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Sun, 05/19/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Zhiwei Xu, Hilary Bambrick, Laith Yakob, Gregor Devine, Francesca D. Frentiu, Rina Marina, Pandji Wibawa Dhewantara, Roy Nusa, R. Tedjo Sasmono, Wenbiao HuAbstractBackgroundAlthough the association between dengue in Bali, Indonesia, and imported dengue in Australia has been widely asserted, no study has quantified...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:07
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Monique Williams, Krassimir N. Bozhilov, Prue TalbotAbstractBackgroundSince their release in 2004, electronic cigarettes (ECs) and their atomizers have undergone significant evolution.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the elemental/metal composition of atomizers in cartomizer and tank...
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 17:00
Liang Sun, Hyunwook Lee, Hendrik Jan Thibaut, Kristina Lanko, Eva Rivero-Buceta, Carol Bator, Belen Martinez-Gualda, Kai Dallmeier, Leen Delang, Pieter Leyssen, Federico Gago, Ana San-Félix, Susan Hafenstein, Carmen Mirabelli, Johan Neyts Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) is a non-polio neurotropic enterovirus with pandemic potential. There are no antiviral agents approved to prevent or treat EV-A71...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 255: Varanid Lizard Venoms Disrupt the Clotting Ability of Human Fibrinogen through Destructive Cleavage Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050255 Authors: James S. Dobson Christina N. Zdenek Chris Hay Aude Violette Rudy Fourmy Chip Cochran Bryan G. Fry The functional activities of Anguimorpha lizard venoms have received less attention compared to serpent...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Antonio J. Signes-Pastor, Jesús Vioque, Eva M. Navarrete-Muñoz, Manus Carey, Miguel García-Villarino, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Adonina Tardón, Loreto Santa-Marina, Amaia Irizar, Maribel Casas, Mònica Guxens, Sabrina Llop, Raquel Soler-Blasco, Manoli García-de-la-Hera, Margaret R. Karagas, Andrew A. MehargAbstractEarly...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:10
Available online 29 April 2019 Author(s): Xueli Wang, Yan Zhang, Zhi Geng, Yang Liu, Lixia Guo, Gexin XiaoAbstractMeat for human consumption, may contain a variety of contaminants, including heavy metals. The data of five heavy metals (cadmium, lead, arsenic, chromium, and mercury) in meat products collected from major production provinces in China during 2015-2017 were analyzed by...
Wed, 04/24/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 22 April 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Di Zhao, Ana Navas-Acien, Vesna Ilievski, Vesna Slakovich, Pablo Olmedo, Bernat Adria-Mora, Arce Domingo-Relloso, Angela Aherrera, Norman J. Kleiman, Ana M. Rule, Markus HilpertAbstractBackgroundElectronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) generate aerosol containing metal contaminants. Our goals were to quantify aerosol...
Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:13
Ascofuranone (AF) and ascochlorin (AC) are meroterpenoids produced by various filamentous fungi, including Acremonium egyptiacum (synonym: Acremonium sclerotigenum), and exhibit diverse physiological activities. In particular, AF is a promising drug candidate against African trypanosomiasis and a potential anticancer lead compound. These compounds are supposedly biosynthesized through...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 25 December 2018 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Herman J. Gibb, Aaron Barchowsky, David Bellinger, P. Michael Bolger, Clark Carrington, Arie H. Havelaar, Shilpi Oberoi, Yu Zang, Keri O’Leary, Brecht DevleesschauwerAbstractThe impact of foodborne metals on the burden of disease has been largely overlooked, in comparison to the attention on acute diseases...
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 01:12
Available online 15 April 2019 Author(s): Luiz Humberto Gomes, Keila Maria Roncato Duarte, Marcos Yassuo Kamogawa, Jessica Aparecida Ferrarezi, Felipe Gabriel Andrino, Ana Claudia LoBuono Tavares, Ana Paula Maria da Silva, Sergio Escheverrigaray Laguna, Simone Possedente de LiraAbstractA simple generic toxicity method (test) is proposed using baker's yeast to mediate the reduction of the...
