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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295655/-not-tonight-zebrafish-the-effects-of-ruta-graveolens-on-reproduction
#1
Mohammad Navid Forsatkar, Maryam HedayatiRad, Ana Carolina Luchiari
CONTEXT: There is growing interest in the pharmacological evaluation of Rue due to its potential to treat a variety of clinical diseases. The plant seems to present potent endocrine disrupting effects, and its excretion and disposal are not a concern. OBJECTIVE: The effects of Ruta graveolens L. (Rutaceae) ethanol extract (RE) on reproductive behaviour, fertility, and steroid and thyroid hormone levels in zebrafish were investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We exposed subjects to varying concentrations of RE, and one-tenth the LC50 concentration (2...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248853/parental-exposure-to-gamma-radiation-causes-progressively-altered-transcriptomes-linked-to-adverse-effects-in-zebrafish-offspring
#2
Selma Hurem, Leonardo Martín Martín, Leif Lindeman, Dag Anders Brede, Brit Salbu, Jan Ludvig Lyche, Peter Aleström, Jorke H Kamstra
Ionizing radiation causes a variety of effects, including DNA damage associated to cancers. However, the effects in progeny from irradiated parents is not well documented. Using zebrafish as a model, we previously found that parental exposure to ionizing radiation is associated with effects in offspring, such as increased hatching rates, deformities, increased DNA damage and reactive oxygen species. Here, we assessed short (one month) and long term effects (one year) on gene expression in embryonic offspring (5...
December 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228146/identification-and-characterization-of-a-specific-13-mirna-expression-signature-during-follicle-activation-in-the-zebrafish-ovary
#3
Queenie Wing-Lei Wong, Ming-An Sun, Shuk-Wa Lau, Chirag Parsania, Shaolong Zhou, Silin Zhong, Wei Ge
Ovarian folliculogenesis is always of great interest in reproductive biology. However, the molecular mechanisms that control follicle development, particularly the early phase of follicle activation or recruitment, still remain poorly understood. In an attempt to decipher the gene networks and signaling pathways involved in such transition, we conducted a transcriptomic analysis (RNA-seq) on zebrafish primary growth (PG, stage I; inactive) and pre-vitellogenic (PV, stage II; activated) follicles. A total of 118 unique microRNAs (miRNAs) (11 down-regulated and 83 up-regulated during PG/PV transition) and 56711 unique messenger RNAs (mRNAs) (1839 down-regulated and 7243 up-regulated during PG/PV transition) were identified...
December 6, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224359/a-reduced-transcriptome-approach-to-assess-environmental-toxicants-using-zebrafish-embryo-test
#4
Pingping Wang, Pu Xia, Jianghua Yang, Zhihao Wang, Ying Peng, Wei Shi, Daniel L Villeneuve, Hongxia Yu, Xiaowei Zhang
Omics approaches can monitor responses and alterations of biological pathways at genome-scale, which are useful to predict potential adverse effects by environmental toxicants. However, high throughput application of transcriptomics in chemical assessment is limited due to the high cost and lack of "standardized" toxicogenomic methods. Here, a reduced zebrafish transcriptome (RZT) approach was developed to represent the whole transcriptome and to profile bioactivity of chemical and environmental mixtures in zebrafish embryo...
December 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216900/treatment-with-a-dna-methyltransferase-inhibitor-feminizes-zebrafish-and-induces-long-term-expression-changes-in-the-gonads
#5
Laia Ribas, Konstantinos Vanezis, Marco Antonio Imués, Francesc Piferrer
BACKGROUND: The role of epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation during vertebrate sexual development is far from being clear. Using the zebrafish model, we tested the effects of one of the most common DNA methyltransferase (dnmt) inhibitor, 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC), which is approved for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia and is under active investigation for the treatment of solid tumours. Several dose-response experiments were carried out during two periods, including not only the very first days of development (0-6 days post-fertilization, dpf), as done in previous studies, but also, and as a novelty, the period of gonadal development (10-30 dpf)...
