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Aaron Balgobin, Natasha Ramroop Singh
Although polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are toxic pollutants for which some are known carcinogens, there is limited information on the cancer risk such substances pose to the population via marine sediments, despite a significant part of the world's food supply being derived from the coastal environment. This study was conducted in a heavily industrialized and urbanized coastal area, in Trinidad. PAHs were quantified in sediments during the dry and wet seasons and were observed to be significantly higher in the wet season compared to the dry season...
February 4, 2019: Science of the Total Environment
Mohamed Abdelgied, Ahmed M El-Gazzar, David B Alexander, William T Alexander, Takamasa Numano, Masaaki Iigou, Aya Naiki-Ito, Hiroshi Takase, Khaled Abbas Abdou, Akihiko Hirose, Yuhji Taquahashi, Jun Kanno, Mona Abdelhamid, Hiroyuki Tsuda, Satoru Takahashi
Potassium octatitanate (K2 O·8TiO2 , POT) fibers are used as an alternative to asbestos. Their shape and biopersistence suggest that they are possibly carcinogenic. However, inhalation studies have shown that respired POT fibers have little carcinogenic potential. We conducted a short-term study in which we administered POT fibers, and anatase and rutile titanium dioxide nanoparticles (a-nTiO2 , r-nTiO2 ) to rats using intra-tracheal intra-pulmonary spraying (TIPS). We found that similarly to other materials, POT fibers were more toxic than non-fibrous nanoparticles of the same chemical composition, indicating that the titanium dioxide composition of POT fibers does not appear to account for their lack of carcinogenicity...
February 13, 2019: Archives of Toxicology
Pablo Steinberg, Hilko van der Voet, Paul W Goedhart, Gijs Kleter, Esther J Kok, Maria Pla, Anna Nadal, Dagmar Zeljenková, Radka Aláčová, Júlia Babincová, Eva Rollerová, Soňa Jaďuďová, Anton Kebis, Elena Szabova, Jana Tulinská, Aurélia Líšková, Melinda Takácsová, Miroslava Lehotská Mikušová, Zora Krivošíková, Armin Spök, Monica Racovita, Huib de Vriend, Roger Alison, Clare Alison, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Kathrin Becker, Charlotte Lempp, Marion Schmicke, Dieter Schrenk, Annette Pöting, Joachim Schiemann, Ralf Wilhelm
In 2012, a controversial study on the long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and the glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 was published. The EC-funded G-TwYST research consortium tested the potential subchronic and chronic toxicity as well as the carcinogenicity of the glyphosate-resistant genetically modified maize NK603 by performing two 90-day feeding trials, one with GM maize inclusion rates of 11 and 33% and one with inclusion rates of up to 50%, as well as a 2-year feeding trial with inclusion rates of 11 and 33% in male and female Wistar Han RCC rats by taking into account OECD Guidelines for the testing of chemicals and EFSA recommendations on the safety testing of whole-food/feed in laboratory animals...
February 12, 2019: Archives of Toxicology
Felicitas Bossler, Bianca J Kuhn, Thomas Günther, Stephen J Kraemer, Prajakta Khalkar, Svenja Adrian, Claudia Lohrey, Angela Holzer, Mitsugu Shimobayashi, Matthias Dürst, Arnulf Mayer, Frank Rösl, Adam Grundhoff, Jeroen Krijgsveld, Karin Hoppe-Seyler, Felix Hoppe-Seyler
Hypoxia is linked to therapeutic resistance and poor clinical prognosis for many tumor entities, including human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive cancers. Notably, HPV-positive cancer cells can induce a dormant state under hypoxia, characterized by a reversible growth arrest and strong repression of viral E6/E7 oncogene expression, which could contribute to therapy resistance, immune evasion and tumor recurrence. The present work aimed to gain mechanistic insights into the pathway(s) underlying HPV oncogene repression under hypoxia...
February 12, 2019: MBio
Songwon Seo, Wi-Ho Ha, Jin-Kyu Kang, Dalnim Lee, Soojin Park, Tae-Eun Kwon, Young Woo Jin
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive material formed when uranium and thorium found in the earth's crust or construction materials slowly decay. Internal exposure to radon accounts for about half of the natural background radiation dose of which humans are exposed to annually. Radon is a carcinogen and is the second leading cause of lung cancer following smoking. The association between radon and lung cancer has been consistently reported in epidemiological studies on mineworkers and the general population with indoor radon exposure...
February 12, 2019: Epidemiology and Health
Laura J den Hartigh
Obesity and its comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are straining our healthcare system, necessitating the development of novel strategies for weight loss. Lifestyle modifications, such as exercise and caloric restriction, have proven effective against obesity in the short term, yet obesity persists because of the high predilection for weight regain. Therefore, alternative approaches to achieve long term sustainable weight loss are urgently needed. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid found naturally in ruminant animal food products, has been identified as a potential anti-obesogenic agent, with substantial efficacy in mice, and modest efficacy in obese human populations...
