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MOSQUITO COIL SMOKE DEPLETES IRON (Fe) CONCENTRATION IN CEREBRUM OF WISTAR RATS
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Poster Title: MOSQUITO COIL SMOKE DEPLETES IRON (Fe) CONCENTRATION IN CEREBRUM OF WISTAR RATS
Submitted on 26 Mar 2019
Author(s): MAHMOOD USMAN, SADEEQ A. ADAMU, SHERIF AHMAD-ISAH, MUHAMMAD M. MUBASSHIR, IBRAHIM S. ELLADAN, AFFAN USMAN, ADEBAYO A. BURAIMOH
Affiliations: Department of Human Anatomy, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Nigeria. Department of Human Anatomy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Department of Human Physiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Department of Pharmacology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Department of Human Anatomy, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria. Department of Human Anatomy, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria
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Abstract: Mosquito coil is an anti-mosquito incense usually shaped into a spiral form, if ignited; it releases smoke that is capable of repelling mosquitoes effectively. However, the smoke may contain toxic substances like carbon monoxide that could impede on normal cellular activities. This study was designed to access the effect of exposure to mosquito coil smoke on Iron (Fe) in the cerebral tissue of adult Wistar rats. Twenty-eight (28) adult male Wistar rats were grouped randomly into four of seven animals each. The control, 1 hour, 2 hours and 3 hours of mosquito coil smoke exposure per day. The exposure to the mosquito coil fumes was in a partially ventilated chamber for 21 consecutive days. Brain tissue specimens were collected homogenised with Phosphate Buffer Solution (PBS). Varian Fast Sequential Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry was employed to quantify the amount of Iron (Fe) in the cerebrum of the Wistar rats. The amount of Fe in the cerebrum of the mosquito coil smoke exposed groups (1 hour, 2 hours and 3 hours), showed time dependent depletion when compared with the amount found in the control (normal air) statistical significance p< 0.05. Exposure to mosquito coil smoke causes depletion of Iron (Fe) in the cerebrum of Wistar rats.Summary: we show that exposure to mosquito coil smoke decreases the concentration of Iron which has been linked to stress and abnormal cognitionReferences: Mshelia, P. P. Magaji, R. A. and Dikko, A. U. A. (2013). Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences: 26-30.

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