Original Scientific Article
Study of mutagenic and antitoxic properties of gentabiferon-B
Sergey Shabunin,
Vasilina Gritsyuk,
Galina Vostroilova,
Dmitriy Shabanov,
Nina Khokhlova*,
Anastasiya Korchagina

Mac Vet Rev 2022; 45 (1): 79 - 87


Received: 15 September 2021

Received in revised form: 08 February 2022

Accepted: 09 February 2022

Available Online First: 02 March 2022

Published on: 15 March 2022

Correspondence: Nina Khokhlova, nina_xoxlova@mail.ru


The combination of immunomodulators and antibiotics in the treatment of animals with diseases of bacterial etiology is one of the effective strategies for animal therapy. The drug gentabiferon-B combines antibiotic gentamicin and speciesspecific (bovine) recombinant interferons -α and -γ. The study aimed to evaluate the effect of course application of gentabiferon-B on the cytogenetic stability of bone marrow cells of outbred mice after administering mitomycin C (MMC). The proportion of polychromatophilic erythrocytes in the bone marrow was assessed. There was no effect of gentabiferon-B on the frequency of polychromatophilic erythrocytes with micronuclei in both healthy animals and mice with MMC-induced cytogenetic instability. The course application of gentabiferon-B before the administration of MMC led to an increase in the proportion of polychromatophilic erythrocytes (46.03±2.61%) which was non-significantly different than the negative control group. The administration of MMC alone caused a decrease in the proportion of polychromatophilic erythrocytes to 33.33±1.83%. The antitoxic effect of gentabiferon-B led to an increase in the level of polychromatophilic erythrocytes by 38.1% compared to the group that received only MMC. Studies have shown that gentabiferon-B does not have mutagenic activity and anticlastogenic properties, however, it reduces the toxic effect of MMC. In conclusion, it is indicative that gentabiferon-B has antitoxic properties and can be safely used in animal therapy.

Keywords: gentabiferon-B, micronucleus test, mitomycin, mutagenicity


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Citation Information

Macedonian Veterinary Review. Volume 45, Issue 1, Pages 79-87 e-ISSN 1857-7415, p-ISSN 1409-7621, DOI: 10.2478/macvetrev-2022-0016, 2022