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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818578/can-exercise-training-counteract-doxorubicin-induced-oxidative-damage-of-testis-proteome
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José Magalhães, António Ascensão, Ana I Padrão, Inês M Aleixo, Estela Santos-Alves, Sílvia Rocha-Rodrigues, André Ferreira, Luis Korrodi-Gregório, Rui Vitorino, Rita Ferreira, Margarida Fardilha
The use of the chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin (DOX) is limited by its toxicity in several organs such as testes. So, we analyzed the effect of endurance treadmill exercise training (EX) performed before sub-chronic DOX treatment on sperm count and motility, testes markers of oxidative damage and apoptosis. Tissue profiling of proteins more susceptible to oxidation was made to identify the molecular pathways regulated by oxidative modifications, as nitration and carbonylation. Twenty-four adult male rats were divided into four groups (n=6/group): sedentary saline (SED+SAL), sedentary sub-chronically injected with DOX (2mg-kg-1 per week, during 7 weeks; SED+DOX), 12 weeks trained saline (EX+SAL) and trained treated with DOX (EX+DOX)...
August 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817665/concentrations-of-trace-elements-in-human-milk-comparisons-among-women-in-argentina-namibia-poland-and-the-united-states
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Laura D Klein, Alicia A Breakey, Brooke Scelza, Claudia Valeggia, Grazyna Jasienska, Katie Hinde
Human milk contains essential micronutrients for growth and development during early life. Environmental pollutants, such as potentially toxic metals, can also be transferred to the infant through human milk. These elements have been well-studied, but changing diets and environments and advances in laboratory technology require re-examining these elements in a variety of settings. The aim of this study was to characterize the concentrations of essential and toxic metals in human milk from four diverse populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813612/role-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-in-alleviating-hepatic-fibrosis-and-nephrotoxicity-induced-by-thioacetamide-in-rats
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Samir Ae Bashandy, Abdulaziz Alaamer, Sherif Abdelmawgoud Moussa, Enayat Omara
The present research studied the influence of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs; 5mg, 7.5mg, 10 mg/Kg IP) on the liver and kidney injuries motivated by thioacetamide (TAA; 100mg/Kg IP).Each treatment was carried out three times weekly for eight weeks .ZnO-NPs relieved the decrease of hepatic or renal reduced glutathione (GSH), catalase (CAT) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) induced by TAA. Moreover, ZnO-NPs lowered tissues malondialdehyde (MDA, an indicator for lipid peroxidation). TAA treatment led to a significant increase in plasma inflammatory markers (TNF-α, IL-6), liver enzymes (Gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and kidney function parameters (Creatinine, urea, uric acid)...
August 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808954/heavy-metal-pollutants-in-selected-organs-of-african-giant-rats-from-three-agro-ecological-zones-of-nigeria-evidence-for-their-role-as-an-environmental-specimen-bank
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Ifukibot Levi Usende, Benjamin O Emikpe, James Olukayode Olopade
An assessment of the concentration of heavy metals in the liver, brain, kidney, bone, and lungs of African giant rats (AGRs) from three agro-ecological zones of Nigeria having different industrial activities was carried out using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Twenty adult AGRs from cities in mangrove/freshwater swamp, rainforest, and woodland/tall grass savanna agro-ecological zones of Nigeria were used for this study. AGRs were euthanized, carefully dissected, and the brains, liver, lungs, bone, and kidneys were harvested, digested, and analyzed for concentrations of vanadium (V), lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), zinc (Zn), selenium (Se), copper (Cu), and iron (Fe)...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808127/the-components-of-the-unique-zur-regulon-of-cupriavidus-metallidurans-mediate-cytoplasmic-zinc-handling
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Lucy Bütof, Christopher Schmidt-Vogler, Martin Herzberg, Cornelia Große, Dietrich H Nies
Zinc is an essential trace element and at the same time it is toxic at high concentrations. In the beta-proteobacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans the highly efficient removal of surplus zinc from the periplasm is responsible for its outstanding metal resistance. Rather than having a typical Zur-dependent, high-affinity ATP-binding cassette transporter of the ABC protein superfamily for zinc uptake at low concentrations, C. metallidurans instead has the secondary zinc importer ZupT of the ZRT/IRT (ZIP) family...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805101/effect-of-size-and-shape-on-toxicity-of-zinc-oxide-zno-nanomaterials-in-human-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
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Shalini D, Senthilkumar S, Rajaguru P
The multi-industrial applications of zinc oxide nanomaterials (ZnO NMs) lead to increasing exposure to humans. Though the ZnO nanoparticles toxicity had been evaluated previously, toxicity of other forms of ZnO nanomaterials has not been evaluated. In this study, cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of four different types of ZnO NMs were evaluated using human peripheral blood lymphocytes (HPBL). In addition, the effect of anti-oxidants on ZnO NMs induced toxicity was also evaluated. Our results suggest that, size and shape of the nanomaterials have profound effects on their toxicity...
