Anders Svenson

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The human estrogen receptor alpha-test, hosted in a yeast strain, was used to quantify estrogenicity in three-week composite samples of untreated and treated effluents from 20 Swedish municipal sewage treatment plants. The treatment plants were selected to represent different treatment processes regarding chemical precipitation and microbial procedures. The(More)
Empirical QSAR models are only valid in the domain they were trained and validated. Application of the model to substances outside the domain of the model can lead to grossly erroneous predictions. Partial least squares (PLS) regression provides tools for prediction diagnostics that can be used to decide whether or not a substance is within the model(More)
An in vitro recombinant yeast strain, transfected with the human androgen receptor was used to assess androgenic hormone disrupting potencies in leachates from Swedish landfills. It was shown that components in extracts of these affected the androgenic receptor and promoted a response in the beta-galactosidase marker system. Levels were within the range of(More)
Estrogenicity in the bile of juvenile rainbow trout exposed to effluents from municipal sewage treatment plants and various industries was assayed by using a recombinant yeast strain containing the human estrogen receptor alpha gene. Estrogenicity in bile also was measured after deconjugation of steroids to provide an estimate of the exposure and as an(More)
Thiol agarose and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase were blocked with methylmercury or p-mercuribenzoate. The exchange of mercurials between the thiol-containing polymers and glutathione or dithioerythritol was investigated. The activity of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase was inhibited by blocking thiol-groups with the mercury compounds.(More)
Degradation of methyl mercury by mink was investigated in a series of experiments. Mink were fed daily with a diet containing methyl mercury-contaminated fish. Contents of total mercury, methyl mercury and selenium were determined in different tissues from the animals, as were the contents in faeces. Of the total amount of mercury detected, only about 73%(More)
Rapportens titel och undertitel/Title and subtitle of the report Estimating environmentally important properties of chemicals from the chemical structure Sammanfattning/Summary The development of models to predict important environmental properties is easily recognised in the light of the great number of existing chemicals that still need to be(More)
Pulp and paper mill effluents were examined for in vitro androgenicity using a recombinant yeast-based androgen receptor assay. Low levels of androgenic effects were detected in extracts of some effluents after activated sludge treatment. Yeast cell growth cell was inhibited in some samples, and this interfered with the androgenic response. Solid-phase(More)