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Scientific publications

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25.01.2012 Holbech, H., Kinnberg, K. L., Brande-Lavridsen, N., Bjerregaard, P., Petersen, G. I., Norrgren, L., Örn, S., Braunbeck, T., Baumann, L., Bomke, C., Dorgerloh, M., Burns, E., Ruehl-Fehlert, C., Green, J. W., Springer, T. A. and Gourmelon, A. (2012): Comparison of zebrafish (Danio Reiro) and fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) as test species in the Fish Sexual Development Test (FSDT). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, Volume 155, Issue 2, Pages 407-415. Link to abstract here

19.07.2011 OECD Publishing: OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, Section 2: Effects on Biotic Systems,
Test No. 229: Fish Short Term Reproduction Assay.
Test No. 230: 21-day Fish Assay.

24.02.2011 Beresford, N., Brian, JV., Runnalls, TJ., Sumpter, JP. and Jobling, S. (2011): Estrogenic activity of tropical fish food can alter baseline vitellogenin levels in male fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pages 1139-1145. Link to abstract here 

28.12.2009 Zlabek, V., Berankova, P., Randak, T., Kolarova, J., Svobodova, Z. and Kroupova, H (2009): Induction of vitellogenin and gonadal impairment in chub (Leuciscus cephalus L.) after exposure to17beta-estradiol and testosterone. Neuroendocrinology Letters. Volume 30. Suppl. 1.

18.12.2009 Randak, T., Zlabek, V., Pulkrabova, J., Kolarova, J., Kroupova, H., Sikora, Z., Velisek, J., Svobodova, Z. and Hajslova, J. (2009): Effects of pollution on chub (Leuciscus cephalus L.) in the River Elbe, Czech Republic. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 72. 737-746.

09.08.2007 Kleivdal, H., Kristiansen, S.I., Nilsen, M.V. and Briggs, L. (2007) Single-laboratory validation of Biosense Direct Competitative Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) for the determination of Domoic acid toxins in shellfish. J.AOAC. 90 (4):1000-1010.

09.08.2007 Kleivdal, H., Kristiansen, S.I., Nilsen, M.V., Goksøyr, A., Briggs, L., McNabb, P. and Holland, P. (2007) Determination of Domoic acid Toxins in Shellfish by Biosense ASP ELISA - A direct competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: Collaborative study. J.AOAC Int. 90 (4):1011-1027

20.12.2006 Scott, A.P., Kristiansen, S.I., Katsiadaki, I., Thain, J., Tollefsen, K.E. Goksøyr, A. and Barry, J., Assessment of estrogen exposure in cod (Gadus morhua) and saithe (Pollachius virens) in relation to their proximity to an oil field. In Hylland, K., Lang, T. & Vethaak, D. (Eds.) Biological Effects of Contaminants in Marine Pelagic Ecosystems (MPE). Setac Press, Brussels. pp. 329-339. Link to the book here

29.11.2006 Domynick Maltais and Robert L. Roy, A lateral flow immunoassay for rapid evaluation of vitellogenin levels of vitellogenin levels in plasma and surface mucus of the Copper redhorse (Moxostoma hubbssi).

04.10.2006 Orrego, R., Burgos A., Moraga-Cid G., Inzunza B., Gonzalez M., Valenzuela A., Barra R., and Gavilán J.F., Effects of Pulp and Paper Mill Discharges on Caged Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus Mykiss): Biomarker Responses Along a Pollution Gradient in the Biobio River, Chile. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: Vol 25, No. 9, pp. 2280-2287. Link to abstract here

04.10.2006 Moreels D., Cauwenberghe K. V., Debaere B., Rurangwa E., Vromant N., Bastiaens L., Diels L., Springael D., Merckx R., and Ollevier F., Long-Term Exposure to Environmentally Relevant Doses of Methyl-Tert-Butyl Ether Causes Significant Reproductive Dysfunction in the Zebrafish (Danio Rerio). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: Vol 25, No. 9, pp. 2388-2393. Link to abstract here

