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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • cucumber
GE trait
  • quality
Country
  • Poland

Results

Safety for consumption
  • negative effect

The effect of transgenic cucumbers expressing thaumatin on selected immunity parameters in rats Open Access

Kosieradzka, I; Sawosz, E; Winnicka, A; Kluciński, W; Malepszy, S; Szwacka, M; Pastuszwska, B
Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences. 2004 13(Suppl. 2):97-100

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Abstract

The effect of a diet containing the fruits of genetically modified cucumber plants expressing thaumatin on the immunity parameters of the consumer was determined. For five weeks 24 laboratory rats allocated to 3 groups were fed freeze-dried isoproteinous diets containing 15% transgenic or non-transgenic cucumber fruits of the same variety, or a standard mixture. The phagocytic activity of neutrophils and monocytes was determined by flow cytometry (Phagotest and Bursttest). Feeding transgenic cucumber caused a statistically significant increase in neutrophilic granulocytes that activated oxidation processes after stimulation of PML and fMLP. The fluorescence intensity of neutrophils was higher when E. coli was used as the chemotactic agent.

Keywords

transgenic cucumber; thaumatin; rats; GMO safety

Funding

Funding source
  • State Committee for Scientific Research
Funding country
  • Poland
Funding type
  • government

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MLA

Kosieradzka, I, E Sawosz, A Winnicka, W Kluciński, S Malepszy, M Szwacka, B Pastuszwska. "The effect of transgenic cucumbers expressing thaumatin on selected immunity parameters in rats." Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences 13.Suppl. 2 (2004): 97-100. Web. 27 Jul. 2017.

APA

Kosieradzka, I., Sawosz, E., Winnicka, A., Kluciński, W., Malepszy, S., Szwacka, M., & Pastuszwska, B. (2004). The effect of transgenic cucumbers expressing thaumatin on selected immunity parameters in rats. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 13(Suppl. 2), 97-100.

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