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Volume 17, Issue 12 (3-2015)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2015, 17(12): 47-55 | Back to browse issues page

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Shariatzadeh S M A, Hajian Karahrodi A. Evaluation of the Effect of Nigella Sativa Oil on Sperm Parameters in Adult NMRI Mice Treated with Bisphenol A. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2015; 17 (12) :47-55
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-3199-en.html
1- Department of Biology, Arak University, Arak, Iran
2- Department of Biology, Arak University, Arak, Iran , hajian.a69@gmail.com
Abstract:   (4804 Views)

Background: Bisphenol A (BPA) has estrogenic properties and generates reactive oxygen species (ROS). The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of Nigella sativa oil (NSO) on sperm parameters against toxicity induced with BPA.

Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, adult male mice with mean body weight 32±3 g were randomly divided into 4 groups (n=6) Control, BPA (200mg/kg/day), NSO (5ml/kg/day), and BPA+NSO. Oral treatment was performed till 34 days. After end of treatment, body and left testis weight were recorded and left caudal epididymis was also cut. Released spermatozoa were used to analyze sperm parameters such as motility, viability and abnormalities. Sperm chromatin quality was assessed. Data were analyzed with One-Way ANOVA.

Results: Body and testis weight showed no significant change in four groups (p<0.05). A significant decrease in the motility, viability and normal morphology of sperm (p<0.001) was found in BPA-treated mice compared to the control group. In BPA+ NSO group, NSO could significantly increas the mentioned parameters compared to the BPA group (p<0.05). BPA had no effect on the uncleus diameter of the spetmatogonia and sperm DNA integrity and histon-protamine replacement.

Conclusion: The results indicated that NSO could partially ameliorate Bisphenol A-induced toxicity on sperm parameters.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Basic Sciences
Received: 2014/10/2 | Accepted: 2014/11/25

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