Marina T. Milenković

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PURPOSE Many chemical compounds and infectious agents such as viruses induce liver damage like necrosis or fulminant hepatic failure which is sometimes difficult to manage by medical therapies. The induced liver necrosis by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and thioacetamide (TAA) are exemplary models for experimental liver necrosis caused by oxygen free(More)
Oil extracts of Hypericum perforatum L. (Oleum Hyperici) were prepared in three different ways according to the prescriptions from traditional medicine. Variability of constituents and biological activity were evaluated in the obtained oil extracts. The carrageenan-induced rat paw edema test has been used for screening the antiinflammatory activity, while(More)
The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from the roots of Anthriscus nemorosa (Bieb.) Sprengel (Umbelliferae) was analyzed by GC and GC-MS. Among sixty-two compounds identified (representing 89.0% of the total oil), the main components were: n-nonane (12.1%), n-hexadecanol (6.9%), delta-cadinene (6.4%), beta-pinene (6.0%) and germacrene D (5.4%).(More)
PURPOSE Experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) in rats is an animal model of human giant cell myocarditis and post-myocarditis dilated cardiomyopathy. The pathogenesis of EAM has not been elucidated, but there is accumulating evidence that cytokines secreted from monocytes/macrophages and T cells play a crucial role in the induction and progression of(More)
The main purpose of this study was to assess the retention of Paraposts cemented with dentin-bonded resin cements in single-rooted teeth with elliptical canals. Forty-two mandibular premolars and canines were used in this study. The crowns of these teeth were removed 1 mm above the cementoenamel junction and the root canals instrumented to a depth of 8 mm(More)
BACKGROUND Fumaric acid esters (FAE) have been proven to be effective for the systemic treatment of psoriasis and multiple sclerosis, Th1 cell-mediated chronic inflammatory diseases, but their effect on autoimmune myocarditis has not yet been addressed. We investigated the effect of dimethyl fumarate (DMF) on myosin-induced experimental autoimmune(More)
The present study was carried out to test the colonic mucosal response of rats to oral supplementation with Lactobacillus fermentum BGHI14 and to correlate the tissue reaction to trinitrobenzenesulfonate (TNBS)-induced colitis with mucosal barrier alterations caused by bacterial ingestion. An immune cell-mediated reaction of healthy colonic tissue was(More)
This study investigated the effect of varying crown preparation taper and height on the retention of metal ceramic crowns cemented with resin cements. In part 1, 32 extracted molars were divided into four groups. All groups received complete-veneer crown preparations, two with a 12-degree wall angle and two with a 35-degree wall angle. Crowns were cemented(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Multidrug-resistance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a serious therapeutical problem. Chalcones belong to a group of naturally occurring flavonoids, usually found in various plant species, and have potent antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activities. The goal of this study was to evaluate the(More)
In the bone tissue engineering field, there is a growing interest in the application of bioactive glass scaffolds (45S5Bioglass(®)) due to their bone bonding ability, osteoconductivity and osteoinductivity. However, such scaffolds still lack some of the required functionalities to enable the successful formation of new bone, e.g. effective antibacterial(More)