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Local tissue damage induced by crotaline snake venoms includes edema, myonecrosis, hemorrhage, and an inflammatory response associated with a prominent cellular infiltrate. The role of neutrophils in the local tissue damage induced by Bothrops asper snake venom and by myotoxin I, a phospholipase A2 isolated from this venom, was investigated. Male Swiss mice(More)
The ability of Lys49 and Asp49 phospholipases A(2) (PLA(2)), from Bothrops asper snake venom, to cause hyperalgesia was investigated in rats, using the paw pressure test. Intraplantar injection of both toxins (5-20 micro g/paw) caused hyperalgesia, which peaked 1h after injections. Incubation of both proteins with heparin, prior to their injection,(More)
Venoms from snakes of the genus Bothrops cause pronounced local effects in the victims. These alterations result not only from the direct toxic action of venom components, but also from the prominent inflammatory reaction associated with these envenomations. In this study we investigated the ability of Bothrops asper (BaV) and Bothrops jararaca (BjV) venoms(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of nitric oxide in the most relevant local and systemic manifestations in mice injected with the venom of the snake Bothrops asper. Mice were pretreated with nitric oxide synthase inhibitors, and the modifications of the pathological effects induced by the venom were tested. RESULTS Inhibition of NO synthesis did not affect(More)
The ability of Bothrops asper snake venom to cause hyperalgesia was investigated in rats, using the paw pressure test. Intraplantar injection of the venom (5-15 microg/paw) caused a dose and time-related hyperalgesia, which peaked 2h after venom injection. Bothrops asper venom-induced hyperalgesia was blocked by the bradykinin B(2) receptor antagonist HOE(More)
The integrin alpha(M)beta(2) regulates important cell functions in inflammation being the primary phagocytic receptor on macrophages. HF3, a metalloproteinase isolated from Bothrops jararaca venom, is a potent hemorrhagic toxin. A cDNA encoding HF3 indicated that it is a multidomain molecule composed of a pro-domain, a catalytic domain with a zinc binding(More)
Background. We analyzed the incidence, risk factors, and prognosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) in a cohort of patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. Methods. A total of 450 patients were retrospectively studied. AKI was defined by an increase in serum creatinine (SCr) ≥ 0.3 mg/dl or by an increase in SCr ≥ 50% and/or by a decrease in urine output to(More)
Strategies to prevent tumour burden-induced cardiac remodelling that might progress to heart failure are necessary to improve patients' health outcomes and tolerability to cancer therapies. Exercise has been suggested as a measure to prevent cardiac damage; however, its effectiveness on regulating cardiac remodelling secondary to cancer was never addressed.(More)
1. The interference of propylene glycol with anti-inflammatory effects of phenylbutazone was investigated. 2. Inhibitory effect of phenylbutazone on both carrageenin-induced edema and the cotton pellet granuloma was increased when propylene glycol was used as solvent. 3. Propylene glycol given alone inhibited carrageenin-induced edema and pleurisy, as well(More)
Macrophages are considered the main effector cells of immune system. Under stimulation these cells are known to be activated by a process involving morphological, biochemical and functional changes. Since altered peptidase activities could be among the factors leading to the differentiation and activation of these cells, in the present work seven(More)