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Author: M Almonte-Becerril (7)


Oct
2016

The present study aimed to determine the protective effects of dietary supplementation with resveratrol (RSV) in an acute antigen-induced arthritis (AIA) model.
Rats were randomly divided into three groups: control, AIA and RSV-treated AIA group. RSV (12.

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Sep
2014

We identify changes in the expression and localization of α5, α4, and α2 integrins during osteoarthritis (OA) pathogenesis in a rat experimental model. The changes were concomitant with variations in the extracellular matrix (ECM) content and the increase of metalloproteinases (MMPs) activity during OA pathogenesis, which were analyzed by immunofluorescence and Western blot assays. Our results showed an increased expression of α5 and α2 integrins at OA late stages, which was co-related with changes in the ECM content, as a consequence of the MMPs activity.

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Sep
2013

The worldwide increment of multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has emphasized the importance of looking for new options in therapeutics. Long-time usage or higher doses of isoniazid and rifampicin have been considered for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; however, the risk of liver failure is proportionally increased. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a multitask growth factor that stimulates both antiapoptotic and antioxidant responses that counteract the toxic effects of drug metabolism in the liver.

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