Chen 2019 Ecotoxicol Environ Saf

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Chen H, Liu G, Qiao N, Kang Z, Hu L, Liao J, Yang F, Pang C, Liu B, Zeng Q, Li Y, Li Y (2019) Toxic effects of arsenic trioxide on spermatogonia are associated with oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, autophagy and metabolomic alterations. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 190:110063.

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Chen Hanming, Liu Gaoyang, Qiao Na, Kang Zhenlong, Hu Lianmei, Liao Jianzhao, Yang Fan, Pang Congying, Liu Bingxian, Zeng Qiwen, Li Yao, Li Ying* (2019) Ecotoxicol Environ Saf

Abstract: Arsenic is a toxic metalloid that can cause male reproductive malfunctions and is widely distributed in the environment. The aim of this study was to investigate the cytotoxicity of arsenic trioxide (ATO) induced GC-1 spermatogonial (spg) cells. Our results found that ATO increased the levels of catalase (CAT) and malonaldehyde (MDA) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), while decreasing glutathione (GSH) and the total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC). Therefore, ATO triggered oxidative stress in GC-1 spg cells. In addition, ATO also caused severe mitochondrial dysfunction that included an increase in residual oxygen consumption (ROX), and decreased the routine respiration, maximal and ATP-linked respiration (ATP-L-R), as well as spare respiratory capacity (SRC), and respiratory control rate (RCR); ATO also damaged the mitochondrial structure, including mitochondrial cristae disordered and dissolved, mitochondrial vacuolar degeneration. Moreover, degradation of p62, LC3 conversion, increasing the number of acidic vesicle organelles (AVOs) and autophagosomes and autolysosomes are demonstrated that the cytotoxicity of ATO may be associated with autophagy. Meanwhile, the metabolomics analysis results showed that 20 metabolites (10 increased and 10 decreased) were significantly altered with the ATO exposure, suggesting that maybe there are the perturbations in amino acid metabolism, lipid metabolism, glycan biosynthesis and metabolism, metabolism of cofactors and vitamins. We concluded that ATO was toxic to GC-1 spg cells via inducing oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and autophagy as well as the disruption of normal metabolism. This study will aid our understanding of the mechanisms behind ATO-induced spermatogenic toxicity.

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Keywords: Arsenic trioxide, Autophagy, GC-1 spermatogonial cells, Metabolomics analysis, Mitochondria dysfunction, Oxidative stress Bioblast editor: Plangger M


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, Pharmacology;toxicology 

Stress:Oxidative stress;RONS  Organism: Mouse  Tissue;cell: Genital  Preparation: Intact cells 


Coupling state: LEAK, ROUTINE, ET  Pathway: ROX  HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

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