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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919155/-possible-health-risks-from-asbestos-in-drinking-water
#1
Agostino Di Ciaula, Valerio Gennaro
The recent finding of asbestos fibres in drinking water (up to 700.000 fibres/litres) in Tuscany (Central Italy) leads to concerns about health risks in exposed communities. Exposure to asbestos has been linked with cancer at several levels of the gastrointestinal tract, and it has been documented, in an animal model, a direct cytotoxic effect of asbestos fibres on the ileum. It has been recently described a possible link between asbestos and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and asbestos fibres have been detected in humans in histological samples from colon cancer and in gallbladder bile...
November 2016: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917502/relationship-between-increasing-concentrations-of-two-carcinogens-and-statistical-image-descriptors-of-foci-morphology-in-the-cell-transformation-assay
#2
Giulia Callegaro, Raffaella Corvi, Susan Salovaara, Chiara Urani, Federico M Stefanini
Cell Transformation Assays (CTAs) have long been proposed for the identification of chemical carcinogenicity potential. The endpoint of these in vitro assays is represented by the phenotypic alterations in cultured cells, which are characterized by the change from the non-transformed to the transformed phenotype. Despite the wide fields of application and the numerous advantages of CTAs, their use in regulatory toxicology has been limited in part due to concerns about the subjective nature of visual scoring, i...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914353/two-liquid-phase-system-a-promising-technique-for-predicting-bioavailability-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-long-term-contaminated-soils
#3
Congying Wang, Ziyu Wang, Zengbo Li, Riaz Ahmad
A two-liquid-phase system (TLPS), which consisted of soil slurry and silicone oil, was employed to extract polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in four long-term contaminated soils in order to assess the bioavailability of PAHs. Extraction kinetics of six PAHs viz. phenanthrene, fluoranthene, pyrene, benzo(a)anthracene, benzo(a)pyrene, dibenzo(a,h)anthrancene were selected to investigate as they covered the susceptible and recalcitrant PAHs in soil. A parallel experiments were also carried out on the microbial degradation of these PAHs in soil with and without biostimulation (by adding (NH4)2HPO4)...
November 30, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913846/potent-mutagenicity-of-some-non-planar-tri-and-tetrachlorinated-biphenyls-in-mammalian-cells-human-cyp2e1-being-a-major-activating-enzyme
#4
Yungang Liu, Keqi Hu, Hansi Jia, Guifang Jin, Hansruedi Glatt, Hao Jiang
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been classified as human carcinogens. Mutagenicity of lower chlorinated biphenyls as well as activation of transcription factors by some other congeners may contribute to the carcinogenicity of PCBs. Recently, we reported that human CYP2E1 activates mono- and dichlorobiphenyls to mutagens. However, mutagenicity of other PCBs and the involvement of other CYPs remained unknown. In this study, Chinese hamster V79-derived cell lines genetically engineered for expression of individual human CYP enzymes and a human hepatocyte (L-02) line endogenously expressing various CYPs were used to determine the activities of several tri- and tetrachlorobiphenyls to induce micronuclei and gene mutations...
December 2, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908386/genetic-polymorphisms-in-19q13-3-genes-associated-with-alteration-of-repair-capacity-to-bpde-dna-adducts-in-primary-cultured-lymphocytes
#5
Mingyang Xiao, Sha Xiao, Tahar van der Straaten, Ping Xue, Guopei Zhang, Xiao Zheng, Qianye Zhang, Yuan Cai, Cuihong Jin, Jinghua Yang, Shengwen Wu, Guolian Zhu, Xiaobo Lu
Benzo[a]pyrene(B[a]P), and its ultimate metabolite Benzo[a]pyrene 7,8-diol 9,10-epoxide (BPDE), are classic DNA damaging carcinogens. DNA damage in cells caused by BPDE is normally repaired by Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER) and Base Excision Repair (BER). Genetic variations in NER and BER can change individual DNA repair capacity to DNA damage induced by BPDE. In the present study we determined the number of in vitro induced BPDE-DNA adducts in lymphocytes, to reflect individual susceptibility to Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)-induced carcinogenesis...
