Fernanda Silveira Cavalcante

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1. The effects of the essential oil of Croton nepetaefolius (EOCN) and its major constituent, 1,8-cineole, on the compound action potential (CAP) of nerve were investigated. 2. Experiments were performed in sciatic nerves dissected from Wistar rats, mounted in a moist chamber and stimulated at a frequency of 0.2 Hz, with electric pulses of 100 micros(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate leptin levels in the fluid in ovarian endometriomas (OEs) and to compare the expression of leptin and its receptors (OBR) in ovarian tissue affected by endometrioma in infertile women to its expression in the normal ovarian tissue of fertile controls without endometriosis. METHODS In this case-control(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the leptin levels in the serum and peritoneal fluid (PF) and the protein expression in three different peritoneal ectopic implants in patients who underwent surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis. METHODS All patients had been treated at the Department of Gynecology of the Pedro Ernesto University(More)
Ob-Rb: Long isoform of leptin receptor. Ob-Ra, Ob-RcÖOb-Rf: Short isoforms of leptin receptor. FSH: Follicle stimulating hormone. IGF-I: Insulin-like growth factor type 1. BCL-2: B-cell lymphoma 2. Bax: Bcl-2-associated X protein. DMEM: Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle Medium. ER: Estrogen receptor alpha. ER: Estrogen receptor beta. AR: Androgen receptor. LHR:(More)
UNLABELLED This paper aimed to evaluate the leptin role on the cellular proliferation and the expression of fibroblast growth factor 2, aromatase enzyme, and apoptotic genes in the human prostate tissue. METHODS Fifteen samples of hyperplasic prostate tissue were divided in four symmetric parts maintained in RPMI medium supplemented with 10% fetal bovine(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of the maternal caffeine consumption during pregnancy to adult male testis mice offspring. METHODS Twenty pregnant mice were divided into control group (c) and caffeine group (cf). dams received daily saline or 20 mg/kg of caffeine subcutaneously. Male offspring were monitored daily until 13th week. The testis were used(More)
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