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Abstract Title:

Cadmium Exposure Enhances Bisphenol A-Induced Genotoxicity through 8-Oxoguanine-DNA Glycosylase-1 OGG1 Inhibition in NIH3T3 Fibroblast Cells.

Abstract Source:

Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016 Aug 12 ;39(3):961-974. Epub 2016 Aug 12. PMID: 27513750

Abstract Author(s):

Zhi-Yu Chen, Chuan Liu, Yong-Hui Lu, Ling-Ling Yang, Min Li, Min-Di He, Chun-Hai Chen, Lei Zhang, Zheng-Ping Yu, Zhou Zhou

Article Affiliation:

Zhi-Yu Chen


BACKGROUND: Both cadmium (Cd) and bisphenol A (BPA) are commonly encountered in humans' daily activities, but their combined genotoxic effects remain unclear.

METHODS: In the present study, we exposed a mouse embryonic fibroblast cell line (NIH3T3) to Cd for 24 h, followed by a 24 h BPA exposure to evaluate toxicity. The cytotoxicity was evaluated by viability with CCK-8 assay and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) production was measured by 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein diacetate (DCFH-DA). And DNA damage was measured by 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), phosphorylated H2AX (x03B3;H2AX) and the comet assay. The flow cytometry was used to detect cell cycle distribution, and apoptosis was determined by TUNEL assay and western blot against poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP).

RESULTS: The results showed that Cd or BPA treatments alone (with the exception of BPA exposure at 50μM) did not alter cell viability. However, pre-treatment with Cd aggravated the BPA-induced reduction in cell viability; increased BPA-induced LDH release, ROS production, DNA damage and G2 phase arrest; and elevated BPA-induced TUNEL-positive cells and the expression levels of cleaved PARP. Cd exposure concurrently decreased the expression of 8-oxoguanine-DNA glycosylase-1 (OGG1), whereas OGG1 over-expression abolished the enhancement of Cd on BPA-induced genotoxicity and cytotoxicity.

CONCLUSION: These findings indicate that Cd exposure aggravates BPA-induced genotoxicity and cytotoxicity through OGG1 inhibition.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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