|Lysosomal and microsomal responses to environmental factors in Littorina littorea from Sullom Voe|
Moore, M.N.; Pipe, R.K.; Farrar, S.V. (1982). Lysosomal and microsomal responses to environmental factors in Littorina littorea from Sullom Voe. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 13(10): 340-345
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
Aromatic hydrocarbons; Enzymatic activity; Lysosomes; Marine pollution; Oil pollution; Physiology; Pollution effects; Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine
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- Moore, M.N.
- Pipe, R.K.
- Farrar, S.V.
The marine gastropod Littorina littorea from four sites in the vicinity of the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal was found to display reduced cytochemically determined latency of lysosomal arylsulphatase, beta -glucuronidase and acid phosphatase in comparison with snails from a nearby "clean" site. This is interpreted as indicating lysosomal destabilization by environmental factors. Elevated total activities of particular lysosomal hydrolases were recorded at three of the sites in Sullom Voe. Animals from a fourth site (Swarta Taing) showed significant depression of arylsulphatase and beta -glucuronidase. These results are discussed in the light of previous work on the effects of hydrocarbons on lysosomes and in terms of the possible physiological consequences for the animals.