Endocrine disruptors (EDCs) in the environment come from several origins. When they accumulate in organisms, they can lead to endocrine system dysfunctions and consequently to population decline. One such disruptor is the insecticide chlordecone (CLD). Although EDC biomarkers are well established in vertebrates, few are available in invertebrates, such as arthropods.
In this application note, discover the results of the first study highlighting the impact of CLD exposure on the hormonal system of the commercial prawn by measuring the 20-HE concentration. The use of the Precellys homogenizer ensures a high extraction yield and good reproducibility. Combined with Bertin Bioreagent 20-hydroxyecdysone ELISA Kit, it allows to accurately measure the impact of CLD.