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Niraj Pant et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 21(18), 11066-11074 (2014-05-13)
Environmental toxicants viz lead or cadmium and phthalate esters (di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate [DEHP], dibutyl phthalate [DBP], and diethyl phthalate [DEP]) widely found in different environmental strata are linked to deteriorating male reproductive health. The objective was to assess the relationships between
Megan L Coghlan et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 17475-17475 (2015-12-15)
Globally, there has been an increase in the use of herbal remedies including traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). There is a perception that products are natural, safe and effectively regulated, however, regulatory agencies are hampered by a lack of a toolkit
Jian Li et al.
Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine, 10(7), 1465-1475 (2014-02-04)
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are promising drug delivery systems due to their external functionalizable surface and their hollowed cavity that can encapsulate several bioactive molecules. In this study, the chemotherapeutic drug cisplatin or an inert platinum(IV) complex were entrapped inside functionalized-multi-walled-CNTs
Alfonso Rodríguez-Vila et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 21(19), 11293-11304 (2014-05-13)
The soils at a depleted copper mine in Touro (Galicia, Spain) are chemically degraded. In order to determine the effect of amendments and vegetation on the chemical characteristics of a mine soil and on the plant uptake of metals, a
Alex Yong Sheng Eng et al.
Nanoscale, 7(47), 20256-20266 (2015-11-19)
Chemical modification and functionalization of inherent functional groups within graphite oxide (GO) are essential aspects of graphene-based nano-materials used in wide-ranging applications. Despite extensive research, there remains some discrepancy in its structure, with current knowledge limited primarily to spectroscopic data
Ana Muñoz-Vera et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(23), 19157-19169 (2015-08-08)
Coastal lagoons are ecosystems highly vulnerable to human impacts because of their situation between terrestrial and marine environment. Mar Menor coastal lagoon is one of the largest lagoons of the Mediterranean Sea, placed in SE Spain and subjected to major
Carmen Cabrera-Vique et al.
The British journal of nutrition, 114(10), 1604-1611 (2015-09-09)
Hidden hunger occurs in the presence of an otherwise nutritionally or energetically appropriate diet that is deficient in essential vitamins and minerals. Guatemala has the highest rate of child malnutrition in Latin America and the prevalence of hidden hunger is
Miyeoun Song et al.
Cell transplantation, 24(2), 183-190 (2014-01-02)
The long-term effect of magnetically targeted neural stem cells in a rat focal cerebral ischemia model was investigated. In middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) stroke model rats, ferumoxide-labeled human neural stem cells (hNSCs) were injected into the tail vein. MCAO
Juan Chen et al.
Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB, 64, 41-51 (2013-01-29)
To study whether differential responses occur in photosynthesis and antioxidant system for seedlings of Liquidambar formosana, an acid rain (AR)-sensitive tree species and Schima superba, an AR-tolerant tree species treated with three types of pH 3.0 simulated AR (SiAR) including
Yu Kyung Tak et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16908-16908 (2015-11-21)
Advancements in nano-structured materials have facilitated several applications of nanoparticles (NPs). Skin penetration of NPs is a crucial factor for designing suitable topical antibacterial agents with low systemic toxicity. Available reports focus on size-dependent skin penetration of NPs, mainly through
Samantha J Snow et al.
Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, 77(19), 1164-1182 (2014-08-15)
Particulate matter (PM)-associated metals can contribute to adverse cardiopulmonary effects following exposure to air pollution. The aim of this study was to investigate how variation in the composition and size of ambient PM collected from two distinct regions in Mexico
Fatemat Hassan et al.
Respiratory research, 15, 69-69 (2014-06-25)
The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) is a chloride channel that primarily resides in airway epithelial cells. Decreased CFTR expression and/or function lead to impaired airway surface liquid (ASL) volume homeostasis, resulting in accumulation of mucus, reduced clearance of
Manuela Carneiro et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 113, 295-301 (2014-12-22)
Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus), by virtue of their position at the top of the food chain and as obligate scavengers, are at risk of accumulating and concentrating heavy metals in their tissues and may be more predisposed to their toxic
Joel Garner et al.
Journal of environmental radioactivity, 150, 49-56 (2015-08-16)
Naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) is a common feature in North Sea oil and gas production offshore but, to date, has been reported from only one production site onshore in the United Kingdom. The latter, Wytch Farm on the Dorset
Daniel E Morrison et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 20(50), 16602-16612 (2014-10-18)
A structure-activity relationship study of a library of novel bifunctional Gd(III) complexes covalently linked to arylphosphonium cations is reported. Such complexes have been designed for potential application in binary cancer therapies such as neutron capture therapy and photon activation therapy.
M A García-Sevillano et al.
