A comparative study of the hepatotoxicity of monochlorobenzene in the rainbow trout (Salmo gairdnerii) and the Sprague-Dawley rat.


Chlorobenzene (CB) was less hepatotoxic to trout than to rats. This difference could not be totally accounted for by reduced absorption in the trout and CB was metabolized in the trout. Glutathione concentrations in trout livers were 1/3 of those of the rat and prior depletion of the tripeptide led to irreversible binding of CB to trout liver protein… (More)