Hélio Rodrigues

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The regulation of fluid and electrolyte homeostasis involves the participation of several neuropeptides and hormones that utilize hypothalamic cholinergic, alpha-adrenergic and angiotensinergic neurotransmitters and pathways. Additionally, it has been suggested that hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activity modulates hormonal responses to blood volume(More)
CONCLUSION Programmed cell death (PCD) initially starts in the support cells (SCs) after electrode insertion trauma (EIT), followed by PCD in hair cells (HCs). Activation of caspase-3 was observed only in SCs. Protecting both SCs and HCs with selective otoprotective drugs at an early stage post implantation may help to preserve residual hearing. (More)
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has enriched the understanding of the human genome. However, homologous or repetitive sequences shared among genes frequently produce dubious alignments and can puzzle NGS mutation analysis, especially for paralogous potassium channels. Potassium inward rectifier (Kir) channels are important to establish the resting membrane(More)
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