Indukcija akutno fazne reakcije i supresija imunog sistema kod pacova trovanih paraoksonom
Induction of acute phase reaction and suppression of the immune system in the paraoxon-intoxicated rats
Ivanović Matić, Svetlana
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Widespread use of organophosphates, especially in agriculture, led us to study their toxic effects. Our investigations were focused on paraoxon an oxygenated analog of a phosphothionate pesticide. This points to an analogy between the response to organophosphate intoxication and the acute phase reaction to injury. The capacity of paraoxon to elicit the acute phase response was assessed by studying two major processes characteristic of acute inflammation, the expression of acute phase proteins (APP) and the immunosuppressive activity of serum. After an LDso paraoxon administration to rats, the serum APP levels increased with time reaching a maximal level at the 24 h time point. The several-fold increases of AGP, MG, Hp and TST concentrations in the circulation of intoxicated rats, as well as a significant immunosuppressive activity of examined animal serum, pointed to the role of APP, especially AGP and MG, as immune modulators. These processes are analog to those observed during the acute phase response to injury and aimed at reestablishing homeostasis.