Deiler Sampaio Costa

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Indole alkaloids ellipticine (1), cryptolepine triflate (2a), rationally designed 11-(4-piperidinamino)cryptolepine hydrogen dichloride (2b) and olivacine (3) (an isomer of 1) were evaluated in vitro against Plasmodium falciparum and in vivo in Plasmodium berghei-infected mice. 1-3 inhibited P. falciparum (IC₅₀≤1.4 μM, order of activity: 2b>1>2a>3). In(More)
We describe here morphological and functional analyses of the spermatogenic process in sexually mature white-lipped peccaries. Ten sexually mature male animals, weighing approximately 39 kg were studied. Characteristics investigated included the gonadosomatic index (GSI), relative frequency of stages of the cycle of seminiferous epithelium (CSE), cell(More)
To test the hypothesis that epidural administration of lidocaine, xylazine or xylazine plus hyaluronidase provides reduced pain and stress during electroejaculation in bulls, eight 30-month-old Nellore bulls received saline solution (control), 2% lidocaine, 2% xylazine or 2% xylazine plus hyaluronidase injected into the first intercoccygeal (Co1-Co2)(More)
The aim of the present study was to characterize the intertubule element volume density, individual and total Leydig cells volume, Leydig cell number per testis and per gram of testis, and leydigosomatic index in adult capybaras. Eight capybaras from a commercial abattoir were utilized. The intertubular compartment volume density and the Leydig cells were(More)
The intrinsic yield of spermatogenesis and supporting capacity of Sertoli cells are the desirable indicators of sperm production in a species. The objective of the present study was to quantify intrinsic yield and the Sertoli cell index in the spermatogenic process and estimate testicular sperm reserves by histological assessment of fragments obtained by(More)
The duration of the seminiferous epithelium cycle was estimated in adult maned wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus, Illiger, 1811), by applying intratesticular injections with tritiated thymidine. The total duration of the seminiferous epithelium cycle in this species was calculated in 8.99 days. So, taking into account that approximately 4.5 cycles of the(More)
The study was designed to perform immunodetection in spermatozoa and seminal plasma, immunolocalization in spermatozoa, and evaluation of the enzymatic activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in the semen of Holstein bulls. We used ejaculates from five bulls as part of a regular collection of semen. The monoclonal anti-ACE antibody recognized a(More)
The aim of this research was to evaluate the intrinsic rate of spermatogenesis in adult free-ranging feral pigs. Twelve adult male free-ranging feral pigs were captured, sedated, and orchidectomized, and then were released and observed to complete recovery and return to their natural environment. Fragments of the testes were embedded in plastic resin and(More)
Pregnancy rates of Nelore females inseminated with male-sexed semen and conventional semen from the same bulls were evaluated. The females included 433 heifers (2 years old) and 230 non-suckling cows, totaling 663 animals. Average body condition score was 3.5 (1-5 scale). Estrus was induced with prostaglandin F2α. The total pregnancy rate of females(More)
The objective of this research study was to evaluate the proliferation of somatic and germ cells in the seminiferous epithelium of Alpine goats. A total of 47 goats reared in semi-intensive conditions were used, divided into age groups from birth up to 12 months of age. Following castration, testis fragments were included in plastic resin and were mounted(More)