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Potential histopathological and molecular changes in rat vas deferens inhaled by Boswellia papyrifera and Boswellia carterii

Ahmed, Mukhtar and Aladakatti, Ravindranath H and Al Omar, Suliman Y and Ali, Daoud and Sayed, Shaban Rushdy and Ghodesawar, Mukhtar Ahmed and Alkhuriji, Afrah (2015) Potential histopathological and molecular changes in rat vas deferens inhaled by Boswellia papyrifera and Boswellia carterii. In: TOXICOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 96 (8). pp. 1207-1220.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02772248.2014.982937

Abstract

Boswellia papyrifera and Boswellia carterii released from smoke contaminate indoor environment and consequently adversely affect humans as evidenced by respiratory disturbances. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of these plants on pathological and biochemical changes in vas deferens of albino rats. Animals were administered 4g/kg body weight B. papyrifera and B. carterii daily for 120days along with controls. Significant changes were observed in epithelial cell types and some cells showed signs of degeneration. The ultrastructural studies revealed marked changes in cytoplasmic organelles. Microvilli were missing and lysosomes were found in the cytoplasm. In addition, all treated groups plasma fructose and other biochemical parameters were decreased indicating reduced energy necessary for motility and contractility of spermatozoa. Many spermatozoa were disorganized and agglomerated. Data suggest that smoke from these plants adversely affects vas deferens.

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Keywords: B; papyrifera; B; carterii; albino rat; vas deferens; ultrastructure; biochemical analysis
Department/Centre: Others
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 05:32
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 05:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/51706

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