242/19 | Clinical & Field Article | Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine

Honey as an Alternative to Stem Cells Therapy for Degenerated Rat Testis Due to Malnutrition

Erma Satri, Thomas V. Widiyatno, Willy Sandhika and R. Heru Prasetyo

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya - 60131, Indonesia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2019 : 96 (09) - pages 53 to 55
(Received: June, 2019, Accepted: August, 2019)


The purpose of the study was to determine the regeneration testis using honey as an alternative to stem cells therapy. 40 rats were divided into 4 treatments: normal male rats without honey (C-) and Three group of rats with degenerative testis due to malnutrition were treated without honey (C+), with 30%(v/v) honey (T1) and 50%(v/v) honey (T2) for 10 days. The results indicated the regenerative changes in testis and number of spermatogenic and Leydig cells, in C+ were signicantly decreased (p<0.05) compared which to C-, T1, T2. In T2 hasn’t showed signicant decrease (p>0.05) compared with C-.

Key Words: Testis, Regeneration, Honey, Rat.

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