Cypermethrin induced modulations in lipid metabolism of freshwater teleost, Tilapia mossambica.

Biochemistry international

PubMedID: 1883403

Reddy AT, Ayyanna K, Yellamma K. Cypermethrin induced modulations in lipid metabolism of freshwater teleost, Tilapia mossambica. Biochem Int. 1991;23(5):963-7.
Significant changes in lipid metabolic profiles were observed in brain, liver and gill tissues of T. mossambica under chronic exposure to sublethal concentrations of cypermethrin. Increase in total lipid, lipase and free fatty acids with decrease in glycerol content suggests simultaneous operation of lipogenesis and lipolysis during cypermethrin stress. Phospholipid levels dropped, while cholesterol content increased in all the tissues as a consequence of cypermethrin toxicity.