Again, the PDRs for CA were smaller than for IA for both types of effect (Fig. Environ Sci Technol 36:1751–1756. The developmental stage of the embryo determines the presence and function of molecular target sites, tissues, and organs. Article  © 2017 The Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1016/0166-445X(84)90005-5, Walter H, Consolaro F, Gramatica P et al (2002) Mixture toxicity of priority pollutants at no observed effect concentrations (NOECs). This phenomenon is considered as the principle ‘something from “nothing”’ (Fig. This conclusion is based on the investigation of 9 different mixtures and 31 different exposure scenarios and their toxicities in zebrafish embryos. ZFE were exposed at an early (0 hpf) and a later time point (24 hpf) and effects were determined every 24 h during development. "Using the embryos of zebrafish as models, we study how various drugs and chemicals affect the organs and systems. Overall, the highest model accuracy in terms of smallest PDRs were found with the CA model for high effect concentrations (mean_log2PDRCA_EC90 = − 0.15) and the 72 h exposure period (mean_log2PDRCA_72hpe = − 0.09). Data curation: GJ and JK. 15, 04318, Leipzig, Germany, Gianina Jakobs, Janet Krüger, Andreas Schüttler, Rolf Altenburger & Wibke Busch, Institute for Environmental Research, RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074, Aachen, Germany, You can also search for this author in Comparing the means of the log2PDRs for CA (dashed line, light blue, mean_log2PDRCA_lethal = − 0.28, Additional file 2: Table S7) and IA model (dashed line, yellow, mean_log2PDRIA_lethal = 1.06, Additional file 2: Table S7) reveals that experimentally determined mixture toxicity values were rather matching with the predicted toxicity values calculated by the CA model. Consequently, we derived 177 toxicity values from effect observations. https://doi.org/10.1016/0300-483X(81)90132-3, Broderius S, Kahl M (1985) Acute toxicity of organic chemical mixtures to the fathead minnow. Experimental workflow of mixture analysis, exemplarily shown for mixC.1. The considered phenotype did not seem to influence the prediction quality significantly. This means that the toxicity doubles during the course of longer exposure periods when ZFE are exposed in an advanced developmental stage. Additionally, exposure solutions of the negative controls as well as those with the highest test concentration were examined for pH level and oxygen content at the first and last day of exposure. Slopes of single substance and mixture concentration–response curves (CRCs). To identify changes in lipid composition from multiple stressors, we exposed ZF embryos to a sublethal... 2.3. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 59:309–315. Data fitting/modelling: GJ and AS. Similar to the results shown in Fig. Published by Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jes.2017.05.008. This was not only the case for mixtures containing exclusively similarly acting components but was also true for mixtures that contained only dissimilarly acting components or a blend of both. Chemicals with a time dependent toxicity have a varying impact on the toxicity of a respective mixture over time, when the mixture ratio is kept constant. bbmle: Tools for General Maximum-Likelihood Estimation. Developmental toxicity of SCDE in zebrafish embryos. Environ Sci Eur 32, 143 (2020). A further detailed resolution is shown in Fig. Investigations: GJ and JK. Figure 2f shows the mix_CRCs obtained after 24 hpe (pink) and 48 hpe (purple). Additionally, high effect values seem even more likely to be underestimated by the applied prediction models. Two exceptions were mixB.1 and mixC.1 which were directly exposed after hatching and only for 48 h. On average we found that an early exposure start resulted in less time dependence in toxicity compared to exposures that started at later stages, i.e., with older ZFE (td_mean_early = 0.72, td_mean_late = 0.55). a Survival rates throughout 24–120 hpf.b Heart beating rates at 48 hpf. 7-ACA structure was the toxic functional group affecting the motor nerve function of zebrafish; the 7-ACA and 3-side chain structure play a role together on the motor nerve system of zebrafish larvae. Figure 3 depicts the log2 of the prediction deviation ratio (PDR) of observed to predicted effect concentrations that induce 50% of an effect in ZFE. Figure 4a depicts the distribution of all 354 determined PDRs (grey bars), whereas the colored density plots show the distributions of