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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110980, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888623

RESUMO

Pesticides can enter aquatic environments potentially affecting non-target organisms. Unfortunately, the effects of such substances are still poorly understood. This study investigated the effects of the active neonicotinoid substance thiacloprid (TH) and the commercial product Calypso 480 SC (CA) (active compound 40.4% TH) on Mytilus galloprovincialis after short-term exposure to sublethal concentrations. Mussels were tested for seven days to 0, 1, 5 and 10 mg L-1 TH and 0, 10, 50 and 100 mg L-1 CA. For this purpose, several parameters, such as cell viability of haemocytes and digestive cells, biochemical haemolymph features, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) enzymatic activity of gills and digestive gland, as well as histology of such tissues were analysed. The sublethal concentrations of both substances lead to abatement or completely stopping the byssal fibres creation. Biochemical analysis of haemolymph showed significant changes (P < 0.01) in electrolytes ions (Cl-, K+, Na+, Ca2+, S-phosphor), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) enzyme activity and glucose concentration following exposure to both substances. The TH-exposed mussels showed significant imbalance (P < 0.05) in CAT activity in digestive gland and gills. CA caused significant decrease (P < 0.05) in SOD activity in gills and in CAT activity in both tissues. Results of histological analyses showed severe damage in both digestive gland and gills in a time- and concentration-dependent manner. This study provides useful information about the acute toxicity of a neonicotinoid compound and a commercial insecticide on mussels. Nevertheless, considering that neonicotinoids are still widely used and that mussels are very important species for marine environment and human consumption, further researches are needed to better comprehend the potential risk posed by such compounds to aquatic non-target species.


Assuntos
Brânquias/efeitos dos fármacos , Hemolinfa/efeitos dos fármacos , Inseticidas/toxicidade , Mytilus/efeitos dos fármacos , Neonicotinoides/toxicidade , Tiazinas/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Catalase/metabolismo , Sobrevivência Celular , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Brânquias/enzimologia , Hemócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Testes de Toxicidade Aguda
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111293, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32949840

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Wastewater from printing and dyeing processes often contains aniline and high salinity, which are hazardous to aquatic species. Glycophytic plants cannot survive under high-salinity conditions, whereas halophytes grow well in such an environment. In this study, we investigated the influence of NaCl on the antioxidant level in Suaeda salsa affected by aniline stress. The seedlings showed various growth toxicity effects under different concentrations of aniline. The results showed that the effect of the aniline was more severe for the root growth compared to that for the shoot growth. Aniline exposure significantly increased the total free radicals and ·OH radicals in the plants. Suaeda salsa exposure to aniline caused oxidative stress by altering the superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and peroxidase (POD) activity, which resulted in the overproduction of H2O2 and the inducement of lipid peroxidation. Analysis revealed that the malondialdehyde (MDA) content was enhanced after aniline exposure and that the chlorophyll content was significantly decreased. The results showed that aniline induced the production of free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS), and changed the antioxidant defense system. This ultimately resulted in oxidative damage in S. salsa; however, it was found that moderate salinity could mitigate the effects. In conclusion, salinity may alleviate the growth inhibition caused by aniline by regulating the antioxidant capacity of S. salsa.


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Compostos de Anilina/toxicidade , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Chenopodiaceae/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Cloreto de Sódio/farmacologia , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Catalase/metabolismo , Chenopodiaceae/enzimologia , Chenopodiaceae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Clorofila/metabolismo , Espectroscopia de Ressonância de Spin Eletrônica , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Salinidade , Plantas Tolerantes a Sal/efeitos dos fármacos , Plantas Tolerantes a Sal/enzimologia , Plantas Tolerantes a Sal/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Plântula/efeitos dos fármacos , Plântula/enzimologia , Plântula/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Chemosphere ; 260: 127611, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758780

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Mercury (Hg) is known as a highly toxic heavy metal, and its toxicity varies depending on its form due to different toxicokinetics between inorganic and organic Hg. Limited information on comparison of Hg toxicity concerning its chemical form by oral exposure is currently available in cultured fishes. Therefore, we conducted a comparative study to have a better understanding of distinct toxic effects between mercuric chloride (HgCl2) and methylmercury chloride (CH3HgCl) in Korean rockfish. The 12-weeks dietary exposure of HgCl2 and CH3HgCl with its graded levels (0.4-6.4 ppm) (2 × 5 factorial design) in the young-of-the-year rockfish (initial weight: 82 ± 0.3 g) resulted in neither interactive nor main effects on whole-organism responses, including growth, feed utilization, and survival. However, the distinct pattern of Hg accumulation between the two forms in dorsal muscle, brain, liver and kidney tissues was observed, showing that the rockfish fed the CH3HgCl-contained diets exhibited the dose-dependent accumulation throughout the sampling points (1, 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks post feeding), whereas those fed the HgCl2-contained diets did not show such response. The CH3HgCl exposure induced higher oxidative stress and immunotoxicity, reflected by the elevated plasma superoxide dismutase and lysozyme activities, respectively. In addition, the CH3HgCl-induced alteration in plasma measurements, including the plasma aspartate transaminase activity and total protein level was found. Taken together, the dietary exposure of methylmercury chloride had more pronounced toxic effects than mercuric chloride in the young-of-year rockfish, needed to be taken into consideration for regulation of maximum allowed levels for Hg by its chemical form.