December 8, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202272/fish-as-a-model-to-assess-chemical-toxicity-in-bone
#6
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Ignacio Fernández, Paulo J Gavaia, Vincent Laizé, M Leonor Cancela
Environmental toxicology has been expanding as growing concerns on the impact of produced and released chemical compounds over the environment and human health are being demonstrated. Among the toxic effects observed in organisms exposed to pollutants, those affecting skeletal tissues (osteotoxicity) have been somehow overlooked in comparison to hepato-, immune-, neuro- and/or reproductive toxicities. Nevertheless, sub-lethal effects of toxicants on skeletal development and/or bone maintenance may result in impaired growth, reduced survival rate, increased disease susceptibility and diminished welfare...
January 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196300/mettl3-mutation-disrupts-gamete-maturation-and-reduces-fertility-in-zebrafish
#7
Hui Xia, Chengrong Zhong, Xingxing Wu, Ji Chen, Binbin Tao, Xiaoqin Xia, Mijuan Shi, Zuoyan Zhu, Vance L Trudeau, Wei Hu
N6-methyladenosine (m6A), catalyzed by Mettl3 methyltransferase, is a highly conserved epigenetic modification in eukaryotic mRNA. Previous studies have implicated m6A modification in multiple biological processes, but the in vivo function of m6A has been difficult to study, because mettl3 mutants are embryonic lethal in both mammals and plants. In this study, we have used transcription activator-like effector nucleases and generated viable zygotic mettl3 mutant, Zmettl3m/m , in zebrafish. We find that the oocytes in Zmettl3m/m adult females are stalled in early development and the ratio of full grown stage (FG) follicles is significantly lower than that of wild type...
December 1, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180113/two-common-mild-analgesics-have-no-effect-on-general-endocrine-mediated-endpoints-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#8
Jane E Morthorst, Birgit F Lund, Henrik Holbech, Poul Bjerregaard
Mild analgesics such as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and acetaminophen (APAP) exert their pain-relieving effect in humans by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. Prostaglandins play key roles in developmental and reproductive processes in vertebrates, and in recent years, it has been suggested that weak analgesics might also act as endocrine disrupters. In a set of experiments we investigated if ASA and APAP affect well-established endocrine endpoints in zebrafish (Danio rerio), which is a commonly used model organism in the investigation of endocrine disrupting chemicals...
November 24, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180064/exposure-to-bisphenol-s-alters-the-expression-of-microrna-in-male-zebrafish
#9
Jiyun Lee, Younglim Kho, Pan-Gyi Kim, Kyunghee Ji
Bisphenol S (BPS), an alternative compound of bisphenol A, has been found to affect reproduction, development, and immune system. Although microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in many metabolic activities, whether and how they are involved in the process of BPS-induced toxicity is unknown. In the present study, BPS-induced changes in miRNAs and target gene expression in male zebrafish gonad, and the potential mechanism was investigated. Male zebrafish were exposed to 0, 5, and 50μg/L BPS for 21 d. miRNA was isolated from the gonad pool and the expression profiles of 255 known zebrafish miRNAs were analyzed using microarrays...
November 24, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150256/reproductive-effects-linked-to-dna-methylation-in-male-zebrafish-chronically-exposed-to-environmentally-relevant-concentrations-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate
#10
Yan-Bo Ma, Pan-Pan Jia, Muhammad Junaid, Li Yang, Chun-Jiao Lu, De-Sheng Pei
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) possesses the potential to interfere with the male reproductive endocrine system in mammals; however, its reproductive toxicity in male zebrafish and associated epigenetic studies have not been explored. In this study, three-month-old male zebrafish were exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of DEHP (0, 10, 33 and 100 μg/L) for 3 months, and then the impact on the reproduction of males and the underlying mechanism were investigated. Histological testing showed that an exposure concentration of 100 μg/L DEHP significantly inhibited spermatogenesis, with an associated decline in capability to fertilize untreated oocytes...
