Effect of cadmium on antioxidant enzyme activities and lipid peroxidation in the gills of the clam Ruditapes decussatus.

Abstract

Metals are known to influence the oxidative status of marine organisms, and antioxidant enzymes have been often proposed as biomarkers of effect. The clam Ruditapes decussatus is a well-known metal bioindicator. In this species cadmium (Cd) induces metallothionein (MT) synthesis only after 7 days of exposure. Before MT synthesis is induced, the other… (More)

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