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The use of biomarkers to assess the impact of pollution in coastal environments of the Iberian Peninsula: a practical approach.
Within the frame of the 2nd Iberian Congress of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (University of the Basque Country, Leioa, June 1998) a workshop was held about the use of biomarkers inExpand
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Metal handling strategies in molluscs
The concentration and distribution of metals in molluscan tissues, as in any other organism, is highly dependent on the biochemical processes of metal metabolism occurring within cells. Many of theseExpand
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Effects of copper nanoparticles exposure in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis.
CuO NPs are widely used in various industrial and commercial applications. However, little is known about their potential toxicity or fate in the environment. In this study the effects of copperExpand
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Influence of metal exposure on metallothionein synthesis and lipid peroxidation in two bivalve mollusks: the oyster (Crassostrea gigas) and the mussel (Mytilus edulis)
The impact of metals (silver, cadmium, copper, mercury and zinc) on metallothionein (MT) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels of the oyster (Crassostrea gigas) and the mussel (Mytilus edulis) was studiedExpand
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Response of antioxidant systems to copper in the gills of the clam Ruditapes decussatus.
Copper (Cu) is an essential element for biological systems, however, when present in excess, is toxic. Metallothioneins can play an important role in Cu homeostasis and detoxification. Moreover, CuExpand
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Detection of emerging contaminants (UV filters, UV stabilizers and musks) in marine mussels from Portuguese coast by QuEChERS extraction and GC-MS/MS.
The UV filters and musk fragrances have come into focus because these compounds are contained and increasingly used not only in sunscreen products but also in many products of daily use, such asExpand
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Genotoxicity of copper oxide and silver nanoparticles in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis.
Though there is some information on cytotoxicity of copper nanoparticles and silver nanoparticles on human cell lines, there is no information on their genotoxic and cytotoxic behaviour in bivalveExpand
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Application of an integrated biomarker response index (IBR) to assess temporal variation of environmental quality in two Portuguese aquatic systems
Estuaries are extremely productive systems faced with great anthropogenic pressure, namely from contaminants of both metallic and organic nature which may affect the ecological quality of theseExpand
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Contamination assessment of a coastal lagoon (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal) using defence and damage biochemical indicators in gill of Liza aurata--an integrated biomarker approach.
Fish gill importance in toxicants uptake, bioconcentration and excretion allied to meagre knowledge on branchial damage/protection responses substantiate this study. Five critical sites in Ria deExpand
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Accumulation and toxicity of copper oxide nanoparticles in the digestive gland of Mytilus galloprovincialis.
Given the wide use of CuO nanoparticles in various industrial and commercial applications they will inevitably end up in the aquatic environment. However, little information exists on theirExpand
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