alexa How aluminium exposure promotes osmoregulatory disturbances in the neotropical freshwater fish Prochilus lineatus.
Agri and Aquaculture

Agri and Aquaculture

Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

Author(s): Camargo MM, Fernandes MN, Martinez CB

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The aim of this study was to understand the effects of the interaction between aluminium and low pH in a native fish species Prochilodus lineatus. Thus, juveniles of this neotropical fish species were exposed to 196 microg L(-1) of dissolved aluminium in acid water (Al group), only to acid water (pH group) or to water with neutral pH (CTR group) for 6, 24 and 96 h. Al effects were evaluated with regard to hematological parameters (hemoglobin, hematocrit and red blood cell number), plasma ions and osmolarity, density and distribution of chloride cells (CC), Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity in the gills, metabolic (protein and glucose) and endocrine (cortisol) parameters. The fish exposed to Al had increased hematological and metabolic parameters in relation to the CTR group after all periods of exposure. In fish exposed to Al for 24 and 96 h plasma ions and osmolarity were significantly lower and the identification of the enzyme Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase by immunohistochemistry indicated a reduction in the number of CC in the gills. Enzyme activity was 50\% lower in fish exposed to Al in all experimental times. Taken together these results showed that acute exposure to Al causes an ionic unbalance, probably related to the effects of Al on Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity, on the distribution and number of chloride cells in the gills as well as the effects associated with the stress response caused by the presence of the metal. This article was published in Aquat Toxicol and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords