Miríam Noa

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The effect of policosanol on circulating endothelial cells has been studied in different experimental models with endothelium damage. Oral administration of 25 mg kg-1 policosanol to Sprague-Dawley rats resulted in significant protection of the endothelial lining against the desquamating effect of citrate. Oral administration of 5 mg kg-1 policosanol to(More)
This study was designed to determine the effect of D-002, a natural product isolated and purified from beeswax (Apis mellifera), on gastric mucus composition on ethanol-induced ulcer in rats. The morphology of the lesions was analysed histologically, and morphometric analysis of gastric-gland content in total glycoprotein and sulphated macromolecules were(More)
A reference database comprising body weight gain, exploratory activity, hot plate response, serum biochemistry, haematology, organ weight (%) and a complete anatomopathological study containing non-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions over 1200 Sprague-Dawley rats from 6 to 32 months is described. Comparisons between age and sex were analysed.
D-002 is a mixture of higher aliphatic primary alcohols purified from beeswax with antioxidant effects. Acute hepatotoxicity induced with CCl4 in rats has been related to increased hepatic lipid peroxidation and prevented with some antioxidants. This study investigated whether D-002 could prevent the acute CCl4-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Animals were(More)
Osteoporosis is characterized by reduced bone mass, abnormal bone architecture and increased fracture risk. Ovariectomy impairs bone mass and metabolism in rats and ovariectomized rats are considered as a suitable model of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Mevalonate is required for producing lipoids that are important in osteoclast activity and thus drugs(More)
In this study, 13 samples of liver biopsies from patients with chronic hepatitis C were studied by transmission electron microscopy (EM) and immunoelectron microscopy (IEM). The 13 biopsies showed ultrastructural cell damage typical of acute viral hepatitis. In four of the 13 liver biopsies enveloped virus-like particles (VLPs) inside cytoplasmic vesicles(More)
OBJECTIVE Subendothelial retention of proatherogenic lipoproteins by proteoglycans is critical in atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to characterize the recognition and antiatherogenic properties of a chimeric monoclonal antibody (mAb) that reacts with sulfated molecules. METHODS AND RESULTS chP3R99 mAb recognized sulfated glycosaminoglycans,(More)
Policosanol, administered orally, has shown a cholesterol-lowering effect in different experimental models. Because lipid-lowering therapy is administered chronically, it is necessary to know the effects of these drugs after long-term administration. 18 adult male Macaca arctoides monkeys were used to study the cholesterol-lowering effects and possible(More)
BACKGROUND Drugs inhibiting cholesterol biosynthesis may affect bone metabolism through inhibition of the mevalonate pathway resulting in the inhibition of protein prenylation required for osteoclast activity. D-003 is a mixture of high molecular weight aliphatic primary acids purified from sugar-cane (Saccharum officinarum) wax, with cholesterol-lowering(More)
Policosanol is a new cholesterol-lowering drug isolated and purified from sugar-cane wax, which prevents the development of lipofundin-induced lesions and foam-cell formation in New Zealand rabbits and Wistar rats. This study was conducted to examine the effects of policosanol on foam-cell formation in carrageenan-induced granulomas in rats. Eighteen Wistar(More)