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Title: Effects of diazepam on gene expression and link to physiological effects in different life stages in zebrafish Danio rerio      
keywords:
Transcriptome or Gene expression
ID:
PRJNA131561
description:
We applied zebrafish whole genome microarrays to identify molecular effects of diazepam, a neuropharmaceutical encountered in wastewater-contaminated environments, and to elucidate its neurotoxic mode of action. Behavioral studies were performed to analyze for correlations between altered gene expression with effects on the organism level. Male zebrafish and zebrafish eleuthero-embryos were exposed for 14 d or up to 3 d after hatching, respectively, to nominal levels of 273 ng/L and 273 μg/L (determined water concentrations in the adult experiment 235 ng/L and 291 μg/L). Among the 51 and 103 altered transcripts at both concentrations, respectively, the expression of genes involved in the circadian rhythm in adult zebrafish and eleuthero-embryos were of particular significance, as revealed both by microarrays and quantitative PCR. The swimming behavior of eleuthero-embryos was significantly altered at 273 μg/L. The study leads to the conclusion that diazepam-induced alterations of genes involved in circadian rhythm are paralleled by effects in neurobehavior at high, but not at low diazepam concentrations that may occur in polluted environments. Overall design: Gene expression in male zebrafish brain was measured after exposure for 14 d to 273 ng/L and 273 ug/L diazepam or to the water control. A total of 11 arrays (Agilent 4 × 44 K Zebrafish microarray) were used, including three for the water control group, four for the 273 ng/L and four for the 273 μg/L diazepam dose group.
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landingpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA131561
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authorization:
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dateReleased:
07-23-2011
name:
Danio rerio
ncbiID:
ncbitax:7955
abbreviation:
NCBI
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
ID:
SCR:006472
name:
National Center for Biotechnology Information
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject
ID:
SCR:004801
name:
NCBI BioProject