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The effect of Eimeria acervulina infection on hearts of young broiler chicks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3675428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hearts from 2-to-3-week-old broiler chicks that were inoculated with 2 X 10(6) sporulated oocysts/bird weighed significantly less than hearts from control chicks at 4 and 7 days postinoculation (PI). However, heart weights of infected chicks expressed as percentage of body weights were not significantly different from those of controls throughout the experiment. Infection also had no significant effect on heart protein content. Cardiac glycogen was significantly increased at 7 days PI but not at 4 days PI. Oxidation of both alpha-ketoglutaric and octanoic acids by mitochondrial preparations from hearts of infected chicks was significantly depressed at 4 days PI compared with controls; at 7 days PI, however, oxidation of octanoic acid was significantly increased, but that of alpha-ketoglutaric acid was not.
Authors:
P C Allen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Avian diseases     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0005-2086     ISO Abbreviation:  Avian Dis.     Publication Date:    1987 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-17     Completed Date:  1987-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370617     Medline TA:  Avian Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  637-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Parasitology Institute, Beltsville, Maryland 20705.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Body Weight
Chickens / metabolism*
Coccidiosis / metabolism,  pathology,  veterinary*
Glycogen / metabolism
Ketoglutaric Acids / metabolism
Mitochondria, Heart / metabolism
Myocardium / analysis,  metabolism*,  pathology
Octanoic Acids / metabolism
Organ Size
Oxidation-Reduction
Poultry Diseases / metabolism*,  pathology
Proteins / analysis
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Ketoglutaric Acids; 0/Octanoic Acids; 0/Proteins; 124-07-2/caprylic acid; 328-50-7/alpha-ketoglutaric acid; 9005-79-2/Glycogen

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