Adriane Belló-Klein

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Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an autossomal recessive disease caused by phenylalanine-4-hydroxylase deficiency, which is a liver-specific enzyme that catalyzes the hydroxylation of l-phenylalanine (Phe) to l-tyrosine (Tyr). The deficiency of this enzyme leads to the accumulation of Phe in the tissues and plasma of patients. The clinical characterization of this(More)
Hyperthyroidism was induced in rats by l-thyroxine administration (12 mg/L in drinking water, 4 weeks). Animals were assessed hemodynamically, and heart, lung, and liver morphometry were performed. Lipid peroxidation (LPO) and protein oxidation (carbonyls) were measured in heart homogenates. It was quantified glutathione (GSH) metabolism, and antioxidant(More)
BACKGROUND Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) show increased cardiac sympathetic activity, which could stimulate cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, cardiac damage, and apoptosis. Norepinephrine (NE)-induced cardiac oxidative stress seems to be involved in SHR cardiac hypertrophy development. Because exercise training (ET) decreases sympathetic activation and(More)
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a hereditary disorder of peroxisomal metabolism biochemically characterized by the accumulation of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA), particularly hexacosanoic acid (C26:0) and tetracosanoic acid (C24:0) in different tissues and in biological fluids. The disease is clinically characterized by central and peripheral(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical usefulness of doxorubicin (adriamycin, ADR) is restricted by the risk of developing congestive heart failure. Probucol has been reported to completely prevent ADR cardiomyopathy without interfering with its antitumor effects. The current study investigated the effects of ADR and probucol on antioxidant enzyme gene expression during(More)
This study was conducted to test whether oxidative stress activates the intracellular protein kinase B (AKT1) signaling pathway, which culminates with cardiac hypertrophy in experimental hyperthyroidism. Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control, vitamin E, thyroxine (T(4)), and T(4)+vitamin E. Hyperthyroidism was induced by T(4)(More)
The protection from coronary events that young women have is sharply reduced at menopause. Oxidative stress and baroreflex sensitivity impairment of the circulation have been demonstrated to increase cardiovascular risk. On the other hand, exercise training has been indicated as a nonpharmacological treatment for many diseases. The aim of the present study(More)
Oxygen is indispensable for aerobic respiration. However, the effects of hyperoxia on the lungs are poorly defined. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of different oxygen concentrations on rat lungs. Rats (n = 6 per group) were exposed to hyperoxia for 90 minutes at 3 different concentrations: 50% (H50%), 75% (H75%), or 100% (H100%).(More)
The purpose of the present study was to examine myocardial antioxidant and oxidative stress changes in male and female rats in the presence of physiological sex hormone concentrations and after castration. Twenty-four 9-week-old Wistar rats were divided into four groups of 6 animals each: 1) sham-operated females, 2) castrated females, 3) sham-operated(More)
Thyroid hormones modulate haemoglobin and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, leading to antioxidant changes. This study evaluated the antioxidant response to ROS in erythrocytes in hypothyroid and hyperthyroid rats. Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control; hyperthyroid (T4-12 mg 1(-1) in drinking water); sham operated (simulation of(More)