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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551578/toxicity-of-organic-uv-filters-to-the-aquatic-midge-chironomus-riparius
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Diana Campos, Carlos Gravato, Carla Quintaneiro, Oksana Golovko, Vladimír Žlábek, Amadeu M V M Soares, João L T Pestana
Despite the frequent detection of organic ultraviolet-filters (UV-filters) in freshwater sediments, there is a lack of ecotoxicological data undermining a correct risk assessment for these emerging contaminants. The present study assessed the effects of three of the most commonly used UV-filters (benzophenone-3 - BP3; 3-(4-methylbenzylidene)camphor - 4-MBC and octocrylene - OC) on Chironomus riparius life history and biochemical responses. Standard ecotoxicological assays confirmed that all compounds impaired growth of C...
May 25, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551559/crotonaldehyde-induces-autophagy-mediated-cytotoxicity-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells-via-pi3k-ampk-and-mapk-pathways
#2
Limeng Wang, Xiang Li, Zhihua Yang, Xiujie Pan, Xingyu Liu, Maoxiang Zhu, Jianping Xie
Crotonaldehyde is an ubiquitous hazardous pollutant in the environment which can be produced naturally, artificially and endogenously. Acute exposure of crotonaldehyde was reported to induce severe lung injury in humans and experimental animals. However, the exact toxicity mechanisms of crotonaldehyde in organisms have not been fully explored. In the present study, we explored the role autophagy played in the cytotoxicity induced by crotonaldehyde in human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B), and the pathways that mediated autophagy, including the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway, the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway and the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways, were examined and validated...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551365/low-dose-ionizing-radiation-limitations-to-seed-germination-results-from-a-model-linking-physiological-characteristics-and-developmental-dynamics-simulation-strategy
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Hui Liu, Dawei Hu, Chen Dong, Yuming Fu, Guanghui Liu, Youcai Qin, Yi Sun, Dianlei Liu, Lei Li, Hong Liu
There is much uncertainty about the risks of seed germination after repeated or protracted environmental low-dose ionizing radiation exposure. The purpose of this study is to explore the influence mechanism of low-dose ionizing radiation on wheat seed germination using a model linking physiological characteristics and developmental-dynamics simulation. A low-dose ionizing radiation environment simulator was built to investigate wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seeds germination process and then a kinetic model expressing the relationship between wheat seed germination dynamics and low-dose ionizing radiation intensity variations was developed by experimental data, plant physiology, relevant hypotheses and system dynamics, and sufficiently validated and accredited by computer simulation...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551266/characterization-of-extracellular-vitamin-b12-producing-lactobacillus-plantarum-strains-and-assessment-of-the-probiotic-potentials
#4
Ping Li, Qing Gu, Lanlan Yang, Yue Yu, Yuejiao Wang
We investigated extracellular vitamin B12-producing Lactobacillus strains and their characteristics in tolerance to environmental stresses, gastric acid and bile salts. Two isolates, Lactobacillus plantarum LZ95 and CY2, showed high extracellular B12 production, 98±15μg/L and 60±9μg/L respectively. Extracellular B12 from LZ95 were identified as adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin using a combination of solid phase extraction and reverse-phase HPLC, while that from CY2 was adenosylcobalamin. Both strains grew under environmental stresses, and LZ95 exhibited better tolerance to low temperature and high ethanol concentration...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551208/dualistic-immunomodulation-of-sub-chronic-microcystin-lr-exposure-on-the-innate-immune-defense-system-in-male-zebrafish
#5
Wang Lin, Jie Hou, Honghui Guo, Yuming Qiu, Li Li, Dapeng Li, Rong Tang
Microcystins (MCs), produced by toxic cyanobacterial blooms that appeared world wildly in eutrophication waters, have often caused fish illness and even massive death cases. Among at least 90 structural variants, microcystin-LR (MC-LR) is the most common and toxic variant. In order to better understand innate immune responses in fish disrupted by environmental concentrations of MC-LR, male zebrafish (Danio rerio) were exposed to 0, 0.3, 1, 3, 10 and 30 μg/L MC-LR for 30 d, and the changes in splenic pathology and immunological gene expression as well as serum immune parameters were studied...
