Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 2

Butyl Cyclohexyl Phthalate (BCHP) Exposure Induces Oxidative Stress on Male Reproductive System

Elif Emine Bilal Duyar1, Cinel Koksal Karayildirim1*, Melih Dagdeviren1, Huseyin Aktug2, Nefise Ulku Karabay Yavasoglu1 and Altug Yavasoglu2

1Biology Department, Ege University, Science Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
2Histology and Embryology Department, Ege University, Medicine Faculty, Izmir, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Cinel Koksal Karayildirim, Biology Department, Ege University, Science Faculty, Izmir, Turkey.

Received: September 06, 2021; Published: January 12, 2022

Abstract

Background and Aims: Phthalates member of toxic chemical material have been shown to cause reproductive and developmental toxicity. The study was performed to determine oxidative stress inducing potential in male mice reproductive system of Butyl cyclohexyl phthalate (BCHP).

Methods: Reproductive system toxicity of BCHP was evaluated according to OECD 407 test procedure. Mice were exposed to phthalate at 100, 200 and 400 mg/kg doses. After 28-day subacute toxicity test period, it was evaluated the effects of BCHP on antioxidant enzymes, lipid peroxidation activities, sperm morphologies and histopatological parameters.

Results: BCHP caused dose-dependent histopathological toxicity in the testes tissues. 28-days subacute toxicity study showed that epididymis weights induced significantly in the 200 and 400 mg/kg BCHP treated groups. The sperm count was reduced and the number of abnormal sperm was increased dose-dependenly. Statistically significant decreases in the SOD activities were determined in 200 and 400 mg/kg groups.

Conclusion: The results indicated that the BCHP cause severe damage to testicular tissue and disruption of spermatogenesis and induce oxidative stress. This is the first study in which BCHP has been shown toxicity on male reproductive system.

Keywords: Phthalate; Subacute Toxicity; Oxidative Stress; Sperm Morphology; Histopathological Changes

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Citation

Citation: Cinel Koksal Karayildirim., et al. “Butyl Cyclohexyl Phthalate (BCHP) Exposure Induces Oxidative Stress on Male Reproductive System". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 6.2 (2022): 08-13.

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Copyright: © 2022 Cinel Koksal Karayildirim., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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