The Effect of Thymoquinone on Oxidative Stress Parameters and Apolipoprotein e in Alzheimer Model in Rats


Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, vol.51, no.4, pp.297-309, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000525617
  • Journal Name: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-309
  • Keywords: Aluminum chloride, D-galactose, Experimental Alzheimer's model, Rat, Thymoquinone, NIGELLA-SATIVA OIL, DISEASE, INFLAMMATION
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


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