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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332950/spatiotemporal-trend-analysis-of-metal-concentrations-in-sediments-of-a-residential-california-stream-with-toxicity-and-regulatory-implications
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Lenwood W Hall, Ronald D Anderson, William D Killen
The objective of this study was to determine if concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, nickel and zinc measured in the sediments of a residential stream in California (Pleasant Grove Creek) have changed temporally or spatially from 2006 to 2016. Threshold Effect Levels (TELs), conservative ecological effects benchmarks, and exceedances for the seven metals were also evaluated over the 11-year time period to provide insight into potential metal toxicity to resident benthic communities. In addition, the bioavailability of metals in sediments was also determined by calculating Simultaneous Extracted Metal/Acid Volatle Sulfide (SEM/AVS) ratios to allow an additional assessment of toxicity...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332181/involvement-of-testicular-daam1-expression-in-zinc-protection-against-cadmium-induced-male-rat-reproductive-toxicity
#2
Marouane Chemek, Massimo Venditti, Sana Boughamoura, Safa Ben Mimouna, Imed Messaoudi, Sergio Minucci
In order to verify the effects of exposure to Cd and Zn on testicular DAAM1 gene and protein expression and also to ascertain their involvement in the protective role of Zn in prevent the testicular toxicity Cd-induced in male offspring rats at adult age after gestational and lactational exposure, male offspring rats, from mothers receiving either tap water, Cd, Zn or Cd + Zn during gestation and lactation periods, were scarified on postnatal days (PND) 70. The reproductive organ (testis, epididymis and vesicle seminal) were collected, weighed and analysed...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332023/exposure-of-the-freshwater-bivalve-hyridella-australis-to-metal-contaminated-sediments-in-the-field-and-laboratory-microcosms-metal-uptake-and-effects
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Chamani P M Marasinghe Wadige, Anne M Taylor, Frank Krikowa, Mark Lintermans, William A Maher
Metal uptake and induced toxic effects on Hyridella australis were investigated by establishing 28 day exposure-dose-response relationships (EDR) of transplanted H. australis at four sites along a sediment metal contamination gradient in the mine affected Molonglo River, NSW. Laboratory exposure of this organism to the same sediments, collected from in situ sites, was run concurrently. Metal concentrations in whole organisms, individual tissues and sub-cellular tissue fractions were measured as organism metal dose...
March 22, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331609/preparation-characterization-antimicrobial-and-cytotoxicity-studies-of-copper-zinc-loaded-montmorillonite
#4
Lefei Jiao, Fanghui Lin, Shuting Cao, Chunchun Wang, Huan Wu, Miaoan Shu, Caihong Hu
BACKGROUND: A series of modified montmorillonites (Mt) including zinc-loaded Mt (Zn-Mt), copper-loaded Mt (Cu-Mt), copper/zinc-loaded Mt with different Cu/Zn ratio (Cu/Zn-Mt-1, Cu/Zn-Mt-2, Cu/Zn-Mt-3) were prepared by an ion-exchange reaction, and characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The specific surface areas, antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity of the modified Mt were investigated...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331313/involvement-of-pink1-parkin-mediated-mitophagy-in-zno-nanoparticle-induced-toxicity-in-bv-2-cells
#5
Limin Wei, Jianfeng Wang, Aijie Chen, Jia Liu, Xiaoli Feng, Longquan Shao
With the increasing application of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) in biological materials, the neurotoxicity caused by these particles has raised serious concerns. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of the toxic effect of ZnO NPs on brain cells remain unclear. Mitochondrial damage has been reported to be a factor in the toxicity of ZnO NPs. PINK1/parkin-mediated mitophagy is a newly emerging additional function of autophagy that selectively degrades impaired mitochondria. Here, a PINK1 gene knockdown BV-2 cell model was established to determine whether PINK1/parkin-mediated mitophagy was involved in ZnO NP-induced toxicity in BV-2 cells...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331171/accelerated-ecotoxicity-of-photoreactive-nanoparticles-on-moina-macrocopa
