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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412278/disruption-of-glutamate-neurotransmitter-transmission-is-modulated-by-snap-25-in-benzo-a-pyrene-induced-neurotoxic-effects
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Kai Yang, Xuejun Jiang, Qiuping Su, Jing Wang, Chunlin Li, Yinyin Xia, Shuqun Cheng, Qizhong Qin, Xianqing Cao, Chengzhi Chen, Baijie Tu
Benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P), a ubiquitous chemical contaminant in the environment, is a well-established neurotoxicant to human. However, the molecular mechanisms for B[a]P neurotoxicity are still unclear. In the present study, after treating Sprague-Dawley rats with 0.02, 0.2 and 2.0mg/kg/day B[a]P for 7 weeks [from postnatal day (PND) 5 to PND54], our results showed that B[a]P exposure caused a significant deficits in learning and memory function. By using U87 cells as in vitro model, the significant cytotoxicity and the induction of apoptosis caused by B[a]P were further verified...
April 18, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409416/tributyltin-bioaccumulation-and-toxic-effects-in-freshwater-gastropods-pomacea-canaliculata-after-a-chronic-exposure-field-and-laboratory-studies
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María L Martínez, María N Piol, Norma Sbarbati Nudelman, Noemí R Verrengia Guerrero
Freshwater samples and gastropod mollusks (Pomacea canaliculata) were collected at 5 sampling stations located along the lower Río de la Plata basin, Argentina, to assess the extent of tributyltin (TBT) contamination. Determined data revealed the presence of TBT and some of its breakdown products (dibutyltin: DBT, and monobutyltin: MBT) in all freshwater samples and also in soft tissues of P. canaliculata gastropods. Chronic bioassays (6 months) were performed using female gastropods that had been reared under laboratory conditions and exposed to a similar TBT concentration than the value determined in freshwater samples (1 µg L(-1))...
April 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405934/a-brief-review-of-neurotoxicity-induced-by-melamine
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REVIEW
Lei An, Wei Sun
In September 2008, in China, tens of thousands of children were hospitalized, several even died, as a result of infant-formula milk adulterated with a synthetic chemical compound, melamine, and in the next few months, this crisis became the focus of attention worldwide. Although there are a number of articles about nephrotoxicity of melamine, the evidence of melamine toxicity on other organs is still scanty. Specially, several recent studies indicated that melamine can perturb the central nervous system (CNS) function and induce cognitive deficits, breaking the previous view that melamine toxicity is limited to the urinary system...
April 13, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398261/novel-proteasome-inhibitors-and-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-progress-in-myeloma-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Saurabh Chhabra
The unfolded protein response is responsible for the detection of misfolded proteins and the coordination of their disposal and is necessary to maintain the cellular homoeostasis. Multiple myeloma cells secrete large amounts of immunoglobulins, proteins that need to be correctly folded by the chaperone system. If this process fails, the misfolded proteins have to be eliminated by the two main garbage-disposal systems of the cell: proteasome and aggresome. The blockade of either of these systems will result in accumulation of immunoglobulins and other toxic proteins in the cytoplasm and cell death...
April 11, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391993/sodium-azide-suppresses-lps-induced-expression-mcp-1-through-regulating-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE-and-stat1-activities-in-macrophages
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Cho-Yi Park, Jae-Nyoung Heo, Kyoungho Suk, Won-Ha Lee
Sodium azide (NaN3) is a chemical compound with multiple toxic effects on vascular and neuronal systems, causing hypotension and neurotoxicity, respectively. In order to test its effects on the immune system, human and mouse macrophage-like cell lines were treated with nontoxic doses of NaN3 and the changes in LPS-induced inflammatory activation was measured. Interestingly, the LPS-induced expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 was suppressed by NaN3 without affecting the expression of IL-8 and TNF-α...
