The cellular features of mercury and selenium accumulation has been studied by transmission electron microscopy and x-ray microprobe analysis in the liver of striped dolphins. Mercury and selenium occurred as dense intracellular granules, located mainly within the liver macrophages (Kupffer cells). Granules were composed of 150 A spherical particles showing the same electron diffraction pattern and x-ray spectrum as mercuric selenide. The role of macrophages in mercuric selenide granule production and storage is discussed.
|Titolo:||Mercury and selenium localisation in the macrophages of the striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba|
|Anno del prodotto:||1994|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1017/S0025315400044040|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|