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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346827/effects-of-cerium-oxide-and-ferrocene-nanoparticles-addition-as-fuel-borne-catalysts-on-diesel-engine-particulate-emissions-environmental-and-health-implications
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Zhi-Hui Zhang, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian
This study systematically examined the potential impacts of doping CeO2 and Fe(C5H5)2 nanoparticles as fuel-borne catalysts (FBCs) to ultralow sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel on the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics of diesel particulate matter (DPM). The FBCs-doped fuels are effective in promoting soot oxidation and reducing the DPM mass emissions, but lead to a significant increase in the total particle counts due to the formation of self-nucleated metallic nanoparticles. Compared to undoped ULSD, the FBCs-doped fuels result in higher concentrations of particle-phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and n-alkanes, higher fractions of organic carbon (OC) and water-soluble organic carbon (WSOC) in particles, show slight alterations in soot nanostructure, reduce soot ignition temperature and activation energy...
March 27, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346744/radiopaque-uhmwpe-sublaminar-cables-for-spinal-deformity-correction-preclinical-mechanical-and-radiopacifier-leaching-assessment
#2
Alex K Roth, Karlien Boon-Ceelen, Harold Smelt, Bert van Rietbergen, Paul C Willems, Lodewijk W van Rhijn, Jacobus J Arts
Polymeric sublaminar cables have a number of advantages over metal cables in the field of spinal deformity surgery, with decreased risk of neurological injury and potential for higher correction forces as the two most predominant. However, currently available polymer cables are radiolucent, precluding postoperative radiological assessment of instrumentation stability and integrity. This study provides a preclinical assessment of a woven UHMWPE cable made with radiopaque UHMWPE fibers. Our primary goal was to determine if the addition of a radiopacifier negatively affects the mechanical properties of UHMWPE woven cables...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346007/lipid-emulsion-improves-survival-in-animal-models-of-local-anesthetic-toxicity-a-meta-analysis
#3
Michael R Fettiplace, Daniel J McCabe
INTRODUCTION: The Lipid Emulsion Therapy workgroup, organized by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, recently conducted a systematic review, which subjectively evaluated lipid emulsion as a treatment for local anesthetic toxicity. We re-extracted data and conducted a meta-analysis of survival in animal models. METHODS: We extracted survival data from 26 publications and conducted a random-effect meta-analysis based on odds ratio weighted by inverse variance...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345104/biology-and-toxicology-of-tellurium-explored-by-speciation-analysis
#4
Yasumitsu Ogra
Tellurium (Te) is widely used in industry because it has unique physicochemical properties. Although Te is a non-essential element in animals and plants, it is expected to be metabolized to organometallic compounds having a carbon-Te bond in living organisms exposed to inorganic Te compounds. Thus, the speciation and identification of tellurometabolites are expected to contribute to the depiction of the metabolic chart of Te. Speciation by elemental mass spectrometry and identification by molecular mass spectrometry coupled with separation techniques have significantly contributed to the discovery of tellurometabolites in animals and plants...
March 27, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343038/physicochemical-characterization-of-ambient-pm2-5-in-tehran-air-and-its-potential-cytotoxicity-in-human-lung-epithelial-cells-a549
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Anoushiravan MohseniBandpi, Akbar Eslami, Abbas Shahsavani, Fariba Khodagholi, Abdolazim Alinejad
As air pollution is a major problem in Tehran, this study aimed to investigate the physicochemical characterization of the water-soluble and organic contents of ambient PM2.5 in Tehran and determine its in vitro toxicological impact on human lung epithelial cells (A549). A total of 11 sampling stations were selected, including three categories: traffic, urban, and suburban. All sampling was carried out in the spring and summer of 2015. Ion chromatography (IC), inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES), and GC-MS were used to analyze ionic compounds, heavy metals, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), respectively, and an ELISA reader was used for cytotoxicity analysis...
