Bruna M Bereta de Souza

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BACKGROUND Oxidative stress and the formation of aminoglycoside-iron complexes through iron-dependent Fenton reaction have been proposed to be the major mechanisms in the development of GM-induced acute renal failure (ARF); however, the efficacy of the combination of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and desferrioxamine (DFX) in the prevention and the treatment of(More)
A growing body of evidence has suggested that reactive oxygen species (ROS) may play an important role in the physiopathology of depression. Evidence has pointed to the β-carboline harmine as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of depression. The present study we evaluated the effects of acute and chronic administration of harmine (5, 10 and 15(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) channel blocker dizocilpine (MK-801) on lung injury in rats submitted to experimental sepsis induced by cecal ligation and perforation (CLP). METHODS Adult male Wistar rats submitted to CLP were given a single systemic injection of MK-801(More)
We sought to protect CBA mice against tuberculosis using in vivo transfer of a T-cell line previously shown to be capable of I-A-restricted recognition of peritoneal macrophages infected in vitro with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This line induces total bacteriostasis in vitro. In mice that received 500 rads of irradiation 48 h before infection, the T-cell(More)
The intracerebroventricular (ICV) administration of ouabain (a Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase inhibitor) in rats has been suggested to mimic some symptoms of human bipolar mania. Clinical studies have shown that bipolar disorder may be related to mitochondrial dysfunction. Herein, we investigated the behavioral and biochemical effects induced by the ICV administration(More)
Cannabidiol (CBD), a Cannabis sativa constituent, may present a pharmacological profile similar to mood stabilizing drugs, in addition to anti-oxidative and neuroprotective properties. The present study aims to directly investigate the effects of CBD in an animal model of mania induced by D-amphetamine (D-AMPH). In the first model (reversal treatment), rats(More)
INTRODUCTION The association between biomarkers of oxidative stress and the prognosis of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVE The objective was to investigate the association between plasma levels of lipid peroxidation (thiobarbituric acid reactive species [TBARS]) and protein oxidation (carbonyl) biomarkers and the(More)
Intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of ouabain (a potent Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase inhibitor) in rats resulted in manic-like effects. There is an emerging body of data indicating that major neuropsychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, are associated with increased oxidative stress. In this study, we investigated the effects of ICV(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms of brain damage and neuroplasticity following traumatic brain injury (TBI) are complex and not completely understood. Thus, we investigated markers of oxidative stress in the central nervous system after mild and severe TBI in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Adult male wistar rats (five animals per group) submitted to mild (mTBI(More)