Gislaine Olescowicz

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Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is important for central nervous system function during pathological states such as ischemia. DHA reduces neuronal injury in experimental brain ischemia; however, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. In the present study, we investigated the effects of DHA on acute hippocampal slices subjected to experimental(More)
Creatine has been reported to exert beneficial effects in several neurodegenerative diseases in which glutamatergic excitotoxicity and oxidative stress play an etiological role. The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effects of creatine, as compared to the N-Methyl-d-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist dizocilpine (MK-801), against(More)
Ilex paraguariensis St. Hilaire (Aquifoliaceae) is a typical plant from South America. Preclinical studies have reported the effect of I. paraguariensis-based preparations on different alterations in the brain. This study aimed to examine the antidepressant-like and neuroprotective effects of I. paraguariensis hydroalcoholic extract (IpHE). The role of the(More)
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