Rogério Gargioni

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The hemocytes of two palaemonids and one penaeid were characterized using light and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The blood cells in all three species were classified as hyaline hemocytes (HH), small granule hemocytes (SGH), and large granule hemocytes (LGH). The HH are unstable hemocytes with a characteristic high nucleo-cytoplasmic ratio. Their(More)
The morphological patterns of blood trypomastigotes from five sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi strains from Santa Catarina, South Brazil, were studied during the course of infection in experimentally infected mice. A predominance of stout trypomastigotes (greater than 70%) was observed during all over the acute phase in four strains of medium virulence. With the(More)
The blood cells of the pulmonate snail Biomphalaria tenagophila, an important transmitter of the trematode Schistosoma mansoni in Brazil, were examined by light and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Two hemocyte types were identified: hyalinocytes and granulocytes. Hyalinocytes are small young (immature), poorly spreading cells, which have a high(More)
Lead is a heavy metal of considerable environmental and occupational concern and there is growing evidence that it is toxic to the human immune system. In this regard, this study examined the effect of lead (Pb) exposure to peritoneal macrophages (Mvarphis) of mice (Mus musculus) cultivated in DMEM medium supplemented with fetal bovine serum, in order to(More)
Peritoneal macrophages from the house mouse (Mus musculus) were exposed to variable lead (Pb) concentrations (0.2, 2, 20 and 40 microM) to better understand lead cytotoxicity and its damage to the immune response. Phagocytes were exposed to 20 and 40 microM Pb for 72 h, and macrophages were exposed at lower concentrations (0.2, 2 and 20 microM Pb) for 24h(More)
Experimental ischemia results in cortical brain lesion followed by ischemic stroke. In this study, focal cerebral ischemia was induced in mice by occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. We studied cortical layers I, II/III, V and VI in the caudal forelimb area (CFA) and medial agranular cortex (AGm) from control and C57BL/6 mice induced with ischemic(More)
The monoclonal antibody (MAb) LITO-1 was produced from a stable hybridoma cell line generated by the fusion of NS1 myeloma cells with spleen cells isolated from Balb/c mice immunized with a paraformaldehyde-fixed hemocyte suspension of Litopenaeus vannamei. This MAb reacted with all three hemocyte subtypes, but no reaction was observed with components of(More)
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