The effect of Trifolium, Raphanus, and Cistus pollen grains on some blood parameters and mesentery mast cells

Kolankaya D., Senturk H., Tuylu A., Hayretdag S., Selmanoglu G., Sorkun K.

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG SECTION C-A JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES, vol.61, pp.421-426, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Three kinds of pollen taxa belonging to 3 families (Fabaceae - Trifolium spp., Brassicaceae - Raphanus spp. and Cistaceae - Cistus spp.) and commonly collected by honeybees were fed to mature male rats separately, in the form of 60 mg/animal/day for a 30-day period. The objective of this study was to investigate any positive effects or possible side effects of the use of pollen on the immune system. This was achieved through blood analysis and cell count on blood, hemoglobin, erythrocyte and immune system cells. The cell concentration of mast cells, degranulization and cell localization were investigated in prepared mesentery tissue samples. Histological investigations of the stomach and duedenum sections of pollen-fed rats were carried out to learn the reason for eosinophil gastroenteritis in the alimentary canal.