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Abstract Title:

Evaluation of the alleviative role ofandextract against ovarian dysfunctions induced by monosodium glutamate in mice.

Abstract Source:

J Genet Eng Biotechnol. 2018 Dec ;16(2):653-660. Epub 2018 Jun 28. PMID: 30733785

Abstract Author(s):

Sekena H Abdel-Aziem, Heba A M Abd El-Kader, Faten M Ibrahim, Hafiza A Sharaf, Aida I El Makawy

Article Affiliation:

Sekena H Abdel-Aziem


Microalgae provide a wealthy natural resource of bioactive compounds, which have many biological activities. Monosodium glutamate is a food additive that acts either as food preservatives or as tastiness enhancer. It was confirmed that monosodium glutamate poses a serious responsibility in the pathogenesis of anovulatory infertility. Therefore, the idea of this research was directed to reveal efficiency ofandextracts against the ovarian dysfunction resulted due to monosodium glutamate consumption. Adult female albino mice were gavages orally monosodium glutamate alone or with eitheroraqueous extracts for 28 days. Female mice were subjected to superovulation to study the oocytes nuclear maturation stages. Histological and quantitative investigation was carried on ovaries. Biochemical assessment to measure the sex hormones level and ovarian enzymatic antioxidants was done. In addition, ovarian antioxidant mRNA genes were determined using quantitative PCR and Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase was used as an internal control. The result revealed that monosodium glutamate reduced the oocytes quality and maturation rate, while, both algae improve the oocyte quality and maturation rate than inmonosodium glutamate group.andimproved the monosodium glutamate ovarian tissue histological alteration, sex hormones content and raised the ovarian enzymatic antioxidants level. In addition, monosodium glutamate markedly diminished the Glutathione peroxidase,and catalase mRNA expressions, However,orupregulated the expression of genes close to control. In conclusion,andshowed potential alleviative role against the monosodium glutamate ovarian dysfunction.

Study Type : Animal Study

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