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The influence of ginkgo biloba extract on the lipid peroxide product (malondialdehyde, MDA), glutathione (GSH) and phospholipids levels as well as superoxide dismutase (SOD, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH, activities in rat brain after occlusion of common carotid arteries was investigated. Two experimental models were studied: 60 min(More)
Transient global ischemia continues to be an important clinical problem with limited treatment options. The present study aimed to investigate the possible protective effects of celecoxib [a selective cyclooxygenase (COX-2) inhibitor] and N-omega-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) [a nonselective nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor] against global(More)
The protective effect of a commercial preparation (STW 5, Iberogast), containing the extracts of bitter candy tuft, lemon balm leaf, chamomile flower, caraway fruit, peppermint leaf, liquorice root, Angelica root, milk thistle fruit and greater celandine herb, against the development of gastric ulcers was previously reported in an earlier publication(More)
An increasing number of reports suggest the involvement of oxidative stress in neurodegenerative diseases where the increased formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) leads to neuronal damage and cell death. Dopamine may contribute to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and ischemia/reperfusion-induced damage. Monoamine oxidase (MAO)(More)
The antioxidant effect of the non-specific nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, N omega-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (CAS 50903-99-6, L-NAME), was studied in a rat model of global cerebral ischemia. In addition, the influence of low doses of L-NAME on nitric oxide production, measured as nitrate/nitrite end products, was investigated in the ischemic rats.(More)
Extracts from the plants Iberis amara, Melissa officinalis, Matricaria recutita, Carum carvi, Mentha x piperita, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Angelica archangelica, Silybum marianum and Chelidonium majus, singly and combined in the form of a commercial preparation, STW 5 (Iberogast) and a modified formulation, STW 5-II, lacking the last 3 constituents, were tested(More)
The possibility that verapamil (CAS 52-53-9) may intensify the efficacy of vitamin E in preventing the ischemia-reperfusion-caused biochemical dearrangement in rat cerebral cortex was investigated. A daily injection of vitamin E at i.m. dose of 175 mg/kg b.wt. for 7 days prior to subjecting the rats to 1 h bilateral occlusion of the common carotid arteries(More)
Loss of inhibitory GABAergic modulation may induce hyperexcitability of neuronal elements and potentiate their vulnerability to excitotoxic injury. It has been also found that the adenosine system interacts with the GABAergic system during ischemia and anoxia where the adenosine receptors as well as the GABAergic receptors may conscript the same(More)
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