Manoel Soto

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Autometallography (AMG) and electron probe X-ray microanalysis (EPXMA) were applied in combination to determine the subcellular distribution of Cd and its subcellular ligands in the digestive gland cells of Cd-exposed mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis. Black silver deposits (BSD), which reveal the presence of metals when AMG is applied, were only localized(More)
Copper (Cu), zinc (Zn) and calcium (Ca) were demonstrated histochemically by means of conventional stains (rubeanic acid for copper, dithizone for zinc, and cobalt nitrare for calcium) and by autometallography in various tissues of winkles (Littorina littorea) sublethally exposed to either copper or zinc dissolved in sea water. Rubeanic acid and dithizone(More)
BACKGROUND Several intracellular Leishmania antigens have been identified in order to find a potential vaccine capable of conferring long lasting protection against Leishmania infection. Histones and Acid Ribosomal proteins are already known to induce an effective immune response and have successfully been tested in the cutaneous leishmaniasis mouse model.(More)
After acclimation to 100, 75 and 50% of Sea Water (SW) external salinities, a significant reduction in MET (Mean Epithelial Thickness) and MDR (Mean Diverticular Radius) indicates a decrease in the digestive cell volume dependant on the lowering of environmental salinity. The interstitial connective tissue seems to be unable to osmoregulate and hence stand(More)
The present work deals with the histochemical, histoenzymological and micro-analytical study of the stomach of Littorina Littorea (L.). The results suggest the existence of intracellular digestion within the stomach cells. Thus, the occurrence of lysosomes in the mid-cytoplasm of stomach cells has been revealed by demonstration beta-glucuronidase activity(More)
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