Investigation of the effect of Coenzyme–Q10 on Cyclophosphamide induced testicular damage in male rats Investigación del efecto de la coenzima Q10 sobre el daño testicular inducido por ciclofosfamida en ratas macho

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Koşal V., Rua İ., Yüksek V., Keleş Ö. F.

Revista Cientifica de la Facultad de Veterinaria, vol.33, no.2, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.52973/rcfcv-e33278
  • Journal Name: Revista Cientifica de la Facultad de Veterinaria
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Coenzym Q10, cyclophosphamide, sperm, testis
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Cyclophosphamide (CP) is one of the frequently preferred chemotherapeutic agents Worldwide. CP has negative effects on the testes, spermatogenesis, and reproductive hormones. The aim of this study was to determine the protective effect of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on the damage caused by CP. CoQ10 is use in the treatment of infertility problems and is naturally found in the testes and seminal fluid. Thirty–six Albino Wistar male rats were divided into six groups (Control, Sham, Cyclophosphamide (CP), Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), CP + CoQ10 I, CP + CoQ10 II), with six animals in each group. Semen analysis included investigations of sperm DNA damage, motility, abnormal sperm ratio, and density. Histopathological examination and assessment of oxidative stress parameters in the testes were conducted. Additionally, serum levels of FSH, LH, and Testosterone were measured. CoQ10 administration increased the motility rate, density, and Testosterone levels in testicular damage caused by CP (P<0.05). Furthermore, it was observed that the abnormal sperm ratio, sperm DNA damage, and oxidative stress were reduced (P<0.05). Based on the results of this study, the use of CoQ10 in conjunction with CP has the potential to alleviate male infertility problems that may arise from CP administration.