Mirosława Sokołowska-Mikołajczyk

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Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) interferes with male reproductive endocrine system in mammals, however its effects on fish reproduction are largely unknown. We evaluated sperm quality and investigated reproductive endocrine system in mature goldfish (Carassius auratus) exposed to nominal 1, 10, and 100μg/L DEHP. To examine DEHP estrogenic activity, one(More)
The influence of long-term exposure of goldfish to dietary cadmium (Cd) on its accumulation in tissues, growth, ovarian development, luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion and a response to hormonal stimulation of spawning were evaluated. The study was conducted on four groups of females for the period of 3 years, from the age of 10 weeks to second spawning.(More)
The fungicide vinclozolin (VZ) is in use globally and known to disrupt reproductive function in male. The present study tested the hypothesis that VZ disrupts testicular function in goldfish (Carassius auratus) by affecting brain-pituitary-testis axis. Goldfish were exposed to 100, 400 and 800 μg/L VZ and 5 μg/L 17β-estradiol (E2) for comparison. In VZ(More)
In the present study, the perifusions of whole pituitary glands of spermiating male common carp were performed in the presence of several GABAergic drugs. Muscimol (agonist of GABA(A) receptors) and bicuculline (the antagonist of the same type of GABA receptors) did not modify basal LH release. LH basal secretion was not modified when pituitaries were(More)
In fish, like in mammals, ghrelin affects gonadotropin release acting at the level of the hypothalamus as well as directly on the pituitary gland. In the present study, enzymatically dispersed pituitary cells obtained from sexually mature male and female carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) were incubated in the presence of human ghrelin at the concentration of 10(-7)(More)
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