Activity of Superoxide Dismutase (Sod) and Concentration of Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances (Tbars) in Liver and Muscles of Some Fish


In this study we examined superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) concentration in liver and muscles of four fish species: the carp, the brown trout, the white cod and the flounder. Higher SOD activity and higher TBARS concentration was revealed in the tissues of marine fish in comparison to freshwater fish. The highest SOD activity was observed in the cod while the highest TBARS concentration was in the flounder. The observed differences are probably an effect of the different living mode of the compared fish.


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Mila-Kierzenkowska, C., Woźniak, A., Woźniak, B. et al. Activity of Superoxide Dismutase (Sod) and Concentration of Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances (Tbars) in Liver and Muscles of Some Fish. BIOLOGIA FUTURA 56, 399–401 (2005).

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  • Antioxidant enzymes
  • cod
  • flounder
  • trout
  • carp