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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161647/simple-synthesis-of-self-supported-hierarchical-aupd-alloyed-nanowire-networks-for-boosting-electrocatalytic-activity-toward-formic-acid-oxidation
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Tao Yuan, Hong-Yan Chen, Xiaohong Ma, Jiu-Ju Feng, Pei-Xin Yuan, Ai-Jun Wang
Herein, self-supported hierarchical AuPd alloyed interconnected nanowire networks (AuPd NCNs) were fabricated by a one-pot co-reduction method. Theophylline was acted as the capping and structure-directing agents. The product was mainly characterized by a series of techniques such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The hierarchical nanostructures had the enlarged electrochemically active surface area (EASA), and the enhanced catalytic activity toward formic acid oxidation reaction (FAOR) and strengthened poisoning tolerance for poisoning CO-like intermediates by cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry, which outperformed commercial Pd black catalyst...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155976/description-of-a-mass-poisoning-in-a-rural-district-in-mozambique-the-first-documented-bongkrekic-acid-poisoning-in-africa
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Eduardo Samo Gudo, Kyla Cook, Amelia M Kasper, Alfredo Vergara, Cristolde Salomão, Fernanda Oliveira, Hamida Ismael, Cristovão Saeze, Carla Mosse, Quinhas Fernandes, Sofia Omar Viegas, Cynthia S Baltazar, Timothy J Doyle, Ellen Yard, Alaina Steck, Mayda Serret, Travis M Falconer, Sara E Kern, Jennifer L Brzezinski, James A Turner, Brian L Boyd, Ilesh V Jani
Background: On January 9, 2015, in a rural town in Mozambique, over 230 people became sick and 75 died from an illness linked to drinking pombe, a traditional alcoholic beverage. Methods: An investigation was conducted to identify cases and determine the cause of the outbreak. A case was defined as any resident of Chitima who developed any new or unexplained neurologic, gastrointestinal, or cardiovascular symptom from January 9 at 6:00 a.m. through January 12. We conducted medical record reviews; healthcare worker and community surveys; anthropological and toxicological investigations of local medicinal plants and commercial pesticides; and laboratory testing of the suspect and control pombe...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154175/improving-human-health-outcomes-with-a-low-cost-intervention-to-reduce-exposures-from-lead-acid-battery-recycling-dong-mai-vietnam
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Bret Ericson, Thi To Duong, John Keith, Trong Cuu Nguyen, Deborah Havens, William Daniell, Catherine J Karr, Doan Ngoc Hai, Lo Van Tung, Tran Thi Nhi Ha, Brian Wilson, David Hanrahan, Gerry Croteau, Mark Patrick Taylor
This study details the first comprehensive evaluation of the efficacy of a soil lead mitigation project in Dong Mai village, Vietnam. The village's population had been subject to severe lead poisoning for at least a decade as a result of informal Used Lead Acid Battery (ULAB) recycling. Between July 2013 to February 2015, Pure Earth and the Centre for Environment and Community Development (Hanoi, Vietnam) implemented a multi-faceted environmental and human health intervention. The intervention consisted of a series of institutional and low-cost engineering controls including the capping of lead contaminated surface soils, cleaning of home interiors, an education campaign and the construction of a work-clothes changing and bathing facility...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151411/-protective-effect-of-thalidomide-on-ali-induced-by-paraquat-poisoning-in-rats-and-its-mechanism
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Tao Liu, Yuan Xie, Mengtong Xu, Fenshuang Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of thalidomide on acute lung injury (ALI) induced by paraquat (PQ) poisoning in rats and its possible mechanism. METHODS: Sixty SPF Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups with 10 rats in each group. The rat model of PQ poisoning was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of PQ solution 20 mg/kg (PQ model group), and the rats were treated by intraperitoneal injection of gradient thalidomide (50, 100, 200 mg/kg treatment groups) 30 minutes later continuously for 3 days...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151408/-protective-effect-of-5-aminosalicylic-acid-on-the-kidney-of-paraquat-poisoning-rats-by-nrf2-are-signal-pathway
