Ichthyological Research

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 265–269 | Cite as

Seasonal changes in hepatic antioxidant enzyme activities of the perch Perca fluviatilis in the Upper Volga basin, Russia

  • Alexey A. Morozov
  • Victoria V. Yurchenko
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Seasonal changes in several physiological endpoints of the perch Perca fluviatilis in the temperate climatic conditions were examined. Hepatic antioxidant enzyme activities (superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione-S-transferase) varied dramatically throughout the annual cycle. Driven by internal and external factors, the greatest values of the studied characteristics were timed to the periods of spawning and elevated water temperature. The results of this study showed high plasticity of the fish’s antioxidant system, which allows the perch to bear naturally occurring oxidative stress.


Annual variations Antioxidant enzymes Lipid peroxidation Oxidative stress Percidae 



We would like to express our deep gratitude to Grigorii M. Chuiko for encouraging this study and giving valuable commentaries. We are sincerely grateful to Arkadiy V. Elagin and Aleksey V. Orlov for their help in the field and the two anonymous reviewers for their perceptive criticism. The study was performed in compliance with the local laws and the Guidelines for the use of fishes in research of The Ichthyological Society of Japan. This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), research project No. 16-34-00854.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Physiology and Toxicology of Aquatic AnimalsI.D. Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of SciencesBorokRussia

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