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Three known phloroglucinols (japonicine A, uliginosin A and isouliginosin B) and a new phloroglucinol (hyperbrasiol A) have been isolated from a petrol extract of the leaves and flowers of Hypericum brasiliense. Their structures were established by spectroscopic methods (UV, DCI-MS, 1H and 13CNMR, including SINEPT, HMBC, HSQC, DQFCOSY experiments). The(More)
A new gamma-pyrone (hyperbrasilone), three known xanthones (1,5-dihydroxyxanthone, 5-hydroxy-1-methoxyxanthone and 6-deoxyjacareubin) and betulinic acid have been isolated from a dichloromethane extract of stems and roots of Hypericum brasiliense. Their structures were established by spectroscopic methods (UV, EI-MS, 1H and 13C NMR) and that of the(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play an important role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary injury and antioxidant therapy may be useful with impaired oxidative defense mechanism. This study examines the effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and deferoxamine (DFX) on inflammatory indicators and oxidative stress in the lungs of mice exposed to bleomycin (BLM). The(More)
Contusion injuries are a very common form of both athletic and non-athletic injury, that effect muscle function. Treatments to augment the normal repair and regeneration processes are important for a wide variety of patients. Therapeutic ultrasound has been claimed to promote tissue repair, especially by enhancing cell proliferation and protein synthesis.(More)
Retrotransposon (RTN)-based markers, such as the inter-retrotransposon amplified polymorphism (IRAP) and the retrotransposon-microsatellite amplified polymorphism (REMAP), are highly informative, multilocus, and reveal insertion polymorphisms among individuals. These markers have been used for evolutionary studies, genetic diversity assessment, DNA(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different protocols of physical exercise on oxidative stress markers in mouse liver. Twenty-eight male CF1 mice (30-35 g) were distributed into 4 groups (n = 7) - untrained (UT), continuous running (CR), downhill running (D-HR), and intermittent running (IR) - and underwent an 8-week training program.(More)
OBJECTIVE Reactive oxygen species play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Physical exercise was suggested as a useful approach to diminish impaired oxidative defense mechanisms. This study sought to observe the effects of physical training before the induction of renal lesions on oxidative stress parameters in animals(More)
Several studies have reported biological effects of Mikania glomerata and Mikania laevigata, used in Brazilian folk medicine for respiratory diseases. Pneumoconiosis is characterized by pulmonary inflammation caused by coal dust exposure. In this work, we evaluated the effect of pretreatment with M. glomerata and M. laevigata extracts (MGE and MLE,(More)