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Líbalová, Helena ; Sikorová, Jitka ; Brzicová, Táňa ; Milcová, Alena ; Vrbová, Kristýna ; Pikal, P. ; Topinka, Jan ; Rössner ml., Pavel
A set of NPs consists of 5 variants of anatase and 5 variants of rutile nanoparticles differing in their diameter (from 3 to 165 nm). TiO2 samples were characterized in the powder form and dispersed in water and cell culture media. Three cytotoxicity assays were used: MTS, WST-1, and LDH. For all nanomaterials, three independent repetitions were carried out. \n\nOverall, cytotoxicity of all NPs was low even at the highest concentration of 256 mu g/ml. The viability of cells did not decrease below 60% for WST-1 and MTS assays and 80% for the LDH assay. Besides concentration, crystalline size was identified as the most important cytotoxic factor. Clear nonlinear relationship between crystalline size and cytotoxicity was detected; higher toxicity induced NPs within the size range 20-60 nm. Increased cytotoxicity in given diameter size range would give an answer to inconsistent findings at size and cytotoxicity relationship.
Rössnerová, Andrea ; Červená, Tereza ; Brzicová, Táňa ; Vrbová, Kristýna ; Sikorová, Jitka ; Topinka, Jan ; Rössner ml., Pavel
The tremendous increase of the use of nanomaterials (NMs) has been witnessed during the last decade in many areas of human life including the chemical industry, cosmetics, biomedicine or food technology. The variety of NMs, their unique properties, almost ubiquitous presence and the size range of 1-100 nm raised the interest of toxicologists. The evaluation of the frequency of micronuclei (MN) as a result of the genotoxic events is a broadly utilized and well-established approach in in vitro studies for testing the risk of chemical exposure. Nevertheless, properties of the NMs give rise to the questions concerning the optimal methodological variants of the MN assay. \n\nIn our study, five types of well-characterized NMs (TiO2: NM-101 and NM-103; SiO2: NM-200; Ag: NM-300K and NM-302) of specific size, shape, or e.g. dimensions of aggregates were involved in the genotoxicity testing using four variants of protocols differing in the time of NM exposure, application of cytochalasin-B combined with simultaneous and delayed co-treatment with nanoparticles (NPs). Bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) were used in this study to fulfil these tasks. Presence of NPs was controlled by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). \n\nObtained results showed the different genotoxic potential of the various TiO2 and Ag NMs (NM-101< NM-103 and NM-300K> NM-302, respectively). Comparison of all testing strategies revealed, that the level of DNA damage can differ based on the time of exposure and the methodological approach. In general, using cytochalasin-B led most frequently to the increase of the genotoxic potential of the tested NMs.
Brzicová, Táňa ; Líbalová, Helena ; Vrbová, Kristýna ; Sikorová, Jitka ; Philimonenko, Vlada ; Kléma, J. ; Topinka, Jan ; Rössner ml., Pavel
From the perspective of the immune system, nanomaterials (NMs) represent invading agents. Macrophages are immune cells residing in all organs and tissues as the first line of defense. Interactions of macrophages with NMs can determine the fate of NMs as well as their potential toxic effects. In the present study, we compared toxicity of four different types of NMs [NM-100 (TiO2, 110 nm), NM-110 (ZnO, 20 nm), NM-200 (SiO2, 150 nm) and NM-300K (Ag, 20 nm)], towards THP-1 macrophage-like cells. Cells were incubated with non-cytotoxic concentrations (1-25 mu g/ml) of NMs for 24 hours and microarray technology was used to analyze changes in whole-genome expression. Gene expression profiling revealed a substantially different molecular response following exposure to diverse NMs. While NM-100 did not exert any significant effect on gene expression profile, all other NMs triggered a pro-inflammatory response characterized by an activation of the NF-kappa B transcription factor and induced expression of numerous chemokines and cytokines. NM-110 and NM-300K further modulated processes such as DNA damage response, oxidative and replication stress as well as cell cycle progression and proteasome function. We suppose that genotoxicity of ZnO and Ag NMs leading to DNA damage and alternatively to apoptosis in THP-1 macrophages is probably caused by the extensive intracellular dissolution of these NPs, as confirmed by TEM imaging.
