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Individual variation in response to simulated hypoxic stress of rats.
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PMID:  23214269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
With an aim to categorize the animals exposed to simulated hypobaric hypoxia and to evaluate the hormonal profile responsible for individual variation in response to hypoxic stress, degree of tolerance to hypobaric hypoxia was measured by exposing the animals to a simulated altitude of 10,668 m at 32 degrees C and animals were categorized as low and high tolerant groups based on their gasping time. The hormonal profiles of these groups were evaluated just after exposure to the test. The results showed a distinct individual difference in response to hypoxic tolerance test. There was a significant increase in plasma norepinephrine concentration in high tolerant group than low tolerant rats. After hypoxic tolerance test, total circulating corticosterone (CORT) level also increased but this was not significant in high tolerant rats as compared to low tolerant rats. Corticosteroid binding globulin (CBG) concentration differ significantly between high and low tolerant groups of rats resulting in significant changes in circulating free corticosterone that in turn may be responsible for individual differences in hypoxic gasping time. Significant differences were also observed in prolactin and testosterone levels of both the groups. The results established the method of differentiating the animals according their response to hypoxic tolerance test. These data indicate that multiple components rather than only plasma glucocorticoid of the stress response are providing a basis for individual differences in physiological responses to hypoxic stress.
Dishari Ghosh; Rajesh Kumar; Karan Pal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of experimental biology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0019-5189     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Exp. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0233411     Medline TA:  Indian J Exp Biol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  744-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Endocrinology and Metabolism Laboratory, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences Defence Research and Development Organization, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi 110 054, India.
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