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Changes in Na/K APase activity, unsaturated fatty acids and metallothionein in gills of the shore crab Carcinus aestuarii after dilute seawater acclimation


Lucu, Čedomil; Pavičić, Jasenka; Ivanković, Dušica; Pavičić-Hamer, Dijana; Najdek, Mirjana
Changes in Na/K APase activity, unsaturated fatty acids and metallothionein in gills of the shore crab Carcinus aestuarii after dilute seawater acclimation // Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 149 (2008), 4; 362-371 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Changes in Na/K APase activity, unsaturated fatty acids and metallothionein in gills of the shore crab Carcinus aestuarii after dilute seawater acclimation

Autori
Lucu, Čedomil ; Pavičić, Jasenka ; Ivanković, Dušica ; Pavičić-Hamer, Dijana ; Najdek, Mirjana

Izvornik
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology (1095-6433) 149 (2008), 4; 362-371

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Shore crab; gills; Na; K ATPase fatty acids; metallothionein

Sažetak
We have assessed the activity of Na, K ATPase, cAMP, free fatty acids (FFA) and metallothionein (MT) in the posterior gills of the brackish water shore crab Carcinus aestuarii during acclimation to 10 ppt dilute seawater (DSW). Following 3-18 days acclimation in DSW specific activity of Na, K ATPase in native gill homogenates and partially purified membrane vesicles was progressively increased, from 1, 7- to 3, 9-fold. After short-term acclimation of crabs in DSW with added sucrose to make media isosmotic with the haemolymph the specific Na, K ATPase activity in homogenates was not increased, relative to SW enzyme activity. Moreover, hyposmotic conditions led to depletion of cAMP in gills. In partially purified membrane vesicles isolated from posterior gills, fatty acids with composition 16:0, 18:0, 18:1, 20:4 and 20:5 dominated in both SW-and DSW-acclimated Carcinus. During a year in which the metabolic activity of crabs was increased, the arachidonic/linoleic acids ratio (ARA/LA) for DSW-acclimated crabs was markedly increased relative to that in SW. Increased Na, K ATPase activity under hyposmotic stress may be modulated at least partially by the changed proportion of fatty acids in the purified membranes of posterior gills. Long-term acclimation of shore crabs to DSW resulted in a 2.6-fold increase in cytosolic metallothionein (MT) content in posterior gills over those in SW crabs. Assuming an antioxidant role of MT associated with intracellular zinc partitioning, the observed MT induction in posterior gills may be considered an adaptive response of C. aestuarii to hyposmotic stress.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija



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Projekt / tema
098-0982705-2727 - Procesi biomineralizacije morskih organizama (Davorin Medaković, )
098-0982705-2729 - Struktura i fiziologija mikrobnih zajednica frontalnih zona sjevernog Jadrana (Mirjana Najdek-Dragić, )
098-0982934-2721 - Stanične promjene u vodnih organizama pobuđene metalima (Marijana Erk, )
275-0010501-0828 - Ekofiziologija gospodarski važnih morskih organizama.Povoljni i stresni uvjeti (Čedomil Lucu, )

Ustanove
Sveučilište u Dubrovniku

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  • MEDLINE