Niladri Basu

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mink as a sentinel species in environmental health
    Niladri Basu
    National Wildlife Research Center, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Res 103:130-44. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Derivation of screening benchmarks for dietary methylmercury exposure for the common loon (Gavia immer): rationale for use in ecological risk assessment
    David C Depew
    Department of Biology and School of Environmental Studies, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Toxicol Chem 31:2399-407. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorinated pesticides, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the cerebral cortex of wild river otters (Lontra canadensis)
    Niladri Basu
    National Wildlife Research Center, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H3, Canada
    Environ Pollut 149:25-30. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Decreased N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor levels are associated with mercury exposure in wild and captive mink
    Niladri Basu
    National Wildlife Research Center, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, 1125 Colonel By Drive Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Neurotoxicology 28:587-93. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Toxicity of dietary methylmercury to fish: derivation of ecologically meaningful threshold concentrations
    David C Depew
    Department of Biology and School of Environmental Studies, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Toxicol Chem 31:1536-47. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Mercury, selenium and neurochemical biomarkers in different brain regions of migrating common loons from Lake Erie, Canada
    Melanie Hamilton
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Center, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Ecotoxicology 20:1677-83. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The effects of mercury on muscarinic cholinergic receptor subtypes (M1 and M2) in captive mink
    Niladri Basu
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Neurotoxicology 29:328-34. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Dietary and in utero exposure to a pentabrominated diphenyl ether mixture did not affect cholinergic parameters in the cerebral cortex of ranch mink (Mustela vison)
    Kimberly Bull
    Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, Sainte Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada H9X 3V9
    Toxicol Sci 96:115-22. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Mercury but not organochlorines inhibits muscarinic cholinergic receptor binding in the cerebrum of ringed seals (Phoca hispida)
    Niladri Basu
    Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Center for Indigenous Peoples Nutrition and Environment CINE, McGill University, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:1133-43. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Methylmercury impairs components of the cholinergic system in captive mink (Mustela vison)
    Niladri Basu
    Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada, H9X 3V9
    Toxicol Sci 91:202-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Mink as a sentinel species in environmental health
    Niladri Basu
    National Wildlife Research Center, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Res 103:130-44. 2007
    ..Research derived from mink can bridge and integrate multiple disciplines, and the information collected from this species has allowed environmental health scientists to better understand and characterize pollution effects on ecosystems...
  2. doi request reprint Derivation of screening benchmarks for dietary methylmercury exposure for the common loon (Gavia immer): rationale for use in ecological risk assessment
    David C Depew
    Department of Biology and School of Environmental Studies, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Toxicol Chem 31:2399-407. 2012
    ..Overall, these benchmarks incorporate recent findings and reviews of MeHg toxicity in aquatic fish-eating birds and provide the basis for a national ecological risk assessment for Hg and loons in Canada...
  3. ncbi request reprint Polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorinated pesticides, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the cerebral cortex of wild river otters (Lontra canadensis)
    Niladri Basu
    National Wildlife Research Center, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H3, Canada
    Environ Pollut 149:25-30. 2007
    ..7%) were measured at the indicated percentages. There was no relationship between these residue data and concentrations of brain mercury or neurochemical receptors and enzymes as determined in earlier studies on these same animals...
  4. ncbi request reprint Decreased N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor levels are associated with mercury exposure in wild and captive mink
    Niladri Basu
    National Wildlife Research Center, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, 1125 Colonel By Drive Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Neurotoxicology 28:587-93. 2007
    ..These findings are of physiological and ecological concern because they demonstrate that Hg, at dietary concentrations as low as 0.1 ppm, can significantly reduce NMDA receptor levels...
  5. doi request reprint Toxicity of dietary methylmercury to fish: derivation of ecologically meaningful threshold concentrations
    David C Depew
    Department of Biology and School of Environmental Studies, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Toxicol Chem 31:1536-47. 2012
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  6. doi request reprint Mercury, selenium and neurochemical biomarkers in different brain regions of migrating common loons from Lake Erie, Canada
    Melanie Hamilton
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Center, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Ecotoxicology 20:1677-83. 2011
    ..Together with previous studies, the current findings add to our understanding of Hg distribution in the brain of common loons, and the associations between Hg and sub-lethal neurochemical changes in fish-eating wildlife...
  7. doi request reprint The effects of mercury on muscarinic cholinergic receptor subtypes (M1 and M2) in captive mink
    Niladri Basu
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Neurotoxicology 29:328-34. 2008
    ..By studying distinct mACh receptors, these results extend upon previous studies in laboratory rodents and wildlife that showed Hg to affect the global population of mACh receptors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Dietary and in utero exposure to a pentabrominated diphenyl ether mixture did not affect cholinergic parameters in the cerebral cortex of ranch mink (Mustela vison)
    Kimberly Bull
    Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, Sainte Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada H9X 3V9
    Toxicol Sci 96:115-22. 2007
    ..This study demonstrated that environmentally relevant exposures to DE-71 did not affect key parameters of the cholinergic neurotransmitter system in the brain of ranch mink...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mercury but not organochlorines inhibits muscarinic cholinergic receptor binding in the cerebrum of ringed seals (Phoca hispida)
    Niladri Basu
    Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Center for Indigenous Peoples Nutrition and Environment CINE, McGill University, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:1133-43. 2006
    ..These mechanistic findings may be used to support and develop specific biomarkers of Hg exposure and neurotoxicity in sensitive ecological species...
  10. ncbi request reprint Methylmercury impairs components of the cholinergic system in captive mink (Mustela vison)
    Niladri Basu
    Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada, H9X 3V9
    Toxicol Sci 91:202-9. 2006
    ..In conclusion, these laboratory data support findings from wild mink and demonstrate that ecologically relevant exposures to MeHg (i.e., 0.5 ppm in diet) have the potential to alter the cholinergic system in specific brain regions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of mercury on neurochemical receptor-binding characteristics in wild mink
    Niladri Basu
    Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Sainte Anne de Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9, Canada
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:1444-50. 2005
    ..Given the importance of the muscarinic cholinergic and dopaminergic pathways in animal behavior, further studies are required to explore the physiological and ecological significance of these findings...
  12. ncbi request reprint Biochemical markers of neurotoxicity in wildlife and human populations: considerations for method development
    Christopher J Stamler
    School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Quebec, Canada
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:1413-29. 2005
    ..In conclusion, these neurochemical biomarkers can efficiently be measured in large human and wildlife neurotoxicity studies, provided proper storage conditions are maintained...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of mercury on neurochemical receptors in wild river otters (Lontra canadensis)
    Niladri Basu
    Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Centerfor Indigenous Peoples Nutrition and Environment CINE, and School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University, Saint Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada H9X 3V9
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3585-91. 2005
    ..Given the importance of cholinergic and dopaminergic systems in animal physiology, the ecological implications of these changes need to be investigated...
  14. ncbi request reprint An interspecies comparison of mercury inhibition on muscarinic acetylcholine receptor binding in the cerebral cortex and cerebellum
    Niladri Basu
    Center for Indigenous Peoples Nutrition and Environment CINE, McGill University, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 205:71-6. 2005
    ..This comparative study provides data on interspecies differences and a framework for interpreting results from human, murine, and wildlife studies...