Protective Effect of Apis dorsata Honey on Chronic Monosodium Glutamate-Induced Testicular Toxicity in Mus musculus Mice

Epy Muhammad Luqman, Aditya Tri Ananda, Widjiati Widjiati, Viski Fitri Hendrawan

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Abstract

Objectives: This study proves the protective effect of Apis dorsata honey against chronic monosodium glutamate (MSG)-induced testicular toxicity on the Leydig cell necrosis count and malondialdehyde (MDA) serum level in Mus musculus mice. Materials and Methods: In this study, 25 male mice were used and grouped into two large groups: The control group consisting of negative control (C-) and positive control (C+). C+ group was fed with 4 mg/g body weight (gBW) of MSG followed by distilled water. The treatment group consisted treatment 1, treatment 2, and treatment 3 groups with A. dorsata honey dosage 53.82 mg/20 g, 107.64 mg/20 g, 161.46 mg/20 g per os (p.o.), respectively, followed by MSG 4 mg/g BW of MSG p.o. For the difference analysis between the group used the one-way ANOVA test and Duncan test. Results: The result of this study showed that there was a significant difference between the treatment group and control group (p<0.05) in the Leydig cell necrosis count and MDA levels. The highest Leydig cell necrosis count and MDA level were found in C+ with values 13.20 ± 2.05 cell and 37.08 ± 9.17 μmol/L compared to C-, while in the treatment group, T3 showed the lowest Leydig cell necrosis value and MDA level 4.64 ± 0.55 cell and 14.22 ± 2.01 μmol/L compared to the C+ group. Conclusion: It can be concluded that A. dorsata honey could reduce the Leydig cell necrosis number and MDA level of mice (Mus musculus) exposed to MSG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalTurkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Apis dorsata honey
  • Leydig cells
  • MDA
  • MSG
  • Reproductive health
  • necrosis

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