Metallothionein levels in the bivalves Callista chione and Venus verrucosa from two Mediterranean sites.

  title={Metallothionein levels in the bivalves Callista chione and Venus verrucosa from two Mediterranean sites.},
  author={Efthimia Cotou and Constantinos Vagias and T Rapti and Vassilios Roussis},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences},
  volume={56 9-10},
Metallothioneins levels (MTs) in the clams Callista chione and Venus verrucosa, collected from two coastal sites in Greece, were determined and quantified by SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and a spectrophotometric assay (Ellman's reaction). SDS-PAGE separation in the digestive gland, which represents the hepato-pancreas in clams, demonstrated the presence of MTs similar to mammalian MT (rabbit liver Cd, Zn-thionein). No other SH-containing proteins apart from the MTs were… CONTINUE READING


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