Malektaj Yazdani

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Pregnant dams were fed a 20% protein diet with caffeine (2 mg/100 g b.wt.), starting on day 9 of gestation. At birth, each dam with 8 assigned pups was fed this diet until weaning, day 22. On day 22, female rats were caged and fed this diet until day 93. Starting on day 93, the caffeine-supplemented diet was replaced with a caffeine-free, 20% protein diet(More)
We studied the biochemical effects of excess methionine intake on the skin of newborn rats. Group 1 pups were intubated with methionine dissolved in 0.1 ml physiological saline solution in the amount of 0.1 g/100 body wt as a control using a gastric needle. Group 2 pups were given 0.2 g/100 g in the same manner as group 1 as an experimental group. They were(More)
To determine the effect of phenobarbital sodium therapy and subependymal intraventricular hemorrhage (SEp-IVH) on the theophylline requirement of premature infants suffering with apnea and seizure activity, we compared three groups of patients as follows: group 1, those with apnea of prematurity (ten patients); group 2, those with apnea and SEp-IVH (ten(More)
Pregnant dams were divided into four groups on day 10 of gestation. Dams of group 1 were fed an 20% protein diet as controls. Dams of groups 2, 3 and 4 were fed a 20% protein diet supplemented with 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2 mg caffeine/100 g body weight of dams, respectively. Pups were delivered surgically on day 22, and their brains were rapidly removed and(More)
We analyzed various biochemical variables of the bones in fetal rats whose dams were protein-energy malnourished. Dams were randomly divided into two groups and fed either a 6% protein diet as a malnourished group or a 20% protein diet as a control, from day 13 of gestation to day 22, when fetuses were removed. Hexosamine and hydroxyproline contents of the(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine the levels of zinc in the hearts of growing post-weaning offspring, fetuses and their dams chronically fed caffeine. A further study was conducted to determine the distribution of Zn in subcellular heart fractions affected by acutely injecting caffeine into the veins of the adult rats. After delivery pups(More)
Caffeine is a substance which many people consume in their daily life. Caffeine's effects on bone are still controversial. Using ovariectomized rats, the present study was conducted to determine to what extent caffeine intake affects the mechanical properties, bone minerals and histology. Aged rats were divided into 2 groups after ovariectomy. Group 1 was(More)
Caffeine (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine) is one of the most commonly consumed drugs in our daily life, and its use is increasing. However, very little attention has been paid to its potential effects on early growth and development. Because of the steady increase in breast feeding of infants and because caffeine diffuses readily into breast milk, the present(More)
Caffeine consumption has been implicated in the development of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, in the present study, litters of rats were combined upon birth, and 8 pups were randomly assigned to each dam. Dams with pups were divided into 2 groups: group 1 received a 20% protein diet as a control, and group 2 received the 20% protein diet supplemented(More)
The general public widely consumes caffeine which is contained in various foods, beverages, and over-the-counter medications. The relationships between caffeine intake and bone fractures is controversial. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to determine what effects, if any, caffeine intake in early life exerts on mechanical properties and mineral(More)