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A PBPK model to evaluate zebrafish eleutheroembryos’ actual exposure: bisphenol A and analogs’ (AF, F, and S) case studies

Abstract : The zebrafish eleutheroembryo model is increasingly used to assess the toxicity and developmental adverse effects of xenobiotics. However, the actual exposure is seldom measured (poorly accessible), while a predictive model could estimate these concentrations. The predictions with a new eleutheroembryo physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model have been evaluated using datasets obtained from literature data for several bisphenols. The model simulated the toxicokinetics of bisphenols A (BPA), AF, F, and S through the eleutheroembryo tissues while considering the body and organ growth. We further improved the predictions by adding dynamic flows through the embryo and/or its chorion, impact of experimental temperature, metabolic clearance, and saturation of the absorption by Bayesian calibration. The model structure was determined using the BPA dataset and generalized to the other bisphenols. This model revealed the central role of the chorion in the compound uptake in the first 48 h post-fertilization. The predictions for the BPA substitutes estimated by our PBPK model were compared to available toxicokinetics data for zebrafish embryos, and 63% and 88% of them were within a twofold and fivefold error intervals of the corresponding experimental values, respectively. This model provides a tool to design new eleutheroembryo assays and evaluate the actual exposure.
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Pierre-André Billat, Céline Brochot, François Brion, Rémy Beaudouin. A PBPK model to evaluate zebrafish eleutheroembryos’ actual exposure: bisphenol A and analogs’ (AF, F, and S) case studies. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2022, ⟨10.1007/s11356-022-22741-2⟩. ⟨ineris-03830857⟩



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