The present study show for the first time that vitamin E ameliorated the spermotoxic effect of endosulfan. Vitamin E administration reduced lipid peroxidation in endosulfan-treated rats. The effect of vitamin E in reducing lipid peroxidation was two-fold greater
than that of vitamin C (62.8% vs.34.5%, respectively), indicating that vitamin E had a higher impact in preventing of membrane lipid peroxidation. This might be related to high lipid solubility of vitamin E that allow it to localize in the cell membrane, whereas vitamin C is found primarily in the cytosol. Vitamin E supplementation also resulted Inhibitors,research,lifescience,medical in significant protection of cell membrane damage with decreased serum LDH levels. The Selleckchem PI3K Inhibitor Library protective mechanism of vitamin E Inhibitors,research,lifescience,medical is probably through its capacity to scavenge lipid peroxyl radicals. Furthermore, vitamin E can also normalize the level of glutathione, which is an important for intracellular free radical scavenging system, thus reducing the degree of oxidative damage.19 Likewise, the effect of vitamin E in the improvement Inhibitors,research,lifescience,medical of daily sperm production and amelioration of sperm chromatin condensation abnormality induced by endosulfan was superior to vitamin C. The higher protective properties of vitamin E may probably be attributed to the lipophilic nature of vitamin E, which
facilitates its free distribution in the cell membrane, while vitamin C is water soluble and functions better in an aqueous environment. In agreement with the current results, a recent study,9 showed that vitamin E and C with their
antioxidant properties protected the brain from oxidative stress induced by endosulfan. This is also supported by other studies which showed the protective role of vitamin E,5,15 and other antioxidant Inhibitors,research,lifescience,medical compounds such as Inhibitors,research,lifescience,medical melatonin,14 and 5-aminosalicic acid,13 in endosulfan–induced oxidative stress in other experimental system. The combination of two vitamins provided more potent protection than either vitamin alone in some parameters. This could be attributed to regeneration of vitamin E by vitamin C.39 Conclusions The results of this study demonstrate that endosulfan administration causes oxidative stress in the testis by increasing lipid peroxidation and concomitantly impairs spermatogenesis and epididymal sperm physiology. Vitamin E and C have a protective role against endosulfan-induced alteration TCL in the adult rat spermatogenesis by reducing lipid peroxidation. In comparison to vitamin C, vitamin E was more protective against sperm damage and oxidative stress induced by endosulfan. Acknowledgment This work was financially supported by Vice Chancellor for Research of Shiraz University of Medical Science. Conflict of Interest: None declared
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