04.10.2006 Maren Ortiz-Zarragoitia M., Trant J. M., and Cajaraville M. P., Effects of Dibutylphthalate and Ethynylestradiol on Liver Peroxisomes, Reproduction, and Development of Zebrafish (Danio Rerio). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: Vol 25, No. 9, pp. 2394-2404. Link to abstract here

24.05.2006 Janne K. Eidem, Hans Kleivdal, Kevin Kroll, Nancy Denslow, Ronny van Aerle, Charles Tyler, Grace Panter, Tom Hutchinson and Anders Goksøyr, Development and validation of a direct homologous quantitative sandwich ELISA for fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) vitellogenin. Download .pdf

09.06.2005 Janne K. Eidem, Bente M. Nilsen, Sven-Inge Kristiansen, Nancy Denslow, Charles Tyler, Ronny van Aerle, Tom Hutchinson, Grace Panter and Anders Goksøyr, Development and validation of a homologous quantitative ELISA for fathead minnow Vitellogenin. Download.pdf

05.04.2005 Janne K. Eidem, Hans Kleivdal and Anders Goksøyr, Inter-Laboratory Validation of a homologous ELISA to quantify Vitellogenin in the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Download.pdf

05.04.2005 Janne K. Eidem, Hans Kleivdal and Anders Goksøyr, Single-Laboratory Validation of a homologous ELISA to quantify Vitellogenin in the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) Download.pdf

30.03.2005 Bente M. Nilsen, Karin Berg and Anders Goksøyr, Induction of Cytochrome P450 1A (CYP1A) in Fish. Download.pdf

10.02.2005 Anders Goksøyr, On the need for a standardized set-up for validation studies of fish vitellogenin assays as an endpoint in endocrine disruptor testing and screening - a proposal Download .pdf


Selected publications (1998 - )
  • Celius, T., Walther, B., 1998. Oogenesis in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) occurs by zonagenesis preceding vitellogenesis in vivo and in vitro. Journal of Endocrinology 158, 259-266

  • Nilsen, B.M., Berg, K., Arukwe, A., Goksøyr, A., 1998. Monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies against fish vitellogenin for use in pollution monitoring. Marine Environmental Research Vol.46, No. 1-5, pp. 153-157

  • Arukwe, A., Goksøyr, A., 1998. Xenobiotics, xenoestrogens and reproduction disturbances in fish. Sarsia 83: 225-241

  • Bleeker, F.E., Hazen, L.G.M., Köler, A., Van Noorden, C.J.F., 2000. Direct comparison of the sensitivity of enzyme histochemical and immunohistochemical methods: Cathepsin B expression in human colorectal mucosa. Acta histochemica 102, 247-257

  • Solé, M., Barceló, D., Porte, C., 2001. Analysis of the estrogenic activity of sewage treatment works and receiving waters using vitellogenin induction in fish as a biomarker. Trends in analytical Chemistry, vol. 20, no. 9

  • Fossi, M.C., Casini, S., Ancora, S., Moscatelli, A., Ausili, A., Notarbartolo-di-Sciara, G., 2001. Do endocrine disrupting chemicals threaten Mediterranean swordfish? Preliminary result of vitellogenin and Zona radiata proteins in Xiphias gladius. Marine Environmental Research 52, 477-483

  • Matta, M.B., Linse, J., Cairncross, C., Francendese, L., Kocan, R.M., 2001. Reproductive and Transgenerational effects of methylmercury or aroclor 1268 on Fundulus Heteroclitus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol 20, No. 2, pp. 327-335

  • Petrovic, M., Solé, M., Lopez de Alda, M.J., Barceló, D., 2002. Endocrine Disruptors in sewage treatment plants, receiving river waters, and sediments: Integration of chemical analysis and biological effects on feral Carp. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol 21, No 10, pp. 2164-2156

  • Verslycke, T., Vandenbergh, G.F., Versonnen, B., Arijs, K., Janssen, C.R., 2002. Induction of vitellogenin in 17a-ethinylestradiol-exposed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): A method comparison. CBP - Comperative Biochemistry and Physology Part C 132, 483-492

