Basal and induced EROD activity in the chorioallantoic membrane during chicken embryo development
1999 (English)In: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, ISSN 1382-6689, Vol. 8, no 1, 49-52 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
The chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is a highly vascularized tissue that takes part in the respiratory exchange of gases through the eggshell. Although the CAM may be exposed to environmental contaminants, its response to pollutants has not been studied. We examined the cytochrome P4501A (CYP1A)-catalyzed deethylation of 7-ethoxyresorufin (EROD) in the CAM during chicken embryo development. EROD was constitutively present and was inducible by the aryl hydrocarbon (Ah) receptor agonist 3,3′,4,4′,5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126). Our results suggest the CAM as a first line of defence of the avian embryo against toxic compounds, but also as a target for CYP1A-activated chemicals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 8, no 1, 49-52 p.
CAM, chorioallantoic membrane, CYP1A, EROD, PCB 126
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-77909DOI: 10.1016/S1382-6689(99)00030-7ISI: 000083994300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-77909DiVA: diva2:105822