November 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145436/scrambled-eggs-proteomic-portraits-and-novel-biomarkers-of-egg-quality-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#11
Ozlem Yilmaz, Amélie Patinote, Thao Vi Nguyen, Emmanuelle Com, Regis Lavigne, Charles Pineau, Craig V Sullivan, Julien Bobe
Egg quality is a complex biological trait and a major determinant of reproductive fitness in all animals. This study delivered the first proteomic portraits of egg quality in zebrafish, a leading biomedical model for early development. Egg batches of good and poor quality, evidenced by embryo survival for 24 h, were sampled immediately after spawning and used to create pooled or replicated sample sets whose protein extracts were subjected to different levels of fractionation before liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136530/microplastic-particles-cause-intestinal-damage-and-other-adverse-effects-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-and-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#12
Lili Lei, Siyu Wu, Shibo Lu, Mengting Liu, Yang Song, Zhenhuan Fu, Huahong Shi, Kathleen M Raley-Susman, Defu He
Microplastics have been frequently detected in aquatic environments, and there are increasing concerns about potential effects on biota. In this study, zebrafish Danio rerio and nematode Caenorhabditis elegans were used as model organisms for microplastic exposure in freshwater pelagic (i.e. water column) and benthic (i.e. sediment) environments. We investigated the toxic effects of five common types of microplastics: polyamides (PA), polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polystyrene (PS) particles...
November 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121543/up-stream-mechanisms-for-up-regulation-of-mir-125b-from-triclosan-exposure-to-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#13
Jiebo Lin, Caihong Wang, Jinfeng Liu, Randy A Dahlgren, Weiming Ai, Aibing Zeng, Xuedong Wang, Huili Wang
Triclosan (TCS) exposure has widely adverse biological effects such as influencing biological reproduction and endocrine disorders. While some studies have addressed TCS-induced expression changes of miRNAs and their related down-stream target genes, no data are available concerning how TCS impairs miRNA expression leading us to study up-stream regulating mechanisms. Four miRNAs (miR-125b, miR-205, miR-142a and miR-203a) showed differential expression between TCS-exposure treatments and the control group; their functions mainly involved fatty acid synthesis and metabolism...
November 6, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116147/spexin-suppress-food-intake-in-zebrafish-evidence-from-gene-knockout-study
#14
Binbin Zheng, Shuisheng Li, Yun Liu, Yu Li, Huapu Chen, Haipei Tang, Xiaochun Liu, Haoran Lin, Yong Zhang, Christopher H K Cheng
Spexin1 (SPX1) is a newly discovered neuropeptide in vertebrates. Its biological function remains to be elucidated. In this study, we have generated the zebrafish spx1 (-/-) mutant lines using transcription activator-like effector nucleases. Phenotypes of the spx1 (-/-) mutant zebrafish were analyzed in order to understand the effects on reproduction and food intake. The reproductive capability is not impaired in spx1 mutant zebrafish. However, we found that the spx1 (-/-) mutant fish had a higher food intake than the wild type (WT) fish...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112878/reproductive-and-endocrine-disrupting-toxicity-of-microcystis-aeruginosa-in-female-zebrafish
#15
Guangfu Liu, Mingjing Ke, Xiaoji Fan, Meng Zhang, Youchao Zhu, Tao Lu, Liwei Sun, Haifeng Qian
Microcystis aeruginosa, a primary species in cyanobacterial blooms, is ubiquitously distributed in water. Microcystins (MCs) purified from M. aeruginosa can exert reproductive toxicity in fish. However, the effects of M. aeruginosa at environmentally relevant levels on the reproductive and endocrine systems of zebrafish are still unknown. The present study investigated the reproductive and endocrine-disrupting toxicity of M. aeruginosa on female zebrafish (Danio rerio) by short-term exposure (96 h). After exposure, marked histological lesions in the liver or gonads, such as nuclear pyknosis and deformation, were observed, and the fertilization rate and hatchability of eggs spawned from treated females were both significantly lower than they were in females in the control group, suggesting the possibility of transgenerational effects of M...
