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Wei Sheng Yan Jiu ; 49(5): 836-839, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33070832

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate dietary exposure of cadmium and their potential health risks of adults in Jiangxi Province. METHODS: The concentration data of cadmium of 11 kinds of foods were obtained from food safety monitoring in Jiangxi Province in 2012-2017. The food consumption data was obtained from food consumption survey in Jiangxi Province in 2016. Based on the deterministic assessment model, the dietary exposure of cadmium of adults in Jiangxi Province was calculated. RESULTS: The average dietary exposure of cadmium was 18. 426 µg/kg per month, accounting for 73. 7% of the provisional tolerable monthly intake(PTMI). The large portion exposure(P95) of cadmium was 29. 724 µg/kg per month, accounting for 118. 9% of PTMI. The average and the large portion(P95) dietary exposure range of cadmium in different age groups were 16. 224-19. 774 and 24. 059-33. 387 µg/kg per month, respectively. It was indicated that the main dietary sources of cadmium were rice and vegetables, which were contributed more than 92% of total dietary exposure of cadmium. CONCLUSION: The potential health risks caused by dietary exposure to cadmium of adults in Jiangxi Province was at an acceptable level. But there were some potential health risks in high exposure population.


Assuntos
Cádmio , Exposição Dietética , Cádmio/análise , Cádmio/toxicidade , Dieta , Contaminação de Alimentos/análise , Verduras
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110961, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888621

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Cadmium (Cd), which seriously affects plant growth and crop production, is harmful to humans. Previous studies revealed ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) exhibits Cd tolerance, and may be useful as a potential hyperaccumulator because of its wide distribution. In this study, the physiological and transcriptional responses of two ryegrass cultivars [i.e., high (LmHC) and low (LmLC) Cd tolerance] to Cd stress were investigated and compared. The Cd tolerance of LmHC was greater than that of LmLC at various Cd concentrations. The uptake of Evans blue dye revealed that Cd-induced root cell mortality was higher in LmLC than in LmHC after a 12-h Cd treatment. Furthermore, the content and influx rate of Cd in LmLC roots were greater than in LmHC roots under Cd stress conditions. The RNA sequencing and quantitative real-time PCR data indicated that the Cd transport regulatory genes (ABCG37, ABCB4, NRAMP4, and HMA5) were differentially expressed between the LmLC and LmHC roots. This expression-level diversity may contribute to the differences in the Cd accumulation and translocation between LmLC and LmHC. These findings may help clarify the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying ryegrass responses to Cd toxicity. Additionally, ryegrass may be able to hyperaccumulate toxic heavy metals during the phytoremediation of contaminated soil.


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Adaptação Biológica , Cádmio/metabolismo , Lolium/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Adaptação Biológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Adaptação Biológica/genética , Biodegradação Ambiental , Cádmio/análise , Cádmio/toxicidade , Genes de Plantas , Lolium/química , Lolium/genética , Raízes de Plantas/química , Raízes de Plantas/genética , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111298, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32950806

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Mulberry (Morus atropurpurea) is an economically important woody tree and has great potential for the remediation of heavy metals. To investigate how cadmium accumulates and its detoxification in mulberry, we assessed the physiological and transcriptomic effects of cadmium contamination and as well as its chemical forms and subcellular distribution. Cadmium significantly inhibited mulberry plant growth and primarily accumulated in mulberry roots. Antioxidant enzymes were induced by cadmium in all tissues of mulberry. Subcellular fractionation analyses of cadmium indicated that the majority was compartmentalized in soluble fraction in roots while it mainly located in cell wall in leaves and stems. The greatest amount of the cadmium was integrated with proteins and pectates in all mulberry tissues. RNA-seq transcriptomic analyses of mulberry roots revealed that various metabolic pathways involved in cadmium stress response such as RNA regulation, hormone metabolism, and response to stress, secondary metabolism, as well as signaling, protein metabolism, transport, and cell-wall metabolism. These results will increase our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cadmium detoxification in mulberry and provide new insights into engineering woody plants for phytoremediation.


