Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology

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Immunostimulatory Effects of Aqueous Extract of Heracleum persicum Desf. on Mouse Peritoneal Macrophages

Alireza Naeini 1 , * , Hojjatollah Shokri 2 and Ali Reza Khosravi 3
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1 Traditional Medicine Clinical Trail Research Center, Shahed University, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Amol University of Special Modern Technologies, Amol, IR Iran
3 Mycology Research Center, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology: 6 (4); 5373
  • Published Online: June 10, 2013
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 1, 2012
  • Revised: July 17, 2012
  • Accepted: August 8, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/jjm.5373

To Cite: Naeini A, Shokri H, Khosravi A R. Immunostimulatory Effects of Aqueous Extract of Heracleum persicum Desf. on Mouse Peritoneal Macrophages, Jundishapur J Microbiol. Online ahead of Print ; 6(4):5373. doi: 10.5812/jjm.5373.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
Footnotes
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