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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098721/the-endocannabinoid-system-and-its-role-in-eczematous-dermatoses
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Alexandra R Trusler, Ashley K Clark, Raja K Sivamani, Vivian Y Shi
The skin serves as the foremost barrier between the internal body and the external world, providing crucial protection against pathogens and chemical, mechanical, and ultraviolet damages. The skin is a central player in the intricate network of immune, neurologic, and endocrine systems. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) includes an extensive network of bioactive lipid mediators and their receptors, functions to modulate appetite, pain, mood, and memory, and has recently been implicated in skin homeostasis. Disruption of ECS homeostasis is implicated in the pathogenesis of several prevalent skin conditions...
January 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092004/bio-based-degradation-of-emerging-endocrine-disrupting-and-dye-based-pollutants-using-cross-linked-enzyme-aggregates
#2
Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Asgher, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Hongbo Hu, Xuehong Zhang
In this study, manganese peroxidase (MnP) from an indigenous white-rot fungus Ganoderma lucidum IBL-05 was insolubilized in the form of cross-linked enzyme aggregates (CLEAs) using various aggregating agents, i.e., acetone, ammonium sulfate, ethanol, 2-propanol, and tert-butanol, followed by glutaraldehyde (GA) cross-linking. The precipitant type, MnP, and GA concentrations affected the CLEAs activity recovery and aggregation yield. Among precipitants used, acetone appeared to be the most efficient aggregation agent, providing the highest activity recovery and aggregation yield of 31...
January 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089583/association-of-prenatal-and-childhood-pbde-exposure-with-timing-of-puberty-in-boys-and-girls
#3
Kim G Harley, Stephen A Rauch, Jonathan Chevrier, Katherine Kogut, Kimberly L Parra, Celina Trujillo, Robert H Lustig, Louise C Greenspan, Andreas Sjödin, Asa Bradman, Brenda Eskenazi
BACKGROUND: Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants are endocrine-disrupting chemicals that exhibit estrogenic and androgenic properties and may affect pubertal timing. METHODS: Study subjects were participants between 1999 and 2013 in the Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS), a longitudinal cohort study of predominantly Mexican origin families in Northern California. We measured serum concentrations of four PBDEs (BDE-47, -99, -100, -153) in blood collected from mothers during pregnancy (N=263) and their children at age 9years (N=522)...
January 12, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068486/the-changing-epidemiology-of-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Kristen Lyall, Lisa Croen, Julie Daniels, M Daniele Fallin, Christine Ladd-Acosta, Brian K Lee, Bo Y Park, Nathaniel W Snyder, Diana Schendel, Heather E Volk, Gayle C Windham, Craig Newschaffer
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition with lifelong impacts. Genetic and environmental factors contribute to ASD etiology, which remains incompletely understood. Research on ASD epidemiology has made significant advances in the past decade. Current prevalence is estimated to be at least 1.5% in developed countries, with recent increases primarily among those without comorbid intellectual disability. Genetic studies have identified a number of rare de novo mutations and gained footing in the areas of polygenic risk, epigenetics, and gene-by-environment interaction...
December 21, 2016: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067779/environmental-factors-affecting-growth-and-occurrence-of-testicular-cancer-in-childhood-an-overview-of-the-current-epidemiological-evidence
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REVIEW
Fabrizio Giannandrea, Stefania Fargnoli
Testicular cancer (TC) is the most frequently occurring malignancy among adolescents and young men aged 15-34 years. Although incidence of TC has been growing over the past 40 years in several western countries, the explanations for this increase still remain uncertain. It has been postulated that early life exposure to numerous occupational and environmental estrogenic chemicals, such as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), may play a contributing role in the etiology of TC, but the subject is still open to additional investigation...
