Effects of the NO donors Sodium Nitroprusside andS-nitrosoglutathione on oxygen consumption and embryonic organ growth in the domestic broiler chicken,Gallus gallus domesticus.
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important chemical factor that controls vascular tone in the cardiovascular system. NO is a vasodilatory molecule that plays a role in blood pressure and blood flow regulation as well as vessel formation and tissue cell proliferation. NO influences the flow by which nutrients and other metabolites required for growth are transported to the tissues. The aim of this study was to investigate if NO, through mediation by the NO donors Sodium Nitroprusside (SNP) and S-Nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) affect growth and oxygen consumption of prenatal broiler chicken. The results indicate that, although the treatments did not have clear significant effects on the embryos or the organs examined, a slight delay in development can be observed in the GSNO treatment embryos. The study could not conclude, however, if this was due to effects of NO donors
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 19 p.
Hypotension, Nitric Oxide, NO donor, Oxygen consumption, Prenatal growth, S-Nitrosoglutathione, Sodium Nitroprusside, Vasodilation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-59567ISRN: LITH-IFM-G-EX--10/2326—SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-59567DiVA: diva2:352529
Altimiras, Jordi, Dr