Abstract Title:

Melatonin attenuates bisphenol A-induced toxicity of the adrenal gland of Wistar rats.

Abstract Source:

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2019 Jan 6. Epub 2019 Jan 6. PMID: 30613877

Abstract Author(s):

Samuel Gbadebo Olukole, Damilare Olaniyi Lanipekun, Eunice Olufunke Ola-Davies, Bankole Olusiji Oke

Article Affiliation:

Samuel Gbadebo Olukole


This study investigated the role of melatonin (MLT) on adrenal gland toxicity induced by bisphenol A (BPA). Adult male rats were divided into four groups of seven animals each: Group I (control) received oral 0.2 ml canola oil; group II received intra-peritoneal 10 mg/kg BW/day MLT; and group III received oral BPA (10 mg/kg BW/day). Group IV rats were treated with same dose of BPA as group III with a concomitant intra-peritoneal 10 mg/kg BW/day MLT. All treatments lasted for 14 days. BPA significantlyincreased (P < 0.05) adrenal index, circulating levels of corticosterone and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in the rats. BPA caused marked vascular congestion, hyperplasia, cellular distortion, increased lipid peroxidation, decreased antioxidant enzymes, and decreased expression of αSmooth muscle actin aswell as vimentin proteins. The concomitant treatment with MLT ameliorated these BPA-induced alterations. It is likely that melatonin attenuates BPA-induced alterations of the adrenal gland of rats through the antioxidant defense mechanism.

Study Type : Animal Study

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