Beneficial effects of melatonin and BQ-123 on the rat testis damage caused by cigarette smoke


ASLAN H., Kesici H., Karaca Z. I. , ÖZYURT B., TAŞ U., Ekici F., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.45, no.1, pp.11-17, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1312-66
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-17

Abstract

Background/aim: Several studies have demonstrated that cigarette smoke has detrimental effects on testicular function. However, it is unknown whether melatonin or BQ-123 has beneficial effects on the rat testis damage caused by cigarette smoke. The aim of the present study was to investigate the beneficial effects of melatonin or BQ-123 on the testicular damage caused by cigarette smoke.