Advanced in vitro exposure systems.

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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5. Mar. 2019

A lower impact of an acute exposure to electronic cigarette aerosols than to cigarette smoke in human organotypic buccal and small airway cultures was demonstrated using systems toxicology assessment

DOI:10.1007/s11739-019-02055-x
Filippo Zanetti1, Athanasios Kondylis1, Florian Martin1, Patrice Leroy1, Shoaib Majeed1, Sandro Steiner1, Yang Xiang1, Laura Ortega Torres1, Keyur Trivedi1, Emmanuel Guedj1, Celine Merg1, Stefan Frentzel1, Nikolai V. Ivanov1, Utkarsh Doshi2, Kyeonghee Monica Lee2, Willie J. McKinneyJr2, Manuel C. Peitsch1, Julia Hoeng1

1 Philip Morris International R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A.NeuchâtelSwitzerland
2 Altria Client Services LLCRichmondUSA

Human organotypic buccal and small airway cultures were exposed in two independent exposure systems (Vitrocell® 24/48), one for 3R4F reference cigarette smoke and the other for e-cigarette aerosol exposures to summarize the exposure-induced impacts into four main cellular processes: the cell fate, cell proliferation, cell stress, and inflammatory process.

 

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2. Feb. 2019

Toxicological comparison of cigarette smoke and e-cigarette aerosol using a 3D in vitro human respiratory model.

DOI: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2019.01.036

Czekala L1, Simms L2, Stevenson M2, Tschierske N2, Maione AG3, Walele T2.
1 Imperial Brands PLC, 121 Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2LL, UK. Electronic address: Lukasz.Czekala@uk.imptob.com.
2 Imperial Brands PLC, 121 Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2LL, UK.
3 MatTek, 200 Homer Ave., Ashland, MA, USA.

In this research article a respiratory epithelial model, EpiAirway, was used to examine the biological effects of nicotine-containing blu PLUS + e-cigarettes, in comparison to conventional cigarette smoke. Tissues were exposed at the air-liquid interface to cigarette smoke or e-cigarette aerosol generated using a VITROCELL VC1 smoking/vaping robot. 

 

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9. Jul. 2018

Delivery efficiencies of constituents of combustion-derived aerosols across the air-liquid interface during in vitro exposures.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tiv.2018.06.024

Steiner S, Diana P, Dossin E, Guy P, Vuillaume G, Kondylis A, Majeed S, Frentzel S, Hoeng J

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

Highlights
•Different smoke constituents are delivered with different efficiencies during in vitro exposures.
•This indicates considerable differences in the composition of the applied and the absorbed smoke.
•The composition of the applied smoke is of limited value for describing the exposure.

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1. Jun. 2018

Charakterisierung von Partikelemissionen aus dem Trennschleifprozess von kohlefaserverstärktem Beton (Carbonbeton)

Autoren:
Hillemann, L.; Stintz, M.; Streibel, T.; Zimmermann, R.; Öder, S.; Kasurinen, S.; di Bucchianico, S.; Kanashova, T.; Dittmar, G.; Konzack, D.; Große, S.; Rudolph, A.; Berger, M.; Krebs, T.; Saraji-Bozorgzad, M. R.; Walte, A.

Die Wirkung von Emissionen aus dem Trennen von Carbonbeton werden in einer Kombination aus Trennstaubgenerator, Verdünnungssystem und Expositionssystem an Zellkulturen (A549 und THP-1) gegenüber den entstehenden Stäuben bestimmt (Zytotoxizität).

 

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11. Mar. 2018

New Products at VITROCELL® User Group Meeting 2018

10 March 2018, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas, USA

Following the VITROCELL® User Group Meeting 2017 in Baltimore, international scientists from Canada, Europe, Japan and USA reconvened in March 2018.

The informal event organized into short presentations and posters was followed by open discussions. It was an excellent opportunity to discuss the latest developments of VITROCELL®, to exchange your experience in working with the equipment and to meet other fellow researchers. The meeting took place prior to the international Society of Toxicology 57th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 11 – 15, 2018, in San Antonio, USA - one of the largest international conferences related to toxicology.

Focus of the event was to share VITROCELL® activities since the last meeting, to exchange latest research results, to give an update on VITROCELL’s participation in major research programs as well as the presentation of new products for 2018.

