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Yang Liu, Yongli Zhang, Hongguang Guo, Xin Cheng, Hongwei Liu, Weihong Tang
In this study, the photosynergistic performance of BiVO4 with persulfate (PS) is demonstrated under visible light irradiation for the first time. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) was selected as a reluctant compound, and factors including dosages of PS and catalyst, solution pHs, initial concertration of DES, and inorganic anions were evaluated. The morphology and chemical state of bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive spectrometer (EDS), and ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS)...
November 26, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Corinne Quadalti, Cesare Galli, Giovanna Lazzari
The implementation of the REACH regulation has imposed the urgent need of developing alternative testing methods to screen large number of compounds more quickly and at lower costs. In this study, a battery of tests, suitable for reproductive toxicology testing, was developed with the objective of detecting the mechanism of action of estrogenic and xenoestrogenic compounds. With this aim, two compounds known for their estrogenic activity, diethylstilbestrol and 17β-estradiol, were used to set up four different in vitro tests: 1) bovine oocyte in vitro maturation assay, 2) bovine preimplantation embryo in vitro culture assay and 3) MCF-7 and 4) BALB/3T3 cell lines proliferation and cytotoxicity assay, respectively...
December 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Tetsuo Mitsui, Maho Ishida, Michi Izawa, Jun Arita
Estrogen binds to nuclear estrogen receptors (ERs) to modulate transcription of target genes in estrogen-responsive cells. However, recent studies have shown that estrogen also binds to cytoplasmic membrane ERs to modulate protein kinase signaling cascades, leading to non-genomic actions. We investigated whether either nuclear or membrane ERs, including G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (Gper1), mediate the inhibitory action of estrogen on insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)-induced proliferation of pituitary lactotrophs in primary culture...
October 19, 2016: Endocrine Journal
Kenji Takeshita, Hiroaki I Ogawa, Toshinari Maeda
BACKGROUND: Carcinogens are known to cause swelling of the mammalian cell nucleus. However, the mechanism of the swelling and its toxicological significance have not been fully elucidated. Since nuclear swelling (NS hereafter) has been frequently observed in chromosomal aberration (CA hereafter) tests (in vitro), the relationship between NS and CAs was investigated in this study. RESULTS: In a short-term CA test using the fibroblast CHL cell line, the appearance of NS increased in a dose-dependent manner after exposure to six types of clastogens (mitomycin C, methyl methane sulfonate, 1-methyl-3-nitro-1-nitrosoguanidine, benzo[a]pyrene, cyclophosphamide monohydrate, and 9,10-dimethyl-2-benzanthracene), and a strong correlation was found between NS (%) and CAs (%) at each dosage...
2016: Genes and Environment: the Official Journal of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society
Thillai V Sekar, Kira Foygel, Tarik F Massoud, Sanjiv S Gambhir, Ramasamy Paulmurugan
Estrogen receptor-α (ERα) plays an important role in normal and abnormal physiology of the human reproductive system by interacting with the endogenous ligand estradiol (E2). However, other ligands, either analogous or dissimilar to E2, also bind to ERα. This may create unintentional activation of ER signaling in reproductive tissues that can lead to cancer development. We developed a transgenic mouse model that constitutively expresses a firefly luciferase (FLuc) split reporter complementation biosensor (NFLuc-ER-LBDG521T-CFLuc) to simultaneously evaluate the dynamics and potency of ligands that bind to ERα...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
Mayumi Okamoto, Kyosuke Naka, Kiichi Ishiwata, Isao Shimizu, Jun Toyohara
OBJECTIVE: 7α-Substituted androgen derivatives may have the potential to visualize androgen receptors with positron emission tomography. In the present study, we synthesized fluoropropyl derivatives of 7α-(3-[(18)F]fluoropropyl)-testosterone ([(18)F]7) and 7α-(3-[(18)F]fluoropropyl)-dihydrotestosterone ([(18)F]15), and characterized their in vitro binding, in vivo biodistribution, and performed blocking studies in mature androgen deprived male rats. METHODS: We synthesized [(18)F]7 and [(18)F]15...
