Renata Lane de Freitas Passos

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In order to verify the effects of heat and exercise acclimation (HA) on resting and exercise-induced expression of plasma and leukocyte heat shock protein 72 (Hsp72) in humans, nine healthy young male volunteers (25.0 ± 0.7 years; 80.5 ± 2.0 kg; 180 ± 2 cm, mean ± SE) exercised for 60 min in a hot, dry environment (40 ± 0°C and 45 ± 0% relative humidity)(More)
The aging process may impair exercise tolerance in the heat. It is not clear whether this impairment is partly due to a reduction in aerobic capacity. To compare the exercise performance and thermoregulatory responses of middle-aged and young adults with similar aerobic capacities and training statuses, 7 middle-aged (54±2 years; 58±4 ml·kg - 1·min - 1) and(More)
Mechanisms accounting for sex-related differences in the sweat response remain to be elucidated. In the present study, we focused on differences in sweat gland cholinergic sensitivity between males and females. Since, males usually possess higher aerobic capacity than females, we investigated sweating in males and females grouped according to aerobic(More)
To evaluate the effects of heat acclimation on sweat rate redistribution and thermodynamic parameters, 9 tropical native volunteers were submitted to 11 days of exercise-heat exposures (40+/-0 degrees C and 45.1+/-0.2% relative humidity). Sudomotor function was evaluated by measuring total and local (forehead, chest, arm, forearm, and thigh) sweat rates,(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure muscular force in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) patients. METHODS The maximal voluntary muscular force (F(max)) was measured in the first 21 volunteer patients without acute health problems at the routine annual examination in the Neurofibromatosis Outpatient Reference Center during October-November (2007). The NF1 individuals were(More)
Traditionally, exercise physiology experiments have borne little resemblance to how animals express physical activity in the wild. In this experiment, 15 adult male rats were divided into three equal-sized groups: exercise contingent (CON), non-exercise contingent (NON) and sedentary (SED). The CON group was placed in a cage with a running wheel, where the(More)
Grieser Johns, A. D. and Grieser Johns, B.G. 1995. Tropical forest primates and logging: long–term coexistence? Oryx 29: 205–211. Henderson, C. L. 2002. Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica. University of Texas Press, Austin. Isbell, I. A. 1994. Predation on primates: ecological patterns and evolutionary consequences. Evol. Anthrop. 3(2): 61–71.(More)
Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of astaxanthin from Phaffia rodozyma was carried out, for several experimental conditions, using a semi-continuous apparatus. The yeast was previously freeze-dried and ground with a ball mill. The effects of the pressure (200 and 300 bar), temperature (40, 50 and 60 oC) and supercritical solvent superficial velocities(More)
The invertase activity of intact Saccharomyces cerevisiae submitted to freezing-thawing was affected by pH, the chemical nature of the buffer, and the freezing cooling rate (CR), leading in some cases to a complete invertase inactivation (acetate buffer, pH 4.0, CR = 0.5 degree C/min). Once established under adequate freezing conditions the invertase(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of human head hair on thermoregulation during exercise carried out under solar radiation. 10 healthy male subjects (mean±SD: 25.1±2.5 yr; height: 176.2±4.0 cm; weight: 73.7±6.7 kg; VO(2max) 56.2±5.3 mLO(2)·kg (-1)·min (-1)) took part in 2 1 h-long trials of continuous exercise on a treadmill at 50%(More)
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