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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214734/developmental-toxicity-and-molecular-responses-of-marine-medaka-oryzias-melastigma-embryos-to-ciguatoxin-p-ctx-1-exposure
#1
Meng Yan, Priscilla T Y Leung, Jack C H Ip, Jin-Ping Cheng, Jia-Jun Wu, Jia-Rui Gu, Paul K S Lam
Ciguatoxins are produced by toxic benthic dinoflagellates and cause ciguatera fish poisoning worldwide, but the toxic effects on developing marine fish have not been well investigated. The Pacific ciguatoxin (P-CTX-1), is a potent sodium channel agonist, which is one of the most toxic members among all CTXs. This study evaluated the toxic effects of microinjecting purified Pacific ciguatoxin-1 (P-CTX-1) on embryonic development of marine medaka Oryzias melastigma. A lower 96h-LD50 value was estimated for eleuthero-embryos (1...
February 10, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213303/diethylstilbestrol-flutamide-and-their-combination-impaired-the-spermatogenesis-of-male-adult-zebrafish-through-disrupting-hpg-axis-meiosis-and-apoptosis
#2
Pan Yin, Ying-Wen Li, Qi-Liang Chen, Zhi-Haog Liu
Both diethylstilbestrol (DES, an environmental estrogen) and flutamide (FLU, an anti-androgen) are found to impair spermatogenesis by disrupting hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and altering androgen levels through different mechanisms/modes of action in fish with poorly understood underlying mechanisms. Furthermore, it is not known whether and how a combined exposure of DES and FLU has a stronger effect than the compounds alone. In this study, male zebrafish adults were exposed to DES, FLU and their combination (DES+FLU) for 30days, and their effects on histological structure and sperm count in testis, androgen level in plasma, as well as the mRNA levels of genes involved in HPG axis, meiotic regulation and apoptosis were analyzed...
February 10, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213304/photocatalytic-effects-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-on-aquatic-organisms-current-knowledge-and-suggestions-for-future-research
#3
REVIEW
Vena N Haynes, J Evan Ward, Brandon J Russell, Alexander G Agrios
Nanoparticles are entering natural systems through product usage, industrial waste and post-consumer material degradation. As the production of nanoparticles is expected to increase in the next decade, so too are predicted environmental loads. Engineered metal-oxide nanomaterials, such as titanium dioxide, are known for their photocatalytic capabilities. When these nanoparticles are exposed to ultraviolet radiation in the environment, however, they can produce radicals that are harmful to aquatic organisms...
February 9, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213302/disrupting-effects-of-azocyclotin-to-the-hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal-axis-and-reproduction-of-xenopus-laevis
#4
Shuying Li, Meng Li, Wenjun Gui, Qiangwei Wang, Guonian Zhu
Over the past few decades, the hazards associated with the extensive use of organictin compounds have become an issue of extreme concern, while at present the effects of these substances on amphibians remain poorly understood. In the present study, we chose azocyclotin, one of common use acaricides in China. We focused on sexual development and steroidogenesis disrupting effects of azocyclotin in the Xenopus laevis. Tadpoles were exposed to azocyclotin (0.05 and 0.5μg/L) for long-term (4 months) study. Results showed that exposure to azocyclotin caused developmental toxicity, including decreased survival, body weight, body length, gonadosomatic index, hepatosomatic index and female phenotype...
February 8, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208107/assessing-the-potential-for-trace-organic-contaminants-commonly-found-in-australian-rivers-to-induce-vitellogenin-in-the-native-rainbowfish-melanotaenia-fluviatilis-and-the-introduced-mosquitofish-gambusia-holbrooki
#5
Philip D Scott, Heather M Coleman, Anne Colville, Richard Lim, Benjamin Matthews, James A McDonald, Ana Miranda, Peta A Neale, Dayanthi Nugegoda, Louis A Tremblay, Frederic D L Leusch
In Australia, trace organic contaminants (TrOCs) and endocrine active compounds (EACs) have been detected in rivers impacted by sewage effluent, urban stormwater, agricultural and industrial inputs. It is unclear whether these chemicals are at concentrations that can elicit endocrine disruption in Australian fish species. In this study, native rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis) and introduced invasive (but prevalent) mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) were exposed to the individual compounds atrazine, estrone, bisphenol A, propylparaben and pyrimethanil, and mixtures of compounds including hormones and personal care products, industrial compounds, and pesticides at environmentally relevant concentrations...
