Cysteine antagonism of captafol induced toxicities in rats 1. Effects on hematological and serum biochemical values

랫트에 있어서 captafol의 독성에 대한 cysteine의 방어 작용 1. 혈액학 및 혈청 생화학적 성상에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Sung-hoon (Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, Cheju National University)
  • 김성훈 (제주대학교 농과대학 수의학과)
  • Received : 1995.03.07
  • Published : 1995.07.31


This experiment was carried out to study the preventive effect of cysteine on the toxicities of captafol to the hematological and serum biochemical values. A single dose of captafol(5mg/kg BW, ip) was given to male Sprague-Dawley rats and its toxicities were evalutated by body weitht changes, autopsy findings, absolute organ weight, and hematological and serum biochemical parameters. The single dose of captafol caused significant decreases in body weitht, and absolute liver weight, as-cites, fibrin clot in abdominal cavity, adhesion of liver lobes significant elevation of number of RBC, hemoglobin concentration and serum AST activity, and decreased of serum phospholipid level. Where as cysteine(over 58mg/kg BW) given immediately after captafol appeared to prevent the ascites, fibrin clot in abdominal cavity and liver lobe adhesion. It also prevented the liver and blood, especially RBC toxicites. The results suggest that cysteine and other compounds containing sulfhydryl groups may protect the subjects from captafol-induced toxicity.