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BACKGROUND Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) models are important vehicles for studying the effect of infectious elements such as Pertussis toxin (PTx) on disease processes related to acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM) or multiple sclerosis (MS). PTx has pleotropic effects on the immune system. This study was designed to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND Curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties has recently been reported to have anticonvulsant effects in several animal models of epilepsy. This study aimed to investigate the effects of curcumin on the pilocarpine rat model of status epilepticus. METHODS The effect of intraperitoneal(More)
BACKGROUND Curcumin can reduce the severity of seizures induced by kainate acid (KA), but the role of curcumin in amygdaloid kindled models is still unknown. This study aimed to explore the effect of curcumin on the development of kindling in amygdaloid kindled rats. METHODS With an amygdaloid kindled Sprague-Dawley (SD) rat model and an(More)
Apolipoprotein E ε4 (ApoE4) has been implicated as a potential genetic risk factor for dementia. In this study, we investigate the effect of ApoE4 on learning and memory, changes in brain volume and neuroinflammatory responses in brain of ApoE4 transgenic mice. Four groups of male mice with ApoE4 and age-matched wild type (WT) (6-, 12-, 18- and 24-month)(More)
Recent clinical studies have identified an association between APOE 4 and cognitive deficits in patients with multiple sclerosis. We induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in APOE knockout (KO) and human APOE 4 knockin (E4) mice to study the interaction of APOE and neuroinflammation on cognition. After EAE induction, KO and E4 showed(More)
Estimating the reliability and lifetime distribution of wireless sensor network is very useful in various applications. This problem is known to be NP-hard. In this paper, we present a hexagon tessellation sensor network model with role assignment scheme and estimate the reliability and lifetime distribution by employing a new improved Monte Carlo scheme(More)
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