year 8, Issue 32 (12-2009)                   J. Med. Plants 2009, 8(32): 153-161 | Back to browse issues page

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Gholamhosini B, Khaki A, Ahmadi-Ashtiani H, Rezazadeh S, Rastegar H, Fathiazad F et al . Treatment Effects of Onion on Spermatogenesis in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rat. J. Med. Plants 2009; 8 (32) :153-161
1- Department of Veterinary Pathology, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran ,
2- Department of Veterinary Pathology, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran
3- Clinical Biochemistry, Tarbiat-e-Modarres University, School of Medical Science, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Tehran, Iran and Biochemistry & Nutrition Department of Zanjan Medical University, Zanjan, Iran and Institute of Medicinal Plants, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutics, Institute of Medicinal Plants, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
5- Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Food & Drug Laboratory Research Center, Tehran, Iran
6- Department of Pharmacognozy Tabriz Medical University, Tabriz, Iran
7- Medical College, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
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Background: Onion has significant blood sugar lowering action. Objective: Antioxidants have essential effect on spermatogenesis and sperm parameters. Streptozotocin can dioceses oxidative stress and changes in antioxidant capacity are considered to play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic diabetes mellitus. Methods: Wistar male rat (n=30) were allocated into three groups, control group (n=10) and oninon (O) group that received 1cc/rat (gavages) (n=10), and Diabetic group that received 55mg/kg (IP) streptozotocin (STZ) (n=20) which was subdivided to two groups of 10 STZ group and treatment group. Treatment group received 55mg/kg (IP) STZ plus15mg/kg (O), daily for,4 weeks, respectively however, the control group just received an equal volume of distilled water daily(gavages). Diabetes was induced by a single (IP) injection of streptozotocin (55mg/kg) .Animals were kept in standard condition. In 28day after inducing diabetic 5cc blood were collected for testestrone, TAC, MDA and Ox-LDL levels and testes tissues of Rat in whole groups were removed and sperm was collected from epididymis then prepared for analysis. Results: Sperm population, percentage of sperm viability and motility and Serum total testosterones significantly increased in group that has received 1cc/rat onion (p<0.05) in comparison to control and experimental groups. Testes weights in streptozotocin group significantly decreased in comparison to control group (p<0.05). Conclusion: Since in our study 1cc/rat onion have significantly Preventive effect on Sperm percentage of viability and motility and serum total testosterones by reducing level of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in serum, so it seems that using it can be effective for sperm healthy parameters in Diabetic Rat.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pharmacognosy & Pharmaceutics
Received: 2009/04/18 | Accepted: 2009/11/16 | Published: 2009/12/20

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