Print Email Facebook Twitter Embryotoxicity and teratogenicity study with γ-cyclodextrin in rats Title Embryotoxicity and teratogenicity study with γ-cyclodextrin in rats Author Waalkens-Berendsen, D.H. Verhagen, F.J.J. Bär, A. Publication year 1998 Abstract The embryotoxicity/teratogenicity of γ-cyclodextrin (γ-CD) was examined in Wistar Crl:(WI)WU BR rats. γ-CD was fed at dietary concentrations of 0, 1.5, 5, 10, and 20% to groups of 25 pregnant female rats from day 0 to 21 of gestation. A comparison group received a diet with 20% lactose. The additions to the diet of γ-CD and lactose were made at the expense of pregelatinized potato starch. Body weight and food and water intake were recorded during the treatment period. The rats were killed on day 21 and examined for standard parameters of reproductive performance. The fetuses were examined for signs of toxic and teratogenic effects. Generally, γ-CD was well tolerated and no deaths occurred in any group. Weight gain and food consumption were similar in all groups during gestation, except for a slightly reduced food intake in the 20% γ-CD group from day 0 to 16. Water intake was similar in all γ-CD groups; in the lactose group, it was significantly higher than in the control group. Reproductive performance was not affected by the γ-CD treatment. Examination of the fetuses for external, visceral, and skeletal alterations did not reveal any fetotoxic, embryotoxic, or teratogenic effects of γ-CD. In conclusion, no adverse effects were observed at γ-CD intakes of up to about 20% of the diet (approximately 11 g/kg body wt/day). Chemicals/CAS: Cyclodextrins; gamma-cyclodextrin, 17465-86-0; gamma-Cyclodextrins; Teratogens Subject Biologygamma cyclodextrinlactoseanimal experimentanimal tissuearticlebody weightcontrolled studydose responseembryotoxicityfemalefetusfetus weightfluid intakefood intakemalenonhumanoral drug administrationpriority journalratsexual behaviorteratogenicityuterus weightAnimal FeedAnimalsBody WeightCyclodextrinsDrinkingEatingFemaleFetal ViabilityFetusgamma-CyclodextrinsGestational AgeMalePregnancyRatsRats, WistarTeratogensWeight GainAnimaliaSolanum tuberosum To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:1b837d02-cd0f-48a2-a6f5-0de725cee1c5 DOI https://doi.org/10.1006/rtph.1998.1221 TNO identifier 234418 ISSN 0273-2300 Source Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 27 (2), 166-171 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.