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Effect of Wi-Fi exposure and edible bird nest supplementation on the testicular oxidative stress status and sperm quality in male Sprague-Dawley rat pups
F.H.F. Jaffar , K. Osman , C.K. Hui , A.F. Zulkefli , S.F. Ibrahim
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 56000, Malaysia , timi@ukm.edu.my
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Background: Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) exposure might induce tissue damage through non-thermal effects. Nonetheless, only a few studies have evaluated the non-thermal effects on the testis undergoing reproductive development following Wi-Fi exposure. This study aimed to assess the oxidative stress status in the testis and subsequent sperm quality of growing rat pups that received edible bird nest (EBN) supplementation simultaneously. Materials and Methods: Fourteen weeks of 2. 45GHz Wi-Fi exposure and simultaneous 250mg/kg EBN were supplemented to three-week-old male Sprague–Dawley rats. Thirty animals were divided equally into control, control EBN, Wi-Fi, sham Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi+EBN. Results: Results showed an increase in total oxidant status (TOS), a significant decrease in total antioxidant status (TAS), and a significant increase in the expression of 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) in the testis of the Wi-Fi group. Sperm chromatin integrity, morphology, concentration, and motility were among the parameters that significantly decreased. Supplementation of 250mg/kg EBN in the Wi-Fi+EBN group significantly reduced TOS and 8-OHdG expression in the testis. EBN supplementation also significantly increased sperm chromatin integrity, morphology, and concentration. Conclusion: Wi-Fi exposure induces oxidative stress in the testis and affects important sperm parameters in rat pups. EBN supplementation quenched the oxidative stress activity due to Wi-Fi exposure and improved sperm quality.
Keywords: IMRT, OARs, TPS, DVH, mixed energy plans.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Radiation Biology
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