Research Paper Volume 10, Issue 12 pp 4175—4187

Melatonin alleviates meiotic defects in fetal mouse oocytes induced by Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in vitro

Figure 6. Effects of MLT on apoptosis in DEHP-exposed fetal ovaries. (A) Representative images of TUNEL-staining in control, DEHP, and DEHP+MLT groups. (B) The number of apoptosis positive cells in the different groups. (C) The protein expression of BAX and BCL-2 by western blot in the control, DEHP and DEHP+MLT groups. (D) The relative expression of Bax and Bcl-2 genes in the control, DEHP and DEHP+MLT groups. The results were presented as mean ± SEM. *P < 0.05.