Sonophotocatalysis of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

  title={Sonophotocatalysis of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.},
  author={Toshinobu Tokumoto and Katsutoshi Ishikawa and Tsubasa Furusawa and Sanae and Kaori Hachisuka and Mika Tokumoto and Huai-Jen Tsai and Shigeo Uchida and Akinori Maezawa},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  volume={66 3},
Sonolysis and photolysis often exhibit synergistic effects in the degradation of organic molecules. An assay of fish oocyte maturation provides an appropriate experimental system to investigate the hormonal activities of chemical agents. Oocyte maturation in fish is triggered by maturation-inducing hormone (MIH), which acts on receptors on the oocyte surface. A synthetic estrogen, diethylstilbestrol (DES), possesses inducing activity of fish oocyte maturation, and a widely used biocide… CONTINUE READING