Gudrun De Boeck

Summary

Affiliation: University of Antwerp
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Tissue-specific Cu bioaccumulation patterns and differences in sensitivity to waterborne Cu in three freshwater fish: rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), common carp (Cyprinus carpio), and gibel carp (Carassius auratus gibelio)
    Gudrun De Boeck
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 70:179-88. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Differential metallothionein induction patterns in three freshwater fish during sublethal copper exposure
    Gudrun De Boeck
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, Antwerp B 2020, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 65:413-24. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Copper toxicity in gibel carp Carassius auratus gibelio: importance of sodium and glycogen
    Gudrun De Boeck
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 152:332-7. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Swimming performance and energy metabolism of rainbow trout, common carp and gibel carp respond differently to sublethal copper exposure
    G De Boeck
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 80:92-100. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of cortisol treatment and/or sublethal copper exposure on copper uptake and heat shock protein levels in common carp, Cyprinus carpio
    Gudrun De Boeck
    Ecophysiology and Biochemistry, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp RUCA, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:1122-6. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Metal accumulation and metallothionein induction in the spotted dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula
    G De Boeck
    University of Antwerp, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 155:503-8. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Sublethal copper exposure induces respiratory stress in common and gibel carp but not in rainbow trout
    G De Boeck
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 144:380-90. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Modulation of Rh glycoproteins, ammonia excretion and Na+ fluxes in three freshwater teleosts when exposed chronically to high environmental ammonia
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Exp Biol 216:2917-30. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Feeding and swimming modulate iono-and-hormonal regulation differently in goldfish, Carassius auratus and common carp, Cyprinus carpio
    Hon Jung Liew
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 165:13-21. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Fasting goldfish, Carassius auratus, and common carp, Cyprinus carpio, use different metabolic strategies when swimming
    Hon Jung Liew
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 163:327-35. 2012

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Publications49

  1. ncbi request reprint Tissue-specific Cu bioaccumulation patterns and differences in sensitivity to waterborne Cu in three freshwater fish: rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), common carp (Cyprinus carpio), and gibel carp (Carassius auratus gibelio)
    Gudrun De Boeck
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 70:179-88. 2004
    ..Gill concentrations and accumulation rates were lowest in the sensitive rainbow trout...
  2. ncbi request reprint Differential metallothionein induction patterns in three freshwater fish during sublethal copper exposure
    Gudrun De Boeck
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, Antwerp B 2020, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 65:413-24. 2003
    ..Possibly, the regulatory capacity for copper homeostasis was exceeded in rainbow trout, and MT synthesis inhibited...
  3. ncbi request reprint Copper toxicity in gibel carp Carassius auratus gibelio: importance of sodium and glycogen
    Gudrun De Boeck
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 152:332-7. 2010
    ..25+/-0.22 microg g(-1) h(-1) and 3.39+/-0.19 microg g(-1) h(-1) in surviving and dead fish respectively. Our results support the finding that the rate of Na loss largely determines Cu toxicity in fish, even in resistant species...
  4. ncbi request reprint Swimming performance and energy metabolism of rainbow trout, common carp and gibel carp respond differently to sublethal copper exposure
    G De Boeck
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 80:92-100. 2006
    ..Interestingly, Cu accumulation patterns in plasma and kidney revealed a possibly important role for the kidney in Cu homeostasis of gibel carp...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of cortisol treatment and/or sublethal copper exposure on copper uptake and heat shock protein levels in common carp, Cyprinus carpio
    Gudrun De Boeck
    Ecophysiology and Biochemistry, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp RUCA, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:1122-6. 2003
    ..After an initial decrease in Cu accumulation, cortisol elevation eventually stimulates metal accumulation...
  6. doi request reprint Metal accumulation and metallothionein induction in the spotted dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula
    G De Boeck
    University of Antwerp, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 155:503-8. 2010
    ..Only Cu succeeded in initiating a protective response by inducing MT synthesis in liver and gills...
  7. ncbi request reprint Sublethal copper exposure induces respiratory stress in common and gibel carp but not in rainbow trout
    G De Boeck
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 144:380-90. 2007
    ..This difference might be crucial when challenged with Cu exposure and allow a fish to survive the first shock phase and supports it the hypothesis that sodium turnover is a key factor in predicting Cu toxicity...
