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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922768/accerbatin-a-small-molecule-at-the-intersection-of-auxin-and-reactive-oxygen-species-homeostasis-with-herbicidal-properties
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Yuming Hu, Thomas Depaepe, Dajo Smet, Klara Hoyerova, Petr Klíma, Ann Cuypers, Sean Cutler, Dieter Buyst, Kris Morreel, Wout Boerjan, José Martins, Jan Petrášek, Filip Vandenbussche, Dominique Van Der Straeten
The volatile two-carbon hormone ethylene acts in concert with an array of signals to affect etiolated seedling development. From a chemical screen, we isolated a quinoline carboxamide designated ACCERBATIN (AEX) that exacerbates the 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid-induced triple response, typical for ethylene-treated seedlings in darkness. Phenotypic analyses revealed distinct AEX effects including inhibition of root hair development and shortening of the root meristem. Mutant analysis and reporter studies further suggested that AEX most probably acts in parallel to ethylene signaling...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922554/performance-comparison-of-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-and-multiplug-filtration-cleanup-methods-for-the-determination-of-tefuryltrione-in-plant-and-environmental-samples-using-uhplc-ms-ms
#2
Yang Yu, Yan Tao, Fengshou Dong, Jun Xu, Xingang Liu, Xiaohu Wu, Mingshan Ji, Yongquan Zheng
The detection frequencies of tefuryltrione, a new type of 4-hydroxyphenyl-pyruvate dioxygenase inhibitor herbicide, are rarely reported, probably because of the paucity of analytical methods. Herein, an effective and sensitive analytical method has been developed to detect tefuryltrione in vegetables (tomato and cucumber), cereals (rice and corn), soil and water by ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. Comparisons of the performances of dispersive solid-phase extraction and multiplug filtration cleanup methods were carried out for tefuryltrione in complex matrices...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920774/kinetics-of-diuron-under-aerobic-condition-and-residue-analysis-in-sugarcane-under-subtropical-field-conditions
#3
Shishir Tandon, Ravi Pant
Phenylureas group are persistent herbicides compared to other groups. However, their dissipation in different ecosystem should be investigated as they are major pollutant to soil and water. Dissipation kinetics of diuron at two application rates, in texturally different soils under sugarcane field conditions was investigated. Diuron was extracted from the soil with acetone and florisil SPE cleanup and extracted diuron was characterized by HPLC-UV. Diuron dissipated slowly in soils and persisted for more than 100 days...
September 18, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919846/a-methylidene-group-in-the-phosphonic-acid-analogue-of-phenylalanine-reverses-the-enantiopreference-of-binding-to-phenylalanine-ammonia-lyases
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Zsófia Bata, Renzhe Qian, Alexander Roller, Jeannie Horak, László Csaba Bencze, Csaba Paizs, Friedrich Hammerschmidt, Beáta G Vértessy, László Poppe
Aromatic amino acid ammonia-lyases and aromatic amino acid 2,3-aminomutases contain the post-translationally formed prosthetic 3,5-dihydro-4-methylidene-5H-imidazol-5-one (MIO) group. MIO enzymes catalyze the stereoselective synthesis of α- or β-amino acid enantiomers, making these chemical processes environmentally friendly and affordable. Characterization of novel inhibitors enables structural understanding of enzyme mechanism and recognizes promising herbicide candidates as well. The present study found that both enantiomers of the aminophosphonic acid analogue of the natural substrate phenylalanine and a novel derivative bearing a methylidene at the β-position inhibited phenylalanine ammonia-lyases (PAL), representing MIO enzymes...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918279/seasonal-variation-of-chloro-s-triazines-in-the-hartbeespoort-dam-catchment-south-africa
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Cornelius Rimayi, David Odusanya, Jana M Weiss, Jacob de Boer, Luke Chimuka
Seasonal variation of eight chloro-s-triazine herbicides and seven major atrazine and terbuthylazine degradation products was monitored in the Hartbeespoort Dam catchment using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Lake, river and groundwater were sampled from the Hartbeespoort Dam catchment over four seasons and the downstream Jukskei River was monitored during the winter season. Triazine herbicide concentrations in the Hartbeespoort Dam were in the order atrazine>simazine>propazine>ametryn>prometryn throughout the four seasons sampled...
