Fish Physiol Biochem 2022 May 21. Epub 2022 May 21.
College of Animal Science & Technology, Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou, 730070, People's Republic of China.
Nanoselenium (nano-Se) shows unique protective effects against environmental heat stress in rainbow trout as a selenium source additive and free radical scavenger. Accordingly, we investigated the effects of supplementation with different levels of nano-Se (0, 5, and 10 mg/kg) and before and after heat stress (24°C) for different treatment times on the dynamic changes of rainbow trout liver tissue structure, lipid changes, biochemical properties, and gene expression. The results showed that, under heat stress, the fish supplementation of 5 mg/kg nano-Se significantly increased liver glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity and upregulated expression levels of HSP70b, HSP90a1, GPx1a, and Trx mRNAs, while liver alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels as well as tissue structure damage and lipid accumulation were decreased. Read More