Determinación de leptina y sus valores séricos en alpacas hembras adultas con diferente condición corporal

Translated title of the contribution: Leptin determination and serum levels in adult alpacas with different body condition

H. Marco Enciso, Raquel Pérez-Clariget, U. Héctor Huamán, M. Óscar Cárdenas, Olger Pedro Ramos Coaguila

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the presence of leptin in adults alpacas, in order to quantify leptin values for these animals, and to relate them with body condition. For this purpose, 36 non pregnant and non nursing female adult alpacas were used. They were divided in two groups according to body condition (BC): G1: BC <3.0 and G2: BC>3.0, using the 1 to 5 scale (1: emaciate, 5: obese). Blood samples by jugular venipunction to obtain serum were taken. Serum samples were maintained at -20 °C until analysis. The leptin determination was carried out by the radioimmunoassay technique (RIA). The mean of leptin concentration was 17.23 ± 0.81 ng/ml. Values for G1 were 18.14 ± 1.12 ng/ ml and for G2. were 16.32 ± 1.15 ng/ml, without statistical differences between groups. The results showed that the leptin hormone is also present in alpacas.

Translated title of the contributionLeptin determination and serum levels in adult alpacas with different body condition
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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