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Original Article
Egyptian Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
Vol. 7 (2017), Issue 2, pp. 97-104
doi:10.32527/2017/101430

The Protective Effect of Aromatase Inhibitor Anastrozole on Varicocele-Induced Testicular Dysfunction in Rats

Amany N. Ibrahim1, Magdy I. Attallah2, and Reham Abdelrahman Elnaggar3

1Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University

2Department of Medical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, kasr al-eini, Cairo University

3Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST)

Copyright © 2017 Amany N. Ibrahim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Aim: This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of anastrozole on experimental varicocele - induced testicular dysfunction in rats. Material and method: adult male albino rats were divided randomly into three groups; group 1 act as control. In group 2 (varicocele rats) varicocele was induced by partial ligation of the left renal vein. Group 3 (anastrozole-treated group) varicocele rats received anastrozole (400mg/l) in the drinking water for a period of 9 weeks immediately after ligation of the left renal vein. Serum FSH, LH, testosterone and intratesticular testosterone were measured. Seminal parameters (progressive motility, sperm cell concentration, epididymal sperm abnormal forms) were estimated. Testicular tissue specimens were histopathologically examined by hematoxylin & eosin staining. Results: after 9 weeks of operation, the varicocele induced significant decreased of bilateral intratesticular testosterone levels and marked impairment of seminal parameters and histopathological changes in the rat tests compared with control group (p<0.05). While, serum FSH, LH and serum testosterone levels insignificantly decreased. All these factors were significantly improved by anastrozole. These results clearly pointed the pivotal role of aromatase inhibitors in varicocele induced testicular dysfunction.

Original Article
Egyptian Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
Vol. 7 (2017), Issue 2, pp. 97-104
doi:10.32527/2017/101430

The Protective Effect of Aromatase Inhibitor Anastrozole on Varicocele-Induced Testicular Dysfunction in Rats

Amany N. Ibrahim1, Magdy I. Attallah2, and Reham Abdelrahman Elnaggar3

1Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University

2Department of Medical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, kasr al-eini, Cairo University

3Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST)

Copyright © 2017 Amany N. Ibrahim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Aim: This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of anastrozole on experimental varicocele - induced testicular dysfunction in rats. Material and method: adult male albino rats were divided randomly into three groups; group 1 act as control. In group 2 (varicocele rats) varicocele was induced by partial ligation of the left renal vein. Group 3 (anastrozole-treated group) varicocele rats received anastrozole (400mg/l) in the drinking water for a period of 9 weeks immediately after ligation of the left renal vein. Serum FSH, LH, testosterone and intratesticular testosterone were measured. Seminal parameters (progressive motility, sperm cell concentration, epididymal sperm abnormal forms) were estimated. Testicular tissue specimens were histopathologically examined by hematoxylin & eosin staining. Results: after 9 weeks of operation, the varicocele induced significant decreased of bilateral intratesticular testosterone levels and marked impairment of seminal parameters and histopathological changes in the rat tests compared with control group (p<0.05). While, serum FSH, LH and serum testosterone levels insignificantly decreased. All these factors were significantly improved by anastrozole. These results clearly pointed the pivotal role of aromatase inhibitors in varicocele induced testicular dysfunction.

Original Article
Egyptian Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
Vol. 7 (2017), Issue 2, pp. 97-104
doi:10.32527/2017/101430

The Protective Effect of Aromatase Inhibitor Anastrozole on Varicocele-Induced Testicular Dysfunction in Rats

Amany N. Ibrahim1, Magdy I. Attallah2, and Reham Abdelrahman Elnaggar3

1Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University

2Department of Medical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, kasr al-eini, Cairo University

3Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST)

Copyright © 2017 Amany N. Ibrahim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to Cite this Article

Amany N. Ibrahim, Magdy I. Attallah, and Reham Abdelrahman Elnaggar, “The Protective Effect of Aromatase Inhibitor Anastrozole on Varicocele-Induced Testicular Dysfunction in Rats,” Egyptian Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Vol. 7, Issue 2, pp. 97-104, 2017. doi:10.32527/2017/101430