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Comparison of photocatalytic degradation of dyes in relation to their structure

Authors: Byberg, R; Cobb, J; Martin, LD; Thompson, RW; Camesano, TA; Zahraa, O; Pons, MN (In Press) Environmental Science and Pollution Research. HERO ID: 1501213

[Less] The photocatalytic degradation of a series of six acid dyes (Direct Red 80, Direct Red 81, Direct Red . . . [More] The photocatalytic degradation of a series of six acid dyes (Direct Red 80, Direct Red 81, Direct Red 23, Direct Violet 51, Direct Yellow 27, and Direct Yellow 50) has been tested compared in terms of color removal, mineralization, and toxicity (Lactuca sativa L. test) after photocatalysis on immobilized titanium dioxide. The dyes were examined at their natural pH and after hydrolysis at pH 12. Results show that hydrolysis decreases strongly the efficiency of color removal, that full mineralization takes much longer reaction time than color removal, and that toxicity is only very partially reduced. Some structural parameters, related to the structure and the topology of the dye molecules, could be correlated with the apparent color removal rates at natural pH.

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National Academy of Sciences committee to review advances made to the IRIS process

Authors: Bahadori, T; Thayer, K (2018) presented at National Academy of Sciences Review of Advances Made to the IRIS Process: A Workshop, February 1-2, 2018, Washington, D.C.. [Presentation] HERO ID: 4229674


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Carcinogenicity of quinoline, styrene, and styrene-7,8-oxide

Author: IARC Monograph Working Group (2018) The Lancet Oncology 19:728-729. HERO ID: 4337444

[Less] In March, 2018, a Working Group of 23 scientists from 12 countries met at the International Agency for . . . [More] In March, 2018, a Working Group of 23 scientists from 12 countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, to finalise their evaluation of the carcinogenicity of quinoline, styrene, and styrene-7,8-oxide. This assessment will be published in Volume 121 of the IARC Monographs.

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Styrene, styrene-7,8-oxide, and quinoline

Author: IARC Monograph Working Group (2018) Lyon, France: IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. [IARC Monograph] HERO ID: 4338178


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In vitro model of the hepatic contribution to lung epithelial cell toxicity induced by ethylbenzene, styrene, and naphthalene

Authors: Kelty, JS; Ding, X; Van Winkle, LS (2018) presented at SOT Annual Meeting, March 11-15, 2018, San Antonio, Texas. [Poster] HERO ID: 4440630


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Fourth national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals, updated tables, March 2018, volume one

Author: CDC (2018) Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HERO ID: 4358881

[Less] The Fourth Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, Updated Tables, March 2018 (the Updated . . . [More] The Fourth Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, Updated Tables, March
2018 (the Updated Tables, March 2018) presents nationally representative, cumulative
biomonitoring data gathered from 1999–2000 through 2015-2016. It includes all the data from
each of the previous National Reports on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and
each of the previous Updated Tables (collectively, the Report and Updated Tables).

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Environmental exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): The correlation with and impact on reproductive hormones in umbilical cord serum

Authors: Yin, S; Tang, M; Chen, F; Li, T; Liu, W (2017) Environmental Pollution 220:1429-1437. HERO ID: 3453058

[Less] Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a type of ubiquitous pollutant with the potential ability . . . [More] Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a type of ubiquitous pollutant with the potential ability to cause endocrine disruption that would have an adverse health impact on the general population. To assess the maternal exposure to PAHs in neonates and evaluate the possible impact of PAHs on reproductive hormone levels, the concentration of PAHs and reproductive hormone levels in the umbilical cord serum of 98 mother-infant pairs in the Shengsi Islands were investigated. The median concentration of total PAHs was determined to be 164 (Inter-Quartile Range, IQR 93.6-267) ng g(-1) lipid, and 68% of the PAHs were lower-molecule congeners. The highest level was found for pyrene (PYR) and naphthalene (NAP), which contributed 54.6% of all the PAHs present in the samples. The exposure to PAHs negatively affected estradiol (E2) and Anti-Mullerian hormones (AMH) and positively affected FSH in the umbilical cord serum. The result expanded the database of the human burden of PAHs and suggested that PAHs can act as a type of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical (EDC). These results may help to understand the complex pathways involved in disorders of human reproductive health associated with prenatal exposure to PAHs.

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Micropore clogging by leachable pyrogenic organic carbon: A new perspective on sorption irreversibility and kinetics of hydrophobic organic contaminants to black carbon

Authors: Wang, B; Zhang, W; Li, H; Fu, H; Qu, X; Zhu, D (2017) Environmental Pollution 220:1349-1358. HERO ID: 3453059

[Less] Black carbon (BC) plays a crucial role in sequestering hydrophobic organic contaminants in the environment. . . . [More] Black carbon (BC) plays a crucial role in sequestering hydrophobic organic contaminants in the environment. This study investigated key factors and mechanisms controlling nonideal sorption (e.g., sorption irreversibility and slow kinetics) of model hydrophobic organic contaminants (nitrobenzene, naphthalene, and atrazine) by rice-straw-derived BC. After removing the fraction of leachable pyrogenic organic carbon (LPyOC) (referring to composites of dissoluble non-condensed organic carbon and associated mineral components) with deionized water or 0.5 M NaOH, sorption of these sorbates to BC was enhanced. The sorption enhancement was positively correlated with sorbate molecular size in the order of atrazine > naphthalene > nitrobenzene. The removal of LPyOC also accelerated sorption kinetics and reduced sorption irreversibility. These observations were attributed to increased accessibility of BC micropores initially clogged by the LPyOC. Comparison of BC pore size distributions before and after atrazine sorption further suggested that the sorbate molecules preferred to access the micropores that were more open, and the micropore accessibility was enhanced by the removal of LPyOC. Consistently, the sorption of nitrobenzene and atrazine to template-synthesized mesoporous carbon (CMK3), a model sorbent with homogeneous pore structures, showed decreased kinetics, but increased irreversibility by impregnating sorbent pores with surface-grafted alkylamino groups and by subsequent loading of humic acid. These findings indicated an important and previously unrecognized role of LPyOC (i.e., micropore clogging) in the nonideal sorption of organic contaminants to BC.

