Protein, Ascorbic Acid and Antioxidative Enzymes Alterations In The Digestive Gland of Lamellidenscorrianus Due to Heavy Metals from Different Reservoirs of Nashik District. (M.S.)

Authors(2) :-Rahane Balasaheb, Bhalla Resham

The heavy metals Zn, Cu, Pb and Cd concentrations were determined in surface water and the freshwater bivalve lamellidens corrianus were collected from Girna, Ozarkhed, Chankapur and Gangapur reservoirs of Nasik district during summer, monsoon and winter seasons.The biochemical components proteins, ascorbic acid and oxidative stress indicator parameters like activity of antioxidant enzymes (catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and glutathione-S-transferase (GST), the levels of antioxidant scavenger molecules, reduced glutathione(GSH) and lipid peroxidation (LPO) were estimated from digestive glands of the freshwater bivalve lamellidenscorrianus.The results demonstrate that the level of proteins, ascorbic acid, LPO and activity of GST were lowest and activity of antioxidant enzyme CAT, GPx and SOD were highest at Gangapur reservoir and lowest at Girna reservoir. The results also indicates that the level of LPO and activity of GST were lowest and CAT, GPxand SOD activity were highest in monsoon, while level of LPO and activity of GST were highest and CAT, GPx and SOD activity were lowest in summer season at four reservoirs in digestive glands oflamellidenscorrianus. The mean values of heavy metals Zn, Cu, Pb and Cd concentrations in surface water were highest at Girna reservoir and lowest at Gangapur reservoir. Therefore, it was concluded that Girna reservoir was more polluted than other studied reservoirs.

Authors and Affiliations

Rahane Balasaheb
Department of Zoology, Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola, Dist. Nasik, Maharashtra, India
Bhalla Resham
Department of Zoology, LVH Arts, Science & Commerce College, Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Lamellidenscorrianus,heavy metals, proteins, ascorbic acid, antioxidant enzymes.

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Published in : Volume 5 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-01-20
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Rahane Balasaheb, Bhalla Resham, " Protein, Ascorbic Acid and Antioxidative Enzymes Alterations In The Digestive Gland of Lamellidenscorrianus Due to Heavy Metals from Different Reservoirs of Nashik District. (M.S.)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.30-37, January-February-2018.
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