Effect of Bergaprime on muscle-hepatic enzyme activities in the serum of rats fed moldy corn contained diets

Document Type : Physiology (Animal)


1 Applied microbiology research center,,Baqiyatallah University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Varamin Pishva branch, Islamic Azad University, Varamin, Iran


In order to investigate the effect of a growth premotor product (Bergaprime) contain of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) on hepatic enzyme activity in the serum of rats fed moldy corn in their diets, 20 male 9-w rats with 250 g evaluated in 4 experimental group. This experiment was carried out in a 2*2 factorial design with 2 level of Bergaprime (0 and 2 g/kg diet) and 2 type of dietary corn (normal and moldy) in form of a completely randomized design for a 21-d period. At the end of d 21 blood sampling was done from the heart of the rats and serum enzyme activities for hepatic parameter include GGT, ALP, ALT and AST were tested. Results indicated that neither normal nor moldy corn contained diets with or without Bergaprime did not effect on hepatic enzyme activities in the rats serum. In total, dietary moldy corn in the 9-w rats could not resulted in a liver toxicity and therefore Bergaprime had not or did not showed any effects.