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SETSCI - Volume 4 (9) (2019)
ISAS WINTER-2019 (HSS) - 4th International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Health and Sports Sciences, Samsun, Turkey, Nov 22, 2019

Protective Effect of Melatonin on Bone Tissue in Elderly Diabetic Female Rats
Ömer Ünal1, Saltuk Buğra Baltacı2, Nilüfer  Akgün Ünal3, Rasim Mogulkoc4, Abdülkerim Kasım Baltacı5*
1Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
2Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
3Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
4Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
5Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
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Published Date: 2019-12-23   |   Page (s): 22-23   |    417     31

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of melatonin administraton on bone tissue damage  in a diabetic elderly female rat model. The study was performed on female aged rats (16 months old) who were provided by The Experimental Medicine Research and Application Center of Selçuk University.  A total of 24 elderly female rats were divided into 4 groups: Group 1. Control, Group 2. Control + Melatonin, Group 3. Diabetes, Group 4. Diabetes + Melatonin. At the end of the study,  MDA ve GSH levels were determined by ELISA, on bone tissue samples obtained from the  animals  sacrificed  under general anesthesia. In our study, the highest bone MDA values were found in the Diabetes Group. MDA values of the Diabetes + Melatonin  group were significantly lower than all the other groups. In our study, the highest bone GSH values were found in the Diabetes + Melatonin group and the lowest bone GSH levels were found in the Diabetes Group. The findings of our study show that oxidative stress in bone tissue can be prevented by melatonin supplementation in diabetic elderly female rats.
KEYWORDS elderly female rats, diabetes mellitus, melatonin, bone tissue, oxidative stress
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