Eduardo Fernandes Bondan

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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)
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)
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)
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)
Decreased astrocytic GFAP expression in streptozotocin-induced diabetes after gliotoxic lesion in the rat brainstem Expressão astrocitária diminuída de GFAP no diabetes induzido por estreptozotocina após lesão gliotóxica no tronco encefálico de ratos ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of diabetic hyperglycemia on as-trocyte(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)
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)
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)
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) causes local astrocytic disappearance, with glia limitans disruption and supposed blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown The aim of this study was to investigate the BBB integrity after the injection of 0.1% EB (group E) or 0.9% saline solution (group C) into cisterna pontis of Wistar rats. Brainstem fragments were collected from 24 hours(More)