Influence of dimethoate on acetylcholinesterase activity and locomotor function in terrestrial isopods.

@article{Engenheiro2005InfluenceOD,
  title={Influence of dimethoate on acetylcholinesterase activity and locomotor function in terrestrial isopods.},
  author={Elizabeth L Engenheiro and P. Hankard and J. P. Sousa and M. Lemos and J. Weeks and A. Soares},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          603-9
        }
}
  • Elizabeth L Engenheiro, P. Hankard, +3 authors A. Soares
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Environmental toxicology and chemistry
  • Locomotor behavior in terrestrial organisms is crucial for burrowing, avoiding predators, food seeking, migration, and reproduction; therefore, it is a parameter with ecological relevance. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is a nervous system enzyme inhibited by several compounds and widely used as an exposure biomarker in several organisms. Moreover, changes in energy reserves also may indicate an exposure to a stress situation. The aim of this study is to link biomarkers of different levels of… CONTINUE READING
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