This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of molinate on retinoids homeostasis in rat testis. Molinate was administrated to male Sprague-Dawley rats (200 mg kg -1 in corn oil, ip). Retinoid measurements were made at 6, 12, 48 and 168 h time points after administration. Testis levels of retinoic acid decreased (32 %) in a statistically significant manner at the 12 and 48 h time points. However, retinol and retinaldehyde were not significantly affected by molinate. These results suggest that molinate affects retinoic acid synthesis in testis and could contribute to understanding the molecular mechanism of molinate involved testicular toxicity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology|
|State||Published - Jun 2012|
- Retinoic acid
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis