Karen Friedrich

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It has been reported that malaria reduces cytochrome-P450 (CYP) content and monooxygenase activities in the mammalian host liver. The mechanism by which malaria modulates CYP activities, however, remains unclear. In this study we found that activities of ethoxy- and benzyloxy-resorufin-O-dealkylases, p-nitrophenol-hydroxylase and erythromycin-N-demethylase(More)
Toxic equivalency factor (TEF) has been proposed to estimate the risk of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners. However, ortho chlorine substitution in the two phenyl rings gives each PCB its own pattern of toxicity which is different from the mechanism of action of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. The present study evaluated the effect of prenatal(More)
The popliteal lymph node assay (PLNA) has been proposed as a screening test for detecting chemicals with potential of inducing allergic and auto-immune-like reactions in humans. In the present study, we used the rat PLNA to evaluate the immuno-sensitizing potential of 10 monoterpenes found in the essential oils of a variety of aromatic, edible and medicinal(More)
Antimony (Sb) disposition and toxicity was evaluated in Leishmania braziliensis-infected monkeys (Macaca mulatta) treated with a 21-d course of low (LOW) or standard (STD) meglumine antimoniate (MA) dosage regimens (5 or 20 mg Sb(V)/kg body weight/d im). Antimony levels in biological matrices were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to critically analyze data of the National Notification System for Adverse Events and Technical Complaints (Notivisa) related to central venous catheters, through an evaluation of the description of notifications recorded between 2006 and 2009. METHODS NOTIFICATIONS WERE CATEGORIZED AND EVALUATED TO: (i) determine the(More)
Genetically modified (GM) crops were officially authorized in Brazil in 2003. In this documentary study, we aimed to identify possible changes in the patterns of pesticide use after the adoption of this technology over a span of 13 years (2000 to 2012). The following variables were analyzed: Pesticide use (kg), Pesticide use per capita (kg/inhab), Pesticide(More)
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