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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 03)
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Changes in the Spermatogenesis and Histology of Testis in Rat Treated with Matricaria recutita

Fereshteh Javadian, Jasem Estakhr, Jina Khayatzade, Abbas Jamshidiyan and Dariush Saadati
Corresponding Author:  Fereshteh Javadian 

Key words:  Anti-spermatogenic, Matricaria recutita, rat, testis, , ,
Vol. 5 , (03): 1036-1040
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June 28, 2012 August 08, 2012 January 21, 2013
Abstract:

The present study investigates the anti-spermatogenic potential of ethanolic extract of Matricaria recutita a plant belonging to Asteraceae family. The effects of an ethanolic extract of theMatricaria recutita on spermatogenesis, histology of testis and level of testosterone were examined in control and experimental groups. Results showed that Matricaria recutita extract did not cause any changes in body weight, but significantly decreased the testis weight (p<0.05). The sperm motility and the epididymal sperm counts and serum testosterone levels of rats treated for 56 days were significantly reduced (p<0.05). There were various degrees of damage to the seminiferous tubules including; disorganized germinal epithelium, degenerated and necrotic cells and reduction in the diameter of seminiferous tubules. It can be concluded that that alcoholic extract of Matricaria recutita has anti-spermatogenic properties in adult male rats through its compounds and it may be useful to regulate spermatogenesis and male fertility.
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Fereshteh Javadian, Jasem Estakhr, Jina Khayatzade, Abbas Jamshidiyan and Dariush Saadati, 2013. Changes in the Spermatogenesis and Histology of Testis in Rat Treated with Matricaria recutita.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(03): 1036-1040.
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