C Porte

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Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cytochrome P450 system in the hepatopancreas of the red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii: a field study
    C Porte
    Environmental Chemistry Department, CID, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Pharmacol Toxicol Endocrinol 121:333-8. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint The integrated use of chemical analysis, cytochrome P450 and stress proteins in mussels to assess pollution along the Galician coast (NW Spain)
    C Porte
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18 26, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Pollut 112:261-8. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of endocrine disrupters on sex steroid synthesis and metabolism pathways in fish
    Remi Thibaut
    Environmental Chemistry Department IIQAB CSIC C Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 92:485-94. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Endocrine alteration and other biochemical responses in juvenile turbot exposed to the Prestige fuel oil
    Rebeca Martin-Skilton
    Environmental Chemistry Department IIQAB CSIC, C Jordi Girona 18 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 404:68-76. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Endocrine disruptors in marine organisms: approaches and perspectives
    C Porte
    Environmental Chemistry Dept, IIQAB CSIC, C Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 143:303-15. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Feminization of wild carp, Cyprinus carpio, in a polluted environment: plasma steroid hormones, gonadal morphology and xenobiotic metabolizing system
    M Sole
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18 26, Barcelona 08034, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 136:145-56. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Short-term exposure to the organotin compound triphenyltin modulates esterified steroid levels in females of Marisa cornuarietis
    Angeliki Lyssimachou
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 89:129-35. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Endocrine alteration in juvenile cod and turbot exposed to dispersed crude oil and alkylphenols
    Rebeca Martin-Skilton
    Environmental Chemistry Department IIQAB CSIC, c Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 78:S57-64. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of organotin compounds on gender specific androstenedione metabolism in the freshwater ramshorn snail Marisa cornuarietis
    G Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 99:147-56. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Sexual dimorphism in esterified steroid levels in the gastropod Marisa cornuarietis: the effect of xenoandrogenic compounds
    Gemma Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Steroids 71:435-44. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Cytochrome P450 system in the hepatopancreas of the red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii: a field study
    C Porte
    Environmental Chemistry Department, CID, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Pharmacol Toxicol Endocrinol 121:333-8. 1998
    ..The results pointed out the existence of an oxidative metabolism, which was inhibited by different P450 inhibitors (clotrimazole, alpha-naphthoflavone and N-benzylimidazole) and not affected by methimazole...
  2. ncbi request reprint The integrated use of chemical analysis, cytochrome P450 and stress proteins in mussels to assess pollution along the Galician coast (NW Spain)
    C Porte
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18 26, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Pollut 112:261-8. 2001
    ..Conversely, stress-70 proteins were significantly induced in the most polluted locations, and levels of the 72-kDa band correlated well (r2 = 0.854) with the sum of the PAHs from four to six rings accumulated by mussels...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of endocrine disrupters on sex steroid synthesis and metabolism pathways in fish
    Remi Thibaut
    Environmental Chemistry Department IIQAB CSIC C Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 92:485-94. 2004
    ..This interference might be one of the underlying mechanisms for the reported hormonal disrupting properties of the tested compounds, and might finally affect physiological processes such as gamete growth and maturation...
  4. doi request reprint Endocrine alteration and other biochemical responses in juvenile turbot exposed to the Prestige fuel oil
    Rebeca Martin-Skilton
    Environmental Chemistry Department IIQAB CSIC, C Jordi Girona 18 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 404:68-76. 2008
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  5. ncbi request reprint Endocrine disruptors in marine organisms: approaches and perspectives
    C Porte
    Environmental Chemistry Dept, IIQAB CSIC, C Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 143:303-15. 2006
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  6. ncbi request reprint Feminization of wild carp, Cyprinus carpio, in a polluted environment: plasma steroid hormones, gonadal morphology and xenobiotic metabolizing system
    M Sole
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18 26, Barcelona 08034, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 136:145-56. 2003
    ..The observed increase in VTG, sex hormones and in most of the enzymatic activities from January to March that could also be attributed to higher water temperature...
  7. doi request reprint Short-term exposure to the organotin compound triphenyltin modulates esterified steroid levels in females of Marisa cornuarietis
    Angeliki Lyssimachou
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 89:129-35. 2008
    ..cornuarietis. Additional studies are needed to fully understand the significance of the observed alterations in females and their potential relationship with the development of imposex...
