Vitellogenic effects of 17beta-estradiol in male Chinese loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus).

  title={Vitellogenic effects of 17beta-estradiol in male Chinese loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus).},
  author={Xuefei Lv and Jing Shao and Maoyong Song and Qunfang Zhou and Guibin Jiang},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Toxicology & pharmacology : CBP},
  volume={143 1},
Male Chinese loaches (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) were exposed to 17beta-estradiol (E2) in the ambient water at nominal concentrations of 0.5, 1, 5 and 10 mug/L continuously for 8 weeks using a semi-static system. The gonadosomatic index (GSI), total plasma protein, total plasma calcium, magnesium and zinc, and plasma vitellogenin (Vtg) were determined as test endpoints. Our results indicate no significant changes in the GSI between exposed and control groups (P<0.05). All exposure… CONTINUE READING