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Oxidative stresses induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been shown to be involved in several physiological and pathophysiological processes, such as cell proliferation and differentiation. Steroid hormones can protect cells against apoptosis or induce cell proliferation by several mechanisms. Among androgenic hormones, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is(More)
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity, due to a Westernized diet and lack of exercise, are serious global problems that negatively affect not only personal health, but national economies as well. To solve these problems, preventative-based approaches should be taken rather than medical treatments after the occurrence of disease. The improvement of individual(More)
INTRODUCTION Aquaporins (AQPs) are membrane proteins that facilitate water movement across biological membranes. There has been little research on the role of AQPs in the female sexual arousal response. AIM The purposes of this study were to investigate the localization and functional roles of AQP1, AQP2, and AQP3 in rat vagina. METHODS Female(More)
This study investigated whether Korean red ginseng (KRG) extracts could improve sexual function in premenopausal women. Forty-one premenopausal women participated in this placebo-controlled, double-blind, and crossover clinical study with administration of either three ginseng capsules (1 g per capsule) or placebo daily. After 8 weeks of medication of KRG(More)
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