Sci Total Environ 2021 Apr 17;763:143036. Epub 2020 Oct 17.
China State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis, Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. Electronic address:
Dihydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (diOH-PBDEs) appear to be natural products or metabolites of PBDEs in some marine organisms, yet its toxicity is still largely unknown. With a newly lab-synthesized diOH-PBDE, 6,6'-dihydroxy-2,2',4'4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (6,6'-diOH-BDE-47) in hand, the present study has provided the first data set to compare 6-hydroxy-2,2',4'4'- tetrabromodiphenyl ether (6-OH-BDE-47) and 6,6'-diOH-BDE-47 for their acute toxicity and accumulation, and thyroid hormone levels in treated zebrafish larvae. By real time-PCR technique, transcripts of hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis associated genes were also investigated in developing larvae at 96 h post fertilization (96 hpf). Read More