BITTNER, Michal, Nadine SAUL and Christian E W STEINBERG. Antiandrogenic activity of humic substances. Science of the Total Environment, AMSTERDAM: Elsevier, 2012, vol. 432, No 2012, p. 93-96. ISSN 0048-9697. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.05.056.
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Original name Antiandrogenic activity of humic substances
Authors BITTNER, Michal (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Nadine SAUL (276 Germany) and Christian E W STEINBERG (276 Germany, guarantor).
Edition Science of the Total Environment, AMSTERDAM, Elsevier, 2012, 0048-9697.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 30304 Public and environmental health
Country of publisher Netherlands
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 3.258
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14310/12:00069145
Organization unit Faculty of Science
UT WoS 000308270700010
Keywords in English Humic substances; Hormone-like effect; Antiandrogenic pathway
Tags AKR, rivok
Changed by Changed by: RNDr. Mgr. Michal Bittner, Ph.D., učo 15440. Changed: 10/7/2017 13:25.
For long, natural organic matter (NOM) composed mainly of humic substances (HS) were regarded as inert in the ecosystems with respect to their possible chemical interaction with exposed organisms. However recently, NOM have been shown to elicit various adverse effects generally attributed to synthetic xenobiotics, including estrogenic effects translating into shifts of the gender ratios in populations. However, the anti/androgenic pathway was not yet evaluated. Here, we applied an anti/androgenic sensitive cell line MDA stably transfected with the firefly luciferase gene under transcriptional control of the androgen responsive element. With five out of twelve tested NOM preparations, particularly with soil and coal isolates, we identified a relatively high, concentration-dependent antiandrogenic effect. This appears to be the first study to show this endocrine disrupting pathway for a ubiquitous biogeochemical matrix, a potential activity which should not be neglected in forthcoming studies on synthetic endocrine disruptors in the environment.
ED0001/01/01, research and development projectName: CETOCOEN
MSM0021622412, plan (intention)Name: Interakce mezi chemickými látkami, prostředím a biologickými systémy a jejich důsledky na globální, regionální a lokální úrovni (INCHEMBIOL) (Acronym: INCHEMBIOL)
Investor: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR, Research Intents
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