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Zebrafish bpa

Alysha D Cypher, Bryce Fetterman, Brian Bagatto
How fish respond to hypoxia, a common stressor, can be altered by simultaneous exposure to pollutants like bisphenol A (BPA), a plasticizer. BPA is cardiotoxic and interferes with the hypoxia inducible factor pathway (HIF-1α), therefore disrupting the hypoxic response. Co-exposure to hypoxia and BPA also causes severe bradycardia and reduced cardiac output in zebrafish larvae. The purpose of this work was to determine how the cardiovascular effects of co-exposure vary with BPA concentration and persist beyond exposure...
February 15, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
Erin M Kollitz, Lauren De Carbonnel, Heather M Stapleton, P Lee Ferguson
Brominated phenolic compound (BPCs) are found in the environment, and in human and wildlife tissues, and some are considered to have endocrine disrupting activities. The goal of this study was to determine how structural differences of three BPC classes impact binding affinities for the thyroid receptor beta (TRβ) in humans and zebrafish. BPC classes included halogenated bisphenol A (BPA) derivatives, halogenated oxidative transformation products of 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47), and brominated phenols...
February 2, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Xiyan Mu, Ying Huang, Xuxing Li, Yunlei Lei, Miaomiao Teng, Xuefeng Li, Chengju Wang, Yingren Li
In order to understand the negative effects of bisphenol A (BPA) alternatives comprehensively, zebrafish embryos were used to assess the lethality, developmental effects, and estrogenic activity of bisphenol analogues. The in silico estrogenic activities of bisphenol analogues were assayed by binding simulation. According to our results, the lethality of bisphenol analogues decreased in order of bisphenol AF (BPAF) > BPA > bisphenol F (BPF) > bisphenol S (BPS). BPAF and BPF induced significant effects on zebrafish embryos, including decreased heart rate, hatching inhibition, and teratogenic effects...
February 14, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Ana M Molina, Nieves Abril, Noelia Morales-Prieto, José G Monterde, Antonio J Lora, Nahúm Ayala, Rosario Moyano
Given the importance of bisphenol A (BPA) as a xenoestrogen and its potential effects on human and animal health, we evaluated BPA exposure's short-term effects on follicular development, yolk protein vitellogenin (VTG) production and aromatase expression in female zebrafish. Histological modifications were observed along with increased presence of atretic follicles. Whole-body VTG concentration increased with the dose of BPA exposure. In contrast, expression of Cyp19a mRNA in the ovaries of BPA-exposed fish exhibited an apparent non-monotonic response curve, marked by downregulation at 1 μg/L BPA, upregulation at 10 μg/L BPA, and a return to downregulation at 100 μg/L BPA and higher doses...
December 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Dinushan Nesan, Laronna C Sewell, Deborah M Kurrasch
Bisphenol A (BPA) is among the best-studied endocrine disrupting chemicals, known to act via multiple steroid hormone receptors to mediate a myriad of cellular effects. Pre-, peri-, and postnatal BPA exposure have been linked to a variety of altered behaviors in multiple model organisms, ranging from zebrafish to frogs to mammalian models. Given that BPA can cross the human placental barrier and has been found in the serum of human fetuses during gestation, BPA has been postulated to adversely affect ongoing neurodevelopment, ultimately leading to behavioral disorders later in life...
January 3, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
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...
January 16, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Minjie Chen, Jie Zhang, Shaochen Pang, Chang Wang, Ling Wang, Yonghua Sun, Maoyong Song, Yong Liang
By measuring the vitellogenin 1 (vtg1) expression through quantitative PCR and in situ hybridization, we used the zebrafish embryo as an in vivo model to access the estrogenic or anti-estrogenic effects of several endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as natural estrogen 17β-estradiol (E2), estriol (E3), synthetic hormones including diethylstilbestrol (DES), 4-octyl phenol (OP), bisphenol A (BPA), tamoxifen (TMX) and 3-(2,3-dibromopropyl) isocyanurate (TBC). According to our data, the estrogenic effect of the tested chemicals was ranked as: DES>E2 >E3 >OP>BPA, which is consistent with various in vivo and in vitro models...
