A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF HIBERNATION ON ANTIOXIDANT ENZYMES, OF DESERT TORTOISE TESTUDO GRAECA CYRENAICA
Ezaldin A. M. Mohammed, Yousef K. A. Abdalhafid*, Ahmad M. Ekhnefer and Awatif Farag Abdulsyid
This study described the effect hibernation on plasma Glutathione-S Transferase (GST) and Catalase (CAT)
activities of Desert Tortoise T. g. Cyrenaica during hibernation and activity seasons, The results revealed that, The
assayed (GST) and (CAT) activities of both sex were markedly increased during activity season(summer season) .
However, the levels of (GST) and (CAT) activities of both sex were decreased during hibernation season (winter
season) and there were variations of the (CAT) activity between males and females during hibernation season.
Keywords: Hibernation; antioxidant enzymes, T. g. Cyrenaica.
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