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Cloreto de Mercúrio/toxicidade , Compostos de Metilmercúrio/toxicidade , Perciformes/fisiologia , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Dieta , Mercúrio/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Perciformes/metabolismo , República da Coreia , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 5005-5016, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764932

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Background and Aim: With the wide applications of chitosan and gold nanoparticles in drug delivery and many consumer products, there is limited available information about their effects on drug-metabolizing enzymes (DMEs). Changes in DMEs could result in serious drug interactions. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effects of exposure to chitosan or gold nanoparticles on hepatic Phase I and II DMEs, liver function and integrity, oxidative damage and liver architecture in male rats. Methods: Animals were divided into three equal groups: a control group, a group treated with chitosan nanoparticles (200 mg/kg, 50±5 nm) and a group treated with gold nanoparticles (4 mg/kg, 15±5 nm). Rats were orally administered their respective doses daily for 10 days. Results: Both chitosan and gold nanoparticles decreased the body weights by more than 10%. Gold nanoparticles reduced the activities of antioxidants (superoxide dismutase and catalase), and reduced glutathione level and elevated the malondialdehyde level in the liver. Gold nanoparticles caused significant reductions in CYP1A1, CYP2E1, quinone oxidoreductase1, and glutathione S-transferase and elevated CYP2D6 and N-acetyl transferase2. Chitosan elevated CYP2E1 and CYP2D6 and reduced UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1. Both nanoparticles disturbed the architecture of the liver, but the deleterious effects after gold nanoparticles treatment were more prominent. Conclusion: Taken together, gold nanoparticles severely perturbed the DMEs and would result in serious interactions with many drugs, herbs, and foods.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Regulação Enzimológica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Inativação Metabólica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas Metálicas/efeitos adversos , Animais , Catalase/genética , Catalase/metabolismo , Quitosana/química , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/metabolismo , Citocromo P-450 CYP2E1/genética , Citocromo P-450 CYP2E1/metabolismo , Interações Medicamentosas , Glucuronosiltransferase/genética , Glucuronosiltransferase/metabolismo , Glutationa/metabolismo , Glutationa Transferase/genética , Glutationa Transferase/metabolismo , Ouro/química , Ouro/farmacocinética , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Ratos Wistar , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/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.


Assuntos
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: 110916, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800251

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Selenium (Se) at low concentration is considered benefit element to plants. The range between optimal and toxic concentration of Se is narrow and varies among plant species. This study aimed to evaluate the phenotypic, physiological and biochemical responses of four rice genotypes (BRS Esmeralda, BRSMG Relâmpago, BRS Bonança and Bico Ganga) grown hydroponically treated with sodium selenate (1.5 mM L-1). Selenium treated plants showed a dramatically decrease of soluble proteins, chlorophylls, and carotenoids concentration, resulting in the visual symptoms of toxicity characterized as leaf chlorosis and necrosis. Selenium toxicity caused a decrease on shoot and root dry weight of rice plants. Excess Se increased the oxidative stress monitored by the levels of hydrogen peroxide and lipid peroxidation. The enzymatic antioxidant system (catalase, superoxide dismutase, and ascorbate peroxidase) increased in response to Se supply. Interestingly, primary metabolism compounds such as sucrose, total sugars, nitrate, ammonia and amino acids increased in Se-treated plants. The increase in these metabolites may indicate a defense mechanism for the osmotic readjustment of rice plants to mitigate the toxicity caused by Se. However, these metabolites were not effective to minimize the damages on phenotypic traits such as leaf chlorosis and reduced shoot and root dry weight in response to excess Se. Increased sugars profile combined with antioxidant enzymes activities can be an effective biomarkers to indicate stress induced by Se in rice plants. This study shows the physiological attributes that must be taken into account for success in the sustainable cultivation of rice in environments containing excess Se.