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 01:14
Available online 9 April 2019 Author(s): Heonseop Eom, Ji-hoon Hwang, Sedky H.A. Hassan, Jin Ho Joo, Jang Hyun Hur, Kangmin Chon, Byong-Hun Jeon, Young-Chae Song, Kyu-Jung Chae, Sang-Eun OhAbstractA fed-batch bioreactor based on sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (SOB) was tested for rapid detection of heavy metal-induced toxicity in water. For this evaluation, SOB were exposed to water contaminated by...
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 01:14
Publication date: June 2019 Environmental Research, Volume 173Author(s): Sarita Alhan, Monika Nehra, Neeraj Dilbaghi, Nitin Kumar Singhal, Ki-Hyun Kim, Sandeep KumarAbstractNowadays, the pollution in water resources has become a major concern, both environmentally and in perspective of human health. The bioaccumulation of pollutants, especially heavy metal ions through the food chain, poses a...
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 204: A Hylarana latouchii Skin Secretion-Derived Novel Bombesin-Related Pentadecapeptide (Ranatensin-HLa) Evoke Myotropic Effects on the in vitro Rat Smooth Muscles Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11040204 Authors: Yan Lin Nan Hu Haoyang He Chengbang Ma Mei Zhou Lei Wang Tianbao Chen Amphibians have developed successful defensive strategies for combating...
Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: 30 August 2019 , Volume 290Author(s): Orkun Alp, Gokce TosunAbstractA rapid on-line non-chromatographic hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry is described and determination of inorganic arsenic (iAs (III) and iAs (V)) species is achieved within a single run. Thioglycolic acid (TGA) was used for on-line pre-reduction of iAs (V) and quantification of arsenic species...
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:31
Publication date: June 2019 Environmental Research, Volume 173Author(s): Joanna Burger, David Mizrahi, Christian Jeitner, Nellie Tsipoura, Jason Mobley, Michael GochfeldAbstractIdentifying animals as sentinels for humans and other animal species is an excellent method for understanding exposure to environmental contamination at different times and places. Shorebirds are useful sentinels because...
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:31
Publication date: June 2019 Environmental Research, Volume 173Author(s): Soisungwan Satarug, David A. Vesey, Muneko Nishijo, Werawan Ruangyuttikarn, Glenda C. GobeAbstractUrinary β2-microgroblin (β2-MG) excretion levels above 300 μg/g creatinine are used to indicate defective tubular reabsorption. Arguably, increased urinary β2-MG excretion could also reflect glomerular filtration rate decline....
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:31
Publication date: May 2019 Environmental Research, Volume 172Author(s): Clark Carrington, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Herman J. Gibb, P. Michael BolgerAbstractLead is a ubiquitous dietary contaminant that occurs in food because of natural and anthropogenic sources and pathways of exposure. Lead adversely affects a number of tissues and organ systems and the severity of effect on each is dependent on...
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:31
Publication date: May 2019 Environmental Research, Volume 172Author(s): Prachi Kulkarni, Greg A. Raspanti, Anthony Q. Bui, Rhodel N. Bradshaw, Kalmia E. Kniel, Pei C. Chiu, Manan Sharma, Amir Sapkota, Amy R. SapkotaAbstractIrrigation with reclaimed water is increasing in areas that lack access to, and infrastructure for, high-level treatment and distribution. Antimicrobial residues are known to...
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:31
Publication date: May 2019 Environmental Research, Volume 172Author(s): Aaron J. Specht, Aisha S. Dickerson, Marc G. WeisskopfAbstractBackgroundBone lead measured via x-ray fluorescence (XRF) has been used for decades in health studies. A portable XRF device for bone lead measurement is gaining in popularity for its ease of use and shorter measurement times. Previous XRF devices have measured...
