The structural and biochemical changes of kidney tissue on fluorosis in rabbits

Akdogan M., Bilgili A., Karaoz E., Gokcimen A., Eraslan G., Ustuner E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.26, no.1, pp.71-77, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-77
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No


In this study, the effects of sodium fluoride given subchronically at the doses of 1, 10 and 40 mg/L for 70 days were investigated. For this purpose, 21 male New Zealand rabbits were used. At the end of the 70th day, the level of blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatine (CRE) and gamma-GT activity in the plasma and the activities of the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione reductase (GSH-Rd), catalase (CAT) and glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and the level of malondialdehyde (MDA) were detected from blood samples taken from the control group (1 mg/L) and the trial group (10 mg/L and 40 mg/L). There was a significant increase in the level of BUN, CRE and gamma-GT and MDA activity, which was correlated with the increase in dose. When compared with the control group, a significant increase in the trial group given 10 ppm fluoride and a significant decrease in the group given 40 ppm fluoride were detected in the activity of SOD, GSH-Px, GSH-Rd and CAT. Only in the group given 40 ppm flouride was a significant decrease detected. In addition, the fluoride level significantly increased.