Comparative effects of vitamin D and methylprednisolone against ischemia/reperfusion injury of rabbit spinal cords

Gurer B., Karakoc A., Bektasoglu P. K., Kertmen H., Kanat M. A., Arikok A. T., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY, vol.813, pp.50-60, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Recent studies have demonstrated the neuroprotective and immunomodulatory effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (calcitriol), but no previous study has examined these effects on spinal cord ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate whether calcitriol protects the spinal cord from I/R injury.