Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry

Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry
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Gabriel UU

Gabriel UU


  • Research Article
    Plasma Enzymes and Electrolytes in Heterobranchus bidorsalis Treated with Cypermethrin
    Author(s): Gabriel UU, Edori OS and Egobueze ECGabriel UU, Edori OS and Egobueze EC

    Heterobranchus bidorsalis (mean total length 31.50 ± 2.32 cm SD; mean weight 241.25 ± 30.39 g SD) were exposed to graded levels solutions of cypermethrin concentrations (0.0005, 0.0075, 0.010, 0.125 and 0.0150 ppm) and a control for 23 days. Plasma collected from the fish was analyzed for enzymes; aspartate transferase (AST), alanine transferase (ALT) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and electrolytes (sodium (Na+), potassium (K+) and chloride (Cl-) ions. There was a non-concentration dependent increase in ALT activity above the control value of 7.00 ± 3.83IU/L with a peak at 0.005 ppm (16.50 ± 14 IU/L), which was 135.71% above the control value. AST had variable responses with a rise in activity at 0.005 and 0.010 ppm, which were 8.26 and 5.79% above the control value of 30.25 ± 5.38IU/L. A rise in ALP was only noted at 0.005 ppm (37.75 &plusm.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-1009.19.8.380

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