Hélcio Silva dos Santos

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The authors studied morphological and histochemically the mucopolysaccharides and proteins in the gallbladder tubular glands and epithelial cells of the capivara Hydrochoerus hydrochoeris. Based on the results the authors concluded: 1. the gallbladder single columnar epithelium consists of secretory, migrating, and goblet cells; 2. in the lamina propria are(More)
Four derivatives of an α,β-amyrin mixture were synthesized by acylation with appropriate anhydrides. The structures of the compounds were confirmed by means of IR and (1)H and (13)C NMR. The compounds were screened for cytotoxic activity using four human tumor cell lines (HL-60, MDAMB-435, SF-295 and HCT-8) and normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells(More)
OBJECTIVES The effects of rel-(1S,4aS,7S,8aS)-7-(1-vinyl)-tetradecahydro-1,4a-dimethylphenanthrene-7,8a-carbolactone-1-carboxylic acid (TCCA), a new ent-kaurene diterpene isolated from Croton argyrophylloides, on rat tracheal preparations were investigated. METHODS Tracheae were removed and cut into two-cartilage segments that were mounted in organ baths(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Combretum leprosum Mart. is a native species of the Caatinga, an important biome in the Brazilian semi-arid region. This species is commonly used in Brazil as a healing agent, as well as for the treatment of skin diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY This study investigated the healing potential of the ethanolic extract (EECL) and the(More)
This study evaluated the antimicrobial effect of 3β,6β,16β-trihydroxylup-20(29)-ene (CLF1), a triterpene isolated from Combretum leprosum Mart., in inhibiting the planktonic growth and biofilms of Gram positive bacteria Streptococcus mutans and S. mitis. The antimicrobial activity was assessed by determining the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and(More)
OBJECTIVE The antibacterial activity of Casbane Diterpene (CD) was evaluated in vitro against Streptococcus oralis, S. mutans, S. salivarius, S. sobrinus, S. mitis and S. sanguinis. The viability of planktonic cells was analysed by susceptibility tests (MIC and MBC) and antibiofilm action was assayed. METHODS The minimal inhibitory and bactericidal(More)
This study evaluated the effect of derriobtusone A, a flavonoid isolated from Lonchocarpus obtusus, on two important pathogenic bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, as well as its antioxidant activity and toxicity. Planktonic growth assays were performed, and the inhibition of biofilm formation was evaluated. In addition, antioxidant(More)
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