May 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551207/genotoxic-and-mutagenic-assessment-of-iron-oxide-maghemite-%C3%AE-fe2o3-nanoparticle-in-the-guppy-poecilia-reticulata
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Gabriel Qualhato, Thiago Lopes Rocha, Emília Celma de Oliveira Lima, Daniela Melo E Silva, Júlio Roquete Cardoso, Cesar Koppe Grisolia, Simone Maria Teixeira de Sabóia-Morais
The environmental risk of nanomaterials (NMs) designed and used in nanoremediation process is of emerging concern, but their ecotoxic effects to aquatic organism remains unclear. In this study, the citrate-coated (maghemite) nanoparticles (IONPs) were synthesized and its genotoxic and mutagenic effects were investigated in the female guppy Poecilia reticulata. Fish were exposed to IONPs at environmentally relevant iron concentration (0.3 mg L(-1)) during 21 days and the animals were collected at the beginning of the experiment and after 3, 7, 14 and 21 days of exposure...
May 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551206/study-of-the-plasma-proteome-of-atlantic-cod-gadus-morhua-effect-of-exposure-to-two-pahs-and-their-corresponding-diols
#7
Karianne Skogland Enerstvedt, Magne O Sydnes, Daniela M Pampanin
Occurrence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in the marine environment represents a risk to marine life and humans. In this study, plasma samples from Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) were analysed by shotgun mass spectrometry to investigate the plasma proteome in response to exposure to single PAHs (naphthalene or chrysene) and their corresponding metabolites (dihydrodiols). In total, 369 proteins were identified and ranked according to their relative abundance. The levels of 12 proteins were found significantly altered in PAH exposed fish and are proposed as new biomarker candidates...
May 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551204/ecotoxicity-and-qsar-studies-of-glycerol-ethers-in-daphnia-magna
#8
Eduardo Perales, Jose Ignacio García, Elisabet Pires, Luis Aldea, Laura Lomba, Beatriz Giner
Glycerol is currently considered a raw, renewable material, which can be used to synthesize new glycerol derivatives that may be used as green solvents. However, these compounds must be environmentally evaluated before their use. The acute ecotoxicity of a series of mono-, di-, and trialkyl ethers synthesized from glycerol for the crustacean Daphnia magna has been studied. The EC50 values of these ethers after 24 h of exposure were determined according to the OECD 202 protocol. Their possible structural-toxicity relationships according to different alkyl substituents have been discussed after applying different QSAR models (with the DARC-PELCO approach and topological parameters)...
May 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550343/the-association-of-ambient-temperature-with-incidence-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-in-a-short-timescale
#9
Jayeun Kim, Ho Kim
The body response time and an association between the exposure to outdoor temperature and cardiac arrhythmia were not fully understood. Hence, we further investigated the association between ambient temperature and the exacerbations of arrhythmia symptoms on a short timescale using the emergency department (ED) visit data. We used a total of 17,088 arrhythmia-related ED visits in Seoul, from 2008 to 2011 and fitted the model adjusting for other meteorological variables and air pollutants under the case-crossover analysis with the same year-month time stratification...
May 27, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549829/impact-of-chlorpyrifos-on-human-villous-trophoblasts-and-chorionic-villi
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M E Ridano, A C Racca, J B Flores-Martin, R Fretes, C L Bandeira, L Reyna, E Bevilacqua, S Genti-Raimondi, G M Panzetta-Dutari
Placental barrier regulates maternal-fetal interchange protecting the baby from damage caused by substances found in the uterine environment or circulating in the vascular system. Organophosphate (OP) pesticides are a paramount group of environmental pollutants used in intensive agriculture for protection against diseases and pests. While many studies have reported an increased risk of pregnancy alterations in pregnant women exposed to OPs, few have analyzed the effects caused by these pesticides in the placenta...
