Vladimir Z. Ajdžanović

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Thyroid C cells hormone, calcitonine, inhibits bone resorption. We have demonstrated that daidzein treatment of orchidectomized rats (model for osteoporosis) stimulated C cells and increased trabecular bone mass. These results suggest that, besides direct action, daidzein may also affect bone structure indirectly through enhancement of thyroid C cell(More)
Soy isoflavones are diphenolic compounds that are frequently used for alternative treatment of ageing symptoms in both genders. They operate at principally two hierarchical levels of functional organization - cellular and molecular, while these 'types' of action appear to have indefinite borders. Soy isoflavone action at the cellular level involves inter(More)
This study was to evaluate the effect of androgen deficiency on thyroid immunoreactive C-cells and bone structure and function in a male orchidectomized middle-aged rat model. Fifteen-month-old male Wistar rats were divided into orchidectomized (Orx) and the sham-operated control (Sham) group. In the Orx group significant decreases (P < 0.05) were found in(More)
The role of membrane fluidity in determining red blood cell (RBC) deformability has been suggested by a number of studies. The present investigation evaluated alterations of RBC membrane fluidity, deformability and stability in the presence of four linear alcohols (methanol, ethanol, propanol and butanol) using ektacytometry and electron paramagnetic(More)
This study aimed to investigate effects of citrus flavanones naringenin (NAR) and hesperetin (HES) on liver antioxidant status and membrane phospholipid composition in 24-month-old rats. NAR and HES (15mg/kg) were administrated orally to male Wistar rats, once per day, for 4weeks. Control group received either vehicle (sunflower oil) or remained intact. The(More)
The maintenance of erythrocyte membrane fluidity at the physiological level is an important factor affecting the ability of erythrocytes to pass through blood vessels of small luminal diameter. Genistein and daidzein, which are used as alternative therapeutics in cardiovascular conditions, can be incorporated into the cell membrane and change its fluidity.(More)
A decrease of erythrocyte membrane fluidity can contribute to the pathophysiology of hypertension. Soy products, which are used as alternative therapeutics in some cardiovascular conditions, contain various isoflavones (genistein, daidzein, and their glucosides, genistin and daidzin), which can incorporate cellular membrane and change its fluidity. The aim(More)
Advanced age is often accompanied by glucocorticoid excess which contributes to the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome associated with some hemodynamic disorders. Impaired central regulation of stress hormones secretion and increased glucocorticoids/adrenal androgens ratio trigger hyperglycemia, elevated blood lipids and visceral fat accumulation,(More)
Soy isoflavones represent hopeful unconventional remedies in the therapy of prostate cancer. The aim of our study was to determine the effects of genistein and daidzein on the parameters that reflect metastatic potential, membrane fluidity, invasiveness and dynamic phenotype in Matrigel of LNCaP and PC-3 prostate cancer cells. Cell viability tests, using a(More)
Changes in feeding regime represent serious stress, while ghrelin is considered a key player in energy balance. We investigated the effects of intracerebroventricular (ICV) ghrelin application on pituitary adrenocorticotropic (ACTH) cells in rats fed diets differing in energy content. Before the ICV treatment, male Wistar rats were subjected to three(More)