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Volume 8, Issue 24 (Spring 2014)                   IJT 2014, 8(24): 1011-1016 | Back to browse issues page

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Prajapati H, Verma R J. Diethyl Phthalate Causes Oxidative Stress: An in Vitro Study. IJT 2014; 8 (24) :1011-1016
URL: http://ijt.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-308-en.html
1- Department of Zoology, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
2- Department of Zoology, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India , ramtejverma2000@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (6349 Views)
Background: Phthalates are a group of multifunctional chemicals. Diethyl phthalate (DEP) is one of the most frequently used phthalates in solvents and fixatives for numerous industrial products.
Method: The present experiment was designed to assess oxidative stress, if any, caused by diethyl phthalate. For this the homogenates of liver and kidney were treated with different concentrations ( 10-40 µg/mL) of DEP. 10% liver and kidney homogenates were prepared in phosphate buffered saline and used for estimation of lipid peroxidation.In final step lipid peroxidation and total protein content were analyzed.
Results: The result revealed significant and dose - dependent increase in lipid peroxidation, whereas protein content reduced significantly. Maximum increase in LPO and decrease in protein content was observed at 40 µg/mL of DEP concentration.
Conclusion: From this study, it can be concluded that different concentrations of DEP leads to dose- dependent significant increase in lipid peroxidation and decrease protein content.So at the different concentration of DEP cause oxidative stress.
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