Copper oxychloride-induced testicular damage of adult albino rats and the possible role of curcumin in healing the damage.Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2020ES
The current research study investigated the effect of 80 mg/kg b.wt./day curcumin (cur) against 50, 100, and 200 mg/kg copper oxychloride (COC) for 90 days induced testicular damage using histological, ultrastructural, and biochemical techniques. Histological and cellular abnormalities have been noted in seminiferous tubules of COC-treated group and treated group with Cur- and COC-treated group. The biochemical result showed that serum testosterone was significantly decreased in COC-treated rats and Cur COC-treated rats compared with the control groups. Testes copper content and malondialdehyde was increased, whereas the testes total antioxidant, manganese, ferrous, and zinc levels were decreased (p ≥ 0.05) compared to the control groups. In conclusion, the present work reported that the treatment of rats with 80 mg/kg body weight curcumin prior to treatment with COC did not mitigate the deleterious effects of COC and manifested no signs of protection.