Cláudia Vargas Klimaczewski

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Exposure to chlorpyrifos (CPF) poses several harmful effects to human and animal health. The present study investigated the influence of diphenyl diselenide (DPDS) on CPF-induced toxicity in Drosophila melanogaster. Firstly, the time course lethality response of virgin flies (2- to 3-day-old) to CPF (0.075-0.6μg/g) and DPDP (5-40μmol/kg) in the diet for 28(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the in vitro pro-oxidant effect of ascorbic acid towards thiol groups could be mediated by free radicals formed during its auto-oxidation and/or by a direct oxidation of -SH groups by its oxidized form (dehydroascorbic acid). This hypothesis was examined by measuring the rate of AA (ascorbic acid)(More)
OBJECTIVE Methanolic leaf extracts of Parkia biglobosa, PBE, and one of its major polyphenolic constituents, catechin, were investigated for their protective effects against neurotoxicity induced by different agents on rat brain hippocampal slices and isolated mitochondria. METHODS Hippocampal slices were preincubated with PBE (25, 50, 100, or 200 µg/mL)(More)
Gastric ulcers affect many people around the world and their development is a result of the imbalance between aggressive and protective factors in the gastric mucosa. Scutia buxifolia, commonly known as coronilha, has attracted the interest of the scientific community due to its pharmacological properties and its potential therapeutic applications. In this(More)
Diorganoyl dichalcogenide compouds can have antioxidant activity in different in vitro and in vivo models. Here, we have compared the potential antioxidant activity of 1-dinaphthyl diselenide (1-NapSe)2, 2-dinaphthyl diselenide (2-NapSe)2, 1-dinaphthyl distelluride (1-NapTe)2, 2-dinaphthyl ditelluride (2-NapTe)2 with their well-studied analogs diphenyl(More)
Peumus boldus (P. boldus) is a medicinal plant popularly used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. P. boldus aqueous extract is rich in phenolic compounds and alkaloids that possess antiinflammatory and antioxidant effects. In the present study, the potential protective effect of P. boldus against Cu2+-induced toxicity was investigated. Adult(More)
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