Ranilson de Souza Bezerra

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OBJECTIVES We review the main adverse effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the mammalian organism, introducing the reader on the worldwide problem of the ROS neurophysiological impact on the developing and the adult brain, and discussing the neuroprotective action of antioxidant molecules. METHODS We briefly present the electrophysiological(More)
Dissertação apresentada ao Programa de Pós-Graduação em Recursos Pesqueiros e Aqüicultura da Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, como parte dos requisitos necessários para a obtenção do grau de Mestre em Recursos Pesqueiros e Aqüicultura. A comissão examinadora, composta pelos professores abaixo, sob a presidência do primeiro, considera a candidata(More)
The effect of different dietary concentrations of shrimp protein hydrolysate (SPH) on digestive enzyme activity of Nile tilapia juveniles was evaluated. SPH concentrations in diets were 0, 15, 30 and 60 g kg−1 (treatments SPH0, SPH15, SPH30 and SPH60, respectively). Hemoglobin, azocasein, BApNA (Nα-benzoyl-dl-arginine-p-nitroanilide), SApNA(More)
Cortical spreading depression is a neural phenomenon present in several animal species. Spreading depression features, like velocity of propagation, depends on several chemical and metabolic factors, as for example, anti-oxidants. Here we studied spreading depression-velocity changes in weaned rat-pups born from dams treated on a daily basis, either during(More)
BACKGROUND Over the past decades, the economic development and world population growth has led to increased for food demand. Increasing the fish production is considered one of the alternatives to meet the increased food demand, but the processing of fish leads to by-products such as skin, bones and viscera, a source of environmental contamination. Fish(More)
Alguns substratos são utilizados para a determinação das atividades proteolíticas em extratos brutos e purificados. Proteínas vista que essas possuem diversos sítios que podem ser hidrolisados por proteases de vários tipos de mecanismo. Por outro lado, existem os substratos específicos que são hidrolizados por enzimas específicas, como é o caso do benzoil(More)
Abstract: This extensive review covers research published between 2010 and 2012 regarding new compounds derived from marine sponges, including 62 species from 60 genera belonging to 33 families and 13 orders of the Demospongia class (Porifera). The emphasis is on the cytotoxic activity that bioactive metabolites from sponges may have on cancer cell lines.(More)
The effects of compacted algal mats grown attached to sediments on the benthic biogeochemistry and macrofauna were investigated in a tropical estuarine mudflat in northeastern Brazil. During the study, the algal mat was restricted to algal patches and two types of patches were recognized based on the physiological stage (live and decomposing algae).(More)
The effect of different farming systems (cage, pond) upon digestive enzyme activities of Nile tilapia was evaluated. Juvenile Nile tilapia (87.61 ± 1.52 g) were simultaneously cultured in pond and cage systems during 90 days. Cages used nutritional biphasic plan (35 and 32 % crude protein—CP feeds) and ponds used nutritional triphasic plan (35, 32 and 28 %(More)
Brain cholinesterases from four fish (Arapaima gigas, Colossoma macropomum, Rachycentron canadum and Oreochromis niloticus) were characterized using specific substrates and selective inhibitors. Parameters of catalytic efficiency such as activation energy (AE), k cat and k cat/k m as well as rate enhancements produced by these enzymes were estimated by a(More)