Use of cholinesterase activity in monitoring organophosphate pesticide exposure of cattle produced in tropical areas.

@article{Pardo2001UseOC,
  title={Use of cholinesterase activity in monitoring organophosphate pesticide exposure of cattle produced in tropical areas.},
  author={Violeta T Pard{\'i}o and N. Cesar Ibarra and Miguel Angel Villa Rodr{\'i}guez and Krzysztof N. Waliszewski},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={6057-62}
}
The use of cholinesterase activity as a biochemical method for monitoring organophosphate pesticide exposure in cattle is described herein. Determination of cholinesterase activity of whole blood, erythrocyte, and plasma was carried out according to the Ellman modified kinetic method. The mean baseline acetylcholinesterase activities of 9.549 +/- 3.619 IU/mL in whole blood, 9.444 +/- 3.006 IU/mL in erythrocytes, and 0.149 +/- 0.063 IU/mL in plasma were estimated for steers from the control… CONTINUE READING