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12. Jun. 2019

Molecular Signature of Asthma-Enhanced Sensitivity to CuO Nanoparticle Aerosols from 3D Cell Model

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b01823

Ingeborg Kooter1, Marit Ilves 2, Mariska Gröllers-Mulderij 1, Evert Duistermaat 3, Peter C. Tromp 1, Frieke Kuper 1, Pia Kinaret 4,5, Kai Savolainen 6, Dario Greco 4,5, Piia Karisola 2, Joseph Ndika 2, and Harri Alenius 2,7

1The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, TNO, P.O. Box 80015, Utrecht 3584 CB, The Netherlands
2Human Microbiome Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 21, Helsinki 00290, Finland
3Triskelion B.V., P.O. Box 844, Zeist 3704 HE, The Netherlands
4Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere FI-33014, Finland
5Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 56, Helsinki 00014, Finland
6Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, P.O. Box 40, Helsinki 00014, Finland
7Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, P.O. Box 210, Stockholm SE-17176, Sweden

3D human bronchial epithelial cells were cultured at the air−liquid interface that mimics relevant inhalatory exposure were exposed to aerosols of pristine (nCuO) and carboxylated (nCuOCOOH) copper oxide nanoparticles. This paper shows that the existence of asthma enhances sensitivity of the airways to nanoparticle aerosols, possibly as a combined result of a hyperactive airway and inefficient mucociliary clearance mechanisms in asthmatics. The test results are shown in cell viabilty (LDH), Inflammation (IL6, IL8, MCP1) and Transcroptomics.

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7. Sep. 2019

Application of a multi‑layer systems toxicology framework for in vitro assessment of the biological effects of Classic Tobacco e‑liquid and its corresponding aerosol using an e‑cigarette device

https://doi.org/10.1007/s00204-019-02565-9


Anita R. Iskandar, Filippo Zanetti, Diego Marescotti, Bjorn Titz, Alain Sewer, Athanasios Kondylis, Patrice Leroy, Vincenzo Belcastro, Laura Ortega Torres, Stefano Acali, Shoaib Majeed, Sandro Steiner, Keyur Trivedi, Emmanuel Guedj, Celine Merg, Thomas Schneider, Stefan Frentzel, Florian Martin, Nikolai V. Ivanov, Manuel C. Peitsch, Julia Hoeng


Philip Morris International R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Quai Jeanrenaud 5, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Previous experimental setups shows the effects of e-liquids on cell viability (first layer), followed by investigating the potential mechanisms of toxicity elicited by e-liquids (second layer) and finally assessing the impacts of aerosols (third layer). In this present work shows how the three-layer framework is leveraged to evaluate the potential toxicity and biological effects of the MESH Classic Tobacco and Base e-liquids/aerosols compared with those of 3R4F CS.

 

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22. Aug. 2019

PETA International Science Group and Tobacco Companies Donate to Save Animals

PETA International Science Group and Tobacco Companies Donate to Save Animals

Gaithersburg, Md. – The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., Imperial Brands PLC, Altria Client Services (ALCS), British American Tobacco (BAT) PLC, and Philip Morris International Inc have joined together to donate equipment that can help to replace the use of animals in respiratory testing with more human-relevant, non-animal test methods.

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11. Aug. 2019

Exposure to aerosols from electronic cigarettes using the MESH™ technology has a reduced biological impact on bronchial epithelial cell cultures compared with exposure to cigarette smoke

Gordon Research Conference, Integration of Emerging Technologies in Mechanistic and Translational Toxicology,Andover, August 11–16, 2019

Albert Giralt, Florian Martin, Anita R. Iskandar, Alain Sewer, Laura Ortega Torres, AthanasiosKondylis, Patrice Leroy, Celine Merg, ShoaibMajeed, Emmanuel Guedj, Thomas Schneider, KeyurTrivedi, Stefan Frentzel, Nikolai V. Ivanov, Manuel C. Peitsch, Julia Hoeng


PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Quai Jeanrenaud5, CH-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
 

In contrast to 3R4F CS exposure, exposure to IQOS MESH™ Classic Tobacco aerosols did not cause tissue damage or have an impact on ciliary beating functionality in bronchial epithelial cell cultures despite resulting in greater concentrations of deposited nicotine. Cultures exposed to IQOS MESH™ Classic Tobacco aerosols showed fewer changes in proteins involved in xenobiotic metabolism than those exposed to CS.

 

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26. Jun. 2019

PETA Science Group Donates $50,000 in Equipment to Pioneering Laboratory

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences Will Use the Donation to Replace Animals in Respiratory Toxicity Testing

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. is donating $50,000 in equipment to the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a nonprofit laboratory in Gaithersburg that conducts and develops animal-free test methods. IIVS will use the VITROCELL® Cloud inhalation exposure system—instead of animals—to assess the effects of substances on the human respiratory tract.

