Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and cytochrome P450 enzyme activities were investigated in European eels (Anguilla anguilla) collected from seven sites in a coastal lagoon in the north-western Mediterranean Sea, Orbetello lagoon (Italy). Twelve PBDE congeners were measured in muscle and two CYP1A enzyme activities, 7-ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) and benzo(a)pyrene monooxygenase (BP (a)PMO), were investigated in liver microsomal fraction in order to obtain insights into the health of the lagoon environment. PBDE muscle levels were low and the most abundant congeners were 2,2',4,4'-tetrabronnodiphenylether (BDE-47), 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexaBDE (BDE-153) and 2,2',4,5'-tetraBDE (BDE-49). EROD and B(a)PMO activities were also low and no differences were observed between eels from different sites. Multivariate analysis (PCA) did not indicate correlations between PBDEs and either P450 activities.
Biomonitoring of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) pollution: a field study / M. Mariottini, I. Corsi, C. DELLA TORRE, T. Caruso, A. Bianchini, I. Nesi, S. Focardi, S. SILVANO FOCARDI. - In: COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY. C. TOXICOLOGY & PHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 1532-0456. - 148:1(2008), pp. 80-86.
|Titolo:||Biomonitoring of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) pollution: a field study|
|Parole Chiave:||Anguilla anguilla; Mediterranean lagoon; PBDEs; biomarkers; cytochrome P450|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/07 - Ecologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2008.03.011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|