The aim of this work is to describe the effects of cadmium pollution on the vision of adult zebrafish, Danio rerio. Retinal morpho-cytological alterations were investigated by light and electron microscopy, while the functionality of cadmium-exposed retinae was assessed by re-illumination behavioral tests with white or colored light. Our results demonstrate that cadmium toxicity causes significant degeneration and loss of organization at both macro and microscopic levels. These alterations impair functional responses particularly through an increase in light sensitivity. Metallothioneins were not seen to be up-regulated, while the recovery of visual acuity is due to a regenerative process by Müller cells.
|Titolo:||Cadmium effects on the retina of adult Danio rerio.|
|Autori interni:||CRISPINO, MARIA ROSARIA|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Rivista:||COMPTES RENDUS BIOLOGIES|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|