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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232261/long-chain-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-cancer-any-cause-for-concern
#1
Simona Serini, Gabriella Calviello
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recently, concerns have been raised with regard to the recommended doses of marine long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-omega-3 PUFAs) especially in relation to cancer risk and treatment. There is urgent need to clarify this point. This review considers the most recent evidence related to the potential risk of developing cancer with high LC-omega-3 PUFA intakes, and possible research strategies to better elucidate this matter. RECENT FINDINGS: The latest published recommendations have still highlighted the usefulness of an increased dietary intake of LC-omega-3 PUFAs for the prevention of some cardiovascular diseases...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230482/photoenhanced-toxicity-of-weathered-crude-oil-in-sediment-and-water-to-larval-zebrafish
#2
Mace G Barron, Julie Krzykwa, Crystal R Lilavois, Sandy Raimondo
Solar radiation exposure can increase the toxicity of bioaccumulated oil compounds in a diversity of aquatic species. We investigated the photoenhanced toxicity of weathered South Louisiana crude oil in sediment and water accommodated fractions (WAF) to larval zebrafish. Larvae were first exposed for 24 h to one of six treatments: no oil (sediment or water), 7.5 g oil/kg sediment, oil-only WAF, oil WAF plus the dispersant Corexit 9500A, or dispersant alone. Larvae were then exposed to high or low levels of sunlight in control water for 3 or 3...
December 11, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229761/an-unusual-diphosphatase-from-the-phnp-family-cleaves-reactive-fad-photoproducts
#3
Guillaume Aw Beaudoin, Qiang Li, Steven D Bruner, Andrew D Hanson
Flavins are notoriously photolabile, but while the photoproducts derived from the iso -alloxazine ring are well known the other photoproducts are not. In the case of FAD, typically the main cellular flavin, the other photoproducts are predicted to include four- and five-carbon sugars linked to ADP. These FAD photoproducts were shown to be potent glycating agents, more so than ADP-ribose. Such toxic compounds would require disposal via an ADP-sugar diphosphatase or other route. Comparative analysis of bacterial genomes uncovered a candidate disposal gene that is chromosomally clustered with genes for FAD synthesis or transport and is predicted to encode a protein of the PhnP cyclic phosphodiesterase family...
December 11, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229334/broad-range-chemical-profiling-of-natural-deep-eutectic-solvent-extracts-using-a-high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-based-method
#4
Xiaojie Liu, Samantha Ahlgren, Henrie A A J Korthout, Luis F Salomé-Abarca, Lina M Bayona, Robert Verpoorte, Young Hae Choi
Natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) made mainly with abundant primary metabolites are being increasingly applied in green chemistry. The advantages of NADES as green solvents have led to their use in novel green products for the food, cosmetics and pharma markets. However, one of the main difficulties encountered in the development of novel products and their quality control arises from their low vapour pressure and high viscosity. These features create the need for the development of new analytical methods suited to this type of sample...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228398/organophosphorus-compounds-at-80-some-old-and-new-issues
#5
Lucio G Costa
One of the major classes of pesticides is that of the organophosphates (OPs). Initial developments date back almost two centuries but it was only in the mid-1940s that OPs reached a prominent status as insecticides, a status that, albeit declining, is still ongoing. OPs are highly toxic to non-target species including humans, the primary effects being an acute cholinergic toxicity (responsible for thousands of poisoning each year) and a delayed polyneuropathy. Several issues of current debate and investigation on the toxicology of OPs are discussed in this brief review...
