Structural and functional alterations in Malpighian tubules as biomarkers of environmental pollution: synopsis and prospective.

@article{Giglio2017StructuralAF,
  title={Structural and functional alterations in Malpighian tubules as biomarkers of environmental pollution: synopsis and prospective.},
  author={Anita Giglio and Pietro Brandmayr},
  journal={Journal of applied toxicology : JAT},
  year={2017},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={889-894}
}
Although a number of biomarkers of pollutant exposure have been identified in invertebrate species, little is known about the effect on Malpighian tubules playing an essential role in excretion and osmoregulation. Analyses of structural and functional alterations on this organ can be useful to predict the effects at the organism and population level in monitoring studies of environmental pollution. The aim of the present review is to provide a synthesis of existing knowledge on cellular damages… CONTINUE READING