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In this study we first evaluated the general radioprotective efficacy of Se, Zn and Mn (4 µg/ml each) plus Lachesis muta venom (4 ng/ml) combination (O-LM) by determining survival on rats irradiated with lethal doses of gamma-rays. The aim of the second part of the study was to investigate the O-LM ability to prevent ionizing radiation-induced damage on(More)
In this study we evaluated in vivo the tolerance induced by the combination of Se, Zn and Mn (4 microg/ml each) plus Lachesis muta venom (4 ng/ml) (O-LM) to high doses of ionizing radiation. The protective effect of O-LM was investigated on the small-intestine and bone marrow of mice irradiated with a single whole-body dose of 10 Gy employing a (137)Cs(More)
PURPOSE To examine the protective effects of histamine on intestinal damage produced by gamma-radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS 56 mice were divided into 4 groups. Histamine and Histamine-10 Gy groups received a daily subcutaneous histamine injection (0.1 mg/kg) starting 20 hours before irradiation and continued until the end of the experimental period;(More)
The aim of this study was to develop an experimental model for the study of cancer associated with diabetes. For diabetes induction, Sprague-Dawley rats were given streptozotocin (STZ, 90 mg/kg body weight (BW), by intraperitoneal injection on the second day of life. For mammary tumour induction, rats were injected with 50 mg/kg BW of N-nitroso-N-methylurea(More)
We investigated the use of a live, attenuated Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi vaccine strain as an antitumor immunotherapy. Mice bearing a subcutaneous tumor (LM3 mammary adenocarcinoma) were immunized on three occasions with S. Typhi strain CVD 915 by injection into the tumor, the peritumoral tissue and the draining lymph node areas; this procedure was(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to analyze the effect of estradiol (E(2)), medroxyprogesterone and the two selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) (tamoxifen (Tam) and raloxifene (Ral)) on the estrogen receptor (ER) conformers profile performed by size exclusion HPLC in relation to hormone dependence of mammary tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two(More)
There is increasing evidence that describes a histamine role in normal and cancer cell proliferation. To better understand the importance of histamine in breast cancer development, the expression of histamine H3 (H3R) and H4 (H4R) receptors and their association with proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), histidine decarboxylase (HDC) and histamine(More)
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) is a widespread environmental pollutant. Controversy still exists about the breast carcinogenic properties of organochlorines in humans. The ligands, receptors, and related signaling proteins of the insulin growth factor family are involved in the regulation of breast-cancer cell growth. The aims of this study were to determine: (1)(More)
Glibenclamide (Gli) binds to the sulphonylurea receptor (SUR) that is a regulatory subunit of ATP-sensitive potassium channels (KATP channels). Binding of Gli to SUR produces the closure of KATP channels and the inhibition of their activity. This drug is widely used for treatment of type 2-diabetes and it has been signaled as antiproliferative in several(More)
In this study, the mechanisms involved in the inhibitory effect of histamine (HA) on PANC-1 cell proliferation were investigated. The action of HA on cell growth was evaluated by determining the cell doubling time from experimental growth curves and analysing the cell cycle using a flow cytometer. The expression of proteins related to cell death and(More)