Marta Maria Medeiros Frescura Duarte

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CONTEXT Metabolic syndrome (MS) is described as a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors. Studies suggest that ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) is a biomarker of cardiovascular diseases. IMA levels could be associated with cardiometabolic risks and represent a possible indication of microvascular dysfunction in MS patients. OBJECTIVE To confirm this(More)
In this study, teleostean fish Leporinus obtusidens (piava) were exposed to different concentrations of Roundup, a glyphosate (acid equivalent) herbicide: 0 (control), 3, 6, 10, and 20 mg/L for 96 h (short-term). Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity was verified in brain and muscle tissues. Metabolic parameters in the liver and muscle (lactate, glycogen,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between ischemia-modified albumin (IMA), lipids and inflammation biomarkers in patients with hypercholesterolemia, and the possible involvement of IMA in atheromatous plaque development and oxidative stress. DESIGN AND METHODS Glucose, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol,(More)
Cerebrovascular diseases, including ischemic stroke, are associated with high mortality worldwide. Oxidative stress and inflammation are important pathophysiological mechanisms involved in post-ischemic cerebral injury. The present study was designed to investigate the potential protective effect of diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)2, an organoselenium compound(More)
Stroke is the major cause of death and the most frequent cause of disability in the adult population worldwide. Guanosine plays an important neuroprotective role in several cerebral ischemic models and is involved in the modulation of oxidative responses and glutamatergic parameters. Because the excessive reactive oxygen species produced during an ischemic(More)
The activity of NTPDase (EC 3.6.1.5, apyrase, CD39) was verified in platelets from patients with increasing cholesterol levels. A possible association between cholesterol levels and inflammatory markers, such as oxidized low-density lipoprotein, highly sensitive C-reactive protein and oxidized low-density lipoprotein autoantibodies, was also investigated.(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the role of the oxidative stress and the antioxidant system as well as the influence of the manganese superoxide dismutase (Ala16Val) polymorphism on hypercholesterolemia. DESIGN AND METHODS Levels of glucose, lipid, high-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), carbonyl protein,(More)
The effects of clomazone (0.5 and 1.0 mg/L) according to nominal concentrations used in paddy rice fields (0.4-0.7 mg/L) on protein and carbohydrate metabolism and haematological parameters were evaluated in silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen) after 12, 24, 48, 96 and 192 h of exposure with a recovery period of 96 and 192 h. Liver glycogen increased(More)
In recent years, commercial glyphosate herbicide formulations have been widely used in agriculture to control aquatic weeds. These pesticides may result in disruption of ecological balance, causing damage to nontarget organisms including fish. Teleostean fish (Leporinus obtusidens) were exposed to commercial glyphosate herbicide formulation at 0 (control),(More)
It now appears that obesity is associated with a low-grade inflammation of white adipose tissue resulting from chronic activation of the innate immune system as interleukin-1 beta (IL-1). Previous investigations have described a positive association between IL-1 beta +3953 (C>T) gene polymorphism (rs 1143634) and obesity, suggesting functional effects on(More)