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Toxicol Lett. 2017 Oct 5;280:79-91. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2017.08.003. Epub 2017 Aug 14.

Developing integrated PBPK/PD coupled mechanistic pathway model (miRNA-BDNF): An approach towards system toxicology.

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1
Center of Environmental Food and Toxicological Technology (TecnATox), Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.
2
Center of Environmental Food and Toxicological Technology (TecnATox), Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. Electronic address: vikas.kum@gmail.com.

Abstract

Integration of a dynamic signal transduction pathway into the tissue dosimetry model is a major advancement in the area of computational toxicology. This paper illustrates the ways to incorporate the use of existing system biological model in the field of toxicology via its coupling to the Physiological based Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (PBPK/PD) model. This expansion framework of integrated PBPK/PD coupled mechanistic system pathway model can be called as system toxicology that describes the kinetics of both - the chemicals and - biomolecules, help us to understand the dynamic and steady-state behaviors of molecular pathways under perturbed condition. The objective of this article is to illustrate a system toxicology based approach by developing an integrated PBPK/PD coupled miRNA-BDNF pathway model and to demonstrate its application by taking a case study of the PFOS mediated neurotoxicity. System dynamic involves miRNA-mediated BDNF regulation, which plays an important role in the control of neuronal cell proliferation, differentiation, and survivability.

KEYWORDS:

BDNF; Neuroendocrine; PBPK/PD; PFOS; System biology; miRNA

PMID:
28818579
DOI:
10.1016/j.toxlet.2017.08.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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