28-day toxicology test: indenopyridine RTI 4587-056 in male Sprague-Dawley rats.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The potential toxicity of RTI 4587-056, a hexahydroindenopyridine analog of SANDOZ 20-438, was examined in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats. Testicular, intestinal, and erythropoietic histology was assessed after 28 days of gavage treatment at 0, 10, and 100 mg/kg/day. During the first 10 days, dose-related clinical signs included mild to moderate lethargy shortly after dosing, lower consumption of feed and water, and body weight loss or decreased weight gain. Tolerance developed, such that lethargy disappeared and weight gains were equivalent to the control group during the second through fourth weeks. The compound did not affect intestinal epithelium or bone marrow. RTI 4587-056 was a highly effective antispermatogenic agent at both doses causing epididymal hypospermia and testicular atrophy. Based upon the Spermatogenic Index ratings, still lower doses would be effective male contraceptive agents. RTI 4587-056 has potential as a male contraceptive without overt side effects. Further testing is required.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fail, PA; Anderson, SA; Cook, CE

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 265 - 274

PubMed ID

  • 10838128

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-6238

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0890-6238(00)00077-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States