Can Ocimum basilicum relieve chronic unpredictable mild stress-induced depression in mice?

Ayuob NN, Firgany AEL, El-Mansy AA, Ali S Experimental and Molecular Pathology BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the important world-wide health problems. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the ameliorative effect of Ocimum basilicum (OB) essential oil on the behavioral, biochemical and histopathological changes resulted from exposure to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS). It also aimed to… Read more »

Brain histological changes in young mice submitted to diets with different ratios of n-6/n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids during maternal pregnancy and lactation

Tian C, Fan C, Liu X, Xu F, Qi K Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 2011 ABSTRACT: N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) are essential for brain development and function, but the appropriate quantity of dietary n-3 PUFAs and ratio of n-6/n-3 PUFAs have not been clearly determined. In this study, we investigated the effects of… Read more »