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Psoriasis is one of the most common skin disorders characterized by erythematous plaques that result from hyperproliferative keratinocytes and infiltration of inflammatory leukocytes into dermis and epidermis. Recent studies suggest that IL-23/IL-17A/IL-22 cytokine axis plays an important role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. The small molecule bromodomain(More)
Liver is a vital organ for the detoxification of toxic substances present in the body and hepatic injury is associated with excessive exposure to toxicants. The present study was designed to evaluate the possible hepatoprotective effects of riboflavin against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced hepatic injury in rats. Rats were divided into six groups.(More)
Oxidant-antioxidant imbalance plays an important role in repeated cycles of airway inflammation observed in asthma. It is when reactive oxygen species (ROS) overwhelm antioxidant defenses that a severe inflammatory state becomes apparent and may impact vasculature. Several studies have shown an association between airway inflammation and cardiovascular(More)
INTRODUCTION Tacrolimus is frequently used as immunosuppressive agent in organ transplantation but its clinical use is limited due to its marked nephrotoxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Male Wistar albino rats weighing 150-200 g (10-12 weeks old) were used. Animals were divided into four groups. Group 1 served as control group and received normal saline,(More)
Diosmin, a natural flavonoid glycoside present abundantly in the pericarp of various citrus fruits. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it can be used in many diseases. In this study, we investigated the possible protective mechanisms of the diosmin on LPS-induced lung injury through inhibition of T cell receptors, pro-inflammatory(More)
Tacrolimus, a calcineurin inhibitor, is clinically used as an immunosuppressive agent in organ transplantation, but its use is limited due to its marked nephrotoxicity. The present study investigated the effect of olmesartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) on tacrolimus-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. A total of 24 rats were divided into four groups, which(More)
CONTEXT Tacrolimus (TAC), a calcineurin inhibitor, is commonly used as an immunosuppressive agent in organ transplantation, but its clinical use may be limited due to cardiotoxicity. Olmesartan (OLM; angiotensin receptor blocker) and aliskiren (ALK; renin inhibitor) may attenuate cardiotoxicity induced by TAC by inhibition of renin-angiotensin aldosterone(More)
It is well documented that ifosfamide (IFO) therapy is associated with sever nephropathy in the form of Fanconi syndrome. Although oxidative stress has been reported as a major player in IFO-induced Fanconi syndrome, no mechanism for this effect has been ascertained. Therefore, this study has been initiated to investigate, on gene expression level, the(More)
Carfilzomib (CFZ) is an inhibitor of proteasome that is generally used in the treatment of multiple myeloma but due to its cardiotoxicity clinical use may be limited. Dexrazoxane (DZR), an inhibitor of topoisomerase-II, prevents cardiac damage by reducing the formation of reactive oxygen species and hypertrophic gene expression. This study evaluated the(More)
Objectives. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of rutin in carbon tetrachloride- (CCl4-) induced liver injuries in rat model. Methods. Forty male Wistar albino rats were divided into four groups. Group I was the control group and received dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) and olive oil. Group II received rutin. Groups III was(More)