The effects of CoQ10 supplement on matrix metalloproteinases, oxidative DNA damage and pro-inflammatory cytokines in testicular ischaemia/reperfusion injury in rats

Ayengin K., Alp H. H. , Huyut Z., Yıldırım S., Altındag F., Avci V.

ANDROLOGIA, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/and.13839
  • Journal Name: ANDROLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database


We aimed to study the effect of coenzyme Q10 on pro-inflammatory cytokine, matrix metalloproteinase, oxidative DNA damage, caspase 3 and caspase 8 in ischaemia/reperfusion injury led to by testicular torsion/detorsion. Our research is a controlled experimental animal research using rats. This study was conducted with fifty-six adult male Albino Wistar rats. Interleucine-1 beta, 2, 6, 10, tumour necrosis factor-alpha, matrix metalloproteinase-2, 3, 9, 13, tissue inhibitor matrix metalloproteinase-1, 2, malondialdehyde and leucocyte 8-hydroxy-2-deoxy guanosine/10(6) deoxyguanosine was detected in serum and tissue samples. In addition, immunohistochemical analysis of caspase 2 and caspase 8 was performed. In testicular I/R injury, especially 24 hr after detorsion, oxidative damage pro-inflammatory cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases were increased. At the coenzyme Q10 group, a meaningful decrease was observed in these parameters. In addition, a decrease in the expression of caspase3 and caspase 8 was viewed in coenzyme Q10-treated groups. The coenzyme Q10 has beneficial effects on oxidative damage, pro-inflammatory cytokine levels, remodelling of extracellular matrix and apoptosis in testicular I/R injury.