EFFECT OF LONG-TERM APPLICATION OF QUERCETIN ON CONTENT OF SERUM BILIRUBIN AND ALBUMINS OF RABBITS AND GENDER COMPARISON

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December – January, 2013/14, vol. 3, no. 3
pages: 259-261
Article type: Biotechnology of Biotechnology
Abstract: The aim of present study was to determinate the effect of quercetin on content of serum bilirubin and albumins in rabbits. Adult rabbits meat line M91 were divided into three experimental groups (E1, E2 and E3) and the control group without quercetin addition. Experimental rabbits received quercetin intramuscularly in various doses; 10 µg.kg-1 in E1 group, 100 µg.kg-1 in E2 group, and 1000 µg.kg-1 in E3 group for 90 days, 3 times per week. Application of quercetin increased content of bilirubin and decreased content of albumins in all experimental groups compared to the control group. Gender comparison has not confirmed significant changes. In conclusion, as the bilirubin serves in organism as antioxidant with the ability to scavenge free radicals, our results could contribute to the positive effect of quercetin on antioxidant balance, however further studies are needed.
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