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The changes that take place in the plasma membrane during endocytosis are still poorly understood. Studies of the electrical properties and related permeabilities of cells during pinocytosis and phagocytosis should provide insight into these changes. This approach has not been much exploited, although there have been a few relevant reports. For example,(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)
Stroke is the third cause of death and the first of permanent adult disability. Pretreatment with policosanol and atorvastatin has been effective in experimental models of cerebral ischaemia in rodents. The objective was to compare the therapeutic effects of policosanol and atorvastatin in a model of global cerebral ischaemia in gerbils. Gerbils were(More)
Osteonecrosis (ON) is characterized through the impairment of osseous blood flow that leads to the collapse of femur head. Corticoid-induced ON in rats and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced in rabbits are useful models to assess the efficacy of potential treatments on this disease. D-003 inhibits the mevalonate pathway, lipid peroxidation and prevents(More)
D-003, a mixture of high molecular weight acids, inhibits cholesterol synthesis prior to mevalonate and prevents osteoporosis induced by ovariectomy in rats, and both osteoporosis and osteonecrosis induced by corticoids in rats. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of D-003 on lipopolysaccharides-induced osteonecrosis in rabbits. Animals were(More)
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