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Citrus aurantium L. essential oil exhibits anxiolytic-like activity mediated by 5-HT1A-receptors and reduces cholesterol after repeated oral treatment
(BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013-02-23) [Artigo]
Background: The current treatments for anxiety disorders and depression have multiple adverse effects in addition to a delayed onset of action, which has prompted efforts to find new substances with potential activity in ...
Dose-response of diuron [3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethylurea] in the urothelial mucosa of Wistar rats
(Toxicology, 2013-08-20) [Artigo]
Diuron [3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethylurea] is a herbicide that induced urothelial tumors in the urinary bladder of Wistar rats fed 2500. ppm during a long-term study. The currently suggested non-genotoxic mode of ...
Diet-induced obesity impairs AKT signalling in the retina and causes retinal degeneration
(Cell Biochemistry and Function, 2013-01-01) [Artigo]
Retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes, is characterized by an unbalanced production of nitric oxide (NO), a process regulated by nitric oxide synthase (NOS). We hypothesized that retinopathy might stem from changes ...
Easiness of use and validity testing of VS-SENSE device for detection of abnormal vaginal flora and bacterial vaginosis
(Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010-11-22) [Artigo]
Accessing vaginal pH is fundamental during gynaecological visit for the detection of abnormal vaginal flora (AVF), but use of pH strips may be time-consuming and difficult to interpret. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...
Anticancer effects of geopropolis produced by stingless bees on canine osteosarcoma cells in vitro
(Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013-05-13) [Artigo]
Geopropolis is produced by indigenous stingless bees from the resinous material of plants, adding soil or clay. Its biological properties have not been investigated, such as propolis, and herein its cytotoxic action on ...
Effects of Ginkgo biloba on chemically-induced mammary tumors in rats receiving tamoxifen
(BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013-05-01) [Artigo]
Background: Ginkgo biloba extract (GbE) is used extensively by breast cancer patients undergoing treatment with Tamoxifen (TAM). Thus, the present study investigated the effects of GbE in female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats ...
Lack of protective effects of zinc gluconate against rat colon carcinogenesis
(Nutrition and Cancer, 2013-05-01) [Artigo]
Zinc has been proposed as a promising chemopreventive candidate against colon cancer. However, few studies on the potential beneficial effects of this trace element on cancer chemoprevention are available. The present study ...
Lack of association between HLA-E polymorphisms and transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder
(Tissue Antigens, 2013-09-01) [Carta]
Treatment of adriamycin-induced nephropathy with erythropoietin and G-CSF
(Journal of Nephrology, 2013-05-01) [Artigo]
Background: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and Erythropoietin (EPO) are known to stimulate the growth and differentiation of progenitor cells to prevent acute renal injury. This study aimed to assess the use ...
Morphologic and biomechanical changes of thoracic and abdominal aorta in a rat model of cigarette smoke exposure
(Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2013-08-01) [Artigo]
Background: Smoking is the most relevant environmental factor that affects the development of aortic aneurysm. Smokers have elevated levels of elastase activity in the arterial wall, which leads to weakening of the aorta. ...