Perinatal Exposures, Epigenetics, Child Obesity & Sexual Maturation

EPA Grant Number: R834800
Center: Perinatal Exposures, Epigenetics, Child Obesity and Sexual Maturation - University of Michigan
Center Director: Peterson, Karen E.
Title: Perinatal Exposures, Epigenetics, Child Obesity & Sexual Maturation
Investigators: Peterson, Karen E.
Current Investigators: Peterson, Karen E. , Dolinoy, Dana , Meeker, John D.
Institution: University of Michigan
EPA Project Officer: Louie, Nica
Project Period: August 9, 2010 through August 8, 2014
Project Amount: $1,335,311
RFA: Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Formative Centers (with NIEHS) (2009) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Children's Health , Health

Objective:

The UMSPH CEHC will bring together basic and translational scientists in a partnership focused on the theme ‘Perinatal exposure, epigenetics, child obesity & sexual maturation’. The ‘early origins’ hypothesis postulates that perinatal environmental influences alter long-term susceptibility to adult chronic diseases, but limited research considers the mechanisms by which exposures affect growth and development at sensitive periods. Our Center seeks to understand the mechanisms by which exposures in utero adversely affect physical growth in early and mid- childhood and tempo of maturation. We will capitalize on transdiciplinary synergies among epigenetics, environmental health, and nutrition researchers new to UMSPH, an ongoing 15-year longitudinal cohort study, and an animal model of environmentally-induced changes on the epigenome. Our research will be facilitated by an Administrative Core, an Environmental Biostatistics Core and 3 Projects with integrated outcomes and exposures. Given preliminary evidence that the epigenome of the fetus can be affected by maternal cumulative lead burden, a Research Project will use existing cohort data and new data on adolescent physical and hormone levels to describe the relationship of prenatal lead exposure to child weight gain & status and sexual maturation of 200 youth now aged 8-1 7 yr. Epigenetic markers will be investigated as a mediator of the associations of early lead exposure with growth and development Pilot Project I will utilize the viable yellow agouti mouse model and measurements of body composition, activity patterns, and hormonal levels to explore whether early Pb exposure results In epigenetic alterations and influences physiologic status throughout the life-course. Pilot Project 2 will assess bisphenol A and phthalate concentrations in urine samples collected from women during pregnancy and from their adolescent children to assess relationships between exposure and birth outcomes, child weight gain/status, and sexual maturation. The Center’s organizational structure embraces a continuum of research, training and translation, ensuring that lessons learned will be re-Invested to build the next generation of children's environmental health researchers and inform key stakeholders in community and policy arenas.


