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Perfluorinated substance assessment in sediments of a large-scale reservoir in Danjiangkou, China

Authors: He, X; Li, A; Wang, S; Chen, H; Yang, Z (2018) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 190:66. HERO ID: 4220309

[Less] The occurrence of eight perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the surface sediments from 10 sampling sites . . . [More] The occurrence of eight perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the surface sediments from 10 sampling sites spread across the Danjiangkou Reservoir was investigated by isotope dilution ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) after solid-phase extraction (SPE). All the sediments from the 10 sites contained detectable levels of PFCs. The total concentration of the target PFCs in each sediment sample (C∑PFCs) ranged from 0.270 to 0.395 ng g-1 of dry weight, and the mean value of C∑PFCs was 0.324 ± 0.045 ng g-1 of dry weight for the whole reservoir. For each perfluorinated compound in one sediment, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) or perfluoro-n-butanoic acid (PFBA) consistently had a higher concentration than the other six PFCs, while perfluoro-n-octanoic acid (PFOA) was always undetectable. In terms of spatial distribution, the total and individual concentrations of PFCs in sediment from downstream sites of the Danjiangkou Reservoir were higher than those from upstream sites. Factor analysis revealed that PFCs in the sediment samples originated from electroplating and anti-fog agents in industry, food/pharmaceutical packaging and the water/oil repellent paper coating, and the deposition process. The quotient method was utilized to assess the ecological risk of PFCs in the sediments of the Danjiangkou Reservoir, which showed that the concentrations of PFCs were not considered a risk. In this study, detailed information on the concentration level and distribution of PFCs in the sediments of the Danjiangkou Reservoir, which is the source of water for the Middle Route Project of the South-to-North Water Transfer Scheme in China, was reported and analyzed for the first time. These results can provide valuable information for water resource management and pollution control in the Danjiangkou Reservoir.

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An integrated method for simultaneously determining 10 classes of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in one drop of human serum

Authors: Gao, K; Fu, J; Xue, Q; Li, Y; Liang, Y; Pan, Y; Zhang, A; Jiang, G (2018) Analytica Chimica Acta 999:76-86. HERO ID: 4220310

[Less] Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) represent a group of synthetic chemicals, and they have . . . [More] Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) represent a group of synthetic chemicals, and they have quite different physicochemical properties, which result in difficulties of their simultaneous determination in a single injection. A sensitive, reliable, and fully automated method was developed for simultaneously detecting 10 classes of PFASs (total of 43) in human serum using online Turboflow SPE-UHPLC-MS/MS. This method provided high linearity of matrix-matched calibration standards (R > 0.99), excellent method limits of detection (MLODs) (0.013-0.089 ng mL-1), satisfactory matrix spiked recoveries (84.3-109%) and relative standard deviations (RSDs) (intra-day RSDs: 1.3-12.6%, inter-day RSDs: 1.7-13.8%, inter-week RSDs: 1.8-13.5%, inter-month RSDs: 3.1-12.4%), short analysis time (19 min per sample) and small sample amount requirement (25 μL), which were suitable for large-scale epidemiologic studies. Moreover, the method provided the feasibility of real-time monitoring for the degradation kinetics of PFASs precursors both in vitro and in vivo. The quality of the present method was further verified by repetitive analysis of a standard reference material (SRM 1957), with the deviations of the targeted PFAS concentrations ranging from 1.9% to 14.2% (n = 5) between the detected and reference values. The present study also determined values for several PFASs in SRM 1957 other than those on the certificate, for the first time, such as N-EtFOSA, 6:2 Cl-PFESA, and PFBA. Finally, the established method was applied to detect PFASs in serum samples of 15 ordinary people and 15 occupational workers, and 6:2 FTSA was found as the dominant precursor.

