Eduardo Fernandes Bondan

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Schwann cell disturbance followed by segmental demyelination in the peripheral nervous system occurs in diabetic patients. Since Schwann cell and oligodendrocyte remyelination in the central nervous system is a well-known event in the ethidium bromide (EB) demyelinating model, the aim of this investigation was to determine the behavior of both cell types(More)
Oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells are engaged in myelin production, maintenance and repairing respectively in the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Whereas oligodendrocytes act only within the CNS, Schwann cells are able to invade the CNS in order to make new myelin sheaths around demyelinated axons. Both cells have some(More)
Long-term cyclophosphamide (CY) treatment was used in male Wistar rats submitted to ethidium bromide (EB) demyelinating model to investigate ultrastructurally the drug effects on remyelination and on central nervous system (CNS) tissue repair. Demyelination was induced by a single 10 microl intracisternal injection of 0.1% EB solution and the rats(More)
The ethidium bromide-demyelinating model (EB) was used to study remyelination in the brainstem under the use of cyclosporine (CsA). Wistar rats were submitted to intracisternal injection of 0.1% EB or 0.9% saline solution, and others were taken as histologic controls (group I). Within those injected with EB, some have not received immunosuppressive(More)
BACKGROUND Ethidium bromide (EB) is known as a gliotoxic agent that causes focal astrocytic and oligodendroglial disappearance. OBJECTIVE Astrocyte immunoreactivity to glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and vimentin (VIM) was investigated after EB injection. METHOD Adult male Wistar rats were taken as histologic controls (group H) or injected into(More)
AIMS Environmental information received by a mother can induce a phenotype change in her offspring, commonly known as a maternal effect (trans-generational effect). The present work verified the effects of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which mimics bacterial infection, on maternal care and on the activity of related brain areas in F1 offspring, i.e., female(More)
This study emphasizes the importance of free-living coatis as a potential source of microsporidian infection for humans living in large cities. We found 19 (31.7%) positive results among 60 fecal samples analyzed by PCR-based analysis and the Gram-Chromotrope staining technique (11.7% were positive for Encephalitozoon cuniculi, 6.7% for E. intestinalis,(More)
Encephalitozoonosis is an increasingly important opportunistic protozoan infection in immunocompromised individuals. This study aims to examine the development of an experimental Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection in the central nervous system of immunosuppressed mice. Adult Balb-C mice were inoculated intraperitoneally with E. cuniculi spores, treated with(More)
Ethidium-bromide (EB)-induced lesions have been used to investigate the incomplete remyelination in the central nervous system, as well as to evaluate therapeutic strategies to accelerate the reconstruction of the lost myelin sheaths. Although many electrophysiologic studies were performed in situations of experimental demyelination and remyelination, their(More)
The consumption of marine fishes and general seafood has long been recommended by several medical authorities as a long-term nutritional intervention to preserve mental health, hinder neurodegenerative processes, and sustain cognitive capacities in humans. Most of the neurological benefits provided by frequent seafood consumption comes from adequate uptake(More)