Aldrin Induce Acute Toxicity at Enzymatic and m-RNA Expression Levels in Zebrafish

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  • Laboratory of Analytical and Molecular Toxicology (Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory), Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Sector 09, Gandhinagar – 382007, Gujarat ,IN ORCID logo
  • Laboratory of Analytical and Molecular Toxicology (Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory), Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Sector 09, Gandhinagar – 382007, Gujarat ,IN ORCID logo
  • Laboratory of Analytical and Molecular Toxicology (Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory), Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Sector 09, Gandhinagar – 382007, Gujarat ,IN ORCID logo



Aldrin, Gene Expression, Organochlorine, Oxidative Stress, Zebrafish.
Environmental Toxicology


Aldrin is a systematic toxicant, belongs to cyclodiene class of organochlorine pesticide and banned due to its toxic, bioaccumalative and persistent nature but still detected from environmental components. Present study includes the assessment of aldrin toxicity at two sublethal concentrations in zebrafish. A total 81 zebrafish were divided into three groups viz. group 1: Control, group 2 and 3: Exposed groups which were given 3 mg/mL and 6 mg/mL of aldrin, respectively for 24 hours. The markers of oxidative stress viz. antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase) were examined in terms of biochemical activities and gene expression. Acute exposure of aldrin (both concentrations) caused significant alteration in antioxidant enzymes activities and gene expression in liver, kidney and brain tissues, which were more prominent in brain in concentration dependent manner. Study provides a baseline data to understand alterations in enzymatic activity and expression leading to toxic manifestation of aldrin in aquatic animals.


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Jhamtani, R. C., Shukla, S., & Agarwal, R. (2019). Aldrin Induce Acute Toxicity at Enzymatic and m-RNA Expression Levels in Zebrafish. Toxicology International, 25(1), 48–58.



Research Articles
Received 2018-06-02
Accepted 2018-08-16
Published 2019-05-15



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