The effects of in vivo exposure to cadmium, copper and zinc on the activities of gill ATPases in the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus


Canli M. , Stagg R.

ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, vol.31, no.4, pp.494-501, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00212433
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.494-501

Abstract

Norway lobsters, Nephrops norvegicus were exposed for 18 days to combinations of cadmium, copper and zinc st three sublethal concentrations (1, 5, 25 mu g/L for Cd and Cu, and 8, 40 and 200 mu g/L for Zn). Male animals were exposed to all three concentrations, while female animals were studied only in one (highest) concentration of the metals. Activities of Na,K-ATPase and both oligomycin-sensitive and insensitive Mg-ATPase were investigated in relation to metal exposure. A group of male Nephrops of different size groups from a single location in the Clyde Sea was also sampled to investigate the relationship between size and ATPase activity.