Effect of long-term application of quercetin on content of serum bilirubin and albumins of rabbits and gender comparison

Peter Petruška , Anna Kalafová , Adriana Kolesárová , Katarína Zbyňovská , Anna Latacz , Marcela Capcarová


The aim of present study was to determinate the effect of quercetin on content of serum bilirubin and albumins in rabbits. Adult rabbits meat line M91 were divided into three experimental groups (E1, E2 and E3) and the control group without quercetin addition. Experimental rabbits received quercetin intramuscularly in various doses; 10 µg.kg-1 in E1 group, 100 µg.kg-1 in E2 group, and 1000 µg.kg-1 in E3 group for 90 days, 3 times per week. Application of quercetin increased content of bilirubin and decreased content of albumins in all experimental groups compared to the control group. Gender comparison has not confirmed significant changes. In conclusion, as the bilirubin serves in organism as antioxidant with the ability to scavenge free radicals, our results could contribute to the positive effect of quercetin on antioxidant balance, however further studies are needed.
Author Peter Petruška
Peter Petruška,,
, Anna Kalafová
Anna Kalafová,,
, Adriana Kolesárová
Adriana Kolesárová,,
, Katarína Zbyňovská
Katarína Zbyňovská,,
, Anna Latacz (DoAS / DoAPaE)
Anna Latacz,,
- Department of Animal Physiology and Endocrinology
, Marcela Capcarová
Marcela Capcarová,,
Journal seriesThe Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, ISSN 1338-5178, (0 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.3
Keywords in EnglishRabbits, quercetin, bilirubin, albumins, gender comparison
URL http://www.jmbfs.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/JMBFS_Petruska_godole.pdf
Internal identifierWHiBZ/2013/83
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Score (nominal)7
ScoreMinisterial score = 7.0, 26-07-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 7.0, 26-07-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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FinansowanieThis work was financially supported by VEGA scientific grant 1/0084/12 and 1/0022/13 and KEGA 030 SPU-4/2012. This work was cofunded by European Community under project no 26220220180: Building Research Centre „AgroBioTech"
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