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Health assessment of a marine bivalve Ruditapes decussatus from the Gulf of Gabès (Tunisia).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12504157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Metallothioneins (MTs), malonedialdehyde (MDA), and glycogen concentrations were determined in order to assess the health status of Ruditapes decussatus exposed to in situ contamination, showing the effects of time, site, and metal contamination on these three biomarkers. Metallothionein was positively correlated with Cd and Zn. If introduced in a multiple model, the factors site and time were shown to decrease significantly MT concentrations. MDA was inversely correlated with size of the animals and was affected by the factor time. Glycogen was inversely correlated with zinc and was affected by both site and time.This study constitutes a field-based validation of a multiparametric approach using specific and nonspecific biomarkers.
A Hamza-Chaffai; J Pellerin; J C Amiard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment international     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0160-4120     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Int     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-30     Completed Date:  2003-04-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807270     Medline TA:  Environ Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  609-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
IPEIS, Universite de Sfax, BP 805, 3018 Sfax, Tunisia.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / analysis
Copper / adverse effects
Environmental Exposure*
Glycogen / analysis*
Health Status
Malondialdehyde / analysis*
Metallothionein / analysis*
Mollusca / physiology
Water Pollutants / adverse effects
Zinc / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Water Pollutants; 542-78-9/Malondialdehyde; 7440-50-8/Copper; 7440-66-6/Zinc; 9005-79-2/Glycogen; 9038-94-2/Metallothionein

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