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Chronic mercuric chloride intoxication in digestive system of Channa punctatus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  366160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of exposure to a sublethal concentration (0.30 mg/l) of mercuric chloride on the activities of alkaline phosphatase, acid phosphatase, amylase, trypsin, and pepsin has been examined at intervals of 7, 15, and 30 d in the digestive system of a teleost fish, Channa punctatus. Inhibition of the activities of all these enzymes was noted after the first week of treatment. Treatment of the fish for 15 d resulted in marked increases in the activities of all the enzymes. A slight fall in enzyme activity was recorded after 30 d, but the overall activity was higher than in control fish.
K V Sastry; P K Gupta
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of toxicology and environmental health     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0098-4108     ISO Abbreviation:  J Toxicol Environ Health     Publication Date:    1978 Sep-Nov
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-03-13     Completed Date:  1979-03-13     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513622     Medline TA:  J Toxicol Environ Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acid Phosphatase / metabolism
Alkaline Phosphatase / metabolism
Amylases / metabolism
Chronic Disease
Gastrointestinal Diseases / chemically induced,  physiopathology*
Mercury Poisoning / enzymology,  physiopathology*
Pepsin A / metabolism
Time Factors
Trypsin / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Phosphatase; EC Phosphatase; EC 3.2.1.-/Amylases; EC; EC A

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