Comparative evaluation of the sexual functions and NF-κB and Nrf2 pathways of some aphrodisiac herbal extracts in male rats

@inproceedings{Sahin2016ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative evaluation of the sexual functions and NF-κB and Nrf2 pathways of some aphrodisiac herbal extracts in male rats},
  author={Kazim Sahin and Cemal Orhan and Fatih Akdemir and Mehmet Tuzcu and Hasan Gencoglu and Nurhan Şahin and Gaffari Turk and I Noyan Yilmaz and Ibrahim Hanifi Ozercan and Vijaya Juturu},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Mucuna pruriens, Tribulus terrestris and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) are widely known as antioxidant effective herbals and have been reported to possess aphrodisiac activities in traditional usages. In this study, we determined the effects of these herbals on sexual functions, serum biochemical parameters, oxidative stress and levels of NF-κB, Nrf2, and HO-1 in reproductive tissues. METHODS Thirty-five male rats were divided into five groups: the control group, sildenafil… CONTINUE READING
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