Microcystin congener-specific in vitro neurotoxicity

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FEURSTEIN, Daniel, Andreas FISCHER, Daniel R. DIETRICH, 2008. Microcystin congener-specific in vitro neurotoxicity. In: Toxicology Letters. Elsevier. 180, pp. S103. ISSN 0378-4274. eISSN 1879-3169. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2008.06.419

@article{Feurstein2008Micro-58585, title={Microcystin congener-specific in vitro neurotoxicity}, year={2008}, doi={10.1016/j.toxlet.2008.06.419}, volume={180}, issn={0378-4274}, journal={Toxicology Letters}, author={Feurstein, Daniel and Fischer, Andreas and Dietrich, Daniel R.} }

Dietrich, Daniel R. 2022-09-09T10:38:24Z eng Fischer, Andreas Feurstein, Daniel Fischer, Andreas 2022-09-09T10:38:24Z Dietrich, Daniel R. 2008 Microcystin congener-specific in vitro neurotoxicity Feurstein, Daniel Contamination of natural waters by cyanobacterial blooms is a worldwide problem, resulting in serious water pollution and health hazards for humans and livestock. The cyanobacterial micro- cystins (MCs) represent a group of >80 cyclic heptapeptide toxin congeners, known to induce hepato-, nephro-, and potentially neu- rotoxic effects via protein phosphatase (PP)-inhibition. Present evidence suggests that organic anion transporting polypeptides (rodent Oatps/human OATPs) are required for active uptake of MCs into hepatocytes and kidney epithelial cells. Based on the presence of Oatps/OATPs at the blood–brain-barrier (BBB) and blood–cerebrospinal fluid-barrier (BCFB) it was hypothesized that MCs can be transported across the BBB/BCFB and into neurons in an Oatp/OATP-dependent manner and will induce neurotoxic effects. To test this hypothesis, primary murine neurons (Cere- bellar Granule Cells, mCGC) were analyzed for the presence of mCGC Oatps (mRNA level). Subsequently, the uptake, localization and neurotoxic effects of MC-LR, -LW, and -LF were investigated using MC-immunoblotting, confocal microscopy of immunostained neurons, PP-inhibition assay, TNF- ELISA and caspase 3/7 activ- ity assay. RT-PCR demonstrated the presence of six murine Oatps (Oatp1c1, 1a5, 3a1, 1a1, 1b2 and 6d1) in mCGC. MC-LR-specific immunodetection demonstrated a concentration-dependent accu- mulation of this congener and covalent binding to PP-1 and -2A. mCGC PP activity was reduced by 20% following 48 h exposure to ≥300 nM MC-LR, -LW and -LF concurrent with a congener and concentration-dependent up regulation of TNF- expression and caspase 3/7 activity. In conclusion, the data suggest an MC congener-dependent uptake and neurotoxicity in primary mouse CGC.

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