Electrophoretical and histological analysis were performed on Mytilus galloprovincialis digestive gland samples, in order to detect the presence of a previously identified protein ca 30 kDa MW, synthesized during Dinophysis spp. blooms, and assess a possible correlation between the occurrence of this protein and okadaic acid (OA) exposure by ingestion. Mussels were sampled monthly from July 2000 to November 2001 in the Gulf of Trieste (upper Adriatic Sea) and immediately processed. Parallel samples were maintained in sea water plastic tanks and fed with marine invertebrate feed mixed with OA and derivatives at different concentration of toxins for each experimental group (25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg). In tank reared mussels fed with OA, degeneration of digestive cells and appearance of 24.6 kDa protein were observed, while in wild mussels, neither histological alterations nor presence of a 24.6 kDa protein, were detected. A correlation between the toxins concentration and time of appearance was highlighted, to demonstrate this protein is synthesized in response to OA and derivatives exposure. About the identity of 24.6 kDa protein, it could be an enzyme involved in detoxification reactions, probably Glyoxalase I.

Biochemical and histological alterations of Mytilus galloprovincialis digestive gland after exposure to okadaic acid and dirivatives.

BATTISTELLA, SILVIA
2004

Abstract

Electrophoretical and histological analysis were performed on Mytilus galloprovincialis digestive gland samples, in order to detect the presence of a previously identified protein ca 30 kDa MW, synthesized during Dinophysis spp. blooms, and assess a possible correlation between the occurrence of this protein and okadaic acid (OA) exposure by ingestion. Mussels were sampled monthly from July 2000 to November 2001 in the Gulf of Trieste (upper Adriatic Sea) and immediately processed. Parallel samples were maintained in sea water plastic tanks and fed with marine invertebrate feed mixed with OA and derivatives at different concentration of toxins for each experimental group (25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg). In tank reared mussels fed with OA, degeneration of digestive cells and appearance of 24.6 kDa protein were observed, while in wild mussels, neither histological alterations nor presence of a 24.6 kDa protein, were detected. A correlation between the toxins concentration and time of appearance was highlighted, to demonstrate this protein is synthesized in response to OA and derivatives exposure. About the identity of 24.6 kDa protein, it could be an enzyme involved in detoxification reactions, probably Glyoxalase I.
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