Alessia Guidi

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The present experiments were based on the rat resident-intruder paradigm and aimed at better understanding the long-term conditioning properties of this social stress model. Intruders were exposed to aggressive conspecifics residents. During 3 daily encounters, intruders were either defeated or threatened by residents, providing the defeated-threatened (DT)(More)
The positive association of a moderate intake of alcoholic beverages with a low risk for cardiovascular disease, in addition to ethanol itself, may be linked to their polyphenol content. This article describes the effect of acute ingestion of beer, dealcoholized beer, and ethanol (4.5% v/v) on the total plasma antioxidant status of subjects, and the change(More)
To develop a socially based model of anxiety, the contextual fear conditioning properties of social defeat were examined in rats. Social threat consisted of exposing intruders to aggressive residents in resident home cage, separated by a partition. During 3 daily encounters, intruders were either defeated or threatened by residents, providing the(More)
We sought to evaluate a new protocol designed to maintain long-term, nonrecovery, surgical anesthesia in Sprague-Dawley rats. In the first phase, two groups of rats were anesthetized with two different dose combinations of Domitor (medetomidine) and Zoletil 100 (tiletamine-zolazepam) to investigate their efficacy in induction of anesthesia. One combination(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to test the effects of a slow releasing form of vitamin C in smokers, because the single high dose previously proposed for smokers gave a transient increase of plasma ascorbate, being rapidly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and is rapidly excreted with urine. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a double-blind(More)
The aim of the present study was to verify the extent of oxidative stress induced by a meal at plasma and LDL level, and to investigate the capacity of red wine to counteract this action. In two different sessions, six healthy men ate the same test meal consisting of "Milanese" meat and fried potatoes. The meal was taken either with 400 ml red wine or with(More)