Assuntos
Oryza/fisiologia , Selênio/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Ascorbato Peroxidases/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Clorofila/metabolismo , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Hidroponia , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Oryza/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Ácido Selênico/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110954, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800228

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Current study aims to determine difference in metal accumulation pattern in muscle of Liza parsia (pelagic, omnivore), Amblypharyngodon mola (surface feeder, herbivore) and Mystus gulio (benthic, carnivore) depending on their niche and feeding habit and how it affects the endogenous antioxidants and glucose metabolism in fish muscle. Fishes were collected from Malancha, Diamond Harbour and Chandanpiri, West Bengal, India. Concentrations of lead, zinc, cadmium, chromium were measured in water, sediment and fish muscle. Metal pollution index (MPI) and bioconcentration factor (BCF) was calculated to evaluate the ability of fish to accumulate specific metals in muscle tissue from the aquatic environment. Metal concentrations were found significantly higher (P < 0.05) in water, sediment, fish muscles from Malancha than Chandanpiri and Diamond Harbour. L. parsia (MPI: 0.4-1.6) showed highest metal deposition in their muscle followed by A. mola (MPI: 0.37-1.38) and M. gulio (MPI: 0.2-1.2). Malondealdehyde, superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione S transferase, glutathione reductase and cortisol levels increased in case of L. parsia from Malancha and Chandanpiri. Succinate dehydrogenase, lactate dehydrogenase, Ca+2 ATPase and cytochrome C oxidase levels were significantly (P < 0.05) lower at Malancha and Chandanpiri than Diamond Harbour. Heat shock protein (HSP70) expression was significantly (P < 0.05) higher in all fish species at Malancha followed by Chandanpiri and Diamond Harbour. Glucose, glycogen, hexokinase, phosphofructokinase and glycogen phosphorylase levels varied between sites and selected fish species. Serum cortisol level was measured and found to be the highest in L. parsia from Malancha (2.94 ± 0.12 ng/ml) and the lowest in M. gulio from Diamond Harbour (0.7 ± 0.05 ng/ml). The results indicate that metal toxicity alters antioxidant levels, oxidative status and energy production in fish in species specific manner. Our results also indicate that Mystus has the highest degree of adaptability in response to metal toxicity possibly due to its specific food habit and niche position. Therefore, it can be concluded that maintenance of oxidative and metabolic status to combat metal-induced oxidative load will be helpful for the fishes to acquire better resistance under such eco-physiological stress. Alteration of niche and interactive segregation in aquatic organism may be one of the key modulator of resistance against such stress.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Cyprinidae/metabolismo , Comportamento Alimentar/fisiologia , Glucose/metabolismo , Metais Pesados/toxicidade , Músculos/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Catalase/metabolismo , Cyprinidae/fisiologia , Glutationa Redutase/metabolismo , Glutationa Transferase/metabolismo , Índia , Metais Pesados/metabolismo , Músculos/enzimologia , Músculos/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Especificidade da Espécie , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111161, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32853865

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The present study was implemented to evaluate oxidative stress, immune response, Nrf2 and NF-κB signaling molecules related genes expression of Rhynchocypris lagowski living in biofloc technology (BFT) system and exposed to waterborne ammonia. According to the differences of C:N ratios, the experiment was divided into four groups: C:N 10.8:1 (control group), C:N 15:1, C:N 20: 1 and C:N 25:1. The results demonstrated that BFT can effectively regulate water quality and promote growth, and the C:N 20:1 group has the most significant effect (P < 0.05). Besides, significant increases in immune enzymes (lysozyme, complement C3, C4, immunoglobulin M and nitric oxide synthase) and anti-inflammatory factor (IL-2) activity of R. lagowski were emerged in the treatment C:N 20:1 after the 56-d growth experiment and the challenging trial (P < 0.05). Comparing the antioxidant status of R. lagowski in liver and gut before and after ammonia stress: superoxide dismutase, total antioxidant capacity and catalase activity in treatments C:N 20:1 were significant increased (P < 0.05), while the level of malondialdehyde was marked lower than that in control. Meanwhile, treatment C:N 20:1 considerably upregulated Nrf2 signaling molecules related genes and significantly down-regulated the expression of pro-inflammatory factor gene in NF-κB signaling pathway compared with the control (P < 0.05). These results indicated that BFT could enhance growth, antioxidant and immune response and regulate Nrf2 and NF-κB related genes expression in R. lagowski, with most excellent effects in fish given C:N 20:1 group.


