Murilo Marchioro

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Anti-nociceptive and anti-oedematogenic effects of the aqueous extract from the leaves of Erythrina velutina were tested through experimental models of nociception in mice and paw oedema induced by carrageenin in rats. The extract (300 and 600 mg/kg) did not change the carrageenin-induced paw oedema. In the hot plate test the extract also did not alter the(More)
The aqueous leaf extract of Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poit (Lamiaceae), popularly known in Brazil as "sambaicatá" or "canudinho", was tested for its antinociceptive effects using the abdominal writhing, hot plate and formalin test models, and for its aniedematogenic effects using the carrageenin and arachidonic acid-induced rat paw edema. The aqueous extract of(More)
Young, adult and presumed old specimens of the tropical lizard Tropidurus hispidus, living in an almost steady warm habitat, have been the subjects of a 5-bromodeoxiuridine immunocytochemical study to label proliferating brain cells. All animals showed abundant 5-bromodeoxiuridine-labeled nuclei in the ependyma of their telencephalic lateral ventricles,(More)
Fear memory circuits in the brain function to allow animals and humans to recognize putative sources of danger and adopt an appropriate behavioral response; and research on animal models of fear have helped reveal the anatomical and neurochemical nature of these circuits. The nucleus (n.) incertus in the dorsal pontine tegmentum provides a strong GABAergic(More)
An aqueous extract of the aerial part of Peperomia pellucida (L.) HBK (Piperaceae) was tested for anti-inflammatory (paw edema induced by carrageenin and arachidonic acid) and analgesic activity (abdominal writhes and hot plate) in rats and mice, respectively. Oral administration of 200 and 400 mg/kg of the aqueous extract exhibited an anti-inflammatory(More)
We studied 318 subjects aged 80 years or over included in the Cardiovascular Study in the Elderly (CASTEL). Some well known risk factors (left ventricular hypertrophy, glucose intolerance, cholesterol, ApoB/ApoA ratio,. triglycerides, proteinuria, cigarette smoking, and ECG abnormalities), whose importance m cardiovascular risk is definitely accepted for(More)
The influence of occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on urinary mutagenic activity was assessed in 75 coke oven workers, using a highly sensitive bacterial mutagen technique (extraction with C18 resin and liquid micro-preincubation test on strain TA98 of Salmonella typhimurium in the presence of metabolizing and deconjugating(More)
Ocimum basilicum L. is an aromatic herb used in Brazil to treat illnesses such as respiratory and rheumatic problems, vomiting, and pain. In the present study, the chemical composition, acute toxicity, and antinociceptive effects of the essential oil (EO) of the cultivar "Maria Bonita" obtained from O. basilicum L. PI 197442 genotype were evaluated in Swiss(More)
The influence of the metabolic genotypes GSTM1 and NAT2 on the urinary excretion of mutagens in 46 coke oven workers (27 of them smokers) was studied. Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) was estimated from urinary 1-pyrenol levels, which varied from 0.23 to 5.59 micromol/mol creatinine. Fourteen urine samples (30.4%), all but one belonging to(More)
The prognostic value of electrocardiographic abnormalities has not been widely studied in the elderly. We examined the Minnesota code ECG items in 2254 elderly subjects of the Cardiovascular Study in the Elderly (CASTEL), performed on an Italian general population. In our experience, codes for ischaemia, 1st-degree atrio-ventricular block, bundle branch(More)