Development of an ICR mouse bioassay for toxicity evaluation in neurotoxic poisoning toxins-contaminated shellfish.
To develop an ICR (female) mouse bioassay (MBA) for toxicity confirmation and evaluation of neurotoxins (brevetoxins)-contaminated shellfish. Brevetoxins (BTX-B) as a causative agent of neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP) under different shellfish matrices were intraperitoneally injected at differe...
Solid-phase extraction clean-up of ciguatoxin-contaminated coral fish extracts for use in the mouse bioassay.
Florisil solid-phase extraction (SPE) cartridges were used for purifying ciguatoxin (CTX)-contaminated coral fish extracts, with the aim of removing extracted lipid but retaining optimal level of CTXs in the purified fractions. The CTX-containing fraction (target fraction) in fish ether extract was...
Effects of dimethyl sulphoxide against liver injury caused by carbon tetrachloride in rats.
A single oral dose of 1.25 ml kg(-1) of carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)) was sufficient to induce significantly elevated levels of serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) and serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) together with signs of acute centrilobular necrosis and fatty accumulation in...
Protective effects of N-acetylcysteine against carbon tetrachloride- and trichloroethylene-induced poisoning in rats.
This research investigates the protective effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4))- and trichloroethylene (TCE)-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. A single dose of 1.25 ml/kg of 20% CCl(4) in corn oil, administered orally, or 20% TCE, administered intraperitoneally, produc...