Abstract Title:

Bisphenol A induced oxidative stress mediated genotoxicity in Drosophila melanogaster.

Abstract Source:

J Hazard Mater. 2018 Sep 10. Epub 2018 Sep 10. PMID: 30213494

Abstract Author(s):

Antony Anet, Shilpa Olakkaran, Anupama Kizhakke Purayil, Gurushankara Hunasanahally Puttaswamygowda

Article Affiliation:

Antony Anet


This study investigates Bisphenol A (BPA) induced oxidative stress that mediates the genotoxicity in in vivo model Drosophila melanogaster. The calculated LCfor BPA was 12.35 μg/mL. The strains of D. melanogaster were reared in 0.1, 1.0, 2.5 and 5.0 μg/mL BPA treated food media from the embryonic stage (egg); oxidative stress and genotoxicity parameters were analyzed. Food intake analysis confirmed that BPA is not an anti feedant for Drosophila larvae and it consumed BPA containing food. Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxidation (LPO) and depletion of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione (GSH) and glutathione-s-transferase (GST) antioxidant activities were observed in BPA treated groups compared to control. Positive single spots/wing frequencies were observed in standard (ST) and high bioactivation (HB) crosses of marker heterozygous (MH; mwh/flr3) and balancer heterozygous (BH; mwh/TM3) genotype flies indicating BPA is mutagenic and not recombinogenic. A significant increase in tail length and % tail DNA in Comet assay after BPA treatment reveals that BPA has a potential to induce the genotoxicity. Present study suggests that BPA exposure induces oxidative stress, which could be one of the possible mechanisms for induction of genotoxicity.

Study Type : Insect Study

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