• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 3, Pages: 336-338

Original Article

Biomarker for environmental stress induced aestivation


Factors leading to aestivation (summer sleep) invariably display features of stress and hence it is of interest to understand and elucidate the role of heat shock proteins (HSP`s) during cellular stress response in an aestivating amphibious Indian apple snail Pila globosa. Expression of Inducible HSP40 was documented in the hepatopancreatic tissue after 60 days of aestivation. The identification of Inducible HSP40 in snails exposed to long term aestivational stress could be used as a potential biomarker/bio-indicator.
Keywords: Aestivation, immunoblot, Pila globosa, HSP 40, chemiluminiscence, bio-marker. 


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