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Metabolic effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: novel testing METhods and adverse outcome pathways


Initial press release

An initial press release will be prepared describing the overall goals and ambition of the project and announcing the start of the project. The press release will initially be published on the BfR webpage and will be distributed to all project partners for publication on their individual webpages.

Project brochure

The project brochure within this deliverable will be in folded leaflet format and contain important information similar to what is presented on the website, aimed at presentation of the project e.g. by distribution of the brochure at scientific meetings. An electronic version of the brochure will also be provided on the project website for download; BfR will provide the project partners with printed brochures as required.

Project website for internal access as well as for public access

A website for the project will be generated and made publicly available. The initial website for internal access will serve the purpose of internal data exchange and information (e.g. on scientific events, reporting deadlines, published papers, repository of previous deliverables and reports) and be protected by a password. The publicly available website will contain information on the project goals, partners, current activities and events, recent developments and scientific publications, as well as contact information for stakeholders. Due date: 3/6 and updates

Data management plan

Data management plan is finalised. Availability of the data management plan will guide how research data are to be handled both during the project, and after the project is completed.

Report of the Ethical Review

Report of the Ethical Review

Formation of External Scientific Advisory Board

Members of the External Scientific Advisory Board are appointed by the end of the first project month.

Report describing standardized protocols for in vivo testing of metabolic effects of EDs

The report will describe the recommended protocols for the main in vivo tests to detect harmful metabolic effects of EDs

Database of mitochondrial screening battery data using ED refset1

Database of mitochondrial screening battery data using ED refset1

Validated NR reporter gene assays

Validated NR reporter gene assays

Report with potencies of ED reference chemicals

Report with potencies of ED reference chemicals

A report of new biomarkers for population studies

Associations of measured ED levels and systemic metabolism by using highthroughput serum nuclear magnetic resonance NMR spectroscopy platform will be made to find new biomarkers for population studies This task needs the information from in vitro and in vivo studies in WP3

A report of the levels of selected EDs and health outcomes

The report consists of the analyzed levels of selected EDs in the study cohorts and literature review about associations of the exposure levels of EDs and health outcomes

Database of expression analysis data of HepaRG treated cells using ED refset1

Database of expression analysis data of HepaRG treated cells using ED refset1

List of relevant events and stakeholders of the project to be involved in further activities

A list of relevant stakeholders with potential interest in the content and achievements of EDCMET is prepared. Stakeholders are identified based on their role in the field (e.g. regulatory agencies, basic science instituted, industry (see also deliverable 5.10)) and publicly available sources such as scientific publications or conference programs. The list will comprise contact persons, email addresses, affiliations and basic information about background, interests and own previous engagement in the field. The list will be hosted by BfR and will be continuously updated throughout the project.

Detailed dissemination and communication plan

Based on the list of the identified stakeholders and their particular interests, a dissemination and communication plan will be established. This document will contain considerations on appropriate communication and dissemination tools (e.g. newsletter, announcement on the project website, and others) to be developed and implemented for further use in the project, in order to ensure optimal interaction with the stakeholders.

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Publisher: Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s00394-021-02606-z

Pilot study of exposure of the male population to organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticides in a region of high agricultural activity (Córdoba, Argentina)

Author(s): Iohanna Filippi; Natalia Bravo; Joan O. Grimalt; Mariana Butinof; Daniel Lerda; Ricardo A. Fernández; Sonia E. Muñoz; María V. Amé
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Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
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Author(s): Oliver Robinson, Marc Chadeau Hyam, Ibrahim Karaman, Rui Climaco Pinto, Mika Ala-Korpela, Evangelos Handakas, Giovanni Fiorito, He Gao, Andy Heard, Marjo‐Riitta Jarvelin, Matthew Lewis, Raha Pazoki, Silvia Polidoro, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Matthias Wielscher, Paul Elliott, Paolo Vineis
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Author(s): Saranya Palaniswamy, Khaled Abass, Jaana Rysä, Jon Øyvind Odland, Joan O. Grimalt, Arja Rautio, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin
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Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
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Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Two Novel Loci Associated with Female Stress and Urgency Urinary Incontinence.

