Alterations of the aortic wall and internal organs of chickens and chicken embryos caused by a copper deficient diet and by the administration of beta amino propionitrile (BAPN) were examined. Copper deficient diet and BAPN inhibits the genesis of elastic fibers, further elasticity of fibers is decreased as a consequence of inhibition of the formation of crosslinkages. In the animals examined the elastic fibers of the aortic wall were disorderly. In the media and at the boundary of media and adventitia the presence and rupture of aneurysms were observed. In the myocardium vacuolization, and in other internal organs hemorrhages and inflammatory processes were detected.
|Translated title of the contribution||Changes in organs of chickens caused by a copper deficient diet and administration of beta aminopropionitrile|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Morphologiai es Igazsagugyi Orvosi Szemle|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1974|
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