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Development and validation of an UHPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS method for quantification of the highly hydrophilic amyloid-β oligomer eliminating all-D-enantiomeric peptide RD2 in mouse plasma

Authors: Hupert, M; Elfgen, A; Schartmann, E; Schemmert, S; Buscher, B; Kutzsche, J; Willbold, D; Santiago-Schübel, B (2018) Journal of Chromatography B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences 1073:123-129. HERO ID: 4220311

[Less] During preclinical drug development, a method for quantification of unlabeled compounds in blood plasma . . . [More] During preclinical drug development, a method for quantification of unlabeled compounds in blood plasma samples from treatment or pharmacokinetic studies in mice is required. In the current work, a rapid, specific, sensitive and validated liquid chromatography mass-spectrometric UHPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS method was developed for the quantification of the therapeutic compound RD2 in mouse plasma. RD2 is an all-D-enantiomeric peptide developed for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease finally leading to dementia. Due to RD2's highly hydrophilic properties, the sample preparation and the chromatographic separation and quantification were very challenging. The chromatographic separation of RD2 and its internal standard were accomplished on an Acquity UPLC BEH C18 column (2.1 × 100 mm, 1.7 μm particle size) within 6.5 min at 50 °C with a flow rate of 0.5 mL/min. Mobile phases consisted of water and acetonitrile with 1% formic acid and 0.025% heptafluorobutyric acid, respectively. Ions were generated by electrospray ionization (ESI) in the positive mode and the peptide was quantified by QTOF-MS. The developed extraction method for RD2 from mouse plasma revealed complete recovery. The linearity of the calibration curve was in the range of 5.3 ng/mL to 265 ng/mL (r2 > 0.999) with a lower limit of detection (LLOD) of 2.65 ng/mL and a lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) of 5.3 ng/mL. The intra-day and inter-day accuracy and precision of RD2 in plasma ranged from -0.54% to 2.21% and from 1.97% to 8.18%, respectively. Moreover, no matrix effects were observed and RD2 remained stable in extracted mouse plasma at different conditions. Using this validated bioanalytical method, plasma samples of unlabeled RD2 or placebo treated mice were analyzed. The herein developed UHPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS method is a suitable tool for the quantitative analysis of unlabeled RD2 in plasma samples of treated mice.

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Thiolactone Chemistry-Based Combinatorial Methodology to Construct Multifunctional Polymers for Efficacious Gene Delivery

Authors: Zha, Z; Hu, Y; Mukerabigwi, JF; Chen, W; Wang, Y; He, C; Ge, Z (2018) Bioconjugate Chemistry 29:23-28. HERO ID: 4220312

[Less] Hydrophobic segments and amino moieties in polymeric nonviral gene vectors play important roles in overcoming . . . [More] Hydrophobic segments and amino moieties in polymeric nonviral gene vectors play important roles in overcoming a cascade of barriers for efficient gene delivery. However, it remains a great challenge to facilely construct well-defined multifunctional polymers through optimization of the amino and hydrophobic groups. Herein, we choose thiolactone chemistry to perform the ring opening reaction of varying hydrophobic groups-modified thiolactones by various amines to generate mercapto groups for further Michael addition reaction with poly[2-(acryloyloxy)ethyl methacrylate] (PAOEMA). Based on the combinatorial methodology, a series of multifunctional polymers were prepared and screened. The polymer (P3D) from tetraethylenepentamine and heptafluorobutyric acid-functionalized thiolactone is the most efficacious one with significantly higher gene transfection efficiency and lower cytotoxicity compared with polyethylenimine (PEI) (branched average Mw ∼ 25 000 Da) and Lipofectamine 2000. Cellular uptake and intracellular distribution studies indicate that P3D complexes show high-efficiency endocytosis and excellent endosomal escape. Accordingly, thiolactone chemistry-based combinatorial methodology allows for facile integration of multifunctional groups to prepare simultaneous efficacious and low-cytotoxic gene delivery vectors.

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Determination of adrenaline, noradrenaline and corticosterone in rodent blood by ion pair reversed phase UHPLC-MS/MS

Authors: Bergh, MS; Bogen, IL; Andersen, JM; Øiestad, ÅML; Berg, T (2018) HERO ID: 4220313

[Less] A novel ion pair reversed phase ultra high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry . . . [More] A novel ion pair reversed phase ultra high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method for simultaneous determination of the stress hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline and corticosterone in rodent blood was developed and fully validated. Separations were performed on an Acquity HSS T3 column (2.1mm i.d.×100mm, 1.8μm) with gradient elution and a runtime of 5.5min. The retention of adrenaline and noradrenaline was substantially increased by employing the ion pair reagent heptafluorobutyric acid (HFBA). Ion pair reagents are usually added to the mobile phase only, but we demonstrate for the first time that including HFBA to the sample reconstitution solvent as well, has a major impact on the chromatography of these compounds. The stability of adrenaline and corticosterone in rodent blood was investigated using the surrogate analytes adrenaline-d3 and corticosterone-d8. The applicability of the described method was demonstrated by measuring the concentration of stress hormones in rodent blood samples.

