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Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Effect of Corynebacterium cutis lysate on serum oxidative stress and plasma prostaglandin f2 metabolite levels

Er, AyseDik, BurakCorum, Orhan

Background: The Corynebacterium cutis lysate is commercial product. Unbalance between oxidants and antioxidants cause oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation in the cell. Macrophages phagocytose large pieces of bacteria and synthesize cytokines. In addition to the benefi cial results of the drug have side effects. Since changes in biochemical parameters reflect structural dysfunction in the organism, monitoring changes of these parameters is a way to keep track of side effects. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Corynebacterium cutis lysate on serum thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) and plasma 13,14-dihydro-15-keto-prostaglandinF2 (PGM) levels in sheep.Materials, Methods & Results: Six Merino crossbred ewes (aged >2 years, weight 40-60 kg) were used in this study. The procedures were approved by the Ethics Committee. A dose of 8 mg (0.4 mL) of commercial Corynebacterium cutis lysate was subcutaneously injected to each of the 6 Merino crossbred ewes. Blood specimens were taken from the sheep prior to injection (day 0, control) and after the injection on days 1, 2, 3, and 4. The levels of serum TBARS and plasma PGM were determined using an Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) reader. The values of the hemogram [white blood cells (WBC), red blood cells (RBC), platelets (PLT), hematocrit (HTC), and hemoglobin (HBG)] were assessed using a

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