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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 10, No. 2, 2007, pp. 263 - 268
Bioline Code: md07037
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2007, pp. 263 - 268

 en Correlative Analysis of Cortical Concentrations of Some Metals and Crude Protein in the Brain of Goats
Olopade, J.O. & Onwuka, S.K.

Abstract

Correlative studies were done on the metal and protein concentrations in the brain cortex of the West African Dwarf and Red Sokoto breeds of goats in Nigeria. Positive correlations (either at 0.01 or 0.05) was found amongst some metals notably Mg and Ca, Mg and Zn, Ca and Mn while negative correlations was observed between AI and Fe, AI and Co amongst others. Female goats in both breeds were found to have more correlative interplay amongst their cortical metal and crude protein levels than their male counterparts. The brain samples apparently displayed a homeostatic balance in the relationship between Pb and Cu and Zn and Cu. The interplay of the metals and protein in the cortex was discussed as vital baseline in comparism with goats under different systems of management.

Keywords
metals, crude protein, brain, goat

 
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