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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 169-175
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2010.169.175
Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid): An Approach to Ameliorate the Atrazine Induced Testicular Toxicity
R.K. Sharma, A. Fulia and P.K. Chauhan

Abstract:
The aim of the present study was to investigate the ameliorating effect of vitamin C on atrazine induced testicular toxicity in Capra hircus in vitro. Small pieces (approximately 1 mm3) of testicular tissue were divided into three groups (One control and two experimental groups). One experimental group was supplemented with 100 nmol mL-1 atrazine concentrations and another experimental group was treated with 100 nmol mL-1 atrazine and simultaneously supplemented with 1000 μmol L-1 concentration of vitamin C (Ascorbic acid). Controls were run simultaneously along with all the experimental groups. Harvesting of tissue was carried out after 1, 4 and 8 h of exposure. In the experimental group treated with atrazine at dose level 100 nmol mL-1, several alterations were observed in the seminiferous tubule. After 1 h of exposure duration there was degeneration in germ cells and somatic cells. Pycnotic nuclei which stained darkly with the eosin were clearly observed after 1 h of exposure duration. The numbers of atretic spermatogonia were increased from 24% in control group to 60% after 1 h, from 30 to 66% after 4 h and from 36 to 76% after 8 h of exposure duration. Similar atretogenic changes were also observed in the testicular slices cultured in atrazine+ vitamin C but were milder as compared to atrazine treatment exclusively. Reduction in atretic spermatogonia was recorded from 60 to 32% after 1 h, from 66 to 42% after 4 h and from 76 to 50% after 8 h of supplementation of vitamin C.
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How to cite this article:

R.K. Sharma, A. Fulia and P.K. Chauhan, 2010. Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid): An Approach to Ameliorate the Atrazine Induced Testicular Toxicity. Journal of Medical Sciences, 10: 169-175.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2010.169.175

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2010.169.175

 
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