Early life exposure to ethinylestradiol enhances subsequent responses to environmental estrogens measured in a novel transgenic zebrafish
- Green, J.M., Lange, A., Scott, A., Trznadel, M., Wai, H.A., Takesono, A., Brown, A.R., Owen, S.F., Kudoh, T., Tyler, C.R.
- Scientific Reports 8: 2699 (Journal)
- Registered Authors
- Kudoh, Tetsuhiro, Tyler, Charles R.
- MeSH Terms
- Animals, Genetically Modified/metabolism
- Benzhydryl Compounds/metabolism
- Environmental Exposure/adverse effects*
- Estrogens/adverse effects
- Ethinyl Estradiol/adverse effects*
- Ethinyl Estradiol/metabolism
- Water Pollutants, Chemical/adverse effects
- Zebrafish/growth & development*
- 29426849 Full text @ Sci. Rep.
Green, J.M., Lange, A., Scott, A., Trznadel, M., Wai, H.A., Takesono, A., Brown, A.R., Owen, S.F., Kudoh, T., Tyler, C.R. (2018) Early life exposure to ethinylestradiol enhances subsequent responses to environmental estrogens measured in a novel transgenic zebrafish. Scientific Reports. 8:2699.
Estrogen plays fundamental roles in a range of developmental processes and exposure to estrogen mimicking chemicals has been associated with various adverse health effects in both wildlife and human populations. Estrogenic chemicals are found commonly as mixtures in the environment and can have additive effects, however risk analysis is typically conducted for single-chemicals with little, or no, consideration given for an animal's exposure history. Here we developed a transgenic zebrafish with a photoconvertable fluorophore (Kaede, green to red on UV light exposure) in a skin pigment-free mutant element (ERE)-Kaede-Casper model and applied it to quantify tissue-specific fluorescence biosensor responses for combinations of estrogen exposures during early life using fluorescence microscopy and image analysis. We identify windows of tissue-specific sensitivity to ethinylestradiol (EE2) for exposure during early-life (0-5 dpf) and illustrate that exposure to estrogen (EE2) during 0-48 hpf enhances responsiveness (sensitivity) to different environmental estrogens (EE2, genistein and bisphenol A) for subsequent exposures during development. Our findings illustrate the importance of an organism's stage of development and estrogen exposure history for assessments on, and possible health risks associated with, estrogen exposure.
Genes / Markers
Mutations / Transgenics
Human Disease / Model
Sequence Targeting Reagents
Engineered Foreign Genes