Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(11), 2169-2183; doi:10.3390/ijms9112169
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Survey of Slaughtered Pigs for Occurrence of Ochratoxin A and Porcine Nephropathy in Serbia

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Received: 19 March 2008; in revised form: 29 October 2008 / Accepted: 31 October 2008 / Published: 7 November 2008
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Abstract: Samples of blood, kidney and liver were randomly selected from slaughtered pigs (n=90) and analyzed for ochratoxin A by HPLC. In addition, in order to obtain information on the occurrence of nephropathy, histological examinations were carried out. Of the 90 liver samples, 26.6% contained OTA in the range of 0.22-14.5 ng/g. The incidence of OTA in serum and kidney were very similar (31%, 33.3%), with a maximum concentration of 220.8 ng/mL, and 52.5 ng/g, respectively. Histopathological examination of kidneys confirmed tubulopathies with edema and cell vacuolization. In addition, hemorrhages and necrosis of proximal kidney tubules’ cells were found.
Keywords: Ochratoxin A; pig; tissues; nephropathy
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Milićević, D.; Jurić, V.; Stefanović, S.; Jovanović, M.; Janković, S. Survey of Slaughtered Pigs for Occurrence of Ochratoxin A and Porcine Nephropathy in Serbia. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9, 2169-2183.

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Milićević D, Jurić V, Stefanović S, Jovanović M, Janković S. Survey of Slaughtered Pigs for Occurrence of Ochratoxin A and Porcine Nephropathy in Serbia. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2008; 9(11):2169-2183.

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Milićević, Dragan; Jurić, Verica; Stefanović, Srđan; Jovanović, Milijan; Janković, Saša. 2008. "Survey of Slaughtered Pigs for Occurrence of Ochratoxin A and Porcine Nephropathy in Serbia." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 9, no. 11: 2169-2183.

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