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Bull Environ Contam Toxicol ; 105(4): 530-537, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32940716

RESUMO

An increase in the production and usage of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) triggers the necessity to focus on their impact on ecosystems. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the acute toxicity of AuNPs and ionic gold (Au (III)) to organisms representing all trophic levels of the aquatic ecosystem, namely producers (duckweed Lemna minor), consumers (crustacean Daphnia magna, embryos of Danio rerio) and decomposers (bacteria Vibrio fischeri). The organisms were exposed according to a standardized protocol for each species and endpoints. The AuNPs (1.16 and 11.6 d.nm) were synthesized using citrate (CIT) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as capping agents, respectively. It was found, that Au (III) was significantly more toxic than AuNPs PVP and AuNPs CIT. AuNPs showed significant toxicity only at high concentrations (mg/L), which are not environmentally relevant in the present time, but a cautious approach is advised, due to the possibility of interactions with other contaminants.


Assuntos
Aliivibrio fischeri/efeitos dos fármacos , Araceae/efeitos dos fármacos , Daphnia/efeitos dos fármacos , Ouro/toxicidade , Íons/toxicidade , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra , Animais , Organismos Aquáticos , Daphnia/embriologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Testes de Toxicidade Aguda
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Chemosphere ; 258: 127385, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32947675

RESUMO

2,2,4,4-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) has received considerable attention because of its high detection level in biological samples and potential developmental toxicity. Here, using zebrafish (Danio rerio) as the experimental animal, we investigated developmental effects of BDE-47 and explored the potential mechanism. Zebrafish embryos at 4 h post-fertilization (hpf) were exposed to 0.312, 0.625 and 1.25 mg/L BDE-47 to 74-120 hpf. We found that BDE-47 instigated a dose-related developmental toxicity, evidenced by reduced embryonic survival and hatching rate, shortened body length and increased aberration rate. Meanwhile, higher doses of BDE-47 reduced mitochondrial membrane potential and ATP production but increased apoptosis in zebrafish embryos. Expression of genes involved in mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) (ndufb8, sdha, uqcrc1, cox5ab and atp5fal) were negatively related to BDE-47 doses in zebrafish embryos. Moreover, exposure to BDE-47 at 0.625 or 1.25 mg/L impaired mitochondrial biogenesis and mitochondrial dynamics. Our data further showed that BDE- 47 exposure induced excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidative stress, which was accompanied by the activation of c-Jun N-terminal Kinase (JNK). Antioxidant NAC and JNK inhibition could mitigate apoptosis in embryos and improve embryonic development in BDE-47-treated zebrafish, suggesting the involvement of ROS/JNK pathway in embryonic developmental changes induced by BDE-47. Altogether, our data suggest here that developmental toxicity of BDE-47 may be associated with mitochondrial ROS-mediated JNK signaling in zebrafish embryo.


Assuntos
Éteres Difenil Halogenados/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/efeitos dos fármacos , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo
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Chemosphere ; 254: 126608, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957262

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Al2O3 Nanoparticles (Al2O3-NPs) have been widely used because of their unique physical and chemical properties, and Al2O3-NPs can be released into the environment directly or indirectly. Our previous research found that 13 nm Al2O3-NPs can induce neural cell death and autophagy in primarily cultured neural cells in vitro. The aim of this study was to determine where Al2O3-NPs at 13 nm particle size can cause neural cells in vivo and assess related behavioural changes and involved potential mechanisms. Zebrafish from embryo to adult were selected as animal models. Learning and memory as functional indicators of neural cells in zebrafish were measured during the development from embryo to adult. Our results indicate that Al2O3-NPs treatment in zebrafish embryos stages can cause the accumulation of aluminium content in zebrafish brain tissue, leading to progressive impaired neurodevelopmental behaviours and latent learning and memory performance. Additionally, oxidative stress and disruption of dopaminergic transmission in zebrafish brain tissues are correlated with the dose-dependent and age-dependent accumulation of aluminium content. Moreover, the number of neural cells in the telencephalon tissue treated with Al2O3-NPs significantly declined, and the ultramicroscopic morphology indicated profound autophagy alternations. The results suggest that Al2O3-NPs has dose-dependent and time-dependent progressive damage on learning and memory performance in adult zebrafish when treated in embryos. This is the first study of the effects of Al2O3-NPs on learning and memory during the development of zebrafish from embryo to adult.


