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The protective effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester on ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat ovary

Onder Celik, Yusuf Turkoz, Seyma Hascalik, Mehmet Hascalik, Yilmaz Cigremis, Bulent Mizrak, Saim Yologlu
European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology 2004 December 1, 117 (2): 183-8
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OBJECTIVE: This experimental study was designed to determine the changes in tissue levels of malondialdehyde, end-product of lipid peroxidation (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH) and xanthine oxidase (XO) and the effect of caffeic acid (3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid) phenethyl ester (CAPE) on these metabolite levels after adnexal torsion-detorsion model in rats.

METHOD: Forty adult female albino rats were divided into five groups: basal control (n = 8), sham operation (n = 8), torsion-detorsion plus saline (n = 8), torsion-detorsion plus CAPE (n = 8). and only torsion (n = 8). Rats in the sham operation group underwent a surgical procedure similar to the other groups but the adnexa was not torsioned. Rats in the torsion group were killed after 360 degrees clockwise adnexal torsion for 3 h and ovaries were harvested. CAPE was injected intraperitoneally 30 min before detorsion in the CAPE/detorsion group and saline was administered in the saline/detorsion group. After 3 h of adnexal detorsion, the rats in both groups were killed and adnexa were surgically removed.

RESULTS: MDA levels and XO activities in torsion-detorsion plus saline group increased significantly when compared to basal control, torsion and sham operation groups (P < 0.001). In the CAPE group, MDA levels and XO activities were lower than those of torsion-detorsion plus saline group, and differences between the two groups were statistically significant (P < 0.001). GSH levels in torsion-detorsion plus saline group were decreased significantly when compared to basal control and sham operation groups (P < 0.001). GSH levels in the CAPE group were higher than those of torsion-detorsion plus saline group, and differences between the two groups were statistically significant (P < 0.004). Morphologically, polymorphonuclear leukocytic infiltration and vascular dilatation were obvious in the ischemia-reperfusion damaged ovary, a change partially reversed by CAPE.

CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that administration of CAPE has beneficial effects in the prevention of ischemia-reperfusion injury of the ovaries.

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