Franciele Martini

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Chronic pain and depression are two complex states that often coexist in the clinical setting and traditional antidepressants and analgesics have shown limited clinical efficacy. There is an intricate communication between the immune system and the central nervous system and inflammation has been considered a common mediator of pain-depression comorbidity.(More)
The purpose of this study was to provide data about in vivo tissue distribution and excretion of diphenyl diselenide ((PhSe)2) in rats and mice through determination of selenium levels in different biological samples. (PhSe)2 (500 mg/kg, dissolved in canola oil) was administered to animals once a day per oral. After this, mice and rats were housed in(More)
A growing body of evidence associates activation of immune system with depressive symptoms. Accordingly, pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), have been shown to play a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of depression. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acute and subchronic treatments with(More)
The organoselenium compound m-trifluoromethyl diphenyl diselenide (m-CF3-PhSe)2 has antinociceptive actions in several animal models, which are mediated by interaction with endogenous opioid systems. It also shows antidepressant-like action mediated by both opioid and serotonergic systems. Considering that serotonin (5-HT) plays an important role in the(More)
Ebselen is a synthetic organoselenium compound that has been considered a potential pharmacological agent with low toxicity, showing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. It is bioavailable, blood-brain barrier permeant and safe based on cellular toxicity and Phase I-III clinical trials. There is evidence that ebselen inhibits(More)
Certain stressful life events have been associated with the onset of depression. This study aims to investigate if 7-fluoro-1,3-diphenylisoquinoline-1-amine (FDPI) is effective against social avoidance induced by social defeat stress model in mice. Furthermore, it was investigated the effects of FDPI in the mouse prefrontal cortical plasticity-related(More)
Amphetamine (AMPH) abuse is a world concern and a serious public health problem. Repeated administration of high doses of AMPH induces neuropsychiatric consequences, including addiction, reward and psychosis, whose pharmacological treatment has shown limited effectiveness. The m-trifluoromethyl-diphenyldiselenide [(m-CF3-PhSe)2] has been documented as a(More)
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