January 5, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067316/long-term-exposure-to-a-safe-dose-of-bisphenol-a-reduced-protein-acetylation-in-adult-rat-testes
#6
Zhuo Chen, Xuezhi Zuo, Dongliang He, Shibin Ding, Fangyi Xu, Huiqin Yang, Xin Jin, Ying Fan, Li Ying, Chong Tian, Chenjiang Ying
Bisphenol A (BPA), a typical environmental endocrine-disrupting chemical, induces epigenetic inheritance. Whether histone acetylation plays a role in these effects of BPA is largely unknown. Here, we investigated histone acetylation in male rats after long-term exposure to a 'safe' dose of BPA. Twenty adult male rats received either BPA (50 μg/kg·bw/day) or a vehicle diet for 35 weeks. Decreased protein lysine-acetylation levels at approximately ~17 kDa and ~25 kDa, as well as decreased histone acetylation of H3K9, H3K27 and H4K12, were detected by Western blot analysis of testes from the treated rats compared with controls...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063342/linking-genomic-responses-of-gonads-with-reproductive-impairment-in-marine-medaka-oryzias-melastigma-exposed-chronically-to-the-chemopreventive-and-antifouling-agent-3-3-diindolylmethane-dim
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Lianguo Chen, Doris W T Au, Chenyan Hu, Weipeng Zhang, Bingsheng Zhou, Lin Cai, John P Giesy, Pei-Yuan Qian
3,3'-Diindolylmethane (DIM) has been promoted as an effective chemopreventive and antifouling additive. However, the concurrent risks or side effects of DIM are not fully understood, especially on tissues responsive to estrogen. Therefore, this study employed marine medaka (Oryzias melastigma) as a test model to evaluate relative safety and explore mechanisms of toxic action of DIM on development and function of gonad after chronic (28days) aqueous exposure to relatively low doses (0μg/L or 8.5μg/L). Integration of comprehensive toxicogenomic analysis at the transcriptome and proteome levels with apical endpoints, such as production of eggs and swimming performance of larvae, elucidated the molecular linkage in gonad from bottom up along the reproductive adverse outcome pathway...
December 30, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057923/a-derivatization-enhanced-detection-strategy-in-mass-spectrometry-analysis-of-4-hydroxybenzoates-and-their-metabolites-after-keratinocytes-are-exposed-to-uv-radiation
#8
Yi-Hsuan Lee, Ying-Chi Lin, Chia-Hsien Feng, Wei-Lung Tseng, Chi-Yu Lu
4-Hydroxybenzoate is a phenolic derivative of alkyl benzoates and is a widely used preservative in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. The presence of 4-hydroxybenzoates in the human body may result from the use of pharmaceutical and personal care products. These compounds are also known to exhibit estrogenic and genotoxic activities. The potential adverse effects of these compounds include endocrine disruption, oxidative and DNA damage, contact dermatitis, and allergic reactions. This study used two mass spectrometry methods that are applicable when using a derivatization-enhanced detection strategy (DEDS) to screen 4-hydroxybenzoates and their metabolites...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051929/increased-blood-levels-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-pop-in-obese-individuals-after-weight-loss-a-review
#9
Aina Jansen, Jan L Lyche, Anuschka Polder, Jan Aaseth, Marit Aralt Skaug
Lipophilic persistent organic pollutants (POP) are stored in adipose tissue. Following rapid weight loss such as when induced by bariatric surgery, an increased release of potential harmful lipophilic compounds into the blood circulation may occur. Weight reduction is recommended for overweight and obese individuals in order to decrease risk of weight-related health problems. However, in cases of significant weight reduction POP become mobilized chemicals and consequently may adversely affect health, including endocrine disruption...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050014/semen-quality-in-the-21-st-century
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REVIEW
Helena E Virtanen, Niels Jørgensen, Jorma Toppari
Although semen quality is an important determinant of fertility, defining clear thresholds for normal ranges has proven difficult. According to 'time to pregnancy' studies, fecundity starts to decline when sperm concentrations fall below 30-55 × 10(6)/ml, whereas the WHO criterion for normal values is currently 15 × 10(6)/ml. Multiple studies over the past 15 years have reported median sperm concentrations of 41-55 × 10(6)/ml in young men (mean age 18-21 years) from the general population, suggesting that many of them have suboptimal semen quality...
