Eduardo S. Moura

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The contribution of neuropeptide Y (NPY), deriving from adrenal medulla, to the adrenosympathetic tone is unknown. We found that in response to NPY, primary cultures of mouse adrenal chromaffin cells secreted catecholamine, and that this effect was abolished in cultures from NPY Y(1) receptor knockout mice (Y(1)-/-). Compared with wild-type mice (Y(1)+/+),(More)
Alpha2-adrenoceptors belong to the group of nine adrenoceptors which mediate the biological actions of the endogenous catecholamines adrenaline and noradrenaline. Studies with gene-targeted mice carrying deletions in the genes encoding alpha2A-, alpha2B- or alpha2C-adrenoceptors have provided new insight into adrenergic receptor biology: (1) In principle,(More)
Changes in the nutritional profile of patients with Parkinson's disease have been reported before and after deep brain stimulation surgery. The major determinants of the weight variation in Parkinson's disease are not yet understood, and the mechanism seems complex. Based on the influence of the sympathetic nervous system in metabolic syndrome obesity, the(More)
—Human faces are known to present large variability due to factors like pose and facial expression variations, changes in illumination and occlusion, among others, thus making face verification a very challenging problem. In this paper we address the problem of face verification with special interest on how to reduce degradation usually associated with face(More)
This work is concerned with the empirical evaluation of a set of local and global features under the context of frontal (including semi-profile) and full profile face classification. Integral LBP, Integral Histograms, PCA and Optimized Face Ratios features have been evaluated using SVM classifiers. A data set of about 14,000 face and 300,000 non face images(More)
INTRODUCTION In Parkinson's disease (PD) weight loss is a secondary phenomenon to the progressive neurodegeneration that changes after deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (DBS-STN) leading to increased weight gain. The mechanism responsible for this profile in weight variation may be secondary to a central metabolic control influenced by the(More)
This study investigates α(2)-adrenergic receptor (α(2)AR) mediated feedback inhibition of catecholamine release from the adrenal medulla of adult (52 weeks) and old (98 weeks) spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive controls Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats. Adrenal epinephrine content as well as the spontaneous and the nicotinic-evoked release of(More)
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