Parvin Pasalar

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Oxidative stress status and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity were studied in blood samples obtained from 45 organophosphorous (OP)-formulating pesticide workers with a minimum work history of 1 year in the age range of 23-55. Controls were age-matched workers of a food-making factory. They were evaluated for oxidative stress markers, including(More)
1 Genetic Research Group, Molecular and Bioinformatics Unit, Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor DE, Malaysia. 2 Department of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Tonekabon Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Mazandaran, Iran. 3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of(More)
BACKGROUND Some medical disorders have higher prevalence in shift workers than others. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of night-shift-working on total plasma antioxidant capacity, with respect to the causative role of oxidative stress in induction of some of these disorders. METHODS Two blood samples were taken from 44 workers with a(More)
Paraquat as a bipyridyl compound is widely used as an effective herbicide worldwide. In this study, oxidative stress was investigated in blood samples of workers in a pesticide factory, formulating paraquat products for use in agriculture. Controls were age-matched workers with no history of pesticide exposure. They were measured for lipid peroxidation(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate whether global levels of DNA methylation status were associated with albuminuria and progression of diabetic nephropathy in a case-control study of 123 patients with type 2 diabetes- 53 patients with albuminuria and 70 patients without albuminuria. METHODS The 5-methyl cytosine content was assessed by(More)
OBJECTIVE To justify the use of African mistletoe (AM) Viscum album (V. album) in folkoric medicine to treat diabetes. METHODS In one experiment, the fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels of diabetic rats were monitored for 4 h. Diabetic rats were treated with AM at doses of 50 mg/kg (AM1) and 100 mg/kg (AM2), glibenclamide (GB) (positive control) and saline(More)
To report the results of whole liver decellularization by two different methods. To present the results of grafting rat and sheep decellularized liver matrix (DLM) into the normal rat liver and compare natural cell seeding process in homo/xenograft of DLM. To compare the results of in vitro whole liver recellularization with rats' neonatal green fluorescent(More)
OBJECTIVES Sarcopenia is associated with frailty and disability among the elderly and imposes significant costs on health care systems. We tested whether adherence to a particular dietary pattern was associated with sarcopenia among the elderly in a district of Tehran, Iran. METHODS We used a semiquantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of morphine on reperfusion injury due to testicular torsion-detorsion (T/D). METHODS We divided 36 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats into six groups. Testicular ischemia was achieved by twisting the right testis 720 degrees counterclockwise for 1 hour, and reperfusion was allowed for 4 hours after detorsion. The baseline(More)
AIMS To investigate the effects of spironolactone on serum lipids in women with hirsutism over a 3-month period. METHODS In a prospective setting, 27 hirsute women (20 with polycystic ovary syndrome and seven with idiopathic hirsutism) with a mean age of 23.0 +/- 5.1 years were studied at baseline and 3 months after receiving a daily dose of 100 mg of(More)