Aziz Eftekhari

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Silymarin, a standardized extract of the milk thistle (Silybum marianum), is believed to exert some of its hepatoprotective effects though inhibition of free radicals and inflammation. In this study the effect of some pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and also antioxidant genes polymorphisms on the hepatoprotective effects of silymarin in the(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue transglutaminase (t-TG) has been implicated in small artery remodelling. The aim of this study was to determine if cystamine, an inhibitor of t-TG, could reduce blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and if so to what extent this is mediated through small arteries. METHODS In vitro inhibition of t-TG, with cystamine, was(More)
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