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Catechin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects. Cardiotoxicity, which results from intense cardiac oxidative stress and inflammation, is the main limiting factor of the adriamycin use in the treatment of malignant tumors. Thus, the present study aimed to assess the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of catechin on adriamycin-induced(More)
Genetics polymorphism of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) affects the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to investigate the association between the RAS genes and premature CAD (PCAD) in Egyptians. 116 patients with PCAD, 114 patients with late onset CAD and 119 controls were included in the study.(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between C-reactive protein (CRP) gene polymorphism and metabolic syndrome (MetS) with premature coronary artery disease (PCAD). 116 patients with PCAD (58 with MetS and 58 without MetS) and 119 controls were included in the study. CRP gene +1059 G>C polymorphism was analyzed by polymerase chain(More)
Age alters Doppler indexes of left ventricular diastolic performance. Thus, the Doppler detection of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in the elderly is difficult. The reliability of Doppler indexes in detecting left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in the elderly patients with cardiac diseases known to affect diastolic function were evaluated.(More)
OBJECTIVE Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. Hence, developing agents that antagonize fibrogenic signals is a critical issue facing researchers. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty rats were allocated to five groups: 1=control rats, 2=diabetic hypertensive rats 3=diabetic hypertensive rats treated with(More)
Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and Apolipoprotein C-III (APOC-III) play an important role in lipid metabolism. The aim of this study was to explore the possible associations of the gene polymorphisms (LPL HindIII, LPL Ser(447)-Ter and APOC3 SstI), diabetes mellitus, and plasma lipids with myocardial infarction. The polymorphisms were assessed by restriction assay(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), homocysteine level, and MTHFR C677T (rs1801133) gene polymorphism in Egyptian people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). SUBJECTS AND METHODS 280 Egyptian women (160 RA patients and 120 controls) were included in the study. CIMT was measured using high resolution(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS We undertook this study to detect if there is a relationship between lactate production in the myocardium and the presence or absence of chest pain in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS Forty six patients with significant CAD including left anterior descending artery underwent echocardiography study, coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have shown a strong inverse relationship between high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (HDLc) levels and coronary artery disease (CAD), and a low concentration of plasma HDLc is considered an independent risk factor for premature atherosclerosis. Mutations in ATP-binding cassette A1 transporter (ABCA1), cholesteryl(More)
Heart failure with a normal ejection fraction (HFNEF) is common in obesity and coronary artery disease (CAD). Both ischemia and reperfusion induce leptin (LEP) and leptin receptor (LEPR) gene expression. We aimed to investigate the possible associations of serum leptin, leptin gene and leptin receptor gene polymorphism with HFNEF in patients with CAD. 100(More)