January 4, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042023/diverse-pathways-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-related-with-cancer-progression-and-metastasis-and-potential-effects-of-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-on-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-process
#11
Hae-Miru Lee, Kyung-A Hwang, Kyung-Chul Choi
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are natural or synthetic compounds that interfere with normal functions of natural hormones in the body, leading to a disruption of the endocrine system. Specifically, EDCs have the potential to cause formation of several hormone-dependent cancers, including breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers. Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) process by which epithelial cells lose their cell polarity and cell-cell adhesion and acquire mesenchymal phenotype is closely associated with malignant transformation and the initiation of cancer metastasis...
December 29, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036072/maternal-exposure-to-domestic-hair-cosmetics-and-occupational-endocrine-disruptors-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-hypospadias-in-the-offspring
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Elodie Haraux, Karine Braun, Philippe Buisson, Erwan Stéphan-Blanchard, Camille Devauchelle, Jannick Ricard, Bernard Boudailliez, Pierre Tourneux, Richard Gouron, Karen Chardon
Pregnant women are exposed to various chemical products at home and at work. Some of these products contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as cosmetics, pesticides, industrial chemicals, heavy metals, plastics or medications that could alter sexual differentiation and increase the risk of hypospadias. We evaluated maternal occupational and household exposures that could constitute risk factors for hypospadias. From 2011 to 2014, we enrolled 57 full-term newborns with hypospadias and three randomly selected controls per case (162 control newborns), matched for gestational age, from 11 maternity units in Picardy, France...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034494/fighting-nemo-effect-of-17%C3%AE-ethinylestradiol-ee2-on-aggressive-behavior-and-social-hierarchy-of-the-false-clown-anemonefish-amphiprion-ocellaris
#13
Te-Hao Chen, Chun-Yu Hsieh
Aggressive behavior is crucial for maintaining social hierarchy in anemonefish. Endocrine disrupting chemicals such as EE2 may affect fish social hierarchy via disrupting their aggression. In this study, we aimed to characterize the effects of 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) on aggressive behavior and social hierarchy in the false clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris). In the laboratory experiment, juvenile anemonefish were randomly distributed to separated tanks to form small colonies of three individuals and were fed with EE2-dosed diet (100ng/g food) or a control diet for 90d...
December 26, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031325/diethylstilbestrol-activates-catsper-and-disturbs-progesterone-actions-in-human-spermatozoa
#14
Qian-Xing Zou, Zhen Peng, Qing Zhao, Hou-Yang Chen, Yi-Min Cheng, Qing Liu, Yuan-Qiao He, Shi-Qi Weng, Hua-Feng Wang, Tao Wang, Li-Ping Zheng, Tao Luo
STUDY QUESTION: Is diethylstilbestrol (DES), a prototypical endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC), able to induce physiological changes in human spermatozoa and affect progesterone actions? SUMMARY ANSWER: DES promoted Ca(2+) flux into human spermatozoa by activating the cation channel of sperm (CatSper) and suppressed progesterone-induced Ca(2+) signaling, tyrosine phosphorylation and sperm functions. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: DES significantly impairs the male reproductive system both in fetal and postnatal exposure...
December 28, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027508/quizalofop-p-ethyl-exposure-increases-estrogen-axis-activity-in-male-and-slightly-decreases-estrogen-axis-activity-in-female-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#15
Li-Zhen Zhu, Su-Zhen Qi, Fang-Jie Cao, Xi-Yan Mu, Yang Yang, Chengju Wang
The herbicide Quizalofop-P-ethyl (QpE) exerts toxic effects in fish, but limited information is currently available on its effects on the endocrine system. In the current study, adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) were exposed to different concentrations (0, 2, 20, 200μg/L) of QpE for 30days. In males, QpE exposure significantly increased plasma estradiol (E2) and vitellogenin (VTG) levels, concomitant with up-regulation of hepatic esr1 and vtg gene expression. In females, plasma sex hormone levels and VTG concentrations were not altered significantly, but an increased expression of hepatic esr1 in addition to decreased expression of hepatic vtg, esr2a and esr2b was observed...