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Detection of perfluoroalkyl acids and sulphonates in Italian eel samples by HPLC-HRMS Orbitrap

Authors: Chiesa, LM; Nobile, M; Pasquale, E; Balzaretti, C; Cagnardi, P; Tedesco, D; Panseri, S; Arioli, F (2018) Chemosphere 193:358-364. HERO ID: 4220315

[Less] Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) contain one or more carbon-bound hydrogens substituted by fluorine. . . . [More] Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) contain one or more carbon-bound hydrogens substituted by fluorine. Since the 1950s, these compounds have been used to manufacture fat- and water-resistant fabrics, paper and food containers, and to produce photographic films, firefighting foams, detergents and insecticides. The widespread use and global distribution of PFASs, have led to their accumulation in the environment. Food, particularly fish and other seafood, is considered the main route of human exposure to PFASs. Consequently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends that more data be collected, to build a database on the contamination levels of the individual PFASs in food, to evaluate a reliable chronic risk to the European consumers. This requires high-sensitivity analytical methods, to increase the number of quantifiable samples and, thereby, improve the credibility of exposure assessments. In this context, the aim of the present research is to develop and validate a sensitive and specific method based on high-performance liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (HPLC-HRMS) analysis, to monitor the presence of 16 PFASs in Italian eels (Anguilla anguilla) from the Italian Lake Garda. The detection limits (CCα) and detection capability (CCβ) in the order of pg g-1, the recoveries between 80 and 101% and the other validation parameters fulfilled the requirements of Commission Decision 657/2002/EC. The identification and quantification of PFASs, up to 11 in the same sample, showed a similar distribution among 90 eels. Perfluorooctane sulphonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA) were the analytes more frequently found in the eel samples (94 and 82%, respectively).

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Relationship between peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha activity and cellular concentration of 14 perfluoroalkyl substances in HepG2 cells

Authors: Rosenmai, AK; Ahrens, L; le Godec, T; Lundqvist, J; Oskarsson, A (2018) Journal of Applied Toxicology 38:219-226. HERO ID: 4220319

[Less] Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) is a molecular target for perfluoroalkyl substances . . . [More] Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) is a molecular target for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Little is known about the cellular uptake of PFASs and how it affects the PPARα activity. We investigated the relationship between PPARα activity and cellular concentration in HepG2 cells of 14 PFASs, including perfluoroalkyl carboxylates (PFCAs), perfluoroalkyl sulfonates and perfluorooctane sulfonamide (FOSA). Cellular concentrations were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and PPARα activity was determined in transiently transfected cells by reporter gene assay. Cellular uptake of the PFASs was low (0.04-4.1%) with absolute cellular concentrations in the range 4-2500 ng mg-1 protein. Cellular concentration of PFCAs increased with perfluorocarbon chain length up to perfluorododecanoate. PPARα activity of PFCAs increased with chain length up to perfluorooctanoate. The maximum induction of PPARα activity was similar for short-chain (perfluorobutanoate and perfluoropentanoate) and long-chain PFCAs (perfluorododecanoate and perfluorotetradecanoate) (approximately twofold). However, PPARα activities were induced at lower cellular concentrations for the short-chain homologs compared to the long-chain homologs. Perfluorohexanoate, perfluoroheptanoate, perfluorooctanoate, perfluorononanoate (PFNA) and perfluorodecanoate induced PPARα activities >2.5-fold compared to controls. The concentration-response relationships were positive for all the tested compounds, except perfluorooctane sulfonate PFOS and FOSA, and were compound-specific, as demonstrated by differences in the estimated slopes. The relationships were steeper for PFCAs with chain lengths up to and including PFNA than for the other studied PFASs. To our knowledge, this is the first report establishing relationships between PPARα activity and cellular concentration of a broad range of PFASs.

