Nelson M. Pinhal

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Plasma lipoproteins involved in lipid transport are target for free radical-evoked pathological conditions in several mammalian models. The main hemolymphatic protein of Boophilus microplus is a heme-binding lipoprotein (HeLp, for Heme LipoProtein) that carries dietary heme produced from degradation of vertebrate hemoglobin to tissues of the tick. Addition(More)
Haemozoin (Hz) is a haem aggregate produced in some blood-feeding organisms. There is a general belief that Hz formation would be a protective mechanism against haem toxicity. Here we show that when aggregated into Hz, haem is less deleterious than its free form. When haem was added to phosphatidylcholine (PC) liposomes, there was an intense stimulation of(More)
O sal pentacianonitrosilrutenato(II) de potássio, em forma amorfa, foi sintetizado e caracterizado por espectroscopias UV, IR, difração de raios X e análise termogravimétrica. Amostras irradiadas por raios X revelam, por espectroscopia de Ressonância Paramagnética Eletrônica, a presença de complexos paramagnéticos de rutênio (I) e de radicais NO2. Os(More)
Electron spin-lattice relaxation rates for the low spin [Ni(CN)(4)](1-) and [Ni(CN)(4)](3-) complexes in NaCl host lattice were measured by the inversion recovery technique in the temperature range 7-50K. The data for both paramagnetic species fit very well to a relaxation process involving localized anharmonic vibration modes, also responsible for the(More)
Electron-nuclear double-resonance (ENDOR) spectra of protons coupled to molybdenum(V) in reduced xanthine oxidase samples have been recorded. Under appropriate conditions these protons may be studied without interference from protons coupled to reduced iron-sulfur centers. Spectra have been obtained for the molybdenum(V) species known as Rapid, Slow,(More)
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