Environ Pollut 2021 May 4;286:117294. Epub 2021 May 4.
Key Laboratory of Environmental Remediation and Ecological Health, Ministry of Education, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310058, China. Electronic address:
Benzophenone-type UV filters have been implicated in multiple adverse reproductive outcomes, yet the underlying processes and molecular targets on the female reproductive tract remain largely unknown. Herein, we investigated the effect of dioxybenzone, one of the widely used congeners, and its demethylated (M1) and hydroxylated (M2) metabolites on transcriptome profiles of ICR mice uterus and identified potential cellular targets in human endometrial stromal cells (HESCs) separated from normal endometrium tissues. Dioxybenzone, M1 and M2 (20 mg/kg bw/d) significantly induced transcriptome aberration with the induction of 683, 802, and 878 differentially expressed genes mainly involved in cancer, reproductive system disease and inflammatory disease. Read More