December 7, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225432/molecular-docking-based-screening-of-a-simulated-hif-1-protein-model-for-potential-inhibitors
#6
Mundla Sri Latha, Madhu Sudhana Saddala
Hypoxia inducible factor-1(HIF-1) is a bHLH-family transcription factor that control genes involved in glucolysis, angiogenesis, migration, as well as invasion factors that are important for tumor progression and metastasis. HIF-1, a hetero dimer of HIF-1α and HIF-1β, binds to the hypoxia responsive genes, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). It is one the molecular target for angiogenesis. A series of Chalcone - like compounds described that preferentially inhibit HIF-1 dimer, which can interact with amino acids within the active site of the protein...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223812/could-saponins-be-used-to-enhance-bioremediation-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-aged-contaminated-soils
#7
Marie Davin, Amandine Starren, Magali Deleu, Georges Lognay, Gilles Colinet, Marie-Laure Fauconnier
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are persistent organic compounds of major concern that tend to accumulate in the environment, threatening ecosystems and health. Brownfields represent an important tank for PAHs and require remediation. Researches to develop bioremediation and phytoremediation techniques are being conducted as alternatives to environmentally aggressive, expensive and often disruptive soil remediation strategies. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the potential of saponins (natural surfactants) as extracting agents and as bioremediation enhancers on an aged-contaminated soil...
December 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223402/genetic-regulation-mechanism-of-the-yjdf-riboswitch
#8
Sha Gong, Yanli Wang, Zhen Wang, Yujie Wang, Wenbing Zhang
The yjdF riboswitch resides in potential 5' UTRs of homologues of protein-coding gene yjdF in Firmicutes. Unlike other 30 riboswitch classes previously validated, this riboswitch class, can sense and bind to a broad collection of azaaromatic ligands. Among these compounds, some do activate production of yjdF protein driven by the riboswitch, while others are out of riboswitch-mediated modulation possibly because of the toxicity at high ligand concentrations. By incorporating the structures with pseudoknots and ligand binding kinetics into the co-transcriptional folding theory, we theoretically studied the co-transcriptional folding behaviors of the yjdF riboswitch from Bacillus subtilis at different transcription conditions...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223099/nontoxic-combretafuranone-analogues-with-high-in%C3%A2-vitro-antibacterial-activity
#9
P Horký, M Voráčová, K Konečná, D Sedlák, P Bartůněk, J Vacek, J Kuneš, M Pour
A library of thirty two 3,4-diphenylfuranones related to both combretastatin A-4 and antifungal 5-(acyloxymethyl)-3-(halophenyl)-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-ones was prepared. Cytotoxic effects on a panel of cancer and normal cell lines and antiinfective activity were evaluated, and the data were complemented with tests for the activation of caspase 3 and 7. High cytotoxicity was observed in some of the halogenated analogues, eg. 3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-(4-methylphenyl)-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-one with IC50 0.12-0.23 μM, but the compounds were also highly toxic against non-malignant control cells...
November 29, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223098/trisubstituted-barbiturates-and-thiobarbiturates-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-as-xanthine-oxidase-inhibitors-antioxidants-antibacterial-and-anti-proliferative-agents
#10
Joana Figueiredo, João L Serrano, Eunice Cavalheiro, Leena Keurulainen, Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma, Vânia M Moreira, Susana Ferreira, Fernanda C Domingues, Samuel Silvestre, Paulo Almeida
Barbituric and thiobarbituric acid derivatives have become progressively attractive to medicinal chemists due to their wide range of biological activities. Herein, different series of 1,3,5-trisubstituted barbiturates and thiobarbiturates were prepared in moderate to excellent yields and their activity as xanthine oxidase inhibitors, antioxidants, antibacterial agents and as anti-proliferative compounds was evaluated in vitro. Interesting bioactive barbiturates were found namely, 1,3-dimethyl-5-[1-(2-phenylhydrazinyl)ethylidene]pyrimidine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione (6c) and 1,3-dimethyl-5-[1-[2-(4-nitrophenyl)hydrazinyl]ethylidene]pyrimidine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione (6e), which showed concomitant xanthine oxidase inhibitory effect (IC50 values of 24...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222033/multiple-perspectives-of-qingkailing-injection-fraction-single-compound-in-revealing-the-hepatotoxicity-of-baicalin-and-hyodeoxycholic-acid
