Acetylcholine was detected and measured in the ganglia (60-80 nmol/g), in the heart (10-15 nmol/g) and in the adductor muscles (4-5 nmol/g) of the bivalve Anodonta cygnea L. using gas chromatographic determination. Treatment of the animals with low concentration of heavy metals, which cause change in the behaviour, resulted in decrease of the brain acetylcholine level. Within 7 days treatment Cu2+ caused 80 per cent, Cd2+ and Pb2+ 30 per cent reduction with varying types of recovery after wash.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta biologica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Environmental Science(all)