Abstract Title:

Improvement in colistin-induced reproductive damage, apoptosis, and autophagy in testes via reducing oxidative stress by chrysin.

Abstract Source:

J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 2018 Nov ;32(11):e22201. Epub 2018 Oct 1. PMID: 30273961

Abstract Author(s):

Emrah Hicazi Aksu, Fatih Mehmet Kandemir, Sefa Küçükler, Amdia Mahamadu

Article Affiliation:

Emrah Hicazi Aksu


This study aimed to investigate the effect of chrysin on colistin-induced reproductive toxicity. Twenty-eight adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups of seven rats each. Group I received physiological saline for 7 days. Group II received 50 mg/kg/day chrysin for 7 days. Group III received a total dose of 73 mg/kg colistin for 7 days. Group IV received 50 mg/kg/day chrysin by an oral gavage after the colistin treatment. Colistin causes an increase in oxidative stress (OS) in the testis. Chrysin treatment significantly decreased the OS in the chrysin + colistin group compared with the colistin group. The highest caspase-3 and LC3B expression levels were found in the colistin group and these levels were statistically lower in the chrysin + colistin group. Colistin treatment caused a decrease in sperm motility and an increase in sperm abnormality. Chrysin treatment mitigated these side effects significantly. In conclusion, chrysin treatment can be beneficial against colistin-induced reproductive toxicity.

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