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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 8, 2001, pp. 1161-1164
Bioline Code: oc01221
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 8, 2001, pp. 1161-1164

 en Aminotransferases Activity in the Hemolymph of Bradybaena similaris check for this species in other resources (Gastropoda, Xanthonychidae) under Starvation
Jairo Pinheiro; Edna Maria Gomes & Generoso Manoel Chagas


Aminotransferases (GOT and GPT) activities in the hemolymph of Bradybaena similaris check for this species in other resources under experimental condition of starvation were studied. At the 10th day of starvation, GOT activity was 416.6% higher than that observed in the fed snails, being reduced and ranging values near to that shown by the control group onwards. GPT activity only varied significantly at the day-30 of starvation. The results were discussed.

Bradybaena similaris, snail, starvation, aminotransferases, L-aspartate:2oxoglutarate aminotransferase, L-alanine:2oxoglutarate aminotransferase

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