September 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917937/pyrazole-based-compounds-in-chitosan-liposomal-emulsion-for-antimicrobial-cotton-fabrics
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Ahmed Nada, Marwa Al-Moghazy, Ahmed A F Soliman, Gehan M T Rashwan, Taghreed Hosny Ahmed Eldawy, Ashraf Abd Elhakim Hasan, Galal Hosni Sayed
The chemistry of pyrazoles has gained increasing attention due to its diverse pharmacological properties such as antiviral, antagonist, antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-prostate cancer, herbicidal, acaricidal and insecticidal activities. 1-phenyl pyrazole-3, 5-diamine, 4-[2-(4-methylphenyl) diazenyl] and 1H- pyrazole-3 (1), 5-diamine, 4-[2-(4-methylphenyl) diazenyl] (2) were synthesized, characterized and encapsulated into liposomal chitosan emulsions for textile finishing. The chemical modifications of cotton fabrics were demonstrated by infrared analysis...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917214/novel-5-nitrofurfuryl-substituted-esters-of-phosphonoglycine-their-synthesis-and-phyto-and-ecotoxicological-properties
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Jarosław Lewkowski, Marta Morawska, Rafał Karpowicz, Piotr Rychter, Diana Rogacz, Kamila Lewicka
Since aminophosphonate-based herbicides like glyphosate are currently one of the most popular and widely applied active agent in agrochemistry, there is an urgent need for searching new compounds among this family with potential herbicidal activity, but exhibiting low toxicity against surrounding environment. Six new (5-nitrofurfuryl)-derived aminophosphonates were synthesized for the first time and apart from the only one example of N-benzylamino(5-nitrofuryl)-methylphosphonic acid, it was the first time in the history, when this class of compounds was prepared...
September 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917175/currently-and-recently-used-pesticides-in-central-european-arable-soils
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Martina Hvězdová, Petra Kosubová, Monika Košíková, Kerstin E Scherr, Zdeněk Šimek, Lukáš Brodský, Marek Šudoma, Lucia Škulcová, Milan Sáňka, Markéta Svobodová, Lucia Krkošková, Jana Vašíčková, Natália Neuwirthová, Lucie Bielská, Jakub Hofman
Although large amounts of pesticides are used annually and a majority enters the soil to form short- or long-term residues, extensive soil surveys for currently used pesticides (CUPs) are scarce. To determine the status of CUPs' occurrence in arable land in Central Europe, 51 CUPs and 9 transformation products (TPs) were analysed in 75 arable soils in the Czech Republic (CR) several months after the last pesticide application. Moreover, two banned triazines (simazine and atrazine) and their TPs were analysed because of their frequent detection in CR waters...
September 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916328/primary-hippocampal-neuronal-cell-death-induction-after-acute-and-repeated-paraquat-exposures-mediated-by-ache-variants-alteration-and-cholinergic-and-glutamatergic-transmission-disruption
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Javier Del Pino, Paula Moyano, Gloria Gómez Díaz, María José Anadon, Maria Jesus Diaz, José Manuel García, Margarita Lobo, Adela Pelayo, Emma Sola, María Teresa Frejo
Paraquat (PQ) is a widely used non-selective contact herbicide shown to produce memory and learning deficits after acute and repeated exposure similar to those induced in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the complete mechanisms through which it induces these effects are unknown. On the other hand, cholinergic and glutamatergic systems, mainly in the hippocampus, are involved on learning, memory and cell viability regulation. An alteration of hippocampal cholinergic or glutamatergic transmissions or neuronal cell loss may induce these effects...