March 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342961/particulate-metal-bioaccessibility-in-physiological-fluids-and-cell-culture-media-toxicological-perspectives
#6
Bérénice Leclercq, Laurent Yves Alleman, Esperanza Perdrix, Véronique Riffault, Mélanie Happillon, Alain Strecker, Jean-Marc Lo-Guidice, Guillaume Garçon, Patrice Coddeville
According to the literature, tiny amounts of transition metals in airborne fine particles (PM2.5) may induce proinflammatory cell response through reactive oxygen species production. The solubility of particle-bound metals in physiological fluids, i.e. the metal bioaccessibility is driven by factors such as the solution chemical composition, the contact time with the particles, and the solid-to-liquid phase ratio (S/L). In this work, PM2.5-bound metal bioaccessibility was assessed in various physiological-like solutions including cell culture media in order to evidence the potential impact on normal human bronchial epithelial cells (NHBE) when studying the cytotoxicity and inflammatory responses of PM2...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341569/oral-exposure-of-pregnant-rats-to-toxic-doses-of-methylmercury-alters-fetal-accumulation
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Cláudia Oliveira, Lucy Joshee, Hannah George, Sanya Nijhara, Christy Bridges
Methylmercury (CH3Hg(+)) is an environmental toxicant that may lead to significant pathologies in exposed individuals. The current study assessed the disposition and toxicological effects of 2.5 or 7.5mgkg(-1) CH3Hg(+), conjugated to cysteine (Cys; Cys-S-CH3Hg) and administered orally to pregnant and non-pregnant Wistar and TR(-) rats. Rats were euthanized on gestational day 20 and the content of mercury in each fetus, amniotic sac, and placenta was determined. The brain, liver, and kidneys were removed from each fetus for estimation of mercury content...
March 21, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341247/toxicological-evaluation-of-oviductus-ranae-acute-sub-acute-and-genotoxicity-studies-in-mice-and-rats
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Yang Zhang, Kun Zhu, Hao Cui, Yang Liu, Ye-Fang Lu, Hong-Wei Pan, He-Peng Zhao, Ling Qi, Xiu-Dong Yang, Hong-Li Zhou
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Oviductus ranae (OR) is a traditional animal-based Chinese medicine, which has been listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia since 1985 edition. Although its medicinal application has been widely acknowleged, there is little available information on its potential toxicity. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to investigate the acute, sub-acute, and genetic toxicities of OR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In acute toxicity evaluation, OR was administered orally to mice at doses of 2...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340455/toxicological-and-behavioral-responses-as-a-tool-to-assess-the-effects-of-natural-and-synthetic-dyes-on-zebrafish-early-life
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Flavia R Abe, Jacqueline N Mendonça, Luiz A B Moraes, Gisele A R de Oliveira, Carlos Gravato, Amadeu M V M Soares, Danielle P de Oliveira
Organic dyes extracted from natural sources have been widely used to develop safety and eco-friendly dyes as an alternative to synthetic ones, since the latter are usually precursors of mutagenic compounds. Thereby, toxicity tests to non-target organisms are critical step to develop harmless dyes to environment and in this context, zebrafish early life stages are becoming an important alternative model. We aimed to assess the toxic effects of the synthetic dye Basic Red 51 (BR51, used in cosmetic industry), the natural dye erythrostominone (ERY, a potential commercial dye extracted from fungi) and its photodegradation product (DERY), using zebrafish early life assays...
