Proliferation and apoptosis in the rabbit ovary after administration of T-2 toxin and quercetin

Agnieszka Leśniak-Walentyn , A. Kolesarova , M. Medvedova , N. Maruniakova , M. Capcarova , A. Kalafova , Anna Hrabia , A. V. Sirotkin


T-2 mycotoxin, a natural contaminant of cereals and agricultural products, is known to exhibit the severest toxicity and the lowest LD50 value among trichothecenes. Since quercetin has been reported to have strong antioxidant properties, the effect of quercetin and T-2 toxin on rabbit ovarian cell proliferation and apoptosis was assessed. In the ovaries, proliferating cells were analysed immunocytochemically (proliferating cell nuclear antigen as a marker) and apoptotic cells by the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)-mediated biotinylated deoxyuridine triphosphates (dUTP) nick endlabeling (TUNEL) method. It was found that: 1. a single dose of T-2 toxin (0.08 mg · kg−1 body weight (BW) 72 h before slaughter) decreased cell proliferation, 2. chronic exposure to quercetin (1 mg · kg−1 BW; 90 days, 3 times per week) results in increased cell proliferation and reduced cell apoptosis, 3. quercetin has the potential to attenuate T-2 toxin-induced proliferation arrest. To clarify the mechanism of T-2 toxin and quercetin action in the rabbit ovary, further experiments are necessary.
Author Agnieszka Leśniak-Walentyn (DoAS / DoAPaE)
Agnieszka Leśniak-Walentyn,,
- Department of Animal Physiology and Endocrinology
, A. Kolesarova
A. Kolesarova,,
, M. Medvedova
M. Medvedova,,
, N. Maruniakova
N. Maruniakova,,
, M. Capcarova
M. Capcarova,,
, A. Kalafova
A. Kalafova,,
, Anna Hrabia (DoAS / DoAPaE)
Anna Hrabia,,
- Department of Animal Physiology and Endocrinology
, A. V. Sirotkin
A. V. Sirotkin,,
Journal seriesJournal of Animal and Feed Sciences, ISSN 1230-1388, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishT-2 toxin, quercetin, proliferation, apoptosis, ovary, rabbit
ASJC Classification1103 Animal Science and Zoology; 1106 Food Science
Internal identifierWHiBZ/2013/87
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne (CC-BY-NC); after publication
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 8; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0.468; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 0.591 (2) - 2013=0.639 (5)
Citation count*4 (2016-08-16)
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FinansowanieThe paper was supported by Project no. DS- 3243/KFiEZ, Projects no. 1/0790/11, 1/0084/12, and 1/0022/13 from the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, and RGB-Net (COST Action TD1101)
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