September 28, 2016: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
Zaosheng Wang, Rui Li, Fengchang Wu, Chenglian Feng, Chun Ye, Changzhou Yan
The occurrence and distribution of target estrogenic compounds in a highly urbanized industry-impacted coastal bay were investigated, and contamination profiles were evaluated by estimating total estradiol equivalents (∑EEQs) and risk quotients (RQs). Phenolic compounds were the most abundant xenoestrogens, but seldom showed contribution to the ∑EEQs. The diethylstilbestrol (DES) and 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) were the major contributors followed by 17β-estradiol (E2) in comparison with a slight contribution from estrone (E1) and estriol (E3)...
September 24, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Minxia Sun, Defu Xu, Yuefei Ji, Juan Liu, Wanting Ling, Shunyao Li, Mindong Chen
The presence of estrogens in livestock excrement has raised concerns about their potential negative influence on animals and the overall food cycle. This is the first investigation to simultaneously remove estrogens, including estriol (E3), bisphenol A (BPA), diethylstilbestrol (DES), estradiol (E2), and ethinyl estradiol (EE2), from cow manure using a Fenton oxidation technique. Based on the residual concentrations and removal efficiency of estrogens, the Fenton oxidation reaction conditions were optimized as follows: a H₂O₂ dosage of 2...
2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Kosuke Yamaguchi, Mariko Ishii, Naoyuki Maeda, Hidetomo Iwano, Hiroshi Yokota
Ethinylestradiol (EE), a main component of the combined oral contraceptive pill, is associated with an increased risk of arterial diseases. However, the toxicity mechanism of EE is poorly understood. In this study, we found that the exposure to EE reduced the serum apolipoprotein E (Apo E) level and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)/cholesterol concentration in adult female rats. Diethylstilbestrol showed the same effects and both reductions were suppressed by coadministration of tamoxifen (TAM). Liver perfusion experiments revealed that the secretion rate of Apo E from the liver was significantly reduced...
September 2016: FEBS Open Bio
Soo-Ho Chung, Jung-Woo Park
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy in developed countries. Clear cell carcinoma typically occurs in the ovaries, and very rarely occurs in the endometrium; it accounts for less than 3% of all endometrial cancers. It is presumed that clear cell carcinomas are of Müllerian duct origin, and an association with exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) or other nonsteroidal follicle stimulating hormones has been described. We report a case of a postmenopausal woman who presented with vaginal bleeding without a specific medical history...
August 2016: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Adam J Filgo, Julie F Foley, Samantha Puvanesarajah, Aditi R Borde, Bentley R Midkiff, Casey E Reed, Vesna A Chappell, Lydia B Alexander, Pretish R Borde, Melissa A Troester, Schantel A Hayes Bouknight, Suzanne E Fenton
There are currently no reports describing mammary gland development in the Harlan Sprague-Dawley (HSD) rat, the current strain of choice for National Toxicology Program (NTP) testing. Our goals were to empower the NTP, contract labs, and other researchers in understanding and interpreting chemical effects in this rat strain. To delineate similarities/differences between the female and male mammary gland, data were compiled starting on embryonic day 15.5 through postnatal day 70. Mammary gland whole mounts, histology sections, and immunohistochemically stained tissues for estrogen, progesterone, and androgen receptors were evaluated in both sexes; qualitative and quantitative differences are highlighted using a comprehensive visual timeline...
October 2016: Toxicologic Pathology
Ming Liu, Rongcan Luo, Hao Wang, Guangming Cao, Yan-Ling Wang
Fertility control is an alternative strategy to traditional culling for the management of rodent pests. Previous studies have demonstrated that quinestrol is a potential contraceptive for male rodents, but the recovery of fertility in quinestrol-treated rodents has not been evaluated. This study used C57BL/6J mice to evaluate the recovery rate of male fertility after the administration of quinestrol. DES (diethylstilbestrol), a non-steroid estrogenic compound, was used for comparison. Different groups of mice were treated with 1 mg/kg quinestrol, 1 mg/kg DES, or castor oil separately for 7 days...
September 9, 2016: Integrative Zoology
Hangzhen Lan, Daodong Pan, Yangying Sun, Yuxing Guo, Zhen Wu
Cathodic electrodeposition (CED) has received great attention in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) synthesis due to its distinguished properties including simplicity, controllability, mild synthesis conditions, and product continuously. Here, we report the fabrication of thin (Et3NH)2Zn3(BDC)4 (E-MOF-5) film coated solid phase microextraction (SPME) fiber by a one-step in situ cathodic electrodeposition strategy. Several etched stainless steel fibers were placed in parallel in order to achieve simultaneously electrochemical polymerization...
