Editors: Alessandra Pagliarani, Fabiana Trombetti, Vittoria Ventrella

Biochemical and Biological Effects of Organotins

Personal Book: US $44 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $140
Printed Copy: US $119
Library Book: US $176
ISBN: 978-1-60805-367-4
eISBN: 978-1-60805-265-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080526531120101

Introduction

Organotins are widespread contaminants especially of water environments. Their chemically versatile structure makes organotin compounds able to bind to a variety of biomolecules thus widely affecting biological functions. Trisubstituted molecules, namely tributyltin (TBT) and triphenyltin (TPhT), have been widely employed in antifouling paints and are also exploited as plastic stabilizers that unfortunately cause harmful biological effects. Persistent bioaccumulation has resulted in organotins becoming a significant environmental threat. Chapter by chapter, the biological and biochemical effects of organotins are unravelled in this e-book by a careful analysis of the most recent findings with special focus on contaminant action mechanisms at cellular and molecular level. The e-book provides an intriguing insight into the molecular mechanisms involved in organotin toxicology thus serving as a useful reference to biochemists, biologists, ecotoxicologists and life science students.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Alessandra Pagliarani
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences
University of Bologna
Italy


Fabiana Trombetti
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences
University of Bologna
Italy


Vittoria Ventrella
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences
University of Bologna
Italy




Contributor(s):
Ballarin Loriano
Department of Biology
University of Padova
Via U.Bassi 58/ B
Padova, 35121
Italy


Bragadin Marcantonio
Department of Environmental Sciences
Cà Foscari University
Calle Larga S. Marta 2137
Dorsoduro
Venice, 30123
Italy


Costa Castro Luis Filipe
Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research
University of Porto
Rua dos Bragas 289
Porto, 4050-123
Portugal


Cima Francesca
Department of Biology
University of Padova
Via U.Bassi 58/ B
Padova, 35121
Italy


Falcioni Giancarlo
School of Pharmacy and Health Products
University of Camerino
Camerino
MC, 62032
Italy


Giriyan Asha
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Western Regional Centre
Bambolim – Goa
India


Grün Felix
Center for Complex Biological Systems
University of California
Irvine
California, 92697-2300
US


Hartl Mark
Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology
School of Life Sciences
Heriot-Watt University Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Scotland
UK


Horiguchi Toshihiro
Center for Environmental Risk Research
National Institute for Environmental Studies 16-2
Onogawa
Tsukuba
Ibaraki, 305-8506
Japan


Iero Alessandra
Institute of Applied Ecology
Health Science and Design
University of Camberra
Bruce
ACT, 2601
Australia


Jakšić Željko
Ruđer Bošković Institute
Center for Marine Research G. Paliage 5
Rovinj, 52210
Croati


Manente Sabrina
Department of Environmental Sciences
Cà Foscari University
Calle Larga S. Marta 2137
Dorsoduro
Venezia, 30123
Italy


Nagy László
Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
University of Szeged
H-6701, P.O. Box 440
Szeged
Hungary


Nesci Salvatore
Department of Biochemistry “G. Moruzzi”
University of Bologna
via Tolara di Sopra 50
Ozzano Emilia
BO, 40064
Italy


Pagliarani Alessandra
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences
University of Bologna
via Tolara di Sopra 50
Ozzano Emilia
BO, 40064
Italy


Pellerito Claudia
Department of Analytic and Inorganic Chemistry "Stanislao Cannizzaro"
University of Palermo
Viale delle Scienze
Parco d’, Orleans, 90128
Italy


Pellerito Lorenzo
Department of Analytic and Inorganic Chemistry "Stanislao Cannizzaro"
University of Palermo
Viale delle Scienze
Parco d’Orleans
Palermo, 90128
Italy


Reis-Henriques Maria Armanda
CIMAR/CIIMAR, Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research
University of Porto
Rua dos Bragas 289
Porto, 4050-123
Portugal


Sonak Sangeeta
Centre for Natural Resource Management, Srujan
A-G/26, Kamat Arcade
Caranzalem
Goa, 403002
India


Santos Miguel Machado
CIMAR/CIIMAR, Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research
Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, University of Porto
Rua dos Bragas 289
Porto, 4050-123
Portugal


Sternberg Robin Michelle
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Office of Science Coordination and Policy
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (7203M)
Washington, DC, 20460



Trombetti Fabiana
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences
University of Bologna
via Tolara di Sopra 50
Ozzano Emilia
BO, 40064
Italy


Ventrella Vittoria
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences
University of Bologna
via Tolara di Sopra 50
Ozzano Emilia
BO, 40064
Italy