  8. ncbi request reprint Endocrine alteration in juvenile cod and turbot exposed to dispersed crude oil and alkylphenols
    Rebeca Martin-Skilton
    Environmental Chemistry Department IIQAB CSIC, c Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 78:S57-64. 2006
    ..In fact, apart from a higher glucuronidation rate of estradiol detected in the liver of NP-exposed cod, no significant differences were observed between control and exposed cod...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of organotin compounds on gender specific androstenedione metabolism in the freshwater ramshorn snail Marisa cornuarietis
    G Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 99:147-56. 2006
    ..The ratio DHT+T/DHA, a possible indicator of metabolic androgenization, tended to increase (0.43 versus 0.35, p=0.06) in TPT exposed females. However, this ratio never reached values comparable to those found in males (11+/-1)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sexual dimorphism in esterified steroid levels in the gastropod Marisa cornuarietis: the effect of xenoandrogenic compounds
    Gemma Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Steroids 71:435-44. 2006
    ..3-fold), and significantly induced in males and females exposed to MT for 50 days (1.8- and 1.5-fold, respectively), whereas no effect on ATAT activity was observed after 150 days exposure...
  11. ncbi request reprint The combined use of chemical and biochemical markers to assess water quality in two low-stream rivers (NE Spain)
    Denise Fernandes
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, c Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 90:169-78. 2002
    ..The results support the usefulness of the combined use of chemical and biochemical responses to assess and diagnose pollution in highly stressed ecosystems...
  12. doi request reprint The interference of nitro- and polycyclic musks with endogenous and xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes in carp: an in vitro study
    Sabine Schnell
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IDAEA CSIC C Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 43:9458-64. 2009
    ..The obtained data suggest that CYP isoforms are potentially sensitive targets of synthetic musk substances in fish...
  13. ncbi request reprint First evidence of endocrine disruption in feral carp from the Ebro River
    Ramon Lavado
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 196:247-57. 2004
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  14. ncbi request reprint A comparative study on androgen metabolism in three invertebrate species
    G Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC c Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 143:211-21. 2005
    ..Overall, results demonstrate the ubiquity of some androgen biotransformation processes in invertebrates and reveals interphyla differences in androgen metabolic pathways, and different sensitivity of these pathways to some xenobiotics...
  15. ncbi request reprint Testosterone conjugating activities in invertebrates: are they targets for endocrine disruptors?
    G Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 71:273-82. 2005
    ..lividus. These results demonstrated the existence of interphyla differences in testosterone conjugation, and revealed that these processes can serve as targets for endocrine disrupting chemicals...
  16. doi request reprint Comparative study on the metabolism of the androgen precursor androstenedione in two gastropod species: in vitro alterations by TBT and TPT
    Angeliki Lyssimachou
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 149:409-13. 2009
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  17. ncbi request reprint Steroid levels and steroid metabolism in the mussel Mytilus edulis: the modulating effect of dispersed crude oil and alkylphenols
    Ramon Lavado
    Environmental Chemistry Department IIQAB CSIC, C Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 78:S65-72. 2006
    ..Nonetheless, mussels are able to maintain gonad concentrations of free steroids unaltered, possibly via homeostatic mechanisms such as the conjugation with fatty acid or the formation of sulphate conjugates...
  18. ncbi request reprint The aegean sea oil spill in the Galicia Coast (NW Spain). I. Distribution and fate of the crude oil and combustion products in subtidal sediments
    D Pastor
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, CID-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
    Mar Pollut Bull 42:895-904. 2001
    ..However, the presence of the oil in the sediments was recognized even one year after the accident and was found particularly preserved in the subsurface layers...
  19. doi request reprint Single and combined toxicity of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) on the rainbow trout liver cell line RTL-W1
    Sabine Schnell
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 93:244-52. 2009
    ..e. dissimilar mixtures). Overall, this study shows that in the aquatic environment, toxicity of PPCPs on non-target organisms may occur at concentrations lower than expected due to synergistic effects between the different toxicants...
  20. ncbi request reprint Interaction of tributyltin with hepatic cytochrome P450 and uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyl transferase systems of fish: in vitro studies
    Yolanda Morcillo
    Environmental Chemistry Department IIQAB CSIC, c Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:990-6. 2004
    ..Additionally, the conjugation of testosterone was significantly inhibited (20%) at low TBT doses (5 microM), with no effect on the glucuronidation of estradiol...
  21. ncbi request reprint Steroid levels in crinoid echinoderms are altered by exposure to model endocrine disruptors
    Ramon Lavado
    Environmental Chemistry Department IIQAB CSIC, c Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Steroids 71:489-97. 2006
    ..mediterranea, and suggest the existence in this echinoderm species of vertebrate-like mechanisms that can be affected by exposure to androgenic and anti-androgenic chemicals...
