Gisele de Chaves

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Clinical and pre-clinical findings point to the critical role of ovarian hormones in modulating anxiety and depressive symptoms in female. However, few studies investigated the effects of long-term ovarian hormones withdrawal on animal behavior. The current study evaluated the behavioral effects of long-term ovariectomy (performed at 3 months of life) in(More)
Clinical findings reveal that middle-aged patients are more susceptible to suffer from psychiatric disorders than older ones. However, little is known about the emotional behavior of aging rodents. This study aimed to investigate behavioral alterations in male middle-aged Wistar rats in the open-field (OF) test (at illuminated and dimly light conditions),(More)
Nevirapine (NVP) and efavirenz (EFV) belong to the class of anti-HIV drugs called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), commonly used as part of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Although the HAART is able to bring down viral load to undetectable levels and restore immune function, their prolonged use causes several adverse(More)
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