Serum esterase inhibition in birds: a nondestructive biomarker to assess organophosphorus and carbamate contamination.

@article{Fossi1992SerumEI,
  title={Serum esterase inhibition in birds: a nondestructive biomarker to assess organophosphorus and carbamate contamination.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Cristina Fossi and Claudio Leonzio and Alessandro Massi and Lisa Lari and Silvia Casini},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1992},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={99-104}
}
With the aim of proposing a nondestructive biomarker for monitoring the toxicological risk to birds of exposure to the organophosphorus insecticide azamethiphos and the carbamate insecticide methomyl, laboratory studies were performed on serum "B" esterases in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). The birds received two single dose treatments of each compound (azamethiphos and methomyl), i.e., 50 mg/kg and 250 mg/kg respectively. In the first treatment, serum butyrylcholinesterase (BChE… CONTINUE READING