September 21, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
Tiffany A Katz, Qiwei Yang, Lindsey S Treviño, Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ayman Al-Hendy
Uterine fibroids are the most frequent gynecologic tumor, affecting 70% to 80% of women over their lifetime. Although these tumors are benign, they can cause significant morbidity and may require invasive treatments such as myomectomy and hysterectomy. Many risk factors for these tumors have been identified, including environmental exposures to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as genistein and diethylstilbestrol. Uterine development may be a particularly sensitive window to environmental exposures, as some perinatal EDC exposures have been shown to increase tumorigenesis in both rodent models and human epidemiologic studies...
September 15, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
S Huet, A Tardieu, M Filloux, M Essig, N Pichon, J F Therme, P Piver, Y Aubard, J M Ayoubi, O Garbin, P Collinet, A Agostini, V Lavoue, A Piccardo, T Gauthier
OBJECTIVE: Uterine infertility (UI), which can be caused by a variety of congenital or acquired factors, affects several thousand women in Europe. Uterus transplantation (UTx), at the current stage of research, offers hope for these women to be both the biological mother and the carrier of their child. However, the indications of UTx still need to be defined. The main aim of the study was to describe the different etiologies of UI and other data as marital and parental status from women requesting UTx who contacted us in the framework of a UTx clinical trial...
October 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Andi Anggeriana Andi Asri, Boon Keong Lim, Yong Kuei Lim, Latiffah A Latiff
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August 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
Xiao -Wen Chen, Jian-Liang Zhao, You-Sheng Liu, Li-Xin Hu, Shuang-Shuang Liu, Guang-Guo Ying
This study investigated estrogenic activity of water, sediment, and fish bile of the Pearl River in southern China by effect-directed analysis based on in vitro yeast screen assay and chemical analysis. Results showed higher estradiol equivalents (EEQ) for surface water in dry season than in wet season. Simple risk assessment suggested that high estrogenic risk would be expected in Shima River and Danshui River receiving discharge of effluents from cities in the region. Fractionation and effect-directed analysis showed that estrogenic activity mainly occurred in relatively polar fractions of surface water...
August 13, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Yanyan Shi, Jie Lu, Yilei Wang, Shuhong Wang
Final oocyte maturation is the key step to successful spawning and fertilization. Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is the technique of election to quantify the abundance of functional genes in such study. Reference gene is essential for correct interpretation of qPCR data. However, an ideal universal reference gene that is stable under all experimental circumstances has not been described. Researchers should validate their reference genes while performing qPCR analysis. The expression of 6 candidate reference genes: 18s rRNA, 28s rRNA, Cathepsin Z, Elongation factor 1-α, Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase and β-actin were investigated during final oocyte maturation induced by different compounds (DES and DEHP) in common carp (Cyprinus carpio)...
August 2016: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
Iwona Matraszek-Zuchowska, Barbara Wozniak, Andrzej Posyniak
In accordance with Commission Decision 2002/657/EC, confirmatory methods for the detection of prohibited substances should comply with specific requirements, including the criteria for confirmation. Two strategies: multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) and enhanced product ion (EPI) scanning functions were compared for confirming the anabolic compounds from synthetic stilbenes group in bovine urine samples. In the research, twenty samples fortified at the Recommended Concentration (RC) of 1 µg L(-1) with diethylstilbestrol, dienestrol and hexestrol were analyzed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry on a QTRAP 5500 instrument...
2016: Chromatographia
Lauren Prusinski, Ayman Al-Hendy, Qiwei Yang
Endocrine disruptions induced by environmental toxicants have placed an immense burden on society to properly diagnose, treat and attempt to alleviate symptoms and disease. Environmental exposures during critical periods of development can permanently reprogram normal physiological responses, thereby increasing susceptibility to disease later in life - a process known as developmental reprogramming. During development, organogenesis and tissue differentiation occur through a continuous series of tightly-regulated and precisely-timed molecular, biochemical and cellular events...
July 2016: Gynecology and Obstetrics Research: Open Journal
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