Lysosomal Destabilization: Indicators of Environmental Degradation in Galveston Bay, TX

dc.acquisition-srcGBEPen_US
dc.call-noQH 541.5 .E8 G32 T-5 c.1-3 GBAYen_US
dc.call-noREF QH 541.5 .E8 G32 T-5 c.1-4 GBAYen_US
dc.call-noARCHIVE QH 541.5 .E8 G32 T-5 c.1-3 GBAYen_US
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dc.contributor.authorWade, Terry L., Hyun-Min Hwang, Yaorong Qian, Stephen T. Sweet, and Jose L. Sericanoen_US
dc.contributor.otherProceedings: The State of the Bay Symposium V. January 31 - February 2, 2001en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:37:04Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:37:04Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionpgs. 82-92en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe reduced retention capacity of lysosomal membrane elicited by exposure to xenobiotics provides a good example of adverse effects induced by toxic chemicals. The lysosomal destabilization assay is an integrated and rapid indicator of the health status of an organism that measures lysosomal damage (membrane destabilization). It has been successfully applied to bivalves (e.g. mussels and oysters), fish and earthworms (Lowe et al. 1995a,b; Kohlor et al. 1994; Ringwood et al. 1999; Weeks and Svendsen 1996). The lysosomal destabilization assay is likely applicable to all living cells. The purpose of this study was to test the usefulness of lysosomal destabilization assay as an early-warning screening tool for assessment of contaminant impact. Investigations of the relationship between lysosomal destabilization and chemical body burden were undertaken. The release of neutral red into the cytosol was used as a sign of lysosomal damage of the blood cells of bivalves collected from NOAA National Status and Trends (NS&T) Mussel Watch Project Galveston Bay sites.en_US
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dc.geo-codeCollege Stationen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeHoustonen_US
dc.geo-codeBaytownen_US
dc.geo-codeTexas Cityen_US
dc.geo-codeGalvestonen_US
dc.history10/25/04 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/26178
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dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collection; GBIC Reference Collection; GBIC Archive Collectionen_US
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dc.notesThe authors are representing the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M Universityen_US
dc.placeAustin, TXen_US
dc.publisherTexas Natural Resource Conservation Commissionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries9088.00en_US
dc.relation.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/gbeppubs/T5/gbnep-T5.htmlen_US
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dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectLysosomal destabilization environmental degradationen_US
dc.titleLysosomal Destabilization: Indicators of Environmental Degradation in Galveston Bay, TXen_US
dc.typeChapteren_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueT-5en_US
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