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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2014, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Part B

Modulation of Enzyme activity in Oreochromis mossambicus (Tilapia) exposed to Butylbenzylphthalate


Author(s): Umamaheswari Sepperumal, Senthilnathan Saminathan

Abstract: Wide application of phthalates as plasticizers due to their durability and sustainability has been documented. Phthalates are known to disrupt the enzyme activity of various tissues organs in fishes and rats. The present study focused on the changes elicited by BBP on the enzyme activity (Acid phosphatase, Alkaline phosphatase, Sorbital dehydrogenase, Lactate dehydrogenase) of the various organs (gill, liver and muscle) of Oreochromis mossambicus. The statistical analysis of the data reveal that BBP induced significant modulation in enzyme activity of gill, liver and muscle of the fish Oreochromis mossambicus. Significant elevation in the ACP, ALP, LDH activity of gill, liver and muscle were observed in BBP exposed fishes. On the other hand, SDH activity of gill and muscle significantly increased, while that of liver significantly declined. This changes in enzyme activity could be due to the mechanism by which the fish overcomes toxic stress.

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How to cite this article:
Umamaheswari Sepperumal, Senthilnathan Saminathan. Modulation of Enzyme activity in Oreochromis mossambicus (Tilapia) exposed to Butylbenzylphthalate. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2014;1(3):94-98.
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