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iNOS-mediated nitric oxide production and its regulation.
  • F. Aktan
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Life sciences
  • 25 June 2004
This review focuses on the production of nitric oxide (NO) by inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and its regulation under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. NO is an importantExpand
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Gingerol metabolite and a synthetic analogue Capsarol inhibit macrophage NF-kappaB-mediated iNOS gene expression and enzyme activity.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine, with beneficial effects reported in numerous diseases, including inflammation. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), aExpand
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Short-term gemfibrozil treatment reverses lipid profile and peroxidation but does not alter blood glucose and tissue antioxidant enzymes in chronically diabetic rats
In this study, we investigated the efficiency of short-term treatment with gemfibrozil in the reversal of diabetes-induced changes on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and antioxidant status ofExpand
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Effects of cod liver oil on tissue antioxidant pathways in normal and streptozotocin‐diabetic rats
Lipid disorders and increased oxidative stress may exacerbate some complications of diabetes mellitus. Previous studies have implicated the beneficial effects of some antioxidants, omega‐3Expand
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Effects of L‐carnitine treatment on oxidant/antioxidant state and vascular reactivity of streptozotocin‐diabetic rat aorta
In this study, the effects of L‐carnitine treatment on lipids, lipid peroxidation of plasma, reactivity and antioxidant enzyme activity of aorta were evaluated in streptozotocin (STZ)‐diabetic rats.Expand
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Alpha-lipoic acid treatment ameliorates metabolic parameters, blood pressure, vascular reactivity and morphology of vessels already damaged by streptozotocin-diabetes.
The present study investigated the effects of alpha-lipoic acid treatment (50 mg/kg/day) on the metabolism and vascular condition already damaged by streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetes in rats.Expand
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Phytopreventative anti-hyperlipidemic effects of gynostemma pentaphyllum in rats.
PURPOSE Gynostemma pentaphyllum is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Preliminary studies indicate Gynostemma isolated triterpine glycosides lower cholesterol. Our studies examineExpand
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Effect of L‐carnitine on the synthesis of nitric oxide in RAW 264·7 murine macrophage cell line
L‐Carnitine (β‐hydroxy‐γ‐trimethyl aminobutyric acid) plays a critical role in inflammatory diseases by modulating inflammatory cell functions. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), aExpand
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Methylsulfonylmethane Induces p53 Independent Apoptosis in HCT-116 Colon Cancer Cells
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing compound which has been used as a dietary supplement for osteoarthritis. MSM has been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, asExpand
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Methylsulfonylmethane modulates apoptosis of LPS/IFN-γ-activated RAW 264.7 macrophage-like cells by targeting p53, Bax, Bcl-2, cytochrome c and PARP proteins
Abstract Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a non-toxic, natural organosulfur compound, which is known to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. In recent years, MSM has been widely usedExpand
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