Experientia

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 263–264

Extraordinary levels of cadmium and zinc in a marine sponge,Tedania charcoti Topsent: inorganic chemical defense agents

  • R. J. Capon
  • K. Elsbury
  • M. S. Butler
  • C. C. Lu
  • J. N. A. Hooper
  • J. A. P. Rostas
  • K. J. O'Brien
  • L. -M. Mudge
  • A. T. R. Sim
Research Articles

Abstract

The Antarctic marine spongeTedania charcoti has been shown to contain extraordinarily high natural concentrations of cadmium and zinc, which have in turn been correlated to the ability of the crude ethanol extract to modulate protein phosphorylation in chicken forebrain and to inhibit the growth of several test bacteria.

Key words

Cadmium zinc Antarctic marine sponge antibiotic protein phosphorylation Tedania charcoti 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Capon
    • 1
  • K. Elsbury
    • 1
  • M. S. Butler
    • 1
  • C. C. Lu
    • 1
  • J. N. A. Hooper
    • 1
  • J. A. P. Rostas
    • 1
  • K. J. O'Brien
    • 1
  • L. -M. Mudge
    • 1
  • A. T. R. Sim
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ChemistryUniversity of MelbourneParkville(Australia)

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