The protective effect of ischemic preconditioning on rat testis


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Sahinkanat T., Ozkan K. U. , Tolun F. I. , Ciralik H., Imrek S. S.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.5, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1477-7827-5-47
  • Title of Journal : REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY

Abstract

Background: It has been demonstrated that brief episodes of sublethal ischemia-reperfusion, so-called ischemic preconditioning, provide powerful tissue protection in different tissues such as heart, brain, skeletal muscle, lung, liver, intestine, kidney, retina, and endothelial cells. Although a recent study has claimed that there are no protective effects of ischemic preconditioning in rat testis, the protective effects of ischemic preconditioning on testicular tissue have not been investigated adequately. The present study was thus planned to investigate whether ischemic preconditioning has a protective effect on testicular tissue.