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Assessing temporal trends and source regions of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in air under the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

Authors: Wong, F; Shoeib, M; Katsoyiannis, A; Eckhardt, S; Stohl, A; Bohlin-Nizzetto, P; Li, H; Fellin, P; Su, Y; Hung, H (2018) HERO ID: 4220322

[Less] Long-term Arctic air monitoring of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) is essential in assessing . . . [More] Long-term Arctic air monitoring of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) is essential in assessing their long-range transport and for evaluating the effectiveness of chemical control initiatives. We report for the first time temporal trends of neutral and ionic PFASs in air from three arctic stations: Alert (Canada, 2006-2014); Zeppelin (Svalbard, Norway, 2006-2014) and Andoya (Norway, 2010-2014). The most abundant PFASs were the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA), and fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs). All of these chemicals exhibited increasing trends at Alert with doubling times (t(2)) of 3.7 years (y) for PFOA, 2.9 y for PFOS, 2.5 y for PFBA, 5.0 y for 8:2 FTOH and 7.0 y for 10:2 FTOH. In contrast, declining or non-changing trends, were observed for PFOA and PFOS at Zeppelin (PFOA, half-life, t(1/2) = 7.2 y; PFOS t(1/2) = 67 y), and Andoya (PFOA t(1/2) = 1.9 y; PFOS t(1/2) = 11 y). The differences in air concentrations and in time trends between the three sites may reflect the differences in regional regulations and source regions. We investigate the source region for particle associated compounds using the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART. Model results showed that PFOA and PFOS are impacted by air masses originating from the ocean or land. For instance, PFOA at Alert and PFOS at Zeppelin were dominated by oceanic air masses whereas, PFOS at Alert and PFOA at Zeppelin were influenced by air masses transported from land.

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Rotational spectra of 4,4,4-trifluorobutyric acid and the 4,4,4-trifluorobutyric acid-formic acid complex

Authors: Choi, YJ; Trevino, A; Stephens, SL; Cooke, SA; Novick, SE; Lin, Wei (2018) HERO ID: 4220323

[Less] The pure rotational spectra of 4,4,4-trifluorobutyric acid, CF3CH2CH2COOH, and its complex with formic . . . [More] The pure rotational spectra of 4,4,4-trifluorobutyric acid, CF3CH2CH2COOH, and its complex with formic acid were studied by a pulsed nozzle, chirped-pulse Fourier transform microwave spectrometer in the frequency range of 7-13 GHz. The rotational constants and centrifugal distortion constants were determined for the first time. Quantum chemical calculations were carried out exploring possible conformations of 4,4,4-trifluorobutyric acid and the structure of the 4,4,4-trifluorobutyric acid-formic acid complex using B3LYP/aug-cc-pVTZ and MP2/aug-cc-pVTZ calculations. Only one conformer was observed for 4,4,4-trifluorobutyric acid and its complex with formic acid, in agreement with the calculations. Published by Elsevier Inc.

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Occurrence of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in garden produce at homes with a history of PFAS-contaminated drinking water

Authors: Scher, DP; Kelly, JE; Huset, CA; Barry, KM; Hoffbeck, RW; Yingling, VL; Messing, RB (2018) Chemosphere 196:548-555. HERO ID: 4220308

[Less] The decades-long disposal of manufacturing waste containing perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in landfills . . . [More] The decades-long disposal of manufacturing waste containing perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in landfills resulted in contamination of groundwater serving as the drinking water supply for the eastern Twin Cities metropolitan region. While measures were taken to reduce the levels of PFAS in the drinking water, questions remained about possible non-drinking water pathways of exposure in these communities. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated whether PFAS in water used for yard and garden irrigation results in elevated concentrations of PFAS in soil and home-grown produce. In 2010, samples of outdoor tap water, garden soil, and garden produce were collected at homes impacted by the contamination and analyzed for several PFAS. Perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA) was the primary PFAS present in water, followed by perfluoropentanoic acid (PFPeA). Although PFBA, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) were present in 100% of soil samples at higher concentrations compared to other PFAS, only PFBA was readily translocated to plants. Significant determinants of PFBA concentration in produce were the amount of PFBA applied to the garden via watering and the type of produce tested. Results from this real-world study are consistent with experimental findings that short-chain PFAS have the highest potential to translocate to and bioaccumulate in edible plants. These findings are globally relevant, as short-chain PFAS serve as commercial substitutes for longer-chain compounds and are increasingly detected in water due to their relatively high solubility and mobility.