IJBST 2016 Volume 9 Issue 10
International Journal of BioSciences and Technology (IJBST) ISSN: 0974-3987
IJBST Journal Group -- Open Access -- NO Fees -- NO Processing Charges -- 100% Non Profit Initiatives
The IJBST Journal Group subscribes to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and the The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity
The IJBST Journal Group Archive can also be accessed at https://archive.org/details/IJBSTJournalGroup
Dose-dependent increases in markers of hepatorenal damage in rats treated with different doses of virgin engine oil. Ayobola Abolape Iyanda. IJBST (2016), 9(10):58-63
Dose-dependent increases in markers of hepatorenal damage in rats treated with different doses of virgin engine oil
Authors & Affiliations:
Ayobola Abolape Iyanda
Senior Lecturer of Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, PMB 4400, Osogbo, Nigeria
Exposure to chemicals is capable of initiating abnormal clinical presentations. In most cases the degree of exposure determines whether toxicity-enhancing processes (usually at play after toxic agent administration) overwhelm toxicity-preventing ones. The study is embarked upon to compare the degree of toxicity that is associated with two doses (0.5 and 1.0 mL/kg body weight) of engine oil exposure, after 30 days of daily administration. Thirty adult female rats (200-240 g) were divided equally into five experimental groups. The first and second groups were treated with 0.5 and 1.0 mL/kg through the dermal route respectively while third and fourth groups were treated with 0.5 and 1.0 mL/kg through the oral route respectively. The fifth group served as the control. Serum obtained from blood collected by retro-orbital bleeding was stored at - 20ºC until required for analysis. Serum levels or activities of hepatorenal markers (alanine/aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline-phosphatase, γ- glutamyl transferase, total-protein, albumin, urea, creatinine) were investigated using standard techniques. The mean values of all estimated parameters were analyzed using analysis of variance, p≤0.05 was considered significant. Results revealed that both doses caused significant differences in most of the markers (urea, creatinine, albumin, globulin, hepatic enzymes) but the degree of alteration was more pronounced in the higher dose of 1.0 mL/kg than lower dose of 0.5 mL/kg. Data obtained through the study suggest that even low dose exposure can result in hepatorenal toxicity. Therefore exposure to engine oil from environmental contamination, occupational contact or deliberately for cosmetics/ therapeutic reasons should be avoided.
Keywords: virgin engine oil; dermal & oral routes, low & high dose-exposure; liver; kidney.