February 7, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208108/dietary-administration-of-edc-mixtures-a-focus-on-fish-lipid-metabolism
#6
O Carnevali, V Notarstefano, I Olivotto, M Graziano, P Gallo, I Di Marco Pisciottano, L Vaccari, A Mandich, E Giorgini, F Maradonna
Many man-made chemical compounds are recognized as endocrine disruptors and once released into the environment are likely to spread and bioaccumulate in wild species. Due to their lipophilic nature, these substances pass through the cell membrane or bind to specific receptors activating physiological responses that in the long run can cause reproductive impairment, physiological disorders, including the occurrence of metabolic syndromes. One significant source of contamination is represented by the consumption of polluted food...
February 6, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187359/developmental-toxicity-and-thyroid-hormone-disrupting-effects-of-2-4-dichloro-6-nitrophenol-in-chinese-rare-minnow-gobiocypris-rarus
#7
Rui Chen, Lilai Yuan, Jinmiao Zha, Zijian Wang
In the present study, to evaluate embryonic toxicity and the thyroid-disrupting effects of 2,4-dichloro-6-nitrophenol (DCNP), embryos and adults of Chinese rare minnow (Gobiocypris rarus) were exposed to 2, 20, and 200μg/L DCNP. In the embryo-larval assay, increased percentages of mortality and occurrence of malformations, decreased percentage of hatching, and decreased body length and body weight were observed after DCNP treatment. Moreover, the whole-body T3 levels were significantly increased at 20 and 200μg/L treatments, whereas the T4 levels were markedly decreased significantly (p<0...
February 4, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187362/6-2-chlorinated-polyfluorinated-ether-sulfonate-a-pfos-alternative-induces-embryotoxicity-and-disrupts-cardiac-development-in-zebrafish-embryos
#8
Guohui Shi, Qianqian Cui, Yitao Pan, Nan Sheng, Sujie Sun, Yong Guo, Jiayin Dai
As an alternative to perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS), 6:2 chlorinated polyfluorinated ether sulfonate (commercial name: F-53B) has been used as a mist suppressant in Chinese electroplating industries for over 30 years. It has been found in the environment and fish, and one acute assay indicated F-53B was moderately toxic. However, the toxicological information on this compound was incomplete and insufficient for assessment of their environment impact. The object of this study was to examine the developmental toxicity of F-53B using zebrafish embryos...
February 3, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187361/toxicity-of-abamectin-and-difenoconazole-mixtures-to-a-neotropical-cladoceran-after-simulated-run-off-and-spray-drift-exposure
#9
Raquel Aparecida Moreira, Michiel Adriaan Daam, Bruna Horvath Vieira, Ana Letícia Madeira Sanches, Marina Vanderlei Reghini, Adrislaine da Silva Mansano, Emanuela Cristina de Freitas, Evaldo Luiz Gaeta Espindola, Odete Rocha
Aquatic risk assessments of pesticides in tropical countries have often been disputed for being largely based on risk evaluations conducted in temperate regions. Although pesticide sensitivity comparisons between temperate and tropical freshwater organisms have indeed not revealed consistent differences, risk assessments are currently still based on a relatively small tropical toxicity dataset. In addition, greater levels of runoff and spray drift may be expected in tropical than in temperate agroecosystems, indicating that aquatic life in edge-of-field water bodies is likely to be subjected to higher concentrations of pesticides and their mixtures...
February 3, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187360/de-novo-assembly-of-the-ringed-seal-pusa-hispida-blubber-transcriptome-a-tool-that-enables-identification-of-molecular-health-indicators-associated-with-pcb-exposure
#10
Tanya M Brown, S Austin Hammond, Bahar Behsaz, Nik Veldhoen, Inanç Birol, Caren C Helbing
The ringed seal, Pusa hispida, is a keystone species in the Arctic marine ecosystem, and is proving a useful marine mammal for linking polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure to toxic injury. We report here the first de novo assembled transcriptome for the ringed seal (342,863 transcripts, of which 53% were annotated), which we then applied to a population of ringed seals exposed to a local PCB source in Arctic Labrador, Canada. We found an indication of energy metabolism imbalance in local ringed seals (n=4), and identified five significant gene transcript targets: plasminogen receptor (Plg-R(KT)), solute carrier family 25 member 43 receptor (Slc25a43), ankyrin repeat domain-containing protein 26-like receptor (Ankrd26), HIS30 (not yet annotated) and HIS16 (not yet annotated) that may represent indicators of PCB exposure and effects in marine mammals...
