Effect of zearalenone on reproductive parameters and expression of selected testicular genes in mice.

@article{Zatecka2014EffectOZ,
  title={Effect of zearalenone on reproductive parameters and expression of selected testicular genes in mice.},
  author={Eva Zatecka and Luk{\'a}{\vs} Děd and Fatima Elzeinov{\'a} and A Kub{\'a}tov{\'a} and Andriy Dorosh and Hasmik Margaryan and Pavla Dostalova and Vlasta Korenkov{\'a} and Krist{\'y}na Ho{\vs}kov{\'a} and Jana Pěknicov{\'a}},
  journal={Reproductive toxicology},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={20-30}
}
We tested the effect of two different concentrations (150μg/l and 0.15μg/l) of mycotoxin zearalenone (ZEA) on the reproductive parameters and expression of testicular genes in male mice. In adult males, no reduction of body or reproductive organ weight was observed, and the seminiferous tubules were morphologically normal with ongoing spermatogenesis. However, we found decreased sperm concentration, increase of morphologically abnormal spermatozoa and increased binding of apoptotic marker… CONTINUE READING

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