December 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908385/the-mutagenic-assessment-of-an-electronic-cigarette-and-reference-cigarette-smoke-using-the-ames-assay-in-strains-ta98-and-ta100
#6
D Thorne, I Crooks, M Hollings, A Seymour, C Meredith, M Gaca
Salmonella typhimurium strains TA98 and TA100 were used to assess the mutagenic potential of the aerosol from a commercially available, rechargeable, closed system electronic-cigarette. Results obtained were compared to those for the mainstream smoke from a Kentucky reference (3R4F) cigarette. Two different test matrices were assessed. Aerosol generated from the e-cigarette was trapped on a Cambridge filter pad, eluted in DMSO and compared to cigarette smoke total particulate matter (TPM), which was generated in the same manner for mutagenicity assessment in the Salmonella assay...
December 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901495/air-pollution-and-dna-methylation-alterations-in-lung-cancer-a-systematic-and-comparative-study
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Cheng-Lan Jiang, Shui-Wang He, Yun-Dong Zhang, He-Xian Duan, Tao Huang, Yun-Chao Huang, Gao-Feng Li, Ping Wang, Li-Ju Ma, Guang-Biao Zhou, Yi Cao
The lung cancer incidence in the Xuanwei and neighboring region, Yunnan, China, is among the highest in China and is attributed to severe air pollution with high benzo(a)pyrene levels. We systematically and comparatively analyzed DNA methylation alterations at genome and gene levels in Xuanwei lung cancer tissues and cell lines, as well as benzo(a)pyrene-treated cells and mouse samples. We obtained a comprehensive dataset of genome-wide cytosine-phosphate-guanine island methylation in air pollution-related lung cancer samples...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896883/curcumin-as-a-multifaceted-compound-against-human-papilloma-virus-infection-and-cervical-cancers-a-review-of-chemistry-cellular-molecular-and-preclinical-features
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Manouchehr Teymouri, Matteo Pirro, Thomas P Johnston, Amirhosein Sahebkar
Curcumin, the bioactive polyphenolic ingredient of turmeric, has been extensively studied for its effects on human papilloma virus (HPV) infection as well as primary and malignant squamous cervical cancers. HPV infections, especially those related to HPV 16 and 18 types, have been established as the leading cause of cervical cancer; however, there are also additional contributory factors involved in the etiopathogenesis of cervical cancers. Curcumin has emerged as having promising chemopreventive and anticancer effects against both HPV-related and nonrelated cervical cancers...
November 29, 2016: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894903/structural-basis-of-accurate-replication-beyond-a-bulky-major-benzo-a-pyrene-adduct-by-human-dna-polymerase-kappa
#9
Vikash Jha, Hong Ling
Human Y-family DNA polymerase kappa (polκ) is specialized to bypass bulky lesions in DNA in an error-free way, thus protecting cells from carcinogenic bulky DNA adducts. Benzo[a]pyrene (BP) is one of the most ubiquitous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and an environmental carcinogen. BP covalently modifies DNA and generates mutagenic, bulky adducts. The major BP adduct formed in cells is 10S (+)-trans-anti-BP-N(2)-dG adduct (BP-dG), which is associated with cancer. The molecular mechanism of how polκ replicates BP-dG accurately is not clear...
November 19, 2016: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894210/protective-effects-of-lemongrass-essential-oil-against-benzo-a-pyrene-induced-oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-in-human-embryonic-lung-fibroblast-cells
#10
Jiao Jiang, Henggui Xu, Hetong Wang, Yining Zhang, Ping Ya, Chun Yang, Fasheng Li
Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) was a well-known environmental pollutant, numerous studies had implicated BaP as a causative agent in human cancer, particularly lung cancer.The lemongrass essential oil (LEO) possessed various pharmacological activities, especially the anti-oxidative stress and cancer prevention. In the current study, human embryonic lung fibroblast (HELF) cells were treated with 25 mM BaP in the absence or presence of 0.5%, 1% or 2.5% LEO and the cell viability and levels of oxidative stress and DNA damage in the cells were then measured...
