Alexandre Mazzanti

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AIMS To investigate the 17-β estradiol in the acetylcholinesterase activity and lipid peroxidation in the brain and blood of ovariectomized rats of different ages. MAIN METHODS Animals were randomly assigned into three experimental groups of each age (n=6). Control groups consisted of adult (sham-A) and middle-aged (sham-MA) female rats, ovariectomized(More)
Intra-arterial injection of mesenchymal stem cells has been proven to result in a superior nephroprotection compared to intravenous injection. This avoids initial passage through filter organs such as the lung, liver and spleen. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether suprarenal aortic delivery results in a homogenous distribution to both(More)
Mesothelioma is an uncommon tumour in dogs, whose diagnosis can be a challenge to the veterinary cytologist. This paper aims to report a case of mesothelioma in a dog, obtained from the cytological analysis of pleural and abdominal fluid, which allowed an in vivo diagnosis. A 4.10-year-old-boxer dog was presented for clinical care with abdominal distension,(More)
OBJECTIVES Ovarian hormone decline after menopause is linked to many pathophysiological reactions. Female rats submitted to ovariectomy are employed as a model of post-menopausal condition. This study investigated the effects of diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)(2) on body weight gain, intra-abdominal fat deposition, plasma lipid profile and hepatic oxidative(More)
Ovarian hormone loss contributes to cognitive decline in postmenopausal women. Studies have demonstrated a positive role of the level of the element selenium in cognitive performance. The present study investigated the effects of the synthetic organoselenium compound diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)₂ on cognitive functions in ovariectomized rats. Ninety-day-old(More)
Ethidium bromide (EtBr), a fluorescent dark red compound and stain for double-stranded DNA and RNA was used to study acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in vitro together with kinetic parameters of this enzyme in the striatum (ST), hippocampus (HP), cerebral cortex (CC) and cerebellum (CB) of adult rats. AChE activity in vitro in the ST, HP, CC and CB was(More)
INTRODUCTION The biological systems of both smoker and passive smoking suffer changes caused by toxic compounds from cigarette smoke such as inflammation, lipid peroxidation, and deficiency of vitamin E. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin E on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and the lipid peroxidation level in the brain(More)