Moslem Lari Najafi

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BACKGROUND The interaction of diabetes with cardioprotection by postconditioning in ischemia/reperfusion injury remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the concomitant effects of ischemic postconditioning (IPostC) and cyclosporine-A (CsA) on nitric oxide (NO) content and parameters of cardiac function of the diabetic myocardium injured by(More)
INTRODUCTION Tolerance to and dependence on the analgesic effect of opioids is a pharmacological phenomenon that occurs after their prolonged administration. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effects of ceftriaxone and amitriptyline on the development of morphine-induced tolerance and dependence. METHODS In this study, 18(More)
PURPOSE Diabetes mellitus as a main risk-factor of ischemic heart disease may interfere with postconditioning'scardioprotective effects. This study aimed to investigate the involvement of glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) and oxidation status in chronic diabetes-induced loss of cardioprotective effect of ischemic-postconditioning (IPostC) in Wistar rats.(More)
Objective(s) Dracocephalum moldavica (D. moldavica) have been traditionally used as a cardiotonic agent in the folk medicine of some regions of Iran. In the present study, effects of total extract of D. moldavica on ischemia/reperfusion induced arrhythmias and infarct size investigated in isolated rat heart. Materials and Methods The isolated hearts were(More)
PURPOSE This study was aimed to evaluate general toxicity, anti-oxidant activity and effects of Ficus carica leaves extract on ischemia/reperfusion injuries. METHODS Antioxidant activity, total phenolic and flavonoid compounds of 70% methanolic extract of Ficus carica leaves were measured. The general toxicity test was carried out by brine shrimp(More)
BACKGROUND The rhizomes of Cynodon dactylon are used for the treatment of heart failure in folk medicine. In the present study, we investigated the effects of hydroalcoholic extract of C. dactylon rhizomes on cardiac contractility in normal hearts and on cardiac functions in right-heart failure in rats. METHODS Right-heart failure was induced by(More)
Honey is a by-product of flower nectar and the upper aero-digestive tract of the honey bee, which is concentrated through a dehydration process inside the bee hive. Honey has a very complex chemical composition that varies depending on the botanical source. It has been used both as food and medicine since ancient times. Human use of honey is traced to some(More)
Isolated rat hearts were subjected to 30-min coronary artery occlusion followed by 120-min reperfusion. The hearts (n=8-12) were perfused with Krebs-Henseleit solution enriched with L-carnitine (0.5, 2.5 and 5 mM) for 10 min before and after ischemia or reperfusion and for the whole period of ischemia and reperfusion. Two-hour perfusion with L-carnitine(More)
Carnitine is a vital biologic substance facilitating fatty acids transport into mitochondria for ATP production. This study was to investigate the effects of pre-ischemic pharmacological preconditioning (PC) with L-carnitine (L-Car) on myocardial infarct size and cardiac functions in ischemic and reperfused isolated rat heart and meanwhile on left(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)