Protective effect of curcumin in cisplatin-induced oxidative injury in rat testis: mitogen-activated protein kinase and nuclear factor-kappa B signaling pathways


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ILBEY Y. O. , OZBEK E., Cekmen M. B. , SIMSEK A., OTUNCTEMUR A., SOMAY A.

HUMAN REPRODUCTION, vol.24, no.7, pp.1717-1725, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/humrep/dep058
  • Title of Journal : HUMAN REPRODUCTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1717-1725

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the cellular/biochemical mechanisms by which cisplatin (CIS) causes testicular toxicity. We evaluated the role of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression, mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) activation in the pathogenesis of testicular damage induced by CIS, and investigated the effects of curcumin (CMN) against CIS-induced testicular injury in rats.