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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2012 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 1052-1055
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.1052.1055  
Influence of Selenium on Hepatic Antioxidant Capacity in Ducklings Intoxicated with Afatoxin B1
D.Y. Shi , S.Q. Liao , R.S. Su , R.Q. Lin , Y.C. Lin , Z.X. Tang and S.N. Guo
 
Abstract: To investigate the influence of selenium on hepatic antioxidant capacity in ducklings administrated with Afatoxin B1 (AFB1), ninety 7 days old ducklings were randomly divided into three groups (groups I-III). Group I was used as a blank control. Group II was administered with AFB1 (0.1 mg kg-1 body weight). Group III was administered with AFB1 (0.1 mg kg-1 body weight) plus selenium (sodium selenite, 1 mg kg-1 body weight). All treatments were given once daily for 21 days. The results showed that the activity of hepatic Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Catalase (CAT), Glutathione Peroxidase (GSH-Px) and Glutathione Reductase (GR) in group II ducklings significantly decreased when compared with group I (p<0.01). Furthermore, the content of hepatic Malondialdehyde (MDA) significantly increased (p<0.01). However, the activities of hepatic SOD, CAT, GSH-Px and GR in group III ducklings significantly increased when compared with group II (p<0.05). In addition, the content of hepatic MDA significantly decreased (p<0.01). These results revealed that AFB1 significantly induced hepatic antioxidant function dysfunction. However, selenium could significantly alleviat the negative effect induced by AFB1.
 
How to cite this article:
D.Y. Shi, S.Q. Liao, R.S. Su, R.Q. Lin, Y.C. Lin, Z.X. Tang and S.N. Guo, 2012. Influence of Selenium on Hepatic Antioxidant Capacity in Ducklings Intoxicated with Afatoxin B1. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 1052-1055.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.1052.1055
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2012.1052.1055