Chromosomal damage and shortening of telomeres in cancer patients and healthy subjects
Kroupa, Michal ; Vodička, Pavel (advisor) ; Kmoníčková, Eva (referee) ; Rössner, Pavel (referee)
Impaired chromosome segregation during mitosis, inaccurate DNA damage response and excessive telomere shortening may all modulate the frequency of chromosomal aberrations (CAs) in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL). There is evidence that increased frequency of structural CAs in PBL may be considered as a marker of enhanced cancer risk. In the present Thesis, an effect of variants in genes involved in mitotic checkpoint and DNA damage response on the inter-individual differences in CAs frequency in PBL was investigated. Considering the importance of disrupted telomere structure and its function in cancer biology, a link between telomere length and clinicopathological and molecular features of cancer patients was analysed. Furthermore, the relevance of telomere length and CAs frequency as markers of patients' survival was examined. The major outcomes of the Thesis, fully reported in detail in seven attached Manuscripts, are: I) Increased frequency of structural CAs and/or disrupted telomere length in PBL may be considered as risk factors for the different types of solid cancer; II) Telomere shortening in PBL of healthy subjects increased the frequency of structural CAs; III) Binary interactions of gene variants in mitotic checkpoint and DNA repair pathways may modulate the frequency of structural...
Rössner ml., Pavel ; Vrbová, Kristýna ; Strapáčová, S. ; Rössnerová, Andrea ; Ambrož, Antonín ; Brzicová, Táňa ; Líbalová, Helena ; Javorková, Eliška ; Zajícová, Alena ; Holáň, Vladimír ; Kulich, P. ; Večeřa, Zbyněk ; Mikuška, Pavel ; Coufalík, Pavel ; Křůmal, Kamil ; Čapka, Lukáš ; Dočekal, Bohumil ; Šerý, Omar ; Machala, M. ; Topinka, Jan
We analyzed gene expression changes in the lungs and the immunological response in splenocytes of mice exposed by inhalation of ZnO nanoparticles - NP. Adult female ICR mice were treated for three days and three months, respectively. Analysis of differential expression in genes involved in oxidative stress was conducted using quantitative RT-PCR. The potential immunotoxic and immunomodulatory effects of ZnO NP were analyzed by phenotyping and cytokine production by splenocytes after three months exposure. Three days exposure resulted in down-regulation of GCLC, GSR, HMOX-1, NQO-1, NF-kB2, PTGS2 and TXNRD1 mRNA expression, three months exposure increased the expression of these genes. Three months exposure caused a significant decrease in the percentage of granulocytes in the spleen cells, and affected the production of IL-10 and IL-6 by lipopolysaccharide-stimulated leukocytes. In summary, our study revealed changes in the expression of genes involved in the oxidative stress response following acute ZnO NP exposure. Subchronic ZnO NP exposure induced immunomodulatory effects in the spleen.
The use of BEAS-2B cell line for micronucleus assay in genetic toxicology
Červená, Tereza ; Rössner, Pavel (advisor) ; Rubeš, Jiří (referee)
This thesis deals with the application of BEAS-2B cell line for micronucleus assay in genetic toxicology. It is divided into two main parts: a) theoretical introduction to the analysis and search for suitable models for testing the impact of air pollution and manufactured nanoparticles, b) practical part that describes the results of micronuclei induction by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), extractable organic matter (EOM) from diesel exhaust particles obtained from emissions of three types of fuel and engineered nanoparticles. BEAS-2B cell line is a nonmalignant human model of lung epithelium which seems to be suitable for micronucleus assay. This assay is commonly used for determining the genotoxicity of various substances to wide variety of cell cultures and also in human studies. In this thesis, the following substances were tested: benzo[a]pyrene, 3-nitrobenzanthrone and 1-nitropyrene as carcinogenic PAHs commonly found in polluted air; EOMs from exhaust particles of 100 % diesel fuel, a blend of diesel fuel and 30 % of biodiesel, 100 % biodiesel and two types of engineered nanoparticles (TiO2 and Ag). The cells were treated with the compounds for 28, 48 and 72 hours. The results confirm the suitability of BEAS-2B cell line as a model for testing the genotoxicity of substances under...
