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Heat shock proteins development in different stages of schistocerca gregaria as response to heavy metals intoxication

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The induction of heat shock proteins in different stages of S. gergaria exposed to long and short term contamination with heavy metals, Cd and Pb in food was determined, revealing a prominent variable effect in response to the term of exposure and the type of contamination. HSP 70 was specially quantified and characterized to reveal the probability of using HSP as a biomarker for pollution.

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Yousef, H. , Afify, A. , Meguid, A. and Hassan, H. (2011) Heat shock proteins development in different stages of schistocerca gregaria as response to heavy metals intoxication. Natural Science, 3, 218-226. doi: 10.4236/ns.2011.33028.

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