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Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2001;35(6):58-63.

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

[Article in Russian]

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UPRES EA 2401 Génétique et Interactions cellulaires en Reproduction, Laboratoire de Biologie Expérimentale-Immunologie, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy-1, Faculté des Sciences, France.


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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