An acellular genotoxicity assay of complex mixtures of organic compounds bound on size segregated aerosols.
Fikejzlová, Monika ; Rössner, Pavel (advisor) ; Machala, Miroslav (referee)
The main aim of this work was to compare the genotoxicity of organic extracts from different size fractions of aerosol particles (1-10 µm, 0,5-1 µm, 0,17-0,5 µm) collected by high volume cascade impactors in various localities of the Czech Republic differing in the extent of the environmental pollution (Březno - strip mine, Dobré Štěstí - highway, Praha - city center, Láz - background station). Genotoxicity was determined in acellular assay of calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) with and without S9 metabolic activation by analysis of DNA adducts induced by extractable organic matter (EOM) from the particulate matter (PM) by 32 P-postlabeling and the ability of extracts to induce oxidative DNA damage was evaluated using the competitive ELISA test. The main finding of this work is that most of the observed genotoxicity is connected with fine particles (<1 µm). The concentration of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (c-PAHs) in EOMs indicate that fine fractions bound the highest amount of c-PAHs in all sampling sites. This fact might be related to a higher specific surface of this fraction as compared with a course fraction and a higher mass as compared with a condensational fraction. As for aerosol mass, both fine and condensational fractions are effective carriers of c-PAHs. Similarly, the DNA...
The impact of polluted air on oxidative damage to DNA.
Švecová, Vlasta ; Šrám, Radim (advisor) ; Stiborová, Marie (referee) ; Rössner, Pavel (referee)
IMPACTS OF AIR POLLUTION ON OXIDATIVE DNA DAMAGE Vlasta Svecova Department of Genetic Ecotoxicology, Institute of Experimental Medicine AS CR, v.v.i. Videnska 1083, 142 20 Prague 4 Tel.: +420 241 062 669, fax.: +420 241 062 785, e-mail: This thesis deal with impacts of air pollution on human health. The biomarkers of biologically effective dose, biomarkers of oxidative damage to DNA, lipids and proteins, were studied. We aimed at importance of individual pollutants, measured the personal exposure to these pollutants and analyzed the biomarkers of oxidative damage to macromolecules. c-PAHs (carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) bound to airborne PM2.5 (particulate matter ≤ 2.5 µm) and volatile organic compounds (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and m,p,o-xylenes, BTEX) were studied as ones of the biologically most important pollutants. Personal and outdoor concentrations of c-PAHs together with personal exposure to BTEX were measured. The concentrations of pollutants were correlated with biomarker levels in different seasons and localities. Bus drivers in Prague, 6-10 years old children from Teplice and Prachatice and policemen with office workers from Ostrava region were the model populations. Oxidative damage to DNA were measured by 8-oxodeoxyguanosine (8-oxodG), 15-F2t-...
Oxidative damage by organic extracts from urban air particulate matter
Hanzalová, Kateřina ; Rössner, Pavel (advisor) ; Machala, Miroslav (referee)
The aim of this master thesis was to investigate the ability of selected individual carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (c-PAHs: benzo[a]pyrene, B[a]P; dibenzo[a,l]pyrene, DB[a,l]P), an artificial mixture of c-PAHs (c-PAH mix) and extractable organic matter (EOM) from urban air particulate matter (PM) to induce oxidative damage in vitro. Two cell lines (human hepatoma cells, HepG2, and human diploid lung fibroblasts, HEL) were treated for 24 h and 48 h with various concentrations of compounds or mixtures. The studied oxidative stress markers included 8-oxodeoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) as a marker of oxidative DNA damage, 15-F2t-isoprostane (15-F2t-IsoP) as a marker of lipid peroxidation and protein carbonyl groups as a marker of oxidative damage to proteins. The response of the cell lines to the tested compounds and mixtures differed substantially. In summary the results demonstrate the ability of EOM to induce oxidative damage to DNA and lipids after 24 h of treatment and to proteins after 48 h, in HepG2 cells. The effect of c-PAHs was substantially less. The induction of oxidative damage by c- PAHs and EOM in HEL cells was weak. Since c-PAHs had lower ability to cause oxidative damage that was limited only to longer incubation periods, it is probable that other components of EOM are responsible for...

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