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Characterizing the Growth Kinetics in Estrogen Responsive T47D Cells After Exposure to 2000 Environmental Chemicals

Citation:

ROTROFF, D., D. REIF, M. T. MARTIN, K. A. HOUCK, C. JIN, Y. A. ABASSI, M. STAMPFL, AND R. JUDSON. Characterizing the Growth Kinetics in Estrogen Responsive T47D Cells After Exposure to 2000 Environmental Chemicals . Presented at Roche Applied Sciences xCELLigence Symposium, Boston, MA, June 06 - 08, 2012.

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Several compounds, including bisphenol-A and genestein, induced cell proliferation at comparable levels to 17β-estradiol, although at much higher concentrations. Progestins, and mineralocortocoids (progesterone, dihydrotestosterone, aldosterone) invoked a biphasic impedance signature. In conclusion, the real-time nature of this assay allows for rapid detection of differential growth characteristics shows potential, in combination with other ToxCast HTS assays, to detect environmental chemicals with potential endocrine activity.

Description:

There is a need to develop high-throughput screening (HTS) tests capable of testing thousands of environmental chemicals for endocrine disrupting potential. The estrogen signaling pathway is a known xenobiotic target that has been implicated in a variety of adverse health effects including reproductive deficits and cancer promotion. Using real-time measurements of growth kinetics by electrode impedance, the estrogen-responsive human ductal carcinoma cell line, T47D, was treated with 2000 chemicals of environmental relevance. Cells were treated in concentration response and measurements of cellular impedance were recorded every hour for six days. Exponential impedance, signifying increased proliferation, was observed by prototypical estrogen receptor agonists (17β-estradiol, genestein, bisphenol-A, nonylphenol, 4-tert-octylphenol). Several compounds, including bisphenol-A and genestein, induced cell proliferation at comparable levels to 17β-estradiol, although at much higher concentrations. Progestins, and mineralocortocoids (progesterone, dihydrotestosterone, aldosterone) invoked a biphasic impedance signature. In conclusion, the real-time nature of this assay allows for rapid detection of differential growth characteristics shows potential, in combination with other ToxCast HTS assays, to detect environmental chemicals with potential endocrine activity. [This abstract does not necessarily reflect Agency policy].

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Characterizing the Growth Kinetics in Estrogen Responsive T47D Cells

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Product Published Date: 06/08/2012
Record Last Revised: 05/29/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 243910