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Hernández, R.B.* ; Nishita, M.I.* ; Espósito, B.P.* ; Scholz, S.* ; Michalke, B.

The role of chemical speciation, chemical fractionation and calcium disruption in manganese-induced developmental toxicity in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos.

J. Trace Elem. Med. Biol. 32, 209-217 (2015)
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Manganese (Mn) is an essential nutrient that can be toxic in excess concentrations, especially during early development stages. The mechanisms of Mn toxicity is still unclear, and little information is available regarding the role of Mn speciation and fractionation in toxicology. We aimed to investigate the toxic effects of several chemical forms of Mn in embryos of Danio rerio exposed during different development stages, between 2 and 122h post fertilization. We found a stage-specific increase of lethality associated with hatching and removal of the chorion. Mn(II), ([Mn(H2O)6](2+)) appeared to be the most toxic species to embryos exposed for 48h, and Mn(II) citrate was most toxic to embryos exposed for 72 and/or 120h. Manganese toxicity was associated with calcium disruption, manganese speciation and metal fractionation, including bioaccumulation in tissue, granule fractions, organelles and denaturated proteins.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords Calcium Disruption ; Chemical Fractionation ; Danio Rerio ; Embryotoxicity ; Mn Speciation
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