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Activation of pregnane X receptor induces atherogenic lipids and PCSK9 by a SREBP2‐mediated mechanism

Author(s): Mikko Karpale, Aki Juhani Käräjämäki, Outi Kummu, Helena Gylling, Tuulia Hyötyläinen, Matej Orešič, Ari Tolonen, Heidi Hautajärvi, Markku J. Savolainen, Mika Ala‐Korpela, Janne Hukkanen, Jukka Hakkola
Published in: British Journal of Pharmacology, 178/12, 2021, Page(s) 2461-2481, ISSN 0007-1188
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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PXR and 4β-Hydroxycholesterol Axis and the Components of Metabolic Syndrome

Author(s): Hukkanen J, Hakkola J
Published in: Cells, 9, 2020, Page(s) 2445, ISSN 2073-4409
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/cells9112445

Metabolic profiles of socio-economic position: a multi-cohort analysis

Author(s): Oliver Robinson, Alice R Carter, Mika Ala-Korpela, Juan P Casas, Nishi Chaturvedi, Jorgen Engmann, Laura D Howe, Alun D Hughes, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Mika Kähönen, Ville Karhunen, Diana Kuh, Tina Shah, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Reecha Sofat, Chung-Ho E Lau, Terho Lehtimäki, Usha Menon, Olli Raitakari, Andy Ryan, Rui Providencia, Stephanie Smith, Julie Taylor, Therese Tillin, Jorma Viikari, Andrew Wong
Published in: International Journal of Epidemiology, 50/3, 2020, Page(s) 768-782, ISSN 0300-5771
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyaa188

Monitoring temporal trends of dioxins, organochlorine pesticides and chlorinated paraffins in pooled serum samples collected from Northern Norwegian women: The MISA cohort study

Author(s): Xu S, Hansen S, Rautio A, Järvelin M, Abass K, Rysä J, Palaniswamy S, Huber S, Grimalt JO, Dumas P, Odland JO
Published in: Environmental Research, 204, 2021, Page(s) 111980, ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111980

Stilbene compound trans-3,4,5,4´-tetramethoxystilbene, a potential anticancer drug, regulates constitutive androstane receptor (Car) target genes, but does not possess proliferative activity in mouse liver

Author(s): Dusek J, Skoda J, Holas O, Horvatova A, Smutny T, Linhartova L, Hirsova P, Kucera O, Micuda S, Braeuning A, Pavek P
Published in: Toxicology letters, 313, 2019, Page(s) 1-10, ISSN 0378-4274
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2019.05.024

Metabolism-Disrupting Chemicals and the Constitutive Androstane Receptor CAR

Author(s): Jenni Küblbeck, Jonna Niskanen, Paavo Honkakoski
Published in: Cells, 9/10, 2020, Page(s) 2306, ISSN 2073-4409
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/cells9102306

Off-target lipid metabolism disruption by the mouse constitutive androstane receptor ligand TCPOBOP in humanized mice

Author(s): Skoda J, Dohnalova K, Chalupsky K, Stahl A, Templin M, Maixnerova J, Micuda S, Grontved L, Braeuning A, Pavek P
Published in: Biochemical pharmacology, 197, 2022, Page(s) 114905-114905, ISSN 0006-2952
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.bcp.2021.114905

A toxicogenomic data space for system-level understanding and prediction of EDC-induced toxicity

Author(s): A. Sakhteman; M. Failli; J. Kublbeck; A.L. Levonen; V. Fortino
Published in: Environment International, 156, 2021, Page(s) 106751, ISSN 0160-4120
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106751

The EDCMET Project: Metabolic Effects of Endocrine Disruptors

Author(s): Jenni Küblbeck, Taina Vuorio, Jonna Niskanen, Vittorio Fortino, Albert Braeuning, Khaled Abass, Arja Rautio, Jukka Hakkola, Paavo Honkakoski, Anna-Liisa Levonen
Published in: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21/8, 2020, Page(s) 3021, ISSN 1422-0067
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/ijms21083021

