Mona Gomah Amer

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Doxorubicin (DOX) is considered one of the most important chemotherapeutic agents that is used for the treatment of solid tumors. Its long-term use can cause neurodegenerative disorders due to its prolonged activation of microglia. The present study proved that the use of epicatechin prior to DOX treatment significantly attenuated not only the increase in(More)
BACKGROUND No curative treatment is known for primary ovarian failure; however, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), through self-renewal and regeneration, push the trial to evaluate their role in the treatment of ovarian failure. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of MSCs on cyclophosphamide (CTX)-induced ovarian failure in rabbits and to clarify(More)
The present study was designed to investigate whether spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) have possible effect on doxorubicin (DOX)-induced testicular apoptosis and damaged oxidant/antioxidant balance in rats. Sixty male Albino rats were divided into 3 groups: the saline control group, the testicular toxicity group (2mg/kg DOX once a week for 8 weeks) and the(More)
BACKGROUND Aging is associated with structural, functional and biochemical alterations in the nervous system. Calorie restriction (CR) was found to retard most physiological indices of aging. OBJECTIVES This work aimed to investigate the effect of CR on age-related changes in sciatic nerves. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty male albino rats aged 1 month(More)
INTRODUCTION Gentamycin is a widely used antibiotic. The nephrotoxic adverse effects of the drug may limit its use. Cilostazol, a phosphodiesterase III inhibitor, was reported to protect from renal oxidative stress. This work aimed to investigate the possible protective effect of cilostazol on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity and the possible underlying(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Polymorphisms in the DNA repair genes may influence individual capacity to repair DNA damage, which may be associated with increased genetic instability and carcinogenesis. Our aim was to evaluate the relation of genetic polymorphisms in 2 DNA repair genes, XPD Lys751Gln and XRCC1 (A399G), with colorectal cancer (CRC)(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with type I diabetes are at increased risk of osteoporosis even after insulin therapy in adult stage. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of hesperidin (hesp) therapy versus that of insulin alone in the alleviation of osteoporosis arising from type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in young rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hesperidin(More)
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) has been linked to heart disease in adulthood. This study aimed to examine the effect of gestational protein restriction during fetal and early postnatal life on the cardiac muscle structure and function in adult offspring. Pregnant female rats were randomly divided into two dietary groups: normal-protein diet (NP) and(More)
Oxidative stress is one mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of ischemia/reperfusion (/R) retinal injury. The histological, biochemical, and functional changes associated with pomegranate (PMG) treatment prior to retinal I/R were analyzed using 40 adult male albino rats. Rats were divided into four groups: Groups I and II (sham operated and received(More)
Liver disease remains a significant global health problem. Increased caffeine consumption has been associated with a lower prevalence of chronic liver disease. This study aimed to investigate the modifying effects of caffeine on liver injury induced by thioacetamide (TAA) administration in male rats and the possible underlying mechanisms. Forty adult male(More)