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Andrologia. 2018 Sep;50(7):e13036. doi: 10.1111/and.13036. Epub 2018 May 14.

Ameliorative effect of resveratrol on testicular oxidative stress, spermatological parameters and DNA damage in glyphosate-based herbicide-exposed rats.

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1
Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.
2
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.
3
Department of Laborant and Veterinary Health, Bayat Vocational School, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.

Abstract

In this study, the reproductive impacts of being exposed to glyphosate (GLF) and the protective impacts of resveratrol (RES) were assessed in 28 Wistar male rats, which were equally separated into four groups. Control group were fed normal diet without GLF or RES, group II received normal feed containing 20 mg kg-1 daily-1 RES, group III received normal feed containing 375 mg kg-1 daily-1 GLF, and group IV received normal feed containing 375 mg kg-1 daily-1 GLF+20 mg kg-1 daily-1 RES. GLF administration decreased sperm motility, sperm plasma membrane integrity, glutathione level and superoxide dismutase in the testicular tissue of rats. On the other hand, abnormal sperm rate, malondialdehyde level, and DNA damage were detected to be high in the group treated with GLF. The findings indicate that RES protects spermatological parameters and DNA damage, decreases GLF-induced lipid peroxidation, improves the antioxidant defence mechanism and regenerates tissue damage in the testis of rats.

KEYWORDS:

antioxidant; glyphosate; rat; resveratrol; sperm

PMID:
29761542
DOI:
10.1111/and.13036
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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