Contact: Tilo Arnhold
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Caption: The California mussel (Mytilus californianus) employs so called MXR proteins that antagonize the accumulation of foreign chemicals in the tissue. Environmental chemicals can act as so called chemosensitizers and block the function of those molecular pumps.
Credit: Photo: Till Luckenbach/UFZ
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