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Effects of angiogenesis inhibition by spironolactone on isolated vas deferens contractility in an experimental varicocele model in rats.
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PMID:  23021662     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of spironolactone, as an angiogenesis inhibitor, on the isometric contractile responses in isolated vas deferens strips from left varicocele-induced rats.
METHODS: Twenty-four adult (12-14 months) male Wistar albino rats were randomly assigned to 4 groups (n = 6 in each): (1) Control group, (2) sham-operated group, (3) experimental left varicocele group, and (4) Spironolactone (20 mg/kg/d)-treated experimental left varicocele group. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical (CD31 staining) findings in the rat testis and functional findings in the rat isolated vas deferens were investigated.
RESULTS: Angiogenesis increased in the varicocele group and the spironolactone inhibited angiogenesis in the spironolactone-treated group. Spironolactone seemed to change phenylephrine and serotonin responses in the left vas deferens.
CONCLUSION: It is possible that by inhibiting angiogenesis, spironolactone treatment negatively impairs testicular morphology and functional (vas deferens) pathways. Varicocele formation seems to elicit an increase to 5-HT sensitivity in rat vas deferens, and this process is prevented by spironolactone pretreatment.
Mustafa Gökhan Köse; S Remzi Erdem; Cetin Levent Peșkircioğlu; Berrin Caylak
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  816-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Urology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:
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