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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636878/lycium-barbarum-polysaccharide-alleviates-nonylphenol-exposure-induced-testicular-injury-in-juvenile-zebrafish
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Ze-Yong Tang, Dong Sun, Chun-Wei Qian, Qi Chen, Shun-Shan Duan, Sheng-Yun Sun
Nonylphenol is an endocrine disrupting chemicals that can disrupt the organisms' reproductive system, and exists widely in rivers and lakes. Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) is the main active constituent (about 10%) in Lycium barbarum, which is used to protect reproductive health. In this study, we investigated whether LBP can alleviate nonylphenol exposure induced testicular injury in juvenile zebrafish. We detected histological alteration, anti-oxidant enzyme profile and P450 gene transcription to assess LBP effect on testicular development...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634424/overexpression-and-knockdown-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-disrupt-the-expression-of-steroidogenic-enzyme-genes-and-early-embryonic-development-in-zebrafish
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Tianfeng Tan, Richard Man Kit Yu, Rudolf Shiu Sun Wu, Richard Yuen Chong Kong
Hypoxia is an important environmental stressor leading to endocrine disruption and reproductive impairment in fish. Although the hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) is known to regulate the transcription of various genes mediating oxygen homeostasis, its role in modulating steroidogenesis-related gene expression remains poorly understood. In this study, the regulatory effect of HIF-1 on the expression of 9 steroidogenic enzyme genes was investigated in zebrafish embryos using a "gain-of-function and loss-of-function" approach...
2017: Gene Regulation and Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621416/all-in-one-integrating-cell-polarity-meiosis-mitosis-and-mechanical-forces-in-early-oocyte-differentiation-in-vertebrates
#3
Yaniv M Elkouby
While the differentiation of oocytes is key for embryonic development, and its investigation is crucial for advancing our understanding of human reproduction and fertility, many fundamental questions in oogenesis have been long standing. However, recent technical advances have led to several breakthroughs mainly in mice and zebrafish. Here I review these recent findings, including regulation and organization of the germline cyst, the mechanistics of chromosomal pairing, establishment of cell polarity, and formation of a universal mRNA-protein (mRNP) granule called the Balbiani body...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620015/genetic-editing-of-the-androgen-receptor-contributes-to-impaired-male-courtship-behavior-in-zebrafish
#4
Lengxob Yong, Zayer Thet, Yong Zhu
Elucidating the genes that contribute to behavioral variation has become an important endeavor in behavioral studies. While advances in genomics have narrowed down candidate genes, functionally validating them has been lagging, partly because of challenges associated with rapid gene manipulations. Consequently, few studies have demonstrated causal genetic changes linked to behaviors. The 'gene editing revolution' has offered unprecedented opportunities to interrogate candidate genes responsible for critical behaviors...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611209/the-highly-overlapping-actions-of-lh-signaling-and-fsh-signaling-on-zebrafish-spermatogenesis
#5
Yuxin Xie, Lianhe Chu, Yun Liu, Kathy W Y Sham, Jianzhen Li, Christopher H K Cheng
Gonadotropin signaling plays a pivotal role in the spermatogenesis of vertebrates, but how gonadotropins regulate the process in non-mammalian species remains elusive. Using a gene knockout approach in zebrafish, we have previously demonstrated the non-canonical action of gonadotropin signaling on spermatogenesis by analyzing four single mutant lines (lhb, lhr, fshb and fshr) and three double mutant lines (lhb;fshb, lhr;fshr and fshb;lhr). In this study, we further investigated the actions of gonadotropins on the testis by establishing three other double mutant zebrafish lines (lhb;lhr, fshb;fshr and lhb;fshr)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601762/warming-modulates-the-effects-of-the-endocrine-disruptor-progestin-levonorgestrel-on-the-zebrafish-fitness-ovary-maturation-kinetics-and-reproduction-success
#6
P G Cardoso, D Rodrigues, T V Madureira, N Oliveira, M J Rocha, E Rocha
