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Role of turmeric in oxidative modulation in end‐stage renal disease patients
Oxidative stress is considered as a major player in uremia‐associated morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of turmeric on oxidativeExpand
Hypoglycemic Effect of Aquatic Extract of Stevia in Pancreas of Diabetic Rats: PPARγ-dependent Regulation or Antioxidant Potential
Background: Traditional medicines with anti-diabetic effects are considered suitable supplements to treat diabetes. Among medicinal herbs, Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni is famous for its sweet taste andExpand
Comparative Effects of Silymarin and Vitamin E Supplementation on Oxidative Stress Markers, and Hemoglobin Levels Among Patients on Hemodialysis
Background: The incidence of accelerated atherosclerosis among patients on hemodialysis is very high and oxidative stress (OS) is a potentially major contributor to their morbidity and mortality.Expand
Silymarin and milk thistle extract may prevent the progression of diabetic nephropathy in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
Objectives: To investigate the effect of silymarin and milk thistle extract on the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN) in rats. Methods: Diabetes was induced with a single intraperitoneal (IP)Expand
Urtica Dioica Distillate Regenerates Pancreatic Beta Cells in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats
Background Urtica dioica is known as an anti-hyperglycemic plant. Urtica dioica distillate (UD) is a traditional Iranian drink, locally known as “aragh gazaneh”. In spite of its widespreadExpand
Melatonin Reduces Cataract Formation and Aldose Reductase Activity in Lenses of Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rat
Background: The relationship between the high activity of aldose reductase (AR) and diabetic cataract formation has been previously investigated. The purpose of the present study was to determine theExpand
Pre- and post-treatment of streptozocin administered rats with melatonin: effects on some hepatic enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism.
BACKGROUND Melatonin, found in high concentrations in the pineal gland, organs within the digestive system and in some plants and fungi, acts as an antioxidant which decreases reactive oxygen speciesExpand
Efficacy of melatonin in restoring the antioxidant status in the lens of diabetic rats induced by streptozotocin
Melatonin is a well-known free radical scavenger. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of melatonin treatment on the antioxidant status in the lenticular tissue of streptozotocinExpand
Effects of L-carnitine and Pentoxifylline on the Activity of Lactate Dehydrogenase C4 isozyme and Motility of Testicular Spermatozoa in Mice
Background Extracted sperm from the testis have poor motility. Moreover, their motility changes during their journey through epidydimis. Meanwhile, they face high concentration of L-carnitin. InExpand