Affiliation: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Ismail M, Al Naqeep G, Chan K. Nigella sativa thymoquinone-rich fraction greatly improves plasma antioxidant capacity and expression of antioxidant genes in hypercholesterolemic rats. Free Radic Biol Med. 2010;48:664-72 pubmed publisher
..05). In conclusion, TQRF and TQ effectively improved the plasma and liver antioxidant capacity and enhanced the expression of liver antioxidant genes of hypercholesterolemic rats. ..
Ismail N, Ismail M, Fathy S, Musa S, Imam M, Foo J, et al
. Neuroprotective effects of germinated brown rice against hydrogen peroxide induced cell death in human SH-SY5Y cells. Int J Mol Sci. 2012;13:9692-708 pubmed publisher
..Therefore, GBR could be developed as a value added functional food to prevent neurodegenerative diseases caused by oxidative stress and apoptosis. ..
Imam M, Musa S, Azmi N, Ismail M. Effects of white rice, brown rice and germinated brown rice on antioxidant status of type 2 diabetic rats. Int J Mol Sci. 2012;13:12952-69 pubmed publisher
..From the data so far, the antioxidant effects of BR and GBR are worth studying further especially on a long term to determine their effects on development of oxidative stress-related problems, which WR consumption predisposes to. ..
Muhammad S, Ismail M, Mahmud R, Salisu A, Zakaria Z. Germinated brown rice and its bioactives modulate the activity of uterine cells in oophorectomised rats as evidenced by gross cytohistological and immunohistochemical changes. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013;13:198 pubmed publisher
..GBR and its bioactives could be a potential alternative in improving reproductive system atrophy, dryness and discomfort during menopause. ..
Azmi N, Ismail N, Imam M, Ismail M. Ethyl acetate extract of germinated brown rice attenuates hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress in human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells: role of anti-apoptotic, pro-survival and antioxidant genes. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013;13:177 pubmed publisher
..In view of the rich antioxidant content of GBR, we studied its potential to modulate processes leading up to AD...