Janete Aparecida Anselmo Franci

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Phthalates are environmental contaminants used in the production of plastics, cosmetics and medical devices. Studies on the effects of phthalates on female reproductive health are particularly sparse and mostly restricted to high-dose exposure in rats. In the present study, pregnant rats were treated with 100mg/kg-d of di-eta-butyl-phthalate (DBP) or only(More)
The objective of the present study was to determine the participation of the locus ceruleus (LC) in the regulation of the estrous cycle and of luteinizing hormone (LH) release on the afternoon of proestrus and in ovariectomized rats. Lesions of the LC on the morning of proestrus blocked the preovulatory surge of LH in the afternoon of the same day. The(More)
The anteroventral region of the third ventricle (AV3V) is critical in mediating osmotic sensitivity. AV3V lesions increase plasma osmolality and block osmotic-induced vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) secretion. The aim was to evaluate the effects of AV3V lesions on neurosecretion under control/water replete conditions and after 48 h dehydration. The focus(More)
We investigated whether chronic stress, applied from prepuberty to early puberty, interferes with the spermatogenic and androgenic testicular functions. Male pubertal rats (40 days old) were immobilized 6 h per day for 15 days. Plasma concentrations of corticosterone, prolactin and testosterone were significantly augmented following immobilization, whereas(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of prolonged immobilization-induced stress on reparative bone formation, using the rat alveolar healing as an experimental protocol. Stress was attained by immobilization for 2 hours a day, beginning three days before extraction of the upper right incisors and continuing until sacrifice. The(More)
The Brazilian federal government Agency for Health Surveillance detected pesticide residues in fresh food available for consumers all over the country. The current study investigated the effects of a mixture of some of those pesticides (dichlorvos, dicofol, dieldrin, endosulfan, and permethrin) on the reproductive system of Sprague-Dawley (SD), Wistar (WT),(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of intranasal corticosteroids on the nasal epithelium mucosa is an important parameter of treatment safety. This study was designed to examine whether treatment with topical corticosteroids in patients with allergic rhinitis causes atrophic nasal mucosal changes, when compared with systemic corticosteroids, in rats. METHODS Male(More)
Dyslipidemias are frequently found in children due to obesity, bad eating habits and the lack of physical exercises. Rosuvastatin acts as an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, decreasing total cholesterol and triglycerides. This study aimed to investigate initial sexual development and morphological aspect of the testis and epididymis in juvenile rats exposed to(More)
Previous studies from our laboratory have shown that low-intensity ultrasound applied to the scrotum of prepubertal rats causes a 62% increase in plasma testosterone, suggesting a possible stimulation of LH receptors and/or the enzymes controlling the steroidogenic process. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether low-intensity ultrasound(More)
Testes of prepubertal, pubertal and adult Wistar rats were stimulated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound for 20 min a day, for 7 days. No significant changes were found in the spermatogenic activity as well as in plasma LH and FSH levels following ultrasound treatment. The testicular androgenic activity, however, was significantly increased in prepubertal(More)