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In the present study, we assess the potential of fish cell lines (CHSE, EPC and RTG-2) to be used as screening tools for the ecotoxicological assessment of estuarine sediments. The processing of sediment to a form suitable for in vitro exposure is an inherent problem when using cell cultures. The approach employed in this study was to prepare aqueous(More)
The utilisation of fish cell lines has proven to be a valuable, rapid and cost-effective tool in the ecotoxicological assessment of chemicals and environmental samples. The main objective of this study was to investigate the value of multiple endpoint measurements in evaluating the cytotoxicity of three divalent zinc salts in three established fish cell(More)
In this study, we examined the effects of zinc chloride (ZnCl(2)) (0-200mg/L) on primary epidermal cultures from Oncorhynchus mykiss. Increases in the rate and amount of mucus released were detected post-exposure, as was a dose-dependent increase in the synthesis of acidic glycoproteins. The cytotoxicity of ZnCl(2) to the cultures was significantly(More)
It has long been known that the hematopoietic tissue of mammals is one of the most radiosensitive tissues. In vitro studies on prawns have also shown that low doses of radiation have an extremely deleterious effect on cells cultured from this animal's blood-forming tissues. This raises questions about the relative effects of radiation in animals of(More)
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