February 11, 2019: Nutrients
Samira Eslamizad, Farzad Kobarfard, Christina Tsitsimpikou, Aristides M Tsatsakis, Kimia Tabib, Hassan Yazdanpanah
Acrylamide is a chemical, often present in bread, legally classified as carcinogen, mutagen and reproductive toxicant. Since bread is consumed both world-wide and in Iran, determination of acrylamide in different types of breads is of high interest. In the present study, acrylamide was monitored in 56 Sangak and 30 industrial bread samples collected from Tehran and Shiraz, using LC-MS/MS (LOQ = 1 ng/g). In addition, the noncarcinogenic risk (target hazard quotient-THQ) and carcinogenic risk (incremental lifetime cancer risk-ILCR) due to ingestion of acrylamide through bread consumption in children and adults were assessed...
February 9, 2019: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Qian Xu, Lijun Fang, Bin Chen, Hong Zhang, Qianqian Wu, Hongbo Zhang, Aiqing Wang, Jian Tong, Shasha Tao, Hailin Tian
Radon is a naturally occurring radionuclide, which has a wide environmental distributed. It emits multiple high linear energy transfer (LET) alpha particles during radiative decay, and has been regarded as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Currently, residential radon exposure is considered as the second highest cause of lung cancer and the leading cause among nonsmokers. Radon exposure leads to genomic instability, which causes the accumulation of multiple genetic changes and leads to cancer development...
January 1, 2019: Toxicology Research
Yinjie Su, Weiping Yang, Ning Jiang, Juanyi Shi, Luping Chen, Guangzheng Zhong, Junming Bi, Wei Dong, Qiong Wang, Chunhui Wang, Tianxin Lin
Hypoxia plays a critical role in cancer biology. It induces genomic instability, which in turn helps cancer cells respond adaptively to meet the needs of carcinogenesis, cancer progression and relapse. Circular RNA has not been reported among the variety of downstream factors in this adaptive response. Although a few studies have demonstrated the important role of circular RNAs in driving human bladder cancer progression, their carcinogenic roles are still under investigated. Here, we identified a hypoxia-elevated circular RNA, circELP3, that contributes to bladder cancer progression and cisplatin resistance...
2019: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Wonkyoung Cho, Xiongjie Jin, Junfeng Pang, Yan Wang, Nahid F Mivechi, Demetrius Moskophidis
Delineating the mechanisms that drive hepatic injury and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression is critical for development of novel treatments for recurrent and advanced HCC, but also diagnostic and preventive strategies. Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) acts in concert with several co-chaperones and nucleotide exchange factors and plays an essential role in protein quality control that increases survival by protecting cells against environmental stressors. Specifically, HSP70-mediated response has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cancer, but the specific mechanisms by which HSP70 may support malignant cell transformation remains to be fully elucidated...
February 11, 2019: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Wanwisa Wongmaneepratip, Kriskamol Na Jom, Kanithaporn Vangnai
Objective: The inhibitory effects of dietary antioxidants, diallyl disulfide (DADS) and quercetin, in marinade were investigated on the formation of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (EPA priority 16 PAHs) in grilled pork. Methods: The formation of PAHs in grilled sirloin pork with different marinades after charcoal-grilling for 2 min/side were evaluated using high performance liquid chromatography with a photodiode array detector (HPLC-DAD). Results: Compared with the control marinade treatment (without antioxidant), the addition of diallyl disulfide (500 mg/kg meat sample) in marinade significantly decreased Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) (100% ) and heavy PAHs (84%) in charcoal-grilled pork, while the addition of quercetin at the same concentration could reduce 23% and 55% of BaP and heavy PAHs, respectively...
February 7, 2019: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
M Safiur Rahman, M D H Khan, Y N Jolly, J Kabir, S Akter, A Salam
Contaminants in road dusts can directly pose significant human health risks through oral ingestion, particle inhalation, and dermal contact. Therefore, this study has been designed to analyze heavy metal contaminations in 88 street dusts collected from the 22 high traffic sites and industrial areas of the Southeast Asian Megacity: Dhaka (capital of Bangladesh) using energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectroscopy. This study revealed that the maximum Pb, Cd, Zn, Cr, Ni, As, Mn and Cu contents in the street dust samples were 18...
April 10, 2019: Science of the Total Environment
Antonio Piersanti, Mario Adani, Gino Briganti, Andrea Cappelletti, Luisella Ciancarella, Giuseppe Cremona, Massimo D'Isidoro, Carmine Lombardi, Francesca Pacchierotti, Felicita Russo, Marcello Spanò, Raffaella Uccelli, Lina Vitali
An assessment of potential carcinogenic and toxic health outcomes related to atmospheric emissions from the new-generation coal fired power plant of Torrevaldaliga Nord, in Central Italy, has been conducted. A chemical-transport model was applied on the reference year 2010 in the area of the plant, in order to calculate airborne concentrations of a set of 17 emitted pollutants of health concern. Inhalation cancer risks and hazard quotients, for each pollutant and for each target organ impacted via the inhalation pathway, were calculated and mapped on the study domain for the overall ambient concentrations and for the sole contribution of the plant to airborne concentrations, allowing to assess the relative contribution of the power plant to the risk from all sources...