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Yu Wang, Manhong Zhou, Yuanlan Lu, Anyong Yu, Jianguo Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) on renal injury poisoned by paraquat (PQ) in rats and its mechanism. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy clean male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into four groups: normal saline (NS) control group, 5-ASA control group, PQ model group and 5-ASA treatment group, with 6 rats in each group. The rat model of PQ poisoning was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of 2% PQ solution 20 mg/kg, and the same volume of NS was given in NS control group and 5-ASA control group...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141517/protective-effects-of-dietary-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-organophosphate-poisoning
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Bahattin Avci, S Sirri Bilge, Gokhan Arslan, Omer Alici, Ozge Darakci, Turkhan Baratzada, Engin Ciftcioglu, Turker Yardan, Ayhan Bozkurt
In this study, we aimed to study the possible preventive effect of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a dietary omega-3 fatty acid, on toxicity caused by chlorpyrifos (CPF). Six groups of Sprague Dawley rats (200-250 g) consisting of equal numbers of males and females (n = 8) were assigned to study. The rats were orally given for 5 days. The control group was administered pure olive oil, which was the vehicle for CPF. The CPF challenge groups were administered oral physiological saline, pure olive oil, or DHA (50, 100 and 400 mg/kg dosages) for 5 days...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132247/management-of-a-rare-case-with-severe-hydrofluoric-acid-burns-important-roles-of-neutralizers-and-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Yuanhai Zhang, Xingang Wang, Yuezhen Liu, Xinhua Jiang, Chunjiang Ye, Liangfang Ni, Liping Zhang, Jianfen Zhang, Bin Xu, Chunmao Han
Hydrofluoric acid (HF), a dangerous inorganic acid, is widely used in various industries and in daily life. Chemical burns caused by HF exposure occur more frequently in some regions worldwide. It has been reported that some cases with HF burns can be lethal due to the hypertoxicity of HF. In this article, we present a case of a 24-year-old worker who suffered HF burns by 53% HF solution to his face, neck, and nasal cavity. This patient quickly developed electrolyte disturbance, that is, hypocalcemia, and hypopotassemia, and myocardial injury after exposure...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124474/growth-chain-formation-and-toxin-production-by-southern-brazilian-pseudo-nitzschia-isolates-under-laboratory-conditions
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Pedro Rebelo Wadt, Luiz Laureno Mafra, Camila Prestes Dos Santos Tavares, Luciano Felício Fernandes, Luís Antonio de Oliveira Proença
Pseudo-nitzschia is a diatom genus capable of producing the neurotoxin domoic acid (DA), which has been related to mortalities of marine vertebrates, and the amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) in human consumers of contaminated bivalves. This study reports DA production among Pseudo-nitzschia strains isolated from shellfish farming areas in southern Brazil. Twenty-seven cultures of potentially toxigenic Pseudo-nitzschia species were established. Growth, stepped-chain formation, and DA production were evaluated in static, intermittently illuminated (12:12 photoperiod) batch cultures for 12 selected strains, and under continuous light and/or turbulence for a single Pseudo-nitzschia calliantha strain...
November 9, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115056/a-stable-nano-cobalt-catalyst-for-selective-dehydrogenation-of-formic-acid-with-highly-dispersed-conx-active-sites
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Conghui Tang, Annette-Enrica Surkus, Feng Chen, Marga-Martina Pohl, Giovanni Agostini, Matthias Schneider, Henrik Junge, Matthias Beller
Novel nano-structured catalysts with highly dispersed cobalt have been synthesized using pyrolysis of metal phenanthroline complexes. Materials with significantly different properties are obtained by simply tuning the metal/ligand ratio. As an example for the catalytic potential of this class of compounds, the first atomically dispersed cobalt-catalyzed dehydrogenation of formic acid is described. From TEM, XPS, XRD characterizations, KSCN poisoning and acid leaching, the formation of CoNx species as the active site seems key to success for this reaction...
