Evaluation of the Protective Effects of CoQ(10) on Ovarian I/R Injury: An Experimental Study

Ozler A., Turgut A., Goruk N. Y. , Alabalik U., Basarali M. K. , Akdemir F.

GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION, vol.76, no.2, pp.100-106, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000353425
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-106


Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) on ovarian ischemia/reperfusion injury in an experimental rat adnexal torsion model. Methods: 48 female adult Wistar albino rats, weighing 220-250 g, were randomly equally divided into six groups (n = 8): sham, torsion, detorsion, sham+CoQ(10), torsion+CoQ(10), and detorsion+CoQ(10) groups. Bilateral adnexal torsion was performed for 3 h in all groups, except the sham and sham+CoQ(10) groups. Bilateral adnexal detorsion was performed on the detorsion and detorsion+CoQ(10) groups. CoQ(10) was injected intraperitoneally 30 min before the sham operation, torsion, and detorsion. Results: The torsion and detorsion groups had significantly higher histologic evaluation scores, as well as higher MDA levels, TOS values, and oxidative stress index values than the sham group. A strong correlation between total histologic evaluation scores for ischemia/reperfusion injury and the oxidative stress index was found. The mean oxidant marker levels and histopathologic scores for the ovarian tissue significantly decreased after using CoQ(10), which is a potent antioxidant. Conclusions: Conservative surgery (detorsion) was found to provide inadequate protection to ovarian tissue. The results of this study suggest that CoQ(10) could be useful for the protection of ovarian tissue before conservative surgery. (C) 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel