[Effect of Bushen Tiaojing Recipe and Xiaoyao Pill on adenohypophysis and ovary in androgen-induced sterile rats: a comparative study].

Zhongguo Zhong xi yi jie he za zhi Zhongguo Zhongxiyi jiehe zazhi = Chinese journal of integrated traditional and Western medicine / Zhongguo Zhong xi yi jie he xue hui, Zhongguo Zhong yi yan jiu yuan zhu ban

PubMedID: 24520795

Xu DJ, Hong LW, Xu H, Yang HM, Liu MF, Du HL. [Effect of Bushen Tiaojing Recipe and Xiaoyao Pill on adenohypophysis and ovary in androgen-induced sterile rats: a comparative study]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2014;34(1):87-90.
OBJECTIVE
To observe the effect of Bushen Tiaojing Recipe (BTR) and Xiaoyao Pill (XYP) on the morphology and sex hormones secretion of adenohypophysis and ovaries in androgen-induced sterile rats (ASR).

METHODS
Fifty 9-day old SD female rats randomly recruited from total 60 rats were subcutaneously injected with testosterone propionate to establish the ASR model. And the rest 10 rats were recruited as the normal group. Thirty successfully modeled rats were recruited and randomly divided into the model group, the BTR group (administered with BTR suspension), and the XYP group (administered with XYP suspension), 10 in each group. Five weeks later, rats were decapitated in the preoestrus. Serum levels of estradiol (E2), progesterone (P), testosterone (T), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH) were detected by radioimmunoassay. The morphologies of adenohypophysis and ovary were observed after HE staining.

RESULTS
Compared with the normal group, serum E2 and T levels increased, while FSH and LH levels decreased in the model group (all P < 0.01). The morphology of adenohypophysis and ovary was abnormal in the model group. Compared with the model group, serum E2 and T levels decreased, while FSH and LH levels increased in the BTR group and the XYP group (P < 0.05, P < 0.01). Besides, E2 and T levels in the BTR group and FSH levels in the XYP group restored to normal (all P > 0.05). The damaged structure of adenohypophysis and ovary got restored to different degrees.

CONCLUSION
BTR and XYP both could improve ovulation failure.