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Pattern of Leptin Secretion and Oxidative Markers in Heat-Stressed Pigeons

A.A. Al-Azraqi
Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resource, King Faisal University, Hofuf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Abstract :

The effect of heat stress on oxidative stress was studied in pigeons. Pigeons were either kept at thermo neutral room at 22oC, 24 hours/day or heat stress room at 34oC for 8 hours/day followed by 22oC for
the rest of the day during the 40 days experiment. Increased heterophils: lymphocyte ratio was evident
indicating stress in pigeons. Parallel increase in leptin, metabolites and oxidative markers was observed
suggesting a modulating role of leptin during oxidative stress in pigeons.

Keywords :
Leptin, pigeons, heat stress, oxidative markers

Date Deposited : 13 Jul 2011 12:51

Last Modified : 13 Jul 2011 12:51

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Volume 7, Number 12, - 2008 , ISSN 1682-8356

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