December 12, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026967/identification-of-molecular-targets-for-4-5-dichloro-2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one-dcoit-in-teleosts-new-insight-into-mechanism-of-toxicity
#16
Lianguo Chen, Doris W T Au, Chenyan Hu, Drew R Peterson, Bingsheng Zhou, Pei-Yuan Qian
Environmental pollutants are capable of concomitantly inducing diverse toxic effects. However, it is largely unknown which effects are directly induced and which effects are secondary, thus calling for definitive identification of the initiating molecular event for a pollutant to elucidate the mechanism of toxicity. In present study, affinity pull-down assays were used to identify target proteins for 4,5-dichloro-2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (DCOIT), a costal pollutant of emerging concern, in various tissues (e...
December 27, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017361/analysis-of-the-sensitivity-of-in-vitro-bioassays-for-androgenic-progestagenic-glucocorticoid-thyroid-and-estrogenic-activity-suitability-for-drinking-and-environmental-waters
#17
REVIEW
Frederic D L Leusch, Peta A Neale, Armelle Hebert, Marco Scheurer, Merijn C M Schriks
The presence of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the aquatic environment poses a risk for ecosystem health. Consequently there is a need for sensitive tools, such as in vitro bioassays, to monitor endocrine activity in environmental waters. The aim of the current study was to assess whether current in vitro bioassays are suitable to detect endocrine activity in a range of water types. The reviewed assays included androgenic (n=11), progestagenic (n=6), glucocorticoid (n=5), thyroid (n=5) and estrogenic (n=8) activity in both agonist and antagonist mode...
December 22, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012672/effects-of-triazole-fungicides-on-androgenic-disruption-and-cyp3a4-enzyme-activity
#18
Xuan Lv, Liumeng Pan, Jiaying Wang, Liping Lu, Weilin Yan, Yanye Zhu, Yiwen Xu, Ming Guo, Shulin Zhuang
Triazole fungicides are widely used as broad-spectrum fungicides, non-steroidal antiestrogens and for various industrial applications. Their residues have been frequently detected in multiple environmental and human matrices. The increasingly reported toxicity incidents have led triazole fungicides as emerging contaminants of environmental and public health concern. However, whether triazole fungicides behave as endocrine disruptors by directly mimicking environmental androgens/antiandrogens or exerting potential androgenic disruption indirectly through the inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzyme activity is yet an unresolved question...
December 21, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011018/a-ternary-classification-using-machine-learning-methods-of-distinct-estrogen-receptor-activities-within-a-large-collection-of-environmental-chemicals
#19
Quan Zhang, Lu Yan, Yan Wu, Li Ji, Yuanchen Chen, Meirong Zhao, Xiaowu Dong
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which can threaten ecological safety and be harmful to human beings, have been cause for wide concern. There is a high demand for efficient methodologies for evaluating potential EDCs in the environment. Herein an evaluation platform was developed using novel and statistically robust ternary models via different machine learning models (i.e., linear discriminant analysis, classification and regression tree, and support vector machines). The platform is aimed at effectively classifying chemicals with agonistic, antagonistic, or no estrogen receptor (ER) activities...
December 20, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005399/bisphenol-s-bps-alters-maternal-behavior-and-brain-in-mice-exposed-during-pregnancy-lactation-and-their-daughters
#20
Mary C Catanese, Laura N Vandenberg
Estrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been shown to disrupt maternal behavior in rodents. We investigated the effects of an emerging xenoestrogen, bisphenol S (BPS), on maternal behavior and brain in CD-1 mice exposed during pregnancy and lactation (F0 generation) and in female offspring exposed during gestation and perinatal development (F1 generation). We observed different effects in F0 and F1 dams for a number of components of maternal behavior including time on the nest, time spent on nest-building, latency to retrieve pups, and latency to retrieve the entire litter...
December 22, 2016: Endocrinology
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