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Chronic renal failure (CRF) is associated with oxidative stress that promotes production of reactive oxygen species and cytokine release. We aimed to investigate the possible protective effect of montelukast, a CysLT1 receptor antagonist, against oxidative damage in a rat model of CRF, induced by 5/6 reduction of renal mass. Male Wistar albino rats were(More)
The potential protective effect of OT on a stress-aggravated colitis model in rats and the involvement of OT receptors were evaluated. Holeboard test performances of Sprague-Dawley rats were videotaped for 5min to evaluate their exploratory behavior as indices of anxiety levels. A subgroup of rats was exposed to a 30-min psychological stress procedure,(More)
Mechanisms of burn-induced skin and remote organ injury involve oxidant generation and the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines. In this study the possible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of ghrelin were evaluated in a rat model of thermal trauma. Wistar albino rats were exposed to 90 degrees C bath for 10 s to induce thermal trauma. Ghrelin, was(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on the methotrexate (MTX)-induced hepatorenal oxidative damage in rats. METHODS Following a single dose of methotrexate (20 mg/kg), either vehicle (MTX group) or CAPE (10 µmol/kg, MTX + CAPE group) was administered for five days.(More)
1. Oxygen free radicals are important components involved in the pathophysiological processes observed during ischaemia-reperfusion (I/R). The present study was designed to assess the possible protective effect of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) on renal I/R injury. 2. Wistar albino rats were unilaterally nephrectomized and subjected to 45 min renal pedicle(More)
There is increasing evidence to suggest that reactive oxygen metabolites (ROMs) play a role in the pathogenesis of ischemia/reperfusion injury (I/R) in the kidney. This study was designed to determine the possible protective effect of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb) on renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Wistar albino rats were unilaterally nephrectomized,(More)
Oxidative stress has been implicated in various pathological processes including burn induced multiple organ damage. This study investigated the effects of lycopene treatment against oxidative injury in rats with thermal trauma. Under ether anesthesia, shaved dorsum of the rats was exposed to 90°C bath for 10s to induce burn and treated either vehicle(More)
OBJECTIVE Endometriosis is an estrogendependent disease. The incidence of urinary tract endometriosis (UE) increased during the last few years and, nowadays, it ranges from 0.3 to 12% of all women affected by the disease. The ureter is the second most common site affected. The ureteral endometriosis is classified in extrinsic and intrinsic. The aim of this(More)
During tendon injuries, the tendon sheath is also damaged. This study aims to test effectiveness of engineered tendon synovial cell biomembrane on prevention of adhesions. Forty New Zealand Rabbits enrolled into four study groups. Engineered synovial sheath was produced by culturing cell suspension on fabricated collagen matrix membrane. Study groups were:(More)