Experientia

, Volume 39, Issue 7, pp 746–748

Subcellular distribution and binding of heavy metals in the untreated liver of the squid; comparison with data from the livers of cadmium and silver-exposed rats

Authors

  • T. Tanaka
    • Department of Public HealthTottori University School of Medicine
  • Y. Hayashi
    • Department of Public HealthTottori University School of Medicine
  • M. Ishizawa
    • Department of Public HealthTottori University School of Medicine
Short Communications Biochemistry

DOI: 10.1007/BF01990305

Cite this article as:
Tanaka, T., Hayashi, Y. & Ishizawa, M. Experientia (1983) 39: 746. doi:10.1007/BF01990305

Summary

In natural squid liver, about 30% of the total Cd present was found in the cytosolic fraction. A large portion of this Cd was bound to high molecular weight species (mol. wt>70,000). In contrast to Cd, about 60% of the total Ag occurred in the cytosolic fraction; Ag was bound mainly to low molecular weight species (mol. wt<20,000).

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