March 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339012/heavy-metal-content-and-molecular-species-identification-in-canned-tuna-insights-into-human-food-safety
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Anna Maria Pappalardo, Chiara Copat, Venera Ferrito, Alfina Grasso, Margherita Ferrante
Canned tuna in olive oil and in brine of the most popular brands sold in Italian markets were analyzed to verify the authentication of transformed products, with the aim to unveil commercial frauds due to the substitutions of high value species with species of low commercial value, and to assess the health risk of consumers related to cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and mercury (Hg) contents. Species authentication was evaluated with amplification of COI DNA barcode and confirmed the declared species. Among tested metals, Hg had the highest concentrations, followed by Cd and Pb...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337118/toxicological-risk-at-workplace-and-toxicity-as-life-cycle-assessment-impact-category-substitution-of-solvents-as-an-example
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Thomas Schupp, Philipp Alexander Georg, Guenter Kirstein
Substitution of hazardous substances against less hazardous ones is a central requirement of the European Chemical Regulation REACH (European Regulation 1907/2006/EC). Hazardous substances emitted from products may not only affect the worker; drift off and distribution in the environment may finally result in exposure of the general population. This potential threat to health is covered by the impact category "toxicity" in Life Cycle Assessments. In this paper, we present a case of a substitution of volatile organic compounds in a reactive varnish, and compare the "old" formulation with the "new" formulation against health risk to the worker, and concerning the Life Cycle Assessment impact category "toxicity"...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335468/differential-degradation-and-detoxification-of-an-aromatic-pollutant-by-two-different-peroxidases
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Aysha Hamad Alneyadi, Iltaf Shah, Synan F AbuQamar, Syed Salman Ashraf
Enzymatic degradation of organic pollutants is a new and promising remediation approach. Peroxidases are one of the most commonly used classes of enzymes to degrade organic pollutants. However, it is generally assumed that all peroxidases behave similarly and produce similar degradation products. In this study, we conducted detailed studies of the degradation of a model aromatic pollutant, Sulforhodamine B dye (SRB dye), using two peroxidases-soybean peroxidase (SBP) and chloroperoxidase (CPO). Our results show that these two related enzymes had different optimum conditions (pH, temperature, H₂O₂ concentration, etc...
March 18, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327509/stability-study-and-a-14-day-oral-dose-toxicity-in-rats-of-plantain-leaf-extract-plantago-lanceolata-l-syrup
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Kenza Mansoor, Fadi Qadan, Mathias Schmidt, Eyad Mallah, Wael Abudayyih, Khalid Matalka
Plants have been used since antiquity to treat and prevent diseases. Plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) is traditionally used for the treatment of the common cold and associated symptoms such as cough. This study was designed to evaluate the oral toxicity of plantain leaf extract-containing syrup. In preparation of the toxicological examination and to ensure the quality of the herbal preparation, analytical methods were developed and validated, and stability testing was performed. Physicochemical and microbial quality, thin layer chromatography patterns and high performance liquid chromatography fingerprints complied with the specifications during the entire period of stability testing...
March 22, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327162/biological-effects-of-carbon-black-nanoparticles-are-changed-by-surface-coating-with-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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Karina Lindner, Michael Ströbele, Sandra Schlick, Sina Webering, André Jenckel, Johannes Kopf, Olga Danov, Katherina Sewald, Christian Buj, Otto Creutzenberg, Thomas Tillmann, Gerhard Pohlmann, Heinrich Ernst, Christina Ziemann, Gereon Hüttmann, Holger Heine, Henning Bockhorn, Tanja Hansen, Peter König, Heinz Fehrenbach
BACKGROUND: Carbon black nanoparticles (CBNP) are mainly composed of carbon, with a small amount of other elements (including hydrogen and oxygen). The toxicity of CBNP has been attributed to their large surface area, and through adsorbing intrinsically toxic substances, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). It is not clear whether a PAH surface coating changes the toxicological properties of CBNP by influencing their physicochemical properties, through the specific toxicity of the surface-bound PAH, or by a combination of both...
