutic or imaging systems, it is necessary to thoroughly determine their safety profiles for successful clinical applications...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390859/developing-species-sensitivity-distributions-for-metallic-nanomaterials-considering-the-characteristics-of-nanomaterials-experimental-conditions-and-different-types-of-endpoints
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Guangchao Chen, Willie J G M Peijnenburg, Yinlong Xiao, Martina G Vijver
A species sensitivity distribution (SSD) for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) ranks the tested species according to their sensitivity to a certain ENM. An SSD may be used to estimate the maximum acceptable concentrations of ENMs for the purpose of environmental risk assessment. To construct SSDs for metal-based ENMs, more than 1800 laboratory derived toxicity records of metallic ENMs from >300 publications or open access scientific reports were retrieved. SSDs were developed for the metallic ENMs grouped by surface coatings, sizes, shapes, exposure durations, light exposures, and different toxicity endpoints...
April 5, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380293/network-analysis-reveals-similar-transcriptomic-responses-to-intrinsic-properties-of-carbon-nanomaterials-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Pia Kinaret, Veer Marwah, Vittorio Fortino, Marit Ilves, Henrik Wolff, Lasse Ruokolainen, Petri Auvinen, Kai Savolainen, Harri Alenius, Dario Greco
Understanding the complex molecular alterations related to engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposure is essential for carrying out toxicity assessment. Current experimental paradigms rely on both in vitro and in vivo exposure setups that often are difficult to compare, resulting in questioning the real efficacy of cell models to mimic more complex exposure scenarios at the organism level. Here, we have systematically investigated transcriptomic responses of the THP-1 macrophage cell line and lung tissues of mice, after exposure to several carbon nanomaterials (CNMs)...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377782/species-delimitation-and-lineage-separation-history-of-a-species-complex-of-aspens-in-china
#10
Honglei Zheng, Liqiang Fan, Richard I Milne, Lei Zhang, Yaling Wang, Kangshan Mao
Species delimitation in tree species is notoriously challenging due to shared polymorphisms among species. An integrative survey that considers multiple operational criteria is a possible solution, and we aimed to test it in a species complex of aspens in China. Genetic [four chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) fragments and 14 nuclear microsatellite loci (nSSR)] and morphological variations were collected for 76 populations and 53 populations, respectively, covering the major geographic distribution of the Populus davidiana-rotundifolia complex...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367517/evaluation-of-tumorigenic-potential-of-ceo2-and-fe2o3-engineered-nanoparticles-by-a-human-cell-in-vitro-screening-model
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Todd A Stueckle, Donna C Davidson, Raymond Derk, Tiffany G Kornberg, Diane Schwegler-Berry, Sandra V Pirela, Glen Deloid, Philip Demokritou, Sudjit Luanpitpong, Yon Rojanasakul, Liying Wang
With rapid development of novel nanotechnologies that incorporate engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) into manufactured products, long-term, low dose ENM exposures in occupational settings is forecasted to occur with potential adverse outcomes to human health. Few ENM human health risk assessment efforts have evaluated tumorigenic potential of ENMs. Two widely used nano-scaled metal oxides (NMOs), cerium oxide (nCeO2) and ferric oxide (nFe2O3) were screened in the current study using a sub-chronic exposure to human primary small airway epithelial cells (pSAECs)...
April 2017: NanoImpact
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351140/bendable-photodetector-on-fibers-wrapped-with-flexible-ultrathin-single-crystalline-silicon-nanomembranes
#12
Enming Song, Qinglei Guo, Gaoshan Huang, Bo Jia, Yongfeng Mei
Silicon (Si) nanomembranes (NMs) enable conformal covering on complicated surfaces for novel applications. We adopt classical fibers as flexible/curved substrates and wrap them with freestanding ultrathin Si-NMs with a thickness of ∼20 nm. Intrinsic defects in single-crystalline Si-NMs provide a flow path for hydrofluoric acid (HF) to release the NM with a consecutive area of ∼0.25 cm(2). Such Si-NMs with ultralow flexural rigidities are transferred onto a single-mode fiber (SMF) and functionalized into bendable photodetectors, which detects the leaked light when the fiber is bent...
April 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344012/signaling-pathways-involved-in-metal-based-nanomaterial-toxicity-towards-aquatic-organisms
#13
Amélie Châtel, Catherine Mouneyrac
Environmental risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) is an emergent field since nanotechnology industry is rapidly growing due to the interesting physicochemical properties of nanomaterials. Metal-based nanomaterials are among the most rapidly commercialized materials and their toxicity towards aquatic animals has been investigated at different levels of the biological organization. The objective of this synthesis review is to give an overview of the signaling molecules that have a key role in metal-based NM mediated cytotoxicity in both marine and freshwater organisms...
