The Journal of Xenobiotics publishes original studies concerning the beneficial (pharmacology) and detrimental effects (toxicology) of xenobiotics in all organisms. A xenobiotic (“stranger to life”) is defined as a chemical that is not usually found at significant concentrations or expected to reside for long periods in organisms. In addition to man-made chemicals, natural products could also be of interest if they have potent biological properties, special medicinal properties or that a given organism is at risk of exposure in the environment. Topics dealing with abiotic- and biotic-based transformations in various media (xenobiochemistry) and environmental toxicology are also of interest.
Areas of interests include the identification of key physical and chemical properties of molecules that predict biological effects and persistence in the environment; the molecular mode of action of xenobiotics; biochemical and physiological interactions leading to change in organism health; pathophysiological interactions of natural and synthetic chemicals; development of biochemical indicators including new “-omics” approaches to identify biomarkers of exposure or effects for xenobiotics. Studies on the interaction of emerging nano- and biotechnological devices and drug-nanopolymers with living tissues are also of interest to the journal.
In addition to research papers, short communications, reviews and mini-reviews, Journal of Xenobiotics will publish special issues dealing with the environmental, pharmaceutical and health impacts of new classes of chemicals. In this case, a special issue will be announced and provided at the journal’s web site. Special issues brought by international symposia or other scientific venues are also welcomed.
Vol 3, No 1S (2013): Special issue - ECOBIM Meeting, 2013 May, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Table of Contents
|Polychaetes as bioindicators of water quality in the Saguenay Fjord (Quebec, Canada): a preliminary investigation|
|C. Blaise, F. Gagné, P.L. Gillis, P. Eullaffroy | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e1||e1|
|Role of confounding factors in assessing immune competence of bivalves (Mya arenaria, Mytilus edulis) exposed to pollutants|
|C. Brousseau-Fournier, G. Alix, A. Beaudry, S. Gauthier-Clerc, M. Duchemin, M. Fortier, M. Auffret, M. Fournier, P. Brousseau | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e2||e2|
|Effects of depleted uranium on immune parameters of zebrafish, Danio rerio, measured by flow cytometry|
|B. Gagnaire, A. Bado-Nilles, S. Betoulle, W. Sanchez | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e3||e3|
|Fluoxetine accumulation and metabolism as exposure biomarker to better understand biological effects in gastropods|
|M. Gust, C. Cren-Olivé, A. Bulete, T. Buronfosse, J. Garric | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e4||e4|
|Several pharmaceuticals impaired harbor seal lymphocytes (Phoca vitulina) in vitro|
|C. Kleinert, M. Mournier, M. Fortier, P. Brousseau, S. DeGuise, M. Fournier | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e5||e5|
|Genotoxic impact of a municipal effluent dispersion plume in the freshwater mussel Elliptio complanata: an in situ study|
|E. Lacaze, A. Devaux, S. Bony, A. Bruneau, C. André, M. Pelletier, F. Gagné | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e6||e6|
|Energy metabolism and pesticides: biochemical and molecular responses to copper in roach Rutilus rutilus|
|V. Maes, A. Vettier, A. Jaffal, O. Dedourge-Geffard, L. Delahaut, A. Geffard, S. Betoulle, E. David | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e7||e7|
|Immunotoxicity of heavy metals (silver, cadmium, mercury and lead) on marine bivalve Mytilus edulis: in vitro exposure of hemocytes|
|P. Rault, M. Fortier, J. Pédelucq, E. Lacaze, P. Brousseau, M. Auffret, M. Fournier | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e8||e8|
|Toxic effects of copper and cadmium on fertilization potency of gametes of Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas)|
|H. Mai, B. Morin, J. Cachot | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e9||e9|
|The XperCount, a fast and cost-effective method for the enumeration of organisms in environmental media|
|S. Masson, S. Lavigne, V. Robitaille, C. Andrews | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e10||e10|
|Increase sensitivity to metals of hemocytes obtained from Mya arenaria collected at different distances from the shore|
|G. Alix, A. Beaudry, C. Brousseau-Fournier, M. Fortier, M. Auffret, M. Fournier, P. Brousseau | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e11||e11|
|Decrease in phagocytosis capacity of hemocyte during spawning in Mytilus edulis: a pilot study|
|M. Fraser, P. Rault, P-H. Roumier, M. Fortier, C. André, P. Brousseau, F. Gagné, M. Fournier, C. Surette, C. Vaillancourt | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e12||e12|
|Influence of tidal stress on the immunocompetence of hemocytes in soft-shell clam (Mya arenaria)|
|A. Beaudry, C. Brousseau-Fournier, G. Alix, M. Fortier, M. Auffret, P. Brousseau, M. Fournier | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/xeno.2013.s1.e13||e13|
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