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Cloning of a new gap junction gene (Cx36) highly expressed in mammalian brain neurons
The connexins are the protein subunits of the gap junction intercellular channels. In the present study a new rat connexin was cloned by degenerate reverse transcription‐polymerase chain reaction andExpand
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Chilean propolis: antioxidant activity and antiproliferative action in human tumor cell lines.
Propolis, a natural product derived from plant resins collected by honeybees, has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine all over the world. The composition of the propolis dependsExpand
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Essential oils of Salvia bracteata and Salvia rubifolia from Lebanon: Chemical composition, antimicrobial activity and inhibitory effect on human melanoma cells.
AIM OF THE STUDY Salvia bracteata Banks et Sol. and Salvia rubifolia Boiss. are known in folk medicine of Lebanon for the treatment of microbial infections, cancer, urinary and pulmonary problems. InExpand
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Induction of nuclear receptors and drug resistance in the brain microvascular endothelial cells treated with antiepileptic drugs.
Our work contributes to the understanding of the mechanisms of drug resistance in epilepsis. This study aimed to investigate i) the levels of expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp), and multidrugExpand
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Indian medicinal plants as antiradicals and DNA cleavage protectors.
Celastrus paniculatus L. (Celastraceae) (CP), Picrorhiza kurroa L. (Scrophulariaceae) (PK) and Withania somnifera L. (Solanaceae) (WS) are Indian medicinal plants having a remarkable reputation, as aExpand
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History, genetic, and recent advances on Krabbe disease.
Krabbe disease or globoid cell leukodystrophy is one of the classic genetic lysosomal storage diseases with autosomal recessive inheritance that affects both central and peripheral nervous systems inExpand
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An In Vitro Study of New Antiepileptic Drugs and Astrocytes
Summary:  Purpose: The aim of our research was to study some biochemical modifications elicited in primary rat astrocyte cultures by treatment with gabapentin (GBP), carbamazepine (CBZ), lamotrigineExpand
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Response of cell cycle/stress-related protein expression and DNA damage upon treatment of CaCo2 cells with anthocyanins
Anthocyanins are a class of flavonoids, widely spread throughout the plant kingdom, exhibiting important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions as well as chemotherapeutic effects; nonetheless,Expand
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Chemical composition and anticancer activity of essential oils of Mediterranean sage (Salvia officinalis L.) grown in different environmental conditions.
Salvia officinalis L. can be found worldwide and its leaves are commonly used as ingredient in food industry. Sage essential oil is applied in the treatment of a range of diseases and has been shownExpand
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DNA damage in human fibroblasts exposed to fumonisin B(1).
Fumonisins are mycotoxins produced by several Fusarium species (Fusarium verticilloides and F. proliferatum) that infest corn and other cereals. Fumonisin B(1) (FB(1)), structurally resemblingExpand
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