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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 298-301
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2013.298.301
Attenuating Role of Vitamin C on Sperm Toxicity Induced by Monosodium Glutamate in Albino Rats
U.B. Ekaluo, E.V. Ikpeme, Y.B. Ibiang and O.S. Amaechina

Abstract:
The toxicity of monosodium glutamate has been on the increase due to increased patronage of fast foods; with its attendant effects. There have also been attempts to attenuate these effects. Hence, the attenuating role of vitamin C on sperm toxicity induced by monosodium glutamate was accessed on the weight of testes and epididymes, epididymal count, motility, viability, semen pH and sperm head abnormality in albino rat as a model. The male rats were divided into five groups of six rats each. The rats were administered with MSG and vitamin C treatments for 65 days. Vitamin C attenuated the MSG induced toxicity on weight of testes and epididymes, sperm motility, count and sperm head abnormality. Vitamin C can actually attenuate the effect of MSG induced toxicity in rats as a model.
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U.B. Ekaluo, E.V. Ikpeme, Y.B. Ibiang and O.S. Amaechina, 2013. Attenuating Role of Vitamin C on Sperm Toxicity Induced by Monosodium Glutamate in Albino Rats. Journal of Biological Sciences, 13: 298-301.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2013.298.301

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2013.298.301

 
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