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Oxidant-antioxidant imbalance plays an important role in repeated cycles of airway inflammation observed in asthma. It is when reactive oxygen species (ROS) overwhelm antioxidant defenses that a severe inflammatory state becomes apparent and may impact vasculature. Several studies have shown an association between airway inflammation and cardiovascular(More)
INTRODUCTION Tacrolimus is frequently used as immunosuppressive agent in organ transplantation but its clinical use is limited due to its marked nephrotoxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Male Wistar albino rats weighing 150-200 g (10-12 weeks old) were used. Animals were divided into four groups. Group 1 served as control group and received normal saline,(More)
Liver is a vital organ for the detoxification of toxic substances present in the body and hepatic injury is associated with excessive exposure to toxicants. The present study was designed to evaluate the possible hepatoprotective effects of riboflavin against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced hepatic injury in rats. Rats were divided into six groups.(More)
Glutathione, being a major intracellular redox regulator has been shown to be implicated in regulation of airway reactivity and inflammation. However, no study so far has investigated the effect of glutathione depletion/repletion during sensitization and challenge phases separately, which could provide an important insight into the pathophysiology of(More)
Diosmin, a natural flavonoid glycoside present abundantly in the pericarp of various citrus fruits. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it can be used in many diseases. In this study, we investigated the possible protective mechanisms of the diosmin on LPS-induced lung injury through inhibition of T cell receptors, pro-inflammatory(More)
Dexamethasone (DEX) is a synthetic glucocorticoid with potent anti-inflammatory effects that is widely used to treat inflammatory diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible protective effect of DEX on the lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in a mouse model. Animals were pretreated with DEX (5 and 10 mg/kg,(More)
Tacrolimus, a calcineurin inhibitor, is clinically used as an immunosuppressive agent in organ transplantation, but its use is limited due to its marked nephrotoxicity. The present study investigated the effect of olmesartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) on tacrolimus-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. A total of 24 rats were divided into four groups, which(More)
Rivaroxaban is a novel, selective and potent oral direct factor Xa inhibitor, therapeutically indicated in the treatment of thromboembolic diseases. Like traditional anticoagulants, routine coagulation monitoring of rivaroxaban is not necessary, but important in some clinical circumstances. In this study, a sensitive UHPLC-MS/MS assay for rapid(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the hypolipidemic effect of ursolic acid stearoyl glucoside (UASG) in high-fat diet-induced obesity. Two in vivo experiments such as high-fat diet-induced obesity mice model and lipid emulsion tolerance test in normal rats were performed. In vitro inhibition of pancreatic lipase activity was further measured to(More)
CONTEXT Tacrolimus (TAC), a calcineurin inhibitor, is commonly used as an immunosuppressive agent in organ transplantation, but its clinical use may be limited due to cardiotoxicity. Olmesartan (OLM; angiotensin receptor blocker) and aliskiren (ALK; renin inhibitor) may attenuate cardiotoxicity induced by TAC by inhibition of renin-angiotensin aldosterone(More)