Volume 20, Issue 3 (6-2017)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2017, 20(3): 48-56 | Back to browse issues page

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Zabihi E, Motavallibashi S E, Bamdad K, Pilevaribadi F, Sheikhkanloui Milan H. The Effect of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Truffle on Estrogen and Progesterone Levels in Experimental Model of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Female Rats . J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2017; 20 (3) :48-56
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-4989-en.html
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran , hshmilan@gmail.com
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Background: The multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. Since the level of sex hormone and multiple sclerosis (MS) disease affects one another, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the hydroalcoholic extract of truffle on the hormone levels of estrogen and progesterone administered in experimental model of MS-induced rats.

Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, 42 Wistar female rats, weighing 180±10 grams selected into 6 groups each consisting of 7 rats. Normal control didn’t receive any treatment and experimental group was given Cuprizone toxin (as a MS model inducer) for 40 days. The experimental groups (2, 3, 4 and 5) in addition to Cuprizone received the normal saline, 110, 220 and 330 mg/kg/0.2ml (i.p.) of Hydroalcoholic extract of truffle for 12 days too. Blood samples were taken at the end of the twelfth day from all groups involved and levels of sex hormones were measured.

Results: Cuprizone decreases estrogen, progesterone levels and also causes weight loss, while injection of hydroalcoholic extract of truffle increased serum levels of estrogen (in experimental group 4) and progesterone (in experimental group 4 & 5) compared to MS-induced group.

            Conclusion: Results of the study revealed that the hydroalcoholic extract of truffle (at dosages of 220 and 330 mg/kg) could increase estrogen and progesterone levels in rats experienced experimental multiple sclerosis.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Basic Sciences
Received: 2017/03/14 | Accepted: 2017/04/29 | Published: 2017/05/21

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