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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209478/algal-bloom-response-and-risk-management-on-site-response-tools
#1
Susan B Watson, Arthur Zastepa, Gregory L Boyer, Eric Matthews
Harmful algal blooms caused by cyanobacteria can present a risk to the safety of drinking- and recreational waters and beachfronts through the production of toxins, particularly microcystin, which are highly resilient to degradation. These blooms are difficult to predict, vary in appearance and toxicity, and can show significant spatial heterogeneity: wind- and current-borne scums can produce an order of magnitude range in toxin levels along shorelines. The growing demand for reliable, cost-effective and rapid methods to detect toxins in bloom material and reduce the risk of public exposure cannot be met by most analytical lab turnaround times...
February 13, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208772/transcriptional-and-behavioral-responses-of-zebrafish-larvae-to-microcystin-lr-exposure
#2
Eleni Tzima, Iliana Serifi, Ioanna Tsikari, Ainhoa Alzualde, Ioannis Leonardos, Thomais Papamarcaki
Microcystins are cyclic heptapeptides that constitute a diverse group of toxins produced by cyanobacteria. One of the most toxic variants of this family is microcystin-LR (MCLR) which is a potent inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) and induces cytoskeleton alterations. In this study, zebrafish larvae exposed to 500 μg/L of MCLR for four days exhibited a 40% reduction of PP2A activity compared to the controls, indicating early effects of the toxin. Gene expression profiling of the MCLR-exposed larvae using microarray analysis revealed that keratin 96 (krt96) was the most downregulated gene, consistent with the well-documented effects of MCLR on cytoskeleton structure...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208670/eutrophication-and-warming-boost-cyanobacterial-biomass-and-microcystins
#3
Miquel Lürling, Frank van Oosterhout, Elisabeth Faassen
Eutrophication and warming are key drivers of cyanobacterial blooms, but their combined effects on microcystin (MC) concentrations are less studied. We tested the hypothesis that warming promotes cyanobacterial abundance in a natural plankton community and that eutrophication enhances cyanobacterial biomass and MC concentrations. We incubated natural seston from a eutrophic pond under normal, high, and extreme temperatures (i.e., 20, 25, and 30 °C) with and without additional nutrients added (eutrophication) mimicking a pulse as could be expected from projected summer storms under climate change...
February 11, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208628/variable%C3%A2-cyanobacterial%C3%A2-toxin%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-metabolite%C3%A2-profiles%C3%A2-across%C3%A2-six%C3%A2-eutrophic%C3%A2-lakes%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-differing%C3%A2-physiochemical%C3%A2-characteristics
#4
Lucas J Beversdorf, Chelsea A Weirich, Sarah L Bartlett, Todd R Miller
Future sustainability of freshwater resources is seriously threatened due to the presence  of  harmful  cyanobacterial  blooms,  and  yet,  the  number,  extent,  and  distribution  of  most  cyanobacterial toxins-including "emerging" toxins and other bioactive compounds-are poorly  understood.  We  measured  15  cyanobacterial  compounds-including  four  microcystins  (MC),  saxitoxin (SXT), cylindrospermopsin (CYL), anatoxin-a (ATX) and homo-anatoxin-a (hATX), two  anabaenopeptins (Apt), three cyanopeptolins (Cpt), microginin (Mgn), and nodularin (NOD)-in  six freshwater lakes that regularly experience noxious cHABs...
February 10, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195401/analysis-of-microcystins-using-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-and-magnetic-solid-phase-extraction-with-silica-coated-magnetite-with-cetylpyridinium-chloride
#5
Qiuying Li, Lili Lian, Xiyue Wang, Runnan Wang, Yuanyuan Tian, Xiaoyang Guo, Dawei Lou
Microcystins, produced by freshwater cyanobacteria, can be serious water pollutants, so it is important to monitor their concentration in drinking water. We have developed a method for rapid and accurate determination of microcystin levels in environmental water, using magnetic solid-phase extraction and high-performance liquid chromatography with UV detection. The magnetic composite material, which was combined with cetylpyridinium chloride, was prepared by hydrothermal synthesis. The optimal extraction of microcystins in water sample was achieved by optimizing the amount of adsorbent, the time of adsorption, the ratio of eluting solvent, and the volume of eluent...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193586/influence-of-cuso4-and-chelated-copper-algaecide-exposures-on-biodegradation-of-microcystin-lr
#6
Kyla J Iwinski, John H Rodgers, Ciera M Kinley, Maas Hendrikse, Alyssa J Calomeni, Andrew D McQueen, Tyler D Geer, Jenny Liang, Vanessa Friesen, Monique Haakensen
Copper exposures from algaecide applications in aquatic systems are hypothesized to impede bacterial degradation of microcystin (MC), a cyanobacterial produced hepatotoxin. Despite regulatory implications of this hypothesis, limited data exist on influences of copper-exposures on MC-degrading bacteria and consequent MC-degradation. In this study, influences of copper-algaecide concentrations and formulations on bacterial composition and microcystin-LR (MCLR) degradation were investigated. Microcystis aeruginosa was exposed to four concentrations (0-5...