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Amônia/toxicidade , Aquicultura , Cyprinidae/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Cyprinidae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Cyprinidae/imunologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Estresse Oxidativo/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 111024, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32741747

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Pontederia cordata can tolerate heavy metal toxicity and possesses great potential for phytoremediation of heavy-metal-contaminated wetlands, yet how it copes with heavy metal stress has still not been determined. Hydroponic experiments were used to assess the effects of various levels of Cd2+ on the photosynthesis and activity of redox-regulatory systems in the plant leaves, and we also sought to elucidate the tolerance mechanism of the plant to Cd2+ by investigating Cd2+ enrichment characteristics and chemical forms. The plant can manage a low cadmium concentration (≤0.04 mM) with relatively stable biomass and photosynthetic performance. Cd2+ at the highest concentration (0.44 mM) decreased superoxide dismutase and peroxidase activities by 37.17% and 93.29%, respectively. Similar trends were demonstrated in the contents of ascorbic acid, carotenoids, lutein, glutathione, and non-protein thiol, as well as phytochelation in the leaves, exacerbating membrane peroxidation despite the significantly increased catalase activity observed. Moreover, the highest Cd2+ concentration disturbed the biosynthesis of chlorophyll precursors in the leaves, reduced chlorophyll a and b, as well as total chlorophyll contents by 60.47%, 67.47%, and 68.12%, respectively, which inhibited photosynthesis, leading to a decline in biomass. Compared with maximum quantum efficiency (Fv/Fm) and the potential activity (Fv/Fo) of photosystem II, the performance index for energy conservation from photons absorbed by PSII to the reduction of intersystem electron acceptors (PIabs), and of PSI end acceptors (PItotal), can indicate Cd2+ toxicity to the photosynthetic apparatus in the leaves. 49.95%-76.90% of the Cd2+ was sequestered in the plant roots, restraining translocation from roots to shoots, which is considered a tolerance mechanism, probably resulting from disturbed transpiration in leaves and increased Cd2+ content with low activity. Pontederia cordata is a candidate plant for phytoremediation of heavy-metal -contaminated wetlands.


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Organismos Aquáticos/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Cádmio/toxicidade , Pontederiaceae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Áreas Alagadas , Organismos Aquáticos/metabolismo , Ácido Ascórbico/farmacologia , Biodegradação Ambiental , Biomassa , Cádmio/metabolismo , Carotenoides/metabolismo , Clorofila A/metabolismo , Fotossíntese/efeitos dos fármacos , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema II/metabolismo , Folhas de Planta/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Pontederiaceae/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236164, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760085

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Hyaluronan (HA) is a nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan that has been widely used for biomedical applications. Here, we have analyzed the effect of HA on the rescue of primary cells under stress as well as its potential to recover muscle atrophy and validated the developed model in vitro using primary muscle cells derived from rats. The potentials of different HAs were elucidated through comparative analyses using pharmaceutical grade a) high (HHA) and b) low molecular weight (LHA) hyaluronans, c) hybrid cooperative complexes (HCC) of HA in three experimental set-ups. The cells were characterized based on the expression of myogenin, a muscle-specific biomarker, and the proliferation was analyzed using Time-Lapse Video Microscopy (TLVM). Cell viability in response to H2O2 challenge was evaluated by 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazole-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, and the expression of the superoxide dismutase enzyme (SOD-2) was assessed by western blotting. Additionally, in order to establish an in vitro model of atrophy, muscle cells were treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), along with hyaluronans. The expression of Atrogin, MuRF-1, nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B-cells (NF-kB), and Forkhead-box-(Fox)-O-3 (FoxO3a) was evaluated by western blotting to elucidate the molecular mechanism of atrophy. The results showed that HCC and HHA increased cell proliferation by 1.15 and 2.3 folds in comparison to un-treated cells (control), respectively. Moreover, both pre- and post-treatments of HAs restored the cell viability, and the SOD-2 expression was found to be reduced by 1.5 fold in HA-treated cells as compared to the stressed condition. Specifically in atrophic stressed cells, HCC revealed a noteworthy beneficial effect on the myogenic biomarkers indicating that it could be used as a promising platform for tissue regeneration with specific attention to muscle cell protection against stressful agents.


