International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2016)
The protective role of propolis against the reproductive toxicity of mono-sodium glutamine in male rabbits
Author(s): Fayrouz A Khaled, Mokhtar I Yousef, Kamel I Kamel
Abstract: The present study was carried out to investigate the possible protective effect of propolis on semen characteristics induced by the flavor enhancers, monosodium glutamate (MSG) in adult male V-line rabbits. Twenty mature male rabbits were randomly divided into four equal groups of 5 rabbits each. Group 1 served as control. However, group 2, 3 and 4 were given propolis (50 mg/kg body weight), mono-sodium glutamine (8 mg/kg body weight) and the combination of propolis (50 mg/BW) and MSG (8 mg/BW), respectively. Animals were orally administered the doses of propolis, MSG and propolis plus MSG every day for 12 weeks. Results showed that semen quality was deteriorated following treatment with MSG. Also, testosterone levels, body weight (BW) and relative weights of testes (RWT) were decreased. Propolis alone significantly increased BW, RTW, testosterone levels and semen characteristics. Furthermore, the presence of propolis with MSG alleviates its toxic effects. From the present study, it can be concluded propolis can be effective in the protection of MSG-induced reproductive toxicity.
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How to cite this article:
Fayrouz A Khaled, Mokhtar I Yousef, Kamel I Kamel. The protective role of propolis against the reproductive toxicity of mono-sodium glutamine in male rabbits. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(2):04-09.