HISTOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL STUDY IN MICE EXPERIMENTALLY INFECTED WITH TOXOPLASMA GONDII AND EXPOSED TO AFLATOXIN
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2017, Volume 45, Issue 4, Pages 331-345
AbstractThis study was conducted for examine the histological effects of aflatoxin and Toxoplasma gondii on some organs like liver, heart, kidney and brain in mice. Were , mice divided into six equal groups; group 1 (untreated control), group 2 were injected intraperitonealy with T. gondii tissue cysts, group 3 fed diets contaminated with 0.5 ppm of aflatoxin, group 4 were fed diets contaminated with 1 ppm aflatoxin, group 5 were fed 0.5 ppm of aflatoxin and injected with T. gondii cysts and group 6 were fed 1 ppm aflatoxin with injected T. gondii tissue cysts. The experiment maintained for 40 days.
At the end of the experiment, histological changes were increased specially at groups 5 and 6 including necrosis and lymphocytic infiltration, there are significantly increased in the level of MDA and significantly decrease of GSH level in liver tissue specially in groups (2) and (4) as compared with group (1) normal healthy control.
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