Marcelo Marcos Morales

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UNLABELLED The Brazilian scientific community claimed for a definitive systematization and for comprehensive and realistic national rules, to provide guidance and regulation, instead of sanctions, so that the question of scientific research involving animals could be better contemplated. This is beginning to occur now with Law no. 11.794, sanctioned by the(More)
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) consists of five domains, two transmembrane-spanning domains, each composed of six transmembrane segments, a regulatory domain, and two nucleotide-binding domains (NBDs). CFTR is expressed in kidney, but its role in overall renal function is not well understood, because mutations in CFTR found(More)
This study tests the hypotheses that a recruitment maneuver per se yields and/or intensifies lung mechanical stress. Recruitment maneuver was applied to a model of paraquat-induced acute lung injury (ALI) and to healthy rats with (ATEL) or without (CTRL) previous atelectasis. Recruitment was done by using 40-cmH(2)O continuous positive airway pressure for(More)
CFTR is a cyclic AMP (cAMP)-activated chloride (Cl-) channel and a regulator of outwardly rectifying Cl- channels (ORCCs) in airway epithelia. CFTR regulates ORCCs by facilitating the release of ATP out of cells. Once released from cells, ATP stimulates ORCCs by means of a purinergic receptor. To define the domains of CFTR important for Cl- channel function(More)
Growth and differentiation of the fetal lung are dependent on chloride and fluid secretion, yet the specific molecular identities of fetal chloride channels have not been fully determined. In this study, we demonstrate mRNA expression of the volume-activated chloride channel, CIC-2, in fetal rat lung using reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction(More)
This study tests the hypothesis that bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell (BMDMC) therapy may reduce lung inflammation and fibrosis leading to an improvement in respiratory mechanics in a murine model of silicosis. 52 female C57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned into four groups. In the silica group (SIL), silica suspension (20 mg/50 μL in saline) was(More)
To derive a value set from Uruguayan general population using the EQ-5D-5L questionnaire and report population norms. General population individuals were randomly assigned to value 10 health states using composite time trade off and 7 pairs of health states through discrete choice experiments. A stratified sampling with quotas by location, gender, age and(More)
We hypothesized that the route of administration would impact the beneficial effects of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell (BMDMC) therapy on the remodelling process of asthma. C57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned to two main groups. In the OVA group, mice were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin, while the control group received saline using the same(More)
We compared the effects of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMMCs) and mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) on airway inflammation and remodeling and lung mechanics in experimental allergic asthma. C57BL/6 mice were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin (OVA group). A control group received saline using the same protocol. Twenty-four hours after the(More)
Malnutrition is a risk factor for infection, compromising immune response. Glutamine (Gln) protects the lungs and distal organs in well-nourished septic and nonseptic conditions; however, no study to date has analyzed the effects of Gln in the presence of sepsis and malnutrition. In the present work, we tested the hypothesis that early therapy with(More)