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Bioacumulação , Cádmio/toxicidade , Morus/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Estresse Fisiológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos , Biodegradação Ambiental , Cádmio/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Morus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Morus/metabolismo , Folhas de Planta/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Estresse Fisiológico/genética
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110903, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800238

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Cadmium (Cd) is a type of toxic metal, in most cases, coming from fuel burning and aquatic plants. The cells of organisms can be caused serious damage, including pyroptosis, exposure to low concentrations of Cd in long-term. Pyroptosis is a recently discovered Caspase-1-mediated cell death. In this study, lymphocytes were extracted from the pronephros and spleens in carps, respectively. After treating cells with low concentration of Cd, the mRNA and protein expression levels of pyroptosis-related genes, NLRP3, Caspase-1, and pro-inflammatory cytokines, increased obviously. And the content of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondria reactive oxygen species (mtROS) increased significantly, we also found the activities of CAT, GSH-px and T-SOD reduce significantly, and the content of MDA have a clear upward trend. We then added NLRP3 inhibitor, Glyburide, to the Cd-treated group, further confirming that NLRP3 is a key gene in pyroptosis pathways by detecting the mRNA and protein expression levels. Besides, the rupture of the cell membrane was also confirmed by Hoechst/PI double staining, red fluorescence increased obviously in the Cd treatment group. The experiment revealed that Cd exposure induces pyroptosis of lymphocytes in carp pronephros and spleens by activating NLRP3. Inhibition of NLRP3 activity can slow down the degree of lymphocytes pyroptosis. Thus, the above information provides a new avenue toward understanding the partial mechanism of Cd exposure-induced pyroptosis.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Pronefro/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Cádmio/metabolismo , Carpas/metabolismo , Carpas/fisiologia , Caspase 1 , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Linfócitos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Piroptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Baço/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110906, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800241

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The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac (DCF) is considered a contaminant of emerging concern. DCF can co-exist with heavy metals in aquatic environments, causing unexpected risks to aquatic organisms. This study aimed to assess the combined effects of DCF and cadmium (Cd) at environmentally relevant concentrations on the bioconcentration and status of oxidative stress and detoxification in Chironomus riparius larvae. The larvae were exposed to DCF (2 and 20 µg L-1) and Cd (5 and 50 µg L-1) alone or in mixtures for 48 h. The combined exposure to DCF and Cd was found to reciprocally facilitate the accumulation of each compound in larvae compared with single exposures. As indicated by the antioxidant enzyme activities, reduced glutathione levels, and malondialdehyde contents, the low concentration of the mixture (2 µg L-1 DCF + 5 µg L-1 Cd) did not alter the oxidative stress status in larvae, while the high concentration of the mixture (20 µg L-1 DCF + 50 µg L-1 Cd) induced stronger oxidative damage to larvae compared with single exposures. The expression levels of eight genes (CuZnSOD, MnSOD, CAT, GSTd3, GSTe1, GSTs4, CYP4G, and CYP9AT2) significantly decreased due to the high concentration of the mixture compared with single exposures in most cases. Overall, the results suggest that the mixture of DCF and Cd might exert greater ecological risks to aquatic insects compared with their individual compounds.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Chironomidae/fisiologia , Diclofenaco/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/farmacologia , Cádmio/metabolismo , Chironomidae/efeitos dos fármacos , Diclofenaco/metabolismo , Inativação Metabólica/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Metais Pesados/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110917, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800252

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Cadmium (Cd) is an extremely toxic environmental pollutant with high mobility in soils, which can contaminate groundwater, increasing its risk of entering the food chain. Yeast biosorption can be a low-cost and effective method for removing Cd from contaminated aqueous solutions. We transformed wild-type Saccharomyces cerevisiae (WT) with two versions of a Populus trichocarpa gene (PtMT2b) coding for a metallothionein: one with the original sequence (PtMT2b 'C') and the other with a mutated sequence, with an amino acid substitution (C3Y, named here: PtMT2b 'Y'). WT and both transformed yeasts were grown under Cd stress, in agar (0; 10; 20; 50 µM Cd) and liquid medium (0; 10; 20 µM Cd). Yeast growth was assessed visually and by spectrometry OD600. Cd removal from contaminated media and intracellular accumulation were also quantified. PtMT2b 'Y' was also inserted into mutant strains: fet3fet4, zrt1zrt2 and smf1, and grown under Fe-, Zn- and Mn-deficient media, respectively. Yeast strains had similar growth under 0 µM, but differed under 20 µM Cd, the order of tolerance was: WT < PtMT2b 'C' < PtMT2b 'Y', the latter presenting 37% higher growth than the strain with PtMT2b 'C'. It also extracted ~80% of the Cd in solution, and had higher intracellular Cd than WT. Mutant yeasts carrying PtMT2b 'Y' had slightly higher growth in Mn- and Fe-deficient media than their non-transgenic counterparts, suggesting the transgenic protein may chelate these metals. S. cerevisiae carrying the altered poplar gene offers potential for bioremediation of Cd from wastewaters or other contaminated liquids.