  22. ncbi request reprint Evidence of endocrine alteration in the red mullet, Mullus barbatus from the NW Mediterranean
    Rebeca Martin-Skilton
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Pollut 141:60-8. 2006
    ..Overall, this work provides first evidences of significant alterations in the endocrine system of red mullet from highly impacted areas in the NW Mediterranean...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of 17beta-estradiol exposure in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis: a possible regulating role for steroid acyltransferases
    Gemma Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, C Jordi Girona 18 26, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 75:32-42. 2005
    ..All these activities were differently affected by estradiol exposure. Overall, the study contributes to the better knowledge of molluscan endocrinology, and defines new mechanisms of regulation of free steroid-levels in mussels...
  24. ncbi request reprint Androgen metabolism in invertebrates and its modulation by xenoandrogens: a comparative study
    G Janer
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, IIQAB CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1040:354-6. 2005
    ..The work evidenced different sensitivity of those pathways to androgenic compounds, together with interphyla differences in androgen metabolism...
  25. doi request reprint Assessment of metabolic capabilities of PLHC-1 and RTL-W1 fish liver cell lines
    Remi Thibaut
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, c Jordi Girona, 18, 08034, Barcelona, Spain
    Cell Biol Toxicol 25:611-22. 2009
    ..The present study highlights the need of developing new fish cell lines that could be used as alternative in vitro tools for studying xenobiotic metabolism and toxicity in fish...
  26. ncbi request reprint The interference of pharmaceuticals with endogenous and xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes in carp liver: an in-vitro study
    Remi Thibaut
    Environment Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, c Jordi Girona, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5154-60. 2006
    ..Overall, gemfibrozil, diclofenac, and the three anti-depressive drugs appear to be the pharmaceuticals with the highest potential to interfere with fish metabolic systems...
  27. doi request reprint Triphenyltin alters lipid homeostasis in females of the ramshorn snail Marisa cornuarietis
    Angeliki Lyssimachou
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Pollut 157:1714-20. 2009
    ..This work highlights the ability of TPT to disrupt lipid metabolism in M. cornuarietis at environmentally realistic concentrations and the higher susceptibility of females in comparison to males...
  28. ncbi request reprint Sex steroids and potential mechanisms of non-genomic endocrine disruption in invertebrates
    Gemma Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, c Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Ecotoxicology 16:145-60. 2007
    ..In spite of these recent advances, most question marks on the action and function of sex steroids in invertebrates remain to be answered...
  29. doi request reprint Effects of fibrates, anti-inflammatory drugs and antidepressants in the fish hepatoma cell line PLHC-1: cytotoxicity and interactions with cytochrome P450 1A
    Remi Thibaut
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, c Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Toxicol In Vitro 22:1128-35. 2008
    ..These effects might be of toxicological concern since alterations of CYP1A may affect xenobiotic metabolism and toxicity...
  30. doi request reprint Does exposure to testosterone significantly alter endogenous metabolism in the marine mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis?
    Denise Fernandes
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IDAEA CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 100:313-20. 2010
    ..Overall, the work contributes to the better knowledge of androgen metabolism in mussels...
  31. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation of plasmatic and hepatic vitellogenin and EROD activity in carp, Cyprinus carpio, in relation to sewage treatment plants
    Montserrat Sole
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18 26, 08034, Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 60:233-48. 2002
    ..These differences were even greater than those detected between rivers. A seasonal trend was also seen in EROD activity with higher induction towards the summer in both males and females...
  32. ncbi request reprint Exposure to TBT increases accumulation of lipids and alters fatty acid homeostasis in the ramshorn snail Marisa cornuarietis
    Gemma Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, C Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 146:368-74. 2007
    ..Overall, this work suggest that TBT acts as a potent inducer of lipid and fatty acid accumulation in M. cornuarietis as shown in vertebrate studies earlier, and that sex differences in sensitivity do exist...
  33. doi request reprint Effects of ibuprofen on the viability and proliferation of rainbow trout liver cell lines and potential problems and interactions in effects assessment
    Sabine Schnell
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Toxicol 24:157-65. 2009
    ..05% (v/v), cell proliferation was impaired at 50 and 150 microg/mL ibuprofen. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) at 50 microg/mL had little influence on these cytotoxic and cytostatic effects of ibuprofen in medium with FBS...