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Ácido Hialurônico/farmacologia , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/efeitos dos fármacos , Atrofia Muscular/terapia , Medicina Regenerativa/métodos , Animais , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Meios de Cultura/metabolismo , Géis , Humanos , Ácido Hialurônico/química , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/toxicidade , Microscopia Intravital , Peso Molecular , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/patologia , Atrofia Muscular/patologia , Miogenina/análise , Miogenina/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Cultura Primária de Células , Ratos , Superóxido Dismutase/análise , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Imagem com Lapso de Tempo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008856, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32845936

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Copper and superoxide are used by the phagocytes to kill bacteria. Copper is a host effector encountered by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) during urinary tract infection in a non-human primate model, and in humans. UPEC is exposed to higher levels of copper in the gut prior to entering the urinary tract. Effects of pre-exposure to copper on bacterial killing by superoxide has not been reported. We hypothesized that copper-replete E. coli is more sensitive to killing by superoxide in vitro, and in activated macrophages. We utilized wild-type UPEC strain CFT073, and its isogenic mutants lacking copper efflux systems, superoxide dismutases (SODs), regulators of a superoxide dismutase, and complemented mutants to address this question. Surprisingly, our results reveal that copper protects UPEC against killing by superoxide in vitro. This copper-dependent protection was amplified in the mutants lacking copper efflux systems. Increased levels of copper and manganese were detected in UPEC exposed to sublethal concentration of copper. Copper activated the transcription of sodA in a SoxR- and SoxS-dependent manner resulting in enhanced levels of SodA activity. Importantly, pre-exposure to copper increased the survival of UPEC within RAW264.7 and bone marrow-derived murine macrophages. Loss of SodA, but not SodB or SodC, in UPEC obliterated copper-dependent protection from superoxide in vitro, and from killing within macrophages. Collectively, our results suggest a model in which sublethal levels of copper trigger the activation of SodA and SodC through independent mechanisms that converge to promote the survival of UPEC from killing by superoxide. A major implication of our findings is that bacteria colonizing copper-rich milieus are primed for efficient detoxification of superoxide.


Assuntos
Cobre/farmacologia , Infecções por Escherichia coli/tratamento farmacológico , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/efeitos dos fármacos , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Superóxidos/toxicidade , Infecções Urinárias/tratamento farmacológico , Escherichia coli Uropatogênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Infecções por Escherichia coli/induzido quimicamente , Infecções por Escherichia coli/microbiologia , Feminino , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos CBA , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Infecções Urinárias/induzido quimicamente , Infecções Urinárias/microbiologia
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Chem Biol Interact ; 329: 109222, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32771325

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Extensive application of methylene blue (MB) for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, and reports for unwanted side effects, demand better understanding of the mechanisms of biological action of this thiazine dye. Because MB is redox-active, its biological activities have been attributed to transfer of electrons, generation of reactive oxygen species, and antioxidant action. Results of this study show that MB is more toxic to a superoxide dismutase-deficient Escherichia coli mutant than to its SOD-proficient parent, which indicates that superoxide anion radical is involved. Incubation of E. coli with MB induced the enzymes fumarase C, SOD, nitroreductase A, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, all controlled by the soxRS regulon. Induction of these enzymes was prevented by blocking protein synthesis with chloramphenicol and was not observed when soxRS-negative mutants were incubated with MB. These results show that MB is capable of inducing the soxRS regulon of E. coli, which plays a key role in protecting bacteria against oxidative stress and redox-cycling compounds. Irrespective of the abundance of heme-containing proteins in living cells, which are preferred acceptors of electrons from the reduced form of MB, reduction of oxygen to superoxide radical still takes place. Induction of the soxRS regulon suggests that in humans, beneficial effects of MB could be attributed to activation of redox-sensitive transcription factors like Nrf2 and FoxO. If defense systems are compromised or genes coding for protective proteins are not induced, MB would have deleterious effects.


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Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Azul de Metileno/farmacologia , Regulon/efeitos dos fármacos , Transativadores/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Cloranfenicol/farmacologia , Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Fumarato Hidratase/genética , Fumarato Hidratase/metabolismo , Glucosefosfato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Biossíntese de Proteínas/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Superóxidos/metabolismo , Transativadores/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111106, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32818877

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The uptake and depuration kinetics of diclofenac and carbamazepine alone at an environmentally relevant nominal concentration of 2 µg/L and in combination at a concentration ratio of 1:1 with total concentration of 4 µg/L were evaluated in Carassius carassius after 7 d uptake and depuration. Also, the biochemical effects of both drugs alone at nominal concentrations of 2 and 10 µg/L as well as in combination with total concentrations of 4 and 20 µg/L were investigated in Carassius carassius after 7 d exposure followed by 10 d recovery. In the single treatments, steady-state BCFs measured after the 7 d exposure were 73.05, 49.71, 38.01 and 24.93 L/kg for diclofenac and 9.25, 8.99, 5.29 and 4.11 L/kg for carbamazepine in the liver, brain, gill and muscle of Carassius carassius, respectively. Comparatively lower BCFs were measured in the tissues of Carassius carassius for both drugs in the combined treatments. Acetylcholinesterase activity in the brain was significantly induced by diclofenac while carbamazepine and the mixtures significantly inhibited it during all the exposure days as well as after the 10 d recovery in all treatments. This indicates that Carassius carassius could not recover from the neurotoxic effects caused by carbamazepine unlike the inductive effect caused by diclofenac which was recoverable after 10 days. A significant increase in the activities of 7-ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase and glutathione s-transferase for individual and mixed pharmaceuticals suggest that metabolism and detoxification of both drugs took place in the liver of Carassius carassius. Also, a significant increase in the activities of superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione reductase and malondialdehyde contents in the individual and mixture treatments mean that the antioxidant defence system of Carassius carassius was triggered to fight against oxidative stress but lipid peroxidation still occurred. However, Carassius carassius recovered from all these increases (superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione reductase and malondialdehyde) after the 10 d recovery, suggesting that oxidative damage is reversible. Our results indicate that both drugs at environmentally relevant concentrations might cause adverse effects in Carassius carassius and other fish species.


