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BACKGROUND Osteoporosis poses a significant public health issue. It is a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength that predisposes to increased risk of fracture. There is a direct relationship between the lack of estrogen after menopause and the development of osteoporosis. About 33% of women over 50 will experience bone fractures as a(More)
Myocardial ischemia–reperfusion (I/R) represents a clinically relevant problem associated with thrombolysis, angioplasty, and coronary bypass surgery. Radical oxygen species generated during early reperfusion are the primary activator of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) opening which finally results in cardiomyocyte death. Nigella sativa(More)
Vitamin D, most commonly associated with the growth and remodeling of bone, has been shown to ameliorate ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) in some tissues, yet its underlying mechanism remains elusive. This study was designed to examine the protective effect of vitamin D, if any, against hepatic IRI in rats and the underlying mechanism involved. Adult(More)
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