Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) were highly resistant to endotoxins from both Escherichia coli and Aeromonas salmonicida (a fish pathogen) at 14 and 18 C.This resistance was investigated with liver tryptophan pyrrolase, liver glycogen depletion in vitro, and the arterial blood pressure as indicators. Liver glycogen depletion was accelerated by both endotoxins, but there was no significant cardiovascular response or effect on liver tryptophan pyrrolase activity. Since the cardiovascular effects of histamine were also limited, it was concluded that the metabolic effects of bacterial endotoxins in salmonids are qualitatively different from those of the higher vertebrates.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Some metabolic effects of bacterial endotoxins in salmonid fishes|
|Series title||Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada|
|Publisher||Canadian Science Publishing|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|