Lead nitrate induced toxic effects on small intestine tissues in diabetic and non-diabetic rats: Role of sodium selenite


Gazi University Journal of Science, vol.28, no.4, pp.541-544, 2015 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Gazi University Journal of Science
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.541-544
  • Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Histopathology, Lead nitrate, Small intestine, Sodium selenite
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, diabetic and non-diabetic male rats were given to sodium selenite (Se), lead nitrate (LN) and sodium selenite plus lead nitrate through gavage. LN caused to histopathological changes in small intestine tissue of nondiabetic LN and non-diabetic sodium selenite+LN groups. We observed that supplementation of sodium selenite has protective role on histopathological changes in small intestine tissue when the non-diabetic sodium selenite+LN group compared with non-diabetic LN group. In diabetic control group, histopathological changes in small intestine tissue were detected. Treatment of LN to diabetic rats caused seriously histopathological alterations. Sodium selenite treatment didn’t show preventive effect on LN-induced toxicity in diabetic rats.