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Pectinase-treated Panax ginseng protects heat stress-induced testicular damage in rats

Authors
 Min Kyoung Kim  ;  Kyu-Min Cha  ;  Seock-Yeon Hwang  ;  Un-Kyu Park  ;  Seok Kyo Seo  ;  Sang-Ho Lee  ;  Min-Sik Jeong  ;  SiHyun Cho  ;  Spandana Rajendra Kopalli  ;  Si-Kwan Kim 
Citation
 REPRODUCTION, Vol.153(6) : 737-747, 2017 
Journal Title
 REPRODUCTION 
ISSN
 1470-1626 
Issue Date
2017
MeSH
Animals ; Heat Stress Disorders/physiopathology* ; Hot Temperature* ; Male ; Panax/chemistry* ; Polygalacturonase/metabolism* ; Rats ; Rats, Sprague-Dawley ; Spermatogenesis/drug effects* ; Testis/drug effects ; Testis/pathology*
Abstract
Testicular hyperthermia is well studied to cause impaired spermatogenesis. In the present study, the protective effect of enzymatically modified (pectinase-treated) Panax ginseng (GINST) against intermittent sub-chronic heat stress-induced testicular damage in rats was investigated. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: normal control (NC), heat-stressed control (HC), heat-stressed plus GINST-100 mg/kg/day (HG100) and heat-stressed plus GINST-200 mg/kg/day (HG200) treatment groups. GINST (100 and 200 mg/kg/day) was mixed separately with a regular pellet diet and was administered orally for 8 weeks starting from 1 week before heat exposure. Parameters such as organ weight, blood chemistry, sperm kinetic values, expression of antioxidant enzymes, spermatogenesis molecules and sex hormone receptors levels were measured. Data revealed that kidney and epididymis weight were significantly (P < 0.05) decreased with heat stress and recovered by GINST treatment. Further, the altered levels of blood chemistry panels and sperm kinetic values in heat stress-induced rats were attenuated when GINST was administered (P < 0.05). Furthermore, the expression levels of antioxidant-related enzymes (GSTM5 and GPX4), spermatogenesis-related proteins (CREB1 and INHA) and sex hormone receptors (androgen receptor, luteinizing hormone receptor and follicle-stimulating hormone receptor) were reduced by heat stress; however, GINST treatment effectively ameliorated these changes. In conclusion, GINST was effective in reducing heat-induced damage in various male fertility factors in vivo and has considerable potential to be developed as a useful supplement in improving male fertility.
Full Text
https://rep.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/rep/153/6/737.xml
DOI
10.1530/REP-16-0560
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology (산부인과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Min Kyoung(김민경)
Seo, Seok Kyo(서석교) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3404-0484
Cho, Si Hyun(조시현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2718-6645
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/166658
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