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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214551/effect-of-benzalkonium-chloride-on-trabecular-meshwork-cells-in-a-new-in-vitro-3d-trabecular-meshwork-model-for-glaucoma
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Meryem Bouchemi, Christophe Roubeix, Karima Kessal, Luisa Riancho, Anne-Laure Raveu, Hayet Soualmia, Christophe Baudouin, Françoise Brignole-Baudouin
PURPOSE: To validate a new culture model of primary human trabecular meshwork cells (p-hTMCs) using Matrigel®, in order to mimic in vitro 3D-TM organization, and to investigate the proinflammatory effect of benzalkonium chloride (BAK) in 3D p-hTMC cultures. METHODS: p-hTMCs, seeded onto Matrigel®-coated inserts were stimulated with BAK (10(-4)%), dexamethasone (DEX) (10(-6)M) or transforming growth factor-beta 2 (TGF-β2) (5ng/ml) for 48h and observed with confocal microscopy...
February 15, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214179/mixture-toxicity-of-flubendazole-and-fenbendazole-to-daphnia-magna
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Alan Puckowski, Stefan Stolte, Marta Wagil, Marta Markiewicz, Paulina Łukaszewicz, Piotr Stepnowski, Anna Białk-Bielińska
Nowadays, residual amounts of many pharmaceuticals can be found in various environmental compartments including surface and ground waters, soils and sediments as well as biota. Even though they undergo degradability, their environmental discharge is relatively continuous, thus they may be regarded as quasi-persistent contaminants, and are also frequently regarded as emerging organic pollutants. Benzimidazoles, especially flubendazole (FLU) and fenbendazole (FEN), represent two anthelmintic drugs belonging to this group...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212723/redox-dynamics-of-manganese-as-a-mitochondrial-life-death-switch
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REVIEW
Matthew Ryan Smith, Jolyn Fernandes, Young-Mi Go, Dean P Jones
Sten Orrenius, M.D., Ph.D., pioneered many areas of cellular and molecular toxicology and made seminal contributions to our knowledge of oxidative stress and glutathione (GSH) metabolism, organellar functions and Ca(+2)-dependent mechanisms of cell death, and mechanisms of apoptosis. On the occasion of his 80(th) birthday, we summarize current knowledge on redox biology of manganese (Mn) and its role in mechanisms of cell death. Mn is found in all organisms and has critical roles in cell survival and death mechanisms by regulating Mn-containing enzymes such as manganese superoxide dismutase (SOD2) or affecting expression and activity of caspases...
January 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212679/histopathological-study-of-cardiac-lesions-in-methamphetamine-poisoning-related-deaths
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Maryam Akhgari, Homeira Mobaraki, Afshar Etemadi-Aleagha
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine abuse is a worldwide health concern. Methamphetamine causes health hazards in many vital organs. It can cause damage to cardiac tissue via catecholamines release. Methamphetamine related deaths are becoming one of the most important problems in Iran. The purpose of the present study was to determine cardiac pathology in methamphetamine poisoning-related deaths. METHODS: The study included 100 cases of methamphetamine poisoning-related deaths and 100 cases as control group...
February 17, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211993/recent-lab-on-chip-developments-for-novel-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Nauman Khalid, Isao Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Nakajima
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and micro total analysis systems (μTAS) revolutionized the biochemical and electronic industries, and this miniaturization process became a key driver for many markets. Now, it is a driving force for innovations in life sciences, diagnostics, analytical sciences, and chemistry, which are called 'lab-on-a-chip, (LOC)' devices. The use of these devices allows the development of fast, portable, and easy-to-use systems with a high level of functional integration for applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, forensics, the analysis of biomolecules, environmental or food analysis, and drug development...
February 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211501/high-resolution-3d-imaging-of-whole-organ-after-clearing-taking-a-new-look-at-the-zebrafish-testis
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Maxence Frétaud, Laurie Rivière, Élodie De Job, Stéphanie Gay, Jean-Jacques Lareyre, Jean-Stéphane Joly, Pierre Affaticati, Violette Thermes
Zebrafish testis has become a powerful model for reproductive biology of teleostean fishes and other vertebrates and encompasses multiple applications in applied and basic research. Many studies have focused on 2D images, which is time consuming and implies extrapolation of results. Three-dimensional imaging of whole organs recently became an important challenge to better understand their architecture and allow cell enumeration. Several protocols have thus been developed to enhance sample transparency, a limiting step for imaging large biological samples...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211326/evaluation-of-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-toxicological-and-genotoxic-potential-of-aluminum-chloride
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Letícia Nazareth Fernandes Paz, Laís Mesquita Moura, Danielle Cristinne A Feio, Mirella de Souza Gonçalves Cardoso, Wagner Luiz O Ximenes, Raquel C Montenegro, Ana Paula N Alves, Rommel R Burbano, Patrícia Danielle L Lima
Aluminum and its compounds are common contaminants of water and food, as well as medications and cosmetics. The wide distribution of the element facilitates the demand for detailed studies of its biological and toxicological effects. This work aimed to evaluate the possible genotoxic and toxic activity resulting from in vivo and in vitro exposure to Al. For in vivo analysis, 40 Swiss mice were used, various concentrations of hydrated aluminum chloride were administered orally. They were analyzed for possible genic activity and metal cytotoxicity using a micronucleus test (MN), and for toxicity through histopathological evaluation of the extracted organs...
