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 MalnutritionErma Satri, Thomas V. Widiyatno, Willy Sandhika and R. Heru Prasetyo
Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya - 60131, IndonesiaPublished 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 signicantly decreased (p<0.05) compared which to C-, T1, T2. In T2 hasn’t showed signicant decrease (p>0.05) compared with C-.Key Words: Testis, Regeneration, Honey, Rat.