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The role of hydrogen bonding in the fluorescence quenching of 2,6-bis((E)-2-(benzoxazol-2-yl)vinyl)naphthalene (BBVN) in methanol

Authors: Hammam, E; Basahi, J; Ismail, I; Hassan, I; Almeelbi, T (2017) Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 173:681-686. HERO ID: 3453068

[Less] The excited state hydrogen bonding dynamics of BBVN in hydrogen donating methanol solvent was explored . . . [More] The excited state hydrogen bonding dynamics of BBVN in hydrogen donating methanol solvent was explored at the TD-BMK/cc-pVDZ level of theory with accounting for the bulk environment effects at the polarizable continuum model (PCM). The heteroatoms of the BBVN laser dye form hydrogen bonds with four methanol molecules. In the formed BBVN-(MeOH)4 complex, the A-type hydrogen bond (N…HO), of an average strength of 25kJmol(-1), is twofold stronger than the B-type (O…HO) one. Upon photon absorption, the total HB binding energy increases from 78.5kJmol(-1) in the ground state to 82.6kJmol(-1) in the first singlet (S1) excited state. In consequence of the hydrogen bonding interaction, the absorption band maximum of the BBVN-(MeOH)4 complex, which was anticipated at 398nm (exp. 397), is redshifted by 5nm relative to that of the free dye in methanol. The spectral shift of the stretching vibrational mode for the hydrogen bonded hydroxyl groups (with a maximum shift of 285cm(-1)) from that of the free methanol indicated the elevated strengthening of hydrogen bonds in the excited state. The vibrational modes associated with hydrogen bonding provide effective accepting modes for the dissipation of the excitation energy, thus, decreasing the fluorescence quantum yield of BBVN in alcohols as compared to that in the polar aprotic solvents. Since there is no sign of photochemistry or phosphorescence, it seems reasonable in view of the outcomes of this study to assign the major decay process of the excited singlet (S1) of BBVN in alcohols to vibronically induced internal conversion (IC) facilitated by hydrogen bonding.

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Host Range of the Conjugative Transfer System of IncP-9 Naphthalene-Catabolic Plasmid NAH7 and Characterization of Its oriT Region and Relaxase

Authors: Kishida, K; Inoue, K; Ohtsubo, Y; Nagata, Y; Tsuda, M (2017) Applied and Environmental Microbiology 83. HERO ID: 3453084

[Less] NAH7 and pWW0 from gammaproteobacterial Pseudomonas putida strains are IncP-9 conjugative plasmids that . . . [More] NAH7 and pWW0 from gammaproteobacterial Pseudomonas putida strains are IncP-9 conjugative plasmids that carry the genes for degradation of naphthalene and toluene, respectively. Although such genes on these plasmids are well-characterized, experimental investigation of their conjugation systems remains at a primitive level. To clarify these conjugation systems, in this study, we investigated the NAH7-encoded conjugation system by (i) analyzing the origin of its conjugative transfer (oriT)-containing region and its relaxase, which specifically nicks within the oriT region for initiation of transfer, and (ii) comparing the conjugation systems between NAH7 and pWW0. The NAH7 oriT (oriTN) region was located within a 430-bp fragment, and the strand-specific nicking (nic) site and its upstream sequences that were important for efficient conjugation in the oriTN region were identified. Unlike many other relaxases, the NAH7 relaxase exhibited unique features in its ability to catalyze, in a conjugation-independent manner, the site-specific intramolecular recombination between two copies of the oriTN region, between two copies of the pWW0 oriT (oriTW) region (which is clearly different from the oriTN region), and between the oriTN and oriTW regions. The pWW0 relaxase, which is also clearly different from the NAH7 relaxase, was strongly suggested to have the ability to conjugatively and efficiently mobilize the oriTN-containing plasmid. Such a plasmid was, in the presence of the NAH7Δnic derivative, conjugatively transferable to alphaproteobacterial and betaproteobacterial strains in which the NAH7 replication machinery is nonfunctional, indicating that the NAH7 conjugation system has a broader host range than its replication system.

IMPORTANCE: Various studies have strongly suggested an important contribution of conjugative transfer of catabolic plasmids to the rapid and wide dissemination of the plasmid-loaded degradation genes to microbial populations. Degradation genes on such plasmids are often loaded on transposons, which can be inserted into the genomes of the recipient bacterial strains where the transferred plasmids cannot replicate. The aim was to advance detailed molecular knowledge of the determinants of host range for plasmids. This aim is expected to be easily and comprehensively achieved using an experimental strategy in which the oriT region is connected with a plasmid that has a broad host range of replication. Using such a strategy in this study, we showed that (i) the NAH7 oriT-relaxase system has unique properties that are significantly different from other well-studied systems and (ii) the host range of the NAH7 conjugation system is broader than previously thought.