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The distribution of mast cells (MCs) was studied in the lymphoid organs (thymus, bursa of Fabricius and spleen) of 0-, 7-, 21-, 30- and 120-day-old chickens, using light microscopic histochemical techniques. Tissues samples were obtained under deep anaesthesia from animals in five groups. Tissues were fixed in Mota's fixative (basic lead acetate) for 24 h(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate possible detrimental effects on bone tissue induced by ovariectomy and tamoxifen (TMX) using bone densitometry and histomorphologic analysis. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-four rats were allocated into 4 groups: group 1, intact normal rats (n = 6); group 2, ovariectomized rats (n = 6); group 3, normal female rats that received 1 mg/kg/day(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Epidural fibrosis is a common adverse outcome of spinal surgery that can compress the dural sac and nerve root. Local hemostatic agents have many indications in numerous types of spinal surgery. As these agents may behave as foreign bodies, inducing inflammation and delaying regeneration, they could enhance the risk of epidural fibrosis.(More)
El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la distribución de mastocitos en el ovario y el útero durante el ciclo estral de ratas. Se utilizaron cuarenta ratas Albino de Wistar hembras, de 10 a 12 semanas de edad. Se tomaron muestras de los tejidos del ovario y útero para luego ser fijadas en Mota por 48 horas y parafina, luego se cortaron secciones de 6 μm de(More)
We carried out an experimental investigation of cartilage endplate vascularity of degenerated intervertebral discs produced by exogenous melatonin (MEL) treatment. Adult Swiss albino rats were divided into three groups: control, operated degeneration, and MEL treatment. There were five rats in each group and, using a posterior approach, cuts were made(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze histomorphometric, densitometric and biochemical effects of melatonin on osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats. STUDY DESIGN Wistar rats were divided into 6 groups. Group C: control; Group I: bilateral ovariectomy (OVX); Group II: OVX + vehicle; Group III: OVX + 10 mg/kg/day melatonin (MLT); Group IV: OVX + 30 mg/kg/day MLT; Group V:(More)
Intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration, a complex pathological condition of varying origins, causes low back pain. Degenerative changes in IVD tissue affect the adjacent vertebral structure, resulting in a decreased vertebral trabecular width. It has been suggested that transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta(1)) may have a role in the repair of(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional medicines and health supplements have historically been used to treat many illnesses but most of them have not been evaluated objectively to prove their efficacy. We have been investigating the effects of royal jelly (RJ) supplements on acetic acid-induced colitis on the distribution of CD3(+), CD5(+), CD45(+) T-cell and CD68(+) cells(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the relation between nitric oxide synthases (calcium-independent iNOS and calcium-dependent eNOS) and apoptosis regulator proteins (anti-apoptotic Bcl-2, pro-apoptotic p53) of fetal rat brain in experimental intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) model via quantitative immunohistochemistry. Cortical zone of(More)
AIM At the cellular level, spinal cord injury (SCI) provokes an inflammatory response that generates substantial secondary damage within the spinal cord but may also contribute to its repair. Besides intracellular antioxydant increase after exactly estimated oxidative stress; oxygen formation and transport is also advanced by ozone. The Wnt family of(More)