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Vloga ekotoksinov v patofiziologiji reprodukcije (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.04.01  Biotechnical sciences  Veterinarian medicine  Morphology, physiology and animal reproduction 

Code Science Field
B450  Biomedical sciences  Development biology, teratology, ontogeny, embryology (human) 
ecotoxins, microcystins, embryonal development, embryotoxicity
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Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  12449  PhD Robert Frangež  Veterinarian medicine  Head  2000 - 2002  284 
2.  14881  PhD Igor Klobučar  Veterinarian medicine  Researcher  2000 - 2002  72 
3.  07439  PhD Marjan Kosec  Veterinarian medicine  Researcher  2000 - 2002  387 
4.  10253  PhD Janko Mrkun  Veterinarian medicine  Researcher  2000 - 2002  276 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0406  University of Ljubljana, Veterinary Faculty  Ljubljana  1627139  10,934 
Reproduction is important for survive of each species. A special group of problems in reproduction represent genetic abnormalities of fetuses and abortions. Usually the problems are believed to be caused by infections, but this can not be proven in all cases. Recently there has been a groving interest in possible role of ecotoxins in health of man and animals, and ecotoxins can also be one of the reasons for abnormalities in reproduction. One of most widely spread ecotoxins that might be implicated in reproduction abnormalities are cyanobacterial toxins. After degradation of cyanobacteria the toxins are dissolved in water, and they represent a serious danger to all living organisms. Lately, several data on the influence of cyanobacterial toxins acting primarely on the liver in vivo and on liver cells in vitro have been published. However, nothing is known about their possible effects on reproduction. Since these toxins influence the microtubular cellular system through their protein phosphatase inhibitory activity, we can expect negative effects also on the the cytoskeleton of the reproductory cells. The aim of our study is to assess possible negative effects of ecotoxins on the reproductive capability of exposed subjects.
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