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Short-term effects of TAF 273 on oestrous cycle and reproductive hormones of normal rats

Ahmad, Nur Amalina and Abdul Rahman, Suzanah and Chan, Kit-Lam and Mamat, Suhana and Abdul Samat, Nadia Hanis and Abdullah, Afif Raihan and Mohd Zahri, Syazana (2015) Short-term effects of TAF 273 on oestrous cycle and reproductive hormones of normal rats. In: 5th International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST 2015), 10th-12th August 2015, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Eurycoma longifolia is one of the plants used to enhanced male reproductive functions but little is known for its effect on the female reproductive system and functions. Therefore this work is performed to study the effects of standardized extract of Eurycoma longifolia, TAF 273, on oestrous cycle and some reproductive functionality in rats. Female Sprague-dawley rats (7-8 weeks old) weighing between 160-230 g were used in this study. Vaginal smear of each rat was monitored daily for 2-week period (cover 3 cycles) in order to select females with normal cycle (4-5 days). Those with regular cycle were randomized into seven groups of 6 animals each. Rats in the treatment group received the extract orally at different doses (2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg body weight) for 5 days (one complete cycle) whereas the control group received an equal volume of distilled water in a similar manner. The oestrous cycle pattern of both control and treatment groups were monitored daily and recorded during the 5 days treatment and during the following 15 days after withdrawal of treatment. The body weight of the females was recorded before and after 5 days treatment. At the end of the experiments, blood samples were collected and the serum were analysed for oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels. Ovaries and uteri were removed, weighed and examined for histomorphological changes. The results showed that the administration of TAF 273 did not significantly alter the analyzed variables. Therefore, the data obtained indicate that Eurycoma longifolia standardized extract did not exhibit any detrimental effects on the oestrous cycle, ovarian histomorphology and female reproductive hormones. Keywords: Eurycoma longifolia, TAF 273, Oestrous Cycle, Reproductive Hormones, Ovary

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 4493/44939
Uncontrolled Keywords: TAF 273, oestrous cycle, reproductive hormone
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM300 Drugs and their action
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suzanah Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 11:50
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 11:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49399

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