  • Folmar, L.C., Hemmer, M.J., Denslow, N.D., Kroll, K., Chen, J., Cheek, A., Richman, H., Meridith, H., Grau, E.G., 2002. A comparison of the estrogenic potencies of estradiol, ethynylestradiol, diethylstilbestrol, nonylphenol and methoxychlor in vivo and in vitro. Aquatic Toxicology 60, 101-110

  • Brion, F., Nilsen, B.M., Eidem, J.K., Goksøyr, A., Porcher, J.M., 2002. Development and validation of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to measure vitellogenin in the Zebrafish (Danio Rerio). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol 28, No. 8, pp 1699-1708

  • Casini, S., Fossi, M.C., Mori, G., Bjørnestad, A., 2002. Vitellogenin induction in Cyprinus Carpio treated with 17§-estradiol and 4-nonylphenol. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 75, 235-239

  • Ackermann, G.A., Schwaiger, J., Negele, R.D., Fent, K., 2002. Effects on long-term nonylphenol exposure an gondal development and biomarkers of estrogenicity in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquatic Toxicology 60, 203-221

  • Solé, M., Barceló, D., Porte, C., 2002. Seasonal variation of Plasmatic and hepatic vitellogenin and EROD activity in carp, Cyprinus Carpio, in relation to sewage treatment plants. Aquatic Toxicology 60, 233-248

  • Ortiz-Delgado, J.B., Sarasquete, C., Behrens, A., González de Canales, M.L., Segner, H., 2002. Expression, cellular distribution and induction cytochrome P4501A (CYP1A) in gilthead seabream, Sparus aurata, brain. Aquatic Toxicology 60, 269-283

  • Nilsen, B.M., Berg, K., Eidem, J.K., Kristiansen, S.I., Nilsen, M.V., Brion, F., Porcher, J.M., Kordes, C., Gutzeit, H.O., Denslow, N.D., Goksøyr, A., 2002. Development of Quantitative Vitellogenin ELISAs for test fish species used in endocrine disrupting screening. Environmental Sciences, 9, 2 & 3, MY, Tokyo

  • Schmid, T., Gonzalez-Valero, J., Rufli, H., Dietrich, D.R., 2002. Determination of vitellogenin kinetics in male fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). Toxicology Letters 131, 65-74

  • Belfroid, A., Van Velzen, M., Van der Horst, B., Vethaak, D., 2002. Occurence of Bisphenol A in surface water and uptake in fish: Evaluation of field measurements. Chemosphere Volume 49, Issue 1, October, 97-103

  • Tollefsen, K.E., Meys, J.F.A., Frydenlund, J., Stenersen, J., 2002. Environmental estrogens interact with and modulate the properties of plasma sex steroid-binding proteins in juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Marine Environmental Research 54, 697-701

  • Boon, J.P., van Zanden, J.J., Lewis, W.E., Zegers, B.N., Goksøyr, A., Arukwe, A., 2002. The expression of CYP1A, vitellogenin and zona radiata proteins in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) after oral dosing with two commercial PBDE flame retardant mixtures: absence of short-term responses. Marine Environmental Research 54, 719-724

  • Bringolf, R.B., Summerfelt, R.C., 2003. Reduction of estrogenic activity of municipal wastewater by aerated lagoon treatment facilities. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol 22, No. 1. pp. 77-83

  • Tollefsen, K-E., Mathisen, R., Stenersen, J., 2003. Induction of vitellogenin synthesis in an Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) hepatocyte culture: a sensitive in vitro bioassay for the oestrogenic and anti-oestrogenic activity of chemicals. Biomarkers, Vol. 8, No. 5 (September-October 2003), 394-407

  • Scholz, S., Kordes, C., Hamann, J., Gutzeit, H.O., 2004. Induction of vitellogenin in vivo and in vitro in the model teleost medaka (Oryzias latipes): comparison of gene expression and protein levels. Marine Environmental Research 57, 235-244

