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Immune system activation is known to be involved in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The pro-inflammatory cytokine interferon-γ in various cells, including monocytes, induces neopterin production. Plasma level of neopterin has been measured in many autoimmune diseases and can be used as a marker of cellular immunity activation. In this study we(More)
Corneal neovascularization (NV) is a significant complication of numerous infectious and non-infectious ocular surface disorders. Presence of newly formed blood vessels in the cornea can compromise clarity and therefore vision. Various growth factors and proteinases seem to be involved in the corneal NV. During corneal injury, angiogenic factors are(More)
This study has been undertaken to elucidate the anti-angiogenic properties of shallot extract in vitro and in vivo and also to define the responsible fraction and its stability. After preparation of the extract of shallot bulbs with 50% ethanol, the extract was successively fractionated into n-hexane, ethyl acetate, n-butanol and aqueous fractions. The(More)
Diazinon is an organophosphate which is extensively used in trade and agriculture. Due to its widespread application, its toxicity is common. Several studies have shown that organophosphates are able to induce oxidative stress by generating free radicals and depletion of endogenous antioxidants. Pomegranate seed oil (PSO) possesses anti-inflammatory and(More)
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