Effects of 17beta-estradiol exposure in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis.

  title={Effects of 17beta-estradiol exposure in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis.},
  author={Gemma Janer and Ram{\'o}n Lavado and R{\'e}mi Thibaut and Cinta Porte},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  volume={58 2-5},
Mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis were exposed to different concentrations of estradiol (20, 200, and 2000 ng/l) in a semi-static regime (1-day dosing intervals) for up to 7 days in an attempt to see how mussels dealt with exogenous estrogenic compounds. Sex hormone levels were determined in whole tissue. Free-estradiol was only significantly elevated at the highest exposure dose (up to 10-fold). Most of the estradiol was in the tissues as fatty acid esters (> 78%), which sharply increased in a… CONTINUE READING