Journal article

Embryonic oxidative stress results in reproductive impairment for adult zebrafish.

Trent AC Newman, Catherine R Carleton, Bryony Leeke, Mark B Hampton, Julia A Horsfield

Redox Biology | Published : 2015


Exposure to environmental stressors during embryo development can have long-term effects on the adult organism. This study used the thioredoxin reductase inhibitor auranofin to investigate the consequences of oxidative stress during zebrafish development. Auranofin at low doses triggered upregulation of the antioxidant genes gstp1 and prdx1. As the dose was increased, acute developmental abnormalities, including cerebral hemorrhaging and jaw malformation, were observed. To determine whether transient disruption of redox homeostasis during development could have long-term consequences, zebrafish embryos were exposed to a low dose of auranofin from 6-24 hours post fertilization, and then raise..

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