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Feyz 2022, 26(6): 666-675 Back to browse issues page
The effect of eight weeks of testosterone enanthate consumption on antioxidant activity and NF-KB and cyclooxygenase-2 genes expression of kidney tissue in resistance trained male rats
Masoumeh Mehrabi , Yaser Kazemzadeh , Ali Gorzi , Seyed Ali Hosseini , Saeid Sedaghati
Graduated from Kharazmi University, Tehran, I.R. Iran. , yaser.kazemzadeh@yahoo.com
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Background: Anabolic-androgenic steroids can cause disturbances in the antioxidant system and some inflammatory markers such as nuclear factor kappa B (NF-KB) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in kidney of athletes. So, this study aimed to investigate the effect of eight weeks of testosterone enanthate consumption on antioxidant activity, NF-KB and COX-2 genes expression in kidney tissue of resistance-trained male rats.
Materials and Methods: 24 male rats were divided into three groups: control, training, training + testosterone after a week of familiarization. Rats in the training and training + testosterone groups performed resistance training for eight weeks and five sessions per week. Also, rats in the training + testosterone group received 20 mg/kg/week of testosterone enanthate by intramuscular injection three days a week. One-way analysis of variance was used to analyze the research findings (P≤0.05).
Results: The results of one-way analysis of variance showed that COX-2 gene expression in the training group (P=0.001) and the training + testosterone group (P=0.001) had a significant increase compared to the control group. Also, a significant increase was observed in the Training + testosterone group compared to the training group (P=0.001). NF-kB gene expression in the training group (P=0.003) and the training + testosterone group (P=0.001) compared to the control group significantly was higher. Also, a significant increase was observed in the training + testosterone group compared to the training group (P=0.002).
Conclusion: It seems that intense resistance training and testosterone consumption can lead to an increase in inflammatory factors in the kidney tissue of resistance trained rats.
Keywords: Oxidative stress, NF-kB, COX-2, Testosterone enanthate, Resistance training
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2022/08/5 | Revised: 2023/09/20 | Accepted: 2022/12/7 | Published: 2023/02/22



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