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Ial indicate that Na+, K+-ATPase activity and total protein content in the leaded or unleaded gasoline groups were lower than those of the control group. The inhibition of the plasma membrane Na+, K+-ATPase might have been attributed to a direct effect of the solvents and alcohols in the gasoline on the membrane causing dissolving the its bilayers. The most outstanding are toluene (highly lipophyl
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Is the study of Gutteridge and Halliwell [44] showing that Na+, K+-ATPase reduces its activity up to 50 due to oxidative stress. The present findings show that the rats exhibited a decrease in the activity of AChE in the unleaded group in comparison with either the control or the leaded groups. In addition to its function in degrading acetylcholine and modulation of neural function; AChE as a str
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Nnervations reaches out to the hypothalamus to regulate secretion of TRH and prolactin secretion, and then projects to the brain limbic system to modulate motivations and emotions [47]. So, gasoline induced impairment of the DA system would result in serious impacts on the neural control of voluntary locomotion and would affect several behavioural aspects.In the present study, the norepinephrine l
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D that volatile solvents such as benzene, a main constituent of gasoline fuel, seems to interact with the synthesis and catabolism of catecholamines and serotonin in the brain, which might explain the neurotoxic effects of these solvents [53]. In this regard, deficiencies of serotonin or other monoamine neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine are linked with depression [54,55]. In re
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Ive behaviour in male rats.Parameter GROUP Tooth chattering Control Leaded gasoline Unleaded gasoline 1.2 ?0.33 3.7 ?0.63 a* 4 ?0.87 a* Number of aggression events Threat posture 1.1 ?0.31 3.9 ?0.43 a** 3.6 ?0.87 a* Leaping and biting 0.9 ?0.35 3.7 ?0.58 a** 3.4 ?0.70 a* Boxing position 0.8 ?0.25 2.7 ?0.47 a* 3.2 ?0.74 a**Values are expressed as means ?SE a: significantly different from the contro
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Mor microenvironment and its role in promoting tumor growth. Oncogene. 2008;27(45):5904?2. 52. Zamarron BF, Chen W. Dual roles of immune cells and their factors in cancer development and progression. Int J Biol Sci. 2011;7(5):651?. 53. Hanahan D, Weinberg RA. Hallmarks of cancer: the next generation. Cell. 2011;144(5):646?4. 54. Joven J, Guirro M, Marine-Casado R, Rodriguez-Gallego E, Menendez JA.
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Other hand, in the duration of tooth chattering and threat posture were higher than those in the control group. No significant difference was observed between the leaded and unleaded gasoline.Table 3: Effect of chronic exposure to two types of gasoline vapour on the content of monoamines (g/g) in the hippocampus of male ratsParameter GROUP Control Leaded gasoline Unleaded gasoline Norepinephrine 0
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Ither the leaded or unleaded group as compared with the control. On the contrary, dopamine was elevated in the cerebellum of leaded exposed group above both the unleaded gasoline and control. The fluctuations in the levels of dopamine in different brain areas may be related to the effects MMT which is an organic manganese (Mn) compound added to unleaded gasoline and the mechanisms of Mn neurotoxic

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