PDRs for CA (light blue) and IA (yellow), respectively. Distributions are grouped by a prediction models, b prediction models and phenotype, c mixture potency, d mixture potencies and prediction models, e EC50 and phenotype, f by EC50 and phenotype and prediction model, g EC50 and exposure duration, and h EC50 and exposure duration and prediction model. Supplementary figures and tables (Additional files 1, 2, 3), Effect concentration (concentration that induces a certain effect in x  % of the organisms), lethal concentration (concentration that induces lethality in x  % of the organisms), Single substance concentration–response curve, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number, Report on the Environment - Chemicals Used on Land. Google Scholar, Busch W, Schmidt S, Kühne R et al (2016) Micropollutants in European rivers: a mode of action survey to support the development of effect-based tools for water monitoring. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1127291, CAS  https://www.epa.gov/report-environment/chemicals-used-land, Schwarzenbach RP (2006) The challenge of micropollutants in aquatic systems. The mixture toxicity observation was performed analogously to the single substance toxicity tests, hence the same exposure periods and endpoints were considered. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. Aquat Toxicol 6:307–322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2008.07.017, Cleuvers M (2004) Mixture toxicity of the anti-inflammatory drugs diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetylsalicylic acid. Comparison of observed (black) and predicted mixture toxicity (light blue: CA, yellow: IA) for the 24 hpe (g, pink) and 48 hpe (h, purple) exposure duration. Aquat Toxicol 56:13–32. However, the observed mix_CRC approximates towards the IA curve at low effect concentrations, whereas the CA model results to better reflect the mix_CRC at higher effect concentrations. a Exposure of ZFE to different concentrations of single substances and effect determination at different time points. Advantages of the zebrafish embryo as a model. This method can be used to identify concentrations of chemicals that cause acute toxicity in fish in aquatic environments. Half of the cases at which the mixture was more potent than predicted derive from comparisons of high effect values (EC90 or LC90) to their predicted counterparts (14/28). It seems that in a complex organism, such as the ZFE, combined toxicity of similarly acting components is predictable with CA, whereas IA cannot reliably estimate the toxicity of a mixture consisting of dissimilarly acting components. This was done to address the potency of a mixture and the potential impact of mixture potency to model accuracy. Here, the mixture toxicity showed no significant variation upon different exposure durations (LC50_24hpe = 21 µM, LC50_48hpe = 18 µM, Additional file 2: Table S8). 1b). Environ Toxicol Chem 19:2341–2347. The present study was designed to use zebrafish as a model to investigate the potential toxicity of dextromethorphan during embryonic and larval development. e Exposure of ZFE to different concentrations of the mixture (fixed MR) and effect determination at different time points. Developmental Toxicity of E804 in Zebrafish Embryos To investigate the developmental toxicity of E804 on zebrafish embryos, the mortality rates, malformation rate, and morphological abnormalities were recorded at 24, 48, 72, and 96 hpf (n = 3 replicates, 90 embryos per replicate). At the day of experiment, the highest concentration of either single substance or mixture was diluted to 10–13 serial dilutions (constant dilution factor) by adding ISO-water containing the same solvent fraction as the highest concentration. Expose zebrafish embryos to at least 1,000 chemicals. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1020592802989, Belden JB, Lydy MJ (2006) Joint toxicity of chlorpyrifos and esfenvalerate to fathead minnows and midge larvae. The test method described in this Test Guidelineis inteneded to determine the acute or letal toxicity of chemicals on embryonic stages of fish (Danio rerio). A test was classified valid if less than 20% of control embryos appeared with apical effects. The mixture ratio and applied chemical concentrations can influence the separation of the CA and IA model, hence the size of the prediction window. The total molarity is calculated from the entirety of all single components present in their specific concentrations. Hence, the CA model, potentially