Biochemical characterization of the antioxidant system in the scallop Adamussium colbecki, a sentinel organism for monitoring the antarctic environment.
Entry ID: Antarctic_scallop

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Summary
Abstract: The scallop Adamussium colbecki can be profitably used for monitoring Antarctic coast environments but its utility would be increased if chemical analysis of pollutants were integrated with data on their biological effects. Since oxidative stress is a common pathway of toxicity induced by xenobiotics, a biochemical characterization was carried out on the antioxidant system of this species and ... View entire text
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Quality Specimens of the Antarctic scallop Adamussium colbecki were collected by scuba diving. Analysis were performed on homogenized samples of digestive gland and gills. Measurements of glutathione and enzymatic activities were carried out with a Varian (Cary 5) spectrophotometer, following appropriate methods.
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Istituto di Biologia e Genetica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.univpm.it/

Data Center Personnel
Name: FRANCESCO REGOLI
Phone: +39-071-2204613
Fax: +39-071-2204609
Email: regoli at univpm.it
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Via Ranieri - Monte D'Ago
City: Anzona
Postal Code: 60100
Country: Italy
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +39-071-2204613
Fax: +39-071-2204609
Email: regoli at univpm.it
Contact Address:
Via Ranieri - Monte D'Ago
City: Anzona
Postal Code: 60100
Country: Italy
Publications/References
-Regoli, F., Nigro M., Chiantore, M., Winston, G.W., Seasonal variations of susceptibility to oxidative stress in Adamussium colbecki, a key bioindicator species for the Antarctic marine environment, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, num. 1-3, vol. 289, pp. 205-211, 2002

-Regoli, F., Nigro, M., Chiantore, MC., Gorbi, S., Wiston, G., Total oxidant scavenging capacity of Antarctic, Arctic and Mediterranean scallops, ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol. 67, pp. 85-94, 2000

-Regoli, F., Nigro, M. Bompadre, S., Wiston, G, Total oxidant scavenging capacity (TOSC) of microsomal and cytosolic fractions from Antarctic Arctic and Mediterranean Scallops: differentiation between three different potent oxidants, AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY, vol. 49, pp. 13-25, 2000
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-15
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