Konrad R. Dąbrowski

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1. Plasma magnesium, cortisol, lactate and ascorbic acid were examined in common carp subjected to various dietary treatments and following handling stress. 2. Under conditions of satisfied dietary magnesium and ascorbate requirements, plasma cortisol concentration after stress increased less pronouncedly than in fish fed large doses of ascorbate and/or(More)
Spermatozoa and seminal plasma obtained from rainbow trout and whitefish were analyzed in respect to their aspartate aminotransferase (AspAT) and alkaline phosphatase activities. In particular, the experiments characterized AspAT optimum pH, optimization of assay conditions and action of coenzyme, pyridoxal 5-phosphate (vitamin B6). The effect of short-term(More)
Protein digestion products are transported from the intestinal lumen into the enterocyte both in the form of free amino acids (AAs), by a large variety of brush border membrane AA transporters, and in the form of di/tripeptides, by a single brush border membrane transporter known as PEPtide Transporter 1 (PEPT1). Recent data indicate that, at least in(More)
High concentrations of ascorbic acid occur in scurvy-prone, teleost fish plasma. We quantified seasonal relationships between 1) dietary level of vitamin C and level of seminal plasma ascorbic acid, and 2) seminal plasma ascorbic acid concentration and sperm quality, in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). We maintained six groups of 2-yr-old rainbow trout(More)
Changes in morphology i.e. "metamorphosis", mode of respiration, allometric growth of organs, mode of swimming and efficiency of biochemical pathways are briefly reviewed. It is suggested that these processes form the basis for progressive changes in nutrient requirements involving formation and development of several organs, systems and function. Digestive(More)
The present study evaluates the effect of protein source (dipeptides, free amino acids, and intact protein) on development and growth of Salmonid fish alevin. Specifically, we follow the expression of oligopeptide transporter protein PepT1 in the intestine of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Fish were fed exogenously one of four diets: three formulated(More)
Acipenserid fish sperm possess trypsin-like activity, resembling acrosin activity of mammalian sperm, which can be measured by hydrolysis of N-alpha-benzoyl-DL-arginine p-nitroanilide (BAPNA) (Ciereszko et al., 1994: J Exp Zool 268:486-491). We found that this activity can be preserved when sperm is frozen on dry ice with 0.6 M sucrose-10% dimethylsulfoxide(More)
Plasma steroid concentrations in two and three year-old male yellow perch maintained under two different photothermal regimes were investigated. Initially, all fish kept indoors were exposed to the same water temperature (22 °C) and photoperiod (15L:9D). By the end of August, following the first sampling, fish were exposed to different photothermal regimes.(More)
We studied the bioavailability of ascorbic acid ester, ascorbate polyphosphate, to juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Fish were fed molar equivalents of 0, 20, 40, 80, 160, 320 and 1280 mg ascorbic acid/kg diet in the form of ascorbate polyphosphate. During the 18 wk of the experiment, when body weight increase averaged 3.5-fold, we did not(More)
The premise that a dietary dipeptide approach will improve the understanding of amino acid utilization in the fastest-growing vertebrate, the teleost fish, was tested by examining the muscle free amino acid (FAA) pool and enzyme activities, in concert with growth response, when dietary amino acids were provided in free, dipeptide or protein molecular forms.(More)