Effect of dehydroepiandrosterone on meiotic spindle structure and oocyte quality in mice

Eftekhari moghadam, Ali Reza and Saki, Ghasem and Hemadi, Masoud and Mazaheri, Zohre and Khodadadi, Ali (2018) Effect of dehydroepiandrosterone on meiotic spindle structure and oocyte quality in mice. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 21 (10). pp. 1020-1025.

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Objective(s): Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) has been reported to improve pregnancy chances in women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) and to reduce miscarriage rates by 50–80. This study, therefore, assesses effects of DHEA on number of retrieved oocytes and meiotic spindles.Materials and Methods: A randomized, prospective, controlled study was conducted on eight groups, four groups of young mice and four elderly. All young and old groups received different oral doses (35, 50, 75 mg/kg) of DHEA for 3 months. Meiotic spindle assessment was done by immunocytochemical techniques using a confocal laser microscope (Leica TCS-4D).Results: Statistical surveys showed that in control young groups 80 (P=0.0845) and in the old control group 73.3 (P=0.000) of the meiotic spindles have a normal shape and structure; the difference was meaningful. The young with 50 mg/kg of DHEA in 85.4 and the young with 75 mg/kg of DHEA in 84.2 were normal in shape and structure. Statistical analysis showed that the difference was meaningless (P=0.845). The old group with 30 mg/kg of DHEA in 81.1, the old with 50 mg/kg of DHEA in 83.9, and the old with 75 mg/kg of DHEA in 79.0 showed normal shape and structure. The meiotic spindle disruption ratio in old mice showed a significant difference (P=0.000) in comparison with others in young groups. Statistical analysis showed that difference between DHEA and control groups is meaningful. But this difference was meaningless between DHEA groups.Conclusion: Results showed that DHEA has a positive and improvement effect on the meiotic spindle in old mice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QV pharmacology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: ijbms ijbms
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 08:52
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 08:52
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10327

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