April 4, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385489/developmental-neurotoxicity-of-different-pesticides-in-pc-12-cells-in-vitro
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Verena Christen, Manuel Rusconi, Pierre Crettaz, Karl Fent
The detection of developmental neurotoxicity (DNT) of chemicals has high relevance for protection of human health. However, DNT of many pesticides is only little known. Furthermore, validated in vitro systems for assessment of DNT are not well established. Here we employed the rat phaeochromocytoma cell line PC-12 to evaluate DNT of 18 frequently used pesticides of different classes, including neonicotinoids, pyrethroids, organophosphates, organochlorines, as well as quaternary ammonium compounds, the organic compound used in pesticides, piperonyl butoxide, as well as the insect repellent diethyltoluamide (DEET)...
April 3, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382610/the-role-of-mitochondrial-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-aldh2-in-neuropathology-and-neurodegeneration
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Che-Hong Chen, Amit U Joshi, Daria Mochly-Rosen
Aldehydes-induced toxicity has been implicated in many neurodegenerative diseases. Exposure to reactive aldehydes from (1) alcohol and food metabolism; (2) environmental pollutants, including car, factory exhausts, smog, pesticides, herbicides; (3) metabolism of neurotransmitters, amino acids and (4) lipid peroxidation of biological membrane from excessive ROS, all contribute to 'aldehydic load' that has been linked to the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, the α, β-unsaturated aldehydes derived from lipid peroxidation, 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), DOPAL (MAO product of dopamine), malondialdehyde, acrolein and acetaldehyde, all readily form chemical adductions with proteins, DNA and lipids, thus causing neurotoxicity...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382448/how-and-where-to-perform-biomonitoring-studies-different-levels-of-toxic-metal-pollution-are-detected-in-the-alagados-reservoir-in-southern-brazil
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Halina Binde Doria, Carmen Lúcia Voigt, Leonardo Sandrini-Neto, Sandro Xavier Campos, Ciro Alberto de Oliveira-Ribeiro, Marco Antonio Ferreira Randi
The Alagados Reservoir located in the Brazilian city of Ponta Grossa is used to supply water for human consumption but is impacted by toxic metals. The current study combined chemical, biochemical, and multivariate analyses to determine the bioavailability of toxic metals at three sites (AL-A, AL-B, and AL-C) within the Alagados Reservoir. Metal bioaccumulation was analyzed in the liver, gills, and muscle tissue of a native fish species (Geophagus brasiliensis), and neurotoxicity, xenobiotic metabolism, and oxidative stress were evaluated using biochemical biomarkers...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348417/effects-of-cadmium-on-the-glial-architecture-in-lizard-brain
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Rossana Favorito, Antonio Monaco, Maria C Grimaldi, Ida Ferrandino
The glial cells are positioned to be the first cells of the brain parenchyma to face molecules crossing the blood-brain barrier with a relevant neuroprotective role from cytotoxic action of heavy metals on the nervous system. Cadmium is a highly toxic metal and its levels in the environment are increasing due to industrial activities. This element can pass the blood-brain barrier and have neurotoxic activity. For this reason we have studied the effects of cadmium on the glial architecture in the lizard Podarcis siculus, a significant bioindicator of chemical exposure due to its persistence in a variety of habitats...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339349/is-triclosan-a-neurotoxic-agent
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Joanna A Ruszkiewicz, Shaojun Li, Maliya B Rodriguez, Michael Aschner
Triclosan (TCS) is an antibacterial agent that has been used in many products since 1960s. Given its broad usage as an antiseptic TCS is present ubiquitously in the environment. Trace levels of TCS continue to be detected in many organisms, and it has been shown to be particularly toxic to aquatic species. The mechanisms underlying TCS-mediated toxicity include hormone dyshomeostasis, induction of oxidative stress, apoptosis and inflammation. Although TCS has been considered to be non-toxic to mammals, the adverse effects of continuous, long-term and low concentration exposure remain unknown...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336342/pharmacological-assessments-of-potent-a2a-receptor-antagonist-idpu-1-7-imino-3-propyl-2-3-dihydrothiazolo-4-5-d-pyrimidin-6-7h-yl-urea-in-rodent-model-of-haloperidol-induced-parkinson-like-symptoms
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Namrata Kumari, Saurabh Agrawal, Pratibha Mehta Luthra
A2A receptor antagonists emerged as potential candidate for management of Parkinson's disease. Earlier we had reported the therapeutic potential of 1-(7-imino-3-propyl-2,3-dihydrothiazolo[4,5-d]pyrimidin-6(7H)-yl) urea (IDPU) as A2A receptor antagonist. Herein, we have investigated the effect of IDPU in attenuation of haloperidol induced Parkinson like symptoms in rats. It has successfully restored hypo-locomotion induced by haloperidol and NECA. IDPU also displayed protective effect against oxidative stress induced by chronic haloperidol treatment in rats...
