DNOC, Ferbam and Imidan were tested in (C3H × C57BL/6) F1 mice to assess their potential testicular toxicity. Chemicals were administered i.p. and per os at different doses for 5 consecutive days. After 35 days the testicular toxicity was evaluated by measuring the testicular weights, the sperm counts and the percentage of abnormal sperm. DNOC and Imidan failed to induce teratospermia in mice treated by both routes of administration. Conversely Ferbam induced a statistically significant increase in teratospermia only following per os administration to mice at a dose of 1000 mg/kg b.w./day. These data indicate that per os administration of Ferbam succeeded in producing active metabolites able to interfere with the differentiation process of spermatogenic cells.
|Titolo:||Effect of DNOC, Ferbam and Imidan exposure on mouse sperm morphology|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1989|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|