Mechanisms underlying the acute toxicity of fullerene to Daphnia magna: Energy acquisition restriction and oxidative stress.

@article{Lv2017MechanismsUT,
  title={Mechanisms underlying the acute toxicity of fullerene to Daphnia magna: Energy acquisition restriction and oxidative stress.},
  author={Xiaohui Lv and Boming Huang and Xiaoshan Zhu and Yuelu Jiang and Baiyang Chen and Yi Tao and Jin Deng Zhou and Zhonghua Cai},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2017},
  volume={123},
  pages={696-703}
}
The toxicity of fullerene (C60) to Daphnia magna has been a subject with increasing concerns. Nevertheless, the underlying mechanisms are still poorly understood. In the present study, we evaluated various aspects of the toxicological impacts of C60 on daphnia. After a 72-h exposure, the 50% effective concentration of C60 was 14.9 mg/L for immobilization, and 16.3 mg/L for mortality. Daphnia exhibited a quick uptake of C60 with a body burden value of 413 μg/g in wet weight in the 1 mg/L C60… CONTINUE READING