August 13, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803025/the-effect-of-nano-tio2-photocatalysis-on-the-antioxidant-activities-of-cu-zn-sod-at-physiological-ph
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Wen Zheng, Hai-Feng Zou, Shao-Wu Lv, Yan-Hong Lin, Min Wang, Fei Yan, Ye Sheng, Yan-Hua Song, Jie Chen, Ke-Yan Zheng
Security issues of nanoparticles on biological toxicity and potential environmental risk have attracted more and more attention with the rapid development and wide applications of nanotechnology. In this work, we explored the effect and probable mechanism of nano-TiO2 on antioxidant activity of copper, zinc superoxide dismutase (Cu, Zn-SOD) under natural light and mixed light at physiological pH. Nano-TiO2 was prepared by sol-hydrothermal method, and then characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Transmission electron micrographs (TEM)...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797960/acute-toxic-effects-of-zinc-and-mercury-on-survival-standard-metabolism-and-metal-accumulation-in-juvenile-ridgetail-white-prawn-exopalaemon-carinicauda
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Chengsong Zhang, Kuijie Yu, Fuhua Li, Jianhai Xiang
Ridgetail white prawn (Exopalaemon carinicauda) is widely distributed in Chinese coastal zones, especially in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea. It is not only considered as an important economic species in China, but also taken as a potential indicator species for the environmental pollution in the estuaries. At present, the responses of this species to environmental toxicants, including trace metal are not well understood. In this study, the acute toxic effects of zinc (Zn) and mercury (Hg) on the survival, oxygen consumption, ammonia-N excretion, and metal accumulation were investigated in the juveniles of E...
August 7, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791581/phytoextraction-of-potentially-toxic-elements-by-six-tree-species-growing-on-hazardous-mining-sludge
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Mirosław Mleczek, Piotr Goliński, Magdalena Krzesłowska, Monika Gąsecka, Zuzanna Magdziak, Paweł Rutkowski, Sylwia Budzyńska, Bogusława Waliszewska, Tomisław Kozubik, Zbigniew Karolewski, Przemysław Niedzielski
The aim of the study was to compare the phytoextraction abilities of six tree species (Acer platanoides L., Acer pseudoplatanus L., Betula pendula Roth, Quercus robur L., Tilia cordata Miller, Ulmus laevis Pall.), cultivated on mining sludge contaminated with arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), thallium (Tl), and zinc (Zn). All six tree species were able to survive on such an unpromising substrate. However, A. platanoides and T. cordata seedlings grown on the polluted substrate showed significantly lower biomass than control plants (55...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780297/respiration-disruption-and-detoxification-at-the-protein-expression-levels-in-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-under-zinc-exposure
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Jie Meng, Wen-Xiong Wang, Li Li, Guofan Zhang
The Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) can accumulate high levels of zinc (Zn) without obvious toxicity, but the related molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. In the present study, C. gigas were exposed to excess Zn for 9days and the differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) were examined using the isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) method. In total, 2667 proteins containing at least two peptides and detected in both replicates were used for proteomic analysis. Among these DEPs, 332 were up-regulated and 282 were down-regulated...
July 26, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772579/all-aluminum-thin-film-transistor-fabrication-at-room-temperature
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Rihui Yao, Zeke Zheng, Yong Zeng, Xianzhe Liu, Honglong Ning, Shiben Hu, Ruiqiang Tao, Jianqiu Chen, Wei Cai, Miao Xu, Lei Wang, Linfeng Lan, Junbiao Peng
Bottom-gate all-aluminum thin film transistors with multi conductor/insulator nanometer heterojunction were investigated in this article. Alumina (Al₂O₃) insulating layer was deposited on the surface of aluminum doping zinc oxide (AZO) conductive layer, as one AZO/Al₂O₃ heterojunction unit. The measurements of transmittance electronic microscopy (TEM) and X-ray reflectivity (XRR) revealed the smooth interfaces between ~2.2-nm-thick Al₂O₃ layers and ~2.7-nm-thick AZO layers. The devices were entirely composited by aluminiferous materials, that is, their gate and source/drain electrodes were respectively fabricated by aluminum neodymium alloy (Al:Nd) and pure Al, with Al₂O₃/AZO multilayered channel and AlOx:Nd gate dielectric layer...
