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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731686/pyrethroid-insecticide-cypermethrin-accelerates-pubertal-onset-in-male-mice-via-disrupting-hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-axis
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Xiaoqing Ye, Feixue Li, Jianyun Zhang, Huihui Ma, Dapeng Ji, Xin Huang, Thomas E Curry, Weiping Liu, Jing Liu
Pyrethroids, a class of insecticides that are widely used worldwide, have been identified as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Our recent epidemiological study reported on an association of increased pyrethroids exposure with elevated gonadotropins levels and earlier pubertal development in Chinese boys. In this study, we further investigated the effects of cypermethrin (CP), one of the most ubiquitous pyrethroid insecticides, on hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and pubertal onset in male animal models...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728138/first-trimester-urinary-bisphenol-a-concentration-in-relation-to-anogenital-distance-an-androgen-sensitive-measure-of-reproductive-development-in-infant-girls
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Emily S Barrett, Sheela Sathyanarayana, Omar Mbowe, Sally W Thurston, J Bruce Redmon, Ruby H N Nguyen, Shanna H Swan
INTRODUCTION: Evidence from animal models suggests that prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a ubiquitous endocrine-disrupting chemical, is associated with adverse reproductive outcomes in females. Exposure during early gestation, a critical period for reproductive development, is of particular concern. Anogenital distance (AGD) is a sensitive biomarker of the fetal hormonal milieu and a measure of reproductive toxicity in animal models. In some studies, the daughters of BPA-exposed dams have shorter AGD than controls...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728123/analysis-of-sugarcane-herbicides-in-marine-turtle-nesting-areas-and-assessment-of-risk-using-in%C3%A2-vitro-toxicity-assays
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Hannah L Allan, Jason P van de Merwe, Kimberly A Finlayson, Jake W O'Brien, Jochen F Mueller, Frederic D L Leusch
Agricultural processes are associated with many different herbicides that can contaminate surrounding environments. In Queensland, Australia, herbicides applied to agricultural crops may pose a threat to valuable coastal habitats including nesting beaches for threatened loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). This study 1) measured concentrations of herbicides in the beach sand of Mon Repos, an important marine turtle nesting beach in Australia that is adjacent to significant sugarcane crops, and 2) investigated the toxicity of these herbicides to marine turtles using a cell-based assay...
July 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724251/concurrent-exposures-to-nonylphenol-bisphenol-a-phthalates-and-organophosphate-pesticides-on-birth-outcomes-a-cohort-study-in-taipei-taiwan
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Yu-Fang Huang, Wen-Chi Pan, Yen-An Tsai, Chia-Huang Chang, Pei-Jung Chen, Yi-Shuan Shao, Ming-Song Tsai, Jia-Woei Hou, Chensheng Alex Lu, Mei-Lien Chen
Prenatal exposure to phenols, phthalates (PAEs), and organophosphate (OP) pesticides may increase the risk of abnormal birth outcomes. However, many previous studies have examined exposure to a limited number of chemical classes or exposure profiles limited to a specific stage of pregnancy. This study aims to characterize the concurrent exposure scenario throughout pregnancy by simultaneously monitoring internal doses of several endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), including 2 phenols (nonylphenol (NP) and bisphenol A (BPA)), 9 PAEs, and 6 OP pesticide metabolites and to assess the relationships between concurrent exposure to EDCs and infant birth weight, length, and head and chest circumference...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719870/effects-of-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-on-estrogen-receptor-alpha-and-heat-shock-protein-60-gene-expression-in-primary-cultures-of-loggerhead-sea-turtle-caretta-caretta-erythrocytes
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Paolo Cocci, Martina Capriotti, Gilberto Mosconi, Francesco Alessandro Palermo
The loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) can be considered a good indicator species for studying the ecological impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on wildlife. However, the effect of these environmental pollutants on nuclear steroid hormone signaling has not yet been addressed in sea turtles mainly due to the legal constraints of their endangered status. Here we describe the use of primary erythrocyte cell cultures as in vitro models for evaluating the effects of different EDCs on the expression of estrogen receptor α (ERα)...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711770/multigenerational-effects-evaluation-of-the-flame-retardant-tris-2-butoxyethyl-phosphate-tboep-using-daphnia-magna
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Maeva Giraudo, Maxime Dubé, Mélanie Lépine, Pierre Gagnon, Mélanie Douville, Magali Houde
Tris(2-butoxyethyl) phosphate (TBOEP) is an organophosphate ester used as substitute following the phase-out of brominated flamed retardants. Because of its high production volume and its use in a broad range of applications, this chemical is now frequently detected in the environment and biota. However, limited information is available on the long-term effects of TBOEP in aquatic organisms. In this study, Daphnia magna were exposed over three 21d generations to an environmentally relevant concentration of TBOEP (10μg/L) and effects were evaluated at the gene transcription, protein, and life-history (i...
