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Excessive dietary calcium in the disruption of structural and functional status of adult male reproductive system in rat with possible mechanism.
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PMID:  22262485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Calcium is essential for functioning of different systems including male reproduction. However, it has also been reported as chemo-castrative agent. The study has been undertaken to elucidate the effect of excessive dietary calcium on male reproductive system in animals with possible action. Adult male healthy rats fed CaCl(2) at different doses (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 g%) in diet for 13 and 26 days to investigate reproductive parameters as well as the markers of oxidative stress. Significant alteration was found (P < 0.05) in testicular and accessory sex organs weight, epididymal sperm count, testicular steroidogenic enzyme (Δ(5) 3β-HSD and 17β-HSD) activities, serum testosterone, LH, FSH, LPO, activities of antioxidant enzymes, testicular histoarchitecture along with adrenal Δ(5) 3β-HSD activity with corticosterone level in dose- and time-dependent manner. Overall observations suggest that excessive dietary calcium enhances the generation of free-radicals resulting in structural and functional disruption of male reproduction.
Amar K Chandra; Pallav Sengupta; Haimanti Goswami; Mahitosh Sarkar
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular and cellular biochemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-4919     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0364456     Medline TA:  Mol Cell Biochem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Laboratory, Department of Physiology, University College of Science & Technology, University of Calcutta, 92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata, 700 009, West Bengal, India,
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