Fernanda Bastos de Mello

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Lantana camara, widely used in folk medicine, possesses several pharmacological properties, including antipyretic, antimicrobial and antimutagenic properties. Lantana poisoning causes livestock mortality and morbidity; and also has adverse effects on humans working in lantana-infested forests, pastures or orchards. We examined the effects of a(More)
Members of the TGF-β superfamily are involved in numerous cell functions; however, except for myostatin, their roles in the regulation of muscle growth in fish are completely unknown. We measured tgf-β1, tgf-β2, tgf-β3, inhibin βA (inh) and follistatin (fst) gene expression during muscle growth recovery following a fasting period. We observed that tgf-β1a(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of moderate aerobic training on functional, anthropometric, biochemical, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) parameters on women with metabolic syndrome (MS). Fifteen untrained women with MS performed moderate aerobic training for 15 weeks, without modifications of dietary behaviours. Functional,(More)
The present study aimed to investigate the in vitro mutagenic activity of Origanum majorana essential oil. The most abundant compounds identified by GC-MS were γ-terpinene (25.73%), α-terpinene (17.35%), terpinen-4-ol (17.24%), and sabinene (10.8%). Mutagenicity was evaluated by the Salmonella/microsome test using the preincubation procedure on TA98, TA97a,(More)
Was evaluated the pattern of growth among females and males of tambaqui by Gompertz nonlinear regression model. Five traits of economic importance were measured on 145 animals during the three years, totaling 981 morphometric data analyzed. Different curves were adjusted between males and females for body weight, height and head length and only one curve(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last ten years, Brazilian fish farming has become more focused, resulting in the development of genetic improvement programmes (GIP) for two South American species Colossoma macropomum (tambaqui) and Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum (cachara). OBJECTIVE To describe the action plan used for setting up the GIP and to detail the germplasm(More)
Since their initial discovery, TGF-β superfamily members have been considered multifunctional growth and differentiation factors in many cell types. Various studies have clearly demonstrated the key roles of specific TGF-β members in muscle growth, including myostatin and inhibin as well as genes, such as follistatin. By binding to TGF-β members,(More)