The conference was organized by Prof. Ashraf Khalil and included a profound list of speakers such as Prof. Bharat Aggarwal, Prof. Amal Kasry, Prof. Ashraf Abadi and Prof. Kamal Moudgil among others.” Here is the Abstract of the project which is listed in the Abstract Book of the conference: Depression is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders. It was recently discovered to be mediated by pro-inflammatory. The aim of this study is to evaluate the possible antidepressant and anti-inflammatory effects of repeated oral administration of the active constituent of Nigella sativa and thymoquinone. To explore this aim, clonidine was chosen as an induction model of depression (0.8 mg/kg, i.p. for 7 consecutive days). Then for the following 7 days, one group was given thymoquinone (10 mg/kg; p.o.) while the other was given fluoxetine, as a reference standard, (10 mg/kg; i.p.). On the last day of the protocol, behavioral tests were carried out and animals were sacrificed; brains were isolated and homogenized. In summary, TQ is based on its anti-inflammatory properties that could be a helpful tool for assistance in alleviating the symptoms of depression alongside with known antidepressant therapies in order to increase their efficacy and minimize their draw backs.
Congratulations MSA Pharmacy Graduates, well done. Keep up the marvelous work and enthusiasm.