Nelson Stürtz

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In the present work we show morphological data of the in vivo susceptibility of CNS myelin to sodium metavanadate [V(+5)] in adult rats. The possible role of vanadium in behavioral alterations and in brain lipid peroxidation was also investigated. Animals were injected intraperitoneally (i.p.) with 3 mg/kg body weight (bw) of sodium metavanadate [1.25 V/kg(More)
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and its derivatives are herbicides widely used to control the growth of broadleaf and woody plant. Human and animal exposure to 2,4-D through agriculture use, food products, or use in lawn and garden care has been well documented, but little information is available on the transfer from serum to milk in exposed dams.(More)
Knowing early nutritional status have been shown to be an important factor in determining the activity level of rats later in life, we studied offspring of dams which had received 50, 70 or 700 mg/kg of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) during nursing. Neonatal tissues and the stomach content (milk) were examined up to 16 post natal days to detect body(More)
Exposure to 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) has several deleterious effects on the nervous system such as alterations in the concentrations of neurotransmitters in the brain and/or behavioral changes, myelination rate, ganglioside pattern [Bortolozzi, A., Duffard, R., Antonelli, M., Evangelista de Duffard, A.M., 2002. Increased sensitivity in(More)
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is a herbicide widely used in the world and mainly excreted by the renal route in exposed humans and animals. Herbicides can affect other nontarget organisms, such as Escherichia coli. We observed that a single exposure to 1 mM 2,4-D diminished growth and total protein content in all E. coli strains tested in vitro. In(More)
The effects of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D, 70 or 100 mg/kg dam's body weight) on iron (Fe), zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) in brain, liver and serum of well-nourished and undernourished pups exposed through dam's milk were determined. Undernourishment produced a high Fe decrease (serum and brain) and a delay in weight gain similar to that produced by(More)
The effects of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) on brain monoamines and the serum level of hormones involved in milk synthesis and on the milk ejection reflex in rats were evaluated. Dams were treated with 2.5, 5, 15, 25, 50 or 70mg 2,4-D/kg bw according to two experimental designs: (a) through food from post partum day 1 (PPD 1) to PPD 16 and the(More)
Clofibric acid (CL) is a compound used to control hypertriglyceridemia, and ethacrynic acid (ET) is administered to enhance diuresis. These compounds are structurally analogous to the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), as they have a chlorinated phenoxy moiety. As these agents are mainly excreted by the renal route, they could potentially(More)
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