March 23, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335350/shape-and-charge-of-gold-nanomaterials-influence-survivorship-oxidative-stress-and-moulting-of-daphnia-magna
#14
Fatima Nasser, Adam Davis, Eugenia Valsami-Jones, Iseult Lynch
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are materials with at least one dimension between 1-100 nm. The small size of ENMs results in a large surface area to volume ratio, giving ENMs novel characteristics that are not traditionally exhibited by larger bulk materials. Coupled with large surface area is an enormous capacity for surface functionalization of ENMs, e.g., with different ligands or surface changes, leading to an almost infinite array of variability of ENMs. Here we explore the effects of various shaped (spheres, rods) and charged (negative, positive) gold ENMs on Daphnia magna (D...
November 25, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335196/gold-nanomaterial-uptake-from-soil-is-not-increased-by-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-colonization-of-solanum-lycopersicum-tomato
#15
Jonathan D Judy, Jason K Kirby, Mike J McLaughlin, Timothy Cavagnaro, Paul M Bertsch
Bioaccumulation of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) by plants has been demonstrated in numerous studies over the past 5-10 years. However, the overwhelming majority of these studies were conducted using hydroponic systems and the degree to which the addition of the biological and chemical components present in the soil might fundamentally alter the potential of plant bioaccumulation of ENMs is unclear. Here, we used two genotypes of Solanum lycopersicum (tomato), reduced mycorrhizal colonization (rmc), a mutant which does not allow arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) colonization, and its progenitor, 76R, to examine how colonization by AMF alters trends of gold ENM bioaccumulation from a natural soil...
April 13, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322946/characterizations-and-hepatoprotective-effect-of-polysaccharides-from-mori-fructus-in-rats-with-alcoholic-induced-liver-injury
#16
Xin Zhou, Qingfang Deng, Huaguo Chen, Enming Hu, Chao Zhao, Xiaojian Gong
Crude polysaccharides of Mori Fructus (MFPs) were found to have anti-inflammatory antioxidant, and immuno-enhancing activities. However, the structure of the polysaccharides was ambiguous and its holistic hepatic protection evaluation was defective. This study was conducted to illustrate the characterization of MFPs, and evaluate its hepatoprotective activities. The results found that MFPs contained 67.93±1.18% carbohydrates, 31.03±0.54% uronic acid, and little protein and sulfate. The average molecular weight was ranging from 112...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322140/applications-and-risks-of-nanomaterials-used-in-regenerative-medicine-delivery-systems-theranostics-and-therapy
#17
REVIEW
Estefany I Medina-Reyes, Danae Garcia-Viacobo, Franklin A Carrero-Martinez, Yolanda Irasema Chirino
Recent advances in nanotechnology have transformed the biomedicine field, in which the use of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) has provided the foundation for novel applications. For this reason, the number of ENMs has increased rapidly, and here we provide a classification of ENMs based on chemical composition and biomedical applications, which include regenerative medicine, delivery systems, theranostics, and therapy. These have been identified as the most advanced and promising areas for further studies with humans...
2017: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316894/maxent-s-parameter-configuration-and-small-samples-are-we-paying-attention-to-recommendations-a-systematic-review
#18
Narkis S Morales, Ignacio C Fernández, Victoria Baca-González
Environmental niche modeling (ENM) is commonly used to develop probabilistic maps of species distribution. Among available ENM techniques, MaxEnt has become one of the most popular tools for modeling species distribution, with hundreds of peer-reviewed articles published each year. MaxEnt's popularity is mainly due to the use of a graphical interface and automatic parameter configuration capabilities. However, recent studies have shown that using the default automatic configuration may not be always appropriate because it can produce non-optimal models; particularly when dealing with a small number of species presence points...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303735/what-can-nanosafety-learn-from-drug-development-the-feasibility-of-safety-by-design
#19
Rune Hjorth, Lilian van Hove, Fern Wickson
"Safety by design" (SbD) is an intuitively appealing concept that is on the rise within nanotoxicology and nanosafety research, as well as within nanotechnology research policy. It leans on principles established within drug discovery and development (DDD) and seeks to address safety early, as well as throughout product development. However, it remains unclear what the concept of SbD exactly entails for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) or how it is envisioned to be implemented. Here, we review the concept as it is emerging in European research and compare its resemblance with the safety testing and assessment practices in DDD...
March 17, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295840/climatic-changes-can-drive-the-loss-of-genetic-diversity-in-a-neotropical-savanna-tree-species
#20
Jacqueline S Lima, Liliana Ballesteros-Mejia, Matheus S Lima-Ribeiro, Rosane G Collevatti
The high rates of future climatic changes, compared with the rates reported for past changes, may hamper species adaptation to new climates or the tracking of suitable conditions, resulting in significant loss of genetic diversity. Trees are dominant species in many biomes and because they are long-lived, they may not be able to cope with ongoing climatic changes. Here, we coupled Ecological Niche Modelling (ENM) and genetic simulations to forecast the effects of climatic changes on the genetic diversity and the structure of genetic clusters...
March 13, 2017: Global Change Biology
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