In the present study, we evaluated the effects of single components of Ferula hermonis extract on female rat sexual behaviour. Ovariectomized rats hormonally primed with estradiol benzoate (1.5 or 10 mu g/rat s.c.) and progesterone (500 mu g/rat s.c.) were acutely treated by oral gavage with ferutinin, teferin and teferdin (2.5 mg/kg). Thereafter they were tested for: a) partner preference, b) receptivity, c) proceptivity, d) paced mating behaviour. In the partner preference test, the choice of the female for a sexually active male was not influenced by the different treatments. Similarly, during the paced mating test, the contact-return latencies as well as the percentage of exits from the male compartment were not different in control and treated rats. Therefore none of the three compounds showed the capacity to alter sexual motivation. On the other hand, ferutinin, but not teferin and teferdin, significantly inhibited female receptivity. These results suggest a primary role of ferutinin in the impairment of sexual behaviour elicited by F hermonis extract in hormone primed-female rats.
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Titolo:||Role of ferutinin in the impairment of female sexual function induced by Ferula hermonis|
|Autore/i:||M. Zavatti; C. Montanari; P. Zanoli|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000242880900007|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-33845417477|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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