, 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

  • T. Tanaka
  • Y. Hayashi
  • M. Ishizawa
Short Communications Biochemistry


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Tanaka
    • 1
  • Y. Hayashi
    • 1
  • M. Ishizawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public HealthTottori University School of MedicineYonago-shi, Tottori(Japan)

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