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Differential Effects of Cadmium and Mercury on Lysosomal Enzymes in the Kidney of Myxine Glutinosa

  • E. Elger
  • R. Sievers
  • B. Elger
  • C. J. Olbricht
  • H. Stolte

Abstract

In man and most animals the exposure to the environmental pollutants cadmium and mercury results in accumulation of these heavy metals especially in the kidneys and the liver. At the cellular level proteinbound heavy metals are enriched in the lysosomal system after pinocytotic uptake.

Keywords

Mercury Cadmium Carboxyl Serine Luminal 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Elger
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Sievers
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Elger
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. J. Olbricht
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Stolte
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Med. Hochschule HannoverAbt. NephrologieHannover 61Germany
  2. 2.Mount Desert Island Biology LaboratorySalsbury CoveUSA

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