An Animal Able To Tolerate D2O

@article{Carli2020AnAA,
  title={An Animal Able To Tolerate D2O},
  author={Gabriel Jos{\'e} Carli and Danyel Fernandes Contiliani and Silvana Giuliatti and Tiago Campos Pereira},
  journal={ChemBioChem},
  year={2020},
  volume={22}
}
It is possible to gain a deeper insight into the role of water in biology by using physicochemical variant molecules, such as deuterium oxide (D2O); however, D2O is toxic to multicellular organisms in high concentrations. By using a unique desiccation‐rehydration process, we demonstrate that the anhydrobiotic nematode Panagrolaimus superbus is able to tolerate and proliferate in 99 % D2O. Moreover, we analysed P. superbus’ water‐channel protein (aquaporin; AQP), which is associated with… 

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