Endocrine Disruption in the Scheldt estuary:
distribution, exposure and effects
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Study details
OrganismSprague-Dawley rat, male
AgePubertal (30 days)
InVivoIn vivo
Duration30 days
Concentration0.5 or 1 mg/kg body weight
NotesDosing from days 30 to 60 every 4 days in an alternate schedule
Described effects
Effect on neurohormone: Decreased 5-HT levels in hypothalamus
Effect on neurohormone: Increased 5-HT turnover in anterior hypothalamus and median eminence
Effect on androgen: Increased plasma testosterone levels
suspected endocrine effect
Age dependent accumulation of Cd in hypothalamus and testes
Effect on catecholamine: Increased NE levels in hypothalamus
Effect on catecholamine: Decreased NE levels in median eminence
Literature references
Lafuente, A., Marquez, N., Pérez-Lorenzo, M., Pazo, D., Esquifino, A.I.(2000). Pubertal and postpubertal cadmium exposure differentially affects the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis function in the rat.Food Chem. Toxicol., 38: 913-923
Data compiled by the Research Group Environmental Toxicology, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University, Belgium.
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