DNA damage in mouse organs and in human sperm cells by bisphenol A

Anoop Kumar Sharma*, Julie Boberg, Marianne Dybdahl

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The in vivo genotoxic potential of bisphenol A using the comet assay in mice and in human sperm cells in vitro without metabolizing enzymes was studied. Male mice were exposed by oral gavage to the following doses of bisphenol A (0,125, 250 and 500 mg/kg body weight). DNA damage was investigated in liver, kidney, testes, urinary bladder, colon and lungs cells. In testicular cells, a significant increase in DNA strand breaks was observed in the lowest, but not in the medium or highest dose groups. Histopathological investigation of the testicular samples did not show any treatment dose-related effects. No DNA strand breaks were observed in any of the other investigated tissues. In human sperm cells in vitro, bisphenol A did not induce DNA strand breaks.
Original languageEnglish
JournalToxicological and Environmental Chemistry
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)465-478
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • DNA damage
  • Comet assay
  • Mice
  • Testes
  • Human sperm cells


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