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Effects of Endocrine Disruptors on Prosobranch Snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Laboratory. Part I: Bisphenol A and Octylphenol as Xeno-Estrogens
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The results show that prosobranchs are sensitive to endocrine disruption at environmentally relevant concentrations and that especially M. cornuarietis is a promising candidate for a future organismic invertebrate model to identify endocrine-mimetic test compounds.
A critical analysis of the biological impacts of plasticizers on wildlife
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Most plasticizers appear to act by interfering with the functioning of various hormone systems, but some phthalates have wider pathways of disruption, and given the sensitivity of some invertebrates, effects assessments are warranted in other invertebrate phyla.
TBT-induced imposex in marine neogastropods is mediated by an increasing androgen level
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Tributyltin exposure at different concentrations induces a concentration- and time-dependent imposex development in female Nucella lapillus and Hinia reticulata, suggesting that TBT causes an inhibition of the cytochrome P-450 dependent aromatase system which catalyses the aromatization of androgens to estrogens.
Prosobranch snails as test organisms for the assessment of endocrine active chemicals––an overview and a guideline proposal for a reproduction test with the freshwater mudsnail Potamopyrgus
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A comparison of the three test species with regard to sensitivity and practical aspects in routine application favors the freshwater mudsnail P. antipodarum for a standardized procedure, and this reproduction test will be introduced into the OECD guideline program for standardization in the near future.
Endocrine disruptors in bottled mineral water: total estrogenic burden and migration from plastic bottles
  • M. Wagner, J. Oehlmann
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
    Environmental science and pollution research…
  • 10 March 2009
TLDR
The results indicate that a broader range of foodstuff may be contaminated with endocrine disruptors when packed in plastics and demonstrate a widespread contamination of mineral water with xenoestrogens that partly originates from compounds leaching from the plastic packaging material.
Why Public Health Agencies Cannot Depend on Good Laboratory Practices as a Criterion for Selecting Data: The Case of Bisphenol A
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Differences between industry-funded GLP studies of BPA conducted by commercial laboratories for regulatory purposes and non-GLP studies conducted in academic and government laboratories are reviewed to identify hazards and molecular mechanisms mediating adverse effects.
Stimulated embryo production as a parameter of estrogenic exposure via sediments in the freshwater mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum.
TLDR
The results indicate that P. antipodarum is highly sensitive to the tested endocrine disruptors at environmentally relevant concentrations and is a useful tool for the identification of sediment-bound pollutants and for the assessment of sediment quality.
Comparative responses of molluscs and fish to environmental estrogens and an estrogenic effluent.
TLDR
Exposure to EE2 induced similar reproductive responses in the snails as in the fathead minnow and Pimephales promelas, stimulating egg/embryo production at low doses and causing inhibitory effects at higher doses, indicating that P. antipodarum is potentially a sensitive test organism for assessing estrogenicity of chemicals with a relevance to their activity in vertebrates.
Comparative responses of molluscs and fish to environmental estrogens and an estrogenic effluent.
TLDR
The lab-based studies demonstrated that all of the tested chemicals (known to be estrogenic and to cause reproductive effects in fish) also affected embryo production in P. antipodarum, making it potentially a sensitive test organism for assessing estrogenicity of chemicals with a relevance to their activity in vertebrates.
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