Mohammad Ali Amani

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There is increasing evidence that N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor blockade in the neonatal period has a long-lasting influence on brain and behavior development and has been linked to an increased risk for neuropsychiatric disorders in later life. We sought to determine whether postnatal NMDA receptor blockade can affect normal development of body(More)
Several reports have suggested that early neonatal immune activation adversely influences the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis development in humans and animal models. In addition, there have been several studies indicating that early intervention with fluoxetine (FLX) can alter HPA axis development and function, and prevent occurrence of(More)
INTRODUCTION Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder in elderly people with an impairment of cognitive decline and memory loss. β-amyloid (Aβ) as a potent neurotoxic peptide has a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of AD. This disease begins with impairment in synaptic functions before developing into later neuro¬degeneration and(More)
In the present study, the nephroprotective effect of gallic acid isolated from Peltiphyllum peltatum was examined in sodium fluoride (NaF) treated rats. Nephrotoxicity was induced by 1-week intoxication of NaF at 600 ppm through drinking water. The levels of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, reduced glutathione as well as activities of superoxide(More)
Alzheimer׳s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with a progressive cognitive decline and memory loss. Multiple pathogenetic factors including aggregated β-amyloid (Aβ), neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), cholinergic dysfunction and oxidative stress are involved in AD. Aβ, a major constituent of the senile plaques, is a potent neurotoxic peptide and(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes mellitus may attenuate the cardioprotection by postconditioning. This study aimed to investigate the cardioprotective effect of ischemic-postconditioning (IPostC) against ischemia/reperfusion injury in normal and chronically type-1 diabetic rats and the effect of mitochondrial permeability(More)
Because of a technical misunderstanding, an unfortunate mistake was made in the paper. All of the words " β7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors " and " β7nAChRs " should be replaced with " α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors " and " α7nAChRs, " respectively, throughout the " Discussion " section.
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Although Heller myotomy is one of the most effective treatments for achalasia, it may be associated with early or late symptom relapse in some patients. Therefore, additional treatment is required to achieve better control of symptoms. AIM To evaluate the safety and efficacy of pneumatic balloon dilation (PBD) in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES Predegeneration is a standard technique to obtain mitotically activated and enriched cultures of Schwann cells (SCs). This study, for the first time, evaluated the impact of various duration of predegeneration on cell yield and enrichment of SCs from dog peripheral nerve. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dog sural nerves were subjected to 5, 10, 15(More)
Ghrelin (gh) is a peptide hormone that may affect learning and memory. There is some evidence that ghrelin can have antiepileptic effects. So we decided to investigate the possible effects of ghrelin on spatial memory following PTZ-induced seizures in male rats. Ninety male rats were divided into 9 groups including control, saline, ghrelin (0.3, 1.5 or 3(More)