GLUCOSE AND TOTAL PROTEIN LEVEL IN LABORATORY RATS UNDER CONDITIONS OF SHORT-TERM FASTING

Damir Suljević, Edhem Hasković, Maja Mitrašinović

Abstract


Glucose level (UV enzymatic method) and total protein level (Biuret method) were measured in the blood samples of the rats exposed to short-term starvation. We found a statistically significant increase in the glucose level in experimental animals during starvation, which is also evident in males and females in the experimental group (p <0.05), while decrease in the total protein level was not statistically significant. During starvation, more significant weight loss was observed in females compared to males.

Key words: glucose, total protein, serum, Rattus


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