Francine R. Ianiski

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The aim of this study was to investigate the behavioral assessment and activities of important enzymes involved in the phosphoryl transfer network in rat brains that were experimentally infected with Trypanosoma evansi. Behavioral assessment (cognitive performance), pro-inflammatory cytokines in serum and activities of adenylate kinase (AK), pyruvate kinase(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of meloxicam-loaded nanocapsules (M-NC) on the treatment of the memory impairment induced by amyloid β-peptide (aβ) in mice. The involvement of Na+, K+-ATPase and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) activities in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex was also evaluated. Mice received aβ (3 nmol/ 3 μl/ per site,(More)
The objective of present study was to investigate the protective effect of M-NC against aβ (25-35) peptide-induced damage in mice, as the first step to evaluate their potential value for the treatment of AD. Moreover, we compared the effects of M-NC with free meloxicam (M-F). Mice were divided into six groups: (I) sham, (II) aβ, (III) M-NC, (IV) M-F, (V)(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, the antioxidant action of ((4-tert-butylcyclohexylidene) methyl) (4-methoxystyryl) sulfide, a novel unsymmetrical divinyl sulfide, against oxidative damage induced by sodium nitroprusside (SNP) in brains of mice was investigated. METHODS Mice received SNP (0.335 μmol/site, intracerebroventricular) 30 min after administration of(More)
AIMS The development of new treatments for inflammation and pain continues to be of high interest, since long-acting effect is critical for patients. The present study investigated whether the polymeric nanocapsules, a drug delivery system, have pharmacological effect on acute nociceptive and inflammatory models in mice. MAIN METHODS Swiss mice (20-25 g)(More)
The present study investigated the possible effect of BMMS in protecting against memory impairment in an Alzheimer’s disease model induced by scopolamine in mice. Another objective was to evaluate the involvement of oxidative stress and Na+/K+ ATPase activity in cerebral cortex and hippocampus of mice. Male Swiss mice were divided into four groups: groups I(More)
This study determined whether meloxicam in nanocapsules modifies stomach and liver damage caused by free meloxicam in mice. Male Swiss mice were treated with blank nanocapsules or meloxicam in nanocapsules or free meloxicam (10 mg/kg, intragastrically, daily for five days). On the seventh day, blood was collected to determine biochemical markers (glutamic(More)
Considering that Alzheimer's disease is a prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide, we investigated the activities of three key kinases: creatine kinase, pyruvate kinase and adenylate kinase in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex in Alzheimer's disease model. Male adult Swiss mice received amyloid-β or saline. One day after, mice were treated with(More)
Vinyl sulfides (a–c), a new class of organosulfur compounds, were screened for antioxidant and antinociceptive activities. In view of this, in vitro antioxidant effect was investigated through the determination of the thiobarbituric acid reactive substances and protein carbonyl levels in rat brain homogenate. Considering the results obtained in vitro,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of subcutaneous administration of diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)2 on animal behavior and activities of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), adenylate kinase (AK), and creatine kinase (CK) in the brain of mice infected by Toxoplasma gondii. In addition, thiobarbituric acid reactive species (TBARS) levels and glutathione(More)