Authors: REYHAN ÇOLAK, NURİ YİĞİT, ERCÜMENT ÇOLAK, MUSTAFA SÖZEN, ŞAKİR ÖZKURT
Abstract: Nonspecific esterases in the muscle, heart, kidney and liver tissues of wild rats (Rattus norvegicus) were examined by horizontal starch gel electrophoresis. Zymogram bands corresponding to Es-10 and Es-4 in the muscle, heart, kidney and liver homogenates, Es-3 and Es-17 in the kidney and liver, Es-18 in the liver tissue, Es-15 in kidney and liver, Es-2 in the muscle and heart, Es-16 in the heart tissue were detected. These findings showed that nonspecific esterases are very polymorphic and tissue-specific, and are not of taxonomic importance for the populations of Rattus norvegicus.
Keywords: Nonspecific esterase, horizontal starch gel electrophoresis, Rattus norvegicus, Turkey.
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