  • Nilsen, B.M., Berg, K., Eidem, J.K., Kristiansen, S.I., Brion, F., Porcher, J.M., Goksøyr, A., 2004. Development of quantitative vitellogenin-ELISAs for fish test species used in endocrine disruptor screening. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 378 : 621-633 

  • Rodrigues-Cea, A., Fernández de la Campa, M., Sanz-Mendel, A., 2004. Brown trout as a sentinel organism for organic pollution in the field using catalytic and immunochemical assays of cytochrome P-450 1A. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 6 : 368-373

  • Carls, M.G., Rice, S.D., Marty, G.D., Naydan, D.K., 2004. Pink salmon spawning habitat is recovering a decade after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133, 834-844.

  • Carls, M.G., Heintz, R.A., Marty, G.D., Rice, S.D., 2005. Cytochrome P4501A induction in oil-exposed pink salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha embryos predicts reduced survival potential. Marine Ecology Progress Series 301, 253-265. 

Selected Posters (2000 - )
  • Nilsen, M.V., van Erle, R., Blackwell, R., Nilsen, B.M., Berg, K., Goksøyr, A. and Tyler, C.R.
    Development and validation of a monoclonal ELISA for quantifying vitellogenin in the rainbow trout (Oncorynchus mykiss) and its application for studies on environmental oestrogens.
    SETAC Brighton 2000 download .pdf poster

  • Berg, K., Nilsen, M.V., Walther, B., Goksøyr, A. and Nilsen, B.M.
    Monoclonal antibodies against Zona radiata proteins for detection of estrogenic effects in fish.
    SETAC Brighton 2000 download .pdf poster

  • Nilsen, B.M., Eidem, J.E., Kristiansen, S.I., Nilsen, M.V., Berg, K. and Goksøyr, A.
    Development of quantitative vitellogenin-ELISA assays for fish test species used in endocrine disruptor screening.
    NordTox 2001 download .pdf poster

  • Ibsen, M.W., Fladmark, K.E., Døskeland, S.O., Nguyen, L., Aune, T. and Goksøyr, A.
    Development of a sensitive in vitro bioassay for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins.
    ICT (IX) Brisbane 2001 download .pdf poster

  • Nilsen, B.M., Eidem, J.E., Kristiansen, S.I., Nilsen, M.V., Berg, K., Ibsen, M.W., Brion, F., Porcher, J.M., Kordes, C., Gutzeit, H.O., Denslow, N.D. and Goksøyr, A.
    Development of quantitative vitellogenin-ELISA assays for fish test species used in endocrine disruptor screening.
    ICT (IX) Brisbane 2001 download .pdf poster

  • Langvik, M., Nilsen, B.M. and Goksøyr, A.
    Antibodies against CYP1A proteins used for purification and development of a quantitative CYP1A-ELISA.
    PRIMO 11 Plymouth 2001 download .pdf poster

  • Berg, K., Bringsvor, K., Nilsen, M.V., Walther, B., Goksøyr, A. and Nilsen, B.M.
    Purification of induvidual Zona radiata protein monomers from serum of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
    SETAC Vienna 2002 download .pdf poster

  • Ibsen, M.W., Kristiansen, S.I., Nilsen, M.V., Kleivdal, H., Fladmark, K.E., Døskeland, S.O., Herfindal, L., Nguyen, L., Aune, T. and Goksøyr, A.
    Protein phosphatase 2A as a receptor for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins - development of a sensitive in vitro bioassay.
    The 7th IUBMB, Bergen 2002 download .pdf poster

  • Kleivdal, H., Ibsen, M.W., Fladmark, K.E., Døskeland, S.O., Herfindal, L., Nguyen, L., Aune, T. and Goksøyr, A.
    Development of a sensitive in vitro bioassay for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins.
    4th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety download .pdf poster

  • Kleivdal, H., Døskeland, S.O., Briggs, L., Garthwaite, I., Towers, N., Moczydlowski, E. and Goksøyr, A.
    Detection of algal toxins in shellfish - development of new biological test systems.
    XHAB2002 Florida download .pdf poster