Bioaccumulation - New Aspects and Developments by B. Beek

By B. Beek

The bioaccumulation of endocrine disruptors, continual natural chemical substances and different compounds of excessive environmental impression has turn into of accelerating curiosity in latest environmental examine, possibility research and toxicology. This quantity supplies an up to date review and introduces the reader to the recent inspiration of "internal impression focus" linking bioaccumulation and biomagnification within the nutrition chain to ecotoxicology and possibility review.

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In most, if not all QSARs this fact was so far not considered. Using linear regression analysis the following regression Eq. 0001. The graphic expression of Eq. (26) is presented in Fig. 9. To include the errors in both de- TIME AFTER FERTILIZATION (DAYS) Fig. 8. The total lipid content (% on a wet weight basis) of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus my- kiss) eggs during development. The lipid data of unfertilized egg, fertilized egg (9 days after fertilization), and just before eye stage (13 days) are from reference [100], all other data are from reference [99] 29 log BIOCONCENRATION FACTOR (BCFL) Bioaccumulation and Occurrence of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) LOG KOW Fig.

175], Schlumpf and Lichtensteiger [176], Turan [177], Bradlow et al. J. Geyer et al. ethoxylates (APEs) and their degradation products, the alkylphenols, such as nonylphenol, octylphenol etc. [128, 129]. Recently it was shown by Shelby et al. [149] that chlordecone (Kepone®) and methoxychlor had no estrogenic effects in the estrogen receptor (ER) binding assay and transcriptional activation assay, but were active in the mouse uterotrophic bioassay. These results are consistent with the requirement for metabolic activation of these two chemicals.

Therefore, this section deals especially with environmental estrogens or the so-called xenoestrogens. Estrogens are female sex hormones which have multiple sites of activity and biological actions on the reproductive cycle, reproductive function, mammary gland, and on the neuroendocrine system. g. ) and to the male steroid sex hormones, the androgens, such as 5a-dehydroepiandrosterone, 4-androstene-3,17-dione, testosterone, 5a-dihydrotestosterone, 11-ketotestosterone etc. Under normal conditions the androgens can be metabolized to the estrogens.

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