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Athione S -transferase activity, and lipid peroxidation was observed in liver and brain. Exposure to toluene, one of the gasoline constituents, both in vivo and in vitro, leads to reactive oxygen species formation in many tissues including brain tissue [36-38]. The study of Calder -Guzm et al [39] revealed that the aldehydes resulting from the oxidation of the methyl groups in the aromatic compou
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Ive behaviour in male rats.Parameter GROUP Tooth chattering Control Leaded gasoline Unleaded gasoline 1.2 ?0.33 3.7 ?0.63 a* 4 ?0.87 a* Number of aggression events Threat posture 1.1 ?0.31 3.9 ?0.43 a** 3.6 ?0.87 a* Leaping and biting 0.9 ?0.35 3.7 ?0.58 a** 3.4 ?0.70 a* Boxing position 0.8 ?0.25 2.7 ?0.47 a* 3.2 ?0.74 a**Values are expressed as means ?SE a: significantly different from the contro
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Ecules or to relative reduction in acetylcholinesterase-containing neurons, thus potentiating cholinergic effects. In the present study, no statistical differences were detected among the serotonin levels of the cerebral cortex in the three groups; the control, the leaded and the unleaded. However, in the hypothalamus, hippocampus, cerebellum, the serotonin level was lower in the groups exposed to
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Between the groups inhaled the leaded gasoline and the control. The GSH content was lower in both the leaded and unleaded gasoline groups than the control group, but GSH in the unleaded group was higher than in the leaded group. The unleaded gasoline exposed group exhibited a significant decrease in superoxide dismutase activity in comparison with either the leaded gasoline or the control groups.
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Ed as means ?SD a: significantly different from the control group. b: significantly different from the leaded gasoline. Asterisks indicate the level of significance (* P
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N male rats.Parameter Duration of aggression/sec GROUP Control Leaded gasoline Unleaded gasoline Tooth chattering 0.9 ?0.23 4.7 ?1.1 a** 4.4 ?0.92 a* Threat posture 1.5 ?0.54 6 ?1.2 a* 6.2 ?1.31 a* Leaping and biting 1.9 ?0.72 5.5 ?1.45 5.9 ?1.50 Boxing position 1 ?0.42 2.2 ?0.63 2.2 ?0.Values are expressed as means ?SE a: significantly different from the control group. Asterisks indicate the leve
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D that volatile solvents such as benzene, a main constituent of gasoline fuel, seems to interact with the synthesis and catabolism of catecholamines and serotonin in the brain, which might explain the neurotoxic effects of these solvents [53]. In this regard, deficiencies of serotonin or other monoamine neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine are linked with depression [54,55]. In re
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N male rats.Parameter Duration of aggression/sec GROUP Control Leaded gasoline Unleaded gasoline Tooth chattering 0.9 ?0.23 4.7 ?1.1 a** 4.4 ?0.92 a* Threat posture 1.5 ?0.54 6 ?1.2 a* 6.2 ?1.31 a* Leaping and biting 1.9 ?0.72 5.5 ?1.45 5.9 ?1.50 Boxing position 1 ?0.42 2.2 ?0.63 2.2 ?0.Values are expressed as means ?SE a: significantly different from the control group. Asterisks indicate the leve

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