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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2023, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : (88) Last page : (94)
Article doi: :

Effect of Heavy Metals on Protein Profile of Body Muscles of Cyprinus carpio

Associate Professor, Department of Zoology
Government P.G. College, Hisar, Haryana 125001 India
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Received: 7.03.2023 | Revised: 27.5.2023 | Accepted: 12.06.2023 


The study was carried out with commonly cultured C. carpio exposed to two sublethal dose levels of 0.025 and 0.05 ppm of arsenic, mercury, nickel and chromium individually and arsenic in combination with mercury, nickel and chromium. Protein quantity declined in all the heavy metal treatments except chromium, where it showed an increment in protein quantity. Gel electropherograms of muscle protein extracts of C. carpio on their exposure to different heavy metal treatments revealed a definite pattern of variations in their protein profile. It caused the synthesis of some additional protein fractions in almost all the treatments with subsequent deletion of some other protein fractions.

Keywords: Heavy metal toxicity, SDS – PAGE, stress proteins, body muscles, Cyprinus carpio.

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Cite this article: Sarita (2023). Effect of Heavy Metals on Protein Profile of Body Muscles of Cyprinus carpio, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci.11(3), 88-94. doi: