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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Massive apoptosis in the ovarian follicles, following consumption of corn contaminated with Fusarium sp. Print E-mail
Written by Bogdan L., Raţiu C., Ruxanda F., Bogdan S., Miclăuş V.   

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Article Title: Massive apoptosis in the ovarian follicles, following consumption of corn contaminated with Fusarium sp.
Authors: Bogdan L., Raţiu C., Ruxanda F., Bogdan S.,  Miclăuş V.
Affiliation: 1 Department of Reproduction, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2 Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, Romania 3 Department of Histology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 4 Department of Anesthesiology and Surgical Propedeutics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Abstract: Mycotoxins have various effects on human and animal health. Among these, zearalenone is especially toxic for the reproductive system, exerting an estrogenic effect in animals. For the present study, we harvested ovaries from five sows in a pig farm in northwestern Romania. Subsequently, the samples were processed through paraffin technique for histological examination. The ovaries presented numerous follicles in different stages of evolution or involution. None of the antral follicles reached the ovulatory stage, instead they became atretic follicles, undergoing the same physiological processes, but at a higher extent. These findings suggest that consumption of food infested with Fusarium moulds can lead to a significant decrease of the reproductive life of females.
Keywords: apoptosis, atresia, follicle, sow, zearalenone
*Correspondence: Flavia Ruxanda, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Histology, no. 3-5 Mănăştur St., 400372, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Tel.: +40-264-596.384, Fax: +40-264593.792, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it