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Brain cholinesterase response in the snakehead fish (Channa striata) after field exposure to diazinon

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  • Nguyen van Cong, Danmark
  • Nguyen Thanh Phuong, Danmark
  • Mark Bayley
  • Zoofysiologi, Biologisk Institut
The snakehead Channa striata is an economically important air-breathing fish species in the Mekong delta of Vietnam. Rice paddies, which are disturbed by the frequent application of agro-chemicals, are among the preferred habitats for this species during the rainy season. Diazinon is one of most commonly used chemicals in rice paddies. In the present study, exposure of adult snakehead fish to a single diazinon application in cages within a rice field resulted in long-term brain cholinesterase inhibition, while the water concentration of this insecticide fell below the detection limit within 3 days. In addition, incubation of brain homogenates with 2-PAM caused reactivation of the cholinesterase diazinon complex to within 80% of the control level. These experiments also showed that chemical ageing of the diazinon cholinesterase binding occurred, which may explain the long-term effects of this pesticide
TidsskriftEcotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Sider (fra-til)314-318
StatusUdgivet - 2008

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