applied with a safety factor, should provide a solid tool to predict mixture toxicity for environmental exposure scenarios, water quality and risk assessment. Environ Int 114:95–106. The results are exemplarily shown for a rather simple (mixC.1) and more complex mixture (mixE.1) in Fig. All these examples refer to situations, where experiments were specifically designed to investigate the impact of low concentrated chemicals and to assess their ability to evoke a combined effect. One potential explanation could be derived from the absence of specific target sites in the investigated organism. Ann Appl Biol 26:585–615, Backhaus T, Scholze M, Grimme LH (2000) The single substance and mixture toxicity of quinolones to the bioluminescent bacterium Vibrio fischeri. For instance, the herbicide diuron, as part of the five component mixture with potentially dissimilarly acting substances, interferes with the photosystem II of plants and photosynthetic microorganisms [42]. In 8 out of 59 cases (14%), mixtures were even more toxic than predicted. In case, chemicals were not easily soluble in ISO-water, a co-solvent was used. The biological activity of the different compounds might, therefore, change towards similar pathways such as narcosis. Another test that uses zebrafish embryos is the OECD’s fish embryo toxicity test (FET), the final draft of which became available in July 2013.2 Both the fish embryo test, which exposes fish embryos to various chemical compounds to determine LC50 and toxicity, and the zebrafish embryo toxicity test rely on parallel methodologies. A functional liver is required for the biotransformation of many chemicals which can lead to either inactivation or detoxification, or bioactivation due to the production of toxic metabolites [54]. The measured mixture toxicity was reflected by CA in 6 out of 8 analyzed exposure scenarios for mixB, i.e., the obtained results met our hypothesis. R package version 1.0.20., https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=bbmle). It seems that independent MoAs of mixture components converge with increasing effective concentrations and longer exposure durations into joint unspecific pathways of disturbance in a complex organism. Every 24 hrs. The same was done for the CA model with a mixture that only contained suspected similarly acting components (Fig. Naunyn-Schmiedebergs Arch Exp Pathol Pharmakol. Colored, dashed lines: Mean log2PDRs for respective groups. Furthermore, we found the mixture CRCs on average to be steeper than the single compound CRCs with an increased steepness over time. Figure 2g and h show the observed mix_CRCs (solid, black line) vs. the predicted CRCs calculated with the CA (dashed, yellow line) and IA model (dashed, light blue line), respectively, for the two different exposure durations (Fig. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.3460, Calamari D, Vighi M (1992) A proposal to define quality objectives for aquatic life for mixtures of chemical substances. Furthermore, θ1 describes the location and θ2 the steepness of the curve. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0147-6513(02)00047-7, Altenburger R, Schmitt H, Schüürmann G (2005) Algal toxicity of nitrobenzenes: combined effect analysis as a pharmacological probe for similar modes of interaction. We adapted the Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity (FET) Test (Organization for Economic... 2.2. 236: Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity (FET) Test. For both, single substance and mixture toxicity determination, 23 integral effects, classified in lethal, sublethal, and teratogenic (see Additional file 2: Table S1), were recorded using a dissecting microscope (5×, Olympus IX70). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Heinonen S-M, Hoikkala A, Wähälä K, Adlercreutz H (2003) Metabolism of the soy isoflavones daidzein, genistein and glycitein in human subjects. This phenomenon holds true for both mixtures but is even more distinct for the more complex, 12-compound mixture. The utility of fish embryos for pesticide hazard assessment was investigated by comparing published zebrafish embryo toxicity data from pesticides with median lethal concentration 50% (LC50) data for juveniles of 3 commonly tested fish species: rainbow trout, bluegill sunfish, and sheepshead minnow. Sci Total Environ 666:1273–1282. While we found both, increased and decreased toxicity over time, for the single compounds, mixture toxicity increased over time in all cases. On average we found that a concentration increase of approximately 15% resulted in twice the effect in the zebrafish embryo toxicity test (see Table 5) based on the LC/EC50. Jakobs, G., Krüger, J., Schüttler, A. et al. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.YRTPH.2016.05.020, Kortenkamp A, Faust M (2018) Regulate to reduce chemical mixture risk. Environ Toxicol Chem 25:623–629. Left panel: lethal effects. We have examined the toxicity, in zebrafish embryos, of a 96 h exposure (during the period 24 hpf to 5 dpf) to 60 compounds of differing biochemical classes. The method uses zebrafish embryos and determines the concentration at which 50% of the embryos do not survive (i.e. Aquat Toxicol 68:351–367. An overview of time dependent mortality for all analyzed single substances and mixtures in this study is given in Table 4. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0166-445X(02)00133-9, Altenburger R, Scholze M, Busch W et al (2018) Mixture effects in samples of multiple contaminants—an inter-laboratory study with manifold bioassays. Mixture toxicity prediction based on ss_CRCs (black) with the CA (light blue) and the IA (yellow) model, respectively, for the exposure durations of 24 hpe (c, pink), and 48 hpe (d, purple). Exposure from both the control and PPF treated groups. Therefore, a 1000 fold stock solution in either methanol or DMSO was prepared, stored at 4 °C or room temperature until usage and diluted on the day of experiment to the desired test concentration. Nano-HA aggregated into the biggest particles around the membrane protein and then caused a little toxicity to development of zebrafish embryos. Mixture toxicity analysis in zebrafish embryo: a time and concentration resolved study on mixture effect predictivity. 114:313–326, Kortenkamp A, Faust M, Scholze M, Backhaus T (2007) Low-level exposure to multiple chemicals: reason for human health concerns? Funding acquisition: RA and WB. For detection of effects induced by controls, six technical replicates were used, whereas three technical replicates were conducted to analyze the effects induced by treatment solutions. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. https://doi.org/10.2174/092986709789057635, Poon KL, Wang X, Lee SGP et al (2017) Transgenic Zebrafish reporter lines as alternative in vivo organ toxicity models. However, for the IA model, the highest model accuracy was achieved when low mixture effects obtained after short exposure durations were estimated (mean_log2PDRIA_EC10 = 0.941, mean_log2PDRIA_24hpe = 0.978). This Test Guideline (TG) 236 describes a Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity (FET) test with the zebrafish (Danio rerio). The PDR distributions according to exposure times are shown in Fig. Normally developed zebrafish larvae would hatch at 72 hpf. The convergence of metabolic, stress response, and/or individual signaling pathways at a certain point and/or the additive burden within such pathways due to the existence of different chemicals at the same time might explain these observations. Biochim Biophys Acta 19:548–549. Environ Health Perspect 111:1877–1882. Surveying the entirety of results revealed that for a remarkable number of 90% (53 out of 59 cases) a combined effect of 90% is caused by a mixture constituted of very low concentrated chemicals (Additional file 2: Figure S11–21). It has been reported that combined toxic effects were even observable when chemicals were applied in concentrations below their individual effect thresholds. Thus, toxicity determination of single substances as well as of mixtures was performed until an appropriately resolved concentration–response curve (CRC) was obtained. Terms and Conditions, We also investigated whether the developmental stage (0 or 24 h post fertilization (hpf)) at which the ZFE were exposed to the mixtures influenced the predictability of mixture toxicity. 2. MixC.1 was composed of five suspected independently acting substances (see Table 2), namely carbendazim (triangle), cyprodinil (circle), diclofenac (diamond), diuron (star), and genistein (square). The values are expressed as the mean ± SE. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1673-8527(08)60121-6, Kärki NT (1976) Mechanisms of toxicity and metabolism. During the last three decades, scientific evidence has verified the hypothesis that combined effects of chemicals may be induced even when all mixture constituents are applied in very low concentrations. 