November 8, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113440/geigerin-induced-cytotoxicity-in-a-murine-myoblast-cell-line-c2c12
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Christo J Botha, Sarah J Clift, Gezina C H Ferreira, Mxolisi G Masango
Geigeria poisoning in sheep, locally known as 'vermeersiekte', is an economically important plant poisoning in southern Africa. The toxic principles contained by the toxic plants are believed to be several sesquiterpene lactones, such as geigerin, vermeeric acid and vermeerin, which cause striated muscle lesions in small stock. Because of ethical issues surrounding the use of live animals in toxicity studies, there is currently a dire need to establish an in vitro model that can be used to replace traditional animal experimentation...
October 31, 2017: Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099997/early-metabolome-profiling-and-prognostic-value-in-paraquat-poisoned-patients-based-on-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Lufeng Hu, Guangliang Hong, Yahui Tang, Xianqin Wang, Congcong Wen, Feiyan Lin, Zhongqiu Lu
Paraquat (PQ) has caused countless deaths throughout the world. There remains no effective treatment for PQ poisoning. Here we study the blood metabolome of PQ-poisoned patient using ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC/Q-TOF MS). Patients were divided into groups according blood PQ concentration. Healthy subjects served as controls. Metabolic features were statistically analyzed using multivariate pattern-recognition techniques to identify the most important metabolites...
November 3, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091817/effect-of-repeated-administration-of-4-methylpyrazole-on-renal-function-and-lipid-peroxidation-products-in-rat-kidney-after-ethylene-glycol-poisoning
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Karina Sommerfeld-Klatta, Jędrzej Przystanowicz, Joanna Kowalówka-Zawieja, Barbara Zielińska-Psuja
Toxic effects of ethylene glycol (EG) and its metabolites are mainly related to metabolic acidosis and kidney damage. EG biotransformation involving CYP2E1 affects the oxidant-antioxidant balance. The study assessed the effect of repeated administration of 4-methylpyrazole (4MP, 15mg/kg b.w. after 2h, followed by 10mg/kg b.w. every 12h) on renal function (creatinine, urea and urinary protein levels) as well as products of kidney's lipid peroxidation (MDA and TBARS levels) in rats poisoned with EG (5745mg/kg b...
October 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081461/rapid-lc-ms-determination-of-acromelic-acids-a-and-b-toxic-constituents-of-the-mushroom-paralepistopsis-acromelalga
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Naoki Yoshioka, Hitoshi Ouchi, Toshiyuki Kan, Masashi Yoshida, Motoyuki Nomura
A rapid LC-MS method was developed for determination of acromelic acids A and B, which are toxic constituents of Paralepistopsis acromelalga (=Clitocybe acromelalga), in mushroom samples. Acromelic acids were extracted twice with 50% methanol and the extract was passed through a syringe filter, and then analyzed by LC-MS. The LC separation was performed on a multi-mode ODS column. The recoveries of acromelic acids A and B spiked into blank mushroom samples at 2.5 μg/g were 93 and 74%, respectively. This method was applied to the remaining mushroom sample from a food poisoning case...
2017: Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081098/-clinical-effect-of-alanyl-glutamine-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-gastrointestinal-function-obstacle-caused-by-severe-phorate-poisoning
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Z K Yu, Z J Gong, X D Jian, A J Qu
Objective: To observe the therapeutic efficacy of alanyl glutamine injection on patients with gastrointestinal function obstacle caused by severe phorate poisoning. Methods: A total of 80 eligible patients with gastrointestinal function obstacle caused by severe phorate poisoning were randomly divided into the control group (n=40) and treatment group (n=40) . The control group was treated with the conventional therapy, which included forbidden diet, atropine, pralidoxime iodide, anti-inflammatory, albumin infusion, ω-3 fish oil fat emulsion, protection of organs function, blood perfusion, and Fat Emulsion, Amino Acids (17) and Glucose Injection...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064057/antiaflatoxigenic-potential-of-cell-free-supernatant-from-lactobacillus-plantarum-mys44-against-aspergillus-parasiticus
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K Poornachandra Rao, B V Deepthi, S Rakesh, T Ganesh, Premila Achar, M Y Sreenivasa
The study aims to evaluate the cell-free supernatant (CFS) from Lactobacillus plantarum strain MYS44 against the growth and aflatoxin production by Aspergillus parasiticus MTCC 411. Standard in vitro techniques revealed the potential antifungal activity of CFS of LpMYS44. In poison food technique, it was observed that 6% CFS of LpMYS44 retarded maximum growth. The inhibition of A. parasiticus on peanuts confirmed the ability of CFS of LpMYS44 for biopreservation. Further, CFS of LpMYS44 was purified by chromatography and analyzed by GC-MS...