  8. doi request reprint Modulation of Rh glycoproteins, ammonia excretion and Na+ fluxes in three freshwater teleosts when exposed chronically to high environmental ammonia
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Exp Biol 216:2917-30. 2013
    ..Overall, goldfish showed more effective compensatory responses towards HEA than carp, while trout were least effective. ..
  9. doi request reprint Feeding and swimming modulate iono-and-hormonal regulation differently in goldfish, Carassius auratus and common carp, Cyprinus carpio
    Hon Jung Liew
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 165:13-21. 2013
    ..The present research showed that both species, whether fed or fasted, are able to sufficiently adapt their osmorepiratory strategy to minimise ions losses whilst maintaining gas exchange under exhaustive swimming...
  10. doi request reprint Fasting goldfish, Carassius auratus, and common carp, Cyprinus carpio, use different metabolic strategies when swimming
    Hon Jung Liew
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 163:327-35. 2012
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  11. doi request reprint Expression pattern of potential biomarker genes related to growth, ion regulation and stress in response to ammonia exposure, food deprivation and exercise in common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 122:93-105. 2012
    ..The expression kinetics of the studied genes could permit to develop a "molecular biomarker system" to identify the underlying physiological processes and impact of these stressors before effects at population level occur...
  12. doi request reprint Cortisol emphasizes the metabolic strategies employed by common carp, Cyprinus carpio at different feeding and swimming regimes
    Hon Jung Liew
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Institute of Tropical Aquaculture, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia Electronic address
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 166:449-64. 2013
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  13. doi request reprint Combined effects of high environmental ammonia, starvation and exercise on hormonal and ion-regulatory response in goldfish (Carassius auratus L.)
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 114:153-64. 2012
    ..This confirms that starvation makes fish more vulnerable to external ammonia, especially during exercise...
  14. doi request reprint Compensatory responses in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) under ammonia exposure: additional effects of feeding and exercise
    Marjan Diricx
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 142:123-37. 2013
    ..This suggests that fish become more vulnerable to external ammonia during exercise, and feeding protects the fish against the adverse effects of high ammonia and exercise...
  15. doi request reprint Regulation of amino acid metabolism as a defensive strategy in the brain of three freshwater teleosts in response to high environmental ammonia exposure
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 130:86-96. 2013
    ..None of the species could detoxify brain ammonia into urea. This study suggests that protective strategies to combat ammonia toxicity in brain are more pronounced in carp and goldfish than in trout...
  16. doi request reprint Differential responses in ammonia excretion, sodium fluxes and gill permeability explain different sensitivities to acute high environmental ammonia in three freshwater teleosts
    Hon Jung Liew
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 126:63-76. 2013
    ..Overall, for several different physiological systems, trout were most disturbed, and goldfish were least disturbed by HEA, helping to explain the differential ammonia tolerance of the three species...
  17. doi request reprint Exposure to waterborne copper reveals differences in oxidative stress response in three freshwater fish species
    Marleen Eyckmans
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 103:112-20. 2011
    ..Furthermore, our research seems to confirm that some fish rely more on glutathione as a first line of defence against metal exposure, while others rely more on metallothionein in combination with anti-oxidant enzymes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Combined effects of different food rations and sublethal copper exposure on growth and energy metabolism in common carp
    Shodja Hashemi
    University of Antwerp, Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Groenenborgerlaan171, Antwerp, Belgium
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 54:318-24. 2008
    ..The observed changes during Cu exposure are probably related to physiological disturbances like hypoxia and stress, as well as an inhibition of ammonia excretion...
  19. doi request reprint Assessing the impact of thermal acclimation on physiological condition in the zebrafish model
    Lucia Vergauwen
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research SPHERE, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
    J Comp Physiol B 183:109-21. 2013
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  20. doi request reprint Comparative proteomics of copper exposure and toxicity in rainbow trout, common carp and gibel carp
    Marleen Eyckmans
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics 7:220-32. 2012
    ..Additionally, the outcome of the different proteomics techniques demonstrates the usefulness of iTRAQ analysis compared to 2D-Dige and the need for fully annotated genomes...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effect of starving and feeding on copper toxicity and uptake in Cu acclimated and non-acclimated carp
    Shodja Hashemi
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 86:142-7. 2008
    ..The rate of sodium loss increased linearly with increasing exposure concentrations. Cu acclimation resulted in reduced sodium loss and increased the resistance and tolerance to Cu toxicity...
