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Purification of vitellin from grass shrimp Palaemonetes pugio, generation of monoclonal antibodies, and validation for the detection of lipovitellin in Crustacea.
Much effort has been put into developing vitellogenin antibodies against a wide variety of aquatic vertebrate species to study potential estrogen or anti-estrogen endocrine disrupters. Little workExpand
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Gender benders at the beach: endocrine disruption in marine and estuarine organisms.
Several consensus definitions of the term endocrine disruptor have appeared recently, but all definitions include the important, though frequently implicit, stipulation that the animal is notExpand
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The neuropeptide APGWamide induces imposex in the mud snail, Ilyanassa obsoleta
We investigated whether neuropeptides which control sexual differentiation in mollusks can induce imposex-a condition where female snails grow male accessory sex organs after exposure to tributyltinExpand
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Phase I and II liver enzyme activities in juvenile alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) collected from three sites in the Kissimmee-Everglades drainage, Florida (USA).
We examined CYP1A (measured using hepatic EROD and MROD activities) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) activities in juvenile alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) collected from three sites withExpand
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The effect of academic exam stress on mucosal and cellular airway immune markers among healthy and allergic individuals.
Research suggests that psychological stress can exacerbate allergies, but relatively little is known about the effect of stress on mucosal immune processes central to allergic pathophysiology. InExpand
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The Neuropeptide APGWamide as a Penis Morphogenic Factor (PMF) in Gastropod Mollusks1
Abstract The goal of this study was to further investigate the role of endogenous APGWamide levels in imposex induction in snails. APGWamide is a common neurotransmittor/neuromodulator peptide foundExpand
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Peptide Hormones Versus Steroid Hormones: Case Studies from Snail and Turtle Populations
Abstract: The proposed mechanisms of masculinization in gastropod mollusks (imposex) and feminization in oviparous vertebrates has focused primarily on the interaction of xenobiotics with the steroidExpand
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PAH effects on grass shrimp, Palaeomonetes pugio: interactions with the ecdysteroid system
Abstract The steroid hormone ecdysone controls molting and differentiation in Arthropods. We used a multi-tiered approach to investigate whether polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) interact withExpand
Instream Steroid Hormone Levels in a CAFO-impacted Watershed and Biological Removal Strategies
Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) are chemicals that interfere with normal hormone function, either via synthetic chemicals that act or block normal hormonal activity or through exposure to highExpand