Carine de Freitas Souza

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The aims of this study were to develop nerolidol-loaded nanospheres, and to evaluate their efficacy in vitro and in vivo against Trypanosoma evansi, as well as to determine their physicochemical properties, morphology, and any possible side effect in vitro against peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC). The nanospheres showed an adequate particle size(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of the oral administration of tucumã oil (Astrocaryum vulgare) on glucose and insulin levels, oxidative status, and pancreatic genotoxic parameters of alloxan-induced diabetic mice. The animals were divided into four groups (n = 6 each): control/water; control/tucumã oil; diabetic/water; diabetic/tucumã oil(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of β-caryophyllene on hypercholesterolemia using a model of hyperlipidemia induced by Triton WR-1339 in rats, as well as its possible effect on hepatic antioxidant enzymes. Thus, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol were(More)
Diminazene aceturate (DA) is the active component of some trypanocidal drugs used for the treatment of animals infected with trypanosomosis and babesiosis. Residues of DA may cause hepatotoxic and nephrotoxic effects. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of oxidative stress, i.e., changes in the antioxidant defense system(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the activities of important enzymes involved in the energetic metabolism in the liver of rats experimentally infected by Trypanosoma evansi. Adenylate kinase (AK), pyruvate kinase (PK), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in liver homogenate, as well as aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT),(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of tucumã oil (Astrocaryum vulgare) on memory, enzymatic activities of sodium–potassium pump (Na+, K+-ATPase) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the brain of alloxan-induced diabetic mice. The animals were divided into four groups (n = 6 each): the group A (non-diabetic/water), the group B(More)
Oxidative stress has been recognized as a conjoint pathological mechanism that contributes to initiation and progression of liver injury, such as that caused by bacterial diseases. Natural antioxidants are considered a rational curative strategy to prevent and cure hepatic diseases involved with oxidative stress. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate,(More)
It has long been recognized that there are several infectious diseases linked to the impairment of enzymatic complexes of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, with consequent production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), that contribute to disease pathogenesis. In this study, we determined whether the inhibition on mitochondrial respiratory chain might be(More)
The effects of Cu exposure on catalase (CAT) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity, formation of thiobarbituric acid-reactive species (TBARS) and metabolic parameters were evaluated in silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen). The fish were exposed for 45 days to 0, 16 and 29 μg/L Cu. The fish that were exposed to Cu exhibited lower TBARS levels in the muscle and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of nerolidol free (N-F) and nerolidol-loaded in nanospheres (N-NS) on the hepatic antioxidant/oxidant status of mice experimentally infected by Trypanosoma evansi. In the liver it was measured: reactive oxygen species (ROS), thiobarbituric reactive acid substances (TBARS) and non-protein thiols (NPSH),(More)