According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), Iranian researchers studied the effect of a type of nanoparticle on protection of reproduction and fertility system in cancer-suffering animal samples.
The study proved the effectiveness of nanoparticles in decreasing the side effects of anticancer drugs on the sexual hormones of female rats.
Doxorubicin is one of the anticancer drugs, which is widely used in the treatment of various types of aggressive tumors. The side effects appear a week after the injection. The side effects include nausea, vomiting and temporary reduction in the number of white and red blood cells and plackets. In addition, doxorubicin has severe toxicity effect on reproduction system and disables the fertility of patients.
This research studies the protective effect of selenium and zinc oxide nanoparticles on reproduction system, fertility, tissue changes in uterus and ovary of mature female rats after treatment with doxorubicin.