  34. ncbi request reprint Sulfotransferase activities towards xenobiotics and estradiol in two marine fish species (Mullus barbatus and Lepidorhombus boscii): characterization and inhibition by endocrine disrupters
    Rebeca Martin-Skilton
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, C Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 79:24-30. 2006
    ..barbatus and L. boscii are able to sulfate a range of xenobiotics and endogenous compounds, and inhibition of these activities by environmental pollutants may contribute to the known toxic effects of these compounds...
  35. ncbi request reprint Esterification of vertebrate-like steroids in the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
    Gemma Janer
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Mar Environ Res 58:481-4. 2004
    ..Esterification, together with other mechanisms, can modulate endogenous steroid levels in C. virginica, and might be a target for endocrine disrupters, such as TBT...
  36. ncbi request reprint Long-term exposure effects in vitellogenin, sex hormones, and biotransformation enzymes in female carp in relation to a sewage treatment works
    Montserrat Sole
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18 26, 08034, Barcelona, Spain
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 56:373-80. 2003
    ..Hepatic biotransformation enzymes, such as EROD, increased with increasing water temperature while, in contrast, GST was maximal at the lowest water temperature...
  37. ncbi request reprint Esterification of vertebrate-type steroids in the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
    Gemma Janer
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Steroids 69:129-36. 2004
    ..Kinetic parameters obtained are similar to those observed in mammals; thus, fatty acid esterification of sex steroids appears to be a well-conserved conjugation pathway during evolution...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effects of 17beta-estradiol exposure in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis
    Gemma Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Mar Environ Res 58:443-6. 2004
    ..Overall, the study contributes to the better knowledge of molluscan endocrinology, and defines new mechanisms of regulation of free steroid-levels in mussels...
  39. ncbi request reprint Triphenyltin alters androgen metabolism in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus
    Ramon Lavado
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, c Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 79:247-56. 2006
    ..lividus and suggest the existence of regulatory mechanisms to maintain stable endogenous levels of testosterone in gonads. This study also contributes to a better knowledge of echinoderm endocrinology...
  40. ncbi request reprint Sulfatase activity in the oyster Crassostrea virginica: its potential interference with sulfotransferase determination
    G Janer
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 74:92-5. 2005
    ..Indeed, the sulfatase inhibitor Na(2)SO(3) led to an increase of measured sulfotransferase activity (31+/-9%), suggesting that those sulfatases might be partially responsible for the low sulfotransferase activities found in C. virginica...
  41. ncbi request reprint The combined use of chemical and biochemical markers to assess water quality along the Ebro River
    Ramon Lavado
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Pollut 139:330-9. 2006
    ..Metallothionein concentrations were positively correlated with copper residues, but no significant differences among sampling points were observed...
  42. ncbi request reprint Assessment of organotin pollution along the Polish coast (Baltic Sea) by using mussels and fish as sentinel organisms
    Amaya Albalat
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, Barcelona, Spain
    Chemosphere 47:165-71. 2002
    ..w. as Sn) of fish caught near Gdansk port. Relatively high concentrations were observed in digestive tube, which points out the ingestion of organotin contaminated food as an important uptake route of those compounds in P. flesus...
  43. doi request reprint Assessing pollutant exposure in cultured and wild sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) from the Iberian Peninsula
    Denise Fernandes
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, IDAEA CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034, Barcelona, Spain
    Ecotoxicology 18:1043-50. 2009
    ..Nonetheless, a controlled use of those chemicals and a careful selection of the aquaculture location can ensure relatively low and homogeneous levels of pollutants in cultured fish in comparison to wild specimens...
  44. ncbi request reprint Organotin pollution in deep-sea fish from the northwestern Mediterranean
    Veronica Borghi
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB CSIC c Jordi Girona, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 36:4224-8. 2002
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant enzyme activities and lipid peroxidation in the freshwater cladoceran Daphnia magna exposed to redox cycling compounds
    Carlos Barata
    Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, INTEXTER UPC, CN 150, Km 14 5, 08220 Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 140:175-86. 2005
    ..Among the studied enzymes, total glutathione peroxidase, catalase and glutathione S-transferase appeared to be the most responsive biomarkers of oxidative stress...
  46. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant enzymes and peroxisome proliferation in relation to contaminant body burdens of PAHs and PCBs in bivalve molluscs, crabs and fish from the Urdaibai and Plentzia estuaries (Bay of Biscay)
    Amaia Orbea
    Biologia Zelularra eta Histologia Laborategia, Zoologia eta Animali Zelulen Dinamika Saila, Zientzi Fakultatea, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea Universidad del País Vasco, 644 P K, E 48080 Bilbo, Basque Country, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 58:75-98. 2002
    ..Animals can be adapted to low pollution conditions and, under these circumstances, seasonal factors might affect biomarker responses to a greater extent than pollution variations...
