Mohammad A Dallak

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Problem statement: The goal of the current investigation was to clarify the effects of Citrullus colocynthis pulp extract on the structure of the liver of diabetic rats at both light and scanning electron microscopic levels. Approach: Forty-eight adult male albino rats were equally allocated into four groups: Group1: control, Group 2: Citrullus(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the blood glucose lowering effect of khat (Catha edulis) extract in normal, glucose-loaded, and alloxan diabetic rats. METHODS Three experimental protocols were used in this study. In each of the first 2 protocols, 3 groups of rats (6 rats per group) were used as control group (NS), Catha edulis (CE) treated, and glibenclamide(More)
Khat chewing is a recreational habit known to pose major socio-economic and medical problems in countries of Southern Arabia and the Horn of Africa. Among other adverse health effects, khat chewing has been associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in heavy consumers. This study was carried out to examine the direct effects of Catha(More)
We have observed that pulmonary rapidly adapting receptor activity is greater in emphysematous rats than in controls. Pulmonary receptor activity, if modified by lung disease, may produce an inappropriate drive to breathe which may be perceived as dyspnoea. To investigate the efferent (drive) component of this hypothesis respiratory drive (phrenic nerve(More)
Background Citrullus colocynthis pulp seedless extract has been demonstrated to have antihyperglycemic and insulinotropic effects. Problem statement: The mechanism(s) underlying the antihyperglycemic and insulinotropic effects have not been investigated to date. Approach: The influence of Citrullus colocynthis pulp extract administered orally was studied in(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetic complications such as cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis (OA) are among the common public health problems. The effect of insulin on OA secondary to diabetes has not been investigated before in animal models. Therefore, we sought to determine whether insulin and the insulin-mimicking agent, vanadium can protect from developing OA in(More)
We tested the hypothesis that swim exercise can protect the articular cartilage from damages induced secondary to insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in rats using the scanning electron microscopy and to monitor the blood levels of oxidative and antioxidative stress biomarkers that are known to be modulated in osteoarthritis (OA). A profound damage to the(More)
This study investigated the protective effect of subacute pre-adminsitration of either selenium (Se), taurine (Tau), or both drugs in combination against experimentally induced myocardial infarction (MI) in rats and illustrates the possible mechanisms of action. While solely pre-administration of Se or Tau resulted in partial amelioration in all of the(More)
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