Endocrine disruption in arctic marine mammals

Updated 2000-10-05

Assess the effects of POP mixtures present in the food on the endocrine system of marine mammals. Effects of these mixtures on steroid synthesis in adrenals and gonads will be studied in vitro. Further, hormone mimicking effects of contaminant mixtures will be studied. Contaminant receptor binding and responses of the contaminant-receptor complex are studied using estrogen/androgen receptor binding assays in combination with reporte gene assays.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1999 - 2004
Data collection
1999 - 2002
Data processing
2001 - 2003
Data reporting
2002 - 2004

Contact information

Contact person
Hans Wolkers
Address
Akvaplan-niva N-9296 Tromsø Norway
Phone
+47 77 75 03 36
Fax
+47 77 75 03 01
Email
on.avin.nalpavka@srekloW.snaH

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Marine mammals

Geography

Regions studied
Barents Sea
Svalbard

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
no
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Yes
Other institutes involved in the project

Norwegian Polar Institute University of Utrecht

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