A new article entitled “Effects of cadmium exposure on the gill proteome of Cottus gobio:Modulatory effects of prior thermal acclimation” has been published in Aquatic Toxicology (IF:3.730) by our post-doc researher Jennifer Dorts : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166445X14001593
Aquatic organisms such as fish are, in most cases, exposed to multiple stressors simultaneously or in sequence that are either natural or anthropogenically introduced into their environment. Temperature and trace metals, e.g. cadmium, are common environmental stressors, and their importance is increasing due to global climate change and anthropogenic pollution. In the present study, we investigated whether acclimation to elevated temperature affects the response of the European bullhead (Cottus gobio) to subsequent cadmium exposure by using enzymatic and proteomic approaches. Our study highlighted complex interaction patterns of both stressors on the LDH activity and protein expression profiles in gill tissue of C. gobio. Nonetheless, a combination of enzyme activity assays and protein expression profiles clearly demonstrated that increases in water temperature consistent with climate change predictions may modulate the response of ectotherms to chemical insults.