Luciana E. S. R. Vieira

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AIM Aripiprazole is an antipsychotic agent to treat schizophrenia, which acts through dopamine D(2) partial agonism, serotonin 5-HT(1A) partial agonism and 5-HT(2A) antagonism. This study was designed to evaluate the neurobehavioral effects and genotoxic/mutagenic activities of the agent, as well as its effects on lipoperoxidation. METHODS Open field and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of intermittent hypoxia-a model of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)-on pancreatic expression of uncoupling protein-2 (UCP2), as well as on glycemic and lipid profiles, in C57BL mice. METHODS For 8 h/day over a 35-day period, male C57BL mice were exposed to intermittent hypoxia (hypoxia group) or to a sham procedure(More)
L-Carnitine, a natural vitamin-like compound supplied to the body by biosynthesis and dietary sources, has been shown to exert beneficial effects in disorders affecting cardiovascular, urinary, and nervous systems. However, the paucity of data on its effects does not guarantee the safe use of L-carnitine as a nutritional supplement, and further pre-clinical(More)
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