#6
Sun-Hwa Nam, Yu-Jin Shin, Youn-Joo An
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) and titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) are well known as photoreactive NPs. Various phototoxicity of ZnO NPs and TiO2 NPs on several organisms were reported. There was still necessity to evaluate toxicity of photoreactive ZnO NPs and TiO2 NPs due to species-specific effects under various irradiation conditions. We compared acute toxicity of Moina macrocopa under visible, UVA, and UVB irradiations, according to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development guidelines for the testing of chemicals (Test No...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Health and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330748/control-of-biofilm-forming-clinically-important-bacteria-by-green-synthesized-zno-nanoparticles-and-its-ecotoxicity-on-ceriodaphnia-cornuta
#7
Sekar Vijayakumar, Balasubramanian Malaikozhundan, Sathappan Shanthi, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Nooruddin Thajuddin
Zinc oxide nanoparticles were synthesized using the aqueous leaf extracts of Plectranthus barbatus (Plb-ZnO NPs) and characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, XRD, FTIR. SEM and EDS and UV-visible spectra recorded the absorbance peak of Plb-ZnO NPs at 343 nm. SEM analyses showed the spherical shape of Plb-ZnO NPs with the particle size between 30 and 60 nm. Plb-ZnO NPs exhibited antibacterial and antibiofilm activity against Gram positive Bacillus subtilis at all tested concentrations. In contrast, Plb-ZnO NPs showed antibacterial and antibiofilm activity against Gram negative Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Proteus vulgaris at 100 μg/ml...
March 18, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330244/elucidation-of-impact-of-heavy-metal-pollution-on-soil-bacterial-growth-and-extracellular-polymeric-substances-flexibility
#8
Muniswamy David, Paidi Murali Krishna, Jeybalan Sangeetha
Metal bioaccessibility is an alarming issue in croplands of mining sites due to overloading of toxic metals. Hence, the present study is aimed to determine the overloading of toxic metal in croplands across the Tawag village, Hutti, Raichur, India. Correspondingly, to identify the soil bacterial growth, physiological oxidative stress enzyme activity and surface macromolecular functional group evolution were analysed in and around the toxic metal contaminated sites through FT-IR and FT-Raman spectrometry. The evaluated results attribute that the study area is heavily polluted with the toxic metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead and zinc...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324255/can-red-deer-antlers-be-used-as-an-indicator-of-environmental-and-edible-tissues-trace-element-contamination
#9
Aleksandra Giżejewska, Józef Szkoda, Agnieszka Nawrocka, Jan Żmudzki, Zygmunt Giżejewski
Venison is an attractive product for consumers concerned with healthy lifestyle; however, it can contain high levels of toxic elements, and therefore, it is a possible source of hazardous contaminants in human diet. Antlers are suitable bioindicators of environmental metal contamination, and herein, we assessed the ability of trace element levels in antlers to indicate levels in edible soft tissues. We determined the concentrations of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), and iron (Fe) in the liver, kidney, muscle, and antlers of 14 free-ranging red deer (Cervus elaphus) from northeastern Poland using atomic absorption spectrometry...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322126/prenatal-exposure-to-nanosized-zinc-oxide-in-rats-neurotoxicity-and-postnatal-impaired-learning-and-memory-ability
#10
Feng Xiaoli, Wu Junrong, Lai Xuan, Zhang Yanli, Wei Limin, Liu Jia, Shao Longquan
AIM: To examine the neurotoxicity of prenatal exposure to ZnO nanoparticles on rat offspring. MATERIALS & METHODS: Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) by gavage. Toxicity was assessed including zinc biodistribution, cerebral histopathology, antioxidant status and learning and memory capability. RESULTS: A significantly elevated concentration of zinc was detected in offspring brains. Transmission electron microscope observations showed abnormal neuron ultrastructures...