Assuntos
Óxido de Alumínio/toxicidade , Aprendizagem/efeitos dos fármacos , Memória/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Alumínio/farmacologia , Óxido de Alumínio/química , Animais , Embrião não Mamífero , Nanopartículas Metálicas , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Tamanho da Partícula , Peixe-Zebra/embriologia
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Chemosphere ; 254: 126792, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957266

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Iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) are used in several medical and environmental applications, but their mechanism of action and hazardous effects to early developmental stages of fish remain unknown. Thus, the present study aimed to assess the developmental toxicity of citrate-functionalized IONPs (γ-Fe2O3 NPs), in comparison with its dissolved counterpart, in zebrafish (Danio rerio) after static and semi-static exposure. Embryos were exposed to environmental concentrations of both iron forms (0.3, 0.6, 1.25, 2.5, 5 and 10 mg L-1) during 144 h, jointly with negative control group. The interaction and distribution of both Fe forms on the external chorion and larvae surface were measured, following by multiple biomarker assessment (mortality, hatching rate, neurotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, morphological alterations and 12 morphometrics parameters). Results showed that IONPs were mainly accumulated on the zebrafish chorion, and in the digestive system and liver of the larvae. Although the IONPs induced low embryotoxicity compared to iron ions in both exposure conditions, these nanomaterials induced sublethal effects, mainly cardiotoxic effects (reduced heartbeat, blood accumulation in the heart and pericardial edema). The semi-static exposure to both iron forms induced high embryotoxicity compared to static exposure, indicating that the nanotoxicity to early developmental stages of fish depends on the exposure system. This is the first study concerning the role of the exposure condition on the developmental toxicity of IONPs on fish species.


Assuntos
Compostos Férricos/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Cloretos , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Ferro/farmacologia , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra/embriologia
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110934, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888599

RESUMO

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products are emerging contaminants that are increasingly detected in the environment worldwide. Certain classes of pharmaceuticals, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are a major environmental concern due to their widespread use and the fact that these compounds are designed to have biological effects at low doses. A complication in predicting toxic effects of SSRIs in nontarget organisms is that their mechanism of action is not fully understood. To better understand the potential toxic effects of SSRIs, we employed an ultra-low input RNA-sequencing method to identify potential pathways that are affected by early exposure to two SSRIs (fluoxetine and paroxetine). We exposed wildtype zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos to 100 µg/L of either fluoxetine or paroxetine for 6 days before extracting and sequencing mRNA from individual larval brains. Differential gene expression analysis identified 1550 genes that were significantly affected by SSRI exposure with a core set of 138 genes altered by both SSRIs. Weighted gene co-expression network analysis identified 7 modules of genes whose expression patterns were significantly correlated with SSRI exposure. Functional enrichment analysis of differentially expressed genes as well as network module genes repeatedly identified various terms associated with mitochondrial and neuronal structures, mitochondrial respiration, and neurodevelopmental processes. The enrichment of these terms indicates that toxic effects of SSRI exposure are likely caused by mitochondrial dysfunction and subsequent neurodevelopmental effects. To our knowledge, this is the first effort to study the tissue-specific transcriptomic effects of SSRIs in developing zebrafish, providing specific, high resolution molecular data regarding the sublethal effects of SSRI exposure.


