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Antioxidant activity of Maytenus ilicifolia root bark
(Fitoterapia, 2006-04-01) [Artigo]
Maytenus ilicifolia is an important plant with potential on cancer treatment and has been largely used in Brazil and other countries. We have evaluated the crude ethanolic extract of M. ilicifolia as a potential antioxidant ...
Oxidation of acetylacetone catalyzed by horseradish peroxidase in the absence of hydrogen peroxide
(Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: General Subjects, 2006-12-01) [Artigo]
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) is a plant enzyme widely used in biotechnology, including antibody-directed enzyme prodrug therapy (ADEPT). Here, we showed that HRP is able to catalyze the autoxidation of acetylacetone in the ...
Effects and toxicity of Eugenia punicifolia extracts in streptozotocin-diabetic rats
(Pharmaceutical Biology, 2006-01-01) [Artigo]
Extracts and decoctions of Eugenia jambolana Lam., Eugenia uniflora L., and Eugenia punicifolia (Humb., Bonpl. & Kunt) DC. are used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes mellitus. Although there have been reports that ...
Decrease in circulating glucose, insulin and leptin levels and improvement in insulin resistance at 1 and 3 months after gastric bypass
(Obesity Surgery, 2006-10-01) [Artigo]
Background: Hyperglycemia, insulin resistance and hyperleptinemia are some of the consequences of obesity. Gastric bypass for morbid obesity provides gastric restriction with decreased energy absorption. To confirm and ...
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome: clinical and biochemical findings in Brazilian patients
(Genetics and Molecular Biology, 2006-01-01) [Artigo]
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) or RSH syndrome comprises multiple congenital anomalies and mental retardation. The underlying defect is a deficiency in the activity of delta7-sterol reductase, which decreases cholesterol ...