March 20, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326551/cyclic-imine-toxins-from-dinoflagellates-a-growing-family-of-potent-antagonists-of-the-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors
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REVIEW
Jordi Molgó, Pascale Marchot, Rómulo Aráoz, Evelyne Benoit, Bogdan I Iorga, Armen Zakarian, Palmer Taylor, Yves Bourne, Denis Servent
We present an overview of the toxicological profile of the fast-acting, lipophilic macrocyclic imine toxins, an emerging family of organic compounds associated with algal blooms, shellfish contamination and neurotoxicity. Worldwide, shellfish contamination incidents are expanding; therefore, the significance of these toxins for the shellfish food industry deserves further study. Emphasis is directed to the dinoflagellate species involved in their production, their chemical structures, and their specific mode of interaction with their principal natural molecular targets, the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, or with the soluble acetylcholine-binding protein, used as a surrogate receptor model...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295317/applications-of-natural-zeolites-on-agriculture-and-food-production
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REVIEW
Nazife Eroglu, Mevlut Emekci, Christos Athanassiou
Zeolites are crystalline hydrated aluminosilicates with remarkable physical and chemical properties including losing and receiving water in a reverse way, adsorbing molecules that act as molecular sieves, and replacing their constituent cations without structural change. Commercial production of natural zeolites has accelerated during last fifty years. The Structure Commission of the International Zeolite Association recorded more than 200 zeolites which currently include more than 40 naturally occurring zeolites...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294544/identification-of-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitors-using-homogenous-cell-based-assays-in-quantitative-high-throughput-screening-platforms
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Shuaizhang Li, Ruili Huang, Samuel Solomon, Yitong Liu, Bin Zhao, Michael F Santillo, Menghang Xia
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is an enzyme responsible for metabolism of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter associated with muscle movement, cognition, and other neurobiological processes. Inhibition of AChE activity can serve as a therapeutic mechanism, but also cause adverse health effects and neurotoxicity. In order to efficiently identify AChE inhibitors from large compound libraries, homogenous cell-based assays in high-throughput screening platforms are needed. In this study, a fluorescent method using Amplex Red (10-acetyl-3,7-dihydroxyphenoxazine) and the Ellman absorbance method were both developed in a homogenous format using a human neuroblastoma cell line (SH-SY5Y)...
March 14, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270159/a-path-analysis-of-multiple-neurotoxic-chemicals-and-cognitive-functioning-in-older-us-adults-nhanes-1999-2002
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Jennifer Przybyla, E Andres Houseman, Ellen Smit, Molly L Kile
BACKGROUND: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals (lead and cadmium) are neurotoxic and affect neurobehavioral performance. Yet little is known about the association between exposure to multiple neurotoxic compounds and cognitive functioning in older adults. METHODS: Using data from two consecutive cycles of the National Health and Nutrition and Examination Survey (1999-2002), path analysis was used to simultaneously evaluate the association between whole blood concentrations of 14 neurotoxic compounds and cognitive functioning measured by the Digit Symbol Coding Test of the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, 3(rd) Edition in participants 60-84 years of age (N = 498)...
