Gestational and lactational exposure to dichlorinated bisphenol A induces early alterations of hepatic lipid composition in mice

Abstract : Objective Using non-invasive magnetic resonance (MR) techniques and a histological approach, we assessed the outcomes of perinatal exposure at a low dose of 3,3′-DCBPA (2-chloro-4-[1-(3-chloro-4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]phenol) and/or 3,5-DCBPA (2,6-dichloro-4-[1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]phenol) on mice livers. Materials and methods Fertilized female Swiss mice were injected intraperitoneally during gestation and lactation with either vehicle control, 20 μg/kg/day of BPA, 3,5-DCBPA, 3,3′-DCBPA or a mixture (mix-DCBPA). Complementary methods were used to evaluate, in male and female pups, (1) liver structure by texture analysis of images obtained through MR imaging (MRI) and histology, (2) hepatic lipid composition through in vivo 1H MR spectroscopy (1H MRS). Results Principal component analysis of texture parameters showed no structural modification of the liver with BPA and DCBPA treatments. Accordingly, no hepatic microvesicular steatosis was observed through hematoxylin–eosin staining. Compared to control, MRS revealed no difference in lipid composition for BPA, 3,5-DCBPA or 3,3′-DCBPA groups. However, MRS detected a significant increase in the mix-DCBPA groups for the saturated component of fatty acids (FA), total unsaturated FA bond index and polyunsaturated FA bond index. Conclusion Prior to any structural changes, polyunsaturated fatty acids significantly increased in young male and female mice exposed perinatally at a low dose to a mixture of dichlorinated BPA.
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Dounia El Hamrani, Amandine Chepied, William Même, Marc Mesnil, Norah Defamie, et al.. Gestational and lactational exposure to dichlorinated bisphenol A induces early alterations of hepatic lipid composition in mice. Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, Springer Verlag, 2018, 31 (4), pp.565-576. ⟨10.1007/s10334-018-0679-7⟩. ⟨hal-01966111⟩

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