UV-B exposure causes DNA damage and changes in protein expression in northern pike (Esox lucius) posthatched embryos.

@article{Vehniinen2012UVBEC,
  title={UV-B exposure causes DNA damage and changes in protein expression in northern pike (Esox lucius) posthatched embryos.},
  author={Eeva-Riikka Vehni{\"a}inen and Kirsi V{\"a}h{\"a}kangas and Aimo O J Oikari},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={363-70}
}
The ongoing anthropogenically caused ozone depletion and climate change has increased the amount of biologically harmful UV-B radiation, which is detrimental to fish in embryonal stages. The effects of UV-B radiation on the levels and locations of DNA damage manifested as cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs), heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and p53 protein in newly hatched embryos of pike were examined. Pike larvae were exposed in the laboratory to current and enhanced doses of UV-B radiation. UV… CONTINUE READING