Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




Changes in the level of malondialdehyde (MDA, a degradative product of lipid peroxidation) and in the antioxidant defense system in rats with carbon tetrachloride-induced liver cirrhosis were studied, in order to determine whether there is any relation between these parameters and the disease. Liver cirrhosis was induced in Wistar-Albino rats by carbon tetrachloride (0.15 gr/100 gr body weight) which was injected subcutanously three times a week for six weeks. In the liver, the level of tissue malondialdehyde was analysed according to Yagi's method; and glutathione peroxidase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, pyruvate kinase activities according to Beutler's method. The level of liver malondialdehyde in the group with cirrhosis was significantly higher than in the control group (p


Cirrhosis, lipid peroxidation, glutathione peroxidase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, pyruvate kinase.

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