Diego Corrêa Alves

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Since the successful use of the organoselenium drug ebselen in clinical trials for the treatment of neuropathological conditions associated with oxidative stress, there have been concerted efforts geared towards understanding the precise mechanism of action of ebselen and other organoselenium compounds, especially the diorganyl diselenides such as diphenyl(More)
The present study examined the acute toxicity and antinociceptive effects of diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)2, given orally (p.o.), in chemical and thermical models of pain in mice. Diphenyl diselenide (7.8-312 mg/kg, p.o.) did not cause mortality. This compound did not change plasma AST (aspartate aminotransferase) and ALT (alanine aminotransferase) activities(More)
The glutamatergic system is an important target in many neurodegenerative diseases and for several neurotoxic drugs. Organotellurium compounds are often very good free radical scavengers' agents. Recently, we reported that diethyl-2-phenyl-2-tellurophenyl vinylphosphonate is a compound with low toxicity in vitro and in vivo, as well as also possesses(More)
The antisecretory and antiulcer effects of diphenyl diselenide were studied in vivo and in vitro. Diphenyl diselenide, administered intraperitoneally prevented the development of gastric lesions induced by ethanol and indomethacin. There was no difference in plasma uric acid concentrations in diphenyl diselenide-treated rats with gastric lesions induced by(More)
Efficient evolution of hydrogen through electrocatalysis at low overpotentials holds tremendous promise for clean energy. Hydrogen evolution can be easily achieved by electrolysis at large potentials that can be lowered with expensive platinum-based catalysts. Replacement of Pt with inexpensive, earth-abundant electrocatalysts would be significantly(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of 3-alkynyl selenophene (3-ASP) on acute liver injury induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)) and 2-nitropropane (2-NP) in rats. On the first day of treatment, the animals received 3-ASP (25 mg/kg, p.o.). On the second day, the rats received CCl(4) (1 mg/kg, i.p.) or 2-NP (100 mg/kg, p.o.).(More)
AIMS To investigate the effects and study the underlying cell death mechanisms of diaryl diselenides, including: diphenyl diselenide (C(6)H(5)Se)(2); 4-chlorodiphenyl diselenide (4-ClC(6)H(4)Se)(2); 3-(trifluoromethyl)-diphenyl diselenide (3-CF(3)C(6)H(4)Se)(2) and 4-methoxydiphenyl diselenide (4-MeOC(6)H(4)Se)(2), on the human colon adenocarcinoma cell(More)
Diethyl-2-phenyl-2-tellurophenyl vinylphosphonate (DPTVP) is an organotellurium compound with low toxicity after subcutaneous administration in mice. This study evaluated possible in vivo and ex vivo toxicological effects of daily injections of DPTVP for 12 days in mice, using the intraperitoneal administration. This route potentially increases the(More)
Essential oil (EO) of the leaves of Eugenia uniflora L. (Brazilian cherry tree) was evaluated for its antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties. The acute toxicity of the EO administered by oral route was also evaluated in mice. The EO exhibited antioxidant activity in the DPPH, ABTS and FRAP assays and reduced lipid peroxidation in the kidney of(More)
In this study, the antioxidant and antidepressant-like effects of α-(phenylselanyl) acetophenone (PSAP), an organoselenium compound, were investigated. To assess the in vitro antioxidant properties, PSAP was evaluated in four test systems (DPPH, ABTS, FRAP and inhibition of lipid peroxidation). PSAP (100-500 μM) showed potent antioxidant activity and(More)