Jerônimo Pereira de França

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PURPOSE There is a growing scientific interest in the plasticity and therapeutic potential of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs), which are multipotent and abundant in adipose tissue and can differentiate in vitro into multiple lineages, including adipocytes, chondrocytes, osteoblasts, neural cells, endothelial cells and cardiomyocytes. The aim of this study(More)
In vitro studies with keloid fibroblasts frequently present contradictory results. This may occur because keloids present distinct genotypic and phenotypic characteristics in its different regions, such as the peripheral region in relation to the central region. We suggest an explant model for keloid fibroblasts harvesting, standardising the initial(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of the adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC) in the viability of random skin flap in rats. METHODS Thirty five adult male Wistar rats (weight 250-300 g) were used. ADSC were isolated from adult male rats (n=5). ADSC were separated, cultured and then analyzed. A dorsal skin flap measuring 10 x 4 cm was raised and a plastic(More)
In this study, we describe the presence of P2 receptor subtypes and Ca2+ signaling in erythroblasts. ATP and ADP produced a biphasic increase of intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i), with an initial transient phase followed by a sustained phase. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) showed the expression of P2Y1, P2Y2 and P2Y12. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the viability of random pattern dorsal skin flaps in rats after injection of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC). METHODS Thirty five adult male Wistar EPM rats (weight 250-300 g) were distributed, at random, in two groups. I- Control (flap elevation with injection of saline solution) with fifteen animals and II- Experimental (flap(More)
In clinical practice, dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) has been used in the fight against wrinkles and flaccidity in the cervicofacial region. The firming action of DMAE is explained by the fact that its molecule, considered to be a precursor of acetylcholine, alters muscle contraction. However, no experimental studies have confirmed this theory. Because the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the antitumor and antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extract of Morinda citrifolia L. fruit cultivated in southeastern Brazil. METHODS Preparation ethanolic extract of the fruit of Morinda citrifolia L. Culture of melanoma cells B16-F10 for treatment with ethanolic extract of Morinda citrifolia L. fruit to determine cell viability by(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the anatomy of the fruit and leaf and the presence of phytocompounds. To evaluate the antitumor and antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extract of Garcinia mangostana L. (mangosteen) cultivated in southeastern Brazil. METHODS Anatomical characterization and histochemical reactions were performed for structural identification and(More)
AIMS The proposal of this study was to analyze morphology of the organelles and cytoskeleton in human pancreatic cells cultured and the mobilization of the cytosolic calcium ([Ca2+]c) in response to glucose and ACh by fluorimetry method. MATERIAL AND METHODS The cells were plated on glass coverslips, fixed and stained with a combination of fluorophores:(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is the most abundant neuropeptide in the skin, followed by substance P (SP), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), and other neuropeptides in smaller amounts. The proliferative effect of neuropeptides on fibroblasts may affect wound healing and may be associated with hyperproliferative skin and mesenchymal disorders.(More)