AB100. Recovery of spermatogenesis of KH-465 herbal extracts mixture for LHRH agonist induced male infertility in rat
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AB100. Recovery of spermatogenesis of KH-465 herbal extracts mixture for LHRH agonist induced male infertility in rat

Hyun Jun Park1, Yean Kyoung Koo2, Sung Yeoun Hwang2, Nam Cheol Park1

1Department of Urology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Pusan 49241, Korea; 2Korea Bio Medical Science Institute, Seoul 06106, Korea


Abstract: The development of new effective drug to stimulate the spermatogenesis on the patients with various causes of male infertility has been proposed in the clinical field. We studied the usefulness of the two herbal extract mixtures, KH-465, consisted of Epimedium Koreanum and Angelica Gigas as a spermatogenesis enhancer. Experimental spermatogenic failure was made by administrating leuprolide acetate (Leuprin®, Takeda Pharm.) 3.75 mg intramuscular injection in 12 weeks Sprague-Dawley rats. Rats were divided to five groups of control group and experimental group I, II, III & IV with Leuprin only, Leuprin & depot testosterone 10.5 mg intramuscular injection, Leuprin & 4 weeks administration of KH-465 400 mg/kg, and Leuprin & 4 weeks administration of KH-465 600 mg/kg, respectively. The weight changes of testis and epididymis, serum hormone levels of FSH, LH, T and free T, sperm count and motility within epididymis and the level of oxidative stress with SOD and 8-OHdG were estimated. The weight changes of testis and epididymis were not significant among control and all experimental groups. T, free T and epididymal seminal parameters were significantly increased in group III & IV, but FSH and LH not changed. Oxidative stress markers were improved significantly only in group IV. The enhancing effect of KH-465 herbal extract on spermatogenesis was suggested from this result. Additionally, the separation of pure effective components from herbal extract in this study and the mechanism of its effect would be performed in the future.

Keywords: Spermatogenesis; Epimedium Koreanum; Angelica Giga


doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.s100


Cite this abstract as: Park HJ, Koo YK, Hwang SY, Park NC. Recovery of spermatogenesis of KH-465 herbal extracts mixture for LHRH agonist induced male infertility in rat. Transl Androl Urol 2016;5(Suppl 1):AB100. doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.s100

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