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:31
Publication date: May 2019 Environmental Research, Volume 172Author(s): Nathália R. dos Santos, Juliana L.G. Rodrigues, Matheus J. Bandeira, Ana Laura dos S. Anjos, Cecília de Freitas S. Araújo, Luis Fernando.F. Adan, José A. Menezes-FilhoAbstractIt has been suggested that manganese (Mn) plays a fundamental role in the reproductive system through interference with the regulation of the secretion...
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Xia Li, Jun-Li Lu, Jian-Xia Sun, Xin-Wei Jiang, Xu-Sheng Li, Ye Li, Rui Jiao, Ling-Min Tian, Wei-Bin BaiAbstractCadmium (Cd) is a poisonous metal that is toxic for male reproduction. Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside (C3G) as typical anthocyanin benefits many organs. In this study, we investigated the protective effects...
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:00
Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b00837
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 17:00
Marianna Ranieri, Annarita Di Mise, Graziana Difonzo, Mariangela Centrone, Maria Venneri, Tommaso Pellegrino, Annamaria Russo, Maria Mastrodonato, Francesco Caponio, Giovanna Valenti, Grazia Tamma Cadmium (Cd) is a heavy and highly toxic metal that contaminates air, food and water. Cadmium accumulates in several organs altering normal functions. The kidney is the major organ at risk of damage...
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:59
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND In the present work, a simple and rapid method was proposed for the preconcentration of cadmium using ultrasound‐assisted temperature‐controlled ionic liquid microextraction (TC‐IL‐LPME). The dispersion of the ionic liquid (1‐Hmim[PF6]) in the aqueous phase was performed by heating it in an ultrasonic bath, followed by cooling in an ice bath. After centrifugation, the...
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Heavy metal pollution in agricultural soils has become a widespread serious problem with the rapid industrialization and urbanization in the past two decades. Cadmium (Cd2+) is of the most concern in soils due to its high toxicity. It is necessary to develop remediation strategies to remove or neutralize its toxic effects in Cd-contaminated soil. Microbial...
Mon, 02/25/2019 - 01:11
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Camila Manera, Nair T. Olguin, Bárbara M. Bravo-Ferrada, E. Elizabeth Tymczyszn, Lucrecia Delfederico, Horacio Bibiloni, Adriana C. Caballero, Liliana Semorile, Danay Valdés La HensAbstractSpontaneous malolactic fermentation (MLF) in the North Patagonian region of Argentina may have to bear low environmental temperatures, an...
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 106: A Recurrent Motif: Diversity and Evolution of ShKT Domain Containing Proteins in the Vampire Snail Cumia reticulata Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11020106 Authors: Marco Gerdol Manuela Cervelli Paolo Mariottini Marco Oliverio Sébastien Dutertre Maria Vittoria Modica Proteins of the ShK superfamily are characterized by a small conserved domain (ShKT),...
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2019 Food Science and Human WellnessAuthor(s): Parthasarathy V., Ajay Kumar T.VAbstractCalcitonin receptor-like receptor (CRLR) is a human protein, when it associates with human receptor activity-modifying protein-1 (HRAMP1) produces a calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor (CGRP). CGRP is believed to be involved in triggering of migraine. Many...
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Pei Pei, Xiaofeng Yao, Liping Jiang, Tianming Qiu, Ningning Wang, Lei Yang, Ni Gao, Zhidong Wang, Guang Yang, Xiaofang Liu, Shuang Liu, Xue Jia, Ye Tao, Sen Wei, Xiance SunAbstractLow-level inorganic arsenic (iAs) in drinking water is a risk factor for β cells dysfunction. Taurine (Tau) is a kind of semi-...
