Cyntia F. de Oliveira

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Correolide (1 - 10 microM), a nortriterpene purified from Spachea correae and a selective blocker of Kv1 potassium channels, elicits repetitive twitching in guinea-pig ileum. This effect is not seen in guinea-pig duodenum, portal vein, urinary bladder or uterine strips, nor in rat or mouse ileum. The time course and amplitude of the correolide-induced(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the resting period on hematological and copper-zinc-dependent antioxidant indices in Brazilian elite judo athletes (n=7). Venous blood samples were collected after 24-h and 5-d periods of resting following a competition, with an interval of 30 d between collections. Two months prior to and during the(More)
Helminths use several strategies to evade and/or modify the host immune response, including suppression or inactivation of the host antigen-specific response. Several helminth immunomodulatory molecules have been identified. Our studies have focused on immunosuppression induced by the roundworm Ascaris suum and an A. suum-derived protein named protein 1(More)
1 A constant intraluminal pressure system was used to evaluate the effects of Kv1 channel blockers on the peristaltic activity of guinea-pig ileum. 2 The nortriterpene correolide, a non-selective inhibitor of all Kv1 sub-types, causes progressive and sustained reduction of the pressure threshold for eliciting peristaltic contractions. 3 Margatoxin (MgTX),(More)
Chemically skinned human skeletal muscle fibers were used to study the effects of uridine triphosphate (UTP) on the tension-pCa relationship and on Ca2+ uptake and release by the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). Total replacement (2.5 mM) of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) with UTP (i) displaced the tension-pCa relationship to the left along the abcissae and(More)
Human skinned muscle fibers were used to investigate the effects of bovine serum albumin (BSA) on the tension/pCa relationship and on the functional properties of the Ca(2+)-release channel of the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). In both fast- and slow-type fibers, identified by their tension response to pSr 5.0, BSA (0.7-15 microM) had no effect on the Ca2+(More)
Patch-clamp experiments in both clonal GH3 cells and guinea-pig bladder myocytes reveal that 1-benzyl-7-chloro-4-(n-pentylimino)-1,4-dihydroquinoline hydrochloride (WIN 17317-3), a potent blocker of Kv1.3 channels and potential immunomodulator, reduces, in a reversible manner and at low micromolar concentrations, K+ currents through Ca2+-activated high(More)
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