1992 Volume 17 Issue SupplementIV Pages 263-286
FUT-187 was given orally at 20, 120 and 720 mg/kg to female rats during the perinatal and postnatal periods and the effect on dams and offspring were evaluated. One dam during the terminal period of gestation and 3 dams after delivery in the 720 mg/kg group died due to FUT-187. In dams, an increased pancreas weight in the 20 mg/kg or more groups, temporary salivation after dosing in the 120 mg/kg or more groups, and a depression of body weight gain and decreased food intake and weight of the carcass in the 720 mg/kg group were statistically significant in comparison with controls. In offspring, postnatal death rate in the 720 mg/kg group tended to increased. Decreased body weight gain and delayed appearence of abdominal hair and descent of testis in the 720 mg/kg group were statistically significant in comparison with controls. There were no treatment-related abnormalities in visceral examination, organ weight, skeletal examination, sensory function, behavioral function, learning ability or reproductive function. Based on these results, it is concluded that the no-effect-dose levels of FUT-187 are less than 20 mg/kg for dams, and 120 mg/kg for reproductive performance of dams and offspring development.