Renata Lacerda Lima

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Irinotecan is a useful chemotherapeutic for the treatment of various cancers. Irinotecan treatment is associated with mucositis, which clearly limits the use of the drug. Mechanisms that account for mucositis are only partially known. This study assessed mechanisms and the role of inflammasome activation in irinotecan-induced mucositis. Mucositis in mice(More)
OBJECTIVE The role of platelet-activating factor (PAF) on diet-induced inflammatory and metabolic dysfunction is unknown. The effects of diet-induced metabolic and inflammatory dysfunction in mice with deletion of the PAF receptor (PAFR(-/-) ) were evaluated in this study. METHODS Wild-type and PAFR(-/-) mice were fed chow (WT-C and PAFR(-/-) -C) or(More)
Irinotecan is a useful chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of several solid tumors. However, this therapy is associated with side effects, including leukopenia and mucositis. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) activate inflammatory pathways and contribute to Irinotecan-induced mucositis. Fullerol is a nanocomposite with anti-oxidant properties that may(More)
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