Assuntos
Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores de Captação de Serotonina/toxicidade , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra , Animais , Encéfalo/embriologia , Biologia Computacional , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Larva/genética , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Peixe-Zebra/genética
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110946, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888619

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Zebrafish embryos are highly sensitive to toxicant exposure and have been used to evaluate the potential eco-toxicity caused by organic pollutants in the aquatic environment. This study was to develop four quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models based on norm descriptors for acute toxicity of different exposure times toward zebrafish embryo of organic compounds with various structures. Norm descriptors were obtained by calculating the norm index of the atomic distribution matrix, which was composed of atomic spatial distribution and atomic properties. These norm index-based QSAR models presented satisfactory results with R2 of 0.8549, 0.9162, 0.8335 and 0.8119 for 48, 96, 120 and 132 h, respectively. Validation results including cross validation, external validation, Y-randomized test and applicability domain analysis indicated that the proposed models were stable, robust and reliable. Accordingly, these norm descriptors might be effective in predicting the acute toxicity of various organics to zebrafish embryos, which might be useful for evaluating the potential hazards of organic pollutants to aquatic environment.


Assuntos
Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos Orgânicos , Relação Quantitativa Estrutura-Atividade , Peixe-Zebra , Animais , Compostos Orgânicos/química , Compostos Orgânicos/toxicidade , Testes de Toxicidade Aguda
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Sci Total Environ ; 741: 140450, 2020 Nov 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32886985

RESUMO

Surfactants are widely used in the industry of detergents, household products, and cosmetics. SAPDMA is a cationic surfactant that is used mostly in cosmetics, conditioning agents and has recently gained attention as a corrosion inhibitor in the sea pipelines industry. In this regard, literature concerning the ecotoxicological classification of SAPDMA on aquatic animals is lacking. This study aims to evaluate the potential ecotoxicity of SAPDMA using the aquatic zebrafish embryo model. The potential toxic effects of SAPDMA were assessed by different assays. This includes (i) mortality/survival assay to assess the median lethal concentration (LC50); (ii) teratogenicity assay to assess the no observed effect concentration (NOEC); (iii) organ-specific toxicity assays including cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity (using locomotion assay), hematopoietic toxicity (hemoglobin synthesis using o-dianisidine staining), hepatotoxicity (liver steatosis and yolk retention using Oil Red O (ORO) stain); (iv) cellular cytotoxicity (mitochondrial membrane potential) by measuring the accumulation of JC-1 dye into mitochondria. Exposure of embryos to SAPDMA caused mortality in a dose-dependent manner with a calculated LC50 of 2.3 mg/L. Thus, based on the LC50 value and according to the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Acute Toxicity Rating Scale, SAPDMA is classified as "moderately toxic". The No Observed Effect Concentration (NOEC) concerning a set of parameters including scoliosis, changes in body length, yolk, and eye sizes was 0.1 mg/L. At the same NOEC concentration (0.1 mg/L), no organ-specific toxicity was detected in fish treated with SAPDMA, except hepatomegaly with no associated liver dysfunctions. However, higher SAPDMA concentrations (0.8 mg/L) have dramatic effects on zebrafish organ development (eye, heart, and liver development). Our data recommend a re-evaluation of the SAPDMA employment in the industry setting and its strictly monitoring by environmental and public health agencies.


Assuntos
Poluentes Químicos da Água , Peixe-Zebra , Animais , Dimetilaminas , Embrião não Mamífero , Dose Letal Mediana , Tensoativos
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110994, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888603

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The effects of cyanobacteria (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (90%), Microcystis aeruginosa) and dense Elodea canadensis beds on the health endpoints of the amphipod Gmelinoides fasciatus and bivalve mollusc Unio pictorum were examined in mesocosms with simulated summer conditions (July-August 2018) in the environment of the Rybinsk Reservoir (Volga River Basin, Russia). Four treatments were conducted, including one control and three treatments with influencing factors, cyanobacteria and dense elodea beds (separately and combined). After 20 days of exposure, we evaluated the frequency of malformed and dead embryos in amphipods, heart rate (HR) and its recovery (HRR) after stress tests in molluscs as well as heat tolerance (critical thermal maximum or CTMax) in both amphipods and molluscs. The significant effect, such as elevated number of malformed embryos, was recorded after exposure with cyanobacteria (separately and combined with elodea) and presence of microcystins (MC) in water (0.17 µg/l, 40% of the most toxic MC-LR contribution). This study provided evidence that an elevated number (>5% of the total number per female) of malformed embryos in amphipods showed noticeable toxicity effects in the presence of cyanobacteria. The decreased oxygen under the influence of dense elodea beds led to a decrease in HR (and an increase in HRR) in molluscs. The notable effects on all studied biomarkers, embryo malformation frequency and heat tolerance in the amphipod G. fasciatus, as well as the heat tolerance and heart rate in the mollusc U. pictorum, were found when both factors (elodea and cyanobacteria) were combined. The applied endpoints could be further developed for environmental monitoring, but the obtained results support the importance of the combined use of several biomarkers and species, especially in the case of multi-factor environmental stress.