February 3, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183064/quantitative-proteomics-analysis-reveals-perturbation-of-lipid-metabolic-pathways-in-the-liver-of-atlantic-cod-gadus-morhua-treated-with-pcb-153
#11
Fekadu Yadetie, Eystein Oveland, Anne Døskeland, Frode Berven, Anders Goksøyr, Odd André Karlsen
PCB 153 is one of the most abundant PCB congeners detected in biological samples. It is a persistent compound that is still present in the environment despite the ban on production and use of PCBs in the late 1970s. It has strong tendencies to bioaccumulate and biomagnify in biota, and studies have suggested that it is an endocrine and metabolic disruptor. In order to study mechanisms of toxicity, we exposed Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) to various doses of PCB 153 (0, 0.5, 2 and 8mg/kg body weight) for two weeks and examined the effects on expression of liver proteins using label-free quantitative proteomics...
January 30, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183065/atp-binding-cassette-abc-proteins-in-aquatic-invertebrates-evolutionary-significance-and-application-in-marine-ecotoxicology
#12
REVIEW
Chang-Bum Jeong, Hui-Su Kim, Hye-Min Kang, Jae-Seong Lee
The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) protein superfamily is known to play a fundamental role in biological processes and is highly conserved across animal taxa. The ABC proteins function as active transporters for multiple substrates across the cellular membrane by ATP hydrolysis. As this superfamily is derived from a common ancestor, ABC genes have evolved via lineage-specific duplications through the process of adaptation. In this review, we summarized information about the ABC gene families in aquatic invertebrates, considering their evolution and putative functions in defense mechanisms...
January 24, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192727/ecotoxicological-assessments-show-sucralose-and-fluoxetine-affect-the-aquatic-plant-lemna-minor
#13
Cherisse Amy-Sagers, Keith Reinhardt, Danelle M Larson
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP) are prevalent in aquatic systems, yet the fate and impacts on aquatic plants needs quantification for many compounds. We measured and detected sucralose (an artificial sweetener), fluoxetine (an antidepressant), and other PPCP in the Portneuf River in Idaho, USA, where Lemna minor (an aquatic plant in the environment and used in ecotoxicology studies) naturally occurs. Sucralose was hypothesized to negatively affect photosynthesis and growth of L. minor because sucralose is a chlorinated molecule that may be toxic or unusable for plant metabolism...
January 19, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157544/the-embryotoxicity-of-zno-nanoparticles-to-marine-medaka-oryzias-melastigma
#14
Yi Cong, Fei Jin, Juying Wang, Jingli Mu
The negative effects of metal oxide nanoparticles on aquatic environment and organisms have caused much concern. In this study, the embryotoxicity of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NP) to marine medaka, Oryzias melastigma, was explored and compared with that of aqueous Zn (ZnSO4·7H2O). The Zn(2+) released from ZnO NP in artificial seawater at exposure concentrations was also measured. Results showed that zinc ion release percentage (%) decreased with increasing concentration, which was 44%, 41% and 25% at 0...
January 19, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189915/validation-of-reference-genes-for-rt-qpcr-in-marine-bivalve-ecotoxicology-systematic-review-and-case-study-using-copper-treated-primary-ruditapes-philippinarum-hemocytes
#15
Moritz Volland, Julián Blasco, Miriam Hampel
The appropriate selection of reference genes for the normalization of non-biological variance in reverse transcription real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) is essential for the accurate interpretation of the collected data. The use of multiple validated reference genes has been shown to substantially increase the robustness of the normalization. It is therefore considered good practice to validate putative genes under specific conditions, determine the optimal number of genes to be employed, and report the method or methods used...
