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Sodium nitrite downregulates vascular NADPH oxidase and exerts antihypertensive effects in hypertension.
Dietary nitrite and nitrate are important sources of nitric oxide (NO). However, the use of nitrite as an antihypertensive drug may be limited by increased oxidative stress associated withExpand
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Antioxidant Effects of Different Extracts from Melissa officinalis, Matricaria recutita and Cymbopogon citratus
Considering the important role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of several neurological diseases, and the growing evidence of the presence of compounds with antioxidant properties in the plantExpand
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Diphenyl diselenide decreases the prevalence of vacuous chewing movements induced by fluphenazine in rats
RationaleChronic treatment with neuroleptics causes, as a side effect, tardive dyskinesia in humans; however, the mechanisms involved in its pathophysiology remain unclear.ObjectivesThe purpose ofExpand
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Valeriana officinalis does not alter the orofacial dyskinesia induced by haloperidol in rats: Role of dopamine transporter
Chronic treatment with classical neuroleptics in humans can produce a serious side effect, known as tardive dyskinesia (TD). Here, we examined the effects of V. officinalis, a medicinal herb widelyExpand
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Intense exercise potentiates oxidative stress in striatum of reserpine-treated animals
Regular physical activity exerts beneficial effects for mental and physical health, but an intense exercise can cause oxidative stress (OS) in dopaminergic regions and intensify the harmful effectsExpand
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Ilex paraguariensis has antioxidant potential and attenuates haloperidol-induced orofacial dyskinesia and memory dysfunction in rats
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a syndrome associated with administration of antipsychotics drugs and may be a consequence of a free radical increase.Ilex paraguariensis (IP), rich in polyphenols, is usedExpand
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Chemical composition, antioxidant and anticholinesterase activity of Melissa officinalis
Oxidative stress is associated with various diseases, in particular those related with the central nervous system, such as Alzheimer's disease. Based on the various benefits of Melissa officinalis,Expand
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Antioxidant activities of flavonol derivatives from the leaves and stem bark of Scutia buxifolia Reiss.
This study evaluated the antioxidant activities in the leaves and stem bark fractions of Scutia buxifolia. Cerebral lipid peroxidation (TBARS) was induced by Fe(II) and radical-scavenging activityExpand
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In vitro Antioxidant Activity of Valeriana officinalis Against Different Neurotoxic Agents
Valeriana officinalis L. (Valerian) is widely used as a traditional medicine to improve the quality of sleep. Although V. officinalis have been well documented as promising pharmacological agent; theExpand
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Valeriana officinalis ameliorates vacuous chewing movements induced by reserpine in rats
Oral movements are associated with important neuropathologies as Parkinson’s disease and tardive dyskinesia. However, until this time, there has been no known efficacious treatment, without sideExpand
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