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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess homing of ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO)-labeled muscle progenitor cells in an experimental rabbit model of anal sphincter repair using MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve rabbits underwent external anal sphincterotomy and randomly received injection of either autologous muscle progenitor(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate genotoxicity and oxidative stress in workers who formulate organophosphorus (OP) pesticides. In this survey, blood leukocytes and erythrocytes of a group of 21 pesticide formulating workers and an equal number of control subjects were examined for genotoxicity and oxidative stress parameters. The mean comet tail length(More)
BACKGROUND Recent clinical studies of treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) with autologous adult stem cells led us to compare effect of intravenous injection of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) and bone marrow hematopoietic stem cell mobilization, induced by granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), in rats with a cortical compact device. (More)
To investigate the effects of a combination of 3-MHz ultrasound waves with a new magnetic nanocapsule containing 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) on the temperature profile of a mouse colon tumor (CT26) in BALB/c mice. Firstly, 5-Fu-loaded magnetic nanocapsules were synthesized using a multiple emulsion solvent evaporation procedure. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the combination effect of resveratrol and methoxyamine on radiosensitivity of iododeoxyuridine in spheroid culture of U87MG glioblastoma cell line using colony formation and alkaline comet assays. Spheroids on day-20 with 350 µm diameters were treated with 20 µM resveratrol and/or 6 mM methoxyamine and/or 1 µM(More)
BACKGROUND Olfactory ensheathing glia (OEG) has been shown to have a neuroprotective effect after being transplanted in rats with spinal cord injury. This study was conducted to determine the possible beneficial results of olfactory mucosa transplantation (OMT) which is a source of OEG on functional recovery and axonal regeneration after transection of the(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we investigated the combined effect of 2-Methoxyestradiol (2ME2) and (60)Co on the cytogenetic damage of iododeoxyuridine (IUdR) in the spheroid model of U87MG glioblastoma cancer cell lines by alkaline comet assay. MATERIALS AND METHODS U87MG cells were cultured as spheroids with diameters of 350 µm. As control, the spheroids of(More)
PURPOSE To examine the radiosensitizing effects of iron oxide nanoparticles in the presence of 6 MV (megavoltage) X-ray radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Iron oxide nanoparticles with two different modifications - dextran coating (plain) and amino-group dextran coating - were used. The rate of iron oxide penetration was monitored using Prussian blue(More)
Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70), a protein induced in cells exposed to sublethal heat shock, is present in all living cells and has been highly conserved during evolution. The aim of the current study was to determine the role of heat shock proteins in the resistance of prostate carcinoma cell line spheroids to hyperthermia. In vitro, the expression of Hsp70(More)
UNLABELLED Ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) nanoparticles-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have offered new promise for early detection of lymph nodes and their metastases. These nanoparticles are taken up by macrophages in normal lymph nodes and produce signal changes based on susceptibility artifact and dipolar relaxation. The effects(More)