Bruno Sevá Pessôa

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AIMS The presence of hypertension increases renal oxidative stress by increasing NADPH oxidase-dependent superoxide production and by decreasing antioxidant defense in the early stage of experimental diabetes mellitus (DM). In the present study, we investigated whether the administration of an antioxidant mimetic of the superoxide dismutase (SOD) (tempol)(More)
Spironolactone (SPR), a mineralocorticoid receptor blocker, diminishes hyperglycemia-induced reduction in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) activity, improving oxidative stress damage. This study investigated whether SPR ameliorates nephropathy by increasing G6PD activity and reducing oxidative stress in spontaneously hypertensive diabetic rats(More)
Angiotensin-induced vasodilation, involving type 2 receptor (AT2R)-induced generation of nitric oxide (NO; by endothelial NO synthase) and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factors, may be limited to women. To distinguish the contribution of female sex hormones and chromosomes to AT2R function and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin-(1-7) improves cardiac function and remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). This may involve recruitment of hematopoietic progenitor cells that support angiogenesis. However, angiotensin-(1-7) is rapidly metabolized in plasma and tissue. The authors investigated in mice the effect of a metabolically stable angiotensin-(1-7)(More)
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