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Carbamazepina/toxicidade , Carpas/metabolismo , Diclofenaco/toxicidade , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Carbamazepina/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/metabolismo , Diclofenaco/metabolismo , Glutationa Transferase/metabolismo , Inativação Metabólica , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4763-4778, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32753865

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Introduction: Methotrexate exhibits poor cutaneous bioavailability and systemic side effects on topical administration, so there is an unmet need for a novel carrier and its optimized therapy. Methotrexate-loaded nanostructured lipid carriers (MTXNLCs) were formulated and characterized to determine in vitro drug release and evaluate the role of MTXNLC gel in the topical treatment of psoriasis. Methods: A solvent diffusion technique was employed to prepare MTXNLCs, which was optimized using 32 full factorial designs. The mean diameter and surface morphology of MTXNLCs was evaluated. The crystallinity of lyophilized MTXNLCs was characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). MTXNLCs were integrated in 1% w/w Carbopol 934 P gel base, and in vitro skin deposition studies in human cadaver skin (HCS) were carried out. Results: The optimized MTXNLCs were rod-shaped, with an average particle size of 253 ± 8.65 nm, a zeta potential of -26.4±0.86 mV, and EE of 54.00±1.49%. DSC and XRD data confirmed the formation of NLCs. Significantly higher deposition of MTX was found in HCS from MTXNLC gel (71.52 ±1.13%) as compared to MTX plain gel (38.48±0.96%). In vivo studies demonstrated significant improvement in therapeutic response and reduction in local side effects with MTXNLCs-loaded gel in the topical treatment of psoriasis. Anti-psoriatic efficacy of MTXNLCs 100 ug/cm2 compared with plain MTX gel was evaluated using imiquimod (IMQ)-induced psoriasis in BALB/c mice. The topical application of MTXNLCs to the mouse ear resulted in a significant reduction of psoriatic area and severity index, oxidative stress, inflammatory cytokines like TNF-α, IL-1ß, and IL-6 and IMQ-induced histopathological alterations in mouse ear samples. Conclusion: Developed formulation of MTXNLC gel demonstrated better anti-psoriatic activity and also displayed prolonged and sustained release effect, which shows that it can be a promising alternative to existing MTX formulation for the treatment of psoriasis.


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Composição de Medicamentos , Géis/química , Imiquimode/uso terapêutico , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Lipídeos/química , Metotrexato/uso terapêutico , Nanoestruturas/química , Psoríase/tratamento farmacológico , Administração Cutânea , Administração Tópica , Animais , Catalase/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Glutationa/metabolismo , Humanos , Inflamação/patologia , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Nanoestruturas/ultraestrutura , Tamanho do Órgão , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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J Toxicol Sci ; 45(8): 411-422, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32741894

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Lanthanum oxide (La2O3) nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely used in photoelectric and catalytic applications. However, their exposure and reproductive toxicity is unknown. In this study, the effect of the intragastric administration of two different-sized La2O3 particles in the testes of mice for 60 days was investigated. Although the body weight of mice treated or not treated with La2O3 NPs was not different and La2O3 NPs were distributed in the organs including the testis, liver, kidney, spleen, heart and brain. La2O3 NPs accumulate more than micro-sized La2O3 (MPs) in mice testes. The histopathological evaluation showed that moderate reproductive toxicity induced by La2O3 NPs in the testicle tissues. Furthermore, increased MDA, 8-OHdG levels and decreased SOD activities were detected in the La2O3 NP-treated groups. Moreover, qRT-PCR and western blotting data indicated that La2O3 NPs affecting the blood-testis barrier (BTB)-related genes in mice testes. Taken together, these findings suggested that La2O3 NPs activated inflammation responses and cross the BTB in the murine testes. This study provided useful information for risk analysis and regulation of La2O3 NPs by administrative agencies.


