Apricot ameliorates alcohol induced testicular damage in rat model

Kurus M., Ugras M., ATEŞ B. , Otlu A.

FOOD AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY, cilt.47, ss.2666-2672, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.fct.2009.07.034
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2666-2672


In this study, we intended to determine the possible preventive effects of dietary apricot on oxidative stress due to ethanol usage in rat testes. The animals were divided into six groups as follows: Group 1 was control. Group 2 received ethanol. Group 3 were fed with apricot diet for 3 months. Group 4 were fed with apricot diet for 6 months. Group 5 received ethanol and apricot diet for 3 months. Group 6 were fed apricot diet for 3 months, and then ethanol + apricot diet for 3 months. Following sacrification, the testes were treated for morphological (tubular and germ cell histology, Sertoli and Leydig cell counts) and biochemical (superoxide dismutase, glutathion peroxidase, catalase, malondialdehyde) analyses.