Luciana Ferreira Leite

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Ouabain is a cardiotonic glycoside that inhibits the sodium potassium ATPase pump leading to sodium accumulation in nerve terminals. At the frog neuromuscular junction, ouabain induces acetylcholine release and a rapid depletion of synaptic vesicles. In the present work, we used FM1-43 vital labeling to dissect the effect of ouabain on synaptic vesicles(More)
The purpose of the present work was to investigate synaptic vesicle trafficking when vesicles exhibit alterations in filling and acidification in two different synapses: a cholinergic frog neuromuscular junction and a glutamatergic ribbon-type nerve terminal in the retina. These synapses display remarkable structural and functional differences, and the(More)
Synthesis and physico-chemical properties of six 5-arylidène-3-benzyl-1-methyl-2-thioxoimidazolidin-4-ones and three 2-arylidene-6-nitro-2H-1,4-benzothiazin-3(4H)-ones have been described. These new compounds were synthetised by Knoevenagel condensation reaction from aromatic aldehydes. The N-alkylation reaction of arylidenebenzothiazines by methyl iodide(More)
AIM To investigate the presynaptic effects of propofol, a short-acting intravenous anesthetic, in the frog neuromuscular junction. METHODS Frog cutaneous pectoris nerve muscle preparations were prepared. A fluorescent tool (FM1-43) was used to visualize the effect of propofol on synaptic vesicle exocytosos in the frog neuromuscular junction. RESULTS Low(More)
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