May 23, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549806/chronic-consequences-on-human-health-induced-by-microbial-pathogens-growth-faltering-among-children-in-developing-countries
#11
James P Nataro, Richard L Guerrant
Enteric infections continue to cause approximately 500,000 childhood deaths annually worldwide. In addition to the burden of diarrhea, there is emerging evidence that exposure to enteric pathogens may induce physiologic abnormalities that lead to linear growth faltering. This enteric disease, known as environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) remains cryptic with regard to its causes and features. In this workshop, experts in the field addressed the contribution of enteric pathogens to growth faltering in the absence of clinical diarrhea...
May 23, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549664/role-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-mediated-mechanisms-in-cocaine-memory-enhancement
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S J Stringfield, J A Higginbotham, R Wang, A L Berger, R J McLaughlin, R A Fuchs
The basolateral amygdala (BLA) is a critical site for the reconsolidation of labile contextual cocaine memories following retrieval-induced reactivation/destabilization. Here, we examined whether glucocorticoid receptors (GR), which are abundant in the BLA, mediate this phenomenon. Rats were trained to lever press for cocaine reinforcement in a distinct environmental context, followed by extinction training in a different context. Rats were then briefly exposed to the cocaine-paired context (to elicit memory reactivation and reconsolidation) or their home cages (no reactivation control)...
May 23, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549301/ecotoxicological-effect-of-ketamine-evidence-of-acute-chronic-and-photolysis-toxicity-to-daphnia-magna
#13
Shih-Wei Li, Yu-Hsiang Wang, Angela Yu-Chen Lin
Ketamine has been increasingly used in medicine and has the potential for abuse or illicit use around the world. Ketamine cannot be removed by conventional wastewater treatment plants. Although ketamine and its metabolite norketamine have been detected to a significant degree in effluents and aquatic environments, their ecotoxicity effects in aquatic organisms remain undefined. In this study, we investigated the acute toxicity of ketamine and its metabolite, along with the chronic reproductive toxicity of ketamine (5-100μg/L) to Daphnia magna...
May 23, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549262/passive-sampling-of-wastewater-as-a-tool-for-the-long-term-monitoring-of-community-exposure-illicit-and-prescription-drug-trends-as-a-proof-of-concept
#14
J A Baz-Lomba, Christopher Harman, Malcolm Reid, Kevin V Thomas
A passive sampling device, the Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Sampler (POCIS), was calibrated in-situ over a 4-week period in Oslo (Norway) for 10 illicit drugs and pharmaceuticals with the goal of developing an approach for monitoring long-term wastewater drug loads. The calibrations were performed in triplicate using three different overlapping calibration sets under changing environmental conditions that allowed the uncertainty of the sampling rates to be evaluated. All 10 compounds exhibited linear uptake kinetics and provided sampling rates of between 0...
May 20, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548990/outbreaks-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
#15
Geeta Sood, Nikki Parrish
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the emerging literature on nontuberculous mycobacteria outbreaks in healthcare settings. As our ability to identify mycobacterial species develops, we are better able to recognize epidemiologic connections and better understand the prevalence and importance of these outbreaks and pseudo-outbreaks in healthcare settings. RECENT FINDINGS: The number of outbreaks related to nontuberculous outbreaks is increasing because of heightened awareness and better diagnostic tests for species level identification of mycobacteria...
