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PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate the intensity of oxidative stress in the brain of animals chronically exposed to mobile phones and potential protective effects of melatonin in reducing oxidative stress and brain injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Experiments were performed on Wistar rats exposed to microwave radiation during 20, 40 and 60 days.(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of melatonin on oxidative stress, DNA fragmentation, apoptsis and proliferation in thymus tissue of rats exposed to microwaves. Wistar rats were divided in four groups: I - treated with saline; II - treated with melatonin; III - microwaves exposed; IV - microwaves exposed and melatonin treated. Melatonin (2(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a T cell dependent chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disorder successfully treated with cyclosporine A (CsA). Clinical observations indicate that even low-dose CsA therapy is successful in severely affected AD patients. We studied the impact of low-dose CsA therapy on the ability of T helper cells to be activated, and(More)
Recently we reported the identification and synthesis of cyclodidepsipeptides, 3,6-di(propan-2-yl)-4-methyl-morpholine-2,5-dione (PPM) and 3-(2-methylpropyl)-6-(propan-2-yl)-4-methyl-morpholine-2,5-dione (BPM), as potential precursors of enniatin B in Fusarium sporotrichioides. No data concerning biological activity of PPM and BPM have hitherto been(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease with autoimmune etiology, characterized by synovial inflammation and destruction of joint cartilage and bone. There are controversial data about the profile of interleukin-17 (IL-17A), interleukin-4 (IL-4), and interferon-gamma (INFγ), indicating in some studies the key role(More)
BACKGROUND Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a commonly used flavor enhancer in modern nutrition. It has been shown that administration of MSG induces toxic effects in various regions of brain, thymus, liver and kidney. Also, it is well-documented that Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has a protective role in MSG-induced cytotoxicity in rat liver, kidney and various(More)
It has been demonstrated that administration of high concentrations of monosodium glutamate (MSG), induce oxidative stress in different organs, but not in thymus. In the present study we examined the role of oxidative stress in MSG-induced thymocyte apoptosis. MSG was administrated intraperitoneally (4 mg/g of body weight) for six consecutive days. Animals(More)
A study has been carried out on the potential effect of a novel cyclodidepsipeptide, 6-(propan-2-yl)-3-methyl-morpholine-2,5-dione (PMMD), on rat thymocytes. Rat thymocytes were cultivated with increasing PMMD concentrations (0.1, 1, 10 μg/well), for 24h, and evaluated for proliferative activity, viability, reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial membrane(More)
The studies on experimental animals have confirmed toxic effect of monosodium glutamate in different organs, mainly manifested by increased oxidative stress and cytotoxicity, strongly correlated with numerous diseases. Continuous intake of this flavor enhancer in modern nutrition also resulted with toxic effects on human health, known as Chinese restaurant(More)
Helicobacter pylori induce a chronic inflammation in the human gastric mucosa characterized by increased production of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ). The presence of natural killer (NK) cells in the human gastric mucosa and the ability of NK cells to produce IFN-γ suggest an important role of NK cells in the immune response directed towards H. pylori infection.(More)