Immunosuppression in the infaunal bivalve Scrobicularia plana environmentally exposed to mercury and association with its accumulation.

Abstract

This study aimed to test the hypothesis whether mercury (Hg) activates or suppresses inappropriately the immunity of the bivalve Scrobicularia plana inhabiting a Hg contaminated area (Laranjo basin, Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). Immunity endpoints, as well as lipid peroxidation (LPO) as a sign of damage, were evaluated in parallel with total Hg burden. Bivalves… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.11.064

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@article{Ahmad2011ImmunosuppressionIT, title={Immunosuppression in the infaunal bivalve Scrobicularia plana environmentally exposed to mercury and association with its accumulation.}, author={Iqbal Ahmad and Jo{\~a}o Pedro Coelho and Iram Mohmood and M{\'a}rio Guilherme Garc{\^e}s Pacheco and Maria A Santos and Armando C Duarte and Eduarda Pereira}, journal={Chemosphere}, year={2011}, volume={82 11}, pages={1541-6} }