Fawzia A. Fahim

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The hepatoprotective and antimutagenic effects of the rosemary essential oil and the ethanolic extract were investigated using carbon tetrachloride and cyclophosphamide as hepatotoxic and mutagenic compounds, respectively. Our results revealed that i.g. administration of the rosemary ethanolic extract (0.15 g/100 g BW) to rats for 3 weeks produced the most(More)
Treatment of tumor-bearing mice with LD12.5 values of iodoacetate; IAA (1.84 mg/100 g b.w.) and/or dimethylsulphoxide; DMSO (350 mg/100 g b.w.) significantly increased the cumulative mean survival time and percentage of survivors and reduced the mean tumor weight, compared to tumor-bearing controls, however, a more pronounced effect is recorded in the(More)
A Schistosoma mansoni cercarial cDNA expression library, constructed in lambda gt11, was screened using the IgG fraction of sera taken from rabbits vaccinated with irradiated cercariae. A positive cDNA clone (1,431 base pairs) was selected and characterized. The amino acid sequence predicted from the cDNA sequence identified a polypeptide of 363 amino acids(More)
Determination of total LDH and ALP activities and their isozyme patterns in the sera of normal and tumour-bearing animals treated with aloin, a natural anthraquinone with potential antitumour activity, was carried out at 3, 6 and 9 weeks of treatment. Treatment of normal mice with the MTD of aloin (50 mg/Kg b.w.) showed non-significant changes in serum(More)
The effects of seven feeding schedules differing only in their Mg and Mn contents on the growth rates and some metabolic aspects of Swiss albino female mice were studied. The animals were placed for 5 weeks on the seven dietary regimens and weighed weekly according to the following scheme: (1) normal diet fed (control) group; (2) Mg-deficient fed group; (3)(More)
This study was undertaken to assess the biochemical changes induced in chronic schistosomiasis and/or chronic HCV, as well as to pinpoint the most significant parameters which could be used as dependable indices for the differentiation of single and coupled infections with or without liver cirrhosis. The selected patients were allocated into 2 broad groups:(More)
1. Thirty patients with acute phosphorus poisoning (APP) were chosen from the poison control centre, Cairo (PCCC), Ain Shams University, and classified into three groups according to the amount of ingested inorganic phosphorus (Pi). 2. Group I recorded high mortality rate (90%) with liver failure as a main cause of death. This group also showed hepatorenal(More)
1. The pattern and activity of isocitrate, lactate and malate dehydrogenases and malic enzyme were studied in plasma of normal hamsters and hamsters at the 26th day of infection with S. mansoni. 2. Although the electrophoretic patterns of these enzymes were similar in normal and infected hamsters, their activities were higher in the latter than the former(More)
The effect of treatment with SrCl2 (10 mg 100 g-1) on rats 15 min prior to whole body gamma-irradiation (7.5 Gy) was studied. The hazardous effects of irradiation were greatly corrected in the treated group. The hyperglycemic effect and liver glycogen accumulation in the untreated group decreased to normal level. The enzymatic activities of serum alkaline(More)