Effect of lycopene on lipid peroxidation and glutathione-dependent enzymes induced by T-2 toxin in vivo.


Lycopene, obtained from fresh tomatoes, was incorporated into the chicks diet. The treatments were: (1) Control, (2) 1.5 mg T-2 toxin/kg body weight/day; (3) 25 mg lycopene/kg body weight/day, (4) 1.5 mg T-2 toxin plus 25 mg lycopene/kg body weight/day. Male broiler chicks, 7-28 days of age, were provided with feed and water ad libitum. Every 7 days… (More)