July 8, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709031/bisphenol-a-induces-cox-2-through-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-and-is-associated-with-levels-of-inflammation-related-markers-in-elderly-populations
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Heewon Song, Joonwoo Park, Phuong T C Bui, KeunOh Choi, Myung Chan Gye, Yun-Chul Hong, Jin Hee Kim, Young Joo Lee
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine-disrupting chemical, and it is one of the highest volume chemicals produced worldwide. Even though several in vivo and in vitro studies showed positive associations of BPA exposure with pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin (IL)-6, the mechanism by which BPA induces inflammation is unclear. We investigated the mechanism by which BPA induces inflammation (expression of inflammation-related genes, changes in oxidative stress, and cell proliferation and migration) and evaluated the effect of BPA exposure on inflammation-related markers in epidemiologic studies using repeat urine and serum samples from elderly subjects...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707677/-omics-and-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-new-paths-forward
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REVIEW
Carmen Messerlian, Rosie M Martinez, Russ Hauser, Andrea A Baccarelli
The emerging field of omics - large-scale data-rich biological measurements of the genome - provides new opportunities to advance and strengthen research into endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Although some EDCs have been associated with adverse health effects in humans, our understanding of their impact remains incomplete. Progress in the field has been primarily limited by our inability to adequately estimate and characterize exposure and identify sensitive and measurable outcomes during windows of vulnerability...
July 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707244/cytotoxic-effects-of-seven-tunisian-hospital-wastewaters-on-the-proliferation-of-human-breast-cancer-cell-line-mda-231-correlation-with-their-chemical-characterization
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Emna Nasri, Monia Machreki, Asma Beltifa, Sonia Aroui, Asma Ghorbel, Amina Saad, Anouar Feriani, Mohamed Ali Borgi, Lakhdar Ghazouani, Olivier Sire, José Luis Balcázar, Hedi Ben Mansour
Hospital wastewaters contain large amounts of pharmaceutical residues, which may eventually be discharged into the aquatic environment through wastewater treatment plants, raising the question of their impact on human and environmental health. This has prompted the launch of several monitoring studies into the most commonly administered compounds in urban wastewater. The aim of this study was, therefore, to explore the cytotoxic potential of wastewaters samples collected from seven hospitals in Tunisia. The physicochemical analyses showed a large fluctuation of certain parameters in the collected samples, such as chemical oxygen demand (ranged from 860 to 1720 mg L(-1)), biochemical oxygen demand (ranged from 385 to 747 mg L(-1)), total organic carbon (ranged from 256 to 562 g L(-1)), total suspended solids (ranged from 905 to 1450 mg L(-1)), conductivity (ranged from 3...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697429/bisphenol-a-disrupts-steroidogenesis-and-induces-a-sex-hormone-imbalance-through-c-jun-phosphorylation-in-leydig-cells
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Hsin-Chieh Lan, Kai-Yu Wu, I-Wen Lin, Zhi-Jie Yang, Ai-An Chang, Meng-Chun Hu
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) that is used to manufacture plastic consumer products. It is well known that exposure to BPA can induce defects in gonad development and negatively influences reproductive function in both males and females. In this study, we assessed the effects of BPA on hormone production in Leydig cells, which secrete hormones in the testes and support male fertility. We examined two steroidogenic enzymes, CYP11A1 and CYP19 that involved in sex hormone synthesis in mouse MA-10 Leydig cells...
