Transcriptional variations in biomarkers of Mytilus galloprovincialis sampled from Central Adriatic coastal waters (Marche region, Italy).

@article{Cocci2017TranscriptionalVI,
  title={Transcriptional variations in biomarkers of Mytilus galloprovincialis sampled from Central Adriatic coastal waters (Marche region, Italy).},
  author={Paolo Cocci and Martina Capriotti and Gilberto Mosconi and Francesco Alessandro Palermo},
  journal={Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure, response, and susceptibility to chemicals},
  year={2017},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={537-547}
}
OBJECTIVE this work evaluates the expression of several biomarker genes (i.e. CAT, HSPs, MT10, p53, GSTpi, ER1/2) in Mytilus galloprovincialis native specimens to identify pollution related transcriptional changes. METHODS gene expression levels were analysed in the gills of mussels from five sites along a coastal area of the central Adriatic Sea, using qPCR. RESULTS we observed higher expression levels of biomarker genes in mussels from the local harbour or river mouths than in mussels… CONTINUE READING