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Biomarkers: Biochemical, Physiological, and Histological Markers of Anthropogenic Stress
     

Biomarkers: Biochemical, Physiological, and Histological Markers of Anthropogenic Stress

by Robert J. Huggett
 
This book provides a survey of biochemical, physiological and histological biomarkers of environmental stress, along with evaluations of the strengths and weaknesses of various techniques for different applications.

It features in-depth coverage of such topics as DNA adducts, acetylcholinesterase, ATP, endocrine mechanisms, blood chemistry, histopathological

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This book provides a survey of biochemical, physiological and histological biomarkers of environmental stress, along with evaluations of the strengths and weaknesses of various techniques for different applications.

It features in-depth coverage of such topics as DNA adducts, acetylcholinesterase, ATP, endocrine mechanisms, blood chemistry, histopathological biomarkers, stress proteins, foreign and endogenous metabolites, metallothioneins, to name only a few.

The book will be especially useful to toxicologists, biochemists, histologists, immunologists, risk analysis specialists, environmental managers, regulators, environmental scientists and engineers.

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Each of six chapters is based on discussion papers generated before and during a workshop held in Keystone, Colorado, July 1989, the Eighth Pellson Workshop, sponsored by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The topics: physiological and nonspecific biomarkers, metabolic products as biomarkers, DNA alterations, histopathologic biomarkers, immunological biomarkers to assess environmental stress, enzyme and protein synthesis as indicators of contaminant exposure and effect. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873715058
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Setac Special Publications Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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