#11
Jiayu Zhang, Shifeng Wang, Lulu Xu, Qiao Zhang, Zhanpeng Shang, Yanling Zhang, Qinghua Wu, Shiyou Li, Yanjiang Qiao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The complexity of ingredients in traditional Chinese medical formulas and the limited consideration of toxicological responses are fundamental issues that hamper prognostic information of drug quality control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multidisciplinary approach for quality control of Qingkailing injection (QKL) regarding drug induced liver toxicity was described for the first time. High content image analysis (HCA) was combined with reverse-phase chromatographic separation and high-resolution MS detection technologies to provide the dynamic responses of HepG2 cell injury...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221954/total-particulate-matter-from-cigarette-smoke-disrupts-vascular-development-in-zebrafish-brain-danio-rerio
#12
Andrey Massarsky, G L Prasad, Richard T Di Giulio
Several studies have demonstrated zebrafish as a useful high-throughput in-vivo model to study the effects of cigarette smoke on early development. It has been shown previously that exposure of zebrafish to cigarette smoke total particulate matter (TPM) leads to several adverse physiological aberrations, including heart deformities and improper angiogenesis. Consequently, this study investigated the effects of TPM on cardiovascular development in zebrafish that were exposed to increasing concentrations of TPM based upon nicotine content from 6h post fertilization (hpf) up to 72hpf...
December 5, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219669/metabolic-profile-elucidation-of-zhi-zi-da-huang-decoction-in-rat-intestinal-bacteria-using-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-combined-with-multiple-analytical-perspectives
#13
Miao Wang, Qing Hu, Qingshui Shi, Gongjun Yang, Fang Feng
1. Zhi-Zi-Da-Huang decoction (ZZDHD) has been widely used for the treatment of alcoholic jaundice, alcoholic liver disease and acute hepatitis in China for thousands of years. Conventionally decoctions are administered orally, after which the metabolism caused by the enzymes in intestinal bacteria may influence significantly on the curative effects or toxicity. 2. In this work, the comprehensive metabolic process of ZZDHD in intestinal bacteria was investigated reliably using high resolution HPLC-DAD-ESI-TOF/MS...
December 8, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218577/street-foods-exacerbate-effects-of-the-environmental-burden-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-nigeria
#14
Osazuwa Clinton Ekhator, Nnaemeka Arinze Udowelle, Sorbari Igbiri, Rose Ngozi Asomugha, Chiara Frazzoli, Orish Ebere Orisakwe
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a large group of well-known toxicants with carcinogenic potential and other health effects including on the immune system. The high health risks of non-communicable diseases and relevant comorbidities in Africa, particularly in contaminated areas like e-waste and crude oil and gas exploration areas and for high consumers of food commodity groupings which are most critical for PAH exposure, are exacerbated by dietary exposure due to unsafe practices in commonly consumed foods, like those street vended...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217486/aberrant-promoter-methylation-in-genes-related-to-hematopoietic-malignancy-in-workers-exposed-to-a-voc-mixture
#15
Octavio Jiménez-Garza, Liqiong Guo, Hyang-Min Byun, Mariella Carrieri, Giovanni Battista Bartolucci, Briscia Socorro Barrón-Vivanco, Andrea A Baccarelli
Occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may cause hematopoietic malignancy, either by single exposure to benzene or possibly due to a concomitant exposure to several VOCs. Since oxidative stress, inflammation and DNA repair pathways are closely involved in cancer development, the effect of VOC exposure on expression of proteins involved in these pathways has been studied, but epigenetic changes have not been well described. Here, DNA methylation status following occupational exposure to a VOC mixture was assessed by bisulfite sequencing of the promoter regions of seven genes involved in the mentioned pathways...
