n/a
Abstract Title:

Dietary exposure to bisphenol A affects memory function and neuroimmune biomarkers in allergic asthmatic mice.

Abstract Source:

J Appl Toxicol. 2021 Jan 20. Epub 2021 Jan 20. PMID: 33474794

Abstract Author(s):

Tin-Tin Win-Shwe, Rie Yanagisawa, Eiko Koike, Hirohisa Takano

Article Affiliation:

Tin-Tin Win-Shwe

Abstract:

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a raw material of polycarbonate and epoxy resin. It is used for various household electrical appliances, electronic equipment, office automation equipment, medical equipment, mobile phones, paints for automobiles, internal surface coating of cans, and adhesives for civil engineering and construction. BPA is a well-known endocrine-disrupting chemical, and it was reported that BPA has an adverse effect on the nervous and immune systems. However, BPA-induced memory impairment and changes in neuroimmune biomarkers in the allergic asthmatic subject are not known yet. We aim to investigate the dietary exposure effect of BPA on brain function and biomarkers using allergic an asthmatic mouse model. Five-week-old male C3H/HeJSlc mice were fed two doses of BPA [0.901, 9.01μg/kg/day] contained chow diet from 5 to 11 weeks old and ovalbumin (OVA) was given by intratracheal instillation every 2 weeks. Memory function was determined by a novel object recognition test. Genes related to memory and immune markers in the hippocampus were investigated with the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method. In this study, impaired novel object recognition occurred in BPA-exposed mice in the presence of an allergen. Moreover, upregulation of expression level of neuroimmune biomarkers such as N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor, tumor necrosis factor-α, ionized calcium-binding adapter molecule-1, cyclooxygenase-2, and heme oxygenase-1 in the hippocampus was observed in BPA-exposed allergic asthmatic mice. These findings show that BPA exposure can induce neuroinflammation and which triggers impairment of memory function in mice with allergic asthma. Our study indicated that dietary exposure to BPA may affect higher brain functions by modulating neuroimmune biomarkers in allergic asthmatic subjects.

Study Type : Animal Study

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2021 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.