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Reference serum protein and lipoprotein fractions of ostriches (Struthio camelus) in Turkey : research communication

U. Polat, M. Cetin, O. Turkyilmaz, A. Yalcin
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 71, No 1 | a288 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v71i1.288 | © 2004 U. Polat, M. Cetin, O. Turkyilmaz, A. Yalcin | This work is licensed under CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0
Submitted: 08 November 2004 | Published: 08 November 2004

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M. Cetin,
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine for reference purposes the values of serum albumin, a1-globulin, a2-globulin, b-globulin, g-globulin, and a-lipoprotein (high density lipoprotein), pre-b-lipoprotein (very low density lipoprotein) and b-lipoprotein (low density lipoprotein) fractions of normal ostriches (Struthio camelus) in Turkey. Five male and five female ostriches, 18 months old, were used. All the ostriches were fed on a diet that contained 15.14 % crude protein and 2 950 Kcal/kg of metabolizable energy. The serum protein and lipoprotein fractions were measured using agarose gel electrophoresis. The fractions were found to be 60.96 % albumin, 0.24% a1-globulin, 15.91 % a2-globulin, 13.34 % b-globulin, 9.55 % g-globulin, 53.77 % HDL, 0.60 % VLDL and 48.09 % LDL.

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