January 18, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163251/overexpression-of-carboxylesterase-contributes-to-the-attenuation-of-cyanotoxin-microcystin-lr-toxicity
#7
Shota Takumi, Tai Shimono, Satoshi Ikema, Yuki Hotta, Petros K Chigwechokha, Kazuhiro Shiozaki, Yasumasa Sugiyama, Mitsuru Hashimoto, Tatsuhiko Furukawa, Masaharu Komatsu
Microcystin-LR is a hepatotoxin produced by several cyanobacteria. Its toxicity is mainly due to a inhibition of protein phosphatase, PP1 and PP2A. Previously, we used a cell line stably expressing uptake transporter for microcystin-LR, OATP1B3 (HEK293-OATP1B3 cells). In this study, to determine whether overexpression of carboxylesterase (CES), which degrades ester-group and amide-group, attenuates the cytotoxicity of microcystin-LR, we generated the HEK293-OATP1B3/CES2 double-transfected cells. HEK293-OATP1B3/CES2 cells showed high hydrolysis activity of p-nitrophenyl acetate (PNPA), which is an authentic substrate for esterase...
February 3, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162804/impairment-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-is-involved-in-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction-induced-by-microcystin-lr
#8
Yanyan Zhao, Qing Cao, Yaojia He, Qingju Xue, Liqiang Xie, Yunjun Yan
Microcystins (MCs) widely distributed in freshwaters have posed a significant risk to human health. Previous studies have demonstrated that exposure to MC-LR impairs pancreatic islet function, however, the underlying mechanisms still remain unclear. In the present study, we explored the role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) impairment in β-cell dysfunction caused by MC-LR. The result showed that MC-LR modified ER morphology evidenced by increased ER amount and size at low doses (15, 30 or 60 μM) and vacuolar and dilated ER ultrastructure at high doses (100 or 200 μM)...
February 2, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161121/expression-analysis-of-micrornas-and-mrnas-in-ovarian-granulosa-cells-after-microcystin-lr-exposure
#9
Xiaoyan Li, Xin Zhuang, Tianchi Xu, Min Mao, Cong Wang, Yabing Chen, Xiaodong Han, Jiang Wu
Microcystin is a cyclic heptapeptide compounds which could cause female mammals' reproductive toxicity. Ovarian granulosa cells (GCs) are essential for the growth and development of follicles. In this study, after mouse granulosa cells (mGCs) treated with microcystin-LR (MC-LR) for 48 h, microRNAs (miRNAs) and mRNAs microarray technology were adopted to detect the expression of miRNAs and mRNAs. The results showed that 125 miRNAs and 283 mRNAs changed significantly, including 50 miRNAs down-regulated (fold change < -1...
February 2, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155293/eco-epidemiological-and-pathological-features-of-wildlife-mortality-events-related-to-cyanobacterial-bio-intoxication-in-the-kruger-national-park-south-africa
#10
Roy Bengis, Danny Govender, Emily Lane, Jan Myburgh, Paul Oberholster, Peter Buss, Leon Prozesky, Dewald Keet
Over the past decade, several clustered, multispecies, wildlife mortality events occurred in the vicinity of two man-made earthen dams in the southern and south central regions of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. On field investigation, heavy cyanobacterial blooms were visible in these impoundments and analysis of water samples showed the dominance of Microcystis spp. (probably Microcystis aeruginosa). Macroscopic lesions seen at necropsy and histopathological lesions were compatible with a diagnosis of cyanobacterial intoxication...
October 31, 2016: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145477/efficient-electrochemical-remediation-of-microcystin-lr-in-tap-water-using-designer-tio2-carbon-electrodes
#11
Germán Sanz Lobón, Alfonso Yepez, Luane Ferreira Garcia, Ruiter Lima Morais, Boniek Gontijo Vaz, Veronica Vale Carvalho, Gisele Augusto Rodrigues de Oliveira, Rafael Luque, Eric de Souza Gil
Microcystin-leucine arginine (MC-LR) is the most abundant and toxic secondary metabolite produced by freshwater cyanobacteria. This toxin has a high potential hazard health due to potential interactions with liver, kidney and the nervous system. The aim of this work was the design of a simple and environmentally friendly electrochemical system based on highly efficient nanostructured electrodes for the removal of MC-LR in tap water. Titania nanoparticles were deposited on carbon (graphite) under a simple and efficient microwave assisted approach for the design of the electrode, further utilized in the electrochemical remediation assays...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142092/microcystis-aeruginosa-laden-surface-water-treatment-using-ultrafiltration-membrane-fouling-cell-integrity-and-extracellular-organic-matter-rejection
#12
Bin Liu, Fangshu Qu, Heng Liang, Bart Van der Bruggen, Xiaoxiang Cheng, Huarong Yu, Guoren Xu, Guibai Li
Despite its superb separation performance, ultrafiltration (UF) still faces challenges in treating the Microcystis aeruginosa-laden water of lakes or reservoirs, due to membrane fouling and poor rejection of soluble organics. In this work, to better understand the mechanisms of membrane fouling, cell breakage and organic rejection and their mutual influence, a comparative UF experiment was conducted under a variety of transmembrane pressures (TMPs, 50-250 kPa) with lab-cultured Microcystis aeruginosa. Membrane fouling was characterized with respect to flux decline and fouling reversibility, and cell breakage during UF filtration was evaluated using a flow cytometer...
January 20, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140774/microcystin-accumulation-and-potential-effects-on-antioxidant-capacity-of-leaves-and-fruits-of-capsicum-annuum
#13
Damjana Drobac, Nada Tokodi, Biljana Kiprovski, Djordje Malenčić, Tamara Važić, Sonja Nybom, Jussi Meriluoto, Zorica Svirčev
Surface water, often used for irrigation purposes, may sometimes be contaminated with blooming cyanobacteria and thereby may contain their potent and harmful toxins. Cyanotoxins adversely affect many terrestrial plants, and accumulate in plant tissues that are subsequently ingested by humans. Studies were undertaken to (1) examine the bioaccumulation of microcystins (MCs) in leaves and fruits of pepper Capsicum annuum and (2) examine the potential effects of MCs on antioxidant capacity of these organs. Plants were irrigated with water containing MCs for a period of 3 mo...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131796/alterations-in-microrna-expression-in-the-tissues-of-silver-carp-hypophthalmichthys-molitrix-following-microcystin-lr-exposure
#14
Yiyi Feng, Junguo Ma, Ruichen Xiang, Xiaoyu Li
In the field of toxicology, the relationship between microRNAs (miRNAs) and microcystin-LR (MC-LR) toxicity in fish is still poorly understood. In the present study, we used quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) to examine the expression of 7 miRNAs (let-7b, miR-21, miR-122, miR-27b, miR-148, miR-125a, and miR-143) that play regulatory roles in biological processes such as signal transduction, apoptosis, cell cycle, and fatty acid metabolism. Expression patterns were assessed in the liver, spleen, and kidney of silver carp following 8, 24, and 48 h of exposure to MC-LR via intraperitoneal injection (50 or 200 μg/kg of body weight)...
January 25, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129951/effects-of-selenite-on-microcystis-aeruginosa-growth-microcystin-production-and-its-relationship-to-toxicity-under-hypersalinity-and-copper-sulfate-stresses
#15
Chuanqi Zhou, Jung-Chen Huang, Fang Liu, Shengbing He, Weili Zhou
Se laden freshwater algae that enter the Salton Sea with river water pose ecorisks to wildlife in the lake by transferring selenium (Se) to higher trophic levels. The aim of this study was to investigate impacts of Se on Microcystis aeruginosa, widely distributed in freshwater bodies, and its relationship with toxicity, such as microcystins and Se residues. When supplied with selenite, the 96 h-IC50 was calculated 2.60 mg Se/L. However, these inhibitory effects did not extend to microcystin production, and the extracellular fraction significantly increased with selenite as well as sulfate...
