Maria Bernadete de Sousa Maia

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Parkinsonia aculeata L. (Caesalpiniaceae) is a traditional ethnomedicine and has been used for the empiric treatment of hyperglycemia, without scientific background. Mechanistic analyses at molecular level from the antioxidant mechanism observed by P. aculeata are required. Herein the effects of the treatment by hydroethanolic extract partitioned with ethyl(More)
A fast and sensitive method to quantify oxcarbazepine (OXC) and its active metabolite, 10,11-dihydro-10-hydroxycarbamazepine (MHD) in human plasma using HPLC-MS/MS has been developed. The method involved liquid-liquid extraction (LLE), with diethyl ether-diclhoromethane (60:40v/v) using deuterade carbamazepine (d10-carbamazepine) as internal standard (IS).(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Species of Chresta genus- are recognized by the population of northeastern Brazil as traditional herbs used to treat gastric diseases and other disorders. AIM OF THE STUDY This work aimed to find out the action mechanism of Chresta martii hydro alcoholic extract gastro protective effect in the model of ethanol-induced(More)
The objective of the present study was to investigate whether early undernutrition changes the chronic inflammatory response, so as to study its influence on pharmacological response to indomethacin. Rat offspring of dams fed from the first day of gestation to term or throughout the lactation period received a balanced diet (NN) or a basic regional diet(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on the immunology of leprosy are fundamental to the understanding of the various forms of clinical manifestation of the disease. In some diseases, lymphocytes TH17 and one of its key cytokines, interleukin-17 has been shown to be essential in developing an effective immune response. In leprosy, involvement of lymphocyte TH17 and(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The search for natural agents that minimize obesity-associated disorders is receiving special attention. Parkinsonia aculeata L. (Caesalpineaceae) has long been used in Brazil as a hypoglycaemic herbal medicine, without any scientific basis. AIMS OF THE STUDY In this context, we aimed to use molecular and physiological(More)
UNLABELLED The lichen Cladonia verticillaris produces bioactive secondary metabolites, such as fumarprotocetraric (FUM) and protocetraric acids. Species of the genus Cladonia demonstrate anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activities and have been used in folk medicine to treat respiratory diseases (throat irritation, cough, asthma and(More)
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