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Biomarkers of PAH exposure in an intertidal fish species from Prince William Sound, Alaska: 2004-2005.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17120588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure biomarkers were measured in high cockscomb prickleback (Anoplarchus purpurescens) fish collected from both previously oiled and unoiled shore in Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska, to test the hypothesis that fish living in the nearshore environment of the sound were no longer being exposed to PAH from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Pricklebacks spend their entire lives in the intertidal zone of rocky shores with short-term movements during feeding and breeding restricted to an area of about 15 meters in diameter. Fish were assayed for the PAH exposure biomarkers, bile fluorescent aromatic compounds (FAC), and liver ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (EROD) activity (a measure of cytochrome P450 1A (CYP1A) monooxygenase activity). Bile FAC concentrations and EROD activities were low and not significantly different in fish from previously oiled and unoiled sites. The similar low EROD activity and bile FAC concentrations in fish from oiled and unoiled shores, supports the hypothesis that these low-level biomarker responses were not caused by exposure of the fish to residues of the spilled oil.
Robert J Huggett; Jerry M Neff; John J Stegeman; Bruce Woodin; Keith R Parker; John S Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental science & technology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0013-936X     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Sci. Technol.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-22     Completed Date:  2007-01-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0213155     Medline TA:  Environ Sci Technol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6513-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
White Water Associates, Amasa, Michigan 49903, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bile / metabolism
Biological Markers / analysis*
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A1 / analysis
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Fishes / metabolism*
Hydrocarbons, Aromatic / analysis
Liver / enzymology
Oceans and Seas
Petroleum / analysis
Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic / analysis*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Hydrocarbons, Aromatic; 0/Petroleum; 0/Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; EC P-450 CYP1A1
Comment In:
Environ Sci Technol. 2006 Oct 15;40(20):6188-9   [PMID:  17120536 ]

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