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Neotropical Ichthyology

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FERREIRA, Daiane et al. Antioxidant activity of bee products added to water in tebuconazole-exposed fish. Neotrop. ichthyol. [online]. 2012, vol.10, n.1, pp.215-220. ISSN 1679-6225.

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the potential of honey, propolis, and bee pollen for the reversal of lipid peroxidation induced by tebuconazole (TEB) in South American catfish (Rhamdia quelen), in which the concentration of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), the activity of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione-S-transferase (GST) and the concentrations of non-enzymatic antioxidants, reduced glutathione (GSH), ascorbic acid, and non-protein thiols were assessed. Honey (0.125 g L-1) and bee pollen (0.05 g L-1) added to the water reverse the production of TBARS induced by TEB, while propolis demonstrated a pro-oxidant effect, inducing an increase in TBARS production. The data presented herein suggest that the addition of water to honey and bee pollen potentially protects against the oxidative stress caused by agrichemicals.

Keywords : Antioxidants; Bee pollen; Honey; Lipid peroxidation; Propolis; Tebuconazole.

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