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OBJECTIVE To investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of methotrexate (MTX) in rats with adjuvant arthritis through its influence on the expression of proinflammatory neuropeptides, substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in immune organs, thymus and spleen. DESIGN Phase-I pre-clinical trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The Aga Khan(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Neurotization of denervated muscles has been shown to improve muscle bulk, but the neuronal regeneration response has not been compared previously in different surgical techniques of neurotization. Thus, using a rat model of experimental skeletal muscle denervation, we studied neuronal regeneration following sensory neurotization by(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of teriparatide on new bone formation in a rat model of distraction osteogenesis. METHODS The experimental study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, in November-December 2010, and comprised male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 250gm each who were allocated to two treatment groups, teriparatide and(More)
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