Abstract: The aim of this research was to determine the effect of taurine supplementation on the total count of leucocyte cells and erythrocyte cells of mice that have been induced to benzo (α) pyrene in vivo. The parameters of this experiment were the total count of leucocyte cells and erythrocyte cells of mice (Mus musculus L.). This experiment was conducted in a complete randomized design by using six treatments, each in five replications. The mice were divided into six groups. Group I used as control were not given any treatment. Group II were given 0,2 mL of oleum olevarum (olive oil) orally to the end of the experiment. Group III were induced to benzo (α) pyrene without being given any taurine. Group IV were given 7,8 mg/bw of taurine before being induced to benzo (α) pyrene. Group V were given 7,8 mg/bw of taurine after being induced to benzo (α) pyrene. Group VI were given 15,6 mg/bw of taurine after being induced to benzo (α) pyrene. Mice of group III, V, and VI were injected with 0,5 mL of benzo (α) pyrene solution every day for 10 days on their subcutant tissue for the purpose of a nodule being formed in this area. It was then continued by giving taurine orally for 15 days. In the final treatment, mice blood was taken to count the leucocyte cells and erythrocyte cells. The data were analyzed using ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) then continued by calculating least significant difference at 5 per cent level of significance. The results indicated that taurine had the ability to reduce leucocyte cells into its normal quantity, and was able to increase the number of erythrocyte cells of mice suffered from leukaemia back to normal.
Penulis: Agra Maysa, E. L. Widiastuti, H Busman
Kode Jurnal: jppertaniandd160248