Evaluation of the estrogenic effects of bisphenol-A on male freshwater prawn macrobrachium asperulum

Kai Hsiang Huang, Yuh Wen Chiu, Shu Yin Wang, Hon Cheng Chen, Da Ji Huang

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Abstract

Bisphenol-A (BPA), a known endocrinedisrupting chemical that is distributed world wide, is extensively employed in industry, dentistry and consumer household products. This study was conducted to explore the esfrogenic effects of BPA on the male freshter prawn, Macro brac hium asperulum, by examining the daily survival rate, molting frequency, hepatosomatic index (HSI), and levels of vitellogenin-like protein. Results revealed that BPA can elicit the expression of vitellogenin-like protein (0.09 and 0.09 jig P (mg protein), respectively) in male Qrganisms exposed to 0.1 and 1 ng M BPA at day 7. Moreover, prawns were perceived to be sensitive to estrogenic compounds. Hence, it can be concluded that M. asperulum can be used as a species for biomonitoring, and levels of vitellogenin-like protein in males are a useful biomarker for detecting estrogenic contaminations,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-810
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Environmental Biology
Volume33
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Toxicology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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