Effect of Heavy Metals on the Activity Levels of Hepatic Enzymes in the Maternal and Embryonic Tissues of Viviparous Scorpion (H. fulvipes)

Affordable Access

Download Read

Effect of Heavy Metals on the Activity Levels of Hepatic Enzymes in the Maternal and Embryonic Tissues of Viviparous Scorpion (H. fulvipes)

Authors
  • IJLSSR JOURNAL
  • M. V Raghavendra Rao
  • Yogesh Acharya
  • Jitender Kumar Naik S
  • Samir Fatteh
  • Amin S. Fateh
  • Anusha C. Pawar
  • Jayalakshmi G
  • Sandhya B
  • Sireeshabala A
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Life-Sciences Scientific Research
Publisher
Marwah Infotech
Publication Date
Nov 17, 2017
Volume
3
Issue
6
Pages
1441–1450
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21276/ijlssr.2017.3.6.3
Source
MyScienceWork
License
Green

Abstract

An experimental study was performed with viviparous animal Heterometrous fulvipes to access the cumulative effect of chronic heavy metals exposure on the activity levels of the enzymes aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT). Chronic heavy metal exposure resulted in variation in the enzymes levels with increase in AST and decreases in ALT, contributed to the stress induced by the heavy metals. These changes in enzymatic activity of the maternal and embryonic tissue of H. fulvipes under the influence of heavy metal, mercury and lead is suggestive of the specific impact of mercury and lead on the enzymatic pathway, prompting a further study to consolidate the finding in human study. It is pertinent that the heavy metal toxicity be well documented and appropriate precaution taken in mother and fetus to decrease its detrimental effects.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times
Downloaded <100 times