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Main Title Comparative Effects of Two Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congeners on Calcium Homeostasis in Rat Cerebellar Granule Cells.
Author Kodavanti, P. R. S. ; Shin, D. S. ; Tilson, H. A. ; Harry, G. J. ;
CORP Author National Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC. Div. of Intramural Research.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Neurotoxicology Div.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-R818550-01-0; EPA/600/J-94/072;
Stock Number PB94-141488
Additional Subjects Cerebellum ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds ; Calcium ; Homeostasis ; Comparison ; In vitro analysis ; Synaptosomes ; Ca(2+)-transporting ATPase ; Dopamine ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB94-141488 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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We compared the effects of two polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) congeners on Ca(2+) homeostasis in cerebellar granule cells: 2,2'-dichlorobiphenyl (DCBP), a putative neurotoxic congener, and 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCBP), a presumed nonneurotoxic congener. In cerebellar granule cells (6-8 days in vitro), DCBP was cytotoxic as indicated by a significant increase in LDH leakage at 200 microMols after 2 hr of exposure and at 100 microMols after 4 hr exposure. PCBP, on the other hand, did not affect LDH leakage even at 200 microMols for up to 4 hr. Although both congeners increased cerebellar granule cell (Ca(2+))i, DCPB was more effective in increasing (Ca(2+))i to a greater extent than PCBP. The increase in (Ca(2+))i produced by both congeners was not transient, but a steady rise was observed with time. The results of this study support the hypothesis that the position of chlorine substitution on the biphenyl ring and/or number of chlorine substitutions may have significant implications for predicting potential effects of PCB congeners in the nervous system, and perturbations in Ca(2+) homeostasis might play a significant role in the neuroactivity of PCBs.