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Testicular biopsy, serum and semen samples from bilaterally vasectomized and sham-operated langur monkeys were studied following 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 years of surgery to assess testis and accessory sex organ function. Testicular degeneration was evident in certain tubules. Circulating levels of serum testosterone were statistically unchanged. Seminal plasma(More)
The contraceptive efficacy and toxicological screening of the two principal compounds, MCP I and ECP I, isolated from the seeds of Carica papaya, in male albino rats at the standardized dose regimen, at 50 mg/kg b.w./day, for a period of 360 days and up to 90 days of treatment withdrawal have been reported. The body and organ weights, cauda epididymal sperm(More)
The use of neem (Azadirachta indica) seed extracts (Praneem) given orally for abrogation of pregnancy in subhuman primates is described. Oral administration of Praneem was initiated after confirmation of pregnancy using Leydig cell bioassay estimating rising levels of chorionic gonadotropin (CG) in the blood from day 25 onwards of the cycle and continued(More)
The contraceptive efficacy of Carica papaya seeds after short-term evaluation has been well established. We have examined the safety and mechanism of contraception in rats after long-term treatment with the methanol subfraction (MSF) of C. papaya seeds. The test substance was administered orally to the male albino rats (n = 40) at 50 mg per kg body weight(More)
OBJECTIVE A variety of cancers ectopically express human chorionic gonadotropin beta (hCGbeta). Patients harboring such cancers have poor prognosis and adverse survival. A recombinant chimeric antibody, cPiPP, exhibiting high affinity and specificity for hCGbeta/hCG was engineered. This study was designed to determine whether this antibody alone or(More)
The present study was carried out to determine the detailed histological and cytological features of the excurrent ducts of the male reproductive system in the rabbit. The rete testis is comprised of flattened epithelium surrounding a wide lumen which is devoid of spermatozoa. Vasaefferentia epithelium is comprised mainly of ciliated and non-ciliated cells(More)
Morphological and histological features of rete testis, vas efferens, epididymis and vas deferens were studied in the langur monkey. Tubular extensions of rete were located towards lateral side of the testis. Its epithelium comprises mostly of cuboidal cells with hyaline cytoplasm. Three to nine bundles of vas efferens, emerging below the cranial pole of(More)
Crude chloroform extract of C. papaya seeds (5 mg/animal/day, po, for 20, 40 and 60 days) was investigated for contraceptive efficacy and related side effects in male albino rats. The crude extract reduced fertility to zero per cent by 40 to 60 days of treatment. Suppression of cauda epididymal sperm motility was the most pronounced effect of the drug(More)
Contraceptive efficacy, reversibility and toxicity, if any, of the benzene, chloroform and ethyl acetate chromatographic fractions of the chloroform extract of the seeds of Carica papaya have been investigated in adult male rabbits at a dose regimen of 50 mg/animal/day for 150 days of treatment. Body weight, semen analysis, hematology, serum clinical(More)