Mohammad Shabani

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Endo-derived nitric oxide (NO) is synthesized from L-arginine by endothelium nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) encoded by the NOS3 gene on chromosome7. Since reduced NO synthesis has been implicated in the development of coronary atherosclerosis; polymorphisms of NOS gene might be associated with increased susceptibility to this disorder(More)
Phagocytic NADH/NADPH oxidase is an important enzyme producing reactive oxygen species within subendothelial space of vessels. Findings have shown that p22phox subunit is an essential element related to the enzyme activity. Since some p22phox polymorphisms are thought to have functional roles in the enzyme thus, we studied the association between rs4673(More)
INTRODUCTION Prenatal stress is proposed as a major risk factor in the development of cognitive impairments in the offspring. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the effect of prenatal physical or psychological stress on the motor and cognitive functions of male and female offspring. METHODS Adult female rats were stressed during their(More)
TRPV1 receptors and cannabinoid system are considered as important modulators of basal ganglia functions, and their pharmacologic manipulation represents a promising therapy to alleviate Parkinson-induced hypokinesia. Recent evidence suggests that the blockade of cannabinoid receptors might be beneficial to alleviate motor deficits observed in Parkinson's(More)
INTRODUCTION Several studies indicate erythropoietin (Epo) to have remarkable neuroprotection in various central nervous system disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Amyloid beta (Aβ) is believed to be responsible for the synaptic dysfunction that occurs in AD. Therefore, the present study is aimed to investigate the effects of Epo on the(More)
BACKGROUND Amyloid beta (Aβ) is believed to be responsible for the synaptic failure that occurs in Alzheimer's disease (AD), but there is little known about the functional impact of Aβ on intrinsic neuronal properties. Here, the cellular effect of Aβ-induced neurotoxicity on the electrophysiological properties of CA1 pyramidal neurons and the mechanism(s)(More)
AIM High physical activity is associated with larger bone mineral content (BMC) and density (BMD) in young males though competitive road cyclists have been reported to have similar or lower BMD than controls. METHODS BMC and BMD were assessed in 73 highly trained (42 professional and 31 elite amateur) road cyclists (CYCLIST; age: 25.8+/-4.3 years; height:(More)
A number of acridone-based oxadiazoles 11a-n have been synthesized and evaluated for their anticonvulsant activity against pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)- and maximal electroshock (MES)-induced seizures in mice. Also, their neurotoxicity was evaluated by the rotarod test. Most of the compounds exhibited better anticonvulsant activity and higher safety respect to(More)
Aim: Diabetic neuropathic pain is one of the pains which hardly respond to pharmaceutical treat. Today, various chemical and herbal compounds have been used to reduce pain. The aim of this study is to compare the effect of date extract and melatonin in preventing pain in diabetic rats. Method: To study hyperalgesia response and to compare the effect of date(More)
Vincristine, an anticancer drug, is known to induce neuronal cell damage. We have elucidated the alteration in performance of the hippocampus and cerebellum following chronic vincristine treatment (0.2 mg·(kg body mass)(-1)·week(-1)) in male and female rats. Intraperitoneal injection of vincristine in adolescent rats caused impairment of motor and cognitive(More)