Evaluation of the serum sex hormones levels and alkaline phosphatase activity in rats� testis after administering of berberine in experimental varicocele

Najaran, H. and Hassani Bafrani, H. and Rashtbari, H. and Izadpanah, F. and Rajabi, M.R. and Haddad Kashani, H. and Mohammadi, A. (2019) Evaluation of the serum sex hormones levels and alkaline phosphatase activity in rats� testis after administering of berberine in experimental varicocele. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine.

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Abstract

Current study was aimed to investigate the protective effect of berberine (BB) on the serum gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), inhibin B (INHB), testosterone (T) and alkaline phosphatase (Alk-p) activity in the testis of experimental varicocele-induced animals. For the current objective, 30 mature-male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control (n = 6 rats), control-sham (n = 6 rats) and experimental groups (n = 18 rats). The animals in the experimental groups were undergone experimental varicocele and simple laparotomy was conducted in control-sham group. 60 days after varicocele (VCL) induction the experimental group subdivided into: non-treated VCL-induced and 50 mg/kg and 100 mg/kg BB-treated groups (intra-peritoneally). Following 60 days, the animals were euthanized and serum levels of testosterone and testicular activity of alkaline phosphatase were measured. Non-treated VCL-induced animals indicated a significant (P < 0.05) reduction in serum levels of T and INHB and a remarkable (P < 0.05) increase in GnRH, FSH, LH and Alk-p activity compared to control and control-sham groups. Insignificant changes were found between control and control-sham groups. Meanwhile, each BB administered group showed a remarkable (P < 0.05) increase in serum levels of T and INHB and a significant (P < 0.05) decrease in GnRH, FSH, LH and alkaline phosphatase activity in testis tissue. According to the current findings, BB by increasing serum levels of testosterone and INHB increases the testicular endocrine capacity and protects Leydig cell against inflammatory and oxidant injury of varicocele. In addition, BB by inhibiting GnRH, FSH, LH and alkaline phosphatase activity, regulate the levels of serum sex hormones in experimental varicocele and reduces varicocele-induced inflammatory reactions. © 2019, Institute of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Anatomy Morphology
Endocrinology Metabolism
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Anatomy
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2019 09:08
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2019 09:08
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4281

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