Aline Carvalho Pereira

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Balloon catheter injury promotes hyperreactivity to phenylephrine (Phe) in the contralateral carotid. Phe-induced contraction involves calcium mobilization, a process that may be sensitive to reactive oxygen species. In this study, we investigated whether increased reactivity to Phe in the contralateral carotid is due to alterations in calcium mobilization(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The leaves of Hancornia speciosa Gomes are traditionally used to treat diabetes in Brazil. The aim of the study is to evaluate the potential anti-diabetic effect of Hancornia speciosa extract and derived fractions. MATERIALS AND METHODS The ethanolic extract from Hancornia speciosa leaves and chromatographic fractions(More)
Flavonoids are natural plant-derived polyphenolic compounds with various biological properties particularly in the cardiovascular system, including antiatherogenic, antioxidant, vasodilation, antihypertensive, and antiplatelet activities. These biological properties have been evaluated in several experimental and clinical studies. In addition, extensive(More)
To find out natural antimicrobial agents as alternative in therapeutics and to preserve food, the methanol extract of Solanum palinacanthum aerial parts was submitted to purification steps guided by antibacterial and antifungal assays. As a consequence, the flavonoid rutin and 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid were isolated by column chromatography and high(More)
A screening was conducted with 26 plants collected in the Brazilian southeast region, to identify plant extracts with antibacterial properties against Aeromonas hydrophila, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Initially, the agar diffusion method was employed. Then, those extracts presenting activity were submitted to a broth(More)
Balloon catheter injury results in hyper-reactivity to phenylephrine in contralateral carotids. Decreased nitric oxide (NO) modulation and/or increased intracellular calcium concentration triggers vascular smooth muscle contraction. Therefore, this study explores the participation of NO signaling pathway and calcium mobilization on hyper-reactivity to(More)
The control of blood glucose levels is critical in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. α-Glucosidase inhibitors are of great importance in reducing hyperglycemia, and plants have provided many of these agents. The present study aimed at investigating the effect of two stilbenes, lonchocarpene and 3,5-dimethoxy-4'-O-prenyl-trans-stilbene (DPS), isolated from(More)
There are many evidences indicating a compensatory mechanism in contralateral carotids following balloon injury. Previously it was observed α1-adrenoceptor-mediated hyper-reactivity and impairment of calcium influx in contralateral carotids 4 days after injury. At a later stage, α1-adrenoceptor-mediated contraction is similar to the control and we(More)
The development of new calcium channel blockers is still relevant for the understanding of their physiological role and pharmacological and therapeutic purposes. For this task, natural products represent a relevant source of new drugs. The present work investigated the mechanism and the structural relationship of the vasodilator effect of riparins I, II and(More)
Hypertension is a leading cause of death and disability globally, and its prevalence continues to accelerate. The cardiovascular effects of the flavonoid tiliroside have never been reported. In this work, using complementary in vivo and in vitro approaches, we describe the antihypertensive effect of tiliroside and the underlying mechanisms involved in the(More)