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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088094/organ-on-a-chip-for-assessing-environmental-toxicants
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REVIEW
Soohee Cho, Jeong-Yeol Yoon
Man-made xenobiotics, whose potential toxicological effects are not fully understood, are oversaturating the already-contaminated environment. Due to the rate of toxicant accumulation, unmanaged disposal, and unknown adverse effects to the environment and the human population, there is a crucial need to screen for environmental toxicants. Animal models and in vitro models are ineffective models in predicting in vivo responses due to inter-species difference and/or lack of physiologically-relevant 3D tissue environment...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088042/strategies-for-metabolite-profiling-based-on-liquid-chromatography
#2
REVIEW
Javier Saurina, Sonia Sentellas
This paper aims at covering the principal strategies based on liquid chromatography (LC) for metabolite profiling in the field of drug discovery and development. The identification of metabolites generated in the organism is an important task during the early stages of preclinical research to define the most proper strategy for optimizing, adjusting metabolic clearance and minimizing bioactivation. An early assessment of the metabolite profile may be critical since metabolites can contribute to pharmacological and/or toxicological effects...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087834/environmental-deflection-the-impact-of-toxicant-exposures-on-the-aging-epigenome
#3
Joseph Kochmanski, Luke Montrose, Jaclyn M Goodrich, Dana C Dolinoy
Epigenetic drift and age-related methylation have both been used in the literature to describe changes in DNA methylation that occurs with aging. However, ambiguity remains regarding the exact definition of both of these terms, and neither of these fields of study explicitly considers the impact of environmental factors on the aging epigenome. Recent twin studies have demonstrated longitudinal, pair-specific discordance in DNA methylation patterns, suggesting an effect of the environment on age-related methylation and/or epigenetic drift...
January 13, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081511/spatiotemporal-distributions-of-butyltin-compounds-in-various-intertidal-organisms-along-the-samcheok-and-tongyeong-coasts-of-korea
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Taewoo Kim, Seungyeon Jeon, Seongjin Hong, Sung Joon Song, Bong-Oh Kwon, Jongseong Ryu, Jong Seong Khim
Thirteen years ago, the Korean Government introduced a regulation prohibiting the use of tributyltin (TBT), which was a component of antifouling paints. A subsequent decline in the concentration of butyltins (BTs) was recorded in seawater and the sediment, however, the current concentration of BTs in biota has not been well documented. The spatiotemporal distribution and concentration of BTs was recorded in biota from 2013 to 2015 along the coasts of Samcheok and Tongyeong using GS/MSD analysis. Crustaceans contained the greatest concentrations of BTs, followed by gastropods, fishes, and bivalves...
January 2, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081510/gestational-and-lactational-exposure-to-di-isobutyl-phthalate-via-diet-in-maternal-mice-decreases-testosterone-levels-in-male-offspring
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Xiaoyang Wang, Nan Sheng, Ruina Cui, Hongxia Zhang, Jianshe Wang, Jiayin Dai
Phthalates are a large family of ubiquitous environmental chemicals suspected of being endocrine disruptors, with exposure to these chemicals during prenatal and postnatal development possibly resulting in reproductive disorders. Di-isobutyl phthalate (DiBP) is widely used in consumer and industrial products, and although its exposure in the general population has increased in recent years, the mechanisms behind DiBP-induced reproductive disorders in male offspring remain unclear. Here, pregnant mice were exposed to 0 or 450 mg/kg bw/day DiBP via diet from gestation day (GD) 0 to GD21...
January 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081488/chemical-and-physiological-metal-bioaccessibility-assessment-in-surface-bottom-sediments-from-the-deba-river-urban-catchment-harmonization-of-pbet-tclp-and-bcr-sequential-extraction-methods
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Jessica Unda-Calvo, Miren Martínez-Santos, Estilita Ruiz-Romera
In the present study, the physiologically based extraction test PBET (gastric and intestinal phases) and two chemical based extraction methods, the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) and the sequential extraction procedure BCR 701 (Community Bureau of Reference of the European Commission) have been used to estimate and evaluate the bioaccessibility of metals (Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr and Pb) in sediments from the Deba River urban catchment. The statistical analysis of data and comparison among physiological and chemical methods have highlighted the relevance of simulate the gastrointestinal tract environment since metal bioaccessibility seems to depend on water and sediment properties such as pH, redox potential and organic matter content, and, primordially, on the form in which metals are present in the sediment...
January 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079015/chemometrics-expertise-in-the-links-between-ecotoxicity-and-physicochemical-features-of-silver-nanoparticles-environmental-aspects
#7
Miroslava A Nedyalkova, Borjana V Donkova, Vasil D Simeonov
Studies of the ecotoxicological aspects of nanomaterials in aquatic environments are scarce. Given the growing varietyof nanoparticles (NPs), along with the diversity of aquatic species and environments, the key to promoting sound risk assessment in nanoecotoxicology is understanding the mechanisms that govern the fate of NPs in aquatic environments and their behavior at the NP-biota interface. In this paper, data collected from the literature on ecotoxicological effects observed in aquatic species is discussed and analyzed using multivariate statistics techniques...
January 12, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074717/endosulfan-poisoning-in-canids-and-felids-in-the-calabria-region-of-southern-italy
#8
Antonella De Roma, Carmela Rossini, Caterina Riverso, Giorgio Galiero, Mauro Esposito
Endosulfan, a highly toxic insecticide and acaricide, was globally banned under the Stockholm Convention in May 2011 because of its threats to human health and the environment. Despite the ban on its use, endosulfan is still present in the environment, causing poisoning events in domestic animals and wildlife. Toxicologic analysis of poisoned animals conducted by the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno revealed that in the past 3 y, this pesticide has not disappeared in the regions of interest...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073476/health-impacts-from-cyanobacteria-harmful-algae-blooms-implications-for-the-north-american-great-lakes
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REVIEW
Wayne W Carmichael, Gregory L Boyer
Harmful cyanobacterial blooms (cHABs) have significant socioeconomic and ecological costs, which impact drinking water, fisheries, agriculture, tourism, real estate, water quality, food web resilience and habitats, and contribute to anoxia and fish kills. Many of these costs are well described, but in fact are largely unmeasured. Worldwide cHABs can produce toxins (cyanotoxins), which cause acute or chronic health effects in mammals (including humans) and other organisms. There are few attempts to characterize the full health-related effects other than acute incidences, which may go unrecorded...
April 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071525/additive-toxic-effect-of-deltamethrin-and-cadmium-on-hepatic-hematological-and-immunological-parameters-in-mice
#10
Hasibur Rehman, Al Thbiani Aziz, Shalini Saggu, Adam L VanWert, Nahla Zidan, Sundeep Saggu
Exposure to natural and man-made environmental toxins concurrently can pose a greater threat to multiple organs. In the present work, we investigated interactions between deltamethrin (DM) and cadmium (Cd), whose mechanisms of action in humans are poorly understood. Albino mice were randomly divided into four groups, each containing six mice: saline as control, DM-treated, cadmium chloride (CdCl2)-treated, and CdCl2 plus DM treated. After 2 weeks of treatment biochemical and hematological effects, total leukocyte count (TLC), differential leukocyte count, humoral-mediated immune responses, and histopathological studies were conducted...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070107/effects-of-reduced-food-intake-for-4-weeks-on-physiological-parameters-in-toxicity-studies-in-dogs
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Junya Morita, Tomoko Izumi, Bunichiro Ogawa, Yoshiki Ban, Hironori Takagi, Minoru Sasaki, Shunsuke Tsutsumi
This study sought to clarify the effects of reduced feeding on physiological parameters in dogs to enable appropriate evaluations of the safety and toxicity of test compounds. We measured alkaline phosphatase isozymes and the circulating blood volume, as well as clinical signs, body weight, hematology, blood chemistry, electrocardiography, organ weight, and histopathology, in male beagle dogs fed a diet consisting of 300 g/day or 150 g/day for 4 weeks. There were no abnormal clinical signs in any of the dogs...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069988/exposure-to-concentrated-ambient-pm2-5-shortens-lifespan-and-induces-inflammation-associated-signaling-and-oxidative-stress-in-drosophila
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Xiaoke Wang, Minjie Chen, Mianhua Zhong, Ziying Hu, Lianglin Qiu, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Nancy G Fossett, Lung-Chi Chen, Zhekang Ying
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ambient PM2.5 is associated with human premature mortality. However, it has not yet been toxicologically replicated, likely due to the lack of suitable animal models. Drosophila is frequently used in longevity research due to many incomparable merits. OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to validate Drosophila models for PM2.5 toxicity study through characterizing their biological responses to exposure to concentrated ambient PM2.5 (CAP). RESULTS: The survivorship curve demonstrated that exposure to CAP markedly reduced lifespan of Drosophila...
January 9, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060274/gap-junctional-intercellular-communication-a-functional-biomarker-to-assess-adverse-effects-of-toxicants-and-toxins-and-health-benefits-of-natural-products
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Brad L Upham, Iva Sovadinová, Pavel Babica
This protocol describes a scalpel loading-fluorescent dye transfer (SL-DT) technique that measures intercellular communication through gap junction channels, which is a major intercellular process by which tissue homeostasis is maintained. Interruption of gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) by toxicants, toxins, drugs, etc. has been linked to numerous adverse health effects. Many genetic-based human diseases have been linked to mutations in gap junction genes. The SL-DT technique is a simple functional assay for the simultaneous assessment of GJIC in a large population of cells...
December 25, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059038/toxicities-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-cancer-pharmacotherapy-management-with-clinical-pharmacology
#14
Ken-Ichi Fujita, Hiroo Ishida, Yutaro Kubota, Yasutsuna Sasaki
A number of molecularly targeted anticancer drugs that efficiently inhibit receptor tyrosine kinases, so-called receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), have been developed. Although these receptor TKIs are generally well tolerated, unexpected toxicities sometimes occur in various organs. TKI-induced adverse events not only lower the quality of life of cancer patients but also reduce dose intensity, and sometimes result in treatment discontinuation. To reduce adverse drug events and increase treatment efficacy, oncologists and clinical pharmacologists have made efforts to establish strategies to treat patients via optimal selection and dosing of TKIs...
January 5, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042640/toxicology-of-microcystins-with-reference-to-cases-of-human-intoxications-and-epidemiological-investigations-of-exposures-to-cyanobacteria-and-cyanotoxins
#15
REVIEW
Zorica Svirčev, Damjana Drobac, Nada Tokodi, Biljana Mijović, Geoffrey A Codd, Jussi Meriluoto
Blooms of cyanobacteria have been documented throughout history, all over the world. Mass populations of these organisms typically present hazards to human health and are known for the production of a wide range of highly toxic metabolites-cyanotoxins, of which among the most common and most investigated are the microcystins. The toxicity of the family of microcystin congeners to animal and cell models has received much attention; however, less is known about their negative effects on human health, whether via acute or chronic exposure...
January 2, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040214/toxicity-associated-to-uptake-and-depuration-of-carbamazepine-in-the-clam-scrobicularia-plana-under-a-chronic-exposure
#16
Ângela Almeida, Vânia Calisto, Valdemar I Esteves, Rudolf J Schneider, Amadeu M V M Soares, Etelvina Figueira, Rosa Freitas
Carbamazepine (CBZ) is an antiepileptic drug commonly detected in aquatic systems, with toxic effects to inhabiting organisms. Limited information is known on stress response biomarkers associated to bioconcentration and depuration of CBZ in aquatic organisms. Moreover, few studies addressed if the response and recovery of organisms to a contaminant can change when they are collected in a contaminated site. This study intended to understand the bioconcentration and depuration of CBZ combined with its toxicological impact in Scrobicularia plana clams collected from two contrasting areas (MIRA, Mira channel, non-contaminated and LAR, Laranjo bay, anthropogenically impacted) from the Ria de Aveiro (Portugal)...
December 28, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039862/isolation-and-high-dimensional-phenotyping-of-gastrointestinal-immune-cells
#17
Bruna Araujo David, Stephen Rubino, Thais Garcias Moreira, Maria Alice Freitas Lopes, Alan Moreira de Araújo, Nicole E Paul, Rafael Machado Rezende, Gustavo Batista Menezes
The gastrointestinal immune system (GIS) plays a pivotal role in the host relationship with food antigens, the homeostatic microbiome, and enteric pathogens. Here, we describe how to collect and process liver and intestinal samples to efficiently isolate and analyse resident immune cells. Furthermore, we describe a step-by-step methodology showing how to high-dimensionally immunophenotype resident leukocytes using cytometry by time of flight (CyTOF), providing a well-characterized antibody platform that allows the identification of every leukocyte subset simultaneously...
December 31, 2016: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038978/management-of-organic-impurities-in-small-molecule-medicinal-products-deriving-safe-limits-for-use-in-early-development
#18
James Harvey, Andrew Fleetwood, Ron Ogilvie, Andrew Teasdale, Phil Wilcox, Steven Spanhaak
Management of organic non-mutagenic impurities (NMIs) in medicinal products is regulated by the ICH Q3A, B and C guidelines that are applicable at late stages of clinical development (Phase III onwards) and as a consequence there is no guidance for the assessment and control of NMIs in early clinical trials. An analysis of several key in vivo toxicology databases supports the ICH Q3A defined concept that a lifetime dose to 1 mg/day of a NMI would not represent a safety concern to patients. In conjunction with routine (Q)SAR approaches, this 1 mg/day value could be used as a universal qualification threshold for a NMI during any stage of clinical development...
December 27, 2016: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035391/safety-and-toxicology-of-the-intravenous-administration-of-ang2%C3%A2-sirna-plasmid-chitosan-magnetic-nanoparticles
#19
Xiuying Shan, Tingting Xu, Zhaoliang Liu, Xuefeng Hu, Yan-Ding Zhang, Biao Wang
This aim of the present study was to investigate the safety and toxicology of intravenous administration of angiopoietin‑2 (Ang2)‑small interfering (si)RNA plasmid‑chitosan magnetic nanoparticles (CMNPs). Ang2‑CMNPs were constructed and subsequently administered at different doses to mice and rats via the tail vein. The acute (in mice) and chronic toxicity (in rats) were observed. The results of the acute toxicity assay revealed that the LD50 mice was >707.0 mg·kg‑1·d‑1, and the general condition of mice revealed no obvious abnormalities...
December 29, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024743/human-exposure-to-organic-arsenic-species-from-seafood
#20
Vivien Taylor, Britton Goodale, Andrea Raab, Tanja Schwerdtle, Ken Reimer, Sean Conklin, Margaret R Karagas, Kevin A Francesconi
Seafood, including finfish, shellfish, and seaweed, is the largest contributor to arsenic (As) exposure in many human populations. In contrast to the predominance of inorganic As in water and many terrestrial foods, As in marine-derived foods is present primarily in the form of organic compounds. To date, human exposure and toxicological assessments have focused on inorganic As, while organic As has generally been considered to be non-toxic. However, the high concentrations of organic As in seafood, as well as the often complex As speciation, can lead to complications in assessing As exposure from diet...
December 23, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
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