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Following the goose liver development by means of cross-sectional digital imaging, liver histology and blood biochemical parameters

Locsmándi, L. and Hegedüs, G. and Andrássy-Baka, G. and Bogenfürst, F. and Romvári, R. (2007) Following the goose liver development by means of cross-sectional digital imaging, liver histology and blood biochemical parameters. Acta Biologica Hungarica, 58 (1). pp. 35-48. ISSN 0236-5383

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Abstract

A follow-up study was performed to describe characteristic physiological alterations by means of computer tomography, direct chemical analysis and histology of the liver, and blood biochemical parameters during conventional force-feeding of Landes geese. 30 birds were exposed to an 18-day long force-feeding. Sampling was performed at the start and during force-feeding (7th, 11th, 14th, 18th days). Computer tomographic data were plotted in 3D histograms, effectively indicating the volumetric development and the fat deposition of the liver. Applying the so-called fat index, a saturation process was found for the hepatic fat content. Histological sections indicated the appearance of microvesicular fat forms in the hepatocyte cytoplasm, which first turned to a total fatty infiltration, later changing to a macrovesicular form with progressing inflammation; membrane damage was not visualized. In blood metabolites triglyceride, total and HDL cholesterol and uric acid increased measurably, while creatinine concentration decreased. Alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase activities increased strongly, while that of lactate dehydrogenase only slightly. Based on the results of macroscopic and microscopic imaging techniques and blood biochemical parameters, a comprehensive follow-up study was performed, elucidating still unknown processes during force-feeding of geese.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 14:55
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 14:55
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/70109

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