I. Effects of a dopamine receptor antagonist on fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas, reproduction

Daniel L Villeneuve, Natàlia Garcia-Reyero, Dalma Martinović, Nathaniel D Mueller, Jenna E Cavallin, Elizabeth J Durhan, Elizabeth A Makynen, Kathleen M Jensen, Michael D Kahl, Lindsey S Blake, Edward J Perkins, Gerald T Ankley
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2010, 73 (4): 472-7
Neurotransmitters such as dopamine play an important role in regulating fish reproduction. However, the potential for neuroendocrine active chemicals to disrupt fish reproduction has not been well studied, despite emerging evidence of their discharge into aquatic environments. This study is the first to apply the fathead minnow 21 d reproduction assay developed for the US Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program to evaluate the reproductive toxicity of a model neuroendocrine active chemical, the dopamine 2 receptor antagonist, haloperidol. Continuous exposure to up to 20 imcrog haloperidol/L had no significant effects on fathead minnow fecundity, secondary sex characteristics, gonad histology, or plasma steroid and vitellogenin concentrations. The only significant effect observed was an increase in gonadotropin-releasing hormone (cGnRH) transcripts in the male brain. Results suggest that non-lethal concentrations of haloperidol do not directly impair fish reproduction. Potential effects of haloperidol on reproductive behaviors and gene expression were examined in a companion study.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"