Determination of Alpha Naphthyl Acetate Esterase Activity in the Peripheral Blood Leukocytes in Angora Rabbits


Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the alpha naphthyl acetate esterase (ANAE) activity in the peripheral blood leukocytes in Angora rabbits. The heparinized blood samples obtained from 10 healthy adult Angora rabbits were used. ANAE stainings were applied at different pH values for the determination of ANAE activities. The ANAE positive reactions were observed in the T lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils and platelets. The ANAE positive lymphocyte rate was found to be 68.2%.

Keywords: Leukocyte, ANAE activity, Angora rabbit

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