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INTRODUCTION Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disorder in humans, and its incidence is increasing rapidly worldwide. Although polyunsaturated fatty acids have beneficial effects on diabetes mellitus, previous data regarding the possible positive effects of n-3 fatty acids on glycaemic indices were inconclusive. We conducted a double-blind(More)
In this study we aimed to examine the effects of genetic variants of GSTM1 and GSTP1 (Ile105Val and Ala114Val) on GST activity, seminal oxidative stress and sperm chromatin status in infertile men with oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT). The study population (n=121) consisted of 95 infertile men with OAT and 26 controls with normozoospermia. Multiplex(More)
The gamma-diketone analogs 1,2-diacetylbenzene (1,2-DAB) and 2,5-hexanedione (2,5-HD), but not the delta-diketone 1,3-diacetylbenzene (1,3-DAB) or the beta-diketone 2,4-hexanedione, induce neuropathological changes in the rodent central and peripheral nervous systems. The molecular targets of these neurotoxic aromatic and aliphatic gamma-diketones, and of(More)
PURPOSE Non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) is one the many causes of male infertility (10 %) resulting from testicular failure. Multiple testicular biopsies fail to find mature sperm in at least 50 % of cases Therefore; hunting for sensitive and specific biomarkers of spermatogenesis that could better determine the fertility status in NOA can lead to(More)
The aromatic hydrocarbon 1,2-diacetylbenzene (1,2-DAB) is a protein-reactive gamma-diketone metabolite of the neurotoxic solvent 1,2-diethylbenzene (1,2-DEB). The effect of neurotoxic 1,2-DAB and its non-neurotoxic isomer 1,3-DAB has been studied on motor proteins and cytoskeletal proteins of rat spinal cord (SC). For in vitro studies, SC slices were(More)
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