May 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548656/nlr-locus-mediated-trade-off-between-abiotic-and-biotic-stress-adaptation-in-arabidopsis
#16
Hirotaka Ariga, Taku Katori, Takashi Tsuchimatsu, Taishi Hirase, Yuri Tajima, Jane E Parker, Rubén Alcázar, Maarten Koornneef, Owen Hoekenga, Alexander E Lipka, Michael A Gore, Hitoshi Sakakibara, Mikiko Kojima, Yuriko Kobayashi, Satoshi Iuchi, Masatomo Kobayashi, Kazuo Shinozaki, Yoichi Sakata, Takahisa Hayashi, Yusuke Saijo, Teruaki Taji
Osmotic stress caused by drought, salt or cold decreases plant fitness. Acquired stress tolerance defines the ability of plants to withstand stress following an initial exposure(1). We found previously that acquired osmotolerance after salt stress is widespread among Arabidopsis thaliana accessions(2). Here, we identify ACQOS as the locus responsible for ACQUIRED OSMOTOLERANCE. Of its five haplotypes, only plants carrying group 1 ACQOS are impaired in acquired osmotolerance. ACQOS is identical to VICTR, encoding a nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) protein(3)...
May 26, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546900/response-to-kruse-plass-et-al-2017-regarding-the-risk-to-non-target-lepidopteran-larvae-exposed-to-pollen-from-one-or-more-of-three-bt-maize-events-mon810-bt11-and-1507
#17
Joe N Perry, Paolo Barberi, Detlef Bartsch, A N E Birch, Achim Gathmann, Jozsef Kiss, Barbara Manachini, Marco Nuti, Stefan Rauschen, Joachim Schiemann, Mechthild Schuppener, Jeremy Sweet, Christoph C Tebbe, Fabio Veronesi
We respond to the paper of Kruse-Plass et al. (Environ Sci Eur 29:12, 2017), published in this journal, regarding the risk to non-target lepidopteran larvae exposed to pollen from one or more of three Bt maize events (MON810, Bt11 and 1507). We emphasise that what is important for environmental risk assessment is not the number of pollen grains per se, but the degree of exposure of a NT lepidopteran larva to Bt protein contained in maize pollen. The main text of this response deals with general issues which Kruse-Plass et al...
2017: Environmental Sciences Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546896/study-of-the-correlation-between-sensing-performance-and-surface-morphology-of-inkjet-printed-aqueous-graphene-based-chemiresistors-for-no2-detection
#18
F Villani, C Schiattarella, T Polichetti, R Di Capua, F Loffredo, B Alfano, M L Miglietta, E Massera, L Verdoliva, G Di Francia
The extremely high sensitivity to the external environment and the high specific surface area, as well as the absence of bulk phenomena that could interfere with the response signal, make graphene highly attractive for the applications in the field of sensing. Among the various methods for producing graphene over large areas, liquid phase exfoliation (LPE) appears to be very promising, especially if combined with inkjet printing (IJP), which offers several advantages, including the selective and controlled deposition of small ink volumes and the versatility of the exploitable inks and substrates...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546894/needs-and-challenges-for-assessing-the-environmental-impacts-of-engineered-nanomaterials-enms
#19
REVIEW
Michelle Romero-Franco, Hilary A Godwin, Muhammad Bilal, Yoram Cohen
The potential environmental impact of nanomaterials is a critical concern and the ability to assess these potential impacts is top priority for the progress of sustainable nanotechnology. Risk assessment tools are needed to enable decision makers to rapidly assess the potential risks that may be imposed by engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), particularly when confronted by the reality of limited hazard or exposure data. In this review, we examine a range of available risk assessment frameworks considering the contexts in which different stakeholders may need to assess the potential environmental impacts of ENMs...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546039/relation-of-rice-intake-and-biomarkers-of-cadmium-for-general-population-in-korea
#20
Soo-Hwaun Kim, Young-Wook Lim, Kyung-Su Park, Ji-Yeon Yang
Environmental exposure to cadmium can cause renal damage. Foods containing cadmium are generally regarded as the main environmental sources of human exposure to cadmium. In this study, foods that are ingested in large amounts, including rice and other types of food with a high concentration of cadmium, were investigated to determine the correlation between the foods' cadmium content and biomarkers. The datasets required for this study, including blood cadmium concentration, biomarker concentration, and data on the amount of consumption by food item, were obtained from KNHNES...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
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