Volume 3, Issue 3 (Autumn 1999)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 1999, 3(3): 75-79 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: Investigation on the biochemical componants of each parasite may lead to the treatment and strain identification. Objective: To determine the level of protein, triglycerid and cholestrol in hydatid fluid of three different hosts (sheep, cattle and goat). Methods: The protein levels of lungs and livers contaminated with hydatid cyst were determined by Lowry and Biuret methods. Triglycerid levels were determined by enzymatic method. Findings: The results pointed out a significant difference in the amount of cholestrol in hydatid fluid of the lung and liver of the sheep (11.09×2.87 mg/dl VS. 5.89×2.08 respectively) and also in the amount of triglycerid in hydatid fluid of the lung and liver of the cattle (1.4 ×1.67 VS. 42.5×44.5 respectively , P<0.05). Conclusion: Considering all the risk factors affecting the chemical components of the hydatid cysts is important in defining the strains of parasite.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Parasitology