July 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689058/protective-effect-of-crocin-on-bpa-induced-liver-toxicity-in-rats-through-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-and-downregulation-of-mapk-and-mapkap-signaling-pathway-and-mirna-122-expression
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Faezeh Vahdati Hassani, Soghra Mehri, Khalil Abnous, Ruth Birner-Gruenberger, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an artificial environmental endocrine disrupting chemical and commonly used as a monomer of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. The aim of the present study is to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of crocin, a constituent of saffron, against BPA-induced liver toxicity. We showed that treatment of male Wistar rats with 0.5 mg/kg BPA for 30 days increased the level of 8-isoprostane, decreased the level of reduced glutathione, elevated serum levels of aspartate aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase, triglyceride, and glucose, and induced periportal inflammation...
July 6, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686624/adverse-effects-of-chronic-exposure-to-nonylphenol-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-male-rats
#12
Jie Yu, Xuesong Yang, Ya Luo, Xuefeng Yang, Mengxue Yang, Jin Yang, Jie Zhou, Feng Gao, Liting He, Jie Xu
Endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) has been thought to play a role in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the toxic effects of Nonylphenol (NP), an EDC, on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have never been elaborated. This study aimed to investigate whether exposure to NP could induce NAFDL, a promoting effect of high-sucrose-high-fat diet (HSHFD) on the adverse effects caused by NP was evaluated. Fourth eight male rats were assigned to four groups and each group was treated with a specific testing sample: normal-diet (ND) control group (C-ND); normal diet plus NP (180mg/kg/day) group (NP-ND); high-sucrose-high-fat-diet control group (C-HSHFD); HSHFD plus NP (180mg/kg/day) group (NP-HSHFD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678591/cypermethrin-inhibits-interleukin-6-induced-androgen-receptor-transactivation-through-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3
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Ji-Long Zhou, Zhen Ding, Xing Ge, Qiao-Mei Shi, Heng-Xue Wang, Gang Chen, Meng-Xue Li, Hui Wang, Qiang Ju, Qi Wang, Jin-Peng Zhang, Mei-Rong Zhang, Li-Chun Xu
The insecticide cypermethrin has been considered as an endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) with anti-androgenic activity by interfering with interleukin-6 (IL-6)-induced ligand-independent AR signaling. The purpose of this study was to clarify whether the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) was involved in the antagonism effect of cypermethrin. In this study, the Western blot was to test the level of STAT3 phosphorylation and the mammalian two-hybrid assay was developed to assess the AR-STAT3 interaction...
July 5, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677244/endocrine-disruption-in-silico-interactions-between-phthalate-plasticizers-and-corticosteroid-binding-globulin
#14
Ishfaq A Sheikh, Mohd A Beg
Endocrine disruption is a phenomenon when a man-made or natural compound interferes with normal hormone function in human or animal body systems. Endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) have assumed considerable importance as a result of industrial activity, mass production of synthetic chemicals and environmental pollution. Phthalate plasticizers are a group of chemicals used widely and diversely in industry especially in the plastic industry, and many of the phthalate compounds have endocrine-disrupting properties...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675057/multiple-receptors-shape-the-estrogen-response-pathway-and-are-critical-considerations-for-the-future-of-in-vitro-based-risk-assessment-efforts
#15
Michelle M Miller, Patrick D McMullen, Melvin E Andersen, Rebecca A Clewell
Current in life toxicity testing paradigms are being challenged as the future of risk assessment moves towards more comprehensive mode of action/adverse outcome pathway based approaches. In particular, endocrine disruption screening is now a global activity and key initiatives in the United States focus on the use of high throughput in vitro assays to prioritize compounds for further testing of estrogen, androgen or thyroid disruption. Of these pathways, much of the emphasis to date has been on high-throughput methods for estrogenic activity primarily using ligand binding and trans-activation assays...
