Bruna M Bereta de Souza

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
We here evaluated the central dopaminergic response in sepsis survivor rats using the administration of D-amphetamine. Male Wistar rats underwent cecal ligation and perforation (CLP) or were sham-operated. After 10 days of recovery, rats received an intraperitoneal injection of D-amphetamine 0.5, 1 and 2 mg/kg or saline, and were subjected to the open field(More)