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Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders - Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1871-5303
ISSN (Online): 2212-3873

Research Article

A Novel Potential Reproductive Effects of Pterocarpus marsupium Methanolic Extract on Testosterone Propionate Induced Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Female Albino Rats

Author(s): Aruna L. Hugar, Amarvani P. Kanjikar and Ramesh L. Londonkar*

Volume 17, Issue 4, 2017

Page: [317 - 323] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1871530317666170912153934

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Objective: To investigate potential reproductive effects of Pterocarpus marsupium methanolic extract on testosterone propionate induced Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in female albino rats.

Methodology: PCOS was induced in female albino rats by daily injecting testosterone propionate for 15 days intraperitoneally. Animals are divided into five groups with six rats per group. Group 1: Control group received olive oil, Group 2: Testosterone propionate+natural recovery, Group 3: Testosterone propionate + a dose of clomiphene citrate (standard), Group 4 and 5: Testosterone propionate + low dose (200mg/kg) and high dose (400mg/kg) b.w respectively for 15 days. Various biochemical and histopathological investigations were assessed.

Results: Methanol extract of Pterocarpus marsupium was able to exert its protective effect successfully by restoring all the parameters to normal and diminishing the cysts found in ovaries.

Conclusion: Pterocarpus marsupium showed potential reproductive effects on testosterone propionate induced PCOS female albino rats and could be used as an alternative therapy in the treatment of PCOS.

Keywords: Pterocarpus marsupium, polycystic ovarian syndrome, testosterone propionate, female albino rats, clomiphene citrate, olive oil.

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