The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
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Do Resveratrol and Dehydroepiandrosterone Increase Diminished Ovarian Reserve?

Do Resveratrol and Dehydroepiandrosterone Increase Diminished Ovarian Reserve?

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Kutahya Health Sciences University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology KUTAHYA/TURKEY

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Kutahya Health Sciences University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Histology and Embriology. KUTAHYA/TURKEY

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Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology. ESKISEHİR/TURKEY

Eurasian J Med 2020; 52: 6-11
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2019.19044
Read: 154 Downloads: 68 Published: 16 October 2019

Objective: In this study, the aim is to observe changes induced by dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and resveratrol (RES) in diminished ovarian follicles that was induced by 4- vinylcyclohexenediepoxide(VCD).

Materials and Methods: Twenty four Wistar albino female rats were divided into 3 groups: control, DHEA and RES. Unilateral oophorectomy was performed in control group to remove the right ovary of 4 rats and the left ovary of 4 rats. After administration of 160 mg/kg VCD, remaining ovaries were removed. Following the same VCD treatment, in DHEA and RES groups, 60 mg/kg DHEA and 20 mg/kg RES were given for 45 days respectively and residual ovaries were removed. Hematoxylin-eosin and TUNEL staining were performed. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol (E2) and anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) values were measured.

Results: In control group, VCD-induced apoptosis in follicles increased the TUNEL-positive cell counts(p <0.001) with decreased number of follicles. On the other hand, DHEA significantly increased all three follicle types in the ovaries and decreased apoptosis(p<0.001). The decreased follicle number in all three follicle types after VCD treatment were found to be significantly increased after RES treatment(p <0.001). Apoptosis in the follicles was significantly decreased by RES administration(p <0.001). FSH values were found to be increased with VCD and to reach control values with DHEA and RES. E2 values significantly decreased with VCD, but significantly increased with RES and DHEA.

Conclusions: Both DHEA and RES may improve VCD-induced diminished ovarian reserve. DHEA and RES increased the number of primary, primordial and growing follicles, with no significant difference between them. 

Cite this article as: Ozatik FY, Ozatik O, Yigitaslan S, Kaygısız B, Erol K. Do Resveratrol and Dehydroepiandrosterone Increase Diminished Ovarian Reserve? Eurasian J Med 2020; 52(1): 6-11. 

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