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:00
Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b05924
Sat, 01/12/2019 - 01:11
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Yuri L. Protsenko, Boris A. Katsnelson, Svetlana V. Klinova, Oleg N. Lookin, Alexander A. Balakin, Larisa V. Nikitina, Oksana P. Gerzen, Salavat R. Nabiev, Ilzira A. Minigalieva, Larisa I. Privalova, Vladimir B. Gurvich, Marina P. Sutunkova, Leonid B. KatsnelsonAbstractA moderate subchronic lead intoxication...
Sat, 01/12/2019 - 01:09
Available online 11 January 2019 Author(s): Min Wei, Chunlei Wang, Ensheng Xu, Jin Chen, Xiaolin Xu, Wei Wei, Songqin LiuAbstractOchratoxin A (OTA) poses a serious threat to the health of human beings and animals. In this paper, a simple and sensitive electrochemiluminescence (ECL) aptasensor was constructed to detect OTA based on electrochemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (ECL-RET) and a...
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 01:08
Available online 6 January 2019 Author(s): Marcel Levy de Andrade, Rafaela Rocha Rodrigues, Natalia Antongiovanni, Diogo Thimoteo da CunhaAbstractFood handlers and consumers are responsible for avoiding foodborne diseases (FBD). Considering the meals consumed away from home, can the consumer identify the FBD risk level of the food that he/she consumes in restaurants? This study aimed to evaluate...
Sun, 01/06/2019 - 01:14
Available online 4 January 2019 Author(s): Mahsa Pakdel, Sabihe Soleimanian-Zad, Safoura Akbari-AlavijehAbstractIn this study, the ability of 19 strains of local Lactic acid bacteria in reducing Cd (II) and Pb (II) has been evaluated, in vitro. The average uptake of metal ions was determined per cell and the effect of dead and live cells, metal concentration, pH and contact time were analyzed for...
Sat, 01/05/2019 - 01:11
Publication date: Available online 4 January 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Kijoon Kim, Melissa M. Melough, Terrence M. Vance, Dongwoo Kim, Hwayoung Noh, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. ChunAbstractA preliminary study by our group suggested that the absorption and accumulation of cadmium may be affected by zinc intake. Tobacco smoke is one major source of cadmium exposure that highly influences...
Fri, 01/04/2019 - 01:14
Available online 3 January 2019 Author(s): Mahboube Shirani, Saeed Habibollahi, Ali AkbariAbstractIn this research, the novel environmentally-friendly analytical method, Centrifuge-less deep eutectic solvent based magnetic nanofluid-linked air-agitated liquid–liquid microextraction (CL-DES-MNF-AALLME) coupled with ETAAS was proposed for simultaneous preconcentration of heavy metals of lead,...
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 01:08
Available online 19 December 2018 Author(s): Kiomars Sharafi, Masoud Yunesian, Ramin Nabizadeh Nodehi, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Meghdad Pirsaheb, Shahrokh NazmaraAbstractIn this study, the effect of washing, soaking (1, 5 and 12 hours), and cooking rice methods including Rinsed (boiling in excess water) and Kateh (conventional) cooking on the reduction of the arsenic (As), lead (Pb), and cadmium (Cd)...
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 01:10
Publication date: Available online 18 December 2018 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Elisavet A. Renieri, Irina V. Safenkova, Athanasios Κ. Alegakis, Elvira S. Slutskaya, Venetia Kokaraki, Maroudio Kentouri, Boris B. Dzantiev, Aristidis M. TsatsakisAbstractCadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and mercury (Hg) presence was investigated in the muscle tissue of gilthead seabream and seabass, collected from...
Sun, 12/09/2018 - 01:11
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Bharati Bhattacharjee, Palash Kumar Pal, Arnab Kumar Ghosh, Sanatan Mishra, Aindrila Chattopadhyay, Debasish BandyopadhyayAbstractCadmium (Cd) is one of the most ubiquitous toxic heavy metal in the environment. The present study was conducted to evaluate the protective role of aqueous bark extract of...

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