Relationships between innate immunity in bivalve molluscs and environmental pollution
Keywords:molluscs, immune system, environmental pollution, metals, pesticides, PAHs, PCB
The immune system of invertebrates, such as molluscs consists of innate mechanisms very
effective against antigens commonly present in the environment. However, these defense strategies could be altered by pollutants. This review is focused mainly on the effect of metals, PCB, pesticides, PAHs, and others environmental pollutant on immune response of molluscs.