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Biodegradação Ambiental , Cádmio/metabolismo , Metalotioneína/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Populus/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Cádmio/toxicidade , Metalotioneína/metabolismo , Metais Pesados/análise , Populus/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Solo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110955, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800229

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The effects of cadmium (Cd) have been investigated in an aquatic plant Ottelia alismoides grown under low CO2. Under low CO2, no Cd treated O. alismoides operated three carbon dioxide-concentrating mechanisms (CCMs) efficiently, including HCO3- acquisition, C4 and CAM photosynthesis. After 4 days of treatment with 200 µM and 2000 µM Cd, O. alismoides exhibited an elevated Cd accumulation along with the increasing Cd concentration. Both Cd treatments induced appreciable phytotoxicities in O. alismoides. The leaves showed chlorosis symptoms and the anatomy as well as chloroplast ultrastructure were obviously damaged. Significant decreases in the content of pigments, chlorophyll fluorescence (Fv/Fm and Yield of PS II) and carbon isotope ratio (δ13C) were measured in leaf extracts of O. alismoides grown with both concentrations of Cd. In addition, the pH-drift technique showed that both Cd-treated O. alismoides plants could not uptake HCO3-. The maximum and minimum acidity in Cd-exposed O. alismoides were greatly decreased and the diurnal change of acidity was absent in both Cd treated plants. Furthermore, significant decreases in ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco), pyruvate phosphate dikinase (PPDK) and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) activities were also found at Cd treated O. alismoides plants, indicating the disturbance within C4 cycle. The alterations in the functionality of CCMs in O. alismoides induced by Cd might be related with the inhibition of the enzymes such as carbonic anhydrase (CA) and PEPC involved in inorganic carbon fixation, and the destruction of chloroplasts, as well as the re-allocation of energy and nutrients involved in CCMs and Cd detoxification.


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Organismos Aquáticos/efeitos dos fármacos , Cádmio/toxicidade , Dióxido de Carbono/metabolismo , Hydrocharitaceae/efeitos dos fármacos , Fotossíntese/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Organismos Aquáticos/metabolismo , Anidrases Carbônicas/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/metabolismo , Hydrocharitaceae/metabolismo , Ribulose-Bifosfato Carboxilase/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110958, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800230

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Phytoremediation is an effective way to repair heavy metal contaminated soil and rhizosphere microorganisms play an important role in plant regulation. Nevertheless, little information is known about the variation of microbial metabolic activities and community structure in rhizosphere during phytoremediation. In this study, the rhizosphere soil microbial metabolic activities and community structure of Trifolium repensL. during Cd-contaminated soil phytoremediation, were analyzed by Biolog EcoPlate™ and high-throughput sequencing. The uptake in the roots of Trifolium repensL. grown in 5.68 and 24.23 mg/kg Cd contaminated soil was 33.51 and 84.69 mg/kg respectively, causing the acid-soluble Cd fractions decreased 7.3% and 5.4%. Phytoremediation significantly influenced microbial community and Trifolium repensL. planting significantly increased the rhizosphere microbial population, diversity, the relative abundance of plant growth promoting bacteria (Kaistobacter and Flavisolibacter), and the utilization of difficultly metabolized compounds. The correlation analysis among substrate utilization and microbial communities revealed that the relative abundance increased microorganisms possessed stronger carbon utilization capacity, which was beneficial to regulate the stability of plant-microbial system. Collectively, the results of this study provide fundamental insights into the microbial metabolic activities and community structure during heavy metal contaminated soil phytoremediation, which may aid in the bioregulation of phytoremediation.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Microbiota/efeitos dos fármacos , Rizosfera , Microbiologia do Solo , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Solo/química , Trifolium/efeitos dos fármacos , Biodegradação Ambiental , Cádmio/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/microbiologia , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Trifolium/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Trifolium/metabolismo , Trifolium/microbiologia
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Bull Environ Contam Toxicol ; 105(3): 397-404, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32747993

