J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 687 - 689

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 687
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030396

Heavy metals influence on ascorbic acid level

E.V. Kamaldinov, S.A. Patrashkov, E.V. Batenyeva and O.S. Korotkevich

Research Institute of Veterinary Genetics and Animal Breeding of Novosibirsk State Agrarian University, 160 Dobrolubov Str., Novosibirsk 630039, Russia

It is well known that heavy metals (HM) are extremely dangerous pollutants influencing to metabolism in animals' organisms. The vitamin C is one of the most important metabolites taking part in many biochemical processes. We studied the influence of main essential HM-Zn and Cu as well as the based supertoxical elements - Cd and Pd on ascorbic acid level in serum. The studies were carried out in Tulinskoe farm of Novosibirsk region. The objects of investigations were piglets (2 month after weaning) and 6-month pigs of Early Ripe Meat breed. The levels of HM in bristle were found by stripping voltammetric analysis using the TA-2 analyzer. Vitamin C content was determined by I.P. Kondrakhin (1985) method using 2,2-dipyridyl. The significant negative correlations between Pb, Cd content and vitamin C ( $-0.46 \pm 0.18$, $-0.47 \pm 0.19$) in 6-month pigs were determined. The tendencies of negative correlation between all HM levels in hair and ascorbic acid level in plasma of piglets were revealed. Thus, the obtained correlations let us to suppose that all studied HM influence on 1-gulono-gamma-lactone oxidase and other vitamin C metabolism enzymes activity.

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