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, 48 (10), 2865-71

Influence of Vitamin C on Bisphenol A, Nonylphenol and Octylphenol Induced Oxidative Damages in Liver of Male Rats

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Influence of Vitamin C on Bisphenol A, Nonylphenol and Octylphenol Induced Oxidative Damages in Liver of Male Rats

Asli Korkmaz et al. Food Chem Toxicol.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether bisphenol A (BPA), nonylphenol (NP) and octylphenol (OP) induce oxidative stress in the liver of male rats and co-administration of vitamin C can prevent any possible oxidative stress. Wistar male rats were divided into seven groups (vehicle, BPA, NP, OP, BPA+C, NP+C, OP+C). BPA, OP and NP groups (25 mg kg(-1)day(-1)) were administered orally to rats three times a week for 50 days. In BPA+C, NP+C, OP+C groups, vitamin C (60 mg kg(-1)day(-1)) was administered along with BPA, OP and NP (25 mg kg(-1)day(-1)) treatments. Aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine transaminase (ALT), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) were increased, glutathione (GSH) levels were decreased in treatment groups. AST, ALT, LDH and TBARS levels were increased whereas GSH levels were decreased in BPA+C, NP+C and OP+C groups compared to BPA, NP, and OP groups, respectively. Hepatic necrosis and congestion were observed in livers of rats treated. In conclusion, the present results demonstrate that BPA, NP, and OP cause oxidative damage by disturbing the balance between ROS and antioxidant defenses system in liver of male rats. Vitamin C co-administration along with BPA, NP, OP aggravates the damage in liver of male rats.

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