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Parkinson's disease (PD) the second most common age-associated progressive neurodegenerative disorder is characterized by loss of dopaminergic neurons, cytoplasmic inclusions of aggregated proteins (Lewy bodies), and neuroinflammation. The inflammation of neurons causes release of various inflammatory mediators (IFNs, EGF, IL5, IL6, HGF, LIF and BMP2). The(More)
Hepatitis D is a liable reason of mortality and morbidity worldwide. It is caused by an RNA virus known as Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV). Genetic studies of HDV have shown that delta antigen protein is responsible for replication of genome and play a foremost role in viral infection. Therefore, delta antigen protein may be used as suitable target for disease(More)
32P-postlabeling analysis, a highly sensitive method for the detection and measurement of covalent carcinogen-DNA adducts and other DNA modifications, does not require radioactive test substances and, therefore, can be applied to DNA of mammals, including humans exposed to low doses of environmental or occupational genotoxicants. The basic procedure entails(More)
BACKGROUND The small delta antigen protein of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) has been shown to be important for replication of the virus and essential for the viral life cycle. Therefore, it may be an appropriate target for designing biological experiments for drug development to identify the potential inhibitors of hepatitis D. OBJECTIVES To identify a(More)
BACKGROUND Among various types of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in development and function of the brain. This study was undertaken to investigate the possible neuroprotective efficacy of omega-3 fatty acid on lead-induced neurotoxicity in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS The experiment was carried out on 32 male(More)
Present study was designed to evaluate protective effects of pentoxifylline and its potentiation with low dose of nitric oxide (NO) modulators in adjuvant-induced experimental arthritis in rats. Wistar rats (200–300 g, n = 8 per group) of both sexes were used in the study. On day "0" experimental arthritis was induced by injecting 0.2 ml of Complete(More)
In this work, 3D model of D2 dopamine receptor was determined by comparative homology modeling program MODELLER. The computed model's energy was minimized and validated using PROCHECK and Errat tool to obtain a stable model structure and was submitted in Protein Model Database (PMDB-ID: PM0079251). Stable model was used for molecular docking against(More)
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