Rosângela Maria Neves Bezerra

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AIMS/HYPOTHESIS The aim of this study was to investigate insulin signalling pathways directly in vivo in skeletal muscle and thoracic aorta from obese middle-aged (12-month-old) rats, which have insulin resistance but not cardiovascular disease, and from spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), an experimental model of insulin resistance and cardiovascular(More)
AIM/HYPOTHESIS Several epidemiological studies have suggested an association between chronic hyperinsulinaemia and insulin resistance. However, the causality of this relationship remains uncertain. METHODS We performed chronic hyperinsulinaemic-euglycaemic clamps and delineated, by western blotting, an IR/IRSs/phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase(PI[3]K)/Akt(More)
A high fructose diet induces insulin resistance in rats, although the exact molecular mechanism involved is unknown. In this study, we used immunoprecipitation and immunoblotting to examine the levels and phosphorylation status of the insulin receptor (IR) and insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1), as well as the association of the IRS-1 with(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) exerts a potent growth stimulus on the heart and vascular wall. Activation of the Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) intracellular signaling pathway by Ang II mediates at least some of the mitogenic responses to this hormone. In other signaling systems that use the JAK/STAT pathway, proteins of(More)
Rats fed a high-fructose diet represent an animal model for insulin resistance and hypertension. We recently showed that a high-fructose diet containing vegetable oil but a normal sodium/potassium ratio induced mild insulin resistance with decreased insulin receptor substrate-1 tyrosine phosphorylation in the liver and muscle of normal rats. In the present(More)
Angiotensin II exerts a potent dypsogenic stimulus on the hypothalamus, which contributes to its centrally mediated participation in the control of water balance and blood pressure. Repetitive intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injections of angiotensin II lead to a loss of effect characterized as physiological desensitization to the peptide's action. In the(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the association between the Gly972Arg polymorphism in insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) and birth weight in a population-based sample of Brazilian newborns. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We studied 194 newborn children with adequate gestational age to identify the association between the Gly972Arg polymorphism and birth weight using(More)
Insulin stimulates the tyrosine kinase activity of its receptor resulting in the tyrosine phosphorylation of pp185, which contains insulin receptor substrates IRS-1 and IRS-2. These early steps in insulin action are essential for the metabolic effects of insulin. Feeding animals a high-fructose diet results in insulin resistance. However, the exact(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of CAPE on the insulin signaling and inflammatory pathway in the liver of mice with high fat diet induced obesity. MATERIAL/METHODS Swiss mice were fed with standard chow or high-fat diet for 12-week. After the eighth week, animals in the HFD group with serum glucose levels higher than 200(More)