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Am J Vet Res. 1983 Sep;44(9):1757-9.

Effects of T-2 mycotoxin on bovine serum proteins.


Mycotoxin T-2 (0.5 mg/kg of body weight) was administered orally to mixed-breed beef calves. Serum protein fractions, immunoglobulin (Ig) G, IgM, and several complement protein concentrations were studied in control and toxin-treated calves. Total protein, albumin, and globulin concentrations all decreased in toxin-treated calves as compared with that in controls. Similarly, the concentrations of alpha-, beta 1-, and beta 2-globulin fractions were reduced in the toxin-treated calves more than those in controls. The IgG and IgM values were lower in toxin-treated calves than those in the controls. Complement proteins Bbov (of the alternate pathway) and the 3rd component of complement were lower in the toxin-treated calves. The fragment of Bbov activation, B gamma 2, was increased after toxin treatment, indicating that activation of the alternate complement pathway was responsible for at least some of the reduction of the 3rd component of complement.

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