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Sensitivity of tropical freshwater microalgae (Mesotaenium sp., Chlorococcum sp. and Scenedesmus sp.) to environmentally relevant concentrations of hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) and cadmium (Cd2+) was compared individually in three growth media viz. Bold's Basal Medium (BBM), Test Medium 1 (TM1) and Test Medium 2 (TM2) based on fluorescence reduction. Free metal content of growth media was determined by Visual MINTEQ (version 3.1). After 24 h, relative fluorescence of microalgae in the three media decreased with increased metal concentration showing a concentration dependent graded toxicity response. All microalgae were more sensitive to the metals when grown in TM1, when compared, more sensitive to Cr6+ than Cd2+. Metal speciation indicated that TM1 and TM2 media have higher percentage of bioavailable Cd2+ than BBM, and chromium was present mainly as CrO42- and HCrO4-. The results suggest that the TM1 medium is more suitable under short term exposure of microalgae to metals in environmental monitoring.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Cromo/toxicidade , Microalgas/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Cádmio/análise , Cromo/análise , Meios de Cultura , Monitoramento Ambiental/métodos , Água Doce , Scenedesmus , Poluentes Químicos da Água/análise
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111146, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32827965

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Cadmium (Cd) exposure in environment is associated with development of esophageal cancer. However, the mechanisms of Cd-induced carcinogenesis are still not been fully cleared, and the present study aimed to explore the possible etiological mechanism of Cd-induced esophageal cancer. Human esophageal epithelial cell lines (HET-1A and KYSE450) were treated with CdCl2 at 0.05 mg/l for 12, 24 h, and the then the apoptosis were detected using flow cytometry with annexin-V-FITC/PI staining. Results showed that apoptosis of treatment groups was significantly inhibited, and decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production played a key role in the inhibitory effects by upregulating Bcl-2 and downregulating Caspase-3/9. The relief of oxidative stress during Cd exposure was actively promoted by the increased nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphoric acid and glutathione levels. To investigate the causes of enhanced intracellular antioxidant capacity, the activity of pyruvate kinase (PK), a key enzyme of glycolysis, was detected. Our results showed that PK activity was inhibited, suggesting that glycolysis process was blocked which promoted more intermediate metabolites of glycolysis to be used for reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphoric acid (NADPH) or other antioxidants synthesis. PK activity was closely correlated with phosphorylation of pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2), and a highly negative correlation (correlation coefficients: -0.835, p < 0.05) between them was found. Western blotting showed the overphosphorylation of PKM2 in Cd-exposed cells, resulting from increased expression of cyclin-dependent kinases 6 (CDK6). These results suggested a possible mechanism of carcinogenic: Cd-induced upregulation of CDK6 in esophageal cell lines caused PKM2 overphosphorylation inhibiting PK activity, thereby shunting glucose-derived carbon into the pentose phosphate pathway and promoting the production of NADPH and reduced glutathione (GSH) to neutralize ROS, which finally results in the inhibited apoptosis.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Quinase 6 Dependente de Ciclina/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cádmio/metabolismo , Caspase 3 , Neoplasias Esofágicas , Glicólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2 , Piruvato Quinase/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111086, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32781345

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In the present research, Silene vulgaris as a representative species growing on both unpolluted and heavy metal (HM) polluted terrains were used to identify ecotype-specific responses to metallic stress. Growth, cell ultrastructure and element accumulations were compared between non-metallicolous (NM), calamine (CAL) and serpentine (SER) specimens untreated with HMs and treated with Pb, Cd and Zn ions under in vitro conditions. Moreover, proteins' modifications related to their level, carbonylation and degradations via vacuolar proteases were verified and linked with potential mechanisms to cope with ions toxicity. Our experiment revealed diversified strategy of HM uptake in NM and both metallicolous ecotypes, in which antagonistic relationship of Zn and Pb/Cd ions provided survival benefits for the whole organism. Despite this similarity, growth rate and metabolic pathways induced in CAL and SER shoots varied significantly. Exposition to HMs in CAL culture led to drop in protein level by approximately 16% compared to the control. This parameter nearly correlated with the enhanced activity of proteases at pH 5.2 as well as possible glutamate changes to proline and reduced glutathione, resulting in intensified growth and first signs of cell senescence. In turn, SER shoots were characterized by growth retardation (to 53% of the control), although protein level and carbonylation were not modified, while a deeper insight into protein network showed its remodeling towards production of polyamines and 2-oxoglutarate delivered to the Krebs cycle. Contrary, an uncontrolled HM influx in NM shoots contributed to morpho-structural disorders accompanied by an increase activity of proteases involved in the degradation of oxidized proteins, what pointed to metal-induced autophagy. Taken together, S. vulgaris ecotypes respond to stress by triggering various mechanisms engaged their survival and/or death under HM treatment.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Chumbo/toxicidade , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Silene/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Zinco/toxicidade , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Bioacumulação/efeitos dos fármacos , Cádmio/metabolismo , Ecótipo , Glutationa/metabolismo , Chumbo/metabolismo , Modelos Teóricos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Brotos de Planta/efeitos dos fármacos , Brotos de Planta/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Brotos de Planta/metabolismo , Brotos de Planta/ultraestrutura , Silene/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Silene/metabolismo , Silene/ultraestrutura , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Zinco/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111098, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32798749

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Cadmium (Cd) is a detrimental element that can be toxic to plants. The physiological and biochemical responses of plants to Cd stress have been extensively studied, but the molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The present study showed that Cd severely inhibited the growth of roots and shoots and reduced plant biomass of mung bean seedlings. To further investigate the gene profiles and molecular processes in response Cd stress, transcriptome analyses of mung bean roots exposed to 100 µM Cd for 1, 5, and 9 days were performed. Cd treatment significantly decreased global gene expression levels at 5 and 9 d compared with the control. A total of 6737, 10279, and 9672 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified in the 1-, 5-, and 9-day Cd-treated root tissues compared with the controls, respectively. Based on the analysis of DEG function annotation and enrichment, a pattern of mung bean roots response to Cd stress was proposed. The processes detoxification and antioxidative defense were involved in the early response of mung bean roots to Cd. Cd stress downregulated the expressions of a series of genes involved in cell wall biosynthesis, cell division, DNA replication and repair, and photosynthesis, while genes involved in signal transduction and regulation, transporters, secondary metabolisms, defense systems, and mitochondrial processes were upregulated in response to Cd, which might be contributed to the improvement of plant tolerance. Our results provide some novel insights into the molecular processes for growth and adaption of mung bean roots in response to Cd and many candidate genes for further biotechnological manipulations to improve plant tolerance to heavy metals.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Aclimatação , Adaptação Fisiológica , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Cádmio/metabolismo , Poluição Ambiental , Fabaceae/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Metais Pesados/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Plântula/metabolismo , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Transcriptoma , Vigna/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111148, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32818843

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To disclose how phosphorus deficiency influence phytoremediation of Cd contamination using poplars, root architecture, Cd absorption, Cd translocation and antioxidant defense in poplar roots were investigated using a clone of Populus × euramericana. Root growth was unaltered by Cd exposure regardless of P conditions, while the degree of root proliferation upon P deficiency was changed by high level of Cd exposure. The concentration and content of Cd accumulation in roots were increased by P deficiency. This can be partially explained by the increased expression of genes encoding PM H + -ATPase under the combined conditions of P deficiency and high Cd exposure, which enhanced Cd2+-H+ exchanges and led to an increment of Cd uptake under P deficiency. Despite of the increasing Cd accumulation in roots, the translocation of Cd from roots to aerial tissues sharply decreased upon P deficiency. The relative expression of genes responsible for Cd translocation (HMA4) decreased upon P deficiency and thus inhibited Cd translocation via xylem. GR activity was decreased by P deficiency, which can inhibit the form of GSH and GSH-Cd complexes and decrease Cd translocation via GSH-Cd complexes. The transportation of PC-Cd complexes into vacuole decreased under P deficiency as a result of the low expression of PCS and ABCC1, and thus suppressed Cd tolerance and Cd detoxification in roots. Moreover, P deficiency decreased the levels of antioxidase (GR and CAT) and phytohormones including JA, ABA and GA3, which synchronously reduced antioxidant capacity in roots.


