Davi Campos Lagatta

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The high incidence of malaria and drug-resistant strains of Plasmodium have turned this disease into a problem of major health importance. One of the approaches used to control it is to search for new antimalarial agents, such as quinoline derivates. This class of compounds composes a broad group of antimalarial agents, which are largely employed, and(More)
The object recognition task (ORT) is widely used to measure object memory processes in rodents. Recently, the memory process known as pattern separation has received increasing attention, as impaired pattern separation can be one of the cognitive symptoms of multiple neurological and psychiatric disorders. Pattern separation is the formation of distinct(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The ventral portion of the medial prefrontal cortex (vMPFC) comprises the infralimbic (IL), prelimbic (PL) and dorsopenducular (DP) cortices. The IL and PL regions facilitate the baroreceptor reflex arc. This facilitatory effect on the baroreflex is thought to be mediated by vMPFC glutamatergic transmission, through NMDA receptors.(More)
Baroreflex activity is a neural mechanism responsible for short-term adjustments in blood pressure (BP). Several supramedullary areas, which send projections to the medulla, are able to control this reflex. In this context, the ventrolateral part of the periaqueductal grey matter (vlPAG), which is a mesencephalic structure, has been suggested to regulate(More)
NEW FINDINGS What is the central question of this study? Classically, areas of the brainstem are involved in the cardiac baroreceptor reflex. However, forebrain areas, such as the hippocampus, may also modulate the cardiac baroreflex function. What is the main finding and its importance? According to the hippocampal subarea recruited dorsoventrally, the(More)
The medial amygdaloid nucleus (MeA) is involved in cardiovascular control. In the present study we report the effect of MeA pharmacological ablations caused by bilateral microinjections of the nonselective synaptic blocker CoCl2 on cardiac baroreflex responses in rats. MeA synaptic inhibition evoked by local bilateral microinjection of 100 nL of CoCl2 (1(More)
NEW FINDINGS What is the central question of this study? Does reversible synaptic inactivation by CoCl2 in the dorsal (DH) or ventral (VH) portions of the hippocampus have a modulatory effect on cardiovascular and respiratory responses evoked by chemoreflex activation in awake rats? What is the main finding and its importance? Using i.v. infusion of KCN to(More)
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