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Comparative teratogenicity of chlorpyrifos and malathion on Xenopus laevis development.
The embryotoxic potential of chlorpyrifos (CPF) and malathion (MTN), two organophosphorus insecticides (OPs), was evaluated by modified Frog Embryo Teratogenesis Assay-Xenopus (FETAX). CPF and MTNExpand
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First evidences of the occurrence of polycyclic synthetic musk fragrances in surface water systems in Italy: spatial and temporal trends in the Molgora River (Lombardia Region, Northern Italy).
The polycyclic synthetic musks (PCMs) such as galaxolide (HHCB), tonalide (AHTN) and celestolide (ABDI) are important ingredients in fragrances for consumer products because of their typical muskyExpand
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Exposure to the organophosphorus pesticide chlorpyrifos inhibits acetylcholinesterase activity and affects muscular integrity in Xenopus laevis larvae.
The effect of organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos (CPF) on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and on skeletal muscle development in Xenopus laevis larvae was studied. To achieve our purposeExpand
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Non-neuronal cell modulation relieves neuropathic pain: efficacy of the endogenous lipid palmitoylethanolamide.
We have previously shown that the endogenous lipid palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) induced relief of neuropathic pain through an action upon receptors located on the nociceptive pathway. Recently, it hasExpand
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A glyphosate micro-emulsion formulation displays teratogenicity in Xenopus laevis.
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in broad-spectrum herbicide formulations used in agriculture, domestic area and aquatic weed control worldwide. Its market is growing steadily concurrently withExpand
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The molecular architecture of an insect midgut brush border cytoskeleton.
The cytoskeletal apparatus of the vertebrate intestinal brush border (BB) has served as a model system for the actin-based cytoskeleton of nonmuscle cells. In this study, we examine the structuralExpand
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Differential modulation of cytochrome P-450 1A and P-glycoprotein expression by aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonists and thyroid hormone in Xenopus laevis liver and intestine.
Several defence mechanisms, such as cytochrome P450 1A (CYP1A) enzymes and P-glycoprotein (Pgp), may influence the intracellular concentration and consequently the toxicity of xenobiotics. TheExpand
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Identification of spectrin and calmodulin in rabbit spermiogenesis and spermatozoa
Actin was localized in the four subacrosomal bulges (Camatini et al., Eur. J. Cell Biol. 45:276–281, 1987), which characterize the sperm head of rabbit spermatozoa (Phillips, J. Ultrastruct. Res.Expand
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Do Nanoparticle Physico-Chemical Properties and Developmental Exposure Window Influence Nano ZnO Embryotoxicity in Xenopus laevis?
The growing global production of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) suggests a realistic increase in the environmental exposure to such a nanomaterial, making the knowledge of its biologicalExpand
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The K+-driven Amino Acid Cotransporter of the Larval Midgut of Lepidoptera: Is Na+ an Alternative Substrate
Amino acid accumulation within brush-border membrane vesicles (BBMV) from the larval midgut of Lepidoptera is driven by a K+ gradient. However, it can also be driven by a Na+ gradient, although withExpand
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