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Protective mechanisms of medicinal plants targeting hepatic stellate cell activation and extracellular matrix deposition in liver fibrosis
During chronic liver injury, hepatic stellate cells (HSC) are activated and proliferate, which causes excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition, leading to scar formation and fibrosis.Expand
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Liver Fibrosis and Mechanisms of the Protective Action of Medicinal Plants Targeting Inflammation and the Immune Response
Inflammation is a central feature of liver fibrosis as suggested by its role in the activation of hepatic stellate cells leading to extracellular matrix deposition. During liver injury, inflammatoryExpand
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Chemoprotective effect of Spirulina (Arthrospira) against cyclophosphamide-induced mutagenicity in mice.
The aim of this study was to investigate the antimutagenic effects of Spirulina (SP) on male and female mice by the dominant lethal test using cyclophosphamide (CP) as a mutagen. Animals of both sexExpand
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Morphologic and functional alterations induced by low doses of mercuric chloride in the kidney OK cell line: ultrastructural evidence for an apoptotic mechanism of damage.
Mercury produces acute renal failure in experimental animal models, but the mechanism of tubular injury has not completely been clarified. There is an increased interest in the role of apoptosis inExpand
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Liver Fibrosis and Protection Mechanisms Action of Medicinal Plants Targeting Apoptosis of Hepatocytes and Hepatic Stellate Cells
Following chronic liver injury, hepatocytes undergo apoptosis leading to activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSC). Consequently, activated HSC proliferate and produce excessive extracellularExpand
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Age-Related Yield of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Bearing the Low-Affinity Nerve Growth Factor Receptor
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are a heterogeneous cell population that may be enriched by positive selection with antibodies against the low-affinity nerve growth factor receptor (LNGFR orExpand
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Use of a colorimetric assay to measure differences in cytotoxicity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains.
Several techniques have been used to quantify the cytotoxicity produced by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli on cell monolayers; however, they are semi-quantitative or time consuming. Herein, aExpand
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Antimycobacterial activity of Juglans regia, Juglans mollis, Carya illinoensis and Bocconia frutescens
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a serious worldwide health threat, killing almost 2 million people per year. Alternative antimycobacterial drugs are urgently needed; studies have shown that medicinalExpand
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Effect of the culture medium and biotic stimulation on taxane production in Taxus globosa Schltdl in vitro cultures
Taxus globosa is the only species of the Taxus genus that grows in Mexico. In this study, callus cultures from leaves and young shoots of T. globosa were established in Gamborg’s B5 mediumExpand
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Effect of Azadirachta indica leaf methanol extracts on stem cell reproduction.
Methanol extracts of Azadirachta indica leaves at concentration from 0.1 to 40 microg/ml showed in vitro an stimulatory activity in stem cell reproduction. These results suggest that the effect ofExpand
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