Kinulpe Honorato-Sampaio

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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Although several drugs are used clinically, some tumors either do not respond or are resistant to the existing pharmacotherapy, thus justifying the search for new drugs. Ursolic acid (UA) is a triterpene found in different plant species that has been shown to possess significant antitumor activity.(More)
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is known to regulate ovarian functions, such as follicular growth and steroid hormone production. The aim of the present study was to investigate the natriuretic peptide system in a rat model of chronic anovulation, the rat polycystic ovary. Adult female Wistar rats received a single subcutaneous injection of 2mg estradiol(More)
The vasoactive peptide angiotensin (Ang)-(1–7) has vasodilator, antifibrotic and antihypertrophic properties, but little is known about its regulation in the uterus. The aim of this study was to evaluate Ang-(1–7) and its receptor Mas expression throughout rat uterine tissues, in ovariectomized animals treated with estrogen alone or combined with progestin.(More)
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