February 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206703/toxicological-evaluation-of-the-topoisomerase-inhibitor-etoposide-in-the-model-animal-caenorhabditis-elegans-and-3t3-l1-normal-murine-cells
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So Young Lee, Joo Yeon Kim, Yu-Jin Jung, Kyungsu Kang
Etoposide, a topoisomerase II inhibitor, has been widely used as a clinical anticancer drug to treat diverse cancer patients. Since not only rapidly dividing cancer cells but also the cells of normal human tissues and every living organism in environmental ecosystems have topoisomerases, it is crucial to study the toxicity of etoposide in other organisms in addition to cancer cells. In this study, we evaluated the toxicity of etoposide in both a soil nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, and 3T3-L1 normal murine cells...
February 16, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199408/high-quality-rna-extraction-from-the-sea-urchin-paracentrotus-lividus-embryos
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Nadia Ruocco, Susan Costantini, Valerio Zupo, Giovanna Romano, Adrianna Ianora, Angelo Fontana, Maria Costantini
The sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816) is a keystone herbivore in the Mediterranean Sea due to its ability to transform macroalgal-dominated communities into barren areas characterized by increased cover of bare substrates and encrusting coralline algae, reduced biodiversity and altered ecosystem functions. P. lividus is also an excellent animal model for toxicology, physiology and biology investigations having been used for more than a century as a model for embryological studies with synchronously developing embryos which are easy to manipulate and analyze for morphological aberrations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196457/dermal-absorption-of-fumigant-gases-during-hazmat-incident-exposure-scenarios-methyl-bromide-sulfuryl-fluoride-and-chloropicrin
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Sharyn Gaskin, Linda Heath, Dino Pisaniello, John W Edwards, Michael Logan, Christina Baxter
Accidental or intentional releases of toxic gases or vapors are the most common occurrence in hazardous material (HAZMAT) incidents that result in human injuries. The most serious hazard from exposure to gases or vapors is via the respiratory system. Dermal uptake, as a secondary route, is still a concern, most acutely for the unprotected public. There is a limited evidence base describing skin absorption of toxic gases and vapors in HAZMAT exposure scenarios, which are relatively brief compared with traditional test periods for skin absorption studies...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196455/toxicological-perturbations-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-in-the-coelatura-aegyptiaca-mussel
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Sohair R Fahmy, Dawlat A Sayed
More research is needed to understand the interactions of nanoparticles (NPs) with aquatic organisms and their mechanism of toxic action. Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) are the most used engineered metal oxide NPs in consumer products. The present study was designed to evaluate the cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and digestive gland (DG) as well as gill histopathology of the freshwater molluscan bivalve Coelatura aegyptiaca following exposure to ZnONPs (2, 10 and 50 mg/L) for 6 consecutive days. Exposure to ZnONPs (10 and 50 mg/L) induced a significant increase in malondialdehyde, superoxide dismutase and nitric oxide with a concomitant decrease in reduced glutathione, glutathione-S-transferase and catalase levels in the haemolymph, DG and gills of the treated mussels...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195425/carbon-nanotubes-disrupt-iron-homeostasis-and-induce-anemia-of-inflammation-through-inflammatory-pathway-as-a-secondary-effect-distant-to-their-portal-of-entry
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Juan Ma, Ruibin Li, Yin Liu, Guangbo Qu, Jing Liu, Wenli Guo, Haoyang Song, Xinghong Li, Yajun Liu, Tian Xia, Bing Yan, Sijin Liu
Although numerous toxicological studies have been performed on carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a few studies have investigated their secondary and indirect effects beyond the primary target tissues/organs. Here, a cascade of events are investigated: the initiating event and the subsequent key events necessary for the development of phenotypes, namely CNT-induced pro-inflammatory effects on iron homeostasis and red blood cell formation, which are linked to anemia of inflammation (AI). A panel of CNTs are prepared including pristine multiwall CNTs (P-MWCNTs), aminated MWCNTs (MWCNTs-NH2 ), polyethylene glycol MWCNTs (MWCNTs-PEG), polyethyleneimine MWCNTs (MWCNTs-PEI), and carboxylated MWCNTs (MWCNTs-COOH)...
February 13, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193589/head-kidney-liver-and-skin-histopathology-and-gene-expression-in-gilthead-seabream-sparus-aurata-l-exposed-to-highly-polluted-marine-sediments-from-portman-bay-spain
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Said Ben Hamed, Francisco Guardiola, Alberto Cuesta, Salvadora Martínez, María José Martínez-Sánchez, Carmen Pérez-Sirvent, María Ángeles Esteban
Biomarkers have become crucial tools in modern environmental assessment as they can help to predict magnitude of pollution. The head-kidney (HK) and liver (hematopoietic and xenobiotic metabolism organs, respectively) are the key organs in all fish toxicological studies, although the skin has received less attention in this respect. The impact of two different types of polluted sediment collected from Portman Bay (Spain) on HK, liver and skin gene expression in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) exposed for two weeks to the sediments was determined by real time-PCR...