September 12, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915966/use-of-anthropogenic-nitrogen-fertilizers-in-agriculture-is-associated-with-per-capita-ethanol-consumption
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Keith Fluegge, Kyle Fluegge
It has previously been demonstrated that emissions of the agricultural pollutant, nitrous oxide (N2O), may be a confounder to the relationship between herbicide use and psychiatric impairments, including ADHD. This report attempts to extend this hypothesis by testing whether annual use of anthropogenic nitrogen-based fertilizers in U.S. agriculture (thought to be the most reliable indicator of environmental N2O emissions) is associated with per capita ethanol consumption patterns, a behavior often comorbid with ADHD...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913582/glyphosate-ab-sorption-by-shoots-and-rhizomes-of-native-versus-hybrid-cattail-typha
#11
Tianye Zheng, Nora B Sutton, Pim de Jager, Richard Grosshans, Sirajum Munira, Annemieke Farenhorst
Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America are integrated with farmland and contain mixtures of herbicide contaminants. Passive nonfacilitated diffusion is how most herbicides can move across plant membranes, making this perhaps an important process by which herbicide contaminants are absorbed by wetland vegetation. Prairie wetlands are dominated by native cattail (Typha latifolia) and hybrid cattail (Typha x glauca). The objective of this batch equilibrium study was to compare glyphosate absorption by the shoots and rhizomes of native versus hybrid cattails...
September 14, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911748/the-pattern-of-shikimate-pathway-and-phenylpropanoids-after-inhibition-by-glyphosate-or-quinate-feeding-in-pea-roots
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Ana Zabalza, Luis Orcaray, Manuel Fernández-Escalada, Ainhoa Zulet-González, Mercedes Royuela
The shikimate pathway is a metabolic route for the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids (AAAs) (i.e. phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan). A key enzyme of shikimate pathway (5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase, EPSPS) is the target of the widely used herbicide glyphosate. Quinate is a compound synthesized in plants through a side branch of the shikimate pathway. Glyphosate provokes quinate accumulation and exogenous quinate application to plants shows a potential role of quinate in the toxicity of the herbicide glyphosate...
September 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911745/investigation-of-resistance-levels-and-mechanisms-to-nicosulfuron-conferred-by-non-target-site-mechanisms-in-large-crabgrass-digitaria-sanguinalis-l-from-china
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Yu Mei, Chong Si, Mingjie Liu, Lihong Qiu, Mingqi Zheng
Large crabgrass is a major grass weed widely distributed across China. This weed infests maize fields and has evolved resistance to the acetolactate synthase (ALS)-inhibiting herbicide nicosulfuron due to continuous and intensive use. In this study, a total of 25 out of 26 large crabgrass populations collected from maize field demonstrated resistance to nicosulfuron. Amino acid modifications in ALS known to confer resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides in other weeds, were not found in the 9 tested resistant populations...
September 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911736/exposure-to-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-induces-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mouse-testis
#14
Dalei Zhang, Yaling Wu, Yangyang Yuan, Wenwen Liu, Haibin Kuang, Jianhua Yang, Bei Yang, Lei Wu, Weiying Zou, Changshui Xu
The herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is used worldwide. It has been associated with a variety of toxicities in rodents. In this study, male mice were orally administered 2,4-D at 50, 100 or 200mg/kg/day to investigate testicular toxicity and the possible mechanisms of action. Exposure to 2,4-D at high concentrations (100 and 200mg/kg/day) for 14 consecutive days caused spermatogenic disruption and seminiferous epithelial destruction. Furthermore, 2,4-D administration (100 and 200mg/kg/day) increased the formation of the lipid peroxidation product malondialdehyde and decreased activities of the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase and catalase in the testis...
