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Effect of resveratrol on tubular damage and interstitial fibrosis in kidneys of rats exposed to cigarette smoke
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 04:33
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of resveratrol on kidney tissue of rats exposed to cigarette smoke. Forty adult male Wistar Albino rats were divided into four groups. Animals in group 1 was the control group. For 6 weeks, group 2 was exposed to cigarette smoke; group 3 received daily intraperitoneal injections of resveratrol (10 mg/kg/d); and group 4 was exposed to both cigarette smoke and intraperitoneal resveratrol. All rats were sacrificed with cervical dislocation. The kidney tissues were obtained, fixed in Bouin’s fixative and embeded in paraffin blocks. Samples were sectioned to 4-5 microns thickness, stained with hematoxylin/eosin (H/E), Masson’s trichromic, periodic acid-schiff (PAS) and were examined by light microscopy for tubular injury and interstit...


Posted: 2009-10-13 04:33:23

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