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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 876-883
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2014.876.883
 
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Existence of Vimentin and GFAP Protein Expressions as a result of 2-Methoxyethanol Administration in Cerebral Cortex Tissue of Swiss Webster Mice (Mus musculus): An Immunohistochemical Analysis

Yulia Irnidayanti

Abstract:
One of the plastic-based materials widely used in the plastics industry in various countries is ester phthalate. This compound will be oxidized in the body into 2-methoxyethanol (2-ME). The effect of 2-ME on human health and environment depends on the number, duration and the frequency of exposure. Recently, the incidence of brain damage tends to increase. In the last decade, it has been widely reported the negative effects of chemical pollutants to the environment. The aim of this study were to know the existence of the expression of Vimentin and GFAP proteins caused by 2-ME on the histological structure of the cerebral cortex of mice fetal during the prenatal period on gestation day 14 (GD 14) and day 18 (GD 18). The 2-ME compound was injected intraperitoneally with a dose of 7.5 mmol kg-1 of body weight at GD-10. The result showed that there is a change in existence Vimentin protein in the cerebral cortex fetal of treated mice at GD 14, which is very conspicuous. Meanwhile, a change in existence of GFAP protein in cerebral cortex fetal of treated mice at GD 14, have relatively no difference from controls and no impact on histological structure changes of the cerebral corteks at GD 14. The change in existence of Vimentin protein in the cerebral cortex fetal of treated mice at GD 14 have an impact on histological structure of the cerebral cortex of mice treated at GD 18. It is believed that the impact is due to the effects of 2-methoxyethanol.
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Yulia Irnidayanti , 2014. Existence of Vimentin and GFAP Protein Expressions as a result of 2-Methoxyethanol Administration in Cerebral Cortex Tissue of Swiss Webster Mice (Mus musculus): An Immunohistochemical Analysis. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 17: 876-883.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2014.876.883

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2014.876.883

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