Chapter 20. Fish Vitellogenin as a Biological Effect Marker of Oestrogenic Endocrine Disruption in the Open Sea

  1. Andy Payne,
  2. John Cotter and
  3. Ted Potter
  1. Alexander P. Scott1 and
  2. Craig D. Robinson2

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302653.ch20

Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt

Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt

How to Cite

Scott, A. P. and Robinson, C. D. (2008) Fish Vitellogenin as a Biological Effect Marker of Oestrogenic Endocrine Disruption in the Open Sea, in Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt (eds A. Payne, J. Cotter and T. Potter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302653.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UB, UK

  2. 2

    Fisheries Research Services, Marine Laboratory, PO Box 101, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170833

Online ISBN: 9781444302653

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Keywords:

  • fish vitellogenin - biological effect marker of oestrogenic endocrine disruption in open sea;
  • structure and functions of vitellogenin;
  • evidence for existence of oestrogenic endocrine disruption in marine environment;
  • environmental significance of induced vitellogenin in marine fish;
  • oestrogenic endocrine disrupters in marine environment;
  • vitellogenin measurement in fish plasma

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Brief Review of the Structure and Functions of Vitellogenin

  • Extent of Evidence for Exposure of Marine Fish to Oestrogenic Endocrine Disrupters

  • Environmental Significance of Induced Vitellogenin in Marine Fish

  • Design of Field Surveys for Oestrogenic Endocrine Disrupters in the Marine Environment

  • Important Considerations for the Measurement of Vitellogenin in Fish Plasma

  • Recommendations for a Programme to Monitor Marine Oestrogenic Endocrine Disrupters in the Northeast Atlantic

  • Conclusion

  • References