Alterations in the hepatic enzymes following experimental lead poisoning

  • B. Nehru
  • S. Kaushal


An investigation on the influence of lead toxicity on some of the hepatic enzymes was studied in rats both after a shorter interval of 15 d and after longer intervals of 60 and 90 d. Three different doses of lead as 5, 10, and 50 mg/kg body wt were administered orally on every alternate day. Whereas significant inhibition of succinic dehydrogenase was seen following lead poisoning, the activity acid and alkaline phosphatase increased with lead intoxication. The histoarchitecture of the liver was grossly intact. Liver accumulated less lead compared to kidney at 60 and 90 d.

Index Entries

Lead acetate liver enzymes lead concentration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Nehru
    • 1
  • S. Kaushal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiophysicsPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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