November 28, 2016: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887828/occupational-health-risk-assessment-and-exposure-to-floor-dust-pahs-inside-an-educational-building
#11
Androniki Maragkidou, Sharif Arar, Afnan Al-Hunaiti, Yuning Ma, Stuart Harrad, Omar Jaghbeir, Dina Faouri, Kaarle Hämeri, Tareq Hussein
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) settled in floor dust play an important role in human health. Although many studies investigated occupational exposure to PAHs, no attempts have been made to report PAHs concentrations as well as their health risk assessment inside an educational building in Jordan. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to report the PAHs concentrations in floor dust and evaluate their exposure and health risk inside the Department of Physics of the University of Jordan. The total PAHs concentrations ranged from 714 to 5246ng/g...
November 22, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886549/enhanced-adsorbability-and-photocatalytic-activity-of-tio2-graphene-composite-for-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-removal-in-aqueous-phase
#12
Hongzhen Bai, Jun Zhou, Hongjian Zhang, Guping Tang
Photodegradation via titanium dioxide (TiO2) has been used to remove polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from environmental media broadly. In this study, a series of TiO2-graphene composites (P25-GR) with different GR weight ratios were synthesized via hydrothermal reaction of graphene oxide (GO) and P25. Their structures were characterized and the proprieties were tested in aqueous phase. Phenanthrene (PHE), fluoranthene (FLAN), and benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) were selected as models of PAHs. The experiment indicated that P25-2...
November 17, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885241/effects-of-coke-oven-emissions-and-benzo-a-pyrene-on-blood-pressure-and-electrocardiogram-in-coke-oven-workers
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Kai Yang, Xuejun Jiang, Shuqun Cheng, Chengzhi Chen, Xianqing Cao, Baijie Tu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of occupational exposures to coke oven emissions (COEs) and benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) on the prevalence of hypertension and abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) in coke oven workers. METHODS: We included 880 coke oven workers and 710 oxygen employees in the exposed and control groups, respectively. Blood pressure (BP), ECG, blood lipid levels, and glucose levels of all subjects were measured. COE and B[a]P concentrations at the bottom, side, and top of the oven and control plants were estimated by weighing and high-performance liquid chromatography...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878483/fine-particulate-bound-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-vehicles-in-rome-italy
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Paola Romagnoli, Catia Balducci, Angelo Cecinato, Nunziata L'Episcopo, Claudio Gariazzo, Maria Pia Gatto, Andrea Gordiani, Monica Gherardi
Urban commuters are exposed to elevated levels of air pollutants, especially in heavily polluted areas and traffic congested roads. In order to assess the contribution of commuting to citizens' exposure, measurements of fine particulate (PM2.5) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were carried out in cars, busses, and metro trains, within the LIFE+ EXPAH Project. Monitoring campaigns were performed in Rome, Italy, from April 2011 to August 2012. Inside the busses, the concentration of total PAHs ranged from 2...
November 22, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874973/degradation-of-benzo-a-pyrene-by-pleurotus-ostreatus-po-3-in-the-presence-of-defined-fungal-and-bacterial-co-cultures
#15
Sourav Bhattacharya, Arijit Das, Muthusamy Palaniswamy, Jayaraman Angayarkanni
Benzo[a]pyrene, a high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon possesses carcinogenic, teratogenic, and mutagenic properties. The present study focuses on benzo[a]pyrene degradation by Pleurotus ostreatus PO-3, characterization and identification of metabolites produced and the extent of degradation in the presence of axenic culture of P. ostreatus PO-3 and defined co-cultures of the basidiomycete with bacteria and non-basidiomycete fungi. Thin-layer chromatography revealed that P. ostreatus PO-3 transformed benzo[a]pyrene to polar metabolites...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865658/characterization-of-particulate-phase-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-emitted-from-incense-burning-and-their-bioreactivity-in-raw264-7-macrophage
#16
Tzu-Ting Yang, Su-Chen Ho, Lu-Te Chuang, Hsiao-Chi Chuang, Ya-Ting Li, Jyun-Jie Wu
This study investigated the effects of particle-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) produced from burning three incense types on and their bioreactivity in the RAW 264.7 murine macrophage cell line. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry was used to determine the levels of 16 identified PAHs. Macrophages were exposed to incense particle extracts at concentrations of 0, 3.125, 6.25, 12.5, 25, 50, and 100 μg/mL for 24 h. After exposure, cell viability and nitric oxide (NO) and inflammatory mediator [tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α] production of the cells were examined...
