Distribution of trace elements in subcellular fractions of three aquatic birds.

@article{Nam2005DistributionOT,
  title={Distribution of trace elements in subcellular fractions of three aquatic birds.},
  author={D H Nam and Yasumi Anan and Tokutaka Ikemoto and Eun-Young Kim and Shinsuke Tanabe},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 8-12},
  pages={750-6}
}
This study investigated the subcellular distribution of Cu, Zn, Cd and Ag in liver of mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), spot-billed duck (A. poecilorhyncha) and great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) to better understand metal fractionation and dynamics in avian liver. Most of the total Cu, Zn, Cd and Ag were present in hepatocytosol, and their concentrations increased with total hepatic levels in all the three avian species. Copper, Zn and Cd in hepatocytosol were present mostly in metallothionein… CONTINUE READING