Comparative studies of liver and brain glycogen content of male and female **Clarias batrachus** (L.) after exposure of different doses of arsenicComparative studies of liver and brain glycogen content of male and female **Clarias batrachus** (L.) after exposure of different doses of arsenic
Faculty of Sciences. Biology
Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research (SPHERE)
Toxicological and environmental chemistry. - London
94(2012):9, p. 1758-1767
University of Antwerp
Different doses of arsenic (As) were used to investigate comparative toxicity on the liver and brain glycogen content on male and female Indian catfish Clarias batrachus (L.). As-induced effects were associated with gender, dose (5, 10, or 15mg L1), and varying time periods (48, 96, or 144 h). It was noted that As produced dose- and time-dependent liver glycogenolysis and late brain glycogenolysis. Liver glycogenolysis was significantly increased after 48 h at all three As doses. At the highest dose 15 mgL1, liver glycogen were markedly diminished at in both male and female fish, but in females more reduction was observed than in males. However, with brain glycogen, the significant decrease was noted at 144 h with all three dose levels in both genders, with male being more susceptible. Thus, this study indicates that As produces glycogenolysis. The reduction in the liver glycogen content was more pronounced in female than in the male fish, whereas brain glycogen content decrease was more prominent in males.