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Chemosphere ; 240: 124933, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31726611


The occurrence, air-sea exchange, and gas-particle partitioning of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were analyzed during a 2015 research expedition from the East China Sea (ECS) to the open Northwest Pacific Ocean (NWP). The sum of 13 PBDEs (Σ13PBDEs) in air and surface seawater varied in the range of 0.54-14.5. pg m-3 and 0.60-13.5 pg L-1, respectively, with the highest concentrations observed in the ECS. The Clausius-Clapeyron approach and air mass origin analysis indicated that continued primary emissions of PBDEs, particularly BDE-209, from East Asian sources governed the spatial variability of air PBDEs over the NWP through long-range atmospheric transport (LRAT). Net air-to-seawater gas deposition of PBDEs was evidenced based on the fugacity calculation with sum fluxes of seven selected PBDEs ranging from -45 to -582 pg m-2 d-1. Following the substantial advection of aerosol phase BDE-209 over the ECS, dry particle deposition dominated the input pathway of PBDEs into the ECS, whereas in the open NWP, relatively free from the influence of the land emissions, fluxes in PBDE absorption and in dry particle deposition were comparable. This suggests an impact of continental outflow on the fate of atmospheric PBDEs over the NWP. Regarding gas-particle partitioning, PBDEs over the NWP were obviously absorbed into continental organic aerosols during atmospheric transport, except for BDE-209, which tended to remain within the steady state.

Poluentes Atmosféricos/análise , Monitoramento Ambiental , Éteres Difenil Halogenados/análise , Aerossóis/análise , Ásia , Atmosfera/química , China , Extremo Oriente , Oceano Pacífico , Água do Mar
Sci Total Environ ; 693: 133538, 2019 Nov 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31362222


To investigate the occurrence, gas-particle partitioning, and potential sources of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the atmosphere over the Yangtze River Estuary, gas and particle samples were collected at the remote Huaniao Island, East China Sea, during a whole year from 2013 to 2014. Nine PBDEs, with total atmospheric concentration of Σ9BDEs of 20.3 ±â€¯26.5 pg/m3, were found in both the gas and particle phases in most samples. BDE-209 dominated both the gas and particle phases, which is consistent with the PBDE usage record in China. Seasonal variation of particle-phase Σ9BDEs was observed, with the highest concentration in winter and the lowest in summer; however, a reversed seasonal trend was observed in the gas phase. Correlation analysis between log Kp and log KOA suggested that the gas-particle (G/P) partitioning was in a non-equilibrium state, particularly for BDE-209 throughout the year. The KOA-based adsorption model prediction performed relatively well for the particle-phase fraction of Br<10-BDEs, but largely overestimated BDE-209. A steady-state model could be superior to predict G/P partitioning of BDE-209 based on annual values, though with the exception of summer samples. A relatively higher gas-phase distribution for BDE-209 than high-brominated BDEs was observed, especially in summer, when it reached 73%, implying a sustained input of gas-phase BDE-209. The potential source contribution function showed that the possible source regions for BDE-209 included Shandong and Jiangsu Provinces (the main BDE-209 production regions in China), the Yangtze River Delta region, and the southeastern coastal areas (which hosts intensive electronic waste recycling activities).

Int Immunopharmacol ; 55: 174-182, 2018 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29268189


In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) play an essential role in cartilage destruction. Aggressive migration and invasion by FLSs significantly affect RA pathology. Kaempferol has been shown to inhibit cancer cell migration and invasion. However, the effects of kaempferol on RA FLSs have not been investigated. Our study aimed to determine the effects of kaempferol on RA both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, cell migration and invasion were measured using scratch assays and the Boyden chamber method, respectively. The cytoskeletal reorganization of RA FLSs was evaluated by immunofluorescence staining. Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) levels were measured by real-time PCR, and protein expression levels were measured by western blotting. In vivo, the effects of kaempferol were evaluated in mice with CIA. The results showed that kaempferol reduced migration, invasion and MMP expression in RA FLSs. In addition, we demonstrated that kaempferol inhibited reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton during cell migration. Moreover, kaempferol dramatically suppressed tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-induced MAPK activation without affecting the expression of TNF-α receptors. We also demonstrated that kaempferol attenuated the severity of arthritis in mice with CIA. Taken together, these results suggested that kaempferol inhibits the migration and invasion of FLSs in RA by blocking MAPK pathway activation without affecting the expression of TNF-α receptors.

Antirreumáticos/uso terapêutico , Artrite Reumatoide/tratamento farmacológico , Fibroblastos/fisiologia , Quempferóis/uso terapêutico , Sinoviócitos/fisiologia , Actinas/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Animais , Artrite Experimental , Movimento Celular , Células Cultivadas , Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos DBA , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
Ecotoxicology ; 25(10): 1841-1848, 2016 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27670668


Sulfoxaflor is a novel insecticide belonging to sulfoximine chemical class that can be used to control sap-feeding insects, notably Aphis gossypii Glover. In addition to its acute toxicity, it is also important to consider the possible sublethal effects when establishing a comprehensive understanding of the toxicity of a new insecticide. We assessed the effects of a low lethal concentration (LC25) of sulfoxaflor on biological parameters of A. gossypii adults (F0) and subsequent transgenerational effects, i.e., on the progeny (F1 generation). The data were analyzed using an age-stage life table procedure. The results showed that the longevity and fecundity were not significantly affected by the LC25 of sulfoxaflor in the F0 or F1 generations. In addition, no significant differences were observed on the developmental time of each instar, the adult pre-oviposition period, and on the longevity of F1 individuals. However, the duration of their pre-adult stage and total pre-oviposition period, as well as their mean generation time were significantly increased. These observed effects affected aphid demographic traits; the survival rate, the intrinsic rate of increase (r i ), the finite rate of increase (λ), the net reproductive rate (R0), and the gross reproduction rate (GRR) of the F1 individuals (i.e., from F0 mothers) were significantly lower compared to the control. Our results showed that sublethal effects of sulfoxaflor significantly slowed down A. gossypii population growth; they indicated that effects of sulfoxaflor might be increased (beyond lethal effect) through sublethal effects when concentrations decreased in sulfoxaflor-treated areas after initial application in field.

Afídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Inseticidas/toxicidade , Piridinas/toxicidade , Compostos de Enxofre/toxicidade , Testes de Toxicidade , Animais , Fertilidade , Longevidade , Reprodução