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Cádmio/metabolismo , Fósforo/metabolismo , Populus/fisiologia , Adaptação Fisiológica , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Biodegradação Ambiental , Transporte Biológico , Cádmio/toxicidade , Proliferação de Células , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Populus/metabolismo , Xilema/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111048, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758697

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In this study, the whole transcriptome and sex-specific differential gene expression of the copepod Pseudodiaptomus annandalei exposed to cadmium (Cd) were investigated. P. annandalei were exposed to 40 µg/L Cd from the naupliar stage to male and female adults. High-throughput transcriptome sequencing (RNA-seq) was performed with copepod samples using an Illumina Hiseq™ 2000 platform. TransDecoder analysis found 32,625 putative open reading frame contigs. At p-values of <0.001, a total of 4756 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) (2216 up-regulated and 2540 down-regulated genes) were found in male copepods. Whereas a total of 2879 DEGs (2007 up-regulated and 872 down-regulated genes) were found in female copepods. A few selected cellular stress response genes, involved in xenobiotic metabolism, energy metabolism, growth, and development as a result of Cd exposure in the copepods were discussed. The study showed that most of these processes were changed in a sex-specific manner, accounting for the different sensitivities of male and female copepods. Results suggest and reinforce that sex is an important factor to be considered in ecotoxicogenomics.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Copépodes/efeitos dos fármacos , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Copépodes/genética , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Masculino , Fatores Sexuais
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Sci Total Environ ; 745: 141048, 2020 Nov 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758757

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Human activity is a serious cause of extensive changes in the environment and a constant reason for the emergence of new stress factors. Thus, to survive and reproduce, organisms must constantly implement a program of adaptation to continuously changing conditions. The research presented here is focused on tracking slow changes occurring in Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) caused by multigenerational exposure to sub-lethal cadmium doses. The insects received food containing cadmium at concentrations of 5, 11, 22 and 44 µg per g of dry mass of food. The level of DNA stability was monitored by a comet assay in subsequent generations up to the 36th generation. In the first three generations, the level of DNA damage was high, especially in the groups receiving higher doses of cadmium in the diet. In the fourth generation, a significant reduction in the level of DNA damage was observed, which could indicate that the desired stability of the genome was achieved. Surprisingly, however, in subsequent generations, an alternating increase and decrease was found in DNA stability. The observed cycles of changing DNA stability were longer lasting in insects consuming food with a lower Cd content. Thus, a transient reduction in genome stability can be perceived as an opportunity to increase the number of genotypes that undergo selection. This phenomenon occurs faster if the severity of the stress factor is high but is low enough to allow the population to survive.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Dano ao DNA , Animais , Instabilidade Genômica , Humanos , Larva , Spodoptera/genética
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111051, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763565

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The present study was performed to determine the effect of waterborne cadmium (Cd) exposure on oxidative stress, autophagy and mitochondrial dysfunction, and to explore the mechanism of Cd-induced liver damage in freshwater teleost Procypris merus. To this end, P. merus were exposed to waterborne 0, 0.25 and 0.5 mg/L Cd for 30 days (equal to 0, 2.22 and 4.45 µmol Cd/l). The waterborne Cd exposure significantly increased hepatic Cd accumulation and impaired histological structure of the liver of P. merus. both low and high-dose waterborne Cd exposure induced oxidative stress in the liver of P. merus, through increases Malondialdehyde (MDA) and reactive oxide species (ROS) accumulation in the liver. The Cd-induced oxidative stress in liver may result from reduction of enzyme activities (superoxide dismutases (SOD), catalases (CAT), GSH-S-transferases (GST)) and transcriptional expression of antioxidant related genes (gpx1, gpx2, cata, gsta1, sod1). Furthermore, the present study showed that waterborne Cd exposure decreased the transcriptional factor (nrf2) expression, which might lead to the down-regulation of antioxidant gene expression. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations demonstrated that waterborne Cd exposure induced autophagy in the liver of P. merus. Gene expression analysis showed that waterborne Cd exposure also induced mRNA expression of a set of genes (beclin1, ulk1, atg5, lc3a, atg4b, atg9a, and p62) involved in the autophagy process, indicating that the influence of Cd on autophagy involved transcription regulation of autophagy gene expression. Waterborne Cd exposure induced a sharp decrease in ATP content in the liver of P. merus. In addition, the expression of mitochondrial function genes (sdha, cox4i1, cox1, atp5f1, and mt-cyb) are significantly decreased in the liver of P. merus in Cd treated groups, manifesting the suppression of Cd on mitochondrial energy metabolism. Taken together, our experiments demonstrate that waterborne Cd exposure induced oxidative stress, autophagy and mitochondrial dysfunction in the liver of P. merus. These results may contribute to the understanding of mechanisms that hepatotoxicity of Cd in teleost.