4f, mean_log2PDRCA_lethal_EC50 = − 0.36, mean_log2PDRCA_total_EC50 = − 0.20, mean_log2PDRIA_lethal_EC50 = 0.94, mean_log2PDRCA_total_EC50 = 1.17). However, the loss of specific action does not necessarily result in the total inactivation of chemicals. In our study, we utilized cmlc2:GFP heart transgenic and wild type zebrafish embryos. 2d: 48 h (purple)). Dev Biol 253:279–290. 5 (purple: mix_CRC, pink: ss_CRC). In this case, the ss_CRC obtained after a certain exposure period (here: 48 hpe) were further applied to design a mixture in which all components were present in equally effective fractions (here: individual LC10) when exposed to the highest mixture concentration and respective exposure period. In conclusion, while the prediction window serves as a reliable tool to describe the concentration-effect space in which the toxicity of a mixture is to be expected, the CA model serves as robust and reliable tool to predict mixture toxicity, even for heterogeneous mixtures and a variety of exposure scenarios, and should, therefore, be considered for water quality and environmental risk assessment. Particularly, zebrafish embryo toxicity model provides an alternative to acute fish toxicity tests in terms of animal welfare perspective as the embryos are not considered live until 5 days after fertilization. Carbendazim, cyprodinil, and genistein show no time dependent toxicity, whereas lethal concentrations of diclofenac and diuron are decreasing over time (LC50_diclofenac_0to24hpf = 133.15 µM, LC50_diclofenac_0to48hpf = 15.84 µM). The grey bars depict the EC90 induced by the specific mixture concentration obtained after 24, 48, 72, and 96 hpe, respectively. For this reason and because the EC50 values were the most robust ones for prediction, we specified further mixture analysis on the EC50 values for lethal and total effects. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.03.006, Vighi M, Altenburger R, Arrhenius Å et al (2003) Water quality objectives for mixtures of toxic chemicals: problems and perspectives. To analyze whether and to which extent the predictability of mixture effects in the ZFE is dependent on experimental and analysis variables, such as exposure duration, considered phenotype, and mixture potency, we compared PDRs for these measures. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. 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For instance, metabolites could intercalate into the membrane, thus inducing unspecific narcotic effects. A more controversial picture exists regarding the predictability of dissimilarly acting components with IA as effects were either not detectable against expectations [38] or were detected although multiple mixture components were suspected to act similarly by inducing narcosis [39]. ), respectively. Most embryo toxicity tests have been conducted with zebrafish in the laboratories. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-020-00409-3, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-020-00409-3. All mixtures were tested in the zebrafish embryo acute toxicity assay (ZFET) and obtained measurements were compared with respective predictions. These are just examples for the induction of the biotransformation system and the list of metabolites could easily be extended. In gene expression studies with ZFE, diclofenac was found to induce cyp2k19 and cyp2c9 [32, 48]. On a single model basis, the IA model achieved highest prediction accuracy when low mixture effects were estimated (mean_log2PDRIA_EC10 = 0.941, mean_log2PDRIA_EC50 = 1.057, mean_log2PDRIA_EC90 = 1.178). Aquat Toxicol 12:33–38. The zebrafish embryo offers an inexpensive system that combines many features that are desirable for the development of new approaches to drug development (Bowman and Zon, 2010).As a vertebrate, the zebrafish shares a high degree of conservation with mammalian systems: the genomes of zebrafish and humans are highly … We observed that lower effect concentrations seem to be better predictable with the IA concept, whereas the CA model seems to better estimate the toxicity of higher effect concentrations. 2g: 24 hpe (pink), 2H: 48 hpe (purple)). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146021, Grimme LH, Altenburger R, Backhaus T, Boedeker W, Faust M, Scholze M (1998) Vorhersagbarkeit und Beurteilung von Mischungen, Hermens J, Canton H, Janssen P, De Jong R (1984) Quantitative structure-activity relationships and toxicity studies of mixtures of chemicals with anaesthetic potency: acute lethal and sublethal toxicity to Daphnia magna. 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