Manassés Claudino Fonteles

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Escherichia coli heat-stable enterotoxin (STa), guanylin and uroguanylin are novel natriuretic and kaliuretic peptides that bind to and activate membrane guanylate cyclase (GC) receptors such as GC-C and OK-GC that are expressed in the kidney and intestine. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and its renal form (urodilatin, UROD) elicit natriuretic effects by(More)
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)
In a variety of animal models, uroguanylin causes diuresis, natriuresis and kaliuresis and is found in larger concentrations in the urine compared to controls after oral salt intake or in conditions of excess salt and fluid retention. It has been proposed that uroguanylin functions as an intestinal natriuretic hormone following intake of meals high in salt(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)
Oxidative stress causes metabolic and structural abnormalities during reperfusion. In an animal model of electrophysiological evaluation of cerebral ischemia-reperfusion, alpha-lipoic acid effect on the oxidative stress was studied by mean absolute amplitude of EEG spectra evaluation. The left carotideal infusion of 3.03 mM alpha-lipoic acid in Wistar rats(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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