Histopathological and biochemical studies on the effect of curcumin and taurine against bisphenol A toxicity in male rats
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in environmental xenoestrogen. In the present study, olive oil, curcumin, taurine, BPA, curcumin plus BPA, and taurine plus BPA were exposed to rats for 4 weeks via gavage. Content of malondialdehyde and activities of antioxidant enzymes (GPx, GST, SOD, CAT) and also histopathological and cytopathological changes of heart were studied. No significant changes in all studied parameters were seen between control, olive oil, curcumin, and taurine-treated groups. However, there were significant differences in levels of malondialdehyde and activities of antioxidant enzymes in BPA-exposed rats and some histo/cytopathological changes determined. In curcumin plus BPA-exposed and taurine plus BPA-exposed groups, we measured the preventive effects on some parameters but not exactly. As a result, curcumin and taurine significantly minimized BPA-induced cardiotoxicity in rats.
KeywordsBisphenol A Curcumin Taurine Electron microscopy Light microscopy Heart
Compliance with ethical standards
Experimental studies were confirmed by University of Gazi Animal Ethics Committee (G.U.ET–14.075).
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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