Luciano A. da Silva

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There are conflicts between the effects of free radical over-production induced by exercise on neurotrophins and brain oxidative metabolism. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of intense physical training on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels, COX activity, and lipoperoxidation levels in mice brain cortex. Twenty-seven(More)
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of exercise training on behavior and neurochemical parameters in mice exposed to cigarette smoke. To this aim, mice (C57 BL6) male (30-35 g) were exposed to cigarette smoke 60 consecutive days three times a day and they were subjected to treadmill training 8 weeks for 5 days/week. For(More)
Twenty-four adult male CF1 mice were assigned to three groups: non-runners control, level running exercise (0 degrees incline) and downhill running exercise (16 degrees decline). Exercise groups were given running treadmill training for 5 days/week over 8 weeks. Blood lactate analysis was performed in the first and last exercise session. Mice were(More)
Physical exercise and smoking are environmental factors that generally cause opposite health-promoting adaptations. Both physical exercise and smoking converge on mitochondrial adaptations in various tissues, including the pro-oxidant nervous system. Here, we analyzed the impact of cigarette smoking on exercise-induced brain mitochondrial adaptations in the(More)
The present study investigates the effects of incremental exercise test on muscular oxidative metabolism. Thirty-six 2-month-old male Wistar rats were distributed in seven groups that performed exercise at different levels: first level (control), second level (0.6 km/h), third level (0.6 and 0.8 km/h), fourth level (0.6, 0.8 and 1.0 km/h), fifth level (0.6,(More)
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