IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Characterization and mRNA expression of Mn-SOD and physiological responses to stresses in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas
Park, M.S.; Jo, P.G.; Choi, Y.K.; An, K.W.; Choi, C.Y. (2009). Characterization and mRNA expression of Mn-SOD and physiological responses to stresses in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. Mar. Biol. Res. 5(5): 451-461. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/17451000802626554
In: Marine Biology Research. Taylor & Francis: Oslo; Basingstoke. ISSN 1745-1000, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Authors 

Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Acute water temperature; cadmium; hydrogen peroxide; Mn-superoxidedismutase; TBT

Authors  Top 
  • Park, M.S.
  • Jo, P.G.
  • Choi, Y.K.
  • An, K.W.
  • Choi, C.Y.

Abstract
    Superoxide dismutases (SODs) are metalloenzymes that play an important role in mollusc immune defence systems by eliminating oxidative stress to reactive oxygen species. We investigated physiological changes in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas caused by exposure to pollutants (cadmium, tributyltin) and acute water temperature change. We analysed mRNA expression of Mn-SOD in gills using a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR), and measured the glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT), glutamate pyruvate transaminase (GPT) and hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) levels in haemolymph based on time-and dose-related effects of pollutants and acute water temperature treatments. We cloned a cgMn-SOD full-length cDNA that included an open reading frame of 675 nucleotides that was predicted to encode proteins of 225 amino acids. BLAST analysis of other species indicated that residues essential to the enzymatic functions of Mn-SOD proteins are highly conserved. Levels of Mn-SOD mRNA expression, GOT and GPT were gradually increased and then decreased during the experimental periods. On the other hand, H(2)O(2) levels increased continuously during the exposure periods. These results suggest that Mn-SOD plays an important role in the physiological changes related to metabolism and cell protection that occur in C. gigas when exposed to oxidative stress by pollutants and fluctuations in water temperature.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors