Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Tim Verslycke

»Copepod diapause
»Lobster Shell Disease
»Crustacean molting receptor
»Lobster Shell Disease
»Mysids as test models for endocrine disruption testing
»Chlorotriazines in the Scheldt estuary
»Energy allocation in grasshopper
»Estrogens in Scheldt estuary
»Marsupial development in mysids to evaluate endocrine disruption
»B[a]P effects on steroid metabolism in mysid
»Ciona CYP3 genes
»Methoprene, nonylphenol, and estrone effects on mysid vitellogenesis
»Methoprene effects on mysid molting
»Mysid growth
»Mysid vitellin ELISA
»Mysid vitellin
»An analytical method to detect estrogens in water
»High levels of endocrine disruptors in wild mysid populations
»Energy allocation in wild mysid populations
»Cellular energy allocation validation with scope for growth
»Dolphin delivery prediction
»PhD thesis
»Endocrine disruptor effects on steroid and energy metabolism in mysid
»Mysid review
»TBT effects on steroid metabolism in mysid
»Metal mixture toxicity to mysid
»TBT effects on energy metabolism in mysid
»dichlorobenzene effects in zebrafish
»Ethinylestradiol effects on amphipod sexual development
»Metabolic studies with mysids
»Abiotic stress and energy metabolism in mysid
»Induced vitellogenesis in rainbow trout
»Steroid metabolism in mysid
»Endocrine disruption in freshwater snails
»Invasive mysid in Belgium

Tim Verslycke, Jordy Vercauteren, Christophe DeVos, Luc Moens, Pat Sandra, Colin Janssen, Cellular energy allocation in the estuarine mysid shrimp Neomysis integer (Crustacea: Mysidacea) following tributyltin exposure, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 288(2): 167-179, 2003

Recently, we described the cellular energy allocation (CEA) methodology to asses the effects of abiotic stress on the energy metabolism of the estuarine crustacean Neomysis integer (Crustacea: Mysidacea) [J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 279 (2002) 61]. This short-term assay is based on the biochemical assessment of changes in the energy reserves (total carbohydrate, protein and lipid content) and the energy consumption (electron transport activity), and has been shown to be predictive of effects at the population level in daphnids [J. Aquat. Ecosyst. Stress Recovery 6 (1997) 43]. In the present study, the CEA methodology was evaluated using adult N. integer exposed for 96 h to the antifoulant tributyltinchloride (TBTCl). From a range-finding experiment with juvenile N. integer, a 96-h LC50 of 164 ng TBTCl/l was calculated. The energy metabolism of N. integer, as summarized by the CEA, was significantly altered by TBTCl exposure. Mysids exposed to 10, 100 and 1000 ng TBTCl/l consumed less energy and had lower respiration rates (in 10 and 1000 ng TBTCl/l treatments) than the control, resulting in a lower CEA. These changes at the cellular level occurred at environmentally relevant concentrations of the toxicant TBTCl which were an order of magnitude lower than reported effect concentrations for scope for growth in other marine invertebrates. doi:10.1016/S0022-0981(03)00006-6

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