Clarissa P. C. Gomes

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Obesity is a multifactor disease associated with cardiovascular disorders such as hypertension. Recently, gut microbiota was linked to obesity pathogenesisand shown to influence the host metabolism. Moreover, several factors such as host-genotype and life-style have been shown to modulate gut microbiota composition. Exercise is a well-known agent used for(More)
This study aimed to identify the aerobic capacity enhancement and subsequent body weight (BW) status of obese Zucker rats (OZRs) after 4 weeks of treadmill running exercise at the maximal lactate steady state (MLSS). In addition to obese Zucker rats (OZRs), lean Wistar Kyoto rats (WKYs) were used, and both species were divided into control and exercise(More)
CONTEXT Circulating miRNAs are potential biomarkers that can be important molecules driving cell-to-cell communication. OBJECTIVE To investigate circulating muscle-specific miRNAs in recreational athletes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three miRNAs from whole plasma before and after a half-marathon were analyzed by qPCR. RESULTS MiR-1, -133a, and -206(More)
Blood carries a wide array of biomolecules, including nutrients, hormones, and molecules that are secreted by cells for specific biological functions. The recent finding of stable RNA of both endogenous and exogenous origin in circulation raises a number of questions and opens a broad, new field: exploring the origins, functions, and applications of these(More)
Coffee seed development is accompanied by severe modifications in water soluble proteins, several of these being associated to a specific developmental stage. For this reason, a proteomic approach has been used to describe spatial-temporal proteome modifications in zygotic embryos at different stages of seed development. Embryos from Coffea arabica seeds(More)
Since microRNAs (miRNAs) were discovered, their impact on regulating various biological activities has been a surprising and exciting field. Knowing the entire repertoire of these small molecules is the first step to gain a better understanding of their function. High throughput discovery tools such as next-generation sequencing significantly increased the(More)
Exercise research has always drawn the attention of the scientific community because it can be widely applied to sport training, health improvement, and disease prevention. For many years numerous tools have been used to investigate the several physiological adaptations induced by exercise stimuli. Nowadays a closer look at the molecular mechanisms(More)
UNLABELLED NanoUPLC/MS(E) was used to verify the effects of 8weeks of low (SHR-LIT=4) and high (SHR-HIT=4) intensity training over the left ventricle proteome of hypertensive rats (SHR-C=4). Training enhanced the aerobic capacity and reduced the systolic blood pressure in all exercised rats. NanoUPLC/MS(E) identified 250 proteins, with 233 in common to all(More)
Regular exercise is one of the best ways to maintain health and to prevent and control several chronic diseases. Identifying the molecular mechanisms associated with benefits of exercise is crucial and miRNAs have been suggested to be key players. Understanding the roles of miRNAs in these processes provides an opportunity to improve the clinical(More)
This study aims to identify the maximum lactate steady state (MLSS) in obese rats in order to provide a more effective tool in the exercise training prescription for this important animal model. To make such determination, obese (Zucker, n=5) (390.0±18.8 g) and lean (Wistar, n=5) (227.3±26.2 g) rats were studied. After adaptation of animals to treadmill,(More)