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Metabolic effects of technical pentachlorophenol (PCP) on the eel Anguilla anguilla L.
Holmberg, B.; Jensen, S.; Larsson, Å.; Lewander, K.; Olsson, M. (1972). Metabolic effects of technical pentachlorophenol (PCP) on the eel Anguilla anguilla L. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. (B Biochem. Mol. Biol.) 43B: 171-183
In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Pergamon: Oxford. ISSN 1096-4959, more
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    Fresh water

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  • Holmberg, B.
  • Jensen, S.
  • Larsson, Å.
  • Lewander, K.
  • Olsson, M.

Abstract
    A. anguilla were exposed to sea water and fresh water containing 0.1 ppm PCP. The accumulation of the pesticide as well as the effects on different metabolites in blood, muscle and liver were studied. PCP exposure caused changes, which indicated a hypermetabolic state with accelerated utilization of tissue energy reserves. An altered cholesterol metabolism, a decreased activity of liver glutamate pyruvate transaminase (GPT) and an enlargement of the liver suggested a disturbed liver function. The effects of PCP seemed to persist in spite of a recovery period in clean water for about 2 months.

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