July 4, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674520/endocrine-disruption-of-vasopressin-systems-and-related-behaviors
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REVIEW
Heather B Patisaul
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are chemicals that interfere with the organizational or activational effects of hormones. Although the vast majority of the EDC literature focuses on steroid hormone signaling related impacts, growing evidence from a myriad of species reveals that the nonapeptide hormones vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OT) may also be EDC targets. EDCs shown to alter pathways and behaviors coordinated by AVP and/or OT include the plastics component bisphenol A (BPA), the soy phytoestrogen genistein (GEN), and various flame retardants...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672150/comparative-toxicity-and-endocrine-disruption-potential-of-urban-and-rural-atmospheric-organic-pm1-in-jeg-3-human-placental-cells
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Barend L van Drooge, Anna Marqueño, Joan O Grimalt, Pilar Fernández, Cinta Porte
Outdoor ambient air particulate matter and air pollution are related to adverse effects on human health. The present study assesses the cytotoxicity and ability to disrupt aromatase activity of organic PM1 extracts from rural and urban areas at equivalent air volumes from 2 to 30 m(3), in human placental JEG-3 cells. Samples were chemically analyzed for particle bounded organic compounds with endocrine disrupting potential, i.e. PAH, O-PAH, phthalate esters, but also for organic molecular tracer compounds for the emission source identification...
June 30, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660383/risk-estimation-and-annual-fluxes-of-emerging-contaminants-from-a-scottish-priority-catchment-to-the-estuary-and-north-sea
#18
Zulin Zhang, Melanie Lebleu, Mark Osprey, Christine Kerr, Estelle Courtot
Emerging contaminants (ECs) such as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) attracted global concern during the last decades due to their potential adverse effects on humans and ecosystems. This work is the first study to assess the spatiotemporal changes, annual fluxes and ecological risk of ECs (4 EDCs and 6 PPCPs) by different monitoring strategies (spot and passive sampling) over 12 months in a Scottish priority catchment (River Ugie, Scotland, 335 km(2))...
June 28, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658740/fungal-treatment-for-the-removal-of-endocrine-disrupting-compounds-from-reverse-osmosis-concentrate-identification-and-monitoring-of-transformation-products-of-benzotriazoles
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Marta Llorca, Marina Badia-Fabregat, Sara Rodríguez-Mozaz, Glòria Caminal, Teresa Vicent, Damià Barceló
The removal of 27 endocrine-disrupting compounds and related compounds (suspect effect) from a reverse osmosis concentrate using an alternative decontamination method based on a fungal treatment involving Trametes versicolor was assessed. In addition to chemical analysis, the toxicity of the treated water during the treatment was monitored using a bioluminescence inhibition test and estrogenic and anti-estrogenic tests. The compounds 1H-benzotriazole (BTZ) and two tolyltriazoles (TTZs), 4-methyl-1H-benzotriazole (4-MBTZ) and 5-methyl-1H-benzotriazole (5-MBTZ), were present in the reverse osmosis concentrate at the highest concentrations (7...
June 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657538/effects-of-low-dose-developmental-bisphenol-a-exposure-on-metabolic-parameters-and-gene-expression-in-male-and-female-fischer-344-rat-offspring
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Margareta H Lejonklou, Linda Dunder, Emelie Bladin, Vendela Pettersson, Monika Rönn, Lars Lind, Tomas B Waldén, P Monica Lind
BACKGROUND: Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that may contribute to development of obesity and metabolic disorders. Humans are constantly exposed to low concentrations of BPA, and studies support that the developmental period is particularly sensitive. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate the effects of low-dose developmental BPA exposure on metabolic parameters in male and female Fischer 344 (F344) rat offspring. METHODS: Pregnant F344 rats were exposed to BPA via their drinking water, corresponding to (BPA0...
June 28, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
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