Mother/child organophosphate and pyrethroid distributions

Author(s): Natalia Bravo, Joan O. Grimalt, Darja Mazej, Janja Snoj Tratnik, Dimosthenis Andreas Sarigiannis, Milena Horvat
Published in: Environment International, 134, 2020, Page(s) 105264, ISSN 0160-4120
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105264

Changes of organochlorine compound concentrations in maternal serum during pregnancy and comparison to serum cord blood composition

Author(s): Eva Junqué, Sergi Garcia, María Ángeles Martínez, Joaquim Rovira, Marta Schuhmacher, Joan O. Grimalt
Published in: Environmental Research, 182, 2020, Page(s) 108994, ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108994

Urinary cobalt and ferritin in four-years-old children

Author(s): Eva Junqué, Joan O. Grimalt, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Adonina Tardón
Published in: Environmental Research, 183, 2020, Page(s) 109147, ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109147

Drivers of maternal accumulation of organohalogen pollutants in Arctic areas (Chukotka, Russia) and 4,4′-DDT effects on the newborns

Author(s): Natalia Bravo, Joan O. Grimalt, Max Chashchin, Valery P. Chashchin, Jon-Øyvind Odland
Published in: Environment International, 124, 2019, Page(s) 541-552, ISSN 0160-4120
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.01.049

Mother-child transfer rates of organohalogen compounds up to four years of age

Author(s): Mercè Garí, Joan O. Grimalt, Esther Vizcaino, Adonina Tardón, Ana Fernández-Somoano
Published in: Environment International, 133, 2019, Page(s) 105241, ISSN 0160-4120
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
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Organophosphate metabolite concentrations in maternal urine during pregnancy

Author(s): Natalia Bravo, Soraya Peralta, Joan O. Grimalt, Maria Ángeles Martínez, Joaquim Rovira, Marta Schuhmacher
Published in: Environmental Research, 182, 2020, Page(s) 109003, ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher: Academic Press
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Organic Air Quality Markers of Indoor and Outdoor PM2.5 Aerosols in Primary Schools from Barcelona.

Author(s): Barend L. van Drooge; Ioar Rivas; Xavier Querol; Jordi Sunyer; Joan O. Grimalt
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 2020, Page(s) 3685, ISSN 1660-4601
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17103685

Evidenced-Based Approaches to Support the Development of Endocrine-Mediated Adverse Outcome Pathways: Challenges and Opportunities

Author(s): Karine Audouze; Elias Zgheib; Khaled Abass; Khaled Abass; Asma H. Baig; Isabel Forner-Piquer; Henrik Holbech; Dries Knapen; Pim E. G. Leonards; Diana I. Lupu; Saranya Palaniswamy; Arja Rautio; Maria Sapounidou; Olwenn V. Martin
Published in: Frontiers in Toxicology, 3, 2021, ISSN 2673-3080
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A
DOI: 10.3389/ftox.2021.787017

Chloro-s-triazines-toxicokinetic, Toxicodynamic, Human Exposure, and Regulatory Considerations.

Author(s): Khaled Abass; Olavi Pelkonen; Arja Rautio
Published in: Current Drug Metabolism, 22, 2022, Page(s) 645-656, ISSN 1389-2002
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
DOI: 10.2174/1389200222666210701164945

Common maternal and fetal genetic variants show expected polygenic effects on risk of small- or large-for-gestational-age (SGA or LGA), except in the smallest 3% of babies.

Author(s): Beaumont, R. N., Kotecha, S. J., Wood, A. R., Knight, B. A., Sebert, S., McCarthy, M. I., Hattersley, A. T., Järvelin, M. R., Timpson, N. J., Freathy, R. M., & Kotecha, S.
Published in: PLoS genetics, 16, 2020, Page(s) e1009191-e1009191, ISSN 1553-7390
Publisher: Public Library of Science
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009191