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Cervicovaginal aerobic microflora of women with spontaneous abortion or preterm delivery in Araraquara-Brazil
(Revista de Microbiologia, 1998-10-01) [Artigo]
Rotina bacteriológica do conteúdo vaginal e cervical de 22 mulheres com histórico de aborto recente ou ruptura precoce das membranas foi realizada. Chlamydia trachomatis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, ...
Diapocynin versus apocynin as pretranscriptional inhibitors of NADPH oxidase and cytokine production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells
(Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2010-03-12) [Artigo]
Apocynin has been extensively used as an inhibitor of NADPH oxidase (NOX) in many experimental models using phagocytic and non-phagocytic cells. Currently, there is some controversy about the efficacy of apocynin in ...
Effect of chronic consumption of orange juice on the lipid profile and nutritional status of healthy subjects
(Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 2004-08-22) [Resumo]
Evaluation of the spouted bed dried leaf extract of Bauhinia forficata for the treatment of experimental diabetes in rats
(African Journal of Biotechnology, 2010-10-18) [Artigo]
Previously, we have demonstrated that treatment of experimental diabetes with a decoction of Bauhinia forficata leaves is beneficial. In this study, we prepared a two-fold concentrate of this extract and tested its effects ...
2-Bromo-1,4-naphthoquinone: a potentially improved substitute of menadione in Apatone therapy
(Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 2012-08-01) [Artigo]
Apatone™, a combination of menadione (2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone, VK3) and ascorbic acid (vitamin C, VC) is a new strategy for cancer treatment. Part of its effect on tumor cells is related to the cellular pro-oxidative ...
It only takes one to do many jobs: Amphotericin B as antifungal and immunomodulatory drug
(Frontiers in Microbiology, 2012-12-01) [Artigo]
Amphotericin B acts through pore formation at the cell membrane after binding to ergosterol is an accepted dogma about the action mechanism of this antifungal, and this sentence is widely found in the literature. But after ...
Cytotoxicity of chlorhexidine digluconate to murine macrophages and its effect on hydrogen peroxide and nitric oxide induction
(Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 2004-02-01) [Artigo]
Chlorhexidine, even at low concentrations, is toxic for a variety of eukaryotic cells; however, its effects on host immune cells are not well known. We evaluated in vitro chlorhexidine-induced cytotoxicity and its effects ...
Antitumor and immunomodulatory effects of the naphthoquinone 5-methoxy-3,4-dehydroxanthomegnin
(Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 2011-12-01) [Artigo]
Large number of quinones has been associated with antitumor, antibacterial, antimalarial and antifungal activities. In this work we describe the effect of the naphthoquinone, 5-methoxy-3,4-dehydroxanthomegnin, on murine ...
Monitoring scaling and dental calculus removal with an optical fluorescence system
(Laser Physics, 2014-08-01) [Artigo]
Fluorescence results from a process that occurs under certain conditions in molecules known as fluorophores, fluorochromes or fluorescent dyes when they absorb light. The molecule is excited to a higher energy state and ...
Intermediate reactive oxygen and nitrogen from macrophages induced by Brazilian lichens
(Fitoterapia, 2004-07-01) [Artigo]
The activity of ten compounds isolated from Brazilian lichen over the release of hydrogen peroxide and nitric oxide was evaluated in the culture of peritoneal macrophage cells from mice. Salazinic, secalonic A and ...