Juliana Vieira Dias

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AIMS To assess the safety and feasibility of intra-arterial transplantation of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells in patients with middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke within 90 days of symptom onset. PATIENTS & METHODS Six patients were included in the study, and they received 1-5 × 10(8) bone marrow mononuclear cell and were evaluated using(More)
BACKGROUND Domestic dogs and cats are very well known to develop chronic hepatic diseases, including hepatic lipidosis and cirrhosis. Ultrasonographic examination is extensively used to detect them. However, there are still few reports on the use of the ultrasound B-mode scan in correlation with histological findings to evaluate diffuse hepatic changes in(More)
Angiotensin-(3-4) (Ang-(3-4) or Val-Tyr) is the shorter angiotensin (Ang) II-derived peptide, formed through successive hydrolysis that culminates with the release of Val-Tyr as a dipeptide. It is formed both in plasma and in kidney from Ang II and Ang III, and can be considered a component of the systemic and organ-based renin-angiotensin system. It is(More)
The objective of our study was to evaluate the therapeutic potential of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) in a rat model of severe chronic liver injury. Fourteen female Wistar rats were fed exclusively an alcoholic liquid diet and received intraperitoneal injections of carbon tetrachloride every other day during 15 weeks. After this period, eight(More)
This study has investigated the participation of altered signaling linked to angiotensin II (Ang II) that could be associated with increased Na(+) reabsorption in renal proximal tubules during chronic undernutrition. A multideficient chow for rats (basic regional diet, BRD) was used, which mimics several human diets widely taken in developing countries. The(More)
BACKGROUND Bone marrow-derived cell therapy has been investigated in patients with severe liver disease. AIMS To assess the feasibility, safety and cell kinetics of autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMMCs) infusion in cirrhotic patients. METHODS BMMCs were isolated from autologous bone marrow and 10% of the cells were labelled with(More)
We previously demonstrated that Ang II inhibits the renal plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase. In the present work we have studied the effect of Ang II, at concentrations similar to those found in the renal interstitium, on the Ca(2+)-ATPase from proximal tubule cells. High Ang II concentration (5 x 10(-7) mol/L) led to the recovery of Ca(2+)-ATPase activity(More)
In a previous paper we demonstrated that Ang-(3-4) counteracts inhibition of the Ca(2+)-ATPase by Ang II in the basolateral membranes of kidney proximal tubules cells (BLM). We have now investigated the enzymatic routs by which Ang II is converted to Ang-(3-4). Membrane-bound angiotensin converting enzyme, aminopeptidases and neprilysin were identified(More)
Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) gives rise to fragments that have both pro- and anti-angiogenic effects in vitro and in vivo. The TSP-HepI peptide (2.3 kDa), located in the N-terminal domain of TSP-1, has proangiogenic effects on endothelial cells. We have previously shown that TSP-1 itself exhibits a dual effect on endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFC) by(More)
ANG II is secreted into the lumens of proximal tubules where it is also synthesized, thus increasing the local concentration of the peptide to levels of potential physiological relevance. In the present work, we studied the effect of ANG II via the luminal membranes of LLC-PK(1) cells on Ca(2+)-ATPase of the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum (SERCA) and plasma(More)