Chemico-biological interactions, 229, 82-90 (2015-02-11)
Antagonistic interactions between mercury (Hg) and selenium (Se), were evaluated in mouse (Mus musculus), as a mammalian model, in a series of controlled exposure experiments. The beneficial effect of Se against Hg toxicity involves a variety of biochemical and toxicological
R J Wiglusz et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(46), 20067-20074 (2015-11-04)
A series of highly crystalline orthoferrite nanoparticles (type La(1-x)Gd(x)FeO3, where x = 0 to 1) were prepared using the self-combustion method. Extensive studies including X-ray diffraction, Rietveld refinement and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy as well as Raman spectroscopy confirmed the
Abdoulaye Thiam et al.
Journal of hazardous materials, 290, 34-42 (2015-03-04)
The decolorization and mineralization of solutions containing 230 mg L(-1) of the food azo dye Allura Red AC at pH 3.0 have been studied upon treatment by electrochemical oxidation with electrogenerated H2O2 (EO-H2O2), electro-Fenton (EF) and photoelectro-Fenton (PEF). Experiments were
Tao Qin et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 92(1), 645-650 (2012-12-12)
Chinese angelica polysaccharide (CAP) was extracted by water decoction and ethanol precipitation, purified through eliminating protein by Sevage method and column chromatography of Sephadex G-200, then selenizingly modified by nitric acid-sodium selenite method according to L(9)(3(4)) orthogonal design of three-factors
Wilma Neumann et al.
ChemMedChem, 10(1), 183-192 (2014-10-17)
Cyclooxygenase (COX) is an enzyme involved in tumorigenesis and is associated with tumor cell resistance against platinum-based antitumor drugs. Cisplatin analogues were conjugated with COX inhibitors (indomethacin, ibuprofen) to study the synergistic effects that were previously observed in combination treatments.
Yuhong Liu et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1364, 64-73 (2014-09-04)
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that is resistant to many antibiotics. Resistance to methicillin is related to production of penicillin binding protein 2a (PBP2a). The currently presented research involves the development of antibody-linked immunoaffinity solid phase microextraction
Sean E Doris et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(44), 15702-15710 (2014-10-11)
Cationic naked nanocrystals (NCs) are useful building units for assembling hierarchical mesostructured materials. Until now, their preparation required strongly electrophilic reagents that irreversibly sever bonds between native organic ligands and the NC surface. Colloidal instabilities can occur during ligand stripping
Thomas Milinkovitch et al.
Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 161, 170-175 (2015-02-24)
Although the variegated scallop Mimachlamys varia seems to be a suitable sentinel species for contaminant monitoring, no study has identified biomarkers in this species. In order to fill this gap, this study conducted an in situ biomarker approach. M. varia
Yuka Suzuki et al.
Toxicology and applied pharmacology, 278(1), 16-25 (2014-04-22)
Metal oxide nanoparticles are widely used in industry, cosmetics, and biomedicine. However, the effects of exposure to these nanoparticles on the cardiovascular system remain unknown. The present study investigated the effects of nanosized TiO2 and ZnO particles on the migration
Stijn Smulders et al.
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology, 141(1), 132-140 (2014-06-14)
The unique physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials have led to their increased use in many industrial applications, including as a paint additive. For example, titanium dioxide (TiO2) engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) have well-established anti-UV, self-cleaning, and air purification effects. Silver
Steven D Smith et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 81(9), 3205-3217 (2015-03-01)
Methylmercury is a potent neurotoxin that is produced by anaerobic microorganisms from inorganic mercury by a recently discovered pathway. A two-gene cluster, consisting of hgcA and hgcB, encodes two of the proteins essential for this activity. hgcA encodes a corrinoid
Jamshed Ali et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(23), 19251-19263 (2015-08-10)
In present study, the ground water at different aquifers was evaluated for physicochemical parameters, iron, total arsenic, total inorganic arsenic and arsenic species (arsenite and arsenate). The samples of groundwater were collected at different depths, first aquifer (AQ1) 50-60 m
Mahdi Hashemi et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 960, 200-208 (2014-05-13)
A simple and sensitive method based on the magnetic solid phase extraction with modified magnetic nanoparticles followed by high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection has been developed for extraction and determination of aflatoxins B1 (AFB1) and B2 (AFB2) in
Christy L Gilman et al.
Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS), 30, 17-24 (2015-03-10)
Seafood is an important source of nutrients for fetal neurodevelopment. Most individuals are exposed to the toxic element mercury through seafood. Due to the neurotoxic effects of mercury, United States government agencies recommend no more than 340g (12oz) per week
Wong Pooi See et al.
Analytical sciences : the international journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, 31(10), 997-1003 (2015-10-16)
A new approach for the development of a highly sensitive aluminium(III) ion sensor via the preconcentration of aluminium(III) ion with a self-assembled monolayer on a gold nanoparticles modified screen-printed carbon electrode and current mediation by potassium ferricyanide redox behavior during
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