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27. May. 2019

Characterization of the Vitrocell® Cloud SEQ 24 System and its Application in Exposure to Aerosolized Bortezomib and Ibuprofen

S. Steiner1, Sandra Ferreira1, Moran Morelli1, Audrey Baldi1, Arkadiusz K. Kuczaj1, Stefan Frentzel1, Marco van der Toorn1, Manuel Peitsch1, Julia Hoeng1
1 PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Quai Jeanrenaud 5, CH-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

This poster shows the investigation how aerosols are delivered within the Cloud SEQ 24 and how cell cultures respond to exposures in the system. Ibuprofen and Bortezomib was exposed to three dimensional organotypic tissue cultures of the human bronchial epithelium and biological endpoints were measured: Cytotoxicity, Interleukin 8 and Proteasome activity.

 

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25. May. 2019

In vitro model for the prediction of respiratory sensitization of inhaled chemicals and protein allergens

ISAM, Montreux, 25 – 29 May 2019

Weber P. 1, Chary A.1,2, Saibene M. 1, Serchi T.1, Cambier S.1 , Moschini E.1, Contal S.1, Hennen J.2, Ezendam J.3, Blömeke B.2, Gutleb A.C.1
1 Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg. 
2 Department of Environmental Toxicology, Trier University, Germany.
3Centre for Environmental Protection, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands.

The Aim of this study is the adaptation of a 3D-co-culture system previously developed by Klein et al.2013. Inclusion of dendritic cells to study respiratory sensitization processes and identification and evaluation of markers to assess the respiratory sensitizing potential of inhaled compounds.

 

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5. Apr. 2019

Assessing the respiratory toxicity of dihydroxyacetone using an in vitro human airway epithelial tissue model

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tiv.2019.04.007
Yiying Wanga, Qiangen Wub, Levan Muskhelishvilic, Kelly Davisc, Matthew Bryantb, Xuefei Caoa
a Division of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR 72079, United States of America
b Division of Biochemistry Toxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR 72079, United States of America
c Toxicologic Pathology Associates, Jefferson, AR 72079, United States of America

Unintentional exposure of respiratory mucosal surfaces to DHA aerosols is highly possible during sunless tanning sessions, a possibility for which it is not approved. In this study, the potential respiratory toxicity of DHA using the ALI airway tissue model is evaluated. To mimic in vivo exposure conditions, a liquid aerosol generation and exposure system was used and exposed ALI cultures to a range of non-cytotoxic doses of DHA aerosols at the air-liquid interface.


 

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22. Mar. 2019

In vitro toxicological evaluation of emissions from catalytic oxidation removal of industrial VOCs by air/liquid interface (ALI) exposure system in repeated mode.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tiv.2019.03.030
Méausoone C1, El Khawaja R1, Tremolet G1, Siffert S1, Cousin R1, Cazier F2, Billet S1, Courcot D3, Landkocz Y1.
1 UCEIV - EA4492, Unité de Chimie Environnementale et Interactions sur le Vivant, SFR Condorcet FR CNRS 3417, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Dunkerque, France.
2 Centre Commun de Mesure, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Dunkerque, France.
3 UCEIV - EA4492, Unité de Chimie Environnementale et Interactions sur le Vivant, SFR Condorcet FR CNRS 3417, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Dunkerque, France.. Electronic address: dominique.courcot@univ-littoral.fr.

BEAS-2B cells were exposed using an Air-Liquid Interface (ALI) System (Vitrocell®) to gaseous flows of toluene vapors and outflow after catalytic oxidation of toluene. After exposure to gaseous flow, cytotoxicity, inflammatory response and Xenobiotic Metabolism Enzymes (XME) gene expression were investigated.

Highlights
• Toxicity of toluene increases with time when cells are repeatedly exposed.
• Toxicological analysis helps for validation of catalysts used in treatment of VOCs.
• Cellular response supports the identification of chemically undetected by-products.


 

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10. Mar. 2019

Exposure to an aerosol from a novel electronic cigarette using the MESH™ technology elicited reduced biological impacts than exposure to cigarette smoke on buccal and small airway epithelial cultures

Society of Toxicology, Annual Meeting 2019, Baltimore, MD, USA | 10-14 March

Anita R. Iskandar, Filippo Zanetti, Athanasios Kondylis, Florian Martin, Alain Sewer, Laura Ortega Torres, Shoaib Majeed, Sandro Steiner, Emmanuel Guedj, Celine Merg, Thomas Schneider, Keyur Trivedi, Stefan Frentzel, Nikolai V. Ivanov, Manuel C. Peitsch, Julia Hoeng


PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Quai Jeanrenaud 5, CH-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

 

The impacts of an acute exposure to cigarette smoke (CS) and to aerosol from a novel electronic cigarette (EC) device using MESH™ technology were assessed using human organotypic buccal epithelial cultures and small airway epithelial cultures. A paired design was implemented: in parallel to the exposure to CS or EC aerosol, cultures were also exposed to air in the same exposure module. Tissue damage was not seen in cultures exposed to the IQOS MESH™ Classic Tobacco aerosol despite resulting in greater concentrations of deposited nicotine. In buccal cultures, CS and IQOS MESH™ Classic Tobacco aerosol elicited different infammatory response.

 

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