A single neonatal exposure to perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS) affects the levels of important neuroproteins in the developing mouse brain
2013 (English)In: Neurotoxicology, ISSN 0161-813X, E-ISSN 1872-9711, Vol. 37, 190-196 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS) is an industrial chemical and belongs to the group of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). It has recently been shown to cause developmental neurobehavioral defects in mammals. These compounds are commonly used in products such as surfactant and protective coating due to their ability to repel water- and oil stains. PFCs are globally found in the environment as well as in human umbilical cord blood, serum and breast milk. In a previous study on other well-known PFCs, i.e. PFOS and PFOA, it was shown that neonatal exposure caused altered neuroprotein levels in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex in neonatal male mice. The present study show that neonatal exposure to PFHxS, during the peak of the brain growth spurt, can alter neuroprotein levels, e.g. CaMKII, GAP-43, synaptophysin and tau, which are essential for normal brain development in mice. This was measured for both males and females, in hippocampus and cerebral cortex. The results suggest that PFHxS may act as a developmental neurotoxicant and the effects are similar to that of PFOS and PFOA, but also to other substances such as PCBs, PBDEs and bisphenol A.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 37, 190-196 p.
Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), Neonatal, Developmental neurotoxicity, CaMKII, GAP-43, Synaptophysin, Tau
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-204997DOI: 10.1016/j.neuro.2013.05.007ISI: 000321413400023OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-204997DiVA: diva2:640854