Maria Suely Soares Leonart

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The mature human erythrocyte, when submitted to oxidative stress, can demonstrate depletion of reduced glutathione, oxidation of the hemoglobin molecule and aggregation of complexes of iron close to the membrane. These can produce abnormalities in the erythrocyte membrane and hemolysis. The aim of this work was to study the antioxidative action of vitamin C(More)
The understanding of the oxidative stress mechanisms helps to explain many of the processes of cellular lesion and death, especially those related to the hemolytic diseases. Sickle cell anemia, thalassemias and G6-PD deficiency are among the more frequent genetic anomalies accompanied by oxidative stress. In the sickle cells, one of the factors that(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effects of quercetin, rutin, hesperidin and myricetin against reactive oxygen species production with the oxidizing action of tert-butylhydroperoxide in erythrocytes from normal subjects and sickle cell anemia carriers treated with hydroxyurea. METHODS Detection of intracellular reactive(More)
The oxidative action of 1 mmol l(-1) phenylhydrazine hydrochloride (PH) was studied on human erythrocytes treated with the antioxidants vitamin C (vit. C) and vitamin E (vit. E). The erythrocytes were resuspended in PBS to obtain 35% cell packed volume, and then submitted to the oxidative action of PH for 20 min, with or without previous incubation for 60(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine eight parameters of oxidative stress markers in erythrocytes from children with sickle cell disease and compare with the same parameters in erythrocytes from healthy children, since oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease and because this disease is a serious public health problem in many(More)
The effect of exogenous vitamin E (2.1 mg/100 ml) was determined on the preservation of red blood cell integrity (PCV and RBC counts) during long-term storage. Cells from healthy human blood donors, normal rats and rats raised on a vitamin E-deficient diet were stored in CE medium at 4 degrees C for 40-60 days. The addition of vitamin E to the CE medium(More)
Manual reticulocyte counts were examined under light microscopy, using the property whereby supravital stain precipitates residual ribosomal RNA versus the automated flow methods, with the suggestion that in the latter there is greater precision and an ability to determine both mature and immature reticulocyte fractions. Three hundred and forty-one venous(More)
CONTEXT The preservative solution ADSOL (adenine, dextrose, sorbitol, sodium chloride and mannitol) maintains red cell viability for blood trans-fusion for 6 weeks. It would be useful to know about its preservation qualities over longer periods. OBJECTIVE To determine some red cell biochemical parameters for peri-ods of up to 14 weeks in order to(More)
Red blood cells (RBC) are viable if kept in an adequate preservative solution, although gradual changes in morphology and metabolism may occur. There is a gradual decrease in adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) concentration, pH, glucose consumption, and enzyme activity during preservation. The normal discocyte shapes are initially replaced by echinocytes and(More)
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