Assuntos
Anfípodes/efeitos dos fármacos , Bivalves/efeitos dos fármacos , Cianobactérias/metabolismo , Monitoramento Ambiental/métodos , Hydrocharitaceae/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Anfípodes/metabolismo , Animais , Aphanizomenon/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/análise , Bivalves/metabolismo , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Embrião não Mamífero/metabolismo , Frequência Cardíaca/efeitos dos fármacos , Microcistinas/metabolismo , Microcistinas/toxicidade , Microcystis/metabolismo , Federação Russa , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 111043, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888597

RESUMO

Intraspecific difference in toxicity brings uncertainty to ecological risk assessment (ERA) and water quality criteria (WQC) of chemicals. Here, we compared intraspecies sensitivity to toxicants for Mesocyclops leuckarti of which toxicity data was obtained from published literatures, and zebrafish Danio rerio of which toxicity data was done in this study). Due to the internal concentration of chemicals not measured, simplified toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic (TK-TD) models were used, and we investigated whether TK-TD parameters estimated by Bayesian method might represent the differences in sensitivity between life-stages of 2 species. The results demonstrated that the difference in TK-TD parameters (background mortality m0, no effect concentration NEC, the killing rate ks, and the dominant rate kd) could represent the toxicity difference between life-stages of individual species. The TK-TD model could predict toxicity in individual species (Cyprinus carpio L., Enchytraeus crypticus, Folsomia candida, Hyalella Azteca) exposed to different chemical concentrations and successfully extrapolate toxicity between different life stages of Mesocyclops leuckarti and Danio rerio by scaling several TK-TD parameters. The modified TK-TD model on the extrapolation toxicity of chemicals between life stages for species could be useful for the ERA and for deriving and revising WQC for chemicals.


Assuntos
Carpas/metabolismo , Copépodes/metabolismo , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Biológicos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo , Animais , Teorema de Bayes , Bioacumulação , Carpas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Copépodes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Embrião não Mamífero/metabolismo , Larva/metabolismo , Medição de Risco , Especificidade da Espécie , Toxicocinética , Peixe-Zebra/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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Chemosphere ; 254: 126900, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957295

RESUMO

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous pollutants in marine environments and have arouse great concern since they pose adverse effects to marine ecosystem. To determine the potential impacts of environmentally relevant PAHs on early life stages of marine fish, this study exposed embryos of marine medaka (Oryzias melastigma) to 0, 2, 10, 50, and 250 µg/L of phenanthrene (Phe), one of the most abundant PAHs. The results demonstrated that Phe exposure decreased hatching rates, delayed hatching time of embryos, and increased deformity rate of newly-hatched larvae. Exposure to 10 and 50 µg/L Phe decreased the survival rate of marine medaka larvae at 28 days post-fertilization (dpf), and no embryo successfully hatched in 250 µg/L Phe exposure group. Morphology results showed that 10, 50, and 250 µg/L Phe exposure significantly retarded the development of embryos, and 2, 10, and 50 µg/L caused yolk sac edema and pericardial edema in newly-hatched larvae, indicating that low concentrations of Phe could induce developmental cardiac toxicity. Furthermore, the changes in the expression of heart development-related genes were determined, and the results showed that Phe-induced cardiac malformation might be related with fgf8, bmp4, smyd1, ATPase and gata4 genes. Overall, environmentally relevant PAHs could disrupt heart morphogenesis and hatching process of marine medaka, which might have profound consequences for sustainability of fish population.


