Parvin Babaei

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The present study aims to evaluate the effect of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) grafts on cognition deficit in chemically and age-induced Alzheimer's models of rats. In the first experiments aged animals (30 months) were tested in Morris water maze (MWM) and divided into two groups: impaired memory and unimpaired memory. Impaired groups were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the effects of exercise training on visceral fat and adiponectin levels in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. METHOD Female Wistar rats were divided into OVX (n = 20) and sham-operated control (SHAM; n = 8) groups. OVX rats were subdivided into a sedentary (OVX-SED; n = 10) and an exercise (OVX-EX; n(More)
BACKGROUND Excess visceral adipose tissue accumulation after menopause is closely associated with decreased insulin sensitivity and adiponectin levels. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of ovariectomy and estrogen replacement on visceral fat and serum adiponectin levels in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. METHOD Forty 11-week-old(More)
This experiment has been designed to evaluate the basal serum BDNF level and memory performance, and also the change in BDNF in response to acute aerobic and anaerobic training in athletes and sedentary groups. Nineteen middle aged elite athletes (45-65 years) who used to be competing at domestic championship for more than 10 years and 20 sedentary subjects(More)
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic disorders. Though there are effective medications available to reduce the symptoms of the disease, their side effects have limited their usage. Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has been shown to attenuate seizure in different animal models. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the role of CB1 and CB2(More)
Aim. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of moderate dose vitamin C supplementation on exerciseinduced lipid peroxidation, muscle damage and inflammation. Methods. Sixteen healthy untrained male individuals participated in a 30-min exercise at 75% VO2max. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups: 1) placebo (P) and 2) vitamin C(More)
Mitochondria are abundantly present in mammalian cells. Their fraction varies from tissue to tissue, ranging from <1% (volume) in white blood cells to 35% in heart muscle cells. However, mitochondria should not be thought of as single entities, but rather a dynamic network that continuously undergoes fission and fusion processes. In skeletal muscle,(More)
OBJECTIVES Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) and vitamin D signaling pathways regulate a multitude of genes involved in different physiological functions. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of vitamin D supplementation and aerobic training on metabolic syndrome and PPARγ expression. METHODS Forty female ovariectomized(More)
Groups of active and passive Wistar rats were revealed in the "open field" and "hole exploration" tests. The pronounced c-fos gene expression was found in different brain structures of rats preliminary subjected to electrodermal stimulation in the "step down" test. Marked differences in c-fos gene expression were observed in brain structures of rats with(More)
Purpose Here, we studied the beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on metabolic syndrome components, cognitive performance, brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and irisin in ovariectomized rats with different serum vitamin D (Vit D) status. Methods Eighty female wistar rats were divided into 2 groups of sham operated (sham, n = 8), and(More)