Gerson Jhonatan Rodrigues

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Nitric oxide (NO) in NTS plays an important role in regulating autonomic function to the cardiovascular system. Using the fluorescent dye DAF-2 DA, we evaluated the NO concentration in NTS. Brainstem slices of rats were loaded with DAF-2 DA, washed, fixed in paraformaldehyde and examined under fluorescent light. In different experimental groups, NTS slices(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardium damage during Chagas' disease results from the immunological imbalance between pro- and production of anti-inflammatory cytokines and has been explained based on the Th1-Th2 dichotomy and regulatory T cell activity. Recently, we demonstrated that IL-17 produced during experimental T. cruzi infection regulates Th1 cells differentiation(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Autophagy plays a fundamental role in cell survival under stress conditions such as nutrient deprivation. Decreased nitric oxide (NO) production, which may contribute to vascular dysfunction, is one of the consequences of autophagy in endothelial cells. The antimalarial drug chloroquine (CLQ) inhibits autophagy by blocking autophagosome(More)
Background: Despite knowing that resveratrol has effects on blood vessels, blood pressure and that phytostrogens can also improve the endothelium-dependent relaxation/vasodilation, there are no reports of reveratrol's direct effect on the endothelial function and blood pressure of animals with estrogen deficit (mimicking post-menopausal increased blood(More)
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