Ciro Alberto de Oliveira Ribeiro

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The Alagados Reservoir (Brazil) is an important source for the supply of water, recreation and fishery. Since 2002, the occurrence of cyanobacterial blooms (paralytic shellfish toxins - PST producers) have been noted. This study was aimed at the monitoring of PST occurrence in the Reservoir's water and fish. Biomarkers such as ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase(More)
Hematological indices are gaining general acceptance as valuable tools in monitoring various aspects the health of fish exposed to contaminants. In this work some effects of methyl mercury (MeHg), inorganic lead (Pb2+), and tributyltin (TBT) in a tropical fish species were evaluated by hematological methods after a trophic exposition at a subchronic level.(More)
Methylmercury is a potent toxic present in Amazonian fish species due to gold mining activities. In the present work, we investigated the morphological effects of methylmercury in liver and kidney of Hoplias malabaricus feeding contaminated prey fish over 70 days. Two groups of nine mature fish (tested and control) were acclimatized for four weeks to(More)
The uptake of heavy metals like mercury is rapid and tissue and cell pathologies are a consequence of its concentration in water and the time of exposure. For Trichomycterus brasiliensis, inorganic mercury is lethal above 0.1 mg.l(-1) in 24 hours. The gills were severely affected: an increased cell proliferation in the interlamellar regions leads to a(More)
This paper reports comparative results on the bioaccumulation of inorganic mercury and resulting gill damages in the tropical fish, Trichomycterus zonatus, and a nordic species, Salvelinus alpinus, using radioisotope 203Hg techniques and scanning electron microscopy. Uptake of inorganic Hg from water was much more important in T. zonatus than in S. alpinus(More)
Cylindrospermopsin is a potent toxicant for eukaryotic cells produced by several cyanobacteria. Recently, primary hepatocyte cultures of Neotropical fish have been established, demonstrating to be a quite efficient in vitro model for cellular toxicology studies. In the current study, a protocol for culture of Prochilodus lineatus hepatocytes was established(More)
Trahira (Hoplias malabaricus) used to investigate the effects of successive Pb(II) or tributyltin (TBT) dietary doses. After 70 days of acclimation, individuals were exposed to 21 microg Pbg(-1) or 0.3 microg TBTg(-1) (5-day intervals, 14 doses). Two experiments were conducted to investigate the histopathological effects (liver and kidney) and measure the(More)
Fish consumption is a potential source of human exposure to pollutants. Here, we study residue levels of PCBs in the eel, Anguilla anguilla, from the Nature Camargue Reserve in southern France. Chromatographic analysis (GC-ECD) found seventy identifiable congeners, among which, 10 are considered as dioxin-like PCBs, such as the non-ortho PCB 81 and the(More)
The toxic potential of cadmium (Cd) is well-documented for young and adult vertebrates, but it is still poorly understood in the early stages of development. In this study, cadmium effects were investigated on Gallus gallus embryos after injection of CdCl(2) (5μM and 50μM) within the egg air chamber, and incubation for 48 and 72h. After exposure,(More)
Fish (Astyanax sp.) were exposed to water samples from the Arroio Saldanha, locality of an oil spill, and the Barigui River (upstream and downstream of the confluence of the river and Arroio Saldanha), Brazil. Histopathological and biochemical biomarkers, as acetylcholinesterase (AchE), ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD), catalase (CAT),(More)