2 articles published in JoVE
Use of Autometallography to Localize and Semi-Quantify Silver in Cetacean Tissues Wen-Ta Li1, Bang-Yeh Liou1, Wei-Cheng Yang2, Meng-Hsien Chen3, Hui-Wen Chang1,2, Hue-Ying Chiou4, Victor Fei Pang1,2, Chian-Ren Jeng1,2 1Graduate Institute of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, National Taiwan University, 2School of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University, 3Department of Oceanography and Asia-Pacific Ocean Research Center, National Sun Yat-sen University, 4Graduate Institute of Veterinary Pathobiology, National Chung Hsing University A protocol is presented to localize Ag in cetacean liver and kidney tissues by autometallography. Furthermore, a new assay, named the cetacean histological Ag assay (CHAA) is developed to estimate the Ag concentrations in those tissues.
Clean Sampling and Analysis of River and Estuarine Waters for Trace Metal Studies Kuo-Tung Jiann*1, Liang-Saw Wen*2,3, Peter H. Santschi4 1Department of Oceanography, National Sun Yat-sen University, 2Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 3Taiwan Ocean Research Institute, National Research Laboratories, 4Department of Oceanography and Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University at Galveston Special care using "clean techniques" is required to properly collect and process water samples for trace metal studies in aquatic environments. A protocol for sampling, processing, and analytical procedures with the aim of obtaining reliable environmental monitoring data and results with high sensitivity for detailed trace metal studies is presented.