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The cytotoxic potentials of the dental composite components triethyleneglycoldimethacrylate (TEGDMA) and 2-hydroxy-ethylmethacrylate (HEMA) as well as mercuric chloride (HgCl2) and methyl mercury chloride (MeHgCl) were investigated. Proliferating A549 and L2 cell monolayers were cultured in the absence or presence of composite components or mercurials.(More)
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS In a previous study it was postulated that toxicity of 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA) and triethleneglycoldimethacrylate (TEGDMA) is based on oxidative metabolites. In this study the influence of antioxidative vitamins (including uric acid) on the toxicity of HEMA or TEGDMA was tested. Toxicity of HEMA and TEGDMA was determined in(More)
The monomer triethyleneglycoldimethacrylate (TEGDMA) is used as a diluent in many resin-based dental materials. It was previously shown in vitro that TEGDMA was released into the adjacent biophase from such materials during the first days after placement. In this study, the uptake, distribution, and excretion of 14C-TEGDMA applied via gastric, intradermal,(More)
The effect of zinc on various pulmonary cell lines has been studied by measuring the depletion of total cellular glutathione after exposure to zinc(II) chloride at different concentrations. Total cellular glutathione (cGS) was measured at 31 ± 3 nmol/mg, 3.8 ± 0.6 nmol/mg, and 3.7 ±1.2 nmol/mg protein in A549, L2, and 11Lu cells, respectively. After(More)
OBJECTIVE The effect of dental composite components triethyleneglycoldimethacrylate (TEGDMA) and hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA), as well as mercuric chloride (HgCl2) and methylmercury chloride (MeHgCl) was investigated on the release of lactatedehydrogenase (LDH) from alveolar epithelial lung cell lines in vitro. METHODS The confluent cell layers from(More)
1 Dimercaprol (BAL), 2,3-dimercaptopropanesulphonate sodium (DMPS) and meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) are effective arsenic antidotes, but the question which one is preferable for optimal therapy of arsenic poisoning is still open to discussion. Major drawbacks of BAL include (a) its low therapeutic index, (b) its tendency to redistribute arsenic(More)
In a previous work, it was shown that in cells after a decrease of cellular glutathione content, toxic zinc effects, such as protein synthesis inhibition or GSSG (glutathione, oxidized form) increases, were enhanced. In this study, zinc toxicity was determined by detection of methionine incorporation as a parameter of protein synthesis and GSSG increase in(More)
Cellular reduced glutathione (GSH) levels have been identified as an essential determinant in zinc-induced cytotoxicity. However, cytotoxic effects of zinc have also been observed without depletion of GSH stores. In a previous study, the intracellular activity of GSSG reductase (GR) has come into focus (Walther et al. 2000, Biol Trace Elem Res 78:163–177).(More)
The excretion of the dental composite component triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) in feces and urine in vivo and, using the pendular perfusion technique with segments of jejunum and colon, the biliary and enteric excretion in situ were investigated in anesthetized guinea pigs. In the in situ experiments guinea pigs (n=4) received TEGDMA (0.02(More)
Administration of anti-inflammatory glucocorticoids is a drug option in the therapy of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), according to present pathophysiological concepts. Surprisingly, glucocorticoids failed to show beneficial effects. This failure is not understood. In this investigation changes in the glutathione system due to hydrocortisone(More)