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Biological Effects by Organotins

Editors: Horiguchi, Toshihiro (Ed.)

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  • Reviews in detail the induction mechanism of imposex caused by organotin compounds in gastropod mollusks, particularly focusing on the retinoid X receptor (RXR) activation hypothesis
  • Summarizes fundamental information on the physiology and biochemistry of reproduction in mollusks
  • Describes the current state of contamination by organotins in the marine environment and gastropod imposex, with a special focus on Europe and Asia 
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This book provides an overview of the induction mechanism of imposex caused by organotin compounds in gastropods, as well as fundamental information on the physiology and biochemistry of reproduction in mollusks. Are the sex hormones of gastropod mollusks vertebrate-type steroids, or neuropeptides? What about lipid disturbance and membrane toxicity due to organotin compounds? The book also discusses the latest findings on the role of nuclear receptors, such as retinoid X receptor (RXR), retinoic acid receptor (RAR) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR), in the development of imposex in gastropods.

Further, it describes the current state of contamination by organotins in the marine environment and gastropod imposex, with a special focus on Europe and Asia, introduces readers to analytical techniques for organotin compounds, and assesses the contamination and adverse effects of alternatives to organotin-based antifouling paints.

Imposex, a superimposition of male genital tracts, such as penis and vas deferens, on female gastropod mollusks, is known as a typical phenomenon or consequence of endocrine disruption in wildlife. Imposex is typically induced by very low concentrations of organotin compounds, such as tributyltin (TBT) and triphenyltin (TPhT) from antifouling paints on ships and fishing nets. Reproductive failure may be brought about in severely affected stages of imposex, resulting in population decline and/or mass extinction. Thus, gastropod imposex has been recognized as a critical environmental pollution issue. Although gastropod imposex is also highly interesting for the biological sciences because of its acquired pseudohermaphroditism and/or sex change by certain chemicals, such as TBT and TPhT, the mechanism that induces the development of imposex remains unclear, possibly due to our limited understanding of the endocrinology of gastropod mollusks. This book offers a useful guide for professionals and students interested in the fields of aquatic biology, invertebrate physiology, ecotoxicology and environmental science.

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Toshihiro Horiguchi, Ph.D. Head, Ecosystem Impact Research Section, Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, JAPAN

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Analytical Techniques for Trace Levels of Organotin Compounds in the Marine Environment

    Pages 3-25

    Ramaswamy, Babu Rajendran

  • Continuing Issues of Contamination by Organotins in the Marine Environment After Domestic and International Legislation

    Pages 27-41

    Takao, Yuji

  • Emerging Issues on Contamination and Adverse Effects by Alternative Antifouling Paints in the Marine Environments

    Pages 43-70

    Harino, Hiroya

  • Contamination by Organotins and Its Population-Level Effects Involved by Imposex in Prosobranch Gastropods

    Pages 73-99

    Horiguchi, Toshihiro, Ph.D.

  • Organotins and Imposex in Europe: A Pre-ban and Post-ban Perspective

    Pages 101-121

    Sousa, Ana Catarina A. (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56451-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56449-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56789-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Effects by Organotins
Editors
  • Toshihiro Horiguchi
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56451-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56451-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56449-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56789-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 254
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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