February 23, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771531/the-effects-of-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-on-glomalin-related-soil-protein-distribution-aggregate-stability-and-their-relationships-with-soil-properties-at-different-soil-depths-in-lead-zinc-contaminated-area
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Yurong Yang, Chuangjun He, Li Huang, Yihui Ban, Ming Tang
Glomalin-related soil protein (GRSP), a widespread glycoprotein produced by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), is crucial for ecosystem functioning and ecological restoration. In the present study, an investigation was conducted to comprehensively analyze the effects of heavy metal (HM) contamination on AMF status, soil properties, aggregate distribution and stability, and their correlations at different soil depths (0-10, 10-20, 20-30, 30-40 cm). Our results showed that the mycorrhizal colonization (MC), hyphal length density (HLD), GRSP, soil organic matter (SOM) and soil organic carbon (SOC) were significantly inhibited by Pb compared to Zn at 0-20 cm soil depth, indicating that HM had significant inhibitory effects on AMF growth and soil properties, and that Pb exhibited greater toxicity than Zn at shallow layer of soil...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767160/sunscreen-creams-containing-naringenin-nanoparticles-formulation-development-and-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluations
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Haritima Joshi, Aswathi R Hegde, Pallavi K Shetty, Hemanth Gollavilli, Renuka S Managuli, Guruprasad Kalthur, Srinivas Mutalik
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to develop sunscreen creams containing polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) of naringenin for photo-protective and antioxidant effects. METHODS: Polymeric NPs of naringenin were prepared and optimized. The NPs were incorporated into sunscreen creams and evaluated for in vitro and in vivo skin retention. RESULTS: The optimized naringenin NPs showed a size of 131.2 nm, zeta potential -25.4 mV and entrapment efficiency 32...
August 2, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764786/evaluation-of-the-antibacterial-power-and-biocompatibility-of-zinc-oxide-nanorods-decorated-graphene-nanoplatelets-new-perspectives-for-antibiodeteriorative-approaches
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Elena Zanni, Erika Bruni, Chandrakanth Reddy Chandraiahgari, Giovanni De Bellis, Maria Grazia Santangelo, Maurizio Leone, Agnese Bregnocchi, Patrizia Mancini, Maria Sabrina Sarto, Daniela Uccelletti
BACKGROUND: Nanotechnologies are currently revolutionizing the world around us, improving the quality of our lives thanks to a multitude of applications in several areas including the environmental preservation, with the biodeterioration phenomenon representing one of the major concerns. RESULTS: In this study, an innovative nanomaterial consisting of graphene nanoplatelets decorated by zinc oxide nanorods (ZNGs) was tested for the ability to inhibit two different pathogens belonging to bacterial genera frequently associated with nosocomial infections as well as biodeterioration phenomenon: the Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and the Gram-negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760553/genome-wide-identification-of-sweet-orange-citrus-sinensis-metal-tolerance-proteins-and-analysis-of-their-expression-patterns-under-zinc-manganese-copper-and-cadmium-toxicity
#15
Xing-Zheng Fu, Ya-Hua Tong, Xue Zhou, Li-Li Ling, Chang-Pin Chun, Li Cao, Ming Zeng, Liang-Zhi Peng
Plant metal tolerance proteins (MTPs) play important roles in heavy metal homeostasis; however, related information in citrus plants is limited. Citrus genome sequencing and assembly have enabled us to perform a systematic analysis of the MTP gene family. We identified 12 MTP genes in sweet orange, which we have named as CitMTP1 and CitMTP3 to CitMTP12 based on their sequence similarity to Arabidopsis thaliana MTPs. The CitMTPs were predicted to encode proteins of 864 to 2556 amino acids in length that included 4 to 6 putative transmembrane domains (TMDs)...