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Antioxidantes/fisiologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Cádmio/toxicidade , Cyprinidae/fisiologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Fígado/fisiologia , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/fisiologia , Distribuição Aleatória
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237031, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32790698

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Tomato is the most widespread vegetable crop in the world. In Italy, tomatoes are mainly cultivated in the South and in the Campania region, precisely in the area called Agro Nocerino-Sarnese. This flatland is affected by an extreme level of environmental degradation, especially related to the Sarno River, where concentrations of Potential Toxic Elements (PTEs) have been found to be higher than the maximum permitted level. The aim of this study was to determine the PTEs uptake by roots and their translocation to the aerial parts of the plants of two cultivars of tomatoes (Pomodoro Giallo and San Marzano Cirio 3). To the purpose, samples of the two cultivars were grown both in pots with experimentally contaminated soil containing: Cr or Cd or Pb at extremely high concentrations and in pots with uncontaminated soils (control). Additionally, the antioxidant properties of the cultivars selected grown on uncontaminated/contaminated soils were assessed. The results showed that Cd was the contaminant that most significantly interfered with the growth of both cultivars of tomato plants, whereas Pb caused lower phenotypical damage. Cd translocation from root to the organs of tomato plants was observed in both cultivars. Specifically, the total amount of Cd found in stems and leaves was higher in the Pomodoro Giallo (254.4 mg/kg dry weight) than in the San Marzano Cirio 3 (165.8 mg/kg dry weight). Cd was the only PTE found in the fruits of both cultivars, with values of 6.1 and 3.9 mg/kg dry weight of Pomodoro Giallo and San Marzano Cirio 3, respectively. The fruits of tomato plants grown in PTEs-contaminated soil showed inhibition or stimulations of the radical scavenging activity compared to the fruits grown in uncontaminated soil. This study highlighted that, despite the relatively high experimental concentrations of PTEs, their translocation to the edible part was comparatively low or absent.


Assuntos
Lycopersicon esculentum/metabolismo , Metais Pesados/farmacocinética , Poluentes do Solo/farmacocinética , Bioacumulação , Transporte Biológico Ativo , Cádmio/farmacocinética , Cádmio/toxicidade , Cromo/farmacocinética , Cromo/toxicidade , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/metabolismo , Radicais Livres/metabolismo , Itália , Chumbo/farmacocinética , Chumbo/toxicidade , Lycopersicon esculentum/efeitos dos fármacos , Lycopersicon esculentum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Metais Pesados/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Distribuição Tecidual
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Toxicon ; 186: 151-159, 2020 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32798503

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Heavy metals and microcystins commonly co-exist in water bodies with cyanobacteria, and have been shown to affect aquatic plants. However, their combined effects remain largely unknown. In this study, the toxic effects of copper (Cu) and cadmium (Cd) on Ceratophyllum demersum L. were characterized in the presence of microcystin-LR (MC-LR). The results showed that the bioaccumulation of MC-LR and Cu/Cd in C. demersum was significantly increased by the interaction between MC-LR and Cu/Cd. The combined toxicity assessment results suggested that the toxicities of Cu or Cd to C. demersum would be largely exacerbated by MC-LR, which could be the results of increased bioaccumulation of the pollutants. Cu, Cd and MC-LR, as well as their mixture, significantly decreased plant fresh weight and total chlorophyll content of C. demersum, especially at their high concentrations. The antioxidative system was activated to cope with the adverse effects of oxidative stress. Antioxidant enzyme activities were significantly stimulated by Cu, Cd and MC-LR, as well as their mixture. However, the decreased superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione reductase (GR) activities were observed when exposed to relative high concentrations of Cu or Cd together with MC-LR of 5 µg L-1. MC-LR brought more stress to the antioxidative system, which is another possible explanation for the synergistic effect. Our findings highlight increased ecological risks of the co-contamination of heavy metals and harmful cyanobacteria.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Cobre/toxicidade , Microcistinas/toxicidade , Traqueófitas/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Organismos Aquáticos/efeitos dos fármacos , Traqueófitas/fisiologia
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 36(7): 1365-1377, 2020 Jul 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32748594

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With the expanded application of heavy metal cadmium, soil cadmium pollution is more and more serious. In this study, using Salix matsudana as a phytoremediation candidate, we observed changes of gene expression and metabolic pathway after 1, 7 and 30 days under 2.5 mg/L and 50 mg/L cadmium stress. The result of transcriptome sequencing showed that we obtained 102 595 Unigenes; 26 623 and 32 154 differentially expressed genes (DEG) in the same concentration and different stress time; 8 550, 3 444 and 11 428 DEG with different concentrations at the same time; 25 genes closely related to cadmium stress response were screened. The changes of genes expression (such as metallothionein, ABC transporter, zinc and manganese transporter) depended on both concentration of cadmium and exposure time. The expression of several genes was obviously up-regulated after cadmium stress, for example 3,6-deoxyinosinone ketolase (ROT3) in brassinolide synthesis pathway and flavonoid synthase (FLS), flavanone-3-hydroxylase (F3H) in the synthesis pathway of brassinolide. In addition, GO analysis shows that GO entries were mainly enriched in metabolic processes including cellular processes, membranes, membrane fractions, cells, cellular fractions, catalytic activation and binding proteins in response to cadmium stress, whose number would increase along with cadmium concentration and exposure time. The reliability of transcriptome information was verified by qPCR and physiological experimental data. Response mechanisms of S. matsudana after cadmium stress were analyzed by transcriptome sequencing, which provided theoretical guidance for remediation of cadmium pollution in soil by S. matsudana.


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Cádmio , Salix , Estresse Fisiológico , Transcriptoma , Biodegradação Ambiental , Cádmio/toxicidade , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Salix/efeitos dos fármacos , Salix/genética , Estresse Fisiológico/genética , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 258: 118192, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32781062

RESUMO

The present study was conducted to identify possible health - promoting effects of wogonin (Wog) on testicular dysfunction in rats caused by cadmium. Pre-treatment of cadmium chloride (Cd: 5 mg/kg b.wt.) administered rats with wogonin (10 mg/kg b.wt) resulted in significant improvement in Cd-induced decrease in body and organ (testes and epididymides) weights. Wogonin treatment significantly improved Cd-induced reduction in sperm quality and quantity, steroidogenic gene (SFI, StAR, CYP11A1, 3ß-HSD, CYP17A1 and 17ß-HSD) and protein (SF1, StAR and CYP17A1) expressions and serum testosterone levels. Wogonin treatment provided significant protection to Cd-induced aggression in testicular oxidative (elevated levels of MDA) and anti-oxidative (diminished activities of SOD, CAT and GPx) status. Wog significantly up-regulated mRNA levels of Nrf2, NQO1 and HO-1 and down-regulation of Keap1 in cadmium treated testes. Wogonin administration significantly suppressed Cd-stimulated increase in inflammatory reactions (increase in NF-κB p65 DNA, p-IKKß, TNF-α levels and decrease in IL-10 levels). Wogonin prevented apoptotic damage by enhanced protein distribution of caspase-9, caspase-3, and Bax due to Cd exposure. Furthermore, Wogonin presented significant protection to histo-morphometric changes resulted after Cd administration. Taken together, the findings of this study provided clear evidence of the therapeutic potential of Cd-induced testicular toxicity at least partly due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic properties.


Assuntos
Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cádmio/toxicidade , Flavanonas/farmacologia , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais , Testículo/patologia , Animais , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Ingestão de Líquidos/efeitos dos fármacos , Epididimo/efeitos dos fármacos , Epididimo/patologia , Comportamento Alimentar/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Hormônios/sangue , Inflamação/patologia , Masculino , Oxirredução , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Espermatogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Espermatozoides/efeitos dos fármacos , Espermatozoides/metabolismo , Esteroides/metabolismo , Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Testículo/metabolismo
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