[Vitamin E prevents the toxic effect of benzo(a)pryene on reproductive system in male SD rats].

Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences

PubMedID: 26643421

Li W, Dong T, Yang K, Wu M, Tu B. [Vitamin E prevents the toxic effect of benzo(a)pryene on reproductive system in male SD rats]. Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2015;40(11):1192-8.
OBJECTIVE
To investigate the protective effects and the potential mechanisms of vitamin E (VE) on benzo(a)pryene (B[a]P)-induced toxicity in the reproductive system of male rats. ?

METHODS
A total of 60 male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats, weighted 70-90 g, were randomly assigned to 6 groups: a control group, a vehicle group, a B[a]P group (5 mg/kg), a VE (10 mg/kg)+ B[a]P (5 mg/kg) group, a VE (50 mg/kg) + B[a]P (5 mg/kg) group and a VE (100 mg/kg)+B[a]P (5 mg/kg) group (n=10 per group). The rats were treated with B[a]P and/or VE once a day for 30 days via intragastric administration. The sperm quality and the levels of SOD, GSH-Px, 8-OHdG and MDA were detected, respectively. The testicular tissue morphology and DNA damage were observed by HE staining and comet assay.?

RESULTS
The sperm count, the rate of sperm deformation, the content of MDA and 8-OHdG were all significantly increased in single B[a]P-treated group in comparison to the control groups. The activities of SOD and GSH-Px were markedly decreased by B[a]P as compared with the control groups (P<0.05). The injury of testicular tissue in B[a]P-treated rats was remarkably improved after VE treatment. The levels of oxidative stress and DNA damage indicators in the B[a]P-treated group were all attenuated by VE. These protective effects of VE were in a dose-dependent manner (P<0.05).?

CONCLUSION
Vitamin E can protect the male SD rats against the B[a]P-induced reproductive toxicity.