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Journal Article Afeiche M, Peterson KE, Sanchez BN, Cantonwine D, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Schnaas L, Ettinger AS, Hernandez-Avila M, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM. Prenatal lead exposure and weight of 0- to 5-year-old children in Mexico City. Environmental Health Perspectives 2011;119(10):1436-1441. R834800 (2011)
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  • Journal Article Afeiche M, Peterson KE, Sanchez BN, Schnaas L, Cantonwine D, Ettinger AS, Solano-Gonzalez M, Hernandez-Avila M, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM. Windows of lead exposure sensitivity, attained height, and body mass index at 48 months. The Journal of Pediatrics 2012;160(6):1044-1049. R834800 (2012)
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  • Journal Article Anderson OS, Sant KE, Dolinoy DC. Nutrition and epigenetics:an interplay of dietary methyl donors, one-carbon metabolism and DNA methylation. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 2012;23(8):853-859. R834800 (2012)
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  • Journal Article Anderson OS, Nahar MS, Faulk C, Jones T, Liao C, Kannan K, Weinhouse C, Rozek RS, Dolinoy DC. Epigenetic responses following maternal dietary exposure to physiologically relevant levels of bisphenol A. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 2012;53(5):334-342. R834800 (2012)
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  • Journal Article Anderson OS, Peterson KE, Sanchez BN, Zhang Z, Mancuso P, Dolinoy DC. Perinatal bisphenol A exposure promotes hyperactivity, lean body composition, and hormonal responses across the murine life course. The FASEB Journal 2013;27(4):1784-1792. R834800 (2012)
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  • Journal Article Cantonwine D, Meeker JD, Hu H, Sanchez BN, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Mercado-Garcia A, Fortenberry GZ, Calafat AM, Tellez-Rojo MM. Bisphenol A exposure in Mexico City and risk of prematurity:a pilot nested case control study. Environmental Health 2010;9:62. R834800 (2011)
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  • Journal Article Dolinoy DC, Faulk C. Introduction: the use of animals models to advance epigenetic science. ILAR Journal 2012;53(3-4):227-231. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Eng DS, Lee JM, Gebremariam A, Meeker JD, Peterson K, Padmanabhan V. Bisphenol A and chronic disease risk factors in US children. Pediatrics 2013;132(3):e637-e645. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Faulk C, Dolinoy DC. Timing is everything: the when and how of environmentally induced changes in the epigenome of animals. Epigenetics 2011;6(7):791-797. R834800 (2011)
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  • Journal Article Faulk C, Barks A, Dolinoy DC. Phylogenetic and DNA methylation analysis reveal novel regions of variable methylation in the mouse IAP class of transposons. BMC Genomics 2013;14:48. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Faulk C, Barks A, Liu K, Goodrich JM, Dolinoy DC. Early-life lead exposure results in dose- and sex-specific effects on weight and epigenetic gene regulation in weanling mice. Epigenomics 2013;5(5):487-500. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Faulk C, Barks A, Sanchez BN, Zhang Z, Anderson OS, Peterson KE, Dolinoy DC. Perinatal lead (Pb) exposure results in sex-specific effects on food intake, fat, weight, and insulin response across the murine life-course. PLoS One 2014;9(8):e104273. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Faulk C, Liu K, Barks A, Goodrich JM, Dolinoy DC. Longitudinal epigenetic drift in mice perinatally exposed to lead. Epigenetics 2014;9(7):934-941. R834800 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Ferguson KK, Loch-Caruso R, Meeker JD. Urinary phthalate metabolites in relation to biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress: NHANES 1999-2006. Environmental Research 2011;111(5):718-726. R834800 (2011)
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  • Journal Article Ferguson KK, Loch-Caruso R, Meeker JD. Exploration of oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in relation to urinary phthalate metabolites: NHANES 1999-2006. Environmental Science & Technology 2012; 46(1):477-485. R834800 (2011)
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  • Journal Article Ferguson KK, Hauser R, Altshul L, Meeker JD. Serum concentrations of p,p’-DDE, HCB, PCBs and reproductive hormones among men of reproductive age. Reproductive Toxicology 2012;34(3):429-435. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Ferguson KK, Peterson KE, Lee JM, Mercado-Garcia A, Blank-Goldenberg C, Tellez-Rojo MM, Meeker JD. Prenatal and peripubertal phthalates and bisphenol A in relation to sex hormones and puberty in boys. Reproductive Toxicology 2014;47:70-76. R834800 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Fortenberry GZ, Hu H, Turyk M, Barr DB, Meeker JD. Association between urinary 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol, a metabolite of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl, and serum T4 and TSH in NHANES 1999-2002. Science of the Total Environment 2012;424:351-355. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Fortenberry GZ, Meeker JD, Sánchez BN, Barr DB, Panuwet P, Bellinger D, Schnaas L, Solano-González M, Ettinger AS, Hernandez-Avila M, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM. Urinary 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCPY) in pregnant women from Mexico City: distribution, temporal variability, and relationship with child attention and hyperactivity. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2014; 217(2-3):405-412. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Goodrich JM, Sanchez BN, Dolinoy DC, Zhang Z, Hernandez-Avila M, Hu H, Peterson KE, Tellez-Rojo MM. Quality control and statistical modeling for environmental epigenetics: a study on in utero lead exposure and DNA methylation at birth. Epigenetics 2015;10(1):19-30. R834800 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Koeppe ES, Ferguson KK, Colacino JA, Meeker JD. Relationship between urinary triclosan and paraben concentrations and serum thyroid measures in NHANES 2007-2008. Science of the Total Environment 2013;445-446:299-305. R834800 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Kordas K, Ettinger AS, Bellinger DC, Schnaas L, Téllez Rojo MM, Hernández-Avila M, Hu H, Wright RO. A dopamine receptor (DRD2) but not dopamine transporter (DAT1) gene polymorphism is associated with neurocognitive development of Mexican preschool children with lead exposure. The Journal of Pediatrics 2011;159(4):638-643. R834800 (2011)
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  • Journal Article Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Téllez-Rojo MM, Angeles G, Hernández-Ávila M, Hu H. Bias correction by use of errors-in-variables regression models in studies with K-X-ray fluorescence bone lead measurements.Environmental Research 2011;111(1):17-20. R834800 (2011)
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  • Journal Article Lewis RC, Meeker JD, Peterson KE, Lee JM, Pace GG, Cantoral A, Tellez-Rojo MM. Predictors of urinary bisphenol A and phthalate metabolite concentrations in Mexican children. Chemosphere 2013;93(10):2390-2398. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Meeker JD, Ferguson KK. Relationship between urinary phthalate and bisphenol A concentrations and serum thyroid measures in U.S. adults and adolescents from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2008. Environmental Health Perspectives 2011;119(10):1396-1402. R834800 (2011)
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  • Journal Article Meeker JD, Calafat AM, Hauser R. Urinary phthalate metabolites and their biotransformation products: predictors and temporal variability among men and women. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 2012; 22(4):376-386. R834800 (2012)
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  • Journal Article Meeker JD. Exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors and child development. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2012;166(6):E1-E7. R834800 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Meeker JD. Exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors and child development. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2012;166(10):952-958. R834800 (2012)
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  • Journal Article Rozek LS, Dolinoy DC, Sartor MA, Omenn GS. Epigenetics: relevance and implications for public health. Annual Review of Public Health 2014;35:105-122. R834800 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Sánchez BN, Hu H, Litman HJ, Téllez-Rojo MM. Statistical methods to study timing of vulnerability with sparsely sampled data on environmental toxicants. Environmental Health Perspectives 2011;119(3):409-415. R834800 (2011)
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  • Journal Article Tellez-Rojo MM, Cantoral A, Cantonwine DE, Schnaas L, Peterson K, Hu H, Meeker JD. Prenatal urinary phthalate metabolites levels and neurodevelopment in children at two and three years of age. Science of the Total Environment 2013;461-462:386-390. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Weinhouse C, Anderson OS, Bergin IL, Vandenbergh DJ, Gyekis JP, Dingman MA, Yang J, Dolinoy DC. Dose-dependent incidence of hepatic tumors in adult mice following perinatal exposure to bisphenol A. Environmental Health Perspectives 2014;122(5):485-491. R834800 (2013)
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  • Journal Article Wickerham EL, Lozoff B, Shao J, Kaciroti N, Xia Y, Meeker JD. Reduced birth weight in relation to pesticide mixtures detected in cord blood of full-term infants. Environment International 2012;47:80-85. R834800 (2012)
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  • Journal Article Zhang A, Hu H, Sánchez BN, Ettinger AS, Park SK, Cantonwine D, Schnaas L, Wright RO, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Tellez-Rojo MM. Association between prenatal lead exposure and blood pressure in children. Environmental Health Perspectives 2011;120(3):445-450. R834800 (2011)
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  • Supplemental Keywords:

    RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, HUMAN HEALTH, Exposure, Biochemistry, Children's Health, Environmental Policy, Biology, abnormal sexual maturation, age-related differences, environmental risks, perinatal exposure, biological response, epigenetics, childhood obesity, assessment of exposure, children's environmental health, dietary exposure, dietary factors, developmental disorders

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    2011 Progress Report
    2012 Progress Report
    2013 Progress Report
    Final Report

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R834800C001 In Utero Lead Exposure: Fetal Epigenetics and Life-Course Physiologic Effects
    R834800C002 Impacts of Life-stage Exposures to BPA and Phthalates on Growth and Development