Document Detail

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
Related Documents :
17307237 - Lead contamination and associated disease in captive and reintroduced red kites milvus ...
24815507 - Estimated intakes and sources of total and added sugars in the canadian diet.
8739357 - The effect of zn on the digestive gland epithelium of porcellio scaber (isopoda, crusta...
1146687 - Epidemiological implications of environmental cadmium. i. the probable utility of human...
22158847 - Complete genome sequence of bacillus cereus bacteriophage bcp78.
15809117 - Human health risk assessment of organochlorines associated with fish consumption in a c...
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.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
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

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  A holistic approach to Concentration Assessment of hazards in the risk assessment of landfill leacha...
Next Document:  Distribution of heavy metals in sediments of Mwanza Gulf of Lake Victoria, Tanzania.