Marcelo Augusto Marretto Esquisatto

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INTRODUCTION Tendon lesions are still a serious clinical problem. The leaves of the Bignoniaceae Arrabidaea chica (Humb. & Bonpl.) B. Verlot. (syn. Bignonia chica (Bonpl.)) have been used in traditional medicine and described in the literature for its healing properties. However, no study has shown the effects of A. chica during tendon healing. The aim of(More)
Articular cartilage covering the bone ends at the joint shows different chemical composition in different regions, depending on the mechanical and biological properties of that region. Several studies have shown a relationship between the chemical composition of the cartilage and biomechanical forces. In the present study we analysed five different knee(More)
Tendons are parallel arrays of collagenous fibers which are specialized in resisting and transmitting tensile forces. In this work we examined the structure of the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) and the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) of pigs, which are considered "wrap around" tendons and so receive compression and tension forces. In both(More)
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterized by local inflammation and extrapancreatic effects such as lung injury. Secretory phospholipases A(2) (PLA(2)s) have been implicated in triggering AP, but their exact role to evoke AP is largely unknown. Therefore, we have tested the ability of sPLA(2)s to induce AP in rats,(More)
This study evaluated the effects of a low-intensity electric current on tissue reorganization during experimental orthodontic tooth movement. Thirty-two animals were divided into two groups evaluated on days 3 and 7: OTM—orthodontic tooth movement and OTM + MC—orthodontic tooth movement and microcurrent application (10 μA/5 min). The samples were processed(More)
Dystrophin-deficient muscles have repeated cycles of necrosis and regeneration, being susceptible to injury induced by muscle contractions. Some studies have demonstrated that tendons are also affected in mdx mice, based especially on the changes in biomechanical properties arising from the respective linked muscles. However, most studies have focused only(More)
In recent years, the scientific community has undertaken research on plant extracts, searching for compounds with pharmacological activities that can be used in diverse fields of medicine. Calendula officinalis L. is known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and wound healing properties when used to treat skin burns. Therefore, the(More)
This study describes the organization of mature hyaline xiphoid cartilage during repair in animals submitted to electrical current stimulation. Twenty male Wistar rats, 90 days old, were divided into a control group (CG) and a treated group (TG). A cylindrical full-thickness cartilage defects were created with a 3-mm punch in anesthetized animals. After(More)
UNLABELLED This study evaluated the wound healing activity of a glycolic extract of Dillenia indica (GED) prepared from the mature fruits of the plant applied alone or in combination with microcurrent stimulation to skin wounds surgically induced on the back of Wistar rats. METHODS The animals were randomly divided into six groups: (A) negative(More)
The small proteoglycans fibromodulin and decorin may play an important role in regulating collagen fibrillogenesis and interactions with growth factors. Here, we describe the presence of these proteoglycans in cartilage submitted to different biomechanical forces. Fibromodulin from chicken and bovine articular cartilage was shown to self-associate. The(More)