Author(s): Reddy PM, Bashamohideen M
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Abstract Freshwater fish, Cyprinus carpio, were exposed to sublethal concentration of cypermethrin (20 µg/l) for 6, 12, 24 and 48 h to determine the protein fractions, amino acids, protease, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, ammonia, urea and glutamine levels in gill, brain, liver and muscle tissues. Total, structural and soluble proteins showed decrement; whereas free amino acids and the activities of protease, aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase significantly increased at all exposure periods in cypermethrin-exposed fish. Interestingly, ammonia content decreased but urea and glutamine levels increased in all the tissues during cypermethrin stress. It was observed that the changes steadily increased with an increase in the period of exposure and exhibited tissue specificity.
This article was published in Environ Monit Assess
and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development