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Provedor de dados:  BJMBR
País:  Brazil
Título:  Zinc accumulation in phosphate granules of Ucides cordatus hepatopancreas
Autores:  Corrêa Junior,J.D.
Data:  2000-02-01
Ano:  2000
Palavras-chave:  Phosphate granules
Energy dispersive X-ray analysis
Atomic absorption spectroscopy
Electron spectroscopic imaging
Resumo:  Amorphous phosphate granules are present in vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. The functions attributed to these structures depend on their mineral contents and organic matrix composition. In the present study we have determined zinc concentrations in the hepatopancreas of the crab Ucides cordatus from regions contaminated with zinc, and the elemental composition of hepatopancreal phosphate granules. Organisms were collected from the contaminated areas of Sepetiba Bay (SB) and Guanabara Bay (GB), and from a non-contaminated area, Ribeira Bay (RB). The first two sites are located near the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil. Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) showed a significant difference (P<0.05) for zinc concentration in the hepatopancreas from organisms collected at the contaminated sites GB (210 ± 20 µg/g dry weight) and SB (181 ± 16 µg/g dry weight) compared to the non-contaminated site RB (76 ± 14 µg/g dry weight). Phosphate granules isolated from hepatopancreatic tissue were studied by electron diffraction (ED), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and electron spectroscopic imaging (ESI). ED of granules presented no diffraction spots, indicating that these structures are in an amorphous state, while EDX of granules isolated from a contaminated area contained P, Ca and Zn. Mg, Cl and Fe were also found in some of the spectra. ESI showed that O, P and Ca were colocalized in the mineralized layers of most granules observed. The correlation between the results obtained by AAS and those obtained by microanalytical techniques suggests that the hepatopancreatic granules of U. cordatus may be related to the phenomenon of heavy metal retention.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/other
Idioma:  Inglês
Editor:  Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica
Relação:  10.1590/S0100-879X2000000200009
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research v.33 n.2 2000
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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