M C Fonteles

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Renoguanylin (REN) is a recently described member of the guanylin family, which was first isolated from eels and is expressed in intestinal and specially kidney tissues. In the present work we evaluate the effects of REN on the mechanisms of hydrogen transport in rat renal tubules by the stationary microperfusion method. We evaluated the effect of 1 muM and(More)
Uroguanylin (UGN) is an endogenous peptide that acts on membrane-bound guanylate cyclase receptors of intestinal and renal cells increasing cGMP production and regulating electrolyte and water epithelial transport. Recent research works demonstrate the expression of this peptide and its receptor in the central nervous system. The current work was undertaken(More)
Adrenergic presynaptic functions were evaluated in the cat isolated perfused heart preparation. The sympathetic nerve endings were labelled with [3H]noradrenaline ([3H]NA) and the effect of electric neural stimulation was determined in the presence of drugs which inhibit neuronal or extraneuronal uptake, or which antagonize alpha-adrenoceptors. [3H]NA(More)
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