Abstract Title:

Histopathological and biochemical studies on the effect of curcumin and taurine against bisphenol A toxicity in male rats.

Abstract Source:

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6. PMID: 30840252

Abstract Author(s):

Fatma Gökçe Apaydin, Ayşe Aslanturk, Meltem Uzunhisarcikli, Hatice Bas, Suna Kalender, Yusuf Kalender

Article Affiliation:

Fatma Gökçe Apaydin


Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in environmental xenoestrogen. In the present study, olive oil, curcumin, taurine, BPA, curcumin plus BPA, and taurine plus BPA were exposed to rats for 4 weeks via gavage. Content of malondialdehyde and activities of antioxidant enzymes (GPx, GST, SOD, CAT) and also histopathological and cytopathological changes of heart were studied. No significant changes in all studied parameters were seen between control, olive oil, curcumin, and taurine-treated groups. However, there were significant differences in levels of malondialdehyde and activities of antioxidant enzymes in BPA-exposed rats and some histo/cytopathological changes determined. In curcumin plus BPA-exposed and taurine plus BPA-exposed groups, we measured the preventive effects on some parameters but not exactly. As a result, curcumin and taurine significantly minimized BPA-induced cardiotoxicity in rats.

Study Type : Animal Study

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