Tubulin posttranslational modifications induced by cadmium in the sponge Clathrina clathrus.

@article{Ledda2013TubulinPM,
  title={Tubulin posttranslational modifications induced by cadmium in the sponge Clathrina clathrus.},
  author={Fabio D. Ledda and Paola Ramoino and Silvia Ravera and Erica Perino and Paolo Bianchini and Alberto Diaspro and Lorenzo Gallus and Roberto Pronzato and Renata Manconi},
  journal={Aquatic toxicology},
  year={2013},
  volume={140-141},
  pages={98-105}
}
As sessile filter feeders, sponges are exposed to environmental stress due to pollutants of both anthropogenic and natural origins and are able to accumulate harmful substances. Thus, sponges are considered a good tool for the biomonitoring of coastal areas. In this study, we used biochemical and immunocytochemical analyses to provide new data on the cadmium-related changes in sponge cells. In particular, we analyzed the effects of different concentrations of cadmium on the microtubule network… CONTINUE READING