Selected trace elements and esterase activity of carbonic anhydrase levels in lambs with pneumonia


Ekin S. , BERBER I., Kozat S. , Gunduz H.

BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH, cilt.112, ss.233-239, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 112 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1385/bter:112:3:233
  • Dergi Adı: BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.233-239

Özet

The levels of, zinc, copper, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn, Mg, K, Na, and Cl and the activity of carbonic anhydrase were determined in lambs with pneumonia. Asignificant decrease of p < 0.01 level in Zn concentration, in Cu level (p < 0.001) and significant increases in K and Na levels (p < 0.05) and of the Cu/Zn ratio (p < 0.001) were observed in the study group. The carbonic anhydrase activity was decreased in the study group, but the decrease was not statistically significant (p > 0.05). Also, nonsignificant decreases of Fe, Mg, and Cl and increase of the Mn concentration were also observed in the lambs with pneumonia (p > 0.05). Our results suggest that the significant element changes reported here and the Cu/ Zn ratio, but not the activity of carbonic anhydrase, can be used as indicators of pneumococcal infection.