Raquel Pillar Machado

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The renin-angiotensin system plays a critical role in blood pressure control and body fluid and electrolyte homeostasis. Besides angiotensin (Ang) II, other Ang peptides, such as Ang III [Ang-(2-8)], Ang IV [Ang-(3-8)], and Ang-(1-7) may also have important biological activities. Ang-(1-7) has become an angiotensin of interest in the past few years, because(More)
Regular consumption of seafood has been widely recommended by authorities. Yet, some species accumulate high levels of contaminants like Hg, Cd and As. In addition, the risks associated to the consumption of such seafood may increase if consumers use cooking practices that enhance the concentration of contaminants and their bioaccessibility. In this study,(More)
Objective: To know the contributions of socially entrepreneurial activities in Nursing to women participating in an Association of Recyclable Materials. Methods: An exploratory and descriptive study with a qualitative approach was conducted between July and December 2014, including 12 women participating in an Association of Recyclable Materials, in Rio(More)
The renal response to acute volume expansion was investigated in transgenic (TGR) rats harboring the human tissue kallikrein gene. After a primer injection of 0.9% NaCl (3 ml/100 g, i.v), Sprague-Dawley (SD) or TGR rats received a continuous infusion of 0.9% NaCl (15 microl/100 g/min, i.a.) through a catheter placed into the carotid artery. Acute volume(More)
BACKGROUND Black scabbard fish (Aphanopus carbo Lowe, 1839) is a deep-water fish resource that is highly appreciated in southern European countries and can accumulate high levels of mercury in the muscle. Currently, European legislation establishes limits for the presence of toxic contaminants in raw seafood, despite these products are generally cooked(More)
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