Assuntos
Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/efeitos dos fármacos , Oryzias/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Fenantrenos/toxicidade , Teratogênios/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Ecossistema , Embrião não Mamífero/anormalidades , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Coração/embriologia , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/genética , Oryzias/genética , Fenantrenos/análise , Teratogênios/análise , Poluentes Químicos da Água/análise
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111339, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32961491

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Famoxadone-cymoxanil is a new protective and therapeutic fungicide, but little research has been done on it or its toxicity in aquatic organisms. In this study, we used zebrafish to investigate the cardiotoxicity of famoxadone-cymoxanil and the potential mechanisms involved. Zebrafish embryos were exposed to different concentrations of famoxadone-cymoxanil until 72 h post-fertilization (hpf), then changes of heart morphology in zebrafish embryos were observed. We also detected the levels of oxidative stress, myocardial-cell proliferation and apoptosis, ATPase activity, and the expression of genes related to the cardiac development and calcium-signaling pathway. After famoxadone-cymoxanil exposure, pericardial edema, cardiac linearization, and reductions in the heart rate and cardiac output positively correlated with concentration. Although myocardial-cell apoptosis was not detected, proliferation of the cells was severely reduced and ATPase activity significantly decreased, resulting in a severe deficiency in heart function. In addition, indicators of oxidative stress changed significantly after exposure of the embryos to the fungicide. To better understand the possible molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular toxicity in zebrafish, we studied the transcriptional levels of cardiac development, calcium-signaling pathways, and genes associated with myocardial contractility. The mRNA expression levels of key genes in heart development were significantly down-regulated, while the expression of genes related to the calcium-signaling pathway (ATPase [atp2a1], cardiac troponin C [tnnc1a], and calcium channel [cacna1a]) was significantly inhibited. Expression of klf2a, a major endocardial flow-responsive gene, was also significantly inhibited. Mechanistically, famoxadone-cymoxanil toxicity might be due to the downregulation of genes associated with the calcium-signaling pathway and cardiac muscle contraction. Our results found that famoxadone-cymoxanil exposure causes cardiac developmental toxicity and severe energy deficiency in zebrafish.


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Acetamidas/toxicidade , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Fungicidas Industriais/toxicidade , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Estrobilurinas/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinalização do Cálcio/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinalização do Cálcio/genética , Cardiotoxicidade , Regulação para Baixo , Embrião não Mamífero/metabolismo , Embrião não Mamífero/patologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Coração/embriologia , Frequência Cardíaca/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Peixe-Zebra/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/genética , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo
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Environ Pollut ; 266(Pt 3): 115284, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32781212

RESUMO

Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS), an environmental pollutant of emerging concern, is previously shown to dynamically interact with hypoxia on aquatic developmental toxicities. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction remain unknown. In this follow-up study, marine medaka embryos were exposed to 0 and 3.3 mg/L of PFBS under normoxia (6.9 mg/L) or hypoxia (1.7 mg/L) condition till 15 days post-fertilization. High-throughput transcriptomic sequencing was employed to filter differentially expressed genes and provide mechanistic insight into interactive action between hypoxia and PFBS. The results showed that hypoxia alone and the coexposure paradigm were similarly potent to modify transcriptional profiles, with the majority of genes significantly down-regulated. In contrast, transcriptional toxicity of PFBS was relatively milder. Functional annotation analyses found that hypoxia and coexposure groups mainly impacted phototransduction signaling by decreasing the transcriptions of cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) cation channels and retinol transport genes. However, this study demonstrated the first toxicological evidence that toxic effects of PFBS targeted the perception of chemical stimulus through olfactory and gustatory receptors. The addition of PFBS moderately exacerbated the toxic actions of hypoxia, which largely shaped the transcriptional pattern of coexposure group. In addition, gene interactive networks were constructed for hypoxia and coexposure groups, underlining the increased chromatin deacetylation and methylation to epigenetically repress genome-wide transcriptional initiation. Overall, PFBS and hypoxia interact to interrupt the embryonic development of sensory systems, which may compromise the individual fitness and survival, especially during early life stages when precocious perception of food and escape from predators are essential.