July 28, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760358/acaricidal-pediculicidal-and-larvicidal-activity-of-synthesized-zno-nanoparticles-using-momordica-charantia-leaf-extract-against-blood-feeding-parasites
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P Rajiv Gandhi, C Jayaseelan, R Regina Mary, D Mathivanan, S R Suseem
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the acaricidal, pediculicidal and larvicidal effect of synthesized zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) using Momordica charantia leaf extract against the larvae of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, adult of Pediculus humanus capitis, and the larvae of Anopheles stephensi, Culex quinquefasciatus. The ZnO NPs were characterized by using UV, XRD, FTIR and SEM-EDX. The SEM image confirms that the synthesized nanoparticles were spherical in shape with a size of 21.32 nm...
July 29, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758909/exogenous-gr24-alleviates-cadmium-toxicity-by-reducing-cadmium-uptake-in-switchgrass-panicum-virgatum-seedlings
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Zhenglan Tai, Xinqiang Yin, Zhigang Fang, Gaoling Shi, Laiqing Lou, Qingsheng Cai
Strigolactones (SLs) are classified into plant hormones, playing a key role as a mediator of plant growth in response to several abiotic stresses, including drought and salinity. However, the role of SLs in cadmium (Cd)-induced stress to plants is still unknown. The physiological responses of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) stressed in 10 μmol L(-1) Cd to exogenous synthetic SLs analog, GR24 were studied in hydroponics. The Cd stress significantly caused the adverse effects on plant growth and root morphology, inhibited photosynthesis, but boosted lipid peroxidation of Switchgrass seedlings...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757588/complexation-based-detection-of-nickel-ii-at-a-graphene-chelate-probe-in-the-presence-of-cobalt-and-zinc-by-adsorptive-stripping-voltammetry
#18
Keagan Pokpas, Nazeem Jahed, Priscilla G Baker, Emmanuel I Iwuoha
The adsorptive stripping voltammetric detection of nickel and cobalt in water samples at metal film electrodes has been extensively studied. In this work, a novel, environmentally friendly, metal-free electrochemical probe was constructed for the ultra-trace determination of Ni(2+) in water samples by Adsorptive Cathodic Stripping Voltammetry (AdCSV). The electrochemical platform is based on the adsorptive accumulation of Ni(2+) ions directly onto a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with dimethylglyoxime (DMG) as chelating agent and a Nafion-graphene (NGr) nanocomposite to enhance electrode sensitivity...
July 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756196/inhibition-of-bacterial-biofilms-by-carboxymethyl-chitosan-combined-with-silver-zinc-and-copper-salts
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Randys Caldeira Gonçalves, Diego Pereira da Silva, Roberta Signini, Plínio Lázaro Faleiro Naves
Investigation of the antimicrobial action of carboxymethyl chitosan (CMCh) is among the alternative approaches in the control of pathogenic microorganisms. This study aimed to screen the toxicity using the brine shrimp lethality assay and to investigate the inhibitory activity of carboxymethyl in isolation or in combination with silver nitrate, copper sulfate and zinc sulfate on biofilm formation by Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538, Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 12228, Kocuria rhizophila ATCC 9341, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 9027, Escherichia coli ATCC 25312, and Burkholderia cepacia ATCC 17759...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751976/manganese-transporter-slc39a14-deficiency-revealed-its-key-role-in-maintaining-manganese-homeostasis-in-mice
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Yongjuan Xin, Hong Gao, Jia Wang, Yuzhen Qiang, Mustapha Umar Imam, Yang Li, Jianyao Wang, Ruochen Zhang, Huizhen Zhang, Yingying Yu, Hao Wang, Haiyang Luo, Changhe Shi, Yuming Xu, Shintaro Hojyo, Toshiyuki Fukada, Junxia Min, Fudi Wang
SLC39A14 (also known as ZIP14), a member of the SLC39A transmembrane metal transporter family, has been reported to mediate the cellular uptake of iron and zinc. Recently, however, mutations in the SLC39A14 gene have been linked to manganese (Mn) accumulation in the brain and childhood-onset parkinsonism dystonia. It has therefore been suggested that SLC39A14 deficiency impairs hepatic Mn uptake and biliary excretion, resulting in the accumulation of Mn in the circulation and brain. To test this hypothesis, we generated and characterized global Slc39a14-knockout (Slc39a14(-/-) ) mice and hepatocyte-specific Slc39a14-knockout (Slc39a14(fl/fl);Alb-Cre(+) ) mice...
2017: Cell Discovery
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