December 4, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216713/poly-2-oxazoline-pterostilbene-block-copolymer-nanoparticles-for-dual-anticancer-drug-delivery
#16
Matteo Romio, Giulia Morgese, Lucca Trachsel, Samuel Babity, Cristina Paradisi, Davide Brambilla, Edmondo Maria Benetti
Functional block-copolymers based on poly(2-oxazoline)s are versatile building blocks for the fabrication of dual-drug delivery nanoparticles (NPs) that show promising properties for the development of a anticancer chemotherapy. Core-shell NPs are fabricated from diblock-copolymers featuring a long and hydrophilic poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) (PMOXA) block, coupled to a relatively short and functionalizable poly(2-methylsuccinate-2-oxazoline) (PMestOXA) segment. The PMOXA block stabilizes the NP dispersions, whereas the PMestOXA segment is used to conjugate pterostilbene (PTS), a natural bioactive phenolic compound that is used as lipophilic model-drug and constitutes the hydrophobic core of the designed NPs...
December 7, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216585/determination-of-irinotecan-and-its-metabolite-sn-38-in-dried-blood-spots-using-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-fluorescence-detection
#17
Roberta Z Hahn, Priscila C Arnhold, Natália B Andriguetti, Anelise Schneider, Helena M Klück, Simone L Dos Reis, Marcos Frank Bastiani, Igor Kael, Anne Caroline Cezimbra da Silva, Gilberto Schwartsmann, Marina V Antunes, Rafael Linden
Irinotecan (IRI) is an antineoplastic drug widely used for the treatment of colorectal and advanced pancreatic cancer. Despite its clinical utility, the clinical use of IRI is associated with potentially severe hematopoietic and gastrointestinal toxicities. The quantification of IRI and its active metabolite SN-38 in dried blood spots (DBS) may be an alternative to individualize the drug dose through a minimally invasive and easy collection method. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a simple and fast HPLC-FL assay for simultaneous IRI and SN-38 measurement in DBS, with adequate analytical performance for clinical use...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216488/microbial-community-composition-and-pahs-removal-potential-of-indigenous-bacteria-in-oil-contaminated-sediment-of-taean-coast-korea
#18
Dong Wan Lee, Hanbyul Lee, Aslan Hwanhwi Lee, Bong-Oh Kwon, Jong Seong Khim, Un Hyuk Yim, Beom Seok Kim, Jae-Jin Kim
The tidal flats near Sinduri beach in Taean, Korea, have been severely contaminated by heavy crude oils due to the Korea's worst oil spill accident, say the Hebei Spirit Oil Spill, in 2007. Crude oil compounds, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), pose significant environmental damages due to their wide distribution, persistence, high toxicity, mutagenicity, and carcinogenicity. Microbial community of Sinduri beach sediments samples was analyzed by metagenomic data with 16S rRNA gene amplicons...
December 4, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215282/thermal-decomposition-of-phosgene-and-diphosgene
#19
Juan-Carlos Lizardo-Huerta, Baptiste Sirjean, Laurent Verdier, René Fournet, Pierre-Alexandre Glaude
Phosgene (COCl2) is a toxic compound used or formed in a wide range of applications. The understanding of its thermal decomposition for destruction processes or in the event of accidental fire of stored reserves is a major safety issue. In this study, a detailed chemical kinetic model for the thermal decomposition and combustion of phosgene and diphosgene is proposed for the first time. A large number of thermo-kinetic parameters were calculated using quantum chemistry and reaction rate theory. The model was validated against experimental pyrolysis data from the literature...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215057/mechanochemical-mineralization-of-very-persistent-fluorocarbon-surfactants-%C3%A2-6-2-fluorotelomer-sulfonate-6-2fts-as-an-example
#20
Mengnan Lu, Giovanni Cagnetta, Kunlun Zhang, Jun Huang, Gang Yu
Fluorinated organic chemicals have a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications. For long time perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid have been used as precursors for manufacture of such chemicals. However, these C8 chain compounds have been demonstrated to be toxic, persistent, and bioaccumulative, thus inducing their phase-out. Currently, C6 telomer based fluorocarbon surfactants are considered better alternatives to C8 products because of their low bioaccumulability. But, their high persistency suggests that in the near future their concentrations will increase in the environment and in industrial waste...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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