February 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107901/enhanced-bio-concentration-of-tris-1-3-dichloro-2-propyl-phosphate-in-the-presence-of-nano-tio2-can-lead-to-adverse-reproductive-outcomes-in-zebrafish
#16
Xin Ren, Xuesong Zhao, Xiaoyue Duan, Ziwei Fang
Interactions between organic toxicants and nano-particles in the aquatic environment may modify toxicant bioavailability and consequently the toxicant's fate and toxicity. To evaluate the potential impact of nano-titanium dioxide (TiO2) on the bio-concentration and reproductive endocrine disruption of tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) in fish, a comparative bioaccumulation study was conducted on zebrafish (Danio rerio, AB strain) treated with 0, 5.74, 23.6, or 90.7 μg L(-1) TDCIPP alone or co-exposed to TDCIPP and 0...
November 3, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102625/reprint-of-role-of-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-gper-gpr30-in-maintenance-of-meiotic-arrest-in-fish-oocytes
#17
REVIEW
Peter Thomas
An essential role for GPER (formerly known as GPR30) in regulating mammalian reproduction has not been identified to date, although it has shown to be involved in the regulation a broad range of other estrogen-dependent functions. In contrast, an important reproductive role for GPER in the maintenance of oocyte meiotic arrest has been identified in teleost fishes, which is briefly reviewed here. Recent studies have clearly shown that ovarian follicle production of estradiol-17β (E2) maintains meiotic arrest in several teleost species through activation of GPER coupled to a stimulatory G protein (Gs) on oocyte plasma membranes, resulting in stimulation of cAMP production and maintenance of elevated cAMP levels...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094286/genome-editing-in-livestock-are-we-ready-for-a-revolution-in-animal-breeding-industry
#18
REVIEW
Jinxue Ruan, Jie Xu, Ruby Yanru Chen-Tsai, Kui Li
Genome editing is a powerful technology that can efficiently alter the genome of organisms to achieve targeted modification of endogenous genes and targeted integration of exogenous genes. Current genome-editing tools mainly include ZFN, TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9, which have been successfully applied to all species tested including zebrafish, humans, mice, rats, monkeys, pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and others. The application of genome editing has quickly swept through the entire biomedical field, including livestock breeding...
November 1, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074372/sequence-and-localization-of-kcnk10a-in-the-brain-of-adult-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#19
Kavinash Loganathan, Shogo Moriya, Mageswary Sivalingam, Kai We Ng, Ishwar S Parhar
kcnk10a has been predicted in zebrafish to be a member of the two-pore domain potassium ion (K(+)) channel-related K(+) (TREK) channel family known as a thermoreceptor. Since reproduction is affected by temperature, Kcnk10a could be involved in the regulation of reproduction. However, expression of kcnk10a in the zebrafish brain and association with reproduction has not been identified. In this study, the full length sequence and localization of kcnk10a in the brain was investigated and gene expressions of the TREK channel family were examined to investigate association with reproduction...
December 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055862/juvenile-exposure-to-bisphenol-a-promotes-ovarian-differentiation-but-suppresses-its-growth-potential-involvement-of-pituitary-follicle-stimulating-hormone
#20
Weiting Chen, Shuk-Wa Lau, Yuqin Fan, Rudolf S S Wu, Wei Ge
Bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic monomer and plasticizer, is commonly used in plastics industry, and it has been well documented to be an estrogenic endocrine disrupter. In the present study, we investigated the effect of early (juvenile) exposure to BPA on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis in the zebrafish. Estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) were also included as positive and negative controls respectively. Juvenile zebrafish were exposed to BPA (1 and 10μM), E2 (10nM) and T (10nM) from 20 to 40 dpf (days post-fertilization), the period of sex/gonadal differentiation, followed by histological and expression analyses at 40 dpf...
December 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
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