March 7, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267745/disturbed-sensorimotor-and-electrophysiological-patterns-in-lead-intoxicated-rats-during-development-are-restored-by-curcumin-i
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Hind Benammi, Hasna Erazi, Omar El Hiba, Laurent Vinay, Hélène Bras, Jean-Charles Viemari, Halima Gamrani
Lead poisoning is one of the most significant health problem of environmental origin. It is known to cause different damages in the central and peripheral nervous system which could be represented by several neurophysiological and behavioral symptoms. In this study we firstly investigated the effect of lead prenatal exposure in rats to (3g/L), from neonatal to young age, on the motor/sensory performances, excitability of the spinal cord and gaits during development. Then we evaluated neuroprotective effects of curcumin I (Cur I) against lead neurotoxicity, by means of grasping and cliff avoidance tests to reveal the impairment of the sensorimotor functions in neonatal rats exposed prenatally to lead...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263526/bioindicators-of-wastewater-ecotoxicity
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REVIEW
Gabriela Jirova, Zdenka Wittlingerova, Magdalena Zimova, Alena Vlkova, Martina Wittlerova, Marketa Dvorakova, Dagmar Jirova
Wastewater, especially containing hospital effluents, exhibits high chemical complexity and specificity since it includes various chemicals, biocides, pharmaceuticals, surfactants, radionuclides, disinfectants and pathogens. Biological tests provide true evidence of the wastewater quality and unlike chemical analytical tests show comprehensive pollution effects on the environment and human health. Normalized conventional bioassays are not sensitive enough for ecotoxicological evaluation of wastewater and there is a great need for the development of suitable sensitive bioassays in order to characterize properly the residual toxicity of treated effluents...
December 18, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242563/pesticides-polychlorinated-biphenyls-and-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-a-case-control-study
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Marco Vinceti, Federica Violi, Manolis Tzatzarakis, Jessica Mandrioli, Carlotta Malagoli, Elizabeth E Hatch, Nicola Fini, Antonio Fasano, Valerii N Rakitskii, Olga-Ioanna Kalantzi, Aristides Tsatsakis
Neurotoxic chemicals including several pesticides have been suggested to play a role in the etiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We investigated the relation between organochlorine pesticides and their metabolites (OCPs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the etiology of sporadic ALS, determining for the first time their levels in cerebrospinal fluid as indicator of antecedent exposure. We recruited 38 ALS patients and 38 controls referred to an Italian clinical center for ALS care, who underwent a lumbar puncture for diagnostic purposes between 1994-2013, and had 1mL of cerebrospinal fluid available for the determination of OCPs, PCBs and PAHs...
May 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237517/characterization-of-manganese-bearing-particles-in-the-vicinities-of-a-manganese-alloy-plant
#19
Ana Hernández-Pellón, Ignacio Fernández-Olmo, Frédéric Ledoux, Lucie Courcot, Dominique Courcot
Numerous studies have associated air manganese (Mn) exposure with negative health effects, primarily neurotoxic disorders. Despite there is not a specific European regulation, institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) have proposed an annual average guideline value of 150 ng/m(3). Bioaccessibility and toxicity mechanisms of Mn remain unclear, however it is generally agreed that adverse health effects are strongly linked to particle size and morphology, chemical composition and oxidation state...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237474/neuroprotective-activity-of-two-active-chemical-constituents-from-tinospora-hainanensis
#20
Dao-Rui Yu, Li-Ping Ji, Tao Wang, Xi-Nan Yi, Guo-Hui Yi, Tong He, Yong-Xiao Cao, En-Wu Long, Qi-Bing Liu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the chemical structure of the new compound and investigate the protective effects of Tinosporaic acid A and B towards in-vitro neuro. METHODS: The structures of two new compounds were established by analyzing its 1D and 2D NMR spectra as well as HRESIMS. Their neuroprotective effects with respect to the antioxidant properties were evaluated by radical scavenging tests and hydrogen peroxide-injured oxidative stress model in PC12 cell lines...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
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