Saeed Shokri

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PROBLEM This study investigates dose-dependent effects of melatonin on ovarian graft. METHOD OF STUDY Vitrified-thawed whole ovaries of newborn mice were grafted into ovariectomized mature ones. Melatonin (20, 50, 100, and 200 mg/kg/day) was administrated to separate groups of host mice for 32 days. IgM and IgG antibodies, Th1 and Th2 cytokines, and(More)
Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are used in high doses by athletes to improve athletic ability, physical appearance, and muscle mass. Unfortunately, the abuse of these agents has significantly increased. It has been established that exercise and high doses of AAS may influence the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadal (H-P-G) axis, which can in turn affect the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of Melissa officinalis, a major antioxidant plant, against neuron toxicity in hippocampal primary culture induced by 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or ecstasy, one of the most abused drugs, which causes neurotoxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2(More)
Androgenic-anabolic steroids are used widely by many athletes in order to increase muscle mass and strength. Since plasma total homocysteine, an independent risk factor of vascular diseases, is higher in men than in women, it has been proposed that androgenic hormones could increase the plasma total homocysteine level and it might play some role in sudden(More)
High doses of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are used by some athletes to increase muscle mass, that is often associated with male infertility. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible cause/s of male infertility using a rat model by analysing sperm quality, including its protamine content and DNA integrity, as well as pregnancy rate. Five(More)
This study aimed to assess the morphological changes in neonate vitrified testicular grafts after host treatment with melatonin. Neonate vitrified testes, candidates for transplantation to treated and nontreated groups receiving melatonin, were thawed in media containing or not containing 100 μm melatonin. Following transplantation, melatonin (20 mg kg(-1)(More)
Anabolic-androgenic steroids are used at high doses by athletes for improving athletic ability, physical appearance and muscle mass. Unfortunately, the abuse of these agents has significantly increased. It has been established that exercise and high doses of anabolic-androgenic steroids may influence the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, which can in(More)
This study evaluates the effect of melatonin on follicular dynamics in neonate vitrified ovarian grafts. Vitrified ovaries from neonate F1 hybrid mice, candidates for transplantation to treated or non-treated groups, were thawed under standard conditions with or without the addition of 100 μM melatonin, respectively. Following transplantation, melatonin (20(More)
PURPOSE To develop lateralization models for distinguishing between unilateral and bilateral mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) and determining laterality in cases of unilateral mTLE. BACKGROUND mTLE is the most common form of medically refractory focal epilepsy. Many mTLE patients fail to demonstrate an unambiguous unilateral ictal onset. Intracranial(More)
Saeed Shokri1*, Masoud Hemadi2 and Robert John Aitken3 1Anatomy Department, School of Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, 2Fertility and Infertility Research Center, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, 3ARC Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Development, Discipline(More)