September 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906478/complementary-rna-sequencing-based-transcriptomics-and-itraq-proteomics-reveal-the-mechanism-of-the-alleviation-of-quinclorac-stress-by-salicylic-acid-in-oryza-sativa-ssp-japonica
#15
Jian Wang, Faisal Islam, Lan Li, Meijuan Long, Chong Yang, Xiaoli Jin, Basharat Ali, Bizeng Mao, Weijun Zhou
To uncover the alleviation mechanism of quinclorac stress by salicylic acid (SA), leaf samples of Oryza sativa ssp. Japonica under quinclorac stress with and without SA pre-treatment were analyzed for transcriptional and proteomic profiling to determine the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and proteins (DEPs), respectively. Results showed that quinclorac stress altered the expression of 2207 DEGs (1427 up-regulated, 780 down-regulated) and 147 DEPs (98 down-regulated, 49 up-regulated). These genes and proteins were enriched in glutathione (GSH) metabolism, porphyrin and chlorophyll metabolism, the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, glyoxylate and dicarboxylate metabolism, and so on...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906105/enantioselective-phytotoxicity-of-dichlorprop-to-arabidopsis-thaliana-effect-of-cytochrome-p450-enzymes-and-role-of-fe
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Zunwei Chen, Jia Wang, Hui Chen, Yuezhong Wen, Weiping Liu
The ecotoxicology effects of chiral herbicides have long been recognized and have drawn increasing attention. The toxic mechanisms of herbicides in plants are involved in production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cause damage to target enzyme, but the relationship between these two factors in the enantioselectivity of chiral herbicides has rarely been investigated. Furthermore, even though cytochromes P450 enzymes (CYP450s) have been related to the phytotoxicity of herbicides, their roles in the enantioselectivity of chiral herbicides have yet to be explored...
September 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905218/health-risk-assessment-of-an-abandoned-herbicide-factory-site-for-transportation-use-in-dalian-china
#17
Nannan Ji, Shushen Zhang, Yun Zhang, Yu Chen
An abandoned herbicide factory site was used as an example of how planning should be considered for development of the site for transportation use in Dalian, China. Exposure pathways and parameters for three types of transportation use (land for a traffic hub, land for an urban road, and land for a subway) were developed. Twenty-five sampling sites were selected and 38 soil samples were collected in March 2015. Hexachlorobenzene and benzo(a)pyrene which were extracted by Soxhlet extraction and detected by gas chromatography mass spectrometry were the most significant pollutants detected...
September 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903856/triphenylamine-based-hypercrosslinked-organic-polymer-as-adsorbent-for-the-extraction-of-phenylurea-herbicides
#18
Juanjuan Wu, Ruiyang Ma, Lin Hao, Chun Wang, Qiuhua Wu, Zhi Wang
A hypercrosslinked organic polymer material (named as PPTPA) was prepared by a simple one-step self-polycondensation of triphenylamine. A series of characterization experiments, including N2 adsorption, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectra, and thermogravimetric analysis, were carried out to evaluate the morphology, structure and other intrinsic properties of the PPTPA. To investigate its adsorption performance, the PPTPA was used as the solid-phase extraction adsorbent for the extraction of phenylurea herbicides from water, milk and tomato juice samples followed by high-performance liquid chromatographic analysis...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903556/4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate-dioxygenase-inhibitors-from-chemical-biology-to-agrochemicals
#19
Ferdinand Ndikuryayo, Behrooz Moosavi, Wen-Chao Yang, Guang-Fu Yang
The development of new herbicides is receiving considerable attention to control weed biotypes resistant to current herbicides. Consequently, new enzymes are always desired as targets for herbicide discovery. 4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD, EC 1.13.11.27) is an enzyme engaged in photosynthetic activity and catalyzes the transformation of 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvic acid (HPPA) into homogentisic acid (HGA). HPPD inhibitors constitute a promising area of discovery and development of innovative herbicides with some advantages, including excellent crop selectivity, low application rates, and broad-spectrum weed control...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902670/neuroprotective-effects-of-coenzyme-q10-on-paraquat-induced-parkinson-s-disease-in-experimental-animals
#20
Hanan Naeim Attia, Yousreya Aly Maklad
Parkinson's disease (PD) affects ∼1-2% of the elderly population. Development of a neuroprotective therapy that may be initiated early in the course of the disease to retard/prevent disease progression is highly desirable. This study aimed to investigate prophylactic treatment with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) before paraquat (PQ) exposure, a herbicide known to increase the risk for PD, to attain neuroprotection. In addition, therapeutic intervention with CoQ10 in mice already exposed to PQ (24 h) might halt ongoing neurodegeneration and behavioural deterioration...
September 11, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
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