March 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322087/physiological-role-of-exogenous-nitric-oxide-in-improving-performance-yield-and-some-biochemical-aspects-of-sunflower-plant-under-zinc-stress
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Samia Ageeb Akladious, Heba Ibrahim Mohamed
The present study was undertaken to examine the possible roles of sodium nitroprusside in protection against oxidative damage due to zinc toxicity in sunflower plants. Physiochemical parameters in sunflower plants exposed to Zn(2+) (100, 200 and 300 mg/kg soil) alone or combined with SNP were measured. The results showed that excess of Zn decreased plant growth, seed yield components and photosynthetic pigments content. On the other hand, Zn stress increased the level of non-enzymatic antioxidants (ascorbic acid and reduced glutathione) and enzymatic antioxidants (superoxide dismutase, ascrobate peroxidase and glutathione reductase), coupled with the appearance of novel protein bands...
March 2017: Acta Biologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321634/a-preliminary-study-about-the-potential-effects-of-heavy-metals-on-the-human-male-reproductive-parameters-in-hiv-infected-population-in-china
#12
Renyan Li, Letian Zhao, Lianbing Li, Zhiwei Hou, Danyan Zhang, Ling Wan, Li Wei, Yuyou Yang, Jing Lv, Mingfu Ma, Yijian Zhu
Due to the inconsistent effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on the human male reproduction in previous studies and the impacts of environmental exposures, such as heavy metals, on male reproduction receiving little attention in HIV-infected population, the aim of present study was to investigate whether heavy metals have potential effects on reproductive parameters in HIV-infected men. The current study assessed the associations between semen quality or serum hormone and concentration of the three heavy metal toxicants (lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and zinc (Zn)) in seminal, urine, and serum, and 50 HIV-infected men were recruited in the present study...
March 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316474/determination-of-aflatoxin-m1-and-heavy-metals-in-infant-formula-milk-brands-available-in-pakistani-markets
#13
Saeed Akhtar, Muhammad Arif Shahzad, Sang-Ho Yoo, Amir Ismail, Aneela Hameed, Tariq Ismail, Muhammad Riaz
Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) after its bioconversion from aflatoxin B1 in animal liver becomes the part of milk while heavy metals get entry into milk and milk products during handling in the supply chain. Aflatoxin M1 and heavy metals being toxic compounds are needed to be monitored continuously to avoid any ailments among consumers of foods contaminated with such toxicants. Thirteen commercially available infant formula milk (IFM) brands available in Pakistani markets were analyzed for the quantitative determination of AFM1 and heavy metals through ELISA and atomic absorption spectrophotometer, respectively...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314195/treatment-of-contaminated-greywater-using-pelletised-mine-water-sludge
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Suhail N Abed, Suhad A Almuktar, Miklas Scholz
Precipitated sludge (ochre) obtained from a mine water treatment plant was considered as an adsorbent substance for pollutants, since ochre is relatively free from problematic levels of toxic elements, which could impair on the quality of water to be treated. Artificially created ochre pellets from mixing Portland cement with raw ochre sludge were utilised to remediate either high (HC) or low (LC) contaminated synthetic greywater (SGW) in mesocosm-scale stabilisation ponds at 2-day and 7-day contact times under real weather conditions in Salford...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303424/inherited-disorders-of-transition-metal-metabolism-an-update
#15
REVIEW
Peter T Clayton
Elements with a biological role include six trace transition metals: manganese, iron, cobalt, copper, zinc and molybdenum. Transition metals participate in group transfer reactions such as glycosylation and phosphorylation and those that can transfer an electron by alternating between two redox states such as iron (3+/2+) and copper (2+/1+) are also very important in biological redox reactions including the reduction of molecular oxygen and the transport of oxygen. However, these trace metals are also potentially toxic, generating reactive oxygen species through Fenton chemistry...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299516/effects-of-nitrogen-and-water-addition-on-trace-element-stoichiometry-in-five-grassland-species
