Interactions of temperature, salinity and diesel oil on antioxidant defense enzymes of the limpet Nacella concinna.

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Interactions of temperature, salinity and diesel oil on antioxidant defense enzymes of the limpet Nacella concinna.

Mar Pollut Bull. 2015 Jun 13;

Authors: Feijó de Oliveira M, Rodrigues E, Suda CN, Vani GS, Donatti L, Rodrigues E, Lavrado HP

Abstract
The intertidal and subtidal environments in the Antarctic Peninsula are vulnerable to pollutants, such as diesel oil, a commonly used fuel. Nacella concinna is capable of accumulating polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and is a potential biomonitor of diesel oil contamination. This work investigates the interaction of diesel oil, temperature and salinity on the activity of antioxidants enzymes defense of the gills, foot muscle and digestive glands. Upregulation of superoxide dismutase occurred in the three tissues by warming. The foot muscle catalase and the gill glutathione reductase were upregulated only by diesel. The inability to upregulate catalase and glutathione S-transferase in the digestive gland, as well as the increase of lipoperoxidation, suggested that this gland is more susceptible to the deleterious effects from oxidative stress.

PMID: 26077159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]