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Folia Medica Indonesiana

ISSN 0303-7932

Vol. 49 / No. 4 / Published : 2013-10

TOC : 5, and page :226 - 228

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Original Article :

Amaranthus tricolor linn preserves the thickness of seminiferous tubules in mice (mus musculus) induced by lead acetate

Author :

  1. Kristanti Wanito Wigati*1
  2. Hayuris Kinandita Setiawan*2
  3. Elyana Asnar STP*3
  1. Dosen Fakultas Kedokteran
  2. Dosen Fakultas Kedokteran
  3. Dosen Fakultas Kedokteran

Abstract :

Spermatogenesis is a cyclic and continuous process which starts at puberty and carries in throughout the majority of male’s lifespan. The purpose of this research is to determine the protective effect of red spinach (Amaranthus tricolor Linn) on malereproductive system, which would preserve the thickness of seminiferous tubules in mice induced by lead acetate. Thirty mice weredevided into 3 groups, K0 as the control group was given placebo, K1 as the treatment group was given lead acetate 75mg/kgBW/day and placebo, K2 as the treatment group was given lead acetate 75 mg/kgBW/day and 382 g/kgBW red spinach. Theconclusion of this research is that red spinach amaranth can preserves the thickness of seminiferous tubules in mice induced by leadacetate. (FMI 2013;49:226-228)

Keyword :

Amaranthus tricolor Linn, seminiferous tubules, lead acetate,


References :

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