Vet Res Forum 2015 15;6(3):233-8. Epub 2015 Sep 15.
Reproductive Biology Department, School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies, Shiraz, Iran; ; Infertility Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
This work analyzes the effects of Satureja khuzestanica essential oil (SKEO) on the thyroid and antioxidant system, assessed by measuring levels of tri-iodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH), and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity. Forty adult male Sprague Dawley rats (225 ± 25 g) were divided into five equal groups: one control and four hyperthyroid groups that received placebo, 200 mg kg(-1) body weight of vitamin (Vit.) E, 225 mg kg(-1) body weight of SKEO, 200 and 225 mg kg(-1) body weight of Vit. Read More