Metallothionein response in gills of Oreochromis mossambicus exposed to copper in fresh water.

  • Dang Z
  • Lock R
  • Flik G
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Freshwater Oreochromis mossambicus (tilapia) were exposed to 3.2 micromol/l Cu(NO(3))(2) in the water for up to 80 days, and copper (Cu) and immunoreactive metallothionein (irMT) were localized in the branchial epithelium. Cu was demonstrated in mucous cells (MC), chloride cells (CC), pavement cells (PC), respiratory cells (RC), and basal layer cells (BLC) via autometallography combined with alcian blue staining for MC and Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase immunostaining for CC and, on the basis of their location in the epithelium of PC, RC, and BLC. In control fish (water with Cu concentration

Author-supplied keywords

  • Animals
  • Copper
  • Copper: analysis
  • Copper: pharmacology
  • Female
  • Fresh Water
  • Gills
  • Gills: chemistry
  • Gills: cytology
  • Gills: metabolism
  • Male
  • Metallothionein
  • Metallothionein: biosynthesis
  • Tilapia
  • Tilapia: metabolism

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  • SGR: 0032768937
  • PUI: 29356809
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0032768937
  • ISBN: 0363-6119
  • ISSN: 0002-9513
  • PMID: 10409289


  • Z. Dang

  • R. A. Lock

  • G. Flik

  • S. E. Wendelaar Bonga

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