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Oryzias , Poluentes Químicos da Água , Animais , Cromatina , Embrião não Mamífero , Fluorcarbonetos , Seguimentos , Hipóxia
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PLoS Biol ; 18(8): e3000762, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760088

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Centrosomes, the main microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs) of metazoan cells, contain an older "mother" and a younger "daughter" centriole. Stem cells either inherit the mother or daughter-centriole-containing centrosome, providing a possible mechanism for biased delivery of cell fate determinants. However, the mechanisms regulating centrosome asymmetry and biased centrosome segregation are unclear. Using 3D-structured illumination microscopy (3D-SIM) and live-cell imaging, we show in fly neural stem cells (neuroblasts) that the mitotic kinase Polo and its centriolar protein substrate Centrobin (Cnb) accumulate on the daughter centriole during mitosis, thereby generating molecularly distinct mother and daughter centrioles before interphase. Cnb's asymmetric localization, potentially involving a direct relocalization mechanism, is regulated by Polo-mediated phosphorylation, whereas Polo's daughter centriole enrichment requires both Wdr62 and Cnb. Based on optogenetic protein mislocalization experiments, we propose that the establishment of centriole asymmetry in mitosis primes biased interphase MTOC activity, necessary for correct spindle orientation.


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Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Centríolos/metabolismo , Centrossomo/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Mitose , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Centríolos/ultraestrutura , Centrossomo/ultraestrutura , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/citologia , Drosophila melanogaster/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Embrião não Mamífero , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Genes Reporter , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/genética , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/metabolismo , Interfase , Proteínas Luminescentes/genética , Proteínas Luminescentes/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Optogenética/métodos , Fosforilação , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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Sci Total Environ ; 743: 140753, 2020 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758839

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Since polyhalogenated carbazoles (PHCs) have been widely detected at high concentrations in multiple environmental media in recent years, the health risk of exposure to these compounds has drawn increasing attention. Most studies have mainly focused on their dioxin-like toxicity, which is induced through the AhR pathway, because PHCs have structures similar to those of polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs). In addition, most xenobiotic compounds induce oxidative stress in organisms, which is a more common mechanism of toxicity induction. However, there is limited information regarding the oxidative stress and damage induced by PHCs in vivo. The PHC 1,3,6,8-tetrabromocarbazole (1368-TBCZ) is detected at high concentration and frequency. In the present study, the toxic effects (acute toxicity, developmental toxicity, oxidative stress, and apoptosis) induced by 1368-TBCZ at three different concentrations were investigated using zebrafish embryos. It was concluded that the 96 h median lethal concentration (LC50) of 1368-TBCZ for zebrafish embryos was greater than 2.0 mg L-1. The results showed that 1368-TBCZ had little effect on the hatching rate of zebrafish embryos. However, 1368-TBCZ at 0.5 and 2.0 mg L-1 inhibited skeletal and cardiac development. It promoted ROS production, CAT enzyme activity, lipid peroxidation, DNA damage, and apoptosis, even at the lowest dose (0.1 mg L-1). In addition, 1368-TBCZ influenced oxidative stress-related gene expression, upregulating the expression of caspase 3 and p53 at 2.0 mg L-1 and inhibiting the expression of caspase 9, FoxO3b, and Bcl-2/Bax. The present study comprehensively evaluated 1368-TBCZ-induced toxicity in zebrafish, providing valuable data for better evaluation of the potential risks posed by this PHC.


Assuntos
Poluentes Químicos da Água , Peixe-Zebra , Animais , Apoptose , Carbazóis , Embrião não Mamífero , Desenvolvimento Embrionário , Estresse Oxidativo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110936, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800219

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Developmental toxicity refers to the occurrence of adverse effects on a developing organism as a consequence of exposure to hazardous chemicals. The assessment of developmental toxicity has become relevant to the safety assessment process of chemicals. The zebrafish embryo developmental toxicology assay is an emerging test used to screen the teratogenic potential of chemicals and it is proposed as a promising test to replace teratogenic assays with animals. Supported by the increased availability of data from this test, the developmental toxicity assay with zebrafish has become an interesting endpoint for the in silico modelling. The purpose of this study was to build up quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models. In this work, new in silico models for the evaluation of developmental toxicity were built using a well-defined set of data from the ToxCastTM Phase I chemical library on the zebrafish embryo. Categorical and continuous QSAR models were built by gradient boosting machine learning and the Monte Carlo technique respectively, in accordance with Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development principles and their statistical quality was satisfactory. The classification model reached balanced accuracy 0.89 and Matthews correlation coefficient 0.77 on the test set. The regression model reached correlation coefficient R2 0.70 in external validation and leave-one-out cross-validated Q2 0.73 in internal validation.


