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Title: Melatonin produced metabolic changes in testis and did not prevent indomethacin-induced testicular lipid peroxidation in adult rat
Authors: Hemieda, Faried Abdel-Kader EI-Sayed
Issue Date: Mar-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Melatonin was orally given to rats at the dosage of 0.75 mg/rat/day for 7 days and challenged on the day 7 with a single toxic dose of indomethacin (20mg/kg, intramuscularly) to test either protection afforded by melatonin against indomethacin induced oxidative tissue damage or effects of repeated adiministration of this hormone on some testicular metabolic parameters. The results showed increased lipid peroxidation, as evidenced by the formation of thioba rbituric acid reactive substances, accommpanied by non- significantly decreased glutathione content in the testis of rats treated with indomethacin. However, prior adiministration of melatonin failed to prevent indomethacin -induced testicular lipid peroxidation. No change in the production of lipid peroxidation and glutathione was observed as well after treatment with melatonin alone. Meanwhile, exogenous melatonin inhibited testicular levels of total lipid, total protein, and activity of aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, and alkaline phosphatase. All treated rats exhibited unchanged activity of both acid phosphatase and lactate dehydrogenase. The results indicated inability of oral administration of melatonin to prevent some of the oxidative damaging effects of indomethacin in the rat testis. In addition, the study provided an evidence that melatonin has an inhibitory action on the testicular metabolism in adult rats and thereby suggests a possible role of this hormone in modulating functions of rat testis.
Page(s): 220-224
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.41(03) [March 2003]

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