Ana Cecília A X De-Oliveira

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BACKGROUND The mechanisms by which malaria up and down-regulates CYP activities are not understood yet. It is also unclear whether CYP activities are modulated during non-lethal malaria infections. This study was undertaken to evaluate the time course of CYP alterations in lethal (Plasmodium berghei ANKA) and non-lethal (Plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi) murine(More)
Schistosoma mansoni has been reported to cause a downregulation of hepatic cytochrome P450 activities after granulomas are formed around worm eggs harbored in the mouse liver. Only a few studies, however, provided data on the activity of xenobiotic-biotransaformation enzymes in the early phase of S. mansoni infection. In this study, we evaluated the(More)
Beta-Myrcene (MYR) is an acyclic monoterpene found in the essential oils of a variety of useful plants such as lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), hop, verbena, bay and others. MYR and essential oils containing this olefinic monoterpene are widely used as flavoring food additives, as fragrances in cosmetics and as scents in household products. The present(More)
beta-myrcene (MYR) is an acyclic monoterpene found in the essential oils of several useful plants such as lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), hop, bay, verbena and others. Recently it has been reported that MYR as well as lemongrass oil blocked the metabolic activation of some promutagens (e.g., cyclophosphamide and aflatoxin B1) in in vitro genotoxicity(More)
The present study was undertaken to investigate the inhibitory effects of beta-ionone, (-)-menthol, 1,8-cineole and alpha-terpineol on liver microsomal enzymes involved in the biotransformation of xenobiotic substances. The effects of beta-ionone and the foregoing monoterpenoid compounds on the activity of pentoxyresorufin-O-depentilase (PROD), a selective(More)
Annatto or urucum is an orange-yellow dye obtained from Bixa orellana seeds. It has been used as a natural dye in a variety of food products, drugs and cosmetics, and also in Brazilian cuisine as a condiment ('colorau'). Bixin, a carotenoid devoid of provitamin A activity, is the main pigment found in annatto. Some carotenoids (canthaxanthin, astaxanthin(More)
We investigated the presence and inducibility of CYP1A in suckermouth catfish (Hypostomus affinis and Hypostomus auroguttatus, Loricariidae), tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, Cichlidae) and mice (Mus musculus, Muridae). Alkoxyresorufin-O-dealkylases (EROD, MROD, PROD and BROD) were detected and proved to be inducible (beta-naphthoflavone, BNF or(More)
It has been reported that malaria infection impairs hepatic drug clearance and causes a down-regulation of CYP-mediated monooxygenase activities in rodents and humans. In the present study, we investigated the effects of Plasmodium berghei infection on the activity of liver monooxygenases in female DBA/2 and C57BL/6 mice. In both mouse strains, P. berghei(More)
It has been reported that malaria reduces cytochrome-P450 (CYP) content and monooxygenase activities in the mammalian host liver. The mechanism by which malaria modulates CYP activities, however, remains unclear. In this study we found that activities of ethoxy- and benzyloxy-resorufin-O-dealkylases, p-nitrophenol-hydroxylase and erythromycin-N-demethylase(More)
The effects of schistosomiasis on microsomal enzymes were studied on post-infection day 90 when accumulated damage and fibrosis are most intense but granulomatous reaction around the eggs harbored in the liver is smaller than during the earlier phases. Swiss Webster (SW) and DBA/2 mice of either sex (N = 12 per sex per group) were infected with 100(More)