Assuntos
Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Testes de Toxicidade/métodos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Simulação por Computador , Substâncias Perigosas , Aprendizado de Máquina , Relação Quantitativa Estrutura-Atividade , Teratogênios , Peixe-Zebra/embriologia
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110909, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800244

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The presence of mycotoxins in food has created concern. Mycotoxin prevalence in our environment has changed in the last few years maybe due to climatic and other environmental changes. Evidence has emerged from in vitro and in vivo models: some mycotoxins have been found to be potentially carcinogenic, embryogenically harmful, teratogenic, and to generate nephrotoxicity. The risk assessment of exposures to mycotoxins at early life stages became mandatory. In this regard, the effects of toxic compounds on zebrafish have been widely studied, and more recently, mycotoxins have been tested with respect to their effects on developmental and teratogenic effects in this model system, which offers several advantages as it is an inexpensive and an accessible vertebrate model to study developmental toxicity. External post-fertilization and quick maturation make it sensitive to environmental effects and facilitate the detection of endpoints such as morphological deformities, time of hatching, and behavioral responses. Therefore, there is a potential for larval zebrafish to provide new insights into the toxicological effects of mycotoxins. We provide an overview of recent mycotoxin toxicological research in zebrafish embryos and larvae, highlighting its usefulness to toxicology and discuss the strengths and limitations of this model system.


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Micotoxinas/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra , Animais , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Teratogênios/toxicidade
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110922, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800257

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Fluorene-9-bisphenol (BHPF) is a substitute for bisphenol A (BPA), which is widely used to manufacture plastic products. Previous studies indicate that BHPF has an anti-estrogenic effect and induces cytotoxicity in mice oocytes. However, the effects of acute BHPF exposure on the aquatic organism obtain little attention. In this study, a series of BHPF concentrations (1 µM, 2 µM, 5 µM, 10 µM, 20 µM) was used to exposed zebrafish embryos from 2 h post-fertilization (hpf). The results showed the LC50 at 96hpf was 2.88 µM (1.01 mg/L). Acute exposure induced malformation in morphology, and retarded epiboly rate at 10hpf, increased apoptosis. Moreover, acute BHPF exposure led cardiotoxicity, by impeding cardiac looping, decreasing cardiac contractility (reducing the stroke volume and cardiac output, decreasing fractional shortening of ventricle). Besides that, BHPF exposure altered the expression of cardiac transcriptional regulators and development related genes. In conclusion, acute BHPF exposure induced developmental abnormality, retarded cardiac morphogenesis and injured the cardiac contractility. This study indicated BHPF would be an unneglected threat for the safety of aquatic organisms.


Assuntos
Compostos Benzidrílicos/toxicidade , Fenóis/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Cardiotoxicidade/metabolismo , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/efeitos dos fármacos , Fluorenos/toxicidade , Camundongos , Oócitos/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Plásticos , Testes de Toxicidade Aguda , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo , Peixe-Zebra
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111165, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32836160

