Luiz C. F. Silva

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Radial glial cells and astrocytes are heterogeneous with respect to morphology, cytoskeletal- and membrane-associated molecules and intercellular interactions. Astrocytes derived from lateral (L) and medial (M) midbrain sectors differ in their abilities to support neuritic growth of midbrain neurons in coculture (Garcia-Abreu et al. J Neurosci Res 40:471,(More)
In this study we describe a new angiotensin antagonist [Asp1-Arg2-Val3-Tyr4-Ile5-His6-D-Ala7, (A-779)] selective for the heptapeptide angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)]. A-779 blocked the antidiuretic effect of Ang-(1-7) in water-loaded rats and the changes in blood pressure produced by Ang-(1-7) microinjection into the dorsal-medial and ventrolateral medulla.(More)
Sulfated glycosaminoglycans (S-GAGs) were isolated from the pericellular (P), intracellular (I), and extracellular (E) compartments of astrocytes cultures from lateral (L) and medial (M) sectors of embryonic mouse midbrain; these sectors differ in their ability to support neurite growth (L, permissive, M, non-permissive for growth) and laminin deposition(More)
In this study, we determined the cardiovascular effects produced by micro-injection of the heptapeptide Angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] into the rat ventrolateral medulla (VLM). Micro-injection of Ang-(1-7) into the rostral VLM and the caudal pressor area of the VLM produced significant increases in arterial pressure, comparable to that observed with(More)
Astrocytes located in two distinct regions of midbrain differ in their neuritic growth support abilities. Midbrain neurons cultured onto astrocyte monolayers from the lateral (L) region develop long and branched neurites while neurons cultured onto astrocyte monolayers from the medial (M) region develop short or no neurites. The extracellular matrix of(More)
In this study we determined which angiotensin receptors may mediate the cardiovascular effects elicited by angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) and caudal pressor area (CPA) of the ventrolateral medulla (VLM) of anesthetized rats. Furthermore the role of endogenous angiotensins in these areas was also investigated. The(More)
Astroglial cells derived from lateral and medial midbrain sectors differ in their abilities to support neuritic growth of midbrain neurons in cocultures. These different properties of the two types of cells may be related to the composition of their extracellular matrix. We have studied the synthesis and secretion of sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) by(More)
OBJECTIVES This study recorded and evaluated the intra- and inter-group agreement degree by different examiners for the classification of lower third molars according to both the Winter's and Pell & Gregory's systems. STUDY DESIGN An observational and cross-sectional study was realized with forty lower third molars analyzed from twenty digital panoramic(More)
Proteoglycans are abundant in the developing brain and there is much circumstantial evidence for their roles in directional neuronal movements such as cell body migration and axonal growth. We have developed an in vitro model of astrocyte cultures of the lateral and medial sectors of the embryonic mouse midbrain, that differ in their ability to support(More)
In the developing mammalian midbrain, radial glial cells are divided into median formations and lateral radial systems with differential properties including rate and timing of cell proliferation, expression of cytoskeletal and calcium-binding proteins, storage of glycogen and relations to afferent fiber systems. To test the hypothesis that radial glial(More)