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Materials And Methods

30 patients suspected of primary or recurrent cancer were selected for this study. Hypericin was prepared as described in Olivo et al. 13 and instilled into the bladder of the patient. It was then allowed to incubate for 2 hours, after which fluorescence cystoscopy and routine white light cystoscopy were performed. Biopsies of suspicious and normal regions were obtained. The biopsies were frozen immediately and later sections were cut and viewed under a confocal laser scanning microscope. A...

Introduction

Sesamin is a lignan obtained from sesame seeds, and has evidence to support its role in exerting several biological functions. It is a potent and specific inhibitor or 8-desaturase, an enzyme which catalyzes the desaturation of dihomo-y-linolenic acid (20 3 n-6, DGLA) to yield arachidonic acid 1 , Preventing formation of this inflammatory mediator, suggests that it has anti-inflammatory action, a property that has been observed in other studies 2 , Sesamin has also demonstrated...