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BACKGROUND: Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known xenobiotic endocrine disrupting chemical, with estrogenic activity and many other potential biological effects. Although multiple toxicities have been reported for BPA, molecular mechanisms underlying the transgenerational toxic effects of BPA are still underestimated. METHODS: Parental F0 fish were exposed to 1.0 µM BPA or control (0.1% DMSO, v/v) for 7 days. Eggs (F1) were collected and kept in control medium until 4.5 or 120 h post fertilization (hpf). RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) was conducted on embryos and larvae, to discover differentially expressed genes (DEGs), and then KEGG pathway, GO enrichment and GSEA were performed to interpret functional ontology. Histopathology was performed to explore the morphological and structural alterations in liver tissues of zebrafish larvae (120 hpf) after parental BPA exposure. RESULTS: Parental BPA exposure induced global transcriptomic changes in zebrafish embryos and larvae. For embryos, epigenetic regulation genes were decidedly affected, highlighted epigenotoxicity might involve in the transgenerational effects during embryogenesis and early development. By further investigation on its delayed effects, our RNA-Seq data of larvae suggested ROS metabolic process, apoptosis, p53 and MAPK signaling pathway were concentrated, indicating defensive cellular processes still involved in protecting against BPA toxicity. Furthermore, parental BPA-treated larvae manifested hepatic injury by histopathological analysis. CONCLUSIONS: Parental BPA exposure led to global transcriptomic changes involved in epigenetic regulation, oxidative stress, apoptosis and DNA damage of offspring. These findings advanced the field of the parental-mediated subsequent generational toxic effects of BPA.


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Compostos Benzidrílicos/toxicidade , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Fenóis/toxicidade , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra/genética , Animais , Embrião não Mamífero/metabolismo , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Epigênese Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Larva/genética , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237167, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764780

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The zebrafish Danio rerio is a valuable and common model for scientists in the fields of genetics and developmental biology. Since zebrafish are also amenable to genetic manipulation, modelling of human diseases or behavioral experiments have moved into the focus of zebrafish research. Consequently, gene expression data beyond embryonic and larval stages become more important, yet there is a dramatic knowledge gap of gene expression beyond day four of development. Like in other model organisms, the visualization of spatial and temporal gene expression by whole mount in situ hybridization (ISH) becomes increasingly difficult when zebrafish embryos develop further and hence the growing tissues become dense and less permeable. Here we introduce a modified method for whole mount ISH, which overcomes these penetration and detection problem. The method is an all in one solution that enables the detection and visualization of gene expression patterns up to the late larval stage in a 3D manner without the need for tissue sectioning and offers a valuable extension for whole mount ISH by immunohistochemistry in the zebrafish field.


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Biologia do Desenvolvimento/métodos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Peixe-Zebra/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Animais , Embrião não Mamífero , Imuno-Histoquímica , Hibridização In Situ , Larva/genética , Larva/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Modelos Animais , Peixe-Zebra/genética
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PLoS Comput Biol ; 16(8): e1008049, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822341

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Tissue morphogenesis relies on repeated use of dynamic behaviors at the levels of intracellular structures, individual cells, and cell groups. Rapidly accumulating live imaging datasets make it increasingly important to formalize and automate the task of mapping recurrent dynamic behaviors (motifs), as it is done in speech recognition and other data mining applications. Here, we present a "template-based search" approach for accurate mapping of sub- to multi-cellular morphogenetic motifs using a time series data mining framework. We formulated the task of motif mapping as a subsequence matching problem and solved it using dynamic time warping, while relying on high throughput graph-theoretic algorithms for efficient exploration of the search space. This formulation allows our algorithm to accurately identify the complete duration of each instance and automatically label different stages throughout its progress, such as cell cycle phases during cell division. To illustrate our approach, we mapped cell intercalations during germband extension in the early Drosophila embryo. Our framework enabled statistical analysis of intercalary cell behaviors in wild-type and mutant embryos, comparison of temporal dynamics in contracting and growing junctions in different genotypes, and the identification of a novel mode of iterative cell intercalation. Our formulation of tissue morphogenesis using time series opens new avenues for systematic decomposition of tissue morphogenesis.


Assuntos
Biologia Computacional/métodos , Processamento de Imagem Assistida por Computador/métodos , Morfogênese/fisiologia , Algoritmos , Animais , Divisão Celular/fisiologia , Mineração de Dados/métodos , Drosophila/citologia , Drosophila/embriologia , Embrião não Mamífero/citologia , Embrião não Mamífero/embriologia , Feminino , Masculino , Microscopia Confocal , Fatores de Tempo
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