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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776546/recent-advances-in-analytical-methods-for-the-determination-of-4-alkylphenols-and-bisphenol-a-in-solid-environmental-matrices-a-critical-review
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N Salgueiro-González, S Castiglioni, E Zuccato, I Turnes-Carou, P López-Mahía, S Muniategui-Lorenzo
The problem of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in the environment has become a worldwide concern in recent decades. Besides their toxicological effects at low concentrations and their widespread use in industrial and household applications, these pollutants pose a risk for non-target organisms and also for public safety. Analytical methods to determine these compounds at trace levels in different matrices are urgently needed. This review critically discusses trends in analytical methods for well-known EDCs like alkylphenols and bisphenol A in solid environmental matrices, including sediment and aquatic biological samples (from 2006 to 2018)...
September 18, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775895/ozone-therapy-prevents-the-onset-of-dysplasia-in-hpv16-transgenic-mice-a-pre-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-analysis
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C Peirone, V F Mestre, B Medeiros-Fonseca, B Colaço, M J Pires, T Martins, R M Gil da Costa, M J Neuparth, R Medeiros, M M S M Bastos, J A Marques-Magallanes, P A Oliveira
Infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), most often HPV16, is associated with the development of anogenital and oropharyngeal cancers. Recently, ozone therapy was reported to have considerable efficacy against rabbit VX2 tumors, induced by the cottontail rabbit papillomavirus. The present study aims to determine whether similar results can be obtained in HPV16-transgenic mice, possibly paving the way for new therapeutic options against HPV-induced cancers. HPV16-transgenic and wild-type, female, 20 weeks-old mice were injected intraperitoneally with medical O3 /O2 (80░mL/kg, at O3 50░μg/mL), once a day, for 5 consecutive days...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772665/investigating-the-role-of-gold-nanoparticle-shape-and-size-in-their-toxicities-to-fungi
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Kangze Liu, Zhonglei He, Hugh J Byrne, James F Curtin, Furong Tian
Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) are increasingly being used in a wide range of applications, and such they are being released in greater quantities into the environment. Consequently, the environmental effects of GNPs, especially toxicities to living organisms, have drawn great attention. However, their toxicological characteristics still remain unclear. Fungi, as the decomposers of the ecosystem, interact directly with the environment and critically control the overall health of the biosphere. Thus, their sensitivity to GNP toxicity is particularly important...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772355/safety-assessment-of-morus-nigra-l-leaves-acute-and-subacute-oral-toxicity-studies-in-wistar-rats
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Kassia Caroline Figueredo, Camille Gaube Guex, Fernanda Ziegler Reginato, Andreia Regina Haas da Silva, Gabriela Buzatti Cassanego, Cibele Lima Lhamas, Aline Augusti Boligon, Gilberti Helena Hübscher Lopes, Liliane de Freitas Bauermann
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Morus nigra L. is a plant native to Asia, and well adapted to the Brazilian climate. It is popularly known as "amoreira preta", and is part of the National List of Plants of Interest to the Brazilian Unified Health System. It is used in folk medicine mainly to soften the effects of menopause, as anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antihypertensive. However, information on safe doses and use is still precarious. AIM OF THE STUDY: To identify the chemical composition of the ethanolic extract of Morus nigra L...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770421/quantitative-proteomics-and-systems-analysis-of-cultured-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts-during-differentiation-over-time-supports-a-function-follows-form-model-of-differentiation
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Cynthia Kankeu, Kylie Clarke, Delphi Van Haver, Kris Gevaert, Francis Impens, Anna Dittrich, H Llewelyn Roderick, Egle Passante, Heinrich J Huber
The rat cardiomyoblast cell line H9C2 has emerged as a valuable tool for studying cardiac development, mechanisms of disease and toxicology. We present here a rigorous proteomic analysis that monitored the changes in protein expression during differentiation of H9C2 cells into cardiomyocyte-like cells over time. Quantitative mass spectrometry followed by gene ontology (GO) enrichment analysis revealed that early changes in H9C2 differentiation are related to protein pathways of cardiac muscle morphogenesis and sphingolipid synthesis...
May 17, 2018: Molecular omics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770420/selenium-species-dependent-toxicity-bioavailability-and-metabolic-transformations-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Isabelle Rohn, Talke Anu Marschall, Nina Kroepfl, Kenneth Bendix Jensen, Michael Aschner, Simon Tuck, Doris Kuehnelt, Tanja Schwerdtle, Julia Bornhorst
The essential micronutrient selenium (Se) is required for various systemic functions, but its beneficial range is narrow and overexposure may result in adverse health effects. Additionally, the chemical form of the ingested selenium contributes crucially to its health effects. While small Se species play a major role in Se metabolism, their toxicological effects, bioavailability and metabolic transformations following elevated uptake are poorly understood. Utilizing the tractable invertebrate Caenorhabditis elegans allowed for an alternative approach to study species-specific characteristics of organic and inorganic Se forms in vivo, revealing remarkable species-dependent differences in the toxicity and bioavailability of selenite, selenomethionine (SeMet) and Se-methylselenocysteine (MeSeCys)...
May 17, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764335/comparative-bioaccumulation-and-effects-of-purified-and-cellular-extract-of-cylindrospermopsin-to-freshwater-fish-hoplias-malabaricus
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Rodrigo de Cássio da Silva, Sonia Regina Grötzner, Daniele Dietrich Moura Costa, Juan Ramón Esquivel Garcia, Juan Muelbert, Valéria Freitas de Magalhães, Francisco Filipak Neto, Ciro Alberto de Oliveira Ribeiro
Many tropical freshwater ecosystems are impacted by cyanobacteria blooms increasing the risk of cyanotoxins exposure to aquatic organisms while human populations may be exposed by eating fish, drinking water, or dermal swimming. However, few toxicological data are available on the influence of cyanobacteria blooms in particular, cylindrospermopsin (CYN) on Brazilian neotropical fish. A number of studies demonstrated the ability of CYN to bioaccumulate in freshwater organisms and consequently enter the human food chain...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763761/toxicity-of-functionalized-fullerene-and-fullerene-synthesis-chemicals
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Paul A Indeglia, Angelina T Georgieva, Vijay B Krishna, Christopher J Martyniuk, Jean-Claude J Bonzongo
Fullerene is one of the most studied carbon-based nanoparticles due to its unique structure and potential for diverse applications. This study focuses on toxicological effects of two fullerene nanomaterials, contributing to ecological as well as human risk assessment strategies. The biological responses from two basic fullerene materials, aqueous-nanoC60 and alkaline-synthesized fullerenol, were examined using four model organisms. Bioassays were conducted on bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus) to determine population impacts and to assess mechanisms of cellular effects for both Gram-negative and Gram-positive species...
May 8, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762853/caffeine-induces-metformin-anticancer-effect-on-fibrosarcoma-in-hamsters
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D J Popović, D Lalošević, D Miljković, K J Popović, I Čapo, J K Popović
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of metformin and caffeine on fibrosarcoma in hamsters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 32 Syrian golden hamsters of both sexes, weighing approximately 100 g, were randomly allocated to 3 experimental and 2 control groups, with a minimum of 6 animals per group. 2 x 106 BHK-21/C13 cells in 1 ml were injected subcutaneously into the animals' back in 4 groups. The first experimental group started peroral treatment with metformin 500 mg/kg daily, the second with caffeine 100 mg/kg daily and the third with a combination of metformin 500 mg/kg and caffeine 100 mg/kg daily, via a gastric probe 3 days before tumor inoculation...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753227/cadmium-in-tissues-of-green-turtles-chelonia-mydas-a-global-perspective-for-marine-biota
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REVIEW
Nairana Santos Fraga, Agnaldo Silva Martins, Derek R Faust, Haruya Sakai, Adalto Bianchini, Cinthia Carneiro da Silva, A Alonso Aguirre
Cadmium (Cd) is a metal of toxicological interest because of its potential high toxicity to organisms and ability to biomagnify. Evaluating concentrations of Cd in organisms on a large spatial scale can provide insights to its global distribution. This study examined Cd concentrations in kidney and liver tissues of 137 specimens of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) collected in Australia, Brazil, Hawaii, Japan, and the continental United States (Gulf of Mexico). We used comparative analyses of kidney and liver of 35 individuals, of which seven turtles from each locality belong to the same size class for comparison purposes between their ocean of origin...