  47. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial metabolism of 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone in male sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax): a potential target for endocrine disruptors
    Denise Fernandes
    C I M A, University of Algarve, F C M A, Campus de Gambelas, 8005 139 Faro, Portugal
    Aquat Toxicol 85:258-66. 2007
    ..These results suggest that mitochondrial metabolism of 17P(4) may constitute a new sensitive probe for the assessment of endocrine disruption in fish...
  48. ncbi request reprint Assessment of pollution along the Northern Iberian shelf by the combined use of chemical and biochemical markers in two representative fish species
    Denise Fernandes
    CIMA, University of Algarve, FCMA, Campus de Gambelas, 8005 139 Faro, Portugal
    Environ Pollut 155:327-35. 2008
    ..The study reinforces the need to select representative sentinel species from different habitats for biomonitoring purposes and provides further support for the use of biomarkers in assessing the health of coastal areas...
  49. ncbi request reprint Chemical residues and biochemical responses in wild and cultured European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.)
    Denise Fernandes
    C I M A, University of Algarve, F C M A, Campus de Gambelas, 8005 139 Faro, Portugal
    Environ Res 103:247-56. 2007
    ..The obtained results support the usefulness of the combined use of chemical and biochemical markers to assess the impact of anthropogenic pollutants in both wild and cultured fish...
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparing the response of biochemical indicators (biomarkers) and biological indices to diagnose the ecological impact of an oil spillage in a Mediterranean river (NE Catalunya, Spain)
    Joana B Damásio
    Laboratório de Toxicologia Ambiental, UPC, CN150 Km 14 5, Terrassa 08220, Spain
    Chemosphere 66:1206-16. 2007
    ..These results support the need to include biochemical responses measured in local species in monitoring programmes aimed to diagnose specific pollution effects in stressed river ecosystems...
  51. ncbi request reprint Gametogenesis correlated with steroid levels during the gonadal cycle of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)
    Alice Barbaglio
    Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 26, 20133, Milano, Italy
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 147:466-74. 2007
    ..Altogether the results obtained so far confirm the presence of a relationship between steroid levels and reproductive cycle as suggested by previous results on different echinoderm species...
  52. ncbi request reprint Chemical and biochemical tools to assess pollution exposure in cultured fish
    Denise Fernandes
    CIMA, University of Algarve, FCMA, Campus de Gambelas, 8005 139 Faro, Portugal
    Environ Pollut 152:138-46. 2008
    ..The study further supports the usefulness of the biomarker approach as a first screening method to discriminate between basal and high levels of exposure in cultured fish...
  53. ncbi request reprint Hepatic levels of metal and metallothioneins in two commercial fish species of the Northern Iberian shelf
    Denise Fernandes
    C I M A, University of Algarve, F C M A, Campus de Gambelas, Faro, Portugal
    Sci Total Environ 391:159-67. 2008
    ..The study supports the usefulness of the selected fish species as sentinel organisms for future biomonitoring studies...
  54. doi request reprint Organochlorine contamination in the Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus): effects on eggshell thickness and egg steroid levels
    Serena Cortinovis
    Department of Biology, University of Milan, Via Celoria 26, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Chemosphere 73:320-5. 2008
    ..Average concentrations of both hormones were the lowest in eggs from Lake Maggiore; however, the very high variability within broods did not result in any significant difference between the lakes...
  55. pmc COMPRENDO: Focus and approach
    Ulrike Schulte-Oehlmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 114:98-100. 2006
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  56. ncbi request reprint Role of B-esterases in assessing toxicity of organophosphorus (chlorpyrifos, malathion) and carbamate (carbofuran) pesticides to Daphnia magna
    Carlos Barata
    Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, INTEXTER UPC, CN 150, Km 14 5, 08220 Terrassa, Barcelona 08220, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 66:125-39. 2004
    ..Our results suggest that both AChE and CbE enzymes are involved in determining toxicity of Daphnia to the studied chemicals and that AChE inhibition levels higher than 50% can be considered of environmental concern to Daphnia species...
  57. ncbi request reprint Changes in antioxidant enzyme activities, fatty acid composition and lipid peroxidation in Daphnia magna during the aging process
    Carlos Barata
    Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology UPC, CN 150 Km 14 5, Terrassa 08220, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 140:81-90. 2005
    ..Indeed, the results reported here, indicate that age-related increases of lipid peroxides were at least partially due to the functional imbalance of enzymatic antioxidant defences...