Interactive effects between multiple stressors, namely climate drivers (e.g., temperature) and chemical pollution (e.g., endocrine disruptors) are poorly studied. Here, it was for the first time evaluated the combinatory effects of temperature and a synthetic progestin, levonorgestrel (LNG), on the fitness and reproductive-related endpoints of zebrafish (Danio rerio). A multi-factorial design was implemented by manipulating both temperature [setting as baseline an ambient temperature of 27 °C, against warming (+3 °C)] and LNG levels (10 ngL(-1) and 1000 ngL(-1))...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595837/application-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-nematode-and-danio-rerio-embryo-zebrafish-as-model-systems-to-screen-for-developmental-and-reproductive-toxicity-of-piperazine-compounds
#7
Peter I Racz, Marjolein Wildwater, Martijn Rooseboom, Engelien Kerkhof, Raymond Pieters, Elena Santidrian Yebra-Pimentel, Ron P Dirks, Herman P Spaink, Chantal Smulders, Graham F Whale
To enable selection of novel chemicals for new processes, there is a recognized need for alternative toxicity screening assays to assess potential risks to man and the environment. For human health hazard assessment these screening assays need to be translational to humans, have high throughput capability, and from an animal welfare perspective be harmonized with the principles of the 3Rs (Reduction, Refinement, Replacement). In the area of toxicology a number of cell culture systems are available but while these have some predictive value, they are not ideally suited for the prediction of developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART)...
June 5, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561774/salt-sensitive-tet-off-like-systems-to-knockdown-primordial-germ-cell-genes-for-repressible-transgenic-sterilization-in-channel-catfish-ictalurus-punctatus
#8
Hanbo Li, Baofeng Su, Guyu Qin, Zhi Ye, Ahmed Alsaqufi, Dayan A Perera, Mei Shang, Ramjie Odin, Khoi Vo, David Drescher, Dalton Robinson, Dan Zhang, Nermeen Abass, Rex A Dunham
Repressible knockdown approaches were investigated for transgenic sterilization in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Two primordial germ cell (PGC) marker genes, nanos and dead end, were targeted for knockdown, and an off-target gene, vasa, was monitored. Two potentially salt sensitive repressible promoters, zebrafish adenylosuccinate synthase 2 (ADSS) and zebrafish racemase (Rm), were each coupled with four knockdown strategies: ds-sh RNA targeting the 5' end (N1) or 3' end (N2) of channel catfish nanos, full-length cDNA sequence of channel catfish nanos for overexpression (cDNA) and ds-sh RNA targeting channel catfish dead end (DND)...
May 31, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526997/nafld-as-a-sexual-dimorphic-disease-role-of-gender-and-reproductive-status-in-the-development-and-progression-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-inherent-cardiovascular-risk
#9
REVIEW
Stefano Ballestri, Fabio Nascimbeni, Enrica Baldelli, Alessandra Marrazzo, Dante Romagnoli, Amedeo Lonardo
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) spans steatosis through nonalcoholic steatohepatis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) associated with striking systemic features and excess cardiovascular and liver-related mortality. The pathogenesis of NAFLD is complex and multifactorial. Endocrine derangements are closely linked with dysmetabolic traits. For example, in animal and human studies, female sex is protected from dysmetabolism thanks to young individuals' ability to partition fatty acids towards ketone body production rather than very low density lipoprotein (VLDL)-triacylglycerol, and to sex-specific browning of white adipose tissue...
May 19, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511137/effects-of-ibuprofen-diclofenac-and-paracetamol-on-hatch-and-motor-behavior-in-developing-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#10
Liang Xia, Liang Zheng, Jun Liang Zhou
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which are widely used as pain relief medicines are causing increasing environmental concern due to their incomplete removal in wastewater treatment plant and potential toxicity on endocrine, kidney and reproduction in teleost fish. This study focused on the effects of widely used ibuprofen, diclofenac and paracetamol on the hatch and motor ability of early-stage zebrafish, by exposing embryos to the target chemicals at 5, 50 and 500 μg/L starting from 6 h postfertilization (hpf)...
May 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473760/persistent-effects-of-developmental-exposure-to-17%C3%AE-ethinylestradiol-on-the-zebrafish-danio-rerio-brain-transcriptome-and-behavior
#11
Tove Porseryd, Kristina Volkova, Nasim Reyhanian Caspillo, Thomas Källman, Patrik Dinnetz, Inger Porsh Hällström
The synthetic estrogen 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) is an endocrine disrupting compound of concern due to its persistence and widespread presence in the aquatic environment. Effects of developmental exposure to low concentrations of EE2 in fish on reproduction and behavior not only persisted to adulthood, but have also been observed to be transmitted to several generations of unexposed progeny. To investigate the possible biological mechanisms of the persistent anxiogenic phenotype, we exposed zebrafish embryos for 80 days post fertilization to 0, 3, and 10 ng/L EE2 (measured concentrations 2...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461781/zebrafish-as-an-in-vivo-model-for-sustainable-chemical-design
#12
Pamela D Noyes, Gloria R Garcia, Robert L Tanguay
Heightened public awareness about the many thousands of chemicals in use and present as persistent contaminants in the environment has increased the demand for safer chemicals and more rigorous toxicity testing. There is a growing recognition that the use of traditional test models and empirical approaches is impractical for screening for toxicity the many thousands of chemicals in the environment and the hundreds of new chemistries introduced each year. These realities coupled with the green chemistry movement have prompted efforts to implement more predictive-based approaches to evaluate chemical toxicity early in product development...
December 21, 2016: Green Chemistry: An International Journal and Green Chemistry Resource: GC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430864/the-gnih-lpxrfa-system-s-regulation-of-reproduction-in-the-brain-pituitary-axis-of-the-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#13
Olivia Smith Spicer, Nilli Zmora, Ten-Tsao Wong, Matan Golan, Berta Levavi-Sivan, Yoav Gothilf, Yonathan Zohar
Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GNIH) was discovered in quail with the ability to reduce gonadotropin expression/secretion in the pituitary. There have been few studies on GNIH orthologs in teleosts (Lpxrfa peptides), which have provided inconsistent results. Therefore, the goal of this study was to determine the roles and modes of action by which Lpxrfa exerts its functions in the brain-pituitary axis of zebrafish (Danio rerio). We localized Lpxrfa soma to the ventral hypothalamus, with fibers extending throughout the brain and to the pituitary...
April 18, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400274/characterization-of-gnrh-gnih-elements-in-the-olfacto-retinal-system-and-ovary-during-zebrafish-ovarian-maturation
#14
Sheryll Corchuelo, Emanuel R M Martinez, Arno J Butzge, Lucas B Doretto, Juliana M B Ricci, Fernanda N Valentin, Laura S O Nakaghi, Gustavo M Somoza, Rafael H Nóbrega
Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) is one of the key players of brain-pituitary-gonad axis, exerting overall control over vertebrate reproduction. In zebrafish, two variants were characterized and named as Gnrh2 and Gnrh3. In this species, Gnrh3, the hypohysiotropic form, is expressed by neurons of the olfactory-retinal system, where it is related with food detection, intra/interspecific recognition, visual acuity and retinal processing modulation. Previous studies have reported the presence of Gnrh receptors in the zebrafish retina, but not yet in the zebrafish olfactory epithelium...
April 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398516/functional-analysis-of-nuclear-estrogen-receptors-ners-in-zebrafish-reproduction-by-genome-editing-approach
#15
Huijie Lu, Yong Cui, Liwen Jiang, Wei Ge
Estrogens signal through both nuclear and membrane receptors with most reported effects being mediated via the nuclear estrogen receptors (nERs). Although much work has been reported on nERs in the zebrafish, there is a lack of direct genetic evidence for their functional roles and importance in reproduction. To address this issue, we undertook this study to disrupt all three nERs in the zebrafish, namely esr1 (ERα), esr2a (ERβII) and esr2b (ERβI), by genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9. Using this loss-of-function genetic approach, we successfully created three mutant zebrafish lines with each nER knocked out...
