Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 268-272 Oct - Dec 2013

 

ASCORBATE EFFECT ON THE LEAD CHLORIDE INDUCED ALTERATIONS IN THE PROTEIN CONTENTS OF FRESH WATER FISH, Channa orientalis (Schneider)

 

Borane V. R.*, Shinde B.R.1 and Zambare S.P.2

1. Department of Zoology, Jijamata Arts, Sci. and Com. College, Nandurbar, Maharashtra (INDIA)
2. Department of Zoology, Dr. B. A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : July 10, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

Fresh water fishes, Channa orientalis were exposed to chronic dose of lead chloride without and with ascorbic acid. Protein content from liver and kidney were estimated. Remarkable decrease in protein was observed in lead exposed fishes as compared to control. Fishes exposed to lead along with L-ascorbic acid showed increases protein in tissues than those exposed to only heavy metal. Pre-exposed fishes to heavy metal showed fast recovery in protein with ascorbic acid than in normal water.

 

Keywords : Channa orientalis, Ascorbic acid (50mg/l.), Lead, Protein content- liver, Kidney

 

 

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