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Dose-dependent effect and recovery period of Wistar rats treated with nandrolone decanoate: evaluation on the estrous cycle and ovarian and uterine histology

Grant number: 12/01747-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Morphology - Embryology
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Cherici Camargo
Grantee:Vinicius Augusto Simao
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


Moved by the aesthetics or the improvement in athletic performance, growing indiscriminate use of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) for young people and adults of both sexes. It is widely reported that these drugs damage the health and promote adverse effects on reproduction. However, little attention is given about the effects of AAS on the ovarian and uterine morphology, and whether these effects are reversible. No report was obtained in literature, on the question of evaluation in a same study, of different doses of synthetic steroids administered in female animals and the possibility of reversibility of effects.Thus, the goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of three doses of nandrolone decanoate (3.75; 7.5 and 15.0 mg/kg of body weight) on the estrous cycle and ovarian and uterine tissue of albino rats, and assess whether there is damage recovery after stopping the treatment perspectives-steroidal. Each experimental group will be composed of 10 females, being that the control group will receive saline solution. The treatments will be performed by a single daily injection (subcutaneous), during 15 consecutive days. After this period, 5 rats in each group will be sacrificed and the other (5 rats/group) will be submitted to a recovery period of 30 consecutive days, without any treatment. The estrous cycle will be monitored daily. After the two periods (treatment and recovery), will be collected and weighed the ovaries, uterus, liver, pituitary, adrenal and heart. The gonads and the uterine horns will be prepared by usual routine histological and the sections, stained with haematoxylin-eosin and Mallory Trichrome,will be evaluate in light microscopy. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SIMAO, VINICIUS AUGUSTO; DE ALMEIDA CHUFFA, LUIZ GUSTAVO; CHERICI CAMARGO, ISABEL CRISTINA. Ovarian sex steroid receptors and sex hormones in androgenized rats. Reproduction, v. 152, n. 5, p. 545-559, . (13/14510-0, 12/01747-0)
SIMAO, VINICIUS AUGUSTO; LUPI JUNIOR, LUIZ ANTONIO; ARAUJO LEITE, GABRIEL ADAN; CHERICI CAMARGO, ISABEL CRISTINA; DE ALMEIDA CHUFFA, LUIZ GUSTAVO. androlone decanoate causes uterine injury by changing hormone levels and sex steroid receptors in a dose- and time-dependent manne. REPRODUCTIVE TOXICOLOGY, v. 102, p. 98-108, . (12/01747-0, 13/14510-0)
SIMAO, VINICIUS AUGUSTO; BELARDIN, LARISSA BERLOFFA; ARAUJO LEITE, GABRIEL ADAN; DE ALMEIDA CHUFFA, LUIZ GUSTAVO; CHERICI CAMARGO, ISABEL CRISTINA. Effects of different doses of nandrolone decanoate on estrous cycle and ovarian tissue of rats after treatment and recovery periods. International Journal of Experimental Pathology, v. 96, n. 5, p. 338-349, . (13/14510-0, 12/01747-0, 12/03813-0)
BELARDIN, LARISSA BERLOFFA; SIMAO, VINICIUS AUGUSTO; ARAUJO LEITE, GABRIEL ADAN; DE ALMEIDA CHUFFA, LUIZ GUSTAVO; CHERICI CAMARGO, ISABEL CRISTINA. Dose-Dependent Effects and Reversibility of the Injuries Caused by Nandrolone Decanoate in Uterine Tissue and Fertility of Rats. BIRTH DEFECTS RESEARCH PART B-DEVELOPMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE TOXICOLOGY, v. 101, n. 2, p. 168-177, . (12/01747-0, 12/03813-0)

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