October 24, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063135/metal-chelators-and-neurotoxicity-lead-mercury-and-arsenic
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Geir Bjørklund, Joachim Mutter, Jan Aaseth
This article reviews the clinical use of the metal chelators sodium 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonate (DMPS), meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), and calcium disodium edetate (CaEDTA, calcium EDTA) in overexposure and poisonings with salts of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and arsenic (As). DMSA has considerably lower toxicity than the classic heavy metal antagonist BAL (2,3-dimercaptopropanol) and is also less toxic than DMPS. Because of its adverse effects, CaEDTA should be replaced by DMSA as the antidote of choice in treating moderate Pb poisoning...
October 24, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058747/cobalt-and-nickel-impair-dna-metabolism-by-the-oxidative-stress-independent-pathway
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Vineet Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Gursharan Kaur, Dipak Dutta
The oxidative stress that evolves under cobalt and nickel exposure is thought to exert toxicity, though the exact routes of such metal poisoning remain ambiguous. We revisited the metal toxicity in Escherichia coli to show that cobalt and nickel exposure at levels as low as 0.5 and 1 mM, respectively, visibly inhibits growth. We also observed that acidic conditions aggravated, while alkaline conditions alleviated the metal toxicity. Besides, 1 mM manganese, which is non-cytotoxic, as judged by the growth of E...
November 15, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053003/detoxification-of-cancerogenic-compounds-by-lactic-acid-bacteria-strains
#18
Zhao Lili, Wei Junyan, Zhao Hongfei, Zhu Baoqing, Zhang Bolin
Carcinogens in food are an important issue that threat people's health right now. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains as well-known probiotics have shown numerous perspectives in being used as a good food additive to confront cancerogenic compounds in recent years. Some LAB strains can remove cancerogenic compounds from medium environment via direct physical binding and avoid re-pollution of poisonous secondary metabolites which are generated from degradation of cancerogenic compounds. This article presents a whole overview of the physical-binding of LAB strains to such common cancerogenic compounds existed in food and feed environments as mycotoxins, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), heterocyclic amines (HAs) and pthalic acid esters (PAEs)...
October 20, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052147/pulsed-light-reduces-the-toxicity-of-the-algal-toxin-okadaic-acid-to-freshwater-crustacean-daphnia-pulex
#19
Iain M T Murray, Neil J Rowan, Sara McNamee, Katrina Campbell, Andrew M Fogarty
This constitutes the first study to report on the reduction in toxicity of the dinoflagellate algal toxin okadaic acid after novel pulsed light (PL) treatments where ecotoxicological assessment was performed using a miniaturised format of the conventional in vivo freshwater crustacean Daphnia sp. acute toxicity test. Bivalves accumulate this toxin, which can then enter the human food chain causing deleterious health effects such as diarrhetic shellfish poisoning. This miniaturised toxicological bioassay used substantially less sample volume and chemical reagents...
October 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048853/-rapid-screening-and-identification-of-food-poisonings-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#20
Feng Zhu, Wenliang Ji, Hualiang Liu, Yanbo Jia, Mei Cai, Hao Zhang
A method was developed for the screening and detection of food poisonings by ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF MS). After extracted by acetonitrile and cleaned-up by QuEChERS, the extract was separated on a Waters Acquity UPLC BEH C18 column (100 mm×2.1 mm, 1.7 μm) with the gradient elution of 0.1% (v/v) formic acid in water and 0.1% (v/v) formic acid in acetonitrile. TOF-MS scan-information dependent acquisition (IDA)-product ion scan was performed in positive electrospray ionization (ESI) mode to acquire high resolution MS and MS/MS spectra in one injection, and rapidly screen 581 target compounds by SCIEX OS software, including 546 pesticides, 24 mycotoxins, 11 rodenticides...
September 8, 2017: Se Pu, Chinese Journal of Chromatography
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