  22. doi request reprint Hormonal and ion regulatory response in three freshwater fish species following waterborne copper exposure
    Marleen Eyckmans
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 152:270-8. 2010
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  23. doi request reprint Subcellular differences in handling Cu excess in three freshwater fish species contributes greatly to their differences in sensitivity to Cu
    Marleen Eyckmans
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 118:97-107. 2012
    ..The differences in Cu distribution at the subcellular level of gills and liver of these fish species strongly reflects their capacity to handle Cu excess and is one of the greatest contributors to their difference in sensitivity to Cu...
  24. doi request reprint Influence of food ration, copper exposure and exercise on the energy metabolism of common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
    Prabesh Singh Kunwar
    Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 149:113-9. 2009
    ..This clearly indicates that ammonia metabolism was significantly influenced by copper in this group of fish showing that during unfavourable environmental conditions a high amount of food supply may turn deleterious to fish...
  25. doi request reprint Differential metallothionein induction patterns in fed and starved carp (Cyprinus carpio) during waterborne copper exposure
    Shodja Hashemi
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:2154-8. 2008
    ....
  26. pmc Nutritional Status as the Key Modulator of Antioxidant Responses Induced by High Environmental Ammonia and Salinity Stress in European Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 10:e0135091. 2015
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  27. doi request reprint Interactions between hypoxia tolerance and food deprivation in Amazonian oscars, Astronotus ocellatus
    Gudrun De Boeck
    SPHERE, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Exp Biol 216:4590-600. 2013
    ..Overall, a 10-14 day fasting period had no negative effects on hypoxia tolerance in oscars, as fasted fish were able to respond more quickly to lower oxygen levels, and reduced branchial permeability effectively. ..
  28. doi request reprint The interactive effects of ammonia exposure, nutritional status and exercise on metabolic and physiological responses in gold fish (Carassius auratus L.)
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 109:33-46. 2012
    ..In the future, these results need to be considered in ecological context as fish in ammonia polluted may experience different phenomenon (starvation and exercise) simultaneously...
  29. pmc Anti-oxidative defences are modulated differentially in three freshwater teleosts in response to ammonia-induced oxidative stress
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 9:e95319. 2014
    ..This probably explains the almost complete lack of anti-oxidative responses in branchial tissue. This research suggests that oxidative stress, as well as the antioxidant potential clearly differ between salmonid and cyprinid species. ..
  30. doi request reprint Kidney activity increases in copper exposed goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus)
    Sofie Moyson
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 190:32-37. 2016
    ..Up-regulated kidney ATPase activities likely acted as compensatory strategy to enhance Na+ reabsorption. However, this up-regulation was not sufficient to restore Na+ to control levels in the highest exposure group...
  31. doi request reprint High environmental ammonia elicits differential oxidative stress and antioxidant responses in five different organs of a model estuarine teleost (Dicentrarchus labrax)
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 174:21-31. 2015
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  32. doi request reprint Interactive effect of high environmental ammonia and nutritional status on ecophysiological performance of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) acclimated to reduced seawater salinities
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Aquat Toxicol 160:39-56. 2015
    ..This suggests that low food availability can render fish more vulnerable to external ammonia, especially at reduced seawater salinities. ..
  33. doi request reprint Accumulation and detoxification of metals and arsenic in tissues of cattle (Bos taurus), and the risks for human consumption
    Saskia Roggeman
    Laboratory for Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research SPHERE, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171 U7, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 466:175-84. 2014
    ..Based on the existing minimum risk levels (MRLs) for chronic oral exposure, the present results suggested that a person of 70kg should not eat more than 150g cow meat per day because of the Cr levels in the muscles. ..
  34. ncbi request reprint The toxicokinetics of cadmium in carp under normoxic and hypoxic conditions
    Jasper Hattink
    University of Antwerp, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 75:1-15. 2005
    ..Additional, possible indirect effects, such as internal anoxia due to gill damage, could play a role in Cd toxicity under hypoxia...
  35. ncbi request reprint Toxicity, accumulation, and retention of zinc by carp under normoxic and hypoxic conditions
    Jasper Hattink
    University of Antwerp, Department of Biology, Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 25:87-96. 2006
    ..Setting these results in the framework of similar experiments of other investigators, we conclude that, in general, metal uptake in fish is not related to its ventilation rate within a normal physiological range...
  36. ncbi request reprint The effect of food rations on tissue-specific copper accumulation patterns of sublethal waterborne exposure in Cyprinus carpio
    Shodja Hashemi
    University of Antwerp, Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 26:1507-11. 2007
    ..In addition, it has been shown that starved animals show increased levels of metallothionein, possibly causing higher copper accumulation...
