Evaluation of the gill filament-based EROD assay in African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) as a monitoring tool for waterborne PAH-type contaminants.

@article{Mdegela2006EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the gill filament-based EROD assay in African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) as a monitoring tool for waterborne PAH-type contaminants.},
  author={Robinson Hammerthon Mdegela and Jan G. Myburgh and Dacia Correia and Marte Braathen and Francis Ejobi and Christo J Botha and Morten Renslo Sandvik and Janneche Utne Skaare},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={51-9}
}
The ability of African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in inducing cytochrome P-450 class 1A (CYP1A) and glutathione S-transferase (GST) biomarkers was determined in liver and gill filaments after 4 days of waterborne exposure to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P). Male (n=6) and female (n=6) fish were exposed to B[a]P added to the water (30 microg/l) corresponding to 5 mg/kg total body weight. Five female and six male fish, exposed to acetone alone added to the… CONTINUE READING

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