Endocrine Disruption in the Scheldt estuary:
distribution, exposure and effects
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Study details
OrganismRainbow trout
AgeJuvenile (18 months)
InVivoIn vivo
FlowFlow through
Duration1 week
Concentration5-50 mg/kg body weight
Described effects
Effect on estrogen: Upregulation of hepatic ER
Effect on estrogen: Induction of zonaradiata proteins
Effect on estrogen: Additivity in combination with butylbenzylphtalate or 17-beta-estradiol
Literature references
Knudsen, F.R., Arukwe, A., Pottinger, T.G.(1998). The in vivo effect of combinations of octylphenol, butylbenzylphtalate and estradiol on liver estradiol receptor modulation and induction of zona radiata proteins in rainbow trout: no evidence of synergy.Environ. Pollut., 103: 75-80
Data compiled by the Research Group Environmental Toxicology, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University, Belgium.
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