Vol. 22 (6) 2001 Neuro endocrinology letters

Aflatoxin B1 induces apoptosis in rat liver: protective effect of melatonin.

OBJECTIVES: A study of liver apoptosis after aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) administration and the effect of melatonin (MEL) was investigated in male rats.

METHODS: Five groups of 15 rats each were used: controls, MEL Soln-treated rats (MEL dose,5 mg/Kg body wt), AFB1-treated rats (50 microg/Kg body wt), MEL Soln+AFB1-treat.....