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The effect of androgenic anabolic steroids on the susceptibility of the rat heart to ischaemia and reperfusion injury
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Background: Athletes use androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS) to enhance their physical performance. The abuse of AAS is however associated with a host of side effects including sudden death due to cardiac ...
Signalling mechanisms involved in TNF-α mediated cytoprotection during ischaemic injury in a C2C12 muscle cell line
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Both, the cytokine Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α) and the enzyme cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2) are crucial driving forces in mediating the cellular inflammatory response and are involved in ischaemic ...