#16
Jiangping Cai, Jacob Weiner, Ruzhen Wang, Wentao Luo, Yongyong Zhang, Heyong Liu, Zhuwen Xu, Hui Li, Yuge Zhang, Yong Jiang
A 9-year manipulative experiment with nitrogen (N) and water addition, simulating increasing N deposition and changing precipitation regime, was conducted to investigate the bioavailability of trace elements, iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn) in soil, and their uptake by plants under the two environmental change factors in a semi-arid grassland of Inner Mongolia. We measured concentrations of trace elements in soil and in foliage of five common herbaceous species including 3 forbs and 2 grasses...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294107/antifungal-mechanisms-of-zno-and-ag-nanoparticles-to-sclerotinia-homoeocarpa
#17
Junli Li, Hyunkyu Sang, Huiyuan Guo, James T Popko, Lili He, Jason C White, Om Parkash Dhankher, Geunhwa Jung, Baoshan Xing
Fungicides have extensively been used to effectively combat fungal diseases on a range of plant species, but resistance to multiple active ingredients has developed in pathogens such as Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, the causal agent of dollar spot on cool-season turfgrasses. Recently, ZnO and Ag nanoparticles (NPs) have received increased attention due to their antimicrobial activities. In this study, the NPs' toxicity and mechanisms of action were investigated as alternative antifungal agents against S. homoeocarpa isolates that varied in their resistance to demethylation inhibitor (DMI) fungicides...
April 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289549/bis-l-prolinate-n-o-zn-a-water-soluble-and-recycle-catalyst-for-various-organic-transformations
#18
REVIEW
Roona Poddar, Arti Jain, Mazaahir Kidwai
Under the green chemistry perspective, bis[(l)prolinate-N,O]Zn (also called zinc-proline or Zn[(l)-pro]2) has proven its competence as a promising alternative in a plethora of applications such as catalyst or promoter. Owing to its biodegradable and non-toxic nature of bis[(l)prolinate-N,O]Zn, it is being actively investigated as a water soluble green catalyst for synthetic chemistry. Bis[(l)prolinate-N,O]Zn are readily utilized under mild conditions and have high selectivity and reactivity with broad range of substrate acceptance to make it better reaction medium for a wide variety of organic transformations...
May 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287470/the-application-of-curve-fitting-on-the-voltammograms-of-various-isoforms-of-metallothioneins-metal-complexes
#19
Miguel Angel Merlos Rodrigo, Jorge Molina-López, Ana Maria Jimenez Jimenez, Elena Planells Del Pozo, Pavlina Adam, Tomas Eckschlager, Ondrej Zitka, Lukas Richtera, Vojtech Adam
The translation of metallothioneins (MTs) is one of the defense strategies by which organisms protect themselves from metal-induced toxicity. MTs belong to a family of proteins comprising MT-1, MT-2, MT-3, and MT-4 classes, with multiple isoforms within each class. The main aim of this study was to determine the behavior of MT in dependence on various externally modelled environments, using electrochemistry. In our study, the mass distribution of MTs was characterized using MALDI-TOF. After that, adsorptive transfer stripping technique with differential pulse voltammetry was selected for optimization of electrochemical detection of MTs with regard to accumulation time and pH effects...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284653/framework-for-estimating-toxic-releases-from-the-application-of-manure-on-agricultural-soil-national-release-inventories-for-heavy-metals-in-2000-2014
#20
Alexandra Leclerc, Alexis Laurent
Livestock manure is commonly applied on agricultural land for its fertilising properties. However, the presence of toxic substances in animal manure such as pathogens, antibiotics and heavy metals, can result in damages to ecosystems and human health. To date, although relevant for policy-making, e.g. regulation framing, their releases to agricultural land have been incompletely and inconsistently quantified at global and national scales. Here, we thus developed a generic framework for estimating such releases based on the quantities of manure applied and concentrations of toxic substances...
March 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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