Bárbara Rodrigues

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Vanadium is an oral insulin-mimetic agent that diminishes hyperglycemia, improves beta-cell insulin store and secretory function, and can reverse the diabetic state chronically after withdrawal from treatment. As food restriction has been reported to enhance insulin sensitivity and reduce insulin demand, we assessed the contribution of a reduced food intake(More)
The quality control indices of myocyte isolation (viability, yield, survival time, cell response, etc.) suggest that the adult rat myocyte model is stable and useful in [Ca2+]i measurements and functional studies at the cellular level. Moreover, diabetic cardiomyocytes are a valuable model for studying cellular functions of the diabetic heart as they retain(More)
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