Gholam-Reza Kaka

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Introduction. The primary trauma of spinal cord injury (SCI) results in severe damage to nervous functions. At the cellular level, SCI causes astrogliosis. Human umbilical mesenchymal stem cells (HUMSCs), isolated from Wharton's jelly of the umbilical cord, can be easily obtained. Previously, we showed that the neuroprotective effects of Lavandula(More)
The current study investigated the effect of temporary inhibition of amygdala in response to metabolic changes caused by stress in female mice. Unilateral and bilateral amygdala cannulation was carried out, and after a week of recovery, 2% lidocaine hydrochloride was injected into the mice amygdalae five minutes before the induction of stress. A(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the effects of amniotic membrane impregnated with betamethasone on regeneration of transected sciatic nerve injury in adult albino Wister rats. METHODS In this research, 42 male adult rats were divided into six equal groups. 1) Normal (intact) group: healthy rats without any injury; 2) CONTROL GROUP:(More)
BACKGROUND Diazinon is an organophosphate that is broadly used as a pesticide to control insects and environmental pollutions. This toxic material is absorbed via inhalation, contact, or digestion and affects different tissues. OBJECTIVES This research was a histomorphometric and immunohistochemical study of the fetal liver of mice after exposure to(More)
INTRODUCTION The pathophysiology of spinal cord injury (SCI) has a classically bad prognosis. It has been demonstrated that human umbilical cord blood stem cells (hUCBSCs) and Melissa officinalis (MO) are useful for the prevention of neurological disease. METHODS Thirty-six adult male rats were randomly divided into intact, sham, control (SCI), MO,(More)
INTRODUCTION Spinal cord injury (SCI) involves a primary trauma and secondary cellular processes that can lead to severe damage to the nervous system, resulting in long-term spinal deficits. At the cellular level, SCI causes astrogliosis, of which glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is a major index. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND Considering the higher activity of mirror neuron system in females, they frequently have better performance in empathy, interpersonal sensitivity, and emotional recognition compared to males. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess whether gender difference in neuroanatomy of the human mirror neuron system has any impact on(More)
  • Sahar Parsaee, Homa Mohseni Kochesfehani, Gholamreza Kaka, Homayoon Sadraie, Mojtaba Kahali
  • 2015
Background: Stress is a mental or emotional disturbance that occurs in response to external stimuli and can also appear during pregnancy. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of maternal stress during pregnancy on the cerebellar structure changes and seizure threshold of their offspring. Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, 20(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a common parasitic disease in Iran being mainly caused by Leishmania (L.) major. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of apoptosis in the spleen and liver of female mice infected with L. major. METHODS BALB/c mice were randomly assigned into the control and experimental groups (ten mice per group).(More)