Gislaine Tezza Rezin

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Mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation is the major ATP-producing pathway, which supplies more than 95% of the total energy requirement in the cells. Damage to the mitochondrial electron transport chain has been suggested to be an important factor in the pathogenesis of a range of psychiatric disorders. Tissues with high energy demands, such as the brain,(More)
Evidence suggests that mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BD). However, the exact mechanisms underlying this dysfunction are not well understood. Impaired activity of electron transport chain (ETC) complexes has been described in these disorders and may(More)
Evidence from the literature has demonstrated that reactive oxygen species (ROS) play an important role in the development of multiple organ failure and septic shock. In addition, mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). The hypothesis of cytopathic hypoxia postulates that impairment in(More)
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a devastating major mental illness associated with high rates of suicide and work loss. There is an emerging body of data suggesting that bipolar disorder is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. In this context, the present study aims to investigate the effects of mood stabilizers lithium (Li) and valproate (VPT) on(More)
The mechanisms responsible to the development of brain dysfunction during sepsis are not well understood. The objective of this study is to evaluate mitochondrial respiratory chain and creatine kinase activities in the brain after cecal ligation and perforation (CLP) in rats. We performed a prospective, controlled experiment in male Wistar rats. Rats were(More)
Depressive disorders, including major depression, are serious and disabling. However, the exact pathophysiology of depression is not clearly understood. Life stressors contribute in some fashion to depression and are an extension of what occurs normally. In this context, chronic stress has been used as an animal model of depression. Based on the hypothesis(More)
Methylphenidate is frequently prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Psychostimulants can cause long-lasting neurochemical and behavioral adaptations. The exact mechanisms underlying its therapeutic and adverse effects are still not well understood. In this context, it was previously demonstrated that methylphenidate(More)
There is evidence pointing to dysfunction at the mitochondrial level as an important target for the understanding of the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder (BD). We assessed creatine kinase (CK) activity in rats submitted to an animal model of mania which included the use of lithium and valproate. In the acute treatment, amphetamine (AMPH) or saline was(More)
Oxidative stress has drawn a lot of attention in the past few decades, since it has been reported to participate in the mechanism of many diseases. Therefore, it seemed to be a good rationale to aim oxidative stress on therapeutic research. Sepsis is a complex systemic syndrome characterized by an imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory responses to a(More)
Silver has been used for years in medicine; it has known antimicrobial properties. Additionally, silver has been used in water and air filtration to eliminate microorganisms, and, more recently, as a biocide to prevent infections in burns. In contact with the human body, nanoparticles can elicit a spectrum of tissue responses such as the generation of(More)