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The toxic effect of cypermethrin, amitraz and combinations of cypermethrin-amitraz in rats

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In this study, the effects of cypermethrin (CYP), amitraz (AMT) and combined cypermethrin-amitraz (CYP-AMT) on some serum biochemical, oxidative stress and drug-metabolising parameters were investigated in male Wistar albino rats. CYP, AMT and combined CYP-AMT were administered at doses of 80 mg kg−1 bw−1 of CYP and 170 mg kg−1 bw−1 of AMT for 1 day (single dose), and at doses of 12 mg kg−1 bw−1 of CYP and 25 mg kg−1 bw−1 of AMT for 40 days by oral gavage. Oxidative stress (malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)), serum biochemical (glucose, triglyceride, cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, asparatate amino transferase (AST), alanine amino transferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), total protein, albumin) in blood/tissues (liver, kidney, brain, spleen and testis) and hepatic drug-metabolising (cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1), NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase (CYPb5), NADPH-cytochrome c reductase/NADPH cytocrome P450 reductase (CYTC), glutathione S-transferase (GST), glutathione (GSH)) parameters were measured in liver samples taken on days 1 and 40. In result, it was determined that CYP, AMT and their combinations led to significant changes in the parameters investigated, and it was ascertained that long-term exposure to insecticides and the administration of insecticide combinations produced greater toxic effects in comparison with the administration of insecticides alone.

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This research (project code: TSA-091132) was supported by the Research Fund of Erciyes University.

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Kanbur, M., Siliğ, Y., Eraslan, G. et al. The toxic effect of cypermethrin, amitraz and combinations of cypermethrin-amitraz in rats. Environ Sci Pollut Res 23, 5232–5242 (2016).

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  • Toxicity
  • Cypermethrin
  • Amitraz
  • Combination
  • Rat