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Main Title In vitro Embryotoxicity of a Series of Para-Substituted Phenols: Structure, Activity, and Correlation with In vivo Data.
Author Oblesby, L. A. ; Ebron-McCoy, M. T. ; Logsdon, T. R. ; Copeland, F. ; Beyer, P. E. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Perinatal Toxicology Branch. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/371;
Stock Number PB93-107167
Additional Subjects Teratogenic compounds ; Toxicity ; Structure-activity relationships ; Phenols ; Rats ; In vivo analysis ; In vitro analysis ; Liver ; Cells(Biology) ; Embryos ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-107167 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1993
Collation 25p
The embryotoxicity of phenol and twelve para-substituted congeners on mid-gestation rat embryos was evaluated in vitro. Through application of correlative procedures and stepwise regression, equations describing the relationship between physical-chemical properties and various measures of activity were developed. Embryotoxicity was quantified by the log of the reciprocal of the potency estimates for reduction in selected growth parameters and induction of four morphological defects. In general, co-cultured hepatocytes ameliorated embryotoxicity; only phenol-induced embryotoxicity was enhanced by the presence of hepatocytes. In the absence of hepatocytes, measures of growth retardation were positively correlated with molar refractivity of the phenols. Data from preliminary dosimetry studies suggest that phenol congeners may accumulate in embryos exposed in vitro more readily than with in vivo exposure. Potency calculations based on dosimetry information may demonstrate better correlations between data and allow additional relationships between chemical structure and activity to be developed.