December 10, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Maja Petrovic, Maja Sremacki, Jelena Radonic, Ivana Mihajlovic, Boris Obrovski, Mirjana Vojinovic Miloradov
The municipal solid waste landfill in Novi Sad, Serbia is in its operative status from early 1980s and represents potential significant source of environmental compartments pollution and the threat to human health as a result of undeveloped waste management practice. Residues of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) as toxic, mutagenic, teratogenic and carcinogenic chemicals were investigated in ambient air of landfill site in Novi Sad. Passive air sampling technique was used for the purpose of ambient air sampling...
December 10, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
M Teresa Perez-Warnisher, M Del Pilar Carballosa de Miguel, Luis M Seijo
Tobacco smoking is recognized as a major preventable cause of disease worldwide and is linked to 6 million deaths annually, 30% of which are due to cancer. The negative health consequences of smoking currently represent one of the greatest global public health challenges. Additionally, secondhand smoke, which was declared carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2004, is a major source of morbidity and premature death in nonsmokers, particularly children. Negative health effects associated with exposure to secondhand smoke have been well documented and include lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and other respiratory diseases...
January 22, 2019: Annals of Global Health
Ling Liu, Xiaqing Shi, Huandong Zhao, Manyi Yang, Chengzhi Wang, Mingmei Liao, Jinfeng Zhao
Nicotine is a major carcinogen in cigarettes, which can enhance cell proliferation and metastasis and increase the chemoresistance of cancer cells. Our previous data found that nicotine promotes cell survival in lung cancer by affecting the expression of antiapoptotic protein Mcl-1, suggesting that the Mcl-1 may be a therapeutic target for patients with lung cancer. In this study, we found that the effects of drug resistance on nicotine-induced lung cancer cell lines were shown to influence the phosphorylation of Mcl-1...
February 11, 2019: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Byung-Mu Lee, Seok Kwon, Yun Mi Cho, Kyu-Bong Kim, Kyungwon Seo, Choong Sik Min, Kyoungeun Kim
Safety issues regarding consumer products contaminated with trace amounts of chemicals are of great concern to consumers, with the degree of concern occasionally escalating to the psychological syndrome, chemophobia (i.e., the fear of chemicals). Hazardous substances frequently implicated in safety concerns include heavy metals (arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and lead), volatile organic compounds (VOC) such as benzene and o-toluidine, pesticides, carcinogens, radioactive substances, and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) such as bisphenol A and phthalates...
February 10, 2019: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
Yupeng Li, Bin Ma, Qing Cao, Silvia Balbo, Lijiao Zhao, Pramod Upadhyaya, Stephen S Hecht
The tobacco-specific carcinogens N´-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) and 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) require metabolic activation to exert their carcinogenicity. NNN and NNK are metabolized to the same reactive diazonium ions, which alkylate DNA forming pyridyloxobutyl (POB) DNA base and phosphate adducts. We have characterized the formation of both POB DNA base and phosphate adducts in NNK-treated rats, and the formation of POB DNA base adducts in NNN-treated rats. However, POB DNA phosphate adducts in NNN-treated rats are still uncharacterized...
February 11, 2019: Chemical Research in Toxicology
Georgi Tchernev, Ivanka Temelkova
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced melanoma is a topic, concept or "reality" becoming more and more popular as the list of drugs considered as potential inducers of cutaneous melanoma is constantly growing. Interesting and current at the moment is the question/dilemma of "Irbesartan induced melanomas" and "Valsartan induced melanomas"! The following questions are without answers: 1) the general risk which angiotensin receptor blockers contain for potentiating the carcinogenesis and cancer development (as a whole); 2) available officialized data for withdrawal from the market of products with valsartan and irbesartan due to detected potential carcinogens-NDMA/NDEA, and 3) the missing official information on the most likely forms of cancer potentiated by these drugs...
January 15, 2019: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Georgi Tchernev, Ivanka Temelkova
BACKGROUND: Melanoma appears to be a malignant disease, whose development can be potentiated by different drug groups. More and more data are in favour of the claim that commonly used antihypertensive drugs also contain the risk of developing melanoma. The most evidence is that angiotensin receptor blockers may be carcinogenic. Two representatives from this group, valsartan and irbesartan, produced by certain pharmaceutical companies are being withdrawn from the market due to finding content of NDMA and NDEA, which are believed to be potent carcinogens...
January 15, 2019: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
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