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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2007 Vol.8 No.12 P.906-911


Influence of fasting on muscle composition and antioxidant defenses of market-size Sparus macrocephalus

Author(s):  Zhang Xiao-dong, Wu Tian-xing, Cai Li-sheng, Zhu Yong-fei

Affiliation(s):  School of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   xiaodong_zh@163.com, wutx@tianbang.com

Key Words:  Antioxidant defenses, Fasting, Muscle composition, Sparus macrocephalus

Zhang Xiao-dong, Wu Tian-xing, Cai Li-sheng, Zhu Yong-fei. Influence of fasting on muscle composition and antioxidant defenses of market-size Sparus macrocephalus[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2007, 8(12): 906-911.

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The study was conducted to investigate fasting effects on flesh composition and antioxidant defenses of market-size Sparus macrocephalus. Two hundred fish (main initial weight 580 g) were divided into two groups (control and fasted) and reared in 6 cages. After two weeks of adaptation, group I fasted for 28 d; group II was fed normally as a control. In 3, 7, 14, 21 and 28 d, 6 fish per group were sampled for proximate flesh composition, liver antioxidant enzyme activities and malondialdehyde flesh content analyses. In fasted fish, the reduction of lipid content in muscle occurred after day 3, and, compared to controls, the content of protein decreased from day 14, the activities of liver antioxidative enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) increased from day 3, and flesh malondialdehyde levels increased from day 21. Flesh fat reduction shows that fasting may be used as a technique to reduce flesh lipid content in Sparus macrocephalus. However, considering flesh protein loss and the subsequent oxidative stress, the fasting technique should be used with precautions.

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