European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) metallothionein, endocrine, metabolic and genotoxic responses to copper exposure

This study investigated Anguilla anguilla physiological and genotoxic responses to copper and their relation with metallothionein protection

M. Oliveira; A. Serafim; M.J. Bebianno; M. Pacheco; M.A. Santos

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • This study investigated Anguilla anguilla physiological and genotoxic responses to copper and their relation with metallothionein protection
  • MT induction was assessed in gill and liver, revealing significant response only in liver
  • A significant plasma glucose increase was observed whereas lactate was significantly decreased
  • MT protection was evident in liver by preventing DNA integrity loss
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