Evaluation of serum proteins in Lantana poisoning

O. P. Sharma, J. Vaid, R. K. Dawra

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Abstract

Lantana camara is a wild plant toxic to livestock. Natural incidence of lantana poisoning has been observed in ruminants only. We have evaluated serum proteins in guinea pigs as a laboratory animal model for Lantana poisoning. There was no change in total protein content and only a marginal decrease in serum albumin content which was ascribed to the short period of intoxication. There was no change in the level of α-globulins. β-Globulins exhibited a significant decrease in the sera of Lantana poisoned guinea pigs. However, there was marked increase in the level of γ-globulins in sera of Lantana poisoned guinea pigs. The observations on albumin, total globulin level and albumin:globulin ratio in Lantana poisoned guinea pigs are consonant with those on sera of Lantana poisoned ruminants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-660
Number of pages2
JournalIRCS Medical Science
Volume12
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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