Laurenţiu Bădescu

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CONTEXT The fruits of Aronia melanocarpa Elliot (Rosaceae), (black chokeberry), and Sambucus nigra L. (Caprifoliaceae), elderberries are rich in anthocyanins. Many studies have reported that anthocyanins are beneficial in diabetes due to their capacity to stimulate insulin secretion and reduce oxidative stress. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to(More)
The effects of polyphenols extracted from Sambucus nigra fruit were studied in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced hyperglycemic rats to evaluate its possible antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiglycosylation activity, and antiosteoporosis effects in diabetes. DEXA bone mineral density tests were performed in order to determine bone mineral density (BMD), bone(More)
Several different types of systems employing selectively permeable membranes and matrix supports for cells have been successfully tested in animals. Results in diabetic animals indicate that these systems can function for periods of several months to several years without the use of any of immunosuppression. This approach has the potential not only to allow(More)
The aim of this study is to characterize the content of Aronia melanocarpa Elliott (black chokeberry) extract and also to estimate the influence of polyphenolic compounds contained in chokeberries on oxidative stress, on an L-NAME-induced experimental model of arterial hypertension. The rat blood pressure values were recorded using a CODA Noninvasive Blood(More)
The main objective of the current article is to investigate the diabetic polyneuropathy which represents a major preoccupation within the context of high incidence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and its complications. Moreover, neuropathy may develop despite intensive hyperglycaemic control. The effect of Zn and black grape seed polyphenols (BGSP) in(More)
Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is an inherited vascular disorder, non-amyloid and non-atherosclerotic, affecting predominantly the central nervous system. We examined samples of skin biopsies from six patients (men, 43-52-year-old), admitted for treatment in the Neurology Clinic regarding(More)
The authors investigated the influence of Zn upon glycemy and certain REDOX parametres within the hepatic tissue. The experiment was performed on young Wistar rats with AD, to which Zn sulfate was administered. The values of the antioxidating enzymes: cathalasis and peroxidase decrease in the diabetes' hepatic tissue. The therapy with Zn remakes their(More)
Ordered cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesive interactions are a fundamental feature of all multicellular organisms. Numerous studies in recent years have confirmed that both types of cell adhesion are mediated by cell surface receptors known as "adhesion molecules". These receptors can be divided into a limited number of families. Knowledge gained from basic(More)
In the last three decades, the premalignant cutaneous lesions have represented a milestone for the clinicians and the anatomopathologists given the increased risk of malignant transformation not only in the old but also in the young population. Recent research indicates the fact that, though multiple progresses were recorded in the diagnosis and treatment(More)
CONTEXT The health effects of Sambucus nigra L. (Caprifoliaceae) could be due to polyphenols whose modes of action differ from the traditional one proposed for exogenous antioxidants. OBJECTIVE The study emphasizes the effects of the association between the renin inhibitor and the polyphenolic extract on biochemical parameters and systolic (TAS) and(More)