January 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
Wenhui Qiu, Haiyang Shao, Penghui Lei, Chunmiao Zheng, Cunxin Qiu, Ming Yang, Yi Zheng
Bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol F (BPF) have been increasingly used as alternatives to bisphenol A (BPA) owing to health concerns. The present study aims to evaluate the impact of these two BPA analogs on oxidative stress and the immune system during zebrafish embryonic and larval development. Environmentally relevant levels of BPS and BPF exposure could increase reactive oxygen species (ROS) content, nitric oxide (NO) content, nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity, and the expression of immunity-related genes in concentration dependent manners during the early developmental stages in zebrafish...
March 2018: Chemosphere
Lianguo Chen, Yongyong Guo, Chenyan Hu, Paul K S Lam, James C W Lam, Bingsheng Zhou
Gut microbiota is of critical relevance to host health. However, toxicological understanding of environmental pollutants on gut microbiota is limited, not to mention their combined effects. In the present study, adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) were exposed to titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nano-TiO2 ; 100 μg/L), bisphenol A (BPA; 0, 2, and 20 μg/L) or their binary mixtures for three months. Sequencing of 16S rRNA amplicons found that nano-TiO2 and BPA coexposure shifted the intestinal microbial community, interacting in an antagonistic manner when the BPA concentration was low but in a synergistic manner at a higher BPA concentration...
March 2018: Environmental Pollution
Xing Dong, Xuchun Qiu, Shunlong Meng, Hai Xu, Xiangyang Wu, Ming Yang
Bisphenol A (BPA) and di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) are well-known endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that have human health risks. Chronic exposure to BPA and DBP increases the occurrence of human disease. Despite the potential for exposure in embryonic development, the mechanism of action of BPA and DBP on vertebrate development and disease still remains unclear. In the present study, we identified proteins and protein networks that are perturbed by BPA and DBP during zebrafish (Danio rerio) development. Zebrafish embryos were exposed to environmentally relevant levels of BPA (10 μg/L) and DBP (50 μg/L) for 96 h...
November 10, 2017: Chemosphere
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...
February 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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
Ludivine Renaud, Willian A da Silveira, E Starr Hazard, Jonathan Simpson, Silvia Falcinelli, Dongjun Chung, Oliana Carnevali, Gary Hardiman
Ubiquitous exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disruptor (ED), has raised concerns for both human and ecosystem health. Epigenetic factors, including microRNAs (miRNAs), are key regulators of gene expression during cancer. The effect of BPA exposure on the zebrafish epigenome remains poorly characterized. Zebrafish represents an excellent model to study cancer as the organism develops a disease that resembles human cancer. Using zebrafish as a systems toxicology model, we hypothesized that chronic BPA-exposure impacts the miRNome in adult zebrafish and establishes an epigenome more susceptible to cancer development...
October 13, 2017: Genes
John Moreman, Okhyun Lee, Maciej Trznadel, Arthur David, Tetsuhiro Kudoh, Charles R Tyler
Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical incorporated into plastics and resins, has estrogenic activity and is associated with adverse health effects in humans and wildlife. Similarly structured BPA analogues are widely used but far less is known about their potential toxicity or estrogenic activity in vivo. We undertook the first comprehensive analysis on the toxicity and teratogenic effects of the bisphenols BPA, BPS, BPF, and BPAF in zebrafish embryo-larvae and an assessment on their estrogenic mechanisms in an estrogen-responsive transgenic fish Tg(ERE:Gal4ff)(UAS:GFP)...
