Elias B. Nascimento

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In this study we characterized the nociceptive response and edema induced by the venom of the scorpion Tityus serrulatus in rats and mice and carried out a preliminary pharmacological investigation of the mechanisms involved in these responses. Intraplantar injection of the venom (1 or 10mug) induced edema and a marked ipsilateral nociceptive response,(More)
Peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPAR) are ligand-regulated transcription factors that control the expression of many genes. The antiinflammatory activity of fibrates, PPARalpha agonists, and thiazolidinediones, PPARgamma agonists, has been demonstrated in many in vitro and a few in vivo studies. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Many in vitro and fewer in vivo studies have shown that tetracyclines present anti-inflammatory activity. We investigated if a novel non-antibacterial, non-chelating hydroxypyrazoline derivative of minocycline, 12S-hydroxy-1,12-pyrazolinominocycline (PMIN), also induced antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects. EXPERIMENTAL(More)
Although in vitro studies have shown that nicotinic acid inhibits some aspects of the inflammatory response, a reduced number of in vivo studies have investigated this activity. To the best of our knowledge, the effects induced by nicotinic acid in models of nociceptive and inflammatory pain are not known. Per os (p.o.) administration of nicotinic acid(More)
Although there is evidence for the anti-inflammatory activity of nicotinamide, there is no evaluation of its effects in models of nociceptive and inflammatory pain. In addition, there is no information about the potential anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities of the nicotinamide isomers, picolinamide and isonicotinamide. Per os (p.o.)(More)
Riboflavin, similar to other vitamins of the B complex, presents anti-inflammatory activity but its full characterization has not yet been carried out. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect of this vitamin in different models of nociception, edema, fever and formation of fibrovascular tissue. Riboflavin (25, 50 or 100 mg/kg, i.p.) did not alter the(More)
While the role of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin) in the nociceptive processing has been widely investigated in the central nervous system, information regarding its role in peripheral tissues is still lacking. Noteworthy, 5-HT induces phenotypic changes of nociceptors and peripheral injection induces pain in humans and nociceptive response in(More)
The effects induced by Apis mellifera venom (AMV), melittin-free AMV, fraction with molecular mass < 10 kDa (F<₁₀) or melittin in nociceptive and inflammatory pain models in mice were investigated. Subcutaneous administration of AMV (2, 4 or 6 mg/kg) or melittin-free AMV (1, 2 or 4 mg/kg) into the dorsum of mice inhibited both phases of formaldehyde-induced(More)
Semicarbazones induce an anticonvulsant effect in different experimental models. As some anticonvulsant drugs also have anti-inflammatory activity, the effects of benzaldehyde semicarbazone (BS) on models of nociception, edema and angiogenesis were investigated. BS (10, 25 or 50 mg/kg, i.p.) markedly inhibited the second phase of nociceptive response(More)
Nicorandil (2-nicotinamide ethyl nitrate), an antianginal drug characterized by the coupling of nicotinamide with a nitric oxide (NO) donor, activates guanylyl cyclase and opens ATP-dependent K(+) channels. In the present study, we investigated the effects induced by per os (p.o.) administration of nicorandil (12.5, 25 or 50 mg/kg) or equimolar doses(More)
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