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Molecular Biology

2009

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Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

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Effect Of Chronic Treatment With A Cyclooxygenase Inhibitor On Reproductive Parameters In Male Rat, Sheikh A Saeed, Naheed Anwar, Khalid M Khan, Noorjehan Sarfraz Jul 2009

Effect Of Chronic Treatment With A Cyclooxygenase Inhibitor On Reproductive Parameters In Male Rat, Sheikh A Saeed, Naheed Anwar, Khalid M Khan, Noorjehan Sarfraz

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

BACKGROUND: Indomethacin is a member of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) commonly used for treatment of gout, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. It has been shown to inhibit ovarian prostaglandins synthesis in mammals, birds, fish and reptiles. However, the effects of its chronic administration on male reproductive functions remain largely unknown. Using rat as a model, we studied the effect of chronic treatment with indomethacin on the male reproductive system.

METHODS: Testosterone was measured in the serum, testicular tissue, and testicular interstitial fluid by radioimmunoassay. Moreover, we also studied the direct effect of indomethacin in vitro on luteinizing hormone stimulated testosterone ...