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Nephrotoxicity is one of the most important side effects and therapeutical limitations of aminoglycoside antibiotics, especially gentamicin. Despite rigorous patient monitoring, nephrotoxicity appears in 10-25% of therapeutic courses. Traditionally, aminoglycoside nephrotoxicity has been considered to result mainly from tubular damage. Both lethal and(More)
Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is characterized by progressive muscle weakness linked to a polyglutamine expansion in the androgen receptor (AR). Current evidence indicates that mutant AR causes SBMA by acting in muscle to perturb its function. However, information about how muscle function is impaired is scant. One fundamental question is(More)
About 15-20% of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) treated with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine (ABVD) chemotherapy ± radiotherapy still die following relapse or progressive disease. The outcome might be influenced by gene polymorphisms influencing chemotherapy metabolism. We studied 126 patients with HL treated with the ABVD regimen.(More)
The objectives of this research were to study the phytochemical composition of Cynodon dactylon and investigate if the oral administration of this plant extract adsorbed on the pellet feed was capable of protecting L. vannamei challenged with white spot syndrome virus (WSSV). The shrimps were distributed into five batches, and experiments were run by(More)
The toxicity of a rooster comb extract (IB0004) that contains mainly sodium hyaluronate was assessed in acute and subchronic studies and in a bacterial reverse mutation assay. In a single dose acute study, male and female rats were administered 2000 mg/kg body weight (bw) of the product and observed for 14 days. No mortality was recorded, thus it was(More)
Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease in which its clinical sequelae are manifest with increasing frequency as individual age. The present study seeks to better understand the mechanisms underlying this process by utilizing our previously-characterized rat model of early atherosclerosis induction to evaluate the effect of atherogenic plasma lipids on(More)
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