Effects of benzene on glycogen levels of liver and muscle tissues and on blood glucose of rats

Ozdikicioglu F., Dere E.

ACTA VETERINARIA-BEOGRAD, vol.54, pp.379-394, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.2298/avb0406379o
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-394
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Benzene is used commonly in industry and known as a toxic and carcinogenic agent. In this study a 100 mg.kg(-1) dose was administered to Swiss Albino (Rat rattus norvegicus) rats by intraperitoneal injection. Changes in glycogen levels in the liver, muscle and blood glucose levels were investigated after 0, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 hours.