Vol. 34 (Suppl 2) 2013 Neuro endocrinology letters

Biochemical and histopathological responses of Wistar rats to oral intake of microcystins and cyanobacterial biomass.

OBJECTIVES: Cyanobacteria are producers of potent and environmentally abundant microcystins, representing an emerging global health issue. In the present study, we investigated the impact of pure microcystins and cyanobacterial biomass on laboratory rats (Wistar albino rats, males, 30 days old) under different exposure scenarios.