November 7, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Ünsal Veli Üstündağ, İsmail Ünal, Perihan Seda Ateş, A Ata Alturfan, Türkan Yiğitbaşı, Ebru Emekli-Alturfan
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polycarbonate (PC) are the most commonly used plastics in water bottles. Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is used as a plasticizer in PET plastics, and bisphenol A (BPA) is used to produce PC. Both DEHP and BPA are known for their potential endocrine disrupting effects. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has important roles in cell proliferation, cell specification and cell fate determination during embryonic development. Recent reports suggest a link between the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway and apoptosis...
December 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
Fei Zhao, Guobin Jiang, Penghao Wei, Hongfang Wang, Shaoguo Ru
Bisphenol S (BPS) is a substitute of the plastic additive bisphenol A (BPA). Its concentrations detected in surface waters and urine samples are on the same order of magnitude as BPA. Human exposure to BPA has been implicated in the development of diabetes mellitus; however, whether BPS can disrupt glucose homeostasis and increase blood glucose concentration remains unclear. We extensively investigated the effects of environmentally relevant concentrations of BPS on glucose metabolism in male zebrafish (Danio rerio) and the underlying mechanisms of these effects...
January 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
J Paige Souder, Daniel A Gorelick
To study the effects of environmental endocrine disruptor compounds (EDCs) on aquatic animals, embryos and larvae are typically incubated in water containing defined concentrations of EDCs. However, the amount of EDC uptake into the animal is often difficult to determine. Using radiolabeled estradiol ([(3)H]E2), we previously developed a rapid, straightforward assay to measure estradiol uptake from water into zebrafish embryos and larvae. Here, we extend this approach to measure the uptake of two additional EDCs, bisphenol A (BPA) and ethinyl estradiol (EE2)...
September 21, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
Qiqing Chen, Daqiang Yin, Yunlu Jia, Sabrina Schiwy, Jessica Legradi, Shouye Yang, Henner Hollert
Plastic particles have been proven to be abundant in the aquatic environment, raising concerns about their potential toxic effects. In the present study, we determined the bioaccumulation potential of bisphenol A (BPA) in adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) in the absence and presence of nano-sized plastic particles (nanoplastics, NPPs). Results show that BPA can accumulate in the viscera, gill, head and muscle of zebrafish with 85, 43, 20, and 3μg/g ww after 1d exposure. NPPs were also found to accumulate in different tissues of the fish...
December 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Elena Ortiz-Villanueva, Laia Navarro-Martín, Joaquim Jaumot, Fernando Benavente, Victoria Sanz-Nebot, Benjamín Piña, Romà Tauler
Although bisphenol A (BPA) is commonly recognized as an endocrine disruptor, the metabolic consequences of its exposure are still poorly understood. In this study, we present a non-targeted LC-MS based metabolomic analysis in combination with a full-genome, high-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) to reveal the metabolic effects and the subjacent regulatory pathways of exposing zebrafish embryos to BPA during the first 120 hours post-fertilization. We applied multivariate data analysis methods to extract biochemical information from the LC-MS and RNA-Seq complex datasets and to perform testable predictions of the phenotypic adverse effects...
December 2017: Environmental Pollution
Fei Zhao, Penghao Wei, Jun Wang, Miao Yu, Xiaona Zhang, Hua Tian, Wei Wang, Shaoguo Ru
The binding affinity of bisphenol A (BPA) to estrogen receptors (ERs) is much lower than that of 17β-estradiol (E2), and whether there are other molecular mechanisms responsible for the estrogenic action of BPA in vivo currently remains unknown. The objective of this study was to explore the potential association between the estrogenic effect induced by bisphenol A in vivo and changes of endogenous E2 and gene specific DNA methylation levels. After a waterborne exposure of male zebrafish to 500, 1000, or 1500μg/L of BPA for 21d, vitellogenin (VTG) concentration in whole body homogenate, plasma E2 and testosterone levels, hepatic ERs mRNA expressions, gonadal cyp19a1a and cyp17a1 mRNA expressions, and methylation levels of hepatic esr1 and gonadal cyp19a1a's promoters were determined...
October 1, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
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