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Volume 65, Issue 4


Characterization of proteins in the gonad of Limanda yokohamae from Masan Bay, Korea

Jeong Oh / SooWoon Kim / Hyo-Bang Moon
  • Marine Environment Research Team, National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Pusan, 619-705, Korea
  • Department of Environmental Marine Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Hanyang University, Ansan, 426-791, Korea
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  • Graduate School of Earth Environmental Engineering, Pukyong National University, Pusan, 608-737, Korea
  • Dioxin Research Center, Pukyong National University, Pusan, 608-737, Korea
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Published Online: 2010-06-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-010-0068-9


The putative biological effects of the toxic organic pollutants polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) and the dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (DLPCBs) in the sediments of Masan Bay, Korea, on the gonad of Limanda yokohamae were investigated using proteomic and bioinformatic analyses. The results demonstrated that 11 protein spots from the bay site, Duckdong, were statistically different from the reference site Gaduck Island. We identified 20 proteins from the 11 altered protein spots and these were found to be involved in multi-cellular functions as previously demonstrated in a variety of species. The concentrations of toxic equivalents of PCDD/Fs and DLPCBs in the sediments of Masan Bay were approximately twenty six-fold higher than those from Gaduck Island. These findings indicate that the organic contaminants in the sediments of Masan Bay may have contributed to the change in the phenotypes of fish gonads.

Keywords: DLPCBs; environmental pollution; marbled sole; PCDD/Fs; proteomics

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Published Online: 2010-06-10

Published in Print: 2010-08-01

Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 65, Issue 4, Pages 730–736, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-010-0068-9.

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