Study of the Effect of Zinc on the Fertility and Acid Phosphatase Activity and Fructose Concentration in Male Swiss Albino Mice ( Mus Musculus)

Abstract

This study was conducted to elucidate the effect of different concentrations of zinc element on male fertility of swiss albino mice by using atomic absorption, and determination of acid phosphatase activity ( Ec.3.1.3.2) compared with control groups. The mice were divided into three groups ( 10 mice / group ) and they were three months old. The first group was treated with 0.5 mg / kg body weight and the second group with 1.5 mg / kg body weight with zinc, while the third group considered as control group. The mice treatment was for 15 and 30 days for the two experiment groups. The results showed a significant increase ( p≤0.05 ) in weight of testes in the group which treated by concentration 1.5 mg / kg b.w compared with control group. Significant increase (p≤0.05) was also found in testes weight when using the high concentration of zinc compared with the low concentration. Results also showed a significant increase in sperm count of groups treated with zinc as compared with control group. Significant increase (p≤o.o5) in sperm motility was detected in both the first and second groups as compared with control . Significant decrease (p≤0.05) in slugish sperm in group with high concentration of zinc as compared with control. Significant increase in both groups in acid phosphatase activity and the concentration of fructose treated with concentrations 0.5 and 1.5 mg / kg b.w as compared with control.