Blood biochemical indicators in young and adult Cebus apella of both sexes

Núñez H; Araya M.; Cisternas F; Arredondo M.; Méndez M.; Pizarro, F; Ortiz A.; Ortiz, R.; Olivares M.

Abstract

Background: A frequent drawback in physiology of non-human primates is that normal values for a variety of indicators (haematological, biochemical and others) are scant. Methods: We report here the blood values in a series of 92 healthy Cebus apella (divided by sex, age and pregnancy status). Health check-ups indicated that animals were healthy for the month prior to and after the sampling. Dietary intake was estimated on the basis of two semi-balance studies. Results: Values of haematological indicators, serum LDH activity, micronutrient indicators (serum copper, iron and serum ceruloplasmin concentrations, Zn-Cu-superoxide dismutase activity in erythrocytes) agreed with previous results and provide some values that were not available. Activities of liver enzymes were lower than some previously reported. Conclusions: These results provide valuable information that help understanding the physiology of C. apella. © 2007 The Authors Journal compilation 2007 Blackwell Munksgaard.

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Título según WOS: Blood biochemical indicators in young and adult Cebus apella of both sexes
Título según SCOPUS: Blood biochemical indicators in young and adult Cebus apella of both sexes
Título de la Revista: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PRIMATOLOGY
Volumen: 37
Número: 1
Editorial: Wiley
Fecha de publicación: 2008
Página de inicio: 12
Página final: 17
Idioma: English
URL: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1600-0684.2007.00215.x
DOI:

10.1111/j.1600-0684.2007.00215.x

Notas: ISI, SCOPUS