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Lantânio/administração & dosagem , Lantânio/toxicidade , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Óxidos/administração & dosagem , Óxidos/toxicidade , Tamanho da Partícula , Reprodução/efeitos dos fármacos , Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Administração Oral , Animais , Barreira Hematotesticular/metabolismo , Desoxiadenosinas/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação , Lantânio/metabolismo , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Nanopartículas Metálicas/administração & dosagem , Camundongos , Óxidos/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Testículo/metabolismo , Distribuição Tecidual
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Chemosphere ; 255: 127041, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32679635

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Microplastics pollution in farmlands has become a major concern. However, few studies have assessed the effects of microplastics on higher plants. In this study, we investigated the influence of polystyrene nanoplastics (PSNPs, 50 mg L-1), with four different particle sizes (100, 300, 500, and 700 nm), on the physiological and biochemical indexes of cucumber leaves. The biomass of cucumber plants significantly decreased after exposure to 300 nm PSNPs. Similarly, the chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, soluble sugar, carotenoid, and proline content, as well as the fluorescence of cucumber leaves were significantly reduced by 100 nm PSNPs. Malondialdehyde, proline, peroxidase gene expression and enzyme activity, and hydrogen peroxide content significantly increased in cucumber leaves exposed to 700 nm PSNPs. In addition, increasing PSNPs particle size led to decreased relative expression levels and activities of the major antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase and catalase, while vitamin C and soluble protein content significantly increased. Overall, our results indicated that PSNPs affect the photosynthetic, antioxidant, and sugar metabolism systems of cucumber leaves, with the latter clearly affecting the total biomass of cucumber plants. The benzene ring resulting from the degradation of PSNPs in cucumber leaves may be the main factor affecting chlorophyll metabolism and sugar metabolism. Our findings provide a scientific basis for the risk assessment of PSNPs exposure in soil-plant systems.


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Cucumis sativus/fisiologia , Poliestirenos/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Carotenoides/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Clorofila , Clorofila A , Cucumis sativus/efeitos dos fármacos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Peroxidases/metabolismo , Fotossíntese/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Plásticos/metabolismo , Poliestirenos/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4191-4203, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606672

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Purpose: To characterize the nanoparticle of antroquinonol from A. cinnamomea and its ameliorative effects on the reproductive dysfunction in the diabetic male rat. Material and Methods: The chitosan-silicate nanoparticle was used as the carrier for the delivery of antroquinonol from solid-state-cultured A. cinnamomea extract (AC). The rats were fed with a high-fat diet and intraperitoneally injected with streptozotocin to induce diabetes. The rats were daily oral gavage by water [Diabetes (DM) and Control groups], three different doses of chitosan-silicate nanoparticle of antroquinonol from solid-state-cultured A. cinnamomea (nano-SAC, NAC): (DM+NAC1x, 4 mg/kg of body weight; DM+NAC2x, 8 mg/kg; and DM+NAC5x, 20 mg/kg), solid-state-cultured AC (DM+AC5x, 20 mg/kg), or metformin (DM+Met, 200 mg/kg) for 7 weeks. Results: The nano-SAC size was 37.68±5.91 nm, the zeta potential was 4.13±0.49 mV, encapsulation efficiency was 79.29±0.77%, and loading capacity was 32.45±0.02%. The nano-SAC can improve diabetes-induced reproductive dysfunction by regulating glucose, insulin, and oxidative enzyme and by increasing the level of testosterone, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and sperm count as well as sperm mobility. In testicular histopathology, the seminiferous tubules of A. cinnamomea-supplemented diabetic rats showed similar morphology with the control group. Conclusion: The nanoparticle of antroquinonol from Antrodia cinnamomea can be used as an effective strategy to improve diabetes-induced testicular dysfunction.


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Antrodia/química , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Nanopartículas/química , Reprodução , Ubiquinona/análogos & derivados , Animais , Glicemia/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Jejum/sangue , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Humanos , Insulina/efeitos adversos , Insulina/sangue , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/fisiopatologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Contagem de Espermatozoides , Motilidade Espermática/efeitos dos fármacos , Estreptozocina , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Testículo/patologia , Ubiquinona/farmacologia , Ubiquinona/uso terapêutico
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Food Chem ; 333: 127433, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32659662

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This study examined the effects of exogenous citrulline (control, 1 and 2 mM) and water availability (100%, 50% and 25% WA) on antioxidant attributes and essential oil constituents of Hyssopus officinalis L. in two successive harvests. Hyssop tolerantly responded to water deficiency by well-promoted antioxidant enzymes (i.e., superoxide dismutase, and catalase), strong DPPH-scavenging activity, and increasing polyphenols; however, the essential oil content was negatively reduced by water stress. External citrulline further increased the activity of antioxidant enzymes. Citrulline application at 2 mM under severe water stress could also improve essential oil (EO) content in the first and second harvests by about 15 and 30%, respectively. Furthermore, under severe drought, citrulline at 2 mM could obtain the highest yield of isopinocamphone (47%) as the main component of EO. The results showed the high potential of this novel applied metabolite agent to be used in a well-fulfilled production of this medicinal plant.


