Vitamin C Reverses Endosulfan-Induced Testicular Toxicity in Prepubertal Male Rats: A Histopathological Study

Vasanthalaxmi, K and Kumar, Sucheta P and Manjula, SD (2019) Vitamin C Reverses Endosulfan-Induced Testicular Toxicity in Prepubertal Male Rats: A Histopathological Study. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 10 (11). pp. 2439-2443. ISSN 0976-0245

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Background: Endosulfan causes male reproductive toxicity due to oxidative stress. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, reduces cellular oxidative stress. The present study was aimed to investigate protective effect of vitamin C against Endosulfan induced testicular toxicity in Wistar rats Objective: To investigate the protective effect of Vitamin C against endosulfan-induced testicular histopathological changes in male Wistar rats.Materials and Method: Seventy male neonatal Wistar rats were divided into seven groups. The group I was taken as the control group, The endosulfan-treated rats were grouped into II (3mg/kg body weight (BW) and group III (6 mg/kg BW), Group IV (9 mg/kg BW) and Group V (12 mg/kg BW). Group VI (9 mg/kg BW)and group VII (12 mg/kg BW) were pretreated with vitamin C (20 mg/kg BW) for 60 days. After 60 days,animals were sacrificed, testes were removed and processed for histopathological analysis.Result: Histopathological analysis of testes shows significant damage such as necrosis, decrease in spermatogenesis, and increase in congestion of the capillary system in endosulfan treated rats. Pretreatment with vitamin C with endosulfan treated group showed cytoprotective effect and marked reduced testicular changes.Conclusion: Treatment with Vitamin C decreases the toxic effect of endosulfan on testes irrespective of dose. This protective effect of Vitamin C is probably due to its antioxidant property

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endosulfan; Vitamin-C; Histopathology; Testes; Rats
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Physiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2020 08:38
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 08:38

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