April 10, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375163/triazole-fungicides-inhibit-zebrafish-hatching-by-blocking-the-secretory-function-of-hatching-gland-cells
#16
Javiera F De la Paz, Natalia Beiza, Susana Paredes-Zúñiga, Misque S Hoare, Miguel L Allende
In animals, hatching represents the transition point from a developing embryo to a free-living individual, the larva. This process is finely regulated by many endogenous and environmental factors and has been shown to be sensitive to a variety of chemical agents. It is commonly evaluated in bioassays in order to establish the effects of different agents on early development and reproductive capabilities in fish and other aquatic animals. In fish, the breakdown of the chorion is achieved by the secretion of choriolysin by hatching gland cells (HGCs) into the perivitelline space (PVS), coupled with spontaneous movements of the developing larva...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360383/cloning-and-expression-analysis-of-zygote-arrest-1-zar1-in-new-zealand-white-rabbits
#17
Dan Wang, Shu-Yu Xie, Wei Zhang, Cai-Xia Sun, Tao Huang, An-Si Wang, Xue-Lei Han, Gui-Rong Sun, Ming Li
Zygote arrest 1 (Zar1) is an oocyte-specific maternal-effect gene. Previous studies indicate that Zar1 plays important role in early embryo development, but little is known about its function in rabbit. The objectives of this study were to clone the New Zealand white rabbit Zar1 gene and to investigate its expression in various organs in groups of animals with different reproductive traits.We obtained a 709-bp Zar1 cDNA fragment consisting of an 8-bp exon 1, 161-bp exon 2, 75-bp exon 3, 271-bp exon 4 and 194-bp 3'sequences...
March 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359084/genetic-evidence-for-multifactorial-control-of-the-reproductive-axis-in-zebrafish
#18
Yun Liu, Haipei Tang, Rui Xie, Shuisheng Li, Xiaochun Liu, Haoran Lin, Yong Zhang, Christopher H K Cheng
It is generally believed that kisspeptin and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) are required for reproduction in vertebrates. In this study, we generated gnrh3-null zebrafish and found that gnrh3 mutation did not impair gonad development and reproductive capacity. Moreover, zebrafish triple knockout mutant lacking gnrh3 and the 2 kiss1s genes undergo normal puberty and gonad maturation. The expression of follicle-stimulating hormone beta (fshβ) and luteinizing hormone beta (lhβ) was not significantly altered whereas the expression of neuropeptide Y (npy), tachykinin 3 (tac3), and secretogranin-II (sgII) was significantly increased in the triple knockout mutant, suggesting that compensation mechanisms exist to stimulate the reproductive axis in the absence of kiss and gnrh...
March 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342328/reproductive-toxicity-of-%C3%AE-diketone-antibiotic-mixtures-to-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#19
Xuedong Wang, Yan Ma, Jinfeng Liu, Xiaohan Yin, Zhiheng Zhang, Caihong Wang, Yanyan Li, Huili Wang
So far, few data are available on the reproductive toxicological assessment of β-diketone antibiotics (DKAs), a class of ubiquitous pseudo-persistent pollutant, in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Herein, we reported the reproductive effects of DKAs by means of transcriptome analysis (F1-zebrafish), changes in a series of reproductive indices (F0-zebrafish) and histopathological observations. A total of 1170, 983 and 1399 genes were found to be differentially expressed when compared control vs. 6.25mg/L, control vs...
March 22, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324048/demonstration-of-a-functional-kiss-kissr-system-in-amphioxus-with-implications-for-origin-of-neuroendocrine-regulation
#20
Peng Wang, Meng Wang, Guangdong Ji, Shuangshuang Yang, Shicui Zhang, Zhenhui Liu
Amphioxus belongs to the Cephalochordata, which is the most basal subphylum of the chordates. Despite many studies on the endocrine system of amphioxus, key information about its regulation remains ambiguous. Here we clearly demonstrated the presence of a functional kisspeptin/kisspeptin receptor (Kiss-Kissr) system, which is involved in the regulation of reproduction in amphioxus. Evolutionary analyses revealed large expansion of Kiss and Kissr (gpr54) genes in amphioxus and they might represent the ancestral type of the Kiss/gpr54 genes in chordates...
January 24, 2017: Endocrinology
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