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[Activities of certain enzymes in blood of the Pleurodeles waltl newt].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Aviakosmicheskaia i ekologicheskaia meditsina = Aerospace and environmental medicine
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
6
Pages
58–63
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PMID: 11915754
Source
Medline

Abstract

The goal of the study was to evaluate the physiological and biochemical status of Pleurodeles waltli (urodele amphibian) by monitoring enzymatic activity in blood plasma and/or lood cell components. The following enzymes were chosen: glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH), aspartate and alanine aminotransferases (GOT and GPT), superoxide dismutase, catalase, isocitrate dehydrogenase, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. With the exception of GDH, GOT and GPT, enzymatic activity was noticeably higher in blood of females as compared to males. Reflecting destructive processes in organism, under normal conditions levels of GOT and GPT activity in plasma are very much equal in females and males. Differences in activities of the other enzymes were proportional to levels of steroid hormones in blood plasma of animals.

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