The sneak peek 👀
Hello…hello… it’s been a while since the last post. How have you been? I hope you managed to get out and enjoy some time after the end of lockdown (responsibly of course – social distancing please, stranger..). The summer holidays, the buzz of eating out, the sunshine (while it lasted..), etc. Because I very much enjoyed it!
Now, I know the hols are over and we are going back to business. But that shouldn’t mean the end of all the thrill and excitement! Before we start the next exposure, I want to share a little snippet of the results from the previous exposure: the sneak peek.
So, after 6 days of exposure, we looked at the mRNA expression of some target genes: caspase-8 (CASP8), caveolin-1 (CAV1), serotonin receptor (SR), steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR), vitelline envelope zona pellucida domain-9 (V9), vitelline coat lysin (VCL), and vitelline envelope receptor for lysin (VERL). From the results, we can see that each target gene shows a different pattern of modulation. I included here a sneak peek of the graphs (see…I keep my word..). Overall, it seems like triclocarban shows more dramatic effects than triphenyl phosphate according to the expression of these target genes. Of course, if you’re interested in seeing the complete results, they will be included in our reports and in future publications. So, stay tuned 🙂
Moving forward, we will do the next batch of exposures soon, and will update you in the next post!