Authors: İLHAMİ GÜLÇİN, ŞÜKRÜ BEYDEMİR, OLCAY HİSAR, EKREM KÖKSAL, RUSSEL J. REITER
Abstract: Effects of melatonin on the levels of antioxidant enzymes including catalase (CAT), peroxidase (POD), glutathione reductase (GRd), and malondialdehyde (MDA), a lipid peroxidation marker, in erythrocytes of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were investigated. The results showed that melatonin statistically activated the CAT, POD, and GRd activity (P < 0.05). Moreover, MDA levels were significantly decreased as a result of melatonin treatment (P < 0.01).
Keywords: Rainbow trout, melatonin,antioxidant enzyme, lipid peroxidation
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