Lysosomal and Autophagic Reactions as Predictive Indicators of Environmental Impact in Aquatic Animals

Michael N. Moore, J. Icarus Allen, Allan McVeigh, Jenny Shaw
2006 Autophagy  
The lysosomal-autophagic system appears to be a common target for many environmental pollutants as lysosomes accumulate many toxic metals and organic xenobiotics, which perturb normal function and damage the lysosomal membrane. In fact, lysosomal membrane integrity or stability appears to be an effective generic indicator of cellular well-being in eukaryotes: in bivalve molluscs and fish, stability is correlated with many
doi:10.4161/auto.2663 pmid:16874099 fatcat:ds4z5xcz45gxhmdfgpvyk2lxg4