January 24, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127689/physiological-effects-and-toxin-release-in-microcystis-aeruginosa-and-microcystis-viridis-exposed-to-herbicide-fenoxaprop-p-ethyl
#16
Yuping Du, Jing Ye, Liang Wu, Chuyao Yang, Lumei Wang, Xiaojun Hu
Fenoxaprop-p-ethyl (FPE) was studied for possible ecotoxicity on two representative toxigenic cyanobacteria including Microcystis aeruginosa and Microcystis viridis. Growth curves, chlorophyll a content, protein content, microcystin levels, oxidative stress, and apoptosis rates were measured for the two cyanobacteria after exposure to different concentrations of FPE. Results showed that the changes in chlorophyll a content and protein content were consistent with cell density, and M. viridis was more sensitive than M...
January 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110405/cyanotoxins-producing-organisms-occurrence-toxicity-mechanism-of-action-and-human-health-toxicological-risk-evaluation
#17
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Franca M Buratti, Maura Manganelli, Susanna Vichi, Mara Stefanelli, Simona Scardala, Emanuela Testai, Enzo Funari
Cyanobacteria were present on the earth 3.5 billion years ago; since then they have colonized almost all terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. They produce a high number of bioactive molecules, among which some are cyanotoxins. Cyanobacterial growth at high densities, forming blooms, is increasing in extension and frequency, following anthropogenic activities and climate changes, giving rise to some concern for human health and animal life exposed to cyanotoxins. Numerous cases of lethal poisonings have been associated with cyanotoxins ingestion in wild animal and livestock...
January 21, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110251/gold-nanomaterials-for-the-selective-capturing-and-sers-diagnosis-of-toxins-in-aqueous-and-biological-fluids
#18
Waleed A Hassanain, Emad L Izake, Michael S Schmidt, Godwin A Ayoko
A highly sensitive nanosensing method for the combined selective capture and SERS detection of Microcystin-LR (MC-LR) in blood plasma has been developed. The new method utilizes gold coated magnetic nanoparticles that are functionalized with anti MC-LR antibody Fab' fragments for the selective capture of MC-LR from aqueous media and blood plasma. Using an oriented immobilization approach, the Fab' fragments are covalently attached to gold surface to form a monolayer with high capture efficiency towards the toxin...
January 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110142/characteristics-of-water-obtained-by-dewatering-cyanobacteria-containing-sludge-formed-during-drinking-water-treatment-including-c-n-disinfection-byproduct-formation
#19
Hangzhou Xu, Haiyan Pei, Yan Jin, Hongdi Xiao, Chunxia Ma, Jiongming Sun, Hongmin Li
This is the first study to systematically investigate the characteristics of the water obtained by dewatering cyanobacteria-containing sludge generated in the drinking water treatment plant, including formation of C- and N-disinfection by-products (DBPs). Results showed that this 'dewatering water' (DW) had different properties when the sludge was stored at different times. The content of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and microcystins (MCs) in the DW were low when the sludge was treated or disposed of within 4 days; correspondingly, the C-, N-DBP production was also low...
January 13, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109900/microcystin-lr-retards-gonadal-maturation-through-disrupting-the-growth-hormone-insulin-like-growth-factors-system-in-zebrafish
#20
Jie Hou, Yujing Su, Wang Lin, Honghui Guo, Ping Xie, Jun Chen, Zemao Gu, Li Li
Recent studies have documented that microcystins (MCs) have potential toxic effects on growth and reproduction in fish. However, no systematic data exist on whether MCs cause gonadal development retardation through disrupting the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factors (GH/IGFs) system. To this end, zebrafish hatchlings (5 d post-fertilization) were exposed to 0, 0.3, 3 and 30µg/L microcystin-LR (MC-LR) for 90 d until they reached sexual maturity. Life-cycle exposure to MC-LR caused delayed ovarian maturation and sperm development along with ultrapathological lesions in the brain and liver...
January 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
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