January 16, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142078/size-does-matter-determination-of-the-critical-molecular-size-for-the-uptake-of-chemicals-across-the-chorion-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos
#16
Katharina E Pelka, Kirsten Henn, Andreas Keck, Benjamin Sapel, Thomas Braunbeck
In order to identify the upper limits of the molecular size of chemicals to cross the chorion of zebrafish, Danio rerio, differently sized, non-toxic and chemically inert polyethylene glycols (PEGs; 2000-12,000Da) were applied at concentrations (9.76mM) high enough to provoke osmotic pressure. Whereas small PEGs were expected to be able to cross the chorion, restricted uptake of large PEGs was hypothesized to result in shrinkage of the chorion. Due to a slow, but gradual uptake of PEGs over time, molecular size-dependent equilibration in conjunction with a regain of the spherical chorion shape was observed...
December 21, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142089/effects-of-bioactive-extracellular-compounds-and-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-produced-by-alexandrium-minutum-on-growth-and-behaviour-of-juvenile-great-scallops-pecten-maximus
#17
REVIEW
Elodie Borcier, Romain Morvezen, Pierre Boudry, Philippe Miner, Grégory Charrier, Jean Laroche, Hélène Hegaret
Dinoflagellates of the genus Alexandrium are a major cause of harmful algal blooms (HABs) that have increasingly disrupted coastal ecosystems for the last several decades. Microalgae from the genus Alexandrium are known to produce paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) but also bioactive extracellular compounds (BEC) that can display cytotoxic, allelopathic, ichtyotoxic or haemolytic effects upon marine organisms. The objective of this experimental study was to assess the effects of PST and BEC produced by A. minutum upon juvenile great scallops Pecten maximus...
March 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131080/adverse-effects-of-methylmercury-mehg-on-life-parameters-antioxidant-systems-and-mapk-signaling-pathways-in-the-copepod-tigriopus-japonicus
#18
Young Hwan Lee, Hye-Min Kang, Duck-Hyun Kim, Minghua Wang, Chang-Bum Jeong, Jae-Seong Lee
Methylmercury (MeHg) is a concerning environmental pollutant that bioaccumulates and biomagnifies in the aquatic food web. However, the effects of MeHg on marine zooplankton are poorly understood even though zooplankton are considered key mediators of the bioaccumulation and biomagnification of MeHg in high-trophic marine organisms. Here, the toxicity of MeHg in the benthic copepod Tigriopus japonicus was assessed, and its adverse effects on growth rate and reproduction were demonstrated. Antioxidant enzymatic activities were increased in the presence of MeHg, indicating that these enzymes play an important role in the defense response to MeHg, which is regulated by a complex mechanism...
March 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131079/-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-reveals-sub-lethal-toxicity-of-a-mixture-of-diabetic-and-lipid-regulating-pharmaceuticals-on-amphibian-larvae
#19
Steven D Melvin, Leesa J Habener, Frederic D L Leusch, Anthony R Carroll
Pharmaceuticals are widely used for the treatment of various physical and psychological ailments. Due to incomplete removal during sewage treatment many pharmaceuticals are frequently detected in aquatic waterways at trace concentrations. The diversity of pharmaceutical contaminants and potential for complex mixtures to occur makes it very difficult to predict the toxicity of these compounds on wildlife, and robust methods are therefore needed to explore sub-lethal effects. Metabolic syndrome is one of the most widespread health concerns currently facing the human population, and various drugs, including anti-diabetic medications and lipid- and cholesterol-lowering fibrates and statins, are widely prescribed as treatment...
March 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131078/ultraviolet-b-radiation-induces-impaired-lifecycle-traits-and-modulates-expression-of-cytochrome-p450-cyp-genes-in-the-copepod-tigriopus-japonicus
#20
Jayesh Puthumana, Min-Chul Lee, Jun Chul Park, Hui-Su Kim, Dae-Sik Hwang, Jeonghoon Han, Jae-Seong Lee
To evaluate the effects of ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation at the developmental, reproductive, and molecular levels in aquatic invertebrates, we measured UV-B-induced acute toxicity, impairments in developmental and reproductive traits, and UV-B interaction with the entire family of cytochrome P450 (CYP) genes in the intertidal benthic copepod Tigriopus japonicus. We found a significant, dose-dependent reduction (P<0.05) in the survival of T. japonicus that began as a developmental delay and decreased fecundity...
March 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
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