Complex metal mixture reduces apparent protein carbonylation in a tolerant aquatic macroinvertebrate, Arctopsyche grandis
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Mining is widespread and an economically important industry. Unfortunately, acid mine drainage (AMD) can pollute ecosystems with a cocktail of contaminants too complex for accurately forecasting its health consequences. However, through quantification of fundamental toxic events, the effects of complex mixtures can be observed. This project explored two potentially insightful and convenient endpoints. First, oxygen consumption (MO2), a well-established and sensitive indicator of respiratory impairment was utilized. Second, protein carbonyl content (PCC), an experimental ecological biomarker ...