May 9, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753147/occupational-exposure-and-consequent-health-impairments-due-to-potential-incidental-nanoparticles-in-leather-tanneries-an-evidential-appraisal-of-south-asian-developing-countries
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Fiza Sarwar, Riffat Naseem Malik, Chung Wai Chow, Khan Alam
The incidental nanoparticles' (INPs) emission at work and the consequent health impairments is a burning issue of occupational toxicology. The present study is a thorough review of available literature marking an assortment of indicators on INPs generation at leather tanneries and measurable occupational ailments. The literature reported evidences unleash a similarity between the mechanisms of leather tannery induced health damages and toxico-kinetics of incidental nanoparticles in human body. The data on physico-chemical characterization of leather tannery surface dust presents presence of stressors like heavy metals, microbes, animal fur and fibers along with organic and inorganic chemicals...
May 9, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753005/a-transcriptome-comparison-of-time-matched-developing-human-mouse-and-rat-neural-progenitor-cells-reveals-human-uniqueness
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Stefan Masjosthusmann, Daniel Becker, Barbara Petzuch, Jördis Klose, Clara Siebert, Rene Deenen, Marta Barenys, Jenny Baumann, Katharina Dach, Julia Tigges, Ulrike Hübenthal, Karl Köhrer, Ellen Fritsche
It is widely accepted that human brain development has unique features that cannot be represented by rodents. Obvious reasons are the evolutionary distance and divergent physiology. This might lead to false predictions when rodents are used for safety or pharmacological efficacy studies. For a better translation of animal-based research to the human situation, human in vitro systems might be useful. In this study, we characterize developing neural progenitor cells from prenatal human and time-matched rat and mouse brains by analyzing the changes in their transcriptome profile during neural differentiation...
May 9, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751444/lessons-learned-from-studies-with-the-freshwater-mussel-dreissena-polymorpha-exposed-to-platinum-palladium-and-rhodium
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Sonja Zimmermann, Bernd Sures
The platinum group elements (PGE) platinum, palladium and rhodium gain increasing (eco-)toxicological interest due to their cumulative introduction into ecosystems. So far, most PGE exposure studies investigating biological availability, uptake and bioaccumulation of PGE as well as their effects on different toxicological endpoints were performed under non-standardized conditions which occasionally make an interpretation and comparison of the results difficult. Here we compare the results of different PGE exposure studies with zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) showing influences due to the PGE source, the exposure medium, the exposure concentration and period as well as the test system...
February 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751329/determination-of-metals-and-pharmaceutical-compounds-released-in-hospital-wastewater-from-toluca-mexico-and-evaluation-of-their-toxic-impact
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Itzayana Pérez-Alvarez, Hariz Islas-Flores, Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván, Damià Barceló, Miren López De Alda, Sandra Pérez Solsona, Livier Sánchez-Aceves, Nely SanJuan-Reyes, Marcela Galar-Martínez
Due to the activities inherent to medical care units, the hospital effluent released contains diverse contaminants such as tensoactives, disinfectants, metals, pharmaceutical products and chemical reagents, which are potentially toxic to the environment since they receive no treatment or are not effectively removed by such treatment before entering the drain. They are incorporated into municipal wastewater, eventually entering water bodies where they can have harmful effects on organisms and can result in ecological damage...
May 8, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751141/tracking-translocation-of-self-discriminating-curcumin-hybrid-nanocrystals-following-intravenous-delivery
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Ting Wang, Jianping Qi, Ning Ding, Xiaochun Dong, Weili Zhao, Yi Lu, Changhong Wang, Wei Wu
Nanocrystals hold great potential as parenteral delivery carrier systems for poorly water-soluble drugs. Elucidation of the in vivo fate of parenteral nanocrystals is of pharmacological, toxicological and mechanistic significance. However, it is of tremendous difficulty to monitor real-time translocation of nanocrystals in vivo owing to progressive dissolution of nanocrystals and a lack of workable tools to probe nanocrystals. In this study, self-discriminating hybrid nanocrystals (SDHNs) of a model drug curcumin (CUR) were developed by embedding traces of environment-responsive fluorescent dyes into the crystalline lattices of CUR...
May 8, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751048/predicting-emp-hazard-lessons-from-studies-with-inhaled-fibrous-and-non-fibrous-nano-and-micro-particles
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Günter Oberdörster, Uschi Graham
Inhalation exposure to elongated cleavage fragments occurring at mineral and rock mining and crushing operations raises important questions regarding potential health effects given their resemblance to fibers with known adverse health effects like amphibole asbestos. Thus, a major goal for establishing a toxicity profile for elongate mineral particles (EMPs) is to identify and characterize a suspected hazard and characterize a risk by examining together results of hazard and exposure assessment. This will require not only knowledge about biokinetics of inhaled EMPs but also about underlying mechanisms of effects induced by retained EMPs...
May 8, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745239/studies-on-articular-and-general-toxicity-of-orally-administered-ozenoxacin-in-juvenile-rats-and-dogs
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Jorge Ignacio González Borroto, Malaika Sharon Awori, Luc Chouinard, Susan Y Smith, Cristina Tarragó, Teresa Blazquez, Domingo Gargallo-Viola, Ilonka Zsolt
AIM: Ozenoxacin is a nonfluorinated quinolone antibacterial approved for topical treatment of impetigo. Because quinolones have known chondrotoxic effects in juvenile animals, the potential toxicity of ozenoxacin was assessed in preclinical studies. MATERIALS & METHODS: Ozenoxacin or ofloxacin (300 mg/kg/day for 5 days, for each compound) was orally administered to juvenile rats, and oral ozenoxacin (10-100 mg/kg/day for 14 days) was administered to juvenile dogs...
May 1, 2018: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733815/gene-transcription-ontogeny-of-hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid-axis-development-in-early-life-stage-fathead-minnow-and-zebrafish
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Lucia Vergauwen, Jenna E Cavallin, Gerald T Ankley, Chloé Bars, Isabelle J Gabriëls, Ellen D G Michiels, Krysta R Fitzpatrick, Jelena Periz-Stanacev, Eric C Randolph, Serina L Robinson, Travis W Saari, Anthony L Schroeder, Evelyn Stinckens, Joe Swintek, Steven J Van Cruchten, Evy Verbueken, Daniel L Villeneuve, Dries Knapen
The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis is known to play a crucial role in the development of teleost fish. However, knowledge of endogenous transcription profiles of thyroid-related genes in developing teleosts remains fragmented. We selected two model teleost species, the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) and the zebrafish (Danio rerio), to compare the gene transcription ontogeny of the HPT axis. Control organisms were sampled at several time points during embryonic and larval development until 33 days post-fertilization...
May 4, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729334/the-urgency-for-optimization-and-harmonization-of-thyroid-hormone-analyses-and-their-interpretation-in-developmental-and-reproductive-toxicology-studies
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Manon Beekhuijzen, Steffen Schneider, Narinder Barraclough, Nina Hallmark, Alan Hoberman, Sheri Lordi, Mary Moxon, Deborah Perks, Aldert H Piersma, Susan L Makris
In recent years several OECD test guidelines have been updated and some will be updated shortly with the requirement to measure thyroid hormone levels in the blood of mammalian laboratory species. There is, however, an imperative need for clarification and guidance regarding the collection, assessment, and interpretation of thyroid hormone data for regulatory toxicology and risk assessment. Clarification and guidance is needed for 1) timing and methods of blood collection, 2) standardization and validation of the analytical methods, 3) triggers for additional measurements, 4) the need for T4 measurements in postnatal day (PND) 4 pups, and 5) the interpretation of changes in thyroid hormone levels regarding adversity...
May 2, 2018: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727981/evaluation-of-attenuation-of-pharmaceuticals-toxic-potency-and-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-constructed-wetlands-treating-wastewater-effluents
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Yujie He, Sabri Nurul, Heike Schmitt, Nora B Sutton, Tinka A J Murk, Marco H Blokland, Huub H M Rijnaarts, Alette A M Langenhoff
The performance of constructed wetlands (CWs) in the removal of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) is generally evaluated on the basis of chemical analysis. In this work, we used a combination of chemical, toxicological, and molecular analyses to assess the attenuation of PhACs, toxic potency and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in a field study of three CWs serving as tertiary treatment of wastewater treatment plants. First, 17 PhACs were analysed chemically, of which 14 were detected and seven at concentrations >0...
August 1, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
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