  37. doi request reprint The combined effect of hypoxia and nutritional status on metabolic and ionoregulatory responses of common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
    Sofie Moyson
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 179:133-43. 2015
    ..Fasted fish transiently increased Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity under hypoxia, but in general ionoregulatory balance proved to be only slightly disturbed, showing that sufficient energy was left for ion regulation. ..
  38. doi request reprint Gill remodeling in three freshwater teleosts in response to high environmental ammonia
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Aquat Toxicol 155:166-80. 2014
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  39. doi request reprint Physiological effects of waterborne lead exposure in spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)
    Marleen Eyckmans
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 126:373-81. 2013
    ..These elasmobranchs appear to be able to minimize the disturbance and maintain physiological homeostasis during an acute Pb exposure...
  40. doi request reprint Pre-acclimation to low ammonia improves ammonia handling in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) when exposed subsequently to high environmental ammonia
    Jyotsna Shrivastava
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 180:334-344. 2016
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Cortisol affects metabolic and ionoregulatory responses to a different extent depending on feeding ration in common carp, Cyprinus carpio
    Hon Jung Liew
    Institute of Tropical Aquaculture, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia School of Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 20130 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 189:45-57. 2015
    ..Induction of corticoid receptors occurred simultaneously with increases in Rhcg-1 mRNA expression (gill) but well after NKA and H(+) ATPase activities increased (gill/kidney)...
  42. doi request reprint Linking environmental heavy metal concentrations and salinity gradients with metal accumulation and their effects: A case study in 3 mussel species of Vitória estuary and Espírito Santo bay, Southeast Brazil
    Vikas Kumar
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Division of Aquaculture, College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY, USA Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 523:1-15. 2015
    ..Overall, metal concentration in mussels did not exceed the safe levels as per the international standards for metals, and would be of no risk for human consumption. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint Changes in cellular energy budget as a measure of whole effluent toxicity in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
    Roel Smolders
    Department of Biology, Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology, University of Antwerp RUCA, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:890-9. 2003
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Expression characteristics of potential biomarker genes in Tra catfish, Pangasianodon hypophthalmus, exposed to trichlorfon
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics 5:207-16. 2010
    ..These results could permit to develop a "molecular biomarker system" which can be applied as a first-tier method of identifying contaminant exposure before effects at population level occur...
  45. doi request reprint Differential modulation of ammonia excretion, Rhesus glycoproteins and ion-regulation in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) following individual and combined exposure to waterborne copper and ammonia
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Aquat Toxicol 170:129-41. 2016
    ..Our findings also denote a competitive mode of interaction, exemplified by the inhibition of HEA -mediated adaptive responses in the presence of Cu. ..
  46. doi request reprint Hypo-osmotic stress-induced physiological and ion-osmoregulatory responses in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) are modulated differentially by nutritional status
    Amit Kumar Sinha
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, Antwerp BE 2020, Belgium Electronic address
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 181:87-99. 2015
    ..However, at lower salinities (10-2.5 ppt) feed deprivation tends to reduce physiological, metabolic, ion-osmo-regulatory and molecular compensatory mechanisms and thus limits the fish's abilities to adapt to a hypo-osmotic environment...
  47. doi request reprint Kinematics of mouthbrooding in Oreochromis niloticus (Cichlidae)
    Sam Van Wassenbergh
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Antwerpen 2610, Belgium Department of Biology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, Gent 9000, Belgium
    J Exp Biol 219:1535-41. 2016
    ..These data suggest that, in addition to mixing of the brood to aid its oxygenation, an important function of the anterior flow through the gills and buccal cavity during churning is to prevent clogging of the eggs near the gills. ..
  48. doi request reprint Does ammonia trigger hyperventilation in the elasmobranch, Squalus acanthias suckleyi?
    Gudrun De Boeck
    Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, British Columbia V0R 1B0, Canada SPHERE, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 206:25-35. 2015
    ..We conclude that internal ammonia stimulates ventilation in spiny dogfish, especially amplitude or stroke volume, while environmental ammonia only stimulates ventilation after ammonia diffuses into the bloodstream. ..
  49. doi request reprint Respiratory responses to progressive hypoxia in the Amazonian oscar, Astronotus ocellatus
    Graham R Scott
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 162:109-16. 2008
    ..We conclude that metabolic depression and tolerance of anaerobic bi-products, rather than a superior capacity for O2 supply, allow oscar to thrive in extreme hypoxia in the Amazon...