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OBJECTIVES This study examined the effects of extracts of two chewing sticks on proliferation of fibroblasts and viability of cariogenic bacteria. METHODS Aqueous extracts of miswak (Salvadora persica; Arak tree) and derum (Juglans regia; walnut tree) were prepared and their effects investigated on growth of Balb/C 3T3 mouse fibroblasts by measuring the(More)
The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of bisphenol A (BPA), a contaminant of resin-based dental composites and sealants, on the fertility of male mice. Forty adult male Swiss mice were divided into four groups of 10. BPA (5, 25 and 100 micro g kg(-1) [corrected] was administered intragastrically daily to the mice in the test groups and(More)
This study investigated the effects of leached components from a resin-based dental composite (Z-100) and bisphenol A (BPA) on female mouse fertility. Leached components or BPA (5, 25 and 100 microg kg(-1)) were administered intragastrically daily to the test and distilled water to the control groups for 28 d. Female mice were then mated with sexually(More)
The effects of an extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic field on the sex hormones and other fertility parameters of adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were investigated. Adult male rats were exposed to a 50 Hz sinusoidal magnetic field at approximately 25 microT (rms) for 18 consecutive weeks. There were no significant effects on the absolute body weight and(More)
The effect of long-term ingestion of manganese (II) chloride tetrahydrate was investigated on fertility of male and female Swiss mice. Adult male or female mice ingested a solution of manganese chloride along with drinking water at concentrations of 1000, 2000, 4000 and 8000 mg/l for 12 weeks. Fertility was significantly reduced in male mice exposed to(More)
The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of inhibition of nitric oxide (NO) production after injury on inflammatory cell accumulation and fibrosis around digital flexor tendon and synovium. A standard crush injury was applied to the flexor tendons of the middle digit of the hindpaw and the overlying muscle and synovium of female Wistar(More)
Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to tap water containing 0, 8,571, 17,143, or 34,286 ppm cypermethrin for 12 weeks. Based on water consumption per animal per day the rats received 13.15, 18.93, and 39.66 mg cypermethrin, respectively. Fertility was significantly reduced in male rats ingesting cypermethrin at a concentration of 13.15 and 18.93 mg(More)
The effect of an extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic field on the fertility of adult male and female Swiss mice was investigated. Adult male and female mice were exposed to a 50 Hz sinusoidal magnetic field at approximately 25 microT (rms) for 90 days before they were mated with unexposed counterparts. There were no exposure related effects on the(More)
PURPOSE This in vitro study investigated the element release from seven commercially available dental casting alloys and tested their cytotoxic effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS The casting alloys tested were one high-noble alloy (Bioherador N) and six base-metal alloys, including four Ni-Cr alloys (Remanium CS, Heranium NA, Wiron 99, CB Soft), one Co-Cr(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the cytotoxicity of various types of dental casting alloys after they had been conditioned in distilled water. MATERIALS AND METHODS The casting alloys investigated included one high-noble alloy (Bioherador N) and six base-metal alloys, including four Ni-Cr alloys (Remanium CS, Heranium NA, Wiron 99, CB Soft), one Co-Cr(More)