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16. Dec. 2016

'Clean-burning' Fuels May be Worse for Your Lungs

Nala Rogers for 'Inside Science'

A report about artificial lung reveals surprising dangers from pellet burners and diesel-fueled ships at the University of Rostock and Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany.

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8. Sep. 2016

A lab scale measurement technique for the air-liquid interface exposure of human lung cell cultures towards particulate emissions from combustion processes

11th International Particle Toxicology Conference, Sep 26 – 30, 2016 in Singapore


1S. Mülhopt, 3M. Berger, 1C. Schlager, 2M. Dilger, 2S. Diabaté, 3T. Krebs, 4,5Ralf Zimmermann, 4Jeroen Buters, 4Sebastian Oeder, 2C. Weiss, 1H.-R. Paur

1Institute for Technical Chemistry
2Institute of Toxicology and Genetics

3Vitrocell Systems GmbH, Germany
4Helmholtz CentreMunich, Germany
5University of Rostock, Germany
 

The Karlsruhe Exposure System is a lab scale measurement system for the air-liquid interface exposure of human lung cell cultures towards air borne nanoparticles under well defined conditions.

 

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27. Jun. 2016

Metabolic Profiling as Well as Stable Isotope Assisted Metabolic and Proteomic Analysis of RAW 264.7 Macrophages Exposed to Ship Engine Aerosol Emissions

Different Effects of Heavy Fuel Oil and Refined Diesel Fuel

DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0157964

Sean C. Sapcariu1,12, Tamara Kanashova2,12, Marco Dilger3,4,12, Silvia Diabaté3,12, Sebastian Oeder5,6,12,13, Johannes Passig7,12, Christian Radischat7,12, Jeroen Buters5,6,12,13, Olli Sippula8,12, Thorsten Streibel7,9,12, Hanns-Rudolf Paur4,12, Christoph Schlager4,12, Sonja Mülhopt4,12, Benjamin Stengel10,12, Rom Rabe10,12, Horst Harndorf10,12, Tobias Krebs11,12, Erwin Karg9, Thomas Gröger9, Carsten Weiss3,12, Gunnar Dittmar2,12, Karsten Hiller1,12, Ralf Zimmermann7,9,12

1 Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine 6, avenue du Swing, L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg,
2 Mass Spectrometry Core Unit, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch, Berlin, Germany,
3 Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (ITG), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus North, Karlsruhe, Germany,
4 Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus North, Karlsruhe, Germany,
5 Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM), Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany,
6 CK-CARE, Christine Kühne Center for Allergy Research and Education, Davos, Switzerland,
7 Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre, Division of Analytical and Technical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University Rostock, Rostock, Germany,
8 University of Eastern Finland, Department of Environmental Science, P.O. Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland,
9 Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre, CMA – Comprehensive Molecular Analytics, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany,
10 Chair of Piston Machines and Internal Combustion Engines, University Rostock, Rostock, Germany,
11 Vitrocell GmbH, Waldkirch, Germany,
12 HICE – Helmholtz Virtual Institute of Complex Molecular Systems in Environmental Health – Aerosols and Health, Neuherberg, Rostock, Munich, Karlsruhe, Berlin, Waldkirch, Germany; Kuopio, Finland; Cardiff, United Kingdom; Esch-Belval, Luxembourg,
13 German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Munich, Germany

An automated ALI exposure system station with 18 exposure positions was used as the interface for mouse macrophage RAW 264.7 cell line exposures of the diesel engine exhaust. The evaluation is devided in LDH release assay, Metabolite extraction and GC-MS processing, Stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC), Proteome extraction and LC-MS/MS analysis of peptides and Proteomics Data An

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16. Jun. 2016

Nanoparticles on human lung cells

The Vitrocell Exposure System for cell cultures at the air-liquid interface

Sonja Mülhopt1, Tobias Krebs2, Dr Silvia Diabaté3, Christoph Schlager1, Dr Hanns-Rudolf Paur1

1 Institute for Technical Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 
2 Vitrocell Systems GmbH, 
3 Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

 

This article shows the development of an automated exposure system which allows both reproducible sampling and conditioning of aerosols and exposure of the cell cultures under conditions imitating those of the human lung. Bioassays were developed and used for toxicological analysis of particulate emissions from the industry as well as of nanoparticles.

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