Evander de Jesus Oliveira Batista

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Serotonin (5-HT) is a neurotransmitter that is involved in many behavioral functions, including the organization of defense, and its putative pathological correlate, anxiety and stress disorders. Recently, behavioral tests for anxiety have been proposed in zebrafish. Exposure to the novel tank test or to the light/dark test increased extracellular fluid(More)
Adult zebrafish were treated acutely with methylmercury (1.0 or 5.0 μg g(-1), i.p.) and, 24h after treatment, were tested in two behavioral models of anxiety, the novel tank and the light/dark preference tests. At the smaller dose, methylmercury produced a marked anxiogenic profile in both tests, while the greater dose produced hyperlocomotion in the novel(More)
The adenosine A3 receptor and the nitric oxide (NO) pathway regulate the function and localization of serotonin transporters (SERTs). These transporters regulate extracellular serotonin levels, which are correlated with defensive behavior. The purpose of this study was to understand the role of the A3AR on anxiety and arousal models in zebrafish, and(More)
The amygdaloid nuclei form an important hub of structures associated with diverse aspects of cognition and emotional behavior. Homologous structures have been determined in tetrapods, but homology of amygdala-like regions in bony fishes is presently unclear. Based on connectivity patterns, genoarchitecture, chemical neuroanatomy, and functional studies, we(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is a highly reactive gas with considerable diffusion power that is produced pre- and post synaptically in the central nervous system (CNS). In the visual system, it is involved in the processing of the visual information from the retina to superior visual centers. In this review we discuss the main mechanisms through which nitric oxide(More)
Time-dependent sensitization (TDS)-the delayed increase in neurobehavioral responses to heterotypic stressors after exposure to an intense, inescapable stressor-has been proposed as an animal model for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Translationally relevant stressors used in TDS are capable of affecting more than one behavioral domain and produce(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) and serotonin (5-HT) interact at the molecular and systems levels to control behavioral variables, including agression, fear, and reactions to novelty. In zebrafish, the 5-HT1B receptor has been implicated in anxiety and reactions to novelty, while the 5-HT1A receptor is associated with anxiety-like behavior; this role of the 5-HT1A(More)
Stressful manipulations can sensitize the behavior of an organism, increasing anxiety-like behavior after a delay; this long-term stress sensitization can represent the pathophysiological basis of trauma- and stress-related disorders (TRSDs), of which the most prevalent is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A role for the glutamate-nitric oxide pathway(More)
In May, 2009, a 4-year-old girl from the town of Oriximiná, Pará state, Brazil, experienced 15 days of nocturnal abdominal pain, weight loss, abdominal disten-sion, and the presence of ''white worms'' in the stool, but no diarrhea. At the local hospital, even though a conclusive diagnosis was not available, albendazole was prescribed for 5 days. Following(More)
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