Effects of single and combined exposures to benzo(a)pyrene and 3,3'4,4'5-pentachlorobiphenyl on EROD activity and development in Fundulus heteroclitus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The goal of this study was to assess the interactive effects of a polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), benzo(a)pyrene (BaP), and a co-planar halogenated aromatic hydrocarbon (HAH), 3,3'4,4'5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126) on ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) activity and occurrence of deformities in Fundulus heteroclitus. While each compound administered alone elicited dose-dependent increases in EROD activity, the combined treatment of these two compounds generally did not elicit an additive EROD response. There was a significant correlation between deformity occurrence and EROD induction in embryos dosed with PCB alone but not for embryos dosed with BaP alone, or a combination of BaP and PCB 126.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wassenberg, DM; Swails, EE; Di Giulio, RT

Published Date

  • September 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 3-5

Start / End Page

  • 279 - 283

PubMed ID

  • 12408577

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0291

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0141-1136

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0141-1136(02)00182-4


  • eng