November 16, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863410/elevated-expression-of-stim1-is-involved-in-lung-tumorigenesis
#17
Yadong Wang, Haiyu Wang, Li Li, Jiangmin Li, Teng Pan, Ding Zhang, Haiyan Yang
This study aimed to address the potential role of STIM1 (stromal interaction molecule 1) in lung tumorigenesis. Colony formation in soft agar assay and tumorigenicity in nude mice assay were conducted. Western blot, immunohistochemistry and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction were used to measure the STIM1 expression. The distribution of cell cycle was detected by flow cytometry assay. Our results showed that the expression of STIM1 mRNA was significantly higher in human lung tumors than that in adjacent non-neoplastic lung tissues...
November 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862973/determination-of-benzo-a-pyrene-in-edible-oils-using-phase-transfer-catalyst-assisted-saponification-and-supramolecular-solvent-microextraction-coupled-to-hplc-with-fluorescence-detection
#18
Jin Wang, Laping Liu, Ludi Shi, Tingquan Yi, Yuxia Wen, Juanli Wang, Shuhui Liu
For the analysis of edible oils, saponification is well known as a useful method for eliminating oil matrices. The conventional approach is conducted with alcoholic alkali; it consumes a large volume of organic solvents and impedes the retrieval of analytes by microextraction. In this study, a low organic solvent-consuming method has been developed for the analysis of benzo[a]pyrene in edible oils by high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. Sample treatment involves aqueous alkaline saponification, assisted by a phase-transfer catalyst, and selective in situ extraction of the analyte with a supramolecular solvent...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862094/uplc-ms-ms-method-for-the-determination-of-tobacco-specific-biomarker-nnal-tamoxifen-and-its-main-metabolites-in-rat-plasma
#19
Wei Xiong, Jiajia Zhao, Lin Wang, Xuehua Jiang
Cigarette smoke is known to interact with tamoxifen metabolizing enzymes and transporters and potentially affect its treatment outcome. 4-(N-nitrosomethylamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) is an important metabolite of 4-(methylnitro-samino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) because it is frequently used as biomarker to assess human smoke exposure. In order to study the potential pharmacokinetic interaction between cigarette smoke and tamoxifen in rats. A UPLC-MS/MS method for the simultaneous determination of NNAL, tamoxifen along with its metabolites in rat plasma has been developed and validated...
November 8, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849171/the-nuclear-receptor-ahr-controls-bone-homeostasis-by-regulating-osteoclast-differentiation-via-the-rank-c-fos-signaling-axis
#20
Takashi Izawa, Rieko Arakaki, Hiroki Mori, Takaaki Tsunematsu, Yasusei Kudo, Eiji Tanaka, Naozumi Ishimaru
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) pathway plays a key role in receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)-mediated osteoclastogenesis. However, the mechanism underlying the regulation of AhR expression in osteoclasts and the signaling pathway through which AhR controls osteoclastogenesis remain unclear. We found that the expression of AhR in bone marrow-derived osteoclasts was upregulated by RANKL at an earlier stage than was the expression of signature osteoclast genes such as those encoding cathepsin K and NFAT, cytoplasmic, calcineurin-dependent 1...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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