Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 04, Issue 1, 2002; Page No.(53-57)

ALTERATIONS IN GLUCOSE METABOLISM IS A METABOLIC ADAPTATIONAL STRATEGY TO OVERCOME THE TOXIC STRESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

K. KAMALAVENI1, V. GOPAL, URSULA SAMPSON' AND D. ARUNA

Abstract

The levels of glucose and glycogen were assessed in various tissues of Cyprinus carpiĀ° var communis during exposure to group-II pyrethroids (deltamethrin, cypermethrin, fenvalerate and fluvalinate). Every 3 hour analysis upto 24 hours, at 48th and 72 hours showed a set pattern of activity. Results indicated a sustained increase in glucose level with the concomitant decrease in glycogen content. The overall levels of glucose and glycogen content were similar in all the tissues with response pattern characteristic of the individuals tissues to all the pesticides testd. This alterations in biochemical parameters are discussed as a metabolic adaptational strategy to meet the toxic stress of environmental pullution

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