Krishna Das


Country: Belgium


  1. Das K, Siebert U, Gillet A, Dupont A, Di Poi C, Fonfara S, et al. Mercury immune toxicity in harbour seals: links to in vitro toxicity. Environ Health. 2008;7:52 pubmed publisher
    ..MeHg could be an additional cofactor in the immunosuppressive pollutant cocktail generally described in the blood of seals and this therefore raises the possibility of additional additive effects in the marine mammal immune system. ..
  2. Dorneles P, Lailson Brito J, Dirtu A, Weijs L, Azevedo A, Torres J, et al. Anthropogenic and naturally-produced organobrominated compounds in marine mammals from Brazil. Environ Int. 2010;36:60-67 pubmed publisher
    ..Placental transfer of organobrominated compounds was also evidenced in S. guianensis. ..
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    Das K, Vossen A, Tolley K, Víkingsson G, Thron K, Müller G, et al. Interfollicular fibrosis in the thyroid of the harbour porpoise: an endocrine disruption?. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2006;51:720-9 pubmed
  4. Pinzone M, Budzinski H, Tasciotti A, Ody D, Lepoint G, Schnitzler J, et al. POPs in free-ranging pilot whales, sperm whales and fin whales from the Mediterranean Sea: Influence of biological and ecological factors. Environ Res. 2015;142:185-96 pubmed publisher
  5. Dupont A, De Pauw Gillet M, Schnitzler J, Siebert U, Das K. Effects of Methylmercury on Harbour Seal Peripheral Blood Leucocytes In Vitro Studied by Electron Microscopy. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2016;70:133-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Exposed cells displayed condensation of the chromatin at the nuclear membrane and mitochondrial damages. The results suggest that in vitro MeHgCl-induced apoptosis in harbour seal lymphocytes through a mitochondrial pathway. ..
  6. Collard F, Gilbert B, Eppe G, Parmentier E, Das K. Detection of Anthropogenic Particles in Fish Stomachs: An Isolation Method Adapted to Identification by Raman Spectroscopy. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2015;69:331-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Some particles were not completely identified but contained artificial dyes. The novel approach developed in this manuscript should help to assess the presence, quantity, and composition of AP in planktivorous fish stomachs. ..
  7. Schwemmer P, Covaci A, Das K, Lepoint G, Adler S, Garthe S. Assessment of contaminant levels and trophic relations at a World Heritage Site by measurements in a characteristic shorebird species. Environ Res. 2015;136:163-72 pubmed publisher
  8. Schnitzler J, Frédérich B, Dussenne M, Klaren P, Silvestre F, Das K. Triclosan exposure results in alterations of thyroid hormone status and retarded early development and metamorphosis in Cyprinodon variegatus. Aquat Toxicol. 2016;181:1-10 pubmed publisher
    ..variegatus. The costs of delayed metamorphosis can lead to reduction of juvenile fitness and could be a determining factor in the outcome of competitive interactions. ..
  9. Das K, Holleville O, Ryan C, Berrow S, Gilles A, Ody D, et al. Isotopic niches of fin whales from the Mediterranean Sea and the Celtic Sea (North Atlantic). Mar Environ Res. 2017;127:75-83 pubmed publisher
    ..One could indeed expect that species displaying narrow niches would be more susceptible to ecosystem fragmentation and other anthropogenic impacts. ..

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    Das K, Beans C, Holsbeek L, Mauger G, Berrow S, Rogan E, et al. Marine mammals from northeast Atlantic: relationship between their trophic status as determined by delta13C and delta15N measurements and their trace metal concentrations. Mar Environ Res. 2003;56:349-65 pubmed
    ..Combined stable isotope and trace metal analyses appear to be useful tools for the study of marine mammal ecology. ..
  2. Das K, De Groof A, Jauniaux T, Bouquegneau J. Zn, Cu, Cd and Hg binding to metallothioneins in harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from the southern North Sea. BMC Ecol. 2006;6:2 pubmed
    ..We demonstrated that increasing hepatic Zn concentration led to an increase in Zn linked to MTs, suggesting that these small proteins take over the Zn overload linked to the poor body condition of debilitated harbour porpoises. ..
  3. Dyc C, Far J, Gandar F, Poulipoulis A, Greco A, Eppe G, et al. Toxicokinetics of selenium in the slider turtle, Trachemys scripta. Ecotoxicology. 2016;25:727-44 pubmed publisher
    ..e. SP8) followed by an elimination period of 4 weeks (i.e. EP4). Six turtles from each turtle group (i.e. control, SeMet1 and SeMet2) were sacrifice at each collection time, from T1 to T12. At T0, four turtles were sacrificed. ..
  4. Das K, Dupont A, De Pauw Gillet M, Debier C, Siebert U. Absence of selenium protection against methylmercury toxicity in harbour seal leucocytes in vitro. Mar Pollut Bull. 2016;108:70-6 pubmed publisher
    ..To conclude, our results clearly demonstrated that MeHg affected in vitro immune cells exposure with no protective effects of selenium at a molar ratio Hg:Se of 1:10 in harbour seals from the North Sea. ..
  5. Damseaux F, Kiszka J, Heithaus M, Scholl G, Eppe G, Thome J, et al. Spatial variation in the accumulation of POPs and mercury in bottlenose dolphins of the Lower Florida Keys and the coastal Everglades (South Florida). Environ Pollut. 2017;220:577-587 pubmed publisher
  6. Das K, Malarvannan G, Dirtu A, Dulau V, Dumont M, Lepoint G, et al. Linking pollutant exposure of humpback whales breeding in the Indian Ocean to their feeding habits and feeding areas off Antarctica. Environ Pollut. 2017;220:1090-1099 pubmed publisher
    ..Further investigations are required to assess exposure of southern humpback whales throughout their feeding zones. ..
  7. Fontaine M, Tolley K, Siebert U, Gobert S, Lepoint G, Bouquegneau J, et al. Long-term feeding ecology and habitat use in harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from Scandinavian waters inferred from trace elements and stable isotopes. BMC Ecol. 2007;7:1 pubmed