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Turkish Journal of Biology

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Abstract

The effects of a sublethal concentration of three plant growth regulators (PRGs) on serum enzymes in rats were investigated under laboratory conditions. 100-ppm of PRGs, indoleacetic acid (IAA), indolebutiric acid (IBA) and kinetin were administered orally to 8 rats ad libitum for 3 weeks. The hormon treatments caused different effects on the level of serum alanin aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), amylase and creatine phosphokinase (CPK) in comparison to those of control rats. According to the results, while the levels of LDH and CPK were increased significantly by IBA, the levels of AST, LDH and CPK were increased significantly by IAA. In addition, the levels of AST, LDH and CPK were increased significantly by kinetin. In conclusion, these chemicals have toxicological effects on the animals in subchronic treatment.

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