February 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187746/slow-lung-clearance-and-limited-translocation-of-four-sizes-of-inhaled-iridium-nanoparticles
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Alison Buckley, James Warren, Alan Hodgson, Tim Marczylo, Konstantin Ignatyev, Chang Guo, Rachel Smith
BACKGROUND: Concerns have been expressed that inhaled nanoparticles may behave differently to larger particles in terms of lung clearance and translocation, with potential implications for their toxicity. Studies undertaken to investigate this have typically involved limited post-exposure periods. There is a shortage of information on longer-term clearance and translocation patterns and their dependence on particle size, which this study aimed to address. METHODS: Rats were exposed (<3 h) nose-only to aerosols of spark-generated radioactive iridium-192 nanoparticles of four sizes: 10 nm, 15 nm, 35 nm and 75 nm (count median diameter) (aerosol mass concentrations 17, 140, 430, and 690 μg/m(3), respectively)...
February 10, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185575/integration-of-metabolomics-lipidomics-and-clinical-data-using-a-machine-learning-method
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Animesh Acharjee, Zsuzsanna Ament, James A West, Elizabeth Stanley, Julian L Griffin
BACKGROUND: The recent pandemic of obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) has led to the realisation that new drug targets are needed to either reduce obesity or the subsequent pathophysiological consequences associated with excess weight gain. Certain nuclear hormone receptors (NRs) play a pivotal role in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism and have been highlighted as potential treatments for obesity. This realisation started a search for NR agonists in order to understand and successfully treat MetS and associated conditions such as insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, obesity and cardiovascular disease...
November 22, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185220/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-surface-sediments-near-a-mining-site-in-okobo-enjema-nigeria-concentrations-source-apportionment-and-risk-assessment
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Kenechukwu E Ugwu, Pius O Ukoha
PAHs are pollutants of serious environmental and human health concerns. PAH studies in environmental compartments may assist in designing PAH control measures. The levels of selected PAHs in surface sediment samples of a stream near a mining site at Okobo-Enjema, Nigeria, were investigated. The data were used to determine the possible sources of the PAHs and to assess the potential health risk of the PAHs to humans which was evaluated based on the sediment quality, contamination level and cancer risk guidelines...
February 9, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184298/recent-advances-in-understanding-assessing-toxicity-to-the-epigenome
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REVIEW
Kevin Sweder
The ability of non-genotoxic agents to induce cancer has been documented and clearly requires a reassessment of testing for environmental and human safety. Drug safety testing has historically relied on test batteries designed to detect DNA damage leading to mutation and cancer. The standard genetic toxicology testing battery has been a reliable tool set to identify small molecules/chemicals as hazards that could lead to genetic changes in organisms and induction of cancer. While pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies have extensively used the standard battery, it is not suitable for compounds that may induce epigenetic changes...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181402/allethrin-toxicity-causes-reproductive-dysfunction-in-male-rats
#18
Golla Madhubabu, Suresh Yenugu
Pyrethroids are widely used for domestic and agricultural purposes and their use is increasing, especially in developing countries. Uncontrolled use of these insecticides resulted in their entry into the food chain thereby causing toxicity to different organ systems. Allethrin is one of the widely used pyrethroids, but its toxicological effects are underreported when compared to other pyrethroids. Further, its effects on the male reproductive tract remain uncharacterized. In this study, its toxicity on the male reproductive tract was evaluated by administering 25-150 mg/kg body weight allethrin to adult rats for 60 days...
February 9, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177949/progress-with-structure-activity-relationship-modelling-of-occupational-chemical-respiratory-sensitizers
#19
Martin J Seed, Raymond M Agius
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This appraises currently available computer-based ('in silico') models relating the molecular structure of low molecular weight compounds to their respiratory sensitization hazard. The present review places focus on the two main applications of such structure--activity relationship (SAR) models: hypotheses on disease mechanisms and toxicological prediction. RECENT FINDINGS: Analyses of the chemical structures of low molecular weight organic compounds known to have caused occupational asthma has led to the development of mechanistic alerts usually based on electrophilic reaction chemistry and protein cross-linking potential...
February 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174618/transgenic-rat-models-for-mutagenesis-and-carcinogenesis
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REVIEW
Takehiko Nohmi, Kenichi Masumura, Naomi Toyoda-Hokaiwado
Rats are a standard experimental animal for cancer bioassay and toxicological research for chemicals. Although the genetic analyses were behind mice, rats have been more frequently used for toxicological research than mice. This is partly because they live longer than mice and induce a wider variety of tumors, which are morphologically similar to those in humans. The body mass is larger than mice, which enables to take samples from organs for studies on pharmacokinetics or toxicokinetics. In addition, there are a number of chemicals that exhibit marked species differences in the carcinogenicity...
2017: Genes and Environment: the Official Journal of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society
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