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.
Table of Contents
1. Physiological and Nonspecific Biomarkers 2. Metabolic Products as Biomarkers 3. DNA Alterations 4. Histopathologic Biomarkers 5. Immunological Biomarkers to Assess Environmental Stress 6. Enzyme and Protein Synthesis as Indicators of Contaminant Exposure and Effect