标题：Peripubertal exposure to low doses of tributyltin chloride affects the homeostasis of serum T, E2, LH, and body weight of male mice
作者：Si, J.;Wu, X.;Wan, C.;Zeng, T.;Zhang, M.;Xie, K.;Li, J.
作者机构：[Si, J] School of Public Health, Shandong University, Jinan, China;[ Wu, X] Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, Bengbu Medical College, Anhui, 更多
通讯作者地址：[Li, J]Shandong Univ, Dept Occupat & Environm Hlth Sci, Sch Publ Hlth, 44 Wenhua Xi Lu, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peoples R China.
关键词：Endocrine disruptors;Hormone;Low dose;Mouse;Organotin
摘要：Previous studies have shown that tributyltin could act as an endocrine disruptor in mammals. However, the data on the low-dose effect of tributyltin in animals are still lacking. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the endocrine disruption induced by low levels of tributyltin chloride (TBTCl) in male KM mice. The animals were treated with 0.05 or 0.5 mg TBTCl/kg body weight/3 days from postnatal days (PNDs) 24 to 45, and killed on PNDs 49 and 84, respectively. Mice treated with 0.5 mg TBTCl/kg exhibited decreased serum and intratesticular testosterone (T) levels on PND 49 and then followed by an obvious recovery on PND 84. Furthermore, mice treated with 0.05 mg TBTCl/kg showed reduced serum 17β-estradiol (E2) levels on PND 49. However, treatments with TBTCl resulted in a dose-dependent increase in serum E2 concentration of the mice on PND 84. Administration of TBTCl also decreased levels of serum luteinizing hormone and intratesticular E2 on PND 84. In addition, mice exposed to 0.05 mg/kg TBTCl exhibited an increase in body weight in the late stage of the experiment. These results indicate that treatment with low doses of TBTCl could disturb hormone homeostasis and body weight gain in rodents, and exposure to different levels of TBTCl might have different effects on changing some physiologic parameters.