|ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-200610-9|
Exposure to the AhR agonist cyprodinil impacts the cardiac development and function of zebrafish larvae
Tang, C., Shen, C., Zhu, K., Zhou, Y., Chuang, Y.J., He, C., Zuo, Z.
|Source:||Ecotoxicology and environmental safety 201: 110808 (Journal)|
|Registered Authors:||Chuang, Yung-Jen, He, Chengyong|
|Keywords:||AhR activity prediction, Aryl hydrocarbon receptor, Cyprodinil, Development toxicity, Zebrafish (Danio rerio)|
|PubMed:||32516676 Full text @ Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf.|
Tang, C., Shen, C., Zhu, K., Zhou, Y., Chuang, Y.J., He, C., Zuo, Z. (2020) Exposure to the AhR agonist cyprodinil impacts the cardiac development and function of zebrafish larvae. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety. 201:110808.
ABSTRACTCyprodinil is a broad-spectrum pyrimidine amine fungicide that has been reportedly used worldwide. However, toxicity studies of cyprodinil on aquatic organisms, specifically zebrafish (Danio rerio), are lacking. In our present study, we predicted cyprodinil binding to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) by using molecular docking simulation. Then, we used recombinant HepG2 cells and Tg(cyp1a1-12DRE:egfp) transgenic zebrafish to further assess the AhR agonistic activity of cyprodinil. Besides, the significant upregulation of cyp1a1 further verified that statement. Moreover, we found that zebrafish exposure to cyprodinil induced developmental toxicity in the larvae, particularly during cardiac development. The expression levels of cardiac development-related genes, namely tbx5, nkx2.5, gata4, and tnnt2, were markedly altered, which might cause the adverse effects of cyprodinil on cardiac function and development. In summary, we found that cyprodinil, as an AhR agonist, induced development toxicity in zebrafish larvae, especially on cardiac. Data here can assess the potential effects on organisms in the aquatic environment and promote the regulation and safe use of cyprodinil.