March 21, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326551/cyclic-imine-toxins-from-dinoflagellates-a-growing-family-of-potent-antagonists-of-the-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors
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REVIEW
Jordi Molgó, Pascale Marchot, Rómulo Aráoz, Evelyne Benoit, Bogdan I Iorga, Armen Zakarian, Palmer Taylor, Yves Bourne, Denis Servent
We present an overview of the toxicological profile of the fast-acting, lipophilic macrocyclic imine toxins, an emerging family of organic compounds associated with algal blooms, shellfish contamination and neurotoxicity. Worldwide, shellfish contamination incidents are expanding; therefore, the significance of these toxins for the shellfish food industry deserves further study. Emphasis is directed to the dinoflagellate species involved in their production, their chemical structures, and their specific mode of interaction with their principal natural molecular targets, the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, or with the soluble acetylcholine-binding protein, used as a surrogate receptor model...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322830/antidiabetic-antidyslipidemic-and-toxicity-profile-of-env-2-a-potent-pyrazole-derivative-against-diabetes-and-related-diseases
#16
Eduardo Hernández-Vázquez, Hugo Ocampo-Montalban, Litzia Cerón-Romero, Miguel Cruz, Jaime Gomez-Zamudio, Guadalupe Hiriart-Valencia, Rafael Villalobos-Molina, Angelica Flores-Flores, Samuel Estrada-Soto
Diabetes is a major health problem and a predisposition factor for further degenerative complications and, therefore, novel therapies are urgently needed. Currently, cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1 receptor) antagonists have been considered as promissory entities for metabolic disorders treatment. Accordingly, the purpose of this work was the evaluation of the sub-acute antidiabetic, anti-hyperglycemic, antidyslipidemic and toxicological profile of ENV-2, a potent hypoglycemic and antioxidant CB1 receptor antagonist...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315148/a-case-of-cardiac-tamponade-due-to-an-isolated-abscess-in-the-ascending-aorta-of-a-pregnant-woman-with-a-history-of-intravenous-substance-abuse
#17
Brandy Shattuck, John Livingstone
We describe the case of a 23-year-old white female, 10-12 weeks pregnant, with a history of intravenous drug use and a recently diagnosed pneumonia, who was found deceased in her bed after a night of sleep. Although postmortem serum toxicology tested positive for alprazolam, tetrahydrocannabinol, and morphine, the ultimate cause of death was determined to be cardiac tamponade secondary to an isolated abscess in the ascending aorta. The patient had several risk factors for aortic rupture and cardiac tamponade including intravenous drug use, pneumonia, and pregnancy...
March 17, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299394/caenorhabditis-elegans-as-a-powerful-alternative-model-organism-to-promote-research-in-genetic-toxicology-and-biomedicine
#18
REVIEW
Sebastian Honnen
In view of increased life expectancy the risk for disturbed integrity of genetic information increases. This inevitably holds the implication for higher incidence of age-related diseases leading to considerable cost increase in health care systems. To develop preventive strategies it is crucial to evaluate external and internal noxae as possible threats to our DNA. Especially the interplay of DNA damage response (DDR) and DNA repair (DR) mechanisms needs further deciphering. Moreover, there is a distinct need for alternative in vivo test systems for basic research and also risk assessment in toxicology...
March 15, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297636/comprehensive-pulmonary-metabolome-responses-to-intratracheal-instillation-of-airborne-fine-particulate-matter-in-rats
#19
Xiaofei Wang, Shoufang Jiang, Ying Liu, Xiaoyan Du, Weibing Zhang, Jie Zhang, Heqing Shen
Airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been closely related with a variety of lung diseases. Although some modes of action (e.g. oxidative stress, inflammations) have been proposed, but the pulmonary toxicological mechanism remains obscure. In this paper, in order to understand the comprehensive pulmonary response to PM2.5 stress, a non-targeted high-throughput metabolomics strategy was adopted to characterize the overall metabolic changes and relevant toxicological pathways. PM2.5 samples were collected from Tangshan, one of the most polluted cities in China...
March 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292241/microbial-pest-control-agents-are-they-a-specific-and-safe-tool-for-insect-pest-management
#20
Caroline Deshayes, Myriam Siegwart, David Pauron, Josy-Anne Froger, Bruno Lapied, Véronique Apaire-Marchais
Microorganisms (viruses, bacteria and fungi) or their bioactive agents can be used as active substances and therefore are referred as Microbial Pest Control Agents (MPCA). They are used as alternative strategies to chemical insecticides to counteract the development of resistances and to reduce adverse effects on both environment and human health. These natural entomopathogenic agents, which have specific modes of action, are generally considered safer as compared to conventional chemical insecticides. Baculoviruses are the only viruses being used as the safest biological control agents...
March 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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