We study the localization of accumulated metals in organs such as gills, nephron, mantle and digestive gland. Applying the method of cryostabilization in Ethylene Glycol at about -20°C, followed by infiltration and polymerization of Glycol Methacrylate (Technovit 7100) resin at about 6-10°C, we are able to detect the presence of Zn++ sequestering ability in the filtering cells and in brown cells of the mantle; these cells are certainly active in the process of metal detoxification.

Heavy metals capture in Unio pictorum Mancus (Lamellibranchiata). Use of semithin resin sections after cryostabilization in ethylene glycol.

DORE, Bruno Emilio;DONNA, Daniela;PATTONO, Paola Maria;PRUNOTTO, MARCO
2001

Abstract

We study the localization of accumulated metals in organs such as gills, nephron, mantle and digestive gland. Applying the method of cryostabilization in Ethylene Glycol at about -20°C, followed by infiltration and polymerization of Glycol Methacrylate (Technovit 7100) resin at about 6-10°C, we are able to detect the presence of Zn++ sequestering ability in the filtering cells and in brown cells of the mantle; these cells are certainly active in the process of metal detoxification.
29th National Congress of the Italian Society of Histochemistry
Anacapri
23-25 aprile 2001
45/suppl. 1
48
48
Unio; gills; nephron; mantle; digestive gland; brown cells; heavy metals; detoxification
DORE B.; DONNA D.; PATTONO P.; PRUNOTTO M.
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