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Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Citrulina/farmacologia , Hyssopus/efeitos dos fármacos , Hyssopus/fisiologia , Óleos Voláteis/metabolismo , Canfanos/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Catecol Oxidase/metabolismo , Desidratação , Secas , Hyssopus/química , Óleos Voláteis/análise , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Medicinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Plantas Medicinais/fisiologia , Polifenóis/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Aquat Toxicol ; 226: 105559, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32652412

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High nitrate (NO3--N) concentration is a growing aquatic risk concern worldwide. However, adverse effects of high NO3--N concentration on submerged macrophytes-epiphytic biofilms are unclear. In this study, the alterations in physiological changes, biofilms formation and chemical compositions were investigated on leaves of Vallisneria asiatica exposed to different NO3--N concentrations. The findings showed that 10 mg L-1NO3--N resulted in low photosynthetic efficiency by inhibiting chlorophyll content 26.2 % and decreased intrinsic efficiency of photosystem II significantly at 14th day post treatment. Malondialdehyde, several antioxidant enzyme activities (i.e., superoxide dismutase, peroxidase and catalase), and secondary metabolites (i.e., phenolic compounds and anthocyanin) were all significantly up-regulated with 10 mg L-1NO3--N, implied oxidative stress were stimulated. However, no significant alterations in these indicators were observed with 5 mg L-1NO3--N. Compared to control, 10 mg L-1NO3--N concentration significantly stimulated microbes growth in biofilm and reduced the roughness of leaf-biofilms surface, but it had little effect on the biofilms distribution (from single clone to blocks) as revealed by scanning electron microscope and multifractal analysis. Results from X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis showed that the percentage of P, Cl, K and the ratio of O1 (-O-) /O2 (C = O) were higher in leaves of control than treatments with 10 mg L-1NO3--N, indicating that 10 mg L-1NO3--N concentration exhibited significant inhibition of chemical activity and nutrient uptake of the leaf surfaces. Overall, these results demonstrated that high NO3--N does stimulate the biofilm growth and can cause negative impacts on submerged macrophytes growth.


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Biofilmes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Hydrocharitaceae/efeitos dos fármacos , Nitratos/toxicidade , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Biofilmes/efeitos dos fármacos , Catalase/metabolismo , Clorofila/metabolismo , Hydrocharitaceae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Hydrocharitaceae/metabolismo , Hydrocharitaceae/microbiologia , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Peroxidases/metabolismo , Fotossíntese/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Folhas de Planta/microbiologia , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Aquat Toxicol ; 226: 105554, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32653664

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The NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), an ubiquitous, evolutionarily conserved transcription factor, acts as a major sensor of oxidative stress in cells. In the present study, a Nrf2 homolog was newly identified in the thick shell mussel Mytilus coruscus. Accordingly, its functional role in antioxidant defense in response to acute benzo(a)pyrene (Bap) exposure was assessed. The newly identified McNrf2 affiliated to traditional Nrf2 family through Blast, multiple alignment and phylogenetic analysis. After acute exposure to Bap, antioxidants including superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and glutathine reductase (GR) were significantly induced in gills and digestive glands at both mRNA and enzymatic levels, and the expression of McNrf2 mRNA was also up-regulated. The analysis of correlating the expression of McNrf2 and the mRNA levels of these antioxidant genes showed positive ties, indicating that Nrf2 was needed for protracted induction of such genes. Further, the recombinant McNrf2 was produced through pET-32a prokaryotic system. After 50 µg/L Bap exposure, ROS generation and LPO level in gills of Nrf2 over-expressed mussels significantly decreased compared to Nrf2 wild-type mussels, as well as reduced ROS production in digestive glands. Collectively, these results show that Nrf2 pathway can provide protection from oxidative stress triggered by Bap in the thick shell mussel.


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Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Benzo(a)pireno/toxicidade , Mytilus/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Catalase/metabolismo , Sistema Digestório/efeitos dos fármacos , Sistema Digestório/metabolismo , Brânquias/efeitos dos fármacos , Brânquias/metabolismo , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Mytilus/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Filogenia , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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