Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 50, Issue 5, pp 396–401 | Cite as

Effect of thyroid hormones on activity dynamics of enzymes of intestinal mucosa of juvenile roach Rutilus rutilus

  • V. V. Kuz’mina
  • B. A. Levin
  • Lyu Vei
  • P. V. Rusanova


The effect of thyroid hormones on activity dynamics of enzymes (proteinases and glycosidases) of intestinal mucosa of juvenile roach Rutilius rutilus was investigated. Application of substances increasing and decreasing the level of thyroid hormones in blood plasma significantly influences the growth rate and the activity of proteinases and glycosidases functioning in the intestinal mucosa. In most cases, the activity level of trypsin-like proteinases and the activity of glycosidases in the fish exposed to triiodothyronine were significantly higher than in the control. The activity level of chymotrypsin-like proteinases in fish form the group with exposure of exogenous triiodothyronine only in the end of the experiment surpassed the values of this parameter in the control fish. In the fish developing at deficiency of thyroid hormones, the growth rate and proteinases activity were significantly lower in comparison with the control.

Key words

thyroid hormones digestive enzymes proteinases glycosidases intestine dynamics of enzymatic activity roach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Kuz’mina
    • 1
  • B. A. Levin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lyu Vei
    • 3
  • P. V. Rusanova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biology of Inland WatersRussian Academy of Sciences (IBIW RAS)Borok, Nekouzskiy raion, Yaroslavl oblastRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Neilunjiang Research Fisheries InstituteHarbinChina

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