Ricardo Raúl Rodríguez

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The appearance of cataracts in animals with experimental diabetes has been described in dogs with pituitary6 or pancreatic diabetes,"'3 in rats with pancreatic,3'9 alloxan1"'11 or dehydro-ascorbic acid diabetes,' and in alloxan diabetic rabbits."'7 According to some of these investigators"1', the app,earance of cataracts is correlated with the degree of(More)
The incidence and course of development of diabetes was studied for 12 months after subtotal pancreatectomy in five strains of rats. Operations were performed on 5–7-week old-male animals weighing 100–140 g, and, subsequently, rats with fasting blood glucose levels >8.3 mmol/l were considered to be diabetic. In Füllinsdorf Albino rats, the proportion of(More)
We analyzed the changes in blood sugar (BS), serum immunoreactive insulin (IRI), circulating free fatty acids (FFA) and pancreatic cytology caused by estrogenization at low pharmacological dosage in female dogs. Vehicle-injected and untreated controls (anestrus) were studied as well. Neither mean basal BS nor basal serum IRI was modified by the treatments,(More)
In rats turned hyperglycemic by a subtotal pancreatectomy, a decreased relaxation response of aortic rings to acetylcholine (ACh) was found; this effect was amplified by preincubation in a high glucose medium (44 mmol/L). The relaxation response to ACh did not occur in endothelium-denuded rings or after the aortic rings were exposed to l-nitro-arginine(More)
Uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes mellitus may be a risk factor for the development of oral complications. The objective of this investigation was to determine the effect of diabetes mellitus progression on inflammatory and structural components of dental pulp. Male Wistar rats were given a single injection of Streptozotocin (STZ), and induction of(More)
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 1 diabetes) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease associated with many complications including nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy and hyperalgesia. Experimental evidence has shown that the bradykinin B1 receptor (BKB1-R) is involved in the development of type 1 diabetes and found to be upregulated alongside the(More)
The present study was undertaken to assess whether the improvement of contractile performance of aortic rings by melatonin described in streptozotocin diabetic rats also occurs in another model of type I diabetes, the pancreatectomized rats. Adult male Wistar rats submitted to a subtotal pancreatectomy and exhibiting altered levels of fasting glucose and an(More)
Gingival overgrowth is an adverse side effect of cyclosporine A (CsA) in the treatment of transplanted patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of CsA on new-onset diabetes mellitus and gingival overgrowth in rats, by measuring collagen, nitric oxide and microvascular permeability. Blood glucose level, collagen, nitric oxide level and(More)
The influence of short-term treatment with l-thyroxine on pancreatic histology and on the responses of glycemia, insulinemia and serum free fatty acids to a continuous l-epinephrine infusion in the absence or presence of alpha- and beta-adrenergic blockade was studied in male dogs. l-Epinephrine dosage: 0.06 microgram/kg body weight/min for 55 min. Two(More)
The present tests were undertaken in order to analyze in male Wistar rats the changes in the exocrine and endocrine pancreas and on the interactions that normally evolve in the insulo-pancreon-axis. To evaluate this by a single i.p. Boots secretin injection, glycemia (G), amylasemia (A) and lipasemia (L) were determined. In bile-pancreatic secretion, we(More)