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Chronic Ethanol Consumption Alters All-Trans-Retinoic Acid Concentration and Expression of Their Receptors on the Prostate: A Possible Link Between Alcoholism and Prostate Damage
(Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2013-01-01) [Artigo]
Background: Ethanol (EtOH) alters the all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) levels in some tissues. Retinol and ATRA are essential for cell proliferation, differentiation, and maintenance of prostate homeostasis. It has been ...
The number of podocyte and slit diaphragm is decreased in experimental diabetic nephropathy
(Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira, 2006-03-01) [Artigo]
Purpose: To determine the number of podocyte, slit diaphragms, slit diaphragm extensions and GBM thickness in diabetic nephropathy. Methods: Sixty Rattus Wistarof both sexes weighing 200-300g were divided in two experimental ...