The Effect of Controlled Reperfusion in the Prevention of Infertility Caused by Ischemia Induced in the Contralateral Ovary in Rats with Unilateral Ovariectomy

Aksoy A. N., Aydin F., Yilmaz E. P. T., BatmaZ G., Suleyman B.

GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION, vol.80, no.3, pp.199-205, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000377701
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-205
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Background/Aims: To investigate the effectiveness of controlled reperfusion (CR) on ovarian tissue malondialdehyde, total glutathione and 8-hydroxyguanine levels and infertility rates in a rat model of induced ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury with unilateral oophorectomy. Methods: A total of 135 adult female albino Wistar rats were divided into 9 groups (n = 15 for each group): unilateral ovariectomy + ovarian I/R (OIR), unilateral ovariectomy alone (OEG), a sham operation group (SG), and unilateral ovariectomy + CR performed at different intervals (the clips were released 10 times for 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 or 1 s and closed again 10 times for 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 or 1 s; OCR-1-6, respectively). Five rats from each group were sacrificed, and their ovaries were removed. Results: Higher ovarian tissue malondialdehyde and 8-hydroxyguanine levels and lower ovarian tissue total glutathione levels were found in the OIR group compared with the SG, OEG and OCR-4-6 groups. The number of rats giving birth during the study period was found to be similar among the SG (n = 8), OEG (n = 8) and OCR-6 (n = 7) groups. Conclusion: These results suggest that sterility and ovarian oxidative stress caused by I/R injury decreases in parallel to the shortening of CR duration. (C) 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel