Laura C M Esquisatto

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Capsaicin, the pungent component of hot peppers, and the venom of the spider Phoneutria nigriventer are able to activate sensory nerves resulting in cutaneous neurogenic plasma extravasation. This study was undertaken to compare the ability of these substances to evoke oedema in the rat hind-paw and mechanisms underlying this effect. Subplantar injection of(More)
1. The contribution of sensory neurons and mast cells to the oedema evoked by adenosine A1 (N(6)-cyclopentyladenosine, CPA, 3 - 30 nmol site(-1)), A2 (5'N-ethylcarboxamidoadenosine, NECA, 1 - 10 nmol site(-1)) and A3 receptor agonists (N6-[3-iodobenzyl]-N-methyl-5'-carboxiamidoadenosine, IB-MECA, 0.01 - 3 nmol site(-1)) was investigated in the rat skin(More)
The ability of the phospholipases A(2) (PLA(2)s) from Crotalus durissus cascavella, Crotalus durissus collilineatus and Crotalus durissus terrificus venoms and crotapotin to increase the vascular permeability in the rat skin as well as the contribution of both mast cells and sensory C-fibers have been investigated in this study. Vascular permeability was(More)
The leukocyte migration induced by Phoneutria nigriventer spider venom (PNV) has been investigated in rats using the pleurisy model. Intrapleural injection of PNV (10-100 microg/cavity) caused a dose- and time-dependent leukocyte accumulation. The bradykinin B(2) receptor antagonist Hoe 140 (0.5 mg/kg) substantially inhibited PNV-induced cell accumulation,(More)
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterized by local inflammation and extrapancreatic effects such as lung injury. Secretory phospholipases A(2) (PLA(2)s) have been implicated in triggering AP, but their exact role to evoke AP is largely unknown. Therefore, we have tested the ability of sPLA(2)s to induce AP in rats,(More)
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